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] artscenter.com
The Chiang Mai Computer
1 p.m. at Tuskers Bar. Info: 087-180-4665.
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
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. 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]
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.
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
: 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.
Exhibitions and concerts
“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.
March films: 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
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.
“Songs of Memory:
Traditional Music of the Golden Triangle,”
a multi-media exhibition highlighting ancient songs and ceremonies of the Hmong,
Mien, Lahu, Akha, Lisu, and Karen peoples through a remarkable array of musical
instruments, clothing, documentary films, and photos. At the Chiang Mai Arts
and Cultural Centre (at 3 Kings Monument), 8:30 am-5 pm, Tuesday-Sunday, through
30 April. www. tribalmusicasia.com. Curator walks with Victoria Vorreiter
every Friday from 4:30 pm to 5:30 PM. Friday 19th, Friday 26th. Advance
reservations required. Contact: Tamarind Village Guest Service at (053) 418-896
Phan Artist Group presents
the Contemporary Art dedicated to Panom Kawnoi from 15th March to 15th April at
9 Art Gallery / Architect Studio, Chiang Mai. Open daily (except Monday) 10.00
AM. – 8 PM.
Thai Elephant Enxhibition
at Central Airport Plaza. On the occassion of Thai Elephant Day, held every year
on 13 March, the Northern Village at Central Plaza Airport Chiang Mai will host
a special exhibition..”10th year Elephant and Me” by Jakrapan Chaijit to present
the situation of Elephants in todays world. 13-31 March 2010 everyday at
Northern Village. More information please visit
Cultural Canvas Thailand
has arranged the exhibition “Where I belong” for students who Photo Exhibition
of Children Who Have Lost Their Parents to HIV/AIDS. On 22 March @ Chiang Mai
International School. For more information please contact : Zoe Lambe 086 708
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
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 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.
special promotion for newly opened Playhouse show. For more information please
contact Aopi 08 40 20 45 63. [email protected] www. playhousechiangmai.com.
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] artscenter.com or www. asianhealingartscenter.com
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
YMCA Summer Program 2010
Available Now!! On 15 -26 March and 19 – 30 April. For more information :
www.ymcachiangmai.org tel : 053-221819-20.
The Computer Engineering department, Chiang Mai University invite students who
are enrolling m.3 - m.6 to join the Robot Summer camp during 10 - 14 May 2010.
Apply now - 25 April 2010. 0812793174 or 0835750424.
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. 4:00 pm to 6:30pm, 80 baht
walk-in fee for non members. Info: Michael at 087-1887414 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]
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
classes also available.
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 : info @thailandclimbing.com, ,
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
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:
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: