COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

EVENTS

Gourmets and music lovers can enjoy a feast of fine food and music during November while aiding 5 charities in and around Chiang Mai. Thais and foreigners are invited to attend any or all of the functions at the Saen Kham Terrace Restaurant, Baan Nai Fan 2nd project. The first Gourmet and Music feast will be held on Saturday November 11 starting at 7pm. Funds raised will be donated to: the Northern Disabled People Foundation; Anusarn Sunthorn School for the Deaf; Srisungwarn Chiang Mai School; Suandok Hospital Foundation and the Chiang Mai Orphanage Foundation. For further details and bookings telephone 053 838990 or 08 9850 3763.

Star Brass Band Jazz Concert - The free concert will be staged on September 25, beginning at 7 p.m., at Chiang Mai University’s Convention Centre, Nimmanhaemin Rd. The band will be performing a mixture of New Orleans music, which consists of traditional, blues, and gospel. Reservations are necessary Ph: 0 5394 4805 or 08 6190 0699.

“Believe” Lanna Style Design International Workshop – The Craft Service Center (CDSC) associated with the Faculty of Fine Art, Chiang Mai University will hold a two week workshop from 1 to 14 October at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Chiang Mai University. The project aims to promote the creation of a new fusion in contemporary design merging traditional Lanna style with innovative international design. Further information, Ph: 08 1706 2305 or cdsc. [email protected]

Exhibition, ‘Abstract Sea -Colored Attack’- A Chiang Mai artist who is active here and overseas, Rungsak Dokbua will stage an exhibition of emotional and spiritual abstract paintings of the sea until September 28 at Art Space Ji-Qoo, Nimmanhaemin Soi 5. For more info, Ph: 0 5389 4250 or [email protected]

10th Annual Terry Fox Run – Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai will be staging the 10th Annual Terry Fox Run for cancer research on Saturday, September 30, 2006 at the Chiang Mai 700 Year Stadium this includes a 10.2 km run or a 2.2 km walk. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Oncological (Cancer) Society of Thailand under the Royal Patronage of Her Majesty the Queen. For more info please contact Ph: 0 53 298-181or [email protected]

JJ Side Walk Sale – A side walk street market will be conducted on every Friday 3 p.m. – 9 p.m. at JJ markets (behind Tesco Lotus Khamtieng). For more info: tel. 0 5323 1524.

Ongoing events

Live music on the terrace - The 1st Friday of every month, dinner and live entertainment beginning at 7 p.m., at The Gymkhana Club, 349 Chiang Mai, Lamphun Road. For more info visit www.thaigolfcourses.net or www.cheingmaigymkhana .com, Ph: 0 5324 1035, 0 5324 7352 or e-mail [email protected]

Chiang Mai Hash House Harriers have been running and drinking on Saturdays since 1991. We have excellent runs in the most beautiful area in Southeast Asia and plenty of ice cold beer to slake your thirst. Join us for a run or simply to take part in the social activities with Hashers of our community and their families. Further details are available on www.thai-american.com/hhh/csh3.asp.

Free Friday Night Concerts: Every Friday night from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. we are putting on a free concert at Suan Buak Hard Park, on the south end of the moat. We invite every one to come. We will be playing contemporary Christian music with dance and occasionally drama. We also invite other Christian musicians, actors, and dancers to join us. They can call Daniel Shultz at 08 1952 6487 or email shultz [email protected]

Clubs

Skål International Chiang Mai & North Thailand “Golden Triangle” Meeting. This out of city event will take place on the weekend of Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th October at the Anantara Resort & Spa, Golden Triangle. Special overnight accommodation rates have been arranged for members attending. Further details may be obtained by emailing: [email protected] or [email protected]

Accommodation Business Owners’ Register – We would like to invite hotels, guest houses, etc., to register on the Chiang Mai Housing Bureau’s website www.cnxtourism.com in preparation for the International Horticultural Exposition Ratchaphruek 2006. The aim is to provide an accommodation service for tourists who will visit the event and support the many activities that will be happening in Chiang Mai. For more information and application forms, contact Chiang Mai Tourism Business Association on 0 5381 9314-5.

Chiang Mai Expats Club meets every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month at the Chiang Mai Orchid Hotel on Huey Kaew Road at 10.30 a.m. For more info, email [email protected] club.com, www.chiangmaiexpatsclub.com

LuckyDogs Club (a non-profit activity of LuckyDogs Ltd.) has moved to new premises, only 5 km from the old site. Bigger kennels with wider running space for play and exercise. For more information contact Nienke Parma, MD LuckyDogs, at 08 9997 8146 or email: [email protected]

Dining and Restaurants

Salmon - The most popular and well known fish around the world! Inspired by varied preparation in different countries, “La Gritta” restaurant is proud to present a unique a la carte menu featuring dishes from this delicious fish, such as Tatar of salmon on crisp lotus root, essence of salmon or a fine Piccatta on home made pasta. Catch these flavors and many more daily for dinner throughout the month of September at “La Gritta” restaurant at the Amari Rincome hotel. Phone: 0 5322 1130 for bookings.

Pizza Pizza is the Italian “deli” in Chiang Mai Center (near Thapae Gate), uses only fresh and healthy ingredients with the very best of Italian tradition. Here you can come for a pizza, a sandwich made of fresh home made bread, a salad, a gelato, a milk shake or simply an authentic espresso coffee. Locals, expats and tourists alike gather in this friendly and relaxing atmosphere now also offering free internet for customer use. Check out http://pizzapizza.zip.io Tel: 0 5320 7265.

Farang Ses restaurant at Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi offers delicious Foie Gras and other tantalizing delicacies which are paired with a world class selection of wines and impeccable service to provide you with a truly extraordinary dining experience. Farang Ses is open daily from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. Advance reservations required, call Tel: 0 5388 8888 ext. 8997 or 8549.

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. Place your table reservations for the festive season now. Call 08 9423 1688 or 053 201550.

Sunday Brunch at the Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai at the Lanna Terrace Cooking School from 11.30 a.m. - 3 p.m. 1,500 baht per person, children between 8 and 12 years 750 baht. A scrumptious feast of live action stations featuring favorite cuisines from around the world. Reservations recommended. Tel 0 5329 8181 or e-mail [email protected]

La Casa, true Italian cuisine serves over 200 dishes of home cooked specialties at 5 Irrigation Canal Rd. Reservation for table or catering service at 0 5321 5802.

Le Crystal lets you experience finest French Cuisine, special set lunch and set dinner menus at Le Crystal French Restaurant, outside for nature lovers on the garden balcony in the fragrance from the Thai garden and the view of the Ping River. For more information or reservations please call 0 5387 2890-1.

Mi Casa, homely, artistic and Mediterranean in the middle of Chiang Mai on Suthep Road. Lots of vegetarian specialties. Open from Tuesday to Sunday from 12 noon – 2.30 p.m. and for dinner from 6 p.m. – 10.30 p.m. Telephone 0 5381 0240 or email [email protected] Mi Casa, 60 Moo 8, Suthep Road, Chiang Mai.

My Home, eat and feel at home at ‘My Home’ with daily specials like their specialty: Burmese chicken or Burmese goat. Open daily from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Parking available. 328/1 Charoenrad Rd. Watket sub-district, Muang, Tel. 0 5324 2505, Fax: 0 5324 2506.

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 more. Call 0 5329 7880-1 for details.

The Riverside Bar & Restaurant, experience excellent cuisine, both Thai and western, in an atmospheric, dreamy setting overlooking the Ping River. Soft live piano and guitar music in the early evening followed by three quality bands as the night rolls on. Board the nightly cruise boat at 7.15 p.m. for a romantic and idyllic dining experience or charter a boat for your own private party. Open daily from 10 a.m. - 1 a.m. 9-11 Charoenrad Road. For reservations Tel. 0 5324 3239.

Le Soliles, French Restaurant at 35 Chang Moi Soi 2, only 2 minutes from Thapae Gate, invites you to enjoy delicious French cuisine and home made deserts. We now have a set lunch menu available. Open Monday to Saturday. Lunch 11:30am-2pm and Dinner 6pm-10pm. Reservations: 053 232468.

Chiang Mai Comedara Colonial House Restaurant and Art Gallery, serving Northern Thailand’s favorite dishes at very affordable prices while soaking up the atmosphere, enjoy live music. When you finish your meal, enjoy a tour of the Art Gallery where there is a magnificent collection from local artists. Open daily from 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. 193 Charoenrad Road, Watket, Muang. Tel. 0 5324 8751 2.

Golden Trumpet Cafe & Restaurant, serving healthy cuisine with an emphasis on nutritional value crafted from fresh organic fruits and vegetables. Thai & Western Meals, Fruit Juices, Enzyme Drinks, Coffee & tea. Open daily from 9.00 a.m. - 10.00 p.m. 119/4 Thapae Rd. Tel. 0 5327 9262.

Education

I-TIM, the International Hotel and Tourism Industry Management School is now accepting applications for the January 2007 intake. I-TIM offers a two-year diploma program in Hotel & Tourism Management and a one year certificate in Hotel & Tourism Operations. Salaried overseas internships are available in the second year of the diploma program and scholarships are available for both Thai and foreign students. For further information visit www.i-tim.ac.th or phone 02 7320170 3.

Art Space Community Sessions every Saturday from 10 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. focusing on life models. Everyone is welcome to join. Newsprint and butcher’s paper provided, please bring all other materials. A great way to get involved in the local art community and meet new people while developing your skills. Beginners are welcome! Painting and drawing classes are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Contact Chadwick: [email protected] or 08 4041 7982.

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. on the Media Arts and Design Building Roof Top at CMU Arts Museum. More information at 0 5394 4846, ext 22.