[世界新闻网】 勒鎮華協年会, 5人獲總統義工獎

[世界新闻网】 勒星頓華人協會(CAAL)19日晚在勒鎮布立吉教堂,舉行2016年年會和聚餐,並頒發「總統義工獎」給五名獲獎者,包括兩名「終身成就獎」得主,現場約300人共享百家美食、欣賞歌舞相聲等演出。阅读全文

感谢由李磐和丁薇领导的会员活动委员会为大家精心组织的聚餐和文艺节目!

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CAAL Potluck Party and Annual Meeting on Sunday, Nov 20, 2016

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)
Time: 18:00-22:00
Location: St Brigid Church, 2001 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington MA 02421
Activities: Potluck Party, CAAL’s Annual MeetingFood Competition; Entertainment
Registration: Free but required, coming soon (end of Oct).

Notes:
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.

注意事项:
1)本次聚会只限于CAAL会员参加。(CAAL会员包括莱克星屯居民以及在本屯工作者)
2)每家必须准备至少一道食物参加,食物的量要足够认你自家参加人数的2-3倍吃饱;
3)食物评比,并有机会获奖;
4)由于场地有限,本次聚会限制注册300人,请预先谅解。

Pan Li
Chair of
Membership and Events of CAAL

TRIVIA BEE TEAMS WANTED! Wednesday, November 9th, 7:00 PM in the Lexington High School Auditorium

一年一度由教育基金会(LEF)主办的Trivia Bee 将于11/9 晚上七点在LHS 举行,这是我们镇传统的一件盛事,每个学校和各个团体都会组队参赛。去年由Eileen Jay, Hsingmin Sha and Alfred Chin 三名大将组成的“Let It Bee –by CAAL”参赛,表现不俗。现招募今年的参赛成员,请大家踊跃报名或推荐人选。可喜可贺的是我们CAAL的President Weidong Wang 今年还被邀请作为Trivia Bee 赛的Guest Judge!! 这一盛事,勿可错过。有意参与者,请与我联系
关于Trivia Bee 的介绍请参看以下链接:
Jessie Zhan
jessiezhan2009@gmail.com

“Beyond Measure” Movie Showing on 18Oct16

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.

Best Regards,

EdCAAL (CAAL Education Committee)

莱克星顿镇为梁警官捐款活动现况通报 Updates on “Donation For Peter Liang”

众所周知,莱克星顿华人协会 (CAAL) 为梁警官案设立了专门捐款账号,并以 CAAL 名义捐 $500 ,本镇屯民及外镇外州华人积极跟进,加上2/20集会募捐($6312) ,莱克星顿为梁彼得帐号捐款总额目前超过已$12,500

CAAL在密切跟踪研究帮助梁警官的各组织和专项基金,包括新近成立的Peter Liang Legal Fund,  CAAL会尽快将收集的捐款送交能最有效代表梁警官利益的组织或基金。多谢大家的支持和捐献! 点击认捐。

莱克星顿华人协会 (CAAL)

Celebrate Chinese New Year 4714, the Year of the Monkey!

Join CAAL in Celebrating the Year of the Monkey.

The Chinese American Association of Lexington (CAAL) is sponsoring a Chinese New Year Banquet this year, and you’re invited!  This year’s event, to be held on Saturday, January 30th, at the Minuteman Regional High School, promises to be special. In addition to a wide selection of delicious Chinese dinner entrees and desserts, CAAL has arranged for an entertaining array of cultural performances.  Guests will experience several traditional types of Chinese song and dance, martial arts, musical instruments, and a Chinese yo-yo demonstration . . . don’t miss it!

Tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis, and have always sold out fast.  No tickets will be sold at the door. Seating begins just after 6:00 pm, with dinner being served at 6:45 pm.  The snow date is Sunday, January 31st.  Adult tickets are $25; children aged 12 and under at $15 each.
Join CAAL in celebrating 4714, the “Year of the Monkey.”  Order your tickets by sending a check (payable to CAAL), phone number (for confirmation), and a self-addressed stamped envelope to:  CAAL New Year Banquet, c/o Diamond Hayes, 63 Shade St, Lexington, 02421. You’ll receive tickets by return mail or, if we’ve sold out, we’ll return your check.

热烈庆祝第4713 中国新年!

隆重邀请您前来参加由列克星敦中美华人协会(CAAL),卡里(Cary)纪念图书馆,和列克星敦镇共同筹办的庆贺中国羊年的盛大庆典活动!

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。

在下午的活动中,您将有机会一览精悍的中国书法艺术;参观各种中国民间乐器聆听它们的优美声音;尝试各种有创意的中国传统工艺技能。我们还会把您的音译中国名子漂亮规整地书写在书签上,留作纪念!最后,和我们一起为经由图书馆的庆典游行欢呼吧!请尽情地把自己置身于一个锣鼓震天威武雄壮的舞龙中!

春节联欢能没有好吃的吗?这可是任何一个中国新年的最重要标志之一!参加我们的联欢活动,你会有机会品尝各种传统新年小吃和糖果;也能了解一下什么是我们中国人的最爱,有哪些中国新年的仪式,和哪些能帮助确保来年好运和吉祥的风俗!

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。

最棒的是这两项活动对所有人都是免费的!下午到卡里纪念图书馆参加中国文化展,6点半就可以入座参加晚上的文艺演出。若遇到下雪,在卡里纪念图书馆的文化展将延至第二天1月25日周日举行。列克星敦从未有过如此隆重的庆祝中国新年的一天活动:丰富多彩的文化活动和精彩的表演!朋友们啊,可千万不要错过哦!

2015年是羊年,你知道世界著名人物里,谁是属羊的吗?您是哪个属性呢?您这个属性有些什么特点你可以分享吗?

千万不要错过免费的CAAL中国新年的庆典活动!来参加我们这个充满友谊和活力的大家庭活动吧:下午的中国文化展在Cary纪念图书馆,晚上的精彩表演在列克星敦的高中学校大礼堂!请大家奔走相告,在一月24日那天和我们一起度过和庆祝中国新年节日一天吧!

 

Celebrate Chinese New Year 4713!

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!