Where We’ll Be
Halloween Costume Party with beijingkids and JingKids, Oct 29-30
Ages 3+. Our party is special because it allows kids to have the full experience of Halloween, including all the fun of trick-or-treating in a totally safe, adult-supervised, indoor environment. Check out some of the games we’ll be playing this year. Limited to 200 children per session. RMB 250 per child, RMB 150 per adult. Sessions both days at 9.30am and 2pm. Buy tickets on Yoopay – which accepts everything from WeChat Wallet to foreign credit cards – here. Private sessions available. Canadian International School of Beijing (5934 6708, email@example.com)
For more Halloween events, as though you even need them considering the awesomeness that awaits you at beijingkids and Jingkids 10th Annual Costume Party, check out our events section here.
Meet the BCAIS Principal at the Bookworm, Oct 26
Adults. Beijing Collegiate Academy’s principal will hold BCAIS monthly parent appreciation afternoon.This month the event will give families a chance to meet and chat with the principal while enjoying free coffee or drinks. Free. 1-2pm. The Bookworm. Building 4 Nan Sanlitun Rd, Chaoyang
Daystar Academy Open House, Oct 26
For adults. Daystar opens its doors for prospective parents to tour their brand new facilities as well as quiz the faculty on the school. Registration required. Free. 9-11.30 am. Daystar Academy (5603 9446, firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Reggio Emilia Approach to Early Education, Oct 27
Adults. Join this free seminar presented by Mr. Farshad Danicek Msc. Education Director and co-founder of the first trilingual Reggio Emilia inspired kindergartens in Beijing, and with over a decade of experience and expertise working in a Reggio Emilia environment. Registration required, deadline to register is Oct 24. 7.00-8.30pm Chaoyang Park West Gate, Victoria Gardens, 15 Chaoyang Gongyuan Xi Lu, Chaoyang 朝阳区朝阳公园西路15号维多利亚花园 (email@example.com).
Professional Women – Developing an Executive Presence, Oct 27
Adults. In this one-day session, AmCham China will look at some fascinating research, engage in dynamic discussion and, most importantly, teach practical tools on how to develop executive presence as professional women. This is an open course for professional women committed to their own growth. We welcome professionals from all industries and backgrounds. The program will be delivered in English. Coffee, lunch and light refreshments will be provided during breaks. RMB 2,000 (members), RMB 2,500 (non-members). 8.45am-5pm. AmCham China Conference Center (Register here)
OASIS Childbirth Workshop: Starting Solids, Oct 28
Adults. Leora Martins M&C Nutrition Workshops aim to make the unfathomable, fathomable, the impossible, possible. Nutrition is a friend not an enemy and Leora will show how to make healthy living simple. Registration required. RMB 50. 10-11am. Oasis International Hospital (Ashley.Gaul@oasishealth.cn)
Spartan Race: Beijing Sprint, Oct 30
For adults. Need to test your human abilities? Well, the first ever Reebok Spartan Sprint taking place in Beijing features a 6km course with more than 20 Signature Spartan Obstacles, great for beginners and seasoned athletes. There are two sessions for the Open Individual and Open Group, 9.30am and 12.30pm. The Elite Individual is only 9am (men) and 9.15am (women). The early bird price ends on October 16. Registration required. RMB 489 (Elite Individual), RMB 459 (Open Individual), RMB 369 (Open Group). 9am-4pm. Location TBA (400 623 5058, firstname.lastname@example.org)
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)
Beijing Health Week, Until Oct 29
Adults. From free or reduced fitness classes to workshops and seminars, there’s so much going on this week that you won’t be bored with all the flab-fighting going on. For more information and to register, click here.
Best of Next Week
We’re so focused on making the beijingkids and JingKids Halloween party awesome that we’ve forgotten that a next week even exists! Never fear, we’ll have plenty of events next week, if it every really comes.