Research Campus group to celebrate Chinese New Year
Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Cabarrus Chinese American Association will host a Chinese New Year celebration Saturday from 1 to 6 p.m. at Cox Mill High School,1355 Cox Mill Road in Concord
The Cabarrus Chinese American Association (CCAA) was founded by scientists at the North Carolina Research Campus.
The Chinese New Year celebration benefits their Chinese Language and Art School. The event features traditional Chinese music, dance, food, arts, crafts and games. Performers from the Raleigh and Charlotte area include the RTP Chinese Singers Club, Ruby Slippers Chinese Dance Club, the NC-RTP Chinese Music Instrument Ensemble, Chinese Phoenix Arts and the Pacific Arts Troupe. Cox Mill High School students will add American-style singing.
All performers are donating their time to the event. Chinese restaurants and stores in the area will also offer traditional Chinese crafts and food for sale. The event will include traditional decorations and games for children and their families to enjoy. Some crafts and food will be for sale at the event.
The event is open to the public. Tickets, when ordered online at www.cabarruschinese.org, are $8 for adults and $5 for children 6 to 12. Kids under 6 are free. At the door, tickets are $10 for adults.
NCRC scientists leading the CCAA are David H. Murdock Research Institute Group Leader of Genomic Sciences Xinguo “Mike” Wang, PhD; N.C. Central University Assistant Professor TinChung Leung, Ph.D.; Associate Professor Xiaohe Yang, Ph.D., and lab technician Xia Cao; UNC Greensboro graduate students Xueqing “Heather” Zhao, and research scientist Yunping Qiu, Ph.D.; and N.C. A&T University Associate Professor Shengmin Sang, Ph.D.