Fang’s follow-up comments from her Portland visit in May

 Hello Portland!  As a part of my life scrapbook/summer blogging/record keeping, I would love it if any of you (especially the young teens and older teens) would write a small vignette or paragraph about your thoughts & reflections regarding what you learned from the weekend, from me?, from the community coming together, etc.  I do not yet know what Fangtopia will look like in a year, but with your thoughtful feedback, I will be more equipped to shape and sculpt my idea into something that better serves us Chinese adoptees. You can email your responses directly to fangtopia@gmail.com.  I may not respond to every reflection, but please know that I truly appreciate everything you say.  Also, please be aware that whatever you write might be posted on my public blog!  If you would like to share privately with me your thoughts, please email those over to me with a note that says “keep private please”.  Thank you and I look forward to hearing from everyone!  Sending my love, Portland.”
 

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FCC Presents: Somewhere Between!

Another month, another movie screening!  While this one is not a fundraiser, you won’t want to miss it.  We’re happy to announce that the acclaimed documentary “Somewhere Between” is (finally) returning to Portland! On Tuesday January 15th at 7:30pm, we’ll be hosting a one-night only screening at Century 16 Eastport Plaza… ** If and ONLY IF 75 people reserve their tickets by January 6th ** That’s the way Tugg works… Tugg is a web-based service that helps people and organizations bring movie screenings to their hometowns. So let’s do this thing!  Pre-order tickets here.

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Night at the Clinton

 

What a great night at the Clinton! “The Invisible Red Thread” proved to be a wonderful film, and received a terrific response from the audience.  There were 160+ in attendance, and we completely sold out of DVDs following an insightful Q&A with director Maureen Marovitch.  The owners of The Clinton St. Theater, Lani Jo and Roger Leigh, were gracious hosts and kept everything running smoothly. Congratulations to the raffle drawing winners, Nina Rubinelli and Ellie Langridge (posters), and Carol Lyons (DVD)!  Special thanks to Maureen Marovitch and Picture This Productions, for allowing us to screen their film as an FCC chapter fundraiser, to Noho and Shelley Marchesi, owners of Noho’s Hawaiian Cafe, who generously donated 20% of sales Sunday to our FCC chapter, to Donna Pizzi and Philip Clayton-Thompson of Blackstone Edge Studios, who donated the posters given away in the raffle, to Susie Bell, who donated all print promotional materials, and to D’mae Roberts, for the friendly mention of our event on her KBOO-FM radio program, Stage and Studio.

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The Invisible Red Thread, Sunday Dec. 9th at 5:00pm

Come one, come all! On SUNDAY DEC. 9 @ 5pm, please join us for a fundraiser and special screening of the documentary “The Invisible Red Thread.” We’d love to see you there.  There’ll be a Q&A with director Maureen Marovitch as well as a DVD/poster raffle. Purchase advance tickets at  http://invisibleredthreadpdx.eventbrite.com or click below on the poster image!  We’ll be glad to answer any questions in the comments, or email us at fccorswwa@gmail.com.

The Invisible Red Thread hosted by FCC Oregon and SW Washington

Sunflower Chinese Dance Troupe

Please join us for a lively and fun filled hour of Chinese dance class taught by Beijing Dance Academy certified instructors that have many years of traditional Chinese dance experience. The classes follow the syllabus outlined by the Beijing Dance Academy and aim to meet the physiological and psychological charaacteristics of children from preschool to 12th grade. Contents include Chinese classical and folk dance.
Session 1: Saturdays from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm (4th grade – middle school)
Session 2: Saturdays from 3:15 – 4L15 pm (preschool – 4th grade)
Where: 315 Davis street., Portland, OR 97209 (downtown Chinatown)
To Register: Contact Winnie at 503-709-8620 or email winniecwong@msn.com or sharon at sharon_cen@yahoo.com

Portland’s Most Innovative Mandarin Chinese Courses

The curriculum at Portland Chinese Lessons is fun and effective.  It is designed to speed language acquisition for business professionals, travelers, and families.  With over fifteen years of teaching experience and a Master’s degree in Chinese Literature, Ms. Knight (“Tang Laoshi”) integrates games, skits, color-coding, musical instruments, “Rassias Method” language drills, and Total Physical Response (TPR).

For more information on schedules and classes:  portlandchineselessons.com