Mar 23 Newsletter

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In The Spotlight:

Save the Dates for April’s Friday Markets

Come to Community Center Shanghai’s Friday Market to find delicious snacks, meals, foods, unique products, and services.

See What’s New at Friday Market:


  • Pre-order to guarantee selection and availability
  • Enjoy the Friday Market Talk and Demo of the Day
  • Discover new products and businesses
  • Meet friends and having a meal at the Friday Market Community Table
  • Win in the Lucky Draw
  • Support small, local businesses and start-ups



Minhang Center
Date: Friday, Apr 14
Time: 10 am – 2 pm

Pudong Center
Date: Friday, Apr 21
Time: 10 am – 2 pm

For general information, click HERE.



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.


Highlight classes:
CCS Pudong


Must-take Class: 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: Tuesday, Mar 28
Time: 9:30 am – 12 pm
Fee: 300
Register here.


03/28   ABCs to Leather Craft Workshop
03/29   Kungfu for Kids (6 yrs+)
03/30   New! Ladies Fit to Fight
03/30   New! Safety For Your Child-Karate
03/31   Making Xiaolongbao - Soup Dumpling(2 Colors)双色小笼包

CCS Hongqiao


Language Classes at Hongqiao Centers

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


Mosiac 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 28 – May 9, Tuesdays
Time: 11 am – 1:30 pm
Fee: 900 – 1100 RMB
Depending on project choice
Register here.

Classes for Kids! Click here to see what is coming up at the Hongqiao Center.


Registration required at least 3 days in advance of class
03/27   English Conversation Clubs
03/28   Free! Power Of Your Mind
03/28   Oil Painting Workshop for Adults
03/28   Oil Painting Course for Adults
03/28   Bollywood Dance Clubs

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: Apr 12 – May 10, Wed
Time: 12 - 2:30 pm
Fee: 900 - 1100 RMB
Depending on project choice
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: Friday, Apr14
Time: 2:30 – 4 pm
Fee: 300 RMB
Register here.



Chinese Dumpling Making

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, Apr 12
Time: 10 am – 12:30 pm
Fee: 300 RMB
Register here.


04/10   Adult Sewing
04/10   Weaving
04/10   Kids Sewing
04/11   Practical Chinese Beginner 2C
04/12   Practical Chinese Beginner 1D


Our Bulletin:


Holi Festival in Minhang
A Community Center Shanghai
World Festival Gathering Event

Community Center Shanghai (CCS) thanks the community and Red Pepper Indian Restaurant for the success of this past Sunday’s Holi event. Along with the delicious meal, everyone enjoyed throwing colors and participating in cultural activities at this World Festival Gathering Event sponsored by the Minhang Center. Join Community Center Shanghai again next year to celebrate Holi, the Indian Festival of Colors.


Pop-up Charity Fundraiser for Subsidized Counseling

Last Tuesday Community Center Shanghai (CCS) hosted a pop-up fundraiser member event to support subsidized counseling. Twenty guests enjoyed a relaxing evening with wine, massage, and manicures with the generous support of bottles XO and Dragonfly.

Community Center Shanghai's 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 all three Community Center Shanghai locations and the Downtown Counseling Center in Puxi.

Carrie Jones, LCWS


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: Portman Ritz-Carlton
Shanghai Centre
1376 Nanjing Xi Lu
Jingan District, Puxi

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 by Friday, March 24 to receive this special rate.

For more HeForShe Conference information, visit

New Kids & Youth Class through Community Center Shanghai
Zebra Education’s International Children’s Orchestra

Students will learn either the violin or cello in a group setting that builds a solid music theory foundation while encouraging team spirit. This orchestra uses the ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music) curriculum for exams and preparation of performances.

Hannah is a certified instructor of the ABRSM, a piano teacher, and musical expert. She has lived in the U.S. for over 20 years and uses her overseas and domestic teaching experience to cater to the local and expats’ different needs. Affectionately called “Magic Teacher” by her students, Hannah inspires children and awakens their musical talents.

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

Free trial class available by appointment
For students age 6 – 12 years
Classes held at:
Hub B1 of the Ambassy Club
588 Hongfeng Lu
Jinqiao, Pudong

For more International Children’s Orchestra information:
- Scan the QR code above
- Call 135.0199.9667
- Contact via WeChat: ZebraEdu-CQuinn


Community Bulletin:



Epermarket is Hiring!

Epermarket is your online expat supermarket, where you can find products and brands you miss from a place you can trust. They are one of China’s fastest growing online supermarkets, emphasizing diversity, quality, and convenience. The main office is based near East Xujing (Metro line 2).

Come join our fast-paced multicultural team.
We are currently looking for the following positions:

1) The French Community Market Manager will connect directly with the French community to help drive our Branding and Business Development.
2) The Customer Service and Marketing Coordinator will improve our customer experience and satisfaction.
3) The Communications Executive will support our communications actions through content creation, social media, and through their own creativity.
4) The International Product Manager will develop our product portfolio and then design promotions to increase awareness and sales on this portfolio.

For more detailed information check our Linkedin or contact HR at If you or someone you know might be interested in one of these positions, please send a resume along with a statement of interest in the selected position.


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