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Sunday 

Open Air Concert at Skill Centre Chiang Mai: Sunday January 24 from 2 pm to 8 pm- organised by the Swiss Lanna Society - 2pm food stalls and activities for kids - 5pm until 8pm -  Gang of Rock. Entrance fee 200THB. shuttle bus 2, 3, 4pm from Iron Bridge (opposite River Market) Return 8 & 9pm from Skill Center. 40THB one way. For reservations or further info [email protected]

The Lions Club presents The Mask Party at Mo’L Mo’L Huay Kaew Road January 31 from 7 PM. 1000THB per ticket includes heavy cocktail food. Entertainment includes the incredible tenor  Book Kitavadhana. Raising fund for Bright for the Future. Tickets available at Mo’C Mo’L or call 0896356355 limited tickets available

Foundation for the Education of Rural Children FERC Fundraiser at River Market February 7 from 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM– Afternoon High Tea 900THB includes canapés, assorted sandwiches, savory snacks, cakes, coffee tea soft drinks, live music and games. lots of auction items to bid on. For tickets contact: Carolina 089-557-5388 [email protected] or Luxami [email protected]

Chinese Lunar New Year Reunion Dinner The Service 1921 Restaurant February 7  from 7.00 pm – 10.00 pm Watch a traditional Chinese dance show and order unlimited dishes from a special a la carte menu of Chinese, Vietnamese, Japanese, Indian and Thai cuisines. THB 1,188++ per person food only THB 1,488++ per person with a free flow package of house wine, draught beer and Chinese mixology cocktails from 7.00 pm – 9.00pm Bookings made at least 15 days in advance receive a 20% discount. For reservations and more information, tel +66 53 253 333 or email [email protected].

Favola Brunch Exclusivo Le Meridien - Every first Sunday of the month:  Reserve in advance and receive a complimentary glass of Champagne upon arrival and a half Canadian Lobster prepared alla Siciliana Style. Call today for your reservation. Time: 11:30 – 15:00 Price: ฿ 1,999 nett per person Regular Eat Drink & More member discounts and SPG discounts apply. Champagne at ฿ 1,999 nett per bottle and ฿ 999 nett per glass. Continuous flow Beverage Package at ฿ 899 nett.No Discounts available for Champagne.66 53 253 299 or [email protected]

Football: Mixed age group and nationality playing football Sunday mornings. More players needed. Contact [email protected] or 0858645945.

Farmers Market at JJ Markets Atsadathon Road – Every Sunday morning 6am – 2pm – get all your fresh and organic vegetables at a fraction of the cost in the Supermarkets

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 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].

Bridge Club of Chiang Mai: Meeting every Monday (including beginners), Wednesday, Friday and Sunday behind The Oak Tree Restaurant on Canal Road, next to the Ibis Hotel. All players welcome. Please call 0844813280, or visit our website at "Bridge Club of Chiang Mai," before your expected arrival. Check for times.

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   
 

Bridge Club of Chiang Mai: Meeting every Monday (including beginners), Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 12:30, behind The Oak Tree Restaurant on Canal Road, next to the Ibis Hotel. All players welcome. Please call 0844813280, or visit our website at "Bridge Club of Chiang Mai," before your expected arrival.

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 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].

Al-Anon Meeting: Every Monday at noon, Chiang Mai International Group Of AA. 134 Kongsai Road, San Pacoy Business District. Upstairs meeting room. For an online map and directions: http://www.cmigaa.org/Directions.html. Not sure what al-anon is? http://www.al-anon.org/what-can-i-expect. Questions? Write Barbara at [email protected]

Raquetball beginners welcome every Monday,Wednesday and Friday morning it's a great work out ten till eleven thirty. At the Chiengmai Gymkhana Club. [email protected] yahoo.com or0858645945.

Tuesday

Chiang Mai International Rotary Club: The Chiang Mai International Rotary Club meets on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. at Hong Kong Lucky Restaurant on Rachadamoen Road (Sunday Walking Street) Soi 7. 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 the secretary. Family style dinner at 6 pm requires pre-booking. [email protected]

Travel Club meets at Sangdee Gallery every Tuesday from 6:30 p.m. [email protected]

Lawn Bowling in Chiang Mai: Lawn bowls is one of the most popular sports for retirees and there is now enthusiastic group of expats and Thais playing lawn bowls in Chiang Mai on a regular basis. They usually play a round robin pairs match on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8.30 am at TK Lawn Bowls - a new synthetic flood-lit green in Tong Kai village near the Night Safari Park at Hang Dong. We are all beginners so come along and try your hand. Our objective is not to take life too seriously and to foster camaraderie – in other words have a good time. Bowls and lessons are provided free. Don at 0877280465 www.Chiangmailawnbowls.com

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.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 Warm Up Café, Nimmanhaemin road.  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

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. 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

Bridge Club of Chiang Mai: Meeting every Monday (including beginners), Wednesday, Friday and Sunday behind The Oak Tree Restaurant on Canal Road, next to the Ibis Hotel. All players welcome. Please call 0844813280, or visit our website at "Bridge Club of Chiang Mai," before your expected arrival. Check for times

Thursday

Skal Chiang Mai at Le Crystal: Thursday, January 28 at 6:30 p.m. Travel and tourism professionals organization. Register online only. http://skalchiangmai.com/.

A violin recital by Pornnapha Chardburud, Thursday, January 28 at 7:30 PM CRK Recital Hall, College of Music, Payap University. Donations appreciated.

The Legacy of Wine - Rimping Supermarket presents an exclusive wine dinner from the world prestigious wines by Baron Edmond De Rothschild. January 28 at 7PM. Collaborating with awarded Chef May - Monkey's Kitchen. Ticket: 2,500THB 5 course dinner menu includes pan-seared Hokkadio scallops Smart Casual. [email protected] for reservations.

EducationUSA Fair at Le Meridien Hotel: February 11 from 5pm – 7.30pm Get ready to join EducationUSA Fairs 2016! Meet over 40 representatives from top U.S. universities, win prizes, and get inside information! Free registration and more information at https://educationusathailand.eventbrite.com

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.

Lawn Bowling in Chiang Mai: Lawn bowls is one of the most popular sports for retirees and there is now enthusiastic group of expats and Thais playing lawn bowls in Chiang Mai on a regular basis. They usually play a round robin pairs match on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8.30 am at TK Lawn Bowls - a new synthetic flood-lit green in Tong Kai village near the Night Safari Park at Hang Dong. We are all beginners so come along and try your hand.. Bowls and lessons are provided free. Don at 0877280465 www.Chiangmailawnbowls.com

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. The Airport Greenery (diagonal To Robinsons) 11:30am – 1:00pm. Don Freeman 089 970 5795. 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!

Friday

Dhamma Talk at Panyaden School by Venerable Ajahn Jayasaro January 22 at  4pm – 5pm The talk will be in English and Thai. Panyaden School is just off the Canal Road – head south towards Hang Dong – approx 3 km past the Samoeng Turnoff.  For more information, please call 053 426 618. All are welcome!

 Culture in Bubble Gum at Sangdee Gallery – opening of exhibition by Songpon Tubtimtong – opening January 22 7.30pm. Sangdee Gallery Sirimangkalajarn Soi 5

Hawaiian BBQ Night Night at dusitD2 -January 22 -1150thb net per person includes free flow wines tiki cocktails beers and soft drinks. for more information, please call 053-999-999 ext 5260 or e-mail: [email protected]

Hawaiian BBQ Night Night at dusitD2 -January 22 -1150thb net per person includes free flow wines tiki cocktails beers and soft drinks. for more information, please call 053-999-999 ext 5260 or e-mail: [email protected]

Galleries Night Chiang Mai 2016  January 29 from 6pm until midnight.Participating venues include Chiang Mai City Arts & Culture Center, NHD Art Centre, Ung Gallery, Matoom Art Space, The Meeting Room Art Café, Woo Café Art Gallery, Baan Tuek Art Center, Thapae East, Lyla Gallery, Documentary Arts Asia, Supachet’s Studio, and Lanna Architecture Centre.

Fire Barrier and Pyramid Compost construction at Mae Khanin 29 January 2016 at 9.30 AM. We will make a Fire Barrier with the villagers of Maekhanin close to Obkhan National Park

and give them a free compost training.Lunch is provided with Northern Thai Food and one vegetarian dish. Participating costs are 300 Baht. Max. 30 participants. First Come, First Served. Meeting at our Reiki Center in Hangdong-Nampreh at 8.30 and leave all together to go to Maekhanin Village. Please send e-mail to [email protected]

Chiang Mai Month of Photography By Documentary Arts Asia at Old Chiangmai: February 1 -29. Grand Opening Party February 5 at 5PM 185/3 Wualai Road

Papa Rock proudly presents: Ron Bumblefoot Thal February 5 at 8pm: Legendary former Guns & Roses guitarist in a great intimate setting with his band. Book early for this one as it's sure to be a sell out.Tickets are 350 baht and available only from Papa Rock.

Sparkling Night at Le Meridien 8pm – 11pm. February 5

A concert to celebrate the 50th birthday of composer and faculty member Dr. Thorsten Wollmann. February 12 at 7:30 PM at CRK Recital Hall, College of Music, Payap University. The program will include music from “The Thai Piano Book” and the premier performance of the “Japanese Piano Trio”. The audience will be introduced to recent film scores by the composer and will get an opportunity to listen to coming-up pop singer Alissa Janine Wollmann, as well as to a jazz performance of the Thorsten Wollmann Trio.

Bridge Club of Chiang Mai: Meeting every Monday (including beginners), Wednesday, Friday and Sunday behind The Oak Tree Restaurant on Canal Road, next to the Ibis Hotel. All players welcome. Please call 0844813280, or visit our website at "Bridge Club of Chiang Mai," before your expected arrival. Check for times

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

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 Charoen Prathet Road.

Saturday

The Chiang Mai Photographic Group annual Photo Exhibition 2016 at Maya Lifestyle Shopping Center, from January 23rd to February 7th, 2016 on the 3rd floor.  Over 100 dynamic prints will be on display to wow you, make you laugh, and make you cry.  Don't miss it."

Latin Tunes at Le Meridien Explore the world of Latin rhythms and join us every 04th Saturday of the month! Enjoy a complimentary lesson from 19:30 – 20:30 and a welcoming drink upon arrival for those who are joining the class. Sspecial guest DJ from 20:30 onwards. For more info or reservation 053-253-666. January 23

Art & Coffee by TravelArt at Doi Luang off the Canal Road – from 1pm on January 23  - Bring Watercolor or any supplies you like to use IMPORTANT: I cannot provide watercolor for everyone, so if you feel like painting with watercolor&brushes please bring yours. But I will provide you with paper, pencils, eraser, water cups. If you don’t have watercolor it’s not a problem. Grab a pencil and just do some sketching with us. Donation is welcomed. Doi Luang Coffee just off Canal Road, about 1.5k north of Huay Kuew road and Ibis Hotel.

Nakadia at Inferno at The Edge: Saturday January 23 2 pm to 2 am. Tickets 480 includes free bucket. Tickets on sale at Big Daddy's, Babylon, Rooftop Bar, Naga tattoo and The Edge or at the door. Limited to 450 people.

Chiang Mai Expats Club Annual General Meeting: January 23, Saturday at Le Meridien Hotel.  Gather at 8:30 am for 9 am start.  CEC members only. Followed by a regular CM Expats Club General Meeting, open to the public, at 10:30 am.  Program:  "Community Service for and by Expats in Chiang Mai"  Ways that foreigners can to give back to the local community or receive assistance.  Presentations from CEC Community Service Sponsors.  Entry fee: 150 baht for members, 250 baht for guests.  [email protected]

Saturday Night Music Series Special at Sabaidee Santitham Restaurant and Pub, (www.sabaidee-santitham.com)   Saturday Night, January 23.  Please join us a special evening of western love songs and ballads. Mr. Noland on keys and Khun Ken on vocals will serenade you with songs from the 70's to the present. LUCKY DRAW!! Music starts at 7:00 pm with Thai Music and Western Music starts at 8 pm- the restaurant closes at 11 pm.  For more information, please call us Phone: 091-852-1129, English or 081-885-1329,Thai

World Buffet at Le Crystal January 30 6.30pm until 10pm Highlights include fresh french oysters, pan fried foie gras, Australian Wagyu beef, wide selection of cheeses and much more 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 053-872-890 [email protected]

Galleries Night Chiang Mai 2016  January 30 from 6pm until midnight.Participating venues include participating venues include CMU Art Center, The Barn Eatery, CMC Suthep Road, FOFA CMU Gallery, Wattana Art Gallery, Gallery Kang Wat, Rimpueng Art Space, Pong Noi Art Space, Artitude Gallery, Jojo Kobe Gallery, Saloon of Art, LVMC, Sangdee Gallery & Café, Gallery Seascape, CAP Studio and G Gallery. For further details check out facebook page galleriesnightcm

TEDx Chiang Mai 2016 at Le Meridien Saturday January 30: international creativity and idea forum with the theme “Dare to…”, it will be the biggest creativity and idea forum in Thailand with over 20+ Thai and international speakers and artists.  Tickets will sell out fast, buy them at  : www.tedxchiangmai.com

Meet and Greet Helping Hand Radio January 30– from 6pm – 9pm Helping Hand is reaching out to our community. Come out to Meet and Greet your hosts on Saturday 13 February 2016, Saturday Walking Street on Wualai Road, parking lot next to the XS & JK Solutions Offices. Performances, live radio show, listener interactions, activities, gifts and games… Come and join us!!!

Chiang Mai International Rotary Club will be hosting a fabulous Charity Latin Wine Dinner at Old Chiangmai. February 6 at 6:30 PM.There will be Paella and Tapas provided by the very popular El Patio and Thai food provided by Old Chiangmai. A free glass of sangria is included in the price of the ticket and there will be raffles for fabulous prizes including two return tickets to Yangon with Bangkok Airways, one night in the  garden pavilion room at the Four Seasons Resort for two, gorgeous Swarovski jewelry from Very Vintage Jewelry, and lunch for two at Anantara and others. There will be flamenco dance and guitar performances as well as Chiang Mai favorite baritone K. Book performing classic favorites.  Money raised will go toward the club's activities like teaching underprivileged children how to be safe in water, The Children's Eyesight project which travels to remote areas of Chiang Mai to test children's eyes and the annual Winter Clothing appeal that gets donations of warm clothing and sends it to remote mountain villages in the cold season.​Tickets purchased in advance are 1000 baht or 1200 baht at the door. Contact [email protected] or contact your favorite Rotarian for a ticket!

Chiang Mai Erotic Garden First Anniversary Celebration February 6. 5.00 - 10.00 pm GUEST SPEAKER Ajarn Vithi Phanichphant on northern Thai arts and culture FASHION SHOW Exotic display of traditional costumes of northern regions, sourced from private collections, Lanna style buffet banquet, including special erotic presentation and dishes and entertainemtn, DRESS THEME Enhancing casual TICKET PRICE 1,000 Baht at Chiang Mai Erotic Garden & Teahouse Soi 5, T. Huay Sai, A. Mae Rim, Chiang Mai Phone:  083-318-4855 For road directions see Google Maps www.chiangmaieroticgarden.com (All profit from this special event donated to local charities)

Farm Feast Dinner by Rustic and Blue February 6 & 7, 5:30 PM to 10 PM. This time our new Chef, "Julien" from Montreal Quebec, will also cook with Chef Hanief! February 6 and February 7; 5.30 pm - 10 pm Live music : Shane Palko & Em McKeever at Rustic & Blue Farm https://goo.gl/maps/H2TGAXzHu4m    1600 baht/person. RSVP or more info : [email protected], 0866547178,

Prem Charity Boot Sale: Saturday February 13 at Prem International School from 8:30 am to 12 noon.

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.

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

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

Exhibitions, Seminars & Shows

Fabric, Paint, Steel II Exhibition: 14 January - 28 February. 9 Moo 9 Café and Gallery. (Nam Phrae, Hang Dong 50230) Open Thursday through Sunday, 10 -5. Featuring the art quilts of Karen Sengel, paintings by Chris Ackerman and metal sculpture by Mark Sengel.

Tantra Workshop: The Art of Dying: January 28-30; 3 evening about the spiritual meaning of death – 5pm – 8pm each evening. https://www.facebook.com/events/1522270571434489/

PRICE: 1500B (Early bird price: 1200B until January 20): 0613784194, [email protected] LOCATION: Sam Lan 6, just behind the park in south west corner of the Old City! https://goo.gl/maps/E4q9W

Chiang Mai Month of Photography By Documentary Arts Asia at Old Chiangmai: February 1 -29. Grand Opening Party February 5 at 5PM 185/3 Wualai Road

Tao of Vitality and Medical Qi Gong with Aisha Sieburth and Tevia Feng: February 13 – 21  at Tao Gardens Doi Saket  - this workshop invites you to return to the source with ancestral energy practices that harmonize physical, emotional and spiritual health. http://tao-garden.com/events/tao-of-vitality-and-medical-qi-gong/

Fairs and Festivals

The Great Legend of Thai Elephant Light & Sound presentation in Lampang will be held 9-13 January 2016. Learn about the importance of elephants in Thailand.

Jazz & Music in the City 2016: Nim City Daily on 15-16 January 2016. Bands in 2016 will include Del Ritmo, Hug Jazz, New Jiew, Gap The Voice, Wan Thanakrit, SL Music and Benchalatit. Free

No Answer Music Festival: January 23 & 24 at Thapae East Venue for the Creative Arts, 88 Thapae Road -  Chiangmai Experimental Electronic Music Festival + Music Workshop + visuals art + Flea Market Sonic - Noise - Experimental Music - IDM - Visual - Mix Media – Interactive 1 day Ticket = 150 baht + 1 Drink, 2 day Ticket = 250 THB + 2 Drinks. From 2 pm to 11 pm

The 40th Chiang Mai Flower Festival 2016: 5-7 February 2016. Winner of the Flower Festival of the Year by North American Garden Tourism Conference last year in Toronto, Canada.

Samoeng Strawberry Fair 2016:  Samoeng District 11-14 February 2016. Pick your own strawberries in the field, enjoy delicious strawberry treats and fresh strawberries

Groups

Hash House Harriers: We are actively seeking new members both men and women of all ages to join us in our weekly non-competitive running and walking events held typically on Monday, Thursday and Saturdays (each week) and less frequently on Wed (monthly) and other special events as they may be arranged from time-to-time. More information online: http://www.chiangmaihhh.com/. [email protected]

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 http://www.cmigaa.org/Directions.html ,  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

 Ongoing:

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