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

 

Chinese New Year Celebration February 2, 2013 – Save the Date

Save the Date for our annual Chinese New Year Celebration being held again at HK Cafe on Saturday, February 2, 2013 from 4 – 7pm. Great food, raffle prizes, Lee Family Dancers will be performing the Lion Dance and we will have a photographer for those special family photos. Look for information soon and don’t delay in reserving your table as seats are limited!

 

Tangled Branches: Stories of Adoption

Our chapter president Andrea Brayson is part of this wonderful adoption-focused project by Portland photographer and multimedia artist Kimberli Ransom. Her show “Tangled Branches: Stories of Adoption” will be held on November 3rd; find the details here. Check out this compelling video preview:

 

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

 

Portland CCBA Chinese Language School Fall Schedule

If you are interested in a basic Mandarin class for travelers and many other classes check out the Portland CCBA Chinese Language School.  Check out their curriculum, dates and times at : www.ccbaportland.org/school.html or E-mail: hlsia@aol.com

 

Mid-Autumn Moon Festival Draws Nearer

Please join us for this traditional Chinese family holiday event at Cook Park in Tualatin, a lovely park with a great playground.  There will be food, fun, and activities for kids (and parents) of all ages.  

 DATE:  Saturday, September 22nd 

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Dinner and Silent Auction September 22 Benefiting Medical Mission to China

Hello, I am Tanya Lee. I have 4 children adopted from China, 3 of those have severe congenital heart disease. I am not a member of FCC only because the hospital time has so far not allowed our family much else.
I thought I would let you know that this October I am taking a group of 8 people on a medical missions trip to the Little Flowers Medical Foster Home in Beijing China. I am a nurse, there will be 2 other nurses, 2 cardiac physicians from Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, a Child Life Specialist, and a student. We will spend a week with the foster home and the local hospitals, evaluating children with heart defects and training the nanny staff. We hope this will be the first of many such trips.
On the evening of September 22 we are having a dinner and silent auction to raise awareness and funds for our upcoming trip. If you would be able to attend and/or help us spread the word we would be so grateful. You can email me at this email address, my husband at mike@silverkeyinc.com
Our medical team has a blog at www.littleheartsmedical.org
Thank you for your time, we look forward to hearing from you,
-Tanya Lee.

 

Special Screening “The Invisible Red Thread”

Our FCC chapter is excited to be hosting a special screening of the new documentary “The Invisible Red Thread” in Portland.  The date, time and location are currently in negotiation and will be announced soon — on our website, our Facebook page (Like us!), and via email. 
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