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Boarding School Reception at Hyde Academy, Nov 8
5+. Hyde Academy will host three boarding school receptions this fall at their Shunyi campus. Admissions Directors and other school officials will be present to answer parent and student questions and provide insight into the boarding school experience. Free. 6.30pm to 8pm. Hyde Academy. (8046-7085, email@example.com)
St. Martin’s Lantern Walk 2016, Nov 11
All Ages. House of Knowledge International School and Kindergarten will host a lantern walk this week. There will be traditional songs and after finishing the walk parents and children will able to try typical St Martins foods and drinks, such goulash, sweet treats, hot mulled wine or a cup of hot cocoa and more. Free. 5pm to 7.30pm. House of Knowledge. (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Christmas DIY Cards, Nov 13
All Ages. Monikards is hosting a special Christmas DIY Card making class this week. Come to celebrate the Christmas holiday and have fun with the whole family! RMB 280. 2pm to 4pm. PAPP’s Tea Lab.
Riviera Christmas Chic, Nov 8
All Ages. Gather at the Riviera Club on Tuesday to enjoy a unique and varied fashion show. Designers vendors include Taozi Yoga, Jenny’s Dresses, Yellow Pumello, and more! Free. 10am to 4pm. Riviera Clubhouse.
Charity Yoga with CandleX @ Ms. Uptown, Nov 7
Adults. Sooth your soul with a Charity Yoga class at the newly opened Ms. Uptown. Revenue from this event will be given to depression peer support project in Beijing. The class includes a cup of tea, an hour of socializing, and one hour of yoga. RMB 100. 6pm to 10pm. Ms. Uptown Galaxy SOHO.
Women in Leadership Gala, Nov 11
Adults. This year the Beijing Women’s Network will host their annual Leadership Gala at the Intercontinental in Sanlitun. Come for a night of great speakers, networking, and a glorious after party. RMB 780. 5pm to 11.30pm. Intercontinental Sanlitun. (wechat: kwoksamantha).
Six Days Children Yoga Workshop of Angelina, Nov 12-13
Ages 3+. The Beijing Wake Yoga and Cultural is hosting a series of Incy Wincy kids yoga for 3-12 year olds. These classes are designed to incorporate the naturally happy and fun state of children into yoga. RMB 1200-5000. 9am to 12pm and 2pm to 6pm. Beijing Wake Yoga and Cultural. (15869128491).
TaiChi Fan, Nov 27 (register by Nov 18)
All Ages. For those interested in increased flexibility, try 太极扇 (taiji shàn) an ancestral fan dance! You will accomplish flexible and elegant movements. In China, this traditional dance is performed mostly in groups so the perfect venue to meet friends. RMB 100. 3pm to 5pm. That’s Mandarin.
Active Parenting Workshops: Primary School, Mondays
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). Parents will learn a set of techniques to help their child develop their human potential. Free. 10am to 12pm. YCIS Beijing. (8583 3731).
Active Parenting Workshops: Secondary School, Tuesdays
Active Parenting uses entertaining and informative programs, activities, and discussion to show parents ways to raise responsible, cooperative children who are able to resist negative peer pressure. These workshops will run from October 25 through November. Free. 10am to 12pm. YCIS Beijing. (8583 3731).
Free Public Class – BMS, Mondays & Wednesdays
Adults. Beijing Mandarin School offers free lessons every Monday and Wednesday. Different weeks have a different schedule. Head out to BMS to practice your Mandarin and meet some great people! Free. 1pm to 3pm. Beijing Mandarin School. (8441 8391, email@example.com).
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, firstname.lastname@example.org)
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 (email@example.com)
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Photography Workshop, Nov 16 – Wednesdays
Adults. This workshop takes you through the steps of manually setting up your DSLR camera using a professional studio and lighting. This workshop is perfect for those who want to take their photography to the next step. You will also to leave with a professional studio portrait of yourself. RMB 1200. 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Sanlitun.
ECE Education Forum, Nov 17
Adults. This week the Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing) will host an insightful education forum. YCIS’s Early Childhood Education (ECE) experts will introduce the attendees to YCIS’s unique Co-Teaching Model and the importance of dual-language acquisition in today’s global world. Free. 9.30am to 11.30am. YCIS Beijing. (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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