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COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

Events

July meeting of the Ladies Lunch Bunch is on Wednesday 20, 2005 at noon at ‘The Dukes’. For reservations contact organizers Carol White or Karin Orneskan at 0 5324 7652 or e-mail: [email protected]

Informal Northern Thai Group (INTG) meets on Tuesday, July 19, 2005, when David Palmer (EFEO, Hong Kong) will talk on "The Globalization of Taoism". For more information email [email protected] or call 0 5324 72 63.

Art, Living & Lifestyle (all 2005), showcases modern artistic designs, workshops, shows from over 40 participants on Soi 4, Nimmanhaeminda Rd from Thursday July 21 until Sunday, July 24 from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.

On Saturday, July 23, from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Soi 1, Nimmanhaeminda Rd will be transformed into a one night Art and Design Promenade with Jazz performances, demonstrations and new collections. For more information call 0 9435 3642.

Cello Recital by Apichai Leamthong and Reme Namtep (piano) at GongDee Gallery on Saturday July 23, at 7 p.m. Free Admission and cocktail included. Reservation 0 5322 2230.

The 2nd Annual Yorkshire Pudding Eating Contest at ‘The Pub’.. will be held on the evening of Saturday July 23. Come along to participate or cheer them on. The reigning champion has already signed up and will be there to defend his title.

‘Proud Ladies, Pink Skies’, Burmese Art at La Luna Gallery from July 16 – August 14. La Luna is open daily except Mondays from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Tel. 0 5330 6678.

Prison Product Fair, organized by the Department of Corrections from July 21 – July 31 at Kamthieng Market. For more information call 0 5312 2401-2.

Paintings and Sculpture Exhibition at Northern Park Emporium on Mahidol Road from Young Artists of the Faculty of Fine Arts until July 31 from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Tel. 0 5320 1911.

‘The Musical Concert’ on Saturday, August 6, 2005 at Kad Theatre at 7 p.m. Featuring selected songs from well known musicals such as Jesus Christ Super Star, Mamma Mia, Sunset Boulevard, Annie, Evita. Guest performing artist: former Broadway star Joan Eubank plus Richie Castro, Sue Eubank, Sarisa Hongtong, Book Kitavadhana, Yuthtana Lopanpaibul, Kai Pannipa, Tianchai Sooktiang and Rinnapa Sereesak. Producer: Tianchai Sooktiang, Voice Studio. Tickets: 700, 500, 200 baht, available at Kad Suan Kaew information counter, Tel. 0 5389 4498, 0 5322 4444 ext 19008, or at Voice Studio, Tel. 0 5341 0123, 0 1602 4441.

CMU Art Museum: Music Show organized by Acoustic Studio on Sunday, July 31. Call 0 5321 3040 for more information. Thai–Australian Contemporary Art Exhibition until July 29 from 9 - 5 p.m. Lanna Culture Seminar on July 29. For more information call 0 5394 3633.

The next Skål meeting will be on Saturday, July 30 at 7 p.m. at the Legend Resort in Chiang Rai. If you are interested in Skål activities, email Skål secretary Eleanor Hardy, [email protected]

Don’t forget to visit Thapae Sunday Walking Street every Sunday along Rachadamnoen Road running from 5 p.m. until midnight.

Dining and Restaurants

Enjoy the Amari Rincome Hotel’s ‘Longan’ July promotion at all outlets and their ‘Seafood’ promotion at La Gritta Restaurant. Let chef Dirk spoil you with a cornucopia of special delights. Upcoming: Swiss National Day with Swiss gourmet treats at La Gritta Restaurant on Monday, August 1, at 7 p.m. for the whole family. Reservations 0 5322 1130.

Amazing Sandwich Restaurant, since 1998 the Sandwich Specialist in Chiang Mai, has opened branch number 3 at the new Sompetch Gold Place, a few meters before you reach the Rydges Amora Tapae Hotel. All branches serve individual kinds of sandwiches, burgers, baguettes, subs, buns or cold platters with amazing quality at reasonable prices. Branches 1 and 2 are at 252/3 Prapokklao Rd. beside Thai Airways office and 20/2 Huey Kaew Rd. opposite Orchid Hotel.

Chiang Dao Nest - Rainy Season Special 10 percent discount for Rimping Supermarket cardholders on all food, drinks and accommodation from now until August 31, 2005. Chiang Dao Nest Mini-Resort 1 and 2 is situated in a peaceful, mountainous area nearby Chiang Dao Cave, just over an hour north of Chiang Mai. For more details please see http://nest.chiangdao.com

Chiangmai Kebab, the newest Kebab shop in Chiang Mai opens daily at 5 p.m. – 2.30 a.m. Traditional home made Pita bread, salad and your choice of chicken or beef Kebab with the sauce you choose. They also serve Falafel and Samosas fresh daily. Parking next to DK Book Shop behind Oriflame. Tel. 0 7188 1832.

Chez Gibus Grill House lets you have ‘your’ daily BBQ season. Choose your favorite cuts from a display of prime quality meats and seafood and have them cooked the way you want. Match your meal with a fresh salad from the salad bar and flavor it with your choice of sauces. All you can eat for only 219 baht per person. Chef Alain is there from 6-10 p.m. except Sundays. 42 Kampeangdin Road. Table reservations on Tel. 0 5327 2712.

Fondue House opposite Central Airport Plaza. A haven of good food to let you relax after a hectic day and enjoy fondue with the family. Try it, you won’t be sorry. For reservation 0 9423 1688 or 0 5320 1551.

Farang Ses – French Restaurant at the Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi Resort Chiang Mai offers a four course Seasonal Menu plus Petit Fours for 1,800 baht per person until July 31, 2005. For reservations, contact Khun Sutreeya at Tel. at 0 5388 8888, Ext. 8842.

‘Food for You’, at the old Jinda Needle Works factory, 28 Moo 5, Chiangmai-Doisaket Road, Sansai, Chiang Mai. Open three days per week on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Reservation only from 5 p.m. onwards. A secret hideaway with Fine Dining Thai Cuisine. Call chef and owner Tutu for reservation and direction at Tel 0 5349 1604, mobile 0 1530-4386.

Chef Jovi from Fujian, the Chinese Restaurant at the Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi Resort Chiang Mai has created a new lunch Dim Sum Menu for only 500 baht per person. Open daily for lunch from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and evenings from 6 p.m. onwards. Table reservations recommended at 0 5388 8888.

‘La Casa’, true Italian cuisine serves over 200 dishes of home cooked specialties. La Casa is at 5 Irrigation Canal Rd. and you will receive 10 percent discount by cutting out the advertising on back page. Reservation for table or catering service at 0 5321 5802.

Rachamankha Hotel serves Afternoon Tea for you and your guest’s delight. Light cheese cakes, apple strudel with whipped cream and scone mascarpone and jam among many other different sweets. Reservation or more information, call 0 5390 4111.

Rydges Amora Tapae Hotel serves an International Lunch Buffet at the Chillies Restaurant. Daily 11.30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Price 200 baht++ per person / children half price. For more information, contact the Sales Dept. at 0 5325 1531, Rydges Amora Tapae Hotel, Chiang Mai.

Saenkham Terrace Restaurant. Live Music every Friday and Saturday 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.saenk hamterrace.com or www.baan saendoi.com

‘The Duke’, on the East Side of Ping River, near the ‘little’ Rimping Supermarket is open daily for lunch and dinner with a menu created for the expatriate and the Thai community. Try the largest family pizzas in Chiang Mai! Children very welcome. Telephone 0 5324 9231.

The Grillstation covers the Formula 1 Season and shows every race in the season. Receive your personal race-info. Reserve your table in advance at 0 5381 8355 or 0 1883 9361, Grillstation, opposite Pornping Tower, Charoenprathed Road.

The House, restaurant, tapas and wine bar: Chef Pom introduced a new menu during July. Delicatessen from Denmark and the Mediterranean. Call The House for reservations at 0 5341 9011.

The Pub on Huey Kaew Road has revamped their menu and included a new range from Yorkies Pies. The weekly prize draw on a Wednesday is very popular but you have to be there at the time of the draw (7 p.m.) to win. Aussie Rules Football every weekend. Games schedule is displayed in the bar. Every Friday 20 percent discount all night. For further details contact Grahame on 0 5321 1550.

The Writers Club and Wine Bar on Rachadamnoen Road is showing work of young Thai artists until the end of May. Amongst others, artist Kom Suwanakerd, a graduate of Rachamongkon Technology Institute’s Fine Arts Department is exhibiting works entitled "Pace of Life". Every Friday evening, meeting place of local and foreign writers and journalists!

To Nobody, German Restaurant in Soi Tewan is ideal for expats and Thais alike. Indulge yourself and discover new delights from Germany. Open for lunch and then dinner from 5 p.m. onwards, (daily except Tuesdays). Call Joerg or Sunisa Eisenschmidt at 0 5321 4483 or 0 7183 1202.

Movie Schedule Chiang Mai

Look at http://www.major cineplex.com/pda/showtime.php and go to ‘Chiang Mai Branch’ for local show times at Central Airport Plaza.

Similar movies are shown at Kad Suan Kaew and across the street at 12 Huay Kaew Road. Check www.chiang maivista.com for those times.

Art Films at CMU screens free movies every Saturday at 6.30 p.m. in the Media Room of Arts and Design at CMU Arts Museum.

July 16: ‘Unlocking Da Vinci’s Code’, 60 min. documentary, July 23: ‘‘Winged Migration’ and July 30: Koyaanisqatsi, documentary. Koyaanisqatsi is Indian, meaning ‘life out of balance’. More information at 0 5394 4846, ext. 22.

Clubs

LuckyDogs Club (a non-profit activity of the LuckyDogs Ltd.) has moved to new premises, only 5 km from the old place. Bigger kennels with wider running space for the necessary play and exercise. For more information get in touch with Nienke Parma, M. D. LuckyDogs, Please contact Nienke at 0 9997 8146 or email: [email protected].

Education

Co-Dependents Anonymous (Chiang Mai) group - meeting every Tuesday from 7-8 p.m. and Saturday from 3-4 p.m.. Email: [email protected] or call 0 7189 7280 or 0 9894 7869 for details.

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.

Monk Chat at Wat Suan Dok every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. First hand information in English from English speaking novices and monks concerning questions you always wanted answered.

Services

31 Meter Taxis now in Chiang Mai! 40 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 call-out service, depending on location.

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. - English Language Radio Station, daily from 8 a.m. – midnight. FM 106.50 MHZ to stay informed about your community. Requests and comments, phone 0 5321 8006 or e-mail: [email protected] hotmail.com



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