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Chinese New Year party set for Saturday

Deadwood History’s Chinese New Year Party will be held at the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 20.

According to a news release, children in grades K-6 are invited to hear how Chinese New Year is celebrated and why this holiday is important in Chinese culture and to Deadwood history. They will learn what the Year of the Ox means for 2021 and the traditions that make Chinese New Year so unique.

Students will create their own Chinese lantern and a Chinese Zodiac chart to take home. The workshop will also include a Chinese style lunch and a red envelope ceremony.

The program is free but reservations are required. Call Amanda Brown, Education Director, at 605-578-1657 for reservations or more information. Masks are required. A face covering will be supplied if you do not have one.

The workshop is co-sponsored by the Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission, Deadwood History, Adams-Mastrovich Family Foundation, Bill Haas, The William Karl and Laura L. Haas Educational Endowment, the Walter and Frances Green Trust Fund, Edith Wong and Beatrice Wong, and Jade Palace.

Tri-State Museum to host Family Fun Day Sunday

The Tri-State Museum and Visitor Center in Belle Fourche will have a Family Fun Day from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday entitled “Extraordinary Elephants.”

According to a news release, the day will include an educational film about elephants and their habitats and culture. There will be several elephant crafts, including one to make a mini elephant out of pom-poms.

The museum will also hold drawings for Seymour Simon’s book, “Elephants,” and an elephant puzzle. All who attend will receive a free take-home packet of info, puzzles, and games about elephants. Refreshments will be served.

Admission to the Family Fun Day is $2 per person or free with membership. Reservations can be made by calling 605-723-1200. Face masks are suggested.

The Tri-State Museum and Visitor Center is located at 415 Fifth Avenue in Belle Fourche.

— Journal staff

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