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 [email protected]

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 lyc.cnx

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   


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

Soroptimists celebrate 2nd anniversary with Pyjamas and Pedicures. This May 26th event is strictly for the ladies! Held at Spa Na-Tandee, 16/9-10 Nimmanhaemin Rd. Soi 17, canapés, pedicures, music and prizes for the best nightwear! Cost 600 baht, proceeds to Single Mothers’ Project.

Chiang Mai Charity Calendar: Children Helping Children. Dang Fantastic and surprise entertainers are featured at a special dinner at Amari Rincome on May 15, at which the charity will present its donations. Cost 495 baht, 3 course dinner and a glass of wine. For more details, or to book, please contact Ramlah on 089-861-8059.

Annual CMIS Sala Sale: Saturday, May 23, 9am - 12 pm at Payap University, Graduation Building, Maekhao Campus, Between Carrefour and Ring Road. Shop, Sell or Donate! Contact Tuyet Cahill at [email protected] or phone 083-1528427 (English speaking) or Somporn for Thai 081-8636739

200 Club meets at The Olde Bell Thursday May 21. Money raised goes to Maetang Elephant Park Clinic and the Lanna Dogs Rescue centre. For further info [email protected]

Other events

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]

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

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.

Chiang Mai Arts University Art Centre May 6 – 28. Art Thesis of Graduate Students, (Master Degrees), Visual arts understanding the value and beauty of art work and to sustain the world. 9a.m. until 5p.m. For further info [email protected]

The Expat Ladies Luncheon: the next meeting of this popular group will be held on Tuesday, May 26th at the Grandview Buffet (again.), as Fran is now away in the States until June 15..For further info, pleas either email Fran on franybill, or  Nancy Lindley on [email protected] com. New members are always welcome.

Hash House Groups: Group of social runners 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.

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.

Soroptimists International Chiang Mai: Professional women’s group meets on 3rd Wednesday of each month between 4.30 and 6.30 p.m. at Amari Rincome. New members welcome. For further details, contact Cory on [email protected]

Ladies Lunch Bunch: May 13 at Dokmai Garden 250 baht per person. For reservations or directions contact [email protected]

Guys & Dolls Dinner Group: Next Brunch at Bennefino on May 18. 350 baht per person includes welcome drink.  For further details email sewardcm

Exhibitions and concerts

Ong-Ard in a Mellow Mood at La Vie en Rose opposite Hillside 4 Condo Huay Kaew Road. May 13, 7p.m. until 10p.m. Songs include The Water is Wide, Greensleeves, Being Alive and many more. For further info call 081-998-7165

Bennett Lerner and Friends present Nocturnes and Barcaroles Part 4. Saturday May 23 from 7.30p.m. at Saisuree Chutikul Music Hall Mae Kao Campus Payap University.  Pianist Bennett Lerner, baritone Saran Suebsantiwongse, harpist Judi Utley, and flutist Suratachai Chenyavanit. Admission 200 Baht (Students 100 Baht) For further information call Khun Nok at 081-804-3920

Chiang Mai Arts University Art Centre May 6 – 28. Art Thesis of Graduate Students (Master Degrees) Visual arts understanding the value beauty of art work and sustain the world. 9a.m. until 5p.m. For further info [email protected]


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.

The Olde Bell Pub: Saturday 16th May Another big match as the Premiership draws to its climax with Man Utd taking on Arsenal at Old Trafford at 6.45p.m followed by Everton v West Ham at 10p.m. If Aussie Rules is more your sport we’ve got Brisbane Lions against Adelaide at 9.30 p.m.

JJ Indy Street  ‘Free.on Chang Nong Jing Jai’ .JJ Markets have begun a project to help small SMEs and the unemployed by setting up a market for every Thursday between 4 .p.m and 10 .p.m., where local people can show their goods and hopefully make sales. Well worth a visit. JJ’s is located next to Tesco Lotus, just off the Superhighway.

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 [email protected]

Reiki training courses - all levels. For further info please contact [email protected] artscenter .com 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 [email protected]

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

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

Monthly at the Garden Bar April 22 Starts 8p.m. Email – [email protected]

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. 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