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Sunday

An Outdoor charity music concert in Chiang Rai to benefit Magic Beam featuring Chiangrai youth orchestra, silapakorn repertory wind ensemble together with Le Petit band led by Dome Thewtong – from 3.30pm until 7pm.  spiamphongsant @gmail.com. December 29

5th Trio for Justice Marathon: January 12. 3k kids run walk/5k run walk/10 k run/ marathon. 0835789879 or www.trioforjustice.org. for information.

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. facebook.com/groups/103202306396792/

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. chiangmaihhh.com/

Classic Cars of Lanna: Meets the last Sunday of every month at Nim City Daily near Airport Plaza. www.classicarsoflanna.com

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] hotmail.com.

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]hotmail.com. trinitybaptistchurchofchiang mai.com. All are welcome.


Monday

On-location sketching group meeting Monday mornings from 8:00-10:30am.  Each week we will rendezvous at a different location in and around Chiang Mai and spend two and ½ hours drawing in an atmosphere of support and encouragement.  Led by artist Amy D’Apice, the sketching group will follow the model of Urban Sketchers.org. Bring sketching supplies, water, and personal supplies such as sun screen, hat, etc. Open to artists of all levels, especially beginners.  Guidance and instruction by Amy D’Apice are available upon request. (093 212-7843) or [email protected] www.artconspiracy.net. www. flickr.com/photos/artconspiracy

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. http://www.facebook.com/pages/CM-Highlanders/383050268420730

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.chiangmaihhh.com/

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] .com or www.zensabai.com.

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

Tuesday

New Year’s Eve Countdown at Thapae Gate hosted by Tourism Authority of Thailand – Fireworks and Kom Loys. Roads closed leading to Thapae Gate

Toshiba’s Art Exhibition Road Show at Chiang Mai University Art Centre 1st Floor Back Gallery. ‘’Bring the Good Thing for Life”. Opening Ceremony 14 January at 6pm From January 9 – 31.

INTG: Tuesday, 14 January, “Paul Doumer and French Indochina, 1897-1902”. A Talk by Amaury Lorin. Alliance Francaise.

Chiang Mai International Rotary Club: The Chiang Mai International Rotary Club meets on Tuesdays 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.

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:   http://www. chiangmaihhh.com/

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 ChiangMaiComputerClub @gmail.com.

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.

Wednesday

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. www.cmphotogroup.com .  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

Thursday

“Formal” Expats Ladies Lunch: First Thursday of every month. 12 noon. NLLindley @msn.com 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] msn.com. Every 3rd Thursday.

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. https://www.facebook.com/groups/salsaclubchiangmai/?ref=ts&fref=ts

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 @yahoo.com.

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 @gmail.com .

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 Why Not Restaurant Nimmanhaemin Soi 11.2nd floor private room. [email protected] or www. wordpowr.com. It’s free! 

Friday

Classical Guitar Recital by Jetjumnong Jongprasert Friday January 17 7:30 p.m. UA Auditorium, Ratchadamnoern Road, 250 baht. available at the door or 083-208-1444.

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 @gmail.com, 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] chiangmaiexpatsclub.com or www.chiangmaiexpatsclub.com. December 20 300 baht, special Christmas event, reservations required.

Alliance Francaise Films: Every Friday at 8 PM. At the Alliance Friday, December 20, 8 PM, Queen of Montreuil (2013) de Solveig Anspach avec Florence Loiret-Caille

Saturday

Beyond the Pass: A Contemporary Lanna Dance Performance Director and Choreographer by Waewdao Sirisook, Ronnarong Kham­pha with dancer Darunee Phonwithun and Phattha­raporn Phikroh Music by Withaya Phonwithun. Saturday 11 January 2014, 7 pm at Lanna Wisdom School Chiang Mai. Tickets: 350 TB, 200 TB (Student) Tickets available at Lanna Wisdom School. Reservation / Information : 087 817 2734, 089 755 7059

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, @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:  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.fnttc. toastmastersclubs.org 053-214-309, 08-1861-2284 or 08-9138-4757

Fairs and Festivals

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.

Countdown to New Year at Tha Pae Gate; December 25- January 1

Exhibitions
and seminars

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. www.studio-naenna.com. 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.

Groups

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

Chiang Mai Readers & Book Discussion Group: Monthly over lunch to discuss a previously agreed book. [email protected]

Chiang Mai Gay and Lesbian Club: http://gaychiangmai.wackwall.com/. 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

Ongoing:

The U.S. Consulate encourages all American citizens to register with the US Consulate General.  Please visit https://travelregistration .state.gov 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

New Year’s Specials

Masquerade Gala Dinner at the Imperial Mae Ping –come and enjoy an enchanted eveing of talent games fine dining and live entertainment Tickets 2750bht per person starts with cocktails at 7pm followed by dinner at 8pm in the Garden Bar reservations  053-283-900 ext 7028 or 053-206-697

New Year’s Eve at Soho Bar & Guesthouse Huay Kaew Road

New Years Eve at El Patio Nimmanahaemin Soi 11 – special party with DJ Stuart and Hot Gluehwine – starting at 10pm.. 053-223-924 / 082-0386603 / 086-5571527 [email protected] facebook/El.Patio.CM

Yummy New Years Eve Buffet & Live Music- Canal Road just before the Royal Flora intersection. Yummy buffet includes desserts and various Indian Curries. Live music. 1000THB per person kids under 6 free. Reservations and deposits are essential before 25 December –contact 0801222561

Gala Dinner with ‘Golden Age’ theme party at 137 Pillars House. THB 8,000++ per person include open bar of beers, wines, soft drinks and special souvenir.053-247788 or [email protected]

dusitD2: Grandest dinner buffet: 7pm until 10pm.4200 baht adults (food only) 2150 baht children (food only) under 3 free.. Follwed by – put on your dancing shoes and drink-till-you-drop with creative cocktails countdown to 2014. 053-999-999 [email protected]

The Magical Kingdom New Year’s Eve 2013 at Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai: Gala Dinner & party: THB 15,100 net per person including one bottle of champagne per two persons 053888888 through enquiry @dharadhevi.com.

Le Crystal 5 course set dinner with complimentary Champagne to welcome the New Year – 3200 baht per person.053-872-890 [email protected] lecrystalrestaurant.com 

Gala Dinner at Centara Duangtawan;18.30 to 01.00 hrs.THB 2,500 net per adult and Baht 1,250 net per child under 12 years.053 905000 Ext. 3227

Moonlight & Music Lover @ Siripanna Villa Resort & Spa: 7pm – 1am 4200 baht per person incl drinking water/50% discount kids 4-12 / 4 & under free.053-371-999 [email protected]

Dinner at Anantara Chiang Mai Resort & Spa:6500 baht++ per person 053-253-385 or email [email protected] anantara.com

Masquerade Gala and Dinner at Le Meridien: THB 5,499 net per person.EDM Member’s THB 4,499 net per person.053-253-666 lemeridien.chiangmai @lemeridien.com

Dinner at Shangri la 2880 THB per person, 14800THB per person includes free flow Moet Chandon Champagne and house beverages. 053-253-888 Ext 6807. restaurants [email protected]

Rachamankha From 7pm onwards all inclusive price 4200THB per person For tickets or further info 053-904-111 [email protected]

Shang Garden Shangri la Chinese set dinner 2288 THB per person. 2888THB inclusive of free flow house wine local beer and soft drinks 053-253-888 Ext 6807 [email protected]

Dinner at Le Coq d’Or :3500THB++ Reservations or further info 080-650-0740 [email protected] mai.com


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