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 China Disabled People’s Delegation

To All Parents & Students:

This weekend, October 11 & 12, the China Disabled People’s Performing Art Troupe will be coming to San Jose on another of their world-class performances. Calder Academy and the CalderOneWorld Foundation with the Beijing 2008 Olympic Friendship Delegates visited and exchanged performances with them during our trip to China this summer and found it to be one of those lifetime memories, so we would like everyone to share in this special opportunity occasioned by their visit to our area to see their performance and to spend some time with them. They have performed in over 50 countries throughout the world and for all major heads of state, including Presidents Clinton and Bush.

The schedule is as follows:

Saturday, October 11, 2008 at 7:30pm China Disabled People’s Art Troupe will perform at the Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Blvd, Downtown San Jose, CA 95113. Tickets are $130 premium, $80, $60, and $45 and are available at the box office by calling 888-455-7469 or visiting Be sure to use the CalderOneWorld Foundation code “COWF” to get a special 10% discount for you and your family and friends.

Sunday, October 12, 2008 from 12pm to 3pm, we will have a special BBQ picnic and performance with the China Disabled People at the Memorial Park in Cupertino (off Stevens Creek Blvd and Homestead) where we will have a chance to spend an informal afternoon as their hosts in an American-style day at the park, complete with food, games, and some small performances. They may perform for us and some of our kids will sing and dance for them. (There will be an Iranian Festival at the park as well so don’t be confused.)

Since this is a potluck BBQ and the disabled people will not be bringing any food themselves (there are approx. 50 of them) we should all try to bring at least two dishes (American, Chinese, Indian foods are all good) which we think they will enjoy. Dishes can be meats, veggies, pasta, potato, rice, as well as dessert items.

We will also need volunteers to help with food preparation, manning the bbq, helping assist the performing kids (ours) and keeping them organized, assistance with any equipment, props or costumes, trash collection and organization, etc. Please signup at the front desk at Calder Academy or let Christine know.