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Sunday 

Care for Dogs Adoption Fairs at Central Plaza Chiang Mai Airport: August 23, September 13 and 27 from 11 am

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].

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

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]

Tuesday

Byrd & Heart live in concert at Good View Village August 25  for further info or reservations 053-904-406/8

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.  

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

The 5th Anniversary Party at Baa(n) Din Nimman Soi 13 – dress code black and white with Merry Jan H8shot MC Monkey Dutchie – starts 5pm until late. August 19

Papa Rock’s Wednesday Night Curry and jam session: The first Curry & Jam nights, a choice of 3 Indian curries, with rice and Roti, bring your instruments and jam with the band from 9pm, serving also 100% Rock'n'Roll Pizza and Thai food. Every 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

Chiang Mai Women's Entrepreneurs Group  August 20  at 5.30pm at Papa Rock https://www.facebook.com/groups/WomensEntrepreneurialGroupCM/

Skal Chiang Mai at Four Seasons Chiang Mai. Thursday August 27 at 6:30 p.m. Register online only. http://skalchiangmai.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. 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

Passionate Chef’s Charity Dinner at Monkey Kitchen: 14 top chefs from South East Asia – Australia, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand, will be involved – 3500THB net per person – all profits will be donated to Ban Mae Hae Tai School Mae Chaem. For further info or reservation contact Rita 097-942-2479 or prattana.rita.com. August 21

A Taste of Alsace at Farang Ses Dhara Dhevi-August 21; Hugel Wines from Alsace, France. The followed by dinner at Farang Ses restaurant,. The special tasting will be expertly paired with a series of inventive French cuisine by Chef Stephane Courtin. Space is limited fro this intimate affair so reserve early. Priced at THB 3,900 net per person reservations or further info 053-888-888 boondarw@ dharadhevi.com

Wine Tasting at House of Wine Nimman Soi 5: August 21  at 7pm 499THB per person – Wines include Ninestone Shiraz Barossa Valley / Crocodile Rock Merlot / Yaldara Sauvignon Blanc / Bulletin Chardonnay. All Australian wine – standard pouring 120ml, food from Sara Kitchen,  booking at House of Wine or Tengoku or call 0819922870

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

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;

Saturday

Midsummer Tasting and Party at The Wine Club August 22  from7 pm until 10 pm – 550THB per person. Wine Club Garden, 193/50 Koolpuntville 7, soi 3 Mae Hea Muang 50100 Chiang Mai.  Reserve your place: [email protected] or go to (also with route and map) http://www.meetup.com/The-Wine-Club-Chiang-Mai/events/224110268/

Opening of Aung Htet Lwin exhibition at Suvannabhumi Art Gallery – 1st Solo Show in Chiang Mai – opeing reception August 22 6pm unti 9pm exhibition on display until 5 September 2015

UK Study Day at CAMP Maya Lifestyle Mall August 22 1pm -3pm – orgainsed by Hands On Education Consultants – for further details 089-217-5454 [email protected]

Itchy Band August 22 at ‘We Didn’t Land on the Moon Since 1987’ Sirimangkalajarn Soi 3 - with Moonlight Drive, Sergue Tiot, Ugly Mountain, DrunkAllDay and Stomer191 – 140THB entry includes one free drink

Beethoven’s Double Five Concert at Kad Suan Kaew Theatre by the Chiang Mai Symphony Orchestra: August 29 at 7:30 PM.only) To reserve the tickets call 053-224-444 Ext. 19008 For more information please call 084-043-9821 or email: [email protected]

Traditional Khantoke Dinner at 137 Pillars House, every Saturday night from 7 pm. Reservations and information; [email protected]

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, .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

My Chiang Mai Exhibition at TCDC Gallery focuses on the Chinese traveler phenomenon in Chiang Mai to give insight and present ways for Chiang Mai to be a pleasant city to live and visit. 10.30am -6pm (closed Mondays) Free Admission.www.tcdc.or.th. June 17 – September 6.

The 16th HHK in the North at CMU Art Center, Nimmanhaemin Road. An arts material road show in the North, The event  will present an art supplies, arts competition and art’s seminar Between  2 – 7 September 2014 From 09.00am. – 07.00pm.

(Un) Forgotten A Photo Exhibition by Lek Kiatsirikajorn and Stephanie  Borcard and Nicolas Metraux Presented by CMU Art Center and  Art Center Silpakorn University On view from 4 – 27 September 2015. Opening Ceremony will be on  4 September 2015  6pm. Chiang Mai University Art Center

12th Jed Yod Group : Contemporary Art Exhibition by  Guest Artist and The Art Instructors of Faculty of Art and Architecture Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna. Opening Reception will be 11 September 2014 at 6 pm. On from 11 -18 September

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

Fairs and Festivals

EU Film Festival at SFX Maya Lifestyle Mall July 24  - August 2. Advance tickets can be purchased for 80 baht at SFX Maya Cinema Box Office or online at www.sfcinemacity.com from 13 July onwards for the festival in Chiang Mai (80THB/seat). For the list of films, synopses, trailers, screening programmes in three provinces, please see: http://on.fb.me/1MYT2Sz

Asarnha Bucha Day on July 30 and Khao Phansa or Buddhist Lent on July 31. Events at temples around town. July 30 is a public holiday with no alcohol sales.

The 56 International Mathematical Olympiad hosted by Chiang Mai University – World Championship Mathematics Competition for High School Students – for further info http://www.imo2015.org/. July 4 – 16

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: 

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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