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See what’s going on with FCC and enjoy cultural events in and around Austin!
  • FCC-Austin’s Chinese New Year Celebration, Sunday, February 18, 2018, from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Please join us as our community celebrates the Year of the Dog, at New Fortune Chinese Seafood Restaurant, 10901 N. Lamar Blvd #501, Austin. This year’s event will include food, friends, henna tattoos, crafts, entertainment, FCC annual board elections, a silent auction, and other fun for the afternoon! Online registration has begun and tickets are available for purchase! Click on the above link to pre-register and pay for your CNY tickets and t-shirts. You may choose your t-shirt colors, quantities, and sizes while you check out that item as an “Additional Item.” This is also an excellent time to renew your membership and get a price break for this and all of our 2018 events. Family membership costs $26 for the year prior to the event with online registration, and $30 at the door. Ticket prices will cost more at the door as well: anyone opting to pay at the door will be charged $23 (Adults), $17 (Youth), and $10 (Toddler). Only checks or cash will be accepted at the door. You can also make a much appreciated donation to FCC Austin. This year’s beautiful t-shirts feature the simplified Mandarin character for “dog” with our organization’s name resting smartly on the left sleeve. (And there’s a dog in the graphic!) They will be available in the following colors: “Carolina Blue,” “Charcoal,” and “Navy” for Adults; “Royal Blue” and “Charcoal” for kids. These limited edition shirts are only guaranteed available via pre-sales (on or before February 7th), as we will only buy a few to sell, and only in a limited number of colors and sizes. They are classic fit, unisex style, and 100% cotton shirts. Any questions about the event? Please contact FCC-Austin President Tom Hurt. It is going to be fun and filling!

  • 2018 events pending.

  • Moon Festival, Sunday, October 1, 2017; 4–6 pm at Central Market (near Lamar & 38th Street). Please contact Dianne Harwood (VP, Events Board Member) if you can help out.
  • Music and Dance Show by Abby Hu, September 17, 2017, at 6:30–7:30 pm, at the Asian American Cultural Center (AACC), 11713 Jollyville Road. Tickets available at no charge for FCC members, although donations are encouraged. For non-FCC attendees, tickets will be $12.
    Abby Hu, a very talented high school student and master guzheng artist is putting together a show as a special benefit for FCC Austin! She won the American Protégé International Competition and recently performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City. She has invited featured artists to join her, including choreographer Diana Wang of the Austin Dance Project. Abby has performed for FCC Austin in the past, admires our organization, and is doing this performance as a special benefit and fundraiser for FCC Austin; thank you, Abby!
  • Back to China Discussion & Pool Party, Sunday, August 13, 2017, 2–5 pm, at the home of FCC Treasurer, William Robison & family. Have you been back to China since your adoption (or your child’s adoption?) Curious about what it’s like to visit and explore the country of your birth? Three FCC-Austin adoptees went back to China and have offered to share their experiences and answer questions: Zoe Watts, a junior at Southwestern University, Hannah Weaver a senior at Premier High School, and Caroline Heath, a sixth grader at Murchison Middle School. They will tell you all about their trips for an hour or so and then we’ll swim and visit. Please RSVP jenaheath@gmail.com for directions and to get a good head count for snacks and drinks.
  • Kids’ Design Event with Architect Michael Hsu, Sunday, August 6, 2017, 3–5 pm, at P. Terry’s near Koenig & Lamar in Austin. This event will provide our kids with hands-on design fun creating true-to-scale architectural modeling with guidance from architects Michael Hsu, and our very own prez & architect Tom Hurt. A free event; please come!
  • FCC Swim Party, Sunday, June 4, 2017, 4–7 pm, at 2608 Rollingwood Drive, Austin, hosted by Mike & Maryanne Wiley. Please join us for an FCC Beginning-of-Summer-Swim-and-Grill Party! We’ll be grilling, so please bring burgers or hotdogs or something vegetarian for your family; FCC will provide fixings, chips, and beverages. Remember to invite a new friend or an old one we haven’t seen in a while. We look forward to seeing you there!
  • 2017 FCC Austin Family Retreat, located at TBarM Lake Travis in Spicewood, Texas, will take place from Friday, April 28–Sunday, April 30, 2017. General information can be found here: 2017 Retreat info page 1 & 2017 Retreat info page 2. Saturday’s Rock Climbing Wall and Barn Swing activities as well as Saturday’s Birth Parent Searching presentation by Our China Stories founder and local adoptive Mom Jena Heath are included for both weekend campers and Saturday Day Guests. Registration opens on March 18th. To register, send full payment and these completed forms to the address indicated within the materials: FCC Registration, FCC Retreat Release, TBarM Medical Questionnaire and TBarM Agreement to Participate. Registration materials must be postmarked no later than Saturday, April 8th. We look forward to seeing you and yours at the 2017 FCC Austin Family retreat!
  • Texas China Care Playgroup, Sunday, April 23, 2017, 2–4 pm at the Jewish Community Center: 7300 Hart Lane, Austin, TX 78731.
  • Texas China Care Playgroup, Sunday, April 9, 2017, 2–4 pm at the Jewish Community Center: 7300 Hart Lane, Austin, TX 78731.
  • Texas China Care Playgroup, Sunday, March 26, 2017, 2–4 pm at the Jewish Community Center: 7300 Hart Lane, Austin, TX 78731.
  • 88th Annual Zilker Kite Festival, Sunday, March 5th, 10–5 pm at Zilker Park (between Barton Springs Road & Lady Bird Lake). Rain date is Sunday, March 12th, just in case!
  • Texas China Care Playgroup, Sunday, February 12th, 2–4 pm at the Jewish Community Center: 7300 Hart Lane, Austin, TX 78731. They will have crafts, storytelling, snack time, and a special calligraphy performance. Please RSVP by Saturday, February 11th.
  • Chinese New Year Celebration, Sunday, January 29, 2017, 2–5 pm at the Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron Road, Austin, TX 78754. Please join Austin’s Families with Children from China in welcoming the Year of the Rooster at our Chinese New Year celebration. There will be crafts, tasty food, a silent auction, contests and a balloon artist. Featured entertainment includes the Texas Guzheng Music Band, the April Rain Dancers, and the Summitt Lion Dance Team. Tickets can also be purchased at the door.

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