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What are some typical ways to socialize, either with local people or with other expatriates? Are there groups or clubs that you can recommend?

This place is all about BBQs, board games and house parties. It's a "make your own fun" kind of place, as there are only 1 or 2 attractions in town. There's a walking group (Walkie Talkies) that walk together every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. There are also game nights at restaurants. It's pretty chill overall. Great place for young families who want affordable help and don't care much about the nightlife. - Jul 21, 2017
People get together for fun: pot luck, beer brewing, bike trip or grilling. There are a few places just outside of town that offer. Change of pace and heading up to the Lake for the weekend is common. - Aug 2, 2015
It is what you make of it. The weather and outdoor spaces make hosting parties or events at your home easy and fun. - Sep 17, 2013
Lots of people make their own entertainment. There are many friendly people who will invite you to their homes for parties, game nights, etc. - Sep 26, 2012
Everyone pretty much makes their own entertainment. There are no movie theaters (except one down in Blantyre), bowling alleys, etc. so most people entertain in their home. - Sep 17, 2009
Mostly at home and social events at the school or at people's houses. - Jul 27, 2009