Get to know refugees at Wednesday dinner

The Iskashitaa refugee program, co-sponsored by St. Francis in the Foothills United Methodist Church, will hold a "Food for Thought" dinner at 6 p.m. Wednesday at a local Ethiopian restaurant, Cafe Desta, 758 S. Stone Ave.

The program provides an opportunity for Tucsonans to meet and eat with some of the many refugees who have come to live here. Every month or so participants meet at a different local ethnic restaurant and get to know one another while sharing a meal together.

Diners at past gatherings have feasted on Korean, Middle Eastern, Thai and Indian food. Participants pay for their own meals and are asked to help cover the cost of the meals of the refugees who attend.

Call the St. Francis Church office by Monday to make reservations or for more information. The number is 299-9063.

- Jerry Gill, church member

Elder-care forum to discuss '5 wishes'

As part of a continuing series of forums on elder- care issues, St. Philip's in the Hills Episcopal Church will present a special forum, "Getting Your Ducks in a Row," from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Sunday.

The meeting is free and open to the public. It'll be held in La Paz Room at St. Philip's, 4440 N. Campbell Ave.

If you became seriously ill or suddenly unable to communicate, who would make decisions for you? What decisions would you wish them to make? "Five Wishes" puts in writing your personal, medical, legal and spiritual wishes, and acts as a legal living will.

The forum will be led by the Rev. Sally Stevens-Taylor. A free "Five Wishes" workbook will be provided.

For more information, call the church at 299-6421.

- Sue Agnew, St. Philip's communications director

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