Mar 16 Newsletter

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In The Spotlight:

Charity LINK – Volunteer Matching Fair

Charity Link: Find Your Fit!

Charity LINK is a Community Center Shanghai initiative that not only offers networking opportunities and recruitment platforms for non-profits, but also matches volunteers for charities.

Charity LINK is hosting its first Matching Fair of the year where representatives of many worthwhile causes come to recruit new volunteers. Donate your time and make a difference!

Date: Tuesday, Mar 28
Time: Drop in between 6 – 8 pm
Fee: Free to attend!
Location: Bumbu
B1, 555 Nanjing Xi Lu
Near Chengdu Bei Lu

Click HERE to learn more about Charity LINK.

Registrations Open for Forum for Expat Service Providers

Registration is now open for Community Center Shanghai’s Third Annual Forum for Expat Service Providers (FESP). Last year nearly 100 guests attended this B2B event where key expat business leaders and major decision makers in their industries presented and discussed data on current trends, changes, challenges, and opportunities in Shanghai’s international community.

This year’s two current and main topics are:
• The Shifting Markets of Shanghai’s Workforce
• The New Work Visa Process

FESP 2017
Date: Wednesday, Apr 26
Time: 10 am - 3 pm
Location: Parkyard Hotel
699 Bibo Rd.
Pudong District
Entrance fee: 500 RMB Registration required: click HERE to register

*For sponsorship inquiries, contact
For more FESP information, click here.



5th Straight ACAMIS Win
for Girls Varsity

SCIS Hongqiao varsity girls’ basketball team had an incredible season! The team underwent a lot of change this year, and was comprised of an eclectic mix of 9th-12th graders. The mix of ages and experience levels worked to their advantage, as the girls worked hard to bond and keep improving as a unit.

Four days after the SISAC championship, the girls were on their way to Discovery Bay, Hong Kong for the ACAMIS tournament. The level of competition was fierce, but it was only fitting that SCIS and RCHK would meet yet again in another final. SCIS held RCHK to one basket in the second half. Senior Greta Delfino was able to bury a basket with less than 30 seconds left in the fourth quarter, giving SCIS the first and only lead of the game. Game over. SCIS 20 - RCHK 19.

Click here to learn more about Shanghai Community International School.

A World Festival
Gathering Event:
Holi Festival in Minhang

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 Sunday, learn more about the Holi Festival. This annual Indian Festival of Colors celebrates the end of winter, the beginning of spring, and life’s triumphs of good over evil. Enjoy a sumptuous Indian buffet at Red Pepper and activities for the whole family: henna tattoo, dry Holi colors, and Bollywood dancing!

Date: This Sunday, Mar 19
Time: 11 am – 2 pm
Location: Red Pepper
No. 159, Bldg. 8, Fashion Park
No. 569 Yun Le Rd.

Buffet lunch and all activities:
Adults (12 yrs+): 150 RMB
5 – 12 yrs: 100 RMB
Free for children less than five years old

RSVP and payment required before event: or


Highlight classes:
CCS Pudong


New! Online Drawing & Painting Class with XIYE (6 yrs+)

西夜青少年绘画Online (6岁+)

XIYE Culture was the first domestic art web education organization established in China (2011). This online course teaches children art appreciation and the basics of drawing and painting. (Currently in Chinese only.)


2011年成立,由抽象艺术家王剑创办. 国内第一家网络艺术教学机构,专注少儿网络基础美术教育, 意在提高孩子艺术审美和绘画能力,传承发扬中国传统艺术文化, 同时将艺术同源的音乐和电影专业纳入教学体系为孩子构建了绘画、音乐、电影的艺术学习平台.


引导孩子从传统艺术中汲取精髓, 结合西方美术及现代艺术,循序渐进的传授给孩子专业的绘画方法,探索绘画规律, 完成绘画三部曲“敢画、能画、喜欢画”, 让孩子“发现美、感受美、表达美.


Start date: Mar 18
Time: Online course, at your own pace
Fee: 7000 RMB/one year course
Register here.


03/21   Chinese Art: Tie-dye
03/22   Seal Cutting Series 1 (纂刻第1季)
03/22   Making Spring Rolls and Pan Fried Bun 春卷和生煎
03/23   TCM Talk: Holistic Healing Session
03/24   Chinese Paper Cutting Basic

CCS Hongqiao


FREE! The Power of Your Mind

Easy steps for a happier life and why motivation is not really important! Come discover how this fabulous, and yet very unknown machine, our mind, works and how to achieve your goals. “If you can change the way you think, you can change your life.”

Date: Tuesday, Mar 28
Time: 10 am – 12 pm
Fee: Free!
Register here.


Language Classes at Hongqiao Center

Community Center Shanghai offers language classes from beginner to advanced at all three centers. Click HERE so see upcoming classes at the Hongqiao Center.

Popular! Indian Cooking

Join these vegetarian/non-vegetarian Indian cooking classes that teach how to make a complete meal in less than three hours!

Date: Thursday, Mar 23
Time: 11 am – 2 pm
Fees: 350 RMB
Register here.


03/20   English Conversation Club
03/21   Sheets and Home Furnishings Market Tour
03/22   Qibao Old Town Tour
03/22   Basic Taobao For Expats
03/22   Didi Dache Chinese Taxi App Workshop

CCS Minhang


Practical Chinese

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: Mar 20 – May 22, Mon
Time: 11 am – 1 pm
Fee: 3000 RMB
Register here.


Taobao for Expats

Taobao in China is similar to Amazon in the USA, but is more inexpensive and has millions of items. The literal meaning of “Taobao” in Chinese is “Digging for Treasure.” This class teaches students how to translate Taobao to English, sign up for an account, search and pay for items, negotiate for services, and make returns.

Date: Wednesday, March 22
Time: 9 – 11am
Fee: 300 RMB
Register here.


TCM Talk Spring Preparation With TCM

The daily routine of many Chinese is guided by the seasons. Discover how to get a great start into spring and learn about which organs to focus on, the foods to eat, and the lifestyle to follow during this specific season. Prevent typical spring sicknesses and tiredness, and enjoy this wonderful season in Shanghai even more.

Presented by Dr. Doris Rathgeber, Founder and General Manager of Body & Soul – Medical Clinics.
Date: Thursday, Mar 23
Time: 10 – 11:30 am
Fee: 50 RMB
Register here.


03/21   Chinese HSK 2s
03/22   Chinese Cooking - Making Xiaolongbao!
03/22   Practical Chinese Advance 2
03/24   Acrylic Painting Course
03/29   Chinese Cooking - Making Spring Rolls
03/30   Chinese Calligraphy & Brush Painting
03/30    Make your own personal seal

Our Bulletin:



Event Recap: Holi Festival in Hongqiao
A Community Center Shanghai World Festival Gathering

Last Saturday, the Hongqiao Center hosted their Holi Festival event at India Kitchen at SOHO lane. Over 100 adults and children attended this fun-filled day that included a delicious Indian buffet lunch, and cultural activities such as Rangoli making, henna tattoos, candy craft design, Bollywood dancing, and throwing dry colors.

Community Center Shanghai (CCS) thanks the community, India Kitchen, and all the vendors of the mini-market in making this World Festival Gathering event a success. Please join CCS again to celebrate Holi Festival in Minhang this Saturday. Details are above in the red bulletin section of the newsletter.



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