When the team behind the Sew Gorgeous project held their first open house event, they were overwhelmed with how popular the event was. At the end of this month, they will be holding another open house, this time promoting and selling their fabulous felt products. Chinese New Year is almost upon us, which means spring is finally here. It doesn’t guarantee warmth or sunshine, but it is the best season in which to enjoy Beijing. It also means it’s time to decide which sporting activities you want your kids to sign up to for spring. To see just some of the options available for the spring season, head to the Festival of Sport. As if you need reminding, this Saturday is Valentine’s Day. Last week’s Shunyi Happenings gave you a few choices, of where to wine and dine in Shunyi this weekend, and we now have one more venue option for you.
The team behind the Sew Gorgeous project is holding an open house sale on Friday, February 27 from 10am-2pm. A great range of felt products will be on sale, including some new products felt bags, iPad and laptop covers, pin boards, vintage pillow case designs, bright bunting for boys and girls, hair accessories, and home decorations. All money raised goes back into the Sew Gorgeous Community Project, teaching the skills of sewing and tailoring to migrants in Beijing. The open house sale will be held in House 1217, Section B, Yosemite Villas, Shunyi.
Following on from the successful sales of their festive wreaths, the Love & Hope Migrant School has been busy making new products. The “Birds of Blessing” make a lovely room decoration or as a soft toy for a child. They are being sold as a pair, with one bird representing “Love” and the other “Hope”. RMB 100 for the pair, they will go on sale at the Felt February open house event. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.facebook.com/sewgorgeousproject
Festival of Sport
Sports Beijing will be hosting a Festival of Sport, on Saturday March 7 from 10am-3pm at the International School of Beijing (ISB). New and returning members of Sports Beijing’s clubs and after school groups will be able to register for spring 2015 activities. With over 20 activities to choose from, there is bound to be something for all kids. During the event, parents will have the chance to talk to the coaches, while the kids can try out different sports, including rugby, basketball, karate, and many more. This fun-filled day is a chance to look at course information and find out what Sports Beijing has to offer. The event will be held in the ISB Fusion Indoor Dome. For more information contact (6430 1370, email@example.com) www.sportsbj.org
Romance in the Air
Hilton Beijing Capital Airport has something for all of you romantics this Valentine’s Day. On Saturday February 14, from 5.30-9.30pm, you can choose from two packages. Forever Together includes a buffet dinner in their 360°Restaurant, with a rose and chocolates for the lady. RMB 666 per couple with free flow of red wine throughout dinner, RMB 888 per couple with free flow champagne. Why not upgrade to the weekend package, which includes the buffet dinner, one night’s stay in a deluxe room, and breakfast for two for RMB 1,314 per couple. Their Sweet Times package includes dinner at Compass Grill with a set menu, a rose and chocolates, RMB 998 per couple. Sweet Weekend includes dinner at Compass Grill, one night’s stay in a deluxe room, and breakfast for two, RMB 1,599 per couple. A 15 per cent surcharge may be applicable. To make a reservation contact (6450 4827, firstname.lastname@example.org) www.beijingairport.hilton.com
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.
Photos: courtesy of Sew Gorgeous, Sports Beijing, lorawarnick (Flickr)