The Dallas Chinese Community Center Spring Painting Class starts on Feb. 29, 2012 from 1:00 pm thru 3:00 pm. This class teaches the traditional Chinese brush painting by using Ink-and-Water, as well as Blue-and –Green landscape brushwork. The ink-and wash landscape relied on vivid brushwork and varying degrees of intensity of ink to express the artist’s conception of nature, and his or her own emotions and individuality. Other artists have often mixed colors to obtain more natural and richly varied subjects, such as plum blossoms, orchids, bamboo, chrysanthemums, pines and cypresses. The painting process is full of fun and enjoyment. Please contact DCCC for the class at 972-480-0311 or Ms. Lin Yi-Wen at 972-918-0838 if you are interested.
Renowned Dallas psychologist Dr. Grace Graham will give a free seminar on mental health on Saturday, April 7th from 2 pm to 4 pm at DCCC. Dr. Grace Chew-Graham (Licensed Christian Clinical Psychologist) received her education at the University of Texas at Austin, Dallas Theological Seminary, and George Fox University. She is a licensed Christian Clinical Psychologist with a busy private practice. She is also an experienced expert witness providing forensic psychological evaluation in Dallas County, Collin County, and Denton County. Her office is conveniently located in Plano, Texas. She had been in private practice since 1992. Dr. Graham: “I am a Licensed psychologist who wants to be a voice and a healing agent for children and their families caught in prolonged family discord and meaningless litigation. Many people come to me feeling frustrated, and helplessly in search of relief from their emotional distress and/or family turmoil. It is my goal to help children and their families in high conflict situations find creative solutions, healing, and growth in a private setting.”
The second annual children’s singing competition hosted by the DCCC will be held on Saturday, May 5th 10 am. Children of age from 3 to 11 are welcome to participate. The registration fee is $10 per child. They will be grouped by age: The Little Angels are age 3, 4, 5 and 6 years old; The Stars of Tomorrow are age 7 to 8, 9 to 10, and 11 years old. Each group is up to 12 participants and all solos. To encourage learning Chinese children songs, the selections will be limited to Chinese songs.
Each participant selects its own song in the first round of competition. The top 5 winners of each group will advance into the second round or final competition. The finalist must choose a different song from the first round. Each participant has to bring its LD, VCD or DVD. There are plenty rewards to the winners. All participants will receive gift. The Center is taking registration. Please call to get the registration form. 972-480-0311.
2012 Children Singing Competition Rule and Form
The Dallas Chinese Community Center will hold its annual Chinese Cultural Festival on April 21 (Saturday) from 10 am to 3 pm outdoor at the Richardson China Town located at 400 N. Greenville Ave. in Richardson Texas. The Festival will showcase various Chinese regional food, as well as booths of gifts and crafts. Karaoke music will be provided for entertainment. There will be games and activities for the children and the whole family, and an excellent opportunity for Mother’s Day gift shopping.
In the mean time the Sino-US Cultural Exchange Association and the Dallas Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Association will jointly organize a Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Exhibition indoor at the Center. Artists will demonstrate Chinese brush painting and calligraphy. This is a wonderful opportunity to witness the masters at work. An exhibit of their art work and their students’ will be held at the Center. Everyone is welcome to attend. City of Richardson is a long time supporter of the Chinese art program of the DCCC.
Individuals, business and organizations are welcome to participate in the Cultural Festival. The registration and booth rental fees are: individuals and organizations, $ 20 per booth, $ 35 for two booths, $ 45 for three booths; business, $ 50 per booth, and $ 90 for two. 10% to 20% of the gross sales proceeds will be donated to the event organizer, Dallas Chinese Community Center for its operating costs.
Mr. Chin Po, C.P.A., a board director of the DCCC will host a Tax Seminar on Saturday, March 31 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm in the main hall of DCCC. The topic will be introduction of the new IRS tax provision of offshore asset reporting. In 2009, the IRS enacted the foreign bank reporting provision which requires taxpayers, who are American citizens, to report any deposits in offshore bank accounts during and after 2003. In 2011 IRS added another tax provision which requires all taxpayers, not only US citizens, but also permanent residents and tax residents to report foreign financial assets (Form 8938) in their 2011 tax returns.
This law directly affects many of the community members who came from Taiwan, China, and other parts of the world. An introduction of how to comply with the new tax requirement is very important. Mr. Chin Po is an experienced tax practitioner with clients in the US and southeast Asia. He will explain the tax law and answer questions. Admission is free.