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COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

Events:

“Animal Lover’s Dog Show” – September 25 and 26 all day at the Lanna Hall, Central Airport Plaza, 4th Floor.

International Triathlon and Duathlon, Sunday, September 26 from 7 a.m. – 12 noon. Open to many age groups. Apply on the event day from 4 a.m. – 6 a.m. Application fee 200 or 300 baht. Check out: www.sat.or.th/triathlon

Chiang Mai Symphony Orchestra’s first full performance at Kad Theatre on Saturday, October 2, 2004. Performing artists will be “A Capella 7” and the newly established CMSO (with 80 musicians) who will play western and Thai classical music on western instruments. Admission Tickets at 500 baht and 100 baht (for students) are available at Kad Suan Kaew’s Information Desk or call Chiangmai Mail Office (Marion).

New: Caf้ Philo will open up in Chiang Mai and all French-speaking people are invited to participate at the first Caf้ Philo in Chiangmai on October 2, 2004, at 10 a.m. at the cafeteria of Alliance Fran็aise. More info: 06 92 44 777 or email: [email protected]

“Beauty has no Mercy” – Ten young Thai artists presenting their beautiful, funny and provocative paintings, prints and photographs at La Luna Gallery, Chiang Mai, from October 02 to November 14. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., except Mondays. La Luna Gallery, 190 Charoenraj Rd, T. Watgate, A.Muang, Chiang Mai. Phone: 053 306 678 / Mbl: 09 635 7667 Email: [email protected] Website: www.lalunagallery .com

Winemaker’s Dinner at the Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai and Robert Mondavi Winery will team up for a culinary extravaganza on Saturday, October 9, 2004. Cocktails, followed by a splendid four course menu. Jeff Cook, representing Robert Mondavi will lead the evening, sharing and explaining the different Californian wines. Limited Seating! Tickets are 1,700 baht ++. Reservation and more information, call 0 5328 9181.

INTG. The next meeting of the Informal Northern Thai Group is Tuesday, October 12, 2004. Klaus Berkmller will talk on “Protected Areas in the Lao PDR”. For more information e-mail: [email protected] loxinfo.co.th

Dining

Enjoy the Amari Rincome Hotel’s famous Sunday Brunch, more deliciously tempting than ever. So, forget about your diet for one day and spoil yourself with a cornucopia of special delights. Make a reservation at La Gritta Restaurant and enjoy unlimited gourmet treats for the whole family. Every Sunday from 11.30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Telephone 053 221 130.

Amazing Sandwich has two restaurants: ‘The shady island in a sea of rice’ branch No. 2. opposite Kad Suan Kaew Shopping Mall and the ‘old’ Deli Restaurant and Takeaway between the Thai Airways Office and Vista Hotel. Tel/Fax: 053 218 846.

‘Baan Rom Mai Garden Restaurant’ in the newly opened Chang Klan Plaza on Chang Klan Road. Thai and Isaan Food in a Bali style environment. Small Conference and karaoke Rooms, delicious Thai food! Open daily from 10 a.m. – midnight. Table reservation, tel. 0 5382 0037-8.

Buonissimo Italian Restaurant and Shop! European Deli! Cheese, wine, homemade pasta, bread and even Italian olive oil. Call for table reservation, just come to the shop or even order by Internet. Tel. 053 853 098–9 or website www.buonissimo.co.th

Chez Gibus Grill House is featuring an ‘All you can eat BBQ’ daily for only 219 baht. Chez Gibus is open from 6 p.m. - 10.p.m. daily except Sundays. 42 Kampeangdin Road. Make your table reservations on tel. 053 272 712.

Fondue House opposite Central Airport Plaza has changed its look. Check it out to be surprised even more when tasting their delicious Red wine or Chocolate Fondue. Traditional fondue, but light and tasty. Call for reservation 09 423 1688 or 053 201 551.

House of Palm, traditional and southern Thai cuisine. Happy to assist in party arrangements. Closed every Wednesday. On Doi Saket Highway. For directions and reservations call 0 5329 1401, Mr. Montri.

Rydges also presents a ‘Daily Lunch Buffet’. Designed to cater for the needs of the busy people in town throughout the week, the Business Lunch invites you for a quick but tasty bite. Car park with direct connection to hotel. For more information contact the Sales Dept. at 053 251 531, Rydges Amora Tapae Hotel, Chaiyapoom Road, Chiang Mai.

Saenkham Terrace Restaurant, one of Chiang Mai’s best kept secrets regarding Northern Cuisine. The place to meet after a relaxing Spa treatment at Baan Saen Doi. Both places are to be found at Baan Naifan 2. Check it out at www.saenkhamterrace.com or www.baansaendoi.com

The Bear’s Den Bar and Restaurant, beside Rimping Condominium. Mondays – House Spirits 50 baht all night long. Wednesdays – Ladies Night and free Bingo. Ladies drink free from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. it’s 2 for 1 on House Draught, Bottles, Spirits and Wines. Tel/Fax: 0 53 260404.

The Grillstation’s famous Formula 1 Sundays continue with specials from their a la carte menu, prepared by Gypsy and his staff. Come early or reserve your table in advance at 0-5381-8355 or 0-1883-9361, Grillstation, opposite Pornping Tower, Charoenprathed Road.

The Hole-In-The-Wall, Public House Chiang Mai, just opened English Pub in the heartland of Chiangmai where you can tuck into traditional Fish and Chips, Shepherd’s Pie or have a three course English Lunch for only 90 baht net. 39/7-8 Ratchamanka Rd., T. Phrasing, Tel 0 5328 3824

The Northern Park Emporium and Lilavadee Coffee Gallery launched a new promotion of Health and Spa products under the brand “Prumelia” (Lilavadee). The products include spa and skin nourishing products with new scents and many Aromatherapy products from The Northern Park Emporium. Lilavadee Coffee Gallery, opens daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The Pub on Huay Road is now open every day. Tetley Bitter in cans and Tiger Beer on draught are available. Fantastic Friday gives you a 20 percent discount on ALL drinks ALL night. Full coverage of all live major sporting events shown in the sports bar. Special occasions catered for. Call Grahame on 0 5321 1550 for more details.

To Nobody, German Restaurant in Soi Tewan celebrates 3 years in Chiang Mai. September promotion: Bavarian Pork Roast with Semmelknoedel (dumplings) and red cabbage for only 199 baht. Daily from 5 p.m. onwards, except Tuesdays. For group or catering reservations, call Joerg or Sunisa Eisenschmidt at 0 5321 4483.

Clubs

The Writers’ Group has re-launched itself and appeals to all writers to join their informal discussions and work critique. There are two meetings (each about 90 minutes); the informal ‘Scribblers’ meets on the second Wednesday of each month to discuss elements of novel and short story writing, while the more serious ‘Wordsmiths’ meet every fourth Wednesday to critique selected work of the members. These take place at the Writers’ Club and Wine Bar on Ratchadamnoen road from 7:30 p.m. sharp. More information: wordsmiths @1stopchiangmai.com

Attention all Chess players: an informal Chess Group now meets at Home Restaurant (down a small Soi to the left of Rydges Amora Hotel on the Moat), every Wednesday from 7:30 p.m. All levels welcome, simply show up (with a set if you have one). More information: [email protected] 1stopchiangmai.com

Chiang Mai Stage Club- NOTICE: Audition Call for a young Asian Male under 30 for the role of ‘Song’ in the play M. Butterfly by David Henry Hwang, which will be produced at the beginning of next year by the Chiang Mai Stage Club. Contact [email protected] yahoo.com for further information.

Lucky Dogs Club Chiang Mai needs volunteers (students are welcome!) Health and Happiness for ‘underprivileged’ dogs can also be given with canned dog food or small (even big) donations. We greatly appreciate any help. More information at 0 9997 8146 or mailto: [email protected]

Shower singers - come forward! Do you sing in the shower? Consider sharing your hobby in a more social setting. The Chiang Mai Choral Society is looking for singers, people who can read music (or pretend to) and who love to have a good time on Monday nights while practicing. Find out more by contacting Ellen Clark, choir secretary, on 0 5330 9187 (office), 0 5385 3265 (home), or email: [email protected]

Education

“Meet Top US Educators in October” Leading US colleges visiting CMU International Center during October will be available to meet local students and families interested in cost-effective, high-quality education. The Chancellor, Leeward College/University of Hawaii: Oct. 4. Dean of International Education, Santa Monica College: Oct 12. Director, California State University: Oct. 18. Call IC-ACE for info & appointments: 0 5394 2896. Please bring in transcripts and passports.

Inter Mini Golf September Promotion, If you play Mini Golf at Inter Mini Golf, ask for the Manager and tell her you read Chiangmai Mail. You will receive a discount of 50 percent throughout September and Food and Beverage will be discounted 10 percent.

CMU Art Museum Theatre is showing free classic movies every Sunday from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. September 26, Wannee and Junah.

Services

Taxi Meter - important for the wet season. Call Nok - tel. 0 9261 4290 - 20 baht flag fall, 30 baht for the first 2 km and 4 baht for each subsequent kilometer. Two other taxi drivers are Somkam at 0 1952 0900 and Wirrapont at 0 1960 1391.

The Phamai Clinic (Methadone Clinic), a government organization in Chiang Mai treats people who have problems with alcohol, smoking and drugs of any kind. Files are confidential! Call 053 226 135 or e-mail for more information: [email protected] hotmail.com



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