Year of the Rooster: Chinese New Year Celebration

Dear CAFAM members,

Come celebrate the Chinese New Year on Saturday, February 4, 10 am-3 pm, at Westbrook Performing Arts Center, Westbrook.

We have an exciting day of programs for adults and children, including:
Dance performance and lion dancers, arts & crafts, Chinese food, games, vendors, talks and demonstrations.

The talks and demonstrations include a range of interesting topics, including:
– US/China Relations
– Chinese Pop Divas
– Tai Chi
– Screening and discussion of the documentary Plastic China
– Acupuncture
– Traveling up the Yangtze River
– Chinese Tea

Activities and crafts will be available throughout the day. Chinese food will be on sale beginning at 11:30.

The event is sponsored by the Chinese and American Friendship Association of Maine and USM Confucius Institute.

Don’t miss CAFAM’s biggest event of the year!

For more information, contact Susan Lieberman at liebs

Chinese New Year Presenter Needed

Dear CAFAM members,

Each year, the French school in Freeport (L’Ecole Francaise du Maine http://www.efdm.org/) holds a Chinese New Year celebration and meal for their students. In past years, they have asked CAFAM to offer a presenter to talk about Chinese customs and holiday traditions during the celebration.

Is anyone interested in giving a presentation this year? It can be anything, from stories to lessons on Chinese phrases to music–just to add some Chinese culture to their celebration. The students are grades K-6, and some teachers and parents will be there as well.

The event is Jan 30th, at 12 noon, and requires only about 10-20 minutes presentation.

If you are interested and available, please contact Cindy Han cindyhan09 (cindyhan09atgmaildotcom) by Thursday, January 19th.

Thank you!

CAFAM Board

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