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Filipiniana Gala 2018

Posted on Sep 24, 2018 in #coloradoasian, APA, Awards, celebrations, Dance, Food, Humanitarian Efforts, Leaders, The Philippines | 0 comments

In celebration of the Filipino History Month, the National Federation of the Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) Region V is holding its Filipiniana 2018 Gala to benefit one of our member organization – MENDING FACES that was founded in 2010 by a passionate, highly experienced group of medical professionals and others to make a life-changing difference for children born with facial deformities. Their mission is to help families with children born with facial deformities like cleft lip, cleft palate, and other deformities restore hope and have a brighter future. Since 2010 they have performed hundreds of life-changing surgeries in the Philippines and Columbia. With previous benefit galas, NaFFAA Region V was able to help fishermen and their families regain their source of livelihood by purchasing fishing boats in Bicol when the area was hit by a typhoon on a Christmas day; Helped rebuild an elementary school and multi-purpose buildings in Ormoc and Tacloban that were destroyed by super typhoon Yolanda; Shipped two 40-foot containers of medical equipment and supplies donated by Project Cure after typhoon Frank devastated the province of Aklan; NaFFAA and its member organizations also funded Gawad Kalinga Colorado Village (35 houses) after a landslide in Cabagan, Isabela, Philippines.  NaFFAA Region V takes enormous pride in all that it and its members have accomplished. Filipiniana 2018, a benefit @ $60/person Saturday, October 13th | 6PM – 11PM DoubleTree Hilton DTC | 7801 E. Orchard Rd., Greenwood Village 80111 There will be silent auctions, door prizes, cultural dances, live band and dancing. Dinner will be accompanied with performances by different cultural dancers. RSVP: ...

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Global Fest 2018

Posted on Aug 15, 2018 in #auroraasian, Arts & Culture, celebrations, Family Fun, Food, International, Music | 0 comments

The city of Aurora invites you to experience fantastic flavors, cultural experiences and artistic expressions from around the world at Global Fest this Saturday, August 18th, 11AM – 6PM, at the Aurora Municipal Center Great Lawn, 15151 E. Alameda Pkwy.  And entrance is FREE!  Enjoy world entertainment, music and food, ethnic markets, community booths, fashion shows–yes, that’s plural–and even more entertainment and education at the Aurora History Museum. The World Beer Market will offer different beverages with brewing techniques and flavors from around the world. All beers were globally inspired…and locally made.  For more information, visit...

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Picnic with the Partnership

Posted on Jun 27, 2018 in #auroraasian, Family Fun, Food | 0 comments

It’s the lazy days of summer!  Join the Partnership Steering Committee for a picnic/potluck at Utah Park (east side) on July 24th, 5:00 – 7:30PM — Under the shelter – next to a refreshing pond.  Plenty of parking. Read all the details here… (no RSVP necessary) It’s not a picnic without...

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Hawaiian Steel Guitar Assn Festival

Posted on Sep 15, 2017 in #coloradoasian, Arts & Culture, Dance, Educational, Food, Music, Pacific Islands | 0 comments

HAWAIIAN STEEL GUITAR ASSOCIATION FESTIVAL Thursday through Saturday, September 21st, 22nd, and 23rd Hilton Fort Collins | 425 W. Prospect Rd. | Fort Collins, CO  80526 Three days of classic Hawaiian music performed by some of the modern greats of the steel guitar. This Mainland Festival and Convention will be held in Colorado for the fourth year, and has been, from the start, one of the premier Hawaiian musical events of the Rocky Mountain region.  Enjoy guest performances by local hula halaus, Hawaiian slack key guitar and ‘ukulele, as well as ‘olelo workshops. In past years, the HAWAIIAN STEEL GUITAR ASSOCIATION FESTIVAL has played host to a “who’s who” of some of the true legends of the steel guitar–  Ed Punua, son of long-time island musician  Victor Punua, Sr. and born and raised on the island of Kaua’i,  Jeff Au Hoy, one of the young lions of the steel guitar from Honolulu, Oahu,  Duke Kaleolani Ching, the master of the triple-neck Fender– and this year is no exception.  This year’s Guest of Honor is Kumu Alan Akaka, a graduate of the Kamehameha Schools and the University of Hawaii and a student of the late, great steel guitar player Jerry Byrd. Alan has had a long career as an Hawaiian music educator and performer in Hawai’i, and around the world.  He is the Director of  KE KULA MELE HAWAI’I, the Alan Akaka School of Hawaiian Music, in Kailua, O’ahu, where he teaches ‘ukulele, steel guitar and upright bass or guitar to all ages. Cost: $20/day HSGA members | $25 non-members | $10 students with ID Saturday night luau (tickets sold separately): $50 Save yourself a plane ticket to Hawai’i! Mai hilahila, don’t be shy!  Hope to see you all there!  Ahui hou kakou! Download announcement here… Questions? Contact: Mark Kahalekulu, markkahalekulu@gmail.com | Visit...

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Partnership Picnic at Utah Park

Posted on Jun 23, 2017 in #auroraasian, APA, Family Fun, Food, Steering Committee | 0 comments

The Partnership’s Picnic/Potluck Tuesday, June 27th, 5:00 – 7:30 PM Aurora’s Utah Park | 1800 So. Peoria St. (east side of the park @ Mexico & Troy) Details:  follow this link… Come with a friend, enjoy the potluck, and relax with more Friends! Note:  This is not a political event.     Meet the Partnership’s new Co-Chair Robert Payo… …an Aurora native and Filipino American, Robert Payo is Teacher Programs Coordinator at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, supporting the professional development needs of teachers in science education as well as a leading consultant on national projects related to education and museums. Robert is the immediate past Co-Assistant Artistic Director for Theatre Esprit Asia of the Aurora Cultural Arts District and has performed in theaters across the Denver metro area.    ...

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Annual Meeting: Kimberly Ming

Posted on Apr 20, 2017 in #auroraasian, APA, Arts & Culture, Community Service, Educational, Food, Immigration, Steering Committee | 0 comments

The Annual Meeting of the Partnership is not just a meeting, it’s fun and educational, too, with good Friends, good food and a dynamite speaker — a poet and photographer, Kimberly Ming! TOPIC:  Beyond Binary: Spoken Word on Multiethnic Identity Tuesday, April 25th, 5:30 – 8:30 PM, $25 Kimberly Ming is the #LatinAsian — a filmmaker, national speaker, reiki master, and multimedia content creator combining advocacy for marginalized communities with film, photography and spoken word poetry. Her cultural background as a Chinese and Puerto Rican prompted the creation of “The LatinAsian: A Chinese and Puerto Rican Woman” on YouTube, changing the way we see race and ethnic identity in America. She continues a lifelong journey of creating conscious media for liberation. Visit www.kimberlyming.com. The menu is going to be outstanding at the award-winning Aurora restaurant East China, 15510 E. CentreTechPkwy., near the Community College of Aurora, just south of 6th & Chambers. See the announcement with all the details.  Please RSVP, but you may pay by cash or credit card at the door.  Just call (303) 326-8695 or email admin@auroraasian.org. Just a little business to introduce the Partnership, and guests are always...

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