China Capital Toastmasters Club Develop your public-speaking and leadership skills. Meetings (Thu 7-9pm) in the Zhaolong Hotel Training Room, in the Admin Bldg behind the hotel.www.cctmc.org
China Club Beijing Holds business and social networking events in a unique Chinese courtyard setting. Monthly activities include theme dinners, wine tastings and family gatherings.
51 Xirongxian Hutong, Xidan, Xicheng District. (6603 8855) www.thechinaclubbeijing.co
ChocoJing The chocolate appreciation society of Beijing meets about once a month to hold tastings, explore different types of chocolates and their origins, and in general have an excuse to gorge themselves silly. www.iheartbeijing.comIchocojing.html
Commonwealth Society of Beijing (CWS) A charitable non-profit that meets every second Tuesday of the month. Membership fees are RMB 100, which go toward organizing charity fundraisers. (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com)
DramaQueens Offers drama "therapy" courses for creative souls looking to improve spontaneity and self-expression and relieve stress. Four-week introductory and intermediate courses in English and Chinese are RMB 600. Contact Angela (139 1161 6884, firstname.lastname@example.org) for English and Xiaogangfor Chinese.
FESCO International Training Center Provides Mandarin training and classes on topics ranging from Chinese knot-making to massage to Buddhism. Also helps foreigners with such things as hiring Chinese staff and obtaining a driver's license.
Foreign Correspondents Club of China (FCCC) The club for accredited foreign journalists and select hangers-on. Hosts speaker events, social gatherings and other activities.www.fccchina.org
Global Communicators Toastmasters Club Meets Wednesdays to help develop communication and leadership skills.
International Festival Chorus (IFC) With singers from over 23 countries, the IFC annually holds three concerts of large-scale choral works at the Forbidden City Concert Hall. The IFC, which has sung in over seven languages, seeks to promote Western classical choral music in Beijing. New members are always welcome. Also has a children's choir and a chamber choir. www.beijingifc.org
International Newcomers' Network (INN) A non-profit organization set up in 1994 to help expatriates settle into Beijing. Meetings are held at 10am on the last Monday of each month except December and are followed by lunch. Topics change monthly. All foreign passport-holders welcome. RMB 40 includes coffee/tea and pastries.Function Rm, 3/F Athletic Centre, Capital Mansion, 6 Xinyuan Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (8486 2225 ext 110) www.innbeijing.org )
Internaional Vegetarian Club of Beijing Vegetarian information and restaurant listings in Chinese. www. ivu. orglivcb
Montrose Wine Club Monthly get-togethers to learn more about wine and food pairings.
Daily lam-7.30pm. B1/F, 37 Kerry Centre Shopping Mall, 1 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District.
Daily 9.30am-9.30pm. China World Shopping Mall, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6505 1328) www.montrosechina.com 1)
Rotary Club of Beijing A cross-section of local businesses and professional leaders who come together to build lifelong friendships, promote high ethical standards and provide volunteer service. Meets Tuesdays at the Kempinski Hotel.(6581 3668, email@example.com)www. ro tary3450. orglbeijing
Teacher Development Forum (TDF) This forum offers free idea sharing and support for all teachers of English in China. Meets on the first three Mondays of the month at The Bookworm.