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Would you like to facilitate a regularly scheduled activity, or do you have an idea for a unique event, presentation, or tour? Contact Susan March, VP of Activities!


Monthly Luncheon 

Enjoy the company of your IWCV friends over a meal in one of Valencia's delightful restaurants. Every other month this event is open only to IWCV members; and the other months we invite

IWCV partners/spouses, Fellows of the IWCV, and out-of-town guests of IWCV members.

The luncheon is on the third Thursday of each month, except for March and August.  Please see the Events page for details and to register. 

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First Tuesday Coffee

Join us for coffee  and conversation.  We meet the first Tuesday of the month. This is always a pleasant time to catch up with old friends and make new ones. Invite your friends, they are always welcome. All women are welcome, members and non-members.

Our coffee location is the MUVIM terrace, C/ de Quevedo, 10, Ciutat Vella, 46001


We meet at 10:30 a.m.

Solo Women

This is a new support group for single IWCV members with fun activities while acquiring wisdom to continue on our paths. The possibilities are endless. We will determine what we need as we progress, sharing stories, laughter, and knowledge along the way. Whether you are divorced, widowed, never married, or on your own in Valencia for whatever reason, we will help each other fend off loneliness and cope with the difficulties we encounter by offering each other support and friendship. Confidentiality within the group is a fundamental requirement.

We meet the first and third Friday from 19:00 to 21:00 at the Barrica Verde Wine Bar, C/ de l'Arquebisbe Mayoral, 16, Ciutat Vella, 46002 València.

Please get in touch with Silvia Matos Escalada, the coordinator, to be added to the WhatsApp Chat and stay abreast of all that's happening in our group. +34 666 68 35 74

IWCV Ambassador Program

Whether you are new to the IWCV, new to Valencia, or maybe just new to your neighborhood, our Valencia Ambassador Program can help you settle in, make friends and get to know your neighborhood! Our Valencia Ambassador Coordinator will assign a member-ambassador to each new IWCV member – or to any IWCV member who requests one. Your ambassador will contact you, arrange to meet for a cup of coffee and perhaps explore your new neighborhood a bit, and do her best to answer whatever questions you may have about the IWCV, your neighborhood or Valencia in general. And, once you have gotten to know your ‘hood, you are very welcome to join the program and become an ambassador yourself!


To contact the Ambassador Coordinator, simply email or

Spanish and Coffee

Every Wednesday from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm at the El Corte Inglés 27 C/de Colon in the sixth floor cafeteria. Come join us to have lively Spanish conversations with sometimes specific topics, for example, shopping, or going to the doctor. It is a safe environment to try your hand at speaking and understanding the language. Bilingual speakers usually attend. All are welcome. Contact Mary Reeves to be added to the WhatsApp group and
to find out more +34 686 50 20 90

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OWL - Out with the Ladies
IWVC Happy Hour
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Join us at Taberna La Mora, Calle de Sant Francesc de Borja 1, 46007.

18:00 - 21:00


OWL is held on the last Wednesday of every month.  The event is open to IWCV members, their partners / spouses / guests and Fellows of the IWCV. No need to register in advance, but if you know you’re coming, please email and let us know how many you will be so that we can give the folks at La Mora a heads up.

Stitches & Yarns

Do you knit, or crochet or just like being around people who do? Join us for Stitches & Yarns at Cathy Cleaver's home, the last Thursday of each month, from 2PM – 4PM.

Avenida del Oeste 38, Floor 1, Apartment 1 (Buzzer 1).


You are welcome to bring your own projects to work on but there will also be yarn, needles and some instruction for those who are just beginning.

This activity is open to IWCV members, their partners/spouses, Fellows of the IWCV, and out-of-town guests of IWCV members. Guests who live in Valencia may participate a maximum of two times. Afterward, they must join the IWCV to participate in the activity except where otherwise specified. 


If you plan to attend, please let Cathy Cleaver know and ask her to add you to the WhatsApp group.  ( 

Women Who Walk

Join us for a walk in the Túria park, Fridays at 11 am.  

We generally meet at the rear of the Palau de la Música (on the park side at the fountains). Depending on direction or route, the walk is 30-60 minutes and there is always time to socialize at a café afterward. Every Thursday morning, we send a text on the Women Who Walk WhatsApp chat letting you know where to meet, the route we are taking, and the café we are gathering at afterwards. Send an email with your name and telephone number to Liz Humphries ( or Ida Mauritzen ( and we will add you to the WhatsApp chat so that you can keep informed.

Don't worry - there will be someone who walks at your pace! Spouses/Partners and IWCV Fellows are welcome. No need to register, but if you decide to come do post message Thursday or early Friday on the Women Who Walk WhatsApp chat so that we know to expect you. If you’re coming by train, take the Metro to the Aragon station, a 10 minute walk to the Palau.

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Mahjong is a game that originated in China. It is commonly played by four players. The game and its regional variants (there are many!) are widely played throughout Eastern and South Eastern Asia and are becoming more and more popular in Western countries. Similar to western card games like rummy, mahjong is a game of skill, strategy, and calculation - and involves a bit of luck! We play Hong Kong style mahjong.

We play every Monday between 11:30am and 16:00pm

If you don’t know how to play and you’d like to learn, ​please contact Jane Buck,, to sign up for our next class.  If you already know how to play, ask Jane to add you to the weekly email notification list. 


This is open to IWCV members, their partners/spouses, Fellows of the IWCV and out-of-town guests.

Member-hosted Board Games

In addition to our Monthly Gameplay activity, join us for board and card games and more at different members' homes!

Member-Hosted Board Games meet when a member wants to host a game. There’s no set schedule, and any IWCV member can host. 

Each host sets the date, time, maximum number of attendees, and the games to be played. We communicate via the WhatsApp Chat group.
Want to host a game? Contact the coordinator, Ann Linton, to confirm. Then, post the announcement on the Member-Hosted Board Games WhatsApp chat.

Players - the places fill up quickly so be sure to reserve your seat. Please bring a prepared dish or snack to share and your preferred drinks.

To join the Member-Hosted Board Games and Monthly Gameplay WhatsApp chat groups and for more information, contact: 

Ann Linton:  Email -   WhatsApp - +1 312 208 8666. 


Who can attend? IWCV Members. See you there!

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Chicas de Libros

If you love to read, then join us! We will read some great books and discuss them once a month. We don’t have a set agenda regarding the genre of books we plan to read or the discussion format. 


Meeting the second Tuesday of each month, 18:00

Coordinator: Ruth Ann Hepler, or What’s App +34 613 395 458

Meeting location: contact Ruth Ann Hepler. 


This activity is open to IWCV members, their partners/spouses, Fellows of the IWCV, and out-of-town guests of IWCV members. Guests who live in Valencia may participate a maximum of two times. Afterward, they must join the IWCV to participate in the activity except where otherwise specified.


Contact Ruth Ann Hepler, Chica de Libros' coordinator for more information and to be added to the activity's WhatsApp group. 


COST: None. 

Cultural & Historical Guided Tours of Valencia

Occasionally we take day trips to see the sights and learn more about the culture of Valencia.  These will be announced in the monthly newsletter and posted on this website under Events.

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IWCV Fellows

The Fellows of the IWCV is for the men of Valencia, including the male spouses/partners of IWCV members, current & former. To join the group, please have your guy email Carey Hepler at and give him his name & contact details. If there is a particular activity that he is interested in and would like to coordinate, let Carey know!


Some of the Fellows’ on-going activities are open to IWCV members. If you are interested in any of these (see below), please let the contact person know.

Fore!! Fellows Golf Contact: Andrew Anderson

WhatsApp: 34 622 14 81 96

Play Pádel! Pádel is an exciting and accessible racquet sport that combines elements of tennis and squash, Contact: Andrew Anderson

WhatsApp: 34 622 14 81 96

Say Cheese! Photography Contact: Sigve Mauritzen, 

WhatsApp:+4 790 28 05 70

Weekly Current Events Meeting: Contact Phil Duff,,

WhatsApp +31 6 2700 2130

Wine Tasting: Contact Phil Duff,,

WhatsApp +31 6 2700 2130

Hiking: Contact Sigve Mauritzen, WhatsApp: +4 790 28 05 70

Spanish Intercambio (Men Only): Contact: Ron Zielinsky WhatsApp: +1 916 396-0778

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