Special Events

October 13 -  Festa Italiana - Join us as we celebrate all things Italian.  A delicious lunch of spaghetti and meatballs will be served.  After lunch, dance the afternoon away with entertainment form Mario Tacca and Mary Mancini.  Cost is $5.00 and reservations are required.

October 31 - Halloween Costume Party - Have a not-so-scary day and participate in our Halloween costume party - you may even win a prize!  Sign-up for lunch (suggested donations $3.00)and stay for the ghoulish games!


he Rat is the first of all zodiac animals. According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party. The Rat tricked the Ox into giving him a ride. Then, just as they arrived at the finish line, Rat jumped down and landed ahead of Ox, becoming first.

The Rat is also associated with the Earthly Branch (地支—dì zhī) Zi (子) and the midnight hours. In the terms of yin and yang (阴阳—yīn yáng), the Rat is yang and represents the beginning of a new day.

In Chinese culture, rats were seen as a sign of wealth and surplus.