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Thursday July 2 – Peaches are in Season
Stay cool indoors and whip up a refreshing Peach and Sichuan Pepper Granita – the perfect tasty treat on a hot summer’s afternoon. All you need is sugar, water, peaches and Sichuan peppers. See the summer issue of beijingkids for a step-by-step guide, or check it out online
Don’t forget: For this recipe, the riper the better – so use the softest, most fragrant peaches you can find.
Friday July 3 – Yoga with your Youngster
Share the joy of yoga with your little one. With the first 45-minute class starting on Friday, discover your toddler’s inner yogi by exploring easy animal poses, basic breathing exercises and simple chants and songs. Classes are for parents and toddlers 18 months to 3 years of age. RMB 380 for four, weekly classes. For more information, see http://www.yogayard.com/en/pre-natal.htm
Don’t forget: Wear comfy cotton clothing. Less is more!
Saturday July 4 – Budding Masterchefs
Introduce your children to a variety of dishes that are fun to learn, easy to cook, and great to eat. This class-for-kids uses local and foreign ingredients to help your little ones get creative in the kitchen with recipes that are simple but fun. 10am – 12pm, The Hutong. Call Stacey & Mark for more details on 8915 3613, or email email@example.com
Don’t forget: Bring Tupperware for the leftovers.
Saturday July 4 – AmCham-China Independence Day Celebration!
Get ready for great food and fun at the annual AmCham-China Independence Day celebration! July 4th in Beijing means a terrific afternoon of fun with the entire AmCham-China community. The event has drawn over 1,000 attendees each of the last several years, and this year’s beijingkids sponsored event promises a big crowd again. 11.30am. Ch’ienmen 23
Don’t forget: Get fun designs painted on kids’ faces and cool tattoos (temporary, of course) at the beijingkids booth.
Sunday July 5 – Youth ‘Pro’ Basketball Training
NBA enthusiasts should head to Chaoyang Park this summer for basketball coaching with former basketball professional and Chinese Olympian Ma Jian. The two-hour session (RMB 100) begins at 5:30pm. For more information contact: Rebecca Liu on 137 0133 0647 (English/Chinese)
Don’t forget: Bring a water bottle and a muesli bar for post-training recovery.