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Fresh Events This 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.
Mindful Yoga, Jan 17
Adults. Mindful yoga is a class that uses yoga to create a more mindful approach to life which was actually yoga’s traditional and original purpose. In this specific class, we will flow mindfully through a sequence that will encourage us to reflect and create strength, balance, and flexibility in both the body and the mind. This class will be suitable for both the beginners as well as the long-time yogis. We will move through the sun salutation, Hatha asanas (physical movement), Pranyama (breathing), Kriya (cleansing) and meditation, where we will begin and end in silence. RMB 120 per class, 400/4 classes. 10.30-11.45am. Check the website for registration. Beijing Mindfulness Centre.
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.
Mom and Baby Fitness Class, Jan 18
All ages. Mom and baby Fitness class for both mother and baby will offer moms the unique opportunity to return to exercise after childbirth and build a stronger connection with their baby. Both babies and mothers can enjoy the time together as well as the opportunity to meet new friends or spend time with old friends. RMB 150. 10.30-11.30am. Contact Sabina Kirchherr (WeChat ID SabinaKirchherr) for more information. Adler Kliniken.
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 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.
Fun for the Weekend
Roundabout Book Fair @ BSB Sanlitun, Jan 20
All ages. Come and visit Roundabout’s huge Book Fair at the British School of Beijing, Sanlitun. Thousands of gently used books from many categories will be on sale for prices starting as low as RMB 1. There will be fiction and non-fiction (e.g. health, biography, travel, cooking) books for children and adults, dictionaries in English, Chinese, German, French and more languages. All proceeds will help children in need. Free. 10am-3pm. Contact 137 1877 7761 (English), 137 1805 3814 (Chinese only) for more information. BSB Sanlitun.
OASIS Childbirth Workshop, Jan 20
Adults. Enjoy this morning workshop, with workshop hosts, Dr. Juliette Kinn, OB/GYN, Dr. Vasili Berdoukas, Pediatrician, and Mindfulness and Stress Management Practitioner, Nathalie Dorbes. The OASIS Childbirth Workshop is a paid class. Refreshments are provided during the class with a break midway for lunch (included in the cost) and a booklet to take home with information learned from the class. RMB 100 per person. 9am-2pm. Contact Katja.Kinnunen@oasishealth.cn for more information and registration. OASIS International Hospital.
Distinguished Speaker Series: UNLOCK THE PASSION IN YOUR CHILD, Jan 20
Adults. Having an opportunity to identify your passion early on, and then the flexibility and support to pursue that passion-can have multiple benefits. In their Distinguished Speaker Series, Ivy Education Group is proud to present two guests who both have lived a life of passion, but discovered their passions through very different means.To visit their full introduction of the event, please visit https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/bn8Y4p_veIP-xF619nBbkg. Free. 10am-noon. Contact 8446 4189 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and check out https://yoopay.cn/event/63095691?ref=jingkidshd for registration. Daystar Academy.
The Loreli Affordable Art Market, Jan 20
All ages. Come to Yue Space to find more new art pieces by Beijing local artists. The only art market in town that can guarantee NO FAKES! That’s because it’s the artists themselves selling their pieces at The Loreli Affordable Art Market. Some of Beijing’s finest local and foreign creatives will be selling prints, paintings, sketches and photographs at prices every art lover can afford. Put down that Van Gogh poster and buy something original. Free. 2-7pm. Yue Space.
Farm to Neighbors Weekly Market, Jan 20
All ages. The much beloved monthly Farm to Neighbors Market is holding its annual Christmas Market on two different weekends: December 16-17 and 23-24, so there’s no excuse not to bring a couple of canvas totes and stop by for some organic veggies and more. Grab some healthy, fresh produce from local farms, artisanal edibles, homemade cheese, soaps, coffee and tea, eco-friendly gifts, handicrafts, and more. Free. Noon-6pm. Grand Summit.
Movement and Meditation for Health and Wellness, Jan 23
Adults. Every Join Dafutang to practice Eight Pieces of Brocade and Raising Qi. Theses sets of simple movements are designed to move the Qi move freely in the acupuncture channels and internal organs. Simple to do and highly effective for stess, pain, insomnia and other ailments. RMB 80. 12.30-1.30pm. Contact Shelley Ochs with any questions 134 3938 6197 (also WeChat). Dafutang Chinese Medicine Center.
TLC Winter Term Weekend School, until Feb 3
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.
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
Mental Health Peer Support Group, Bi-weekly
Adults. CandleX hosts an international community-based Support Group where people can go and share openly in a confidential setting. It is for anyone who has a mental health condition, is stressed and/or is having a hard time in both personal and professional settings. This is a project provided by CandleX, an NGO in Beijing that focuses on the mental health by awareness raising on depression and bipolar disorder. This is a continuing effort to provide more support to our Beijing English speaking community. Free. 7.30-9.30pm. U-Town Shopping Center. Check https://www.wjx.cn/m/19760285.aspx for registration.
Chinese Class @Culture Yard, until Feb 9
Adults. Learn with the best instructors in our 4-week intensive language courses; Study in small group classes with committed language students in a cozy hutong environment; Practice speaking through interactive lessons and field trips; Learn Chinese words and phrases to speak like a native. Choose the course that fits your level from complete beginners to HSK 6. RMB 3,600. 10am-4.50pm. Email them at firstname.lastname@example.org or check their website http://www.cultureyard.net/apply/ for more information. Culture Yard.
Lacrosse for Kids, until Feb 10
Aged 7-14. Kids can learn lacrosse at this workshop at the Beijing City International School, 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 your youth for the free or program clinic. Beijing City International School.
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