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Car Free Day at Sansai Luang District. Lanna bicycle network – from 7.30 – noon at Apocalyptic Sansai. 22 September

Skål Dinner Puccini Restaurant: on Thursday, September 26 6.30pm.  To make your reservation

Schubertiad at Santi Music School. Jean Pierre will give a lecture on the life of Schubert with musical extracts ending with the final movement on DVD of his great C Major Symphony No 9 in C. 50 bht per head to cover costs. Limited Seating – Reservations must be made. [email protected] .com. October 6

Bow Wow Brunch for Care for Dogs: AVAILABLE FOR ADVANCE PURCHASE ONLINE! The upcoming Care for Dogs Bow Wow Vegetarian 2013 fundraiser on Sunday, 27 October 2013 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Shangri-La Hotel. Delicious vegetarian brunch buffet, live music, kid’s activities, door prizes and a silent auction. 899 bht / each for adults (9 years old and up), 349 bht / each for children 2 – 8 years of age, and children under two years of age are free. Tickets for advance purchase via Paypal

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!

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.

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.


Bodegas Fontana Wine Savouring at El Patio on Nimmanhaemindha Soi 11 From 7pm enjoy 2  Whites / 3 Reds / 1 Rose + 1 Pinxto Plate all for 500 baht.  30 TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLY – to get yours contact 053 223 924 or [email protected] com. September 30

Cafe at Magical Light Foundation, Chiang Mai opens 30 September, 5-10pm! All proceeds from the Magical Garden goes towards supporting the work of the Foundation (computer classes, building schools in Burma etc).

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]

Chiang Mai Travel Club; 6.30pm at Sangdee Gallery Sirimangkalajarn Soi 5. This month Linda Pfotenhauer will present a talk on Botswana. The Travel Club meets the 2nd Monday of every month. [email protected] September 9

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. 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] .com or

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


INTG: “A ‘Third Hand’: The Role of the Thai Military in Thai Politics Today”. A Talk by Dr. Paul Chambers (PhD, Northern Illinois University), Chiang Mai University. October 8, Alliance Française 7:30 p.m.

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:   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.


Tai Lue Way of Life: Experience a Living Museum at CMU Lanna Traditional House on Canal Road just before Suthep Road. Wednesday; September 25 and Thursday September 26. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Free Laughter Yoga in the Park (Suan Buak Haad) Wednesdays at 6pm. There is a covered area for if it rains. All welcome. Meet at the front entrance at 5.50pm, if you are late look across the water, we’ll be under the coconut trees

Royal British Legion meeting at Kamalas Guest House. Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. 7PM Gill 0871 728 785 or Richard Prouserichardp.pfm

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] . September 18

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


SKAL at Puccini Italian Restaurant: 42 Charoenprathet Road next to Porn Ping Tower. The restaurant has a parking lot behind and there is also plenty of street parking. Member price is 600 baht and 800 for guests. There is an additional 400 baht charge for unlimited wine with dinner. 600 baht for members and 800 baht for non-members. Please sign up at www. to reserve your space.

August’s “Formal” Expats Ladies Lunch: First Thursday of every month. [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] .com. Every 3rd Thursday.

Chiang Mai International Rotary Club: Chiang Mai’s only English Speaking Club. Thursday at The River Market Restaurant with the meetings starting at 7:30PM. For further information contact Tjeerd (T.J.) Bouma at 080-126-1684 or Roger Lindley at 089-430-8067. [email protected]

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.

Chiang Mai Money Club: We meet last Thursday of every month. Info: Don Freeman 089 970 5795 or Martin Spring 053 237 238.

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 It’s free! 


Zonta International; Annual charity gala event at the Shangri La Hotel, September 27, 2013. Tickets are 1200 baht and proceeds will go to fund Zonta’s charity projects such as the program to help Maejam Disabled Women. 6 pm to 12 midnight. Reserve your tickets 081-1686803, 089-5577888, 081-2895214

California Wine Night at Rimping Promenada – 10 wines 700 baht canapés included. Reservations 087-726-4664.

Atsuko Seta Piano Recital at CRK Recital Hall Payap University Kaew Nawarat Campus. Works by F Liszt, F Chopin, A Ginastera, Japanese Composers. Orchestra accompaniement by Remi Namtep. Starts 7.30pm. Tickets 300bht / 100bht for students.September 27

Bollywood Masala Night: October 4. The Empress Hotel 2nd floor of Convention Hall. In aid of disabled) children -CM skilled centre, and Thanua Withaya School. Indian live music, dancers, buffet dinner, door prizes, silent auction. 1000baht Donation in the form of kind or cash is welcome. Tickets are available at Fashion King 0819284575 ; 081 733 5914

Debate Club: Every Friday at 6:45 pm Sangdee Gallery Sirimangkalajarn Soi 5

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] .com or www.chiangmai

Alliance Francaise Films: Every Friday at 8 PM. At the Alliance Française. Friday, September 27, 8 pm. Gadjo Dilo (1997) deTony Gatlif avec Romain Duris,


Chiang Mai Expat Club meeting at Le Meridien Hotel Arrive 10am, meeting starts at 10.30. Guest speaker is Lee Ayu Chuepa – a member of the Akha people – and with his family he established Akha Ama Coffee – topic Journey to Glocal Education and Social Enterprise.September 28

The Discovery of Wines: Concha Y Toro Chilean Wine Dinner at Favola Italian Specialty Restaurant, Le Meridien Chiang Mai. Wines from Concha Y Toro, Chile’s greatest and biggest wine producer since 1883, paired with an exquisite menu by Executive Chef Filippo Morelli. reservations required: Winfried.sanders or call Favola at 053 253 299. September 28

World Buffet Night at Le Crystal Restaurant. Buffet includes Australian Wagyu Beef, Fresh French Osters, Pan fried foie gras, wide selection of cheeses and much much 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 For reservations or further info 053 872 890-1 or [email protected]  Saturday September 28

Care for Dogs Adoption Fair Saturday October 5 11 am Central Airport Plaza

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 4th 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,,

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. 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

Two Cultures of Thai and Japanese Fair at JJ Markets 10am until 5pm. Highlights include Miss JingJai Competition. Lacquer ware workshops, Origami Workshop, Lanna Live music, Bamboo Workshop Lanna Dance Japanese Dance and much much more………. For further details 053-231520-5 or jjmarketchiangmai on facebook. September 28- 29

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

Citylife JJ Market Garden Fair 2013: 9th November 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Open to vendors (250 baht per stall for businesses, 200 baht for charities),come sell your goods, services and show off your products.Volunteer musicians needed! (we will get you one day work permits). All proceeds after cost goes to charity If you have second  hand clothes or goods, we are collecting them NOW!  drop them off at Citylife’s offices during working hours Mondays-Fridays. Alternatively, call Nancy on 085 709 8801 to arrange a drop off time at Nakornping Condo. citylifejj [email protected] or Or Kay (THAI) [email protected]

Exhibitions and seminars

“The Laramie Project” – a new play by the Gate Theater Group at the 7th Floor Studio Theatre, Kad Suan Kaew. Tickets on sale at the Information Desk from 23 September. Info from [email protected] October 17 - 20.

Lisa Moses ‘The World I Dream In’ Solo Exhibition of Cast Acrylic Collage Prints at 116 Art Gallery, Charoen Muang Road – All works are for sale and part of the proceeds from sales go to the SOLD Project.  September 14 – October 31. 1pm – 7pm every day excluding Monday. 053-302-111 or [email protected]

Contemporary Art Exhibition By Visual Arts Student, Faculties of Fine Art. Chiang Mai University. Opening ceremony 4th  October 2013. October 4-6 CMU Art Museum 1st floor back gallery.

Sexforce  with Nop Kham­noi and Guano Design Sangdee Gallery Sirimangkalajarn Soi 5

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.

Art exhibition at the CMU Art Museum Nimmanhaemindha Road 1st Floor by Art Instructors Department of Printmaking Painting and Sculpture Faculty of Fine Art Chiang Mai University. September 6 – 27th


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

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.


Huarnjana Boutique Resort Chiang Mai is proud to present a delicious local dish; Chicken spicy salad (Yum Kai Pra In). 333 Moo 11 T. Namphare, Hangdong Chiang Mai 50230 Tel.053-125333

Imperial Mae Ping: Imperial Shabu Shabu Buffet with a variety of selections with fresh organic vegetables. Providing the best quality and service to our guests.320 baht.Open daily from 17.30 – 23.00 hrs. Ground floor The imperial Mae Ping Hotel. 053-283900 # 7052

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.

Dhara Dhevi: Delicious moon cakes are available at Fujian Restaurant. THB 488 net per box of eight moon cakes. Fujian is serving delectable King Japanese Scallops in September from THB 1,500++ per dish. Dinner 6.30 pm – 10.30 pm daily. 053 888 548. Farang Se has an Oyster Degustation Menu being served in September. Seven course menu includes: Oyster and lobster belle vue style, caviar and Parsley; Foie gras and Iberico ham with fried Oyster; and more. THB 3,200++ per person Lunch 6.00 pm – 10.30 pm daily. 053 888 8549.

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

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.

Centara Duangtawan Hotel: Hong Kong Food Festival. 30th  August – 30th  September 2013 At Sunflower Chinese Restaurant, on the 24th floor Prepared by Guest Chef  ‘Lam Hing Kam’  from Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok.Dim Sum lunch and a la carte menus or special Sets in the evening. 053 905000 Ext. 3227

Café Kantary; mooncakes available for sale from 1 – 20 September 2013. Kantary Hills Hotel, Nimmanhaemin Road.

Siripanna Resort: Sunday Lunch from 12 noon to 3 pm 599 baht. With free flow wine 999 baht. Free flow Wine Buffet ever day 599 baht 6 hours.

Chiang Dao Nest & Wine Gallery are putting on a Wine & Buffet Dinner on Saturday 28th Sept. Fine Wine, Gourmet Buffet Dinner, Accommodation at Chiang Dao Nest, and Breakfast the next morning.1900 Baht per person. www.chiangdao. com/winedinner2013print.jpg.

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