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Updated November 26, 2011

Sunday

Monks will walk from Huay Kaew Road to Tha Pae Gate every Sunday and Monday at 6 a.m. in honor of HM the King’s upcoming birthday and to promote conservation and foster Buddhist principles.

CityLife Garden Fair: 27th November from 11 a.m.-4 a.m., a charity event where proceeds will go towards FORRU (Forrest Restoration Research Unit) and Mae-Mhae Orphanage School, Chiang Dao Book a table for 200 baht (Citylife clients receive priority booking) Old style Thai fair to follow in the evening, proceeds to help victims of the flooding. Contact 66(0)53 225201, 66(0)53 357428 Fax: 66(0)53 357491 [email protected] www.citylife-citylife.com. [email protected]

Lecture/workshop  by Will Yongdu Holmes B.A., D.S. at the Body And Mind Healing School Chiang Mai An in depth look on how we can use our diet for creating a more healthy and fullfiling life, through a better understanding of nutrition for the body and mind.. Sunday 27th November at 5PM Sunday 18th December at 5PM. 350Baht per person-per workshop: 0856211374

Family Fun Golf Day presented by Three Generations Golf Academy: Nov 27. Golf Avenue San Sai, Tee time: 10 AM, Entry fee 300 Baht includes green fee, range balls and pull cart. Parents are welcome to caddy for their children! Ken: 0832087962. [email protected]. Register by 23 November

Erik Ask Exhibition: Nordic Light: at Dokmai Garden, Sunday, December 11, 2011 at 15.00 – 18.00. Meet Norwegian artist Erik Ask, have a sip of wine and admire some of his selected paintings (Nordic landscapes, American landscapes, Portuguese landscapes, floral motifs, non-figurative motifs). Since you buy straight from his studio and since most paintings are unframed Erik generously offers his exquisite paintings within a price range of 2500 – 6000 Baht. The exhibition will only last until January 11th. Free entrance to the vernissage. VIP card holders can enter the garden for free until 18.00. Other visitors pay 100 Baht. [email protected]

"Student night" -Every Sunday night at So What Garden Bar . Nimmanhaemin Soi 17.

Classic Cars of Lanna have their usual last-Sunday-of-the-month meeting with cars displayed outside Bistro 1, NIM City (next to Rimping next to the airport), 10.00am to Noon. October 30. All car nuts welcome, with cars or without. We have an interesting programme of Sunday Runs for the cool season. There is no membership fee, just roll up! www.classicarsoflanna.com

Hash House Harriers : CH4 Mixed family hash runs every Sunday. Pick up point is The Hash Pub in Kampaengdin Road at 15.30. You can even bring the kids. Great running and fun with a few drinks after discover unseen Chiang Mai with residents and expats. Hash Pub phone 053-449695 or [email protected] or [email protected] or phone 0817241313.  http://hash-house-harriers.org/asm

Care for Dogs urgently needs both Thai and Western volunteers for their stall at the Sunday Walking Street Market, to help raise funds for the shelter’s ever-increasing needs. Volunteers will be selling Care for Dogs merchandise, collecting donations and spreading public awareness of Care for Dogs. [email protected]

Dance Jam! A weekly Chiang Mai dance event open to all styles. Sundays from 5-7pm. Cat House Restaurant and Bar # 10 Soi 3 Sirimungkalajarn. Free. 'Dance Chiang Mai Group' on Facebook for more information.

Free Meditation Instruction and Vegetarian Cooking Classes: The Master Ruma Foundation and Meditation Center in Baan Pong 9AM Group Meditation in the Light and Sound Method, Q&A for beginners, 11AM cooking class, followed by free vegetarian 5-course meal. Sundays at Praipanwana Resort on the Samoeng rd. 0878012117. [email protected].

Monday 

Hash House Harriers Monday Hash (Bi-weekly): Male only hash, presently, runs start @ 5.00 PM. Directions can be found on a notice board near the male toilet @ Number 1 Bar. Free bus to the run departs Number 1 Bar, Loi Kroh Soi [email protected] 4.00 PM. Dyke Converter on 0817241313. http://hash-house-harriers.org/asm

Theatre Playshop at Healing Light: Drop in sessions 250B, Mondays 6-7.30pm at Healing Light, Suk Kasame Rd (off Nimmanheiman Rd ).

Tuesday

Tuesday Merengue Dance night: 2nd Floor Gallery: from 8:30 to 11:30 PM. Ratwithi & Ratchapakinai Intersection (above Kodak Store).

Quiz Night at The Olde Bell, 8.30 p.m. 087-811-9468, [email protected]

Alcoholics Anonymous: Every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m. in the YMCA’s Nawarat Room. 084-485-0100, [email protected]

Hash House Harriers (Bi-weekly): Male only hash every other Tuesday at 5.00pm. Pick up point is Number 1 Bar, Loi Kroh Soi 1 at 4.00pm. Great running great fun and raise a beer with resident. Dyke Converter on 0817241313. http://hash-house-harriers.org/asm

The Grand Opera  Society Of Chiangmai  . If you wish to be a member and attend these evenings which include a delicious pot-luck buffet, email Dr. Howard: [email protected]

Wednesday

Chiang Mai Friends Meeting at Whole Earth Siridonchai Road. Nov 30. For further info [email protected]

6th Anniversary of Mo'C Mo'L Budsaba Party, flowering party. Nov 30.Also, enjoy the concert featuring by Aof Pongsak.

Classical Music night with Friends of Music Making in Chiang Mai; Dec 7th: Number 10 (unfinished), Adagio only. Grand Finale, Summative talk and Film: Mahler by Ken Russell. 7.30pm to 10.30pm [email protected].

Wednesday Night Drum Circle at CMU All are welcome, any language, any country, young and old, to a relaxed and very casual gathering of drummers and noise makers. Just bring a chair, a drum (or a plastic bucket and some sticks, or anything similar that makes a nice sound). CMU Art Museum http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=142709965823892

The Mahler Symphony Cycle: Reservations: [email protected]. Include the name(s) of the people and your telephone number.

Beginning Painting for Adults: Beginning Painting. www.sangdee.org/Beginning_Painting.html. Wednesdays 2:00-5:00

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. categories this month include General knowledge, literature, the oscars,  current affairs, geography, disco music and 5 difficult questions. [email protected]

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

The Royal British Legion, Chiang Mai. Social meetings 1st and 3rd Wednesday each month, 7 p.m. at The Olde Bell British Pub on Loi Khroh Road. Not just for UK ex-servicemen and women, but for anyone who supports the Legion’s aims and objectives. New members welcome.

Chiang Mai Chess Club: 7pm, Wednesdays, The Pub, on Huay Kaew Rd. All welcome. John on 085-7109-926.

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 Friends: The last Wednesday of every month. 300 THB for member and 350 THB for non-members. for further info or reservations: [email protected]. 350bht dinner or 80bht meeting. for further details [email protected] 

Chiang Mai Photographic Group: Wednesdays at 7.00pm every fortnight in The Red Mango Bar and all those with an interest in photography, be it film or digital are warmly invited.  For details of meeting dates please visit www.cmpg.igroops.com.  Meetings are conducted in English but all nationalities are welcome.

Thursday

December's "Formal" Expats Ladies Lunch: Thursday, December 1 at Dash! Restaurant & Bar, located on Moon Muang Soi 2 in the southeast corner of the old city. www.dashchiangmai.com/index.php. The sign on the front of the restaurant says "Teak House", not Dash Restaurant. 12:00 pm noon, 250 baht (all inclusive) for eight-item buffet of popular Thai dishes. [email protected]  reservations by noon, Wednesday, November 30

A Classical Guitar Recital by Manoon Ploypradab on Thursday 1st December, 2011; 7pm at 103 auditorium :1st floor of the McGilvary College of Divinity , Payap University( KaewNawarat Campus opposite McCormick Hospital) Free Admission

Job2Do at Baan Rim Naam Restaurant, 6 PM December 8. 1200 Baht for a table of 4; Saeree (freedom bar) 081 6026810 or Chai 053 204962 (Baan Rim Nam Restaurant )

Insurance networking event:  Thursday the 8th of December starting at 18.30 to 21.00,free flow wine,beer and soft drinks and free finger food. Cover charge 300THB.At Mokador Coffee Shop opposite Wat Phra Singh.

December's "Informal" Expats Ladies Lunch: Thursday, December 15 at lunch buffet at the Grandview Hotel, on the Superhighway, about 500 meters north of Huey Kaew Rd. Plan to arrive at 11:45 to miss the noon rush at the buffet line.  Later arrival is fine, but we'll start without you!  170 baht.  Cost includes water, coffee and tea and a modest tip. For reservations [email protected] by noon, Wednesday, December 14

Sizzling Salsa Night: every Thursday, 2nd Floor Gallery, Ratwithi & Ratchapakinai Intersection. From 8 PM. Free with a 100 baht minimum purchase per person to support the venue.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m. in the YMCA’s Nawarat Room. Info: 084-485-0100, [email protected]

JJ Market: Jing Jai Market Walking Street, every Thursday and Friday from 5 to 11 PM

Quiz Night at the UN Irish Pub. 053-214-554

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.

Friday

International Day at Payap University - Friday December 2. 5:00-8:00pm behind the Sirindhorn Learning Resource Center. ALL WELCOME for a fun evening contact Adam Dedman [email protected]  or Jessica Loh [email protected]

11th Annual Fundraiser for the Foundation for the Education of Rural Children (FERC): a fabulous, festive Filipino Dinner Experience, Entertainment and Silent Auction.  Donation/Cost of ticket:  850 Baht. Smart casual. Dress:  Smart Casual Friday, December 2. No Host Bar:  6:00 PM  Dinner:  7:00 PM at Mabuhay Restaurant. 24/1 Ratchaphakinai Road Soi 1. Tickets at Hillside 4 Reception Desk or Celeste: 053-892044 ext 3744, Carolina 089-5575388. The Foundation for the Education of Rural Children (FERC) http://www.thai-rural-education.org

Chiang Mai Expats Club Coffee Morning, 2nd Friday of each month,  November 11: 10 am - noon. Mokador Coffee Lounge, across from Wat Prah Singh, Samlan Road 3/11. [email protected] or www.chiangmaiexpatsclub.com

JJ Market: Jing Jai Market Walking Street, every Thursday and Friday from 5 to 11 PM. 084-043-9821.

Alliance Francaise Films: Every Friday at 8 PM.. Friday, December 2 8 PM: French Cancan (1955) by Jean Renoir with Jean Gabin. 9 Dec. 8 PM: Les Caprices D’un Fleuve (1995) by Bernard Giraudeau with Bernard Giraudeau. 16 Dec. 8 PM: Pièce Montée (2010) by Denys Granier-Deferre with Jérémie Rénier by Alain Resnais with Jean-Paul Belmondo

 Film Fridays at Sangdee Gallery. Come and join us at 7:30pm every Friday for a film, hand-picked by a member of our Sangdee community. Sangdee gallery Sirimangkalajan Soi 5

Saturday

Jazzamatazz Party Saturday, November 26 at the 'Jazzamatazz FM 93.25 Bar & Lounge' at the Playhouse Entertainment Complex on Chang Puak Road just past TOPS Supermarket. Two-Happy-Hours 7:00-9:00pm and Live Jazz Bands 9:00-11:00pm. Stay on for the 'after-party'! Bring a friend and you just might win a 'Jazzzamatazz-Getaway' for two! [email protected].

Chiang Mai FC vs Bangkok United. Tickets cost 40, 50, 80 and 100 baht. Kick-off is at 6 p.m. Saturday, November 26.

Rocking The Cell: Win Maw, a DVB journalist and a prominent singer and songwriter, is serving 13 years in jail. To mark the four-year anniversary of his arrest, we are organising a concert to raise awareness of his situation. More than eight bands comprised of international musicians will perform a mixture of rock, jazz, Latino, funk, punk, and more. North Gate Jazz Co-op on Saturday 26 November at 7pm. Free drinks and food will be provided from 7pm to 8:30 pm. Music will go until 12pm.

Celestial dance in glittering breeze: Lanna Contemporary Performing Arts: Nov 26 & 27 from 7-8:30 PM. Old Chiang Mai Cultural Center

Xavier Flute Studio presents As Time Goes By: a Flute Recital by Nai Glinhom. Saturday, 26 November at 7:30pm. AUA Auditorium, Ratchadamnoen Road, Tickets: B200. Reservations: 081 9923360 or [email protected]

Chiang Mai Expats Club: Meeting at Lanna Bowl this month, Nov 26th. 180 Baht to play, please email for reservations: [email protected] 7 PM

Garage Sale:  Lanna International School, Hang Dong Rd. 26th November, 08.00 - 11.00 THB 20 entrance fee for buyers at the gate; THB 200 for vendors to rent space/table. Vendors please book early to avoid disappointment. Ms Ree: 053-805528. Two vendors admitted free per table/space booked; vendors admitted from 07.30 am. Food, drink stalls also welcome.

International We Love the King Day: Saturday 3rd December at J.J. Market. The Assembly of People of Different Nations Who Love the King 2010 (Chiangmai), together with Meta Training School of Jediluang Temple and The Alumni Association of Meta Training School have organized this celebration and blessing event in honor of HM the King's 84th birthday. 2 pm to 3 pm - Invitation to a lecture on “Correct work methods following the Law for foreigners living in Thailand”, at the Meeting Room of J.J. Market.4.09 pm - A procession well start from Thaphae Gate to J.J. Market. 5.09 pm - Participants will sign their names to bless His Majesty in the Book of Well-wishes to His Majesty the King. 6.00 pm  - Sing the National Anthem. 6.09 pm. Participants will honor the King by giving ceremonial objects “Phan Phum” silver and “Phan Phum” gold.

Chiang Mai Community Chorus & Members of Chiang Mai Flute Club: "A Bit of Holiday Cheer". A Charity Concert at 7:30 PM at AUA Auditorium, Ratchadamnoen Rd. December 10, Admission Free

The College of Music, Payap University: The Christmas Oratorio By Johann Sebastian Bach. Performed by Papay University Chorus and Payap Symphony Orchestra Plus Bell Choir, Big Band Jazz, Harp Ensemble and More…Saturday December 10 at 7.30pm. Henry Luce Chapel, Payap University, Makao Campus. Donations Appreciated!

Live music at 2nd Floor Gallery: Every Saturday night from 9 PM. Ratwithi and Ratchapakinai Rd. Intersection (Above Kodak Store).

Flea Market: First Saturday of every month at JJ Good Place, JJ Market (Behind Tesco Lotus). For Stall bookings, contact Akejirach Khadli (First) Tel: 053-231520-3. 089-4343443, 082-1960919. [email protected]. Saturday, October 1

Al-anon: Support group open to those affected by alcoholism in a relative or friend. Every Saturday, 4:00-5:00 p.m, Seven Fountains, 97 Huey Kaew Rd. Info: 087-300-4668, .alanonthailand.org, @alanonthailand.org..

Brahma Kumaris Raja Yoga Foundation holds Experience in Meditation every Saturday 3 p.m-4:30 p.m. at 218/6 Chotana Rd. 053-214-904.

Hash House Harriers: hash runs every Saturday at 4.30 pm  Catch a free bus to the run site at 3.30 pm from The Hash Pub in Kampaengdin Road phone 053-449695 or from the Hash House in Moon Muang Road. http://hash-house-harriers.org/asm/)

Chiang Mai Chess Club: Saturdays 2-4 PM, The Pub, on Huay Kaew Rd. All welcome. John on 085-7109-926.

Art Film Space:  At Media Art& Design Building, Chiang Mai University Art Museum 6:30 PM. Tel. 053 944 846.

Fairs, Festivals and Exhibitions

Panyaden School Open House & Reading Week: Monday, November 28- Friday December 2 ,  9:00am until 3:00pm at Panyaden School,  218 Moo 2, T. Namprae, Hang Dong

Malaysia Week at Central Airport Plaza. 23 - 27 November. Malaysian traditional shows and performances, exhibitions, games and stand chances to win prizes. www.facebook.com/TourismMalaysiaThailand

5th Thailand International Balloon Festival 2011’  Nov 25-27 at Prince Royal College. On 25th November, hot air balloons launch at 6 a.m. and the opening of the ceremony is at 4 p.m. On 26th and 27th November, hot air balloons launch at 6 a.m. and 4.30 p.m., Marching Bands at 5.30 p.m., Balloon Tethering at 6 p.m., Night Glow, Burner Glow and Fireworks at 7 p.m. and Special Light Show with musical rhythm entitled ‘Animated Light Show’ at 8 p.m. [email protected]

Two Master Artists: an art exhibition of two legendary National Artists Inson Wongsam and Pichai Nirand: Opening Friday December 2, 2011 (will be on view until January 31, 2012) at:  Galerie Panisa  189 Mahidol Road (opp. Toyota showroom near Chiang Mai Int’l Airport), Tel. 053-202 779. Mon-Sat, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (closed on Sundays)

NAP Nimmanhaemindha Arts Promenade: December 7 - 12

The Nutcracker Suite: For the first time in Chiang Mai, featuring performances by The Russian Ballet and The Playhouse Dance Ensemble with accompaniment by The BlackMoss Orchestra. Showing from the 18th to the 20th of December at 8 pm. Tickets for the 18th showing have already sold out but we welcome you on the remaining dates. Ticket office 053-410-617

10 Days Workshop: Adobe construction & Farm living: Friday 18th – Sunday 27th November. 100Baht/day (food is not included). For more info: sangobcm.blogspot.com or facebook.com/sangobcm. For booking, K Bank: 08 1142 8575 (Eng/Thai)

Light Space Project 2011:. Until the 28th of November 2011. Gallery Seescape, Nimmanhaemin Soi 17. Gallery Hours 11.00- 20.00

The 4th Thai Contemporary art exhibition called “Planupap Hang Julasilpa” (Small But Strong Paintings) : works of 14 Lanna artists who got their Master’s Degrees from Silapakorn University.  60 paintings – all 27 x 39 cm. each is full of visual elements of the artist’s unique style –strong in its own beauty. until Nov. 30 at Galerie Panisa 189 Mahidol Road (opp. Toyota showroom near Chiang Mai Int’l Airport),053-202-779. (Closed on Sundays)

Chiang Mai Bike Week from December 2 - December 10. Welcome Party cancelled

ComPeung Revisited 2007 - 2012, curated by Helen Michaelsen & Pisithpong Siraphisut, is on show @ the Chiang Mai Arts and Cultural Center from Dec 3 - 29, 2011. Opening reception Dec 3, 2011, 6 - 9pm.

6th PTT Art Exhibition : Faculty of Fine Arts, Chiang Mai University collaboration with PTT Public Company Limited invite you all to 26th PTT Art Exhibition from the contest and 12th PTT Northern Youth Art Contest. On 9-28 December. At the Art Museum, Chiang Mai University.

The Thai Mushroom Society will hold ‘The National Conference on Mushroom Science’ at Chiang Mai Orchid Hotel on December 14-17, 2011.

Chiang Mai Interbrews Festival: month long event highlighting more than 300 world class beer; showcasing Asian and European style in the arts of brewing. Lanna culture in clothing and performances concept will be promoted as well as the "Chiang Mai Has Talent" competition & entertainment. This 32 days-long event will be complimented with both Thai and international cuisine catering to locals, and national and international tourists, during the winter season and Royal Flora festival. Dec 15- Jan 15

Chiang Mai Has Talent: BlackMoss Productions is promoting ALL available talent in and around Chiang Mai. CHIANG MAI HAS TALENT is an OPEN TO ALL competition from 2 to 202 years of age, Read all about this exciting and unique event and also how-to-enter the competition here: http://www.blackmoss.org/htm/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=23&Itemid=139

Playhouse Entertainment Complex Promotion: special promotion for newly opened Playhouse show. Aopi 08 40 2045 63. [email protected] www.playhousechiangmai.com.

Groups

Rotary Club Chiang Mai West: Meets every Tuesday evening at the Kantary Hills at 7 PM.  Meetings are dual language - English and Thai. For information email: [email protected].

Chiang Mai Computer Club: meets Tuesdays at 1 p.m. at D'Lite Food and Bakery, directly across from Immigration. http://chiangmai-geeks.phpbb3now.com.

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].

Chiang Mai Chess Club: Saturdays 2-4 PM, The Pub, on Huay Kaew Rd. All welcome. John on 085-7109-926.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m. in the YMCA’s Nawarat Room. Info: 084-485-0100, [email protected]

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]

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

Chiang Mai Readers & Book Discussion Group: Monthly over lunch to discuss a previously agreed book. [email protected]

Travel Club: Monthly at Tuskers.:[email protected]

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

Nicotine Anonymous: Wednesdays and Saturdays, 1 p.m., Building 11, behind McCormick Hospital. 086-194-6300 or 081-027-6836

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 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]

Courses, classes, educational opportunities

Welcome to the Art of Japanese Calligraphy: by the Consulate General of Japan in Chiang Mai. In conjunction with the University Club and the Art of Japanese Calligraphy Association for Japanese Foundation in Northern Thailand (AJENT). Nov 22-27 at the Center of the Promotion of Arts and Culture, Chiang Mai University, 2nd floor.

Art Classes: Sangdee is now offering art classes for both children and adults. Sirimangkalajarn soi 5. http://www.sangdee.org/Art_Classes.html. [email protected]

FISU courses now in Chiang Mai: www.fisu.org

Reiki training courses: all levels. [email protected] or www.asianhealingartscenter.com

Advanced Aromatherapy and Energetic Aromatherapy classes: contact Cory for full details including tuition, classes are limited to 4 and start in August. [email protected]

Sport

Join Bike for Elephants event to support Thai elephants, in collaboration with the Elephant Nature Park. The dates for 2012 are: January 14 and 15. http://www.bring-the-elephant-home.org/bike-tour-en/en

Japan Karate Institute Wado Kai, Chiang Mai, is having workshops December 16 at 6 PM, 17 & 18 at 10 AM and 4 PM at Chiang Mai University. The workshops are free and they will be led by Takamasa Arakawa, a well known workshop leader and karate practitioner in Japan. [email protected]

Family Fun Golf Day presented by Three Generations Golf Academy: Nov 27. Golf Avenue San Sai, Tee time: 10 AM, Entry fee 300 Baht includes green fee, range balls and pull cart. Parents are welcome to caddy for their children! Ken: 0832087962. [email protected]. Register by 23 November

Zumba at Payap: Latin inspired fitness program. Every Monday from 5-6pm (from 7 March 2011 to 16 May 2011, unless otherwise specified). Open space between Sirindhorn Learning Resource Center (main library) and library annex building (i.e., next to library) on the main Mae Khao Campus (behind Carrefour), Payap University. Free & Open to the public.

Badminton: Every Tuesday from 2-4 PM at the Municipal Stadium Badminton Hall. Open to all. 20 baht/session.

Tai Chi Classes: Yang &Chen style Tai Chi guide you to find internal soft Chi flow and intensive energy in your own body! 085-5211-528, [email protected]

Chiangmai International Taekwondo: All ages taught in your own home, private lessons by World Master Tom Zuza, 8th Dan. 0834761752, [email protected]

Tai Chi Classes: Experienced Tai Chi Sifu gives lessons. 084-600-5268, [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]

Yang style Tai Chi class for beginners/intermediate students.  Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:45 AM to 10:45 AM at Hillside 4 Condo, 4th floor, exercise room.  Call 0899-5553-350 or www.taichichiangmai.com.  Private classes also available

Chiang Mai University Judo Club: Training Times: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 830 AM to 10:30 AM. Contact Khun Nigel 0819264210. [email protected]

Chiang Mai Fencing Club: Classes for all ages. "Chiang Mai ChinaTown" complex, just off the Superhighway, left at the beginning of the  Mae Rim/ Chang Pueak exit road at the Chiang Mai ChinaTown sign.08 -1382-8124 (English) 08-7325-5476(Thai).

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

"De Mortuis: the story the Chiang Mai Foreign Cemetery" : Stories of the 150 persons buried in the foreigners' cemetery since 1898 a pocket history of some aspects of Chiang Mai life and of some of the foreigners who lived and died there. 200 baht, available at the Cemetery, The Pub, The Writers Club, Gymkhana Club. Or, by post A. C. Tucker, PO Box 228 CMU, Chiang Mai 50202. Cheques to "A. C. Tucker" Baht 230 (mailed to Thailand), 5.50 £, and US$ 9.00 (worldwide).These donations used for maintenance and upkeep of cemetery.



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