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 2 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. 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. 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, Lindsay on 089 523 1363.

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

Wednesday Foreplay Party: Hang presents an indie concert featuring local Chiang Mai indie bands Pecking Palace, Harmonica Sunrise, Drama no Hero, Ska Rangers and many more as well as DJ Scoobydoo. Enjoy the concert and also have a chance to win many prizes. 8 – 12 p.m. Chalearmkrung Café.



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. 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. Chas 0871 804 665

Quiz Night at the UN Irish Pub. 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. [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. [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 084-043-9821.

Musical Market until - 31 August.The Ring, Nimmaheamin Soi 17 from 5 p.m. every 2nd and 4th Friday.

Alliance Francaise movies: 8 PM. Jeux D’Enfants by Yann Samuell.

Duriyasilp College of Music Presents Choir Concert: The Beatles, all you need is love. The choir will be singing Beatles’ songs. 7.30 PM at Leviticus (auditorium of the Law building) Payap Mae Khao Campus. 100 Baht. 086-654 4950.

Talent competition: Every Friday, JJ market will hold a talent competition: live bands, dancing, singing, and fashion designs. Until December 31. 083-208-7592.

Wine Lovers at The Glass Onion: Sponsored by Horeca. Wines from France, Argentina and Chile, Cheeses & Roast Beef by Horeca, Assorted Tapas by Rico de Rica Cafe. 400 baht per person including 3 glasses of wine + canapes. Bottles available at discounted prices at this event. Limited 50 tickets only. Reservations required, Glass Onion on Nimmanhaemin. 053 218 479.

Woodwinds Plus Strings Concert : Presented by the Faculty of Music Silpakorn University and Faculty of Fine Arts Chiang Mai University.7:00 pm. New Building of Faculty of Fine Arts, Chiang Mai University 4th floor. 400-300 Baht.(+66) (0)53-944-823 (Thai: Jo) (+66) (0)81-884-0365. [email protected]

Sek Thongsuwan: Thai pianist studying for his Master Degree in St. Petersburg, Russia, makes a welcome return after his successful recital last year at Payap. Friday, July 30 at 7:30 PM at Baan Wangtan. Phone JP on 084 868 1017. free for members. Guests are welcome at 300 baht each. Seats are limited. Saturday July 31st at 10.00 am 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.


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,, [email protected]..

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.


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

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. [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. 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. 053-211550 to book a stall for 150 baht for the day.

Sek Thongsuwan performs a piano concert in honor of late Princess Mother on the anniversary of her 109th birthday. With music and lyrics composed by His Majesty the King, and classical Thai songs. from 9 AM -12 Noon at Mae Fah Luang Arts and Culture Park in Chiang Rai. (0)53 716 [email protected].

Care for Dogs Adoption Festival at Central Airport Plaza. 11 AM- 6 PM. Adopt a puppy or cat!

AIS Regional League 2010 - Chiang Mai FC:Tiger Chiang Mai FC will play against Uthaithani Forest 5 p.m. onwards. 30 baht admission. Chiang Mai Municipal stadium, or


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: English speaking book lovers. 7 p.m, last Monday of month. [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 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 toilet @ Number 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., Dyke Converter on 0817241313


The Chiang Mai Computer Club: meets Tuesdays at 1 p.m. at D’Lite Food and Bakery, directly across from Immigration.

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

Alcoholics Anonymous: Every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m. in the YMCA’s Nawarat Room. 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. 7 p.m, everybody welcome. Hollanda Montri Guesthouse, 365 Charoenrat Rd. ans. [email protected].

Hash House Harriers (Bi-weekly): 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. [email protected] 0817241313.


Turtle Festival Episode: Visitors will have the opportunity to see many sea turtles and freshwater turtles from all over the world.5th June - 4th August. At Chiang Mai Zoo Aquarium. Tel. 053 893 013 - 7

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

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.

Alliance Francaise movies: July 23, 8 PM. Hors De Prix by Pierre Salvadori with Audrey Tautou. July 30, 8 PM. Ensemble, C’est tout by Claude Berri with Audrey Tautou.

12th HHK in the North: Come and shop loads of drawing equipment and stationery 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. July 30. CMU Art Centre  


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,

“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. 086-194-6300 or 081-027-6836

Baha’i Faith - Bahai Faith. Why ?: 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]

Acting Workshop at Saengdee Gallery: Thursdays.6-9 PM. 250 Baht per person. Neville [email protected] 5 Sirimankalajarn Road, Soi 5.

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. Aopi 08 40 20 45 63. [email protected]

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

The opening ceremony of “Art&Amity VII” by Students and Teachers of Galerie Panisa is on Saturday July 17, 2010 at 18.00 hrs. and will be on view until August 11, 2010, Mon-Sat 09.00-18.00 (closed on Sundays).

The 2nd Bangkok Triennake International Print and Drawing exhibition July 6- 25 at the CMU Art Centre.

After Work By Thierry Malinge. July 5-31 at Meojaidee Gallery


Chiang Mai Bridge Club: 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 [email protected]

Dining Out Group: Once a fortnight, alternating between Western and Asian food. 100 baht - 500 baht per head. [email protected].

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

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

Chiang Mai Gay and Lesbian Club:

Courses, classes, educational opportunities

Panel Discussion on Burmese Migrant Workers: Tues. 20 July, 5:00-6:30pm Pentecost Building Room 214, Mae Khao Campus. In Search of a Job...Any Job Photographic Exhibition - 12-20 July 2010, Sirindhorn Learning Resource Center, Mae Khao Campus.

FISU courses now in Chiang Mai:

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. [email protected]

Art classes at ArtSpace on 7: Short courses given by a highly qualified and experienced artist, fees include materials. [email protected]

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


Tai Chi Classes: Yang &Chen style Tai Chi guide you to find internal soft Chi flow and intensive energy in your own body! 085-5211-528, [email protected]

Chiangmai International Taekwondo: All ages taught in your own home, private lessons by World Master Tom Zuza, 8th Dan. 0834761752, [email protected]

Tai Chi Classes: Experienced Tai Chi Sifu gives lessons. 084-600-5268, liangxiaochenmen

Chiang Mai Rock Climbing Adventures: offering 20 percent discounts on outdoor equipment.Rock climbing technique and equipment demonstrations, a pull up contest, rocking climbing contest, and cave demonstrations. 053-207-102: [email protected] 55/3 Ratchapakinai Rd,

Tai Chi – Chi-Kung every Monday and Wednesday 8 am at Suan Buak Hat Public Park by Master Patrick Stahl. 085 276 4700. [email protected] or

Karate Practice: Monday/Wednesday 5.30 p.m, Free. CMU’s Student Services building. Karatedo Fed. Wado-kaj karate. [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. 089-955-5350, or www. Private classes also available.

Spike Collier, Director of Golf from The Prem Golf Academy : private lessons at the Star Dome Driving Range from 08:00-12:00 July 17, 18, 19. [email protected].

Short Game Clinic at The Prem Golf Academy. 26-30 July 2010. Half Day (12,000 baht) and Full Day (18,000 baht) options available. 053-301500 (ext 5415), [email protected]