Summer Mandarin opportunities

Dear CAFAM members,

First: a BIG THANKS to all those who made our 23rd annual New Year Celebration a success, despite the cancellations and rescheduling. We managed to find one good day for the event!

Second: Chinese speakers of all levels please note that our Mandarin conversation table continues to meet every first and third Friday at 4 Milk St., Portland, from 12:00 to 1:00. Bring lunch or not, as you wish.

ANNOUNCEMENT:

The Bangor Chinese School announces two summer programs for Chinese language learning.

Chinese Dragon Camp will be held Mondays-thru-Saturdays from June 24 to July 13, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. This is a “StarTalk” program sponsored by the U.S. National Security Language Initiative. Students can attend on a day basis or as residents. There is a fee. Some scholarships are available. Go to http://www.bangorchinese.com/startalk.html or call 990-0710 for details.

The Hanban-sponsored “Study and Travel in China” program will take place from July 18 through August 7, offering immersion instruction for beginner, intermediate, and advanced students, and travel in China’s northeast provinces and Beijing. There are tuition and travel costs. For more details, email Jing Zhang jingzhang@bangorchinese.com or call 990/0710.

Best regards,
Craig

Seeking New Year Celebration volunteers

Dear CAFAM members,

For our New Year Celebration to run smoothly, we need a few more volunteers.

SET UP: 8:00 to 10:30 roughly to help set up tables, hang decorations, and generally get the facility ready.

AT THE DOOR: 11:30 to 1:30 and 1:30 to about 3:00. People needed to greet, sell tickets, hand out programs.

USHERS FOR DANCE (bring flashlight): 10:30 to 11:30. People needed to make sure all get seated and have program.

USHERS FOR MAGIC SHOW (bring flashlight): 1:00 to 2:00. Volunteers needed to make sure all get seated.

USHER FOR TALK: 2:15 to 3:15. Volunteer needed to monitor a noisy library door (can hear talk)

GENERAL HELP: an hour or two to help out wherever needed.

CLEAN UP: 3:15 to 3:45. Volunteers needed to help fold tables & chairs, remove decorations, schlep a few things.

IF YOU CAN OFFER TWO HOURS (OR EVEN LESS) WE WOULD GREATLY APPRECIATE YOUR HELP. OF COURSE YOU WILL BE ADMITTED FREE.
PLEASE CONTACT SUSAN LIEBERMAN, liebs@maine.rr.com. (If that doesn’t work, click the “contact us” link below.)

THANKS. IT IS GOING TO BE A GREAT OCCASION!

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