Young dancers from Xiaopei Chinese Dance will perform their "healthy babies" dance at the Pleasanton Public Library at 2 p.m. this Sunday in celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year, which is Feb. 19.
This begins the Year of the Sheep (Goat), a symbol of peace, harmonious co-existence and tranquility for those born in this year as well as 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991 and 2003.
The free celebration at the library will include musicians performing on traditional Chinese musical instruments, singers and Chinese dancers, both children and adults.
Soloist singer Xiaofei Liu, a Bay Area vocal teacher, will be included in the program. She won second place in the 2008 International L'Opera Rinata in Italy and was also the recipient of an achievement award from the Department of Education in China.
Editor's note: A previous version of this story listed an incorrect name for the dance troupe performing in the event. The Pleasanton Weekly regrets the error.