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Celebrate Chinese New Year at SNC Tahoe campus Sunday

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Incline Village will again have the opportunity to enjoy the exciting traditions of Chinese New Year on the Sierra Nevada College campus on Sunday, Feb. 28, from 3-7 p.m., in Patterson Hall.

The event is co-sponsored by the Asian Cultural Forum at SNC Tahoe, and Candy Perine and Cathi Colvin of Coldwell Banker Select Real Estate.

It includes the participation of many local nonprofit and cultural institutions, including UNR, the Chinese Association of Northern Nevada, and local schools. Kristen Ferrall of Lake Tahoe Television will emcee the event.

SNC Tahoe President Dr. Alan Walker and IVGID Chairperson and SNC Tahoe Business department chair Kendra Wong will make remarks.

The year 2016 is the year of the monkey in the Chinese calendar, and the legend of the monkey's journey — from being a naughty, mischievous troublemaker to seeking wisdom by learning to do good — will be featured in the day's events.

SNC student Corleone Zhang, president of the SNC Tahoe Asian Cultural Forum, will perform the Monkey Dance, and lots of fun monkey business is planned.

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The event will include performances and demonstrations of other Chinese folk arts and traditions as well, including Majohng, tea ceremonies, martial arts, and the well-known Lion Dance; children can also participate in folk songs and stories, learn about the other animal signs of the Chinese zodiac, play games, and make Monkey King masks and other crafts.

Tahoe Expedition Academy is sponsoring a Bounce House. Yingying Zhao, president of the Chinese Association of Northern Nevada, will perform a magic show at 5:30 p.m.

Enjoy musical performances by students and staff members of local schools, including Eunice Marion, music director of Lake Tahoe School; Joyce Huber, director of Tahoe Institute of Languages; Cindy Liggett, director of Village Christian Pre-School; and Courtenay Wallpe and Anne Silvern of Tahoe Expedition Academy.

SNC Tahoe student Yves Xue will sing from the opera Turandot with members of the SNC choir, accompanied by Donna Axton.

SNC Tahoe chef Aaron Zender will prepare an authentic Chinese dinner for purchase from 5-7 p.m., and Chris Talbot Photography will be on hand to take family portraits using traditional Chinese clothing and accessories.

The event is free to kids of all ages. Call 775-833-6465 for further information.

This article was submitted by Sierra Nevada College; visit sierranevada.edu to learn more.