If you have an event or activity you would like added to the calendar please email us with the details.
Club de Conversación
Interested in practicing your Spanish in a fun, laid-back environment with fellow Newcomers? If so, then this group is for you!
Details: Spanish Conversation Club, led by a certified teacher with 30+ years of experience
When: Every Monday from 10 am -12 pm
(Except the 3rd Monday of each month, instead, please join us to support Ora's Senior Lunches. See calendar for details.)
Where: Lomas de Chapultepec; Specific address provided upon registration.
Cost: $200 MXN cash, paid at the event
Registration: Space is limited. For more information
or to register, please contact Raquel Padilla at firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: this is a members only event, but we would love for you to join us! If you are interested in becoming a member, please visit our webpage here or email us at email@example.com
NEW Kids Playgroup sponsored by the International Women's Club!
Calling all moms with young kids! Join us for our NEW playgroup sponsored by the IWC. This playgroup is for kids aged 3 and under and our first meeting will be Thursday, July 6 from 12-2 PM. This event is FREE and open to both IWC members and non-members. We hope you can join in on the fun! Details below.
Who: For moms and their kids aged 3 and under.
Dates: We will meet twice a month on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month. Our first meeting date is Thursday, July 6. Subsequent dates are July 20, August 3, August 17, etc.
Time: Between 12-2 PM. Show up late or leave early if you have to! We realize every kid's schedule and needs are different. We want you to come for the amount of time you can.
Where: Union Evangelical Church, Parque Vía Reforma 1870, Lomas de Chapultepec V Secc, 11000 Ciudad de México, CDMX. There is plenty of street parking in front of the church. We will meet in the Sala, Nursery and Toddler rooms. These are to left when you walk into the church.
Structure: Between 12:30 - 1:30 there will be some sort of activity time: songs, dance, craft, activity, etc. Before and after will be casual play and mingling time!
We're excited to provide a safe, welcoming space for moms of young kids to get together to provide play and stimulation for their kids and friendship for moms. Hasta pronto!
Stitching & Coffee Club
Join us in Polanco every Thursday for coffee, quilting and general sewing or needlework. All levels of quilters and stitchers are welcome.
Details: Get together with other quilters/stitchers/knitters etc. to be inspired, learn or work on your current project. In the future, look for events related to specific projects. Bring your own supplies.
When: Every Thursday from 10:30-12:30
Where: Polanco, Specific address to be provided upon RSVP.
Cost: Free, you bring your own supplies.
Registration: No need to register but please contact Lynda to indicate you are interested, and to get address.
If you have any questions, reach out to Lynda Opocensky at firstname.lastname@example.org
* This event is open to members and non-members *
When: Every 3rd Monday of each month from 10:30 am - 3 pm (+/-) (check the calendar for specific dates)
Where: Ora's house then the lunch venue.
For directions to Ora's home and/or the lunch venue, contact Ora directly at 55-7022-4316
RSVP Required: Please register prior to the event. Email Lynda Opocensky at email@example.com. This will ensure that we have enough volunteers.
Cost: Free. Open to members and non-members.
Notes: You can choose to come only to Ora's, only to serve lunch, or both.
Join the Bookclub and enjoy a lively discussion and good company!
Welcoming new members, enjoy a most friendly atmosphere and great fun!
Details: We read and discuss interesting books on the third or fourth Thursday of each month, depending on which is more convenient for the group. The books are chosen as a group, and we try to choose books that have some “meat” to make for interesting and lively discussions. The fall books that we have chosen are as follows:
Upcoming Book List:
In August we shall discuss On Cannan's Side
In September The Hero Walk
In Ocotber A Man Callled Ove
In November A Gentleman from Moscow
When: 3rd Thursday of each month from 11:00 am to 1:00 or 2:00 pm. NOTE: date may change due to scheduling conflicts.
Where: meeting rotates to members' homes. Please RSVP for address
Registration: RSVP directly to Selma Eckstein at firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is open to members and non-members
NOTE: discussions are in English and it is an adults only event.
We will be hosting a lunch for the children at the orphanage as well as celebrate a few birthdays.
Details: Volunteers provide the lunch, Judy Kim will send a sign up sheet for lunch items upon registration.
When: Thursday, October 26th from 3pm- 5pm
Where: At the orphanage, address provided upon registration
Registration: Please register, we would like 8 volunteers. Members Only.
Note: this is a members only event, but we would love for you to join us!
Volunteer Opportunity - 2017 Bazaar Set up (Day before event )
Volunteers are needed to help set up the venue the day before the Bazaar.
Details: This is one of our biggest annual events and it requires a lot of helping hands to pull it off. Please consider donating a few hours to help make it a successful event!
When: Thursday October 26, 8:30pm onwards.
Register: Please register to this event and also email Pilar Castillo at email@example.com, to let her know what times you can do.
Volunteer Opportunity - at the 2017 Bazaar
Volunteers are needed to help set up and take down tables on the day as well as to help run the day.
When: Friday October 27, Shift 1. 8 am - 12 pm 10 pm AND/OR
12pm - 4pm.
Register: Please register to this event and also email Pilar Castillo at firstname.lastname@example.org, to let her know what times you can do and what areas you can help in.
Example of Volunteering Positions available:
Don't miss The Annual IWC Bazaar!
Details: Over 50 vendors will be represented, featuring jewelry, handbags, textiles, gourmet foods, baskets, pewter, baby items and so much more!
When: Friday, October 27 from 10 am - 3 pm
Where: Union Church, Parque Vía Reforma 1870, Lomas de Chapultepec V Secc, 11000 Ciudad de México, D.F.
Cost: Admission is free and free street parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
*This event is open to members and non-members.*
There's no better way to enjoy Halloween than with friends and family!
Details: Children, teens, and adults
are welcome for
an evening of fun, trick-or-treating, and games! This event is friendly for young kids, nothing too spooky and no candy spiked with chili. Costumes are encouraged for the adults too!
When: Tuesday, October 31 from 6 pm – 10 pm.
Trick-or-Treating begins at 7pm
Where: Address provided upon RSVP, closer to event date.
Notes: Please bring a plate of finger food to share or a dish to pass. Bring your own adult beverage (BYOB).
Candy is provided, however please bring a Trick-or-Treat bag for each child.
Note: This is a members only event, but we would love for you to join us! If you are interested in becoming a member, please visit our webpage or email at mailto:email@example.com
General Meeting - 40th Anniversary
Join as us for our general meeting as we celebrate our club's 40th Anniversary. Enjoy snacks and drinks, as well as the IWC charity table and local vendors.
Details: This is one of our general meetings open to all members and non-members. We will have many vendors and fun activities and we can't wait to see new and similar faces. Please bring your pesos as credit cards are not accepted.
When: Wednesday, November 8, 2017 from 10:00 am -1:00 pm.
Where: Union Church - Paseo de la Reforma 1870, Lomas de Chapultepec
No need to register, just show up, we look forward to seeing you there!
* This event is open to all members and non-members *
International Women's Club of Mexico City 40th Aniversario Gala Event
November 11, 2017 from 8pm - 12:30 am for a celebration of IWC's 40th Anniversary Gala Event.
Details: Join us for an evening of celebration for the IWC's 40 years a service to the Mexico City community. The event will include dinner, dancing, DJ, and an open bar!
When: Saturday, November 11, 8 pm - 12:30 am
Where: Hacienda de los Morales, located at Juan Vazquez de Mella 525 Col. del Bosque in Polanco
Cost: $ 2000 mxn per person
Registration: Attendance for the event is only by pre-purchased tickets.
To purchase tickets please contact any of the below contacts:
Vanessa Fermer - firstname.lastname@example.org
Pilar Castillo - email@example.com
Mac McDonnell - firstname.lastname@example.org
Jodi Slankard - email@example.com
Fareen Samer - firstname.lastname@example.org
***This event is open to only members and their guest by purchase of a ticket(s). Please note that spaces are limited***
Dolores Olmedo Museum & Day of the Dead Altars
IWC partners with Understand Mexico to bring you a fun walking tour.
Details: We will visit the ex-hacienda La Noria in the south of the city which was once Dolores Olmedo's home and today houses the largest private collection of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo's paintings. Doña Lola was a self-made, savvy business woman and patroness of the arts. Peacocks and hairless dogs continue to wander the grounds which were once her haven. On this tour we will focus on her private art collection, but will have a chance to walk through the Day of the Dead Altars (which are still on display). And YES - the Frida's are back for a short while before going on tour again, so take advantage and join us for this special visit to see how the other half live!
When: Wednesday, November 15th, 10 am to 1 pm.
Where: Meeting location will be provided in a separate e-mail closer to the tour date. If you any questions please feel free to contact Lynda Martinez at mailto:email@example.com
Cost: Please Read Carefully
ALL TOURS LAST 3 HOURS.EACH TOUR COSTS $400 PESOS SAME DAY PAYMENT OR $350 PESOS PRE-PAID.
The cost of the tour does NOT cover transportation or entrance fees.
THERE ARE FOUR WAYS TO PREPAY TOURS ($350 pesos):
1. Make a deposit into my Saldazo account Number: 4766-8408-1460-7490
in any OXXO convenience store. You do NOT need to fill in anything.
Just tell the cashier you want to make a deposit into a Saldazo account.
2. OR you can deposit in person directly to Lynda
3. OR make an electronic transfer to Lynda's Scotiabank bank account:
CLABE: 044180001019581518 (for electronic transfers)
The names on the account are:
Martinez delcampo Yeverino Luis Felipe
Finegold Friedman Lynda Ellen
4. OR you can personally prepay Lynda for any tour when you see her, up to 48 hours ahead of the tour.
Registration: Required. Note: There is a strict 48-hour cancelation policy.
* This event is open to members and non-members. Bring your friends! *
World Food Tour - Mexican Chicken Mole
There’s nothing quite like sitting around with friends having great conversations over a delicious meal! So this year the IWC is bringing you the "World Food Tour" series of social events.
Mole ‘sauce’ is the generic name for a number of sauces originally used in Mexican cuisine, as well as for dishes based on these sauces. In contemporary Mexico, the term is used for a number of sauces, some quite dissimilar, including black, red/Colorado, yellow, green, almendrado, de olla, huaxmole and pipian. Generally, a mole sauce contains a fruit, chilli pepper, nut and spices.
Three states in Mexico eat mole: Puebla, Oaxaca, and Tlaxcala. The dish has become a culinary symbol of Mexico’s mestizaje, or mixed indigenous and European heritage, both for the types of ingredients it contains, as well as the legends surrounding its origin.
Event Date: Wednesday, November 15 13th at 10:30 - 2:30pm
Location: Santa Fe. You will be emailed the address upon registration.
Cost: *500 pesos with $50 going to charity.
**Members only event**
If you have any questions you can contact :
Claudia Tulshi - firstname.lastname@example.org or
Chef Paulina email@example.com
Basilica of Guadalupe
Details: Join us for an unforgettable visit to the shrine dedicated to the Virgin of Guadalupe. Our Lady of Guadalupe is NOT only an iconic religious figure but also an important symbol which unifies Mexico. This sanctuary is the second most visited Catholic shrine in the world, following the Vatican! We will tour the extensive site, narrating the appearances of the Virgin, climb to the top of the hill to see a series of murals painted by Fernando Leal and visit several important building on the grounds, discussing the importance of the Virgin's appearance from a historical perspective. We have purposefully scheduled this tour the week before the Virgin of Guadalupe's feast day (which is on Friday Dec 12th), when thousands if not millions of people will converge upon the site! Don't miss our annual trek to the Basilica!
When: Tuesday, December 5th, 11 am to 2pm.
Happy Holiday! Shopping Party.
Still need to buy gifts for the Christmas Holidays? Look no further than this fun shopping event at a members house.
There will be several vendors and you can expect to find lovely artisnal pottery, Judy's goodies and lots more. We will announce more details about the day and exciting vendors as the event approaches so please stay tuned.
When: Thursday December 7, 12 pm - 3:00 pm.
Where: Members home in Coyoacán.
Adult/Children event: Adults only.
Registration: Please register so we know how many to plan for. Note: there are a limited number of spots so register early.
Note: this is a members only event, but we would love for you to join us! If you are interested in becoming a member, please visit our webpage here . Or email - firstname.lastname@example.org
SAVE THE DATE!!!
Eat, drink and be merry!
We are hosting a holiday cocktail party! Let's celebrate the season with good friends and good cheer!
Details: Enjoy a festive evening with your fellow IWC members with our annual holiday party! More details to follow!!!!!
When: Saturday, December 9 at 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Where: Bacalhau Restaurant located at Moliere #42 in Polanco. We have reserved the 3rd floor.
Note: this is a members only event.
** Registration closes on Saturday, Dec. 2! **
Cookie Exchange — Break out the Butter!
Take a break from Holiday Preparations and get together for a fun afternoon. Share your favorite cookies and take home a variety!
Details: We will not be baking on the day, you bring 2 or 3 dozen home-baked cookies plus a handful to "taste test." Also, don't forget to bring a tupperware (or other receptacle) to take your cookies home in.
NOTE: you will take home the same amount of cookies you contribute...bring 3 dozen, take home 3 dozen assorted cookies.
So that we don't all go into sugar shock! please bring a savory dish to share :-)
When: Wednesday, December 13th 11:30am - 2:00 pm
Where: At a members house in Coyoacan, address provided upon RSVP
Cost: Free, but must bring cookies to share and a dish to pass
Note: this is a members only event, but we would love for you to join us! If you are interested in becoming a member, please visit our webpage or email at mailto:email@example.com
Welcome to Mexico City Workshop - Part 1
Whether you are an experienced expat or a first timer, this is for you! This free 2 day workshop will provide you with lots of information and an opportunity to meet others in a small group setting.
Guest speakers include Lynda Martinez, social historian and everyone's favorite guide to the wonders of Mexico, and Angie Esteve, Mexican food guru. In addition, we will present and share lots of practical information about living here in Mexico and the "expat experience."
Please come join us on Wednesday, Jan 17 AND Friday, Jan 19 from 9 - 12 noon. Please note this is a 2-day workshop.
The workshop will be a fun and social atmosphere.
It will be hosted in Polanco.
To register please contact Natha Paz Soldan firstname.lastname@example.org or register online (you will be registered for both days).
Welcome to Mexico City Workshop - Part 2
Please come on Friday, Jan 19 from 9 - 1:30 pm. This is day 2 of the 2-day workshop.
international Women's Club of Mexico City AC
Phone: +52 55 4347 6001 (cellular)
10:30 to 12:30 every 1st & 3rd Wednesday
At Union Church, Room 103
Paseo de la Reforma 1870
Lomas de Chapultepec