We're now officially on WeChat – find out about our January events!
We're now officially on WeChat – find out about our January events!12/01/2018 at 1:47 PM
We’re beginning our new year as we intend to go on, and we intend to have an official presence on WeChat! If you are following our official account, you will have received our first official post this week, which we are very excited about. If not, then you should join us! You can do that by scanning the QR code at the end of this post.
Our first post linked back to some of our favorite articles from last year, listed our January events, as well as providing details of some of the welcome events offered by the Community Center this weekend. You can see details below…
The Shanghai Mamas Book Club met last night to discuss the January 2018 book selection – Wish Lanterns: Young Lives in New China, by Alec Ash. It was a wonderful book, which we will review for next week. Please remember that reading the book is not a requirement for joining us – if you are in need of a night out, some adult conversation and maybe some adult food/drink – join us! If you’re interested in following but can’t make the meeting, join our WeChat group! Find me on WeChat at Hannah_Zheng_ and I can add you in.
Saturday 13 January – Community Center Shanghai 123 welcome event
Shanghai 123 is a free immersive half-day orientation catering towards those who are new to the countless initial puzzles of Shanghai. Shanghai 123 will provide new arrivals with all the information and resources they need to help them navigate Shanghai. You’ll be able to discuss common issues, answer questions and share tips for a new life in Shanghai. Lunch, and childcare for children age 2-12, will be provided free of charge.
Click here for more information and to register http://communitycenter.cn/shanghai123
Mondays 15, 22, 29 January – Downtown coffee morning
All Shanghai Mamas, Papas, friends, and helpers are welcome from 10.30am. There is a wide menu of options and a safe play area for littles to run around while you chat. Hope you can make it!
Baby International, 620 Huashan lu between Zhenning lu and Wulumuqi
Wednesdays 17, 24, 31 January – Hongqiao coffee morning
This takes place every Wednesday around 10 am-noon at Little Huai, 3911 Hongmei Lu (inside the little lane called SOHO 3911). All are welcome.
Thursdays 11, 18, 25 January – Jinqiao coffee morning
New day and venue! Come along and join us with your little ones at MoonSpace on Biyun Road, Jinqiao, and enjoy a cup of coffee while your little ones play in the jungle gym!
1096 Biyun Lu,near Huangyang Lu
Fridays 12, 19, 26 January – Lujiazui coffee morning
Mamas from Lujiazui meet on Friday mornings (in varying numbers, with or without kids) for coffee from 10 am ish until 12.30 pm ish at La Parisienne bakery on Zhangyang Lu. Please come join us – the more, the merrier! The address is below, it’s pretty easy to find, and we’re usually on the large table at the back. It’s next to the ferry terminal at the riverside end of Zhangyang Lu. The food and drinks are all delicious, you won’t regret it!
88 Zhangyang Lu, near Puming Lu
Wednesday 24 January – newcomer coffee morning
All new arrivals to Shanghai are more than welcome to attend our existing coffee mornings, and we encourage you to do so! But, once a month or so we’ll also have a special meet up for those fresh off the boat/plane. We’ll find a central location, most probably Jing’An area, and confirm details in the near future.
Sunday 21 January, 11.30-2.30, Chinese New Year Party at YCIS Regency Park
Held in aid of the Will Foundation, there will be games, crafts, gym, silent auction. It’s possible to purchase lunch in advance via WeChat.