The public is invited to board the Oriental Express at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 23, at the University Park Hotel Ballroom.

The event, a celebration of Asian culture, will raise money for the Miss Asia of Utah scholarship program.Stephanie Sato, who reigns as Miss Asia 1990 and was Miss Utah 1989, will be at the festivity, which will also feature oriental foods, costumes and dances.

Tickets are $15. For more information, contact the Asian Association of Utah, 486-5987.