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From the Mountains to Reefs by Canon at Patio Building A Promenada Resort Mall – Echo – Glory full Boonliet wildlife & underwater photographer – photos of Thailands natural wildlife and marine life through the lens of art!. 2pm until 4pm includes an exhibition talk by Baramee Temboonkiat June 15

Beer Republic World Cup Fever June 15, Take home your FREE Weihenstephaner FIFA GLASS with every 5 Weihenstephaner ordered! Original & Vitus (Draft) - Traditional, Kristall & Weissbier (Bottles) Beer Club Members Only. Join here www. View Menus at www. Soi 11 Nimman Rd. 053 216 568

Care for Dogs Adoption Fair Sunday June 22 from 11 am at Central Plaza Airport Chiang Mai

“The Siamese in Dramatic Works” A Thai Traditional Performing Arts by Chiangmai Culture Exchange Center 2 Section each day, Saturday 21th June 2014 at 2.00pm. And 5.00 pm. Sunday 22th June 2014 at 1.00pm. And 4.00 pm. At Chiang Mai University Art Center’s auditorium

Pentecost Sunday Service All Saints, Chiang Mai.  Episcopal/Anglican worship [email protected]  or call: 0828 955 232 Regular services:  Sunday 11 a.m. www. June 8.

Day Out at Yummy Pizza: 1st Sunday of every month. Live music and BBQ. 176 M 3 Mae Hia. 0801222561

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:

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

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 082 1862518. 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. 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]

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] June 16

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. [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

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


INTG: Tuesday 8 July, 2014, 7:30 pm : “Cashing in on Cultural Heritage: Museums and the Tourism Industry in Chiang Mai”. A Talk by Rebecca Weldon at the Alliance Française

“11th Jed Yod Group ” Contemporary Art Exhibition by Guest Artist and The Art Instructors of Faculty of Art and Architecture Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna. Opening Reception will be on 8th  July 2014 at 6 pm. At Chiang Mai University Art Center-

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.

Women’s Football (Soccer) Game: very casual ‘kick-around’ and ALWAYS a lot of fun. Every Tuesday at 5pm (5 -ish) at Nah Moor field at the CMU entrance off Huay Kaew Road. We welcome everyone and all levels - it isn’t a serious game, just a fun way to exercise and meet new people. for info.

Talking About Photography at Focus Coffee bar Huay Kaew Road (just before the Canal Road) From 7pm until 9pm – every Tuesday. Open discussion group for everyone interested in talking about photography - hosted by Kevin Landwer-Johan. [email protected]

Weekly Laughter Yoga every Tuesday 6-7pm at Kalyanamit Chiangmai 

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: every Tuesday at the Airport Greenery Serviced Apartments and Hotel, 185/28 Tippanate Rd., kitty-corner from Central 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. (If the blue line does not underscore the entire URL link for the website, copy and paste the URL in a new browser tab or window and remove any spaces that may exist in that expression.) or contact us at ChiangMai [email protected] (There shouldn’t be any spaces in our email address either)

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.


Herring Party at Sheryle’s Restaurant: June 18 25 Ratchawithi Road. Starting at 7.30pm – if the curfew is no longer active – then stay and watch the Dutch football team play Australia at 11pm

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

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] . April 23

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


Mediterranean Night at Le Crystal: limited 20 seats only, experience finest French Cuisine along with selected wines from the region, France, Italy, Spain. A special 4 course menu with selected wine for only THB1,500 nett per person . 053872890

’Formal” Expat Ladies Lunch: Starts at 12 Noon First Thursday of each month. For reservations and menu selections contact Nancy Lindley [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.

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. Don Freeman 089 970 5795 or Martin Spring 053 237 238. May 29 11:30am – 1:00pm. US Tax inquiries. 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. greenpapaya [email protected] green [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 It’s free! 


The 11th Annual Yorkshire Pudding Eating Contest at The Pub on Huay Kaew Road – 100THB to enter – winners takes all. All you can eat – in one hour – starts 8pm June 20 [email protected]

Wine Dinner with Nest at Magnolia Café:  Chef Ka­monwun Wicha Cavaliero (Aoi) from Chiang Dao Nest is holding a five course wine dinner at Magnolia Café with wines from Wine Gallery. Starts 7pm. 2500THB per person – limited to 30 people. Pinn Food Society 053-872-395 [email protected] June 20

“The 59th National Exhibition of Art” By Silpakorn  University with Department of Fine Arts and Office of Contemporary Art And Culture Opening Reception will be on 4th July at 6 pm At Chiang Mai University Art Center. 4th- 27th July 2014

US Independence Day – 4th of July River Market at River Market. Starts 3 PM. Space limited tickets booked in advance recommended. Purchase in advance at River Market, the Dukes, Ragu. 1200 baht adults includes beer, 600 baht kids.

Chiang Mai Pool League: Every Friday at 9pm at participating bars in a home and away schedule. Contact living room bar, [email protected], 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:  1st and 3rd Friday of each month, 10 am - noon. The River Market on the River Ping, Chiang Mai - just next to the iron or

Alliance Francaise Films: Every Friday at 8 PM. At the Alliance Francaise. June 20:  Le Temps De L’Adventure (2013) starts 8pm de Jérôme Bonnell avec Gabriel Byrne. June 27: Landes starts 8pm de François-Xavier Vives avec Marie Gillain,


Skal Chiang Mai & the North’s next meeting is an overnight trip to Chiang Rai at the Anantara Golden Triangle on June 21 & 22, 2014; special activities will be on offer including a tour of the Hall of Opium and boat trips. Special accommodation rates will be available at the Anantara Golden Triangle and at the Imperial Golden Triangle. Members are welcome to bring guests, family and friends

Intro to Shamanic Journeying at Free Bird Café 116 Maneenopparat Road. Max 14 people. 300THB on the door – all proceeds go to Thai Freedom House – bring a yoga mat or blanket as you’ll be lying down for the journey more details www.energyhealingsoul .com [email protected] June 21

Aqua Rejuvenation” workshop at THE SPA Le Meridien Chiang Mai from 10am until noon (Limited seating) for more information kindly contact   [email protected] June 21

“The Siamese in Dramatic Works” A Thai Traditional Performing Arts by Chiangmai Culture Exchange Center 2 Section each day, Saturday 21th June 2014 at 2.00pm. And 5.00 pm. Sunday 22th June 2014 at 1.00pm. And 4.00 pm. At Chiang Mai University Art Center’s auditorium

Monkeys Kitchen Wine Dinner: June 28. 3000THB per person exclusive only 20 seats – Starts 7pm. For reservations or further info 087-7283-395. 088-2587-376 080-5051-132

A solo Lanna contemporary dance by Ronnarong Khumpha; On 28th June 2014 1st section at 2.30pm pm. 2nd section at 7.30 pm. At Chiang Mai University Art Center’s auditorium

World Buffet at Le Crystal June 28 1300THB per person includes welcome drink, free flow soft drinks &coffee tea // 2000THB per person includes welcome drink , free flow selected wines, soft drinks tea coffee – reservations 053-872-890 [email protected]

Latin Tunes at Le Meridien discover your rhythm with our latin tunes with complimentary dance instructions from vibrant professionals @ 7.30pm followed by Free Dancing. June 28

Care for Dogs Adoption Fair 5 July at Central Plaza Airport Chiang Mai 11 AM

Children’s Exhibition at Sangdee Gallery – an exhibition of art created by the talented children of TheStratton ABC Foundation & School of Hope. Opening at 7pm. Sangdee Gallery is on Sirimongkalajarn Soi 5. For further info [email protected] or tel Sangdee 053-894-955. July 5

Lessons Learned from the End of Life in Chiang Mai; presented by Lanna Care Net & Cancer Connect Chiang Mai Saturday, 12 July, 9:00 – 12:00 noon. River Market Restaurant, west side of the Iron Bridge. Come learn from the experience of other expats who were in serious medical situations in Chiang Mai.  We’ll explain an Advance Health Directive that has been used successfully in local hospitals and share tips on how your foreign Advance Directive (or Living Will) can be utilized here, along with other actions you can do now to prepare for your own Happy Ending.  This is an encore of the well-received seminar presented in mid-February.  Limited seating, reservations requested. 100 baht donation; light refreshments served. 085 709 8801. [email protected]

Chiang Mai Expat Club meeting at Le Meridien Hotel Arrive 10am, meeting starts at 10.30. Fourth Saturday of every month. “Mae Tao Clinic: Going Forward” program at CM Expats Club, Saturday, May 24, Le Meridien Hotel 120 baht non members, 100 baht members

Spiritual Talks and Discussions: Guidance and Discussions on your Soul’s Journey with Jean-Paul. Questions or curious about spirituality, then come along. Free every Saturday morning 10 to 11:30am at Cafe 151, 2nd floor, corner 3 Kings/Inthawarorot Rd.

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!)

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

Fairs and Festivals

EU Film Festival June 13 – 22nd SFX Maya Lifestyle Shopping Centre

Imperial Mae Ping Wedding Fair June 13 -15 Chiang Mai Central Airport Plaza

Mexican Food Festival at Kantary Hills Dinner buffet from 6pm – 10pm 590THB++ per person. [email protected] June 16 – 20

 “Urban Love Wedding Fair 2014 Your Day Your Way “ Say I do in style and create your once in a lifetime moment at Le Méridien Chiang Mai July 6 at 3pm at  Grand Convention Hall, 4th Floor

and seminars

LiLi Tan exhibition at Anchan Vegetarian Restaurant, Nimmanhaemin road Soi Hillside 3. Until July 9

Trace of Life – The Art Thesis Exhibition at Chiang Mai University Art Centre Nimmanhaemin Road –by the Visual art students of faculty of fine arts Songkhanakalin University. until 28 June

 “Wild Range Photo Exhibition by Baramee Temboonkiat”, a unique visual exploration of wildlife and underwater creatures in Thailand by the well-recognized wildlife photographer. 1 – 30 June 2014, 11.00 am – 20.00 pm, Event Hall A, Promenada Resort Mall, Nature and photography lovers will have a chance to meet Baramee Temboonkiat at Promenada on 15 June 2014 for a workshop and talk session in which he will share his inspirations and experiences as well as the tips for wildlife photography, from 14.00 pm – 16.00 pm, at Event Hall A.

Beauty Revealed by Ajarn Sontorn Suwanhem at 137 Pillars House from now through to 30 June, from 9.00am – 10.00pm daily.

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 Gay and Lesbian Club: http://gaychiangmai. 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 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.

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