One-week Chinese Summer Camp Opportunity at Portland

Dear Friends of Portland Chinese School,

I hope you all had a wonderful summer so far.
There is a one-week Chinese Dagon Summer Camp that will begin next Monday, August 19th for children 5 and up at the Portland Chinese School. The program has been running successfully in Bangor since 2005 and now the program will be available for students in the Portland area. The program will close for registration by Friday, the 16th, so if you could please help spread the word out, it will be appreciated very much.

To register for the program or for more information please visit our website: http://www.bangorchinese.com/DRAGON%20-%20P.HTML OR call 207-990-0710 or 1-800-769-6688. There is also a registration form attached for your convenience.

Some of your registrations are received; thank you very much and you will receive further information on Thursday.

Thanks,

Jing

Jing Zhang
Director of Chinese Language Center & Confucius Classroom of Maine
CHINESE DRAGON CAMP REGISTRATION FORM.doc

American Folk Festival, Peking Opera Group

Dear CAFAM members,

The Peking Opera group (Qi Shu Fang) is scheduled to perform at the American Folk Festival in Bangor.

The three day festival celebrates multicultural traditional arts, music, dance, crafts, food and storytelling through a cultural arts Festival.

Wearing elaborate and colorful costumes, performers in this traditional Chinese theater combine music, vocal performance, mime, dance and acrobatics to help audiences navigate the plot of the production. The layers of meaning within each movement are expressed in time with music and are based on Chinese history, folklore, and even contemporary life. The Peking Opera tradition is regarded as one of the cultural treasures of China– a treasure for Mainers and visitors to understand and develop a greater appreciation and insight into Chinese culture.

Dates: August 23, 24, and 25.

Time of Festival: Friday 6-10:30pm; Sat noon-10:30pm and Sunday noon-6:30pm.

Peking Opera Group Performances (LL Bean Penobscot Stage)will be on Saturday at 1:30 and 9:30 and Sunday at 1:45.

Location: On the Bangor waterfront – There will be signs and parking at the Bass Park with a free shuttle.

For more information, contact Heather McCarthy at 262-7763 or email to heather.

Best,
Alex

Moon Festival

Dear CAFAM members,

Come celebrate with CAFAM the Moon Festival which will take place on Saturday, September 21st at Woodfords Church on Woodfords Street in Portland beginning at 4:00. It is always a fun filled evening with great food and entertainment.

The Moon Festival dates back over 3,000 years, to moon worshiping in the Shang Dynasty (1600–1046 BC). Ancient Chinese emperors worshiped the moon in the autumn, as they believed that the practice would bring them a plentiful harvest the next year.

Join us in the celebration. Bring your favorite dish to share. We will have moon cakes. And of course feel free to also bring a moon poem or song to share with everyone.

Best,
Alex

Who We Are

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