Free entry to July 11-12 family event on shores of Lake Phalen in St. Paul

[SAINT PAUL]  The 2015 Dragon Festival, inspired by the Asian tradition of dragon-boat races, has added modern touches for a more interactive, hands-on experience that draws on all the senses.

By Greg Hugh

A reception was recently held in the atrium of the U.S. Courthouse in Minneapolis to open a new exhibit, “Asian Pacific Legal Experience in America,” presented by the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota.

The exhibition consists of 24 banners that show in pictures and text the legal history of Asian Pacific peoples in the United States through three pivotal events:  the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, the Japanese American Incarceration during WWII, and the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965. 

By Greg Hugh

The annual Festival of Nations (FON) has been an event for the Chinese American Association of Minnesota (CAAM ) to both promote Chinese culture and raise funds since 1977.  For four days starting April 30 through May 3 and with more than 200 volunteers, CAAM is involved in all facets of the festival.  CAAM’s Chinese cafe, Chinese cultural exhibit, Chinese dance performances, Chinese calligraphy demonstration and Chinese bazaar have consistently been among the most popular attractions at the festival.



The Minnesota Chinese Cultural Services Center (MCCSC) will be holding the 2013 Twin Cities Hai Hwa Table Tennis Tournament on Sunday, Sept. 8, at the Capital City Adventist School Gymnasium located at 1220 South McKnight Road, Maplewood.

Players can sign up to compete as singles or doubles. Each player can register for only one of three categories: Open singles, Women’s or Open Doubles. Registration fee is $6 per person or $10 per team for the Open Doubles category. Registration deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 4, noon.

Interested? Complete the registration form and return with your registration fee to:


P.O. Box 25767

Woodbury, MN 55125

Questions? Contact Su Biing-Huei at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 651-733-9827.

This tournament is cosponsored by 3M Table Tennis League, Chinese American Academic & Professional Association in Minnesota, and Minnesota Chinese Veterans Association. 


Registration Form

The 13th (2013) Twin Cities Hai Hwa Table Tennis Tournament 

Registration Fee*:       Singles: $6.00 per person

               Open Doubles: $10.00 per team         

Registration Form:

Your entry is, Women Single: ____      Open Single: ____         Open Double:  ____

Your USATT Rating (if you have one): ___________ 

Partner’s Name: _______________________________________                                     

Name (Chinese):  _______________       Name (English): ___________________________________________         

Phone Number: (____) ___________________      

E-Address**: ____________________________________________            

** Would you like to receive other local Chinese community activity emails from MCCSC:  ___Yes  ___ No   


Please enter me in the tournament.  I accept full responsibility for my participation, and relieve the sponsoring organizations and the facility providers of any liability resulting from injury to myself or damage to my properties.


Signature:   ___________________________________                              Date: Sep. 8, 2013


*Please make check payable to:



        P.O. Box 25767


        Woodbury, MN 55125


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