2013 March 11 - April 5 Bedding and Towel Drive for the Homeless
Donated bedsheets, blankets and towels collected at ACA's Chinese Community Center were given to Cass Community Social Services to be used in their homeless shelters. Click to read an extended recap article in English or in Chinese.
To read a longer recap of ACA's Chinese New Year Events, click here. To see photos from the Chinese New Year events, click here.
2013 February 23 ACA Lantern Festival
About 400 people attended this free community event to celebrate Chinese New Year at the Chinese Community Center. There were activities and games for the children, Chinese New Year food sales, raffle items, and the netertainment included cultural performances, skits, and dancing. Proceeds from the food sales, activity tables and raffle are going towards ACA programs and services. Organizations such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Michigan Chinese Women Association participated with informational booths.
2013 February 22 ACA Senior Club Chinese New Year Celebration
About 80 seniors were joined by students from the University of Liggitt School at this special gathering to celebrate Chinese New Year. The event highlighted by a special lunch of Chinese food that included several homemade, hometown dishes brought by the seniors.
2013 February 16 ACA Lunar New Year Banquet
To ring in the Year of the Snake (or Little Dragon), 230 guests attended ACA's Lunar New Year Banquet held at Golden Harvest Resturant in Warren, MI. The program included lively raffle drawings, a ten-course gourmet Chinese dinner, performances by Sean Chen, Hong Wang, members of the Michigan Tai Chi Center, and ACA's Folk Dance Group. Special thanks to our event sponsors: AARP, Confucius Institute at Wayne State University, CTI and Associates, Inc., and DTE Energy.
2013 February 12 ACA Chinese New Year Luncheon and Open House
This open house event at ACA's Detroit Service Center which also included a Chinese New Year celebration welcomed about 100 guests. There was a dumpling-making demonstration and tasting along with a lunch of Chinese food.