Year of the Dragon draws to a close

According to the Chinese zodiac, the Year of the Dragon is at its end, but the Blazers may have something to say about that!

The Birmingham Chinese Festival Association will welcome the Year of the Snake on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Boutwell Auditorium.  The cultural event will include Chinese music and dance, acrobatics, Kung Fu, magic, face change, traditional games, and Chinese food.  Admission is $2 per person.

Additionally, the Birmingham Museum of Art (next door to Boutwell) will feature Chinese art all day.  The museum will also host a Chinese New Year Student Art Reception at 3 p.m. and a children's film at 3:30 p.m.  Museum admission is free.

While the next Year of the Dragon won't come around until 2024, UAB students should take pride in knowing that every year is the Year of the Blazer.