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COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

Events

In honor of Payap University’s 30th Anniversary, the annual Payap Christmas Concert will be offered free to the public at 7 p.m. Wednesday, December 8. The concert will be held at the Henry Luce Chapel at the Mae Khaw (Main) Campus. Selections will include sacred and secular Christmas favorites performed by the Music Department’s Choir, the Bell Choir, and the Instrumental ensemble. The University invites one and all, young and old, to join in this celebration.

NAP, Annual Arts and Design Promenade at Soi Nimmanhaemin 1, behind Amari Rincome Hotel. December 3–6, 2004, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Art, crafts, textiles, food, music, entertainment, fashion shows. Perfect for Christmas shopping!

Chiang Mai Motor Show still on at Central Airport until December 5, 2004.

OTOP Fair at Chiang Mai University Art museum daily until Monday, December 6, 2004.

60’s Party at The Bear’s Den Bar and Restaurant, Saturday, December 4, 2004 at 8 p.m. Come dressed like you did in the old days. Only ‘60’s music, 60’s nibbles, prizes for the best 60’s dancer and 60’s costume. 250 baht per person. Reservations contact David Strudwicke on 01 288 4037.

The CDSC will host a Thai German Church service by missionary Frank Hildebrandt on Sunday, December 5, 2004 at 4 p.m. Coffee meeting starts at 3 p.m. at the Christian German School Chiang Mai.

Sunday Bike Group is riding up to Doi Suthep on the King’s birthday, Sunday, December 5, 2004. Registration 180 baht and start from Thapae Gate at 7 a.m.

‘The economics of peace’. Address by Prof. Clive W. Granger, 2003 Nobel Laureate for Economics, on Thursday, December 9, 2004 at Chiang Mai University at 2 p.m. Information and free tickets: Phone 053-943-661-5, 224-076 and 941-007, Fax 053-219-252, 943-666 and 942-666, email [email protected] and [email protected]

IV Chiang Mai Bike Week 2004 organized by the North Comets Motorcycle Club on Friday 10 - Saturday 11 December 2004 at Central Airport Plaza. More information in the sports section.

Shadow theatre and puppet show on December 10, 11 and 12 at Thepsiri Gallery at 100/4 Soi Wat Umong. Information: Call CMU PR at 0 5394 3628 or e-mail [email protected] mai.ac.th

Rejoice Christmas Party for kids affected by HIV is Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m. on Dec 11, at The Pub, Huay Kaew Road. Support the event with donations in form of toys or cash (to buy toys and medication). More information needed? Just call Mrs. Dot on 0 1671 1638 for more details.

Bon Traditions, HE Yongdzin Lopon Tenzin Namdak will be speaking at the Prem Center in Chiang Mai, on Zhang Zhung Nyan Gyud, the highest teachings of the Bon traditions. December 16 – 22. More information call 0 5330 1466 or e-mail vs[email protected]

American Voices Concert, December 16 at 7 p.m. at the Convention Center of Chiang Mai University. Free tickets from office of International Relation CMU, Tel 0 5394 3665 or at the Faculty of Fine Arts CMU, 0 5394 4805. ‘Variations on America’ will feature a program of Traditional American songs, Broadway and American Opera. Performers are soprano, Teresa Seidl and pianist John Ferguson.

Choral Society’s Christmas Concert is Friday, Dec 17, at 7 p.m. CMU Convention Center’s small theatre. More details next week.

Christmas Bazaar by ZONTA to raise money for the Red Cross HIV patients, at the Chiangmai Red Cross Station from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday December 18, 2004. At #3-way to Warorot market (after crossing Nakhorn Ping Bridge). Check out Christmas goodies.

Chang Klan Plaza Stage Challenge every Friday and Saturday between 6–10 p.m. Singing and folk song contest during the month of December. More information at 0 5382 0037-8.

Saturday, December 18, 2004, 10 Year Bakery Concert at central Airport Plaza. Showtime 6 p.m., doors open 4 p.m., Tickets on sale at first floor at Central Airport for 600, 900 and 1,200 baht.

Only 200 tickets (200 baht) available for a Classical piano recital by New York concert pianist, Bernice Silk at Gong Dee Studios, Nimmanhaemin Rd. Soi 1, on January 15, 2005 at 7.30 p.m. Proceeds go to The Chiang Mai Disabled Center.

Dining

Alois Chiang Mai’s newest southern German (Bavarian) restaurant. Open daily (except Mondays) from 11.30 a.m. – 11 p.m. Tel. 0 5327 8515, opposite Golden Fern Guest House.

Amari Rincome Hotel is ready for Christmas. Christmas Eve Gala Buffet, Christmas Brunch on December 25, Christmas Gala Dinner on Saturday December 25, and a huge count down for the year end. Make your reservation well in advance at the Guest Relation desk or at La Gritta Restaurant. Telephone 0 5322 1130.

Amazing Sandwich One and Two. Opposite Kad Suan Kaew Shopping Mall and the ‘old’ Deli Restaurant and Takeaway between the THAI Office and Vista Hotel. Tel/Fax: 0 5321 8846.

Baan Rom Mai Garden Restaurant in 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! New wines and champagnes have arrived! Cheese, homemade pasta, bread and even Italian olive oil. Christmas Orders being taken now. Call, come to the shop or even order by Internet, [email protected] buo nissimo.co.th . Tel. 0 5385 3098–9 or check www. buo nissimo.co.th

Chez Gibus Grill House is featuring an ‘All you can eat BBQ’ daily for only 219 baht. Chez Gibus is open from 6–10 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 Amora has ordered and confirmed Santa Claus! Friday, December 24, he will make an appearance during a sumptuous Christmas Dinner Buffet with festive entertainment as well as during the Christmas Brunch Buffet on Saturday, December 25 at the Chilies Restaurant. Rydges Amora has car park with direct connection to hotel. For more information contact the Sales Dept. at 0 5325 1531, Rydges Amora Tapae Hotel, Chai yapoom 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 at Baan Naifan 2. Check out 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 7-9 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays 7-9 p.m. it’s 2 for 1 on House Draught, Bottles, Spirits and Wines. Tel/Fax: 0 5326 0404.

The Grillstation BBQ buffets every Tuesday! New: new menu and drinks list with German and international specialties, a fine selection of schnapps, wines by glass, carafe or bottle. 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, recently opened English Pub in the heartland of Chiangmai where you can tuck into traditional Fish and Chips, 39/7-8 Ratchamanka Rd., T. Phrasing, Tel 0 5328 3824.

The Pub on Huay Kaew Road open every day for cool cans of Tetley smooth flow and draught Tiger. Full coverage of all live major sporting events in the sports bar. Book now for Christmas Lunch. Call Grahame on 0 5321 1550 for more details.

To Nobody, German Restaurant in Soi Tewan is taking Christmas reservations and orders now. From Cookies and cakes to smoked trout and pork knuckles. Party reservations. Open daily for lunch and from 5 p.m. onwards, except Tuesdays. For group or catering reservations, call Joerg or Sunisa Eisenschmidt at 0 5321 4483.

Clubs

Interested in forming a Mahjong, Bridge, Canasta, Cribbage group, to help women of all nationalities to get together on a regular basis. Please contact Sharen on 0 1289 4719 or Carol 0 5349 8207 email mailto:castreet @loxinfo.co.th

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]

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

FT Fitness Thailand, Chiang Mai’s world class Fitness Center offers daily fitness classes to your requirements. On the second floor of Rimping Supermarket-Chotana, next to Novotel, open daily, English speaking instructors.

Services

Blue Elephant Laundry. Hand washing clothes is not a popular option today. Blue Elephant Laundry at the junction of Irrigation Canal and Ton Payom Market, say they can make all your cleaning nightmares disappear. Call Panida and her staff at Laundry#1: 8/5 Suthep Rd. Tel. 0 5327 9169, 0 6186 4785, Laundry#2: 27 Sirimangkralajahn Rd. Soi 7 Tel. 0 5389 4647.

Meter Taxis. 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.



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