Chiang Mai this week

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Community Happenings is an opportunity for all clubs, businesses, hotels, restaurants and entertainment outlets to inform the Chiang Mai Mail’s readers what new “happenings” are coming up.
Send us your happenings by email to: [email protected] or by fax to 053 260 738
or stop by the office at Chiang Mai Mail Publishing Co., Ltd., 209/5 Moo6, T.Faham, A.Muangchiang Mai, Chiang Mai 50000
Deadline is Wednesday at 6 pm


Groups and Meetings

Payap Presents Lecture Series. Mae Khao Campus. October 16 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Topic: Thai-US Relations in their 175th Year. Speaker Alexander Barrasso. October 30. Topic The transformation of Chiang Mai’s Urban Spaces. Speaker Taylor Easum.

Alcoholics Anonymous. Meets every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Nawarat Room at the YMCA, For further info 084-485-0100 [email protected]

Womens Correction Institute Ratvitee Road. ‘Chaun Chom’ a café run by inmates. Open from 8.30 a.m. until 4.30 p.m.

Travel Club meets every month at Tuskers Bar & Grill located on Soi 1 just off Chaiyaphum Rd. For further info: [email protected]

Charity Rooftop Party. Pre-events. Monday October 27 Happy Hour, from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Chedi Hotel, 3 glasses of wine from Darling Wine Bar for 350 baht. Further info [email protected]

Dining Out Group, once a fortnight alternating between western and Asian food. Between 100 baht and 500 baht per head. For further info: [email protected]

The Chiang Mai International Women’s Book Club. International group of English speaking book lovers. 7 p.m., last Monday of month. For further info email [email protected]

Hash House Groups. Group of social riders meet third Sunday every month at 1 p.m. 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 on 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. First Friday of every month at the Raintree Centre. opposite Narawat Bridge. Weaving, surface decoration (batik, etc.), embroidery, etc. Bring refreshments. 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. For further info visit www.intgcm.

Chiang Mai Expats Club meets on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month. at Shangri-La Hotel. Arrive 10 a.m. start 10.30 a.m. 80 baht per person.

Many Lamps-One Light. Multi-faith inspirational programmes. 2nd and 4th Saturday every month at 2.30. Room 209 Hillside Condo 4. Topics; No fees. No Speakers. Refreshments. For further info call Mike at 087-305-4006.

“The Practice of Life,” a Buddhist mindfulness approach to living. Every Wednesday night at 7 p.m. Contact Numnim for directions to Suan Thip Retreat Chanting group, every Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m.

The Gentleman’s Club meets at The Pub every first Monday of the month for beer and a roast lunch. For further info call Grahame at 053-211-550 or email thepub

The Chess Club meets at The Pub every Wednesday at 7 p.m. All levels welcome. For further info call 053-211-550 or email [email protected]



The PREM Golf Academy Junior 5 Day Golf Camps. October 6-10, 13-17 and 20-24. Round trip transport from Chiang Mai included. Ages 10-18. Mon-Fri 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Further info at spikec

Tai Chi Classes. Experienced Tai Chi Sifu gives lessons. For further details contact Liang at 084-600-5268 or liang.xiaochenmen

Karate Practice. Student Services building at Chiang Mai University. Karatedo Federation Wado-kaj karate. Monday and Wednesday 5.30 p.m. This practice is free. For further info email [email protected]

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

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

Exhibitions, Competitions

Prem Center Annual Photo Competition Applicants in three categories; open, senior and junior school categories. Great prizes to be won. Theme is ‘My World.’ Register and submit your entry by October 31. Winners will be announced and all submission exhibited at Prem’s 6th Annual International Day on November 8.

Lessons, Classes

Line Dancing at the Centre of the Universe. Every Wednesday 5.30 p.m. 200 baht per person. For directions or further info call 081-473-0746 or [email protected]

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

The PREM Tennis Academy. After school tennis programs, Saturday tennis programs, camps and tournaments. International experienced coaching staff. All ages and abilities accepted. For info contact Director Randall Scott at [email protected] or visit www.

Chiang Mai International Taekwondo, Training now for all ages at 3rd Floor EQ Square, Chiang Mai-Hang Dong Road. World Master Tom Zuza 7th Dan. All aspects 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.

Latin and Ballroom/Salsa Dancing, Soi 7, Suthep Road. Various classes and times. Ballroom/Salsa and Latin. For further info email [email protected] or telephone Linda at 086-187-1263.

The Chiang Mai Photographic Group meets Wednesdays 7 p.m. at Tuskers Bar & Grill. Contact Chas for further details at 087-180-4665.

The Chiang Mai Computer Club meets Tuesdays 1 p.m. at Tuskers Bar & Grill. Contact Chas for further details at 087-180-4665.


Casting Call ArtSpace on 7 is holding auditions for ‘Midnight Halloween Cabaret’ on Friday October 31. Fluent English speaking males and females aged 18 and up. For further info contact Bradley [email protected]

JJ Markets Assadthron Road, Talent Competition 2008, October 10, starts at 7 p.m. 5 bands compete. Plenty of parking.

The Santi Studio Jazz History 101 Class.150 baht per class. Tenor Antoine Garth looks at the development of Jazz including Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington etc. For further info contact Antoine at [email protected] or 085-225-2169.

Quiz nights

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

TUESDAY The Olde Bell 25/1 Loi Kroh Rd. Quiz night every Tuesday. 8.30 p.m. first question. Free entry. Prize vouchers for winners. Teams of 1-6. For further details 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. Quiz night every Friday - general knowledge quiz 8 p.m. Teams of four or less. Many prizes. For further info call Grahame at 053-211-550.

MONTHLY The Garden Bar next to the Lotus Hotel. Starts at 8 p.m. Next round October 15. For further info email [email protected]

Films and Theatre

Alliance Francais 138 Charoen Prathet Road. Films start 8 p.m. October 10 ‘Travaux, On Saut Quand Ca’ (2005) by Brigitte Rouan. October 17 ‘Madam Bovary’ (1991) by Claude Chabrol. October 31 ‘Les Soeurs Fachees” (2004) by Alexandra Leclere. For further info email tbaude