December is tomorrow! The holiday season is really upon us, and with it are bazaars in and around the neighborhood, along with many events and performances and other newsy news. Before packing up for break, check out the following:
Special events and performances
*Learn about Individual Education Plans (IEPs) by Care for Children Principal Dennis McKibben. On Thursday, December 1 from 6-7:30pm, get a better understanding of assessments, goal setting and supporting your child during this special presentation. Contact Jenni Young at 8046 3306 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
*Beijing Playhouse presents a funny fractured fairy tale – Cinderella, from December 2-18. The December 2 7:30pm show is held at BSB in Shunyi (the remainder of the schedule is in the city). Tickets are RMB 280 in advance for adults and RMB 300 at the door; students and children are half price; contact email@example.com for more information.
*The International Festival Chorus and players from the Peking Sinfonietta will perform Handel’s Messiah under guest conductor David Mackay from Australia. The performance is on Sunday, December 4 at 7:30pm at ISB in Shunyi. Free round-trip bus transport is available from the Lufthansa Center in Liangmaqiao. Ticket prices are RMB 180 and 280, on sale now by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or by going to Tai Tai inside Chen Hao furniture (contact email@example.com).
*The Charity CD, “Music to Warm the Heart (fingers & toes)" is now available for sale, and to celebrate the efforts there will be a Charity Concert! On Saturday, December 10 from 4-6pm at Euro Plaza, come enjoy festive holiday music sung by the participants of the charity CD. Tickets are RMB 50, available at Claire’s Music Studio. The two-disc CDs are RMB 100, with all proceeds going towards purchasing coal for LiMing Orphanage in Hebei Province.
Classes and camps
*Kids winter theater camp auditions and enrollment at Beijing Playhouse will be held on Sunday, December 4 at 10am (all children will be cast). Kids from ages 6-14 will perform The Grinch. The two week camp is Monday-Saturday, December 26-January 7 from 9am-4pm, ending with a family performance. Location is Dulwich College, Legend Garden campus. Tuition is RMB 5,500. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
*A reminder that The Learning Center (TLC) will hold special programs during the winter break for kids ranging from grades 3-6. Session one is from December 19-22; session two is from January 2-5. Programs include the joy of reading, science experiments, news writing and editing and more. Tuition ranges from RMB 880-3160. E-mail email@example.com or call 8046 3886 to reserve space.
*Dulwich Community Programmes winter camps begin on December 19. From theater and sports to arts and fun, there’s something to keep all kids happily entertained. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
*A Pilates class is open for participants at Dragon Bay clubhouse on Thursdays at 10:15am and Sundays at 9am. Walk-ins welcome — check it out!
*Roundabout will have a special holiday sale at BSB all week long from 9:30am-4:30pm, selling Christmas goodies of all kinds – trees, decorations, lights, advent calendars, angels and more. Their charity CDs and Christmas cards are also available at BSB, as well as: Mrs. Shanen’s, Tai Tai, Dulwich College Legend Garden, Jenny Wang’s at Pinnacle and Claire’s Music Studio on the 5th floor of Euro Plaza. If you are able to help sell the cards or CDs, please contact Leslie at 137 1877 7761.
*Do you have your Christmas photos yet? Small World on the 5th floor of Euro Plaza has packages for Christmas cards, calendars and holiday portraits ranging from RMB 399-999. Visit www.smallworldkidsland.com or call 8046 1603 for more information.
*Last week I wrote that Lets Burger was coming to Pinnacle Avenue, but it didn’t look like it was going to be soon. Wrong! It’s open now, so be sure to go check it out!