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As we move rather hastily into the holiday season, a lot of families in Shunyi are getting busier by the day. There are gifts and decorations to prepare, meals to plan, and parties to attend. You may find yourself popping into a bazaar or two to see what unique items can be had. Several of them are make donations to charity as well.
There are more bazaars to be had throughout the month of November. Click here for a review of bazaars in the first half of November and here are some dates to remember during the second latter half.
- Saturday, November 16, River Garden Bazaar
- Wednesday, November 20, Holiday Bazaar at Green T. House Living
- Saturday, November 23, 10.30am-3.30pm, WAB’s Charity Bazaar
- Sunday, November 24, 11am-4pm, The Gift at Canadian International School
- Wednesday, November 27, Dulwich College Christmas Fair
- Thursday, November 28, “So French” Bazaar in aid of Couleurs de Chine
- Saturday, November 30, 11am-3pm, Migrant Children’s Foundation and BCIS’ Christmas Bazaar, to be held at BCIS
- Saturday, November 30, 2-7pm, Hilton Beijing’s Christmas Tree Lighting
Meet and Greet an Author
If your children are familiar with Time Riders, a series of science fiction novels for young adult spread over nine books, then they will be thrilled to know that author Alex Scarrow will be right here in our neighborhood. On Wednesday, November 13, from 5-6pm, Scarrow will be at the Star Kids Children’s Bookstore in Europlaza for an author visit and book signing.
Scarrow, who hails from the United Kingdom, has worn many hats. Before becoming a successful author and screenplay writer, he used to be a rock guitarist, a graphic artist, and then a computer game designer. It is through the medium of young adult fiction that Scarrow now has fun with the ideas he used to come up with when designing games.
Time Riders is ideal for readers 9-16 years old. The complete series is available at Star Kids. Call
6458 1292 for inquiries.
Montessori Open House
The International Montessori School of Beijing is holding an open house on Thursday, November 21. Discover a full-immersion dual-language program through a presentation of the Montessori educational approach, a tour of the facilities, and a chance to observe a classroom in action.
Drop-ins are welcome, but you should register in advance if you want to be guaranteed a spot during classroom observations. Two sessions will be held, from 9-11.30am, and from 1-3.30pm. RSVP to email@example.com
We have just seen a flyer announcing a tie-up between our residential compound and United Family Home Health Service. United Family offers four programs: a continuing care program designed for elderly and chronically ill patients; postpartum care to help mothers in the first few weeks after birth; post-operative care to support home recovery after surgery; and concierge care, for privacy and on-call requirements.
With this recent tie-up, my family can now enroll in the program via our compound management office. Check at your own residence to see if the service is available there too. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 5927 7333 for more information.
Community Effort to Help Puppy Spearheaded by 9-Year Old
An appeal for donations for the medical needs of a puppy stirred the heart of nine-year-old WAB student, Molly. She decided to enlist her friends to organize a bake sale to raise funds for the surgery that was needed by Ginger, a puppy with a broken knee and dislocated hips.
Molly saw the call for help at the clinic of Doctors Beck and Stone, and got to work immediately. All her hard work paid off, as she managed to raise RMB 1,500 for Ginger’s needs. Ginger herself made an appearance at the bake sale, which was a nice surprise for Molly and her friends.
Other donors and well-wishers have also made their contributions, bringing the total collection for Ginger’s fund to RMB 18,000. The first operation is scheduled for November 12.
Congratulations to Molly for a great job.
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Photos courtesy of Scott Meis 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.