beijingkids 7th Annual Halloween Costume Party
beijingkids brings you the spooktacular event of the year on October 25 and 26 with a host of creepy activities and ghoulish treats. Go trick-or-treating at the Hilton Beijing Wangfujing and show off your getup at the costume parade. There will be face painting by Nina Griffee and her team, and a free family portrait by Littleones Kids & Family Portrait Studio.
Anti-Bullying Seminar with Robert Pereira
From October 16-18, bullying expert Robert Pereira returns to Beijing to lead a seminar on bullying. Featured in beijingkids’ June 2013 issue, Pereira takes a proactive, discussion-based approach with both parents and students. This three-day session includes an outline of why children bully each other, with separate days focusing on how boys and girls bully.
Embark on a Historical Ghost Tour
Just in time for Halloween, beijingkids teams up with tour agency Newman Tours for a spooky edition of What’s Fun In. Based on the company’s very own Beijing Ghost Tour, this self-guided walking tour reveals the haunted history of Houhai.
Motorcycle Scavenger Hunt
For the first time ever, zoom around Beijing on October 19 in a motorcycle sidecar looking for hidden clues in teams of dads and daughters as well as mothers and sons. Organized by Bespoke Beijing and Beijing Sideways, this scavenger hunt is a great way to see Beijing in its most beautiful season.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
This month, real men wear pink. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Among women, breast cancer is the leading cause of death after lung canceer; the key is early diagnosis and treatment. Ladies, get a full gynecological exam for RMB 1,200 at Vista Medical Center as part of their Well Woman Check-Up. See Directories under Family Health for the address.
Pick Up Pumpkins at Sanyuanli Market
What’s October without pumpkins? Whether you’re decorating for Halloween or making seasonal recipes, head to Sanyuanli Market and allow the kids to choose their own orange beauties.
The Hunt for Red October
From the dependable Xiangshan (Fragrant Hills) and Beijing Botanical Garden to lesser-known Baiwang Shan, get out to Miyun or Huairou to see vibrant fall foliage from mid-October to November. For details, see Directories under Fun Stuff.
Enjoy Beijing on Two Wheels
October is arguably Beijing’s best season. Join a a cycling tour with Bike Beijing (www.bikebeijing.com) or Cycle China (www.cyclechina.com). Or, go off on your own and explore Gulou, Tsinghua, or Baigezhuang.
Dulwich Festival of Music
From October 10-13, the second annual Dulwich Festival of Music features four days of music-making with students who are part of a choir, orchestra, big band or rock band. Highlights of the festival include a rock concert, workshops and a gala concert on the final evening.
Beijing International Schools Climbing Championships (BISCC)
On October 27, the battle for rock climbing supremacy is on. Students from international schools can register on O’le Climbing’s website to participate, win prizes, and earn points for their schools. Admission is free for students from Sports Beijing’s climbing course.
photos by Mitchell Pe Masilun, Beijing Sideways, Flickr User Aislinn Richie, Wikimedia Commons
This article originally appeared on p12-13 of the beijingkids October 2013 issue.
Check out the PDF version online at Issuu.com