Sing it strong
Dream job: Want to meet new people, travel, and see your name in lights? If you answered yes and can sing, too, you may be a shoo-in for the Martin Luther King Jr. Coalition Chorale. The Cincinnati group is in need of soprano, alto, tenor and bass singers to be part of its annual commemorative program Jan.19, 2004 at Music Hall. The Chorale brings together men and women of all ages, races and diverse beliefs to sing to honor the legacy of Dr. King.
Rehearsals are from 7-9 p.m. every other Tuesday at House of Joy, 5918 Hamilton Ave., in College Hill. They started Oct. 7, so call soon for details, (513) 681-4419.
Primary colors: There will be a bit of politics along with bites of tasty food when Food Chain invites all the candidates for Cincinnati City Council to dine with members at 7 p.m. Wednesday-Oct. 18.
Food Chain brings folks together for good conversation and good food each month at area restaurants. When you sign up and choose a date to dine, you'll be randomly assigned to a table with six to eight other new friends for the evening. Details, 351-3486.
Why didn't we think of this sooner? The folks who make COLD-EEZE over-the-counter zinc cold remedy have just introduced a sore throat lollipop for kids. The KIDZ-EEZE Sore Throat Pop, containing 20 milligrams of pectin, is designed to soothe sore throats associated with colds. The pops, which also include 30 milligrams of vitamin C and 4.4 milligrams of zinc gluconate, are available in bags of four flavors: cherry, grape, orange and bubblegum.
Readers on ice
Mighty, mighty readers: If your kids need more encouragement to read, listen up. Youngsters ages 6-14 who read five books or listen to five audio books before Oct. 25 will get a free ticket to the Mighty Ducks evening home game Nov. 8 at Cincinnati Gardens.
Pick up a Mighty Readers form at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County or any of the library's 41 branches; fill it out and turn it in for a ticket voucher. Discount tickets are available to other family members, too. Details, www.CincinnatiLibrary.org or (513) 369-6913.
Cut tuition costs: Nobody said paying for college was easy, but there are ways to lessen the burden. A free workshop, the Get Into and Pay for College National Tour, will tell you how, from setting up your own business to bartering your prize pig in exchange for tuition. The workshop, led by Gen and Kelly Tanabe, who wrote six books on the topic, will be 3 p.m. Oct. 19 at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 7800 Montgomery Road.. (513) 794-9440.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
2 companies, 1 ballet
Nick works security, spreads joy, flosses
On the fridge
Neighborhood shares one family's grief
Dior: Attitude, with elegance
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