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Vol. XIII No.8 - Sunday April 20, 2014 - Saturday May 3, 2014


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Sunday

Easter Sunday Service: All Saints, Chiang Mai.  Episcopal/Anglican worship. info @AllSaintsChiangMai.com. 0828 955 232. www.AllSaints ChiangMai.com.

April 20 at 11am. www. AllSaintsChiangMai.comBig

Easter Sunday buffet: April 20 at Centara Duangtawan Hotel. Japanese and BBQ Buffet at Tawan Restaurant. 350 baht++ per adult and Baht 175 + + per child under 12 years of age. Reservations, please call 053 905000 Ext. 3227.

Care for Dogs Adoption Fair Central Plaza Airport Chiang Mai 11 am. Sunday April 27, Sunday May 4

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 jgreencmthailand2008@ hotmail.com.

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. thebaptistgroupof [email protected] trinitybaptistchurchofchiang mai.com. All are welcome.


Monday

On-location sketching group meeting Monday mornings from 8:00-10:30am.  Each week we will rendezvous at a different location in and around Chiang Mai and spend two and ˝ hours drawing in an atmosphere of support and encouragement.  Led by artist Amy D’Apice, the sketching group will follow the model of Urban Sketchers.org. Bring sketching supplies, water, and personal supplies such as sun screen, hat, etc. Open to artists of all levels, especially beginners.  Guidance and instruction by Amy D’Apice are available upon request. (093 212-7843) or amy@ artconspiracy.net. www. artconspiracy.net. www.flickr. com/photos/artconspiracy

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 at Sangdee (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] March 10

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 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 @gmail.com.

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. admin@ japankarate-cnx.net.

Tuesday

INTG: S+m: Monastic Space Throughout Therav da History. A Talk by Anthony Irwin Tuesday 13 May 2014, 19:30 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 [email protected] or call 089-430-8067.

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. kiwimobro @gmail.com

Weekly Laughter Yoga every Tuesday 6-7pm at Kalyanamit Chiangmai starting Tuesday December 10th.

Salsa and Dance lovers: Salsa every Tuesday at Gossip Bar near De Lanna Hotel and Pra Singh Temple. 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, chiangmaiwestaa@ yahoo.com.

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 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. 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 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.

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

Women’s Football (Soccer) Game: very casual ‘kick-around’ and ALWAYS a lot of fun. Every Wednesday 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.

Swiss Lanna Society weekly informal gatherings: Why Not Restaurant Nimman­haemin Soi 11, 6:30 p.m. events@swiss-lanna-society. com 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: lotus@loxinfo. co.th . April 23

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. 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

Thursday

SKAL Chiang Mai & Northern Thailand Le Crystal Dinner 600THB Members / 800THB guests. 400THB for free flow wine during the meal Starts at 6.30pm with cocktails April 24. http://www.skalchiangmai.com/

Wine Savouring at El Patio  7pm -10pm May 1, New Italian Imports; 990 & 500 baht 20 Tickets Available of each, pick up at El Patio Soi 11 Nimman Rd.053 223 924, 089 7009552

Fashion Revolution Day April 24 at Tha Pae Gate. For further information macsmail @hotmail.com

Second TEDx Chiang Mai Salon 2’The Power of Film’ at Documentary Arts Asia Wualai Ro0ad Soi 3. From 6pm until 9pm Three TED talks on film will be shown and discussed. Some Pizza, snacks and drinks will be available http://www.ted. com/tedx/events/12238. April 24 www.tedxchiangmai .com

’Formal” Expat Ladies Lunch Starts at 12 Noon First Thursday of each month.

For reservations and menu selections contact Nancy Lindley NLLindley@msn .com by noon the day before. May’s “Formal” Expats Ladies Lunch, isn’t lunch, but Afternoon Tea at Anantara Resort, formerly The Chedi on Thursday, May 1 at  2 pm. The air-conditioned Colonial House at The Anantara Resort, formerly The Chedi, 123 Charoen Prathet Rd. 400 baht inclusive of SC and VAT. For reservations, NLLindley @msn.com by noon, Tuesday, April 29

“Informal” Expats Ladies Lunch: The lunch buffet at the Grandview Hotel, on the Superhighway. Arrive at 11:45.180 baht. Cost includes SC, VAT, water, coffee and tea. For reservations contact Nancy Lindley [email protected] Every 3rd Thursday. May 15. Contact Nancy by May 14 at noon.

Salsa and Dance lovers: Every Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 PM at Café de la Wine. Chareon Prathet Road. Free ut 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. March 27 11:30am – 1:00pm. 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 @yahoo.com.

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. greenpapayasangha @gmail.comgreenpapaya [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. wordpowr.com. It’s free! 

Friday

Annual Anzac Day Dawn Service at House of Praise International Church – starts at 6am followed by an Aussie breakfast. Everyone is welcome. Please wear colours and ribbons. For more info email info@ cochouseofpraise.com tel 053-212-904 www.cochouse ofpraise.com. April 25

Fondue Party by Chez Emy a Paris @ Loftspace – 1/18 Sanambin Kao Road (from suthep road the road that leads to Wing 41)April 25 at 6pm- 8pm 590THB adult/ 250THB child under 12. Pay in advance discount 5% - limited to 20 people – reservations or further info Pooky 088-252-0477 [email protected]

A painting and Photo Exhibition “ Art is a Journey” By Savitee Suwannasatit. 2 - 28 May 2014. Opening 2 May 6 p. at CMU Art Center.

Chiang Mai International Schools Exhibit: Opening reception will be on May 2, 2014 at 5 pm. Chiang Mai University Art Center

Chiang Mai Pool League: Every Friday at 9pm at participating bars in a home and away schedule. Contact living room bar, denisdixon008 @gmail.com, 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:  2nd Friday of each month, 10 am - noon. The River Market on the River Ping, Chiang Mai - just next to the iron bridge.info @chiangmaiexpatsclub.com or www.chiangmaiexpats club.com. December 20 300 baht, special Christmas event, reservations required.

Alliance Francaise Films: Every Friday at 8 PM. At the Alliance Francaise. April 25 8 pm: Zéro De Conduite (1933) de Jean Vigo avec Jean Dasté

Saturday

Latin Tunes at Le Meridien discover your rhythm with our latin tunes with complimentary dance instructions from vibrant professionals @ 7.30pm followed by Free Dancing. April 26

Mountain High at The Meeting Room Art Café. The solo chapter ‘Mountain High’ photography art exhibition by In-See-Way. Grand opening May 3 at 6pm Exhibition on display until 15 May at Meeting Room Art Café Charoenrat Road

Chiang Mai Expat Club meeting at Le Meridien Hotel Arrive 10am, meeting starts at 10.30. Fourth Saturday of every month.

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 Kaldi Café, 2nd floor, 145/4 Sunday Walking Street. www. releasing.x10.mx

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!)

OA (Overeaters Anonymous; Saturday from 4-5 p.m. McCormick Hospital Bldg 11. 133 Kaeonawarat Road Wat Ket.  Please ask the guards or nurses to show you to House Number 11

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

Fairs and
Festivals

Harvesting Melodies: Traditional & Ethnic Music Festival by Sangob Foundation. Sat. April 26 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. 300 baht.

Exhibitions and seminars

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

Buddhist Art Exhibition: Art thesis exhibition Presented by Eka Dharma Silpa 5th – 28th April 2014. Chiang Mai University Art Center

Groups

Dining Out Group: Once a fortnight, alternating between Western and Asian food. 100 baht - 500 baht per head. [email protected]

Chiang Mai Gay and Lesbian Club: http://gaychiangmai.wackwall.com/. Regular meetings.

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:

The U.S. Consulate encourages all American citizens to register with the US Consulate General.  Please visit https://travelregistration .state.gov 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

Education

German Courses at the Christian German School Chiang Mai:  the German Summer School: a four or eight weeks German course which is targeted especially to non-German-speaking (Asian) children at the age of 8-12 years with the option of a change over to the German school system. “German as a Foreign Language” .http://www.cdsc.ac.th/index.php/de/ April- May

Traidhos Football Camp,  5 – 11 April 2014. Khun Jay –jaytanat@threegeneration .org. Tel: +66 (0) 53 301 500 (ext 5008). http://camps. threegeneration.org

English Camp at Traidhos: Ages 9 – 13. April 5-11. http://camps.threegeneration.org


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