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FERC; Foundation for the Education of Rural Children Fundraiser: River Market Sunday February 8. High tea begins at 3:30 p.m. 900 baht each. Silent Auction. for further info or tickets – Carolina 089-557-5388 [email protected] or Luxumi 081-885-1200 [email protected] or Celeste at 053-892-2044 ext 3744

Care for Dogs Adoption Fair: Sunday February 15 and 22 at Central Plaza Airport Chiang Mai from 11 am

Alberto Cosi photo exhibition at the Old Chiang Mai Jail: February 15 at 7 p.m. until February 28

Sunday Jam Session at the Pub Huay Kaew Road from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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.


A Talk by Alec Cooper at Santi Music School Sirimangkalajarn Soi 5. a description of some basic aspects of Indian music theory, a presentation of  at 7his doctoral research topic, a demonstration on sitar – starts at 7pm – free admission– make reservation [email protected] or 085-722-2557

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]


Mini-School Exhibit: UK Schools February 3 at Eastin Hotel Think Park. From 4 to 7pm

INTG: February 10, 2015, 7:30 pm at Alliance Francaise. “Statesman, Zoologist, Missionary, Spy: The Life of Harold Young in the Golden Triangle”. A Talk by David Lawitts.

Opening Party of a collection of famous Chinese artists at CMU Art Center. February 10 at 6:30 p.m. From February 3 – 12

Artist Talk by Fabrice Croize at Faculty of Fine Arts Chiang Mai University– what is video installation, defination of installation, definition of video installation. February 10 2 pm to 5 pm. MDA seminar room (ground floor) Visual Arts Department Building

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.

Scrabble Club: Every Tuesday at 6:30 PM in the Beer Garden at Sritana Condo. Players of all skill levels are welcome For any questions Frank at [email protected]

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.


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


12th Annual International Day at Payap University Thursday, February 12th. The festivities will begin around 5pm until 8pm and will be held behind Sirindhorn Library, on the Mae Khao campus. Free to attend but tickets can be purchased for prize drawing of 5000 baht at 40 baht each.

V Day The Vagina Monologues: The first of three (English language) Chiang Mai readings of "The Vagina Monologues," to be held in honor of V-Day in February 2015. February 12 at Sangdee Gallery Sirimangkalajarn Soi 5. 7:30 pm

Formal Expats Ladies Lunch: every first Thursday of the month  For reservations contact Nancy Lindley,  [email protected] by noon Ladies Lunch River Cruise February 5 at 11 am. Riverside Restaurant pier. Cost 400 baht

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. February 19

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!


Vinyl Nights at Dogaholic Café; Think Park February 6 from 7 p.m.

Sparkling Nights Red Version at Le Meridien; Dress code: Red Party; from 7 p.m. February 6

Recital at AUA Auditorium featuring Caroline Vitale Mezzo Soprano with Peter Baur (piano) You-ree Rho (Soprano) Mongkol Chayasirisobhon (baritone). 500 THB /250THB students tickets available at the door – for more info K. Mongkol 081-686-8000. February 6

Pre-Valentine's Day Party: Sabaidee Santitham Restaurant and Pub: Live will feature live music starting at 7:30 pm with Thai and Western Music and our outrageous LUCKY DRAW at 9:15 pm.  Food and Beer specials with exotic lighting and ambiance. Reservations are encouraged. Phone:  081-885-1329 Thai and English. February 13

Elvis Rock N Love Concert at Xanadu, Furama Hotel 8 p.m. 1200THB one table max 4 people includes beverages – for more info or reservations 053-415-222

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;  


Annual Four Seasons Red Cross Charity Concert with ML Usni Pramoj: February 7 at 5:30 p.m. at the Rachawadee Residence Four Seasons Hotel – 950THB includes welcome cocktails and 2500THB includes welcome coktails and dinner – proceeds will be donated to the Provincial Red Cross Chapter of Chiang Mai 053-298-181. [email protected]

International //gender/o/noise/underground at Pong Noi Art Space – film and talk from 4pm until 8pm includes performance by Sura Intamool Spirit Trance dance Gender openness of Lanna Culture Tara Transitory (one man nation) Miss Vee (transend) and Oshin Sarisa – also Sura Intamool Spirit Trance dance Gender openness of Lanna Culture – party until 10pm. February 7

Love to Dance Party at Goodview Restaurant. February 14

Concert at the Rajanagarindra Institute of Child Development – The Piano Building on the Canal Road – at 7pm in association with the Interact Center for the Visual and Performing Arts in Minnesota. February 14.

Shooting Cameras Not Guns. “Breaking Free” exhibition Alliance Francaise. Opening February 14 at 5:30 p.m. Until February 28.

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.

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

Halal International Fair: February 5 – 8, Chiang Mai Hall; Central Plaza Chiang Mai Airport

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

The 1st International Chiang Mai Commercial and Consumer Trade Fair at the International Convention Center  -10am until 8pm daily;  February 6 – 14

Dragon & Phoenix – a selling exhibition at Healing Foundation Compound Wat daily from 11am until 6pm. February 9 – 22

Strawberry Festival at Samoeng: February 12 -15 at Samoeng District Office

Seasons of Love 7 in Pai: February 14 & 15: Car rally starts at Honda Paradise at 8 am. Open to couples, TAT sponsored event. Bookings must be before 7 February - 20 cars maximum. For reservation or further info contact TAT Mae Hon Song 053612982-3 (English spoken) or [email protected]

Chinese New Year February 19. Parade starts from Tha Pae Gate at 9 a.m. ends in Kad Luang. 

Exhibitions, Seminars & Shows

Documentary Photo and Film Festival: February 1st-8th, 2015 for details

7th Chiang Mai Photographic Group (CMPG) Exhibition: 3rd floor of Maya Mall (adjacent to the glass elevator) Open until February 8

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

Studio Naenna working with HOM Workshop 2015 - Indigo from HOM plant to dye, hands on harvesting and dyeing fun at Studio Naenna Main Gallery (see map on website: 2,000 baht per person. (students and second-timers1,000 baht ) Maximum 10 people – reservations [email protected] or call 053-226-042. February 9 – 11

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


 Chiang Mai International Group of AA meets every morning at 9:30 and every evening at 6:30;  and Wed and Fri at 12pm. All meetings are open except Sunday morning.  We meet at 134 Kongsai Road, San Pacoy Business District.. 2 - 3 AA meetings a day, 7 days a week, call us at 0821862518 or for a detailed map visit us online at ,  We are here for you.

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


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

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