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Zonta Internatiional Planting Roses for International Women’s Day: Suan Buak Haad from 9 am. Sunday, March 8.

International Women’s Day Walk: Start from 3 Kings Monument at 5 pm. March to Suan Buak Haad for talks and performances.

Care for Dogs Adoption Fairs at Central Plaza Chiang Mai Airport: March 15 and 29 from 11 am

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.


International Women’s Day at Prem: March 9 at 7.15am until 8.30am Join us for breakfast to celebrate International Women's Day and hear guest speakers. For more information please contact [email protected]

Africa- The birthplace of Humans, Animals and Love at Sangdee Gallery Sirimangkalajarn Soi 5 A talk by Anna Kari, Anahit and Joyce on Africa. March 9 at  6.30pm

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. Open Rotary Table at River Market from 6 pm before the meeting. Sit down, have dinner or a drink and chat with members of the club.

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.


Torbeck Wine Dinner at Magnolia Café by Pinn Food Society by Chef Khun (Magnolia Café) and Chef O (David’s Kitchen at 909) EIGHT WINES 3900THB per person – limited to 30 seats For further info or reservations contact Wine Gallery 053-252-234 [email protected] March 18

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


Special Expats Ladies Lunch -- Cooking School on Thursday, March 5. 8:30 am pick-up at Nakorn Ping Condo, return around 2 pm. Calm Cool Cooking School, a beautiful new school in the country.  The day includes a local market tour, visit to the coconut shop and pick-our-own vegetables in the school's organic garden.  We'll each prepare our four-course meal at modern cooking stations with individualized instruction.  Souvenir aprons and cookbooks are included Cost: 1080 baht (discounted from 1200 baht). Enrollment limited. Contact Nancy Lindley  [email protected]

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. March 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!


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

La Divina: The Last Interview of Maria Callas is one-woman show written and performed by Mahidol University Voice Teacher, Shelley Cooper. It is inspired by the life and work of the Dramatic 20th Century Opera Singer Maria Callas. Friday March 13, Saturday March 14 at 7th Floor Kad Theater Kad Suan Kaew. 7:30 pm. Tickets 300 baht Available at Information counter G Floor Kad Suan Kaew

Discover Torres Wine Dinner at Favola Italian Specialty Restaurant: Le Meridien Chiang Mai. Five course dinner for 2900THB net per person / Eat Drink & More Members 2600THB *Full payment is required before reservation can be confirmed. For more information, or to make a reservation, please contact +66 53 253 299 or send an email to  [email protected]

Chiang Mai International School (CMIS) Theater Arts Department will present the children’s comedy “Goldilocks On Trial” March 20 @ 5:00 pm & 21 at 12:00 @ 3:00 pm at the CMIS Auditorium. Ticket prices are 100 baht for students and 200 baht for adults. For more information contact Stephan Turner at [email protected]

Strings Orchestra In the Mood of Strings Concert at CRK Recital Hall College of Music Payap University (Kaew nawarat Campus) Presented by College of Music, Payap University. Conductor: Apirat Praphanwong. Director: Krit Mekara. Work by G.F.Handel, W.A. Mozart, Mascagni and Edward Elgar. Free admission; donations appreciated. Tel 089-951-8978. March 27 at 7:30 pm. Free.

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 Breakfast Club: 1st and 3rd Friday of each month, 9:30 am - 11:30 am, River Market Restaurant, west side of the Iron Bridge.  Meet old friends, make new friends and have your questions about expat life in Chiang Mai answered.  Breakfast buffet 220 baht for members, 270 baht for guests.  [email protected]

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

Friday, March 6, 8 PM Artémis Cœur D'Artichaut (2013)de Hubert Viel avec Frédérique Barré; Friday, March 13, 8 PM L'Amour Est Un Crime Parfait (2014) de Arnaud Larrieu et Jean-Marie Larrieu avec Mathieu Amalric; Friday, March 20, 8 PM Les Conquérants (2013) de Xabi Molia avec Denis Podalydès; Friday, March 27, 8 PM Voleurs de Chevaux (2007) de Micha Wald avec Adrien Jolivet.


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

Grand Opening of Papa Rock Saturday, March 7. Somphet Chiang Mai 700 Road and Canal. From 7 pm onwards.

Tuktunteung Slow Life Exhibition Opening at Overstand Ratchamankha Soi 2. 6 PM March 7

Opening of Same Same (NYC=CNX) at Gallery Seescape – The Paintings of Jimmie James and Pichakorn Chukiew (Tua Pen Not). March 14 at 6:30 p.m.

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

Exhibitions, Seminars & Shows

I Hate Hamlet directed by Steve Meyer and produced by Stehan Turner at Studio Theatre  Kad Suan Kaew Shopping Mall. Tickets are 300 baht. Tickets are available at the first floor information counter. March 4, 5, 6, at 7:PM, March 7 at 3:00 PM

Black and White exhibition by Bucklee Bell: The Meeting Room Art Café Charoenrat Road – solo exhibition of black and white drawings Until March 15th

Marionettes at Sangdee gallery Sirimangkalajarn Soi 5 Exhibition by Paul Kenny.

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

The Princess Kokeaw Prakaykavil na Chiangmai Exhibition at the Chiang Mai House of Photography, behind the old Court Building (in front of The Three Kings Monument). Oon display until 28 August 2015 upstairs.

Ancient Roots and Culinary Crossroads The Food of Northern Thailand – Lanna food exhibition by Austin Bush at Tamarind Village Chiang Mai – Exhibit open daily 9am until 8pm – for reservations or further info

Documentary Arts Asia film: Film Night every Monday and Thursday at 7 pm Wualai soi 3

Fairs and Festivals

Digital Job Fair: CAMT with a network of universities in northern Thailand the support of Creative Chiang Mai network will co-organize the Digital Job Fair 2015 at Promenada Resort mall this 24-25 April. Companies interested in taking part contact [email protected] or 089265921


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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