EVENTS CALENDAR
Saturday
, February 8, 2020

Family Craft Activity: Make Your Own Year of the Rat Button
Saturday & Sunday, February 8 & 9, 2020 • 10:00am-4:00pm
Lan Su Garden, Portland, OR


Make your own Chinese New Year — Year of the Rat button as memento of your visit to Lan Su. Great for the whole family! 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. www.lansugarden.org



Chinese Calligraphy Demonstration
Saturday & Sunday, February 8 & 9, 2020 • 10:00am-4:00pm
Lan Su Garden, Portland, OR


Calligraphy is a revered art form that has existed for thousands of years and is considered a high art in Chinese culture. Drop in anytime during the scheduled demonstrations to learn more about this art and watch classically-trained scholars from the Wisdom Arts Academy, share techniques of this ancient art. 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. www.lansugarden.org

Kid’s Club: Macramé Plant Hangers
Saturday, February 8, 2020 • 11:00am(S)
Saturday, February 15, 2020 • 11:00am(G)
Saturday, February 22, 2020 • 11:00am(V)
Al's Garden & Home, Sherwood, Gresham, Wilsonville(V), OR


Add a burst of fresh fun to your room or space with a houseplant in a macrame plant hanger, created with your own two hands and your imagination! Turn brightly colored yarns and macrame knots into a friendship bracelet for your plants. You'll love this fun project! www.als-gardencenterevents.com

Fruit Tree Pruning
Saturday, February 8, 2020 • 11:00am
Tsugawa Nursery, Woodland, WA


Let Jim Chennault share his 30-plus years of experience with you as he demonstrates proper pruning techniques to control growth, remove dead wood and stimulate flower formation for abundant, healthy fruit. FREE! www.tsugawanursery.com



Kokedama Workshop
Saturday, February 8, 2020 • 11:00am
Portland Nursery (Division), Portland, OR


With Lucy Davenport of Bonsai Akira. Kokedama roughly translates from Japanese to mean “moss ball,” which describes the technique of wrapping of the plant’s roots and soil in moss and artistically tying this bundle with wire or string. Either hung from a ceiling or shelf or set on a tray, kokedama is a beautiful and space saving way to display houseplants. Learn how to create two in this class and go home with tips on how to care for your new creations. Materials: $30 fee, payable at register day of class. www.portlandnursery.com

New Year Lion Dances
Saturday & Sunday, February 8 & 9, 2020 • 11:00am, 1:00pm & 4:00pm
Lan Su Garden, Portland, OR


Lion Dancing began in China over 2,000 years ago. The imagery and symbolism of the Lion was introduced from India through the influence of Buddhism. The Lion Dance is performed to ward off evil and bring good fortune. The Dancing Lion is accompanied by a drum, a gong, and cymbals. Lion Dances are performed during the Chinese New Year, at grand openings of new businesses, and at weddings and birthday celebrations. See the lion dancers up close as they move throughout the garden to the beat of the loud drum song to welcome the Year of the Pig to Lan Su Chinese Garden! Free with Lan Su membership or admission. Chinese New Year is the most popular time to visit the garden. Plan your visit by purchasing admission tickets ahead of time and by arriving early for your favorite activities. www.lansugarden.org



Chinese New Year School Performances
Saturday & Sunday, February 8 & 9, 2020 • 12:00pm-12:30pm
Lan Su Garden, Portland, OR


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

Fruit Tree Spraying
Saturday, February 8, 2020 • 1:00pm
Tsugawa Nursery, Woodland, WA


Join Jim Chennault for this informative seminar on the proper use of dormant spray to prevent the spread of fungal diseases and to control harmful insects. FREE! www.tsugawanursery.com



The Seasons of a Pine
Saturday, February 8, 2020 • 1:00pm
Portland Nursery (Division), Portland, OR


With Tom Dufala, Bentwood Tree Farm. Tom Dufala of Bentwood Tree Farm will visit us to explore Japanese garden styled pine trees. Learn about pine tree culture and the best methods to guide your pine tree into its own character. Tom will discuss pine varieties, garden siting for best growth, and how to care for and prune pine trees for a Japanese garden style. www.portlandnursery.com



Cultural Performance
Saturday & Sunday, February 8 & 9, 2020 • 2:00pm-2:30pm
Lan Su Garden, Portland, OR


Celebrate the Chinese New Year with cultural performances from local community groups. All performances will take place on the terrace over looking Lake Zither. Free with Lan Su membership or admission; no registration is required. Chinese New Year is the most popular time to visit the garden. Plan your visit by purchasing admission tickets ahead of time and by arriving early for your favorite activities. www.lansugarden.org



Martial Arts Performances
Saturday & Sunday, February 8 & 9, 2020 • 3:00pm-3:30pm
Lan Su Garden, Portland, OR


Watch these exciting martial arts performances on the terrace during Lan Su’s Year of the Rat Chinese New Year celebrations. Free with Lan Su membership or admission; no registration is required. Chinese New Year is the most popular time to visit the garden. Plan your visit by purchasing admission tickets ahead of time and by arriving early for your favorite activities. www.lansugarden.org

New Year Lantern Viewing Evenings
Thursday-Sunday, February 6-9, 2020 • 6:00-8:00pm
Lan Su Garden, Portland, OR


Celebrate the end of Lan Su’s Chinese New Year Celebration with four evenings of traditional lantern viewings, when the garden glows with hanging red lanterns illuminating sweeping roof lines and the lake reflects the lights of a large illuminated 20-ft Dragon lantern sculpture and lotus lanterns!

During the evenings, the Portland Lee's Association Dragon & Lion Dance Team will perform traditional Chinese Lion Dance followed by a lighted dragon procession. In addition, attendees can participate in the popular Wishing Tree activity, Eight Treasure chopstick challenge and calligraphy demonstrations — all a part of these special evenings.

The Teahouse will offer open seating (no reserved seats) and a $10 minimum per person (gratuity not included). Complimentary hot cider for will be provided. www.lansugarden.org

 
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