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MCCA ACTIVITIES

What We Offer in Marin County, CA

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MANDARIN CLASSES
for Children & Adult

We offer Beginner and Intermediate Mandarin classes for all MCCA members. Classes are offered every Monday on Zoom.  

  • Intermediate class, from 6-7 p.m.

  • Beginner class 7-8 p.m.

 

Both taught by teacher Annchi Lee. Our classes are free, but donations are welcome! Join us for engaging interactive learning and an opportunity to meet new friends. All those interested should contact Jean B. Chan by email at LearnMandarin@marinchineseculture.com.

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TAI CHI CLASSES

Sifu Francis Wong and his wife Simu Elaine Wong teach the Guang Ping Yang style of Tai Chi every Sunday morning at Oleander Park in Terra Linda [see directions] from 8-9am. Sifu Wong has studied under Grandmaster Henry Look for over 20 years.

 

For more information, please contact

Francis (Fritz) by email at TaiChi@marinchineseculture.com.

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MAHJONG CLUB
hosted by
MARIN YMCA

Join us for a few hours of fun, laughter, and learning. Beginners and advanced players welcome. Interested people please call Liz Hom at 415-388-6259 or email Sandy Wong at yeebeesmom@aol.com.
We’ll meet on 1st & 3rd Sundays from 1:30 – 4:30 pm (except holidays). All levels are welcome.

Come learn how to play Chinese Mahjong, hone your skills with more experienced players, or teach newcomers.

Location: Marin YMCA - Club Room
Address: 1500 Los Gamos Dr, San Rafael, CA 94903


Cost: Free for Marin YMCA and/or MCCA members.  We are purely volunteer-driven club of a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.  For non-members, we welcome a $5/session donation which will help us continue our work and purchase equipment/supplies as needed.



 

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LION DANCE TEAM

The MCCA Lion Dance team performs all over the Bay Area including at restaurants, weddings, cultural events, schools, and Marin County's July 4th Fair. Our style of lion dancing is called "Hok Shan", or "crane mountain", and comes from Southern China. Though lion dancing is a tradition for many holidays and special occasions, it is also a sport. Competitions are held annually worldwide and often include stunts and props.

In 2000, the MCCA Lion Dance Team took first place at the Oakland Chinatown Streetfest Lion Dance Competition. In 2009 and 2010, the team collaborated with Youth in Arts to produce a show titled "Tales of the Nian" at the Veteran's Memorial Auditorium at the Marin Civic Center.

The team annually performs at local schools during Chinese New Year to educate and expose Marin youth to the art and culture of lion dance. Senior members of the team have also given workshops to summer programs and recently, helped to incorporate lion dance into the curriculum of Marin Academy's Mandarin language program.

To join or for more information, please contact MCCA Lion Dance Team by email at LionDance@marinchineseculture.com.

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