Chinese Pipa Musician Wu Man: Special Reception and Performance

Dear CAFAM Members,

We are fortunate to be invited to two special events this month!

Renowned Chinese pipa musician Wu Man is coming to Maine to perform with The Shanghai Quartet. The night before her performance, there will be an evening reception with Wu Man, and CAFAM members are encouraged to come. She will screen her short documentary about her journey of discovery through China, and she’ll speak about her life experiences.

What: An Intimate Evening of Conversation with Wu Man
When: Wed, March 30, 2016; 6:15 to 8 pm
Where: Maine College of Art, Osher Hall
Admission: Free and open to the public

The salon-like gathering is organized by Portland Ovations in collaboration with Fox Intercultural Consulting and MECA.

The following day features the performance, with a special discounted rate offered to CAFAM members! The tickets are normally $42, but CAFAM members can get a $10 rate, thanks to Portland Ovations. Just mention “Residency” when you order the tickets.

What: Wu Man & The Shanghai Quartet — “A Night in Ancient and New China”
When: Thurs, March 31, 2016; 7:30 pm
Where: University of Southern Maine, Hannaford Hall
Tickets: $42; students $10

United Way Surveys Community

Dear CAFAM Members:

The United Way of Greater Portland attended our recent Chinese New Year celebration in the hopes of getting some people to answer some survey questions about our greater community. They did not get many people to fill out the survey at the event, so we are asking if members would take a few minutes to do it online.

Please find the survey at: ccsurvey.unitedwaygp.org

United Way Surveys Community

Dear CAFAM Members:

The United Way of Greater Portland attended our recent Chinese New Year celebration in the hopes of getting some people to answer some survey questions about our greater community. They did not get many people to fill out the survey at the event, so we are asking if members would take a few minutes to do it online.

Please find the survey at: ccsurvey.unitedwaygp.org

Moon Festival 2015

Please join us for CAFAM’s annual Mid-Autumn Moon Festival celebration:
When: Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015; 4-7 pm

Where: Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland, Maine

Bring potluck dish to share, and enjoy music, poetry and more!

Chinese Home-Cooking

Dear CAFAM members,

Seeking Chinese Home-Cooking for an Event

This request came to our CAFAM website. If you are interested in helping, please contact Charlene Damion at: mommy147@juno.com

Ni hao. My daughter is going to Taiwan for 1 year to be a teaching assistant. I am having a party for her (July 25th for about 50 people) and would like to include some Chinese food specialties. We are looking for someone who is willing to cook for this occasion. I will certainly pay for their time and all ingredients.

Sincerely,
Charlene

Film Screening: “The Search for General Tso”

CAFAM is sponsoring the showing of the film “The Search for General Tso”

This entertaining documentary explores the origins of the ubiquitous Chinese-American restaurant dish, General Tso’s Chicken. The search uncovers discoveries about Chinese-American culture and food heritage along the way.

Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland

Saturday, February 7, 2015  [note: this is the same date as CAFAM’s Chinese New Year celebration … cap off the day with a movie!]

Doors open at 7 pm; film starts at 7:30 pm

Q&A with the filmmakers follows the screening

Click here for more information or tickets

CAFAM Chinese New Year Celebration 2015

Join CAFAM for the 2015 Chinese New Year celebration.

February 7, 2015 starting at 10 am.

Westbrook Performing Arts Center,  471 Stroudwater Street, Westbrook, Maine

Click here for more complete information.

Moon Festival 2014

Join CAFAM for the 2014 Moon Festival.  This is the mid-autumn festival.  We will eat Moon Cakes and a variety of pot luck foods.  There will be recitations of Chinese poetry.about the moon.  And of course, lots of good conversation.  The event is open to all CAFAM members and the public.

When:  September 13, 2014 starting at 3 pm.

Where:  Woodford’s Church  202 Woodford Street, Portland, Maine

Why:  Tradition

If you need more information, please contact CAFAM at yukuaimeiguoren@live.com.

 

CAFAM New Years 2014 — Year of the Horse

Please join CAFAM in welcoming in the Year of the Horse, 2014.  This year’s horse is wood, which means it is stable and strong, as well as good at making decisions.

Make the decision to join us at the Westbrook Performing Arts Center, located in the Westbrook Middle School at 471 Stroudwater Street in Westbrook, Maine on Saturday, February 8, 2014.  Doors open at 10 am.

There will be Chinese dance, music, lectures, and plenty of fresh Chinese food.  And lots of friendship.

新年好

Happy New Year

At Portland Public Library

Dear CAFAM members,

Local author Jennifer DeCristoforo will be hosting Chinese hands-on crafts and teaching children about the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival at the Kid’s Place in the Portland Public Library on Saturday, September 21st, from 1-2pm.

Check it out at http://www.portlandlibrary.com/kidsplace/kidsplace.htm

Best,
Alex

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