La su Chinese Gardens - 8 Days Free Celebration Food Drive

I will be at the front entrance at 12:30 and go in promptly at 12:45p. The gardens is not that big and if you miss the group, you will definitely be able to find us.

Eight Free Days Food Drive

Saturday, January 4, 2014 through Saturday, January 11, 2014

Lan Su Chinese Garden will offer a free admission for each donation of a non-perishable food item, from Saturday, January 4 through Saturday, January 11, 2013 as part of Great Eight Free Days. (General admission is regularly $9.50.) All food donated at this community event will benefit Lan Su neighbor Transition Projects.

During the event, traditional Chinese scroll art and folk paintings will grace pavilion walls, and the Garden Shop overflows into the garden with a dazzling display of Chinese New Year essentials. The Year of the Horse begins on Friday, January 31 and continues for 15 days.

About the Number Eight

In China, the word for eight sounds similar to the character meaning "prosper" or "wealth." In regional dialects, the words for eight and "fortune" are also similar. The number 8 is viewed as such an auspicious number that even being assigned a number with several eights is considered very lucky. The Beijing Olympics took place on 8/8/08, the United Airlines Flight from San Francisco to Beijing is flight 888, and many new buildings in China have 88 floors.

http://www.lansugarden.org/things-to-do/events/eight-free-days/

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  • klint

    Good attendance,sorry I had to leave abruptly.

    January 6, 2014

  • Michael C.

    Had a wonderful time!

    January 5, 2014

  • Joanna B.

    Sorry to say I missed the group again. It was still fun to visit though. I am glad I went.

    January 5, 2014

  • Richard H.

    The gardens always impress, the teahouse was warm and allowed a chance to chat with fellow meetup goers, and the food drive was a good cause. Good idea on this one!

    January 5, 2014

  • Ronald N.

    Black and yellow jacket I look Lil a bumble bee. And a black backpack.

    January 5, 2014

    • Joanna B.

      We match I wore the same yellow jacket that I usuaslly do it is my picture

      January 5, 2014

  • Jayne B.

    I ended up going early at 10 am and throughly enjoyed it

    January 5, 2014

  • Michael C.

    I'm here with my guests this is wonderful!!! I'm in a brown ski coat.

    January 5, 2014

  • Troy C.

    I'm walking around in a black jacket. If anyone wants to join.

    January 5, 2014

  • Christine

    What time will you be entering the gate? My church down the street and over gets out a little later tomorrow due to a special event. I would like to meet with you and don't know how to find you. my cell number is...but am waiting more my minutes to load and still haven't gotten this month. [masked]

    January 4, 2014

  • JJ

    Does anyone know what the parking situation is ?

    January 1, 2014

    • That G.

      Standard downtown parking situation...you might be able to find some, but you'll probably have to pay, although maybe not if you find the right parking, as it's on Sunday.

      January 2, 2014

    • Jayne B.

      Still have to pay meters on Sundays

      January 2, 2014

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