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Sunday

Freedom House 4th Birthday: free cakes, cupcakes, cookies and more from Rasta Mama and we will supply FREE salad samples, games and lots of fun! Raffle tix for prizes and live music!!! Please join us! Sunday, May 19 noon-5pm, ttp://thaifreedomhouse.org/

Care for Dogs Adoption Fair: Sunday May 26 from 11 AM Central Airport Plaza.

Chiang Mai for Children from 3pm until 6pm at Le Meridien O P Place. Free Entry & Parking. Highlights which include performances from Sangdao Performing Arts School. Santi Music School and Hugs Academy For further info 0848074566. Sunday 19 May

Flight of the Gibbon Motorbike Day. Meet at 8 am in the parking lot of Tesco Lotus Khamtien and ride together to Flight of the Gibbon for a day of ziplining, abseiling, rope ladders and sky bridges. Lunch will be included and each rider will receive a t-shirt. The cost per person is 1200 baht.  Sunday May 26

Big Day Out at Yummy Pizza: 1st Sunday of every month. Live music and BBQ. 176 M 3 Mae Hia. 0801222561

Chiang Mai Softball.: Every Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm We have bats and gloves… just need you! https://www.facebook.com/groups/103202306396792/

Laughter Yoga: Sunday open class. The Yoga Tree Arak Road.12 noon-1 PM. 250 Baht.

Hash House Harriers: CH4 (Happy Hash). Mixed family hash runs every Sunday. Pick up point is The Hash Pub on Kampaengdin Road at 15.30, Run at 16:30 (from Oct to March) and  Pick up 16:00, Run 17:00 (Apr to Sept). For further info, please go to:  http://www.chiangmaihhh.com/

Dance Jam! A weekly Chiang Mai dance event open to all styles. Sundays from 5-7pm. Cat House Restaurant and Bar # 10 Soi 3 Sirimungkalajarn. Free. ‘Dance Chiang Mai Group’ on Facebook for more information.

Classic Cars of Lanna: Meets the last Sunday of every month at Nim City Daily near Airport Plaza. www.classicarsoflanna.com

Trinity Baptist Church of Chiang Mai with Dr. Jack L. Green, Pastor. All services in English at the CH Hotel Charoenpra­thet Road soi 8. Sunday Bible study from 10 AM. Worship at 11 AM. 084-378-1440. thebaptist [email protected] trinitybaptistchurch ofchiangmai.com. All are welcome.


Monday

Free Tea Tasting and Seminar every Monday at 2 PM at the Bon Ca Va guesthouse on Prapokklao Road. Taste 5 different teas, and learn about how they are produced. All teas come from a single tea farm in Chiang Rai.

CM Highlanders plays ball hockey every Monday on the footsal field next to SibSawnPunna restaurant soi opposite to the Sirinarth Garden hotel Canal Road. Every Monday 8-9.30 pm. http://www.facebook.com/pages/CM-Highlanders/383050268420730

Jam night at Boy Blues Bar every Monday from 9 p.m. Kalare Night Bazaar

Hash House Harriers: CH3 (Male Only). Male runs alternate weekly Mon/Tue. Pick up point is The Next Place, 65 Moonmuang Raad (opposite Thapae Gate) at 16:00, Run at 17:00 (from Oct to March) and  Pick up 16:30, Run 17:30 (Apr to Sept). For further info, please go to:   http://www. chiangmaihhh.com/

Tuesday

AB Normal Concert: May 21 at the Differ Pub. 089 633 8520

Royal British Legion Quiz Night at Kamala Guest House. May 29th  Starts 7.30pm 100bht per person – teams of 1/ 2/ 3 or 4. Free small bottle of beer for each entrant.  A General Knowledge quiz of 4 rounds and a picture round PLEASE register your team before May 25th

Salsa and Dance lovers: Salsa every Tuesday at Gossip Bar near De Lanna Hotel and Pra Singh Temple. Open dance start from 9.00 pm onward For more information please follow salsa group at facebook - salsa Club Chiang Mai.

Quiz Night at The Olde Bell, 8.30 p.m. 087-811-9468, [email protected]

Alcoholics Anonymous: Every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m. in the YMCA’s Nawarat Room. 084-485-0100, chiangmaiwestaa @yahoo.com.

Hash House Harriers: CH3 (Male Only). Male runs alternate weekly Mon/Tue. Pick up point is The Next Place, 65 Moonmuang Raad (opposite Thapae Gate) at 16:00, Run at 17:00 (from Oct to March) and  Pick up 16:30, Run 17:30 (Apr to Sept). For further info, please go to:   http://www. chiangmaihhh.com/

Wednesday

Musketeers at the Good View: May 22. 053 302 764

Swiss Lanna Society weekly informal gatherings: Why Not Restaurant Nimmanhaemin Soi 11, 6:30 p.m. [email protected] every Wednesday.

Quiz Night at the Garden Bar Lotus Hotel Chang Puak. Teams of 4 - if you cannot put a team together - come along and we will try to find you a team. Mid-month on Wednesday. Email for details: [email protected] .co.th .May 15.

Co-dependants Anonymous: Support group for those having problems with healthy relationships with others. Every Wednesday, 7:00 p.m., Seven Fountains, 97 Huey Kaew Rd. 085-863-9898

Open Mike Night at the UN Irish Pub every Wednesday, from 8.30 p.m. Instruments provided or bring your own, Lindsay on 089 523 1363.

Chiang Mai Friends: The last Wednesday of every month. 6 PM. for further info or reservations: [email protected]

Thursday

Walk up Doi Suthep for Visakha Bucha Day: Thur. May 23 from Kruba Srivachai Monument, around  7 PM.

Singto Numchok Live at Riverside: 23 May.Riverside Bar & Restaurant. 053 243 239

Salsa and Dance lovers: Every Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 PM at Café de la Wine. Chareon Prathet Road. Free ut please support the venue by buying drinks. https://www.facebook.com/groups/salsaclubchiang mai/?ref=ts&fref=ts

May’s “Informal” Expats Ladies Lunch: The lunch buffet at the Grandview Hotel, on the Superhighway. arrive at 11:45.180 baht. Cost includes SC, VAT, water, coffee and tea.For reservations contact Nancy Lindley [email protected] Every 3rd Thursday.

Paella & Wine DJ Party every Thursday at El Patio Wine & Pintxo Nimmanhaemindha Soi 11 555.- net, include a fabulous dish of seafood paella and 3 glasses of wine. 7pm til Midnight.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m. in the YMCA’s Nawarat Room. Info: 084-485-0100, [email protected]

Meditate with the Green Papaya Sangha in the tradition of Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. Thursdays from 7:30 to 9:00 pm at the Yoga Studio 65/1 Arak Road. Beginners welcome. [email protected] greenpapaya [email protected] .

Open night at Sangdee Gallery: all are welcome to perform. Sirimangkalajarn Soi 5 from 8 PM.

Writers Without Borders: Writers of all genres read and discuss works in progress. If you write, this group may be right for you! Roundtable readings of works in progress, constructive feedback and informal discussion with English language writers. Meetings are every Thursday in a private, air-con room at Khun Mor’s Cuisine Nimmanhaemin on Soi 17. [email protected] or www.wordpowr.com.. Come and join us whether you have something to read or not! Free.

Friday

Visakha Bucha Day; May 24: commemorates the day on which the Buddha was born, became enlightened, and died.

Chiang Mai Pool League: Start the 10th May and every Friday thereafter at 9pm at participating bars in a home and away schedule. Contact living room bar, [email protected], facebook;chiangmaipoolleague, or phone 087 579 3301

Chiang Mai Expats Club Coffee Morning:  2nd Friday of each month, 10 am - noon. The River Market on the River Ping, Chiang Mai - just next to the iron [email protected] club.com or www.chiangmai expatsclub.com.

Life Cycle Yoga with Preaw at The Yoga Tree (Soi M Apartment), 65/1 Arak Road. Asana, Pranayama and guided relaxation. Therapeutic yoga which works on all levels (physical, emotional and mental): Postures represent each period of life from birth through maturity and back to the source. All levels welcomed, no experience required. Every Friday evening at 5.30pm. 250THB

Alliance Francaise Films: Every Friday at 8 PM. At the Alliance Française. Friday, May 31, 8PM.Trois Couleurs: Rouge (1994) by Krzysztof Kieslowski with Irène Jacob.

Saturday

Film Space every Saturday night: 25 May  The American. The Media Art and design building, CMU Art Center screening at 07.00 pm (Free Admission!)

Skal Chiang Mai and North Thailand Monthly Meeting: Saturday June 1 6:30 – 7:30pm: Cocktail 7:30pm onward The Legend Resort, Chiang Rai.To attend, register online: http://www.skalchiangmai.com/event/

Care for Dogs Adoption Fair: Saturday June 1 from 11 AM Central Airport Plaza.

Charity Fundraiser Dinner and Dance with Dang Fanstastic : June 1 from 5:30 -11 pm. Imperial Mae Ping Hotel. Tickets 850 baht available at the Imperial Mae Ping, Rimping Supermarkets, Best Friend Library, Hillside 4 reception. Funds will help continue lifesaving medical treatment for Chaa Nay Choo, the 14 year-old boy seriously burned when trying to save others in the Mae Surin refugee camp fire on 22 March, as well as provide support for other refugees and migrants from Burma. [email protected]

Chiangmai Ensemble And Friends: Compositions by W.A.Mozart, Camille Saint-Saëns and Sergey Prokofiev: Saturday, 08 June 7:30 PM. AUA Auditorium, Ratchadamnuern Road. 200 Baht (Students 100). Tickets can be reserved by Phone: 089 757 9875, or bought at the door.

A Traditional 2nd hand market - Every Saturday morning from 5 AM near Prince Royals College

Chiang Mai Expats Club: May 25. Le Meridien Hotel. Arrive 10am / meeting starts 10.30am. Topic this month Burma in the Spotlight – the best Friend Burmese Library in Chiang Mai. The manager and staff of The Best Friend Library will introduce the topic and share their insights.

Al-anon: Support group open to those affected by alcoholism in a relative or friend. Every Saturday, 4:00-5:00 p.m, Seven Fountains, 97 Huey Kaew Rd. Info: 087-300-4668, .alanonthailand.org, @alanonthailand.org..

Hash House Harriers: CSH3 (Saturday mixed Hash). Mixed family hash runs every Saturday. Pick up point is The Hash Pub on Kampaengdin Road at 15.30, Run at 16:30 (from Oct to March) and  Pick up 16:00, Run 17:00 (Apr to Sept). For further info, please go to:  http://www.chiangmaihhh.com/

MahJong group; Saturday mornings at The Pub on Huay kaew Road. 10 am. Happy to teach new players (it’s not as difficult as one might think) and welcome players at all levels We play at 10am, have lunch then play some more or sometimes switch to canasta. Just show up or call Ruth at 085-615-1413

Fairs and Festivals

OTOP Product Development Project May 24-26 at Central Airport Plaza

Chiang Mai Lanna Adventure Games: May 25-26. www.lanna-adventure.com or Tel. 0-5371-1805.

The Inthakin City Pillar Festival: 6 days in Chiang Mai each year. The date for the 2013 is not yet announced, near the waning of moon of the sixth lunar month (May). Wat Chedi Luang.

European Film Festival 13 – 23rd June at the SFCinema City Promenada Resort Mall. http://euff2013th.wordpress.com/film-schedule/chiang-mai/

Exhibitions and seminars

42 years of Woven Fabric: Antique Fabric of Chiang Mai, collection of Chutima-Nimmanhaeminda Family at the Old Chiang Mai Cultural Center, Wualai Road.

Documentary Arts Asia film: Film Night every Monday and Thursday at 7 pm Wualai soi 3.

Cornelius Hoek; The Power of Creativity at  116 Art Gallery. Until July 28. 94-120 Charoen Muang Road. Open Daily 1-9, Closed Mondays.

Groups

Chiang Mai International Group of AA meets every morning at 9:30 and every evening at 6:30. All meetings are open. McCormick Hospital Bldg 11. 133 Kaeonawarat Road Wat Ket. If you want to drink, that’s your business. If you want help to stop drinking, that’s our business. 2 AA meetings a day, 7 days a week, call us at 0821862518. We are here for you.

Chiang Mai Back to Basics Group of AA meets Monday through Friday at 9:00 a.m.  All meetings are open.  Suan Buak Haad (Park) Pavillion on the pond.

Alcoholics Anonymous Chiang Mai West International Group meets Tuesdays and Thursdays each week – closed meetings at 6.00pm until 7.00pm in the Nawarat Room of the YMCA Hotel near to Huay Keow Road and Central Kad Suan Kaew Mall. Visit the national website: www.aathailand/meetings.html

Rotary Club Chiang Mai West: Meets every Tuesday evening at the Pornping Tower Hotel at 7 PM. Meetings are dual language - English and Thai. [email protected]

Chiang Mai New Beginninngs group of AA meets at 10:00 Sunday. The meeting is open and meets at the  Lemon Tree Restaurant, 2nd floor 26/1-2 Huai Kaew Rd Chang Phueak

First Northern Thailand Toastmasters Club The Confidence Builders., Toastmasters can help you speak clearly and confidently. The First Northern Thailand Toastmasters Club has been providing a safe and fun environment for more than 5 years to Thais and expats who wish to practice their speaking skills. The 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month at 6pm. www.fnttc.toastmastersclubs.org 053-214-309, 08-1861-2284 or 08-9138-4757

Rotary Club Chiang Mai West: Meets every Tuesday evening at the Pornping Hotel at 7 PM.  Meetings are dual language - English and Thai. [email protected] gmail.com.

Chiang Mai Geeks - The Chiang Mai Computer Club Meets every Tuesday at the Airport Greenery Serviced Apartments and Hotel, 185/28 Tippanate Rd., which is kitty-corner from Airport Plaza where Hang Dong Rd turns into Tippanate Rd. Meetings run from 1:00 - 2:00. It is open to computer users of all skill levels. http://chiangmai-geeks.phpbb3now .com/index.php or ChiangMai [email protected]

The Baptist Group meeting for old-time worship and fellowship every Sunday morning at 11.00am at the CH Hotel (soi opposite Chiang Mai Plaza Hotel, off Sidornchai Road).084 378 1440 jgreencmthailand2008 @hotmail.com.

Chiang Mai Chess Club: every wed evening at 7pm, at “The Pub”. 053277948, http://thepubchiangmai. com/, The Pub, on Huay Kaew Rd. All welcome.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m. in the YMCA’s Nawarat Room. Info: 084-485-0100, chiangmaiwestaa @yahoo.com.

Chiang Mai Bridge Club: The Pub on Huay Kaew Road. Sunday, 1:15 pm, duplicate bridge. Monday, 12:45 pm, bridge coaching session. Wednesday, 12:45 pm, duplicate bridge. Friday, 12:45 pm, relaxed duplicate bridge. [email protected] live.com

Dining Out Group: Once a fortnight, alternating between Western and Asian food. 100 baht - 500 baht per head. [email protected] hotmail.com.

Chiang Mai Readers & Book Discussion Group: Monthly over lunch to discuss a previously agreed book. [email protected] gmail.com

Travel Club: Monthly at Tuskers.:[email protected] googlemail.com

Chiang Mai Gay and Lesbian Club: http://gaychiangmai.wackwall.com/. Regular meetings.

Nicotine Anonymous: Wednesdays and Saturdays, 1 p.m. 7 Fountains 97 Huay Kaew Road. 086-194-6300 or 081-027-6836

Baha’i Faith -Why ?: Nasser 0817 652 003/053252382

Sri Sathya Sai Baba, spiritual master. Study and discussion group for Chiang Mai devotees. Info: 053 261 582 or 08 1473 0430, 8 AM to 10 PM

The Gentleman’s Club: The Pub, first Monday of the month. Beer and a roast lunch. Info: 053-211-550, email [email protected]

The Chiang Mai International Women’s Book Club: English speaking book lovers. 7 p.m, last Monday of month. chiangmaibookclub @gmail.com.

Online forum for Dutch people in Chiang Mai: http://nlclubchiangmai.proboards .com

Chiang Mai Photographic Group: meets every other Wednesday at 7pm at the Airport Greenery Hotel.  All those with an interest in photography, be it film or digital are warmly invited.  For details of meeting dates please visit www.cmphotogroup.com .  Meetings are conducted in English but all nationalities are welcome.

Writers Without Borders: Writers of all genres read and discuss works in progress. If you write, this group may be right for you! Roundtable readings of works in progress, constructive feedback and informal discussion with English language writers of articles, stories, poetry, books, blogs, columns, theater and screenplays, fiction, nonfiction or anything in between. Every Thursday at Khun Mor’s Cuisine Nimmanhaemin on Soi 17. [email protected] or www.wordpowr.com. It’s free! Residents and visitors are welcome. Come and join us whether you have something to read or not!

Courses, classes, educational opportunities

Reiki training courses: all levels. [email protected] artscenter.com or www. asianhealingartscenter.com

Advanced Aromatherapy and Energetic Aromatherapy classes: contact Cory for full details including tuition, classes are limited to 4 and start in August. asianhealing [email protected]

Sport

CM Highlanders plays ball hockey every Monday on the footsal field next to SibSawnPunna restaurant soi opposite to the Sirinarth Garden hotel Canal Road. Every Monday 8-9.30 pm. More info http://www. facebook.com/pages/CM-Highlanders/383050268420730

Judo: Meet at the MMA club near the Railways station on Tuesday evenings and Saturday Morning. Contact Nigel on 0819264210

Chiang Mai Softball.: Every Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm We have bats and gloves… just need you! Find us on Facebook: https://www. facebook.com/groups/103202306396792/

Three-Generation Football Academy - 2012 Youth Football Camps. Where the Dream Begins - 5-day camps for advanced players ages 8-16 Traidhos Community Center; PTIS International School Mae Rim. 27-31 Dec - 13-16 years, Advanced. Daily, 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm, 2500 B - Academy players 5-day course. 3000 B - Other players 5-day course. +6000 B - Residential Camp players (Oct/Dec). Supervised Residential Camps include: Shared accommodation, 3 meals per day, supervised activities. [email protected] .org, http://football.three generation.org

Badminton: Every Tuesday from 2-4 PM at the Municipal Stadium Badminton Hall. Open to all. 20 baht/session.

Tai Chi Classes: Yang &Chen style Tai Chi guide you to find internal soft Chi flow and intensive energy in your own body! 085-5211-528, [email protected]

Chiangmai International Taekwondo: All ages taught in your own home, private lessons by World Master Tom Zuza, 8th Dan. 083 4761752, mastertomzuza @yahoo.com

Tai Chi Classes: Experienced Tai Chi Sifu gives lessons. 084-600-5268, liang [email protected]

Tai Chi – Chi-Kung every Monday and Wednesday 8 am at Suan Buak Hat Public Park by Master Patrick Stahl.  085 276 4700. [email protected] zensabai.com or www. zensabai.com.

Karate Practice: Monday/Wednesday 5.30 p.m, Free. CMU’s Student Services building. Karatedo Fed. Wado-kaj karate. admin @japankarate-cnx.net.

Yang style Tai Chi class for beginners/intermediate students.  Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:45 AM to 10:45 AM at Hillside 4 Condo, 4th floor, exercise room.  Call 0899-5553-350 or www.taichichiangmai.com.  Private classes also available

Chiang Mai University Judo Club: Training Times: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 830 AM to 10:30 AM. Contact Khun Nigel 0819264210. [email protected] net.com

Chiang Mai Fencing Club: Classes for all ages. “Chiang Mai ChinaTown” complex, just off the Superhighway, left at the beginning of the  Mae Rim/ Chang Pueak exit road at the Chiang Mai ChinaTown sign.08 -1382-8124 (English) 08-7325-5476 (Thai).

Ongoing:

The U.S. Consulate encourages all American citizens to register with the US Consulate General.  Please visit https://travelregistration .state.gov to register and/or update your current information. American Citizens are reminded that all services are provided by appointment only. To make an appointment or view additional information on our services, http://chiangmai. uscon sulate.gov/service.html

“De Mortuis: the story the Chiang Mai Foreign Cemetery” : Stories of the 150 persons buried in the foreigners’ cemetery since 1898 a pocket history of some aspects of Chiang Mai life and of some of the foreigners who lived and died there. 200 baht, available at the Cemetery, The Pub, The Writers Club, Gymkhana Club. Or, by post A. C. Tucker, PO Box 228 CMU, Chiang Mai 50202. Cheques to “A. C. Tucker” Baht 230 (mailed to Thailand), 5.50 £, and US$ 9.00 (worldwide). These donations used for maintenance and upkeep of cemetery.

Dining

World Buffet Night at le Crystal Restaurant. Buffet includes Australian Wagyu Beef, Fresh French Osters, Pan fried foie gras, and more.  1200bht net per person includes welcome drink free flow soft drinks coffee tea / 1800bht net also includes free flow selected wines.. 6.30pm until 10pm. 053 872 890-1 or emailinfo @lecrystalrestaurant.com. Saturday May 25th

dusitD2 Fabulous Bartender themed buffet lunch noon until 3pm. Buffet includes alaska red claw crab, fine de claire oysters, NZ oyster, variety of seafood on ice, live pasta. Bbq seafood and salad bar, assorted desserts. Extreme Sunday Brunch 899bht per adult includes a glass of sparkling melon bellini, 499bht per child, under 3 free… reservations or further info 053-999-999 [email protected] May 26

Akaligo’s Friday Seafood Buffet, every Friday. Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi Chef Gino and his team have put together an outstanding array of delicacies to delight diners, as they savour the likes of Chilled King Crab and Tasmanian Salmon Sashimi to the enchanting music of a live pianist. Priced at THB 1,800 net per person Promotion hours: 6 pm – 9.30 pm. reservations ext. 8621

World Sumptuous Buffets at Tawan Restaurant on the 2nd floor, Centara Duangtawan Hotel, Chiang Mai: Japanese and BBQ Buffet; Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday Dinner - 18.00 to 22.30  hrs. Baht 330++ per adult  / Baht 165++ per child under 12 years. Sunday Family Brunch  Every Sunday  11.00 to 15.00  hrs. Baht 350++ per adult / Baht 175++ per child under 12 years of age. Reservations, please call 053 905000  Ext. 3227. www.centarahotelsresorts.com

Shangri La theme nights buffet:  Sun, Mon, Tue and Thu; Middle Eastern influenced

THB 530 net per person. Wed : Meat Lovers THB 588 net per person. Fri : Seafood Extravaganza;THB 588 net per person. Sat :The Very Best of Barbecue; THB 588 net per person. (66 53) 253 888 Fax: (66 53) 253 800. [email protected]

137 Pillars Sunday Brunch: 1st Sunday of every month from 12 noon until 3pm Internaitonal Cuisine and Seafood 1200bht++ per person accompanied by jazz band Super Ritard. Free flow soft drinks coffee tea additional 500bht net free flow wine. See attachement for further details + other special offers For reservations or further info 053 247 788 [email protected]

Flavors of Italy at the Imperial Mae Ping coffee shop for the month of May.

Mexican food festival at Nimman Bar and Grill, Kantary Hills Hotel: from June 5 – 10. Dinner Buffet is available only on June 5, 7 and 10 from 6pm - 10pm. Only Baht 590++ per person. Children under 12 receive a 50% discount.  053-222-111, 053-400-877.
 


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