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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 for the next issue is Thursday 23 September for the publication of Friday 1 October.

 

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.  September 29th.  from 5:30pm onwards at Prince Khum Phaya Resort & Spa. . Buffet 250THB a person. R.S.V.P. your availability please and remember to bring along a friend or three! [email protected]

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

Lecture Series at Chiang Mai University Language Institute: every Wednesday from 5.30pm to 7.30pm. Presentations covering a range of issues affecting Thailand and Southeast Asia. Admission free for Lecture Series members and CMU students. To attend as a guest or for more information contact Mackenzie at [email protected]

D & M Music Studio presents A Piano Recital by Han Nah Son: Wednesday, 29 September 29, 2010 at 19:00 p.m. AUA Auditorium, Rajadamnern Rd.. 300 Baht (200 Baht for students). Tickets are available at the door or call for advance booking at 081-682-8000.

 

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 PMM

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]

The Music College of Payap University ppresents brilliant Korean pianist Hah Nah Son. Thursday, September 16, 2010, at 5 PM. CRK Recital Hall. Payap University, McCormick Campus. Admission Free

Reflection of Violi by Nathapong Prathumwan: 23 September 7:30 PM at SW204 Payap University, Kaew Nawarat Campus. Free.

Foreign Investment Club (FIC) meeting 23rd of September (Thursday), starting at 6pm with optional hotel viewing and welcome drink at 5:30 at the Prince Khum Phaya Resort. CMU guest speakers will talk about the newly established Technology Development Center for Industry Rsvp [email protected]

Writing Workshop: ‘Write Now - Get Writing’ 1-day workshop. Thursday 23rd Sept 10am-6pm. 1699 Baht. Each workshop includes a meal at the Chiang Mai Writers Club, follow-up 1-on-1 consultation and a full money-back guarantee*. [email protected]

Piano Recital by Manabu Takasawa: Thursday 30 Sept. 7 PM. AUA Auditorium 300 baht, 200 baht students. 081 682 8000

Networking Evening:  October 7. 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 canapés. [email protected] gone.com

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.

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

Alliance Francaise Films: Trois Coleurs; Blanc by Krzysztof Kieslowski, Sept. 17. 8 PM. Trois Coleurs: Rouge September 24.

Film Fridays at Sangdee Gallery. Come and join us at 7:30pm every Friday for a film, hand-picked by a member of our Sangdee community.

Writing Workshops:‘Get Travel Writing’– Friday September 24. 9 AM- 1 PM 999 Baht. Writing to make a Difference: 2-6 PM 999 baht. Meal inclusive at the Chiang Mai Writers Club. [email protected]

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, .alanonthailand .org, @alanonthailand.org.

Chiang Mai Expats Club: 4th Saturday of every month, 10 a.m. until 12:30, 100 baht per member, 150 baht non member. Saturday 25th September. Incoming US Consul General for Chiang Mai, Susan Stevenson is the guest speaker. Shangri-La Hotel.

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  - 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.

AIS Regional League 2010: Tiger Chiang Mai FC will play against Lampang FC from 5 p.m. onwards. 30 baht admission.18 September. 700 year stadium. www.chiangmaifc.net and www.mhahao.com

A Night of Chopin & Thai Music: A Night of Chopin & Thai Music’ performing by local Chiang Mai students with 200th years anniversary the Polish pianist and song writer. The concert starts at 7.30 p.m. 25 September. 100(for students) 300 400 500.On sale at information desk, G Floor Kad Suan Kaew 

5th anniversary of Thailandfreunde e.V. (Thai German International Friendship association) charity event. 25 September at Mercure Hotel.  Dine and dance with the stars! Meet Miss Thailand Universe 2008 Gavintra Pontijac and Miss Slim Up Thailand 2008 Mew Sirilapas. Also hair artist Somsak Chalachol in Mercure Hotel from 7 pm to 11 pm. Raffles, Auctions, Silent Auctions are offered and the 6 best Lanna Dresses get a special prize. Tickets are available for 400 Baht incl. Buffet and soft drinks.

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 jgreencm [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.

Classical Music Night every Sunday at Sangdee Gallery. 7 PM. Sirimang­kalajarn soi 5.

Chiang Mai Hiking from Behind Ratchapreuk Gardens to Phuping Palace. A total ascent of 1095 m. Sunday 19th of September. http://cmhike.com/

Care for Dogs Adoption Fair  at the Airport Plaza Sunday September 20th, from 11AM to 6 PM.  We  have a litter of adorable rescued puppies that are about 2 months old,  a couple of teenage puppies, as well a several cats and kittens. As always, we will  also have lots of cute rescue-related stuffed toys, postcards,  t-shirts and tank tops! Come join us and celebrate the friendship  between man and his favorite companion and help make an impact for  dogs in need!www.carefordogs.org.

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. 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 

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: Wednesdays and Saturdays, 1 p.m., Building 11, behind McCormick Hospital. 086-194-6300 or 081-027-6836

Baha’i 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.

 Current Exhibitions & Shows:

Lanna Photo Club presents 4th Lanaphotoclub Photo Exhibition. Until 30 September at 8.30 a.m. - 4.30 p.m. 2nd floor, Chiang Mai City Art &Cutural Centre (Three Kings Monument).

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

Dreams of the North: Nuance and Nostalgia in Contemporary Thai Jewelry:  Until  30 November at the Tamarind Village. The exhibition features an exciting range of collections from some of Thailand’s most talented young designers and contrasts and compares them with traditional northern Thai themes.

“Enchanting Chiang Mai... After the Storm” at 116 Art Gallery. Featuring over fifty contemporary paintings by 23 selected northern Thai Artists. from August 5 until September 19. to Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm . Closed every Monday,.116 Art Gallery, 94-120 Charoenmuang Road.

Tita Gallery Maerim presents Charoon Boonsuan: one of Thailand fine art students, who were among privilege eight students of Professor Silp Bhirasri. 68 Mu 6 Rimtai Maerim. 8 AM- 6 PM.

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. 083 4761752, [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.

Chiang Mai University Judo Club: Training Times at the Gym: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 830 AM to 10:30 AM. Contact Khun Nigel 081 9264210. [email protected]



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