Do you like to bake? Sing? Make art? So do our members! In addition to monthly meetings, IWCE members can join Special Interest Groups (SIGs). These popular groups meet regularly to enjoy common interests and passions. Our SIGs range widely from Cooking Club to Film Group, Book Club to Mahjong, and more — check out the descriptions below!
SIGs are the core of the IWCE, and members are welcome to participate throughout the season. For more details:
The java is piping hot and the conversation is too! We meet in the city centre for coffee/tea, a sweet treat and good company.
Meets: 1st Wednesday and 3rd Friday mornings of the month
Start the day with a walk in the fresh air! With the Walking Group, members discover nature in and around town. Most walks are dog friendly.
Meets: 2nd Friday morning of the month at a different park space outside the city
Runners of all levels can to share experience and enjoy running in and around Eindhoven.
Meets: Weekly on Saturday mornings
Join this relaxed group for coffee and conversation over a variety of activities: Complete a puzzle, chat and colour in, help build a Lego house or join a relaxed game of pétanque.
Meets: 4th Monday of each month
This group is for those members who enjoy watching and discussing films together. You are invited to come and discover that the film group is a great way to meet other IWCE members and make new friends!
Meets: 3rd Monday evening of the month
This group is for people interested in eating and making food. Every member takes a turn to host and will teach the others how to cook a typical or special dish from her own country. Members socialize and learn new recipes.
Meets: 2nd Monday of the month
Practise your French skills through friendly conversations.
Meets: 1st Friday mornings of the month
Practise your Spanish skills through friendly conversations.
Meets: Monthly on Tuesday
A support group that provides an opportunity for members who are directly or indirectly affected by a particular issue, illness or circumstance to share personal experiences and feelings, coping strategies or firsthand information about it.
The IWCE also connects members to unaffiliated groups such as the Culture Club, which consists of IWCE members and non-members. This club plans outings to different cultural sites around the Netherlands, and nearby Belgium and Germany. Active membership in the Culture Club is required. Members take turns organising outings.