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Pizza Eating Competition at Siripanna Villa Resort and Spa. 21st July. Eat as many Pizzas as you can in 30 minutes. 10,000bht worth of prizes.  To book your place:[email protected] or call 053-371-999 ext 8004 or 8332 by July 14th

Care For Dogs Adoption Fair: Sunday July 28 at Central Plaza Airport Chiang Mai 11 am.

Big Day Out at Yummy Pizza: 1st Sunday of every month. Live music and BBQ. 176 M 3 Mae Hia. 080 122 2561

Chiang Mai Softball.: Every Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm We have bats and gloves… just need you!

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:

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.

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.. 2 AA meetings a day, 7 days a week, call us at 0821862518. We are here for you.

Chiang Mai New Beginnings 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

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

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]

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] .com. trinitybaptistchurch All are welcome.


Shaki Festival – at The Yoga Tree – a festival for all men and women celebrating the devine feminine within us all. 14 July, 9am until 8pm. Mystical dance workshops, yin-yang yoga flow classes, songs and chanting performances, DANCEmandella, Biodanze shiva brothers circle, metta meditation – ALL WELCOME 500bht (400bht pre register). [email protected]

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.

Upstairs at Sangdee. Every Monday  “Performing Artists”. For those interested in new and local authors - and want writers to contact us if they are interested in participating. 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM. UPSTAIRS!  No charge!  Bar and food downstairs as always atSangdee (Sirimangkalajarn Soi 5). [email protected]

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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


Guitar Recital by David Patterson and Worakarn Saengsomboon: Tuesday July 30 at 7:30 PM AUA Auditorium Ratchadamnoern oad. Tickets 300 baht, students 150 available at the door.

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.

Sharaku Interpreted by Japan’s Contemporary Artists: 6-25 August 2013. opening reception on Tuesday 6th August 2013 : 06.00 pm at the first floor gallery ,CMU ART CENTER. The subject of this exhibition is the famous Edo-period ukiyoe (woodblock print) artist Sharaku Toshusai

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

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.

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

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. or ChiangMaiComputerClub

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

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


TEDxChiangMai 2nd Student Auditions and 1st Speaker Workshop in CNX July 17  4pm until 8pm at the CMU Step @ Faculty of Engineering CMU [email protected] .com

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] . June 19

Friends of Bill meeting (General 12 Step meeting, all addictions welcomed)

Wednesday from 1-2 p.m. 3 Little Pigs. 242 Manee Napparat, Soi 2 | Near the North Gate, outer side of moat. 

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: retireinchiangmai

Chiang Mai Photographic Group: meets every other Wednesday at 7pm at the Airport Greenery Hotel. .  Meetings are conducted in English but all nationalities are welcome.

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

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


August Formal Expats Ladies Lunch: First Thursday of every month, location to be determined. Please email Nancy for more information: [email protected] July 18.

July’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.

Swiss National Day Celebration at the Le Méridien Hotel.  August 1st Celebrate with the Swiss! The great buffet dinner at the Le Méridien Hotel is laid out by the Italian Executive Chef Filippo and features many superb Swiss specialties as well as mouthwatering international delicacies.Win a fabulous prize and help underprivileged children at the same time. The proceeds will sponsor a project of Child’s Dream. For further info contact Eveline Willi SLS Events 0859056805

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. /?ref=ts&fref=ts

Chiang Mai Money Club: We meet last Thursday of every month !  for past 1.5 years. ttp://chiangmaimoney money_club_recentJune2012.pdf

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.

Live acoustic music at the Drunken Flower every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, Nimmanhaemin Soi 17

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

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. greenpapayasangha @gmail.comgreenpapayasangha .

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. Every Thursday at Khun Mor’s Cuisine Nimmanhaemin on Soi 17. [email protected] or www. It’s free! 


Asanha Bucha Dhamma Talk (Eng/Thai) at Panyaden School; Friday 19 July 4pm until 5pm ALL WELCOME Phra Ajahn Jiew is former student of Taan Ajahn Jayasaro. He has been a monk for more than 20 years, the last 17 of which he has spent alone at Wat Pha Yen Boon in Chiang Rai province. or contact [email protected]

Grand Opening Of Rimping Supermarket at Promenada Friday July 19th . 11 AM.

Pianist Prach Boondiskul­chok and violinist Jenna Sherry will be performing for one night only in Chiang­mai on August 2nd, 2013 at AUA Auditorium at 7pm. All profits from the performance will be donated to FOCUS, the Foundation for Child Understanding in support of minority children living in Thailand.1,000 baht VIP. 500 baht general seating. 100 baht students. Tickets sold at PT Place Front Desk, Nimmanhaemin Soi 2 (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm)Or contact:Marisa 082-388-6515/Donjai 081-993-9035

World Music Dance Party. Every Friday at 8:00 PM. Fun and Free. Sangdee Gallery, Siri Mangakalajarn, Soi 5

Chiang Mai Pool League: Every Friday at 9pm at participating bars in a home and away schedule. Contact living room bar, denisdixon008, facebook; chiangmaipoolleague, or phone 087 579 3301

Live acoustic music at the Drunken Flower every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, Nimmanhaemin Soi 17

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 bridge. [email protected] or www.chiangmaiexpats

Alliance Francaise Films: Every Friday at 8 PM. At the Alliance Française. Friday, July 19, 20h00; La Fille Coupée en Deux (2007),de Claude Chabrol avec Ludivine Sagnier; Friday, July 26, 8 PM; Plus Tard Tu Comprendras d’Amos Gitaï avec Jeanne Moreau.


Piano Recital by Achira (Ken) Assawadecharit at CRK Recital Hall Payap University (opposite McCormick hospital). Saturday July 20th. 200bht (students 100) Starts 7.30pm  reservation [email protected]

Hossein Farmani: Connecting the World through Photography: Saturday July 27. 1:30- 3PM. Founder of Lucie Awards and owner of one of the largest collections of photography in the US is giving a talk at Sangdee on being professional photographer, portfolio development, photography exhibitions and networking.Sangdee Gallery, Sirimangkalajarn Soi 5

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

Live acoustic music at the Drunken Flower every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, Nimmanhaemin Soi 17

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

Chiang Mai Expats Club: Le Meridien Hotel 3rd Saturday of every month.

OA (Overeaters Anonymous; Saturday from 4-5 p.m. McCormick Hospital Bldg 11. 133 Kaeonawarat Road Wat Ket.  Please ask the guards or nurses to show you to House Number 11

Al-anon: Support group open to those affected by alcoholism in a relative or friend. Saturday mornings from 10 to 11 am.Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, Seven Fountains, 97 Huey Kaew Rd. Info: 087-300-4668, .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:

MahJong group; Saturday mornings at The Pub on Huay kaew Road. 10 am. Ruth at 085-615-1413

First Northern Thailand Toastmasters Club The Confidence Builders. The 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month at 6pm. www. 053-214-309, 08-1861-2284 or 08-9138-4757

Fairs and Festivals

Car show at Big C Donchan Arena June 21-June 30

Exhibitions and seminars

Conscious/subconcious Exhibition by graduate student and Alumni Master of Arts Program in Visual Arts Faculty of Fine Arts Chiang Mai University. Exhibition on display from July 4 – 28th at the CMU Art Centre Nimmanhaemin Road.Past Journeys;

Exhibit by Lili Tan: Anchan Vegetarian Restaurant, Nim­manhaemin Road, opposite Salad Concept until July 23

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.

Light Space Projects 2013: Rituals of Exhibition II by The Talent Agency at H Gallery Mae Rim. An international exhibition by LIGHT SPACE PROJECTS, a non-profit visual arts venture established in 2010 in Thailand. June 16 – August 25 2013.

Nat Posila’s oil paintings exhibited at 137 Pillars House. 14 June until 31 July 2013. Tanyawan, Sales Manager.Tel 053 247788 [email protected]

Exhibition Thai Ink Japanese Paper at Baan Tuek Art Centre-CAP Studio presents 5 of Thailand’s finest printmakers Opening reception July 5 at 6pm / Exhibition July 5 – 28

Art Thesis Exhibition  2013 (The moment period of time) by the graduating class of Faculty of Fine Arts, Prince of Songkla University. 5-28 July 2013. At the Second floor gallery, CMU Art Center.

Eak-Thommasilp Group Art exhibition : Department of Art, Faculty Of Buddhism ,Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University. 12-30 July 2013 .At the first floor front gallery,  CMU Art Center


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

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

Chiang Mai Gay and Lesbian Club: Regular meetings.

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 U.S. Consulate encourages all American citizens to register with the US Consulate General.  Please visit https://travelregistration 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.


Tuscany Explored at Favola Le Meridien Chiang Mai; 27 July from 18:30 hrs.Super Tuscan wine dinner.An exclusive event is priced at THB2,600.-  per person with limited seats.053 253 299 or [email protected]

World Buffet Night at le Crystal Restaurant. Saturday July 27  1800bht net alsoincludes free flow selected wines. 6.30pm until 10pm  053 872 890-1 or emailinfo

Engaging Sunday Brunch: Le Meridien Chiang Rai. Every Sunday at The Latest Recipe 11: 30 am to 2:30 PM. 699 per person, add 499 for free flow wine.suphraphon. [email protected] 053-603-333.

The Imperial Mae Ping Hotel: Come and enjoy the delicious Italian cuisine at Mae Ping Coffee Shop; Caesar salad, Cream soup of artichokes, Farfalle Arrabiata with smoked duck breast, Salmon filet in olive dressing. Aailable during the month of July. Open daily from 11.00 - 24.00 hrs.

Imperial Shabu Shabu at Imperial Mae Ping; fried pork with tonkatsu sauce and Tofu soup in addition to our extensive spread of japanese goodies. available during the month of July. Open daily  17.30 - 23.00 hrs.

Gold Leaf Chinese Restaurant at the Imperial Mae Ping: Enjoy the signature dish. Available during the month of July.Open daily  11.00 - 14.00 hrs. and 18.30 - 22.00 hrs.

Rendezvous Lobby Lounge at the Imperial Mae Ping: “Thai-Foon Cocktail”  Special Cocktail (From Mekhong). 7  Days Seven Colours Cocktails. Available during the month of July.Open daily  9.00 - 24.00 hrs.

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.

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 International Cuisine and Seafood 1200bht++ per person accompanied by jazz band Super Ritard. Free flow soft drinks coffee tea additional 500bht net free flow wine. reservations or further info 053 247 788 emailsales

Sunday Brunch at Latest Recipe Le Meridien Chiang Mai 11.30 until 3pm 850bht net per person incl soft drinks / 1350bht net per person incl free flow wines. 50% off for children up to 12 years old + limited to 01 child per adult. (Every Sunday). Latest Recipe, Lobby level. Open daily from 06.00 H. – 22.00 H. 05325 3202 or  [email protected]

Now until the end of July Chef Amphan, of 5-star Rayavadee, Krabi’s ‘Krua Phranang’ Thai restaurant, brings her southern cooking to the north (Tamarind Village) once again with a special menu highlighting the very best that the region include stir-fried Sator beans, spicy Kua Kling ribs, Goong Sieb shrimp relish with shredded sweet and sour mango & Khao Yam turmeric rice salad to name just a few. 053 418 896 or email reservation

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