Vol. IX No. 19 - Tuesday
May 11 - May 17, 2010

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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



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.

Chiang Mai Friends Group: The last Wednesday of every month. [email protected] gmail.com or 053-206121.

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 and women, but for anyone who supports the Legion’s aims and objectives. New members welcome.

Chiang Mai Chess Club: 7pm, Wednesdays, The Pub, on Huay Kaew Rd. All welcome. Info: John on 085-7109-926.

Open Mike Night at the UN Irish Pub every Wednesday, from 8.30 p.m. Instruments provided or bring your own, for more information contact Lindsay on 089 523 1363.

Tai Chi – Chi-Kung every Monday and Wednesday 8 am at Suan Buak Hat Public Park by Master Patrick Stahl call 085 276 4700 e-mail: patrick @zensabai.com or www. zensabai.com.

Karate Practice: Monday/Wednesday 5.30 p.m, Free. CMU’s Student Services building. Karatedo Fed. Wado-kaj karate. Info: admin @japankarate-cnx.net.

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.

Inthakin Festival: Wat Chedi Luang, home to the City’s Pillar is host to the annual Inthakin Cermony. Fair until the 17th



Alcoholics Anonymous: Every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m. in the YMCA’s Nawarat Room. Info: 084-485-0100, email [email protected].

JJ Market: Jing Jai Market Walking Street, every Thursday and Friday from 5 to 11 PM

Think Ho Market Artists: Street market at Think Park at Nimmanhaemin every Thursday and Friday until June 30.

Free Argentine tango class in Chiang Mai: Every Thursday 18.30 - 20.00 at the Latin Club / Nimmanhaemin Rd. Soi 6 Contact Edward Tio  +66 (0)874947048.

Quiz Night at the UN Irish Pub. Call 053-214-554

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: greenpapaya [email protected].

Godspell: Thursday, May 13th at 7:00 PM at the Chiang Mai International School Auditiorium.

Networking Evening: May 13. Please be sure to mark your calendar for this important business networking event as the British Chamber of Commerce Thailand will be attending! AA Insurance Brokers Co. Ltd, the BCCT and Networking One invite you to this event from 6.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m at the Rachamankha 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 canap้s.For more info email [email protected].


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] HYPERLINK “mailto: [email protected]”.

The Textile Art Group: First Friday of month at the Raintree Centre opposite Narawat Bridge. Weaving, batik, embroidery, etc. Info: [email protected] gmail.com.

JJ Market: Jing Jai Market Walking Street, every Thursday and Friday from 5 to 11 PM

Think Ho Market Artists: Street market at Think Park at Nimmanhaemin every Thursday and Friday until June 30.

Alliance Francaise Film: Le Pacte Des Loupes, by Christophe Gans with Samuel Le Bihan • Mark Dacascos • Jean Yanne, Vincent Cassel • Emilie Dequenne • Monica Bellucci. 8 PM May 14.


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].

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

Chiang Mai Expats Club: 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month, 10 a.m. for 10.30, Shangri-La Hotel. 100 baht per member, 150 baht non member.

Many Lamps - One Light: multi-faith 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 donations.

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.

Hash House Harriers: Saturday H3 is a mixed hash which runs every Saturday at 5pm until October. Time is move forward due to lack of daylight after October. Catch a free bus at 4pm from The Hash Pub in Kampaengdin Road phone 053-449695 or Hash House in Moon Muang Road.

Film Space, CMU Art Centre: 15 May. Film showing at 7 PM: Asujaak ( 2007) Taweewat Wantha. 2nd Floor, Auditorium, CMU Art Centre.

Chiang Mai Football Club to play Phitsanulok FC at the 700 Years Stadium. 5:30 PM. Tickets 30 baht. 15 May.


Chiang Mai Bicycle Club: Every Sunday, 7 a.m, Thapae Gate. Info: www.chinarice.org.

Hash House Harriers: CH4 Mixed family hash runs every Sunday. Pick up point is Mokador opposite Wat Phra Singh at 15.30. You can even bring the kids. Great running and fun with a few drinks after discover unseen Chiang Mai with residents and expats. Mail [email protected] or [email protected] or phone 0817241313 for more info.

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].

The Baptist Group meeting for old-time worship and fellowship every Sunday morning at 11 am in the Grand View Hotel Chiangmai-Lampang road on superhighway Tel: 084 378 1440 e-mail: jgreencmthailand2008 @hotmail.com.

Dokmai Gardens Lecture Dr Piyakaset from the Queen Sirikit Botanical Garden gives a talk entitled: “Plant diversity in N & NE Thailand”. at 3 PM.. [email protected] 16 May.


The Gentleman’s Club: The Pub, first Monday of the month. Beer and a roast lunch. Info: 053-211-550, email [email protected]

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: ChiangMaiBookClub @gmail.com

Quiz Night at Tuskers’ Bar: Info: call Chas on 087-811-4665, or www.tuskersbar.com.

Tai Chi – Chi-Kung every Monday and Wednesday 8 am at Suan Buak Hat Public Park by Master Patrick Stahl call 085 276 4700 e-mail: patrick @zensabai.com or www. zensabai.com.

Karate Practice: Monday/Wednesday 5.30 p.m, Free. CMU’s Student Services building. Karatedo Fed. Wado-kaj karate. Info: admin @japankarate-cnx.net

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

Hash House Harriers (Bi-weekly) Male only hash, presently, runs start @ 5.30 PM.

Directions can be found on a notice board near the male toilet @ Number 1 Bar.

Free bus to the run departs Number 1 bar @ 4.30 PM

Contact phone, Chuck Wao on 0872849823


The Chiang Mai Computer Club: meets Tuesdays at 1 p.m. at D’Lite Food and Bakery, directly across from Immigration .Info: http://chiangmai-geeks. phpbb3now.com.

Quiz Night at The Olde Bell, 8.30 p.m. Call 087-811-9468, email [email protected].

Alcoholics Anonymous: Every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m. in the YMCA’s Nawarat Room. Info: 084-485-0100, email [email protected].

Open Mike night at North Gate Jazz Co-Op: every Tuesday. Starts at 10 p.m. Chang Puak Gate.

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: ans.werkgroep @nvtcm.org.

Hash House Harriers (Bi-weekly):CUMH3 Male only hash every other Tuesday. Pick up point is Mokador opposite Wat Phra Singh at 16.00 Great running great fun and raise a beer with resident male expats. Mail Dyke_Converter @hotmail.com or phone 0817241313 for further info.

May 19-31

Soroptimist International Chiang Mai presents: Different types of Yoga and their benefits for your Health. A talk by Julie Seibt, experienced practitioner and certified teacher in the Anahata style and Yin Yoga on Wednesday 19 May at 6.00 p.m. Holiday Inn Hotel. cory @asianhealingartscenter.com

Alliance Francaise Film: May 21: Le Grand Bleu by Luc Besson with Rosanna Arquette Jean-Marc Barr Jean Reno, Paul Shenar, Sergio Castellitto. 8 PM.

Chiang Mai FC to play Chainat FC. 23rd May, 5:30 PM.Tickets 30 Baht, 700 Years Stadium.

Lynchee Festival: Fang hosts the annual Lynchee Festival, usually the second and third weekends in May. With a beauty contest and fruit and trees on sale.

Chiang Mai Friends May 26: at the Gymkhana Club. Dinner starts at 5.30 p.m. The meeting starts at 6.45 p.m. with a very interesting speaker, Major Roy Hudson, who has lived in Chiang Mai for 50 years. [email protected] or 053-206121.

Visakha Bucha Day: Join area residents in a walk up Doi Suthep on May 27 to commemorate the birth, enlightenment and death of the Buddha by making merit at the temple.

Italian Food Festival at Kantary Hills Hotel Nimman Bar & Grill: From May 30 – June 3, Chef Claudio Viale will prepare a selection of authentic dishes from his home country including homemade pasta, delicately prepared fish and cooked-to-perfection meat. Choose from the a la carte menu to feast on the special dinner buffets at Nimman Bar & Grill Restaurant on May 30 & June 1 & 3 from 18.00 - 22.00. The full buffet costs only 490++ baht per person with 50% off for children under 12 years old. For reservations or more information please contact Kantary Hills Hotel & Serviced Apartments, Chiang Mai. Tel. 0-5322-2111 or go to www. kantarycollection.com.

Film Space: CMU Art Centre Films: 22 May, Funky Forest (Japanese) and 29 May Citizen Dog (Thai)

Chiang Mai Wedding Fair: May 28-30 at Amari Rincome Hotel 10 AM to 8 PM. Grand Opening cocktail party May 28 6-8 PM Poolside. Amari Rincome Chiang Mai. 1 Nimmanhaeminda Road Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand. T : +66 (0) 5322 1130


D&M Music Studio in cooperation with Goethe Institut Bangkok proudly present “ A Piano Duo RecitaL by Indhuon Srikaranonda and Artas Balakauskas: On Tuesday,1st June 2010 at 7:30 p.m. at Goethe Institut Auditorium on South Sathorn Road Soi 1 (Tel: 02-287-2822) Tickets 500 and 250 baht for student available to purchase in advance at Robinson Piano at Siam Discovery Center on 5th floor Tel: 02-658-1080-1 or call 081-682-8000.

Informal Northern Thai Group: Tuesday, June 8th 2010. Monastic Discipline and Social Change in Sipsong Panna (PRC).A talk by Roger Casas. Alliance Francaise,138 Charoen Prathet Road. Opposite Wat Chaimongkhon. http://www.intgcm.thehostserver.com

Soroptomist Club: Christopher Freeland will give a talk on Radiesthesia, a method of detecting the energetic radiations that come from the earth and the universe and investigating their positive and negative impact on humans and other organisms. June 16. Holiday Inn 6 PM.

Friends of the Chiang Mai Music Festival: Baan Wangtan - Music Salon of Anne and Kazuyoshi Murase. Thaya Kongpakpaisarn, brilliant 19 year old Thai pianist currently studying at the Eastman, Rochester New York School of Music: Recital to include works by Chopin, Debussy, Beethoven and Prokofiev Friday June 18th at 7.30pm. Free admission to Members of the Friends Group. Guests welcome only through advance reservations to JP on 084868 1017 at 300 baht pp. Limited number of seats. Saturday June 19th at 2.00pm. Special matinee performance - program as per previous night. Free to members but advance reservation necessary on this special occasion. Guest tickets 200 baht per person only through advance reservations - again limited number.

Film Space at CMU Art Centre: June 5 The Gods Must Be Crazy, June 12, June 19 Dogma, June 26 Monty Python and the Holy Grail.


Sek Thongsuwan. The wonderful Thai pianist studying for his Master Degree in St. Petersburg, Russia, making a welcome return after his successful recital last year at Payap. Friday, July 30 at 7:30 PM Phone JP on 084 868 1017 free for members. Guests are welcome at 250 baht each. Saturday July 31st at 10.00am through noon. Sek will present a Masterclass at Santi School of Music Soi 5, Thanon Sirimangklanjan. Admission free to registered students; guests welcome at 100 baht per person.

Soroptomist Club: Prof. Jinda Sornsrivichai talks on Thai herbs in your home cooking and their benefits for your health? Holiday Inn Hotel. July 21. 6 PM.

Friends of the Chiang Mai Music Festival: Friday July 30th at 7.30 PM. At Baan Wangtan in the Music Salon of Anne and Kazuyoshi Murase. Recital Thai pianist Sek Thongsuwan to include works by HM King Bhumibol, Chopin, Debussy, Rachmaninoff, Mozart et al. Free admission to members of the Friends Group. Guests welcome only through advance reservation via JP on 084868 1017 at 300 baht pp.


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

“De Mortuis: the story the Chiang Mai Foreign Cemetery” now available. Notes and stories of the 150 persons buried in the foreigners’ cemetery since 1898 “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. 200 baht per copy, 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.

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.

Dining Promotion at Prince Khum Phaya Resort and Spa Kham Saen Restaurant: Lunch specials: Khum Phaya Oriental Salad and Salmon set, Oriental Salad & Chicken Parmesan set, Oriental Salad and filet of pork set, 300 baht net per person until July 31. [email protected] phayaresortandspa.com.

Chiang Mai Golf Festival 2010 Until 30 June 2010 Location: Golf Clubs in Chiang Mai and Lamphun www.chiangmai golffestival.net.

Current Exhibitions & Shows

Colorful Melody of Nature: Art exhbiton at 116 Gallery: Images from Nature. 94-120 Chareon Muang Rd. Until May 15.

Patterns, Passages and Prayers: Traditional Culture of the Golden Triangle.” featuring Hill Tribes photos and artifacts from the Golden Triangle . At Tamarind Village through the end of July. Curator walks with Victoria Vorreiter every Friday from 4:30 pm to 5:30 PM. Advance reservations required. Contact: Tamarind Village Guest Service at (053) 418-896 for reservation.

Contemporary art work: HQ Art Gallery is holding an contemporary art work exhibition by talented artists or students including woodcuts, oils, acrylic, water colour and mixed media applications on special mulberry and bamboo art paper that is made locally by hand. Open Daily 8.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. Opposite Wat Phra Singh.

Playhouse Entertainment Complex Promotion: special promotion for newly opened Playhouse show. For more information please contact Aopi 08 40 20 45 63. [email protected] .com. www.playhousechiangmai.com.

“Before 30”. :Lanna Contemporary Arts Collaborative Show and Exhibition, Music, Dance and Painting. Saturday, May 8. Singer Maneerat (Aom) Ratanang, Dancer-Choregrapher Ronnarong (Ong) Khampha, Painter Neti (Bee) Phikroh, Guest: National Singer Boonsri Ratanang (Royal Kanesh Awardee Painter Nati Phikroh. Public Exhibition (free): 08.30 – 21.30 from May 9 (Sun) to May 16 (Sat), 2010. Reservation required. Tickets B700 (for seats), B350 (standing only) Food and Wine Reception. Saturday, May 8. 6 PM to 7:30 PM Reception (Food and Wine). 7:30 PM Performance “Before 30”. 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM. Reservations: Rachamankha Hotel: 053-904-111-13 Fax: 053-904-114. Ronnarong Khampha: 087-817-2734, [email protected] Phikroh: 089-631-7833.

Metallic tribes 9 Art Gallery / Architect Studio in Chiang Rai will hold an exhibition named “Metallic Tribes” designed by Winai Jasaw. From 15th May – 15th June.


Chiang Mai Bridge Club at The Pub on Huay Kaew Road. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 1 pm. Anyone interested in coming email [email protected] The Bridge Club of Chiang Mai meet at The Pub four times a week, every week, as follows: - Sunday, 1:15 pm, duplicate bridge. - Monday, 12:45 pm, bridge coaching session. - Wednesday, 12:45 pm, duplicate bridge. - Friday, 12:45 pm, relaxed duplicate bridge.

Dining Out Group: Once a fortnight, alternating between Western and Asian food. 100 baht - 500 baht per head..Info and reservations:diningoutcnx @hotmail.com.

Chiang Mai Readers & Book Discussion Group: Monthly over lunch to discuss a previously agreed book. All welcome. [email protected] gmail.com

Travel Club: Monthly at Tuskers.Info:dorothy.engmann @googlemail.com

Courses, classes, educational opportunities

FISU courses now in Chiang Mai: www.fisu.org

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: [email protected] gmail.com

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


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 [email protected]

Chiangmai International Taekwondo: All ages taught in your own home, private lessons by World Master Tom Zuza, 8th Dan. Info: 083 476 1752, email mastertomzuza @yahoo.com

Tai Chi Classes: Experienced Tai Chi Sifu gives lessons. Info: 084-600-5268, email [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] bing.com, , or contact the office at 55/3 Ratchapakinai Rd, tambon Phra Sigh, Muang District, Chiang Mai 50100. www.thailandclimbing.com.

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