A Sneak Peek at CNY 2012: Part 1 of 3

CAFAM is revving up for an exciting Chinese New Year Festival next year, February 4th  2012, to ring in the year of the dragon!  And what a better way to celebrate this zodiac animal’s ambition and good fortune than by moving to a beautiful new location! With the lunch lines wrapping around ourselves and dance performances of the past packed to standing room only crowds, we transition from dear Catherine McAuley High School to our new venue, Westbrook Middle School and Performing Arts Center, which promises beautiful, open spaces for CAFAM to hold its biggest and largest CNY Festival to date.  We’ll be debuting photos of our fantastic setting over the course of 3 months, so come back to our website for new updates.


Looking for CNY Sponsors

For the first time in CAFAM’s 24-year history, we are sending out a call for CNY sponsors! With a transition to a new, state-of-the-art venue for CNY and a bold commitment for new and improved programs and events for members, CAFAM is taking its first steps toward accepting donations from kind and generous sponsors of all shapes and sizes. We personally invite you, as an individual or business, to help move CAFAM’s mission forward for spreading Chinese culture and fostering community growth.


Lecture on Chinese Bronzes

Dear CAFAM members,

On Thursday, December 1, the Bowdoin College Museum of Art will sponsor a lecture in connection with its exhibition of ancient bronzes. The speaker will be Cornell University anthropology professor Magnus Fiskesjo.

He will speak on “Chinese Politics, Archaeology, and World Cultural Heritage.”

The talk will take place in Kresge Auditorium at 4:30 PM. For those who have not seen it, this would be a good chance to look at the exhibit.

Best regards,

Chinese programs for K-12 teachers

Dear CAFAM members,

K-12 educators should be aware of fully funded programs sponsored by the American Councils for International Education in Washington, DC. More

Who We Are

The Chinese & American Friendship Association of Maine provides forums and outreach to promote awareness of and appreciation for Chinese culture. More.


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