Beijing No.55 High School Admission Open Day, Oct 13
Adults. Parents are invited to a campus tour, course introduction, and answer and question session. Students grades 7 to 11 are currently accepted. Free. 9.30-11am. No.55 High School Beijing. 12, Xinzhong Street, Dongcheng (email@example.com)
Awesome Advocates at BSB Shunyi, Oct 13
Adults. This is a support group for parents of children with Special Education Needs. This meeting will feature special speaker Dr Lynn Turner of LIH Olivia’s Place, Lead Psychologist and Educational Psychologist. Registration required. Free. 8.45-10am. The British School of Beijing, Shunyi (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Teatime Concert, Oct 14
All ages. WAB hosts an intimate live music featuring student musicians on their campus grounds open to the community. Free. 4.30-5.30pm. Western Academy of Beijing (5986 5588)
City Weekend’s Family Day, Oct 15
All ages. City Weekend has a very fun family day planned, so before you head over to wear out the kids, head to the nearby Beijinger’s Pizza Fest to fill them up on food they love. Free. 10am-4pm. Indigo Mall (8426 0898)
Open Day: Meet the Principals at ISB, Oct 17
Ages 11+. Learn more about how an ISB education challenges and supports the whole-child with a discussion from Middle School (Gr. 6-8) and High School (Gr. 9-12) Principals. Families will also have the opportunity to tour our world-class facilities, following the discussion. Free. 9.30-11.30am. International School of Beijing (5149 2345).
Disney On Ice, Oct 15-16
All ages. Join many beloved Disney characters for a spectacular display of skating on ice. RMB 380-180. Showings at 3pm, 7.30pm, 10.30 am (English version), 3.30pm. Capitol Indoor Stadium. No.56 South Street, Zhongguan Village, Haidian. (Buy tickets here)
Equuleus Jumping Open, Oct 14-Oct 16
Ages 5+ Equuleus International Riding Club will be hosting its second 2016 Equuleus Jumping Open. This important competition, accredited as a CSI 2* by the International Equestrian Federation (FEI), will be taking place in the club’s magnificent outdoor arenas. Professional and amateur riders will be coming from all over China, as well as from foreign countries, in order to join this big show. RMB 188-300. 9am-6pm. Equuleus International Riding Club. 北京市朝阳区孙河镇顺白路91号 (email@example.com)
The Beijinger’s 2016 Pizza Fest, Oct 15-16
All ages. This pizza-themed party, held in Wangjing SOHO, and organized by the Beijinger, cranks the cheesy adulation to a whole ‘nother crust. Choose to take a slice out of the weekend by sampling some of the best pies from some of the finest pizzerias in Beijing. Kids 1.2 meters and under free. RMB 20 (Early Bird), RMB 25 (Door Price). 11am-8pm. Wangjing Street and Fu Xi Road Intersection, 北京市望京街与阜安西路交叉路口 (Buy Here or at Sanfine International Hospital reception desk, 6413 6688).
School House Rock: Celebrating Education, Oct 15
All ages. In order to celebrate education, its role in the community, as well as support an organization whose goal is to improve the quality of education, resources, and healthcare for migrant children and their families in Beijing, Migrant Children’s Foundation (MCF), Pingo Space, and Home Plate BBQ came together to organize School House Rock. Donations of new or gently used school supplies are welcome. Creative workshops precede the pig roast buffet at 6pm and live music at 8pm. RMB 125. 3pm-Late. Home Plate BBQ, 35 Xiaoyun Lu courtyard (from Dongsanhuan Beilu, head 20m north of Xiaoyun Lu intersection and take the first right) Chaoyang District 朝阳区 霄云路35号院（东三环北路,过霄云路路口,往北走20米,到第一个路口右转） (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Picture Book Workshop, Thursday and Sundays, Oct 16 – Nov 20
Ages 8 – 12. ENROL your kids with us #Picturebook Workshop, be your own illustrator of your story.By creating and telling a story, children learn to organize their thoughts and use written language to communicate with readers in a variety of ways. By illustrating it they develop their creativity. Rm 10L, Bldg 7, 68 Julong Garden, Xinzhong Street, Chaoyang District (185 1555 2072)
Mentor Walks Asia in Beijing, Oct 14
Adults. Mentor Walks bring together established women leaders and emerging women leaders in our community to connect, learn, mentor and share experiences. As they walk, they discuss their professional and personal challenges, successes, aspirations, and lessons learned. Free, but RSVP required and on a first come, first serve basis. Ritan Park (www.mentorwalks.asia/)
BSB Baby and Toddler Group, Fridays
Ages 0-18mnths. Meet other moms of small children at this playgroup with plenty of age-appropriate toys, seasonal crafts, singing, actions, and more. Open to foreign passport holders only, the mother or father needs to attend, not the Ayi. Drinks and snacks provided. Register by email. Free. 9-10.30am. The British School of Beijing, Shunyi. (8047 3588, email@example.com)
Ages 3 and under. This thriving parent community is geared toward parents with kids born after January 2013. It has free playgroups meeting throughout the city. We suggest parents new to the city get involved and hang out with a playgroup in your region. English speakers only. Don’t forget to ask to receive the newsletter and be added to the official Bumps2Babes WeChat group. Free. Time and location vary. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Best of Next Week
Adjusting to Life in Beijing, Oct 19
Adults. This joint discussion by International Newcomers Network (INN), Raffles Medical and United Family Healthcare (BJU) will cover a range of topics from the stages of cultural adjustment, transportation options, top resources of information about Beijing on websites to magazines, to air quality concerns and what to do in an emergency. Free. 9-10.30am. The British School of Beijing, Shunyi (8047 3588).
YCIS Beijing: Open Day Meet the Co-Principals, Oct 19
Adults. This Open Day will be a one-of-a-kind opportunity to meet the YCIS Beijing Western and Chinese Co-Principals, who will speak in particular about their bilingual educational environment and unique co-teaching model. Free. 9.30am-11am. Yew Chung International School of Beijing (8583 3731)
Hyde Academy Open House, Oct 19
For adults. Hyde Academy hosts an Open House for prospective parents to learn more about the school and tour the new facilities. Registration required. Free. 9-10.30am. Hyde Academy (8046 7085)
MSB Parent Study Group: “Literacy and Language Development”, Oct 19
For adults. The second series of yearlong talks focuses on the many ways in which parents can support their children’s literacy and language development. Acting Interim Principal Sharon Keenan will lead this talk. Registration required. Free. 8.30-10.30am. International Montessori School of Beijing (email@example.com)
DCB Early Years Open Day, Oct 19
For adults. Prospective parents have the chance to observe how children ages 1-7 learn in an international child-centered environment at DCB’s Riviera Main Campus. Listen to a presentation by Head of Early Years, David Mumford on the school’s UK curriculum followed by a Q&A session then a tour of the school. Registration required. Refreshments included. 9-10.45am. Dulwich College Beijing (6454 9068, Flora.Zhang@dulwich-beijing.cn)
INN Shunyi Coffee Morning at BSB, Shunyi, Oct 20
Adults. The International Newcomers Network Coffee Mornings is a great opportunity to meet other newcomers and old-times in the Shunyi area. Free. 10am-Noon. The British School of Beijing, Shunyi (8047 3588).
Harrow Beijing Autumn Fair, Oct 22
All ages. Harrow Beijing’s Autumn Fair brings quintessential British flair such as Bric-a-Brac (vendors selling their wares), delicious fair food, entertaining games and activities, and live performances. This event is organized by Friends of Harrow. Free. 10-am-3pm. Harrow International School Beijing (6444 8900)
Hutong Pumpkin Cupcakes Making Class, Oct 23
Ages 5+ Chef Anete will be with you as you prepare your very own cupcakes from scratch, complete with spice-infused buttercream, while also have some fun of having halloween style decoration. RMB 350. 2.30-5pm. The Hutong (6404 3355)
Active Parenting Workshops: Primary School, Oct 24
Adults. Parents of Primary School-aged students are invited to attend Active Parenting Workshops every Monday from October 24 through November 28 at Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing). Active Parenting delivers quality education programs for parents, children and teachers to schools, hospitals, social services organizations, churches and the corporate market. Active Parenting Publishers is recognized as an innovator in the educational market and is committed to its mission of developing human potential through its programs. 10am-Noon. Yew Chung International School of Beijing (8583 3731)
Photos: Miguel Discart (Flickr), and courtesy of Equuleus International Riding Club and DCB.