Chinese Lunar New Year Festival
Sunday, February 17, 2013, 12:00-3:00pm
Let’s ring in the Lunar New Year 4711, the Year of the Snake, at The Stonehouse in Nevada City. Join CATS, the Xiao Mao (Little CATS) Culture Club, Nikko Wu, Kwong Chew, and various community groups in an afternoon of food, dragon dances, martial arts, entertainment, tea tasting, workshops, and more! Free admission. Cost for food. Raffle prizes.
Festivities begin with traditional Chinese lion-dancing at the Robinson Plaza in Nevada City at 12 noon. Watch the lions “ward off evil spirits” in preparation for the New Year and impart “blessings” to all. Hear the history of lion dancing and learn a few lion “moves” yourself! Come join the fun!
Chinese Lunar New Year Parade
Saturday, February 23, 2013, 11am-11pm
San Francisco Chinatown offers one of the most popular Chinese New Year parades in the country. Culminating in two-weeks of festivities welcoming the Year of the Snake, the parade brings the New Year celebration to a close on Saturday, February 23, at 5pm. The parade features the best dragons, lion dancers, and other performers from around the country. Join CATS for an all-day excursion that includes transportation, a multi-course banquet at one of Chinatown’s best restaurants, snacks, and grandstand bleacher seating on the parade route. This trip is limited and a 50% deposit of 87.50/person is due by December 8. Not recommended for children under 12. Significant walking required to and from the bus. This trip is on rain or shine. Total cost: $175. Balance due on February 1.
Photography and Tour at Locke
Saturday, June 22, 2013, 9:00am-5:00 pm
Our very own David Wong, Board member, will be leading a “Photography and Tour at Locke” on June 22. The Chinese, when nearby Walnut Grove burned down in the early 1900’s built Locke, a quaint little town on the Sacramento Delta.
It was built by the Chinese FOR the Chinese. Today, its structures are barely standing, the Chinese are gone, and it is truly a town “frozen in time.” We will walk through this historic town with cameras in tow, while David does a “walking photography workshop and tour.” Come photograph this historic town, ask David questions about using your camera and photography you have always wanted to know, and learn to take better photos. We have arrangements with Clarence Chu, docent and keeper of the town museums to have the museums open for us. Transportation and a Chinese lunch are included. Cost: $80. Submit registration form below.
Please send check payable to CATS, POB 1266, Grass Valley, CA 95945
Questions? Call Jeannie at 530-265-2990 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. All registrations will be confirmed.
Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, 4pm-8pm
Back by popular demand is our Hawaiian Luau with an all authentic menu, including Kalua pig cooked in an underground imu, fresh poi from Hawaii, shave ice, grilled pineapple, chicken long rice, haupia dessert and more! Hawaiian hula and music will round out the evening. Win a prize for the best-dressed Hawaiian attire. Cost: $28 advance and $33 door. Tickets available HERE, the BriarPatch and Book Seller in Grass Valley.
Tales of Terror: an Afternoon of Asian Ghouls and Ghosts
Sunday, October 27, 2013, 2pm, Nevada Theatre
On the horizon just in time for Halloween. CATS is proud to present Eth-noh-tec, the internationally acclaimed Kenetic Story Theatre from San Francisco. Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo and Nancy Wang bridge cultures and communities together through storytelling, fusing the ancient with the contemporary. Cost: $20 advance; $23 door. Tickets available HERE, the BriarPatch and Book Seller in Grass Valley.