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Care for Dogs Adoption Fair Sunday, December 1 at 11 a.m. Central Airport Plaza

Foundation for the Education of Rural Children Fundraiser at River Market. Afternoon High Tea Event. Sandwiches, cakes, tea, coffee, soft drinks, live music  - 800 baht per person 3.30 – 6pm. Silent Auction. Raising money for scholarships for rural children.  For tickets contact Celeste 053-892-044 Ext 3744 [email protected] or Carolina 089-557-5388 or Luxami 081-885-1269. December 1

Zouk Bachata Dance Party at The Roadside Pub &Restaurant Anusarn Market. 6pm – 9pm guest teacher from Zouk BKK… 5pm – 6-45 free zouk beginner lesson / 7 – 9pm Open dance bachata and latin beat by DJ Luis. Free entry buy 1 drink minimum / for further info Cinn 081-5954840. December 1

Breakfast with Santa, normally held at Gymkhana but at Promenada this year. December 15. Various activities for the kids will be provided by [email protected], SF Cinema and ToysRUs. Venue: Pro­menada Resort Mall Time: 9 am to 12 noon Ticket price: Baht 400 per person. junerfid

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. thebaptistgroup [email protected] trinitybaptistchurchof 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 (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] December 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. [email protected]


International We Love the King Day Parade: starting at JJ Markets going to Thapae Gate, meeting at 3pm, parade starts at 4pm arrives at Thapae gate where the Thai national anthem will be played at 6pm followed by entertainment yet to be announced. Attendees are requested to wear national dress or pink / yellow shirts. This parade is an annual event for all residents of Chiang Mai to celebrate HM The King’s birthday. Anyone wishing to know more about the parade or Chiang Mai Friends should contact Boong [email protected]

‘Timeless’ performed by Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company Tuesday December 7 PM CMU Art Center, Nimmanhaemin Road.

INTG: Tuesday, 3 December. 7:30 pm : “Land and Livelihoods - Struggles of Small-Scale Farming Communities in Northern Thailand”. A Talk by Jason Lubanski. Alliance Francaise.

Weekly Laughter Yoga every Tuesday 6-7pm at Kalyanamit Chiangmai starting Tuesday December 10th.

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 Chiang [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.


Smile Party 6 at Huay Tung Tao Lake, Gates Open 5pm Main Stage includes OMG Band, Smile Station, Malang Pleng, Apollo 13, The Wolf. Tickets 300 baht per person. December 4

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] . December 11.

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 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


Annual Skål Christmas Fundraiser at Le Coq d’Or to benefit the Mhae Ma School & Orphanage in Chiang Dao. Tickets are 1500bht each with an option 400 baht for unlimited wine with dinner. Door prizes, raffles and a silent auction – you do not need to be a member to attend – for tickets or further info Tim McGuire [email protected]

Swiss Lanna Society fundraiser with Marc Faber; Dr. Doom to speak. Imperial Mae Ping, December 12. 6 PM. Members: 1,000 baht non-members 1500 baht. Sign up by December 9. [email protected] or Eveline Willi 085 905 6805

The Dealers at Sit up café Nimman soi 9. Live music with TUAN, Cut the Crab. Free Typewriter supported by local bands Mat Chi Maa, Sustainer and Recap. 100 baht per person includes 1 free drink starts 7pm December 12.

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

“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. 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. 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! 


Motiva 13.0 meet Pok Stylish Nonsense + Tri Minh and CNXP E Music Showcase at Minimal Gallery Nimmanhaemindha Soi 13 From 7pm onwards – for further info 0826290349. December 6

Italian Wine Dinner and Christmas Tree Lighting Evening: Friday, 13th December 2013 @ Four Seasons Resort, Chiang Mai with a fun evening of Christmas Tree Lighting followed by a Italian Wine Dinner.Sing along with Carol Singers, Gluh Wine, Jazz Band with Super Tuscan Wines and Tuscany Food cooked by Italian Executive Chef Mario Prestigiovanni as the feature of the evening. Friday, 13th December. 6:30 pm at the Terraces Restaurant.3,000 baht plus applicable taxes, Gourmet Card Discount 20% is applicable.Reservations [email protected] Limited seats available only.

Discovery of Wines at Le Meridien Hotel Chiang Mai: an exclusive Prunotto Antinori Italian Wine Dinner. 5 course dinner with Guest Speaker Jacopo Pandolfini Antinori Asia Pacific Export Manager. THB 2,900 / Eat Drink & More Members THB 2,600 per person. favola.chiangmai  or call Favola at 053 253 299.

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 or www.chiangmaiexpats December 20 300 baht, special Christmas event, reservations required.

Alliance Francaise Films: Every Friday at 8 PM. At the Alliance Française. Nov 22: Les Maries de l’an deux (1971). NO ENG SUBTITLES. 8pm. Nov 29; Bye Bye Blondie (2012). Eng subtitles. 8pm


Jennifer Kim live in concert: That’s Wine Nimman­haemin Soi 7. From 10pm onwards + live band. 3000 baht per table for 4 people includes 1 bottles of red wine – This is already heavily booked – don’t leave it too late – for reservations or further info 091-298-7919. December 7

Star Avenue Garage Sale: We will provide tables, chairs and electrical outlets for you to sell your products or services, get rid old stuff lying around the house, showcase your arts and crafts or anything you wish! At Star Avenue Lifestyle Mall ( In front of the Arcade Bus Station off the Superhighway ) On Sat 14 Dec, 2013 Time : 4 pm. - 10 pm.Call 086 654 0336 for more information.

Garage Sale at Lanna International School: 8am until 11am 20bht entrance // 200 baht for vendors to rent space/table Book with Nim or Earn on 053-806230. December 7

Christmas Charity Dinner Party at Seven Fountains Spirituality Centre (Huay Kaew Road) in support of Education Sponsorship Fund. 6.30 – 9.30pm Adults 500bht children 12 years and below 200 baht. International Buffet Dinner.reservation 053-365-349 or 091-141-8720  [email protected] .com. December 7

A Christmas Concert: The College of Music Payap University Henry R Luce Chapel, Mae Kao Campus; The Handbells Choir, The Harp Ensemble and Duriyasilp Big Band. Starts at 7.30pm Donations Appreciated. December 7

Chiang Mai Expat Club meeting at Le Meridien Hotel Arrive 10am, meeting starts at 10.30. Third Saturday of every month. No meeting in December.

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

Dad’s Jazz Festival December 3 -5 Central Plaza Airport Chiang Mai. In honor of HM the King.

Charity event for Cancer patients at JJ Market December 4 -6 Vespa Bike rally, booths and more.

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

Green Field Green Film Festival at Cowboy Theatre Mae Jo University. December 4 – 10

NAP Fair: 14th Nimman Arts Promenade NAP at Nimmanmaemindha Soi 1. December 5 – 10

Chiang Mai Jazz Festival III at Chiang Mai International Convention Center. December 6 -7. One day ticket 750 baht. www.

CNXP - Chiang Mai Experience (Tech, Music, Photo and Film);Friday, Dec 06 2013 1:00 PM. 6-7 December, 1pm-6pm both days plus selected other activities. This event will be in Thai and in English.Tickets include access for both days to our event at Warm Up Cafe including all activities, soft drinks, tea or coffee vouchers, snacks and canapes, free use of our coworking lounge, and discounts on many others things. 300 baht.

Thailand International Balloon Festival. December 7 -8, Chiangmai Gymkhana Club. Ballooon launch 6 am, Balloon tethering at 5 pm, Night Glow balloons 6:30 p.m. Concerts with Garth Taylor, Hugo, Palmy and others begin at 7 pm

Rice Harvest Festival at TacomePai organic farm - Pai.15-16-17 December. This year, the Sangob Foundation will be in charge of the musical program!Join us for 3 days & nights celebrating traditions of Northern Thailand. Bamboo workshops, Permaculture talks, traditional music & dance, organic food and more.

Royal Project Fair: December 26 - 29, 2013 CMU Convention Center Nimman­haemin Road

Small World Mae Hong Son Festival: December 24 at lake in Mae Hong Son. 9 different tribes join in crafts, music and dancing. Free. Bring a soft toy for a donation if you wish. Small World Festival Maehongson on Facebook.

Exhibitions and seminars

Production on trafficking of women in Thailand: Come and see a free production about the trafficking of women in Thailand and participate in a cross- national Focus Group Discussion about the musical and the subject matter.Participants in the Focus Group Discussion will be served dinner.December 12 and 13, 2013, 7th Floor @ Studio Theater, Kad Suan Kaew Mall, Chiang Mai 4.30pm-9.00pm.If you are over the age of 18 and would like to participate please contact us at +66 818747058 or [email protected] to check your eligibility and confirm which date you would like to attend.

The 28th PTT Youth of the North: ‘The Power of Natural’ by PTT. 1st floor front and back gallery Chiang Mai University Art Center Nimmanhaemin Road. December 13 – 27

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

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: 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,


Beerniversary! Beer Republic 1st Anniversary December 13, 14, 15. Beer Club members buy one get one free. Favorite Belgian beers, great food. Nimmanhaemin soi 11

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.

 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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