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Sunday

10,000 monks receive alms: Sunday December 28, Charoen Muang Road 6 am.

Divine Creation: Spécial Sunday hanghout December 28th from 9am to 5pm at Sote Villa Chiang Mai 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. https://www.facebook.com/angels.inspiration?fref=photo.

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

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. [email protected] trinitybaptistchurchofchiangmai.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). [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 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 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

Opening of Lonely Wolf Exhibition by Sai Wannaphon Chimbanchong, Eve Chotmanee Panjathanasak and guest Chalouy Kasemsan. Curated by M.L. Saksin Karsamsun. January 6 from 7.30 p.m. on display until January 21, 2015. Sangdee Gallery Sirimangkalajarn Soi 5

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.

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 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

New Year’s Eve Parties (no reservation required) The Edge, Wangsingkham Road; The Game, Hang Dong Road at Kad Farang; Rasta Café by the Iron Bridge, Zoe in Yellow, Your Bar at Maya Lifestyle Mall.

Minimal Awards: Minimal Art Gallery from  8pm

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 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

 Thursday

Formal Expats Ladies Lunch: 12:00 noon at the Babylonian Iraqi Restaurant, fourth floor, Maya Mall; Menu:   a very tasty buffet of Middle Eastern and Indian food  (or order from the menu for something less filling)Cost:  320 baht for the buffet and bottle of water.  For reservations contact Nancy Lindley,  [email protected] by noon, Wednesday, December 31. January 1 at 12 noon.

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. [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!

 

SUBHEAD: Friday

 

Charlie Suriyakham Clarinet Recital at CRK Music Hall the College of Music Payap University Kaew Nawarat Campus – January 2 at 7.30pm – free admission, donations appreciated

Vinyl Nights 2 at Doqaholic Café Think Park Nimmanhaemin Road with DJ Jeremy, Scooby Doo, Kevin Lo & DJ Hungry, A Kaber, Potamus, Sponsored by  Puncherng. January 9

Opening of Watercolour: art exhibition by Club Naphalarn at Art Culture Gallery Chiang Mai University – January 9 at 6:3 pm. On display until January 31, 2015

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 starting December 12

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 [email protected] or www.chiangmaiexpatsclub.com.

Alliance Francaise Films: Every Friday at 8 PM. At the Alliance Française; Attila Marcel (2013) de Sylvain Chomet avec Guillaume Gouix. January9; Quai D"Orsay (2013)de Bertrand Tavernier avec Thierry Lhermitte January 16; 9 Mois Ferme (2013)de Albert Dupontel avec Sandrine Kimberlain January 23; Elle S'en Va (2013) de Emmanuelle Bercot avec Catherine Deneuve January 30.

 

SUBHEAD: Saturday

 

Screening of The Interview: Documentary Arts Asia 7 p.m. Saturday December 27. 60 baht per person.

Klezmer Tribute Concert at Pa Sak Lung Convention Hall 2nd Floor Lotus Pang Suan Kaew Hotel presented by The Chiang Mai Youth Philharmonic Band & Symphony Orchestra Foundation featuring the Chiang Mai Philharmonic Band with Charlie Suriyakham (Clarinetist) and Chaipruck Mekara (conductor) Tickets are: 500, 400, 300 and 100 for students. December 27. To reserve tickets, please call 084-043-9821 or write to [email protected]

World Buffet at Le Crystal, December 27: 6.30pm until 10pm. 1300THB per person includes welcome drink, free flow soft drinks and coffee tea/ 2000THB per person includes welcome drink, free flow selected wines, soft drinks tea coffee – reservations [email protected]

Chiang Mai Expats Club General Meeting and Holiday Party, Le Meridien Hotel. January 3. Gather at 10 am for coffee, tea and social time.  General Meeting starts promptly at 10:30 am.  Special Holiday Program:  The Gate Theater presents 'Christmas Choir'.  Festival Sparkling Holiday Buffet featuring Foods from Around the World to follow at approximately 12:00 pm.  Cost:  1000 baht; 800 baht if purchased before December 22.  Tickets will be available for sale at the CEC Coffee Mornings in December and on January 2.  Non-members welcome! reservations: [email protected]. Reservations required.

Tales in the Garden: every Saturday until January 3 at the Faculty of Education Chiang Mai University – SCG Foundation invites you & your kids to join their fun activities with performances and craft activities from 4pm until 5.30pm.

Trio for Justice Run/Walk at Huay Tung Tao 3k 5k 10k and 21k for further [email protected]  www.trioforjustice.org 080-4979559. January 10

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.  Rescheduled to Saturday January 3

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 [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. Red & Green Christmas theme

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

Fairs & Festivals

Countdown to New Year at Tha Pae Gate: December 25 through December 31, 2014. Live concerts, food, and festivities. No Alcohol for a family friendly atmosphere.

Snow Festival at Think Park; play in the “snow” and take pics. Weekend markets. Draught Beer festival at Eastin Hotel; 3L towers of Leo for 400, Singha for 500 baht.

5 Decades of Excellence Festival: January 2015 at Chiang Mai University. Faculties will be holding their own exhibitions, seminars and workshops, 19 -24 January 2015.

7th Northern Thailand Agricultural Fair: Faculty of Agriculture CMU January 7-11, 2015

Small World Festival in Mae Hong Son: Hilltribes people from all over Mae Hong Son come to A. Muang for a huge festival with dances, performances, singing and more. December 24 and 25.

New Year’s Eve at Royal Flora Ratchapruek: Concerts, spectacular fireworks display

New Year’s Eve at 700 Year Stadium: Fireworks show

Red Cross Winter Fair; December 26 to January 4, behind City Hall

Countdown Chiang Mai 2014: Central Festival December 31 at 5 pm

Exhibitions, Seminars & Shows 

Gardens of Eden by Tsaja Iris at 137 Pillars House until March 15

Silver Print - Crafts from The Darkroom. Sleepbox Hotel until 14 February.

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]

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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