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 - Meetings

Alliance Francaise Charon Prathet Rd Tuesday 14 August 7.30pm ‘Sacrifice’ The story of child prostitution from Burma. A talk and film presentation from Laurie Maund and the Shan Women’s Action Network (SWAN). For further info tel Laurie 0871873212 or 053-328-137 email [email protected]
Gum Hak Doi Sutep has been planting indigenous trees at the Heuy Teng Tao Dam for the past 2 years. Volunteers are needed this August in the afternoon on Sundays from 3.30pm for weeding and a swim; meeting at the ‘jump site’ for further info contact Ricky Tel; 0849859668 or [email protected]m
Expats Club meets on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month at the Orchid Hotel on Huay Kaew Road. August 11th Mo Tejani a presentation on his new literary material. For an informational booklet ‘Welcome to Chiang Mai’ contact Elena on [email protected]
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]
Special Ladies Night at The Pub on Huay Kaew Road on Thursday 9 August starts 7pm – come and chill out after a hard days work. Finger food sponsored by Pim. For more info Tel Grahame: 053-211-550
NGO Forum on Health and Development Monthly meetings at the Asian Harm Reduction Networks, Klong Cholpratan Further details [email protected] Tel: 053-418-438 ext. 110
Chess Club Meets at The Pub on Huay Kaew Road every Wednesday at 7pm. All levels welcome. For further info Tel Grahame 053-211-550 or email [email protected]


Fitness - Health - Dance

Swimming Lessons at Chiang Mai Land Pool. Instruction in English & Thai. 1000 baht for 20 lessons (Instructor only). 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 Center Huay Kaew Road, everyday from 6 to 7pm costs 50 baht. For further info Tel: 053-225-984.
Tao Garden 274 Moo 7 Luang Nua Doi Saket. Aunti Ni for Chi Nei Tsang (Abdominal Massage) Karsai Nei Tsang (Lower abdominal massage) for further info Tel. 053-495-596

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. Also an annex next to the main book shop in Soi Chang Moi Kao (across the street)
Oasis Spa offers Mothers Day Gift for the most important woman in your life. 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
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
Siam Spa 3rd Floor Hillside 4. Special Summer Package Promotion. 3 hours only 1500 baht for further info Tel 053-404-451


CMU Art Museum Nimmanheimann Road presents ‘Forms of Faith’ by artist Pichel Piaklin 3 August until 29 August 9am until 5pm. for further info [email protected] or Tel 053-218-280
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 stay For further info visit website


Golf Tournament at Gymkhana Club 26 August. 1st prize 1 years golf green fees at Gymkhana Club. Cost 1000baht includes lunch dinner green and caddy fees for further info contact Eric at [email protected]
Mountain Bike Riding. Regular trips out in the countryside around and above Chiang Mai. Next orientation ride (for local expats) on Saturday, bikes included or/bring your own. For further info and discounts for local expats & friends contact Aiden at [email protected]
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]
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 ON the Tele; Thursday 9th until Monday 13th August Cricket 3rd Test between England and India. Saturday 11th until Sunday 12th Golf US PGA Championship. 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 magershey

Courses - Lessons – Classes

Italian Cuisine class at La Gritta Restaurant Amari Rincome Hotel. Every Saturday in August from 3pm followed by a dinner and wine tasting. Learn about the ingredient, preparation and cooking of Italian cuisine from Chef Stefan Frezel. For reservation more info Tel: 053-221-130 [email protected]
AUA Language Centre 73 Ratchadamnern Rd. S.I.T. TESOL course term starts 8 August until 4 September. For info
YMCA offers 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. www.tuskersbar
International Art Festival Workshop in Thailand and art exhibition at CMU Art Museum Nimmanheiman Road 10 – 24 August from 9am until 5pm. Special discussion on 10 August from 2pm until 5pm by 3 famous artists 1. Tawan Duchaney 2. Kamon Tachanatchaley 3. Dacha Warrachoon for further info 053-218-280
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 artspacecm or Tel: 0840417982.
Art Space Ji Qoo Nimmanehiman Road. Sunday 12th August workshop Water color A for beginner from 10am until 4pm 1200 baht includes materials. For other private lessons including pottery acrylic painting please contact. Reservations in advance required Tel 053-894-250 email [email protected]


Payap University along with the Australian Embassy present a Jazz concert 8 August 7.30pm at Luce Chapel Payap University. Mark Issacs and the Resurgence. Free admission. For further info
Elvis Memory at the Chiang Mai Orchid Hotel 25th August from 7.30pm until 9.30pm Elvis Memory is performing ‘Come back night’ in the Royal Orchid Ballroom. For tickets contact Information Desk Chiang Mai Orchid Hotel or further info Tel 053-222-099 or 0846873986
Payap University Flute/Harp Duo performing at the Mae Khao campus on 25th August starting at 7.30pm Program consists of work from Brahms, Boccherini, Bizet and Busser.

Free Concert

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 25 August DJ night party from 9pm until midnight 350 baht including 2 cocktails or house wines. For further info or reservations Tel 053-999-999
JJ Market Talent Competition Kamptien Market on Friday 10th of August 7pm until late, 3rd round live on TITs Radio. Audience gets to vote who wins. Food and drinks available. Plenty of Parking. For further info contact Mrs. Pingkaew 053-231-520

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 including dvd’s from sponsor Club 99and many other prizes. 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]
The Garden Bar monthly quiz. Wednesday August 15th Starts 8pm guest quiz master ‘Tom’. For further info [email protected]

Dining Out

Sofitel Riverside Chiang Mai. Rio Restaurant and Bar. Brazilian Barbeque opening August. Special offer 819 baht and 2nd person dines for free. For reservations and further info Tel 053-999-333
Mi Casa Soi Wat Padaeng Sutep Road. On August 12th Complimentary homemade dessert for Mothers to celebrate Mothers Day. For further info or reservations call Annie on 053-810-088 or 0895364540
D2 Chiang Mai Mothers Day Special 12 August from 6.30pm until 10.30pm at The Moxie Restaurant 580b baht ++ and a special gift will be available. For further info reservations 053-999-999
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 and meat dishes run 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 Road Tuesday night special Mexican Fiesta Night. Mexican food and Margaritas for more info Tel: 053-818-603
Indian Curry Lunch at The Pub on Huay Kaew Road. Every Tuesday at 11:30am Indian curry is served. Must make reservations by Monday; for more info contact Grahame Tel: 053-211-550
Hells Kitchen in Anusarn Market. ‘All you can eat buffet’ now changed to Friday evenings. Closed Sundays Open Monday – Saturdays 3pm until late.
Riverside Restaurant Dinner Boat Cruise. Leaves the restaurant at 8pm. After boarding at 7:15pm you can order food and drinks from the restaurant menu. Very popular cruise, reserve your table Tel: 053-243-239


Film night at the CMU Every Saturday at 7pm, 2nd Floor of the Media Arts and Design building Chiang Mai University’s Arts Museum. August is the month of ‘behind the scenes’ starting with; August 11th ‘The making of Star Wars III’ 2006 by Gorge Lucas. August 18th ‘The Making of Short Cuts’ 1993 by Robert Altman
Alliance Francaise De Chiang Mai 138 Charoen Prathet Rd. Friday 10th August ‘Jules Et Jim’ (1962) by Francois Truffaut English subtitles. Friday 17 August ‘La Peau Douce’ (1964) BY Francois Truffaut English subtitles.