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Charity Jazz Concert on Sunday, August 31st at 3 pm at Soamsawali Hall Payap University Kaewnawarat Campus. Tickets Bt 1,000; 500 and students Bt 250. Reserve at 053 328387 or 053 851478 ext 6102. Benefits music education for youths at Juvenile Delinquent Center Chiang Mai

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

Miss Chic Chiang Mai at Central Airport Plaza = a beauty contest for the young ladies to win over 100,000THB of prizes August 24. 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!

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.

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 jgreencm [email protected]

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. thebaptistgroupof [email protected] trinitybaptistchurchofchiang 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

Paints Palettes Exhibition by Tuwatee Jehko at Meeting Room Art Café Charoenrat Road Opening reception 6pm September 1  All welcome. Exhibition on display 1 – 15 September 2014

Workshop Flower Festival with Anna Scott: Monday, September 1st 2014 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at  The Hobbyist at Star Avenue 3 Viva Terrace, 288/29-30 Mahidol Road. Tel. 053 275011. 053 273116.  081 602 2521. 089 433 1143. Workshop Tuition: Baht 4,500.

Book at : Tel. 053 275011. 053 273116.  081 602 2521. 089 433 1143

“Silpa Bhirasri Day” The exhibitions that celebrates and pay tribute to Prof Silpa Bhirasri; the father of modern art in Thailand and was instrumental in the founding of today’s Silpakorn University on Sept 15 each year. CMU Art Center

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 at Sangdee (Sirimang­kalajarn Soi 5). arnoldlasky

Chiang Mai Travel Club; 6.30pm at Sangdee Gallery Sirimangkalajarn Soi 5. The 2nd Monday of every month. [email protected]

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.

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]


Rimping Pop-Up Dinner at Promenada. The Connecting Bridge at Promenada Resort Mall - A selection of Carmen Wines from Chile will be served along with a six course menu; September 2 reservations required [email protected]

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. 0815/ 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 [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


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

Lanna Rock Guitarist III at Pentatonic Rock Bar FREE Entry. 7pm Top guitarist Northern Thailand Pattrawut Muti, Neng New Old Stock, Joe Lords of Rock, Pong Hero Hero, Pom Yesterday Mood and more: August 28.

Poster exhibition by Professor  Takashi Akiyama from Tama Art University and the director  of Takashi Akiyama Poster Opening on September 11, 2014 at 6.00pm. From Sept 11-28 CMU Art Center

FERC Annual Fundraiser: September 11  at David’s Kitchen @ 909 – Foundation for the education of Rural Children are holding their annual fund raiser to raise money for scholarship funding for rural children. 950THB per person. 6.30pm. [email protected] or  081-885-1200 or 053-225-000 [email protected] or [email protected]

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] 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! 


White Night Charity Concert with New York Cosmos Band: August 29 6:30 pm.  CMU Auditorium, Tickets on sale at Student and Alumni Affairs Faculty of CMU.

, Cafe Coffee Man (CMU.) And counter, G Kad Suan Kaew. 053-943225

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

Tarit Phonjarernrat (Baritone) Santi Saengthong (piano) and the CLL Chorus Group Free admission AUA Auditorium – please call 053-224-344 or email [email protected] August 29

Audio Love at Sangdee Gallery Sirimangkalajarn 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

Love Letters at the River Market – Love Letters by A.R. Gurney, directed by Stephan Turner Featuring Joyce & Jim Matchett- 6.45 pm. 053-234-493. Sept 12

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 bridge. [email protected] 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


Guided Tour of Wararot Market: meet at the Raintree Resource, First Level – CMCC Center, 3 Charoen Muang Road. August 30 at 9 am. reigster at [email protected] .com or 0871808040 or  CMCC office 053244820 [email protected]

“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.

Lanna Care Net New Member Orientation 9am until 12.30pm at Raintree Centre 3 Charoenrat Road. 50 baht donation for snack and building use. We’re looking for people of all nationalities with time available to assist elderly expats in need, especially those with special capabilities such as willingness to transport other visitors, musical, artistic or craft skills, organizational and problem solving abilities, previous experience in working with the elderly or foreign language ability [email protected] or 085 709 8801. Saturday August 30.

Nic’s 2nd Anniversary Kids Day – Kids for kids flea market  11am – 1pm; Kids activities the whole day from 11am until 6pm  including - Making Bracelets, Face Painting, Rock painting, Spinning top making, Cookie decoration, Key chain making, Art Workshop - raising money for Childrens home Ban Rom Sai, Hope House Children’s Home, Kiddy Colors and The Stratton ABC Foundation details 0870-073-520 [email protected] August 30

World Buffet Night at Le Crystal : 1300THB net per person includes glass of welcome drink free flow soft drinks coffee or tea // 2000THB net also includes free flow selected wines. For reservation or further info 053-872-890/1 084-177-6599 [email protected]

August 30

Dope 103 at Doqaholic Café Think Park special guest DJ Pisshead – Chiang Mai’s lady DJ supported by local electronic musicians & Djs. free entry  8pm. August 30

Chiang Mai Beach Party – in aid of Foundation for Developing and Supporting Children Meeting point 10.30am MacDonalds Thapae Gate – return by 8pm. Acitivities include Tubing down river, beach volley ball, babmington, tightrope walking competition, frisbee, lying in hammocks and chilling. 1250THB per adult 900THB per child includes transport, BBQ lunch and 3 drinks. Raffle tickets on sale 100THB each with lots of prizes to be won Tickets ClubTix.  September 6

The Third Annual Thai Spelling Bee for Non-Native Speakers of Thai. &id=0722dd6449 at the Pentecost Building Room 401, Payap University. free 4 PM September 6

Care for Dogs Adoption Fair at Central Plaza Chiang Mai Airport from 11 am Sept 13 and  Sept 27

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. www.

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,,

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.

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

Fairs and Festivals

Ganesh Museum Ceremony August 27 5 pm to 8 pm, August 28 9 am to noon, August 30 9-4,

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. Free

Artist’s Village at Jing Jai Market Handmade market/ workshop/DIY/ Art show. Thu – Fri 11am until 8pm / Sat – Sun 10.30am until 4pm JJ Markets August 28-31

The 16th HHK in the North; An arts material road show in the North, The event  will present an art supplies, arts competition and art’s seminar. 2 – 7 September 2014 9.00am. – 7.00pm. CMU Art Center

The Lanna Expo 2014 at the International Convention Center: Products and services  from Chiang Mai, Lamphun, Lampang and Mae Hong Son. The 7th Expo will concentrate on handicraft, health and business tourism, International health services. Shows and demonstrations. September 19-23. Free.

and seminars

What’s Street Art?” The exhibition will tell the story of Street Art through various pieces of work. Includes exchange of learning through demos, presentation and team work between the artists and audience. Held in collaboration with Surface Arts, UK. at Sangdee Gallery until

August 30, 2014. Sirimangkalajarn Soi 5

Printmaking Exhibition by Tawatchai Nakpradit at The Meeting Room. Best Illustration Award The 3rd FFC Children Literature Competition in 1999 “ Until August 30, Charoenrat Road.

“Closed – Magnet - Distance” A contemporary  arts exhibition, exchange between 12 artist from Thailand, USA and Europe which as a painting, sculpture, mix media, photo arts, video arts and installation. Sept 3 -13 CMU Art Center back room. Opening Sept 5 at 6 pm

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://gaychiang 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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