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Cover Story - February 8, 2008

Celebrate Year of the Rat

The Town of Danville and the Chinese American Senior Center will present a Chinese New Year Celebration on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Veterans Memorial Hall on 400 Hartz Ave.

"We want to bring prosperity to Danville," said organizer Chia-Chia Chen.

The celebration will include a Lion Dance performance, which will begin out on Hartz Avenue at 11 a.m. for the whole town to enjoy. Inside at the party, there also will be Welcome Spring Festival Songs and Chinese dances performed by the club members, who have been practicing for many months.

The Chinese New Year begins the Year of the Rat. People born in this year are blessed with great personal charm. They are elegant by nature and strive for the better things in life. They are active, pleasant, tactful and fantastic. They are able to grasp opportunities. They make good businesspeople, storekeepers, bankers, accountants, writers and pawnbrokers.

Rat people are also hardworking, thrifty, and have a strong ability to adapt to their environment and react adequately to change. They love to spend time at a bargain basement and cannot resist special coupon offers. They also have a tendency to hoard unnecessary provisions. They deny themselves nothing and buy the rest of everything.

The birth years of the Rat are 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, and 2008. They are most compatible with people born in the year of the Dragon, Ox and Monkey.

The Chinese New Year Celebration will run from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and lunch will be served at noon. Attendees are asked to wear a Chinese outfit or something red. The cost is $10 and reservations are needed. Call 736-1615.

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