Open House helps its members organize activities and Interest Groups that address members needs and interests. All members are encouraged to get involved! Why not join an Interest Group, help organize an event or party or even propose and lead a new Interest Group? As a volunteer organization, Open House depends on its members to help it flourish, so please get involved today!
All members are encouraged to attend the two annual meetings. The Annual Meeting is held in March and features the election of new officers. The Rentree Meeting is held in September and features a membership drive and presentation of the Interest Groups and activities planned for the membership year. Open House has several Interest Groups that are lead by members who have an interest in a particular activity. In addition to the activities lead by the Interests Groups, Open House sponsors several seasonal events including the Christmas Aperitif, Spring Easter Egg Hunt, the popular Summer Picnic, and many others including children’s holiday parties. Check the Open House calendar often to see what activities are coming up.
Below you will find a description of our current Interest Groups and the contact information for each group. Our Interests Groups cover a wide area of interests, hobbies, and activities. Some meet regularly each week or monthly and some hold events seasonally. No matter which group suits your interests, you are sure to find a fun and diverse group of people who all speak English and enjoy (or are trying to enjoy) life in the beautiful French Alps!
If you are interested in joining an Interest Group or just attending any Interest Group activities, contact the group by email.
If you have any questions or ideas for Interest Groups or activities, don’t hesitate to contact the Interest Group Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This lively group meets monthly on a Monday afternoon in Grenoble to discuss a pre-chosen book in English. To contact this group, send a message to email@example.com
Open House members, newcomers, and friends get together for coffee. Similar to Coffee Chat, but the predominant language spoken at this event is French. All the participants also speak English. So feel free to come by and join in some great conversation in French. The location may change depending on the season; be sure to check the Event Calendar for more details about where we are meeting. To contact this group, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Come meet us at a Grenoble pub on Thursday evenings to have a drink and unwind. You don’t need to be a member – but you do need to speak English. Check this site’s event calendar for details on location and time. To contact this group, send a message to email@example.com
This informal group meets Tuesday mornings at a cafe in Grenoble. Newcomers are welcome! It’s a good place to meet Open House members and the President or other Open House board members who are often there. As Coffee Chat changes locations depending on the season, be sure to check the Event Calendar for more details about where we are meeting. To contact this group, send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org
Cultural Days Out:
We sometimes make visits to heritage sites within our department of Isère and take art tours of Grenoble museums or architectural tours of the city. Check the Open House calendar for the next Cultural Day Out or email email@example.com for more information.
The Cycling Club will include both mountain bike rides and road bike rides along the beautiful mountains around Grenoble. The rides will take place monthly, weather permitting. To contact this group, send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org
If moving to music is your thing, this is the group for you! The Dance Group meets every Wednesday evening at CLEF with the aim of having fun while getting fit! Most nights we share Hula (the cultural dance of Hawaii) for fun and fitness. Children are welcome! Sometimes we practice other dances such as couple dances, Salsa, Swing, etc. and we will plan outings to dance to live music. To contact this group, send a message to email@example.com
This group meets the 1st and 3rd Friday mornings of the month, except during school holidays. The Language Exchange is a relaxed way to practice English or French, no matter what your level is. Sessions are not conventional lessons but consist of language games and/or exercises to improve your skills, ask questions, etc… To contact this group send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org
Come join the Lunch Group to discover local restaurants in good company! We welcome all restaurant suggestions. To contact this group, send a message to email@example.com.
The Maternelle Meet-Up group is for children aged 3-6. The group meets once a month, usually the second Saturday either at the International library in Grenoble or we go on an outing (e.g. museum, ice skating, farm). If at the library we meet from 15:30-17:00 and for the other activities it’s important to contact the group leader to get the details. The group is a great place to meet other English speaking children. For more information about the group please email firstname.lastname@example.org
New Member Mixer:
The New Members Mixer is for all new members to come and meet current members. It is a causal meeting for us all to get together. Children are welcome! Light refreshments will be served. The location will change so check the website calendar for more information. Email email@example.com for more information.
This group meets every 2nd and 4th Monday evenings of the month in a cafe (or pub) downtown Grenoble to debate current events. Participants bring news articles to discuss based on a planned theme. To contact this group email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Outdoors Club will have monthly hikes, skiing, snowshoeing, runs and/or walks to discover the mountains surrounding us around Grenoble. If there is interest, we may schedule more frequent outings, for example, a weekly walk/run along the Isere followed by a coffee at a local cafe. To contact this group, please email email@example.com
The Tots Playgroup is for all children under 3 and their mums or dads. The group meets every Thursday morning at CLEF from 9:30-11:00. We sing songs, play games and read stories. It’s a great place to meet other English-speaking families. During the school holidays we often meet for playtime in the park. For more information about the group please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org
Wine Tasting Group:
Every six weeks, this group assembles to explore the wine of a different region or country. Members bring a bottle of wine and an accompanying appetizer to share. To contact this group, send a message to email@example.com
Get ready to PLAY! There’s a new interest group in town : the NIA GROUP.
Nia™ blends dance, martial arts, and healing arts, to create a dynamic fitness and lifestyle practice that changes how people experience their body and exercise! Come DANCE, kick, stretch, and laugh with us on THURSDAY!
Do you have any other ideas to share?
Do you have an interest that is not represented here and that you would like to share? If so, why not start your own Interest Group?! Some ideas: a group for kids 6+, Cooking Club, Board Games Group, Arts & Crafts Workshop…Contact the Interest Group Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org to share your ideas.