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Community Happenings

Send in your Community Happenings

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]

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:  Meets Wednesday and Saturday, 1 p.m., Building 11, behind McCormick Hospital.  Info. 086-194-6300 or 081-027-6836.

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 info @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.

The Royal British Legion, Chiang Mai. Social meetings 1st and 3rd Wednesday each month, 7 p.m. at The Olde Bell British Pub on Loi Khroh Road.

Not just for UK ex- servicemen, but for anyone who supports the Legion’s aims and objectives. New members welcome.

Dutch community in Chiang Mai: Evening get-together every 1st Tuesday of the month, Nederlandse Vereniging Thailand. Begins 7 p.m, everybody welcome, at: Hollanda Montri Guesthouse, 365 Charoenrat Rd. Chiang Mai, 50000 Thailand. Info: [email protected]

The U.S. Consulate encourages all American citizens to register with the US Consulate General.  Please visit https://travelregistration .state.gov to register and/or update your current information. American Citizens are reminded that all services are provided by appointment only. To make an appointment or view additional information on our services, please visit our website at http://chiangmai.usconsulate. gov/service.html, Thank you!    

 

   Events

Hash House Groups: Social runners, third Sunday each month, 1 p.m. Secret trail, drinks and food. Info: [email protected] yahoo.co.uk 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 and reservations: [email protected] 

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: [email protected] artscenter.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

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: [email protected] yahoo.com

Miss Chiang Mai Motor Show 2009 will be organised at from December 18-27, at Arena Hall, Big C Supermarket, Donchan branch on Chiang Mai-Lampang superhighways, Chiang Mai. 

The Northern Eco & Adventure Travel Mart 2009 will be held at the Royal Flora Ratchaphruek 2006 Garden in Chiang Mai from November 6 -8, 2009.  The activities will include tourism shows and performances at the adventure park, an exhibition on with some 150 buyers from TEATA, ATTA, ADT and overseas meeting 120 local sellers.  For more info call 1672 the Tourist Hotline or go to www.tourismthailand.org

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]

Soroptimists International Chiang Mai: Professional women’s group meets monthly at Amari Rincome Hotel. New members welcome. Info: [email protected]

Mae Hong Son Municipality is nightly holding the Kad Saeng Tien, the night market of candle light, to welcome tourists and visitors to Mae Hong Son, with a tradition and culture of Thai Yai people, on Sai Singhanart Bamrung Road, in the provincial town, from 8.00 p.m. – 11. 00 p.m.

Exhibitions
and concerts

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 085-717-2879.

The Suriwong Book Centre is pleased to host a book launch “Songs of Memory” on Sunday, 1 November from 1-5 pm, which will be complimented by a photo exhibit of Victoria’s work, “People with Hats,” from 1 – 15 November.  The opening launch party will be accompanied by tribal music and food.  All are welcome. (For more information, please visit www.tribalmusicasia.com)

Latitude 19 +,  black and white photo exhibition featuring international photographers, will take place at the Le Meridien Chiang Rai on November 6. The 6 p.m. show will be opened by Nakorn Pongpoi, the director of the Mae Fah Luang Art and Cultural Park. Those wishing to attend can r.s.v.p. to [email protected] or [email protected]

60 Days of Thailand    Photographic Exhibition at Central , Kad Suan Kaew.

An exhibition of approximately 100 colour photographs opened on October 28  on the lower ground floor of Central  Department store at Kad Suan Kaew. The collection of photographs, taken by a large number of Thai photographers, will run until 11 November. Admission is free and it is on show during Central’s normal opening hours .

The collection of photographs will be heading for Germany after the showing in Chiang Mai. The collection comprises images taken throughout Thailand during recent months. They range from wild life to famous buildings, from novice monks to landscapes. There are vivid pictures of ceremonies and markets, of  young people and the elderly at work and at play. Temples and other buildings are shown in wonderful contrast to the Thai countryside and the coastline. Anyone interested in photography and, of course, Thailand will find the exhibition a must.

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. 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 [email protected] .com, www.dusit.com or www. globalhotelalliance.com

Amari Rincome Hotel, Chiang Mai will present a “Saturday Night – Seafood Buffet” at the hotel’s small pool on every Saturday evening between 6.00 p.m. and 10.00 p.m., starting from November 7 onwards.  The special price is just 499 baht net per person.

Courses, classes, educational opportunities

Art classes at ArtSpace on 7: Short courses given by a highly qualified and experienced artist, fees include materials. Info: artspacecm @gmail.com

Reiki training courses: all levels. Info: [email protected] artscenter.com or www.asian healingartscenter.com

Sport

Four Season Resort Hotel, Chiang Mai is organising a charity 3.5km walk/run at Juay Tng Tao Reservoir, Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai on Saturday, November 7, 2009, beginning at 8 a.m.  Tickets cost 250 baht for adults and 180 baht for children (13 years old or under) and include a tee-shirt and a breakfast box.  Registration for the race will be at 7.00 a.m.  All the proceeds will go towards cancer research projects.  For more details Tel 053-298 -181 or e-mail: [email protected] fourseasons.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 [email protected]

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: 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.

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 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

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 053-214-904



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