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Care for Dogs Adoption Fair: Sunday January 11 at Central Plaza Airport Chiang Mai from 11 am

Warrior Trail: 20 obstacles set over 10km of jungle trails, mud, streams, lakes and waterfalls. Walls, crawls, climbs, scrambles, jumps, carries, paddles and zombies. Test yourself on Asia's newest and toughest obstacle course. Huay Tung Tao January 25 at 8AM.

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!

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:

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

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] All are welcome.


Wine Dinner at Magnolia Café by Pinn Food Society with Alain Chabanon, wine maker from France - 6 course dinner with Alain Chabanon wine pairing. Starts 6.30pm Price: THB 2,500/person. Reservation: Magnolia Café 053-872-395 or [email protected] 19

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.

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:

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

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


Special talk by Dr. Cynthia Maung, founder of the Mae Tao Clinic in Mae Sot; she will speak on 'Initiatives for Children' and 'The Border Situation' at Le Meridien Hotel, Night Bazaar.  Organized by the Chiang Mai International Rotary Club and open to the public.  6:30 - 7:30 arrive & mingle; 7:30 - 9:00 pm program.  200 baht.  Charity raffle with great prizes to raise funds for the clinic.  Information:  [email protected] January 27. Everyone welcome

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. 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:

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. (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.


Birthday Party for Nong at Soho; Huay Kaew Road January 21 Dinner from 7:30 pm.

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.

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. . Meetings are conducted in English but all nationalities are welcome.

Chiang Mai Chess Club: every wed evening at 7pm, at "The Pub". 053277948,, 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


La Flute Romantique at AUA Auditorium Rachadamoen Road  with Terraphong Prathumrat (flutist) Special guests include Esther Cha, Tanut Vongsoontron and Nattapol Dhamrongsaksiri. 200THB / 100THB student reservations 083-204-4227 [email protected] January 15

Luna Royale International school talent competition held by LIST Performing Arts; charity event to raise money for Baan Rom Sai orphanage for kids with HIV. Pre-sales are 80 bt, at the door will be 100bt. Performers pay 50 bt per act. Food and drinks will be available on the night. The theme is James Bond and it will be appreciated (but not required) if both performers and audience follow this theme. 6pm until 8.30pm

Meet Prem Head of School and Prem Junior School Principal at Le Meridien Chiang Mai on Thursday 22 January 2015, 5 pm to 7 pm. email [email protected] or call 095 848 8582 to RSVP

Formal Expats Ladies Lunch: every first Thursday of the month  For reservations contact Nancy Lindley,  [email protected] by 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. January 15

Salsa and Dance lovers: Every Thursday at Bau Ton Restaurant 4/4 Loi Kroh Soi 3but please support the venue by buying drinks.

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] .

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 It’s free!


White Nights: Sparkling Night at Le Meridien Set the tone for 2015 in Sparkling styling. Le Méridien is ready to excite with creative Sparkling concoctions and our GTs with a surprising twist.  Meet our resident DJ KZ Karn serenading the night from 7pm until late. Jan 9

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 6pm. 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

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.


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

Children's Day: January 10; Shows at Wing 41, parties at Kad Suan Kaew Mall, Central Chiang Mai Airport, Central Festival, Promenada and a full day of activities at the Municipal Stadium

American Ensemble concert– at CRK Recital Hall Kaew Nawarat Campus featuring Nicole Paglialonga (violin) Phillip O. Paglialonga (clarinet) Tracy Cowden (Piano) – 20th and 21st Century compositions-  starts at 7.30pm admission free donations appreciated. January 10

Make Your Own Exhibit Workshop at Documentary Arts Asia Wualai Road Soi 3 10am until 4pm for full details check out January 10

Drag Night at Soho: Drag Queen contest from 9:30 p.m. Huay Kaew Road. January 17

Chiang Mai Jazz & Music in the City 2015 at Nim City Daily. January 17

Jive 9 at Bura Lumpai / Pai Mae Hong Song:  go to Warm Up on Nimmanhaemindha Road. January 17.

Care for Dogs Adoption Fair: Saturday January 24 at Central Plaza Airport Chiang Mai from 11 am

Music for Friends Concert:flute ensemble with Xavier Vichitporn, Nai Glinhom, Jonathan McKeown, Nation Kanchanakamol and Guest violinist Ohm C. Teyoon at Chiang Mai City Museum behind Three Kings Monument.  Starts at 7.30pm 300THB adult / 150THB student reservations or further info 081-992-3360 or [email protected] January 24

Swiss Lanna Society presents Fantastic Elvis Night!: World famous Elvis Impersonator, Richie Newton, will perform \ at the Imperial Mae Ping Hotel on Saturday 31 January 2015. Door opens at 6:30 p.m. and the evening will start at 7:00 p.m with an international and Thai buffet dinner followed by the show. Buy your tickets at the reception of the Hotel Imperial Mae Ping. The price is 800 THB and including the show and the delicious international and Thai buffet dinner. Tickets at the door will be 1'000 THB.

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.

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.

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,,

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:

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. 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

 Fairs & Festivals

Motorbike, Overlander and Bicycle Traveller's Meeting: 9th Horizons Unlimited Traveller's Meeting January 9-11, 2015 at Rider's Corner Inn and Restaurant.  Free Heineken draft beer at Welcome reception Friday 18:00-19:00.  Free adventure travel seminars Saturday evening.  BBQ 200 baht Saturday - must make reservation with Rider's Corner  For schedule look at Events at

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 Mae Hia campus, free shuttle buses from CMU Faculty of Agriculture.

Chiang Mai Flower Festival : February 6 -8, 2015 . Main parade starts Saturday morning from Nawarat Bridge at 9 am

Borsang Umbrellas Festival 2015: 16-18 January 2015 @ Borsang Village , Chiang Mai

 Exhibitions, Seminars & Shows

1st Access to Justice Weekend, 8-11th January, 2015. The Access to Justice Weekend includes Legal Ethics workshops, the 4th Access to Justice Public Interest Fair, 6th Trio For Justice, Access to Justice Dinner Celebration and a legal themed Movie Night Under the Stars.To learn more about the Access to Justice Weekend, visit To learn more about BABSEA CLE, visit  To register or for more information, please contact me at [email protected]

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

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


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


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