The Shunyi Coffee Morning by INN will meet at Starbucks (Pinnacle Plaza) on Thursday, March 21 from 10am-noon. Stop by to see old friends, meet new ones, and learn about what’s going on in our Shunyi neighborhood.
Children’s International Bilingual Academy (CIBA) will host a Spring Flea Market and Bazaar Event on Saturday, March 23 from 10am-2pm at their Gahood facility. Not only will there be a variety of treasures to purchase, but there will be kids’ activities run by CIBA teachers, baked goodies to buy, a collection location for Roundabout donations, and more! Bring the whole family! (www.ciba-beijing.com)
Looking for a weekly playgroup? Every Wednesday from 9-10:30am, Daystar Academy’s kindergarten will host a toddler playgroup for parents with children three-years-old and under. This free program will begin with free play using Montessori materials, followed by stories and songs led by Daystar teachers in Chinese and English. A snack is also provided. All parents and toddlers welcome! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. (www.daystarchina.cn)
Also at Daystar – two open houses coming up for parents and prospective students! Meet administrators, teachers, students and parents while touring the facility and learning about school program. Come on Wednesday, March 27 from 9-10:30am or Tuesday, April 9 from noon-1:30 (lunch provided). Please RSVP with Ms. Sue Sun at email@example.com.
The first week of April is spring break for many schools, and Dulwich Community Programmes is offering three camps for children ages 6-15. If your children are around for the week and have an interest in football, basketball or golf, check out what’s available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org for registration, schedule and pricing details.
It’s not too early to begin planning for the summer, and many people stay in Beijing for at least part of the time. Why not get a jump start on academics with Beijing’s only American-operated tutoring center, The Learning Center (TLC)? From elementary through high school, accredited teachers in subjects such as English, mathematics, science, social studies and art are on hand to help students. There are also English Immersion programs, transition programs, one-on-one and group classes and much more. Contact a representative at 8046 3886 or 8046 7085, or e-mail email@example.com for more information. (www.thelearningcenter.cn).
Over the past five years the large stand-alone building on Yuyang Road (parallel with River Road, between Capital Paradise and Gahood) has been Steak & Eggs Restaurant, Oasis Restaurant, or vacant. Once again, it is vacant – another apparent gut-rehab taking place as we eagerly await something that this area could really use. What might that be? I’d vote a kids’ activity place for the pre-tween/teen age group – including a bowling alley, arcade, mini-golf or dance and party venue. Or perhaps a Kro’s Nest or other family-friendly (not expensive) restaurant. What would you like to see?
Photo by thehutch of flickr.