2010 Enrichment Programs

Discovering Your Roots
An Introductory Course in Genealogy

December 4, 2010
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Nevada County Superintendent of Schools
112 Nevada City Highway, Nevada City

By Hock Tjoa
For Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra (CATS)

206 million. That’s the number of “hits” that Google serves up when you use it to search for the word “genealogy.” Most of us won’t get past the first page, which gives us 14 websites, three blogs and a couple of books. So, how does one get STARTED?

HOCK-GGHOCK-SELFTry a two-hour seminar sponsored by CATS on Saturday, December 4, 10-12, at the Nevada County Superintendent of Schools at 112 Nevada City Highway in Nevada City. Hock Tjoa, Treasurer and Board member of CATS, will present a brief review of the essentials and your options, based on his own attempts to search for ancestors beyond his grandparents; there will be a question and answer period and participants with any relevant experience will be welcomed to share them.

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Join CATS at the Opera!

Puccini’s Madam Butterfly


San Francisco War Memorial Opera House 
Sunday, November 14, 2010, 2:00 p.m.

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 Presented by Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra (CATS)
and the Nevada Theatre Film Series

November 7, 2010 The Nevada Theatre 7:30 pm

TIBET-1Tibet in Song is both a celebration of traditional Tibetan folk music and a harrowing journey into the past fifty years of cultural repression inside Chinese controlled Tibet. Director and former Tibetan political prisoner, Ngawang Choephel, weaves a story of beauty, pain, brutality and resilience, introducing Tibet to the world in a way never before seen on film.

Meet the filmmaker Ngawang Choephel for a talk back after the screening.


Never Forget the Music in Your Heart!

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Hawaiian Luau Benefit for CATS

Saturday, September 18, 4:00-8:00 PM
Location: 12282 North Bloomfield Road, Nevada City


Aloha! Join Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra (CATS) for an adventure in paradise as we celebrate the Hawaiian culture with authentic food, drinks, dance, and song. Proceeds from the luau will help fund its Cultural Enrichment Program.

Entertainment to be provided by groups from Grass Valley and Nevada City: Polynesian dance by Ka Hale Hula O Pilialohaokalani O Hilo and music by Cool Hand Uke, led by Dan Scanlon. Come one, come all! Thank you for supporting CATS!

  • Hula entertainment commences at 5pm.
  • Dinner promptly at 6pm.
  • Shave Ice vendor on site from 5-7pm only
  • No host wine, beer, mai tai, and pina colada
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Experience The Rich And Vibrant Flavors Of The World’s Most Famous Chinatown With Master Chef Martin Yan!

9:30 AM – 3:30 PM SEPTEMBER 12, 2010


 Join Chef Martin Yan on a walking tour of San Francisco’s exciting Chinatown!

Explore the sights, sounds and tastes of San Francisco’s Chinatown with celebrity TV personality, Chef Martin Yan. He will be your personal guide through this amazing neighborhood, tasting delicious foods at one-of-a-kind specialty food shops and learning cultural insights along the way.

During this six-hour adventure, Chef Yan will delight your heart with a fabulous Chinese dim sum lunch and cooking demonstration. Call (530) 265-2990 For Reservations

Tour dates: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm.
Depart Grass Valley at 7:00 am
Includes walking tour, market tour, hands on dim sum cooking
class and demonstration, dim sum lunch, Chinese tea ceremony

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Join CATS for an Overnight Bus Trip to


Independence, California

MANZANARToday Manzanar is a National Historic Site and Interpretive Center amidst the beautiful Eastern Sierras

Saturday and Sunday, June 19 – 20, 2010
Departing Grass Valley 7:00 a.m., June 19, 2010
Returning 10:30 p.m., June 20, 2010

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