COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

Events

FERC! Feast! Entertainment! Raffle! And most important Charity. Dinner Party 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.

8th Annual Terry Fox Run on Saturday, October 30 at Chiang Mai 700 Year Anniversary Complex at 7 a.m. Either a 2.2 km walk or a 10.2 km run. All levels of athletes and non-athletes are welcome to participate. Walk, jump, skate or simply just come and show your support. Registration from 5.30 a.m. – 6.45 a.m. Tickets cost 200 baht for adult and 150 baht for kids. For more information please call Khun Waratorn Na Chiangmai or Khun Duenswang Suwa phrom on 0 5329 8181 or e-mail: Ter [email protected] sons .com

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 and Hammerstein, Lerner and 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

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

The Writers Club on 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.

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.

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 web site 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.saenkham ter race.com or www.baansaen doi.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 and will feature the Melbourne Cup, Australian horse racing shown live. Check out details at the bar. 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] 1stop chiangmai .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: c_ dpro [email protected]

Education

Reiki a safe and simple but powerful hands-on healing technique that can be easily learned and applied by anyone. Reiki is not a massage. Reiki is not a religion. Reiki is not a form of hypnosis. Reiki treatments and training are available in Chiangmai at the Asian Healing Arts Center. For more information, kindly visit our website: www.asian healin gartscenter.com The next Reiki 1 training sessions in Chiang Mai are on Saturday 6 November 10.30 to 4.30 (English). Tuition fee is 5,000 baht per person. This includes lunch and refreshments, your Training Manual and your Certificate.

CMU Art Museum Theatre is showing free classic movies every Sunday from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Services

Taxi Meter – more and more in Chiang Mai. 30 baht for the first 2 km and 4 baht for each subsequent kilometer. Waiting time – 1 baht per minute. Individual drivers with taxi: Call Nok - tel. 0 9261 4290 - Singkame at 0 1952 0900, Werapong at 0 1960 1391, Winyu at 0 1885 4469, Somboon at 0 9851 3708, Wisan at 0 7177 0929 and Somchai at 0 6181 6386. .

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: Pha_mai_clinic @ hotmail.com