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Sunday 

Easter Sunday Services at All Saints Church: April 5 from 11 am. Kaeo Nawarat Road, Soi 2/2

Care for Dogs Adoption Fairs at Central Plaza Chiang Mai Airport: April 12 and April 26 from 11 am

Pop Concert at CCI Amphitheater The College of Music Payap University: With Khokdin, Phantawat, Duriyasilp Jazz Big Band and others – tickets 100THB for further info 087-328-1226 086-195-9339 April 5 from 4:30 pm

Buddhist Art Exhibition at CMU Art Centre Nimmanahaeminda Road – Art Thesis exhibition presented by Eka Dharma Silpa 5- 28 April, opening ceremony 5 April at 1pm.

719 Year Anniversary of Chiang Mai – Merit making at the Three Kings Monument from 6 a.m. plus Lanna Market and demonstrations until 8 pm April 12.

Softball (slowpitch) Game Payap University Field Mae Khao Campus every Sunday at 1:30. A mix of Thai players from the Payup/CMU teams + other players from around the globe.....We've been doing this about 6+ years and it's the perfect time of the year to join in....Gloves, Bats, Balls are provided, [email protected]

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: http://www.chiangmaihhh.com/

Classic Cars of Lanna: Meets the last Sunday of every month at Nim City Daily near Airport Plaza. www.classicarsoflanna.com

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

Bridge Club of Chiang Mai: Meeting every Monday (including beginners), Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 12:30, behind The Oak Tree Restaurant on Canal Road, next to the Ibis Hotel. All players welcome. Please call 0844813280, or visit our website at "Bridge Club of Chiang Mai," before your expected arrival.

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. [email protected] trinitybaptistchurchofchiangmai.com. All are welcome.


Monday   

Bridge Club of Chiang Mai: Meeting every Monday (including beginners), Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 12:30, behind The Oak Tree Restaurant on Canal Road, next to the Ibis Hotel. All players welcome. Please call 0844813280, or visit our website at "Bridge Club of Chiang Mai," before your expected arrival.

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. 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.chiangmaihhh.com/

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 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 www.zensabai.com.

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

Tuesday

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. Open Rotary Table at River Market from 6 pm before the meeting. Sit down, have dinner or a drink and chat with members of the club.

Scrabble Club: Every Tuesday at 6:30 PM in the Beer Garden at Sritana Condo. Players of all

skill levels are welcome For any questions Frank at [email protected]

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.https://www.facebook.com/groups/127718490590815/ for info.

Weekly Laughter Yoga every Tuesday 6-7pm at Kalyanamit Chiangmai

Salsa and Dance lovers: Salsa Nights in Chiang Mai: Every Tuesday at Warm Up Café, Nimmanhaemin road.  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.chiangmaihhh.com/

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://chiangmai-geeks.forumotion.net (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.

Wednesday

Living My Space Exhibition Opening: at the Meeting Room Art café Charoenrat Road – solo exhibition by Boonkerd Kaewdee . Opening starts at 6 pm April 1. Exhibition on display until April 15.

Papa Rock’s Wednesday Night Curry and jam session: The first Curry & Jam nights, a choice of 3 Indian curries, with rice and Roti, bring your instruments and jam with the band from 9pm, serving also 100% Rock'n'Roll Pizza and Thai food. Every Wednesday.

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.

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 River Market. www.cmphotogroup.com . 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

Bridge Club of Chiang Mai: Meeting every Monday (including beginners), Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 12:30, behind The Oak Tree Restaurant on Canal Road, next to the Ibis Hotel. All players welcome. Please call 0844813280, or visit our website at "Bridge Club of Chiang Mai," before your expected arrival.

Thursday

Formal Expats Ladies Lunch: every first Thursday of the month. For reservations contact Nancy Lindley,  [email protected] by noon. April 2 at Lava Café Chang Khlan Road opposite Giorgios.

Montgras Wine Dinner at le Crystal Restaurant: 6.30pm until 10pm sponsored by Wine Gallery. Presenting a night of Montgras Wine and special buffet dinner for 1800THB net per person reservations [email protected]. April 2

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. March 19

Salsa and Dance lovers: Every Thursday at Bau Ton Restaurant 4/4 Loi Kroh Soi 3but please support the venue by buying drinks. https://www.facebook.com/groups/salsaclubchiangmai/?ref=ts&fref=ts

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]@gmail.com .

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.wordpowr.com. It’s free!

Friday

Senior Varsity Concert No3 : Santi Music School Free admission – starts 7pm for reservations 053-224-344 085-722-2557 [email protected]. April 3

Sparkling Citrus Party at Le Meridien: Get colourful and dance into a vivacious evening with Sparkling at Le Méridien Chiang Mai. Anticipate the night to remember and welcome summer with style at Latitude 18 on Friday, 03 April 2015 from 20:00 until 23:00. Dress code: Green, Orange, and Yellow.

Reggae Doi Chang Festival at The Edge Wangsingkhan Road. 300THB + 1 free beer – Kaya Reggae Dyb Band, 90110 Thai Rub a Dub, Pinn Ball Thai Esan Traditional Instrument https://www.facebook.com/events/472094962939238/. April 10 from 4 pm on.

Bridge Club of Chiang Mai: Meeting every Monday (including beginners), Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 12:30, behind The Oak Tree Restaurant on Canal Road, next to the Ibis Hotel. All players welcome. Please call 0844813280, or visit our website at "Bridge Club of Chiang Mai," before your expected arrival.

Weekly Farmers Market: The Library behind 3 Kings Monument – 2pm – 6pm – organic fruits/vegetables, homemade products, handicrafts, food stalls, live music, etc. Bring your own bags. No alcohol. Every Friday

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 Breakfast Club: 1st and 3rd Friday of each month, 9:30 am - 11:30 am, River Market Restaurant, west side of the Iron Bridge.  Meet old friends, make new friends and have your questions about expat life in Chiang Mai answered.  Breakfast buffet 220 baht for members, 270 baht for guests.  [email protected]

Alliance Francaise Films: Every Friday at 8 PM. At the Alliance Française;  Friday, March 27, 8 PM Voleurs de Chevaux (2007) de Micha Wald avec Adrien Jolivet.

Saturday

Wild Table by Nonsecret Base-Pop up dinner by Rimping and other sponsors:  throw yourselves back to the 20’s with a six course dinner pairing with well-selected wines. Location – SV Furniture  (Old Saw Mill) Amphur Muang. 5.30pm (cocktails) onwards – the concept is wild (not cultivated) food. After dinner enjoy special cocktails and beer and dance the night away with Live Pop Jazz Band – 3500THB per person for ticket call 0879-544595 or line noxsecretbase. April 4. Reservations required.

Vintage Party at Eastin Hotel; Huay Kaew Road behind Think Park. April 4 from 7pm. Dress vintage. 500 baht each.

Opening of Textile Exhibition by Sukrit Kaewdam: Ketawa Stylish Hotel Bumrungrai Soi 2 Wat Ket  Opening 6pm – Exhibition on display until April 30.

Joob Joob is proud to Present: Disco // Not Disco @ Overdose by Lazy Flair. DJs Potamus, Jed Yod and Pharaoh Rock will be spinning new wave, disco and nu disco jams into the late night. Live visuals by Copy Vision. Beast Burger will provide food, so come hungry! Merchandise and clothing on sale by Dope It. 60 BHT Carlsberg, 50 BHT Custom Shots and 100 BHT Specialty Cocktails at The Harbour, Huay Kaew Road from 8 pm. Saturday April 4

"Follow The Black Line" A Solo Exhibition by TUSK at Minimal Gallery Saturday, April 4 from 7 p.m.

Songkran Splash Pool Party at the Le Méridien Plunge Pool Bar. Soak up the sun and revel in the scenic Suthep Mountain backdrop with our Special Guest DJ who will keep you dancing all night. Special offer on delectable BBQ, and refreshing summer cocktails for 150 baht only. Saturday April 11 from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.

4th Annual Mr Songkran Contest at Soho Bar on Huay Kaew Road. This year the categories for the contestants are: Best Songkran clothing,  sexiest swimsuit and personality. Winner Bar Tabs are: First Place 1000 baht, Second Place 500 baht, Third Place 250 baht. Saturday April 11 at 8 p.m.

ANZAC Day 100th Anniversary - House of Praise International Church will be holding its annual Anzac Day Dawn Service on the 25th April at 6am followed by an Aussie breakfast. This year we commemorate the 100th Anniversary. Everyone is welcome. Please wear colours and ribbons. Please invite those that may not be aware of this event in Chiang Mai. For more information email: [email protected] Tel: 053 212 904 or visit www.cochouseofpraise.com

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.

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.  Plunge Pool party on February 28

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, @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: http://www.chiangmaihhh.com/

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.toastmastersclubs.org 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 https://www.facebook.com/ChiangmaiFencing

Exhibitions, Seminars & Shows

Elemental Exhibition by Jennie McGuire: Meeting Room Art Café Charoenrat Road.

Opening of Lanna House and Way of life exhibition by Bunpan Phongpradit: Lanna Traditional House Museum. Corner of Canal and Suthep. Until April 10. Daily from 9.30am – 4.30pm

Marionettes at Sangdee gallery Sirimangkalajarn Soi 5 Exhibition by Paul Kenny.

"Beautiful Handicrafts of Tohoku Arts and Crafts magnificent Toho turbidity - Japan" Exhibition. March 7. - April 30, 2558, at TCDC Gallery (TCDC) in Chiang Mai. 10.30 am - 18.00 pm (closed on Monday). Admission is free. For more information, contact your SUT in Tel. . 052080500 # 311 or more on www.tcdc.or.th/chiangmai.

The Princess Kokeaw Prakaykavil na Chiangmai Exhibition at the Chiang Mai House of Photography, behind the old Court Building (in front of The Three Kings Monument). Oon display until 28 August 2015 upstairs.

Ancient Roots and Culinary Crossroads The Food of Northern Thailand – Lanna food exhibition by Austin Bush at Tamarind Village Chiang Mai – Exhibit open daily 9am until 8pm – for reservations or further info 053418896-9www.tamarindvillage.com

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

Fairs and Festivals

Northern Auto Show 2015: March 27 - April 5 at Chiang Mai Hall. Central Plaza  Chiang Mai Airport

Cotton Textile Fair until April 5, 2015 at the Industrial Promotion Center, Thung Hotel Road.

Digital Job Fair: CAMT with a network of universities in northern Thailand the support of Creative Chiang Mai network will co-organize the Digital Job Fair 2015 at Promenada Resort mall this 24-25 April. Companies interested in taking part contact [email protected] or 089265921

Chiang Mai International Cricket Sixes: Chiengmai Gymkhana Club: April 5 – April 11.  from 9am – until 6pm Free entry, spectators welcome.

Songkran Thai New Year Festival: April 13-15

Table Tennis CMU Open: Chiang Mai University Gymnasium – various categories including over 45 singles (internationals) & Over45 teams (internationals), General teams, male singles, female singles and kids teams. Total prize money 86,250THB – entry fees singles 200THB / CMU students 100THB general teams 500THB / over 45 year teams (international) 2000THB To Join – apply before April 3 to [email protected] or tel Ms Boossakorn 087-180-7187. April 11-14

Groups

Chiang Mai International Group of AA meets every morning at 9:30 and every evening at 6:30;  and Wed and Fri at 12pm. All meetings are open except Sunday morning.  We meet at 134 Kongsai Road, San Pacoy Business District.. 2 - 3 AA meetings a day, 7 days a week, call us at 0821862518 or for a detailed map visit us online at http://www.cmigaa.org/Directions.html ,  We are here for you.

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

Ongoing:

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