COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

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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 & Meetings

Expats Club meets on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month at the Orchid Hotel on Huay Kaew Road July 28th guest speaker Folbert Bronsema talking about the nature of the Doi Inthanon. Email: [email protected] chiangmaiexpatsclub.com or for an information booklet 'Welcome to Chiang Mai' contact Elena on [email protected] gmail.com

The Gentleman's Club Meets at The Pub on Huay Kaew Road every first Monday of the month. It is for males who enjoy beer and a roast lunch further info; Tel: 053-211-550 or email [email protected]

Royal Thai Air Classic Association Meets at the Salad House restaurant 12:30pm first Thursday every month. Special promotion: limited period, Life Membership 1000 baht for any nationality. The Association is the parent body of the Air Museum at Wing 41. For info contact David gmorning.david @gmail.com 

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 is 500 baht. For further info contact David Hardcastle [email protected]  

NGO Forum on Health and Development Monthly meetings at the Asian Harm Reduction Networks, Klong Cholpratan Further details actioncentre @hdnet.org Tel: 053-418-438 ext. 110

 

Fitness - Health - Dance

Swimming Lessons at Chiang Mai Land Pool. Instruction in English & Thai. 1000 baht for 20 lessons. For further info Tel Manop 0899981759

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

Aerobics Class at Hillside 4 Fitness Centre Huay Kaew Road, everyday from 6 to 7pm costs 50 baht. For further info Tel: 053-225-984.

Shopping and Sales

Gecko Books announces the opening of new branch. Night Bazaar Books opening in Loi Kroh Rd next to the Chiang Mai Saloon in July. Also an annex next to the main book shop in Soi Chang Moi Kao (across the street)

Oasis Spa offers Mothers Day Gift special. Choose from any one of 4 Spa special Packages to treat her to a day of luxurious papering. Mom will enjoy the quiet moments and joyful relaxation only 2500 baht net until 31st August. Buy a Gift voucher get free Mother's Day Spa Gift. Please contact Oasis Spa Call centre 053-815-000

Gerard Collection Nimmanheiman Road opposite Soi 1. 30% - 50% discount while stocks last for further details tel 053-220-604

Nandakwang Nimmanheiman Road opposite Soi 1. Mid year sale until the 31 August

Tawan Décor on Nimmanheiman Road Soi 1. 20% discount until the end of July for further info Tel: 0818818949

Gongdee Gallery on Nimmanheiman Road Soi 1. 10% discount until 20 August of Gongdee products. On Saturday & Sunday's 50% discount Hollander Pictures for further info Tel: 053-222-230

Ginger Shop Nimmanheiman Road 50% discount on Men's clothing until end of July 2007

Exhibitions

ComPeung During August Japanese artist Tatsuo Inagaki will be in residence at ComPeung developing a community based project involving kids from the local temple school. The public is invited to visit Compeung during Tatsuo's residency. For further info visit website www. compeung.org

Alliance Francaise An art exhibition entitled "Buddhist Art for Aids" opened July 17th. There is a collection of 24 paintings; 12 by novice monks studying in temple schools in Northern Thailand and 12 by Shan refugees living in Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai. For further info contact Brian Hubbard Tel: 053-409-418

CMU Art Centre An art exhibition entitled "Myanmar Contemporary Art" from 11th July - 30th July, 9am-5pm featuring the works of 30 Burmese Artists. Opening ceremony 10th July at 6pm. Free Admission. Info Tel: 053-218-280

Art Space Ji-Qoo Nimmanheiman Rd Soi 5. Exibition called "SHOT" from 1st-30th July. 5 photographers/artists; Bjorn Slis (Netherlands) Stefan Breton (Canada) Steve Tinsky (USA) Jatturong Sartkhum (Chiang Mai) Ded Chongmankong (Bangkok) For further info Tel: 053-894-250

Pansia Gallery Mahidol Road Exhibition called "Love is Roses" until Monday 6 August. Open daily 9am - 6pm except Sunday for info call Tel: 053-202-779

Sport

Horse Riding at Laddaland Stables Canal Road. Lessons available. English and Thai speaking. For further info contact Tom 0818820271 or email [email protected]

Cricket at the Gymkhana Club. Coaching sessions at the practice nets for youngsters every Sunday morning from 9am until noon. For more info contact Peter on [email protected]

Go Kart Racing at Chiang Mai Speedway Stadium on Chiangmai-Hang Dong Road. Sunday 28th July from 8am until 5pm for further info Tel: 053-430-059

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

UN Irish Pub 24 Ratwithi Rd Friday 27th until Tuesday 31st July; Cricket 2nd test between England and India on the television. For further info Tel: 053-214-544

Rugby Chiang Mai Rugby club welcomes new players for practice. For more info email Huw at [email protected]

Horse Racing Located between the Tribal Museum and the Lanna Golf Course. Every Saturday from 12:30pm until 5pm

Ultimate Frisby behind Saitantham Gymnasium Payap main campus every Saturday starts around 4pm. For further info contact Mark at [email protected]

Courses - Lessons - Classes

AUA Language Centre 73 Ratchadamnern Rd. S.I.T. TESOL course term starts 8 August until 4 September. For info http://www.auathailand.org/sit/index.html

YMCA Essential Thai every weekday afternoon. Monday: Shopping, Tuesday: Restaurants, Wednesday: Travel, Thursday: Directions, Friday: Asking for help. For further info Tel: 053-221-819 or [email protected]

Photography in plain English. Learn the basics, improve your current skills, or learn to convert from film to digital. All classes are private and can be scheduled for any day of the week. For further info contact Steve Kramer 0819527378 or [email protected]

Private Tutor. Learn to speak or write Thai. Located in the Huay Kaew Rd area. Rates: 150 baht per hour. Contact Ms. Pah 0898538186

Private Tutor. Learn to speak or write Thai. Located near CMU. Rates: 150 baht per hour. Contact Ms Daa 0867880406

Hillside 4 Thai conversation classes twice a week Tuesday and Friday afternoons (next to the restaurant) for further info contact Elena at [email protected]

Computer Club at Tuskers Bar Chaiyaphum Soi 1 Free advice and information between 1-3pm on Tuesdays. For further info contact Chas Tel: 0871804665. [email protected]

Smart Cook Thai Cookery School offers day courses from 9:30am or dinner courses from 4:30 until 8:30pm for 800 baht. For further info call Mac Tel: 0861863468 or www. chiangmaismartcook.com

Bugarissimo Voice Tutors contact Narat Rueangyot (English spoken) Tel: 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 Tel: 0840417982.

Art Space Ji Qoo Nimmanehiman Rd Soi 5 Mosaic workshop held July 28th - 29th 2500 baht for two days including materials. Reservations in advance required Tel 053-894-250 email [email protected]

Music

Sinativa Spa Club Terrace Nimmanheiman Road Soi 9. 10th Anniversary Celebrations. 27 July 6pm until 10pm. for reservations or further info Tel 053-217-928 or www.sinativaspaclub.com email; [email protected]

Simon Cabaret Show next to Novotel Chang Puak Rd. CLOSING 31st July - last few days. One show per night at 8pm. For further details Tel 053-410-321 [email protected]

Blindside Swedish rock band on a world tour will be performing at Kad Suan Kaew on 2nd August. Tickets are available now at Kad Suan Kaew Information desk on the 1st Floor. For further info www.myspace.com/won_gen and www.blindsideonline.com

Munro's 45 Nimmanheimann Road Soi 11. Cabaret show. Closed Mondays. 8.30-9.30pm Duet. 10pm Floor Show featuring Ruby Munro. For further details reservations Tel 053-895-209

Payap University Piano club of Chiang Mai is performing Mozart at Mae Kao Campus Payap University on 3rd August starting at 7.30pm. Free entry.

Payap University Contemporary Chamber Music of Japan, Thailand & Europe. At Khaew Nawarat Campus(opposite McCormick Hospital)Payap University on 4th August starting at 7pm Tickets 200 baht students half price.

Payap University Flute/Harp Duo performing at the Mae Khao campus Payap Univiersity on 25th August starting at 7.30pm Program consists of work from Brahms Boccherini Bizet & Busser. Free Concert

Club IX. At the new Club IX (ex Athena) Nimmanheiman Road 23 Soi 9 Free entertainment by popular soloist; every Thursday, Friday & Saturday evening during July. For further info contact Paul Tel: 0817178522

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

Irish Folk Music at The Pub on Huay Kaew Road 4th Friday of every month. No cover charge. For further info contact Grahame Tel: 053-214-554

English Folk Music at The Garden Rachadamnoen Road 'The Waterman' performs every Wednesday from 8:30pm along with 'Chiangmai Folk'. Also Sunday nights is Blues night at The Garden on the Sunday walking street from 8:30pm for further info contact [email protected]

UN Irish Pub Every Wednesday Jazz night from 9pm 'New City Gurus' at 24 Ratwithi Rd. Tel: 053-214-554

D2 Mix Bar Chang Klan Road Saturday 28th July. Monthly DJ party from 9pm until midnight 350 baht per person includes 2 free cocktails or house wines for further info or reservations Tel 053-999-999

Quiz nights

UN Irish Pub 24 Ratwithi Rd. Quiz Nights Every Thursday - for further details Tel: 053-214-554

The Pub on Huay Kaew Road. New Quiz night Every Friday - General knowledge quiz starts 8pm teams of 4 or less. Prizes for winners and runners up. For further info telephone Grahame Tel: 053-211-550

The Olde Bell 25/1 Loi Kroh Rd. Quiz nights Every Tuesday 8.30pm first question - so arrive earlier. Further info [email protected]

Dining Out

Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai. Is hosting a Pio Cesare Winemaker Dinner on Saturday 11th August. Cost is 1900 baht + + starting with a reception at 7pm followed by dinner at 8pm in the Terraces Restaurant. For reservations contact the Food and Beverage Office Tel 053-298-181 [email protected]

Girasole Restaurant Ratchdamoen Road (Sunday Walking Street) New vegetarian eatery operated by Stefano of La Gondola fame

Holiday Inn (formerly the Sheraton) Daily excluding Mondays from 11am until 2.30pm. Unlimited Dim Sum with daily set menu 399 baht. Authentic Cantonese Chef. For further info contact 053-275-300

The Dukes 49/4-5 Chiangmai-Lamphun Rd Tuesday night special Mexican Fiesta Night. Mexican food and Margaritas for more info Tel: 053-818-603

Le Crystal Sunday dinner buffet nights during month of July. From 6:30pm until 10:30m for 1800 baht p/person. For reservations: 053-872-890.

Mi Casa Soi Wat Padaeng Sutep Road. July Promotion Chef's tasting menu 7 courses 800 baht or 4 courses tasting menu 480 baht from Spanish Chef Kike. For reservations and further info Tel 053-810-088 or 0895364540. Open daily

Indian Curry Lunch at The Pub on Huay Kaew Road. Every Tuesday at 11:30am Indian curry is served. Must make reservations by Monday; Grahame Tel: 053-211-550

Riverside Restaurant dinner boat cruise. Leaves the restaurant at 8pm. After boarding the boat at 7:15pm you can order food and drinks from the restaurant menu. Very popular cruise therefore reserve your table Tel: 053-243-239

Dinner at the Amari Rincome Hotel Nimmanheiman Road on the 4th of August to vote on which charity or charities to support for the 4th Annual Charity Rooftop Party to be held on 12 January 2008. Costs 450 baht per person - For reservations and further info contact charity [email protected]

Films

Film night at the CMU Every Saturday at 7pm, 2nd Floor of the Media Arts and Design building Chiang Mai University's Arts Museum. July is the month of singing movies... 28th July; Moulin Rouge 2001 by Baz Luhrmann. August is the month of 'behind the scenes' starting with Inside Deep Throat 2005 by director Fenton Bailey/Randy Barbato