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Songs in my Memories – Chiang Mai All Stars Performance Troop – At Chiang Mai Art & Music Anuvitee Road . Thasala Tickets 500 bht available at Vocal Exert Studio or call 093-292-733 November 3

Recycled Robot Making at Meedee Depot Sirimongkalajarn Soi 516.00-18.00. Fee 450 Baht   084 541-0014.November 3rd

The 14 Charity Bazaar by Chiang Mai Japanese Association in aid of the Red Cross Chiang Mai 8am until 1pm.CMU Art Center, Nimmanhaemin Road. November 10

Care for Dogs Adoption Fair November 17 at 11 a.m. Central Airport Plaza

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:

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.


Remembrance Day A Remembrance service will be held at the Chiang Mai Foreign Cemetery Non-denominational Monday November 11 .Service will begin at 10.45 AM. Two minute silence will be observed at 11am. Refreshments served at the Gymkhana Club afterwards – ALL NATIONALITES WELCOME

Oktoberfest on the River: Holiday Inn. November 4. German beer, food and music! 6pm until 10.30pm. Tickets are THB 599 net for German & International Buffet (food only) THB 250 net per glass Paulaner Beer. 053 275 300 [email protected]

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. 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 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. [email protected]


5th Anniversary of Thai German International Friendship Organisation Royal Gala at the Imperial Mae Ping Hotel Chiang Mai under patronage and personal attendance of HRH Princess Soamsawali from Thailand 5 November. tickets are 1500(100 left)/2500(50 left)/10,000 (30 left)/25,000 (10 left)  Please reserve your tickets with The Podology Center Ltd. only 089-633-8586 or 053038048  Email reservations - [email protected] .com - no other sales stations. Passport / ID card or Driving license required.

Opening of Shape Shifter at Sangdee Gallery Sirimangkalajarn Soi 5. Tribute to Frances McGuire Proinseas by Jenny McGuire Starts at 7pm Live Music and refreshments. November 5

INTG: “The École française d’Extrême-Orient and its Library in Chiang Mai”. A Talk by Yves Goudineau, Director of the EFEO Chiang Mai Centre, and Louis Gabaude, at the EFEO premises, opposite the Alliance Française, between The Chedi Hotel and the Wat Chaimongkhon.” Meeting starts at 7.30pm November 12

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.phpbb3now .com/index.php or ChiangMai [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.


Chiang Mai Friends Meeting at 6pm.  Location tba [email protected] or Chiang Mai Friends on Facebook. Nov 6.

Dhamma Talk (Eng/Thai) By Venerable Ajahn Jayasaro Wednesday November 20th, 2013 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm. Panyaden School Assembly Hall Seating is limited. Please call to reserve a place tel: 053 426 618.

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] . November 20

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,, 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


Skål Chiang Mai & Northern Thailand: at the Chedi. November 21, 2013 6:30 p.m. start with cocktails Members 600 baht and non-members are 800 baht. There is an additional fee of 400 baht for unlimited wine with dinner. Reserve at  http://www. .

Central Festival Grand Opening; November 14, prizes, discounts, celebrities

Kuricorder Quartet Family at CMU Art Musuem Nimmanhaemin Road A multi-instrumental ensemble well known in Japan with their work on TV and film as well as performance. From 7pm until 8pm Tickets available at Club Thailand 02-6621191. November 14- 15

“Formal” Expats Ladies Lunch: First Thursday of every month. 12 noon. [email protected] by noon the day before.  Puccini Italian Restaurant, 42 Charoen Prathet Rd. 300 baht (please include extra for the servers) November 7. Reserve by November 6

Opening of Non Still Life at Pongnoi Art Space - Art Exhibition by Makha Sanewong Na Ayuthaya. Opening is at 7pm. The Exhibtion is on until December 7. November 7

“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. November 21

Chiang Mai International Rotary Club: The Chiang Mai International Rotary Club meets on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m at The River Market Restaurant. Meeting attendance is limited to club members, invited guests of club members and visiting Rotarians. If you desire further details about the meetings or about Rotary please contact Roger Lindley at [email protected] or call 089-430-8067.

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. October 24 at 11 am

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. greenpa [email protected] [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] .com or It’s free! 


Swiss Lanna Society special event: The Role of the ICRC in Thailand. Imperial Mae Ping 6:30 pm Members 300 baht Non members 500 baht. Includes dinner events or Eveline Willi 085 905 6805

The 11th Annual Payap  International Day from 5pm until 8pm Raffle tickets are available 20bht in advance or 40 baht on the day of the event grand prize 10,000 baht cash plus many other vouchers. [email protected] or [email protected] November 15

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.


Rendezvous dans la Grenade at Matoom Art Space with Makiko Tanaka and Chumpol Taksaporncha Opening Party November 9 6.30pm with great live music. November 9 – 23

Care for Dogs Adoption Fair at Central Airport Plaza 11 am. Saturday November 9, 2013.

Chiang Mai Philharmonic Band presents‘’Music with the Winds” at Kad Suan Kaew Theatre. Tickets 700 (VIP) 500. 400, 300 Student 100. On sale at Information Desk G Floor Kad Suan Kaew. November 9

Mae Jo Lantern Release: Massive release of Khom Loy November 16

Prem International Day 2013; 16 November 2013 : 3.00 pm - Lanna lanterns and fireworks begin at 6.30 pm.

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

Money Expo November 8 -10 Central Hall Central Airport Plaza; Insurance, banking, Investments

Chiang Mai Flora Blossom Festival November 1-4 Central Plaza Chiang Mai Airport G Floor.

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. citylife [email protected] or Or Kay (THAI) [email protected]

Yi Peng / Loy Krathong; November 17.

Mae Jo Agricultural Fair December 1- 4. Mae Jo University.

Exhibitions and seminars

Nazea Lines – Live the Legend From Peru : CMU Art Centre Nimmanhaemind Road 1st Floor Back Gallery Exhibition. 1 - 10 November 2013

Opening of Non Still Life at Pongnoi Art Space  - Art Exhibition by Makha Sanewong Na Ayuthaya. until December 7.

Tjaša Iris – Gardens Of Eden: Tjaša Iris was born in Slovenia, educated in Italy, England and the Netherlands. CMU Art Center – Chiang Mai , 8 November – 30 November 2013

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.

The 30th Young National Exhibition of Art at CMU Art Centre Nimmanhaemindha Road – A young Thai artists art exhibition Curate by Silpakorn University. Opening ceremony 4 November. November 4 – 28

A Legacy of Excellence: Tai Textiles of Southeast Asia; November 17 2013 to April 4 2014. This exhibition shows some of the finest examples of Tai textiles. Patricia Cheesman Collection Gallery, Studio Naenna, 138/8 Soi Changkhian, Huay Keaw Road. Open Wednesdays 9am – 4pm, or by appointment call +66 53 226042

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: 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


Oktoberfest at the Holiday Inn: November 4, 2013 at the River Terrace

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.

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.

Shangri La Specials: Seafood Extravaganza: Every Friday night From 18.00 - 22.00 hrs.688  THB net per person. Emperor Cuisine Buffet: every Thursday night From 18.00 to 22.00 hrs. THB 588 net per person. Seafood Sunday Brunch: every Sunday From 11.30 to 15.00 hrs.

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