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Southeast Center celebrates Asian New Year
Photos and Story by James Hill
PORTLAND, Ore. – One of the largest events of the year at the Southeast Center is set to begin.
Portland Community College is celebrating the Year of the Pig with music, entertainment, food, vendors, door prizes, and much more at this year’s Asian New Year Celebration. The Southeast Center, located at 2305 S.E. 82nd Ave., will host the celebration at 10 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 19 in the center’s Great Hall. The event is free and open to the public. Children are welcome. Food is $1 and parking is free.
The Asian New Year Celebration will feature a lion dance, Chinese dances, martial arts, and an Asian dance by staff. Demonstrations include Chinese brush painting, and chopsticks and paper cutting workshops. Also, there will be various tables showcasing Asian art products for sale and the PCC Dragon Boat Team will be signing up recruits. Craig Kolins, PCC’s Extended Learning Campus Dean of Instruction and Student Services, will provide welcoming remarks.
For more information, call 503-788-6262.
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