2011 Enrichment Programs

9000 Needles

an award-winning and inspiring documentary by Doug Dearth

Sunday, August 28, at 2:00 PM
at the Nevada Theatre


Discover the wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine, its history and philosophy, and the future it plays in modern day healing.

On Sunday, August 28, at 2pm at the Nevada Theatre, CATS, as part of their cultural enrichment series, presents the award-winning documentary, 9000 Needles, by Doug Dearth, who meticulously filmed the recovery process of his stroke-ridden brother, whose treatment consisted of both western and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Meet the filmmaker and the inspiration behind the film. Learn about the centuries old practice of acupuncture and Chinese herbs from our speakers Drs. Gang Zhao Dong and Michelle Lau, both renowned Doctors of Oriental Medicine and Licensed Acupuncturists.


Many thanks to our sponsors: The Union, Insight Healthy Living, Sacramento Chinese Culture Foundation, Chinese Herb Trade Association of America, and Sacramento Acupuncture Center.

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Hawaiian Luau Benefit for CATS

Saturday, September 17, 4:00-8:00 pm
Location: 12282 North Bloomfield Road, Nevada City

LUAU-2011Aloha! Join CATS for an adventure in paradise as we celebrate the Hawaiian culture with authentic food, drinks, dance, and song. Our Kalua Pig will be cooked onsite in an imu, which is an underground BBQ pit.

Come one, come all for an adventure in paradise without the travel! Come in your best Hawaiian attire and win tickets to CATS 2012 show! Get your tickets early — Fundraiser will be very popular! Proceeds will help fund our Cultural Enrichment Program.

The menu includes: Kalua pig (cooked in an imu), chicken long rice, poi fresh from Hawaii (try it!), sushi, grilled pineapple and veggies, fruit kabobs, Hawaiian meatballs, macaroni salad and green salad, haupia and other Hawaiian desserts, boiled peanuts, Hawaiian shave ice, and no-host wine, beer, mai tai and pina colada.

Welcome and socializing at 4pm, with music by Koa Young and Friends. Hula entertainment at 5pm. Dinner at 6pm. Shave Ice vendor on site from 5-7pm only. Hula entertainment will be provided by our local Ka Hale Hula · Pilialohaokalani · Hilo and Hawaiian music by Koa Young and Friends.

Thank You to our Sponsors, Steve and Jan Roth

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CATS Goes to the Opera!



Libretto by Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni

San Francisco War Memorial Opera House

Sunday, September 25, 2011 2:00 p.m.

Puccini’s final masterpiece opens the 2011 opera season under the baton of Music Director Nicola Luisotti, who conducted this melodically rich, colorfully orchestrated work to great acclaim at London’s Royal Opera House in 2009.

This passionate tale of a princess whose cruelty masks her fear of love features some of the composer’s most glorious music, including the stirring anthem “Nessun dorma.” It will be performed by an outstanding cast led by Swedish soprano Iréne Theorin, “the world’s reigning Turandot” (Opera Britannia); Adler Fellow Leah Crocetto, an “outlandishly gifted soprano” (San Francisco Chronicle); and Marco Berti, “one of the preeminent Italian singers of his generation” (MusicalCriticism.com).

Sung in Italian with English supertitles
Co-production with Lyric Opera of Chicago

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