Social 2-2-2017

Chinese New Year Banquet

The Chinese Arts Alliance of Nashville hosted a Chinese New Year Banquet at Lucky Bamboo China Bistro to welcome the Year of the Rooster.

Everyone enjoyed a ten-course menu which offered Five Happiness (braised beef, Taiwanese sausage, barbecue pork and jellyfish) Beijing duck, Rainbow Jade Fish, tofu and eggplant with shrimp, Taiwanese chicken, a medley of vegetables called Four Season Peace and Harmony, jumbo prawns, braised beef short ribs, House Supreme with several meats and vegetables, sticky rice and oranges.

A traditional Lion Dance was performed to the delight of the crowd and a silent auction included: acupuncture, Tai Chi, Chinese paintings, tickets to the Dragon Harmony Concert, a pet portrait by artist Sallie Mayne, gift certificates to Belcourt Taps, Ru Sans, P. F Chang’s and McDougals Chicken, a Panda bag, herb soaps and more.

For more information about the organization, and its numerous programs, visit

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Daylily Society Meeting

The Middle Tennessee Daylily Society held a meeting at Picadilly Cafeteria, where Jay Turman presented a slide show of beautiful new daylily introductions for 2017 from those hybridizers who submitted entries to the organization’s upcoming Mid Winter Symposium.

At the meeting, everyone enjoyed selecting from a wide array of entrees, side dishes and desserts.
The Mid-Winter Symposium will be held February 10 through 12 at Nashville’s Hotel Preston. Cost to attend is $129, which includes dinner on Friday and Saturday, workshops, speakers, presentations and more.

For more information or to register to attend, visit

The next club event will be the hosting of a booth at the March Lawn and Garden Show at the Nashville Fairgrounds.  Volunteers are needed for all types of jobs at the Daylily Society’s display.

For more information about the Middle Tennessee Daylily Society, call 615-297-5132.

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