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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.
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Deadline is Thursday at 6 p.m.


Chiang Mai this week

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

Mothers Day Specials

*Oasis Spa ‘Pamper your mother with a Oasis Spa Package on Mothers Day’ and receive an Oasis Natural Handbag, only available in August. For further info [email protected]

*Payap University Leviticus Auditorium, New Law facility building. August 12 starts 6.30pm. Tickets 1500/1000/500/150 baht ‘Jazz with Mom; Chiang Mai All Star’s Jazz concert’. Tickets available at the door.

* U hotel Ratchdamoen Road August 12. Minimum of 2 persons; special offer for Mums includes 15% of a la carte, complimentary home made cake and one free drink for Mum. For further info or reservations 053 327 000

*Imperial Mae Ping Hotel Sridonchai Road. August 9 – 12.Four persons dining, Mum dines free. Offer valid at lunchtime at Mae Ping Coffee Shop’s buffet lunch and Gold Leaf’s Dim Sum Luncheon or Dinner at the Imperial Shabu Shabu. For reservations or further info 053 283 900

Devarana Spa D2 Hotel Changklan Road. During August, for mothers, special 30 minute facial massage free, with a minimum two hour treatment. For further info 053 252 511

*The Pub Huay Kaew Road Free lunch for one person on Sunday August 10 for anyone who brings in their mother. For further info or reservations tel Grahame on 053 211 550

*Suan Bauk Park Orchid and Flower Garden Competition. August 10 – 12. From 10am until 9pm. Opening ceremony performed by the Governor and Mayor of Chiang Mai, including awarding the Governor’s Trophy and Mayor’s Trophy. In honour of HM The Queen.

*Mi Casa Soi Wat Padaeng Suthep Road August 12. A complimentary home-made desert for all ‘Wonderful Mothers’. For reservations or further info Tel 053 810 088 or email [email protected]

*The Lunch Bunch will meet on Wednesday August 13 at Leo Chan’s Restaurant on Soi 5 Nimmanhaemindha Road in the Tahngzi Jiang Restaurant. Apporix 300 baht per person. For reservations women residents should contact Margaret

*Amari Rincome Hotel Nimmanhaemindha Road La Gritta Restaurant August 12. Lunch time 4 persons, get 1 free (for Mon). Dinner bring Mon for dining, get 15% discount for food and beverage. For reservations or further info 053 221 13

*Chiang Mai Zoo Huay Kaew Road. Free admission to visitors at the weekends during August to visit the Animal Parades. Includes Penguins, Crocodiles, lions, tigers, and gibbons Parades at 10am and 2pm.

*The Chedi Spa Charoen Prathet Road. Special Package on August 12. 3 hours bliss and therapeutic rejuvenating package. 5,500 baht only. Receive ‘double reward points’. Or further info tel 053 253 431-2 or [email protected]

*Manderin Oriental Dhara Dhevi. August 12 Special Mothers Day Chinese Dim Sum 599 baht. The Oriental Shop, August 12 afternoon tea set 800 baht ++. For Reservations or further info Tel 053 888 888.

*Le Crystal Restaurant. August 12. Families dining ‘a la carte’ receive a ‘cake for Mom’. Reservations required 053 872890.

*Shangri La Hotel Changklan Road August 12. Mother’s Day Brunch 11.30am until 3.30pm, 549 baht ++ or 699 baht ++ including free flow soft drinks, juices or beers. Mothers receive free entry into the raffle and photo with loved ones For further info or reservations 053 253 888

*Chez Marco Loy Kroh Road. August 12 ‘Free special desert offered for Mommy’, or ‘Free meal for Mommy who comes with children’ Nothing for Father!!.


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: [email protected]

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: diningoutcnx

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 [email protected].

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. Tuesday August 12 ‘The Administrative Structure of Chiang Mai Province’ a talk by Ajarn Tanet Charenmang. For further info visit www.intgcm.

Chiang Mai Expats Club meets on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month. New location Shangri-La Hotel. Arrive 10 am start 10:30 am. 80 baht per person.

Many Lamps-One Light. Multi-faith inspirational programmes. 2nd and 4th Saturday every month at 2:30 sharp. August 23 ‘Good Deeds’ Room 209 Hillside Condo 4. Topics; 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].


Amari Rincome Nimmanhaemindha Road, August 30. The Pink Panther stars in ‘Baht for a Better Life’ benefit concert with Daeng Fantastic. 950 baht per ticket including international buffet. For reservations or further info 053 221 130

Shangri La Chang Klan Road August 27. Fashion Show, in aid of the Charity Rooftop party , at Kad kafe from 11am. 350 baht includes buffet lunch. Lots of gift bags to be given away. Special offer on Hardy’s wine. For further info charityrooftopparty

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 galen44

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

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

Art Museum Exhibition by Lanna Photo Club. Until August 31. 9am until 5pm. Theme ‘Northern Thailand’

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.

Galerie Panisa 189 Mahidol Road (near Rimping Supermarket). Art Exhibition of watercolours and acrylics. Until September 8.

Courses, Lessons, Classes

British Council at the Amari Rincome Hotel. ‘A Festival of Bright Ideas’ for students planning on education in the UK. Saturday August 16, August 30 and September 20. for further info

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 www.taichichiangmai .com. Chen style lessons also available.

Amari Rincome Hotel Nimmanhaemindha Road Italian Cooking Class Every Saturday in August from 3pm onwards, followed by the dinner ‘you’ cooked. 1200 baht per person including wine tasting during the dinner. For further info or reservations call 053 221 130

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 [email protected] 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

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 [email protected].

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.


Payap University Saisuree Concert Hall Mae Khao Campus. August 30 ‘Hansori Voices from Heaven’ womens choir from Korea. Music ranges from Verdi, Gershwin, Sound of Music to Godspell. For reservations or info Tel 0870010452

*The Santi Studio Jazz History 101 Class. 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 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. 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 www.

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. Next quiz August 13. For further info email [email protected]

Films and Theatre

Alliance Francais 138 Charoen Prathet Road. Films start at 8 pm.. August 15 ‘La Trahison’ (2006) by Philippe Faucon. August 22 ‘Sarraqunia’ (1986) by Med Hondo. August 29 ‘Serko’ (2006) by Joel Farges. For further info email [email protected].

Democrats Abroad Supper and Movie Night. August 14. starts 5pm at Crystal Spring House Theatre 48 Huay Kaew Road. Movie; ‘No End in Sight; Iraq’s Descent into Chaos’ Followed by a call in from Charles A. Lewis. RSVP [email protected]


House of Praise. Behind the Chiang Mai Grandview Hotel. International Service Sunday 9am. From Sunday August 3 Second International service at 11am For further info or directions call 053 212 904, email [email protected] or visit