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Chinese New Year will be celebrated

Local author and historian Wally Hagaman will speak on “Chinese New Year – its cycles, special customs, traditional foods, and how it was celebrated by Nevada County Chinese during the Gold Rush.” Friday, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of Madelyn Helling Library, Nevada City. Call 265-7079 for information.

Bennett Dear, feng shui consultant and director of the Starr Phoenix Institute for Intuitive and Healing Arts, will give a presentation on “The Chinese Zodiac-12 Animals, 5 Elements, 60 Versions of You.” Work sheets will be provided to calculate your complete Chinese chart, so bring your birth date, time and country. Friday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of Madelyn Helling Library in Nevada City. Call 265-7079 for information.

Charlie Chin, nationally known storyteller, author and scholar of Asian American studies, will give two performances in the Community Room of Madelyn Helling Library, Nevada City. “Timeless Tales of Ancient China” is a performance of stories and folk tales for children of all ages. Saturday, Feb. 8, at 10:30 a.m.



“Dr. Yee Fung Cheung: Gold Rush Pioneer” is a performance piece in the persona of Dr. Yee, an herbal doctor who emigrated from Southern China to California in 1850 and established a successful herbal practice in Fiddletown. The performance will be followed by a question and answer period. Saturday, Feb. 8, at 1p.m. Call 265-7079 for information.

In addition, there will be a special exhibit in the library lobby display cases (created by Dix Sullivan), a display of Chinese books inside the library, and a selected annotated book list compiled by library staff.


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