COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

Events

The Scandinavian Club is having a dinner party on Friday October 22 and would like to invite all Scandinavians in and around Chiang Mai. It will be held at 7 p.m. at ‘Chez Gibus Restaurant. (42 Kampeangdin Rd). Cost: 260 baht for adults and 130 for children between 4-12. Please reserve before Sunday October 17 with Lotta ([email protected] / 0 1952 0487) or Vibeke (vibe [email protected] / 0 9264 4208).

Thai German Service on Sunday, October 17. Start with coffee and cake at 3.15 p.m., followed by Pastor Thomas Grothe’s service at the Christian German School. More information from thai-deutscher-gd @chiangmai-infoline.com

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 only on Sunday nights at the Writers’ Club.

‘Tennis is My Dream’, Saturday October 23, from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. At the 700 Year Anniversary Complex Center Court a ‘Diplomatic Consulate Tennis Competition’ will hit Chiang Mai courts. Open Seating, tickets 100 baht (for charity). Governors, Consuls, former Thai champion Worapol and former Davis Cup member Surapol will compete to make a difference for underprivileged. Door prizes, fun and more. Tickets available at Bake and Bite Bakery and Restaurant, Chiangmai Mail and at the entrance.

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

Charity event on October 30 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 performance by the Children’s Garden! 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 (0 5322 1044 ext. 14), Chiangmai Mail (0 5323 4102) and Good Morning Chiangmai News (0 5327 8516). For table reservation call 0 9423 1688 or 0 5320 1551.

Saturday November 13, at 7.30 p.m. at Gong Dee Studio. An Evening with Book Kitavadhana”, the first return to the stage in five years of baritone, Book Kitavadhana, joined by Bernard Sumner and David Wilson at the piano and special guest singers Tianchai Sooktiang and Panit Somana. Two hours with great selections of Broadway songs by various composers. Rodgers & Hammerstein, Lerner & Loewe, Stephen Sondheim and many more. Tickets at 200 baht available at Gong Dee Gallery. Tel. 0 5322 5032. For reservation or more info, please call 0 9635 6355.

8th Annual Terry Fox Run on Saturday, October 30 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: Terryfox. Chiang [email protected]

Fund Raising Mini Marathon ‘A Helping Hand to Society’ for the ‘Home and Community Care Project Chiang Mai on Sunday, November 14. 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. On Tuesday October 26, Austrian delicacies on the lunch buffet. Food from the land of Mozart, schnitzels and strudels! Telephone reservations at 0 5322 1130.

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: 0 5321 8846.

‘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. 0 5385 3098–9 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. 0 5327 2712.

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 celebrates with a German Food Festival during the month of October. They also serve 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 0 5325 1531, Rydges Amora Tapae Hotel, Chaiyapoom Road, Chiang Mai.

Saenkham Terrace Restaurant, was one of Chiang Mai’s best kept secrets regarding Northern Cuisine until the Chiangmai Mail’s Dining Out column revealed it. 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 5326 0404.

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 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. The Christmas Party for the orphaned kids has been set for Saturday the December 11, 2004. Everyone is welcome to come along and support the event. Donations are now being taken. Every little thing helps. Call Grahame on 0 5321 1550 for more details.

To Nobody, German Restaurant in Soi Tewan celebrates three 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

Needed! People who can make items for Christmas holiday decorations or food specialties. Zonta International Chiang Mai is holding a Christmas Bazaar in mid-December 2004. They need products for 20 booths plus a Santa Claus and Christmas carolers. Please contact President Hope Watcharaprecha or Khun Aye at Tel. 0 5326 2691 or 0 5324 0822

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] 1stopchiang mai.com

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 mail to: [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. 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.

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 0 5322 6135 or e-mail for more information: [email protected]