This being the last week before we enjoy the National Holiday, there is lots to do or take note of. Most families in Shunyi will go off to enjoy the seven-day break; others will stay behind to take advantage of the best time of year in Beijing. Wherever you are, we wish you a pleasant and safe Golden Week. Here is our roundup of Shunyi events over the next two weeks:
Clicia’s Gem Sale
Running throughout the week, this is the biggest gem sale that a lot of Shunyi residents look forward to. Clicia has some great tips for how to prepare before going off to her shop.
Take a look at pieces you already have at home. Recycling is always a good idea so you can give seldom-used pieces a second life. Define your wardrobe color palette to see if you want to have statement pieces in a contrasting color, or use several gems in different shades for a quieter but attractive accessory. Pull jewelry ideas from magazines or the web, and set up an appointment with Clicia to discuss your needs. Appointments will be available during the sale for selecting but not for designing. If you need more time to talk about your design ideas, Clicia will be happy to sit down with you after the sale week.
Cash purchases will enjoy an additional 5 percent off the sale price.
Sale hours: Sep 23-27, 10am-5pm; Regular hours: Daily 10am-6pm. Clicia’s Designs and Shayne’s Treasures, Lake View Place, Dragon Bay Villa, Shunyi District (8042 2203 , 139 1110 5431)
INN Shunyi Coffee Mornings
This is a great way for newcomers to build their Shunyi network and old timers to catch up and make new contacts. The INN Coffee Mornings now have a new location in Shunyi. Meet up at Roundabout for some coffee or tea, then peek into the charity store and learn about the great work Leslie and company have been doing. If you are so inclined, ask about volunteer opportunities as well.
For this month only, the INN Shunyi Coffee Morning has been rescheduled to Thursday, September 26 due to the Mid-Autumn Festival last week. Regular coffee mornings are held on the third Thursday of every month from 10am-noon.
Call Roundabout at 137 1805 3814 for inquiries.
La Leche League Monthly Meetings
La Leche League is an international, non-profit organization dedicated to providing information, support, and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed. All breastfeeding mothers and pregnant women interested in breastfeeding are welcome to attend their meetings or call their leaders for breastfeeding-related questions.
La Leche League of Beijing offers monthly meetings, mother-to-mother support, telephone help from accredited leaders, a lending library for resources, sales of breastfeeding items.
Meetings are held on the second and last Tuesday of each month from 9.30 to 11.30am at 2067 Gahood Villas. Nursing babies are always welcome.
Contact Bec at 186 0062 8481 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
House of Knowledge Mini Hoks German Playgroup
Enjoy a fun-filled class with songs, music and games. Meet other moms and their little ones and engage in activities offered by House of Knowledge’s experienced and fun-loving teacher. There will be a variety of themes for your toddlers to explore via finger rhymes, dance, art sessions and other activities. Non-German speakers also welcome.
Every Wednesday from 2.30 to 3.30pm for toddlers aged 1-3 with mom. RMB 100 per playgroup at the House of Knowledge new QuanFa Campus.
Please contact Cecily at 6431 8452 weekday mornings to register and obtain address and directions.
Sports Beijing Barcelona October Soccer Camp
Sports Beijing has teamed up with Celebreight F.C. to bring former Barcelona youth team coaches for a week-long training camp to be held at ISB during the October holiday week, from Sep 30 to Oct 5.
This camp is a unique opportunity for serious soccer players to be taught by the same coaches that started the careers of world stars such as Cesc Fabregas, Jordi Alba, Gerard Pique and Carlos Puyol, and also to experience the teaching methodology that has made Barcelona into the world’s number one club team today.
The camp will feature daily technical training sessions and a one hour classroom session, as well as a three-hour tournament on the final morning. Players should be between 12 and 17 years old to sign up. 10 and 11 year old players of exceptional ability may also be eligible to join, please contact Sports Beijing for inquiries.
You can register for the program online at www.sportsbj.org. It costs RMB 4,000 for the six-day camp.
CISB Preschool Campus Closed
Across from the exit gate of River Garden, there used to be the Canadian International School of Beijing’s preschool campus. It has not reopened this school year, but the building recently hosted the Roundabout book fair. Stay tuned for future announcements on whether CISB will be reopening in our neighborhood.
Construction Beside Jenny Wang
Over a year ago, the big news was that Jenny Wang in Pinnacle Plaza built its own wine section. Several months into the business, the dedicated entrance to the cave and check out was closed down and access was restricted to the main store’s entrance. A portion of the cave is now undergoing renovation, creating a separate entrance to a second-floor establishment. The exterior is modernized Chinese; could this signal a new Chinese restaurant in the works? If so, it would be a welcome addition to the Western fare now available in Pinnacle Plaza.
Photo by Pink Sherbet Photography (Flickr)
Dana is the beijingkids Shunyi Correspondent. Originally from the Philippines, she moved to Beijing in 2011 (via Europe) with her husband, two sons and Rusty the dog. She enjoys writing, photography, theater, visual arts, and trying new food. In her free time, she can be found exploring the city and driving along the mountain roads of Huairou, Miyun and Pinggu.