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Care for Dogs Adoption Fair at Central Airport from 11 a.m. February 16

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. thebaptistgroup [email protected] trinitybaptistchurchofchiang All are welcome.


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 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.artcon

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] January 13.

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]


Informal Northern Thai Group: INTG: Tuesday, February 18, 7:30 Pm. “Following Buddha’s Footprints (Buddhapda)”. A Talk By Jacques De Guerny. Alliance Francaise, 138 Charoen Prathet Road

Viola & Piano Recital featuring Lillian Green (Viola) & James Miltenberger (Piano) at CRK Recital Hall Payap University. 7.30pm Apirat 080-499-9003. February 18

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:

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. Visit us at or contact us at [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.


UK Boarding Schools: Wednesday, 19 February 2014 at Le Meridien Hotel. 5.30pm - 8.00pm. Topics will include annual fees, summer courses, scholarships, uniforms, curriculums, health care, exams, accommodation, special diets, transportation, holidays, insurance, recreation and sports, etc. Attendance is free, but advance registration required. or email: [email protected]

Royal British Legion meeting: 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] . February 19

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,, 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


An Arts Thesis from the Fine Arts Major Faculty of Fine Art and Architecture RMTL. CMU Art Center February 13 – 27. Opening reception February  13th at 6.00 pm.

30th anniversary of the Riverside Restaurant Charoenrat Road; T Bone Free Concert. [email protected] February 13

El Patio: Wine Savouring.7pm -10pm. Thursday, 27th February. Bodega Fontana Spanish Seleccion. 1 White, 2 Red, Plus Pairing Pinxtos. 500.-20 Tickets Available.

1 White, 4 Red, Plus Pairing Pinxtos 990.-20 Tickets Available

Skal Chiang Mai and the North; Third Thursday of every month. Thursday February 20, Le Meridien Chiang Mai. Register online only

“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. February 20.

Central Asia First Impressions by Marisa Marchitelli: Sangdee Gallery Sirimang­kalajarn Soi 5. Featuring images from Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia – senior advisor Jeff Erlich will speak about his experiences in working in Central Asia and will answer quesitons. From 6pm until 9pm. Exhibition will be on dispay until March 31. For further info [email protected] February 27 at PM.

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. January 30. Free and open to all interested parties

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, [email protected]

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


In Da Mood of Love mini concert at Amphitheatre Promenada Shopping Mall between 7pm and 8pm //February 14 – 15 Love Song Singing Contest in the Mood for Love at Promenada Resort Mall – Event Hall B // In the Garden of Love Feb 14-16

V Day for Women – Asia Pacific Forum on Women Law and Development. [email protected] Phone number is 082-183-5243. Feb 14

Bettie Royale II Tainted Love at The Pub Huay Kaew Road – the night of Mods, Northern Soul, Freakbeat, Garage rock and all great the 60s themes Starts 9pm Free Entry.  February 14.

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 December 20 300 baht, special Christmas event, reservations required.

Alliance Francaise Films: Every Friday at 8 PM. At the Alliance Friday: Friday, February 21, Pauline Détective (2012) de Marc Fitoussi avec Sandrine Kiberlain. Friday, February 28, J’Enrage De Son Absence (2012) de Sandrine Bonnaire avec William Hurt.


Run for Relief – at Huay Tung Tao - February 15 raising awareness and money for food, medicine and survival supplies for oppressed and displaced people in Burma. Registration at 7am. Race starts at 8am followed by a kids dash at 9am Entry fee 200THB T Shirts also for sale at 200THB For reservation or further info Michael Dewey 092-471-0043 mdincr

Benefit Concert at Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai with ML Usni Pramoj. Charity event to support the Provincial Red Cross Chapter of Chiang Mai. Saturday, February 15 2014. Cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m. followed by hour long concert in the Resort’s  Rachawadee  Residence.  Tickets for a minimum donation of THB 950 including entry to the concert as well as the cocktail reception. Charity concert as well as a barbecue dinner at the Cocktail Lawn. THB 2,500 net per person. 053 298 181. [email protected]

Raintree Tour of Warorot: Saturday, February 15th, 9:00 am at the Raintree Library & Resource Center, First Level – CMCC Center, 3 Charoen Muang Road. Parking is available behind the building. Janet Greenleaf 087 180 8040 or CMCC office 053 244 820 [email protected]

Lessons Learned from the End of Life in Chiang Mai by Lanna Care Net & Cancer Connect Chiang Mai, Saturday, 15 February, 9:00 - 11:30 am  River Market Restaurant. 100 baht donation, light refreshments served.  Reservations or information:  085 709 8801. LannaCareNet

Fuen Baan Yan Wiang library : a talk by Pharadon “Por” Phonamnui and Keet “Nui”Laoratananuruk about their upcoming documentary series and their recent overland trip from Thailand to Italy via Laos, China, Mongolia, Russia, Latvia, Germany and Austria. 2pm - 4pm, in the back of the 3 Kings Monument complex. Feb 15.

Ram Bar 2nd Anniversary Party: 15 February 2014. 8 PM. Entertainment starts at 10 PM.

Understanding Thai Culture: Saturday, February 22, 9:30 am – 12:00 noon. Raintree Library & Resource Center, First Level – CMCC Center, 3 Charoen Muang Rd. Parking available behind the building.200 baht. [email protected]

Chiang Mai Expat Club meeting at Le Meridien Hotel Arrive 10am, meeting starts at 10.30. Third 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,,

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.chiangmai

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

Chiang Mai Bicycle Festival 2014 under the theme Love Bike @ Chiengmai Gymkhana. Bike trading, Bike movies, Bike forums, Bike Rally, Bike Racing, Bike Exhibition and many more. February 14 – 16

Japanese Film Festival at Major Cineplex Central Plaza Airport Chiang Mai. February 27 to March 2. Opening ceremony 6:30 pm. 50 baht per film. 053283939 for box office info. Facebook; jfbangkok. 02-260-8560

Chiang Mai Fest 2014 ‘International Heritage’ at the Promenada Resort Mall. Annual International Music & Cultural Fair. Guest artists from South Africa(Matthew Mole), USA (Iyeoka), Malaysia (Akasha), Singapore (Take Two), Indonesia (Kolintang Peformance) &  Thailand…Full details to be announced March 1 – March 2nd

Exhibitions and seminars

Roots by Jennie McGuire: The Meeting Room Art Café Charoenrat Road. Roots. Exhibition until 27 February.

A Legacy of Excellence: Tai Textiles of Southeast Asia; to April 4. 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

Cooperation Exhibition at TCDC Chiang Mai by Material ConneXion Bangkok: a pilot project to develop inter-professional relationships and collaborative working between Thai material manufacturers and new. Exhibition lasts until 30th March.

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 652 003/053 252382

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,

Valentine’s Day

Imperial Mae Ping: Special Valentine’s dinner in the garden: 950 baht per person, 7 pm to 9 pm.

Anchan Vegetarian Restaurant: Amuse Bouche and Mocktail -  Tomato Carrot Soup “Amore Mio”- Stuffed Pineapple Curried Fried Rice - Vegan Cake Duo with tea or coffee. All this for 450THB per person - Reservations only Call Aye 083-581-1689. Feb 14

Holiday Inn: Romantic Candlelit dinner by the River Ping; 999 baht per couple, 1,199 with wine. From 6 pm to 10:30 pm 053275300.

Dhara Dhevi: Farang Ses: Chef Carlos’s six-course set menu. THB 5,500 per couple including two glasses of sparkling Rosé wine. Romantic Thai Feast at Le Grand Lanna; classic Thai and northern Lanna-style cuisine, in exotic air-conditioned salons or on the outdoor terrace overlooking tropical gardens. THB 4,600 per couple.  +66 (53) 888 888. [email protected] Feb 14

Centara Duangtawan:“ Falling in Love Dinner ”  7 delicious courses that includes a glass of wine and a beautiful red rose for the lady. 499++ per person from 18.00 to 22.30 hrs. At Marco Polo Restaurant, Ground Floor, Centara Duangtawan Hotel.053 905000 Ext. 3227. Feb 14

Valentine’s Day at Le Crystal: February 13  (celebrating a day early to avoid conflict with Buddhist Day) Enjoy a romantic 5 course dinner beside the Ping River for 4200THB per couple including live jazz band, champagne and souvenirs. More information or reservations 053-872-890 053 872 891, 084 177 [email protected]

Valentine’s Day at 137 Pillars House: Thai Dinner prepared by our master chefs, two glasses of Prosecco, 6:30pm onwards. 2800THB ++ per couple. 053-247-788 or [email protected] .com. February 14

Shangri La Hotel – Kad Kafe Romantic Buffet Dinner 1088THB per person inclusive free flow soft drinks, red rose for all the ladies and special selection of house made truffles for every couple 6pm – 10pm / Shang Garden – Chinese set dinner 888THB per person for special designed menu, complimentary cocktail on arrival, red rose for all the ladies 6pm – 10pm / Lobby Lounge valentine day cocktail 9pm – 1am. 053-253-888 Ext 6807 restaurants [email protected] Feb 14.

Special Dim Sum menu at the Gold Leaf Chinese Restaurant, Imperial Mae Ping Hotel. 2nd Floor Open daily:  - Lunch 11.30 - 14.00 hrs. - Dinner 18.00 - 22.00 hrs.

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