Contemporary Chinese Calligraphy by Grace Chen

Dear CAFAM members,

Grace Chen, an award-winning artist from Taiwan is invited by MECA as a guest speaker and visiting artist.

On Friday, November 1st from 5-7pm during Art Walk there is an opening reception for the exhibit.

At the Maine College of Art – Charles C. Thomas Gallery – 522 Congress St., Portland

Language Table Reminder November 6th and 20th

Dear CAFAM members,

Next month November 6th and 20th, from 12pm-1pm, the Mandarin roundtable will be held at The Language Exchange, 75 Market Street, Suite 305 (3rd floor) in downtown Portland.

These roundtables are open to all interested — members and non-members of CAFAM, students and non-students of The Language Exchange — and to all levels of Mandarin Chinese.

Come and partake in fun and informal conversations in Mandarin and get to know a community of like-minded people. Feel free to bring your lunch.

Maine Chinese Conference Oct. 25-26

Dear CAFAM Members,

The annual Maine Chinese Conference will be held in Bangor at Husson University on October 25-26, 2019. This is a wonderful opportunity for educators, administrators and anyone interested in promoting Chinese language and culture. There will be numerous workshops, lectures, curriculum building seminars, special guests, exhibitors and even cooking demonstrations.

CAFAM members receive a $15 discount on registration. Please go to the conference webpage for registration form and conference flyer:

FMI contact: Jing Zhang, Director of Maine Language and Culture Center, President of Bangor Chinese School
e-mail: jingzhang(at)

Chinese Classes This Fall

Dear CAFAM Members,

New England Institute of Education Chinese School is offering an opportunity for individual and group Chinese classes in Falmouth this Fall and they are still accepting students.

Classes are for 3rd through 12th grade and adult groups.

Please contact Ann Huang at (207) 807-8796 for more information.

Past 2010-17 Events


“Try Your Hand” Calligraphy Celebration

  • Saturday, September 9, 2017; 10am-1pm
  • Congress Square Park, Portland
  • Admission is free

Friends of Congress Square Park will host an event to celebrate calligraphy styles and traditions from around the world. Calligraphers from many countries, including China, will demonstrate their skills, inviting people to try the different styles.

CAFAM Lecture Series Welcomes Chinese Contemporary Artist: Haitao Pang

  • University of Southern Maine, Luther Bonney Hall, Rm 100
  • Thursday, March 30, 2017, 7 pm to 8 pm

The event is free to the public. Chinese snacks will be provided. This lecture is sponsored by Chinese & American Friendship Association of Maine (CAFAM)

2016 Moon Festival Event

Celebrate the full autumn moon with CAFAM

  • Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016; 4:30 – 7 pm

Bring a potluck dish to share, and enjoy food, mooncakes, performances, crafts and more!

CAFAM welcomes the Year of the Monkey – 2016

  • Chinese New Year Celebration
  • February 6, 2016
  • Westbrook Performing Arts Center, Westbrook, Maine

Join us for food, dance and music performances, arts & crafts, demonstrations & workshops and much more!

Chinese New Year Celebration 2013

  • Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 10:00 am
  • Westbrook Performing Arts Center and Middle School
  • 471 Stroudwater Street, Westbrook
  • More information

Mid-Autumn (Moon) Festival Potluck and Celebration

  • Saturday, September 29, 2012, starting at 4:00 PM
  • Woodfords Church, 202 Woodford Street, Portland ME
  • Potluck dinner (bring a dish to share)
  • Moon cake tasting
  • Songs and poems with “moon” theme (performers of all ages welcome)
  • Large gym area for kids to play

Chinese New Year Celebration

  • Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 10:30am
  • Join us at our *FANTASTIC NEW LOCATION*
  • Westbrook Middle School, 471 Stroudwater Street, Westbrook, ME
  • More information

Mid-autumn Moon Festival Potluck

  • September 17, 2011, 5:00-7:30PM
  • Woodfords Church, 202 Woodford Street, Portland, ME
  • Potluck dinner (Please bring a dish to share)
  • Moon cake tasting
  • Guzheng music *LIVE*, songs and poems with a moon theme (performers of all ages welcome)
  • Large gym area for kids to play

US China People’s Friendship Association

  • September 16 to 18
  • National convention, Kansas City MO

Portland Sea Dogs Game – 2011

  • Sea Dogs vs. New Britain Rock Cats – July 15, 2011
  • Tickets SOLD OUT!  3 rows behind the home plate!
  • For tickets, send check made out to “CAFAM” to Gary Libby, PO Box 7227, Portland ME 04112.
  • Tickets are $7 each (children and adult)

Annual Meeting and Get Together – 2011

  • Saturday, June 11, 2011 from 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm.
  • Woodford’s Church, 202 Woodfords Street, Portland, Maine
  • Everyone is welcome to attend

CAFAM Chinese School – Spring 2011

  • Saturdays until April 30 (except April 16 and 23) 9:30

Chinese New Year Celebration – 2011

  • Saturday, February 5, 2011 at 10:30am
  • Catherine McAuley High School, Portland, ME

Mid-autumn Moon Festival Potluck – 2010

  • Sunday, September 26, 2010 at 5:00pm
  • Woodford’s Congregational Church, Portland, ME

CAFAM Night at the Sea Dogs – 2010

  • Friday, July 23, 2010 at 7:00pm
  • Hadlock Field, Park Avenue, Portland, ME

Chinese New Year Festival – 2010

  • Saturday, February 6, 2010 at 10:30am
  • Catherine McAuley High School, Portland ME

CAFAM Newsletter October 2019

Dear CAFAM Members,

We invite you to take a look at the latest CAFAM newsletter for updates, news and events, including:

  • Mid-Autumn Moon Festival Recap
  • History of the Mum and a Fall Craft
  • Upcoming Events

….. and much more!

View the PDF, below. For a printable version, click here.

Happy Fall to all!

From the CAFAM Board

+ See past CAFAM newsletters at

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