Mandarin Advantage released its first DVD that teaches children 3-8 years old Mandarin Chinese. “Journeys to the East – The River Dragon King” makes learning fun by engaging children in an exciting adventure to ancient China where they meet the River Dragon King, rebuild a Terracotta Warrior, and fly on a magic flying cloud. Chinese vocabulary is introduced incrementally throughout the adventure so that children learn without realizing that they are “learning.”
SIS Productions announces auditions for their Northwest premiere of “The Theory of Everything” by Prince Gomolvilas and directed by Manuel R. Cawaling. The show will run Feb. 20 through March 15, 2009.
Want to brush up on your Spanish? Trying to become fluent in French? Now, if someone wants to learn a new language, he or she can just go to The Seattle Public Library’s Web site and use the new database, Mango Languages.
Seattle Parks and Recreation will hold four meetings to discuss the Center City Security Project. The Center City Security Project involves installing cameras in Hing Hay Park, Occidental Park and Victor Steinbrueck Park.
Goodwill’s Job Training and Education Center in Seattle, located at 1400 South Lane St., is currently enrolling people in free classes for the upcoming session, which runs from Oct. 20 to Dec. 11. These courses teach those with significant barriers to employment valuable skills to find and keep jobs.
The deadlines for the 2003 International Special Review Boards are fast approaching. The last day for nominations is Tuesday, Oct. 21st. The last day to register to vote in the ISRD Board election is Monday, Oct. 20th.
“We have often been overlooked,” Elaine Akagi, educator and past president of JACL, said. “Due to the small number of API voters, so it is important that all eligible API voters are registered and vote.”
Two Japanese scientists and a Japanese American won the 2008 Nobel Prize in physics on Oct. 7 for theoretical advances that help explain the behavior of the smallest particles of matter.
Novelist and teacher Peter Bacho believes everybody has a story to tell. The Filipino American recalls his own humble beginnings, growing up poor in Seattle’s Central District in the 1950s. A juris doctorate, masters degree and two award-winning novels later, Bacho is now being honored as a pioneer who paved the way for Asian Americans in literature.
According to former editor Naomi Pascal, she was associated with the Press “almost from the beginning, with the development of the Press’ pioneering program of publishing books by and about Asian Americans.” In 1973, the Press had issued or reissued “a long list of books on subjects of special interest to Asian Americans,” she said.