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Fresh Events This Week
Beijing International School Expo, Jan 13-14
All ages. The 2018 Beijing International School Expo (BISE), hosted by beijingkids and Jingkids, provides an annual platform for parents, school leaders, teachers, and other educators to discover current trends in education and get a chance to meet and converse with many other schools located in Beijing. Free. Starts from 10am. Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel. Contact Jingkids 5941 3140 and beijingkids 5941 5379 for any questions about the event. Register at https://www.bagevent.com/event/860285.
Adults. Join Beijing International Christian Fellowship for a MOPS session as Life Coach, Carnisa Berry shares with us 5 Steps to Overcome Worry. Carnisa is the founder of Berry Thoughtful Life Coaching, where she helps her clients realize that their dreams are just a thought away. She earned her Life Coaching Certification from World Coach Institute. Free. 10am-noon. Please RSVP to email@example.com. Beijing International Christian Fellowship.
OASIS First Aid Training for Ayi and Parents, Jan 10
Adults. OASIS First Aid Training for Ayi and Parents is a one-day certified training in pediatric first aid. The training will be in Chinese and English, with theory and practical training. Course content covers the basics of first aid and CPR, learning about first aid kits, prevention and treatment of medical emergencies such as fever, choking and serious illnesses such as meningitis, as well as injury due to accidents like falling, drowning, burns, management of bleeding and outdoor emergencies such as bites and stings, heat stroke and more. RMB 300. 10am-1pm. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for registration. Oasis International Hospital.
Fun for the Weekend
Mindfulness Sessions @ OASIS, Jan 13
Adults. Nathalie Dorbes, Mindfulness and Stress Management Practitioner, is host to Mindfulness sessions at OASIS International Hospital each month. Join her two Saturdays a month as you learn to reconnect with your inner power and better your daily life. Under the guidance of Nathalie Dorbes, you will learn to and practice how to relax, breathe and visualise what is good for you. Reconnect your mind, body and create balance and harmony for yourself and those around you. RMB 120 (100 when paid in advance). 11am-12.30pm. Contact Nathalie Dorbes (185-1522-9495) for more information. Oasis International Hospital.
LAX: Lacrosse For Kids, Jan 13
Aged 7-14. Kids can learn lacrosse at this workshop at the Beijing City International School (BCIS), held in an indoor facility. Known as the ‘fastest game on two feet,’ Lacrosse is popular in North America and growing around the world. This program will allow kids to learn the fundamentals of the game with experienced coaches and jump right into the game. RMB 1,700. 4-6pm. Check out http://c.xiumi.us/stage/v5/2qW0K/66467942#/ for more information. Fill in the following information to register. Beijing City International School.
ICVS “Departing from China with Pets” FREE Information Session, Jan 14
Adults. ICVS pet relocation experts will share step-by-step instructions on the latest 2018 exit process, including new changes at the PRC Quarantine Bureau, winter blackout periods on pet travel, microchipping, vaccinations, rabies antibody titre testing, and other requirements to help you prepare for a smooth departure from China and an easy entry to your next destination country. Free. 11am-12.30pm. Contact 8456 1940 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. International Center for Veterinary Services.
Roundabout Temple Fair, Jan 14
All ages. Welcome The Year of Dog at the Roundabout Temple Fair this coming weekend with shopping, fun games, handicrafts, food, and some of the rich cultural traditions which are part of Chinese New Year. There are so many great activities for everyone to enjoy and fabulous festival food, wonderful performances from the Dragon and Lion dancers, displays of kung fu, and music from our young musicians. All proceeds will support Xu Huanrui and Abdu Salaam’s treatment. Free. Starts from noon. Contact 137 1877 7761 or 138 1111 7756 for more information. Shine Hills.
Comedy Night – Dwayne Perkins, Jan 14
All ages. Brooklyn native Dwayne Perkins is a young vet in the comedy game. He has earned a spot in today’s elite class of stand-up comics with several appearances on Comedy Central and on Conan. Dwayne’s Comedy Central half hour special, a culmination of his talent and hard work, was very well received and voted one of the top 25 Comedy Central specials of all time. It showcases his unique way of looking at life and his unparalleled ability to convey it in a hilarious manner. RMB 100 (students); RMB 150 (pre-sale); RMB 180 (at the door). Starts at noon. Book a seat at https://yoopay.cn/event/01290724. The Bookworm.
Composting workshop, Jan 14
All ages. For you and your kids. Make your own DIY compost bin, learn why to compost, and at the end of the event, everyone can make their own compost pile. RMB 100 without a bin / RMB 150 with a bin / Kids under 10 free. Starts at noon. Register with Julia (Wechat ID: chenshihhan) before January 10. East Lake Villa Clubhouse Lobby.
Fresh Events Next Week
Innovative Education: K-12 International Schools in Beijing, Jan 16
Adults. Join AmCham China for an informal dinner session to hear from some of the leading innovators in K-12 learning. They will gather educators, staff, and parents, for an event where AmCham China member schools share best practices including classroom management tips, use of innovative technology in the classroom, opportunities and challenges in bilingual education, findings in child development, and how schools measure success and results. Parents and educators will also have an opportunity to mingle and network. Free. 4.30-6.30pm. Contact Evan Schmitt at email@example.com for more information and registration. AmCham China Conference Center.
Theatre for Kids: The True-Fake Monkey King, Jan 17
All ages. Based on the Chinese classic Journey to the West, the Chinese-language puppet play The True-Fake Monkey King introduces the Tang Dynasty classic to kids in a fun way. Full of action and adventure, this piece of theater teaches an important lesson while entertaining. RMB 160-280. For more information or to buy tickets, visit: http://ticket.chncpa.org/product-1042825.html. National Center For The Performing Arts.
House of Knowledge Open Day, Jan 16-17
All ages. After ten years’ development, House of Knowledge Schools and Kindergartens (HoK) has grown into an elementary school and two kindergartens, featuring hands-on learners, and a project-based approach to learning. HoK believe that a positive experience in education from an early age is essential to nurture a lifelong love of learning. Their safe and caring environment allows students to express themselves, encourages an inquiring mind and celebrates independent thinking through experiential learning. Free. 9.30-11.30am. Contact 400 650 7747 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. House of Knowledge.
Secondary Winter Concert @ YCIS, Jan 18
All ages. Secondary students will treat their families and the wider Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing) community to a showcase of the performing arts, as part of the students’ Winter Concert Series. Choral selections, instrumental soloists, orchestral arrangements, rock band rock-outs, and interpretive dances will make up a diverse selection of performances during the evening. Free. Contact 8585 1836 or email@example.com for more information. YCIS Beijing.
INN Shunyi Coffee Morning at BSB Chatterbox, Jan 18
Adults. The British School of Beijing (BSB) Shunyi is hosting this months’ International Newcomers Network (INN) Shunyi coffee morning. Join them for this great opportunity to meet other newcomers and old-timers in the Shunyi area! Free. 10am-noon. Contact 8047 3588 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. BSB Shunyi.
MSB Open House (Nursery-Grade 6), Jan 18
All ages. The International Montessori School of Beijing (MSB) opens its door to prospective parents. Meet their leadership team, talk to their faculty, discover their English and Dual Language Programmes, tour their campus, visit their classrooms and have all your questions answered! Refreshments and snacks will be served. Free. 9-11am; 1-3pm. RSVP to email@example.com. MSB.
Mongolian Lunar New Year Adventure Tour, Jan 15-19
All ages. This snowy adventure is sure to give you a taste of Mongolia at its most beautiful and leave you feeling refreshed and energized. Experience the Mongolian Lunar New Year and celebrate this symbolic fresh start with a spectacular adventure in true Mongolian style, with a nomadic family. RMB 2,888 per person. Contact Tuya (WeChat ID:tuya_6323) for more information.
3e Open House, starts from Jan 1
All ages. In January and March, 3e International School will host a series of Open House sessions for prospective nursery (2 years old) to kindergarten (6 years old) families to visit and tour 3e’s Lido campus. Families are invited to learn and ask questions of their experienced leadership and admissions team members to understand more about 3e’s dual-immersion bilingual program. Each open house session will provide the opportunity to meet the principal and director of research and curriculum, listen to an informative overview of the 3e program and philosophy, tour classrooms and facilities, and discuss admissions procedures. Free. 9.30-11am. Contact 6437 3344 or firstname.lastname@example.org for registration. 3e International School.
TLC Winter Term Weekend School, starts from Jan 6
All ages. TLC Winter Term Weekend School is back for its 14th year, offering a dynamic selection of courses in this five-week program, so whether you are looking to boost your English language skills, want to perfect your debating ability, or feed your passion for storytelling, TLC will have you covered this winter. Courses: Debating course; An introduction to entrepreneurship; Fables and fairy tales. All courses are taught in English. RMB 6,000 for full-day school, RMB 3,150 for half-day school. Contact for more info or sign up 8046 3886 or email@example.com. The Learning Center.
Flips & Kicks Plus: Gymnastics Classes at BSB, starts from Jan 11
Ages 3+. Come join British School of Beijing (BSB) to learn new skills, have fun, make friends, and stay active! Classes will be taught in English by qualified international staff, a great opportunity to provide your kids great foundation for all sports and help create a love of sports that lasts a lifetime. RMB 2,470 (Students from the BSB receive 10 percent discount). 4-6.30pm. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 137-1846-2044 or 158-1068-6744 for more information and registration. British School of Beijing.
Flips & Kicks Plus: Gymnastics Classes at WAB, starts from Jan 12
Ages 5+. Come join Western Academy of Beijing (WAB) to learn new skills, have fun, make new friends, and stay active! Classes will be taught in English by qualified international staff, a great opportunity to provide your kids great foundation for all sports and help create a love of sports that lasts a lifetime. RMB1,950-2,250 (Students from WAB receive 10 percent discount). 9am-7.25pm. Please contact email@example.com or 137-1846-2044 or 158-1068-6744 for more information and registration. Western Academy of Beijing.
Flips & Kicks Plus: Gymnastics Classes at ISB, starts from Jan 15
Ages 5+. Come join International School of Beijing (ISB) to learn new skills, have fun, make new friends, and stay active! Classes will be taught in English by qualified international staff, a great opportunity to provide your kids great foundation for all sports and help create a love of sports that lasts a lifetime. RMB2,340 (Students from ISB receive 10 percent discount). 6-8pm. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 137 1846 2044 or 158 1068 6744 for more information and registration. Internaitonal School of Beijing.
Ideas Winter Camp, until Feb 10
Ages 7-17. The Ideas School hosts a week-long winter camp. Kids 7-10 can stage a Broadway musical or learn more about science and math in a STEM Workshop. 11-14 year olds can choose between a Youth MBA program or a Design Thinking Workshop, while those aged 15 to 17 can try the Design Thinking Workshop or polish their rhetorical skills with public speaking and essay writing. Camps run for 14 days in two sessions. All day. For more information or to reserve, visit: http://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/-tPvWxFfrdzf8HqdJHzVAQ
Photo: courtesy of House of Knowledge, Flips & Kicks Plus