Jan 5 Newsletter

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In The Spotlight:

Shanghai 123 Orientations Start this Month

Just arrived in Shanghai within the last year? Attend Community Center’s Shanghai 123 orientation to get a foundation of living life in the city. Knowledgeable experts and speakers answer your questions and tell you what you need to know:

Culture shock
Work/life balance
Food safety
Supporting spouse topics
Water and air concerns
The medical system

Register for an upcoming session
Friday, Jan 13 Hongqiao Center
Saturday, Jan 13 Minhang Center
Friday, Jan 20 Pudong Center
Saturday, Jan 21 Downtown Puxi: AmCham Shanghai

Click HERE to register for an upcoming session.



January Events
Save the Dates!

Open Houses
Visit our facilities, meet our friendly staff, teachers, and volunteers, view demonstrations,
and sign up for classes and tours. Meet new friends and old while learning more about Community Center Shanghai.

Hongqiao Center
Monday, Jan 16 + Chinese New Year Celebration
10 am - 2 pm

Minhang Center
Friday, Jan 13 + Friday Market
10 am - 2 pm

Friday Market
Come to our Friday Markets where vendors offer high quality food products and services.
From international fare, baked goods, take-away meals, beverages and more, Friday Market is
how Community Center Shanghai supports entrepreneurs and small local businesses.

Minhang Center
Friday, Jan 13 + Open House
10 am - 2 pm

Vendors join Friday Market and register here.


Highlight classes:
CCS Pudong


Making Spring Rolls and Pan Friend Buns

Learn how to make delicious Yang’s dumplings (xiao yang sheng jian) and traditional Chinese spring rolls each with a variety of fillings.

Date: Wednesday, Jan 11
Time: 12:30 – 2:30 pm
Fee: 300 RMB
Register here.



New! Lego Education

Legos – classic snap and build blocks open a child’s imagination, creativity, and fosters teamwork. This educational toy can train children to problem solve all while having unending fun!


1) Free Trial Lesson - Lego Education for Kids (6 yrs+)

Date: Friday, Jan 13
Time: 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Fee: Free!
Register here.



2) Free Trial Lesson - Lego Education for Kids (4 - 5 yrs)

Date: Friday, Jan 13
Time: 4:45 – 5:45 pm
Fee: Free!
Register here.


01/04   English for Ayi & Driver 阿姨司机英语课
01/06   Making Xiaolongbao - Soup Dumpling(2 Colors)双色小笼包
01/10   New! Business Chinese (Basic 1) Tue + Thu Afternoon
01/11   Kungfu for Kids (6 yrs+)
01/12   Mosaic Class (Thu Morning) 马赛克装饰1

CCS Hongqiao

Hongqiao Center’s Open House

Attend Hongqiao Center’s Open House and find out what exciting new programs like Food Therapy and Chinese Culture and more that will be on offer for the Spring Semester! At the same time, enjoy foods from our interesting vendors.

Date: Monday, Jan 16
Time: 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Fee: Free!


FREE! Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

Origins tracing back more than 5000 years and an ever-increasing popularity around the globe make Traditional Chinese Medicine a highly interesting topic. This course takes you on the route of a different approach to health and living. It explains the basic philosophies of TCM, the history of the medical system, the diagnostic as well as the diverse therapy methods. Get yourself inspired by a different perspective on how the body works and interrelates with its environment and learn how to implement TCM into daily life.

Date: Monday, Jan 16
Time: 10 – 11:30 am
Fee: Free!
Register here.


Practical Chinese

Come and learn Chinese in a comfortable and friendly environment. Students learn language basics applicable to daily life while building the foundations for Mandarin. Interactive teaching techniques and exercise materials make these classes educational, applicable, and enjoyable.

Beginner Level 1 register here.
Intermediate Level 1 register here.
Please contact the Hongqiao Center at puxi_classes@communitycenter.cn for more details.


See What Classes Hongqiao Center has for Kids HERE.


01/09   English Conversation Club
01/10   Sheets and Home Furnishings Market Tour
01/10   Oil Painting For Adults
01/11   Jewelry Design Level 1
01/11   Qibao Old Town Tour
01/11   Basic Taobao for Expats
01/11   Didi Dache – China Taxi App Workshop
01/12   ABC Leathercraft
01/12   Advance Leathercraft
01/12   Jewish Settlement Tour

CCS Minhang


Practical Chinese Beginner 1B

Students learn the language basics applicable to daily life while building the foundations for Mandarin. Interactive teaching techniques and exercise materials make these classes educational, applicable and enjoyable.

Dates: Jan 11 - Mar 17, Wed & Fri
Time: 1 -3 pm
Fee: 3000 RMB
Register here.



Adult Sewing

Confidently use a sewing machine after this two-session class! Learn how to thread the machine and wind the bobbin, sew in a straight line, tackle corners, curves, and reversing. Over the course of the sessions you will complete three separate projects: an infinity scarf, a lined tote bag and a zipped make up bag.

*A wide range of materials is available to choose from and all materials including sewing machines are supplied!
*You are welcome to bring your own machine.

Dates: Jan 9 – Jan16, Mondays
Time: 10 am – 1 pm
Fee: 1100 RMB
Register here.



Thai Cooking

Thai cuisine combines the four basic flavors of sweet, sour, salty and spicy flavors to create unique dishes. Take this class and impress friends and family.

Date: Jan 19, Thursday
Time: 10 am – 12:30 pm
Fee: 300 RMB
Register here.



Our Bulletin:

Community Center Shanghai Gift Vouchers

The holidays may be over, but you can still give a gift that can be used throughout the year! Community Center Shanghai now offers gift vouchers in 100 RMB increments that can be applied towards classes and tours. Purchase gift vouchers at the Pudong, Hongqiao, or Minhang Centers. These are perfect for birthdays, as a thank you, and of course don’t forget Chinese New Year!


Community Bulletin:

Hatsune Restaurant is Moving


Contact Us:


Tower A, 3rd Floor

Lane 1146, Biyun Road

Jinqiao, Pudong

Tel: 021-3382-1770


No.201 Chengjiaoqiao Zhi Rd

Rm. F07, near Hongmei Road

Hongqiao, Shanghai

Tel: 021-6406-4276


No. 360, 2F, Xing Le Road

Hua Cao Town

Minhang, Shanghai

Tel: 021-6406-3866