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First Sunday of Advent: All Saints Church, Chiang Mai, will celebrate the First Sunday of Advent with the lighting of the Advent Crown. November 30, 11 a.m.

Care for Dogs Adoption Fair, Central Airport Plaza from 11 a.m.- 6 p.m.December 7th, Sunday, December 21th, Sunday

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!

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 [email protected]

New Flea Market at Warm Up on Nimmanhaemin, first Sunday of every month.  Each gathering comes under a different theme, such as BMX, Back to the 80s or Vespa. 40 Nimmanhaemin Rd., Suthep, 081-306-0670. Open  4-11pm

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] trinitybaptistchurchof All are welcome.


Opening of Found exhibition by Annelies Hofmeyr at Sangdee Gallery Sirimangkalajarn Soi 5 – opening recpetion from 7pm December 1. On display until 15 December 2014

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. [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] or

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


INTG: Tuesday, 09 December, 2014, 7:30 pm. “Spreading Buddhism in England: Conditions and Challenges”. A Talk by Ven. Amaro Bhikkhu. Alliance Francaise.

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 roge[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 [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.


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: or the  International We Love the King Day page: TheKingClubInternational. 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.

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. . 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 Smile Party 7, December 4th at Huay Tung Thao. Chiang Mai’s original and largest outdoor music festival. Live bands of all genres until 3 am on the main stage, all night DJ booth going until 6 am.

Skal Chiang Mai & the North’s Christmas Gala Fundraiser Dinner December 11. 6:30 PM at 137 Pillars House . Tickets available at 137 Pillars House or at Tiger Trail Thailand Charoen Prathet Road. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

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. December 4 at Sala Lanna. Three course meal of appetizer, entree (featuring homemade pasta) and dessert Cost:  400 baht inclusive of SC, VAT, water, coffee and tea. Reservations by Wed. December 3

“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. Thursday Dec. 18. Reservations by Wed Dec 17.

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. [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 It’s free!


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, [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; Coupable (2008) de Lætitia Masson avec Hélène Filières Nov. 21; Tinéraires (2006) de Christophe Otzenberger avec Yann Tregouët. Nov 28


Christmas Charity Dinner Party in support of the Education Sponsorship Fund at Seven Fountains Church & Centre, 97 HuayKaew Rd., Saturday, December 13, 2014.  6.30- 9.30 pm. International Buffet Dinner & Soft Drinks provided. All Proceeds Go to the Education Fund. Tickets: Adults: 500 THB, Children (12 yrs& below) 250 THB.For Tickets & Information Contract: Seven Fountains Office: 053 892 545, 053 211 076, seven. [email protected]

Famed folksinger Phusming Nosavan; mini concert at The Garden Bar Imperial Mae Ping Hotel From 7.30pm until 11pm 1600THB per couple – includes Robert Mondavi Private Selection or Draft beer Chang 1 Tower – RSVN  053-283-900 # 7028. December 6

Anchan Vegetarian Wine Tasting Introducing some new wines to our menu and would like to give the opportunity to our customers to sample them. You can order from the weekly menu as usual, based on this we will advise you a few wine pairings to go with it. December 6. 083 581 1689. [email protected]

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

The Chiang Mai Fencing Club: every Saturday afternoon in the fencing sale near Wat Jet Yod. 1 pm. Men, women, boys and girls. Complete beginners more than welcome! Lessons and equipment provided. Everyone is welcome to play or watch. [email protected], or

Fairs & Festivals

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

International Dance Festival 2014: Art Centre Chiang Mai University Nimmanhaemin Road – connecting ASEAN – highlight performances from 10 international Dance Companies. 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.Chiangmai Nov 6-14.

The 4th Chiang Mai Jazz Festival at Promenada Resort Mall featuring Malene Mortensen / Soul After Six / Bermer Ken Swert Vier / Dee Jay Jazz Brothers / North Gate Jazz Big Band / Peter Vandermortele Trio and many others. Friday 19 – Saturday 20 December.

4th World University Weightlifting Championship at CMU December 10 -13, 2014.

International Puppet Festival at Lanna Museum Canal Road 12-14 December 2014

Exhibitions, Seminars & Shows

Steel Magnolias at Kad Suan Kaew 7th Floor Theatre – starts 7pm each night – suggested donation 270THB. December 17, 18, 19, 20. 087 177 2195, [email protected], or visit the box office on the first floor of Kad Suan Kaew.

Ride to the Winter: 4th Real Biker Custom Show at 700 Year Stadium December 13, all day- live music until midnight. Choppers, bobbers, racer, vintage. www.

Arabian Nights; 7. 00 pm Thursday 11 and Friday 12 December, Prem Auditorium. Tickets THB 200. Contact Khun Kib – Senior School Office. 053 301 500 Ext 5300. email: [email protected]

James & the Giant Peach from the Chiang Mai Drama Centre; December 12 & 13 6:30 p.m. at The Edge tickets 200 baht adults/100 baht children To book 0881345502 or [email protected] or

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 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,


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