COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

Events

The next meeting of the Informal Northern Thai Group is on Tuesday, February 22, 2005: Annabelle Boissier - ‘How does an artist become international? Thailand as a case study’. For more information email: [email protected] loxinfo.co.th

Thai German Service on Sunday, February 29, 2005. Start with coffee and cake at 3.15 p.m., followed by a service given by Missionary Rob Collins at the Christian German School. More information from [email protected]

‘Education for peace’, Prof. Peter C. Doherty, Nobel Laureate for Medicine from Memphis at Chiang Mai University on Thursday, February 24, 2005 at 2 p.m. “The challenge of reconciling biological and cultural imperatives in the quest for peace and sustainability”. Reservation is advisable. Information and free tickets, Tel 0 5394 3665 and 0 5394 2666, E-mail [email protected]

‘Elephant In My Mind”, Elephant Art Exhibition by Jakraphan Chaijit at Maesa Exhibition Hall, Maesa Elephant Nursery in Maesa Elephant Camp Mae Rim. Exhibition daily until April 16, 2005 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Contact Tel. 0 5320 6247 - 8.

Get involved in modern art! Feb. 17-20, internationally acclaimed artist Navin Rawanchaikul will host a symposium called “Public Art In(ter) vention” at Chiang Mai University and Lamphun’s Hariphunchai National Museum. Artists, curators and art critics, both local and foreign, will talk about the role of art in modern society. Free admission, but seating must be reserved. For more information, please call 0 5389 0277.

Book Launch at The Writers Club and Wine Bar on Thursday February 24, at 7 p.m. The latest book by Chiang Mai resident Bertil Lintner, Great Leader, Dear Leader, Demystifying North Korea under the Kim Clan. There is also an ongoing painting exhibition “Nature in Motion”, an exhibition by a promising young Thai artist. The Writers Club is on Rachadamnoen Road, opposite Italian Restaurant ‘La Villa’.

Classical Music Concert by Chiang Mai Symphony Orchestra on Friday February 25, 2005, at Kad Theatre (5th Fl. Kad Suan Kaew complex). Season and single concert tickets are available at Kad Suan Kaew information desk, Amari Rincome Hotel, Rimping Supermarkets, Kasem Store, or at Chiangmai Mail.

Spiritual Exercise Fair to learn a new way to do meditation. Learn to interpret your dreams, solve problems to achieve balance and harmony. March 5, 2005 from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. in Chiang Mai. For more information, call: 0 1912 4311, 0 1868 5850 or 0 9812 0339, www.eckankar.org

‘Everything Stops for Tea’ on Sunday February 27, from noon at the Gymkhana Club Chiang Mai when there is an open day for friends and sponsors to catch up on what the Cricket Alliance has been doing during the last year. Entrance is free, and there will be a Full English Tea, raffle, and lot’s of items on sale!

Ang Khang Season Fun Rally will take place on the last weekend in April. The winner will receive a trophy presented by HSH Prince Bhisadej Rajani. More information, please contact the Amari Rincome Hotel, Sales Department.

Dining

The Pub on Huey Kaew Road will be showing Aussie Rules Football games again every Friday evening, Saturday lunch time, Saturday evening, Sunday lunch time and Sunday evenings. A schedule of-up-and-coming games will be displayed in the bar. For further details contact Grahame on 0 5321 1550.

Sunday Brunch is a Chiang Mai tradition at the Amari Rincome Hotel and it’s more deliciously tempting than ever. Enjoy an abundant selection of mouthwatering meat and seafood BBQ dishes, delicious international favorites, and wickedly indulgent desserts every Sunday at La Gritta Restaurant. Gourmet treats for the whole family. Every Sunday from 11.30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Telephone 0 5322 1130.

Amazing Sandwich Restaurant, since 1998 the Sandwich Specialist in Chiang Mai, serves you daily individual kind of Sandwiches, Baguettes, Subs, Buns or Cold Platters with amazing quality at reasonable prices! You find them at 252/3 Prapokklao Rd. beside Thai Airways office and 20/2 Huey Kaew Rd. opposite Orchid Hotel.

Buonissimo Italian Restaurant and Shop! Discounted wine and international spirits available. Great for ‘party shopping’ while munching on a Pizza! Shop on the Internet, e-mail [email protected] onissimo.co.th or phone Sergio at 0 5385 3098–9 or through the website www. buonissimo.co.th

Central Duangtawan Hotel has a daily Dim Sum lunch at their Sunflower restaurant for only 270 baht per person. The menu features a wide assortment of dishes served with special Chinese sauces and traditional Jasmine tea. The Sunflower Chinese Restaurant is open for lunch from 11 a.m. – 2.30 p.m. and dinner from 6 p.m. – 10.30 p.m. Tel. 0 5390 5000 ext. 3227.

Chez Gibus Grill House has a ‘Chateaubriant’ with diplomas! Chef Alain, the Swiss specialist from Chez Gibus is there from 6 p.m. - 10.p.m. except Sundays. 42 Kampeangdin Road. Make your table reservations on Tel. 0 5327 2712.

Fondue House opposite Central Airport Plaza. Fondues for everybody’s tastes. Check it out and let yourself be surprised by tasting their delicious Red wine or Chocolate Fondue. Traditional fondue, but light and tasty. Call for reservation 0 9423 1688 or 0 5320 1551.

Fujian, the Chinese Restaurant at the Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi Resort Chiang Mai where you can enjoy the extraordinary! Dim Sum and Chinese Nouvelle Cuisine. Open daily for Dim Sum Lunch from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and evenings from 6 p.m. onwards. Table reservations at 0 5388 8888.

Sunday Jazz Brunch at the Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 1,100 baht ++ per person, children up to 12 years 550 baht ++. A jazz trio provides lively and relaxed background entertainment. Reservations recommended. Tel 0 5329 8181 or email [email protected] seasons.com

Fillmore East’s famous USDA and Argentinean Angus Steaks can now be enjoyed at the new River Restaurant on Charoenrasd Road. For table reservations call Ron at 0 5326 2418.

Pum Pui, Italian Restaurant da Franco in the middle of town serves not only very special Pizzas, they also serve great Italian wines in ‘almost Italian’ surroundings. Table reservations with Franco at 0 5327 8209.

Rydges Amora Thapae spoils its guests in their heated beer garden terrace. Enjoy the warmth of the charcoal heaters while you grill your sausages. Beef tenderloin and salmon promotion throughout February at Chillis Restaurant. Open daily from 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Car park with direct connection to hotel. For more information contact the Sales Dept. at 0 5325 1531, Rydges Amora Thapae Hotel, Chaiyapoom Road, Chiang Mai.

Saenkham Terrace Restaurant. New! Live Music every Saturday evening, featuring tenor Book Kitavadhana at the Ban Naifun 2Clubhouse. The place to meet after a relaxing Spa treatment at Baan Saen Doi. www.saenkhamterrace.com or www.baansaendoi.com

Tapas Bar at The House now has an extended covered terrace with a middle Eastern-Indian ambience. New exciting dishes on the menu. Tapas bar is open daily from 6 p.m. to midnight. Tel. 0 5341 9011.

The Bear’s Den has new management with new opening hours as follows: Monday to Thursday 5 p.m. – 1 a.m., Saturdays and Sundays 12 noon to 1 a.m.. Now every Sunday the BBQ with steak, chicken, pork chop, kebabs or mixed sausages. BBQ served with potato salad, mixed green salad, bread roll and butter for 250 baht per person. Bring your own meat and just pay 120 baht per person plus free-flow sparkling white wine throughout your lunch FREE. The Bear’s Den , 233 Jarern Rasd Road, T. Wat Gate, A. Muang, Chiang Mai, Tel/Fax 0 5326 0404.

The Grillstation will have BBQ buffets on February 19 and 26 from 6.30 p.m. onwards. All you can eat for only 240 baht. Marinated spare-ribs and steaks, mixed sausages, potato and cucumber salad with garlic bread are only some of the specialties. Reserve your table in advance at 0 5381 8355 or 0 1883 9361, Grillstation, opposite Pornping Tower, Charoenprathed Road.

To Nobody, German Restaurant in Soi Tewan gives you daily, except Tuesdays, a good opportunity to indulge yourself in treats for your taste buds and discover new delights from Germany. Open for lunch and then for dinner from 5 p.m. onwards. Call Joerg or Sunisa Eisenschmidt at 0 5321 4483 or 0 7183 1202.

Clubs

LuckyDogs Club (a non-profit activity of the LuckyDogs Ltd.) needs enthusiastic and serious people who are willing to help developing our school program to establish an understanding in children on how to safely and hygienically interact with dogs. Interested? Please contact Nienke at 0 9997 8146 or email: [email protected] yahoo.com

Education

Creative Meditation every Wednesday at 6.30 p.m. at the Brahma Kumaris Raja Yoga Centre in Changpuak, Chiang Mai. More information tel 0 5321 4904 after 5 p.m. Foreigners very welcome.

Buddhist Meditation class is held every Wednesday at 7.30 p.m. sharp. Venue: The Yoga Studio, 90/1 Rachamanka St., 200 m west of Prappoklao St. junction in the old city. Map at www.yoga-chiangmai.com. Suitable for beginners although everybody is welcome. Call John 0 7172 7500 for more info. Afternoons only please.

Services

Tune-in to the English language radio program ‘Helping Hand’, broadcast daily from 7.30-9.00 pm. The program is on Radio Thailand Chiang Mai FM 93.25 MHZ, and provides useful information to both Thai nationals and foreigners.

T.I.T.S. - New English Language Radio Station, serving Chiang Mai, Hang Dong and Mae Rim area daily from 8 a.m. - midnight. Easy listening, Reggae, Blues, Oldies and News from around Chiang Mai. Tune in at FM 106.50 MHZ to stay informed about your community. Call in for requests and comments, 0 5321 8006 or e-mail: TITS. [email protected]