With schools back in session, not only are there many kids’ activities starting up, but there are a LOT of things going on for adults! So as not to bombard you with too many details here, be sure to contact organizers directly for more specific information. And mark your calendars for some future events that you’ll be reminded of next week as well.
*Girl Scouts pre-registration for the 2011-2012 school year begins during two mandatory parent meetings – In Shunyi it will be held as ISB on Tuesday, September 6 at 6 p.m.; Downtown it will be held at the Embassy House Library on Wednesday, September 7 at 6 p.m. Girls from kindergarten (age five) through high school may join. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on the registration process.
*Cub Scouts for younger boys (1st-5th grade or 6-11 years old) held their registration event last weekend; however, I’m told that registration is active continually. Contact Pack Committee Chairman Clark Ledger (email@example.com) or Cubmaster David Wolf (firstname.lastname@example.org) for details.
*The annual charity bazaar held at Radiance will be held on Wednesday, September 14 from noon-8pm. Local and expat vendors will fill the rooms during this popular bazaar, with all proceeds from table fees and raffle tickets going directly to charity. Call 8049 6400 for more information.
*A new dance studio begins in River Garden this month. Rising Stars Dance School will offer Creative Ballet and Character Dance classes for young children (ages 4-7) on Mondays from 4:15-5:15pm and older children (ages 7-11) on Thursdays from 4:15-5:15pm. Cost is RMB 1,350 plus costume fees, and the courses run until early December. Register by calling Caroline Black at 8046 4181 or e-mailing email@example.com.
*Enjoy a Charity Art Auction and Exhibition on Sunday, September 4 from 2-6 pm at ARTMIA Gallery (261 Chaochangdi Airport Service Road, Chaoyang District, 8457 4550). Paintings, photos and sculptures donated by professional artists in Beijing will be auctioned, photos from the Love & Hope (Beijing) Center will be exhibited, and music performances by ISB students will be featured as well. All proceeds from the event will go to the Love & Hope (Beijing) Center.
*Pilates lessons, now available in the River Garden Clubhouse! To find out about a free trial class and schedule, click here.
*CLBC Renee Learning Centre held an “open day” last weekend, with teachers providing demo lessons for potential students. Children ages 3-12 interested in learning dance, English or Chinese can contact renee0714@gmail for information on the classes, held in Gahood Villa.
*Do you know where you can dispose of old batteries and empty printer cartridges? I didn’t, but heard that you can recycle them at WAB, next to the PTA store.
*Dulwich Community Programmes registration begins today for the September-December term at the Legend Garden Sports Centre. Activities such as fencing, Jia You football, ballet, drama, gymnastics, swimming and more are available to all. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for the full brochure and for more information.
*Now that the dust has settled with school openings, Roundabout is seeking adult volunteers interested in helping with their store (with a hoped-for expansion in the near future!). There are all kinds of opportunities available, and you can fit this into your own busy schedule. Contact Leslie at email@example.com. Also, stay tuned for information about the September book fair coming up at BSB.
*Are your kids interested in percussion instruments? Check out MiCho Percussion Kids, held at Claire’s Music Studio on the 5th Floor of Euro Plaza. The 12-week course begins September 5 on Mondays from 4:10-5pm or 5:20-6:10pm. Call 8046 1368 for more information.