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Posted on Thu, Apr 15, 2010 : 2:05 p.m.

CAECC Chinese Spring Festival Saturday at WCC

By Frances Kai-Hwa Wang

This Saturday, April 17, 4 p.m., at Washtenaw Community College's Morris Lawrence Building, 4800 E. Huron River Drive, the Chinese American Educational and Cultural Center (CAECC) of Michigan will be presenting its Chinese Spring Festival performance to celebrate the Year of the Tiger. Tickets are tax-deductible donations and cost $10 for adults, $5 for students and $90 for a group of 10 tickets.

One of Ann Arbor’s oldest Chinese cultural associations, CAECC is back on the scene after several years of quiet. Founded in 1976, CAECC is a 501c3 nonprofit and offers educational outreach and Chinese cultural classes like dance and martial arts to the community. Dr. Chen-Oi Chin is Executive Director.

In the same way that the Nutcracker ballet tells a story while showcasing different styles of dance, this show will weave a story about Chinese New Year’s rites, beliefs, customs and traditions through performances of dance, music and martial arts.

For more information, check out the flyer.

Frances Kai-Hwa Wang is a second-generation Chinese American from California who now divides her time between Ann Arbor and the Big Island of Hawaii. She is editor of Asian American Village, lead multicultural contributor for and a contributor for New America Media's Ethnoblog. She is a popular speaker on Asian Pacific American and multicultural issues. Check out her Web site at, her blog at, and she can be reached at