Before getting to the numerous dates to mark on your calendar, here are a few things noticed around our area of late:
*Jenny Wang is indeed expanding the Pinnacle Plaza location! You’ve seen the renovation going on in the adjoining building, and just last week the outside was painted the familiar green. The manager was not full of information for me, other than to say that they are expanding “soon.” When details come forth, we’ll share them!
*The new Mrs. Fields cookies store is just about to open their doors. No signs are posted outside, but it’s a matter of a day or two before they’ll be open for business. Can’t wait to try them!
*For those interested in art classes for children, American artist Jeffrey Miller has his studio near WAB and is eager to teach kids in group or individual lessons. Contact Jeffmillerceramics@gmail.com.
*A couple of fitness classes now available at the Lane Bridge Club House: First, ZUMBA began earlier this week on Mondays from 10-11am. If you’re interested in checking it out, e-mail the instructor Pilar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Another class that has a free trial today is Irish dance for children. From 4-4:45pm for ages 5-8, and from 4:45-5:30 for ages 9-12, check out these classes taught by Geraldine Dignam. Sessions are RMB 600 for 10 classes. Contact 135 5255 1931 or email@example.com.
*Terrific “Weekend Enrichment” programs at The Learning Center start on September 10. Everything from language arts to SSAT preparation is available for grades 1-8, as well as a four-week SAT Workshop for students taking the test in October. National Day Camp, which are week-long workshops for grades 3-8, run from October 3 – 7. For more information or to register, call 8046 3886 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Everyone is welcome to attend the 12th Anniversary Celebration Party of Jenny Wang’s on Sunday, September 11. Always a good party, this is Jenny’s opportunity to thank everyone for their patronage with free food, drinks and entertainment. Come anytime from noon until midnight!
*The local INN meeting at Mrs. Shanen’s will be from 10am-noon on Thursday, September 15. All are welcome to meet new people and find out what’s going in Shunyi.
*The ever-popular Roundabout Book Fairs start up again this fall, first at BSB in Shunyi on Saturday, September 17 from 10am-3pm. If you can’t make it on that day, stop by BSB during school hours until Friday, October 14. Come get great book bargains and help out Roundabout’s charity causes.
*Human in Motion Personal training studio (near WAB) has numerous group classes available during the week. Monday is Cardio Mix at 10:30am; Tuesday is Spin at 10am and Runners Core/conditioning at 6pm; Wednesday is Cardio Mix at 12:30pm; Friday is Teachers Conditioning at 4:30pm; Saturdays is Spin at 9am and Functional Circuit at 8:30am (this class held at River Garden); Sunday is Cardio/Core boot camp at 7:30am. Call 8470 3616 for further information.