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Care for Dogs Adoption Fair at Central Plaza Chiang Mai Airport from 11 am. November 2

Remembrance Day at All Saints Church 11 am

Siam Cat Show November 1 and 2 10 am to 8 pm Central Plaza Chiang Mai Airport.

Yappy Hour at River Market in aid of Care for Dogs- 700THB – 5.30 – 8.30pm. November 16

TEDxYouth Chiang Mai at Chiang Mai University. Young People with ideas. November 16.

All Saints, Chiang Mai, have a special service to celebrate All Saints’ Day, sermon followed by a pot-luck lunch.  All Welcome!Kaeo Nawarat Road, Soi 2/2, see the map on the website. [email protected] or call: 0828 955 232 www. November 2,  11 a.m.

Sangdao Performing Arts School presents Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: a charity dance performance at Kad Theatre Kad Suan Kaew between 3pm and 5pm The performance features 150 students tickets 540THB 690THB 740THB 790THB and 2000THB. Available at Sangdao Performing Arts School  or call 053-274-841 / 081-472-4442. November 23

Registration now open for Chiang Mai Marathon: Sunday 21, December 2014. http://www.chiangmai

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: http://www.

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]

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.


Marbella and Tango at Sangdee Gallery on November 10, 6:30 pm. Sirimang­kalajarn Soi 5

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). 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.

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] or www.

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


International Education Fair at the Shangri la Hotel featuring universities from the UK, Australia and the United States. Tuesday 4 November from 3.30pm until 7.30pm 053-224-4603

Remembrance Day at the Foreign Cemetery – a Non-denominational service begins at 10:45 a.m. with a two minute silence observed at 11am – All nationalities welcome. November 11

INTG: A Talk by Joshua Plotnik on Studying Elephant Intelligence and Conservation Education. Meeting starts at 7.30pm. November 11 at Alliance Française

Baddish Arts in Exhibition Mahachulalongkorn College Chiang Mai campus – at Chiang Mai University Art Centre 1st floor back gallery – opening on November 11 at 6pm – exhibition on display until 30 November

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 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:

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 River Market 1 pm to 2:30 pm. It is open to computer users of all skill levels. http://chiang (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 ChiangMaiComputerClub (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.


Opening of Reconstruccion – exhibition by Roberto Arcaute at CMU Art Center Nimmanhaemin Road – Opening November 5 at 6 pm. Until November 30.

New Market Flea Market : every Wednesday, Thursday from 17:00 onwards at Star Avenue Lifestyle Mall from Wednesday, November 5.089 191 0299, 088 618 4226. November Free Rental

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]

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


Red Cup Party team at Pentatonic Rock Bar. Kad Boon You zone near Zoe in Yellow.8 pm Thursday November 6

Chiang Mai Dating Event at Your Bar 6th Floor Maya Lifestyle Shopping Centre.  450THB per person includes complimentary drink and light finger food – women ages 22-43. men ages 24-45 – registration starts at 4pm. November 6

The 31st Exhibition of contemporary art by young Thai artists. CMU Art Center. Nimmanhaemind Road. opening on November 13 at 6pm. Exhibition on display until 30 November

1st anniversary Beer Terminals at Star Avenue Lifestyle Mall November 13 7 pm.

Skal Chiang Mai & the North’s next meeting is November 20, 2014. 6:30 PM . register online only:

Expat Ladies Lunch: First Thursday of each month. November’s “Formal” Expats Ladies Lunch: Beccofino Nimmanhaemin soi 7 440 baht inclusive. November 6 12 noon. For reservations and menu selections contact Nancy Lindley [email protected] by noon, Tuesday, November 4

“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. November 20. Reservations by November 19.

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, chiangmaiwestaa

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. [email protected] .com greenpapayasangha .

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!


Premier Feeling with Burin at The Good View Village Restaurant and Karaoke in Mae Hia.053-904-406 November 7

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.

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.chiangmai

Alliance Francaise Films: Every Friday at 8 PM. At the Alliance Française


Step Up Tomorrow – The 15th PTT Art Competition by Faculty of Fine Art CMU and PTT at CMU Art Centre. November 8 from 8am until 5pm

8 Days Market; music market at 33 Chomdoi Road. 840463025. Saturday November 8 at 3 p.m.

Guided Tour of Wararot Market: meet at the Raintree Resource, First Level – CMCC Center, 3 Charoen Muang Road. November 15 at 9 am. register at [email protected] com or 0871808040 or  CMCC office 053244820 adminassist

Citylife Garden Fair at JJ Market. Proceeds go to The Foundation for Developing and Supporting Children (FDSC) JJ Market November 22 from 10 am to 5 pm

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. Saturday November 22 meeting cancelled.

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

Fairs & Festivals

Money Expo- November 7-9 Central Plaza Chiang Mai Airport. 10 am to 8 pm. Featuring banks, insurance companies and other financial experts.

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

Chiang Mai Flora Blossom Festival October 31- November 2 Central Plaza Chiang Mai Airport

Money Expo: Central Airport Plaza November 7-9. Financial experts and advice

Chiang Mai Golf Classic November 10-16. Alpine Golf Resort

Exhibitions, Seminars & Shows

Imagine Your World Exhibition at CMU Art Centre–2nd Floor Front Gallery –on display until 6 November 2014

RMUTL International Art Workshop – a contemporary art exhibition at Chiang Mai University Art Centre – Opening at 6pm 1st floor back gallery. October 28 until 9 November 2014

Reconstruccion – exhibition by  Roberto Arcaute at CMU Art Center Nimmanhaemindha Road. Exhibition on display from 3 – 30 November

Solo exhibition by Nicolas Luna Sangdee Gallery & Café until November 14.

The River Women’s Conference: ‘Full Life Begins’ at The River Hang Dong. Guest speakers Rachel Mawston from Brisbane and Barbara Nield also from Australia. 500THB for 3 days includes lunch and coffee breaks. November 4 – 7

Let The Kids Play – at Artist’s Village. Handicrafts and  more at JJ Market. November 6 – 8 from 11am until 7pm

Filipino Kali and Indonesian Silat Martial Arts Seminar with Sifu Tylu. Register with Sakan Lam (086)548-7755 or sakan.lam November 8 and 9 from 10 am to 3 pm at Boss Muay Thai Gym next to Bossotel Inn Chiang Mai.

The Flux: Contemporary Dance Theatre, by Ranarong Khumpha, Waewdao Sirisook. . CMU Art Center Auditorium. November 12 - 16.

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]

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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