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Carabao at Tawandang: Table for four persons 1600THB. 083-204-7881. August 17

Care for Dogs Adoption Fair Sunday August 24 at 11 am Central Plaza Chiang Mai Airport

Registration now open for Chiang Mai Marathon: Sunday 21, December 2014.

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.

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. [email protected] trinity All are welcome.


Soprano Deb Childs:a concert of piano solos and piano/vocal duets by soprano Deb Childs and a guest pianist from Arizona.  The concert will be at the CRK recital hall on Payap University’s Nawarat campus and begins at 7:30 PM. Monday, August 25

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 thepub

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]


Elephant Parade House moving party : Now at Colour Factory Chareonrat Road. Light refreshment for visitors the first week.

Mother’s Day/HM the Queen’s Birthday candlelight celebration: Tha Pae Gate from 5:30 p.m.

Opal Studios presents the Charity Concert 2 at Central Festival from 4pm until 6.30pm featuring King The Voice 1, Super Ritard, The Voice Kids 2, Hum and much more. August 12

“The Art Instructors of Faculty of Fine Arts” by The Art Instructors of Faculty of Fine Arts Chiang Mai University Opening Reception on August 19, 2014 at 6 pm.  At Chiang Mai University Art Center

INTG: 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.https://www. 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:   http://www.

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.


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: The Glasshouse 169 Ratchapakinai Road, 5:30 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]

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. .  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


Stamp Live! at Bla Bla Bla Bar. For further info 053-223-800. August 21

Skal Chiang Mai & the North’s next meeting is at Tamarind Village August 28, 2014. 6:30 PM register online only:

Expat Ladies Lunch: 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] Every 3rd Thursday. August 21

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.

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. green [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! 


The Game Grand Opening: August 15, 2014 from 5pm – local and national Thai Sport Stars, Free Buffet (5pm – 7pm), Drink specials & more.225/58 Moo 13 Chiang Mai-Hod Rd.

Tribal Music Forum at CMU Art Center Theater; Friday, August 29th,  8:30 am to 17:30 pm; exchange ideas about the art of music. Of tribal groups in question. Maintaining the identity of themselves to the public, students and other interested parties in addition to the discussion above and still have a musical tribe of tribal groups, Lisu, Hmong, Mien year check with Karen, Shan and. pin peat music contemporary. Students 100 baht and 200 baht guest inquiries and reservation information. 053-943625-6

“Around the World in Music and Song In 90 Minutes!” Musical Seminar. 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: kirkland August 21 [email protected] or 84868 1017

Audio Love at Sangdee Gallery Sirimongkalajarn Soi 5 – hosted by DJ Task – playing a selection of Deep House, Progressive, Minimal and Techno – from 6pm onwards – DJ Task is joined by DJ Kriminal and DJ Big Daddy. August 29

Sparkling Ladies Nights at Latitude 18 + Hub, Le Méridien Chiang Mai. Savor delicious snacks with free flow sparkling cocktails and mocktails for 399 baht net from 7 pm to 9:30 pm. Every Friday.

The Lobby Bar at Holiday Inn offers Stay Marathon promotion. THB 500 net per person for “Cocktail and Beer Buffet” from 9 pm till midnight and Special promotion for Ladies’ Night every Friday “Come 4 Pay 3” at Lobby Bar, Holiday Inn Chiangmai. 0 5327 5300

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 Française: Friday, August 15, 8PM, Une Place Sur Terre (2013) de Fabienne Godet avec Benoît Poelvoorde; Friday, August 22, 8 PM Violette (2013) de Martin Provost avec Emmanuelle Devos; Friday, August 29, 8 PM Mes Séances De Lutte (2013) de Jacques Doillon avec Sara Forestier


Beethoven’s Symphony no.9  “The Choral Symphony” conducted by Chaiyapruek Mekkara with the Chiang Mai Youth Philharmonic Band Symphony Orchestra Foundation.Tickets are 1,000 (VIP) 500 400 300 (100 for student only) (Tel. 053-224 444 ext19008. [email protected] Tickets at Information desk, G floor KadSuanKaew. 7.30 p.m. on August 23, 2014 at KAD Theatre,

“Solo, Duets, and Trios” - a concert by harpist Judith Utley, flutist Annette George and cellist Tawino Wisaruth.  Admission is free at the CRK recital hall of Payap University on the Nawarat Campus.  Concert starts at 7:30 PM. Saturday, August 30.

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.

Documentary Arts Asia Filmmaking Workshops every Saturday [email protected]

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!)

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

33rd Lanna Botanic Fair: August 2 – 12 at Nong Buak Haat Park in honor of HM the Queen’s birthday. Contests, orchids, garden arrangements OTOP booths and more.

ASEAN Artists Roaming: National Artist thoroughfare to civil ASEAN (camps, youth culture). To encourage young students, teachers and the general public. Learn the cultural heritage of national artist. August 13 -14 at CMU Art Museum

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.

Green Season Festival from August 1 to September 30, 2014, from 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. at the Royal Park Rajapruek, Chiang Mai. Curcuma and lotus displays, photo contest “Rain & Like”

National Science & Technology Fair at Chiang Mai International Convention Center August 12 – 28. “Spark Ideas for a Better Life by Science & Technology” Over 100 booths on display.

and seminars

“Japan – Thai Art Student Exchange” An exchange art exhibition among art students between Thailand and Japan. The exhibiting students come from 6 universities, 3 universities in each countr; contemporary art, design and craft. And there are various kinds of work style, painting, printing, sculpture, design and craft work and so on.August 2- 15. Opening reception August 10 at 6 p.m. CMU Art Center.

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

 “Revealing the Unexpected” A Communication Design Degree Show presented by the second generation of graduates from Chulalongkorn University. Chiang Mai University Art Center. Exhibition until August 15.

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 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,

Mother’s Day Dining Specials

Celebrate Mother’s Day at RatiLanna Riverside Spa Resort Chiang Mai:  Monday to Thursday -  Western Set Dinner, Friday & Saturday -  BBQ Buffet Dinner available from 6.00 p.m. to 11.00 p.m. at Rio Restaurant & Wine Bar. Special! Mom Eat Free (minimum 4 persons per table) and Win a prize get voucher 1 hr. Oil Massage for 2 persons. At only THB 750 net per person. 053 999 333 or e-mail [email protected]

A Day with Mum at Holiday Inn Chiangmai: August 12 with Surf & Turf Buffet Lunch at the River Terrace. 550 baht net per person. 053 275 300

Mom dines free at Centara Duangtawan Hotel, Chiang Mai Lunch Time:  12.00 – 14.30 hrs. Bring your beloved Mom to celebrate her special day with us and enjoy our Dim Sum Buffet at  Sunflower  Chinese Restaurant, on the 24th  floor priced at  Baht 350++ per adult or Baht 175++ per child under 12 years. Or  Japanese Buffet at Tawan Restaurant, on the 2nd floor at Baht 350++ per adult or Baht 175++ per child under 12 years.Dinner Time:  18.00 – 22.30 hrs. Mum dines FREE with 4 other paying  adults. 053 905000 Ext. 3227

Imperial Mae Ping: Promotion 4 persons up free for 1 mother for only Mother’s Day on August 12, 2014 from 11.30 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. with Dimsum Buffet at Gold Leaf Chinese Restaurant, The Imperial Mae Ping Hotel Chiang Mai. Only 350 baht net per person. 053-283900 Ext. 7057

Royal Princess Hotel: Treat your beloved mom and family with Chinese fine dining on a special Mother’s Day at Jasmine Restaurant. Barbecue Peking duck, Crystal prawn, Steamed snow fish, Marinated chicken with Chinese wine and variety of delicious Dim Sum for lunch. Special for Mom, a bottle of Mineral Water Speyside Glenlivet from Scotland as a complimentary and get a chance to win meal vouchers.  Lunch 11.00 – 14.00 hrs. / Dinner 18.00 - 22.00 hrs. on 12 August 2014. 053 253 900 ext. 28034

Mother’s Day Lunch Buffet at Slee Banyan Restaurant Siripanna Resort. 850 baht net per person. Free movie tickets, seafood buffet, come 4 pay 3 . [email protected]

Mothers Day at Anantara Chiang Mai – ‘Sen Yai Rak’ lunch and afternoon tea buffet. Jasmine hand garland for every mother. 12 noon until 4pm 400THB net per person 053 253 343 Ext 3385

Mother’s Day Brunch at Kad Kafe, Shangri-La Hotel. ll mother will get a complimentary healthy mocktail, specially prepared from the freshest ingredients, along with a special gifts from our restaurants. Priced at THB 888 nett per person, starting from 11:30-15:00 hrs. 053 253 888 ext. 6807 or restaurants. [email protected]

Café Kantary is offering several precious gifts to show mom love, Delicious Baked goods , Teddy Bear Gift Sets ( 1 Almond Long and Teddy Bear 499Baht/set and 1 Almond Long and Teddy Bear with Custom printed personalized T-shirt 549Baht/Set) for further details 053-400-868

Mothers Day at Dhara Dhevi: Fujian Chinese Set Menu  800THB per person Four dining – pay for three – lunch 11.30-2.30pm dinner 6.30 – 10.30pm. Farang Ses superb degustion menu from 6pm – 10.30pm 1800THB per person includes one glass of sparkling wine. 053-888-888 [email protected]

Mothers Day at Le Meridien: Discovery lunch set or International Buffet dinner, where mom can dine for free. Dinner Buffet 18:00 - 21:30pm price THB 699 – alternatively set lunch at Latest Recipe Lunch 11.30-14.30 price THB 499-599 [email protected] or call 053-253-666

Mother’s Day at 137 Pillars House: set lunch or dinner at Palette or the Dining Room restaurant on 12th August 2014,  complimentary set lunch or dinner for mom and receive family photo with frame and a jasmine hand garland. [email protected]  053-247-788

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