Chinese Cultural Day

LIONS DANCING – Lion Dancing is over 1,000 year old tradition. This is typically performed during Chinese New Year and only done by Martial Artists. The Lion represents good luck and if you feed them money, you will receive twice as much back. “The demonstration fosters Chinese Culture and Awareness in the Community.” says said Kee C. Ling who is the Chief Instructor of the Camarillo Kung Fu & Lion Dance at the 3rd Annual Chinese Cultural Day, Thousand Oaks, Califor., on Saturday, November 4. JESSE WATROUS / Acorn Newspapers

FACE PAINTING LOVE – Grace Guo, 6, looks at her reflection with a huge smile after receiving a dragon painted on her face during the 3rd Annual Chinese Cultural Day, Thousand Oaks, Califor., on Saturday, November 4. JESSE WATROUS / Acorn Newspapers

HAND MADE CANDIES – Candy Maker, Zheng Shan Shi, creates animal shapes from hot liquid sugar in front of guests during the 3rd Annual Chinese Cultural Day, Thousand Oaks, Califor., on Saturday, November 4. JESSE WATROUS / Acorn Newspapers

CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY – David Chu delicately writes words and phrases in Chinese Calligraphy in front of guests during the 3rd Annual Chinese Cultural Day, Thousand Oaks, Califor., on Saturday, November 4. JESSE WATROUS / Acorn Newspapers,

Veteran’s Brunch

SECOND SERVINGS – June Leadam (middle) checks on her husband Veteran Marine Staff Sergant John Leadam (right) and Veteran Marine Jerry Feldman (left) if they would like another helping from the buffet during the Veteran’s Day Brunch and Flag Retirement at the Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge, Thousand Oaks, Califor., on Sunday, November 5. JESSE WATROUS / Acorn Newspapers

GIVING A HELPING HAND – Sammy Know, 11, (right) volunteered at the buffet service during the Veteran’s Day Brunch at the Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge, Thousand Oaks, Califor., on Sunday, November 5. JESSE WATROUS / Acorn Newspapers