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The 3rd Annual Siripanna Pizza Championship. July 20. The biggest pizza eating competition in Northern Thailand – the winner will be whoever can eat the most pizza in 30 minutes. Grand Prizes valued at 10000THB and eat free pizza for a year special bonus – the winner who breaks last years record gets 5000THB. Free submission – from now until July 13. For reservations further info [email protected] 053-371-999.

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

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 [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.

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]


Recital by Italian pianist Giusy Caruso at AUA Auditorium Rachadamoen rd: program includes C Debusy, M Ravel, F Chopin and others.. Starts 7.30pm Tickets 300 and 200 Baht for students and are available at the door. 081-682-8000. July 14 from

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:

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]


INTG: Tuesday, 19 August, 2014, 7:30 pm : “Save Elephants, Symbol of Thailand, to Save Humanity”. Tuesday, 9 September, 2014, 7:30 pm : “The Ten Principles of Fair Trade”. A Talk by Christine Gent. Alliance Française

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 ChiangMaiComputer [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.


Centara Duangtawan: Every Wednesday: Dine 4 you pay only 3. Every day - All- You -Can –Eat. Dim Sum Buffet Lunch. Choose from more than 30 varieties of freshly prepared Dim Sum…a delicious treat for every palate. Daily from  11.30  to 14.30  hrs.  Baht  350++ per adult / Baht 175++ per child under 12 years. Special Promotion Every Wednesday; Dine 4 you pay only  3 At Sunflower Chinese Restaurant, on the 24th floor,  Centara Duangtawan Hotel. Reservations, please call 053 905000  Ext. 3227

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, 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


Skal Chiang Mai & the North’s next meeting is at Sala Lanna Restaurant July 31 6:30 PM register online only:

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 11:45.200 baht. Cost includes SC, VAT, water, coffee and tea. For reservations contact Nancy Lindley [email protected] .com. Every 3rd Thursday. July 17

Salsa and Dance lovers: Every Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 PM at Café de la Wine. Chareon Prathet Road. Free but please support the venue by buying drinks. chiangmai/?ref=ts&fref=ts

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


“Around the World in Music and Song In 90 Minutes!” Two Musical Seminars Friday July 18th at 7.15pm – 8.45pm And Friday August 22nd at 7.15pm – 8.45pm at Santi Music School With Resident Musicologist JP To raise money for Pang Kum School, Baan Pang Kum, Samoeng. Tickets: 150 baht each session (students and children under 16 years: 50 baht). All the proceeds of these concerts will go in full and directly to the Headteacher of the School. In co-operation with the Tong Sarn Classic Motorcycle Club of Chiang Mai. Reservations: kirklandjpthai or 84868 1017

Official launch of Center for Developing and Supporting Children at the Edge 7 PM July 18 at 14 Wangsing­kham Road by The Foundation for Developing and Supporting Children A short presentation of FDSCs activities and our future exciting plans, there will also be a raffle with some fantastic prizes RSVP 089-433-0053 [email protected] July 18

A night of audio at Sangdee: A cool evening of deep house, progressive, minimal and techno music spun by different DJs: dj-TASK, dj Criminal and dj Big Daddy Sangdee Gallery & Café. July 18

“Revealing the Unexpected” A Communication Design Degree Show presented by the second generation of graduates from Chulalong­korn University. Opening Reception will be on 25th July 2014 at 6 pm.  At Chiang Mai University Art Center. Exhibition until August 15.

“Comic Drawing Work shop” By A DAY magazine and PTT. Saturday July 25 Chiang Mai University Art Center’s auditorium

Rimping ‘Pop Up’ Dinner on Maya Mall Rooftop Friday, 25 July from 6 pm onwards An all-inclusive free-flow gourmet dinner with live jazz overlooking the city from the Maya Mall rooftop. Visiting Chef Joe Malone from Bangkok. 1,500 THB nett includes: food, Niikki cocktails, digestifs, and free flow of four different wines. Reservations essential, as space is limited.  khun Piyaporn, Restaurant Manager p.nanakorn or 081-700-7703, 081-750-2261

Swiss Lanna Society celebrates Swiss National Day with a gala dinner: August 1 at Le Meridien from 6:30 PM. Reservations and  information at [email protected] http://www.

Love Letters by AR Gurney: A Play by the Gate Theater on August 8th & 9th at AUA Auditorium. For further info [email protected] 087-177-2195

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:  1st and 3rd Friday of each month, 10 am - noon. The River Market on the River Ping, Chiang Mai - just next to the iron bridge. [email protected] .com or www.chiangmaiexpats

Alliance Francaise Films: Every Friday at 8 PM. At the Alliance Française:  Friday, July 18, 8 PM, Louise, L’Insoumise (1985) de Charlotte Silvera avec Catherine Rouvel. Friday, July 25,  8 PM Les Lendemains (2013) de Bénédicte Pagnot avec Pauline Parigot


Care for Dogs Adoption Fair 22 July at Central Plaza Airport Chiang Mai 11 AM

Pass it Forward Party at Jane’s Kitchen 22/1 Sarmlarn Road – serving some of our most loved dishes plus some new ones – raising money for Phon Sawan Foundation – plus music from Matoom Art Space – for further details [email protected] July 19 Documentary Arts Asia Filmmaking Workshops every Saturday [email protected]

World Buffet at Le Crystal July 26 at 6.30pm until 10pm Highlights include fresh french oysters, pan fried foie gras, Australian Wagyu beef – wide selection of cheeses and more. 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]

The Business of Art: A Mini Symposium: 26 July 2014 from 10 am- 4 pm TCDC Chiang Mai (tentative) The Business of Art | a spacial talk by Hossein Farmani and other key people from Chiang Mai 1st Chiang Mai Art Community’s Symposium— To establish a strong network of arts business, art space and local artists and in Chiang 1st Mai Organized by Chiangmai Art Conversation (CAC) in collaboration with the U.S. Consulate General, Chiang Mai.

The Mojito & The Cow July 26 at Kalayanamit Chiang Mai – 2 solo performances 2 artists from Bangkok – 2pm in Thai / 7pm in English – 250THB for early birds by 20 July / 300THB for walk in reservations 081-969-9166

Zonta Chiang Mai Gala Charity Fund Raising Dinner at the Ballroom of Shangri la Hotel Chang­klan Road on Sat Aug 2nd 2014 from 5 pm to 10 pm. Wear your stylish party dress. Tickets Baht 1000. Prizes include an iPad, dinner for two at 137 Pillars House, lunch at Four Seasons, Flight of the Gibbon & Segway Gibbon trips, Fashion King, Chiang Mai Mail subscription, Oasis Spa and accommodation at Centara Duangtawan Hotel and the Holiday Inn Chiang Mai.

Gate Theater Group will be holding an open meeting at 2pm at 7th floor Kad Suan Kaew to introduce the Gate Theater Steering Committee and to recruit new members who are will to take on critical responsibilities such as Play Director, Asst. Director, Technical Director, Stage manager, Costume Designer, Ticket manager, Publicity Director, Production Photographer, Program Designer, Fundraising Chairperson Properties manager and Social Chair Person ALL WHO ARE INTERESTED WELCOME August 8

Chiang Mai Expat Club meeting at Le Meridien Hotel Arrive 10am, meeting starts at 10.30. Fourth Saturday of every month. Le Meridien Hotel 200 baht non members – 120 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.

Latin Tunes- last Saturday of every month at Le Meridien Chiang Mai. July 26. Complimentary dance instructions from vibrant professionals @ 7.30pm followed by Free Dancing and discount special cocktails. Discover your rhythm at Le Meridien.

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,,

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

World Ginger Expo: Chiang Mai International Convention & Exhibition Center: August 17 – 23, expo and symposium on the Zingibericae family with a special lecture by HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.

Exhibitions and seminars

“The 59th National Exhibition of Art” By Silpakorn University with Department of Fine Arts and Office of Contemporary Art And Culture. Chiang Mai University Art Center. 4th- 27th July 2014

“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. At Chiang Mai University Art Center-Exhibition on display until July  27th 1st Floor Back Gallery.

Voice of Nature; Architectural function in textile; an exhibition by Alfa Hugelmann at Studio Naenna Textiles Gallery every Saturday until August 16 10 - 3 pm or by appointment 0857077008. 138/9 Soi Changkhian, Huay Kaew Road.

Project 35 Volume 2 at Ne’- Na Contemporary Art Space-city at Monfai Cultural Center. Video presentations until July 31. Screenings held Tuesday - Sunday at 1 pm. and 9 pm. 6 Sukasem Road Soi 7 Khor (beside Lanna Hospital). Free

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: 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


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