Chinese New Year Celebrations 2020 Year of the Rat
Location: Lansu Chinese Garden, Portland, Oregon
Dates: January 25 – February 9, 2020
Lansu Chinese Garden in Portland is the location for Chinese New Year Celebrations in 2020. This garden is a special treasure that provides a window into Chinese culture all year round and the garden paths lead visitors of all ages to discoveries in art, history, a variety of Suzhou style rock features and flowers and plants around the beautiful pond with colorful Asian carp. Check out the events calendar for lectures, music, Tai Chi, and special events.
Love Your Bookstore Challenge
Dates: November 8 – 17, 2019
Location: Your local bookstore!
The 2019 Love Your Bookstore Challenge kicks off on Friday, November 8th. Celebrate your favorite bookstore by posting a photo from inside your bookstore with your favorite book (or bookseller!) and use #loveyourbookstore in the caption to share the love!
Book Preview Party
Date: October 26, 2019
Location: Dickens Children’s Books 1911 Main Street, Vancouver, Washington
The event from 11AM to 12 noon will include kite picture coloring and a reading from a preview copy of the forthcoming bilingual Chinese and English illustrated children’s book about two cousins, one in China and one in the USA, who discover the world of kites and each other as toddlers. And, this event will include “Toddler Time.”
Kite Flying in China from The Silk Road to the Sea: Lecture by Jim Mockford for Portland-Suzhou Sister City Association.
Date: October 19, 2019
Location: Lansu Chinese Garden, Portland Oregon
This lecture will present the story of a grandfather’s connection to China through kite flying and a preview of the forthcoming book and the launch of the web site: https://kumquatkids.com/. This event launches PSSCA’s Kite Project series of talks, events & activities which we plan to build on over the coming year.
Website Launched at Kite Festival
Dates: August 19 -25, 2019
Location: World Kite Museum, Long Beach Washington
The 2019 Washington State International Kite Festival held August 19 -25 featured kite flyers from China including Yao Qingshan from Dalian, a dual line and quad line expert who developed “3 Wind” kite brand, and Zhao Liqun, (a.k.a Lily) the organizer of the Wuhan Kite Festival and member of the “3 Wind” Quad line kite team. We enjoyed their amazing precision kite flying. We selected this annual international event for the launch of https://kumquatkids.com web site and our Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms.
First Public Reading of our book! By Miss Washington USA 2019 Evelyn Clark
Date: August 24, 2019 Location: Washington State International Kite Festival Activities Tent
We were excited that a special preview copy of our book “The Kite That Touched the Sky”, in its first public reading, was read aloud to children by Miss Washington USA 2019 Evelyn Clark. THANK YOU MISS WASHINGTON USA!