EVENTS CALENDAR
Sunday
, February 9, 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

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

Writing and Drawing with Plants
Sunday, February 9, 2020 • 11:00am
Portland Nursery (Division), Portland, OR


With interdisciplinary artist Tamara Lynne, of Portland Nursery. Bring a hardback notebook with blank pages and a pen, pencil or any other drawing materials, and settle in to enjoy quiet writing and drawing inspiration from the many vibrant living things around us: plants, trees, insects, birds, sun, wind and weather. Through close listening, careful observation, and a series of timed prompts, we’ll engage with the environment. We plan to be outside for part of the time, weather permitting. Chairs will be provided, but feel free to bring cushions or other seating if you like. www.portlandnursery.com



Little Spouts: Valentine’s Terrarium
Sunday, February 9, 2020 • 11:00am
Garland Nursery, Corvallis, OR


Cost: $7.00. A terrarium is a miniature garden grown inside a covered container. The children will get to plant up their very own Valentine themed terrarium which they will take home. They will be taught about the different plants and how to care for them. Fun and Informative! www.garlandnursery.com



The Story of a Flower
Sunday, February 9, 2020 • 1:00pm
Portland Nursery (Division), Portland, OR


With Gradey Proctor from the Arctos School of Herbal and Botanical Studies. Are you ready to delve deep into the story of a flower? Then join Gradey from the Arctos School of Herbal and Botanical Studies in this hands-on class where we will go through basic anatomy of the flower and see what each part is up to. We’ll explore how this relates to the co-evolutionary dance between plant and insect, how we use this tool to ID plants and to explore plant relationships. If you are looking for a new way to see the plants in your garden you should come by for this hands-on exploration of the plant world. www.portlandnursery.com



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



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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