2014 New Year Celebration
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.
We are always excited to have people come to the celebration and learn more about Chinese culture.
This year we have our annual dance performance by children of the Chinese school in Portland. We will also have a traditional Chinese music performance by a group from Boston and a Chinese cooking demonstration by Chris Toy, an excellent cook and educator from mid Maine. We also have the fortune of having the Confucius Institute of University of Southern Maine joining us in the celebration. The institute is a collaboration of American and Chinese educators who bring education of Chinese culture and language to the United States. The institute will be hosting a hands-on Chinese calligraphy and Chinese painting table and a simple “introduction to Chinese” language table. The institute will also be demonstrating Chinese customs such as wrapping dumplings, making intricate paper cuttings, and the tea drinking ceremony.
Happy New Year