Upcoming charity events
7 p.m. on June 19 at Casa Antonio Ristorante Italiano on Charoenphratet Road
will see the start of a very enjoyable evening for supporters of the famous
Chiang Mai Charity Calendar. A delicious 4 course menu with free-flow wine, plus
the knowledge that you’re helping this great charity, all for 750 baht. For more
details or to book, please email Ramlah on [email protected]
The Fourth of July: An
invitation, on behalf of the US Consulate, to USA citizens and their wives, kids
and friends from the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States of America to
the annual celebration of Independence Day, held this year from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
in the grounds of the Chiang Mai Municipal Stadium. Admission 100 baht, includes
good ole’ American hot dogs, soft drinks, kids’ games, a watermelon-eating
contest, a variety of entertainment, door prizes and a firework display. US
citizens should show either their passports or a copy; each may bring 5 non-US
citizen guests, both adults and children, who should also show a photo ID,
passport or copy or school ID. Large group will need pre-approval. No parking
will be allowed; please take a taxi or ask a friend to drop you off. For more
details, please email [email protected] generalmail.ch.
Hash House Groups: Group
of social runners meets 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.
Dining Out Group: Once a
fortnight, alternating between Western and Asian food: Between 100 baht and 500
baht per head. For further info, please 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 cmreadersgroup
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
Chiang Mai: Professional women’s group meets June 17 at Amari Rincome from
4.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. Speaker is Jaz Goven, from Emotional Freedom Technique.
Tickets 250 baht, (Soroptimists), 350 baht, (guests), including high tea. New
members welcome. For further details, contact Cory on [email protected]
The Chiang Mai Computer Club
meets Tuesdays 1 p.m. at Tuskers Bar & Grill. Contact Chas for further details
Chiang Mai Bicycle Club
meets every Sunday at 7 a.m. at Thapae Gate. For further info visit
Kongpakpaisarn, winner of the National Beethoven Piano Competition 2007 and
the 8th Bangkok Chopin Piano Competition 2008, will give a recital at Payap’s
College of Music’s recital room on June 20 at 7.30 p.m. The recital room is in
the Srisangwan Building on the university’s Kaewnawarat Campus. Admission is
La Luna Gallery’s preview
exhibition, Elephant Parade, will run until June 26. Featured are lots of
painted elephants, both large and small, created by various Thai artists, as
well as some new exhibits. The ‘jumbo’ jumbos will later be travelling to
Holland to be part of a huge parade in Amsterdam, aimed at raising awareness in
the West of the plight of the Asian elephant.
Payap’s College of Music
is hosting a concert by the Yale university-based Whim’n Rhythm Choir at 7.30,
June 15, at the Saisuree Music Hall on the university’s Mae Khao Campus.
JJ Indy Street: JJ
Markets project to help small SMEs and the unemployed. Regular Thursday market
between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m., local goods from local people. Well worth a visit.
JJ’s is located next to Tesco Lotus, just off the Superhighway.
JJ Markets: Grand sale to
June 30, 20-80% reductions on clothes, home décor, local crafts, etc. 10 a.m. to
8 p.m daily. Located off the Superhighway behind Kam Thieng flower market.
Networking Event: 1st Friday
each month, 6.30-9.30 p.m. at Le Méridien Hotel. Organised by Networking One,
this event is a good opportunity to meet, discuss and do business! 300 Baht
admission fee includes wine, beer and canapés. For more info or to book, please
classes, educationl opportunities
Chiang Mai University’s
Language Institute are offering a new multi-skill volunteer teaching
programme which includes a Non-Imm ‘O’ visa. No strings attached. You don’t have
to sign on for their TEFL course! Volunteers can be placed in schools,
hospitals, etc, according to their qualifications and experience. Commitment is
a minimum of 4 hours per week. If you want to help, this seems a very good
opportunity. For more details, please email Carmen on [email protected]
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
Reiki training courses:
All levels. For further info please contact [email protected] artscenter.com or
visit the website on www.asianhealing artscenter.com.
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
Many Lamps-One Light:
Multi-faith inspirational programmes on 2nd and
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.
Please note: ‘Many Lamps - One Light’ programme will be in recess from July 25
to August 22, inclusive.
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
087-305-4006. Please note: ‘Baha’i Faith’ will be in recess from July 19 to
August 19, inclusive.
The Practice of Life: A
Buddhist mindfulness approach to living. Every Wednesday night at 7 p.m. Contact
Numnim on 053-811-464 for directions to Suan Thip Retreat.
‘The Gathering’ - an international fellowship of Christians meeting Sundays at
the Lotus Hotel 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.
Meditate with The Green
Papaya Sangha in the tradition of Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh
every Thursday from 7.30 to 9 p.m. at the Yoga Studio 65/1 Arak Road. Beginners
warmly welcomed. For info: [email protected]