EVENTS CALENDAR
Monday-Friday
, February 4-8, 2019

Chinese New Year
February 5-19, 2019 • 10:00am-4:00pm
Lan Su Chinese Garden, Portland, OR


Chinese New Year at Lan Su Chinese Garden is one of the most popular things to do in Portland. Experience the most joyous two-week celebration for families and individuals with lion dances, glowing lanterns, cultural activities, and more. Plan for the most auspicious visit by purchasing admission tickets ahead of time online and arriving early for your favorite activities. The festivities end with several nights of Lantern Viewing Evenings when the garden is illuminated with colorful lanterns and lively dragon processions. Chinese New Year is the most popular time to visit the garden. Plan for the best visit by purchasing your tickets ahead of time and arriving early for your favorite activities. lansugarden.org



Rolling in the Wealth
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 • 10:00am-11:00am
Lan Su Chinese Garden, Portland, OR


Oranges, with their round shape and glowing hue reminiscent of gold, symbolize money in traditional Chinese customs. On the first day of Chinese New Year, families and businesses roll oranges and coins over the threshold of their front door, to ensure that prosperity will flow into the building all year long. The first 100 visitors on Tuesday, February 5 are invited to join Lan Su staff and volunteers to "Roll in the Wealth" for a healthy and wealthy Year of the Pig. Special note: long lines are possible at times during Chinese New Year, particularly on weekends and opening day. Plan ahead by arriving early and buying your tickets in advance. lansugarden.org



Wishing Tree
Tuesday, February 5-Sunday, February 16, 2019 • 12:00pm-2:00pm
Lan Su Chinese Garden, Portland, OR


Chinese wishing trees, money trees, and hong bao trees are a big part of Chinese New Year festivities. Every year, billions of people around the world gather to toss their red ribbons up into the wishing tree with hope that it will stick and their wish will come true for good fortune in the coming year. Visitors will have an opportunity to toss a wish for prosperity, happiness and longevity into the wishing tree at Lan Su. Your wish (if you're lucky!) will stay in the wishing tree, but you can learn how to make your own wishing ribbons for use at home at this event.
Free with membership or admission. Chinese New Year is the most popular time to visit the garden. Plan for the best visit by purchasing your tickets ahead of time and arriving early for your favorite activities. Event begins at 10:00am on February 5, 9, 10 & 16. lansugarden.org



Red Lantern Family Craft Activity
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 • 10:00am-4:00pm
Saturday-Sunday, February 9-10, 2019 • 10:00am-4:00pm
Saturday-Sunday, February 16-17, 2019 • 10:00am-4:00pm
Monday, February 18, 2019 • 11:00am-1:00pm
Lan Su Chinese Garden, Portland, OR


Construct your own red lantern in celebration of Chinese New Year — Year of the Pig. Paper lanterns are used in Chinese culture during festivals and times of celebration. The bright red color of these lanterns is especially important in Chinese culture, representing luck and prosperity. This family craft activity will teach you how to create this keepsake that you can carry through the garden during your visit and take home with you to use as decoration.

All needed materials are provided.This activity is included free with Lan Su membership or admission; no registration is required. Chinese New Year is the most popular time to visit the garden. Plan for the best visit by purchasing your tickets ahead of time and arriving early for your favorite activities. lansugarden.org



Folk Art Demonstration
February 5-18, 2019 (Daily, Excluding Thursdays) • 12:00pm-4:00pm
Lan Su Chinese Garden, Portland, OR


Calligraphy is a high art in Chinese culture. See why the writing of beautiful characters is so revered, and watch as expert calligrapher Zhao Ze Ming creates a colorful painting that builds on this ancient art's techniques. Personalized calligraphy is available for a small cost or simply watch a master at work. Event begins at 10:00am on February 5, 9, 10, 16 & 17. lansugarden.org



School Performance
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 • 12:00pm-12:30pm
Saturday-Sunday, February 9-10, 2019 • 12:00pm-12:30pm
Saturday-Sunday, February 16-17, 2019 • 12:00pm-12:30pm
Lan Su Chinese Garden, Portland, OR


Watch as children from local schools sing and dance! Each performance will take place at Noon on the terrace. lansugarden.org



Tuesday Yoga in the Garden
Tuesdays, February 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2019 • 1:00pm–1:50pm
Leach Botanical Garden, Portland, OR


Rejuvenate and restore your mind and body with a gentle weekly yoga session surrounded by nature. Instructors Jill Russell and Kelly Carsley will lead you through routines that will optimize your overall well-being through breath awareness, improved joint mobility and increased strength and flexibility. All levels are welcome and supported. Studies show that simply looking at trees and the color green can lower blood pressure, reduce stress, and improve your mood. That makes the Garden's Manor House Fireplace Room, with its wooden floors and beautiful views of the surrounding forest, an ideal place to take a mid-day break that is just for you. Register in advance or just drop in.

Ages 18 and over. Meets weekly in the Manor House Fireplace Room starting February 5, 2019. $12/session or $10 for Leach Garden Friend. To register in advance, please go to www.leachgarden.org and click on "Learn". Drop-ins welcome. Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 SE 122nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97236. 503-823-1671.



Meet & Greet: Shadow, the Pet Pig with the NW Miniature Pig Association
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 • 2:00pm-4:00pm
Friday, February 8 & 15, 2019 • 2:00pm-4:00pm
Lan Su Chinese Garden, Portland, OR


To usher in the Year of the Pig, come meet Shadow, the friendliest pig in town! Shadow is a New Zealand Kunekune pig, known for their mellow disposition and long hair. Kunekune pigs do not root for food; they are the only breed that grazes on grass. They are very smart and can live between 15 to 20 years! lansugarden.org



Leach Garden Weekly Honeybee Hikes
Wednesdays, February 6, 13, 20, 27, 2019 • 10:00am-11:00am
Leach Botanical Garden, Portland, OR


Join us for a weekly garden exploration just for preschoolers. Your little one will look for wildlife, listen to the wind and the creek, touch a thimble-berry leaf, water the Children's Discovery Garden and maybe even eat a raspberry right off the vine! Then pause while our guide reads the group a story before helping the children craft something fun. Each week is different with seasonal themes.

This hike takes place Wednesdays, 10:00-11:00am from February 6, 2019–December 11, 2019. Ages: 2–5 years, accompanied by an adult. Dress for the weather! $3.00 per child, non-walkers free. Punch cards available in the Leach Garden Gift House—purchase 5 hikes and get the 6th one free.

Meeting places will change during construction. Meet in the upper garden through March. From April - December, please check the website to confirm meeting location and parking information. Groups with 10+ children/adults must preregister by contacting the Education Coordinator, 503-823-1671. Please check website for possible cancellations. Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 SE 122nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97236.

 
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