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Regional Learning Alliance to Host “Chinese New Year” Celebration

January 29, 2013

Cranberry marks Chinese New Year with February 9 celebration

 

According to the Chinese calendar, 2013 is the Year of the Snake, which begins February 10.  The Snake is the sixth symbol in the Chinese Zodiac, which follows a rotation of 12 animal signs.  Ancient Chinese wisdom holds that people born in the Year of the Snake are keen and cunning, intelligent and wise. 

To honor the upcoming new year, as well as those born in the previous years of the snake, the Cranberry Township Sister Cities Association will be observing the event on Saturday afternoon, February 9, from 1:00 to 3:00, at the Regional Learning Alliance on 850 Cranberry Woods Drive.  Family-friendly activities at the celebration will include Chinese storytelling, a traditional Chinese dance performance, Chinese arts and crafts, a lesson in Chinese language, and samples of Chinese food.

According to the Chinese calendar, 2013 is the Year of the Snake, which begins February 10.  The Snake is the sixth symbol in the Chinese Zodiac, which follows a rotation of 12 animal signs.  Ancient Chinese wisdom holds that people born in the Year of the Snake are keen and cunning, intelligent and wise. 

To honor the upcoming new year, as well as those born in the previous years of the snake, the Cranberry Township Sister Cities Association will be observing the event on Saturday afternoon, February 9, from 1:00 to 3:00, at the Regional Learning Alliance on 850 Cranberry Woods Drive.  Family-friendly activities at the celebration will include Chinese storytelling, a traditional Chinese dance performance, Chinese arts and crafts, a lesson in Chinese language, and samples of Chinese food.

Cranberry Township’s Chinese New Year’s event is being co-hosted by the Cranberry Township Sister Cities Association, the Regional Learning Alliance, Slippery Rock University, and the HeartPrints Center for Early Education.  More information is available on the Sister Cities website, www.cranberrytownship.org/sistercities

A registration fee of $5 per person for those 12 and older – $3 for those under 12 – will be collected upon arrival at the event.  Anyone planning to attend should place their reservation no later than February 1 by phone at 724-776-4806 x1020, or by email at sistercities@cranberrytownship.org.