Our group is open to parents within the Nanjing expat community with children aged from 0 to 3 years old. Toys are provided along with songs, games, field trips and the occasional coffee morning.  This is a great place for parents to meet other people, share experiences and make new friends, while children play in a diverse international setting. Play Group takes place every Monday and Wednesday from 9am - 11am on the 3rd floor of the Centre Cafe at Nanjing International School.  ​
NIC Membership is required to join baby group. Non-members may have a trial.
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We are a group of expats who meet monthly to discuss our book of the month, exchange recommendations and (most importantly) to enjoy some tasty nibbles! 

We read a range of fiction and non-fiction including classics, young adult fiction, books about China and bestsellers.  Discussions are informal and fun and you don't need to be a native English speaker to join in. 

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This group is for grade school aged children to explore and go on adventures in and around Nanjing.  Everything from Baseball to picnics, nature walks and bathing in the sun at the Hot Springs.




Meets THURSDAYS from 9:30am to 12pm
"Do you have a passion for craft? Are you creative? If so, then we'd love you to join the weekly Pins & Needles group!  While we love to meet new faces and chat, we are a creative group and we like to see our members being crafty! Anything goes, whether you stitch, knit, crochet, quilt...just be sure to bring your project along!

We do ask each member to either offer their home or to provide morning tea each week on a rotating basis.

Free for NIC members |200 RMB per semester for non-members
A one-off fee of 20 RMB is payable at the beginning of the year
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FRIDAYS at 9:30 - 12:00 in the Nanjing International School Café, 2nd floor

Come learn to play Mahjong, then enjoy weekly games with enthusiastic players. Newcomers welcome ~ someone always there to teach the game and assist until you’re ready to play alone.

Mahjong books (describing directions and winning “hands”) are available for purchase (55 rmb).

Free for NIC Members!
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