Gung hay, fat choy! Time for Chinese New Year

COAST CITIES — Join MiraCosta College as it celebrates the Chinese New Year of the Snake with free events planned for Jan. 26 through Feb. 23.The new year celebrations begin with “Culture Through Literature – Chinese Storytelling,” presented by Aubrey Kuan Roderick at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 26 at the Oceanside Public Library Foundation Room, 330 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside.

Enjoy a lecture on the history of the Chinese community in San Diego and how it developed in the 20th century at 1 p.m. Feb. 1 at the MiraCosta College San Elijo Campus, Room 201, 3333 Manchester Ave., Cardiff-by-the-Sea.

Lee’s lecture will be held again at 3 p.m. Feb. 13 in the MiraCosta College Student Center Club Room (Bldg. 3400), 1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside. Lee is the author of the book, “In Search of Gold Mountain” and will hold a book-signing at the end of both presentations.

At 1 p.m. Feb. 8, MiraCosta College San Elijo Campus, Room 204, 3333 Manchester Avenue, Cardiff, enjoy a spotlight on the San Diego Asian Film Festival, with “Last Train Home,” a film screening and presentation by Brian Hu, artistic director, San Diego Asian Film Foundation. Founded in 2000, the festival has grown to become the largest exhibition of Asian cinema in the western United States. Prior to teaming up with the SDAFF, Hu was a Ph.D. student at UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television and a critic/editor for Asia Pacific Arts.

A cultural story time and traditional lion dance will be held at 10 a.m. Feb. 19 with Center Instructor Yi-Cheng Hu. The Lion Dance performance will be by the MiraCosta Ambassadors Team in the MiraCosta College Child Development Center (Bldg. 8000), 1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside.

Find the delicious side of the Chinese New Year at a Traditional Chinese Dumpling-making workshop at 3 p.m. Feb. 20 at the MiraCosta College Student Center Club Room (Bldg. 3400), 1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside. The Chinese dumpling is one of the most significant foods for the Chinese New Year. Watch a demonstration on how to prepare authentic Chinese dumplings and learn to make some yourself. Space is limited to the first 30 guests.

Enjoy a special story time for the Chinese New Year and make your own paper cutting art invented during the Han Dynasty (206 B.C.) at 11 a.m. Feb. 23 during the Chinese Paper-Cutting Art & Book Fair, in Barnes and Noble Bookstore, El Camino North Shopping Center, 2615 Vista Way, Oceanside.

For more information, contact Aubrey Kuan Roderick at School Relations and Diversity Outreach at (760) 795-6894 or





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