Community Happenings

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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.

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: [email protected] or

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

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. Private classes also available.

Chiang Mai Friends 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.



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 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].

Waan Acadamy Fantasia to perform at Mo ‘C Mo’ Lon Huay Kaew Road, book tables early for the show!

Visakha Bucha Day: Walk up Doi Suthep at midnight to commemorate the birth, enlightenment and death of the Buddha by making merit at the temple.


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].

The Textile Art Group: First Friday of month at the Raintree Centre opposite Narawat Bridge. Weaving, batik, embroidery, etc. Info: cmtextilesgroup

Think Ho Market Artists: Street market at Think Park at Nimmanhaemin until June 30.

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 Nimmanhaemin Rd. 05322 1130


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,, 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. until 12:30, Shangri-La Hotel. 100 baht per member, 150 baht non member.

Brahma Kumaris Raja Yoga Foundation holds Experience in Meditation every Saturday 3 p.m-4:30 p.m. at 218/6 Chotana Rd. 053-214-904.

Hash House Harriers: Saturday H3 - 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.

Lanna International School Garage Sale: 8 AM to Noon.. Set up from 7am. 70 spaces available @ 200Bht each , some with tables.. Entrance is free for vendors and only 20 Bht for buyers. Ms Neung on 053 860230/1

Film Space: CMU Art Centre Films - Citizen Dog (Thai) 7 PM

Isuzu –X-Series on the Street: JJ Market Isuzu Chiang Mai Sale presents ‘Isuzu X-Series on Street’ by Sala Group. Enjoy motor shows and Indy music from Brass Room, Skykick Rangers, T Jetset’Er as well as X-Series Girl competition at 6 - midnight.


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

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. Dyke_ [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

Chiangmai Garden Fair: Every 3rd Sunday of the month Starting at 10.00am - 4.30pm. The Pub on Huay Kaew Road. Phone 053-211550 to book a stall for 150 baht for the day.

The Vintage MakeUp Wedding Fashion Show at Amari Rincome Chiang Mai “ at Payorm Room 3 PM. “ The Vintage of Love - Photo Contest “ & Take your chance in lucky draw . Prizes included accommodation for the sweetest honeymoon ! 053-221-130 or sales


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

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

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 or www.

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

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. 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: [email protected].

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 [email protected] or phone 0817241313 for further info.

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


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

Networking Evening: June 3. 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].

Wine Lovers & Friends Social Gathering June 4 at the Glass Onion [email protected] Nimmanhaemindha Soi 17. from 8pm until 10pm. Wine from italasia. 400 baht per person includes 3 decent glasses of wine + tapas. For your ticket contact the Glass Onion.

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. 7 PM at the CMU Art Centre.

Air Aid Live Rock Concert: Local musicians, bands and activities. 200 baht for adults and 100 baht for children under 16. 4 – 9 p.m. Food and drinks are available here. 6 June at Prem International School. 087 191 3807.

Informal Northern Thai Group: Tuesday, June 8. Monastic Discipline and Social Change in Sipsong Panna (PRC).A talk by Roger Casas. Alliance Francaise,138 Charoen Prathet Road.

Soroptomist Club: Christopher Freeland will 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, 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. Free to members but advance reservation necessary.. Guest tickets 200 baht per person only through advance reservations - again limited number.


The U.S. Consulate encourages all American citizens to register with the US Consulate General. Please visit 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

“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. 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]

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

Elvis Presley Festival Until 31 July at Suriwong Hotel 053 270 057 – 7 Every night performance (except Sunday) for those who love the songs of Elvis Presley with a 4 piece band. Additionally, ‘Lek Presley,’ known as Elvis Thailand will be performing.

Current Exhibitions & Shows:

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.

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

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.

Permanent Collections Art Exhibition 2010: Chiang Mai University Art Center, 2nd floor gallery, 18-28 May.

Art thesis for masters degree program, Department of Visual arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, Chiang Mai University, CMU Art Center, front gallery. Until 28 May.

New Paintings by Sawan Yawnghwe & Sondenkind: Opening Reception: Saturday, May 22, 6-9pm. 5 sirimankha lajarn road, soi 5 Until September 16.

Watercolour Exhibition Birds and Flower From June 1- June 30 at the TITA Gallery, Maerim ,Chiangmai 053- 298373 Watercolour Exhibition by Jaroenchai Kongjan An opening on Tuesday 01 june - 30 june 2010 @ TITA Gallery, Maerim ,Chiangmai.


Chiang Mai Bridge Club at The Pub on Huay Kaew Road. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 1 pm. Anyone interested in coming bridge [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

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

Travel Club: Monthly at Tuskers.Info:dorothy.engmann

Courses, classes, educational opportunities

FISU courses now in Chiang Mai:

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]

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


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

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] .com or contact the office at 55/3 Ratchapakinai Rd, tambon Phra Sigh, Muang District, Chiang Mai 50100.