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CAFAM Maine | Chinese & American Friendship Association

Upcoming CAFAM Film Screening At SPACE Gallery: MAINELAND

Dear CAFAM members,

CAFAM is pleased to announce an upcoming film screening in collaboration with SPACE Gallery. Please see details below:

Presented with the Chinese & American Friendship Association of Maine
Sunday, January 7th 7:00pm
SPACE Gallery | 538 Congress St, Portland | (207) 828.5600
Doors open at 6:30pm | Film begins at 7:00pm
Admission $8 | $6 for SPACE Members and Students w/ ID

MAINELAND website (with trailer):

Filmed over three years in China and the U.S., MAINELAND is a multi-layered coming-of-age tale that follows two affluent and cosmopolitan teenagers as they settle into a boarding school in blue-collar rural Maine. Part of the enormous wave of “parachute students” from China enrolling in U.S. private schools, bubbly, fun-loving Stella and introspective Harry come seeking a Western-style education, escape from the dreaded Chinese college entrance exam, and the promise of a Hollywood-style U.S. high school experience. As Stella and Harry’s fuzzy visions of the American dream slowly gain more clarity, they ruminate on their experiences of alienation, culture clash, and personal identity, sharing new understandings and poignant discourses on home and country.

PHOTOS (more press assets here: )


“Try Your Hand” Calligraphy Celebration

  • Saturday, September 9, 2017; 10am-1pmcallig
  • Congress Square Park, Portland
  • Admission is free

Friends of Congress Square Park will host an event to celebrate calligraphy styles and traditions from around the world. Calligraphers from many countries, including China, will demonstrate their skills, inviting people to try the different styles.

CAFAM Lecture Series Welcomes
Chinese Contemporary Artist:

Haitao Pang

Where:  University of Southern Maine,
Luther Bonney Hall, Rm 1
When:   Thursday, March 30, 2017, 7 pm to 8 pm

The event is free to the public.
Chinese snacks will be provided.

This lecture is sponsored by
Chinese & American Friendship Association of Maine (CAFAM)


2016 Moon Festival Event

Celebrate the full autumn moon with CAFAM

Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016; 4:30 – 7 pm

Bring a potluck dish to share, and enjoy food, mooncakes, performances, crafts and more!


CAFAM welcomes the Year of the Monkey!

Chinese New Year Celebration

February 6, 2016; Westbrook Performing Arts Center, Westbrook, Maine

Join us for food, dance and music performances, arts & crafts, demonstrations & workshops and much more!

Regular meetings

Board of Directors

  • Meets the 2nd Thursday of each month (except June, July, and August), at 6:30pm
  • 103 Hanover Street in Portland
  • All members welcome
  • For agenda, contact Board Chair Mary Tennant

Mandarin Conversation Group

  • Meets every first and third Friday of the month, from noon to 1:00 pm, starting in September (schedule pending)
  • Intermediate and advanced Chinese informal discussion. All are welcome
  • For schedule and information, contact Clare Morin, Fox Intercultural Consulting,

Past events

Chinese New Year Celebration 2013

  • Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 10:00 am
  • Westbrook Performing Arts Center and Middle School
  • 471 Stroudwater Street, Westbrook
  • More information

Mid-Autumn (Moon) Festival Potluck and Celebration

  • Saturday, September 29, 2012, starting at 4:00 PM
  • Woodfords Church, 202 Woodford Street, Portland ME
  • Potluck dinner (bring a dish to share)
  • Moon cake tasting
  • Songs and poems with “moon” theme (performers of all ages welcome)
  • Large gym area for kids to play

Chinese New Year Celebration

  • Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 10:30am
  • Join us at our *FANTASTIC NEW LOCATION*
  • Westbrook Middle School, 471 Stroudwater Street, Westbrook, ME
  • More information

Mid-autumn Moon Festival Potluck

  • September 17, 2011, 5:00-7:30PM
  • Woodfords Church, 202 Woodford Street, Portland, ME
  • Potluck dinner (Please bring a dish to share)
  • Moon cake tasting
  • Guzheng music *LIVE*, songs and poems with a moon theme (performers of all ages welcome)
  • Large gym area for kids to play

US China People’s Friendship Association

  • September 16 to 18
  • National convention, Kansas City MO

Portland Sea Dogs Game – 2011

  • Sea Dogs vs. New Britain Rock Cats – July 15, 2011
  • Tickets SOLD OUT!  3 rows behind the home plate!
  • For tickets, send check made out to “CAFAM” to Gary Libby, PO Box 7227, Portland ME 04112.
  • Tickets are $7 each (children and adult)

Annual Meeting and Get Together – 2011

  • Saturday, June 11, 2011 from 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm.
  • Woodford’s Church, 202 Woodfords Street, Portland, Maine
  • Everyone is welcome to attend

CAFAM Chinese School – Spring 2011

  • Saturdays until April 30 (except April 16 and 23) 9:30

Chinese New Year Celebration – 2011

  • Saturday, February 5, 2011 at 10:30am
  • Catherine McAuley High School, Portland, ME

Mid-autumn Moon Festival Potluck – 2010

  • Sunday, September 26, 2010 at 5:00pm
  • Woodford’s Congregational Church, Portland, ME

CAFAM Night at the Sea Dogs – 2010

  • Friday, July 23, 2010 at 7:00pm
  • Hadlock Field, Park Avenue, Portland, ME

Chinese New Year Festival – 2010

  • Saturday, February 6, 2010 at 10:30am
  • Catherine McAuley High School, Portland ME

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The Chinese & American Friendship Association of Maine provides forums and outreach to promote awareness of and appreciation for Chinese culture. We promote friendship between non-Chinese Americans, Chinese-Americans, and Chinese people, whether from the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, or elsewhere.


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