Event Calendar (Oct. 26 – Nov. 8)

ATASK Silk Road gala and fundraiser
Friday, Oct. 26
6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
The State Room
60 State Street
Boston, MA 02109

Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence (ATASK) is holding its Silk Road gala and fundraiser. Go for an evening of great food and fun in support of the programs and services of ATASK. There will be bids on tickets for Broadway packages, dinner, hotel stays, spa services and more.
Tickets: $200
Contact: (617) 338-2350 x 222 or jskypeck@atask.org

Free kidney function test
Saturday, Oct. 27
1 p.m.-4 p.m.
90 Tyler Street
Boston, MA 02111

The Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association of New England (CCBA) is cooperating with Brigham and Women’s Hospital to provide free kidney function tests to the public. There will be body mass index (BMI) test, blood pressure test, glucose test and urine test. Participants can get a free flu shot after the tests.
Contact: (617) 542-2574

Free pumpkin carving
Saturday, Oct. 27
1 p.m.-2 p.m. and
2 p.m.-3 p.m.
Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center
38 Ash Street
5th Floor, Room 501
Boston, MA 02116

Halloween is around the corner! BCNC and NAAAP Boston are holding their second annual free pumpkin painting event to celebrate the fall season. Families are welcome and can bring their kids to carve their own pumpkins. Light refreshments will be provided.
Please sign up at the BCNC front desk or contact us to attend the event.
Contact: (617) 635-5129 x 0 or info@bcnc.net

Free community kite festival
Saturday, Oct. 27
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Pope John Paul II Park

East meets West: The 10th annual free community event is a fun-filled event for both families and professionals. Bring and fly your own kite!

Art performance: Cultural China, Splendid Yunnan
Tuesday, Oct. 30
7:45 p.m.
John Hancock Hall
180 Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02116

Yunnan, home to 26 different ethnic groups, is famous for its beauty and rich culture. “Cultural China, Splendid Yunnan,” hosted by Asian Cultural Center Boston, will bring you a performance of Chinese folk songs and dances as well as show you the traditional costumes and culture of Yunnan province in southwest China.
Tickets: $15, $25, $50
Tickets are available at the Boston Book Shop (617) 451-1309, online at www.asiancc.net or by calling (617) 225-2888.

ABCD 50th anniversary gala
Friday, Nov. 2
Copley Marriott Boston Hotel Grand Ballroom
110 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

Don’t miss the party of the year as Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) celebrates 50 years of providing hope and opportunity to those in need! Eight-time Grammy Award winner Natalie Cole will be there to give a special performance. Bianca de la Garza, morning co-anchor at WCVB-TV/Channel 5, will emcee the grand event.
Tickets: $300
Tickets are available online at www.bostonabcd.org.

ACMES annual conference
Saturday, Nov. 3
9 a.m.-10 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Cambridge
575 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139

American Chinese Medical Exchange Society (ACMES) has invited prominent speakers from diverse fields to its 2012 annual conference, and you are welcome to join! Two featured sessions — Primary Care and Integrative Medicine. Speakers will share medical breakthroughs and up-to-date information on diabetes, cancer, eye care, IBS, sleep apnea and other important issues.
Reservation: $20 lunch included, $50 lunch and dinner included
Tickets are available online at http://acmes2012.eventbrite.com/

Yi-Wen Club lecture
Sunday, Nov. 4
6:30-8:30 p.m.
437 Cherry Street
GBCCA, 2nd Floor
West Newton, MA 02465

Award-winning writer Shuping Yao and author Specer Hu will give speeches on their books “He Comes from the East” and “Black Hawk” at the Yi-Wen Club.
Contact: Jianghe Niu, 857-234-6696, jianghe.niu@gmail.com

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