Back from October holiday and into beautiful autumn weather, here’s what’s going on in and around Shunyi…
NOW is the time to do it – so I need to remind myself – EXERCISE! With the excitement surrounding Heyrobics around the city, it’s just too tempting to pass up now that it’s in Shunyi (in my compound, no less). This week a new class began on the River Garden Villas front lawn (Tuesday morning at 9am), with another class scheduled for this Friday at 9am. Give it a try! Other Shunyi locations are at the Swedish School in Gahood Villas and the British School of Beijing. Get an idea of what all the excitement is about by looking at their website, www.heyrobics.com, and for questions about the Shunyi classes, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 150 1054 7402 or 135 2140 2694.
Green T. House Living in Shunyi will host another fantastic Art & Wine Tasting tonight from 7-9pm, featuring artist Yang Li Ming and Californian wines by Crimson Wines. Entry is free and a la carte dining is available by reservation. RSVP to email@example.com, 6434 2519, or 136 0113 7132.
Black Tiger Club will host a Women’s Self-Defense Workshop on Sunday, October 14 from 1-2:30pm at their studio in Riviera Plaza (across the street from WAB high school). For girls and women of all ages, this class will help you develop sharp reflexes and reaction skills using an ancient Filipino martial art called Escrima. The workshop is RMB 250 and includes an official certificate of achievement for each participant. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Bollywood craze continues in Shunyi, and the original teacher out here is returning from Bangkok for a special workshop. Irit Ahanam will conduct the workshop at the River Garden dance studio the week of October 15-19 – two lessons per day (the morning lesson will be repeated in the evening). Times are: Monday 10-11am or 8-9pm; Tuesday – Friday 10-11am or 7-8pm (you may come to more than one per day!). Cost is RMB 500; free trial lesson on Monday for those who want to give it a try. Email Irit directly at email@example.com.
The monthly INN Shunyi Coffee Morning is this week on Thursday, October 18 from 10am-noon. Meet at Starbucks in Pinnacle Plaza to find out what’s going on in the neighborhood!
Cathay View Garden has another new occupant in its growing plaza (next to Beijing Riviera) – Boulangerie Nanda! Already familiar to many with their freshly baked breads, this new location will expand to include a juice bar, breakfast and sandwiches. The phone number remains the same (8459 0134), but owner Jennifer Yeh also provides her mobile number for inquiries, just in case the move still has some glitches to work out (139 1127 2032).
Photo by www.heyrobics.com.