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Finding Autumn in Texas, enjoy the fabulous color at Lost Maples! Chinese Society of San Antonio cordially invites CSSA members and friends to join a group outing to Lost Maples on November 14, Saturday.
Lost Maples, which was opened to the public in 1979, encompasses over 2,000 acres on the Sabinal River and draws over 200,000 visitors annually. Part of Lost Maples appeal is their year around outdoor recreational opportunities, which include hiking, birding, fishing, paddle sports, and mountain climbing. However, Lost Maples’ biggest draw is the changing of the leaves each fall.
Date/Time: November 14, 2015, Saturday, 10am-3pm
Location: Lost Maples State Natural Area
37221 F.M. 187, Vanderpool, TX 78885
CSSA group will meet at the following places:
10 am: Ticket window at Lost Maples
8:30 am: Costco parking lot (I-10 &UTSA Blvd)
Cost: Entrance fee is $6 per adult (12 and under are free), senior discount applies, CSSA will subsidize $6 per member family
Members will drive their own vehicles to Lost Maples or can meet at Costco parking lot (I-10&UTSA Blvd) at 8:30am and drive to Lost Maples together. Annual pass is $70 (with free entrance for everyone in one car), carpool is highly encouraged.
Please contact following volunteers if you plan to join the Lost Maples trip, please help provide the headcount in your group:
Ms. Suyen Chen, 210-653-8882,
Ms. Cathy Liu, 210-859-0153,
The Chinese Society of San Antonio cordially invites you and your family to this year’s Moon Festival Celebration Banquet on September 26th Saturday evening at the Pearl Inn Chinese Restaurant. The traditional Chinese Moon Festival is the second largest festival after the Chinese New Year in the Chinese Culture, it is celebrated on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month.
In the Chinese culture, a full moon is a symbol of peace, prosperity, and family reunion. On the Moon Festival night the moon is supposed to be the brightest and fullest. Every year, when Moon Festival comes, people go home from every corner of the country and the world to have a family reunion, have dinner together, and enjoy the night scene brought in by the full moon while eating moon cakes.
During the CSSA Moon Festival celebration on September 26th, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the authentic Chinese festival cuisine at one of the finest Chinese restaurants in town, along with music, games, riddles, bingo, prizes and other fun activities.
Sharing moon cakes is one of the hallmark traditions of the Moon Festival, two free moon cakes will be provided for each CSSA member family. It is a time to get-together and "make circles" with families, friends, just as the round moon cake symbolizes. We encourage you to bring your family and friends for a wonderful evening together!
The Chinese Society of San Antonio will hold its annual CSSA Bowling Social event on August 15th, Saturday this year. If you are a bowling fan or interested in trying it out, come and join us!! It will be a great opportunity to socialize with other member families and make new friends as well. Bring your family and friends, let’s enjoy the fun games and have a wonderful time together!
Spring is here and the flowers are blooming! This is the perfect season for the outdoor family activities. The Chinese Society of San Antonio is organizing a CSSA Family Fun Day event at the beautiful Botanical Garden on May 9th Saturday. Welcome members and friends to join us! Celebrate Mother’s Day Weekend in a field of flowers at the Botanical Garden. A day to have fun with the entire family!
The famous Peking Acrobats will have a show at The Tobin Center this Friday at 7:30pm.
Direct from the People's Republic of China, The Peking Acrobats has been thrilling audiences around the world with their breathtaking, gravity-defying showmanship. Rooted in ancient Chinese traditions, yet totally mesmerizing to contemporary audiences, these spectacular routines are guaranteed to thrill audiences of all ages and backgrounds.
A performance by The Peking Acrobats brings with it the opportunity to experience the epitome of a rich and ancient folk art tradition with the addition of the pageantry and spectacle of modern Chinese Theatrical Circus. Each movement or action takes many years to practice and perfect.
The 28th Annual Asian Festival will be held at the Institute of Texan Cultures on February 21, 10am-5pm this Saturday. This family-friendly event features music, cultural performances, food, fashion, crafts and other products.
At the festival, you will enjoy authentic Asian-American food from various vendors, offering Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Laotian, Philippine and other delectable cuisines. You will also have opportunity to appreciate traditional Asian dance and musical performances on three separate stages; parades; lectures on various topics; children’s activities; and craft sales including clothing, artworks, dolls, silk items and other gifts.
2015 CSSA Chinese New Year Gala!!!!
To welcome the Year of the Sheep and kick off the most exciting Chinese New Year celebration event in San Antonio, the Chinese Society of San Antonio will host a fun-filled grand celebration on February 14, 2015 at Marriott San Antonio Northwest.Chinese versionEnglish version
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The event programs include dinner buffet, social time, casino favorites and children games, etc. both members and non-members are welcome to join us. Bring your family and friends and have a great time together.
This Meet and Greet event is sponsored by the Asian American Alliance of San Antonio and facilitated by the Chinese Society of San Antonio.
On September 19th and 26th, San Antonio residents can enjoy the beautiful Botanical Garden setting as a backdrop to classic movies. Admission to the movie series is free to the public.
You are cordially invited to attend the upcoming movie show “Confucius” sponsored by UTSA’s Confucius Institute on September 27. The movie is free and open to public.
The traditional Chinese Moon Festival is the second largest festival after the Chinese New Year in the Chinese Culture, it is celebrated on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month. The Chinese Society of San Antonio cordially invites you and your family to this year’s Moon Festival Celebration Banquet on September 6th Saturday evening at the Pearl Inn Chinese Restaurant.
The Chinese Society of San Antonio will hold a “Wild-Horse Photography Workshop” on August 16th Saturday. Mr. Lie Ma (Malik), a professional and renowned photographer, will be the workshop presenter. The workshop is free and open to CSSA members and their guests.
The Chinese Society of San Antonio will hold its annual CSSA Bowling Social event on August 9th, Saturday this year. If you are a bowling fan or interested in trying it out, come and join us!! It will be a great opportunity to socialize with other member families and make new friends as well. Bring your family and friends, let’s enjoy the fun games and have a wonderful time together!
You are cordially invited to attend the 2014 International Calligraphy and Painting Exhibition on July 12 this Saturday. The art exhibition will showcase the world-class Chinese calligraphy and paintings and will be jointly hosted by the Greater San Antonio Chinese Chamber of Commerce, City of San Antonio, and Travis County Citizens International Program.
Texas and Taiwan has signed driver license reciprocity agreement on June 6, 2014. From now on, eligible individuals can use Taiwan passport and valid, unexpired driver license from Taiwan to exchange for Texas driver license.
You are cordially invited to attend the 43rd Texas Folklife Festival which will be held this coming weekend. Texas Folklife Festival is the biggest cultural celebration in Texas! More than 40 different cultural groups in Texas are represented at the festival, and each year, more than 250 participants come together to celebrate their culture and heritage.
Located on the grounds of the Institute of Texan Cultures on the UTSA HemisFair Park Campus, this year’s two-day event once again showcases the Lone Star State's diversity and rich heritage through a wide variety of ethnic food, music, dance, arts, and crafts.
(Extended to July 19)
You are cordially invited to visit the China Jingdezhen Ceramics Museum Treasures Exhibition which will be held in San Antonio from May 25 to July 9. This is the first time that the original Jingdezhen ceramics comes to San Antonio for exhibition. Do not miss this great opportunity to appreciate the splendid beauty of one of the famous national treasures of China.
The Chinese Society of San Antonio is organizing a volunteer event at San Antonio Food Bank on May 17th, Saturday afternoon. CSSA volunteers will help inspecting, sorting and packing the donated food at San Antonio Food Bank Warehouse.
The annual free concert “Music Under The Stars” on the grounds of historic Mission San José, now in its 16th year, will be held on May 9th Friday this year. This free concert, sponsored by USAA, Los Compadres and the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, continues to grow in popularity every year and attracts more than 1,800 attendees.
The Chinese Society of San Antonio cordially invite you and your family to join a family fun day event at San Antonio Missions National Historical Park on March 15, Saturday.
2014 CSSA Chinese New Year Gala!!!!
Warmest wishes for a happy holiday season! To welcome the Year of the Horse and kick off the most exciting Chinese New Year celebration event in San Antonio, the Chinese Society of San Antonio (CSSA) cordially invites you and your family to attend a fun-filled grand celebration on January 18, 2014 at Marriott San Antonio Northwest.
The holiday season is fast approaching! To celebrate the most exciting time of the year, the Chinese Society of San Antonio will host the CSSA Holiday Gathering and Casino Night event on November 23 at Lai Lai China Buffet.
You are cordially invited to the 4th US-China International Business Symposium. October 30th, Wednesday, 2:30-7:00pm at Great Hall, Chapman Center, Trinity University
The Lone Star Studios and the Texas Sculpture Group in conjunction with the City of San Antonio’s International Relations Office and the Department of Culture and Creative Development are proud to announce a reception and presentation by Japanese sculptor Masayuki Koorida, to be held at Lone Star Studios, on the evening of Monday, November 4th.
The traditional Chinese Moon Festival is approaching! It is the second largest festival in the Chinese Culture. The Chinese Society of San Antonio cordially invites you and your family to the Moon Festival Celebration Banquet on September 21st, Saturday evening at the Pearl Inn Chinese Restaurant.
The Chinese Society of San Antonio will hold the annual CSSA Bowling Social event on August 17th, Saturday. If you are a bowling fan or interested in trying it out, come and join us!! It will be a great opportunity to social with other member families and make new friends as well. Let’s enjoy the fun games and have a wonderful time together!
The Chinese Society of San Antonio is organizing a volunteering event at San Antonio Food Bank on July 20, Saturday. Volunteers will help inspecting, sorting and packing the donated food.
You are cordially invited to attend a multi-cultural performance arts celebration “Dancing Around the World” on June 29, Saturday. The Chinese Culture Performance Association of San Antonio (CCPASA) will participate in this celebration along with other seven performance groups from different cultures.
Movies by Moonlight has returned for its 6th year with a great line up of family films. The 2013 outdoor cinema series will take center stage once again as the City’s Downtown Operation’s Department hosts the 2013 summer of free film in Hemisfair.
The Alamo Asian American Chamber of Commerce (AAACC) cordially invites CSSA members and friends to attend AAACC’s Annual Gala and Welcome Banquet on July 11th hosting the Sister City International delegations.
The Chinese Society of San Antonio cordially invites you and your family to join the CSSA Family Fun Day event.
The famous artistes group in Taiwan Aborigines(CAITA) will be visiting San Antonio for a performance show at University of the incarnate Word on May 18th. The show is sponsored by the City of San Antonio and Frost Bank.
Chirping birds, blooming flowers, the beautiful spring season has arrived! The Chinese Society of San Antonio will host a one-day spring bus trip to Houston on April 20th, Saturday. Sightseeing includes the 43rd Annual Houston International Festival and Houston Chinatown. Houston International Festival also known as iFest, is a contemporary, multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural arts and music festival held annually in Houston, Texas. This festival takes place every April on 16 acres in downtown Houston's parks and plazas. By city ordinance this annual 10-day event is Houston's official city celebration of the visual and performing arts. This bus trip is to explore the beautiful spring in Texas, celebrate international arts, music, dance and cuisines at the Houston International Festival with visitors from all over the country, and end with a feast in Houston Chinatown. Fun games and prize drawing will be organized on the tour bus on the way to and from Houston. Prizes include free-night voucher at Hilton Hotel, etc. It will be a very fun trip.
CSSA Chinese New Year Gala - February 10, 2013
At this warm and joyful holiday season, the Chinese Society of San Antonio cordially invites you and your family to attend the 2013 CSSA Chinese New Year Gala on February 10, 2013, the Lunar Chinese New Year’s Day, at Hilton Hill Country Hotel. At the celebration gala, you will have the opportunity to appreciate the wonderful and fun-filled entertaining programs including folk dance, music performance, chorus, kids’ show, games and many more fun festivities. Chinese version English version
CSSA Children Talent Show
The Chinese Society of San Antonio is organizing a Children Talent Show event and welcome local children to participate. Many kids love to show off special talents they have. CSSA Children Talent Show can be the perfect opportunity for your kids to have fun and show off their talents in front of family and friends, it will also help discover, develop and promote local community talents among the youth of the area.Past News & Events
CSSA Mid-Autumn Festival event, September 30, 2012
|Tickets are sold out!!!!!!!
With the hot and dry summer finally behind us, and with the Fall season and the Mid-Autumn Festival fast approaching, CSSA would like to invite you and your family to a Mid-Autumn Festival event. The Mid-Autumn Festival is traditionally a well celebrated event among Chinese people. During or around 15th of August (on the lunar calendar), many would get together with families and friends who are nearby, or send greetings to those who are far away.Chinese version English version
CSSA Family Outing - The Missions Baseball Game, August 24, Friday
Are you a baseball fan? Have you been to Missions baseball game before? The Chinese Society of San Antonio cordially invites you and your family to an exciting evening outing at Missions baseball game on August 24th, Friday. The game is between San Antonio Missions and Frisco RoughRiders. This is an excellent opportunity for outdoor family activity and social with friends.
CSSA Bowling Social - July 28th, Saturday
The Chinese Society of San Antonio will hold the annual CSSA Bowling Social event on July 28th, Saturday. If you are a bowling fan or interested in trying it out, come and join us!! Bring your family and friends, enjoy the fun games and have a wonderful time together!
FBI Chinese translators needed
I received a call from the FBI requesting us to send out information on their translator program. They are looking for English-speaking candidates who are U.S. citizen with a professional-level language fluency in Chinese.
CSSA Family Fun Day - June 30, Saturday
The Chinese Society of San Antonio will hold its annual Family Fun Day event at Camp Bullis Park on June 30th. We will have many fun activities and games during the event, and you will also enjoy the delicious foods served by a local catering company. Bring your family and friends, and have a wonderful day together at the beautiful Camp Bullis Park .
CSSA Spring Bus Trip - May 12, Saturday
The Chinese Society of San Antonio will host a one-day bus tour on May 12, visiting the State Capitol, Austin Chinatown and taking the famous Austin Duck Adventure Tour. The tour sightseeing includes Historic Sixth Street, Bob Bullock State History Museum, the Governor’s Mansion and Lake Austin. This trip is to explore the beauty of Texas in the spring and end with a feast in Austin’s Chinatown.
The Kites of Spring - April 7th, 10am-3pm, Saturday
The chilly winter is finally behind us, the fresh air of spring is starting to blossom! It is the perfect season to go outside and enjoy the outdoor activities with family and friends. Come and join the spring social event hosted by the Chinese Society of San Antonio at the beautiful Japanese Tea Garden and Brackenridge Park on April 7th, Saturday. Japanese Tea Garden, also known as Chinese Sunken Garden, just completed a major renovation in October 2011. It is designated as a Texas Civil Engineering Landmark, a Registered Texas Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Let’s relax and appreciate the beautiful oriental landscaping, floral plantings, goldfish ponds and the 60-foot waterfall!
Hiking - February 25th, Saturday, 10am-12pm
A group of CSSA members and friends will be gathering at Eisenhower Park this Saturday February 25th for a hiking outing. You and your family are welcome to join the hiking fun!
2012 CSSA Member Directory
The Chinese Society of San Antonio will publish 2012 CSSA Member Directory very soon. To ensure that you receive your new Directory, please send in your member due of $20 if you have not done so yet.
Jeremy Lin is coming to SA: Knicks vs. Spurs - March 7th at 7:30pm
Jeremy Lin(林書豪), the rising basketball star will come to San Antonio on March 7. His team New York Knicks has a game against Spurs on that day. Lin has become very famous recently and his legend has spread all over the media.
2012 CACA National Essay Contest - March 3, Saturday
Chinese American Citizen Alliance (CACA) will hold its 2012 National Essay Contest on March 3, Saturday. The contest opens to any student enrolled in senior high school (grade 9-12). CACA sponsors this essay contest to provide a forum for expression by the youth who will be the future leaders of the United States.
The 1882 Project
The Chinese Society of San Antonio receives the following request from The Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association (APAPA) about the 1882 Project.
Job Opportunity: Search Engine Evaluator - Chinese Simplified
Leapforce is looking for highly educated individuals able to read and write using Chinese SIMPLIFIED for an exciting work from home opportunity. Applicants must be self-motivated and internet savvy. This is an opportunity to evaluate and improve search engine results for one of the world’s largest internet search engine companies.
Mandarin translator needed - February 16
Worldwide Languages is recruiting English-Mandarin translators. There is an immediate translation opportunity on February 16.
Autograph Series - Maxine Hong Kingston, February 16-17
Gemini Ink, a literary non-profit organization in San Antonio, invites you to attend the upcoming Autograph Series February 16-17 featuring Maxine Hong Kingston, nationally renowned author and distinguished lecturer.
Chinese Language Citizenship Outreach Webinar - February 16, Thursday
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites you to attend the first national Chinese-language public engagement at the San Francisco Field Office on Thursday, February 16, 2012 hosted by the Office of Public Engagement. This engagement is the first in a series called “Jiao Liu” — meaning “engagement” in Chinese. Each “Jiao Liu” will focus on a specific immigration or citizenship topic and include a Q&A session with USCIS officials.
5, 000 Years of Chinese Jade - Oct.1, 2011 - Feb.19, 2012
The San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA) has announced the forthcoming exhibition 5,000 Years of Chinese Jade Featuring Selections from the National Museum of History, Taiwan and the Arthur M. Sackler Collection, Smithsonian Institution. This major international exhibition organized by SAMA opens in the Museum’s Cowden Gallery on October 1, 2011. The exhibition is held in conjunction with the City of San Antonio’s yearlong celebration of Taiwan.
Chinese Art Performances - February 5, Sunday
The Confucius Institute at UTSA will present Chinese Art Performances at Jo Long Theater by UIBE Art Troupe from China on Sunday, February 5. Performance programs include the well-renowned Chinese martial art, stunning acrobatics shows, face change magic, fascinating Chinese folk dances, Beijing opera, violin and songs.
San Antonio Museum of Art Celebrates Year of the Dragon - January 26, 5:30pm-8pm
San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA) cordially invites you to attend the upcoming cocktail hour on January 26 celebrating the Chinese New Year and the exhibition 5,000 Years of Chinese Jade. SAMA will have Jade exhibition open exclusively to attendants during the cocktail hour.
CSSA Chinese New Year Gala - January 21, Saturday, 2012
To welcome the Year of the Dragon and kick off the most exciting Chinese New Year celebration event in San Antonio, the Chinese Society of San Antonio (CSSA) will host a fun-filled grand celebration gala on January 21, 2012 at Norris Conference Center
. Following the fine dinner at the gala, you will have the opportunity to appreciate the wonderful and fun-filled entertaining programs including folk dance, music performance, kids dance, choir, riddles, games and many more fun festivities. We will have ballroom dance this year. Door prizes (total worth $750) will be given out to lucky CSSA members and grand prizes (total worth $1500)
will be drawn during the ballroom dance. There will be a family holiday portrait photo section at the gala with the traditional Chinese New Year background. Bring your family and friends to enjoy an unforgettable Chinese New Year celebration evening together.
CSSA Casino Night Event - November 5, Saturday 2011 - San Antonio
The Chinese Society of San Antonio will host its annual Casino Night event this year on November 5th at Fortune Cookie Chinese Restaurant. The games will include Texas Hold’em, Roulette, Blackjack, Poker, Mahjong, Dice, and kids programs, etc. This is a CSSA social event, both members and non-members are welcome to join us. Bring your family and friends to the casino night and have a great time together, everyone will come out as a winner!
Chinese Memorial Mural Dedication Ceremony - Sept 25, Sunday 2-4:30pm
A Chinese memorial mural will be installed at San Antonio River near the “San Antonio Museum of Art Landing” later this month. This mural is to commemorate the early Chinese railroad workers for their contribution in Texas history.
Mandarin teacher needed in Selma, TX
Language Trainers is an international language training company offering private language classes throughout the country . Our clients, either individuals or companies, typically look for tailor made training at their homes or offices. They always tell us their training needs before they book with us and it is our job to recruit the best possible tutor - we hope it is you!
Chinese Language Teachers Wanted at SACCI
San Antonio Chinese Culture Institute (SACCI) is looking for candidates for several teaching positions. The candidate must hold at least associate degree from Taiwan, speak Mandarin and can teach traditional Chinese characters.
CSSA Moon Festival Celebration - September 10, Saturday
The Moon Festival is one of the most celebrated festivities in Chinese culture. This year the Chinese Society of San Antonio will host the Moon Festival Celebration on September 10th at the beautiful facility of the Vineyards Pavilion. The whole facility will be available, including swimming pool, basketball court, and playground. This evening is for entire family and friends to celebrate the Moon Festival and to have a great time together, enjoying good food, good time, and the brightest moon of the year.
2011 CSSA Bowling Social Event - August 27, Saturday
Are you a bowling fan or interested in trying it out? Come and join us! The Chinese Society of San Antonio will hold 2011 CSSA Bowling Social event on August 27, Saturday. Bring your family and friends, let's enjoy the fun games and have a wonderful time together!
Meet the Author: "The Chinese Secret Archives of Gold" - June 7th
CSSA Summer Family Fun Day event - June 11th, Saturday, 11am-4pm 夏季家庭歡樂活動開始報名!!!!
Have you ever visited the beautiful Canyon Lake before? Would you like to join your friends to have a great time there together? The Chinese Society of San Antonio cordially invite you and your family to attend CSSA Summer Family Fun Day event
which will be held on June 11th Saturday at Randolph Canyon Lake Recreation Park
, 48 miles north of San Antonio. ( see more
Chinese Landscape Painting Exhibition - May 18-27 中國風景畫畫展
Taiwan Culinary Art Touring Show, May 24, 5:30pm - Austin 台灣美食廚藝巡迴講座
Mongolian Horsehead Fiddle Rock Concert - May 27, Friday 7-9pm 蒙古馬頭琴搖滾音樂會
Summer 10-Day Camp - Confucius Institute at UTSA - June 13th-24th 孔子學院夏令營
Asia Pacific Heritage Festival, May 14, Saturday 亞太地區傳統文化節
Business Opportunities for SA: A Shanghai World Expo Report - April 29, Friday 商機: 上海世博會報告
CSSA Spring Bus Trip - Corpus Christi, 23 April 2011 Saturday
Spring is approaching, would you like to explore the beauty of Texas in the spring and enjoy a fun day with family and friends at the famous tourist destination Corpus Christi? Come and join us! The Chinese Society of San Antonio will host a one-day bus tour to Corpus Christi on April 23. ( see more)
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