Vol. V No. 42 - Saturday October 14, - October 20, 2006
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COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

EVENTS

The British Council proudly presents a professional training workshop on “CV Writing and Interview Skills” Fee: THB 2,000 (2 day-training plus refreshment). Terms and Conditions: Minimum number of participant is 6 and maximum is 15, we reserve the right to reschedule the workshop if we are unable to register the minimum number required, the minimum level of English to attend the workshop is pre-intermediate level 4. The British Council will provide a free placement test for workshop participants. Wednesday 25th October and 1st November 2006, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. For more information: British Council 198 Bumrungraj Road. Tel 0 5324 2103 ext 17 E-mail: [email protected] cil.or.th

Solo Exhibition on the topic of ‘The Wonder Fish’, by Sakon Pungamdee will be held until 31 October from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. at Lan La Moon Gallery on Charoenrat Road. Further information, Ph: 0 5326 6263 or 08 1 821 9250.

Meditation Retreat - A residential meditation retreat in the tradition of Vietnamese Buddhist Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh will be held from October 28 through 30. The retreat will be presented by the nuns and monks of Plum Village. The cost is 1200 baht. For further information please e-mail greenpapaya [email protected]

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 0 5383 8990 or 08 9850 3763.

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.

Thai Culture Exhibition – An exhibition of ‘Old Collection of Siam’ from National Museums around Thailand until July 07 at Chiang Mai National Museum. Tel: 0 5322 1308.

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.

Clubs

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], www.chiangmaiexpats club.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]

Recreation

Nimman House Thai Massage – Nimman House offers you considerable relief from stress while helping restore physical flexibility which invigorates the union of mind and body. By stimulating blood circulation Thai Massage bolsters the nervous system. Our staff of masseurs and masseuses at Nimman House are well trained and experienced in a range of techniques -General Body Massage, Foot Massage, Oil Massage and Face Massage on Nimmanhaemin Rd. Open daily 10.30 a.m. – 10.00 p.m. Tel/Fax: 0 5321 8109, 08 19987165.

Oasis Spa - For a spa experience like no other, allow us to pamper you in your own private garden villa orchestrated to delight all your senses. We operate without the pretentious air you’ll often find at other spas, treating both our staff and guests as members of our family. We’ve hand picked some of the best massage therapists not only for their unique and superior skills, but also for their genuine desire to take good care of their guests in the middle of the city with 4 different locations. Open daily 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. For more information please call 0 5381 5000. Free Transportation.

Dining andRestaurants

Oktoberfest at La Gritta Restaurant – A whole month of traditional German cuisine. Experience some old favorites along with modern and contemporary dishes from the various states of Germany. We’ll also feature imported Warsteiner beer. Celebrate Oktoberfest all through October. La Gritta at the Amari Rincome Htl. Phone: 0 5322 1130 for bookings.

Central Duangtawan Hotel Chiang Mai proudly presents a Special Vietnamese Food Promotion prepared by Popular Guest Chef ‘Nguyyen Thi Phuong Mai’ of Le Danang, Sofitel Central Plaza, Bangkok. It will be held from October 25th – 31st, 2006. From 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. at Tawan Restaurant. Reservations: 0 5390 5000 ext. 3227.

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: 08 9498 0203.

Downunder – The authentic taste of Australia has arrived in Chiang Mai. Big, Juicy Aussie Steaks, Aussie Beer and Wine or fine Thai cuisine served by the friendliest staff in Thailand at Downunder prices on Nimmanhaemin Rd. (Near Soi 11). Open 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Tel: 0 5389 5209.

Noi’s Kitchen Restaurant & Jungle Story Travel – Serving Western, Thai & Vegetarian food, as well as excellent coffee at cheap prices with beautiful a garden. The only tree shaded Restaurant on Thapae Rd., Services include accommodation, travel agency, rental cars, and internet cafe. For more information or reservations call 08 1696 5834, 0 5327 2244.

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 0 5320 1550.

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] .com

Le Crystal October Promotion - lets you experience finest French Cuisine, special set lunch menu. Only 550++ (With choices) Compliment with a glass of fruit punch. Tea time set at baht 350 net including one glass of sparkling wine per person. 6 course Degustation Dinner Menu at Baht 1,800++ including French Wines 2,800++. Open daily Lunch : 11.30 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Dinner 6 p.m. – 10.30 p.m. Free Transportation to and from the airport and hotel. For more information or reservations please call 0 5387 2890-1.

My Home, eat and feel at home at ‘My Home’ with daily specials: 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.

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 a delicious french cuisine and home made desserts like “creme brulee” or “chocolate mousse”. Open from Monday to Saturday for lunch 11.30 am-2 pm and dinner 6 pm-10 pm . Set lunch also available. Reservations: 0 5323 2468.

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 created 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 0 2732 0170-3.

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.

Art Space New Exhibition - Good Bye Snoopy, Hello Kitty an exhibition by Kade Javanalikikorn, Chiang Mai University art instructor, showing new works of mixed object paintings, mono paintings and collages. His abstract artworks will let you think what the title means. Opens Friday 03 November at 6pm. 4/2 Soi 5, Nimman haemin Road, Chiang Mai. Details: [email protected]

Movie Schedule Chiang Mai

Interested in what is shown at ALL theaters in Chiang Mai? Check this out: http:// www.movieseer.com/DisplayPerDay.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.



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