Chiang Mai this week

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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: Every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m. in the YMCA’s Nawarat Room. Info: 084-485-0100, email chiangmaiwestaa

Al-anon: Support group open to those affected by alcoholism in a relative or friend. Every Saturday, 4:00-5:00 p.m, Seven Fountains, 97 Huey Kaew Rd. Info: 087-300-4668,, or email: [email protected]

Co-dependants Anonymous: Support group for those having problems with healthy relationships with others. Every Wednesday, 7:00 p.m., Seven Fountains, 97 Huey Kaew Rd. Info: 085-863-9898

Nicotine Anonymous: Every Saturday, 1 p.m., Building 11 behind McCormick Hospital. Info: 086-194-6300

LYC Chiang Mai: Social group for Asian/Western gay men and lesbians. Info and events: email lyc.cnx

Chiang Mai Friends Group: A new-style club for Thais and expats working towards community integration, educational and environmental projects and Lanna cultural appreciation, as well as ‘meeting and greeting’ and fun! Info: 089-433-1505 or email [email protected]

Chiang Mai Expats Club: 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month, 10 a.m. for 10.30, Shangri-La Hotel. 80 baht per person.

Informal Northern Thai Group: Monthly at Alliance Franšaise, Charoenprathet Road. Info: www.intgcm.   



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: [email protected]

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 [email protected]

Dining Out Group: Once a fortnight, alternating between Western and Asian food. 100 baht - 500 baht per head. Info: [email protected] 

Chiang Mai Readers & Book Discussion Group: Monthly over lunch to discuss a previously agreed book. All welcome. cmreadersgroup

The Chiang Mai International Women’s Book Club: Group of English speaking book lovers. 7 p.m, last Monday of month. Info: [email protected]

Soroptimists International 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:

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 Tuskers.Info:dorothy.engmann

The Expat Ladies Luncheon: Monthly at selected, reasonably priced venues. All welcome. Info and bookings: [email protected].

and concerts

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: 053-224-444.

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 

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 [email protected]


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; non- members please email on [email protected],com. 

Courses, 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]

Reiki training courses: all levels. Info: [email protected] arts 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

Tai Chi Classes: Experienced Tai Chi Sifu gives lessons. Info: 084-600-5268, email [email protected]

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 Private classes also available.

Karate Practice: Monday/Wednesday 5.30 p.m, Free. CMU’s Student Services building. Karatedo Fed. Wado-kaj karate. Info: [email protected]

Quiz nights

Mondays- Tuskers’ Bar: 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. 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, inclusive.

Exploring Christianity: ‘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]