WICE's Games and Crafts program offers a diverse range of activities to cater to varied interests. Whether you're looking to engage your mind with games like mahjong and bridge, explore hands-on crafts such as knitting, or focus on physical wellness through yoga and pilates, there's something for everyone. Beyond the activities themselves, one of the underlying joys of this program is the chance it provides to meet new people and forge lasting friendships. The gatherings serve as a nexus for members to connect, share experiences, and bond over shared passions and interests.

We recognize the importance of both traditional activities and contemporary interests. That's why you'll find offerings like the French game of pétanque alongside modern fitness routines. The program is flexible, adapting to the evolving interests of our members by introducing new classes and events while maintaining established mainstays.

With the Games and Crafts program, WICE aims not only to provide members with opportunities to relax and learn new skills but also to foster a vibrant community where connections are made, and friendships flourish.

You can be kept abreast of this by subscribing to our newsletter, WICE Direct, following our FaceBook page, or by simply keeping an eye on this page.

UPCOMING EVENTS

    • 03 Jan 2024
    • 27 Mar 2024
    • 13 sessions
    • Paris
    Register

    WICE member Valerie Helmbreck-Mascitti (knitting on the left) opens her lovely apartment in the Marais every Wednesday afternoon to WICE members for an afternoon of needlework: knitting, crocheting, creweling, embroidery, etc..

    Any and all WICE needle workers are welcome to attend. Bring your project, and if you're so inclined, something to nosh on (by no means necessary).

    Valerie's apartment is conveniently located near the Arts et Metier metro stop (lines 3 and 11). For more information, send an email to wice@wice-paris.org.

    For those who want to learn how to knit, WICE member Deborah Hunter will be holding classes in the late-winter or spring, so keep your eye on our activity calendar, our FaceBook page, or subscribe to our newsletter, WICE Direct.                     

    • 20 Mar 2024
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • La Grille, 50 rue Montorgueil, 75002
    • 9
    Register

    The weather has prompted us to put away the pétanque balls for a while and spend some time indoors.


    During the winter WICE will be hosting monthly afternoon board games at a favorite café or bistrot until the weather beckons us back to the pétanque courts. Come join us at a Board Games afternoon with your all-time-favourites: Scrabble (Eng & Fr), Monopoly, Cluedo (Eng & Fr), Richesse du Monde (Fr), and Pictionary.


    This month we are going to La Grille, 50 rue Montorgueil, near Les Halles.  La Grille was mentioned as one of the 60 best eateries in James Beards's 1952 classic, "Paris Cuisine." Over 70 years later it is still operating, with classic charm, good food, and a wonderful, friendly staff.

    The session is free for WICE members, although La Grille asks that you buy a drink or two while playing. Registration is required, and the registration limit is 16 people.

    Registration opens on 22 February 2024.

    If the session is full, please join the waiting list so that we can better plan future sessions.


    • 03 Apr 2024
    • 26 Jun 2024
    • 13 sessions
    • Paris
    Register

    WICE member Valerie Helmbreck-Mascitti (knitting on the left) opens her lovely apartment in the Marais every Wednesday afternoon to WICE members for an afternoon of needlework: knitting, crocheting, creweling, embroidery, etc..

    Any and all WICE needle workers are welcome to attend. Bring your project, and if you're so inclined, something to nosh on (by no means necessary).

    Valerie's apartment is conveniently located near the Arts et Metier metro stop (lines 3 and 11). For more information, send an email to wice@wice-paris.org.

    For those who want to learn how to knit, WICE member Deborah Hunter will be holding classes in the late-winter or spring, so keep your eye on our activity calendar, our FaceBook page, or subscribe to our newsletter, WICE Direct.                     

    • 10 Apr 2024
    • 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Place Dauphine, Íle de la Cité, 75001 Paris
    • 6
    Register

    The weather is back, and so is pétanque!

    In the same way that—to some people—lobster is just an excuse to eat melted butter, WICE's afternoon pétanque games can be thought of as an excuse to hang out in a charming locale and have fun with other WICE members.

    We play at Place Dauphine on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 2:30 pm until the last person decides to leave. A game usually takes about an hour, and generally everyone wanders over to one of the nearby cafés afterwards for beverages and a chat.

    WICE provides four pétanque sets, and—if you're new—instructions on how to play.

    The session is free for WICE members, but registration is required, and the registration limit is eight people. If the session is full, please join the waiting list so that we can better plan future sessions.

    Look for Jo Jones (left) and Ron Scherl (right), WICE's two most seasoned pétanque players, who will be organizing the game:




    • 08 May 2024
    • 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Place Dauphine, Íle de la Cité, 75001 Paris
    • 8
    Register

    The weather is back, and so is pétanque!

    In the same way that—to some people—lobster is just an excuse to eat melted butter, WICE's afternoon pétanque games can be thought of as an excuse to hang out in a charming locale and have fun with other WICE members.

    We play at Place Dauphine on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 2:30 pm until the last person decides to leave. A game usually takes about an hour, and generally everyone wanders over to one of the nearby cafés afterwards for beverages and a chat.

    WICE provides four pétanque sets, and—if you're new—instructions on how to play.

    The session is free for WICE members, but registration is required, and the registration limit is eight people. If the session is full, please join the waiting list so that we can better plan future sessions.

    Look for Jo Jones (left) and Ron Scherl (right), WICE's two most seasoned pétanque players, who will be organizing the game:




    • 12 Jun 2024
    • 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Place Dauphine, Íle de la Cité, 75001 Paris
    • 8
    Register

    The weather is back, and so is pétanque!

    In the same way that—to some people—lobster is just an excuse to eat melted butter, WICE's afternoon pétanque games can be thought of as an excuse to hang out in a charming locale and have fun with other WICE members.

    We play at Place Dauphine on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 2:30 pm until the last person decides to leave. A game usually takes about an hour, and generally everyone wanders over to one of the nearby cafés afterwards for beverages and a chat.

    WICE provides four pétanque sets, and—if you're new—instructions on how to play.

    The session is free for WICE members, but registration is required, and the registration limit is eight people. If the session is full, please join the waiting list so that we can better plan future sessions.

    Look for Jo Jones (left) and Ron Scherl (right), WICE's two most seasoned pétanque players, who will be organizing the game: