Chiang Mai this week

Send in your happenings

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


Support and Information Groups

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

Al-anon: Support group open to anyone affected by alcoholism in a relative or friend. Meets every Saturday, 4:00-5:00 p.m. at Seven Fountains, 97 Huey Kaew Rd. For info: www.alanonthailand. org, email: [email protected] org or call 087-300-4668

CODA: Co-dependants Anonymous is a support group for people having problems with maintaining a healthy relationship with others. Meets every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. at Seven Fountains, 97 Huey Kaew Rd. For info call 085-863-9898

Nicotine Anonymous: Meets every Saturday 1 p.m. at Building 11 behind McCormick Hospital. For further info contact Earl 086-194-6300

LYC Chiang Mai  Social group for Asian and Western gay men and lesbians. For more info or schedule of upcoming events [email protected]

Chiang Mai Friends Group: A networking group of expats and Thais who support community integration and educational and environmental projects. For further info call Boong on 089-433-1505 or email info

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).

Informal Northern Thai Group (INTG) meets monthly at the Alliance Française, Charoen Prathet Road. For further info visit www.intgcm.

New Groups

The Bridge Club of Chiang Mai welcomes new players.  For information on the club and its meetings please contact Chris Hedges at:  oga. [email protected]   



British Consultancy Charitable Trust based in London provides experts, often recently retired, to work abroad for short periods with local organizations.  For further information contact Ian Bushell [email protected]

Upcoming charity events

200 Club meets at Darling Wine Bar April 29.  Special promotions including blind wine tasting competition.  Money raised goes to Maetang Elephant Park Clinic and The Lanna Dogs Rescue centre. For further info [email protected]

Other events

 SKAL International Chiang Mai and Northern Thailand.  Next meeting April 30 at the De Naga Hotel for members and guests.  For further details contact Naphat Nutsati 081-531-1469 www.

Textile Art Group: First Friday of every month at the Raintree Centre opposite Narawat Bridge: weaving, surface decoration, batik, embroidery, etc. For further info [email protected]

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

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

Exhibitions and concerts

Classic Xavier Baroque to Contemporary Flute Duets by Xavier Vichitporn and Hiroshi Matsushima at A.U.A on May 2 at 7.30p.m. Tickets 200 baht adults, 100 baht students. Advance ticket reservation contact xavierflutestudio


The Think Park Rincome Intersection, Nimmanhae­mindha Road. Every Monday and Tuesday 4 – 11p.m.  Fashionable and local products including food and drinks, clothes, ornaments, leather accessories OTOP Products.  Various entertainments arranged.

Courses and classes

Art classes at ArtSpace on 7: Short courses given by a highly qualified and experienced artist, fees include materials. Develop your potential! For further details contact Laura on artspacecm

Reiki training courses - all levels. For further info please contact [email protected] or visit the website on www.asianhealingarts


Chiang Mai Bicycle Club meets Sunday May 3 at 7 a.m. at Thapae Gate.  For further info visit

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

Jul 6-19, Jul 13-17, Jul 20-24, Jul 27-31. contact spikc” for more info.

Quiz nights

Mondays- Tuskers’ Bar: For info call Chas on 087-811-4665, or www.tuskers

Tuesdays- The Olde Bell, 8.30 p.m. Call 087-811-9468, or [email protected]

Thursdays- UN Irish Pub. Call 053-214-554

Fridays- The Pub. 8 p.m. Call Grahame on 053-211-550

Religion and Spirituality

Many Lamps-One Light: Multi-faith inspirational programmes on 2nd and 4th Saturday every month at 2 p.m. for 2.30 p.m. start. 1110 Nakornping Condo. 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 on 953-811-464 for directions to Suan Thip Retreat.

Exploring Christianity: ‘The Gathering’ - an international fellowship of Christians meeting Sundays at the Lotus Hotel (Pang Suan Kaew) behind Central Mall, 10:30 a.m., 5th floor. Good refreshments and good friends. Call Pastor John at 080-131-3721

Sri Sathya Sai Baba, spiritual master. Devotees in Chiang Mai are now holding a study and discussion group. For further details, please contact Bob on 081-469-1507, between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m.

Baha’i Faith - What is it? Why is it fresh and important? New topics on 9th and 19th of every month at 1110 Nakornping Condo, off Huay Kaew Rd. at 2.45 p.m.

Call  Mike or Rose on 08 7305 4006.