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COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

Events

Saturday night, February 26 at 7.30 p.m. The McGilvary Faculty of Theology of Payap University presents ‘A Concert of Song and Praise’ in celebration of Payap’s 30th Anniversary, featuring the compositions and leadership of Ajarn Garrett Intorn. Vocal and guitar soloists as well as pieces performed by McGilvary’s choir and the Dara College Instrumental Ensemble. At the auditorium of the Soamsawali Building (Faculty of Nursing, across from McCormick Hospital). Tickets are 100 baht and may be obtained at the door.

‘Everything Stops for Tea’ on Sunday February 27, from 11 a.m. at the Gymkhana Club Chiang Mai. Demonstration of Junior Cricket, Afternoon Cricket tea and a Senior Cricket Match (35 overs). Bangkok Bangers Vs Parrots Invitational from 1.30 p.m. – 5 p.m. Family Fun Day with free entrance and raffle prizes! For more information, call Linda Buck on 0 7191 3807.

Thai German Service on Sunday, February 27, 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]

The next meeting of the Informal Northern Thai Group is on Tuesday, March 8, 2005 at the Alliance Francaise in Chiang Mai. Carol Stratton will talk about “The ‘Singhalese’ Buddha. Thailand’s highly revered guardian image in the National Museum Bangkok. Is this image the original? Two others claim the title. A detective story. For more information email: [email protected] loxinfo.co.th. or call 0 5324 72 63.

‘Education for peace’, Prof. Douglass C. North, Nobel Laureate for Economics at Chiang Mai University on Wednesday, March 2, 2005 at 2 p.m.. Keynote speech: “Beliefs, institutions and the control of violence”. Reservation advisable. Information and free tickets, Tel 0 5394 3665 and 0 5394 2666, email [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. Daily until April 16, 2005 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Tel. 0 5320 6247 – 8.

Classical Music Concert by Chiang Mai Symphony Orchestra on Friday March 12, 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.

Mark your calendar: The 18th Chiang Mai International Cricket Sixes will be from Sunday March 27, through Saturday April 2, 2005. More information in the sports section of Chiang mai Mail.

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

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 with two restaurants in town feeds your needs every day with many specialties of different kinds of Sandwiches, Baguettes or all day breakfasts at reasonable price. First class quality products only! Amazing Sandwich 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] buo nissimo.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 siriluck.lertlarpyot @fourseasons.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 and Sunday evening, featuring tenor Book Kitavadhana at the Ban Naifun 2 Clubhouse. The place to meet after a relaxing Spa treatment at Baan Saen Doi. www.saenkham terrace.com or www .baan saendoi.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 Monday to Thursday 5 p.m. – 1 a.m., Saturdays and Sundays 12 noon to 1 a.m. Every Sunday BBQ with steak, chicken, pork chop, kebabs or mixed sausages 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 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.

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 games schedule is displayed in the bar. For further details contact Grahame on 0 5321 1550.

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]

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

Meter Taxis. 30 baht for the first 2 km and 4 baht for each subsequent kilometer. Waiting time – 1 baht per minute. Taxi Call Center, Tel 0 5327 9291, 0 5327 1242 ext 16, from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. 20 – 40 baht charge for cal-out service, depending on location.

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 to FM 106.50 MHZ to stay informed about your community. Requests and comments, telephone 0 5321 8006 or e-mail: [email protected]



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