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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] October 6

Zouk Bachata Dance Party at the Sideroad Pub & Restaurant Anusarn Market Charoen Prathet Road. 4- 5pm free zouk beginner lession by Dimitriy and Cinn 5-8pm Open dance with Zouk Vachata and latins beat by CJ Luis. Minimum 1 drink and beginners welcome – for more info contact Cinn 081-595-484. 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! https://www.

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 [email protected]

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.


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 (Sirimang kalajarn Soi 5). arnoldlasky

Chiang Mai Travel Club; 6.30pm at Sangdee Gallery Sirimangkalajarn Soi 5. The 2nd Monday of every month. [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

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 www.

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


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.phpbb3 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.


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 has moved to Basic Line Hotel Soi 1 Loi Kroh Road. Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. 7PM Gill 0871 728 785 or Richard Prouse [email protected]

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] . October 16

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


Siam Sinfonietta: Music of the Masters Group (used to be called The Friends of Music- Making in Chiang Mai) present a free public concert by Siam Sinfonietta at the Chiang Mai Fine Arts Building Auditorium including music selected from composers Rossini, Hatn, Prokofieve and Somtow. Reservations only kirkland [email protected]

“Formal” Expats Ladies Lunch: First Thursday of every month. [email protected] by noon the day before. 

“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. October 17

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] .com or It’s free! 


Cooking Contest  & Food Show at the Kantary Terrace Sala,  Kantary Hills. Meet 3 Chefs from Green Table, Hei Hei Hot Pot and La Tarvernetta – cooking contest from 1pm until 4pm Win Fabulous prizes. 053-222-111 www. October 12

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 [email protected] or

Alliance Francaise Films: Every Friday at 8 PM. At the Alliance Française.


Diwali & Sangeet Night. A very famous singer Mr.Ashok Khullar and his group will entertain with live music. FREE Indian and Thai Buffet dinner (vegetarian & non vegetarian ), Soft drinks & Whisky. Lucky draws. All this at a ticket price of 800 baht only. Children under 8 years are FREE &from 8 13 ONLY 400. 0817657791 or email [email protected] Saturday, October 19 at Mercure Hotel.

Anchan Vegetarian Restaurant 1st anniversary:  2nd Floor off Nimmanhaemindha Road Soi Hillside 2. Free food samplers for all visitors from 6 PM to 10 PM October 19. Aye 083 581 1689

Care for Dogs Adoption Fair at Central Airport Plaza Saturday October 26 from 11 am.

Sound Post Orchestra Concert at CMU Art Museum theater– A string orchestra in classical music, Thai Classical and Pop – by Sound Post Orchestra Chiang Mai – from 3pm until 9.30pm. 26 October.

Chiang Mai Expat Club meeting at Le Meridien Hotel Arrive 10am, meeting starts at 10.30. Last Saturday of every month.

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, .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.fnttc. 053-214-309, 08-1861-2284 or 08-9138-4757

Fairs and Festivals

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]

Yi Peng / Loy Krathong; November 17. Schedule to follow.

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 gatetheater 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]

Twilight Music Park 48 Hours at Malibu Maetaeng Chiang Mai starts 5pm 1200bht ticket includes transport. Tent camp for rent also availableMusic by popular bands and DFs food and drink on sale – for more info or reservationstwilightmusicpark 087-578-7630 085-527-6459. 17-18 October

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.

Meticulous Spontaneity Paint Exhibition by Kawee Laksanasakulchai at Tita Gallery.Tita Gallety 68 M 6 Rimtai Mae Rim Open 8am until 6pm daily. [email protected] 053 297 811. October 1-31.

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


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.usconsulate. gov/service.html


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

Oktoberfest at Beer Republic Monday 14th- 20th October: Paulaner Oktoberfest .Kostritzer Dark Larger.  Warsteiner Pilsner - 2 for 300.- available every  night for Chiangmai Beer Club members only. Limited to 3 tickets per members. Nimmanhaemindha Road Soi 11  [email protected] or 081 5314765 or 053 216568

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.

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 [email protected]

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.

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.

Cocktails by the Ping – at the Chedi Hotel :  three selected special Thai  cocktails at the bar for 500 baht from 6pm until 10pm every Tuesday during October. Mario 053 253 343 [email protected]

OktoberFest at the Beer Terrace Centara Duangtawan Hotel: Thai Premium Draught Beer, together with  OKTOBER  FEST  imported German draught beer and many more beers from around the world. Join our Steak, Italian & Asian Buffet or choose an a la carte German popular set, BBQ or Thai grill food stall. Open daily from 17.00 – 23.00 hrs. at Beer Terrace, in front of the hotel. Reservations, please call 053 905000 Ext. 3227.

Vegetarian Festival ; 5th - 13th October at the Sunflower Chinese Restaurant, on the 24th floor, Centara Duangtawan Hotel A a la carte menu starting from Baht 140 ++ per serving. Reservations, please call 053 905000 Ext. 3227.

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