The Fourth of July! The
Veterans of Foreign Was and the US Consulate invite US citizens, their families
and friends to the 4th of
July celebrations at Chiang Mai’s Municipal Stadium from 2 p.m. Admission, 100
baht, includes hot dogs, soft drinks, entertainment, prizes and fireworks. US
citizens, please show passports or a copy. 5 non-US guests allowed per citizen;
please show photo ID, passport, copy or school ID. Large groups need
pre-approval. No parking on site; please take a taxi or other transport. Info:
Hash House Groups: Social
runners, third Sunday each month, 1 p.m. Secret trail, drinks and food. Info:
[email protected] or 084-780-6459.
The Gentleman’s Club: The
Pub, first Monday of the month. Beer and a roast lunch. Info: 053-211-550, email
Dining Out Group: Once a
fortnight, alternating between Western and Asian food. 100 baht - 500 baht per
head. Info: [email protected] hotmail.com
Chiang Mai Readers & Book
Discussion Group: Monthly over lunch to discuss a previously agreed book.
All welcome. cmreadersgroup @gmail.com.
The Chiang Mai International
Women’s Book Club: Group of English speaking book lovers. 7 p.m, last Monday
of month. Info: [email protected]
Chiang Mai: Professional women’s group, monthly at the Amari Rincome Hotel.
New members welcome. Info: [email protected]
The Chiang Mai Computer Club:
Tuesdays 1 p.m. at Tuskers Bar. Info: 087-180-4665.
Chiang Mai Bicycle Club:
Every Sunday, 7 a.m, Thapae Gate. Info: www.chinarice.org
The Textile Art Group:
First Friday of month at the Raintree Centre opposite Narawat Bridge. Weaving,
batik, embroidery, etc. Info: [email protected]
Travel Club: Monthly at
The Expat Ladies Luncheon:
Monthly at selected, reasonably priced venues. All welcome. Info and bookings:
Payap Duriyasilp Choir
presents ‘Wonderful World’, an evening of popular choral music on July 3, 7.30
p.m. at the Leviticus Auditorium, Faculty of Law, Payap University’s Mae Kaeo
Campus. Tickets 150 baht.
Chiangmai Symphony Orchestra
Concert: ‘Young Performers’, pianist Achira Assawadecharit and harpist
Pathsharasakon Po will play Rachmaninoff and Handel. July 11, 7.30 p.m. Kad
Theatre. Tickets 100baht-500 baht at ground floor, Kad Suan Kaew. Info:
Montfort College and Regina
Coeli College present a concert of music for wind and brass instruments.
July 8, CMU auditorium, 7 pm. The two combined marching bands have been invited
to compete in the World Music Contest in the Netherlands from July 18. Tickets
from 100 baht. Info:053-252-565, or www.montfortband.net
‘Unseen scenes’: Japanese
photographer Toko and Belgian artist Julie Chloe will hold an exhibition of
their work from July 17, 7 p.m. at Beentheredonethat Guest House, 81/1 Moo 6,
Klong Chon Prathan Road, A. Suthep. Info and directions: 085-715-3701, email
The Amari Rincome Hotel
will be celebrating the Japanese Tanabata, (Star), Festival, an annual tribute
to love based on a beautiful Japanese legend, on July 7 between 6.30 and 10.30
p.m. at its 5th floor
Rooftop Suite. Come and enjoy a Japanese buffet dinner, and write your secret
love wish on a Tanabata paper strip—your wish might come true! Tickets 450 baht
for adults, 300 baht for children.
JJ Indy Street: JJ
Markets project to help small SMEs and the unemployed. Thursday market, 4 .p.m
and 10 .p.m., local goods from local people.
Networking Evening: 1st Friday
each month, from 6.30 p.m. at Le Meridien Hotel. The British Chamber of Commerce
and AA Insurance Brokers Co.Ltd invite you to this event on July 3, sponsored by
Property Care Services, (Thailand). 300 baht includes snacks and drinks, 6.30
p.m. and 8 p.m. Members book online at www.bcctthai.com; non- members please
email on [email protected],com.
classes, educational opportunities
Chiang Mai University’s
Language Institute is offering a new non-profit multi-skill volunteer
teaching programme which includes a Non-Imm.‘O’visa. Volunteers can be placed in
schools, hospitals, etc, according to qualifications and experience. Commitment
at least 4 hours per week. Placement fee is 10,000 baht for CM residents, visa
fee extra. For more details, or if your school or organisation needs volunteers,
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. Info: [email protected] gmail.com
Reiki training courses:
all levels. Info: [email protected] arts center.com or www. asianhealing
Latin and Ballroom/Salsa
Dancing: Soi 7, Suthep Road. Ballroom/Salsa and Latin, belly dancing. Info:
086-187-1263, email [email protected]
Chiang Mai International
Taekwondo: All ages, 3rd floor
EQ Square, Hang Dong Road with World Master Tom Zuza 7th Dan.
Info: 083-476-2013, email masterzuza @itf-thailand.com.
Tai Chi Classes:
Experienced Tai Chi Sifu gives lessons. Info: 084-600-5268, email
[email protected] gmail.com.
Tai Chi Classes: Chen
style Tai Chi classes for beginners, Mondays Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Hillside
4 Condos, 4th floor,
exercise room. Info: 089-955-5350, or www.taichichiangmai.com. Private
classes also available.
Monday/Wednesday 5.30 p.m, Free. CMU’s Student Services building.
Karatedo Fed. Wado-kaj karate. Info: [email protected]
Mondays- Tuskers’ Bar:
Info: call Chas on 087-811-4665, or www.tuskersbar.com.
Tuesdays- The Olde Bell,
8.30 p.m. Call 087-811-9468, or [email protected]
Thursdays- UN Irish Pub.
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]
Many Lamps-One Light:
Multi-faith inspirational programmes on 2nd and
every month at 2 p.m. for 2.30 p.m. 1110 Naşkornping Condos. No fees.
Refreshments. Info: Mike on 087-305-4006. Please note: the ‘Many Lamps - One
Light’ programme will be in recess from 25th July to 22nd August.
Baha’i Faith - What is it?
Why is it fresh and important? New topics. Monthly, 9th and 19th,
at 1110 Nakornping Condos, 2.45 p.m. Info:
Mike or Rose on 087-305-4006,
Please note: ‘Baha’i Faith’ will be in recess from 19th July to 19th August,
‘The Gathering’. Sundays, Lotus Hotel, 10:30 a.m., 5th floor. Good refreshments,
good friends. Info: Pastor John, 080-131-3721
Sri Sathya Sai Baba,
spiritual master. Study and discussion group for Chiang Mai devotees. Info: Bob
at 081-469-1507, 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Meditate with the Green
Papaya Sangha in the tradition of Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh.
Thursdays from 7:30 to 9:00 pm at the Yoga Studio 65/1 Arak Road. Beginners
welcome. Info: greenpapaya [email protected]