Lunar New Year Celebration

Leah Heng, 8, of Panama, Neb., (from right) watches a hip hop dance demonstration with her sisters Sarah, 6, and Ella, 11, during the 2016 Lunar New Year Celebration Saturday at the Auld Pavilion in Antelope Park. The 2017 event returns to the pavilion on Jan. 28 from 2-5 p.m. 

The Asian Community and Cultural Center is ringing in the Year of the Rooster by hosting a three-hour celebration featuring traditional dishes and dance on Jan. 28 as part of a celebration of the 2017 Lunar New Year.

The event, which will include dance and music performances from the DMNV Lion Dance Team, RMV Band and many more groups, begins at 2 p.m. at Auld Pavilion at Antelope Park, 1650 Memorial Drive. It's free and open to the public. 

In many Asian countries, including China and Vietnam, the Lunar New Year, which follows the cycle of the moon, is the biggest event of the year.

On Jan. 29, Lincoln City Libraries invites the community to celebrate the Chinese New Year by participating in cultural activities from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 S. 14th St.

The Lincoln Chinese School will demonstrate Chinese yo-yo and shuttlecock. Other activity stations will include calligraphy writing and crafts. The event also includes performances by the Lincoln Chinese Music Ensemble using Chinese classical instruments. Light refreshments will be served.

The Lincoln Chinese School is a nonprofit organization committed to promoting the understanding of Chinese culture and languages through classes and activates in the community.

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Assistant city editor

Shelly Kulhanek is assistant city editor.

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