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Riviera Chic, March 8 and 9
Ages 8+ The Riviera Clubhouse and Juice by Melissa will be presenting unique designs at a fashion show in honor of Women’s Day. Free. 10am-6pm (Wed, March 8), 10am-4pm (Thurs, March 9). Beijing Riviera.
Little Bamboo Program, Fri through Sun
Ages 13+ Little Bamboo Program (PBKids) is a program designed to provide Chinese children outside metropolitan cities with the opportunity to learn English. Volunteers are invited to help continue this program. Before every trip to Bengbu, PBKids will show the volunteers the proper teaching method and course content for the upcoming weekend. Free. Fridays through Sundays. Purple Bamboo. (Joyce_777, email@example.com).
Women’s Wellness Health Check, Mar 1 to 24
Adult women. To celebrate Women’s Day, Distinct HealthCare will be providing discounted women’s health checkups. RMB 680. By appointment. Distinct HealthCare. (firstname.lastname@example.org, 186 1817 2006).
Future Technology STEAM Courses at TLC, Mar 5 to June 11
Grades 3-6. The Learning Center (TLC) is pleased to announce a partnership with TechTrek for TLC’s upcoming Spring Term Weekend School! The workshops introduce students to the amazing tech that’s shaping the world we live in. Learn about everything from 3D printing to drones, virtual reality, to programming. RMB 6,480. 9.30am-12.30pm (Grades 3-4); 1.30-4.30pm (Grades 5-6). The Learning Center. (email@example.com, 010- 8046-3886).
Job Readiness Workshop at YCIS Beijing, Mar 7
Adults. This workshop, positioned through the eyes of a seasoned leader and hiring manager, acts as a valuable chance for review of a teacher’s CV and cover letter if they have never been reviewed by a teacher’s peer or supervisor. Only 30 spots available. Free. 6-7.30pm. YCIS, Beijing. RSVP here.
6th Annual WOW Awards, Mar 8
Adults. The WOWs are an amazing way to celebrate the success and achievements of some of Beijing’s Wonderful Outstanding Women. The ceremony recognizes them for their achievements during the last year. The ceremony will be attended by the WOW Award 2017 nominees, their guests, and the general public. RMB 388 per person or RMB 630 for two. Dini’s Kosher Restaurant. (firstname.lastname@example.org, 5240 1938).
International Women’s Day Panel, Mar 8
Adults. Join the Beijing Women’s Network and The Hutong on Wednesday, March 8 for an International Women’s Day Panel celebrating successful women across industries, ages, and backgrounds. They will candidly explore the fine balance between having a successful career and a family – and society’s expectations for both. RMB 80 (non-members), RMB 50 (members). 7.30-9.30pm. The Hutong.
Beatles for Babies, Mar 9
All ages. This brand-new concert is family fun at its finest and a tribute to The Beatles. Four experienced musicians (violin, clarinet, cello and percussion) plus one dancer from Spain will be performing live eminent tune to your kiddos in a respectful vibe. RMB 280. 4-5.30pm. China Millennium Monument Premiere Theatre. (email@example.com, 10103721).
DCB Senior School Open House, Mar 10
All ages. Prospective parents are invited to take a campus tour led by DUlwich College Beijing’s (DCB) own Senior School students. Watch lessons in action and have a chance to ask questions. Free. 9-11.30am. Dulwich College Beijing, Legend Garden Campus. (6454 9068, Maggie.Jiang@dulwich-beijing.cn)
5th International School Snow Sports Championships, Mar 10 to 12
Ages 7-18. In its fifth year, the International Schools Snow Sports Championships China (ISSCC 2017) is a fun ski and snowboard race weekend for international school students. Families may sign up students individually and choose whether to accompany the student themselves or nominate a friend or a school teacher. Each student must be accompanied by an adult. The minimum ability level is controlled turns. RMB 1,000 for competition entry. 9am-6pm. Wanlong Ski Resort. (010 5739 4933).
Free Flow, Mar 11
Adults. Join this mini-retreat to join in on yoga and workshops that will help guide you away from fear, frustration, and anger towards power, action, and love. RMB 350 (register by March 4), RMB 400 (register after March 4th). 9am-12.30pm. International School of Beijing.
Children’s Magic Show, Mar 12
All ages. Kids will enjoy the ‘Magic Journey’ live action show, which helps children to discover the ‘magical world.’ With help from the audience, the magician in this popular show guides kids through a series of tricks and enchantments which thrill and delight younger audiences. RMB 100-200. 2.30-4.30pm. Legends Small Theater. (https://www.douban.com/event/28126370/).
Job Fair at CISB, Mar 12
Adults. Innovative Educators of Beijing is happy to announce that all job seekers and schools can find an easier platform for connection at Connect the Dots Job Fair. The fair will be held at Canadian International School Beijing (CISB). Free. 1-4pm. CISB. (Candidate registration here; School registration here).
Hike to Longevity Village and the Ming Tombs, Mar 12
Ages 9+ On this 13km hike the Beijing Hikers will journey along sections of two good Changping trails by visiting what remains of two valley villages that were abandoned as a quarry expanded. Starting off with a stroll through Longevity Village, hikers will head into the hills, passing pine trees, closed mines, abandoned villages, and one of the closed Ming Tombs on the way to the end. RMB 380 (RBM 340 for members). 8am-6pm. Beijing Hikers.
Best of Next Week
Mommy & Baby Fitness Class, Starts Mar 14
Mothers and their children (11 months to 3 years). Every Wednesday morning, Park Apartments will host a mommy and baby fitness class. RMB 1,440 (12 class package) to RMB 200 (single class). 9.45-10.45am. Park Apartments. (WeChat: sabinakerchher).
3D Printing Workshop for Families, Mar 18
Ages 6+ Parents and their kids work together to learn 3D modeling software to produce a physical object, such as a small toy that can also be 3D printed. The workshop provides a taste of what will happen when the family returns home to learn how to create many other objects on the 3D Roundhouse website (http://3droundhouse.com/). RMB 600 per family (1 adult +1 child). 10am-noon. Beijing Kerry Center.
Kids Writing Workshop, Mar 11, 18, and 25
Ages 6-12. On March 11, 18, 25, and April 1st, R3 Discovery will host a writing workshop for kids. The workshop aims to boost students’ abilities to share their experiences, communicate, and share their feelings. RMB 2,000. 2-4pm. R3 Discovery.
60’s Go Go Dance Classes, Mar 12 and 19
Adults. Moonglow Burlesque will be offering 60s Gogo Dance classes every Sunday until March 19th. Instructor Trixie Royale will teach you to shimmy and twist while leading you through a fun cardio routine. RMB 120 (drop-in), RMB 400 (4-classes). 1-2pm. Cat’s Corner Dance Studio.
Cookie Monster Charity Bakeoff, Mar 19
All ages. The Hutong and LumDimSum.com will be co-hosting a Charity Bake Off to indulge Beijing’s most indulgent cookie monsters by showcasing some of Beijing’s Best Bakers and supporting a local community charity – all at the same time! If selected, each cookie contestant must provide enough small cookie bite samples to go around (for about 50 people) and contestants will also be allowed to sell their own cookies (each bag of 5 cookies for RMB 20, of which RMB 5 will be donated to our select charity). RMB 150 (non-members), RMB 100 (members). 2-5pm. The Hutong.
WAB Open House, Mar 20
Grades 6-11. WAB Open House will bring you into the classroom to feel the schools experience first-hand. The school offers and innovative education, access to cutting edge technology, and a warm and diverse environment. Free 9.30am-12.30pm. Western Academy of Beijing. For registration, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org