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POSTED: Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Chicks honor Hawaii Food Bank

Chicks with Checks Hawaii celebrates its first anniversary on April 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Hawaii Food Bank Administrative Offices. As a local chapter of a national foundation, Chicks with Checks combines social networking with charitable giving and hosts monthly gatherings at various venues on Oahu. The majority of event proceeds are donated to different charities that are chosen as beneficiaries each month.

The anniversary event honors the Hawaii Food Bank and the work that they do to “;end hunger and alleviate suffering in Hawaii.”;

During the first year, nearly $10,000 was raised for agencies including Child and Family Services, Leeward Domestic Abuse Shelter, Hawaii Women's Business Center, Kids Hurt Too, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Learning Disabilities Association of Hawaii, Life Foundation, The Baby Hui, Common Cause and Foster Family Programs.

Tickets are free for members; $35 for non-members. For more information, to become a member or corporate sponsor, to make event reservations or to apply as a beneficiary, call 342-0375 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

 

COMING UP

Make a beeline to honey showcase

The Pacific Place Tea Garden at Ala Moana Center has some sweet thoughts to share at an event this weekend — they're calling it a trunk show, a term usually reserved for fashion showcases, but in this case the subject is made-in-Hawaii honeys.

The free event, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, will feature the handiwork of the islands' busy bees, paired with Pacific Place teas.

Among samples to be offered: Creamy Organic Lehua, Christmasberry and Big Island Macadamia Nut. The discussion will cover how flavor is affected by the flowers the bees visit, honey's anti-oxidant powers and why it takes less honey than sugar to make foods sweet.

Call 944-2004.