Vol. IV No. 45 - Saturday November 5 - November 11, 2005
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COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

Events

Honor recital on Saturday, November 5 at 7.30 p.m. at the Multimedia room Payap University, Mae Kow Campus. The program includes piano and guitar solos, guitar ensemble, double concerto for clarinet, viola and piano.

An Enchanted Evening at Gong Dee Studio in Soi Nimmanhaeminda 1 will feature tenor Brook Kitavadhana with HIS favorite songs, before he moves on. Sunday November 6, 2005 at 7.30 p.m.. Limited Seating. Tickets available at Gong Dee Studio for 300 baht.

Next INTG meeting at the Alliance Francaise on Tuesday, November 8 2005. Olivier Evrard will touch the topic: “Is ‘taization’ equivalent to assimilation? Acculturation and perpetuation of ethnic boundaries in Northern Thailand and Laos”. More information, e-mail Convener Brian Hubbard at [email protected] or Tel./Fax: 0 5321 3972.

Ladies Lunch Bunch Group meets on Wednesday November 9 at noon at The Empress Hotel, 199/42 Chang Klan Road (main restaurant - private room). Thai, Western, Japanese and Vietnamese Lunch Buffet, for 160 baht p.p. Reservations through organizer Jo Ann Steele: josteele @loxinfo.co.th

Remembrance Day on Friday November 11, 2005 with a remembrance service to be held at the Chiang Mai Foreign Cemetery, in memory of all those who gave their lives in war and the service of their country. A two minute silence will be observed at 11 a.m. This will be preceded by a non-denominational service, commencing at about 10.45 a. m. After the service visitors are invited to the Chiengmai Gymkhana Club for refreshments. The Chiang Mai Foreign Cemetery is on the Chiang Mai – Lampoon Road about 1.5 km south of Nawarat Bridge, opposite the Electricity Company offices.

Hats Off! The musical Salute to the brave women and men of the war years on Friday, November 11, 2005 at 7 p.m. at Gong Dee Gallery, Nimmanhaeminda Rd. Soi 1, organized by the Nakornping Community Production team a non-profit group, guarantees a fun filled harmonic evening with very talented singers and actors from the community. Limited seating! Get your tickets (300 baht) well in advance at Gong Dee. Profits from tickets sales will go to the Hillside Condo rooftop fundraiser.

Annual Yardsale at Grace International School, Hang Dong Road on Saturday, November 12, 8a.m. – noon. Food and fun, Christmas gift items, English and Thai Books and Cards. Furniture items and many second hand treasures changing hands. If you want to sell, please call the GIS office 0 5313 1175 and if you want to buy: See you on November 12!

“Shanghai in Chiang Mai” - art with the twist! La Luna Gallery will host a solo exhibition for Christian Develter’s work throughout November at the gallery on Charoenrajd Road. For more information check website: www.lalunagallery.com or www.develterart.com.

Now every Sunday ‘Cool Jazz @ Kad Dhara’ from 5–6.30 p.m. at Kad Dhara Shopping Village at Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi Resort. No entrance fee to listen to two fascinating bands; Breakfast Wine (Trio) and Garn and Kwan (Duo).

Panisa Gallery shows the work of Ajarn Tongchai Sisu Prasead, Ajarn Ponjai Jayma, Ajarn Ritigon Magaeo and Anan Rechawanin at their gallery until November 7, 2005, opposite the Niyom Panich Toyota showroom, Mahidol Road. Open daily from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.

The Writers Club and Wine Bar in conjunction with the Suvannabhumi art gallery is staging a six month season (until February 2006) of contemporary Burmese art, by leading artists, some of whose work can not be shown in Burma because of its political nature. Open Sundays – Fridays, 12 – midnight, closed on Saturdays on Rachadamnoen Road, opposite La Villa Restaurant.

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

Every Saturday from 5 p.m. Wualai Walking Street, the Silver Street of Chiang Mai.

Midnight Market every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in front of Kad Suan Kaew Department Store from 6-11 p.m. Kad Sum Murd Market.

Dining and Restaurants

Amari Rincome Hotel features Creole and Cajun Cuisine throughout November. Influenced by French, Spanish and African immigrants the Cajun and Creole Cuisine has their roots in the American State of Louisiana and the city of New Orleans. On a special menu Amari features some of the most famous dishes and also new creations which makes it an exciting food experience. Daily at La Gritta Restaurant. Reservations at tel. 0 5322 1130.

Amazing Sandwich Restaurant, the Sandwich Specialist in Chiang Mai since 1998, with three branches, serve sandwich extravaganzas and burgers with amazing quality at reasonable prices. Branch 1 is at 252/3 Prapokklao Rd. beside Thai Airways office, Branch 2 at 20/2 Huey Kaew Rd. opposite Orchid Hotel and Branch 3 at Sompetch Plaza, near Rydges Tapae Hotel.

Buonissimo, La Trattoria del Sergio.. Italian Restaurant, delicatessen, and wine shop. tel. 0 5385 3098-9 or check out www.buonis simo.co.th

Bella Italia, new Italian venue in the middle of town. Home cooked specials, changing daily, and pasta dishes as economical as 35 baht per portion. Open for lunch and dinner daily except Sundays. Ask for the November Special. For group reservation and/or a map, call 0 9851 7607.

Chiangmai Kebab, 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.

Fillmore East’s famous tender juicy USDA and Argentinean Angus Steaks and huge burgers for the kids can be enjoyed at the ‘dry again’ River Restaurant on Charoenrasd Road. For table reservations call Ron at 0 5326 2418.

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.

Glass Onion, Restaurant or Meeting Place? Wine or cocktail bar? Sundowner venue or late night cocktail? Expect the unexpected! The Glass Onion is at 61 Nimmanahaeminda Avenue in the Room #1 Mall. Parking at rear. Open daily from 6 p.m. until 1 a.m.. Reservations: 0 5321 8479.

Imperial Mae Ping Hotel celebrates Loy Krathong on November 16. An unforgettable soiree set around the swimming pool with finest Lanna cuisine and a contemporary Thai dance performance. Float your sins away and appease the water spirits with your own Krathong. Early reservations recommended due to limited seats available. From 6–10 p.m. at 395 baht ++ per person inclusive of a wonder potion. More information and reservation at 0 5328 3900.

La Casa, true Italian cuisine serves over 200 dishes of home cooked specialties at 5 Irrigation Canal Rd. and you will receive 10 percent discount by cutting out their advert from the Chiangmai Mail. Reservation for table or catering service at 0 5321 5802.

My Home, eat and feel at home at ‘My Home’ with daily changing specials, freshest ingredients and sweet western desserts and cakes cooked to your liking. Open daily from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Parking available. 328/1 Charoenrad Rd. Watket District, Muang, Tel. 0 5324 2505, Fax: 0 5324 2506.

Pum Pui, the one and only in Chiang Mai, might not be easy to find but when you do, it is definitely worth it! Black Truffles have arrived and are featured on various dishes. Table Reservation at 0 5327 8209, 24/1 Moon Muang Soi 2.

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.

Saenkham Terrace Restaurant offers a huge range of Northern Thai dishes with favorites like deep fried shitake mushrooms, spicy lemon grass salad, or a gurami fish salad. 6 to 8 km along the Kan Klong Chonprathan Road from Chiang Mai University, depending upon your navigation skills. Look for the over-bridge into Baan Nai Fun 2 and look for the clubhouse building on the right. Reservation: 0 5383 8990, open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Schmidt Co in Chiang Mai offers the best brands of latest products for bakeries and pastry chefs to get ready for the high season. Sweets, flours, imported chocolates and much more. Check advertising for telephone numbers and contact details.

Seven Suns Restaurant and Guesthouse have spread the rumor they have the finest Fish and Chips you can find. Worth a try! Great for a light lunch. Seven Suns at 155 Rachamanka Road, Muang, Chiang Mai 50200, telephone 0 5381 4325. Open daily. Aussie BIG Breakfast served all day.

The Pub on Huey Kaew Road has weekly changing special nights for their regular guests. Become one too and call Grahame for more information. Don’t forget the Saturday night special of 15 percent discount on all main course meals and new: Sunday Roasts for the whole family. Call 0 5321 1550.

To Nobody, German Restaurant in Soi Tewan serves huge crispy Pork knuckle, beer, home made bratwursts, and trout from the Royal Project, (not to be missed). 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

Interested in what is shown at ALL theaters in Chiang Mai? Check this out: http:// www.movieseer.com/Display PerDay.asp?Channel=2 It has all the movies and times at all the theaters in Chiang Mai.

Art films at CMU. Free movies every Saturday at 6.30 p.m. in the Media Room of Arts and Design at CMU Arts Museum. More information at 0 5394 4846, ext 22.

Clubs

Chiang Mai Expats Club. Meetings, every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month at Art’s Cafe, 291 Thapae Rd, at Thapae Gate at 10.30 a.m., upstairs. November meetings on Saturday, November 12 and November 26. For more info, email at: [email protected] chiangmaiexpatsclub.com or visit the website www.chiang maiexpatsclub.com

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

A matchmaker service of sorts is fixing up families with pets who really need homes. The Lanna Dog Rescue, a very active group in Chiang Mai, is determined to improve the lives of abandoned and sick dogs that should have happy homes. Temples often act as shelters for unwanted dogs. The Lanna Dog Rescue is working with temples by organizing sterilizations, and providing vaccinations, medical care and food. For information, please go to www.lanna dog.net

Education

Co-Dependents Anonymous (Chiang Mai) group meeting every Tuesday from 7-8 p.m. Email: [email protected] or call 0 5863 9898. Al-anon (Chiang Mai) group meeting every Saturday from 3-4 p.m. Call 0 5863 9898 or 0 7892 7043. Email [email protected]

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

32 Meter Taxis now in Chiang Mai. The correct fare is 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. Insist on the meter being used!

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]



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