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!
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 email us and let us know about it!
Note that most 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 email our activity coordinators for each activity. 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 a restaurant near The Intercontinental Hotel.
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 ILV Membership.
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 Anne, the book club coordinator, if you have any questions about how to obtain the book for the month.
Sign up via the button below. Reminders are sent by Evite to everyone on the book club list. Please remember to RSVP to the Evite!
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 with Linda Ledl by clicking here.
We are currently looking for more bridge players to have the group active again! If you can help us start a bridge group, please talk to Linda.
Every Friday at noon. Lunch followed by cards at different restaurants. Sign up with Linda Eshel by clicking here.
Knit & Natter
Meetings are held on the second Monday of every month beginning at 10AM and are held most often at Agnes Café (02 Le Van Mien, D2), with occasional forays into other districts.
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 with Moray by clicking here. Reminders are sent by Evite to everyone on the list. Please remember to RSVP to the Evite!
We play a round of golf (9 or 18 holes) once at month at Song Be Golf Resort at Binh Duong. ILV members get a discount so please bring your card. For 18 hours, the price will be 1,260,000 VND plus 300,000 VND for your caddy. To sign up or for further information, please contact Ethna by clicking here.
Have you wondered how Vietnamese traditional lacquer products are made? And what exactly is the process of hand painting on silk?
Ms Nga of Hoang Nga Fine Arts, a long-time ILV supporter and Discount Provider, will share the story of both specialist techniques with members at their showroom in D9.
Not only will members receive a special discount for any purchases on the day, there is also a special surprise planned for us!
This outing is free. Snacks and drinks are provided at the visit, but lunch will be at members’ own expense at a nearby restaurant afterwards.
To register, email Piu here. Full details of where to meet will be sent to members separately.
A social evening with partners and spouses at Bamboo Chic, Meridien Hotel in D1. Tickets available at Coffee Mornings for 500,000 VND per head for Asian-themed canapés, free flow wines, beers and soft drinks. Advanced payment required. Một, hai, ba, vô!
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