The next German Stammtisch will be held on November
1, 2009 at the Rose Restaurant (Rose Guesthouse) in Chiang Mai. For information
contact: Phone: 0066 (0) 848 998 305, E-mail: [email protected]
Hash House Groups: Social runners, third Sunday each
month, 1 p.m. Secret trail, drinks and food. Info: [email protected] yahoo.co.uk
The Gentleman’s Club: The Pub, first Monday of the
month. Beer and a roast lunch. Info: 053-211-550, email [email protected] home.in.th.
Dining Out Group: Once a fortnight, alternating
between Western and Asian food. 100 baht - 500 baht per head..Info and
reservations: diningoutcnx @hotmail.com
Chiang Mai Readers & Book Discussion Group: Monthly
over lunch to discuss a previously agreed book. All welcome.
The Chiang Mai International Women’s Book Club:
Group of English speaking book lovers. 7 p.m, last Monday of month. Info:
Soroptimists International Chiang Mai: Professional
women’s group, monthly at the Amari Rincome Hotel. New members welcome. Info:
[email protected] 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:
Travel Club: Monthly at Tuskers. Info:dorothy.engmann
Chiang Mai Chess Club: 7pm, Wednesdays, The Pub, on
Huay Kaew Rd. All welcome. Info: John on 085-7109-926.
Critical Mass Chiang Mai Bicycle Ride - Everyone on
a bike, unicycle, skateboard, or roller-blades is invited to join the ride,
beginning at 8:30 p.m. at Thapae Gate on the last Friday of every month to
celebrate cycling and assert cyclists’ right to the road. Short ride around
Chiang Mai with drinks to follow. Info: forrestbrandt @yahoo.com
The Seven Fountains Educational Sponsorship Programme
is currently supporting the educational needs of 450 children who live in
extreme poverty, paying for school fees, uniforms, textbooks, transportation and
boarding for those who live far away from schools. The programme’s annual Dinner
and Silent Auction will take place on October 31 at Seven Fountains Spirituality
Centre. Tickets are a minimum donation of 600 baht per adult and 300 baht for
children 4 – 12 years old. For tickets or more information please contact Tuyet
Cahill at tcahill1 @gmail.com or call on 081-032-1116
Siam Exhibition Co. Ltd is staging a Grand IT Sales
Promotion at CMU’s Convention Centre between October 29 and November 1.
Featured will be products from Sony, Acer, Canon, Samsung, Toshiba, HP, Epson,
Lexmark, Compaq, etc, all at promotional prices. Info: 029-101-310,
www.siamexhibition.com or on [email protected]
JJ Market will hold the first JJ Collectors’ Street
“remembrance of yesterday” event from Oct 31- Nov 2, at its fair ground
premises. Activities will include the Lanna No. 1 contest, which will see over
200 antique cars and bicycles on show, outdoor movie viewing, BB Gun “Spirit
Buddy Team”, a BMX event, hobbies, handicrafts and more. For more info please
contact public project JJ Market Chiang Mai coordinator, Tel .053-231520 to 108
Miss Chiang Mai Motor Show 2009 will be organised
from December 18-27, at Arena Hall, Big C Supermarket Donchan branch on Chiang
Mai-Lampang superhighways, Chiang Mai.
Charities and Special Events
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. Please contact Care for Dogs at
[email protected] carefordogs.org
Soroptimists International Chiang Mai: Professional
women’s group meets monthly at Amari Rincome Hotel. New members welcome. Info:
Mae Hong Son Municipality is currently holding the
Kad Saeng Tien candle light market to welcome tourists and visitors to Mae Hong
Son, emphasizing the tradition and culture of the Thai Yai people. The market
takes place every night on Sai Singhanart Bamrung Road, in the provincial town,
from 8.00 p.m. –11. 00 p.m.
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. You can
support them by hiring them at your next event or party. Please contact them on
Book Launch of ‘Songs of Memory, Traditional Music of
the Golden Triangle’, by Victoria Vorreiter on Sunday, 1
November 2009 1- 5 pm at the Suriwongse Book Centre, 54, 54 / 1 Sridonchai Road,
Haiya, Muang, Chiang Mai 50100. The launch will include a Photo Exhibit, ‘People
with Hats – the Traditional Peoples of the Golden Triangle’. The exhibition will
continue until November 15.
An Art Exhibition, ‘Moving in Mind’, by Kamol
Tamseewan, will be presented from 2 - 29 October 2009 at CMU’s Art Centre,
Nimmanhaeminda Road. Kamol is a talented young artist who made waves at ART
Singapore last year. His exhibition is based on images of local life in his home
village outside Chiang Mai, including a highlight of 6 large canvases and many
abstract and contemporary artworks.
Chiang Mai Zoo is staging an exhibition of Panda
photos “from the past to present” to celebrate the 6th year
since the panda couple of Lin Hui and Chuang Chuang were brought to Chiang Mai
from China. The exhibition is held daily at the zoo. For more info please
contact 053 – 221179, 053 – 358116, email [email protected]
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. Guests are encouraged to bring
along colleagues and business associates to take full advantage of the event.
Cost 300 baht, including beer, wine and canapés.
The Royal Princess Hotel’s October promotions Golf
For Fun and Hello Baby Panda Package will now extend until 15 December. A
Vegetarian Promotion at the hotel’s Jasmine Room will run from 15-31 October
between 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with prices starting at 150 baht. For more info,
please contact the Royal Princess Chiang Mai Hotel on 053-253- 900 or email
dpcmprofc @dusit.com, www. dusit.com or www.global hotelalliance.com
The Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai will be
a picture-perfect location for a wonderful Loy Krathong (or Festival of Light)
this coming November. Guests will enjoy stunning Lanna-style architecture,
welcoming Thai hospitality and fantastic cuisine specifically to celebrate this
magical festival. Kad Mua a northern Thai market style cocktail and buffet
dinner on 2 November at the Colonial Lawn for two persons is only THB 1,500,
inclusive of khom loy (traditional hot air balloons) and banana leaf krathong
which guests can float on the adjacent lotus pond and just THB 1,800 with
cocktail after the meal at the Horn Bar. For reservations please call 053 – 888
888 ext. 8566 or for further information call Chaleenuch Visith, the Director of
Public Relations, on ext. 8968
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:
Reiki training courses: all levels. Info:
[email protected] artscenter.com or www. asianhealing artscenter.com
The Gymkhana Club is looking for competent singles
tennis players for Monday nights; also competent doubles players for Tuesday and
Friday nights and competent, competitive doubles players for Wednesday nights.
4:00pm to 6:30pm, 80 baht walk-in fee for non members. Info: Michael at
087-1887414 or Ian at 086-1951753
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 masterzuza @itf-thailand.com.
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 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:
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
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.
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,
Sri Sathya Sai Baba, spiritual master. Study and
discussion group for Chiang Mai devotees. Info: Bob at 081-469-1507, 8 a.m. - 10
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:
Brahma Kumaris Raja Yoga Foundation holds Experience
in Meditation every Saturday 3 p.m-4:30 p.m. at 218/6 Chotana Rd. Info:.tel