Upcoming Lecture

Dear CAFAM members,

Next Tuesday, March 4th, There will be a lecture on the History of Portland’s Chinese Restaurants presented by CAFAM Board Member Gary Libby.

It starts at 12:00pm at the Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St, Portland. Cost is free.

Attorney, amateur historian, author, and former Maine Historical Society trustee, Gary Libby, will talk about his long history of researching and publishing on Maine’s Chinese community, as part of special programming relating to Maine Restaurant Week. Gary will share history and collection highlights from the variety of Chinese restaurants that have existed in Portland over the years.

Best,
Alex

Reminder

Dear CAFAM members,

This is to remind you about ‘The Year of the horse’ presentation on Thursday, Feb 13th, from 12pm to1:30pm at ICA at Maine College of Art which is free to attend.

To celebrate the dawning of Chinese New Year and the launch of MECA’s Year in China, we are welcoming two distinguished figures from the Chinese-American cultural scene to Portland. Joanna C. Lee and Ken Smith, authors of the Pocket Chinese Almanac series, will be offering audiences insights into the Year of the Horse.

The traditional Chinese almanac, also known as the Tong Sing or Huang Li, is a centuries-old repository of cultural information from household tips to general medical remedies. But it’s the almanac’s predictions of which days are auspicious or ominous for a wide range of activities that has made the annual publication a mainstay in Chinese homes. For five years now, Joanna C. Lee and Ken Smith have translated and decoded the almanac’s predictions.

The Westin Portland Harborview is offering special Chinese New Year rates associated with this event: visit westinportlandharborview.com or call 207.775.5411 to find out more.

Best,
Alex

The Year of the Horse

Dear CAFAM members,

MECA & Fox Intercultural Consulting is presenting ‘The Year of the Horse’ with Joanna C. Lee & Ken Smith

Thursday, Feb 13th, 12pm-1:30pm

ICA at Maine College of Art, the Porteous Building at 522 Congress St., FREE

To celebrate the dawning of Chinese New Year and the launch of MECA’s Year in China, we are welcoming two distinguished figures from the Chinese-American cultural scene to Portland. Joanna C. Lee and Ken Smith, authors of the Pocket Chinese Almanac series, will be offering audiences insights into the Year of the Horse

The traditional Chinese almanac, also known as the Tong Sing or Huang Li, is a centuries-old repository of cultural information from household tips to general medical remedies. But it’s the almanac’s predictions of which days are auspicious or ominous for a wide range of activities that has made the annual publication a mainstay in Chinese homes. For five years now, Joanna C. Lee and Ken Smith have translated and decoded the almanac’s predictions.

For more information go to foxintercultural.net or email info@foxintercultural.net.

The Westin Portland Harborview is offering special Chinese New Year rates associated with this event: visit westinportlandharborview.com or call 207.775.5411 to find out more.

Best,
Alex

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