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 [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. cmreaders
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:
Soroptimists International Chiang Mai:
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.
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:[email protected] 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]
Charities and Special Events
Soroptimist International Chiangmai presents:
Soroptomists at Amari
Rincome 6 PM. 17 March 2010 : Junya Yimprasert. Women’s rights and the Labor
movement in Thailand and in other South-East Asian countries. She is a very
eloquent, knowledgable and motivating speaker. March 17 at 6 PM at the Amari
Rincome. : The Permaculture way of growing your food, Christian Shearer of
Panya Project on April 22.
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
Tourism Authority of Thailand presents Mini Light & Sound Nopburi Sri Nakorn
Ping Chiang Mai Performance
on 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.
This edition 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
The 11th National Elephant Day :Maesa
Elephant Camp will arrange a grand celebration for its elephants to honour the
importance of this intelligent creature. ‘Satoke’, similar to kantoke, will be a
traditional northern Thai style buffet for the world’s largest elephant. From
noon - 4 p.m. Saturday 13th March. At Maesa Elephant Camp, Mae Rim District Tel.
053 206 247
ComPeung Factory Night Session:
working session for artists of all media at the Old Government Savings Bank in
Doi Saket. Saturday 13 March 2010 / 5pm-6pm/ after party till late.
www.rednile .org /
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,
“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]
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 Culture Festival
: 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.
“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.
Francaise March films: Le sauvage / Call Me Savage / Lovers Like Us / The
Savage (1975)by Jean-Paul Rappenau. Friday, March 12, 8 pm Le silence est d’or /
Silence is Golden / Man About Town (1947) written and directed by René Clair.
Friday, March 19, 8 pm.
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
Grandma Cares Exhibition
will be opening on February 27th at 5 pm. The event is called “Where I Belong”
and it will consist entirely of photos taken by the children who are in the
“Grandma Cares” Partnership Program. The pictures will display the children’s
perception of family and how their world has been shaped by difficult
experiences. To read more about it, please go to our website at
www.grandmacares.org and click on the Photo
Charms of Lanna Nattawat
by the Northern youth
string orchestra style band Chiang Mai University Art Center presents the
Winter Song Festival. Music styles are Classical, Blues, Jazz, Folk, Indy, World
Music in THE CMU ART CENTER, Art and Culture Exhibition Hall. Chiang Mai
University at 239 Nimmanhemin Rd. Tel 053-218280, 053-944833. Museum Hours open
Tuesday - Sunday 09.00 - 17.00 hrs (closed on Mondays and public holidays).
Contact information at Northern Symphony Orchestra Tel. 083-321-2883. Faculty of
Fine Arts Tel. 053-944-804. Saturday March 20 at 6 PM.
Thursday, April 2. 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.
Olde Bell Speicals for the month:
St Patricks Day Wednesday 17th March.
Consistent with marking all the saints days of Britain and at least part of
Ireland, for better or worse, is Britain!, we couldn’t possibly miss out Paddy’s
Day. The Guinness will flow and We’ve got Jameson’s and Bailey’s from the
Emerald Isle. As well as a FREE draw for a couple of rather natty Polo shirts
donated by Guinness! Sunday Lunch Specials This month’s specials for
Sunday Lunch are Rabbit Casserole on March 14th and
Roast Lamb on the 21st .
These are served in addition to our regular Sunday Lunches of Roast Beef, Roast
Pork and Roast Chicken and all are served with Roast Potatoes, Yorkshire
Puddings, Onion Mash and Seasonal Veg. Olde Bell, Loi Kroh Road.
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.
Playhouse Entertainment Complex Promotion:
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 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 volunteers @teflcmu.com
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:
The Prem Center Camps
is offering an English Camp for students ages 9-14 during the Songkran Holiday,
17-30 April, 2010. To register, or for more information Please contact Jay at
[email protected], call 053-301-500 ext. 5008, or check it out on the web
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 087-188 7414 or Ian at 086-1951753
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] yahoo.com
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
p.m, Free. CMU’s Student Services building. Karatedo Fed. Wado-kaj
karate. Info: [email protected]
Chiang Mai Rock Climbing
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
Chiang Mai FC vs Singburi
FC: Chiang Mai
FC will play against Singburi FC on Saturday 13th March from 6 p.m. onwards.
Admission is 30 baht Saturday 13th March at Chiang Mai Municipal stadium Visit:
Tuskers’ Bar: Info: call Chas on 087-811-4665, or
Olde Bell, 8.30 p.m. Call 087-811-9468, email [email protected]
Irish Pub. Call 053-214-554
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:
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 donations
Baha’i Faith - Bahai Faith. Why ?:
For more information
please call Nichola 0807 904 604 or Nasser 0817 652 003/053252382
Sri Sathya Sai Baba,
spiritual 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 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:
[email protected] 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.
now in Chiang Mai: