COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

Events:

Ladies’ Lunch Bunch Ocober will be at the Fondue House (opposite the custom office on the way to the airport) on Wednesday, October 13. Cost will be 200 baht for a great buffet menu. Contact organizer of the month Hong Thaimee at Tel. 0 5327 0544, ext 116 or 0 1764 2 6570 before October 11.

The Writers’ Club in Rachadamnoen Road, opposite ‘La Villa Restaurant’ features the ‘Sabai Duo’ every Sunday from 6 p.m. onwards. Back from a tour through Britain and the Edinburgh Music Festival they can be heard every Sunday nights at the Writers’ Club.

Contemporary Art Exhibition, Thailand – Vietnam 2004 at CMU Art Museum from 8-31 October 2004: More information please contact 0 5394 4905. This traveling exhibition consists of more than 180 2D works of arts from art instructors from six universities in Thailand and Vietnam.

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]

Upcoming Charity event on October 30, 2004 at 7 p.m. at the Fondue House opposite Central Airport Plaza. Dinner Party and Pop/Blues/Jazz Concert featuring professional musicians from around the corner and across the globe, secret raffle prizes, and a sweet performance by the Children’s Garden kids! Be a part of it with a donation of 1000 baht which includes raffle ticket, banquet, and concert. Reserve your space or get your tickets at Amari Rincome Hotel (053-221-044 ext. 14), Chiangmai Mail (053-234-102) and Good Morning Chiangmai News (053-278-516). For table reservation call 09 423 1688 or 053 201 551.

8th Annual Terry Fox Run on Saturday, October 30, 2004 at Chiang Mai 700 Year Anniversary Complex at 7 a.m. For more information please call Khun Waratorn Na Chiangmai or Khun Duenswang Suwaphrom on 0 5329 8181 or e-mail: Terry [email protected] sons .com

Fund Raising Mini Marathon ‘A Helping Hand to Society’ for the ‘Home and Community Care Project Chiang Mai on Sunday, November 14, 2004. 20,000 baht prize money! Fun for the whole family, from 6 yrs to 90! More information from Marco, Tel. 0 5344 2300.

Dining

Enjoy the Amari Rincome Hotel’s Celebration of National Days during the Month of October. Special Lunch Buffets on the respective days. Spanish National Day, Tuesday, October 12 will be a buffet bursting with enticing and varied flavors from the seven culinary regions of Spain. Experience this mix of Old World cooking and Mediterranean cuisine at the Rincome. Reservation at 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.

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 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.saenk ham terrace .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 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. October promotion: Crocodile Steak ‘Gypsy Style’, Buttered Peas and Pommes Croquettes for only 222, — 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 Scandinavian Club would like to invite all Scandinavians in and around Chiangmai to a dinner party on Friday October 22, 2004. Restaurant and cost will be announced in Chiangmai Mail next week. Organizers: Charlotta Boqvist and Vibeke D. Kristensen.

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

Raintree Resource Center -Located just east of the Nawarat Bridge. Free library membership with more than 600 videos and 6000 English books available. Free booklet: “Helpful Hints for Getting Settled in Chiangmai”. Open on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 10 to 12 noon, and on Sunday from 3.00-4.15 p.m. Info-line 053-262-660. Movie-line 053-262-661. Email: [email protected] cmcchurch .org

The teachings of ‘Eckhart Tolle’, a modern master and the author of ‘The Power Of Now’. Listen and watch in English free. A guide to spiritual enlightenment. Contact Ivan on 0 5342 3602 or 0 1473 6414.

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:c_dproject @yahoo.com

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. Dean of International Education, Santa Monica College: Oct 12. Director, California State University: Oct. 18. Call IC-ACE for info and appointments: 0 5394 2896. Please bring in transcripts and passports.

CMU Art Museum Theatre is showing free classic movies every Sunday from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. October 10: Dead Man, USA – 1995 Rated: NR – 134 min., a dark, bitter commentary on modern American life cloaked in the form of a surrealist western. Director Jim Jarmusch’s ‘Dead Man’ stars Johnny Depp as William Blake, a newly-orphaned accountant who leaves his home in Cleveland to accept a job in the frontier town of Machine.

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: Pha_mai_clinic @hotmail.com