Mar 2 Newsletter

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Check out what is happening at Community Center Shanghai this March!

Friday Market - Minhang

Find great products, hard to find and one-of-a-kind items at Minhang Center’s popular Friday Market.
Date: Friday, Mar 10
Time: 10 am - 2 pm
Fee: Free to attend!
Location: Shanghai Racquet Club and Apartments
555 Jin Feng Rd.
Hua Cao Town, Minhang

World Festival Gathering Event: Holi Festival

Throughout the year, Community Center Shanghai hosts special classes, events, and tours for children and adults to introduce and highlight traditions and festivals celebrated around the world. This March learn more about Holi, an annual Indian festival.

Holi Festival & Mini-market - Hongqiao
Date: Saturday, Mar 11
Time: 11 am - 3 pm
Location: SOHO3911
3911 Hongmei Lu
Changning District, Puxi

Holi Festival - Minhang
Date: Sunday, Mar 19
Time: 11 am - 2 pm
Location: Red Pepper
Unit 159, Building No. 8
Fashion Park, 569 Yunle Lu
Minhang, Puxi



Counseling Highlight
New Counseling Intern

Community Center Shanghai's (CCS) team of counselors offers professional, compassionate support and services to individuals, children, couples, and families. Most clients find CCS's services useful in coping with a difficult period in their lives. Sessions are available during traditional business hours, evenings, and weekends at four locations. If you find yourself or someone you care for in a position of need, please contact Community Center Shanghai Counseling.

Meet Stephanie Watters - Newest Member of the Counseling Team

Stephanie graduated from the University of Newcastle (Australia) in 2014 with a Bachelor of Psychology (Hons), and is currently completing a Master of Counseling through Monash University (Australia). She is an Associate Member of the Australian Psychological Society and her honors thesis research on the role of early life events on anxiety and pain was published in the Frontiers in Neuroscience journal.

Stephanie has worked in a range of mental health settings in Shanghai, and has training and experience in counseling children, adolescents, and adults on a range of concerns including stress, low mood, relationship issues, and learning difficulties. She uses evidence-based approaches such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) in counseling to address client concerns.

Stephanie is available for individual therapy appointments at the Community Center Shanghai Pudong and Downtown Counseling Centers.
Language: English

Counseling Inquiries:
Carrie Jones, LCWS


Highlight classes:
CCS Pudong


CISCA Royal Academy of Dance Ballet - Grade 6 (Mon)

Royal Academy of Dance Syllabus, Grade 6
Grade 6 and 7 introduce students to Romantic Style choreography, developing students’ artistry and sense of performance particular to this balletic style. Grade 8 is presented as a collection of solo dances, requiring students to perform with a mature and diverse sense of style and expression.

Dates: Mar 6 – Jun 19, Mon
Time: 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Fee: 2600 RMB
Register here.


Mosaic Class

The art of mosaic involves cutting, placing, gluing, and grouting materials such as glass, stones, or tiles into patterns or images. Learn to make beautiful pieces for gifts or for home.

Dates: Mar 16 – Apr 13, Thu
Time: 12:30 – 3 pm
Fee: 900 – 1150 RMB
Depending on project
Register here.



03/06   CISCA Royal Academy of Dance Ballet - Grade 4 (Mon)
03/06   Intermediate Foundation (Mon)
03/07   Taobao for Expats -The Essential Guide for Online Shopping In China
03/10   New! Hand-pulled Noodles + Sliced Noodles拉面+刀削面
03/10   New! Lego for Kids - Lego Education(6+yrs)

CCS Hongqiao


Save the Date for a World Festival Gathering Event
Holi Festival and Mini-market

Throughout the year, Community Center Shanghai hosts various classes, talks, tours, and events to highlight other cultures festivals and customs. Come and enjoy a fun and interesting day with family and friends at Holi. Holi, an annual Indian festival is also called the Spring Festival as it marks the arrival of spring the season of hope and joy. Dress up in beautiful Indian costume (sari), eat authentic Indian cuisine, play with dry colors, and do the Bollywood dance! Concurrently, there will be a mini-market where you can get international products and services.

Date: Saturday, Mar 11
Time: 11am – 3pm
Buffet lunch: 150 RMB per adult (12 years+)
RMB per child (5 - 12 years old)
Free for children < 5 years old

Register here.

Click HERE to see what Hongqiao Center has to offer for kids!



3 Days Advanced Registration Required
03/06   English Conversation Club
03/08   Bollywood Dance Club
03/09   Chinese Culture Series – Classical Furniture
03/09   Chinese Culture Series – Chinese Porcelain
03/10   Chinese Food Therapy – Basic Level: Improves Digestion
03/10   Chinese Conversation Club

CCS Minhang



The art of mosaic involves cutting, placing, gluing, and grouting materials such as glass, stones, or tiles into patterns or images. Learn to make beautiful pieces for gifts or for home.
Dates: Feb 27 – Mar 27, Mondays
Time: 12 – 2:30 pm
Fee: 900 – 1100 RMB
Depending on project
Register here.



Paper Quilling for Adults

Quilling or paper filigree is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create beautiful and decorative designs.

Date: Mar 3 – Mar 24, Fridays
Time: 2:30 – 4 pm
Fee: 750 RMB
Register here.



Chinese Dumpling Making (Advanced Level)

Make Chinese dumplings, one of the most popular dishes in China. This class teaches how to make and wrap the dumpling wrappers with a variety of fillings.

Date: Wednesday, Mar 1
Time: 10 am - 12:30 pm
Fee: 300 RMB
Register here.


Our Bulletin:


The New Friday Market at Pudong Center

Last Friday, Community Center Shanghai’s Pudong Center hosted the new and improved Friday Market where guests could pre-order from vendors, attend a free talk, participate in making and taking home a painting, eat at a Community Table, and shop! 35 lucky guests walked away with a prize from the Lucky Draw! The crowded, but fun event saw many vendors selling out of their products by the end of the day.

Community Center Shanghai thanks its Friday Market vendors and the community for attending and supporting this event.

The Friday Market is held at all three Community Center Shanghai locations and the new and improved concept will roll out at the Hongqiao and Minhang Friday Markets at a later date. Follow us on WeChat and check back with the e-newsletter for dates, times, and locations of upcoming Friday Markets.

Email for Friday Market Inquiries
Pudong Center:
Hongqiao Center:
Minhang Center:



Get Ready for Holi Festival by Joining the Bollywood Dance Club



Get ready for Holi Festival in March, a World Festival Gathering Event hosted by the Hongqiao and Minhang Centers by joining Bollywood dance at Hongqiao Center. This weekly class/club is taught by Nidhi Sharma, an excellent Bollywood dance teacher from India. With a wide variety of Indian songs, the main intention is to relax, get exercise, and have fun with friends and your kids!

For more details about Bollywood Dance Club held every Wednesday, click here.




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