Attention: Mandarin & Cantonese Interpreters!

Dear CAFAM members,

House of Languages, a Portland-based translation and interpretation agency, has an ongoing need for interpreters proficient in English and Mandarin, Cantonese, or other Chinese dialects.

If you are interested, please visit their website: www.houseoflanguages.com for more information. You may also email your inquiry or application to: questions(at)houseoflanguages.com.

Language Table Reminder March 3/13 & 3/27

Dear CAFAM members,

This month, March 13th and 27th, 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.

Chinese New Year parade in Bangor

Dear CAFAM members:

We are glad that some of you were able to come to our celebration on Saturday. If you’re looking for a chance to keep celebrating, here is a message from our Bangor community friends:

This Saturday (Feb. 9th) Maine China Network will be hosting our 8th Chinese New Year Parade at Bangor Mall. Participation is FREE, come as an individual or bring your business banner! Line up is at 12:30PM at the JC Penney court (the area inside of the Bangor Mall, in front of JCPenney). Parade starts at 1PM.

There will be lion dances, people dressed in their holiday dresses, children will receive red envelopes. There will be crafts for children before the parade.

Hope to see you there!

Wishing you a Happy, Healthy & Prosperous New Year!

Language Table Reminder Feb 27th

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Dear CAFAM members,

This month, February 27th, 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.

Reminder: Chinese New Year Fair this Saturday Feb 2

Dear CAFAM members,

Come celebrate the Chinese New Year on Saturday, February 2, 10 am-3 pm, at Westbrook Performing Arts Center located at the Westbrook Middle School.

We have an exciting day of programs for adults and children, including:
Dance performance and lion dancers, arts & crafts, Chinese food, games, calligraphy, vendors, talks and demonstrations. We’ll also feature a performance of traditional Chinese string instrument, the erhu, by an acclaimed musician coming here from Boston.

The talks and demonstrations include a range of interesting topics, including:
– US/China Relations
– Chinese Music
– Tai Chi
– Cooking Demonstration
– Chinese Tea

Activities and crafts will be available throughout the day starting at 10:00. 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.

Come celebrate the Year of the Pig! Check www.cafammaine.org for the schedule and program.

Updated Chinese New Year Information

Dear CAFAM members,

Come celebrate the Chinese New Year on Saturday, February 2, 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. We’ll also feature a performance of traditional Chinese string instrument, the erhu, by an acclaimed musician coming here from Boston.

The talks and demonstrations include a range of interesting topics, including:
– US/China Relations
– Chinese Music
– Tai Chi
– Cooking Demonstration
– Chinese Tea

Activities and crafts will be available throughout the day starting at 10:00. 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 our biggest event of the year! Check www.cafammaine.org for more information.

Chinese New Year Celebration

Dear CAFAM members,

Come celebrate the Chinese New Year on Saturday, February 2, 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
– Cooking Demonstration
– Chinese Tea

Activities and crafts will be available throughout the day starting at 10:00. 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 our biggest event of the year! Check www.cafammaine.org for more information.

Urgent need for host family in Portland

Dear CAFAM members,

A host family is needed for a Cheverus sophomore from China for the spring semester (or a longer term). She is a highly-motivated student as well as an active participant in various school activities. Basic requirements for the host family include providing a private bedroom, transportation to and from school (if not within walking distance of Cheverus), and breakfast and dinner.

This is a great opportunity to help a foreign student and engage in a cultural exchange experience! You’ll also receive a generous stipend through New Oasis International Education agency.

If you are interested, please contact Jenny Mills ASAP by email jmills(at)newoasisedu.com or by cell (202) 531-1210. If you know others who may be interested, please help spread the word.

Thank you!

Lunar New Year at Children’s Museum

Dear CAFAM members,

The Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine is planning a series of programs and events to celebrate the Lunar New Year. CAFAM is working with them on some of these—and we encourage you to stop by!

Bring the kids to enjoy some Chinese crafts, food and culture at the Children’s Museum in Portland. The kickoff “Lunar New Year Celebration” is on Sunday, Jan 27th, 10:45 am – 12:30 pm. CAFAM as well as Korean community members are helping the Children’s Museum to run the program.

Visit the Children’s Museum & Theatre website’s calendar of events to learn more about upcoming Lunar New Year programs, through Feb 6th.

http://www.kitetails.org/calendar-of-events/

RSVP for Chinese Consuls Visit Portland

Dear CAFAM members,

An added note about the visit from the Chinese Consulate representatives: If you plan to attend, please email Jingping Xie by Dec 31 at noon: jxie65k(at)gmail.com

The consuls will be at Super Great Wall Restaurant, South Portland, at about 1 pm. They invite any local Chinese residents and others to come meet them, and they will pay for lunch.

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