Saturday, February 8, 2014 – Jacksonville, Oregon


8AMThe Galloping 5K Fun Run Co-organized by SOCCA and student volunteers of SOU’s “Outdoor Adventure Leadership” program, this family friendly run starts at the Bigham Knoll Campus rain or shine. Advance registration recommended. Visit our website for entry form and complete instructions.

10:30AM – Traditional Chinese New Year Parade – Lions, dragons, gongs and local celebrants will welcome the Year of the Horse. Procession begins at the intersection of Oregon Street and Main Street. Visit our website for entry form and instructions. Come and join the revelry!

Yeh Fei Pai

Yeh Fei Pai

11:30AM-12:30PM “Horse Arrives; Instant Success!” 馬到成功 Be awed by Yeh Fei Pai 葉飛白 at this unique artistic performance rarely seen in the United States. Mr. Yeh comes from Taiwan to help SOCCA celebrate Chinese New Year 2014 in Southern Oregon. See in person how he makes celestial horses come alive on a mural with his distinctive splash ink brush painting style. Let his powerful strokes and signature presentation inspire you to reach for success in this Year of the Horse. U.S. Hotel Ballroom, Second Floor, 125 E. California Street. Underwritten by U.S. Bank. Free Admission.

Mohkeed Wong

Mohkeed Wong

12:30AM-1:30PM Chinese Cooking Demonstration – Watch Mohkeed Wong demonstrate the traditional art of brining mustard green to cook up a hearty Chinese soup noodle that is delicious and easy to prepare. It’s a complete meal for the busy cook. Wait till you sample this home-cooked delicacy. Admission is $5, available at the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce. Presented at the Bella Union Restaurant & Saloon, Second Floor, 170 W California St.

2PM “Images of China” By popular demand from the young and young at heart, the award-winning Dragon Art Studio 龍兿 from Portland returns to Jacksonville. Master Puppeteers Yuqin Wang, Zhengli Xu and their daughter/apprentice, Brenda Xu will present vignettes and stories of China with large handmade Chinese Rod Puppets. Performance is in the Gymnasium at the Jacksonville Elementary School, 655 Hueners Lane. Admission is $5. Tickets available at the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce.


(The following activities are FREE & open to the public)

11:30AM-12:30PM Searching for Gold Mountain – The Chinese of Jacksonville presented by historian Larry Smith, meet at the front lobby of the Jacksonville Library (340 West ‘C’ St). Weather permitting, the group will visit the “Long Tom” Sluice Box Chinese Memorial Fountain.

11:30AM-12:30PM Shi-ba Shi 十八式 (18 Forms) is a modern form of Qigong based on elements of Yang Style Tai-Chi. A gentle, beautiful form of exercise that can be performed standing or sitting in a chair, recommended as a warm-up routine for the Senior Citizen Fall Prevention program. Barbara Meredith (of the Rogue Valley YMCA), a National Faculty for Y-USA MFBB, will teach this adaptation at the Historic Presbyterian Church (Fellowship Hall/downstairs), 405 E. California St.

11:30AM-1PM Chinese (Brush) Calligraphy 書法 – Unique to Asian cultures: the ink, flexibility of brush, and absorptivity of the rice paper, produce an infinite variety of styles and forms and often thought to reveal the character of one’s personality. Fuyou Long 龍伏佑, graduate of Wuhan University and People’s University in China and a published author will give an introduction and demonstration, in the Naverson room at the Jacksonville City Library.

11:30AM-1PM Acupuncture Treatment: Relieving Pain Using Needles – practicing acupuncturist Owen Jurling demonstrates 4000 year old traditional Chinese healing art with the use of needles. Persons seeking pain management are encouraged to present for treatment. At the Naverson Room in the Jacksonville Library. (Simultaneously with Chinese Calligraphy.)

11:30AM-12:30PM Scaring the Devils Away: One Hundred and Fifty-Thousand Firecrackers in Ashland’s Chinatown in the Year of the Horse 1895 by Victoria Law, founder of the Ashland Historic and Railroad Museum, will retell the tales from documented reports of this event, at the Historic Presbyterian Church Sanctuary (upstairs), 405 E. California St.

11:30AM-12:30PM Chinese Astrology: The Year of the Green Wood Horse – In the Chinese Zodiac calendar, if you were born in 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990 or 2002, you would be a ‘horse.’ So what’s the year like for all of us? Ken Bendat, Chinese scholar and doctor of Chinese medicine, reveals amusing and insightful perspectives and stories for this year. At the Old City Hall, on the corner of Main and Oregon St.

11:30AM-12:30PM Feng shui can improve your health. Yes it can. Feng Shui 風水 Master and Owner of Creative Vision, Sugeet Posey will explain principles to reduce stress and make living in this crazy world much easier. Does that improve your health? Of course. Come to this interactive presentation and pick up useful tips you can use in your home or business. Presented at the Art Presence Gallery, corner of 5th and ‘D’ Street (formerly the Children’s Museum).

12:30-1:30PM Martin Gold recounts the long and shameful legislative history of the Chinese Exclusion Laws. He brings to life the politics and racism of Exclusion Laws in his book: Forbidden Citizens. With thirty-five years of legislative background in Washington, DC, Mr Gold was appointed by President George W. Bush in 2006 to serve on the Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad and he advised the 1882 Project in its efforts to obtain congressional apology for the Chinese Exclusion Laws. Historic Presbyterian Church Sanctuary (upstairs), 405 E. California St.

12:30-1:30PM Rice Is Life for All of Us – A rice revolution is underway: a presentation by Ken Lee and Caryl Levine, co-founders and owners of Lotus Foods are changing how Americans think about and eat rice. They pioneered the introduction of exotic rices grown on small family farms to US markets. Come hear how farmers are being empowered to produce more by using less while preserving traditional seeds and benefiting the planet and how you can be part of the solution. Old City Hall, on the corner of Main and Oregon St.

12:30-1:30PM Tea House and Chinese Music – Relax to a complimentary cup of tea and listen to live Chinese music played on authentic Chinese instrument, performed by Who’s Hu (Chinese Band), and continue to browse Yeh Fei Pai’s paintings, prints and books being exhibited at the U.S. Hotel Ballroom, 125 E. California Street, Second Floor.

12:30PM-1:30PM “The Mood and the Wind: Beyond Kung-fu” – the forms 法 and rituals 禮 of Chinese Kung-fu: it is not all fist and fury, it is philosophy and poetry in motion: demonstrated and explained by Sijo 師祖 Grand-master David Day of Shui Bing Fa 水冰法 Kenpo, at the Historic Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall (downstairs), 405 E. California St.

12:30-1:30PM Remembering Jacksonville’s Chinese Quarter – Archaeological investigation over the last decade in the Jacksonville has allowed for important insights into the once bustling 19th century neighborhood. Several thousand artifacts have been recovered over the years. Hear the stories and see some of the actual artifacts, as Southern Oregon University’s Archaeologist Chelsea Rose brings history back to life: meet at the front lobby of the Jacksonville Library, 340 West ‘C’ St.


11:30AM-2PM – Romp, jump and slide in our Dragon Jumphouse and this year for the Year of the Horse, we are adding a second ‘Horse Carousel’ jumphouse: even more fun for the kids; at the former Jacksonville (Courthouse) Museum grounds (206 N. 5th St.)

Children’s Crafts, Lantern Building and more at the Jacksonville Museum Annex, (206 N. 5th St). Convert your name into Chinese calligraphy.

More Children’s Games, face-painting and even more activities at the IOOF Hall located at 175 S. Oregon Street.


Month long Exhibits – View Yeh Fei Pai’s Celestial Horses, Splash Ink Painting Artist, at the Elan Guest Suites and Gallery (245 W. Main Street, Jacksonville) and Rogue Gallery & Art Center (40 S. Bartlett Street, Medford) beginning February 7.
Jacksonville Library (340 West ‘C’ St) – Recent excavations into a single house which burned in the fall of 1888 have resulted in the recovery of a large artifact assemblage that will give us an exciting glimpse into daily life within a single household. Several fine pieces are exhibited in the large display case in the front lobby of the Library, from January 2 through February 17.