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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 @yahoo.com.

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, www.alanonthailand .org, or email: [email protected] thailand.org.

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 @gmail.com

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] retireinchiangmai.com

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 meeting with talk at Alliance Française, Charoenprathet Road. Info: www.intgcm.thehostserver.com.   

 

 Events

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. Next meet at Baanrai Yarmyen Restaurant, northern Thai food, July 23. Info and reservations: diningoutcnx @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: christa @justfoodinc.org

Soroptimists International Chiang Mai: Professional women’s group, monthly at the Amari Rincome Hotel. New members welcome. Info: cory @asianhealingartscenter.com

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 Tuskers.Info:dorothy.engmann @googlemail.com

The Expat Ladies Luncheon: Monthly at selected, reasonably priced venues. All welcome. Next meet July 28, Kad Kafe, Shangri-La Hotel. Info and reservations: [email protected].

Chiang Mai Chess Club: 7pm, Wednesdays, The Pub, on Huay Kaew Rd. All welcome. Info: John on 085-7109-926.

Exhibitions
and concerts

Payap University’s Music Department presents a piano recital by Widhida Supa­porn, Achira Assawadecharit and Ajarn Bennett Lerner. Bach, Chopin, Haydn, Brahms, Mozart and Rachmaninoff. July 24, 7.30 p.m, SW 201 Recital Room,

Keaw Nawarat Campus. Tickets 140 baht, (to help pay for travel to Bangkok music seminar), info: 053-266-386

Commercial

Networking Evening: AA Insurance Brokers Co.Ltd and Networking One invite you to these events, held on the 1st Thursday of each month, from 6.30 p.m. at the Shangri-.La Hotel. Meet, greet, network and do business in an elegant environment. Next meeting August 6.

Le Mercure Hotel: Special offer, Sunday Brunch, book 1 week in advance, get 30% discount. Wednesdays are ‘ladies’ day’ – two eat for the price of one. Lavish and delicious!

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. Tailor-made placements in any field; commitment of at least 4 hours per week. Placement and visa fee requested to cover expenses. 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: i[email protected] healingartscenter.com or www. asianhealingartscenter.com

Latin and Ballroom/Salsa Dancing: Soi 7, Suthep Road. Ballroom/Salsa and Latin, belly dancing. Info: 086-187-1263, email [email protected] gmail.com.

Grow International Learning Centre offers alternative education based on ‘GED’ Syllabus for middle/high-school students wishing to study for the international high school certificate. Info: Sonthaya Chutisacha, (Sandy), on 081-846-5770, email [email protected] or visit www.growilc.com

Sport

Chiangmai International Taekwondo: All ages taught in your own home, private lessons by World Master Tom Zuza ,7th Dan. Info: 083-276-2013/083-475-1752, email [email protected]

Tai Chi Classes: Experienced Tai Chi Sifu gives lessons. Info: 084-600-5268, email liangxiaochenmen @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.

Karate Practice: Monday/Wednesday 5.30 p.m, Free. CMU’s Student Services building. Karatedo Fed. Wado-kaj karate. Info: admin @japankarate-cnx.net

Quiz nights

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, email [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: Starts 8 p.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 Nakornping 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: [email protected]

An Invitation to Worship with the Baptist Group. Every Sunday, 11.00 a.m, from August 2 at the Boss Hotels conference room. Opposite the railway station, Charoenmuang Road/ 10/4 Rot Fai Road. Speaker: Dr. Jack Green, Professor of Theology. Service in English, conservative theology, traditional hymns. Info: 084-378-1440/ after 7 p.m. 053-399-197.