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 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 www.intgcm.

‘Stammtisch’ (regular’s table) meeting for the German speaking community in Thailand takes place every first Sunday of the month at Rose Restaurant (old city). For information, please call Hartmut Ludwig on 084 899 8305 or mail to [email protected]   


Upcoming charity events

Soroptimists celebrate 2nd anniversary with Pyjamas and Pedicures. This May 26 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.

Annual CMIS Sala Sale: Saturday, May 23, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. 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

The Expat Ladies Luncheon: Tuesday, May 26 at the Grandview Buffet (again), as Fran is now away in the States until June 15. For further info, please either email Fran on [email protected] com, or Nancy Lindley on [email protected]

Intahkin  Festival - The Pillar of the City. Wat Chedi Luang, May 22-29. A traditional festival celebrating the founding of the city and its spiritual roots.

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

Exhibitions and concerts

Bennett Lerner and Friends present Nocturnes and Barcaroles Part 4. Saturday May 23 from 7.30 p.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]

Xavier Flute Studio presents a “Classical Cartoon Concert” at AUA on June 6 at 7.30 p.m. Xavier Vichitporn (flute) and Remi Namthep (electone) will present famous cartoon tunes with a powerful orchestral sound. Musicians will dress as cartoon characters so that every family member can enjoy the show. Tickets from Xavier Flute Studio, 053-820-464, 200 baht adults, 100 baht students


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

JJ Indy Street: JJ Markets project to help small SMEs and the unemployed by setting up a market every Thursday between 4 .p.m and 10 .p.m., where local people can show their goods and 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 artspacecm

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


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]

1st Youth World Weightlifting Championship: Scheduled between 19 and 24 May at the 700 Year Stadium, this is an important international event! For those who remember the world weightlifting championships at the same venue, it’s a Don’t Miss!

Religion and Spirituality

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