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Celebrate the Year of the Horse | MailTribune.com

By Ian Hand, Mail Tribune | The annual Chinese New Year celebration in Jacksonville will showcase a variety of entertaining, cultural and historical events celebrating the Year of the Horse. The event, hosted by the Southern Oregon Chinese Cultural Association and the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, with a 5K fun run that starts from Bigham Knoll. Registration is required. Activities — which include cooking demonstrations, musical performances and historical tours — will continue in downtown Jacksonville throughout the day. Full article....

Video: Chinese New Year | MailTribune.com

Lions, dragons, gongs and local celebrants welcome the Year of the Horse during Saturday's traditional Chinese New Year Parade Saturday in Jacksonville. Watch video...

So wet. … So what? | MailTribune.com

Dressed in black and holding poles with large dragon puppets attached, dancers Saturday zigzagged across California Street in Jacksonville. The dragons were among dozens of performers in the annual Chinese New Year parade, attended by hundreds of people despite steady rainfall. Full Article ...

The Year of the Dragon

By Laurie Heuston | This year's Chinese New Year celebration is a cultural fest. The Year of the Dragon is the luckiest in the Chinese zodiac. Of the animals and their attributes that represent the Asian calendar's 12-year cycle, the dragon is the only one that is legendary. "It's the most powerful animal of the zodiac," says Jeresa Hren, founder and past president of the Southern Oregon Chinese Cultural Association. "It's going to be a great year. The Chinese embrace the dragon because it is a symbol of strength and nobility. When a dragon is faced with challenges, it is fearless." Full Article...

Start Chinese New Year celebrations with a little history

Celebrate the Year of the Dragon with Chinese treats and a free lecture about Chinese railroad workers. "Men of Iron and Steel: Chinese Railroad Workers in the Siskiyou Mountains" is a presentation by Victoria Law at 6:30 p.m. at the Ashland Historic Railroad Museum, 258 A St., Suite 7, above the Playwright Public House. Full Article...

Welcome the Year of the Rabbit in Jacksonville

Celebrate the Chinese New Year with many free programs throughout the day in Jacksonville. The Chinese New Year Parade starts at 10:30 a.m. in downtown Jacksonville. After the parade, a variety of lectures run from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. See a demonstration of Chinese calligraphy in the Jacksonville library from John Guoying from Zhengzhou University or learn about the Chinese exclusion act from Paul Fong and Ted Gong in Redmen Hall, 105 W. California St. Full Article...

Head to China today in Jacksonville

Chinese New Year doesn't officially get under way until Sunday, but Jacksonville celebrates the Year of the Tiger today in its annual parade and festival. Full Article...

Oregon’s Chinese history is topic of music, lecture at Southern Oregon University

The Chinese Year of the Ox will be the focus of music and a lecture at Southern Oregon University's Hannon Library at noon Feb 6. Jeff Barlow, a professor at Pacific University, will discuss the history of the Chinese in Oregon, and Kathy Gong Greene will perform her "Songs of a Chinese Family." Full Article...

Chinese New Year celebration returns with renewed spirit, a year after cancellation

By SANNE SPECHT | After being canceled in 2005, Jacksonville’s Chinese New Year celebration is back — and bigger than ever, organizers say. "We are grateful the city and the chamber understand the importance and the history of the Chinese people in this valley," says organizer Jeresa Hren, a Jacksonville resident and Taiwan native. Full Article...