Friday, February 22, 2008

Chinese Dance

Check out these videos of CISC seniors dancing at the New Year's party last Friday!

The first is a Chinese dance by 4 participants from our Redmond program.

This other is a senior doing a traditional dance from Mongolia. Don't you wish you were this agile in your golden years?

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Annual Chinese New Year Lunch

Last Friday, over 300 seniors, CISC volunteers and community members celebrated the Chinese New Year with a bang! Singing, dancing, a lion, and of course, great food.

There were exciting raffle prizes, magic tricks, the god of wealth, and much, much more. If you couldn't join us, be sure to come next year.

But you have to be quick. This year, the tickets sold out in just 3 hours!

CISC in the News

In case you missed it, CISC's new Play and Learn group for Hmong families was featured in Friday's Seattle Times. Sau Lai Chan is pictured working with this group of children and their caregivers at an apartment complex in Kirkland.

Here's the link.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


Happy lunar new year! Here are a few photos of how we celebrate at CISC.

Sunshine Garden seniors new year party with traditional Chinese musical instruments.

Seniors doing calligraphy and demonstrating artwork at the Union Station celebration last weekend.

Play and learn group participants with mulitple generations.

Pre-K students visiting with seniors and getting lucky money! (or maybe it's just candy)

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Year of the Rat

Happy new year! There are lots of celebrations going on this weekend and CISC will be closed on Thursday for the new year (February 7).

The Seattle Chinatown/International District Business Improvement District will be holding its annual new year's celebration at Union Station February 9 and 10. Come and visit the Sunshine Garden seniors at their booth as they demonstrate traditional Chinese crafts and calligraphy.

Also this weekend is the Great Wall Shopping Mall's celebration in Kent. Enjoy music, dance, vendor booths, food, and much, much more. All proceeds raised from this event will go to benefit CISC's International Family Center-Kent.

If you're there on Saturday, please drop by the center and see what's going on! We're located at the north end of the mall, to the left of 99 Ranch Market.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Business Not As Usual

The Seattle/King County Public Health Department has just released a video to help businesses prepare for a catastrophic, world wide pandemic flu event. And CISC is proud to have played a small part in this project.

Listen to community leaders from banking, emergency services, food banks, and our own Executive Director, Alaric Bien, share their experiences and insights.

The 20 minute video, found at the King County website, can be viewed via streaming media or ordered on DVD through the website.

Watch this video and get prepared.

It's nothing to sneeze at!

Monday, February 04, 2008

Culture Clash?

Well, as we prepare for multiple Lunar New Year celebrations here at CISC, we couldn't help sharing this one with you.

Talk about a clash of cultures! Haggis won ton?!

Check out this Gung Haggis Fat Choy celebration at Ocean City on the 24th -- and tell us how it is!