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..Info
and reservations: [email protected]
Chiang Mai Readers & Book
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. For info please email: ChiangMai
Professional women’s group, monthly at the Amari Rincome Hotel. New members
welcome. Info: [email protected]
The Chiang Mai Computer
Tuesdays at 1 p.m. at D’Lite Food and Bakery, directly across from Immigration.
Chiang Mai Bicycle
Club: Every Sunday, 7 a.m, Thapae Gate. Info:
The Textile Art Group:
First Friday of month at the Raintree Centre opposite Narawat Bridge. Weaving,
batik, embroidery, etc. Info: [email protected]
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
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.
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]
Tourism Authority of
Thailand presents Mini Light & Sound Nopburi Sri Nakorn Ping Chiang Mai
every third Saturday of December 2009 and January, February, March and April
2010 at 7.00 pm./Thai Version and at 8.00 p.m./English Version. Tickets (299
baht/person) are available TAT Chiang Mai Office Tel. 053-248604, 053-248607 and
Chiang Mai College Dramatic Arts Tel. 053-271596.
The 1st CMU
Art Center Winter Song Festival
from December 2009 to March 2010 and the Musical Performance (Classic, Blues,
Jazz, Folk, Indy, World Music, and Live Music) at CMU Art Center.
Copies of the 6th edition
of “De Mortuis: the story the Chiang Mai Foreign Cemetery” are now available.
has notes and stories of the 150 persons buried in the foreigners’ cemetery
since 1898; more than forty entries have been added in the last ten years and it
now runs to more than one hundred pages. “De Mortuis” is an interesting pocket
history of some aspects of Chiang Mai life and of some of the foreigners who
lived and died there.Priced at Baht 200 per copy, it is available at the
Cemetery, The Pub, Tuskers, The Writers Club, Darling Wine Bar, Gymkhana Club
and other locations in Chiang Mai.Or, by post from the honorary treasurer, A. C
TUCKER, PO BOX 228 CMU, CHIANG MAI 50202, THAILAND. Cheques made paid payable to
“A. C. Tucker” as follows, Baht 230 (mailed to Thailand), Pound Sterling 5.50,
and US$ 9.00 (worldwide). These donations to cemetery funds are used for
maintenance and upkeep.
“Birds in your garden, and
how to attract them.”
Bird researcher Tony Ball,
famous for his CD:s on Thai bird calls, will lead an excursion at Dokmai Garden
where we study common birds, and discuss ways of making our gardens appealing to
birds. Of the currently 63 species of wild birds encountered in the garden, we
may see 20-30 species. Sunday the 21st of March. 7-10 am. Dokmai Garden’s
parking area.300 Baht, including guides, admission and coffee with banana cake
afterwards. Bring: binoculars. Make a reservation, please: [email protected]
Watch the Academy Awards
on a big screen at the beautiful Rati Lanna Riverside Resort and Spa in Chiang
Mai on Monday
8th March @ 6:30 pm.Welcome cocktails, soft drinks and buffet — are included in
the cost of the ticket @ 750 Baht, with all proceeds going to Care for Dogs
Foundation. The evening is made possible due to the tremendous generosity of the
Rati Lanna Riverside Resort and Spa management. Ana Gracey and Antima Khuttiwung
perform as well as a raffles plus auctions, allowing participants to raise money
for Care for Dogs Foundation. Rati Lanna Riverside Resort and Spa, Changklan
Road (053 999333) Hair Pro (Phone 053 400253), Huay Kaew Road + Kad Farang(Hang
Dong) Via credit card / Paypal or bank transfer at Care For Dogs Web page. We
can even provide Ticket delivery for locations in Chiang Mai city.
Down by the River with Ana
Gracey & band.
A fundraising event for temple dogs hosted by the students of the Prem
Tinsulanonda International School’s “Hand to Paw Outreach” program. An evening
of Jazz, Blues, Soul and Funk covers and originals performed by some of the best
musicians in town. The Gallery Restaurant & Jazz Club, 25-29 Charoen Raj Rd.,
6:30-7:30 appetizer buffet, 7:30-9:30 Live performance, Tickets: 400 baht per
person. Tickets on sale at The Prem International School admin office, Care for
Dogs Foundation and The Artist Spa on Nimmanhaemin Rd or contact Joy at 086-197
8398, [email protected] All proceeds will support the Hand to Paw Temple Dog
Food Drive and the Care for Dog Foundation TvT Treatment Program. Saturday,
March 20, 2010,
Musical Dance Play
“Sleeping Beauty 2010” at the Kad Theatre in Chiang Mai on Sunday, March 28th,
2010. Show times are 1.30 PM and 7 PM. Proceeds will be donated to Friends in
Need (Of “PA”) Volunteers Foundation, Thai Red Cross Society; a foundation under
the initiative of HRH Princess Pacharakitiyapa, to be used for disaster relief
and for improving the life of people in local communities. Ticket prices at Baht
1,000, 800, 500, 300, 200 and with special group rate for students. Tickets are
available at Rimping Superstore, Kad Suan Kaew Shopping Complex and at the
Chiang Mai Ballet Academy Tel 089-6352586, 089-7885307 and 053-260373.
The Chiang Mai Arts and
: around the Tom Payom Market near the city’s university and is an annual
highlight of the social calendar in the region. This year’s festival runs from
April 9th to 13th.
IWICA Open Chess
Ages 4 and up. NIST International School, Sukhumvit Soi 15, Bangkok. 9 AM to 6
PM. Registration 450 Baht, Prizes available for winners. [email protected]
Charity concert - Open our
Province is hosting a charity concert featuring Jenifer Kim, Kho Mr.Saxman and
Etc. From 5 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. at the Ceramic Exhibition Centre, Amphur Kohcar,
Lampang. Tickets are 200, 500, 1,000 and 2,000 baht and will be so ld at Lampang
Hospital, all branches of Bangkok Bank, Krung Thai Bank and Intra Outlet in
Lampang, and Nakorn Payap International School in Chiang Mai. For details, call
053 110 680 or 087 0899383. The proceeds will go towards H.M. the King of
Thailand’s 84th Birthday Anniversary Heart Operation Centre, Lampang Hospital.
Mini Concert by TINA: Kad
Suan Kaew from 3pm onwards, March 13. meet & greet with TINA in person by SMS
4689095 type TINA + Name & E-mail.
The 11th National Elephant
Elephant Camp is offering a grand celebration for its elephants to mark the
importance of this intelligent creature. ‘Satoke’, similar to kantoke, the
traditional northern Thai style of dining, is organised into the world’s largest
elephant buffet and many more activities. Date: March 13, at Maesa Elephant Camp
in Mae Rim.
“Patterns, Passages and
Prayers: Traditional Culture of the Golden Triangle.”
featuring Hill Tribes photos and artifacts from the Golden Triangle . At
Tamarind Village through April 30 2010.
February films: Friday, February 26, 8 pm, Voisins, Voisines (2005)
Open Mike night
every Tuesday at the North Gate Jazz Co-Op. Starts at 10 p.m. Chang Puak Gate.
Think Ho Market Artists:
Street market at Think Park at Nimmanhaemin every Thursday and Friday until June
Alliance Francaise film
Friday, March 5, 8 PM. Prenom Carmen (1983) by Jean-Luc Godard with Maruschka
Detmers • Jacques Bonnaffé • Jean-Pierre Mocky. Friday, March 12, 8 PM.
Le Sauvage (1975) by Jean-Paul Rappenau with Yves Montand • Catherine Deneuve.
Friday, March 19, 8 PM. Le Silcne Est D’Or (1947) by René Clair with Maurice
Chevalier • François Perier • Dany Robin. Friday, March 26, 8 PM. “M. Klein”
(1976). by Joseph Losey with Alain Delon Michel Lonsdale • Jeanne Moreau .
A Violin Recital by
Saturday, March 6 th 2010 at 7:30 PM. CRK Recital Hall, Payap Universit (Kaew
Nawarat Campus, opposite McCormick Hospital). Admission Free
Jazz in the Winter
by artist Rangsit University Jazz Band at the Chiang Mai University Art 239
Nimmanhemin Rd. Tel 053-218280, 053-944833. Sunday March 7 at 6 PM.
Where I Belong:
Cultural Canvas Thailand is offering “Where I belong” a photo exhibition
consisting entirely of photographs taken by children whose lives are affected by
HIV/AIDS. Think Park until March 6. Nakorn Payap International School March 8.
Prem International School March 15, Chiang Mai International School March 22.For
more information please contact : Zoe Lambe 086 708 661
Thursday, March 4 Rachmankha Hotel.6 Rachamankha 9, T. Phra Sing.Please be sure
to mark your calendar for this important business networking event! AA Insurance
Brokers Co. Ltd and Networking One invite you to these events from 6.30 p.m. to
8.30 p.m. at the Rachmankha 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.For more info email [email protected] networkingone.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.
special promotion for newly opened Playhouse show. For more information please
contact Aopi 08 40 20 45 63. [email protected]
Courses, classes, educational opportunities
Chiang Mai University’s
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
courses given by a highly qualified and experienced artist, fees include
materials. Info: [email protected]
Reiki training courses:
Info: [email protected] asianhealingartscenter.com or
Tuskers’ Bar: Info: call
Chas on 087-811-4665, or
The Olde Bell, 8.30 p.m.
Call 087-811-9468, email [email protected]
UN Irish Pub. Call
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:
inspirational programmes.2.00pm for 2.30 start on 2nd & 4th Saturdays of each
month. Call Barbara 081 830 4281 for details. All most welcome. No fees. No
Baha’i Faith - Bahai
Faith. Why ?:
For more information please call Nichola 0807 904 604 or Nasser 0817 652
Sri Sathya Sai Baba,
master. Study and discussion group for Chiang Mai devotees. Info: Bob at
084-9034325, 053-291272 , 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Meditate with the Green
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
holds Experience in Meditation every Saturday 3 p.m-4:30 p.m. at 218/6 Chotana
Rd. Info:.tel 053-214-904.
now in Chiang Mai:
Tai Chi Classes: Yang &Chen style Tai Chi
guide you to find internal
soft Chi flow and intensive energy in your own body! Info: 085-5211-528 ,email
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] 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: [email protected]
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
Chiangmai International Taekwondo
: All ages taught in your own home, private lessons by World Master Tom Zuza,
8th Dan. Info: 0834761752, email [email protected]
Wanted Taekwondo Black Belts
to take part in a competition in the UK. Must be of high standard of sparring.
please contact Master Tom Zuza 8th Dan, 0834761752 or email [email protected]
Until the end of March.