Next Up: FCC’s 2013 Chinese New Year Celebration!

 * Year of the Snake *  Saturday, February 2, 2013 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM PST

Register TODAY for this year’s CNY celebration!  Enjoy visiting with friends and family, perusing great raffle items, watching the Chinese dance troupe and the Portland Lee Family Lion Dance Team, having your family portrait taken, and celebrating the Year of the Snake!

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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 or click below on the poster image!  We’ll be glad to answer any questions in the comments, or email us at

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 or sharon at


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:


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 : or E-mail:


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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