Chinese New Year Celebration

Dear CAFAM Members,

Don’t miss CAFAM’s biggest event of the year, our Chinese New Year celebration!
This year we welcome the Year of the Monkey on Saturday, Feb 6th, and we hope you will be there!

Date/time: Saturday, Feb 6, 2016; 10 am -3 pm
Place: Westbrook Performing Arts Center, 471 Stroudwater St., Westbrook, Maine
Cost: Children $4, adults $6, family of 5 $20; CAFAM member discount; free parking

As always, the event will include lion dancers, performers, art & crafts, vendors, talks, demonstrations and food – but this year we’re adding some new, exciting features.

One of the highlights of this year’s performances will be The Peacock Dance, which will be performed by three students from CAFAM’s Chinese School as a result of an apprenticeship through the Maine Arts Commission. There will also be a talent show showcasing Chinese culture and local performers.

Food offerings this year will include dishes that will soon be featured at Portland’s newest Sichuan restaurant, such as kung pao chicken and pork buns. Dumplings, noodles, rice and bubble tea will be among the options as well.

Our speakers this year will offer a tea talk and tasting, and a session on “Pain Relief through Tai Ch’i.”

There will also be extra activities throughout the day, including Monkey King videos and mah jong tables.

Hope to see you Saturday! Gong Xi Fa Cai!

CAFAM Board

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