If you have an event or activity you would like added to the calendar please email us with the details.
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: To participate in the event please 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:
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.
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 email@example.com
* This event is open to members and non-members *
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
Baby Blankets for Newborns
Details: Once a month ladies meet to cut fleece fabric into blankets which are given to new mothers at a hospital in Atizapan. No sewing is necessary!
When: The second Thursday of each month from September through June, from 10:30am to 12:30pm (Check the calendar for specific dates)
Where: Please contact Rhonda Jones for specific location (see email below).
Cost: Free! It is helpful, but not necessary, to bring your own scissors.
Registration: No need to register but please contact Rhonda at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or are interested in knitting or looming baby hats (which we also deliver to the hospital!)
*New Event* IWC Hiking Club
Enjoy the fresh air, beautiful plants, catch up with IWC members and get your steps in for the day!
Details: For those of you who love the outdoors and getting away from the big city, the Hiking Club will aim to meet once a month to enjoy a 2-4 hour hike. You will need sturdy shoes (hiking boots best but sneakers/trainers are OK), hiking poles (optional - but a big help for anyone with knee issues), water, and some snacks. We will meet at the trailhead, and Lainie will send a pin so you can all see where it is located. Please note this is not a tour.
For more details you can contact: mailto:email@example.com
When: Every third Tuesday of the month
Where: Location will change from month to month will send location out in a separate email. The hikes will take place in and around Mexico City and change from one month to the next (for example Ajusco, Desierto de Los Leones, etc.) Lianie will send a pin to the trailhead. Also she has a 8 seater SUV and am happy to fill it up (departing from a meeting location in San Angel).
Registration: Please register.
Cancellation Policy: We understand things come up and we want to be respectful of all members who would like to attend events. In the event you have to cancel your registration please WhatsApp text Lainie Reisman at 55 68 85 95 23 so others can attend.
Note: This is a members only and adult only event. If you are interested in becoming a member, please visit our webpage here or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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, March 22nd 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!
Santa Fe Coffee Morning
Make new friends and catch up with old ones at our Coffee in Santa Fe. This will be a fun and casual morning at Santa Fe at a Cafe Torino.
When: Friday March 30th 10:30am to 12:30pm
Where: Santa Fe at Cafe at Cafe Torino. You will be emailed the address when you register.
Registration: Please RSVP so we know how many people to expect.
This event is open to members and non-members
Cancellation Policy: We understand things come up and we want to be respectful of all members who would like to attend events. In the event you have to cancel your registration please WhatsApp text Jodi Slankard at +52 1 5533 32 68 06 so others can attend.
Walking Tour of Downtown Moneda Street.
IWC partners with Understand Mexico to bring you a fun walking tour.
Details: What appears to be a quiet street, perpendicular to the National Palace, turns out to be studded with unexpected museums, murals and lots of surprising sites.
It was here, on one of the oldest streets downtown, that the first printing press in America was set up, along with the Spanish Mint, the Royal Academy of Arts and much more. Today, several of the colonial buildings have been spruced up and re-purposed into museums and cultural centers. We will have the opportunity to visit a wide variety of stunning historic buildings, cultural centers, museums and see lots of unexpected treasures, including a few archaeological windows! Join us for an unusual morning out.
When: Wednesday March 28th, 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! *
The Old Mint (and Pneumismatic Museum) Tour - Fun for the Whole Family
IWC partners with Understand Mexico to bring you a fun walking tour for the whole family. Enjoy an education day at the Old Mint in downtown Mexico City!
Details: We will be taking a step back in time when we visit a 4-block bunker where silver and gold coins were minted in downtown Mexico. Eventually this plant was shut down in 1992 since it was deemed too great a polluter. Part of the building feels like a movie set for a Charles Dicken's novel - with real caldrons, furnaces and even soot on the walls and ceilings, left over from the days when the precious metals were smelted down to make laminated sheets.
Another section has turn-of-the-century steam and electric machinery and dies - still in working order - where the metal was hardened and the coins were punched and stamped from the laminates. We’ll actually see the equipment working on this tour, watching an image being struck onto a blank metal disc!
Have the whole family join us for a fascinating morning out for both adults and children alike! You don’t need to know a thing about coins to enjoy this tour. I promise you that you will never look at a coin in the same way after seeing all the work that goes into the complex process of minting!
This tour is open to friends, spouses, and children!
When: Saturday April 7th, 10 am to 1 pm.
The National University (UNAM) Murals Tour - A World Heritage Site
Tour is rescheduled to April 11, sorry for the inconvenience. The university is closed for 2 weeks for the Easter holiday. Therefore, the tour is being rescheduled.
Details: The UNAM is Latin America's largest university (in both physical size and population). It has a sprawling campus in the southern edge of Mexico City dotted buildings covered by impressive outdoor murals authored by Diego Rivera, Juan O'Gorman and David Siqueiros among other famous artists.
These monumental mural will be the focus of our tour given that they reflect a long gone image of Modernistic Mexico in the '50s, also a legitimate form of protest at that time.
CU (an abbreviation for Ciudad Universitaria = University City) was declared a World Heritage site by the UNESCO in 1987, and you will easily see why as we stroll the extensive grounds, exploring the mosaic samplings of outdoor "art for the people,” scattered along the campus.
When: Wednesday, April 11th, 10 am to 1 pm.
Member Get Together General Meeting: Spring has Sprung!
Join as us for our general meeting as we reconvene, enjoy good company, and cast our ballets for the next IWC board. Do a bit of shopping while enjoying a cocktail!
Details: This is our quarterly general meeting open to all members and non-members. Please come to chat with your fellow members, pay your membership dues, and cast your ballot for the next IWC board! Also don't forget to do some light shopping. Vendors will be announced at a later date!
Donations: We will be collecting school supplies and book bags! We will have an event later on in the calendar year to stuff the school bags with the supplies.
When: Wednesday April 18, 2018 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 *
Shopping Party - Save the Date!
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: Wednesday May 2nd, 11 am - 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
Garage Sale Set Up Volunteers Needed!
Volunteers are needed to sort donations and set up for the charity garage sale and to work the day of the sale.
Details: This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and it requires a lot of helping hands to pull it off. Please consider donating a few hours or more to help make it a successful event!
When: Thursday May 17, 12 pm (noon)-10 pm, (in shifts), for set up, sorting etc.
Friday, May 18, 8 am - 3 pm (in shifts) to work the garage sale
Register: Email Judy Kim at email@example.com and let her know how and when you can help.
Our garage sale is fast approaching
Moving or just need to clean out your house? We would love your donations! Just moved here and need to set up your house? Come shop for bargains!
When: Friday, May 18 from 9 am to 3 pm.
Volunteer to organize & set up Thursday, May 17
Where: Union Church, Paseo de la Reforma 1870, Lomas de Chapultepec
Donation Details: Drop off your donations beforehand beginning April 16th. Donations can be dropped off Monday through Friday from 9am-8pm at Union Church, tell the guard you have a donation for Newcomers/Women's International Club of Mexico"Venta de Garaje." We also have some collection points in various neighborhoods. Email Judy Kim if you have questions about a donation, or for the other drop-off points.
Proceeds: All proceeds go to the charities IWC supports. All unsold items will be donated to the Salvation Army so you know your donation will go far to support great causes!
Volunteers are needed to set up the day before (Thursday, May 17th) and to man the garage sale the day of. If you can help please contact Judy Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org.
international Women's Club of Mexico City AC
10:30 to 12:30 every 1st Wednesday
At Union Church, Room 103
Paseo de la Reforma 1870
Lomas de Chapultepec