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This is the spring edition of Shunyi Happenings! Visit a bazaar and stock up on some luxury goodies for yourself, or pick up a unique gift to take home on your summer vacation. A visit to ISB’s Spring Fair will also give you an opportunity to spend, spend, and spend, with a wide range of vendors selling their wares. At the same time, you can enjoy some fun family activities and fabulous food. If you need to free up some space for all those things you’ll be buying, why not have a clear out and help raise money for charity at a yard sale?
Ever thought of writing a book? BSB teacher and author Kara Lebihan did just that. Come and listen toher read about the adventures of a pair of pink frilly knickers. Finally, if you’re looking for a friendly parent and child group, where you can have a fun time whilst meeting new parents, try Mommy and Me.
Spring Bazaar at Beijing Riviera
Engage in some retail therapy on Sunday, May 11 from 10am-4pm. Peruse a wide selection of goods, from paintings to jewelry, clothes, and household appliances. Buy something for yourself or to take back for friends and family during your summer vacation. Money raised from the tables goes towards the Migrant Children Foundation (MCF). For more information about the foundation, click here.
If you’re interested in being a vendor, it costs RMB 200 per table for residents and RMB 300 per table for non-residents. To register, call 8450 6888 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kara Lebihan, author and Deputy Head of Primary at The British School of Beijing (BSB) Shunyi, will be doing a reading and book signing at Beijing Star Kids Children’s Bookstore on Saturday, May 10 at 11am. Last year, Lebihan published her debut book Mrs. Vickers’ Knickers, a cheeky and fast-paced romp about a pair of frilly knickers’ hilarious journey. Illustrated by Deborah Allwright, the book is a slapstick story perfect for reading aloud. Come and listen to the story and have your copy signed. Copies of the book will also be on sale on the day of the signing.
ISB Spring Fair
For a wonderful family day out, head to the International School of Beijing’s (ISB) annual Spring Fair. On Saturday, May 10 from 10am-4pm, the event will have activities for people of all ages. Try your hand at carnival games, pick up some wonderful gifts and goodies from a range of vendors, and enjoy some fabulous food. The event is open to the entire Beijing community and is expected to attract around 5,000 visitors.
Spring Cleaning Time
Unwanted items around the house you need to find a home for? Join the House of Knowledge (HoK) Community Yard Sale on Saturday May 24 from 10am-1pm at the school’s Quanfa Campus. Bring your old clothes, shoes, toys, household items, and more. If you have nothing to sell, grab a bargain and eat some cake for charity.
If you want to reserve a table, HoK asks that you bring some baked goods to sell. All profits will go to charity. To reserve a table, email email@example.com or 6431 8452.
Mummy and Me
Every Wednesday, the Mummy and Me club meets at Beijing Riviera for an informal get-together. Designed for parents and children (ages 0-3) of all nationalities, participants can engage in activities involving music, educational toys, story time, and snacks within a welcoming setting. Free tea and coffee is available for parents. The group is organized by moms who want to meet other parents and have fun with their kids.
For more info, contact Nadine at 186 1817 1339 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
beijingkids Shunyi Correspondent Sally Wilson moved to Beijing in 2010 from the UK with her husband and son. Her daughter was born here in 2011 and both her kids keep her happily busy. In her spare time, Sally loves to stroll through Beijing’s hutongs and parks. She is a (most of the time) keen runner and loves reading: books, magazines, news, and celeb websites – anything really. Sally is also a bit of a foodie and loves trying out new restaurants.
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