CAAL members and families are cordially invited to the CAAL’s annual Potluck Party. Here is some information regarding this event:
Date: 11/20/2016 (Sunday)
Location: St Brigid Church, 2001 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington MA 02421
Activities: Potluck Party, CAAL’s Annual Meeting, Food Competition; Entertainment
Registration: Free but required, coming soon (end of Oct).
1) This event is for CAAL members only! (CAAL members include Lexington residents and those who work in Lexington);
2) Every family has to prepare at least ONE food that is enough to serve 2-3 times of your participants;
3) You will have chance to enter Food Competition to win a prize (details on the registration form);
4) Due to the space restriction, there will be a limit of 300 people for registration; we will confirm your registration based on your time to register, thanks in advance for your understanding.
Membership and Events of CAAL
Here is the newsletter from Friends of Cary Memorial Library Full Text
Dear CAAL Parents,
Lexington is among the best school districts in Massachusetts. All nine Lexington Public Schools have earned top accolades for academic excellence. However, academic stress has become a key concern among students, parents and faculties. A town-wide initiative is underway to reduce stress for our students and help them enjoy a healthy school life. EdCAAL is participating in this effort. We want to share some good information with you
In August, the Lexington Community Coalition Youth Initiative promoted Vicki Abeles’ book, Beyond Measure: Rescuing an Overscheduled, Overtested, Underestimated Generation. Beyond Measure is a groundbreaking book for parents, students, and educators on how to revolutionize learning, prioritize children’s health, and re-envision success for a lifetime.
To date, 50-plus members of the LPS leadership team have read the book, and are using it as a platform for discussion and planning. New and returning LHS faculty and administrators attended screenings of the film. This month, LHS student screenings will take place, with a special student/parent screening for this year’s freshman class.
Outside the schools, efforts are in place to engage the community-at-large in this important discussion. On Tuesday, September 27th from 7-9 pm at the Lexington High School Library, the Lexington Community Coalition will host a community book club discussion, focusing on Chapters 2 and 3 of the book, on time and homework. This will be followed by an October 18th screening of the film and discussion with the author Ms. Vicki Abeles herself at the Cary Memorial Hall (7-9:30pm).
The Chinese community is known for its tradition of learning, hard work, and academic excellence. We highly encourage our parents to participate in these events to learn, gain new perspectives, and help our children grow healthily to achieve long term success. As a symbol of endorsement for this initiative, EdCAAL has purchased 3 copies of the book to share among CAAL members. Please reply to this email if you want to borrow the book. Copies of the book are also available at Cary Library. You can also buy the book from Amazon.
For more information about the film, please visit the film’s website at http://beyondmeasurefilm.com/ or view the trailer at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4LTV8jat2o&feature=youtu.be. You can also follow the conversation locally by going to https://www.facebook.com/LexingtonIsBeyondMeasure/.The film ticket on Oct 18th can be purchased at Beyond Measure Tickets.
EdCAAL (CAAL Education Committee)
Join CAAL in Celebrating the Year of the Monkey.
今年，列克星敦中美华人协会（CAAL），卡里（Cary）纪念图书馆，和列克星敦镇将共同赞助筹办一个庆贺中国新年的免费盛大庆典活动！我们期待着您的参加！这次活动，将于2015年1月24日周六举行，它将向大家展现一个丰富多彩 ，精彩夺目，前所未有，空前壮观的庆典！庆典活动包含有适合于各种年龄段兴趣的节目。由于内容太多，我们只能分成两个部分进行。下午，从1:00点到3:45点 ，在卡里纪念图书馆，有丰富多彩的中国文化展出；晚上，从7点到9点，将在列克星敦高中学校的礼堂里，有精彩夺目的表演演出，六点半入场。
CAAL中国新年庆典更精彩的活动将于当晚7:00到9:00 PM，在列克星敦高中学校礼堂继续进行。这包括各种的娱乐活动和精彩表演。首先给来宾们带来的表演是雷鸣般的舞狮。接下来的是中国传统歌舞，武术，民乐，书法表演， 和迷人的中国Yo-Yo! 然而这还不是全部！如果你从来没有听过中国的国粹-京剧，没有目睹过神奇的变脸表演，这次你就赶上了！另外，在列克星敦“中西”交融的这种特出环境里，我们列克星敦高中学生合唱团将为我们表演他们即将到中国四个城市表演的中国传统歌曲。
Join CAAL, Cary Memorial Library, and the Town of Lexington (*)
in Celebrating the Year of the Ram.
* Sponsored by the Human Services Department and the Lexington Tourism Committee
Chinese version The festival is ON today, 1/24/2015. See you all there!
The Chinese American Association of Lexington (CAAL), Cary Memorial Library, and the town of Lexington, are sponsoring a free Chinese New Year Festival this year, and you’re invited! This year’s event, to be held on Saturday, January 24th, promises to be both special and spectacular. The Festival is so full of activities for all ages and interests that it had to be split into two parts! Experience a multi-sensory Chinese Culture Fair at Cary Memorial Library in the afternoon, from 1:00pm to 3:45pm. Spectacular performances will be on stage at Lexington High School in the evening.
Witness an artistic Chinese calligraphy demonstration, an interactive Chinese musical instrument exhibition, and try your skill in creating traditional Arts & Crafts. Get your phonetic Chinese name beautifully written on a souvenir bookmark. Join a festive parade to cheer as a lively and colorful dragon rhythmically roars through the library!
What’s a festival without food, one of the most important elements of any Chinese New Year celebration? Attend the festival and you’ll have a chance to sample traditional New Year snacks and goodies. Learn why these are favorites and some Chinese New Year rituals and “superstitions” that help assure good luck and good fortune in the New Year!
The CAAL Chinese New Year Festival continues later in the day, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM, with a wide range of entertaining and beautiful performances on stage at the Lexington High School auditorium. Guests will be treated to a thunderous lion dance, followed by displays of traditional Chinese song and dance, martial arts, musical instruments, a calligraphy demonstration, and a mesmerizing display of Chinese yo-yo. And that’s not all! If you’ve never witnessed Beijing Opera or a magical act that’s an amazing change-of-face, this is your chance! Also, for a special Lexington “East-Meets-West” twist, our very own Lexington High School Chorus will perform traditional Chinese songs in preparation of their upcoming four-city concert tour to China.
Best of all, both events are free of charge for all! Go to Cary Memorial Library for the afternoon culture fair. Seating for the evening performances at LHS begins at 6:30 pm. The snow date for the Culture Fair at Cary Library is Sunday, January 25. Lexington has never celebrated Chinese New Year with a day filled with events highlighting both culture and spectacle like this before . . . don’t miss it!
The Chinese zodiac features 12 animals, including the dog, horse, ram, dragon, tiger, monkey, pig, and rooster. Unlike the Western zodiac though, each animal is featured for an entire year, and the cycle repeats every 12 years. In addition to 2015, people born in the years 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, and 2003 are also born in the “Year of the Ram.” People born in “ram” years are believed to share common characteristics, such as creativity, elegance, and compassion. Though they are sometimes thought to be disorganized and insecure, people born in the year of the ram can be charming company. Sound like anyone you know?
Learn which world-famous individuals were born in the year of the ram. Find out which animal represents the year you were born in, and what characteristics YOU are believed to share with others born in your year!
Don’t miss the free CAAL Chinese New Year Festival, with a family-friendly afternoon cultural fair at Cary Memorial Library, and entertaining evening performances at Lexington High School! Tell your friends and join us for a fun-filled Chinese New Year Festival on January 24th!