OCEANSIDE — The actual Chinese New Year’s Day for 2010 falls on Feb. 14, but MiraCosta College will be celebrating most of February.
On Feb. 2, a free Chinese New Year culture craft session welcomes children in grades K-5 to make Chinese paper lanterns from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Carlsbad Cole Library, 1250 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad.
Feb. 7 is Family Art Day where the whole family learns how to make Chinese paper lanterns and do calligraphy from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Oceanside Museum of Art, 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside.
Qigong instructor Fay McGrew will discuss the ancient Chinese health practice of self healing, Chinese medicine and tai chi noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 16 in Aztlan A and B, in the Student Center on the Oceanside Campus, 1 Barnard Drive.
Acupuncturist Daniel Haun will give a presentation on traditional Chinese medical techniques and tips on how to improve overall health and well being. This workshop is scheduled noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 17 in Aztlan A & B, located in the Student Center on the Oceanside Campus, 1 Barnard Drive.
The traditional Lion Dance and Kung Fu Presentation will be presented by the Oceanside Shen Chinese Kung Fu Academy from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Feb. 18 on the lawn at the center of the Oceanside Campus, 1 Barnard Drive and Feb. 25 in the Student Center at MiraCosta’s San Elijo Campus, 3333 Manchester Avenue, Cardiff.
An Evening with Author Rosemary Gong will be held 6:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 18 in Aztlan A & B of the Student Center on the Oceanside Campus, 1 Barnard Drive. Gong is author of “Good Luck Life,” the essential guide to Chinese American celebrations and culture. A dinner buffet is included in the admission price of $30. Gong will also host a book-signing “meet and greet” at 5 p.m., also in Aztlan A & B.
International Film Series presents “Forever Enthralled,” with three showings Feb. 19 at 10 a.m. in the Community Room at the Community Learning Center, 1831 Mission Avenue, Oceanside; 1 p.m. in Room 204 at the San Elijo Campus, 3333 Manchester Ave., Cardiff and 7 p.m. in Room 3601 on the Oceanside Campus, 1 Barnard Drive. The movie, (not rated) is a 2008 Chinese film about Mei Lanfang, a legendary opera performer in Chinese history.
Events are sponsored by the International Film Series and MiraCosta’s Associated Student Government. For additional information, contact Aubrey Roderick at (760) 757-2121, ext. 6477 or [email protected]