This Sunday is Mother’s Day and what better way to treat her than with a sumptuous brunch, followed by a classical music concert. If you’re in need of ideas for a Birthday party, one that’s full of adventure, a pirate party is what you need. There’s guaranteed pirate fun, with sailing and rafting challenges, and the hunt for buried treasure. We’re all conscious of what we eat. In Beijing especially, we are always looking for healthier, organic, and more natural products. The SunHe Community Food Fair includes a range of vendors selling everything from granola to organic wine. Be a hero and give blood this month. It doesn’t take long to donate blood, and it could help save a life. If tennis is your thing, and you’re looking to improve your game or to take up the sport, Ace Tennis Club provides group and personal coaching.
Mother’s Day Brunch
Enjoy a sumptuous international Sunday Brunch, May 10 at Hilton Beijing Capital Airport with fresh seafood, roast beef, and specialties from around the world. The pâtissier will tempt you with a great selection of home-made desserts, in the relaxing 360° restaurant. Children will be entertained at one of Shunyi’s best supervised play areas, allowing you to relax. From RMB 368/person + 15% service charge, with children half price. For more information or to make a booking, call 6450 4788.
Mother’s Day Concert
"A Love Tribute for Mother’s Day" is presented by Camerata Music, featuring violinist Xiang Gao, and pianist Matthew Brower. The program includes music by Mozart, Dvorak, Beethoven, Piazzolla, and more. The concert takes place in the International School of Beijing (ISB) Theater on Sunday May 10, 4-5.30pm. Tickets RMB 200, 300, 350. Tickets can be purchased from Yosemite Villa Clubhouse front desk and ISB PTA Store. Ticket Hotline 8041 7588/158 1158 5010.
Imagine pirate party is a Birthday party that takes kids on a treasure hunt journey involving maps, sailing boats, water bomb battles, rafts, and of course a buried treasure chest. Suitable for kids aged 7-16 years. The party can be adapted to suit older or younger groups. Book any time, between May and the end of October, but book early to ensure availability. The ideal number of kids is 8, but larger or smaller groups will be considered. RMB 3,000 for the whole party, including two sailing instructors, international pirate host, boat hire, park entrance, maps, cannonballs, eye-patches, and treasure. Extras include a pirate-themed birthday cake RMB 350, themed plates, cup, balloons, and napkins RMB 250, extra two hours of activities including rafts and paddle-boards RMB 1,000. Olympic Rowing Lake 19 Baima Lu, Shunyi 顺义区白马路19号. For more information, contact (183 1112 3237, email@example.com)
Community Food Fair
The SunHe Central Community Food Fair takes place every Sunday from 10am-1pm. Stalls selling produce including granola, free-range eggs, organic vegetables and fruits, fresh bread, and natural honey and yogurt. You’ll also find cheese, organic wines, and rice wine. They are always looking for new products and vendors. Food Fair, 3 ShunHuang Lu, Sunhe Township, Chaoyang District (inside Chuang Yi Yuan next to Beidong Flower Market) 北京市朝阳区孙河乡顺黄路3号"甲1号创意园"内（近北东花卉市场）
A community blood drive is being organized by Beijing United Family Hospital and Clinics (BJU), Boy Scouts Troop 943, and Tongzhou Blood Center. On Saturday, May 16 from 10am-4pm, on-site at ISB PTA Spring Fair. Walk-ins are welcome or to reserve a time slot, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration requires passport / id number.
Ace Tennis Club
Get out, get fit, and have fun, with Ace Tennis Club at Beijing Riviera Country Club. Providing group classes and private lessons, catered to your level of experience and your needs. Private lesson packages include 10 classes RMB 2,400, 20 classes RMB 4,200, or 35 classes RMB 6,800. Your first class is free. For more information call 158 1015 5060 / 5249 5667.
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.