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Before Mom’s Day Concert at JJ Markets – celebrate Mothers Day with a concert performance by many Chiang Mai Bands. 11th August

Evening Lecture with DVD Performance on the subject of Czech Composer. Antonin Dvorak. August 25th at 7.00pm. Santi School of Music Sirimangkalajarn Soi 5. Surpise music performance. Light refreshments for all guests. 50 baht per head to cover expenses. Seating will be limited to 35 people so early applications are invited. reserve: 084 868 1017.

Care For Dogs Adoption Fair: Sunday August 25 at Central Plaza Airport Chiang Mai 11 am.

15th anniversary of the The Musical Concert 4 in 1 featuring songs from four great musicals of the world. Kad Theater, Kad Suan Kaew 5th floor. Sunday 1 September 7 pm. Tickets 1500/1200/1000/700/500/300. For sale at Kad Suan Kew Rimping Supermarkets at Meechoke, Nim City and Promenada as well as Robinsons Central Plaza Chiang Mai. www.

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: http://www.

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] trinitybap All are welcome.


Mother’s Day ceremony at Tha Pae Gate. From 4 PM.

Super Mom ’56 at 3rd Floor Kad Suan Kaew – lots of activities include Vegetable playground, kids shows. Super Mom Cooking Contest and crawling contest.

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). arnoldlasky

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:

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. [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] or

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


PhuenThai Gala Dinner Charity Fundraiser Postponed to October, details to follow

Duriyasilp The College of Music, Payap University Presents A Lecture Recital “ELEGY Gabriel Faure” by Witsaruth Tawinno Assisted by Aj.Remi Namtep 13 August 2013 at 7:30 P.M. CRK Recital Hall, Payap University (Kaew Nawarat Campus) Donations Appreciated

Art Education CMU Exhibition 2013 at the 1st floor back gallery ,Chaing Mai University Art Center. Opening ceremony: 20th August 2013 9 am. 20th - 29th August 2013

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.

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:

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 [email protected].

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.


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] . July 31

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: [email protected].

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,, 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’s “Formal” Expats Ladies Lunch: First Thursday of every month. The international lunch buffet at the Holiday Inn, across from Rajavej Hospital Special discounted price of 250 baht (includes VAT, SC, water, coffee, tea) [email protected] by noon the day before.

August’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. August 15. Please reserve by Noon August 14.

Boon You Xone near Zoe in Yellow. Jam with guitarists onstage or just join. August 22

New English-language Rotary service club forming in Chiang Mai: Interested in joining more than 1.2 million results-oriented people to improve local communities? Learn more about Chiang Mai’s newest service club, Chiang Mai International Rotary Club, at River Market restaurant, 7:30 pm, on Thursday, August 22.Men and women of all nationalities, races and religions are welcome as members. There is no charge to attend the Introductory Meeting at River Market Restaurant. Thursday, August 22, at 7:30 pm. For reservations or information, email: [email protected] or call: 089 430 8067

Skal Monthly Meeting at the Rati Lanna Riverside Resort & Spa. US Vice Consul Marc Miller will be speaking. 6:30 PM. Book online only:

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

Chiang Mai Money Club: We meet last Thursday of every month ! for past 1.5 years. ttp:// Mai_money_club_recentJune 2012.pdf

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, [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] .

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!


Pleasure of Thirteen Members of the 13th Class of the Faculty of Fine Arts, Chiang Mai University are reunited after 19 years for this performance program and art exhibit.Chiang Mai University Art Center August 30 2013, 7 pm August 31 2013, 2 pm & 7 pm Tickets: 250 TB, 150 TB (Students), 089.755.7059

Classical Guitar Recital at AUA Auditorium Chiang Mai Guitar Society & Music Road Music School present a guitar recital by Paul Cesarczyk head of the Guitar Department Mahidol University. Tickets 200bht. August 30

The World Gourmet Festival come to the Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai with a special one-off dinner created by Chef Jerome Bonnet of Restaurant Daniel in Paris paired with wines by renowned French winemaker Pascal Jolivet from Sancerre. Starts with a cocktail reception at 6.30 PM at the Cooking School. 3200 baht ++ per person. [email protected] or 053-298-181 Book early. September 6

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, [email protected], 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 or www.chiangmaiexpats

Alliance Francaise Films: Every Friday at 8 PM. At the Alliance Fran็aise. Friday, August 16, 8 PM L’arbre et La For๊t (2010) de Jacques Martineau avec Guy Marchand; Friday, August 23, 8 PM Les Ambitieux (2007) de Catherine Corsini avec Gilles Cohen; Friday, August 30, 8 PM La Fille du Rer (2009) d’Andr้ T้chin้ avec ษmilie Dequenne, Catherine Deneuve


Le Crystal Wine Dinner – Presenting a night of French and Italian wines along with a 5 course set menu. 2,200bht net per person Starts at 7pm for reservations or further info 053-872-890-1 / 08 4177 6599 [email protected] August 17th

Crazy Hat Night at Soho Bar & Guesthouse on Huay Kaew Road: Wear a crazy hat Party

-Wear a rainbow hat get a free drink. From 8 PM.

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

Chiang Mai Adventure Festival: Through September 30 Mae Rim District Office

The Lamphun Longan (Lamyai) Fair August 2 until 12 at the Lamphun Provincial Stadium.

Lanna Health Fair: Until August 15 at Royal Flora Ratchaphruek

Lanna Handicrafts Expo: Until August 15 at Royal Flora Ratchaphruek

Exhibitions and seminars

Songs of the Elements by LiLi Tan: Sangdee Gallery, Sirimangkalajarn Soi 5. Until August 31

Sharaku Interpreted by Japan’s Contemporary Artists: 6-25 August 2013. CMU Art Center

Hidden Realms, Sacred Spaces’ A Photographic Exhibition by Martin Reeves at Tamarind Village Chiang Mai through November 18th 2013. Exhibit open daily from 09.00 - 20.00hrs.

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.

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.


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.


El Patio All Night Pintxos!: August 10-17th, experience 10+ Cold Pintxos and Cuban cigar variety starting 6pm til Midnight. Specials: 390.- baht / ticket for ALL NIGHT PINTXOS.

Only 10 tickets available each day. Featuring Scotch & Single Malt plus Patio’s signature cocktails. Book tickets at 089 7009552 or 082 0386603 [email protected]

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.

Mother’s Day Specials - August 12

Mothers Day at the Imperial Mae Ping Hotel: Enjoy The Gold Leaf Dimsum with 4 people and a free meal for your mother. Buffet including complimentary garland and photograph. Available from 10th – 12 August 11am until 2.30pm 053-283-900 or [email protected]

Mothers Day @ The Pub on Huay Kaew Road offers 20% discount for any mother bringing in their little boy or girl and spend over 500bht [email protected]

Mothers Day at the Chedi: Complimentary jasmine jand garland and 10% discount on food and beverage lunch or dinner on this special day. At The Spa Therapeutic massage with a 50% discount for you and your Mum. 053 253 333 Ext 3385 [email protected]

137 Pillars House Mother’s day specials during the long weekend valid from 10th-12th August 2013 Welcome Jasmine garland, 7-course Thai Set Menu served in typical Thai “sharing” style, or a Western 7-course Set Menu and end with a specially created dessert to sweeten the evening. Thai Set Menu at THB 1,099.00 net and Western Set Menu at THB 1,450.00 net per person. Your mom will eat for free when dining with a party of 4 or more. Special 053 247788 or [email protected]

Mothers Day at Siripanna Villa Resort & Spa. Lunch at the Slee Banyan restaurant Noon until 3pm 599bht net includes drinking water – 4 people pay the price for 3. Gifts for Mom include Exclusive offer from La Mer, Premium gift from Ronnefeldt Tea, Lanna Scented Flowers, Complimentary hand massage from Panna Spa,053 371 999 [email protected]

Mothers Day at dusitD2 WOW MOM with D.I.Y. cake prepared by our kitchen with a DIY Card From 10 – 12 August - 10am until 10pm 150 BHT per piece including complimentary card for Mom. On 12 August mom ‘n’ me set menu at Moxie with a creative jasmine rice set menu including appetizer soup main dish and DIY cake complimentary glass of jasmine sangria. Mocktail for Mom. 053 999 [email protected]

Mothers day at Le Meridien, Every mother accompanied by 3 people eats for free at Latest Recipe Restaurant.Buffet Lunch for 499 THB nett at Latest Recipe Restaurant, in addition park for free. For reservation 053 253 202

Mothers Day at Café Kantary: Premium homemade cupcakes to almond long and teddy bear set 499baht and 2. Mom and kids get 1 cupcake free for every 150 baht 3.DIY Mother’s day card workshop from 2pm – 4.30pm

Mothers Day at Royal Princess: Chinese cuisine including BBQ Peking Duck, crystal prawn and various tasty dim sum. Complimentary jasmine hand garland and group photo as a sovenier of this memorable day Lunch 11.30 – 2pm / Dinner 6pm until 10pm. Reservation 053253900 ext 2728

Mothers Day @ Shangri La Hotel: Royal Thai cuisine and complimentary healthy mocktails for all the mothers.Complimentary massage for all mothers. Brunch Buffet 588bht. per person. 053 253 888 ext 6807 6808

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