Small Group Activity

To join a SEA Small Group activity, you must be a SEA member. The SEA is always looking for new group ideas and leaders (SEA members) for these groups. Please contact with your suggestions.

Architecture Study Group

This group meets the second Tuesday each month from September to June. Members take turns at researching aspects of Shanghai’s architecture and presenting their discoveries to the Group. For more information, please email Carolyn Robertson

Book Club

If you are a book lover and enjoy an intellectual discussion about what you’ve read, this is the group for you!  The book club meets monthly on the second or third Friday of each month from 10:30 am to 12:30 pmSeptember through June.  We meet at members’ homes and share the responsibility of leading the discussion.  For more information, please email Anita Laurila at

Our 2017-18 books:
Sept. Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen
Oct. Submission by Michael Houellebecq
Nov. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Dec. Big Law by Ron Liebman
Jan. The Sellout by Paul Beatty
Feb. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
Mar. Northranger Abbey by Jane Austen
Apr. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
May Factory Girls by Leslie T. Chang
Jun. The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer

International Women’s Choir

The International Women’s Choir meets at JZ School on Wu Kang Lu every Tuesday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm. This is a no-audition required fun group.  Conductors, instrumentalists, and piano players are welcome, too.  Meet new friends while enjoying singing. Please contact Theresa at
*Note: The choir will be on winter break from November 14 (after the SEA Festive Coffee performance) and resume spring session on Tuesday, January 16.

Keto Kitchen

Overweight, in pain and inflammation, not enjoying good health? Join us on the last Wednesday of the month at 10:30am. Members of this group will learn about a ketogenic diet, why it’s beneficial, what foods to eat, to avoid and how to cook delicious dishes. The keto diet is a low carbohydrate diet, high fat diet (LCHF). Weight loss and better health journeys are difficult, so this group will provide a support network with extended groups and links on the internet to provide more information. Contact Mamie at for more details.


This very social group meets every Friday at 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Beginners welcome. For more information, please contact Click SEA Mahjong to access mahjong rules.