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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 2 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. 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.

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.

Indie Fusion Music at Sangdee Gallery. Every Wednesday from 6 -9 PM. Sirimangkalajarn Soi 5. [email protected] 053-894-955.

Piano Marathon with Jonas Dept, Myriam Ayari and David Trezegnies.July 28. 7 PM..CRK Auditorium, Payap University, Kaew Nawarat Campus (opposite McCormick Hospital). 300 Baht (students 100 Baht) per concert. Tickets are sold at the door..

 

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. 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].

Acting Workshop with Neville Powis: Sangdee Gallery. Every Thursday 6-9 PM. 100 baht for students, 250 baht for non-students. Sirimangkalajarn Soi 5. [email protected] 053-894-955.

Networking Evening: August 5. Please be sure to mark your calendar for this important business networking event at the Shangri La Hotel. From 6.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m at the Shangri La 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. 300 baht, including beer, wine and canap้s. [email protected].

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 the month, noon, at The Dome Residence on Huey Kaew. 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: July 30, 8 PM. Ensemble, C’est tout by Claude Berri with Audrey Tautou.

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

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.

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.

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]..

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.

Sunday

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

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: 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.

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. 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. [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.

August

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.

Alliance Francaise Movies: Friday, August 6, 8 PM. Ce Soir Ou Jamais (1961) by Michel Deville. Friday, August 13, 8 PM. La Trahison (2006) by Philippe Faucon. Friday, August 20, 8 PM. Sarrounia (1986) By Med Hondo. Friday, August 27, 8 PM. Serko (2006) by Jo๋l Farges.

Food Photography Workshop by Marisa Marchitelli. Saturday August 7. 1-5 PM. 1,200 baht. Sangdee gallery. Sirimangkalajarn Soi 5. [email protected].

Supermom!: August 12 at Kad Suan Kaew. Contest, dancing, singing, fashion show.

Candle celebration in honor of HM the Queen’s birthday. 7 PM. Kad Suan Kaew.

Weekend Film Making workshop at Sangdee Gallery: August 14-15. 10 AM- 6 PM. 2,000 baht. Sirimangkalajarn Soi 5. [email protected] 053-894-955.

Country singing and band contest 14 August. 3rd floor, Kad Suan Kaew  Singing contest, winner takes Governor’s Cup.

HUG Elephant Concert: Dinner and Concert by Book Kitavadahna at Sankham Terrace, August 14 and 21. All proceeds will be distributed to The Elephant Hospital of the Elephant Conservation Centre Lampang. Sankham Terrace. Tickets are limited in supply. Price includes cocktails, dinner and raffled prizes. [email protected].

Products Photography Workshop with Alberto Cosi: August 21. 1-5 PM. 1,200 baht. Sirimangkalajarn Soi 5. [email protected] 053-894-955.

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, 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. 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.

Amari Rincome has BBQ nights, buffet lunch specials, steak dinner specials and Mother’s Day specials. [email protected] 053-221130.

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] princekhumphayaresortandspa .com.

2 for 1 at Absolute Skin Care Clinic until July 31. 053 894 872

Annual Sale at Central Airport until August 1

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] www.playhousechiangmai.com.

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 at 18.00 hrs. until August 11, Mon-Sat 09.00-18.00 (closed on Sundays).

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

Groups

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 bridge. [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: http://gaychiangmai.wackwall.com/. Regular meetings.

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. [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 www.asianhealingartscenter.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! 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, [email protected].

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, www.thailandclimbing.com.

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 www.zensabai.com.

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. taichichiangmai.com. Private classes also available.

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] premcenter.org.



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