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Wesleyan festival brings Chinese culture to Macon

Chinese dancing will be among the events Saturday at Wesleyan College’s Confucius Institute Day.
Chinese dancing will be among the events Saturday at Wesleyan College’s Confucius Institute Day. Special to The Telegraph

The Confucius Institute at Wesleyan College will bring a touch of Chinese culture to Macon with the International Confucius Institute Day from 1-5 p.m. Saturday on the Wesleyan Quad.

The festival begins at 1 p.m. with an opening performance that will feature the traditional Lion Dance presented by the Chien Hong School of Kung Fu as well as a mixture of Chinese music, dance and singing. The college’s dance troupe will take the stage with a dance team from Robins Air Force Base to combine Chinese dance with modern American dance, and musicians from the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings at Mercer University also will perform. The entire performance will be repeated at 3 p.m.

Mahjong, calligraphy, bracelet making and a photo booth with traditional Chinese costumes for children will be among the free family friendly activities offered. Guests also can sample Chinese tea and mooncakes, a dense filling wrapped in pastry. Confucius Institute souvenirs and Chinese crafts will be available for purchase.

Confucius Institute Day

When: 1-7 p.m. Sept. 24

Where: Wesleyan College, 4760 Forsyth Road

Cost: Free

Information: wesleyancollege.edu

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