Chiang Mai Expats Club (CEC) helps expats expand friendships and improve their quality of life. CEC is a non-profit social organization operating with a theme of “Expats Helping Expats” to reside safely and legally in Thailand and to adapt and understand the local customs and traditions.
Hike Leaders offer their hikes on the Website. This active group offers hikes, special treks and other events in and around Chiang Mai province.
Newcomers are welcome to this friendly group, especially hike leaders. There is usually a variety of hikes and walks coming up.
The CMPG meets every other Wednesday and all those with an interest in photography, be it film or digital are warmly invited. See the website for dates and locations of meetings. The CMPG aims to further all aspects of the picture taking abilities of its members through the sharing of skills and mutualsupport in an informal, inclusive and enjoyable atmosphere.
CMPG is run solely for the benefit of its members and a fee of 40bht per person is collected at each meeting to help defray expenses. Meetings last two hours after which we encourage you to stay for a while and chat with other members over a drink in the bar. We can’t cover everything in the formal bit and this is a good time to explore interests you share with other photographers.
Chiang Mai in Stitches (Quilting and Textile Workshop)
We are open to persons who have an interest in or enjoy doing most anything with textiles, be it weaving, quilting, knitting, embroidery, etc. We come together to learn, receive help from each other, and always have a good social time. We meet every other week.
The Expats Ladies Lunch group meets on the first and third Thursday of the month. The lunch on the first Thursday is at a different restaurant each month. Lunch on the third Thursday is at the Grandview Hotel for their splendid low-cost buffet.
While many people have an interest in hypnosis, often their biggest hurdle is finding someone to practice with. In this group we help each other learn real-world skills in both conventional and conversational (covert) hypnosis. In other words, we get together to learn hypnosis and to practice it. We also share experiences on how to use self-hypnosis for such things as changing habits, increasing confidence, overcoming fears and reducing pain.
Garden enthusiasts meet in people’s homes, parks and other interesting venues to learn about and discuss garden topics.
After the meetings we usually share a meal because we also enjoy the social side of being in this group.
We meet at the “Beer Garden” in front of Sritana Condo 2. To get there, start at KadSuanKaew; proceed toward the mountain to the Shell station; proceed another 50 m, and turn LEFT into an un-named soi; proceed 200 m down the soi to a large parking lot; the beer garden is in the ground level of the adjacent parking garage. Ample parking for bikes or cars is available in the parking lot.
Beer and soft drinks are available for purchase in the adjacent minimart, as is food that most folks find good-tasting. They even make decent Western-style sandwiches (Grilled Cheese, BLT, Chicken Club, etc.).
All players are welcome, in any language, and of any skill level. We have two or three English-language boards and access to a French board (when and if there any French-language players appear). Players in other languages: please bring the appropriate board, and — of course — an opponent conversant in that language.
If you know of anyone who might be interested in the Scrabble Club, please send (or bring along) their addresses or the persons themselves, and I’ll add them to our membership list.
We play by standard published rules: No peeking at word-lists or dictionaries before making a play; players agree on which dictionary governs (usually Collins for UK players or Merriam-Webster for US players); no need to furnish meanings of words used; loss of turn for unsuccessful challenger; etc. We do not use a timer, but aim for plays in less than 5 minutes.
Practice tapping, a self-administered, gentle but effective energy healing technique focusing on a topic that the group suggests or one provided by Michael, the facilitator. We are planning a couple of introductory sessions to begin with and meet on Monday nights from 6:00 pm to 8:00. For details please contact Michael Allman at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bird Watchers are meeting for the first time this coming Friday, September 26, 2014 at Wawee coffee shop, 200 metres along Soi 6, Nimman at 10:00 a.m. All welcome! For more information please contact Adrian Martin: email@example.com
The objectives of the LGBT group would be to foster and develop friendships amongst LGBT people in and around the CM area, both expats and Thai; to hold regular, weekly meetings and to organize ad hoc social events during these meetings.