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Vol. XIII No.19 - Sunday September 21, 2014 - Saturday October 4, 2014


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Sunday

Third International Zouk Flash Mob for the International Day of Peace September 21, 2014.

One Billion Rising’s Fair Market Secondhand Sale on Sunday, Sept. 28.  10a.m.-3p.m. at the Asia Frontier Foundation at 187/2 (Duplex 5) Changklan Road. Donations can be dropped off Monday-Friday until Sept. 27, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Lynda (0830072916) or Buai (0857232075). 50% of proceeds from the sale will benefit Wildflower, a local organization that empowers single mothers seeking a healthy, supportive community. 50% of proceeds will contribute toward One Billion Rising Chiang Mai’s operating fund, whose mission is to raise awareness of and contribute to the prevention of violence against women.

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.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 082 1862518. 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. thebaptistgroup [email protected] trinitybaptistchurchof chiangmai.com. All are welcome.  


Monday

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 @aol.com

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 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. patrick@zensabai .com 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

INTG: Tuesday, 7 October, 2014, 7:30 pm: “Challenges to the Church of Christ (Thailand) in a Changing Society”. A Talk by Pradit Takerngrangsarit. Alliance Française

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 .https://www.facebook.com/groups/127718490590815/ 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:   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 [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

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]

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 & the North’s next meeting is at September 25, 2014. 6:30 PM t Beccofino, Nimmanhaemin soi 7. register online only: http://skalchiangmai.com/event/

Expat Ladies Lunch: First Thursday of each month. For reservations and menu selections contact Nancy Lindley NLLindley@msn .com by noon the day 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.

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. green [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. wordpowr.com. It’s free! 

Friday

Grape Appreciation Crawl September 26. Fancy Dress Prize: Jiratitikarn (Maia) Janwong <maia@chiangmai citylife.com

The 60th National Exhibition of Art by Sillapakorn University at Chiang Mai University Art Center Nimmanhaemindha Road – Opening time 6pm October 3 1st Floor Front Gallery. Exhibition on display until 22 October 2014

Third Rimping Pop up Dinner: Nim City. A five-course Western gourmet dinner, paired with the finest Craft Beers imported from the USA. 1500 baht, reservations required.ram@rimping. com October 3 6 PM

Ideas That Travel – Chiang Mai. A full day public training program, Gurubox workspace. Hotheads Innovation are bringing their world-class Innovation Thinking and Creativity Skills workshop for Hotels and the Tourism/Travel Industry to Chiang Mai. October 10. Only 5000 baht. Pre-Registration essential. Further info:th[email protected] or call K Toy 091-414-2410

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.

The Lobby Bar at Holiday Inn offers Stay Marathon promotion. THB 500 net per person for “Cocktail and Beer Buffet” from 9 pm till midnight and Special promotion for Ladies’ Night every Friday “Come 4 Pay 3” at Lobby Bar, Holiday Inn Chiangmai. 0 5327 5300

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:  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. info@chiangmaiexpatsclub. com or www.chiangmai expatsclub.com.

Alliance Francaise Films: Every Friday at 8 PM. At the Alliance Française: September 26, 8pm La Religieuse (2013) de Guillaume Nicloux avec Pauline Étienne

Saturday

Hot Red Party at 137 Pillars House: Please come and join us. Life is a party! And even better if it’s for charity. As part of THE GLOBAL PARTY series of events, we’re having a HOT RED PARTY with free flow of drinks, canapes, an auction and PARTY and DANCE with Bangkok DJ POP!!! September 27, 2014 from 7:00 pm onwards. More details on the flyer or at: http://www.theglobalparty.com/venues/137-pillars-house/

TEDx Chiang Mai at Le Meridien Chiang Mai all day September 27 Tickets at http://www.tedxchiangmai.com/

Care for Dogs Adoption Fair at Central Plaza Chiang Mai Airport from 11 am Sept 27

World Buffet at Le Crystal 6.30pm until 10pm. September 27. info@lecrystalrestaurant .com

Flea Market at Yoga Tree Saturday from 1pm until 5.30pm selling fresh produce, natural soaps, healthy snacks, unique products, pre-loved clothes etc etc tables 100THB. bookings [email protected] September 27

Wine Dinner at Le Crystal supported by the Wine Gallery. October 4. info@ lecrystalrestaurant.com

Cheese Lovers at Aji Restaurant Rimping Maya Supermarket – from 1.30pm until 4.30pm –talk by Gai Lai Mitchawan, Mieko Saho and Atsuko Yano – Cheese tasting and cheese cooking, making homemade cheeses – presentation will be in Thai Japanese and English– 300THB per person to reserve contact Mieko 053-217-170 or Atsuko 093-130-0232. October 4

InstaMeet 10 Chiang Mai at Documentary Arts Asia Wualai Road Soi 3. Join a photowalk through the Wualai Saturday market to capture some of the sites of the Saturday market in pictures. October 4

Bollywood Night: Mystic Splendour: 18th October Fashion King is holding 3rd Bollywood Mystic Splendour is aid of North-Eastern autistic children at the Empress Convention Hall. Lots of prizes. Latest Bollywood songs & dances. Buffet dinner. This time soft music shall be played during breaks. fashionkingcm @yahoo.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. Saturday September 27 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. ReleasingHypnosis.com

Documentary Arts Asia Filmmaking Workshops every Saturday cinema@ doc-arts.asia.

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, @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

Green Season Festival from August 1 to September 30, 2014, from 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. at the Royal Park Rajapruek, Chiang Mai. Curcuma and lotus displays, photo contest “Rain & Like”

The Lanna Expo 2014 at the International Convention Center: Products and services  from Chiang Mai, Lamphun, Lampang and Mae Hong Son. The 7th Expo will concentrate on handicraft, health and business tourism, International health services. Shows and demonstrations. September 19-23. Free.

Wedding Fair at Promenada: September 26-28 Yes I Do with wedding fashion show by Aunchalee Boutique, real Lanna wedding inspiration, wide array of professional wedding service suppliers, International Wedding Show, live music

Inaugural Asian Organic Gourmet Festival at 137 Pillars House. October 9-12. [email protected]

Exhibitions and seminars

Poster exhibition by Professor  Takashi Akiyama from Tama Art University and the director  of Takashi Akiyama Poster. From Sept 11-28 CMU Art Center

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

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

 


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