Event Calendar: April 5 to 18

JP Concerts
Saturday, April 6
4 p.m.
St. John’s Episcopal Church
Roanoke Avenue
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

JP Concerts is presenting the NATRAJ, a world-music ensemble. Tickets are $10 at the door. Children under 12 are free. For more information and directions please see jpconcerts.org.

ACMES conference
Sunday, April 7
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Harvard Medical School, DFCI, Jimmy Fund Auditorium
35 Binney St
Boston, MA 02115
American Chinese Medical Exchange Society will host its 2013 spring conference “Common Issues in Primary Care Medicine IV” to all health care professionals. Registration fee is $20. Free for ACMES members and invited guests.
Contact: info@acmes.net

UMass Chinese bridge speech contest
Sunday, April 7
11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
The University of Massachusetts Boston
100 William T. Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125
UMass Boston Confucius Institute is holding its annual high school Chinese bridge speech contest. This year, 24 high school students from all over the United States will compete in Mandarin in UMass Boston’s Campus Center Ballroom. The popularity of this contest has been growing for eight years and now attracts students from schools and states all over the country.

First-time home buyer class
Saturday, April 13
9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
65 Newport Ave, Quincy, MA 02171
Asian Community Development Corporation (ACDC) will hold its first-time home buyer class. The second class will be held in Chinatown on April 27 to 28. With the completion of the two-day class, students will get their first-time home buyer certificate, which is issued by the government and will be valid for three years. Middle or low income residents can apply for affordable housing with this certificate, and enjoy benefits such as loans and low prepayments, which can be 3% of the house price. Class fee is $40.
Contact: (617) 482-2380 x 208, or CHOP@asiancdc.org.

Harvard China Forum
April 13-15
Harvard University
The 2013 Harvard China Forum will host a group of distinguished speakers at this year’s forum. Over 30 prominent chairmen of China’s top companies will be speaking at the event. Topics will include climate change, new media, urban development and transformations, Chinese businesses, development and innovation, Chinese entrepreneurship, et cetera. Registration starts on Friday, April 12 at Radcliffe Gymnasium.
For more information please visit www.harvardchina.org.

2013 Walk for Hunger
Sunday, May 5
7 a.m.
Boston Common
Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02108
Project Bread’s 45th Walk for Hunger will be held on May 5. The 20-mile route weaves through Boston, Brookline, Newton, Watertown, and Cambridge, and includes entertainment and free snacks along the way.
Contact: (617) 723-5000 or www.projectbread.org.

ACDC fundraiser
Friday, May 10
7:30 a.m.
China Pearl
9 Tyler Street, Boston 02111
Asian Community Development Corporation will hold its signature fundraiser: Heart of the Community. Enjoy a dim sum breakfast and bid at a silent auction with 300 other guests to help build neighborhoods in Greater Boston. All profits and donations support programs for housing and community advocacy for Asian families in the area.
For more information, contact Jean Quintal at (617) 482-2380 x214 or jean.quintal@asiancdc.org.

CHSNE scholarship
The Chinese Historical Society of New England (CHSNE) and the Boston Harborside Home of J.S. Waterman & Sons-Waring-Langone Funeral Home will award two scholarships to high school seniors of Chinese ancestry entering a New England college in the fall of 2013. Each scholarship is $500 per year. The deadline of submission is May 31 and winners will be announced Sept. 2013.
For more details, please visit the website: http://chsne.org/scholarships.htm

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