Sunday Brunch is back! By popular demand, the
Amari Rincome Hotel has re-introduced the famous Sunday Brunch,
which is now more deliciously tempting than ever before. So, forget about
your diet for one day and spoil yourself with a cornucopia of special
delights created by the executive chef from Ireland, Adrian O’ Herlihy.
Make a reservation at La Gritta Restaurant and enjoy unlimited
gourmet treats for the whole family. Every Sunday from 11.30 – 14.00 hrs.
Adults 350 baht, children 200 baht net.
Free Aerobic Classes - Chiang
Mai Municipality is teaching aerobic classes free of charge. Monday through
Friday at the old municipality sports stadium (gym 2) between 5 p.m. – 6
All you expats out there who are looking for a chance to
brush up on your basic business skills without entering a full-blown MBA
program – where to go? Payap University has decided to open its Business
Fundamentals course to the business community in Chiang Mai. The
Business Fundamentals course is actually a prelude to the International MBA
program for those students who lack a strong business background. Payap
University has now decided to allow business professionals and owners to
enroll in this course without continuing into the International MBA program.
The course is a series of short classes on Principles of Management,
Economics, Accounting, Finance, and Marketing for a total of 42 hours of
instruction. The class is all day Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. starting
on March 21 and ending on June 1. So, if you own a business that’s in need
of a slight adjustment in the ratio of cost to profit, maybe this course is
for you. For more information call the IMBA department at 053-304805, ext.
7203 or email email@example.com
Chun Ki Charity Event - there will be a “Forest
Party’ on Saturday, March 1st
at a nearby forest & waterfall location. Transport is available. For
more information and how to become involved send an email to chunkievents@
yahoo.com Chun Ki is run by Chiang Mai professionals looking for a fun way
to raise money for local charities.
Voice studio, in cooperation with the “Kid’s Ark
Foundation”, presents “The Pretty Genius”, a charity
concert for poor children. The evening will include performances by the
champion of the electronic keyboard contest 2002, the ‘Fanta Youth
Ambassador 2003’, and the champions of ‘Chiang Mai Kids 2002’. The
concert will take place on March 8 and 9 from 7 p.m. onwards at the Chiang
Mai Art & Culture Museum Theatre on Nimmanhemin Road. Tickets are
200 baht, and for more information contact Rita Holm-Gustafsson on 053 261
963, or email ritaallan47@ hotmail.com
Chiang Kam District will host the 9th Thai Lue
Festival March 8-9 this year at Wat Phrathart Sob Wan. Sanit
Boonrueng, chief of Chiang Kam district, said that this festival is designed
to conserve the art and culture of the Thai Lue, with many activities
including stage performances, parades, merit making, and singing, dancing,
wedding ceremony shows and cooking done in Lue style. The Thai Lue tribe
migrated from Xixuangbanna (Sipsong Panna) District in China’s Yunnan
Province to northern Thailand provinces such as Phayao, Chiang Rai, Lampang,
Lamphun, Phrae, and Nan. In 1991, Nan’s Prince led the Lue people to the
Chiang Muan and Chiang Kam districts, where they live in their traditional
ways. Visitors will see Thai Lue Cultural Center, which contains equipments,
utensils, and items showing Thai Lue lifestyle. The center is located in Wat
Yuan in Chiang Kam, Phayao.
Experience Michael Leuschner’s Piano Concert
at Gongdee Gallery on Friday, March 14. This event will be a rare
opportunity to experience the masterful sounds of one of Germany’s
foremost pianists. Music lovers will appreciate this very special evening,
programmed to include works by Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin and Moussorgsky.
Venue: Gongdee Gallery (in Soi 1 Maemanhaeminda, adjacent to Amari Rincome
Hotel). Time: 19.00 – 21.00. Tickets: Adults 450 baht (including a
Cocktail), Children: 200 baht. For reservations call- 053 221 044 or 053 221
130 ext. 14.
The 4th Thai Elephant Day will be held at
the Mae Sa Elephant Camp on March 13 this year from noon to 4.30 p.m.
Visitors can join the party for free, see many elephant activities, and get
the chance to name a newborn elephant. The highlight activity is the
“Satoke Chang” – a really big lunch for the elephants in a type of
Lanna-style food container. There will also be a “Baai Sri Soo Kwan”
blessing ceremony for the elephants and a baby elephants show. During the
festival, guests are invited to provide a name for a baby elephant, born on
February 7th. The best name will win a prize. The camp is located in Mae Rim
District, Chiang Mai. For further information, call 0-5320-6247-8.
A grand charity fashion show will be put on
by Piklik Shop on March 15 at Khum Khantoke Restaurant, Chiang Mai.
Small trade show for clothes, garments, and other textiles. Special items
will also be on sale for 500 baht each, with proceeds going to charitable
causes, including helping orphans and providing scholarships for promising
but poor or disadvantaged students. Advanced free tickets are available at
the Piklik Shop in the Chiang Mai Pavilion shopping mall. Tickets can also
be used for a 25% discount when shopping at Piklik Shop.
Bike Ride for Charity - On Sunday, March 16th
will be a sponsored Bike Ride where the proceeds will go to a local charity.
The name of the event is Suthep for Charity! 250 baht entry. Entrants
will receive a t-shirt, certificate and lunch from the Bagel Caf้.
Water and support vehicles are provided. If you don’t have a bike and
would like to take part, you can hire and get more information from Top Gear
cycles or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Chiang Mai University’s Forest Restoration Research
Unit will run a workshop on Education Services for
Forest Restoration March 17-19. The workshop will be conducted in
English to showcase to Chiang Mai’s international community the
educational services that have been developed by the unit to help local
people restore forest ecosystems to degraded land. Registration is free.
Limited to 30 participants. Contact FORRU at 053-943346 x 1134: email
Looking for a wheelchair? Hopefully not! But many poor
disabled children in Chiangmai are. So why not donate one for only 7000 baht?
Visit the Freedom Wheelchair Workshop across from the Chiangmai Disabled
Center, 133/1 Rajapakinai Road, Chiangmai (near Thapae Gate).
Laundry and Internet service, traditional Thai massage,
Thai language courses. You find it all at the Chiangmai Disabled Center,
133/1 Rajapakinai Road, Chiangmai (near Thapae Gate).
Tune-in to the English language radio program
‘Helping Hand’, broadcast daily from 7.30-9.00 pm. The program
can be heard on Radio Thailand Chiang Mai FM 93.25 MHZ, and provides
useful information to both Thai nationals and foreigners alike.
For the kids
The Humanities Faculty, Chiang Mai University, is
holding an International CMU Summer Camp 2003, which is being
scheduled during the summer semester. There are 4 classes in the camp, with
the first a Culture Tour experiencing cultural eco-tourism, the second is
English@it.com using an English language program in computers and mobile
phones. The third covers Communication, developing conversational skills,
and finally there is Presentation, showing how to creatively present
information. The dates for the classes are as follows: The Culture Tour will
run for 15 days from March 11-29. English@it.com, Communication and
Presentation are ten days each and will be held on March 31 - April 11,
April 17-30, and May 2 -10. The enrolment fee for the first class is 3,500
baht and for the other classes are 2,400 baht. Interested people can apply
at the Humanities Service Center, Humanities Faculty, Chiang Mai University,
telephone 053 943 217 and 053 942 308.
The Education Mall Center in Kad Suan Kaew
will hold its second Genius Camp March 18 - April 10 to
improve children’s skills in learning and development. There will be three
camps: music, art and mathematics. Each camp will be divided into 4 groups,
three days per group. They will run from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Education
Mall Center, 7th floor of Kad Suan Kaew. For more information, contact the
Education Mall Center, Kad Suan Kaew tel. 0-5322-4541-3 everyday from 10
a.m. - 6 p.m.
A Toys Library has been opened for Chiang
Mai children at the Northern Child Development Center behind the Nakhon
Ping Hospital. It is supported by the Japanese Government and the Japan
Small Scale-Grant Assistance (SSGA). This library is designed to encourage
childhood development and be a learning source which can provide equipment
to support that aim. Activities at the Toys Library include lending and
return service, instruction and demonstration of equipment and skill
testing. The Toys Library also helps parents by selling the products made by
those participating in the center’s vocational project to increase local
families’ incomes. The Toys Library now has 63 members. Anyone can become
a subscriber by paying a 100 baht annual fee. The equipment provided
includes local natural product toys made from clay, bamboo, and coconut
shell as well as plastic and metal toys. The library is open daily from 9
a.m. - 4.30 p.m. except weekends. Interested people who want to subscribe
for this training or become a member can contact 0-5389-0238-44 ext. 3210.
The Northern Child Development Center Chiang Mai is located at 196 Moo 4
Tambon Donkaew, Mae Rim District.
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