Chinese is an important part of the International Education programs at Volunteer State Community College. But it's not just about learning the language; the goal is to also explore Chinese culture. Vol State will be hosting a Chinese Music and Culture Celebration, marking Chinese New Year, on Sunday, Feb. 26. It is free and open to everyone. The event will feature calligraphy demonstrations, a traditional tea ceremony, poetry, Chinese musical instruments, and authentic Chinese cuisine. It will be held in partnership with Middle Tennessee State University's Center for Chinese Music and Culture and the MTSU Confucius Institute. The celebration will be from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the first floor of the Steinhauer-Rogan-Black (SRB) Humanities Building on the Gallatin campus, 1480 Nashville Pike. For more information call (615) 230-3764.