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August 26 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
CHINA CAMP STATE PARK
FRIENDS OF CHINA CAMP
August 26, 2017, 11am-4pm
Once again Friends of China Camp is partnering with China Camp State Park, the Marin Chinese Cultural Association, and the Redwood Empire Chinese Cultural Association to celebrate our annual Heritage Day. Come out to China Camp to honor the people who left a legacy at the China Camp Village. There will be a Lion Dance Team, Chinese cultural dancers, singing, music, tai chi demonstrations, art, and the Grace Quan junk will make an appearance!
Bring the family! This event is suitable for all ages. Parking will be limited at the upper Village parking lot, additional shuttle parking will be available at the China Camp Ranger Station at 101 Peacock Gap Trail about a mile north of the village.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
11a.m. – 11:30 Visit Museum, View Artwork, Crafts
11:30 – noon Marin Chinese Cultural Assn. Lion Dancers
Noon – 12-15 Redwood Empire Chinese Assn. chorus
12:15 – 1p.m. Redwood Empire Cultural Dancers
Youth group & dancers
1p.m. – 1:30 Guest Speakers
1:30- 2p.m. Stephen Shen, musician & vocalist Tao Yan
2 – 2:30 Visit Museum, view artwork, crafts
2:30 – 3p.m. Arrival of The Grace Quan accompanied by traditional boats
3 – 3:30 Tai-chi with David Cheung – join in!
3:30 – 3:45pm Ribbon Dance with Louise and children participation
3:45- 4pm Raffle drawing for paintings
THE GRACE QUAN (reproduction Chinese junk) & traditional boats
Exhibition and Sales by local artists – 20% of sales to Friends of China Camp, Inc.
Crafts – origami, animal tracks on clay, and Chinese lanterns
Marin Wildcare display
Marin History Museum
SF Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve display
San Rafael Fire Foundation display
China Camp Nature & Education display
Friends of China Camp, Inc. membership and day pass table
SF Maritime National Historic Park display
Sale of T-shirts, photo cards, horoscope necklace, and hats
All profits benefit trail restoration, campground improvements, Village upkeep, and other needs funded by Friends of China Camp.
September 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Coming to a trail near you! The Trail Partners (Marin Conservation League, MCBC and Marin Horse Council) have been setting up Slow and Say Hello outposts at popular trailheads around the county. The purpose of the Slow and Say Hello campaign is to remind the many visitors who recreate on Marin’s open space, watershed and park lands of the importance of trail safety, courtesy toward other visitors, and respect for the plants and wildlife that inhabit them. “Slow and Say Hello” simply asks that we communicate with each other on the trail with a simple “Hi”, wave or ring of the bell — to acknowledge our shared responsibility.
On September 16th, 2017 the Trail Partners will engage park visitors on China Camp’s trails with a trail quiz that includes questions about park rules and behavior that promotes safety and resource protection.