« Recent Books by CCS Faculty | Main | Overseas Young Chinese Forum (OYCF) Sichuan earthquake relief »

January 13, 2009

Ann Arbor Chinese Center of Michigan Chinese New Year’s Celebration

You are cordially invited to attend:

Ann Arbor Chinese Center of Michigan Chinese New Year’s Celebration
Saturday, January 24, 2009, 4pm
Washtenaw Community College, Morris Lawrence Building

The Ann Arbor Chinese Center of Michigan’s Chinese Lunar New Year’s Celebration will be held on Saturday, January 24, 2009, at Washtenaw Community College, Morris Lawrence Building, 4800 E. Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor. There will be children’s crafts (2:00-4:00), Children’s Performances (4:00-6:30), Chinese buffet dinner (6:30-8:00), and a Chinese Movie for kids (8:00-10:00pm). The children's performances are the highlight of the day and include a colorful lion dance; traditional Chinese orchestra; dangerous kung fu (martial arts) demonstration; spectacular Chinese Yo-Yo stunts; Chinese New Year’s stories, songs, rhymes, skits, films; and other traditional New Year’s festivities.

Tickets will be available in advance and at the door, $12 teens and adults, $6 children aged 4-11, kids 3 and under free. For more information check out www.aaccom.org. Email a2chinese@yahoo.com for advance ticket sales.

Chinese Lunar New Year’s Day will be on January 26 of this year. It signifies the beginning of spring and is celebrated by ethnic Chinese in many countries around the world. It is also celebrated by ethnic Taiwanese, Koreans (Sol), Vietnamese (Tet), Tibetans (Losar), and others; and it has become woven into the fabric of American culture. Every year is represented by one of 12 animal zodiac signs, and this will be the Year of the Ox.

The Ann Arbor Chinese Center of Michigan is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to provide an opportunity for any interested persons to learn about Chinese culture and language regardless of one’s race or cultural background, and to promote cultural diversity. Chinese classes are held once a week on Friday nights and are open to the public. For more information check out www.aaccom.org or email a2chinese@yahoo.com or phone 734-769-9068.

Dear Friends: If you plan to attend in an official capacity or need some personal assistance the day of the event, when you arrive, please ask for Frances Kai-Hwa Wang the Outreach Coordinator (although I may be on stage with my lion dancers); or Juh-Ching Yang, Principal; or any of our Board Members. We will be happy to find you seats in the front section with our VIPs, introduce you to our families, and help translate if necessary! Thank you for being a part of our community of supporters. Sincerely yours,
Frances Kai-Hwa Wang, Ann Arbor Chinese Center of Michigan Outreach Coordinator

Posted by zzhu at January 13, 2009 10:27 AM