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. Next meeting August 20, 7:00 p.m. at SU Korean Fusion Restaurant, second
floor of the Circle at Soi 17, Nimmanhaeminda Road. Info and reservations:
Chiang Mai Readers & Book
Discussion Group: Monthly over lunch to discuss a previously agreed book.
All welcome. [email protected]
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
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. Next meeting August
25 at the Pasta Café. Info and reservations: [email protected].
Chiang Mai Chess Club:
7pm, Wednesdays, The Pub, on Huay Kaew Rd. All welcome. Info: John on
Care for Dogs urgently
needs both Thai and Western volunteers for their new stall at the Sunday
Walking Street Market, which will help to raise funds for the shelter’s
ever-increasing needs. Volunteers will be selling Care for Dogs merchandise,
collecting donations and spreading public awareness of Care for Dogs. Full shift
hours are Sundays approx. 3.30 p.m. until 11 p.m. Half shifts 3.30p.m. till 7.30
p.m. and 7.30 p.m. till 11 p.m. These hours are still to be confirmed and may
change. If you are able help out for either a full shift or half shift or some
weeks only, please contact Care for Dogs immediately at [email protected]
Chiang Mai: Open meeting on August 19, 5 p.m. at the Amari Rincome Hotel,
all welcome. Features ‘Songs of Memory: Traditional Music of the Golden
Triangle’, a presentation by Victoria Vorreiter, which will highlight these
ancient musical traditions using film, recordings, and images .Non- members 350
baht, including high tea. To reserve, email [email protected] loxinfo.co.th. For more
info on the speaker and her subject, please visit www.music
The Gate Theatre’s next
season will present Neil Simon’s famous play, ‘The Odd Couple’, directed by
Stephan Turner, at the Studio Theatre on the 7th floor
of Kad Suan Kaew on the 11th and
12th, 18th and
September. Curtain up at 7 p.m; from 6 p.m. food and drink, catered by the Queen
Victoria Pub, will be available in the theatre’s foyer.
The ‘Hoon Chang Fon’
traditional Lanna puppet duo, recently awarded the World Festival of Puppet
Art’s special Award for Poetic Interpretation in Prague, have lost their pitch
in the Sunday Walking Market as a result of taking time off to compete in the
international festival. The now internationally famous duo has at present no way
of earning a living. You can support them by hiring them at your next event or
party. They deserve our appreciation and continued support; please do contact
them on 085-717-2879.
Galerie Panisa present
‘Art and Amity V1’, an exhibition of work by their students and teachers, on
view until August 19 at their gallery, located at 189 Mahidol Road, opposite the
Toyota showrooms. Info: 053-202-779.
116 Art Gallery’s new
exhibition, ‘The Love of Mother and Child’, featuring a group of emerging
Lanna artists, will run from now until August 31, and celebrates HM Queen
Sirikit’s birthday and Mothers’ Day. The gallery is located on Charoen Muang
Road. Info: www.116artgallery.com or call on 053-302-111.
Antoine Garth and jazz trio
present the Great American Songbook vol.3, an evening of jazz and a buffet
dinner. Songs by Cole Porter, Gershwin, Rogers and Hart, etc. at the Shangri-La
Hotel on August 23. Concert 6 p.m, dinner 8.p.m. Tickets, concert 200 baht,
concert and dinner 550 baht.
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. to 8.30 p.m. at the Shangri-.La Hotel. A great
opportunity for business professionals and individuals alike to meet, network
and exchange views in a social environment. Attendees are encouraged to bring
along colleagues and business associates to take full advantage of the
Partnership for Peace and Justice will run a 5 –day writing retreat for
women from September 28 at a peaceful rural setting in Mae Rim. Daily
Yoga/meditation/ mindfulness practices create space for creativity to emerge.
Residential course, cost 6,000 - 9,000 baht dependent on ability to pay. Info:
email on gin[email protected] womenforpeaceandjustice.org.
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
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] healingartscenter.com or
Studio Naenna; A 3-day
indigo-dying workshop organised by Studio Naenna will run from August 29-30 at
their main gallery off Huey Kaew Road at 138-8 Soi Chang Khian. 10 places only,
cost 1000 baht. Info: tel 053-322-6042, or email on emailus1
Tennis Players: The
Gymkhana Club. Monday nights are Singles nights, 4:p.m - 6:30 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Friday are Doubles nights, 4:p.m - 6:30p.m. Competent players
welcome. Non-members 80 baht walk-in, games free for members. Info: Michael on
087-188-7414 for more information.
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
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: admin @japankarate-cnx.net
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.
Fridays: The Pub. 8 p.m.
Call Grahame on 053-211-550
Monthly at the Garden Bar:
Starts 8 p.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 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,
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: greenpapayasangha @gmail.com