Foreign policy adviser to speak
Ward Brehm, a Minnesota businessman honored for his work in Africa, will speak in Alexandria from noon-1 p.m. Friday, June 15, during the Unity Foundation's monthly Faith @ Work Lunch.
Brehm has served on the United States African Development Foundation under three U.S. presidents, and was first appointed in 2004 by President Bush. He has received the Presidential Citizens Medal, the country's second-highest civilian honor, and has addressed the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C.
As a member of the board of directors for The American Refugee Committee, he helped found Asili, a free market business model to deliver clean water, medical care and nutrition to the world's poorest regions.
Brehm, who has written three books, also sits on The Council on Foreign Relations and advises the United States Agency for International Development.
He will speak on "Money: Thoughts on wealth, generosity stewardship and legacy....and how much is enough?"
The Unity Foundation brings in people each month who often speak about the intersection of faith and business. The group meets at the Broadway Ballroom, 115 30th Ave. E. Tickets cost $10 per person and can be purchased at the Common Ground Coffee House, Mustard Seed Market or at the door.
Broasted chicken dinner
St. Bartholomew's Catholic Church will host a broasted chicken dinner from 4:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, in its air-conditioned basement at 451 Lincoln Ave., Villard.
The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 4-11 and free for children ages 3 and younger. The menu also includes real mashed potatoes, homemade gravy, green beans, salad, rolls and homemade fruit dessert. Everyone is welcome.
Pastor and daughter to perform
Pastor Chris Christenson and his daughter Phoebe of La Crescent will perform original Christian music at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 718 Victoria Dr., Alexandria. Christenson started Cross to Glory Christian Music Ministry in 2009 to share the gospel of Jesus Christ through music. The Christensons will share an acoustical variety of their original music from Cross to Glory's past seven albums. Chris Christenson sings and plays guitar while Phoebe also sings and plays the violin. She may also bring her mandolin.