BabyGro Opens New Store in Shunyi
On March 17, BabyGro launched a second store at the Cathay View shopping mall next to Beijing Riviera to better serve Shunyi customers. The new location will continue to sell imported maternity, baby, and toddler gear, but focuses on big items like strollers and car seats. Exclusive Shunyi branch products include German car seat brand Recaro and UK stroller brand Micralite. “Now, our Shunyi customers have a much closer option available to them and won’t need to trek downtown,” says founder Johanna Selth. “We are very excited about the expansion and the new international brands we are bringing to Beijing this spring.”
1) Daily 10am-7pm, Shop 9-105b Central Park, 6 Chaowai Lu, Chaoyang District (6597 0717) 朝阳区朝外大街6号新城国际9号楼105B号; 2) Wed-Sun 10am-5pm, Cathay View, 2 Xiangjiang Beilu (next to Beijing Riviera Villas), Chaoyang District (8470 1690) 朝阳区香江北路2号（香江花园旁边）观唐
Introducing the Gung-Ho! Kids Pizza School
Got a birthday party coming up? Gung-Ho! Pizza can help. The company has introduced a brand-new pizza-making class for kids. Gung-Ho! takes care of the dough, sauces, and cooking, while kids get to choose their own pizza toppings. Classes include a 60-minute pizza making class for 6 to 12 kids (ages 5+) at Gung-Ho! Pizza Lido, a Chinesespeaking or bilingual teacher, one special kid-size pizza base per child with a selection of toppings, and a soft drink each for up to three adults.
RMB 80 per child. Tue-Thu and Sat 2-5pm. Shop 2, Hairun International Apartment, 2 Jiangtai Lu, Chaoyang District (5135 8557, email@example.com) www.gunghopizza.com 叫板美食比萨, 朝阳区将台路2号海润国际公寓公建2号
New Social Studies Teacher at THIS
Tsinghua International School (THIS) welcomed social studies teacher Deborah Kapraun at the beginning of the semester. She will be teaching Ancient World History to Grade 7 students and World History to Grade 10 students. Kapraun joins THIS from the International Academy of Beijing (IAB), where she was a faculty member for six years. During that time, she taught Grade 5, middle school language arts, social studies, and several high school electives.
Care for Children Welcomes Dr. Maranda Sze
Family therapist Dr. Maranda Sze is the newest addition to Care for Children Family Services Clinic’s staff. A native of Hong Kong, Dr. Sze has been living in Beijing for the past five years. Since completing her PhD, she has served local and expat families in the field of mental health. Dr. Sze offers individual and family counseling in Mandarin, English, and Cantonese, and is trained in the Watch, Wait, and Wonder therapeutic model.
Home Plate Bar-B-Que Named Restaurant of the Year
Home Plate Bar-B-Que’s hearty American fare earned the eatery the Restaurant of the Year (non-Chinese) prize at the Beijinger’s 2012 Reader Restaurant Awards. This Liangma Qiao restaurant boasts plenty of family-friendly options, including the famous pulled-pork sandwich and finger-licking barbecued ribs. Other good choices include the kids’ hamburgers, quesadillas, fresh-baked cookies, and comforting cornbread. So what are you waiting for? Drop by and experience the southern hospitality first-hand.
Daily 11am-10pm. 35 Xiaoyun Lu, Chaoyang District (5128 5584) 大垒美国餐，
Eliott’s Corner Moves to a Bigger Location
On April 1, Eliott’s Corner moved to larger facilities at Condo 360 off Dongsihuan Beilu. There are four dedicated therapy rooms: two gross motor/sensory rooms, one fine motor activity room, and one speech/ language room. The new location also has a private waiting area for parents. Eliott’s Corner is also expanding its support group for families with special needs kids to weekly Friday morning meetings.
Unit 19-05, Block 2, Condo 360, 10 Dongsihuan Beilu (northeast corner of Dongfeng Beiqiao), Chaoyang District (6461 6283, firstname.lastname@example.org) 朝阳区东四环北路10号瞰都国际2号楼19－05室（东风北桥东北角）
ISB Student Filmmakers Nominated for International Awards
Two documentaries by International School of Beijing students were nominated
in four categories at the inaugural THIMUN Qatar Northwestern University Film
Festival in Doha. The films are Ishinomaki by Chris Hwa, Josh On, and Michael Ren, and Chai by Tyler Payne and Shayan Kashani. The three-day film festival focuses on advocacy films on local or global issues and features seminars, discussions with filmmakers, cultural activities, and a gala awards evening. Ishinomaki tells the story of a refugee camp in Japan after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, while Chai covers the destruction of Baixinzhuang village.