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June 26, - July 2, 2007
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COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

Send in your happenings

Community Happenings is an opportunity for all clubs, businesses, hotels, restaurants and entertainment outlets to inform the Chiangmai Mail’s readers what new “happenings” are coming up.
Send us your happenings by email to: [email protected] or by fax to 053 230 120 or stop by the office at Chiangmai Mail Publishing Co., Ltd., 333/12 Moo 2, Jea Jea Sports Cub (Tanawan Housing), Chiang Mai - Mae Jo Road, T. Nong-Jam, A. Sansai, Chiang Mai.
Deadline is Thursday at 6 p.m.

 Groups

Expats Club meets on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month at the Orchid Hotel on Huay Kaew Road. July 14th Guest Speaker – Ally from Care for Dogs

Informal Northern Thai Group meets every second Tuesday of each month, with a guest speaker; at the Alliance Francaise on Charoen Prathet Road. For further info please contact Brian Hubbard [email protected] Tel No 053 409418 

Royal Thai Air Classic Association Meets at the Salad House Restaurant 12.30pm first Thursday every month. Special promotion; limited period – Life Membership 1000bht – for any nationality. The Association is the parent body of the Air Museum at Wing 41. For further info contact David Hardcastle gmorning [email protected] 

Classic Cars of Lanna Held on the last Sunday of every month, convoys of classic cars visit different places of interest outside the city. July 29th ‘Somoeng Loop’. Annual Membership 500bht. For further info contact David Hardcastle [email protected]  NGO Forum on Health and Development. Monthly meeting. Tuesday 26th June topic: Are Drug Users Thailand’s Blind Spot. Discussing the drugs problem in Thailand. At Asian Harm Reduction Networks Klong Cholpratan Rd. from 4 – 6pm. Further details [email protected] tel 053-418438 ext 110

The Gentlemans Club. Meets at The Pub Huay Kaew Road. 1st Monday of every month. It is for males who enjoy beer and a roast lunch further info; tel no 053211550 or email [email protected]

Fitness - Health - Dance

Yang 24 style tai chi course in English beginning July 2nd at Hillside Condo 4, Huay Kaew Road. It is from 0830 to 0930 am every Monday Wednesday and Friday. Prior registration is required. The price is 2500bht per month. For more information contact Julie at 0899-555350 or see www.taichichiangmai.com 

SALSA and other dance! including Latin, ballroom, Argentine Tango in the Chiang Mai University area. Contact : [email protected] for information and details

Aerobic Class at Hillside 4 Fitness Centre Huay Kaew Road. Everyday 6pm to 7pm costs 50bht. For further info call 053225984.

Brahma Kumaris Raja Yoga Chiang Mai Centre Thursday July 5th 6pm until 7.30pm "Future Without Fear" Guest speaker Sudesh Didi originally from North India and has traveled to over 50 countries addressing conferences and coordinating workshops and seminars for further info please contact [email protected] yahoo.com

Shopping and Sales

Airport Plaza Northern Village Annual Sale 2007 Date: Until 10th of July

Northern Village, Central Airport Plaza. For information, call 053-999199 ext. 1300-8

Amazing 20-70% discounts on handicraft products, located on 1st and 2nd floor, Central Airport Plaza, with original designs, northern costumes, ceramics, furniture, jewelry, herbal products, and other Thai products.

Kittens rare Javanese and Oriental Longhair cats. Expected in August. Reserve a kitty and come for a viewing. Contact: llgalloway @gmail.com.

Fairs

4th of July at US Consulate The staff of the U.S. Consulate General invites American citizens in Chiang Mai to celebrate the Fourth of July on Wednesday, July 4, from 4 to 8 p.m. The celebration on the lawn of the Consulate will feature a variety of entertainment, American hotdogs and soft drinks, and a watermelon eating contest capped off with a fireworks display at 8 p.m. All participants will be asked to show either a U.S. passport or a photocopy of the passport to enter. Admission is 50 baht. Children 12 and under are free; they must also show a U.S. passport or copy.  The public gate — across from the Municipal Office — will open at 4 p.m. with no further admissions after 7 p.m. To expedite entrance, please don’t bring bulky items.  Wedding Fair at Amari Rincome Hotel 21-22 July, 10.00 – 20.00 hrs. We provide all ; Wedding packages, studio for wedding dress, wedding rings, cards, honeymoon packages. 15% discount for the package booked during the fair. A Cocktail Party to simulate the Wedding theme on 21 July 18.00 – 21.00 hrs. by the pool under the romantic candle light, wedding fashion show, music and many lucky draw prizes. For information contact 053 – 221130 ext. Sales office or email [email protected] rincome.amari.com or sales @rincome.amari.com

Sport

Chiangmai Singha Corporate Challenge 2007 Date: 30th of June

Chiangmai Highlands Golf & Spa Resort, Mae On district

For information, call 053-261354-9, or Email: sales @chiangmaihighlands.com or www.chiangmaihighlands.com Chiangmai Singha Corporate Challenge 2007 will be played at Chiangmai Highlands Golf & Spa Resort. The winner receives a golfing trip to Singapore. The 1st round starts on 30th June. The top 16 teams of each round will compete in the Grand Final Round free of charge. Chevrolet Sales (Thailand) Ltd. will award a "Chevrolet Colorado" as a hole-in-one prize in the grand final round. Entry fee is 1,999 baht per team of 2 players, including dinner, prizes and gifts from sponsors. Caddy fees are extra.

Tennis Players; Chiang Mai University. Doubles players required in the 3.5 – 5.0 range to play Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday (or anyone of the days, starts at 8:30am. for further info please call Neil 0890262802

Courses - Lessons - Classes

Computer Club at Tuskers Bar Chaiyaphum Soi 1 free advice and information between 1 – 3pm Tuesdays For further info contact Chas on 0871804665 www. [email protected]

Smart Cook Thai Cookery School offers day courses from 0930 or dinner courses from 4.30 until 8.30pm for 800bht. For Further info call Mac on 086163468 or www. chiangmaismartcook.com

Bugarissimo Voice Tutors contact Narat Rueangyot (English spoken) Tel No 0896356355. B.A. Music (Voice) / UK Certificate Vocal Consultant / Singing Teacher

Art Space offers drawing and painting classes for beginning and intermediate levels.  We also organize on-going live model sessions every Saturday morning from 10- 12:30 pm.  Art Space is located behind Suriwong Book Center at 43/10 Kampheangdin Road, Soi 3.  For more information please contact Chadwick at [email protected] or call directly: 084 04 17982.  

Music

JJ Talent Competition Friay 13 July 2007 – second round. At JJ Markets next to Tesco Lotus (Kamthieng). Live on TITs radio. From 1900hrs until 2300hrs. 4 local bands will play off against each other to appear in the final in December. Food and drinks available. Plenty of parking. For further info – contact Khun Pingkaew 053231520-5

Jazz Jam Sessions – at the North Gate Bar – on the inside of the moat next to the Chang Puak Gate. Every Tuesday from 9 until midnight.

Irish Folk Dancing at The Pub Huay Kaew Road 4th Friday of every month. No cover charge.

 Quiz nights

UN Irish Pub 24 Ratwithi Rd. Quiz Nights Every Thursday – for further details call 053214554

The Pub Huay Kaew Road. Music Quiz night. 1st Friday of the month. Starts 7.30pm teams of 4 or less for further info telephone Grahame on 053 211550

Monthly quiz at The Garden Bar next to The Lotus Hotel is located at 2/25 Viangbua Road, Tambol Chang-Phuak, Amphur Muang, Chiang Mai, Thailand, Telephone: (053) 215-376 (053) 215-462 — Fax: (53) 221-340, For more information e-mail to [email protected]

Dining Out

Party Night at Tuskers Bar Chaiyaphum Soi 1 100bht all you can eat from 7pm Three great promotions all night long including Cut 4 it – a chance to win free drinks

For further info contact Chas on 0871804665 www. tuskersbar.com

Sunday Brunch at the Holiday Inn (used to be the Sheraton Hotel) next to Mengrai Bridge. From 11am until 2.30pm costs 550bht net reservations call 053275300

Sunday Jazz Brunch at The Four Seasons. (has just been voted 4th in the World Best Service Award) from Noon until 3pm cost 1500bht ++. 750bht for children between 8 and 12. For reservations call 053298181 [email protected]

Sunday Roast Dinner at The Pub Huay Kaew Road choice of Beef Pork plus ‘the best Yorkshire pudding around’ costs 250bht per person. For reservations 053211550

Sunday Carvery at The Queen Victoria near Khun Kaew Place inside the moat. Starts from midday Costs 295bht per person for further info 053418266

Indian Curry Night at The Pub Huay Kaew Road. Every Tuesday lunchtime at 1130am Indian curry. Must make reservation by Monday; telephone Grahame on 053 211550

Hells Kitchen Bar-B-Q has moved to Anusarn Market for deliveries or pre-order food telephone 0857069037

BBQ buffet Night at the Lanna Restaurant The Amari Rincome Hotel every Monday in July. From 1800-2200hrs. Marinated spare ribs, sausages, chicken in banana leaves, fish and seafood on skewers, Satays and plenty more to choose from. 450bht net per person For more info call 053221130 or [email protected]

Asian Night Buffet Dinner at Amari Rincome Hotel. Every Thursday evening Dishes through Asia from Japan, China, Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand prepared in an authentic way and presented with a modern twist. 450bht person from 1830–2200 hrs. For reservations call 053 221130 or [email protected]

Films

Film Night at CMU Every Saturday at 7pm. 2nd floor of the Media Arts and Design Building, Chiang Mai University’s Art Museum For information, call 053-974846 ext 22. Scheduled for 30th June: Blade Runner by Ridley Scott



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