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:
Activity Schedule and Location
|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.
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)
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为 $12,224.09。
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！
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