Welcome to the ILV Activities, Events & Outings page!
We have an awesome array of activities planned every week and at least one outing a month. There is something for everyone! Sign up sheets and more information will be available for all activities and outings at each Thursday Coffee Morning. If you are on your phone, be sure to scroll down the page to find information on our weekly activities.
If you have any suggestions for a new activity or a monthly outing or if you would like to head up a new activity, please click here and let us know about it!
Note that many of the activities are announced by Evite, email, or Whatsapp, so check your spam folder if you sign up for an activity but haven't received an Evite or email. Also, please RSVP so the organizer can arrange a large enough venue to handle the activity.
If you would like to join ILV and participate in our activities and outings, please come to our Thursday Coffee Morning, or contact one of the Committee members. We'd love to have you join us!
Lunch for New Members
Every third Thursday of the month at 12:30 p.m. (after ILV Coffee Morning), at the Market 39, ground floor of InterContinental Hotel, D1.
This lunch is primarily for those who have become ILV members in the past three months, but all members are invited to join in.
It is an opportunity for new members to learn more about ILV and about living in Saigon, including the best places to shop or dine or have a coffee, where to get what, and all the questions you want to ask. You will also meet some of our Committee members and other newcomers. An Evite will be sent to ILV newcomers about a week before the lunch. Watch your inbox for the Evite, or let us know if you haven't received it by emailing Jayne.
Every fourth (or last) Monday of the month at 2 pm at Villa Royale Downtown Antiques & Teahouse (25 Ho Tung Mau, D1). Villa Royale is locate opposite of Ham Nghi Street from Bitexco (above Don Chicken). Enter from side street through ally and up the stairs. Very fun to find! Villa Royale Downtown has lovely lunches and cakes and of course wonderful tea. Feel free to have lunch or tea during our discussion. The proprietor Tracey is an ILV member.
Books selected for discussion can be downloaded from the Kindle store and other online venues, so don't worry if you can't find a hard copy. Use the button below to contact Moray, the book club coordinator, if you have any questions about how to obtain the book for the month.
Sign up via the button below or at the Coffee Mornings. Reminders are sent by Evite to everyone on the book club list. Please remember to RSVP to the Evite!
If you would like to know more about past Book Club meetings, please click here.
Mahjong & Bridge
Every Tuesday, 10:00AM until noon. Sign up at Coffee Morning then show up at Norfolk Mansion to get in on the action. If you are interested, please sign up at Coffee Morning.
We are currently looking for more bridge players to have the group active again! If you can help us start a bridge group, please see the announcer at any Coffee Morning.
Every Friday at noon. Lunch followed by cards at different restaurants. Sign up at Coffee Morning.
Knit & Natter
Meetings are held on the second Monday of every month beginning at 10AM and are held most often at Villa Royale (25 Ho Tung Mau, D1), with occasional forays into other districts. If you have a venue in mind for the group, please let the announcer know at any Coffee Morning.
In this group, we each work on our own handicraft and needlework projects in a casual, fun atmosphere. There may be occasional stash-expanding shopping excursions, and if you have always wanted to learn to knit, crochet, cross stitch or embroidery, there will be someone in the group who can help you learn (just email first or bring your own supplies).
If you are interested in participating in the group, please sign up at coffee morning. Reminders are sent by Evite to everyone on the list. Please remember to RSVP to the Evite!
Generally once per month.
A round of golf (9 or 18 holes) at different area golf courses. Sign up and get more information at Coffee Morning. After you sign up, you'll be contacted by our Golf Coordinators, Lori Beckett and Susanne Lindell.
Dried Food Factory visit
(Dan On Foods)
Location: Binh Duong
Meeting point: D1
We will visit Dan On Foods factory, built with Japanese technology, and offering modern methods in processing cashew inshell into cashew kernel as well as packaging materials such as plastic jars and paper-rolled cans. The main objective is export into their co-business units globally.
Fee: (non-refundable after February 20th)
VND 100,000 including bus fare
Please register with:
Archana Raja (ILV Activities and Outings Coordinator)
firstname.lastname@example.org tel. 0981 921 557
Saigon River Cruise.
On Saturday, March 9th, we’ll celebrate our ILV friendships during a cruise along the Saigon River.
There will be music, dancing, a huge buffet and free flow drinks to include wine, beer, water and soft drinks.
Sign up at Coffee morning or email Jana at email@example.com.
Payment must be made before March 7th.
Details on the flyer below. See you on the boat!