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Community Happenings

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Sunday 

Chiang Mai Toastmasters Club. Speak English, Build confidence, Conquer your fear, and Master the Art of Public Speaking. We meet every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month at Chiang Mai Orchid Hotel, 1:00-3:00pm. Everybody is welcome! Facebook.com/ChiangMaiToastmasters, www.chiangmai.toastmastersclubs.org, [email protected].

Live music at Papa Rock every Sunday from 12 noon; popular Sunday roast and great jams.  373 Moo 1, Tambon Mae Hia, 081 180 6546

 Chiang Mai Lawn Bowls Club at Big Tree Bistro, Tong Kai village near Night Safari. There will be a weekly competition on Tuesday morning at 8am Bowlers at all levels are welcome. Tong Kai Bowling League will be on Sundays at 5pm for local people from Tong Kai. For further information www.chiangmailawnbowls.com

Football: Mixed age group and nationality playing football Sunday mornings. More players needed. Contact mailto:[email protected] 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 1:30pm. 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, mailto:[email protected]

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 Sunday, Monday (including beginners), Wednesday and Friday 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] or trinitybaptistchurchofchiangmai.com. All are welcome.


Monday

Democrats Abroad Presidential Debate Watching Party: October 10 at 7:30PM at Old Chiang Mai, Wua Lai Road. Please RSVP to [email protected] if you plan on coming.

Overeaters Anonymous: Are you obsessing about food? Are You a Compulsive Over-eater? If you want to stop your compulsive eating, we welcome you to our weekly meeting every Mondays at 4pm at Nakorn Ping Condominium on Hueway Keaw, at the 12-Steps room. Contact: 086-303-5697; 087-579-0755; 097-991-4828.Our group is affiliated with Over-eaters Anonymous (OA) which offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating using the Twelve Steps of OA. OA is not a religious organization and does not promote any particular diet. OA charges no dues or fees; it is self-supporting through member contributions.

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.

CM Highlanders plays ball hockey every Monday on the footsal field next to Sib Sawn Punna 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. at 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 http://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]

Racquetball beginners welcome every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning it's a great work out ten till eleven thirty. At the Chiangmai Gymkhana Club. [email protected] or 0858645945.

Tuesday

Democrats Abroad Presidential Debate Watching Party: September 27 at 7:30pm at Old Chiang Mai, Wua Lai Road. Please RSVP to [email protected] if you plan on coming

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]

Lawn Bowling in Chiang Mai: Chiang Mai Lawn Bowls Club at Big Tree Bistro, Tong Kai village near Night Safari. There will be a weekly competition on Tuesday morning at 8am http://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 on 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. Pickup point is The Next Place, 65 Moon Muang 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

Democrats Abroad Vice Presidential Debate Watching Party: Tim Kaine goes up against Mike Pence. October 5 at 7:30pm Room 1201 at the Poli Sci Faculty, Chiang Mai University Huay Kaew Road. https:[email protected],98.951537,15z?hl=en. http://www.cmu.ac.th/images/uploadfile/engrelate-160305141333.jpg. Please RSVP to [email protected] if you plan on coming.

Yummy Pizza Music Jam Night: Join us on our live music nights every Wednesday where you can enjoy great music from local talents. We are also opened a little bit later than normal so you have time to enjoy food and drinks while listening to your favorite songs. We start at 19.00, see you there. 080 122 2561 [email protected]

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 Huay 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. http://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

September 8th: Democrats Abroad - Town Hall on the responsibilities as Commander in Chief. 7:30PM. Chiang Mai University Faculty of Political Science.239 Huay Kaew Road.. Phone: (66) 098-656-5342. Map (from intersection of Huey Kaew Road and Hwy 121).

https:[email protected],98.951537,15z?hl=en. http://www.cmu.ac.th/images/uploadfile/engrelate-160305141333.jpg. Please RSVP to [email protected] if you plan on coming.

Democrats Abroad Final Presidential Debate Watching Party: October 20 at 7:30pm Room 1201 at the Poli Sci Faculty, Chiang Mai University Huay Kaew Road. ! Please RSVP to [email protected] if you plan on coming. Map:http://www.cmu.ac.th/images/uploadfile/engrelate-160305141333.jpg

Skal Chiang Mai  Every last Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Travel and tourism professionals organization meeting for networking and discussion. Dinner 600 baht members 800 baht non members. Non members welcome. Register online only. http://skalchiangmai.com/.

Expat Ladies Lunch: [email protected]. We meet every 3rd Thursday at a different venue, Contact for details

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. 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]@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

A Night in the Museum: Fun and games at Art in Paradise with the Chiang Mai International Rotary Club!! Ticket price for this charity fundraising event includes entry to the museum, hors d'oeuvres from Dukes, one free glass of wine, beer or soft drink, and games with prizes for the winner! 800 baht for tickets purchased in advance or 1000 at the door for adults, children aged 6-14 are half price, under six are free. Contact [email protected] for tickets. All funds raised will go towards supporting the club's Childrens' charities including eyesight clinics and water safety programs among others. Friday, September 30 from 7:30 pm to 10 pm at Art in Paradise, 199/9 Chang Klan Road.

Art Exhibition & Fundraiser by international artists Nathalie Cajetta and Simone Willimann: Friday, September 9 at 6pm. A Fund raising Event For The honorable Prof. Dr. SAMLEE MANKHETKORN and his project. This event will support his ground breaking research for the treatments to cure degenerative diseases. Umbrella Borsang Restaurant. Art Exhibition is by international artists Nathalie Cajetta and Simone Willimann.

Grand Opening Cuisine de Garden Rustic Grill & Wine Bar: Friday September 9 at 6 p.m. Star Avenue 5, Hang Dong 081 774 1479

Wine Gallery, The Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai; French wines with an enticing assortment of six hand-selected vintages paired with a special menu from Chef Stéphane Courtin. Dine in exquisite style enjoying contemporary French cuisine coupled with classic Thai hospitality. Set amongst a sea of rice fields, the evening is sure to be a memorable experience. THB 3,200 per person. For reservations, please call 053 888 888. September 23 from 6pm

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

5th Bollywood Extravaganza: Frank and Vanita Sethi invite you to the 5th annual Bollywood Extravaganza at the Holiday Inn Hotel Chiang Mai on October 15, 2016 at 6:15PM. Tickets 1000 baht. Please contact Frank at 0929383988, Vanita at 0817335914, Ineke 0896368801, or Holiday Inn K. View 053-275300 ext 1083

7th Anniversary Zoe in Yellow: September 10 from 5pm until late!

Fusion Night at Sangdee Gallery: September 10 from 8pm Sirimangkalajarn Soi 5

Community Market at Prem School; Every first Saturday of the month mornings.

Chiang Mai Pub Crawl : For tourists and locals alike every Saturday night 8:00pm - Midnight. Meet in front of McDonald's Tha Phae Gate 8:00pm. For further info, please go to: http://www.chiangmaipubcrawl.com

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, [email protected]

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. 10am. Ruth at 085-615-1413

First Northern Thailand Toastmasters Club The Confidence Builders. The 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month at 6pm. http://www.fnttc.toastmastersclubs.org053-214-309, 08-1861-2284 or 08-9138-4757

The Chiang Mai Fencing Club: every Saturday afternoon in the fencing sale near Wat Jet Yod, 1pm. 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

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. mailto:[email protected].

Baha'i Faith: Contact 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:

The U.S. Consulate encourages all American citizens to register with the US Consulate General. Please visit https://travelregistration .state.gov 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, http://chiangmai.usconsulate.gov/service.html


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