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History of Asian American Adoption in the United States

The Library of Congress is sponsoring an author presentation by Catherine Ceniza Choy
who recently published the book History of Asian American Adoption in the United States.

This event will occur on
Thursday November 21, 2013 from noon to 1:00 PM.

Library of Congress
Pickford Theater

LM-302, Madison Building
101 Independence Avenue S.E.
Washington, DC 2055

For more information contact Wendy Malone at (202) 707-0979 or via email at wmal@loc.gov

Click here to view flyer


Cooking classes will resume on a monthly basis beginning in October.
Rita Shan of the National China Garden Foundation and former President
of the Organization of Chinese American Women (OCAW)
will once again bring her enthusiasm and knowledge about both
Chinese cooking and culture in teaching FCC families how to make delicious Chinese dishes.

Here's the fall lineup of classes:

October 5 in Oakton, VA:
Mu shu pork and Peking Duck
(Rita will teach how to make the wrappers for both these dishes and provide recipes for making the pork and the duck)

November 2 in North Arlington, VA :
Steamed Buns filled with Chinese cabbage and Roasted Pork

December 7 in Gainesville, VA:
Beef stew with homemade noodles
(Rita will teach how to make the noodles and provide the recipe for the stew)

Classes begin promptly at 2 p.m.
The cost will be $15/family (with up to two children).

Space in the class is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis until the class is full.
To register for a class, email FCC member Meg Maher at megeckie@gmail.com.

These classes depend upon FCC families to volunteer to host.
Contact Meg if you would be willing to host a future cooking class in your home.

FCC Capital Area is happy to announce the start of
Our Very Own Book Group

The group will meet once a month to discuss selected readings related to adoption, Chinese culture/history, and general parenting issues.

Books will alternate between fiction and non-fiction and will be chosen by the group several months in advance.
Feel free to participate on a regular basis or when a specific book or theme appeals to you.
In addition to book discussions, the group will occasionally discuss films and attend cultural events.
FCC members at all stages of parenting and waiting are warmly invited to join the group.

Our book group selections are listed below.


Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?
by Jeanette Winterson



Young Adult selections!
We'll be reading two books this month, but
both should be fairly quick reads.

American Born Chinese
by Gene Luen Yang


by RJ Palacio


Serve the People: A Stir-Fried Journey Through China
by Jen Lin-Liu

All FCC Capital Area members are warmly invited to join the group at any time.

For more information or to order a copy of any or all of these books, go to www.amazon.com

If you plan on attending the first gathering or if you have questions, please contact Lucia Saperstein at luciamorgan@yahoo.com.
Lucia will provide you with all of the details in terms of the location and time of the book group meetings.


Ongoing Events

US ARTS Center Offering
Art Enrichment Programs

4300 Chantilly Shopping Center,
Unit 1D,
Chantilly, VA 20151

703-999-1513 or 703-291-0170

US ARTS Center is offering art enrichment programs for children aged 4 to high school students.
All of our classes are in small sizes to ensure teaching quality and individual attention.
This art education center has a good art teaching curriculum and management system running successfully for over 12 years in Southern California and we opened a new branch recently in Northern VA.

Here are our class schedules for the next school year:
Monday: 2:00 - 4:00, 4:15 - 6:15 & 6:30 - 8:30
Tue - Fri: 4:15 - 6:15 & 6:30 - 8:30
Saturday: 9:00 - 11:00, 11:00 - 1:00, 1:15 - 3:15, 3:30 - 5:30, 6:30 - 8:30
Sunday: 9:00 - 11:00, 11:00 - 1:00, 2:00 - 4:00, 4:15 - 6:15, 6:30 - 8:30

Please email your child's name, age and desired trial class time to
USArtsChantilly@gmail.com reserve a space for your child.

The Sackler Gallery and Freer Gallery - Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art.
Info 202/357-2700 or 202-357-1729. Click above for a schedule of all exhibitions and continuing shows