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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 ...

2014 Chinese New Year Celebration Schedule

NOT TO MISS! 8AM – The Galloping 5K Fun Run Co-organized by SOCCA and student volunteers of SOU’s “Outdoor Adventure Leadership” program, this family friendly run starts at the Bigham Knoll Campus rain or shine. Advance registration recommended. Visit our website www.socca.us for entry form and complete instructions. Full article...

Big Chinese New Year Fest In Small Oregon Town

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. – You expect West Coast cities with large Asian populations to colorfully and grandly celebrate the Chinese New Year. But that is not a given in a southern Oregon county where the U.S. Census recently measured the Asian-American population at barely 1 percent. Full Article...

Jacksonville Brings in the Year of the Snake

Even though the Chinese New Year officially started last Sunday, today the celebrations continued in the Rogue Valley. Thousands of people gathered in downtown Jacksonville for the annual Chinese New Year parade and festival. Full Article...

Jacksonville’s Chinese New Year Events

SPECIAL EVENTS 8AM – The Snake-A-Leg 5K Fun Run – starts at the Bigham Knoll Campus rain or shine. Prior application required. See our website (www.socca.us) for application for... Full Article...

Chinese New Year in Jacksonville Oregon

Jacksonville’s annual Chinese New Year celebration is held on the 3rd Saturday in February. This year’s celebration was the Year of the Snake and started with a breakfast at Art Presence Art Center in Jacksonville for the Loong Mah Sing See Wui Dragonhorse Lion Dance Association. Full Article...

Year of The Snake – Chinese New Year Celebration 2013

The annual Chinese New Year celebration planned by the Southern Oregon Chinese Cultural Association (SOCCA)for the “Year of the Snake” begins on February 15, 2013 in Ashland and continues in downtown Jacksonville, Oregon on Saturday, February 16, 2013.  This year’s schedule includes over 20 activities hosted through the day at over 10 venues in the city of Jacksonville. Full Article...

Chinese New Year Celebration in Jacksonville was Best Ever!

SOCCA (Southern Oregon Chinese Cultural Association) held its annual New Year’s Celebration in downtown Jacksonville today (February 4). The star of the show was the weather…and the incredible parade, featuring dragons, lions, antique cars, and more! A fabulous show was held at Bigham Knoll, along with numerous classes and events. It was the perfect setting for a perfectly fun day in Jacksonville, Oregon! 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...

Chinese New Year Celebration in Jacksonville on Saturday to usher in the Year of the Dragon

By Don Bagwell | The Southern Oregon Chinese Cultural Association will be ushering in the Year of the Dragon by hosting an all-day New Year’s festival Saturday, Feb. 4, in downtown Jacksonville. Full Article...

Jacksonville Chinese New Year Parade

By Krystal | 2012 Jacksonville Chinese New Year Celebration. Winter is an excellent time to visit Jacksonville! It’s a small town with a huge history. In February, come and experience the Annual Chinese New Year Festival. There are a variety of activities for the whole family, all arranged to celebrate the contribution that thousands of Chinese workers made to historic Jacksonville. 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...

Chinese New Year Celebration – Year of the Dragon

The annual Chinese New Year celebration planned by the Southern Oregon Chinese Cultural Association (SOCCA) for the “Year of the Dragon” celebration in downtown Jacksonville will be on Saturday, February 4, 2012. This year’s schedule includes over 20 activities hosted through the day at over 10 venues in the city of Jacksonville! 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...

Jacksonville rings in the Year of the Rabbit

Jacksonville's Chinese New Year celebration takes place Saturday | The Year of the Rabbit is a lucky one, according to the Chinese zodiac. Traditionally, the year brings peace, fearlessness, love and courage. Drums, gongs and pageantry fill festivities set to welcome the Year of the Rabbit at the annual Chinese New Year celebration Saturday, Feb. 12, in Jacksonville. The Southern Oregon Chinese Cultural Association has set events at various locations around the city. 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...