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Care for Dogs Adoption Fair at Central Plaza Chiang Mai Airport from 11 am. October 5 & 19

Royal British Legion sponsored walk: at Huay Tung Taew – 5km paved circular walk – the RBL suggests participants undertake 1 or 2 circuits – water will be available half way round the track. Registration 8.30am to take part webmaster donations can be made October 5.

Charity Fun Run with Le Meridien Chiang Mai and Starwood Hotels Resorts Indochina Region. 3km fun run starting from Le Meridien. Proceeds from this event after expenses deductions will be used to purchase medical equipment for the Faculty of Medicine, Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital pediatric patients and nursing science. Tickets are on SaleNow at Le Méridien Chiang Mai. Sunday October 12 7AM.

A Cool October Fashion Show at The Glass House Chiang Mai by Divine Creations. High Tea & Fashion, Salsa Dance Demo, Art exhibits by Pui and Lucky Draw. All for 400 THB. divineambre 089-950-9769. October 12

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 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. the [email protected] trinity baptistchurchofchiangmai .com. All are welcome.


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]

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, 7 October, 2014, 7:30 pm: “Challenges to the Church of Christ (Thailand) in a Changing Society”. A Talk by Pradit Takerngrangsarit. Alliance Française

Chiang Mai International Rotary Club: 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 Nights in Chiang Mai: Every Tuesday at Coffee Monster 149/7 Chang Phueak. 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.


Indian Embassy sponsored Dance Program: the Odissi Dance Group at CMU Art Center Auditorium Seating limited on a first arrival basis. October 29, 7 PM. For information [email protected]

SPECIAL Chiang Mai Expats Club General: Meeting with Chiang Mai Immigration Chief:  gather at 10 am for 10:30 am meeting start.  Le Meridien hotel, Night Bazaar.   Pol. Col. Rutjapong Sara­vanangkool, Chief of Chiang Mai’s Immigration office will speak about recent changes in immigration policy and plans for the Chiang Mai office.120 baht for members, 200 baht for guests.  Note: this is a change from the regular meeting date. Wednesday, October 22

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. . 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


Chiang Mai Dance Festival at Central Festival - Jazz, ballet hip hop - October 9

The Teachers Concert at AUA Auditorium Rachadamoen Road Starts 7pm tickets 200THB / 100THB students October 16

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 33rd Thursday. October 16

Salsa and Dance lovers: Every Thursday at Bau Ton Restaurant 4/4 Loi Kroh Soi 3but 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!


Ideas That Travel – Chiang Mai. A full day public training program, Gurubox workspace. Hotheads Innovation are bringing their world-class Innovation Thinking and Creativity Skills workshop for Hotels and the Tourism/Travel Industry to Chiang Mai. October 10. Only 5000 baht. Pre-Registration essential. Further info:thinkbig or call K Toy 091-414-2410

Diwali Music & Dance Festival at Centara Duangtawan.. Arranged by the Indian Community of Chiang Mai this event is open to all nationalities.800THB per person includes entertainment and Thai/Western/Indian Buffet. Lucky Draw available on the night Tickets available via Ranjeet Singh  0817657791 Rachen Gulati 0816712410 Ashok Rajpal  0814720306 [email protected] October 17.

Piemonte Wine Dinner at Favola Le Meridien. five-course set dinner menu with an introduction to wines by Davide Contu Salis, representative of Gfour wines Thailand. ?
 2,900 net and ?
 2600 net for Eat Drink & More members. [email protected] October 17

Oktoberfest at the Holiday Inn Chiang Mai October 24. German Beer on tap  6.30-10pm tickets 599THB net per person – tickets at Holiday Inn Reception or Beer Republic Nimmanhaemin Soi 11.

A Piano Evening with Roberto Villa at AUA Auditorium Rachdamoen Road. Admission Free, donations appreciated. 081-020-7945. October 24

Seminar at Santi Music School – interview with celebrated German ‘Dramaturg” Dr Ralf Esinger – teacher dramatist and musicologist in session with JP. 100 THB per person to cover expenses – seating limited to 25 people. reservations [email protected] October 24

Opening of Imagine Your World Exhibition at CMU Art Centre– Opening at 7pm 2nd Floor Front Gallery –October 24 on display until 6 November 2014

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.

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 [email protected] or

Alliance Francaise Films: Every Friday at 8 PM. At the Alliance Française: Camille Redouble ( 2012) de Noémie Lvovsky avec Noémie Lvovsky;  Friday, October 17th, 8pm; Mobile Home (2012) de François Pirot avec Arthur Dupont; Friday, October 24th, 8pm; Un Château En Italie (2013) de Valéria Bruni-Tedeschi avec Valéria Bruni-Tedeschi; Friday, October 31st, 8pm Le Havre (2011) de Aki Kaurismäki avec André Wilms.


Bollywood Night: Mystic Splendour: 18th October Fashion King is holding 3rd Bollywood Mystic Splendour is aid of North-Eastern autistic children at the Empress Convention Hall. Lots of prizes. Latest Bollywood songs & dances. Buffet dinner. This time soft music shall be played during breaks. fashionkingcm

The Chiangmai Youth Philharmonic Band and Symphony Orchestra Foundation presents The Chiangmai Philharmonic Band “THE FANTASTIC WINDS” Concert Thanabodee Ketsuwan: Euphonium. Chaipruck Mekara: Conductor. Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 19.30. Kad Suan Kaew Theatre. Tickets are 700, 500, 400, 300, 100 (student)

Opening Exhibition T Shirts (Black Edition) Exhibition 2 at Minimal Gallery Nimman Soi 13 – starts 7pm. October 11

No Nothing: Solo Performance by Sawanee Utooma at 6.30pm at Empty Space Chiang Mai – repeat performance 6.30 October 12. Fools_army contact 081 7544640  www.emptyspace October 11

Sound Post Chamber Orchestra Concert No 9 at the Auditorium Chiang Mai University Art Centre. Free.  7.30pm – reservations Paves Subongkod 081-885-6437. October 18

Football Muay Thai and mixed martial arts Fight Night. Join us for an Afternoon Football Match, Evening Pro Fights and After Party Venue at Kaewsa Resort! Football Match starts @ 5! Tickets 300 baht General 500 baht VIP. 083 564383. October 18

Chiang Mai Rugby 10s: International Rugby 10’s Tournament played at Prince Royal College Chiang Mai. Featuring local and international male and female teams. Saturday October 25 all day.

Yi Peng Mass Lantern Release Mae Jo University- reported but unconfirmed date. Free to all.

Chiang Mai Beach Party: Meeting point: 10:30am at McDonalds at Tha Pae Gate to be transported in Songthaews. Drop-off point: BETWEEN 19:30/22:30 at same place. All profits go to developing a new centre in aid of the Foundation for Developing and Supporting Children. EARLY BIRD Ticket prices: ADULTS: B1,250 per person including transport, BBQ lunch, all activities and 3 drinks per person. CHILDREN under the age of 15: B 900 per person. October 25

Thailand Ultramarathon: Two distances: approximately 50 or 100km with 2500 meters of climbing on each 50km loop. The TU100 (100km) is on Saturday 18 October, and the TU50 (50km) is on Saturday 25 October. The TU50

and TU100 are now official qualifying races for the The North Face UTMB, CCC, TDS and UTMF. Entries are limited to 100 runners for each event.

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

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

Fairs & Festivals

Loy Krathong/Yi Peng Festival: November 5, 6 and 7.

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”

Inaugural Asian Organic Gourmet Festival at 137 Pillars House. October 9-12. [email protected]

27th Chiang Mai Food Festival 10-17 October 2014 @ Muan Jai Ground floor, Central Plaza Chiang Mai Airport.

Chiang Mai Hotel & Tourism Expo: Central Plaza Chiang Mai Airport October 17-19

Exhibitions, Seminars & Shows

Steel Magnolias by the Gate Theatre Group  at the 7th floor Studio Theatre Kad Suan Kaew Directed by Michael Allman Produced by Stephan Turner 270THB donation. 087 177 2195 [email protected] Oct. 16, 17, 18 at 7:00 pm - October 19, at 3:00 pm.

The 60th National Exhibition of Art by Sillapakorn University at Chiang Mai University Art Center Nimmanhaemindha Road –1st Floor Front Gallery. Exhibition on display until 22 October 2014

Emerge: Music & Dancing Contest 2014 by Chiang Mai Harvest Church at Chiang Mai Unversity Art Centre – Singing contest 24th October 7pm until 10pm  / Dancing Contest 25 October 7pm until 10pm – no admission fee. October 24 – 25

Documentary Arts Asia film: Film Night every Monday and Thursday at 7 pm Wualai soi 3 

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