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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.

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.chiangmaimarathon .com/

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: 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

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.

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]


Grand Opening Hohm Cafe November 24 starting from 1 pm Special Meet  Greet wtih Gap & Fon from The Voice Season 2. Ban Phae Soi 7 near the Lanna Golf Course. [email protected]

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:

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] zensabai. com or

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


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. (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.


The 4th International We Love the King Parade & Concert on December 3 - Join the parade and show your love and support for HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej. A mini-concert by the North Gate Jazz Band will start the paradeat JJ Market on the 3rd at 3 p.m. Or join us at the stage at Tha Pae Gate by 5:30 p.m. to join in honoring HM the King with the Royal Anthem in a beautiful candlelight ceremony followed by dances and performances and fireworks. Interested parties please contact  [email protected] .com or check the Facebook event page for current updates: https://www. or the  International We Love the King Day page: https://www.facebook .com/WeLoveTheKing ClubInternational. Last year over 1500 people of many different nationalities and ethnic groups joined in the festivities. Join us and show your support for HM the King.

Gourmet European dinner at Le Bistro, Rimping Promenada Resort Shopping Mall. 6 pm. Wed. Nov. 19. Four wines from the Baron Edmund de Rothschild Collection. 2,000 baht inclusive of wines. Booking only. [email protected]

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

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-dependents 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, 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


Soho celebrates 10 wonderful years – free champagne appetizers and cake – Guests of honour Paddy Linham and Scott Taylor – starts at 8pm – Soho Bar Huay kaew Road opposite Chiang Mai Orchid Hotel  reservations or further info [email protected] .com. November 20

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: For reservations and menu selections contact Nancy Lindley [email protected] by noon, Tuesday 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. Reservations by the Wed. before.

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. 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!


Antinori New World Wine Dinner at Le Meridien Favola Specialty Italian Restaurant. November 21, five course dinner and wines. 2900 nett and ? 2600 nett for Eat Drink & More members. For more information contact: irene. [email protected]

Clarinet Duo Recital – the Chiang Mai Clarinet Connection and DM Rhythms School of Drums & Classical Clarinet present Chai­pruck Mekara & Nopakhun Wongkwannmuang on clarinet with Esther Cha on piano at AUA Auditorium. 7.30pm. Tickets 300THB, 100THB students – more info 084-0439821 [email protected] November 21

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] or www.chiangmaiexpats

Alliance Francaise Films: Every Friday at 8 PM. At the Alliance Française; Coupable (2008) de Lætitia Masson avec Hélène Filières Nov. 21; Tinéraires (2006) de Christophe Otzenberger avec Yann Tregouët. Nov 28


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

November 22 World Buffet at Le Crystal – one week early- 6.30pm until 10pm. Nov 22. 1300THB per person includes welcome drink, free flow soft drinks and coffee tea/ 2000THB per person includes welcome drink, free flow selected wines, soft drinks tea coffee – reservations [email protected]

The 1st great Chiang Mai Scavenger Hunt; acity-wide scavenger hunt with teams of 2; start at Focus Gallery Huay Kaew Road at 12.30 – finish at Small House Kafe at 5 pm https://www.facebook .com/events/1376128172679178. November 22

PTIS Annual Charity Walking Street Market at Prem International School 300THB cars / 150THB tables – from 8.30am until 12 noon. Melanie 095-848-8582 [email protected] November 29

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.Releasing Hypnosis .com

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

Living Museum :Lanna Ways of Life; November 26 - 29 at the Lanna Museum CMU- Canal Road

27th Lampang Ceramic Fair: 29 Nov - 10 Dec 2014, Lampang

Rimping in the Park: The Farmers Market at Promenada Resort Mall 5pm until 10pm. Live music, shows, games, prizes – free food & soft drinks from 200 vendors – 200THB per day – proceeds will be donated to the Chiang Mai Home for Boys – tickets at all Rimping Stores. November 28-29

International Dance Festival 2014: Art Centre Chiang Mai University Nimmanhaemin Road – connecting ASEAN – highlight performances from 10 international Dance Companies. www.thaiticketmajor .com. November 28-30

NAP – Nimmanhaemin Arts Promenade: Nimmanhaemin Road Soi 1. Booths for shopping and workshops in the afternoon – live entertainment in the evening. December 5 – 10

Chiang Mai Bike Festival: Chiang Mai University Art Centre grounds Nimmanhaemin Road from 9am until 9pm daily. Volunteers Needed – English speaking (Thai native/English speaking native) Chinese speaking (Thai native) – age 20 upwards. contact [email protected] December 5 – 7

International Balloon Festival at Gymkhana Club:  December 6 Golf Ball Drop – charity fundraiser organized by the Chiang Mai International Rotary Club part of the International Balloon Festival Grand Opening – 1000 numbered balls to be sold 1000 THB per ball – Grand Prize 30,000THB. Entrance fee to the Festival included in ticket purchase. For further info or ball ticket purchase contact Laurence 094-648-2818 or Roger 089-430-8067 [email protected] December 6-7

Chiang Mai Design Week: design showcase, latest collections by over 50 leading and emerging designers, Creative Space Workshop and more. www.ChiangmaiDesign Nov 6-14.

Exhibitions, Seminars & Shows

“Look Chiang Mai Thru My Lens” : Chiang Mai Photo Club Exhibition at Central Plaza Chiang Mai Airport 2nd floor near the glass elevator. November 21 - 25.

Buddhist 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

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

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

Solo exhibition by Nicolas Luna Sangdee Gallery & Café until November 30.

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] .com.

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, http://chiangmai.usconsulate .gov/service.html

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