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!

Mid Autumn Moon Festival this Friday

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!

Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

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!

Language Table Reminder September 11th and 25th

Dear CAFAM members,

This month, September 11th and 25th, 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.

Language Table Reminder August 21

Dear CAFAM members,

This month, August 21st, 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: Tai Chi at the Farmers Market

Dear CAFAM members,

Come join CAFAM for Tai Chi at the Farmers Market on Saturdays for the second summer starting on July 20th.

Tai chi is a mind-body exercise that is simultaneously easy to begin and near-impossible to perfect. All ages and experience levels are welcome.

Tai Chi at the Farmers Market is an introduction to a longstanding Chinese practice of community-building and personal wellness that prioritizes showing up and practicing over performance. It’s also a great way to make new friends and meet new neighbors.

-WHEN: 9am-10am every Saturday, July 20-August 24th.

-WHERE: By the rose garden at Deering Oaks Park during the Farmers’ Market. For those of you who don’t know where the rose garden is, it’s between State Street and High Street on the Forest Avenue side of the Oaks and just across State Street from the Farmers’ Market which makes it a convenient place to exercise and buy food.

-COST: Free – donations welcome!

Professional Tai Chi instructor Karen Morency is great at bringing folks in after a lesson has begun, so don’t be afraid to jump in if you’re running late!

See you there?

Date Change for Maine Public Radio talk and performance by the Slants

Dear CAFAM members,

In May, CAFAM sponsored a performance by Asian-American dance-rock band The Slants, led by Simon Tam, at the Space Gallery in Portland. The band is known not only for their music, but for winning the right to keep the name of their band in a legal case that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Date correction:

Maine Public Radio will air the talk and performance: “Slanted: How an Asian American Film Troublemaker took on the Supreme Court,” on Sunday evening July 28th at 7pm.

Maine Public Radio talk and performance by the Slants

Dear CAFAM members,

In May, CAFAM sponsored a performance by Asian-American dance-rock band The Slants, led by Simon Tam, at the Space Gallery in Portland. The band is known not only for their music, but for winning the right to keep the name of their band in a legal case that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Maine Public Radio will air the talk and performance: “Slanted: How an Asian American Film Troublemaker took on the Supreme Court,” on Sunday evening July 21st at 7pm.

Language Table Reminder July 17

Dear CAFAM members,

This month, July 17th, 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.

CAFAM Newsletter June 2019

Dear CAFAM Members,

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

  • The Slants at Space Gallery
  • Dragon Boat History
  • Presenting at CIEE
  • A President’s Note
  • Annual Picnic Recap
  • Upcoming Events

https://cafammaine.org/2019/06/26/cafam-newsletter-june-2019/

Happy Summer to all!

From the CAFAM Board

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