Chinese New Year of the Tiger eventsby Carolyn Classen on Feb. 09, 2010, under Arts, Life
As a member of the Tucson Chinese Cultural Center, I would be remiss in not informing our readers of these upcoming events, in celebration of the New Year of the Tiger:
Family Day Festival
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tucson Chinese Cultural Center, 1288 W. River Rd.
Free admission to a family-friendly day of Chinese arts & crafts, dance & musical performances, food for sale. Plus lion and dragon dances. Public is invited.
Lunar New Year dinner
6 to 9 p.m.
Desert Diamond Casino, 7350 S. Nogales Hwy.
$125 per person (or $1000 for table of eight)
Fun-filled evening of entertainment, delicious food & drink, silent auction & raffle drawings
Call 520-292-6900 for more info and for reservations (open to all). The Tucson Chinese Cultural Center is located on River Rd. between Oracle and La Canada.
The Tucson Chinese Association (TCA) is a nonprofit (501C3) corporation that “promotes, sponsors, and educates the community relating to the Chinese culture and heritage via activities and the Tucson Chinese School throughout the year.” The TCA also operates this cultural center with mostly volunteers.
The Year of the Tiger marks the Asian zodiac for those born in 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, and of course, this year, 2010.
PIMA COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (FREE EVENTS ON FEB. 13) FOR YEAR OF THE TIGER:
–Enjoy light refreshments and fun-filled festivities to celebrate the Chinese New Year of the Tiger. There will be Chinese calligraphy, face painting, crafts, and music by the University of Arizona’s Purple Bamboo Ensemble (outside, weather permitting; all other activities inside).
10:30am – 12:30pm
Himmel Park Branch Library, 1035 N. Treat Avenue
– Come and enjoy a Chinese story, along with some songs, at a special Saturday Storytime. Then, make a Chinese lantern and take it home.
10:30am – 11:30am
Nanini Branch Library, 7300 N. Shannon Road
–Join the fun as we celebrate Chinese New Year’s with a special musical performance by Purple Bamboo Ensemble. Also create a tiger mask and Chinese lantern to take home. Make your own fortune cookie and sample fragrant Chinese tea.
Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Avenue
Celebrate the New Year of the Tiger. Kung Hee Fat Choy!