If you’re looking for gift ideas, for friends and relatives back home, Sew Gorgeous will have a stall at this weekend’s BSB Summer Fayre, showcasing their new range of products. Children’s Day has a long and honorable history. Established in 1954, to protect children working long hours in dangerous circumstances and allow all children access to an education. In China, Children’s Day is celebrated on June 1 and this year Green T. House will be marking the event with some fun activities and a special menu for children. Human in Motion studio is launching a new Taekwondo program just for kids. This form of martial art develops athletic abilities, self-awareness, discipline, and self-protection. There are also plenty of adult classes and programs at the studio, to get you in shape for the summer.
New Sew Gorgeous Products
The Sew Gorgeous volunteer team has been working hard on bringing a new range of products and children’s clothing ready for summer. Visit their stall at The British School of Beijing (BSB) Shunyi Summer Fayre and see their new picnic rugs made from wool fabric with waterproof backing RMB 245, and children’s tops, tunics, skirts and hats, all in fabulous summer colors. Prices start from RMB 85. The BSB Summer Fayre takes place on Sunday, May 31 from 12-4pm. With many food vendors, an array of bouncy castles, games and activities, there’s fun to be had for all the family.
Whilst it might seem a little early to be talking about Christmas, you can still order their popular Love & Hope Christmas Wreaths. If you missed out on buying one at the Christmas bazaars, or would like to take some back home as gifts for friends and family during the summer break, now’s your chance. All proceeds from the sale of the wreaths go directly to the Love & Hope Migrant School. Following on from the success of last year’s sales, they are making the wreaths as an income source that will go towards keeping the school running, paying rent, making sure there is enough food, and maintaining the facilities. The wreaths are made on site at the school and now come in three color designs – red, green or grey. To order, email email@example.com.
Children’s Day at Green T. House
On Sunday, May 31 and Monday, June 1 from 3-5pm, Green T. House will be marking children’s day with some special activities. Kids can make their own lollipops from scratch, including the sugar mix, sticks, and molds with a lollipop blue "ocean" theme. The lollipops will be made under the creative vison of Julia Cheng, a leading hair stylist for China’s celebrities. RMB 150 per child. Also at Green T. House, the published children’s author Dong Zi will be hosting her version of a book signing, where she will paint your family portrait on the first page of any purchased book. Books cost RMB 70, with a personal portrait in the book RMB 120. A special children’s day menu will be available, which includes rainbow colored pork dumplings, jasmine tea dusted pork ribs in sweet capital sauce, soya dragon beard noodles with fresh T. House laid hen’s eggs, and ice creams decorated with rose tea chocolates, RMB 88 per child. Normal a la carte menu will also be available. To book, contact (6434 2519, 136 0113 7132, 136 0113 7232)
Taekwondo for Kids
Human in Motion (HIM) is getting ready to launch a new six week Kids Taekwondo program, every Saturday morning at 8.30am. The program is suitable for kids aged 5-14 years, and will give them knowledge and skills that will last a lifetime.
Adult classes currently available at HIM:
Spin – a great cardio workout to inspiring music, at varying speeds and intensities.
Cardio Circuit – transform your body with a balance of cardio and intense functional training exercises in fun and challenging class.
Advanced Circuit – this intermediate/advanced class combines dynamic strength training with high-intensity cardio interval training.
Pilates – develop your mind-body connection as you strengthen your core – the center of all movement – and increase flexibility in this floor Pilates class.
Salsation – with Alejandro. Click here to view the full Group Class Schedule.
Human in Motion, Cathay View Plaza, 2a Xiang Jiang Bei Lu, Chaoyang District (8470 3616, firstname.lastname@example.org) www.humaninmotion.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, tomek.pl (Flickr)