With Leap Year being today and March around the corner, there’s a touch of spring in the air, as well as new Shunyi events and fitness classes. Mark these dates on your calendar:
*The annual spring charity bazaar at Radiance will be held on Saturday, March 3 from 10:30am-4pm, including over 40 vendors selling their wares. Radiance is tucked in the shopping center where Mrs. Shanen’s is located, but with the barriers up for the impending demolition in the area, it might be hard to find for those unfamiliar with the area. Call 8049 6400 for directions.
*Dulwich College Beijing is hosting their annual Charity Dinner Dance on Saturday, March 10 at the Hilton Capital Airport. Open to the public, this “Oscars” themed event begins with cocktails at 6:30pm followed by dinner, drinks, dancing, comedy and a midnight buffet. There will be door prizes, raffle prices, auction items and more. Morning Tears is the selected charity this year, an organization primarily dedicated to protecting and caring for children whose parents are imprisoned, or for children who are victims of abuse or neglect. Tickets for the charity event are RMB 800 per person and are available from all Dulwich Campus receptions, or by contacting Veena Rao at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange pick up. Come in formal dress or an Oscar themed costume – with the Oscars already over, come in character of your favorite winners!
*Family Fun with Yuliya is now in our area! Go to the Beijing Riviera clubhouse (basement level) for Salsa Tots classes (Wednesdays 2-2:45pm), ZumbAtomic: Latin Aerobics Fitness for Kids (Ages 4-7 Wednesdays 3:30-4:15pm; Ages 6-9 Saturdays 3:30-4:30). Classes are 8 weeks and RMB 700, but are pro-rated if the session has already begun. If you’re not a member of the clubhouse there is an extra RMB 30 payment required. Go to the website at www.familyfunwithyuliya.com to see all classes offered and for contact information.
*Adults interested in shaping up through Step Aerobics classes can join at the Dragon Bay clubhouse on Thursday evenings at 8:30. Contact Antje at email@example.com.
*Bollywood Dance Workshops are once again available in Shunyi during the week of March 5-9 with a morning and repeat evening lesson (choose one or come to both)! Held at the River Garden dance studio, the week-long session is RMB 500 – lessons on Monday offer a free trial. Times are: Monday, 11am-noon and 8-9pm; Tuesday 9-10am and 7-8pm; Wednesday – Friday 10-11am and 7-8pm. Contact Irit at firstname.lastname@example.org. To check out what Bollywood is all about, click here.