CAAL Co-hosted Lexington Community Coalition Welcome Coffee

莱克星顿屯面对新家庭的社区咖啡见面会从今年五月开始每月如期举行。CAAL 一直积极派代表参加。镇上所有的核心社区服务组织和团体一起现场回答大家关于镇里,小学、初中、高中,以及社区服务资源和设施的各类问题。

The purpose of Lexington’s Community Coalition is to support a welcoming community that values wellness, inclusivity, respect, empathy, responsibility, compassion, community, kindness, and peace.
The Lexington Community Coalition includes town and school departments, individual volunteers, and community organizations who collaborate to align resources to support youth (and their families). Specifically, we are working together to: Reduce alcohol & substance use; Decrease atmosphere of competition; Support mental health for youth & families。

Learn more on Facebook: Lexington Community Coalition – Youth Initiative

“Success for the Long Run” 2017 College Seminar

EdCAAL 2017 College Application Knowledge Sharing Event will be held on June 17th at Lexington High School. The main theme is “Success for The Long Run”. Student and parent reps of LHS Class 2017, school counselor and past LHS alumni will share valuable experiences and learning. There will be two panel discussions:

  • 1PM-3PM: Class of 2017 Students, Parents and School Counselor - Experience Sharing
  • 3PM-4PM: LHS Alumni - Life After LHS

The target audience of this event will be LHS students and parents. Due to limited seating, we suggest one parent per family attending with the child/ren. Please only sign up for you and your child/ren using the link below.

Date: Saturday, 06/17/2017
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm EDT
Location: Lexington High School Common

CAAL Education Committee (EdCAAL)

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Fundraising for Light up Lincoln project

Since 2010, Lexington’s K-8 student population has increased by 11%. However, open space dedicated to athletic use has actually diminished in Lexington over the last 10 years. An effective solution is to install permanent lights on Lincoln Field, so that kids can have more time to play sports. Historically, comparable projects were privately funded, such as the baseball lights on Center Field. Lexington residents are now raising $550K to self-fund this project.

The Chinese American Association of Lexington (CAAL) is actively participating in this fundraising. We plan to donate all funds to the Project by end of June, as a symbol of support of the Chinese American residents. All donations are tax deductible. Please click here to donate. You are also welcome to fill up the form with donations already made directly to the project team, if you would like it to be considered as part of the CAAL contribution.

Let’s team up to contribute to our community!

Chinese American Association of Lexington (CAAL)

Sophia Ho Received Minuteman Cane Award In Patriot’s Day Ceremony!

Congratulations to Lexington resident and long time volunteer Sophia Ho, who received the Minuteman Cane Award in Patriot’s Day Ceremony for her dedication to community, character and accomplishments. This most prestigious award is given by the town annually to a person over 80 years old, has been a resident of Lexington for 15 years, and is actively involved in the community, and an inspiration to others.

LHS Senior Emily Zhang also received the Outstanding Youth Award at the same ceremony. These awards are well-deserved honors and also great recognition for the Chinese Community!

Read full report and interviews on Minuteman Newspaper

Sophia Ho (right) received Minuteman Cane Award In Patriot’s Day Ceremony, along with Bill Kennedy for White Tricon Hat, and Emily Zhang for Outstanding Youth Award.

Angel Dance Company presents Dance of Love, a benefit performance

Angel Dance Company will join forces with Community Endowments of Lexington (CEL) and Chinese American Association (CAAL) by providing an evening of award-winning dance performances to raise fund for community services

Where: The Eleanor Welch Casey Theatre – Regis College, 235 Wellesley Street, Weston, MA

When: Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 7pm

Sponsors: Angel Dance Company, Community Endowment of Lexington and Chinese American Association of Lexington

An evening of enchanting Chinese ethnic dances, performed by Gold award winning dancers, is awaiting you! Angel Dance Company joins forces with Community Endowment of Lexington and Chinese American Association of Lexington to support the spirit of giving. The proceeds from the ticket sales will be donated to the Endowment in support of its efforts to improve public health and human services, arts and culture, environmental sustainability and the community building. Tickets can be purchased on-line at http://Angel.WeForm.net. For more information, please contact Ke Ke at 617 230-3854.

 

Chinese Culture Day at the Cary Memorial Library

Event: Chinese Culture Day

When: 1:30 – 4:00 pm on Saturday, January 14, 2017

Where: Cary Memorial Library. 1874 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02420

The Cary Memorial Library and Chinese American Association of Lexington (CAAL) are very pleased to host the 2nd Chinese Culture Day in the Cary Library from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm on Saturday, January 14, 2017.  This year, Chinese Lunar New Year of 4714 – the year of Rooster, falls on January 28, 2017.  Chinese New Year is also called Spring Festival by Chinese.

There will be five main celebration activities to ring in the year of Rooster.  They include:

  1. Dragon Parade accompanied by Chinese traditional percussion.
  2. Chinese traditional costume show.  Live Chinese instrumental music and ethnic dance.  Sampling of Chinese tea and snacks.
  3. Hands-on Chinese Art and Crafts.
  4. Cooking demonstration and tasting of Chinese dumplings and spring rolls usually served during Chinese New Year.
  5. Story-telling for young children.

Activity Schedule and Location

Activity

Location

Time

Dragon Parade Throughout the Library 1:45 – 2:00
Chinese Costume Show, Music, Dance, Tea and Snacks Main Stairs and Atrium 2:00; 3:00
Chinese Art and Crafts Teen Room 1:45 – 4:00On-going
Dumpling & Spring Roll Making and Tasting Large Meeting Room 2:30- 3:00
Story Telling Small Meeting Room 2:30; 3:30

 

As part of the Chinese New Year celebration, CAAL is also co-sponsoring with the Community Endowment of Lexington an evening of award-winning performances presented by Angel Dance Company on 2/18/2017.