Language Table Reminder December 4th and 18th

Dear CAFAM members,

Next month December 4, and 18th, 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.

China-U.S.-Maine Law: Our Opportunities and Challenges

Dear CAFAM members,

CHINA-U.S.-MAINE LAW: OUR OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES

Wed. November 13th12:15-1:05PM, Bring Your Lunch

MOOT COURTROOM, Law Building, USM Portland

Professor Jeff Thaler will present a summary of what he learned as a Fulbright Specialist in China in August and September, and since then. He will also discuss how Maine Law and USM students could develop research, educational or job opportunities in fast-growing China!

FACULTY SPEAKER SERIES SPONSORED BY THE SBA

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: http://bangorchinese.com/CONFERENCE19.HTML

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

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.

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 https://cafammaine.org/newsletters/

Chinese Opera

Dear CAFAM members,

The USM School of Music and Confucius Institute welcome a troupe of professional actors and musicians to give a performance of Chinese opera. The program will feature Beijing opera excerpts, including movement and music, traditional Chinese instruments, and lively Chinese folk songs.

Date: Saturday, October 5, 2019
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Where: Westbrook Performing Arts Center
471 Stroudwater Street, Westbrook

The performance is free. Seating available on a first-come, first served basis.

Language Table Reminder October 9th and 23rd

Dear CAFAM members,

Next month, October 9th and 23rd, 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.

Mid-Autumn Moon Festival this Saturday CORRECTION

Dear CAFAM members,

Come join CAFAM and the USM Confucius Institute at our joint Moon Festival on Saturday, September 7th beginning at 4:00p.m. at the Woodfords Club, 179 Woodford Street, in Portland.

This is a potluck dinner so please bring some food to share.

There will be Mooncakes and tea tasting to enjoy along with calligraphy, crafts for children, traditional Chinese dance and music, and Moon poems and songs.

This is all free of charge although donations will be gratefully accepted.

We’d love to have you there!

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