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Monthly Dumpling Making at Mr. Shi’s Baochao, Nov 1
All Ages. If you’ve wanted to learn to make these delicious, steamy morsels, Mr. Shi’s monthly dumpling making events are perfect for you or the whole family! Free. 10am-10pm. 74 Baochao Hutong, Dongcheng, Beijing, China. (8405 0399, email@example.com).
Mentor Walks Asia in Beijing, Nov 5
Adults. Meet a group of strong, professional female mentors in Beijing. Take a walk with these successful women and learn from each other each step of the way. Free. 7.45am-9am. Ritan Park. (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Stuttgart Ballet Romeo and Juliet, Nov 3 – Nov 5
Ages 7+ Come and participate in a time-honored tradition and watch a show by the Stuttgart Ballet, one of the world’s most renowned dance companies. This is a wonderfully cultural and educational experience for all. Prices starting at RMB 220. 7.30pm-10pm. National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA). (18600208126).
Tickets on Sale for CISB StageCats “Nothing but the Truth,” Nov 7
All ages. CISB’s StageCats perform an originally scripted play, “Nothing but the Truth”, which centers around Elizabeth Warren – a young girl on trial . In this family-friendly comedy with an important message for all ages, a colorful cast of characters take the witness stand to give many different versions of the truth.Advance tickets only at CISB front desk from Nov 7. RMB 50 (adults), RMB 30 (students). 7pm (Nov 25), 2pm (Nov 26). Canadian International School of Beijing (6465 7788)
Halloween at Happy Valley, Oct 18-Nov 13
Ages 5+ Happy Valley will be hosting multiple events including haunted houses, pumpkin carving, and carnival rides. For those kids and families looking for a way to continue the Halloween fun, Happy Valley is a must. RMB 88 presale or RMB 180 at the door. 5pm-11pm. Xiaowuji Beilu, East Fourth Ring Road, Chaoyang district.
Active Parenting Workshops: Primary School, Mondays
Adults. This event features entertaining and informative programs, activities, and discussion to show parents useful methods to raise responsible, cooperative children who are able to resist negative peer pressure. Free. 10am-12pm. Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS).
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)
Illustrated Book Workshop by R3 Discovery and Atelier Art School, Sundays
Ages 8-12. This six-week course kicks off on November 6–December 15 focuses on kids learning the process of creating and telling a story from conceptualization to publishing including the illustration process. This will be taking place every Thursday (4.30-7pm) and every Sunday (2-4.30pm). Registration required. RMB 4,388 per student. 2-7pm. Atelier (6416 1614, 132 4018 4908)
All in One Market, Sundays
All Ages. If you haven’t already done so, stop by and check out the Riviera Sunday All in One Market, a regular feature in the community. It’s a family event with something fun for everyone – food, shopping and playtime for kids. A number of Beijing vendors sell everything from fashion apparel to household appliances to food and drink. Activities for the kids overflow with two huge bouncy castles, face painting, magic shows and more. Free. 11am-4pm. Riviera Country Club, No.1, Xiang Jiang Bei Road, Chaoyang District (+86 10 84506888)
Chinese Bird Flower Painting Class, Nov 2
Ages 6+ Learn the art of Chinese painting using a thick brush dipped in black or colored inks. This class is for people with all levels of experience. RMB 250. 10am-11:30pm. Chinese Culture Center.
Best of Next Week
Boarding School Receptions at Hyde Academy, Nov 8
All Ages. Come find out more about Hyde Academy and their newly refurbished Shunyi campus. Admissions Directors and, in some cases, Heads of School, from each of the schools will be available to answer parent and student questions and provide insight into the boarding school experience. Free. 6.30pm-8pm. Hyde Academy. (8046-7085, firstname.lastname@example.org).
BSB, Shunyi Open Day, Nov 9
For adults. Take a tour and visit BSB Shunyi’s Primary, German Primary, and Secondary classrooms and other facilities, talk to the faculty, and pop in at the Chatterbox Café for drinks or snacks to get the chance to chat with other parents. Registration required. Free. 8.30-11am. The British School of Beijing, Shunyi (8047 3558, www.bsbshunyi.com/openday)
“Ivy League or Oxbridge? How to get into the world’s best universities,” Nov 9
For adults. This workshop will focus on university application procedures and how to get ahead – what parents need to do and how they can help. There will be a Q&A after the workshop. Registration required. 8.45-9.45am. The British School of Beijing, Shunyi (8047-3588, www.bsbshunyi.com)
DCB Senior School Open Day, Nov 11
For adults. Learn about the Dulwich’s curriculum, their focus on pastoral care, and the transition from Junior to Senior School in an informative talk by DCB’s Head of Senior School at their Legend campus. 9-11.30am. Dulwich College Beijing (6454 9068, Flora.Zhang@dulwich-beijing.cn)
St. Martin’s Lantern Walk 2016, Nov 11
All Ages. Come join all those at the House of Knowledge International School and Kindergarten to participate in a traditional lantern walk. The event will be followed by typical St. Martin food such as goulash, sweet treats, hot mulled wine or a cup of hot cocoa and more. Free. 5pm-7.30pm. House of Knowledge. (email@example.com).
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