2023 Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration Potluck
2023 中秋节联欢会

Venue: Brand Hall @ Faith United Methodist Church, 899 Dorset Street, South Burlington, VT 05403

Date: Saturday September 30th, 2023 5:00 - 8:00pm

Admission: $3 per person (to cover venue rental)

VCS will host a potluck dinner to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as Mooncake Festival. We'll start with a traditional game, solving riddles 猜灯谜, and end with the lighting of lanterns and a parade点灯笼,游花园. VCS will provide mooncakes for enjoyment! Please kindly indicate the number of attending children (age 17 and under) and we can better prepare for the event.

We are sharing the food list, so attendees know what to expect. We recommend that the serving portion you bring equate to the number of people in your party. You may change/update the food you are bringing at any time by revisiting the link.

Please signup through vtchineseschool@gmail.com. Admission must be paid in advance via Venmo or PayPal (details provided at signup). Thank you!

​​​Venue: Community Room @South Burlington Public Library,

180 Market Street, South Burlington, VT 05403

Date: Thursday October 5, 2023 5:00 - 6:30pm

Come join us at the Community Room at South Burlington Public Library to learn about a year of events and activities the library and Vermont Chinese School have cooked up for Vermont Reads 2023. Sample Chinese snacks, test a rocket launcher, delight in the sounds of 1950's jazz, and explore Chinese calligraphy! All in the celebration of the book all of Vermont is reading: Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo.

Light refreshments will be served. Join us and pickup your own personal copy of the book, available while supplies last.

Cooking Lesson:
Mooncake Making 做月饼

​Venue: Brand Hall @ Faith United Methodist Church, 899 Dorset Street, South Burlington, VT 05403

Date: Saturday August 19, 2023 1:30 - 4:30pm

Cost: $35 per person (for lesson and materials for 3 mooncakes). Pre-order takeout mooncakes $15 per set.

Mooncakes 月饼 are traditionally eaten during Mid-Autumn Festival, also know as Moon Festival, which falls on the 15th day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar. Mooncakes are usually eaten in small wedges accompanied by tea. There are sweet and savory mooncakes depending on the region of origin.

Vermont Chinese School will provide dough, lotus seed paste and red bean paste fillings. Please feel free to bring your own fillings. We'll be making one of each of the following mooncakes: traditional mooncake, Shanghai mooncake and snow skin mooncake.

Please email vtchineseschool@gmail.com to sign up and for pre-ordering. Payment must be prepaid in advance via Venmo or PayPal (details will be provided at signup). Thank you!

The deadline for class registration and pre-order is August 14th.