2012 SAN ANTONIO CHINESE ALLIANCE SPRING BBQ
Spring is in the air. It is time to rejoice with family and friends to celebrate the new beginnings and endless possibilities. Please join San Antonio Chinese Alliance (SACA), Confucius Institute of UT SA (CI) for the Annual Spring BBQ Cook-off & Chinese Cultural Day. Drinks, Food and Fruit provided by SACA and CI
Activities: Potato sack jumping & hula hoop relay, Karaoke, Shuttlecock, Jump ropes, & Tug of war, Broadcast Gymnastics, Taichi and Group Dance
When: 11:00am ¨C 4:00pm, March 24, 2012, Saturday
Where: Raymond Russell County Park
20644 IH-10 West, San Antonio, TX 78257
Registration: Free to SACA Members / CI students with Pre-registration
SACA offers Free Membership to Chinese Students, please register by 3/22/2012.
$5 to Non-members with Pre-registration
$5 to SACA Members onsite Registration
$10 to Non-members onsite Registration
Annual SACA Membership - $15 for family, $10 for individual
RSVP: Deadline March 22, 2012
Yu Li firstname.lastname@example.org
Nancy Du email@example.com
2012 Heartgift need two host-families and some volunteers
Heartgift for Wang Nan updates
We have a HeartGift child arriving Monday afternoon, January 30th, for
surgery on February 3rd. She and her mother will be here for a month
and need housing and assistance from the Chinese community. Please
HeartGift will bring a
3 years old Chinese girl to San Antonio for her heart surgery for a
month. We need two host-families and some volunteers for taking care of the
little girl and her mom. Please contact Zhiquan Sun, ËïÖ¾Èª
Work:210-704-3697, cell: 210-264-1535, home: 210-558-1861
Lao Sun (Sonny)
SAN ANTONIO CHINESE ALLIANCE SPRING BBQ
TSpring is in the air! It is the season of awakening and renewal. Nature in springtime is blossoming with bright colors and sweet aroma. It is time to rejoice with family and friends to celebrate the new beginnings and endless possibilities.
Please join San Antonio Chinese Alliance (SACA), East Asian Institute and Confucius institute of UT SA for the 2011 Spring Picnic Event on April 9, 2010, Saturday at 10:00am. There will be sizzling BBQ, chicken wings, fresh fruit, and refreshments. There will also be tons of fun activities including interactive games, introduction of Chinese painting, calligraphy, hiking and volleyball.
When: 10:00am ¨C 4:00pm, April 9, 2011, Saturday
Where GRAF Pavilion
O. P. Schnabel Park
9606 Bandera Road, San Antonio, TX78240 map
Registration: SACA members and Students with Early Registration - Free
Walk-in - $10
Annual SACA Membership - $15 for family, $10 for individual
RSVP: Deadline April 6, 2010
Wenbo Qi firstname.lastname@example.org
JENNIFER Tang email@example.com
Nancy Du firstname.lastname@example.org
Yanjuan Liu email@example.com
Vocal Seminar (pdf)
Chinese New Year, aka the Spring Festival, is by far the most important traditional festival in China and many Asian communities around the world. The Spring Festival begins on the 1st day of the 1st Chinese lunar calendar month, and the celebration lasts 15 days. The 2011 Chinese New Year (the Year of Rabbit) is on February 3, 2011.
To welcome the arrivale of the Year of Rabbit, San Antonio Chinese Alliance (SACA) and Confucius Institute (CI) at UTSA invite you to the 2011 Chinese New Year¡¯s Celebration Evening Gala at the Carver Community Cultural Center in downtown San Antonio at 6:00pm on February 12, 2011, Saturday. The Evening Gala will be a spectacular Chinese stage performance exhibiting Chinese culture and arts through classical Chinese musical in?struments, vocal, dance, martial arts, and much more.
Time: February 12, 2011, Saturday, 7:00 - 9:00pm
Place: Jo Long Theater @ The Carver Community Cultural Center
226 N. Hackberry, San Antonio, TX 78202
Price: $5 - SACA Members, UTSA staff/students, & Children under 12
$10 - Non-members
Contacts: Nancy Du @ 210-775-5758 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Min Chen @ 210-858-7576 (email@example.com)
Chinese New Year¡¯s Celebration Gala Announcement
Call for Performers & Artists
The San Antonio Chinese Alliance (SACA) and Confucius Institute (CI) at UTSA will co-host the 2011 Chinese New Year¡¯s Celebration Gala. The Gala will be held 6:00pm, February12, 2011, Saturday, at the Carver Community Cultural Center (226 N. Hackberry, San Antonio, TX 78202).
In keeping with our annual tradition of the Chinese New Year¡¯s Celebration Gala and expanding interests and participation of the communities, we are opening the gala event to performers and artists who can create and share their own performing arts programs on stage. We are currently seeking performers and artists in multiple categories, including but not limited to choir, vocal solo, duet, musical instrument solo, orchestra, dance, opera, comic skit, standup comedy, martial art, acrobatics, magic, ventriloquy, and shadow puppet. Performing arts from all cultures and backgrounds are welcome.
Please submit your proposals along with program descriptions and artist information to members of the 2011 Chinese New Year¡¯s Gala Preparation Committee for review and selection. The application deadline is 12/31/2010.
The Preparation Committee consists of:
Zhu Bing firstname.lastname@example.org (210) 232-6570
Gary Wang email@example.com (970) 988-6389
Ming Xie firstname.lastname@example.org (210) 497-2712
Jason Zhao email@example.com (210)274-8867
An Lu LUAN9999@gmail.com (210) 931-9966
Joan Zhao firstname.lastname@example.org (210) 497-7279
Donation for Wang Jiajun
Dear SACA members,
Heartgift San Antonio is hosting a Chinese boy for heart surgery to dilate his narrowing aorta. Volunteers from our Chinese community at San Antonio have been working very hard to help Jiajun Wang and his grandma since their arrival.
Jiajun¡¯s surgery went very successfully on December 10th, 2010 at Children¡¯s Hospital of Christus Santa Rosa and was discharged to his host home on December 15th. Thanks to the great expertise by pediatric cardiovascular surgeons, pediatricians and medical personnel. Our volunteers are also working very hard to help him with daily needs. Some of our volunteers are so touched by their acts of altruism and enjoyed the time with the boy and her grandma. They are Mark(Chun) Jing, Ho Ping, Tao and Charlotte You, Gaoxia Ni, John Zhang , Raylea You, Zhong Guangming, Diana Huang, Douglas Lu, Beth Wu (Yubo), Chunling Liu, Sun Zhiquan(Lao Sun), Nancy Du, Zhongming Wu, Qifu Xiao, Qun Li, Jing Yang and many more people behind the scene. They are professionals with very busy work schedules. It is really amazing how much love they poured into the heart of the little boy.
Unfortunately, the boy is having a rare genetic disorder named Williams syndrome. There is no cure for the disease. Children with Williams syndrome can live a productive life in US with strong family and community involvements. Unfortunately, Jiajun will not have much resource available for him. His mother died from a motor vehicle accident last year and his father was incarcerated and recently released from the prison. His grandma is accompanying him to San Antonio for medical care with the generous donation from donors for Heartgift project.
To make definite diagnoses of the disease, genetic test is required. It involves a test called FISH to probe the abnormality of Chromosome 7. We are asking help from genetic counselor to see what the cost for the test is and will also to see if any resources are available to help the test. Since the HeartGift Foundation doesn¡¯t have budget to support further medical care for Jiajun, we are asking your generous donation. The money we raise will help Jiajun¡¯s family to seek further medical assistance either in the States or back to China. The appropriate diagnosis will help early intervention and help him to live a better life.
Your donation in any amounts is greatly appreciated and will definitely make a difference in Jiajun¡¯s life and help his family to raise him. SACA is accepting donations on behalf of the child. Please make your check payable to SACA with designation to care of Wang Jiajun. SACA will be able to issue you a tax refund receipts upon request.
Dear Members and Friends,
In China and many Asian communities around the globe, the traditional harvest moon festival is celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calen-dar. This year, the Moon Festival Holiday falls on September 22, 2010, Wednesday. As part of the celebration, San Antonio Chinese Alliance and East Asia Institute at UTSA are celebrating this traditional holiday by hosting the 2010 Moon Festival Gala on September 23, 2010, Thursday.
On this day, the Embrace China Performing Art Troupe is set to present a colorful and exhilarating performance of classical and contemporary Chinese music, dance, acrobatics, magic, and ventriloquy to the San Antonio audience. The Troupe brings together a team of classically trained dancers and choreographers, award-winning musicians and vocalists, one of a kind acrobats, and incredible magicians. The action-packed evening gala will take the audience from Tibetan Plateau to Mongolian steppes to Manchurian mountains, featuring a breathtaking feat of grace, beauty, strength, balance, contortion, and magic.
The ¡°Embrace China¡± All-Star Performing Art Ensemble (Ensemble) is part of the Goodwill Mission by China¡¯s Federation of Overseas Chinese to introduce Chinese culture in western countries and to convey holiday greetings to Chinese liv-ing overseas. The Ensemble is comprised of nationally and internationally renowned musicians, dancers, and artists, led by award-winning Tibetan Signer Lamcha, and the Uyghur ¡°Golden Lark¡± Mayila.
This will be an evening to experience the richness and splendor of Chinese history, culture, and arts. We invite you to bring your friends and families to the event. Tickets are limited. Suggested donation is $5-10 for each ticket. Please contact Dr. Zhongming Wu at email@example.com for ticket information, or visit our website at www.sa-chinese.org.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
The Carver Community Cultural Center
226 N. Hackberry
San Antonio, TX 78202
Welcome Dinner at China Harbor for Embrace China Performing Arts Troupe
You are cordially invited to a welcome dinner for the ¡°Embrace China¡± Performing Arts Troupe on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at China Harbor Restaurant No. 4 @ N281, hosted by San Antonio Chinese Choir and San Antonio Chinese Orchestra. The ¡°Embrace China¡± Performing Art Ensemble is part of the Goodwill Mission by China¡¯s Federation of Overseas Chinese to introduce Chinese culture in western countries and to convey holiday greetings to Chinese living overseas. The Ensemble is comprised of nationally and internationally renowned musicians, dancers, and artists, led by award-winning Tibetan Signer Lamcha, and the Uyghur ¡°Golden Lark¡± Mayila. The Ensemble also features a team of talented performers from China¡¯s Coal Miners Performing Arts Group including ventriloquists Xu Guoli and Fan Bingqiang, the acrobat Ma Yufang, and musician Liang Yong.
We strongly encourage our members and friends to take advantage of this opportunity to dine and mingle with these Chinese celebrities, and even take a sneak preview of their gala performance on Thursday, 9/23/2010 at the Carver Community Cultural Center. We still have some tickets left for the Gala for a suggested donation of $10 each. Tickets are limited.
We thank the sponsorship of China Harbor Restaurant No.4 @ N281.
Date: Wednesday, 9/22/2010
Location: China Harbor Chinese Restaurant No.4 @ N.281
Cost: Standard Dinner Buffet Rate payable to China Harbor