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WHOO HOO THE YEAR OF THE OX (JAN 26, 2009 - FEB 9, 2009)

Chinese New Year Activities in Vegas:


A variety of Chinese New Year events are scheduled to take place around town:


Bellagio Conservatory, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. South, will display its Chinese New Year show through Feb. 28. It features a 15-foot-long botanical ox made of more than 10,000 living Alternanthera; an 18-foot-tall Chinese God of Wealth and Fortune; I-Ching coins; dings; giant pandas made of living plants; a happiness bridge and other displays.


Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S.
Brush St., is hosting the Mandarin Film Series today and Jan. 22. The film "Iron and Silk" will be shown today at 6:30 p.m. "The Road Home" will play Jan. 22 at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $3. For more information, call 229-6383.


The Chinese American Chamber of Commerce will have its 15th annual New Year Celebration Feb. 8 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Las Vegas Chinatown Plaza, 4255 Spring Mountain Road. More than 5,000 people are expected to attend. Vendors will include Asian restaurants, Chinese arts and crafts, a Chinese fortune teller and a variety of entertainment. Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for children ages 6 to 12. Children age 5 and younger are free.


Green Valley Ranch, 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway, Henderson, will host the second annual Chinese New Year concert and party Jan. 25. Entertainment will include acrobats, a magic show, Chinese folk dance, Kung fu demonstrations, music and other performances.
For ticket information, call 686-9255.


The Lohan School of Shaolin will present several lion dances in the valley. Days and times are subject to change:


Venetian/Palazzo, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 3 and 7 p.m. Jan. 24 and 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Jan. 26


Palace Station, 2411 W. Sahara Ave., 6:30 p.m. Jan. 25


World of Feng Shui, 4011 Spring Mountain Road, noon Jan. 31


Las Vegas Hilton, 3000 Paradise Road, 2 p.m. Jan. 31


Gold Coast, 4000 W. Flamingo Road, 8 and 11 p.m. Feb. 3


Other lion dances taking place on the Strip. Times are subject to change:


MGM Grand, 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 3 p.m. Jan. 24


Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 3 p.m. Jan. 26


The Mirage, 3400 Las Vegas Blvd.
South, 6 p.m. Jan 26


Bellagio, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 7 p.m. Jan. 27




Ox Years:  2/19/1901 - 2/7/1902 (Metal),  2/6/1913 - 1/25/1914 (Water), 1/25/1925 - 2/12/1926 (Wood),  2/11/1937 - 1/30/1938 (Fire),  1/29/1949 - 2/16/1950 (Earth),  2/15/1961 - 2/4/1962 (Metal),  2/3/1973 - 1/22/1974 (Water),  2/20/1985 - 2/8/1986 (Wood),  2/7/1997 - 1/27/1998 (Fire),  1/26/2009 - 2/13/2010 (Earth)


Famous Ox People:  Barack Obama, Catherine Freeman, Heather Locklear, Jane Fonda, Jack Nicholson, Juliette Lewis, Margaret Thatcher, Meg Ryan, Meryl Streep, Princess Diana,  Vivien Leigh and George Clooney.


The Sign of the Ox


Invariably solid and dependable,  Ox people are excellent organizers.
  Oxen are systematic in their approach to every task they undertake.  They are not easily influenced by other's ideas.  Loyalty is a part of their make-up, but if deceived they will not forget.  Oxen do not appear to be imaginative though they are capable of good ideas.  Although not demonstrative or the most exciting people romantically, they are entirely dependable, and make devoted parents.  Oxen are renowned for their patience, but it has its limits - once roused, their temper is a sight to behold.


People born under the sign of the Ox or Buffalo  usually have strong codes and work ethics.  This can lead to a tendency to be a workaholic, and they should make an effort to relax more.  Ox people are usually strong and robust, and according to ancient wisdom, they should be blessed with long lives.


The Ox home is his castle where he finds relaxation and peace from the everyday hustle and bustle of his career or responsibilities.  He also enjoys spending much time in planting gardens and trees.  He generally prefers to decorate his home comfortably with nature colors.


Able, ethical and aware, co-workers of the Ox can depend on their eyes for details.  Because they are so well-organized, they are better-suited for specialized positions and prefer to work in large companies.  They work best when they work alone since they can be unhappy when participating in a large group.


row-zzzzz says:
It's now 2011 LOL
Posted on: Apr 29, 2011
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