There are still a few spaces available for Tomoko’s Halloween themed origami classes for kids. The classes are run on Fridays 4.30-5.30pm, at River Garden villas in Shunyi. RMB 60 includes all materials. Kids will be shown how to create a Halloween wreath (October 23) and a bag for trick-or-treating (October 30). A weekend class will take place on Saturday October 24, from 10am-12noon. RMB 120 and in this class, kids will also get to make a Jack-O-Lantern. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Roundabout Halloween Sale
If you’re hunting for costumes for you and the kids, and decorations for the house, head over to Roundabout and take advantage of their big Halloween sale. If they don’t have what you’re looking for, Kids Plus and Jenny’s at Pinnacle Plaza are stuffed to the gills with screeching bats, howling ghouls, broomsticks, and spiders. There are costumes for all ages, and plenty of fake fangs and vials of blood to ensure the whole family will look the part this year.
Sew Gorgeous Open House Sale
Thursday November 5, from 9.30am-12.30pm at House 128, Section A, Yosemite Villas. Everyone is welcome and there’s no need to RSVP. The Sew Gorgeous Community Project will be showcasing a new range of bags, homeware items, and decorations made from fabulous felt! All profits go towards the Sew Gorgeous sewing classroom and equipment at the Love & Hope Migrant School in ShuiPo Village, Shunyi. For more information on the project, email email@example.com.
The Sausage Club
Beijing’s longest running sausage delivery service has opened a store and café in Shunyi. Balmain Gourmet Meat & Grill is located on Yu Yang Road, just across from Gahood Villas and Yosemite A. Drop in to sample any of their homemade meat products, at no cost to you. Drew is an Australian Chef who has been making meat products for six years in Beijing. Providing a delivery service weekly on Tuesday’s, with a large selection of gourmet beef, lamb, pork, and chicken sausages, beef and lamb burgers, sausage rolls, traditional bacons, and Italian pancetta. Gourmet meat & Grill is open Wednesday – Monday serving breakfast from 8am. All products contain no preservatives, additives or MSG. Contact Drew (186 0003 9708, firstname.lastname@example.org, WeChat: BalmainGourmet)
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 Tomoko, Sew Gorgeous, and Sally Wilson