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]
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.
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:
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: [email protected]
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 biggest gift fair in Chiang Mai is at the
Northern Industrial Promotion Center on Toonghotel Road. November 27-December
11th Chiang Mai Food and Entertainment Festival
Date: through December 4, at Kad Cherng Doi. 08-7178-1444, 08-4177-8309.
16th CMU BOOK FAIR from 9am - 8pm with over 140
booths offering special discounts on books and stationary. At Chiang Mai
University through December 2. Info: 0 5394 4508.
6th Northern Agricultural Fair. “Safe Agricultural
Practices, Environment Concern and Sufficiency Economy Principle” through
December 3. Faculty of Agriculture, Chiang Mai University.
The Grand Opera, Ballet, Theatre Society will
present the first two episodes of the BBC television series “I, CLAUDIUS”
Tuesday, December 8. For more information, e/m [email protected] gmail.com.
Garage Sale at Lanna International : Lanna
International School Chiang-Mai December 5. Ms Neung 053 806230/1
Nimmanhaemin Art & Design Promenade: NAP 2009:
Nimmanhaemin Soi 1, December 5-9. www.nimmansoi1.com.
13th Lanna Architecture Fair: Going Green. With
construction products, decorative items and products for interior design for
sale. A free architectural and consultation service. December 10-13, 3pm to
11pm. Think Park –opposite the Amari Rincome Hotel.
and Special Events
Benefit Concert for “Joop Jang” at Baan Piranan. To
sponsor “Joop Jang” a 6 year old Cerebral Palsy child who has no sponsor. Baan
Piranan has taken her in and is bearing the costs but cannot afford to.Baan
Piranan is home care for children with severe cerebral palsy. Paul Schoenkopf is
donating the use of his home. Don Slepian, an American Keyboard Artist, will be
presenting a program of live Electronic Classical Music. You can hear a sample
of his music on his website, www.DonSlepian.com. Don Slepian’s Live Electronic
Classical Music Show. The Home of Paul Schoenkopf and Sarawut (Nop) Sriwichai:
175/2 Santitham Road, Chang Puak. Directly across the street from the YMCA
International Hotel. The corner house with the yard. Free admission/donations
encouraged. Saturday, February 13, 2009 7:30PM
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
Soroptimists International Chiang Mai: Professional
women’s group meets monthly at Amari Rincome Hotel. New members welcome. Info:
Million Can Lids Build Artificial Legs #2:
collecting aluminium for the Artificial leg foundation, donate at Mr.Pitak
Suiluang at Nextpro Institute.
‘Bike for Elephants’ tour in Northern Thailand. Two days
of adventure and fun biking through the Mae Tang valley, in Chiang Mai
province.This event will raise much needed funds for the Elephant Nature Park
and create awareness about the plight of Thai elephants. The Elephant Nature
Park, in a beautiful mountain range north of Chiang Mai, is a safe home to
rescued elephants that were previously neglected.February 6 and 7,
Charity Marathon to Doi Suthep: The Wilderness
Society Organisation of Thailand invites you to join the ‘Charity Marathon to
Doi Suthep’ on December 10. 100 baht per person with funds to go to support the
Mae Ai permanent dam construction. The registration is available from now
onwards. 053 963 029, 081 784 2076, [email protected]
Voice of Praise College. Youth/Adult students from
USA. Saturday, December 5, 2009. Luce Chapel/Mae Khao Campus.
The Santi Music School Presents A Christmas Sing Along
and Block Party Featuring Santi Music School Choir and Soloists Wednesday
December 9 at Santi Music School, Sri Mangkalajarn Soi 5 6:30 pm. 50 baht
tickets Come usher in the holiday season with your favorite Christmas carols.
For information, call 053-224 344
“ Phra Chao Tilokarat” a play to commemorate the
45th anniversary of the founding of the Faculty of Humanities, Chiang Mai
University and the 600th anniversary of King Tilokarat, will be performed on
December 10 (in English) , December 11 and 12 (in Thai) at 7 p.m. at Lan Rom Mai
between H.B. 1 and H.B. 5, Faculty of Humanities, Chiang Mai University. Tickets
are available at HAS Center, Faculty of Humanities, Chiang Mai University
Tel:053-942308, Robinson Department Store Tel: 053–320-3640-59 Ext. 201.
Proceeds will be donated to a fund for needy students.
“Patterns, Passages and Prayers: Traditional Culture of
the Golden Triangle.” which will be launched at the Tamarind Village Hotel,
with a splashy opening event with live music, December 20, running through April
An Evening with Ko Thet & The Classical Guitar. Ko
Thet Shwe is from Burma and has been playing classical guitar for over 30 years.
He is self-taught and has gone on to study with teachers from around the world
and to go on to give concerts in Europe and Asia. He has been the resident
guitarist at The House Restaurant in Chiang Mai since 2007. His guitar
performance at ArtSpace will consist of the pieces he will perform in Bangkok in
front of a panel of judges this December to qualify for his FTCL (Fellowship of
Trinity College, London), in guitar performance. The program will consist of
music from different eras and backgrounds. ArtSpace www.ArtSpaceChiangMai.com.
Tuesday, December 1. 7:00pm, Free Admission.
Christmas Concert featuring excerpts from Handel’s
Messiah, Chiangmai Philharmonic Orchestra and Payap University College of Music
Choir. Friday, December 11, time to be announced. Luce Chapel, Payap University
Mae Khao Campus.
Imagine: An exhibition of work from students aged
3-18 from Prem Tinsulanonda International School. The exhibition features work
from the Visual Arts, Design Technology and Information Technology programs.
Chiang Mai University Art Museum. Chiang Mai University Art Museum . [email protected]
premcenter.org. December 3-19. Official opening on Thursday December 3rd at 7 pm
String Quartet Concerto Music School presents the
Chiang Mai String Quartet with selections from Handel, Bach, Mozart and more.
December 5 at the AUA Auditorium, Ratchadamnern Road, Chiang Mai. 081-8833740.
Tickets 200 Baht , Students 100 Baht.
Contemporary Art Exhibition: 40 pieces of
contemporary art by a Lanna artists group who graduated with a master degree
from Silpakorn University. Open daily except Sundays. At Galerie Panisa until
Doi Din Daeng & Sop Moei Arts Joint Exhibition: a
joint exhibition between Doi Din Daeng (Chiang Rai) and Sop Moei Arts (Mae
Hong Song), featuring high quality bamboo, textiles and ceramics. Until December
18, La Luna Gallery 053 306 678.
The Splendour of Nature by Charoon Boonsuan: at the
116 Art Gallery, 94-120 Chareon Muang Road. T.Wat-Gate, until January 31.
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.
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.
Rio Restaurant at RatiLanna Spa Resort, Changklan
road, offers a special offer for their Brazilian BBQ Buffet, grilling with a
taste of the skewer, “Come 4 and Pay for 3”. Daily from 6 pm to midnight until
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] healingartscenter.com or www.asianhealingartscenter.com
Free salsa lessons Mondays at the Latin Club,
Nimmanhaemin Soi 6.
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.
4:00 pm 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 mastertomzuza @yahoo.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:
Chiang Mai Rock Climbing Adventures has launched a
new program offering 20 percent discounts on outdoor equipment. There will also
be rock climbing technique and equipment demonstrations, a pull up contest,
rocking climbing contest, and cave demonstrations. For more details, please call
053-207-102 , or email : [email protected], or contact
the office at 55/3 Ratchapakinai Rd, tambon Phra Sigh, Muang District, Chiang
Mai 50100. www. thailandclimbing.com
Prem Golf Academy, short game clinic at Stardome
Driving Range Sunday December 20, 9am to noon. 500 baht, open to players from 12
years on up. Call or email for reservation at [email protected] premcenter.org or 053 301
500 (ext 5415). Please bring your Pitching Wedge. We will meet on the putting
green near the parking area.
Private instruction will be available after the clinic.
30 minute lesson /500 baht
2nd AnnualWalking–Running Mini Marathon. In honour
of the Majesty the King and Her Majesty the Queen, The Botanical Garden
Organization Ministry of Natural resources and environment hosts the 2nd Walking
– Running Mini Marathonon for the Queen’s cup. With 3 different competitions,
a12k mini marathon, 6km micro marathon and a 3km walking marathon. Queen Sirikit
Botanical Garden. December 12. Application at www.qsbg.org. For information call
053 841 234
Nimseeseng 4th Motocross-FMSCT Thailand Super Cross
2009: Nimseeseng race course, December 11-13. Chiang Mai-Lampang Road,
Saraphi District. 081 855 5225, 053 219 340 # 444.
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
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