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Pamper Your Mother!
First Adventure’s Mother’s Day Candle Workshop, May 11
Become a chandler (candle maker) for the day and design your own scented eco-friendly candles with Sally from Beanmade Candles and Rebecca from First Adventure. This is a fun, creative, and educational activity for you and your child on Mother’s Day. All ages. RMB 398 (1 child/1 parent pair), RMB 528 (2 children/1 parent). 9.30-11am. Upper East Side, East Fourth Ring Road C1-1-58.
Making Memories at Chapter This Mothers’ Day, May 12
Our moms deserve to be celebrated! Bring the family together and spoil all the mothers in your life this Mothers’ Day at Chapter. Indulge in a variety of delicious starters followed by a huge selection of all her favorites and enjoy free flow wine, beer, and soft drinks. Each mom will receive a special cocktail and a lovely dessert to take home. All ages. RMB 328 per person. Noon-2.30pm. Chapter.
Mom’s Day Off at Kempinski Hotel Beijing, May 12
If you’re wondering what to give your special mom, head to Kempinski Hotel Beijing on Mother’s Day. Show your adoration with Kempi Deli heart-shaped sweets, cakes, like the best-selling favorite strawberry cheesecake, and more. Or let the mothers in your life know you appreciate them while the kids play at Via Roma’s Little Italy Sunday lunch buffet play zone. All ages. Prices vary for the Kempi Deli sweets. RMB 288 special buffet price for mothers. 7am-11.30pm. Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center.
Celebrate Mother’s Day at BActive, May 12
A mother’s body undergoes changes when she becomes pregnant. This leads to changes in posture that remain if no strong postpartum correction or external postnatal postural intervention is done. With the correct exercise method, the issue can be rectified. BActive will show moms how it’s done at this special class on post-natal exercise. The class with a group lunch at TRIBE restaurant, with discounted prices for mothers. Adults. Free. 11am-6pm. BActive, Building 6, Sanlitun Soho.
Mother’s Day High Tea, May 12
Appreciate Africa Network’s (AAN) Mother’s Day High Tea and Mom Awards celebrate single moms at their finest. Come join AAN for an elegant high tea and fun-filled inspirational event. Adults. 2-6pm. 16 Liangmahe Road. (RSVP: 151 0151 7496)
Events This Week
Raffles Medicafe Mental Health Seminar: Saying No, May 8
How many times in your life did you say yes and regretted it immediately? And how many times were there when you didn’t say no, although you wanted to? Clinical psychologist Birgit Mathon conducts a mental health seminar to help you say “no” during the important moments of your life. You will also learn how to express your feelings, to decline without rejecting others, and to be self-confident to stand by your decisions. Adults. RMB 300. 11am-1.30pm. Raffles Medical Beijing Clinic.
YCIS Beijing May Open Day: Early Childhood Education, May 9
Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing) is holding an open school day in May. Visit their downtown campus, located by the beautiful Honglingjin Park, on May 9 for their Primary and Secondary Open Day to learn more about the exciting learning taking place every day in their Learning Communities. All ages. Free. 9-11am. YCIS Beijing. (8585 1859, email@example.com)
Study in the US: Succeeding in US College Applications, May 9
Are you planning on studying in the US? Learn how to build a resume that will give you the best shot at getting into the school you want. Get help with picking your extracurriculars, and then learn how to do research on schools and find the one that’s best for you. Ages 16+. RMB 550. Visit this page to register or for more info. 1-4.30pm. The American Chamber of Commerce, 6/F, Tower AB, The Office Park, 10 Jintongxi Lu, Chaoyang District.
Mentor Walks, May 10
The Australian Chamber of Commerce brings back Mentor Walks, a morning event designed to connect established and emerging women business leaders in a low-pressure environment. Join women from a variety of backgrounds and industries and become a mentor, or get career advice from someone who’s been there. Adults. RMB 50. Buy tickets here. 7.45-9am. Ritan Park.
Save Your Sanity: How to Find Peace as a Teacher or Parent, May 11
Are you a frustrated new teacher? Or are you a new parent wanting to learn parenting techniques? Or a veteran educator not understanding today’s students? Join Deborah Jones, a veteran teacher with over 30 years’ experience, in this positive discipline workshop, aimed at helping you learn and practice positive behavior techniques to become a stress-free teacher or parent. Adults. RMB 70 (includes a drink). Book a seat here. 3.30pm. The Bookworm.
DCB Founder’s Day 2019 Celebrating 400 Years of Dulwich, May 11
Founder’s Day is the biggest annual event at Dulwich College Beijing (DCB). This year, DCB will be highlighting the 400th anniversary of their founding school in London, Dulwich College. The day will feature family-friendly activities, live music entertainment involving hundreds of students, and the famous International Food Festival with stalls run by DCB parents. All ages. Free. 3-9pm. Dulwich College Beijing. (6454 9033, firstname.lastname@example.org)
YCIS Beijing Global Community Day, May 11
YCIS Beijing invites everyone to their annual Global Community Day (GCD), a school fair celebrating global citizenship and cultural diversity. Lots of fun activities, beautiful performances, great food, and artistic demonstrations will be on offer, as well as a new ‘wellness’ component for visitors to explore. This event is open to the public and admission is free. All ages. Free. 11am-3pm. YCIS Beijing.
Sweet Home: The Fangcaodi International School Spring Fair, May 11
Fangcaodi International School celebrates its 10th spring fair this year with a theme of “Sweet Home.” It’s set to be Fangcaodi’s biggest fair yet, with 120 stalls from nearly 60 countries, all giving visitors a chance to experience world culture through various activities and international cuisine for everyone. All ages. Free. 10am-3pm. Fangcaodi International School Ritan Campus.
Deepen Your Relationships: Workshops for Couples and Families, May 11
Professional coaches Virginie Mangin and Eike Westerholt lead this workshop on dealing with challenges in relationships. Participants will be able to explore the concrete tools for effective communication, conflict resolution, and addressing needs in a non-assertive way. Adults. RMB 350 per session. 10am-12.30pm. The Bookworm. (email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mission to Mars: The American Ball 2019, May 11
The American Ball this year is out of this world! This space-themed event features AmCham China’s famous silent and live auction, dinner at the Tatooine Cantina, and an out-of-this-world dance floor. Proceeds from the ball benefit the charity Educating Girls of Rural China. Adults. RMB 1,550. From 5.30pm. China World Summit Wing Hotel.
Art Workshop at Song Art Museum, May 11-25
Atelier will present English-language art workshops accompanying the exhibition of Louise Bourgeois at the Song Art Museum, surrounded by the ancient dancing pine trees. It is a full-day art workshop designed for students aged 8 and above. The class will focus on the theme of sewing in Louise Bourgeois’ corpus. The Eternal Thread, which is the theme of the exhibition, will be taken as a metaphor for the students to develop their own story thread, from the ideas suggested by the artworks. The teacher will show six artworks, of various scale and materials but all revolving around this theme. Ages 8+. RMB 675 (Atelier students), RMB 750 (regular price). 10am-3pm. Song Art Museum. (6416 1614, www.atelier.cn.com)
BSB Shunyi Early Years Open Day, May 13
The British School of Beijing, Shunyi (BSB Shunyi) invites prospective parents to see the school in action and how they provide their students with an environment that enables them to thrive and progress and to be happy in their first school experience following the English National Curriculum. Talk to teachers and visit the school’s Early Years area and other facilities. Note that this event is open to prospective parents only, so only foreign passport holders, please. All ages. Free. 9-11am. BSB, Shunyi. (8047 3558, email@example.com)
Photos: Courtesy of Chapter (featured image) and event organizers