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A pity that you pull out your tuxedo mostly for New Year's Eve and weddings. (And why not funerals, while we're on the topic? That's what I'd prefer of our guests. Send-offs should be spiffy.)

I also prefer the terms "smoking suit" and "jacket," the way my European friends referred to my tuxedo when I summered with them a while back. No matter. The tux should be worn more often -- and correctly. (God help Americans.)

Here's an occasion for you. It's exclusive. To go you simply must find someone who can give you an invitational ticket. It's also for a good cause. And what better reason to look your best? Oh yes, for the woman on your arm.

Item N§ 26

SCAN's 19th Annual Christmas Party.

Specs: Black-tie party to benefit Greater Richmond Stop Child Abuse Now; Saturday, Dec. 1, 8:30 p.m. to

1 a.m.; Plant Zero, 0 E. Fourth St.

Featuring: Major Motor and special guests.

Price: $35 suggested donation.

To order: Really, you must find an invitation. Try getting a lead at

Item N§ 27

The Chesterfield Women's League

Holiday Auction.

Specs: Nov. 28, 9:30 a.m. to noon. A live auction featuring holiday and gift items to benefit the William Byrd Community House. Foxcroft Clubhouse, 15100 Fox Club Parkway in Midlothian.

To order: 794-3851.

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