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 smallgroups@seashanghai.org 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 chrobertson@mac.com


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 books@seashanghai.org.

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

Cooking Group

This is a new activity for those who love to cook and try new foods.  This group will meet on the 1st Thursday of the month, at 10:30am, at interested members’ homes, and take turns hosting.  Each month’s hostess will choose and prepare, together with the other members, a main dish, perhaps a representative dish from the host’s home country or some favorite dish.  The other participating members will contribute the other dishes for the meal, i.e. a starter, a soup, salad or dessert.  The group will cook together, have fun and share recipes.  If interested, email Barbara Braeuer at cooking@seashanghai.org


International Women’s Choir

The International Women’s Choir changed the venue back to meet at JZ School on Wu Kang Lu every Tuesday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm. The choir will be on summer break after the May 8 performance at SEA coffee morning. This is a no-audition required fun group. Instrumentalists and piano players are welcome, too. Meet new friends while enjoying singing. Please contact Theresa at choir@seashanghai.org.


Mahjong

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