The Chiang Mai Ladies Lunch Bunch Group
will meet again this coming Tuesday, 18th March, at 12.00 o’clock noon at
the German Restaurant ‘To Nobody’. The Lunch Bunch Group
is a mixture of Western & Thai Ladies having lunch together, chatting,
exchanging news, and just getting to know their way in and around the
community. A very enjoyable, light-hearted occasion. Everybody new is most
welcome. For reservations or directions please call Mrs. Dot Delaney, tel.
01 6711 638, or directly ‘To Nobody’ Restaurant, tel. 0 5327 8794. The
lunch menu will be Western, including some vegetarian food.
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 protected]
The “Ladies Paint The Blues” exhibition by
Doris Kraushaar and Susanne Tavernari will continue until March 31 at Prof.
Dr. Guenter Faltin’s residence, Appt. M, Nimmanhiman Road Soi 1. A very
interesting combination of both artists, and very worthwhile visiting.
Paintings will be for sale as well.
Ruediger Liesmann, Tenor, and David Wilson, Piano, will perform
Franz Schubert’s “Winterreise” (Winter journey) on Saturday,
15 March, 7:00 p.m., at the AUA Auditorium, Rajadamnern Road. The
admission fee is 100 baht per person. No reservation necessary.
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 [email protected]
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
St. Patrick’s Weekend at the Amari Rincome
- an evening of live Irish music and a celebration of traditional Irish food
on Saturday, 29th March. Live Irish music will also be featured during
buffet brunch on Sunday, 30th March. Listen to the sounds of the Bangkok
based traditional music group “No Fixed Abode” (playing on both days).
Sample the traditional fare including corned beef and cabbage, salmon
Innisfree, chicken Pascal, shepherd’s pie, Dublin coddle, Irish stew,
Gaelic steak, beef and Guinness casserole, bubble and squeak, colcannon and
of course Molly Malone’s Irish risotto. Saturday evening: 7 p.m. until
late; Sunday morning: 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. THB 700 net per person
(Saturday buffet dinner) or THB 350 net per person (Sunday buffet brunch).
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
[email protected] 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. [email protected], 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.
Out of town events
Mark your calendars for the best family entertainment of
the year: Bangkok Community Theatre’s presentation of the hit family
musical “Annie”. Bangkok Community Theatre (BCT) will
stage “Annie” at the Bangkok Playhouse on Petchburi Road on March 28
& 29 at 7:30 p.m. and March 29 and 30, 2003 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets at B550
for adults and B350 for students and children for all four performances will
be available at CD Warehouse in the Emporium on Sukhumvit Road from
mid-March. “Annie” has been described as the perfect family musical. It
first opened on Broadway in November 1977 and won 7 Tony Awards including
the award for Best Musical. A film of the musical was made in 1982 which was
followed by a Disney remake in 1999. With wonderfully uplifting songs and
dances, this is a true “feel good” show. In the words of “Annie’s”
creator: “Those who come to see the show go away with a sense of optimism,
a sense of hope and joy and love. I think that is why it is a success.”
That kind of optimism from a little orphan girl as she hugs her dog and
tells us “The sun will come out tomorrow” is just the kind of uplifting
entertainment families need this spring. This local production boasts 48
adult performers, 10 kids and a dog! Don’t miss it! (For more information
please visit the BCT website at www.bct-th.org) Proceeds to benefit Thai
Children’s Charities! “Annie” will be made possible through the
generous support of sponsors: NEWCITY (Bangkok) PCL, International School
Bangkok (ISB), Kleenex by Kimberly-Clark, Bangkok Hospital, Toblerone, MBMG
International, The Little Gym, Kesinee International School, Raja’s
Fashions, Transpo International, Covermark and CD Warehouse. The Amari-Atrium
hotel, which is located just down the road from the Playhouse, has kindly
put together a special “Annie” package for out-of-towners
who might be coming to Bangkok to see the production of “Annie”.
27/03/03 to 01/04/03 one double room (2 adults and 1 child below 12 years
old) at US$50 per room per night. (Price includes service charge, VAT, and
daily American breakfast.) Also, if a family needs two rooms with a
connecting door, the first room is US$50 as per above and the second one is
US$30 per night (max 3 kids in the room). Anyone wishing to book the package
should contact the reservation department, attention Khun Naruemol ญ
reservation manager either by fax 02-718-2021, or email