Last Saturday afternoon, the Joyous Chinese Cultural Center had the privilege of hosting the distinguished women of the Red Hat Society. This was the first Red Hat Society chapter that JCCC has hosted! They toured CCAI and learned more about adoption. All of the women were very interested in the current needs of orphans and how CCAI helps families through the adoption process. They learned about different kinds of Chinese tea and then were able to sample four different types of freshly brewed tea. All the women participated in learning the art of Chinese paper cutting and chose to either make a panda, flower, or Chinese character to bring home. Many wanted to bring home the template to teach their grandchildren how to cut out the beautiful and delicate designs! The favorite activity of the afternoon was learning how to make Chinese dumplings and of course, tasting them! Each woman also received a Chinese dumpling recipe to take home to try.
JCCC and the women of the Red Hat Society had a wonderful time learning and laughing together. We hope to have the honor of hosting many more groups like these wonderful ladies and sharing with them the beauty of Chinese culture!