The Redwood Empire Chinese Assn. ushers in the Year of the Rat with its annual New Year celebration Sat., Feb. 1 at the Veteran’s Memorial Building, 1351 Maple Ave. in Santa Rosa. Doors will open at 5 p.m. for the social hour and a preview of raffle and silent auction prizes.
Children’s authors Camille Picott and Oliver Chin will be present to sign books. A buffet dinner will start at 6 p.m. At 7 p.m. there will be entertainment featuring traditional lions, a 250-foot long dragon, martial arts, music and other cultural performances. Tickets are $25 per adult and $10 for children 3-10 years old. This will benefit scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are of Asian descent or who are RECA members.