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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

 

Wednesday

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

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.

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

 

 Thursday

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

Games Nights at Tuskers. Every Thursday from 7.30pm. A fun  evening of game playing. Popular games are Call MY Bluff, Pictionary and the Name Game. Relaxed and social evening with just the right amount of friendly arguments! Everyone welcome, turn up at anytime. Contact Chas 0n 0871 804 665

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: [email protected]

All you can eat competition: Kad Suan Kaew, June 10. Winner takes home 15,000 baht in prize money.

Friday

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. [email protected].

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

World Cup Opening Day Party at Tuskers: featuring South African chow, happy hours. Tuskersbar.com

Northern Printmaking Club Exhibition: CMU Art Centre: Grand Opening 6 PM. Until June 27.

Saturday

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, [email protected].

BurmaVJ: film and discussion presented by Best Friend Library. Burmese reporters document the 2007 Saffron Revolution. Discussion with Burmese monk Ashin Sopaka. 7:30 PM at Alliance Francaise, 138 Charoen Prathet Rd.

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.

Film Space at CMU Art Centre:, June 12, June 19 Dogma, June 26 Monty Python and the Holy Grail. 7 PM at the CMU Art Centre.

Yuparaj School downtown will host a concert for the celebration of Princess Bejaratana’s 84th birthday, from 7 PM to 11 PM at the school. Tickets 200 baht, 100 baht for students, proceeds to go to YRC Band. For more information please Tel. 66 53 224 205 6 or 66 53 212 293

Sunday

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. [email protected] or [email protected] or phone 0817241313.

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.

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 [email protected]

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.

AIS Regional League D2’: Tiger Chiang Mai FC will play against Phichit FC on 13th June, 30 baht admission.

We Love Elephants Fundraising Event: Fundraiser for Lampang Elephant Camp: Saengdee Gallery 5 Sirimangkalajarn Road soi 5. Featuring the photography Suthep Kritsanavarin, Peter Thompson & Chaiwat Matthitao and others, ‘Panom, Cousin to the Clouds’ by Galen Garwood will be screened and artwork by painter, Jason Tamthai will be showcased. A portion of the proceeds from cocktails, artwork and other products will be donated to The Friends of the Asian Elephant Foundation in direct support of the Elephant Hospital Project. 4- 8 PM.

Monday

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. ChiangMai [email protected]

Quiz Night at Tuskers, Every Monday 8.30pm start. A popular team trivia evening including picture, general knowledge, current affairs and music questions. Come as a team or individually and we will find you friendly people to join. All welcome. Chas 0n 0871 804 665.

Hash House Harriers Monday Hash (Bi-weekly): Male only hash, presently, runs start @ 5.30 PM. Directions can be found on a notice board near the male [email protected] 1 Bar.

Free bus to the run departs Mokador Caffe Bar Lounge, opposite Wat Phra Singh @ 4.15 PM. Free bus to the run departs Number 1 bar @ 4.30 PM. Contact phone, Dyke Converter on 0817241313

Tuesday

The Chiang Mai Computer Club: meets Tuesdays at 1 p.m. at D’Lite Food and Bakery, directly across from Immigration. 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 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 Guest house, 365 Charoenrat Rd. Chiang Mai, 50000. ans. [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.

June

Elvis Presley Festival: Suriwongse Hotel, until July 31 For more information please call 053 270051-7

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.

Acting Workshop at Saengdee Gallery: Starting Thursdays from June 17.6-9 PM. 250 Baht per person. Contact Neville [email protected] 5 Sirimankalajarn Road, Soi 5.

Summer Solstice Ladies Night by Citylife: Nimman Bar, Nimmanhaemin Soi 9 June 17.

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 18 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.

Warm up Café presents Scrubb in concert for all Indy music lovers in Chiang Mai. June 23.

Wit Hyper Concert: Hotshots Pornping Tower. icket costs 450 baht per 4 persons (Get free drinks and mixers). For reservation call 053 2700 099

AIS Regional League D2’: Tiger Chiang Mai FC will play against Sukhothai FC on 27th June from 5 p.m. onwards. 30 baht admission.

Chalermkrung Samdangdetch: Musketeer and 25 Hours : Concert for Indy music fans with Musketeer and 25 hours. June 30 at the Chalermkrung Café.

Ongoing:

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” : Stories of the 150 persons buried in the foreigners’ cemetery since 1898 a pocket history of some aspects of Chiang Mai life and of some of the foreigners who lived and died there. 200 baht, available at the Cemetery, The Pub, Tuskers, The Writers Club, Darling Wine Bar, Gymkhana Club. Or, by post A. C. Tucker, PO Box 228 CMU, Chiang Mai 50202. Cheques to “A. C. Tucker” Baht 230 (mailed to Thailand), 5.50 £, and US$ 9.00 (worldwide).These donations used for maintenance and upkeep of cemetery.

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

Baha’i Faith - Bahai Faith. Why ?: For more information please call Mike or Rose 08 7305 4006 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.chiangmaigolffestival.net.

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. (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] www.playhousechiangmai.com.

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.

New Paintings by Sawan Yawnghwe & Sondenkind: 5 sirimankhalajarn road, soi 5 Until September 16.

Watercolour Exhibition Birds and Flower From June 1- June 30 at the TITA Gallery, Maerim 053- 298373 Watercolour Exhibition by Jaroenchai Kongjan Until 30 June.

Groups

Chiang Mai Bridge Club at The Pub on Huay Kaew Road. 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. [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. [email protected]

Travel Club: Monthly at Tuskers.:[email protected]

Courses, classes, educational opportunities

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

Cultural Exhange Program Chiang Mai University Language Institute; a great way to get involved with the local community! “It’s all about giving and receiving, sharing skills, learning from each other in cultural exchanges, sustainability, cool projects and a total win- win situation!” We offer Tailor-made placements in any field; commitment of at least 4 hours per week/ 16 hours per month to be eligible for a Non-Imm ED Visa . Placement and visa fee requested to cover expenses. For more details 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. asianhealingarts center.com

Sport

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: 0834761752, email [email protected]

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] thailandclimbing.com or contact the office at 55/3 Ratchapakinai Rd, tambon Phra Sigh, Muang District, Chiang Mai 50100. www .thailandclimbing.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: [email protected] or www.zensabai.com.

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. taichichiangmai.com. Private classes also available.

Furama Hotel hosting Remy Martin pool party

Remy Martin will be holding a poolside party organized by and held at the Furama Hotel on Huay Kaew Road, along with Ambrose Wine Limited on June 12 on the 17th floor, from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

There will be a full offering of Remy Martin products; Remy classic, Remy old style, Champagne, Remy Ice Box under 18 C, Remy with cucumber mix and Cointreau cocktails served by lovely waitresses, DJ’s will spin music for the guests and snacks and canapés will be served. Door prizes will be given to lucky winners. For details and reservations 081-671-2306 or 053-415-222.



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