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Chinese New Years Dinner

Join us in celebrating the Year of the Sheep!

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Where: China Pavilion on Chapala Street

When: Tuesday, February 24 – Festivities begin at 6:30pm

The Menu

Hot and Sour Soup
Crispy Walnut Prawns Mongolian Beef
Kung Pao Chicken
Spicy Basil Chinese Eggplant
Baby Bok Choy with Shitake Mushrooms Steamed Rice

Cost: $30 Members, $35 Non-Members (per person, includes gratuity)

Please RSVP and Mail Checks to: Bets Wienecke, SB-Weihai Sister City Association, PO Box 41522, Santa Barbara, CA, 93140

(questions: Eliesa at 805-729-3565)

Weihai Chinese New Year invite 2015


Movie Night is coming again on June 19

What: The King of Masks (1999)
Where: Montecito YMCA
When: Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 7:00pm
Cost: Free!

Discussion to follow the movie.

The King of Masks (1999)

The streets of 1930’s Sichuan set the stage for THE KING OF MASKS, an award-winning tale of hope and transformation in the face of poverty and loneliness. As a rare master of an ancient art, the skills of THE KING OF MASKS are sought out by even the most beloved star of the esteemed Chinese Opera. But tradition dictates that the aging master’s trade only be passed on to a male heir. Desperate for his art to survive, THE KING OF MASKS finds an apprentice in a destitute child purchased on the black market. When the child reveals an unexpected secret, their relationship is suddenly tested by both the old man’s stubborn sense of tradition and the established customs of China.

SB-Weihai Movie Night


Join us at the Montecito YMCA on Thursday, April 17th at 7:00pm to view  Globe Trekker China.  Discussion to follow the movie.

Read a review of the film at DVD Movie Central.

Fun at our Annual Meeting

Thanks to our special guest Sun Weide, Deputy Consul General of the People’s Republic of China for joining us!

See more pictures in our web album.

2010 Annual Meeting & Banquet

Please join us for the Santa Barbara – Weihai Sister City Association Annual Meeting & Banquet, May 20, 5:30pm at The Empress Palace Restaurant.

  • “Year in Review” from President Peter Haslund
  • Special Guest – Deputy Consul General Sun Weide from the People’s Republic of China
  • Dinner, Friends & Fun!

Space is limitedThe deadline for Registration is May 17.

Menu for the Banquet

  1. Seafood Hot & Sour Soup
  2. Deep Fried Shrimp and Walnuts with mayonnaise Sauce
  3. Hong Kong Style Roasted Duck
  4. Hong Kong Style Asparagus Scallops
  5. Steamed Whole Fish Fillet
  6. Black Mushrooms with Chinese Broccoli
  7. Beef Steak with Honey Black Pepper Sauce
  8. Young Chow Fried Rice
  9. Dessert – Fruit Combination Platter

To register – click here

Monthly Meetings – April

Peter Haslund, Judith Raimondi, Judy Duchesne-Peckham and Alicia Sorkin.

The Santa Barbara – Weihai Sister City Association held its month meeting at The Empress Palace Restaurant on April 7.

The next meeting of the Association is the annual meeting coming in May.  Check back to for more details soon.

To become a member, participate in our Association or just join us for dinner, please fill out our membership application.

Celebrate Chinese New Year with us!

Join us for a celebration of Chinese New Year – The Year of the Tiger – on Wednesday, February 10 at the China Pavilion in Santa Barbara.

5pm – Registration, no host bar, Auction, celebration, and Chinese Dancers.

6pm – Dinner

Dinner Menu


Seafood Hot and Sour Soup


Crispy Walnut Shrimp

Spicy Basil Chicken in Clay Pot

Seared Large Sea Scallops with Chinese Green

Sizzling Black Pepper Prime Certified Angus Beef

Fresh Shitake Mushroom with Baby Bok Choy.


Fried Sesame Ball

Coconut Tapioca Soup

Registration Flyer (PDF)