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. Thursday 20 November ‘China’s rising economic power and its implication on Southeast Asian economies.’ Speaker Dr. Ho Nguyen, Professor of Economics, St Mary’s College of Maryland.

Alcoholics Anonymous. Meets every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Nawarat Room at the YMCA. For further info 084-485-0100 or chiangmaiwestaa

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 at [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 & 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 Française, 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 2pm for 2.30pm start. 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 [email protected]

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 Chiang Mai Photographic Group meets every 2nd Wednesday 7 p.m. at Tuskers Bar & Grill. All those with an interest in photography film or digital are invited. Contact Chas for further details at 087-180-4665. www.



The Prem Golf Academy. Upcoming 5 Day Adult Schools. December 8-12 and 15-19. Private Lessons and custom programs available. For further info 053-301-500 (ext 5415). www.

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

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

Exhibitions, Competitions

The Chiang Mai Photographic Group’s first exhibition of members’ work runs November 1-9. This diverse collection of arresting images from all over Asia celebrates the group’s first birthday and illustrates that there’s a lot more to be photographed than the usual fare of temples, hill tribes and sunsets! 11 a.m.-8 p.m. daily at Airport Plaza, Northern Village, 2nd Floor.

Prem Center. Prem’s 6th Annual International Day on November 8. www.

Galerie Panisa. Mahidol Road Pongdej & Srijai exhibition from November 10 until December 8. 30 pieces of art works and printing on display. For further info call 053-202-779.

Nakornpayap International School. Car Boot Sale November 22. In aid of Care For Dogs Temple Program. For further info, call Melanie at 084-485-5986.

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] .org or visit

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.asianhealin

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

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

Music / Entertainment

Let us Entertain You. At the Shangri La Hotel on November 22 in aid of the Foundation for the Education of Rural Children. 1,000 baht per ticket, includes wine and hors d’oeuvres by the Shangri La chefs and homemade deserts by the board members. For tickets or further info

Winter Dreams Charity Party at the Ratilanna Hotel on November 29 in aid of Grandma Cares.Org New Life Foundation. 999 baht per ticket includes dancing, music and fine food. For further info or tickets, call Margaret at 053-247-083.

Food Fashion Flowers at the Chedi Hotel on December 1 ‘World Aids Day’ in aid of local HIV or Aids Charities. Organized by La Luna Gallery. 3,500 baht per ticket or 32,000 baht for table of 10. For further info or ticket, contact Sommai at 053-306-678 or mail to bookmeondec01

Charity Christmas Party at Holiday Inn on December 6 in aid of Croston House and Thailandfreunde e.V. 850 baht per ticket includes international buffet, Christmas songs, magician, Lanna and Thai dancing and surprise superstars. For further info or tickets contact Dirk Weeber-Arayatumsopon at [email protected]

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.

Films and

Alliance Française. 138 Charoen Prathet Road. Films start 8 p.m.. November 7 Mauvais Sang (1986) by Leos Carax. November 14 Diva (1980) by Jean-Jacques Beneix. For further info, email [email protected]