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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.


Chiang Mai this week

The (*) denotes this week only or last remaining week

Groups and Meetings

Travel Club meets every month at Tuskers Bar & Grill located on Soi 1 just off Chaiyaphum Rd. Next meeting August 11 starts 7 pm. Featuring ‘Ric,’ an Australian author talking about ‘South Sea Islands’. For further info: dorothy.engmann

Dining Out Group A dining out group meets every other week, alternating between western and Asian food. Between 100 baht and 500 baht per head. No charge to join the mailing list. For further info: [email protected].

The Chiang Mai International Women’s Book Club is welcoming new members. International group of English speaking book lovers reading fiction and non-fiction. Meet 7 pm on the last Monday of every month. For further info email hcrista

Hash House Groups, recent launch of Chiang Mai Bike Hash. Group of Social riders meet on the third Sunday of every month at 1 pm for a secret trail, drinks and food. For further details email Andrew Shepherd at [email protected] or call 084 780 6459.

Chiang Mai Friends Group. A networking group of Expats and Thai who are in business who supports community in educational and environmental projects. For further info call Boong Duenpen Chaladlam at 089 433 1505 or email [email protected]

Chiang Mai Readers and Book Discussion Group meets monthly over lunch to discuss a previously agreed book. Everyone welcome. For further details contact Janet at [email protected]

Textile Art Group. Regular meetings are held 12 am on the first Friday of every month at the Raintree Centre, opposite Narawat Bridge. Skills include weaving, surface decoration (batik, etc), embroidery, etc. Experienced and inexperienced, all are welcome. Bring refreshments and your work. Enjoy the creativity! For further info contact Maya at 087 193 2054/053 291 692.

Informal Northern Thai Group (INTG) meets at the Alliance Francais, Charoen Prathet Road. Coordinator for Environment Texas talks about ‘Global Warming’. For further info visit www.

*Chiang Mai Expats Club meets on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month. New location Shangri-La Hotel. Next meeting July 26. Guest speaker Henrick Peterson. Arrive 10 am start 10:30 am. 80 baht per person.

*First Northern Thailand Toastmasters Club. English speaking club for improving public speaking and leadership skills will cerebrate it 2nd Anniversary on July 26 at Shangri-La Hotel full course dinner + entertainment + demonstration. Ticket 500 Baht. Contact 081 861 2284, Mr. Yuenyong Tabsila, email [email protected].

*Many Lamps-One Light. Multi-faith inspirational programmes. 2nd and 4th Saturday every month at 2:30 sharp. Room 209 Hillside Condo 4. Topics; July 26 ‘Spiritual Rebirth’ No fees. No Speakers. Refreshments. Very friendly. For further info call Mike at 087 305 4006.

Alcoholics Anonymous. The Chiang Mai West International Group meets every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 pm in the Narawat Room and every Saturday at 6 pm in the Srivichai Room (open speaker meeting - last Saturday in each month special Birthday celebration meeting) in the YMCA, located near Central Kad Suan Kaew Shopping Mall. For further info call 084 485 0100 or visit [email protected].

"The Practice of Life", a Buddhist mindfulness approach to living. Every Wednesday night at 7 pm. Contact Numnim for directions to Suan Thip Retreat. Call 053 811 464. Chanting group being formed every Sunday afternoon at 4 pm. Toning, Drumming, Crystal bowl, Tibetan, Sufi, Gregorian Chants.

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. For further info call Grahame at 053 211 550 or email [email protected].

The Chess Club meets at The Pub on Huay Kaew Road every Wednesday at 7 pm. All levels welcome. For further info call 053 211 550 or email [email protected]



Tai Chi Classes. Experienced Tai Chi Sifu gives lessons, free group introductory lecture and demonstrations of benefits and different forms of Tai Chi. For further details contact Liang at 084 600 5268 or liang.xiaochenmen

Karate Practice at the Student Services building at Chiang Mai University. Karatedo Federation Wado-kaj karate. 5:30 pm every Monday and Wednesday. This practice is free. For further info email [email protected]

Chiang Mai Bicycle Club Meets every Sunday at 7 am at Thapae Gate. For further info visit

Lawn Bowls. Gymkhana Club. Anyone interested in playing lawn bowls or joining a club, forming a league should contact Chris Simmonds at 081 288 6784.

Saturday Ball Hockey at Buan Hat Park. For children under 11 years old. Adult supervision. For further info email [email protected].


Prince Rapee Charity Gala and Fashion Show Empress Convention Centre August 7 starts 6 pm. 1,000 baht per ticket. Entertainment includes ‘33rd Military Barrack Band’ and ‘B Boy Group’. Tables of 10 can be reserved.

*Korean Traditional Music and Dance Performance at the Kad Theatre Kad Suan Kaew July 26. Starts 7:30 pm. 50th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between Thailand and Korea. For a free invitation card contact the Consulate of the Republic of Korea at 053 223 119 x 204.

Lanna Fantasy at Khum Khanm Theatre (behind Carrefour on the Superhighway). Set show from 7 pm until 9:15 pm. 1,200 baht includes dinner, one drink and the show. For reservations or further information call 053 304 121 (English spoken).

Exhibitions, Fairs, Markets

Baan Panom. August 16. One night only Exhibition featuring photography by Galen Garwood, including guest singer Antoine Garth. Garwood reads from his new work ‘The Book of Pod’ and ‘Flowers to Flesh’. Free admittance. For further info [email protected]

*10th Japanese Exhibition July 25-27 at Airport Plaza. Includes Japanese traditional dance, tea brewing, paper folding and paintbrush writing. For further info: 053 999 199.

*Fine Arts Museum C.M.U. Nimmanhaemindha Road. ‘Land of Forum’ exhibition, until July 31. For more email [email protected].

ComPeung near Doi Saket NancyMizuno Elliott, a Californian based artist will join the residence program from late June until July. For further info visit

Natural Museum Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden Maerim. From August 1; Art exhibition showcasing more than 80 paintings and photographs entitled ‘Golden Floral Plants’ to celebrate the 80th Birthday Anniversary of HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej and the Botanic Garden’s 15th Anniversary.

Lessons, Classes

Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan group classes, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning at Hillside 4. For beginners or experienced exercisers. Call Julie at 089 955 5350 for details or visit Chen style lessons also available.

The PREM Tennis Academy. After school tennis programs, Saturday tennis programs, camps and tournaments offered throughout the year. International experienced coaching staff. All ages and abilities accepted. For more info contact Director Randall Scott at randalls or visit

Chiangmai International Taekwondo (CIT), Training now for all ages at 3rd Floor EQ Square, Chiang Mai-Hang Dong Road (next to the SCB Bank). World Master Tom Zuza 7th Dan. All aspects of this exciting martial art are taught. For further info call 083 476 2013 or email [email protected].

Reiki training course. (all levels). For further info please contact [email protected] or visit the website on www.

ArtSpace on Seven Art and Music Summer Camp for kids. Aged between 7 - 10 years old. July 15 until August 21. Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:45 pm until 4 pm. 3,600 baht includes ‘Artspace art box’. Call 085 622 6607 or email [email protected].

Thai conversation classes twice a week Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at Hillside 4 Condo, 5 pm. 60 baht. Meet on the 4th Floor next to the swimming pool. For further details please email Elena on orientalphoenix

Latin and Ballroom/Salsa Dancing, Soi 7, Suthep Road (near Chiang Mai University). Salsa beginner class; 6:30 Wednesday, intermediate level 4:15 Saturday. Ballroom/Latin classes beginner class; 6:30 Thursday 4 pm and Saturdays. Intermediate level; 6:30 pm Tuesday, 5:30 pm Friday and Saturday. Also Latin Dance and Swing Dance. For further information email [email protected] .com or telephone Linda at 086 187 1263.

The Chiang Mai Photographic Group meets Wednesday’s 7 pm at Tuskers Bar & Grill located on Soi 1 just off Chaiyaphum Rd. Contact Chas for further details at 087 180 4665.

The Chiang Mai Computer Club meets Tuesday’s 1 pm at Tuskers Bar & Grill located on Soi 1 just off Chaiyaphum Td. Contact Chas for further details at 087 180 4665.

The Prem Adventure Camp. Holiday Intensive English Camp July 21 until August 10. Residential camps with experienced staff at Prem Centre. For more details contact Head of Camps K. Jay at [email protected].


*The Santi Studio Jazz History 101 Class. Next class July 27. 150 baht per class. Tenor Antoine Garth takes an in-depth look at the development of Jazz including jazz artists Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington etc. For further info contact Antoine at [email protected] or 085 225 2169.

Glass Onion off Nimmanhaemindha Road. 70s Disco Nights every Saturday. Thursday night is ‘Boys Night Out’, Friday’s is ‘Girls Night Out’, special discounts applicable, but all are welcome every night.

The Ratilanna Hotel Chanklan Road August 2 from 8 pm until 10 pm. Latino Live Music, Wine and Tapas 490 baht per person. For reservations or further info call 053 999 333 or email fbm

*Payap University Saisuree Chutikul Music Hall, Mae Kaew Campus Junior Recital Monday July 28 starts 7:30 pm.

*Payap University McCormick Campus, Room T103. Global Electronic Music Workshop July 27-29. 1 pm until 5 pm. Free entrance.

*Art Museum CMU Nimmanhaemindha Road ‘Ears, Eyes and Imagination’ Electronic Music Concert Saturday July 26. 7:30 pm. Free entrance.

The Garden 139 Rachadamoen Road (2 doors from the Writers club). Tuesday evenings 8 pm until late. Ballads and folk music, bring your own instruments, accordion, guitar, flute and your singing voice, or just go to listen. Also Sunday Nights listen to the Blues. For further info telephone Tim at 084 8098 768.

Santi’s Grotto, Thapae Soi 2 (below City View Condo) "Do it Night" or "Open mike night" every Tuesday from 8 pm until whenever.

*Horn Bar at the Mandarin Oriental. Cool club sounds, stylish seating, excellent mixology every night. Until July 31 ‘Horn d’Azur’ cocktail made from Finlandia vodka, Blue Caracao, Grapefruit juice, Lemoncelo, and Lime Juice 200 baht ++ per glass. For further info call 053 888 888 ext. 8843.

Holiday Inn Bachelors of Jazz. Every night except Mondays. From 7 pm until 11:45 pm. For info call 053 275 300.

Quiz nights

MONDAY Tuskers Bar Chaiyaphum Soi 1. Quiz night every Monday evening starting at 8 pm - for info call Chas at 087 180 4665 or visit

TUESDAY The Olde Bell 25/1 Loi Kroh Rd (next to Raming Lodge Hotel). Quiz night every Tuesday. 8:30 pm first question. Free entry. Prize vouchers for winners. Teams of 1-6 are invited. For further details please email [email protected] or call 087 811 9468.

THURSDAY UN Irish Pub 24 Ratwithi Rd. Quiz Night every Thursday - for further details call 053 214 554.

FRIDAY The Pub on Huay Kaew Road. Quiz night every Friday - general knowledge quiz starts 8 pm with teams of four or less. Many prizes, including DVDs from sponsor Club 99. For further info call Grahame at 053 211 550.

*MONTHLY The Garden Bar next to the Lotus Hotel. Starts at 8 pm.. For further info email [email protected].

Dining Out

*D2 Hotel Changklan Road 24 July Double Delight Wine Dinner from Granmonte. Pre-dinner cocktails from 6:30 pm followed by a six course dinner. 1,400 baht per person. For reservations or further info: 053 999 999.

Centara Duangtawan Hotel Loy Kroh Road. Mother’s Day Promotion August 12. Dim Sum Buffet Lunch in the Sunflower Chinese Restaurant 230 baht ++ per person. Japanese Buffet Dinner in the Tawan Restaurant 250 baht ++ per person also ‘Mum dines for free’. Plus Special gifts. For further info call 053 905 000.

Le Coq d’Or Koh Klang Road 11 Soi 2. Special Set Lunch 850 baht per person now until September 30. 3 courses including Grilled Salmon steak or Pan fried Breast of Duck with Orange sauce. For further details or reservations: 053 282 024 or [email protected].

Tuskers Bar and Grill Chaiyaphum soi 1BBQ Chewsday - All U Can Eat BBQ including weekly specials just 200 Baht from 7 pm every Tuesday. Friday Madness - 50% off all drinks 7-9 pm plus free shots 9-11 pm every Friday. For further info call Chaz at 087 180 4665.

*Imperial Mae Ping Sridonchai Road July 25 until July 31. The Mae Ping Coffee Shop goes ‘French’ finely balanced menu degustation with matching wines, or a la carte marvels for the gourmet plus listing of fine French wines. Open Daily form 6 pm until 10 pm. Also available ‘The Best of Snow Fish’ available throughout July and August. For further info or reservations call 053 283 900.

Eat Restaurant, Drink Bar Ratchdamoen Road. Especially good on Sunday Walking Street Market - first floor bar is the best view in town (opposite Writers Club). For further details call 053 327 000.

*Manderin Oriental Dhara Dhevi Le Grand Lanna Restuarant July sizzling Seafood Hot Pot promotion. Fantastic selection of fresh seafood. 129 baht ++. Available from 11:30 am until 2:30 pm for further info or reservations 053 888 888 or [email protected].

The Pub Huay Kaew Road. Every Saturday is Bar-B-Q Night. Also now have new made to order pies and cakes and one off meals. For further info call Grahame at 053 211 550.

The Chedi Hotel Charoen Pratet Road August 1 and 2. Special Scandinavian 6 course dinner includes seafood platter and house smoked salmon also all wines. 3,500 baht per person. Fur reservations or further enquiries call 053 253 333.

*Mi Casa 60/2 Soi Wat Padaeng, Suthep Road. July promotion: 4 courses # 580 baht and Special Tasting Menu. For details visit www.

*Amari Rincome Nimmanhaemindha Road. July Promotion Italian Tapas, Italian appetizers at its best, home creations of original starters including Antipasti with smoked duck breast and Gorgonzola cheese, at La Gritta Restaurant from 6:30 until 10 pm. For Reservations or further info call 053 221 130.

Le Crystal Restaurant Summer Promotions 3 course set lunch menus from 450 baht to 750 baht, 3 course set dinner menus from 900 baht to 1,450 baht. International Buffet dinner last Saturday of every month 990 baht to 1,800 baht. For further details or reservations call 053 872 890 or visit

Holiday Inn Chiang Mai-Lamphun Road. Every Friday night on the River Terrace ‘Seafood experience’ including chilli crab, oysters, shrimps, mussels on ice and Tiger Prawns.650 baht per person. For reservations or further info call 053 275 300.

The Shangri-La Hotel Changklan Road. Dip and Dine Sundays only. Brunch 549 baht ++ or 699 baht ++ including free flow beet soft drinks and juices. Plus Dip in the swimming pool afterwards. For reservations or further info call 053 253 888.

German, Austrian, Dutch, Swiss Stammtisch meets every Wednesday and Saturday at 7 pm, The Green Oasis Guest House, Prapokklao Soi 8. Everybody who is interested in German culture, food/drinks is welcome. For further info call 053 209 112 or 086 911 5976.

Riverside Restaurant Dinner Boat Cruise. Leaves the restaurant at 8 pm. After boarding at 7:15 pm you can order food and drinks from the restaurant menu. Very popular cruise. To reserve your table call 053 243 239.

Charity Rooftop Party. Dinner at The Amari Rincome on August 2. 500 baht per person includes international buffet, wine discounted from Wine Connections. Presentations from each of the nominated charities. The committee and major sponsors will vote who will be the lucky recipient(s) for next year’s event. For tickets or further info email [email protected].

SKÅL Dinner at Tamarind Village July 31. Starts 6:30 with cocktails. Includes exhibition of Jewelry by Nok ‘Em Ded, plus a talk from Reinhard Hohler on developments to the Mekong River. 600 baht members / 800 baht non-members plus 200 baht for wine. For further info or reservations contact [email protected].

Films and

Alliance Francais 138 Charoen Prathet Road. Films start at 8 pm. Friday July 25 ‘Jeux D’Enfants’ (2003) by Yann Samuell. August 1 ‘Adorable Menteuse’ (1961) by Michael Deville. August 8 ‘Ce Soir Ou Jamais’ (1961) by Michael Deville. For further info email [email protected]


House of Praise. International Service Sunday 9 am until 10:30 am. Thai Service 10:45 until noon. For further info or directions call 053 212 904, email [email protected] or visit