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

The 10th Lanna Japan Festival Three Kings Monument 4pm until 6pm – performances include Street Dance, Gypsy Queen and Twiggz Fam and more. February 22

Stratton ABC Foundation Fundraising Open House Day: Door prizes, raffles, paintings and crafts for sale and performances from the kids. 12 noon to 5 pm at 36/1 Moo 7 T.Chompoo, A.Sarapee. February 22

Extreme Sunday buffet at Dusit D2 Hotel: "Modern Chinese Cuisine” 1,200 net per person and Special: Only 40 seats for COME 4 PAY 3! for more information, please call 053-999-999 or e-mail: [email protected]

Editing your manuscript for submission; Sunday March 1st, 9am,  @ UniTEFL Huay Kaew rd, 3 hours, $25 This workshop is designed to prepare authors who would like to polish their writing before sending it to be considered by publishers, literary agents, commissioning editors — or even self-publish. It's lead by Dayan Da Silva, an experienced author and publising agent based in Malaysia and Singapore. [email protected]

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.


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].


INTG: Tuesday, 10 March, 2015, 7:30 pm : “Faulting in Northern Thailand and Earthquake Preparation”. A Talk by Ray Weldon. Alliance Francaise.

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.


V Day The Vagina Monologues at Free Bird Cafe in honor of V-Day in February 2015. Proceeds from these readings will benefit Thai Freedom House. A donation of minimum 200 baht is suggested. February 18 at 7:30 p.m.

V Day The Vagina Monologues at AUA Auditorium in honor of V-Day in February 2015. Proceeds from these readings will benefit Thai Freedom House. A donation of minimum 200 baht is suggested. February 25 at 7:30 p.m.

International Arts and Culture Fair with the Chiang Mai University English Department  March 25, 2015. The Fair will be held at HB7 on the ground floor. Germany, Ireland, Jordan, and other countries will be represented at table demonstrations at the Fair.

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


Chinese New Year at Soho Bar; Thursday February 19, Huay Kaew Road

Skål Chiang Mai at Le Meridien February 26, register online only

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


CM PhotoFest: Main Exhibition at CMU Art Centre Nimmanhaemmindha Road Young Asean Eyes – opening 5.30pm. February 20

Lessons Learned from the End of Life by Lanna Care Net & Cancer Connect: 100 baht donation, light refreshments served.  Reservations or information  085 709 8801 [email protected]. February 27 9 am to noon at River Market Restaurant

Exhibition Tour "Bring Good Things to Life" sponsored by Toshiba From 13 to 25. Opening on 20 February 2558. 3pm onwards Featuring Artists from all regions of the country. CMU Art Center, Nimmanhaemin Road.

Consular outreach visit to Chiang Mai from the Australian Consulate: Friday 27 February from 08.30 am to 12 noon and from 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm at The Rim Resort  51/2 Arrak Road  T. Phrasingh, A. Muang Tel. 053 903999. During this visit, they will provide the following services: Passport renewal applications – please ensure you bring all original documents and photocopies with you. Notarial services, Statutory declarations for marriage, retirement visas and driving licence renewals and witnessing documents.  Fees are payable in cash only. Please contact the Consular section on 02 344 6300 to confirm fees payable.

Biggles Big Band; Imperial Mae Ping Hotel March 6 at 8 p.m. 750 baht includes international buffet dinner. For more information please call 053-283900 # 7045, 7027

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 bridge. Please reserve. [email protected] or

Alliance Francaise Films: Every Friday at 8 PM. At the Alliance Française;


Farewell Party for Monkey Club; Nimmanhaemin Soi 9. From 6 pm. Paradox live in Concert. February 28

Live with the Itchy Band at the Paradise Ska Café. February 28, Itchy Band at 9 pm followed by Hi Beams on at 10 pm, Count the Thief ( from Bangkok) on at 11 pm. Ratvithi Road

GLS : Global Leadership Summit: more than 170,000 leaders around the world, representing more than 14,000 organisation .It's telecast LIVE from Willow's campus (near Chicago) Summit events take place in an additional 300+ cities, 100+ countries—and translated into 50+ languages. This event is crafted to infuse vision, skill development and inspiration for the sake of local church transformation. At the Chiang Mai Phucome Hotel.

Money’s Old School Shakedown Party featuring Djs Mann, Si, Babyscash and Potamus playing classic R&B, Rock, Funk and Soul jams. 21 moo10 Soi Dantawan Suthep, (Opposite Payom Market behind Chiangmai University) February 28 from 8 PM.

SurfAid founder, Dr. Dave Jenkins: MORE Productivity, MORE Performance, MORE Life at Shangri-La Hotel on February 28.

Plunge Pool Party at Le Meridien: Special offer on tasty BBQ and refreshing cocktails for ฿ 150 only. Open invitations to all guests, doors open at 16.00, onwards.  28 February 2015

Wine Tasting at the Wine Club: 7pm until 9.15pm – 500THB Rose’s Restaurant at Oregano Home Cooking on Canal Road. Reservations required:P oonthip Andersen at Poonevents [email protected] or go to . February 28 7 pm to 9:15 pm

A Wine & Cheese Talk at Rimping Maya; Saturday 28 February, 11 am to 2 pm. Commentary will be in Thai, English and Japanese. Price 900 Baht nett, including wine and cheese tasting, plus a set lunch. Reservations required: p.nanakorn.rimping[email protected] or give us a call at 091 994 1654

1001 Arabian Nights: Arabian feast by Chef Wicha of Chiang Dao Nest including 2 hours of free flow wines and strawberry mojito (non-alcoholic option available) Please buy ticket at Sangdee or e-mail [email protected], [email protected] 053 894955, 0810219407. Start 7-9 Pm ticket 1001 baht. Sangdee Gallery Sirimangkalajarn Soi 5 March 7 from 7 PM

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.

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.  Plunge Pool party on February 28

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

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

Chinese New Year February 18-20. Parade starts from Tha Pae Gate at 9 a.m. ends in Kad Luang on February 19. Festival includes food, shows and beauty contests.

Exhibitions, Seminars & Shows

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

Shooting Cameras Not Guns. “Breaking Free” exhibition Alliance Francaise. Until February 28.

A Street Odyssey: Tales from the byways of Bangladesh, Burma, China & Nepal. Exhibition Opening at My Secret Café in Town. 175/12 Ratchadmanoern Road behind Akha Ama Coffee. Until March 1

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

"Beautiful Handicrafts of Tohoku Arts and Crafts magnificent Toho turbidity - Japan" Exhibition. March 7. - April 30, 2558, at TCDC Gallery (TCDC) in Chiang Mai. 10.30 am - 18.00 pm (closed on Monday). Admission is free. For more information, contact your SUT in Tel. . 052080500 # 311 or more on

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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