Springtime is obviously bringing about more news and events in our area – get out and enjoy your weekends! In the meantime, please share any summer camp news with me as I compile a list for those staying Beijing when school lets out.
*Bread of Life bakery has delicious Easter baked goods for sale during the holiday, from hot cross buns and carrot cake, to dinner rolls and cut-out sugar cookies. Prices range from RMB 48 to RMB 180 — place your order for delivery (Tuesdays and Fridays) by calling 137 2262 2865.
*On Saturday, April 23, come out and enjoy the Care for Children Charity Spring Fair from 11am-4pm. Across from Beijing Riviera, this annual outdoor family event features a bouncy castle, face painting, BBQ, games/entertainment and more! Don’t miss the new “Beijing’s Got Talent” contest, too! Groups or individuals under 18 will be divided into three age groups, all competing for the top prize of RMB 3,000 (runner up prize is RMB 1,000)! Contact Kerry at email@example.com or call 135 2103 6330 to register and to get more information. What a fun day out, all benefitting a great cause! See www.careforchildren.com to learn more.
*Also on April 23 from 9:30am-1pm – the annual ISB Car Boot Sale, benefitting the High School Nightingale Charity Club. Tickets for car spaces are available (RMB 200 per space by April 22; RMB 300 on day of sale) – contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Alan Wu at 139 1186 9569. The event is held at ISB’s main parking lot; sellers should arrive by 8am to set up.
*Yet another event on April 23 at Euro Plaza, there will be several Easter features going on in and around participating stores. Stop by the lobby reception for specific information, as events run from 10am-noon and then again from 2:30-5pm. Throughout the month there have been in-store promotions leading up to this event, so be sure to get the list when you come in.
*May’s birthstone is the beautiful emerald, so now is the perfect time to come see spectacular stones from Paloma Sanches at Clicia’s Designs and Shayne’s Treasures. Appointments are recommended for Thursday, April 21 or Friday, April 22 from 10am-5pm. Check out the special monthly features in their store while you’re there.
*Ballet classes for 4-6 year olds are now open at River Garden, Thursdays from 4:30-5:15pm. Contact Michelle at email@example.com or 139 0137 6141. Classes for ages 6+ will be available soon!
*On Friday, April 22 from 9am-5pm at Yosemite C-2136, learn about Kinesiology and how it might help you take charge of your health and well-being. Anisa Abdoolcarim B.D.S., Kinesiologist will explore diet, exercise and emotional influences during this workshop. Materials are provided; cost of event is RMB 1,400. Contact Sandra at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve space.
*You’re invited to Life at the Centre’s Treasure Seekers Easter Party! For kids 5-12 and their families, enjoy a party on Easter Sunday (April 24) from 3-5pm. There will be songs, games, drama and crafts, all celebrating the Easter story at The Centre (across from Beijing Riviera). Cost is RMB 40 per child. For more information go to www.lifeatthecentre.org or contact Kerry at 135 2103 6330.
*There will be one last Toddler Music Group before the summer break – a 6-week session beginning today (April 20), but regularly meeting on Tuesdays mornings at 10am (starting on April 26). Cost is RMB 100 for the entire session or RMB 20 per class. Enjoy singing, dancing, playing and music-making with your little ones! Contact Janna at email@example.com for more information.
*Prospective parents and children are invited to explore the Western Academy of Beijing’s ECC program (Nursery, age 3 to Pre-kindergarten, age 4) during an “Open Morning” on Wednesday, April 27, 8:30-11am. Meet the teachers and students, and learn more about what WAB offers the younger students in a dynamic learning environment. Applications for the 2011/2012 school year are currently being accepted. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
*Come to a Community Talk about Childhood Immunizations by SOS on Friday, April 29 from 10-11am. Dr. Jon Craig will present this complimentary session at the Dulwich Early Years Childhood Centre; please register before April 26 by e-mailing email@example.com.