Mar 9 Newsletter

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In The Spotlight:

Experience Holi Festival - A World Festival Gathering Event

Throughout the year, Community Center Shanghai hosts World Festival Gatherings where special classes, events, or tours for children and adults are introduced to highlight traditions and festivals celebrated around the world.
This Saturday, learn more about the Holi Fesitival. This annual Indian Festival of Colors celebrates the end of winter, the beginning of spring, and life’s triumphs of good over evil. Get colorful with Holi colored powders, try on traditional Indian costumes, get a beautiful henna tattoo, learn how to draw Rangoli (ancient folk art form), and Bollywood dance! A Mini-market will also be at this Saturday’s Holi Festival

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

Buffet lunch and all activities:
Adults (12 yrs+): 150 RMB
5 – 12 yrs: 90 RMB
Free for children less than five years old

Family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children, 5-12 years old): 430RMB

RSVP and payment required before event.
Register here.

For inquires:
6404.4276 or

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


Registrations open next Wednesday, March 15
for Community Center Shanghai’s
Third Annual Forum for Expat Service Providers

For sponsorship inquiries, contact




Highlight classes:
CCS Pudong


Creative Painting Course

No previous experience required! In a very friendly and relaxed environment, Celine will show you different ways to use acrylic paint. Learn how to paint on canvas, make your own stencils, use lighting and shading, paint on wood and more.

Each series has five classes and is a mix of guided sessions and free projects.
Celine can speak English, French, Spanish and Mandarin!

Dates: Mar 16 – Apr 13, Thu
Time: 9:30 am – 12 pm
Fee: 1300 RMB
Register here.


New! Advance Leather Craft Course

These three workshops make up the Advance Leather Craft Course and include training and working materials. Students will receive a set of needles to bring home to complete their projects.


Workshop 1 (2.5 hours)

Techniques covered:
· Leather weaving and sewing
· Better burnishing
Students will take home 1 bracelet and 1 coin holder using above methods.

Workshop 2 (2.5 hours)

Techniques covered:
· Dyeing and printing
· Molding
Students will dye/print on a 30 cm x 30 cm crust leather and mold the leather to a final product to bring home.


Workshop 3 (3 hours)

Techniques covered:
· Design a product on a 30 cm x 60 cm crust leather to incorporate techniques covered in the first two workshops
· Draft design on plastic board, transfer the design onto the leather
· Make the final product
Students will bring home their final design-their-own leather product.

Dates: Mar 15 – 29, Thu
Time: 1 – 3:30 pm
Fee: 1200 RMB
Register here.


03/13   CISCA Royal Academy Of Dance Ballet (Pre-Primary 4-5yrs)
03/14   Chinese Brush Painting and Calligraphy Class S1 (Tue) 中国画与书法 第一季
03/16   Mosaic Class (Thu Morning) 马赛克装饰
03/17   Talk:An Introduction to Functional Medicine
03/18   Food Revolution Session 3- Cooking with Teens

CCS Hongqiao


ABCs to Leather Craft Workshop

Learn about the leather production process, the different types of leather, functionality, how to care for leather, in addition to completing a small project.

Date: Thursday, Mar 16
Time: 9:30 am – 12 pm
Fee: 280 – 400 RMB, depending on project
Register here.


New! Advance Leather Craft Course

This is the follow up course to ABCs to Leathercraft and in three sessions will teach additional leather craft techniques. See course details above under Pudong Highlight Classes.

Date: Mar 16 – 30, Thu
Time: 12 – 2:30 pm (Mar 16 & 23)
12 – 3pm (Mar 30)
Fee: 1200 RMB (you will finish a leather product after every session)
Register here.


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


3 Days Advanced Registration Required
03/13   English Conversation Club
03/14   English Level 1
03/14   HSK Preparation – Level 2
03/15   Basic Taobao For Expat
03/15   Didi Dache – Chinese Taxi App Workshop

CCS Minhang


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: Thursday, March 16
Time: 10 am- 12:30 pm
Fee: 300 RMB
Register here.


Chinese Cooking – Making Xiaolongbao

Learn how to make these delicious, bursting with flavor dumplings. This session teaches how to make the wrapper with different fillings.

Date: Wednesday, March 22
Time: 10 am – 12:30 pm
Fee: 300 RMB
Register here.

Acrylic Painting for Adults

With acrylics, create different styles of art on canvas and experiment with color, shape, line, form, pattern, and texture to create unique pieces of art.

Dates: March 24 – Apr 21, Fri
Time: 1– 2:30 pm
Fee: 750 RMB
Register here.


03/22   Practical Chinese Advance 2
03/22   Taobao for Expats
03/23   Seasonal Workshop: Spring Preparation With TCM

Our Bulletin:


The New Friday Market at Pudong Center

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


Come Attend a Community Partner Event – AKS Shanghai Cup 2017

Since 1999, Active Kidz Shanghai (AKS) has offered professionally organized sports programs for the Shanghai Community. As the largest non-profit sports organization in Shanghai, AKS also is the host to the AKS Shanghai Cup, the city’s largest international football tournament.

Last year over 60 U8 – U16 teams from throughout Asia and 2,000 people attended this event. Throughout the tournament there will be games and activities for children as well as prizes. As a Community Partner, Community Center Shanghai will be there to support AKS, provide relevant information regarding our community services, and have fun activities for the kids!

Date: March 18 & 19
Time: 9 am – 7 pm
Location: T98 Oasis Soccer Center
Pujiang Town
Liyue Road, North Xin Jin Road



Community Bulletin:


Join AmCham’s HeForShe Conference through Community Center Shanghai

In its second year, this year’s AmCham’s HeForShe Conference will focus on the corporate responses that are making a real difference: Paving the Way to the Top - Solutions for Advancing Gender Diversity.

Date: Tuesday, Mar 28
Time: 8 am – 12 pm
Location: NYU Shanghai
1555 Century Avenue, Pudong

Community Center Shanghai (CCS) is a Supporting Organization of AmCham. By purchasing tickets through CCS you will receive the corporate rate.

Tickets: 300 RMB/person
Please RSVP to

Click here for more HeForShe Conference information.


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