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.



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,,

Chiang Mai Expats Club: 4th Saturday of every month, 10 a.m. until 12:30, 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 - 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: Every Saturday at 7 PM behind CMU Art Center.

Sound Post String Studio presents the second concert of the Sound Post Chamber Orchestra. Saturday, October 23 at 7:30 PM. CRK Recital Hall, Payap University, Kaew Nawarat Campus (opposite McCormick Hospital). Admission Free. 081-8856437, [email protected].

Friends of CM Music Festival First Anniversary Recital: Ong-Ard Kanchaisak, counter-tenor and Santi Saengthong, piano, in a recital of favourites old and new plus a surprise or two! October 30th at 7.30pm: Members free; guests 300 baht. You MUST have reservations. Please notify JP for seats [email protected] or 084 868 1017.

Chiang Mai Food Festival: October 24-31 at Central Plaza Chiang Mai Airport

Chiang Mai Creative City Design Award and Networking Event.:Saturday October 30.5-7pm The Box on Nimmanhaemin Rd.Logo and Website Design Selection Awards. www.

2nd IWICA Interschool /University and Open Chess Team Tournament’2010" and

Exclusive Free IM and chess workshop by Mr. Atanu Lahiri and FI Mr.Shantanu Lahiri. 30th October’2010 from 8 am – 7:30 pm. Assumption Alumni, Rama IV, Bangkok. Trophies and Gift Vouchers for over 20,000/- baht. For registration and more information 0816992038 [email protected] Download registration forms www.iwicachess



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.

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.

Dance Jam! A weekly Chiang Mai dance event open to all styles. Sundays from 5-7pm. Cat House Restaurant and Bar # 10 Soi 3 Sirimungkalajarn. Free. Contact ‘Dance Chiang Mai Group’ on Facebook for more information.


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]

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.

British Council Chiang Mai 25th Anniversary Celebration. 25 October at the British Council. There will be a sponsored walk arranged by British Council. Your donation will be helped the victims of devastating floods in Pakistan. The walk will be 2 kilometres starting and ending point at British Council at 7 a.m. Every participant will be given a special T-Shirt.


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. [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.


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. [email protected]

Indie Fusion Music at Sangdee Gallery. Every Wednesday from 7 -9 PM. Sirimangkalajarn Soi 5. [email protected] 053-894-955.


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

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] greenpapaya [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 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: Friday, October 22, 8 PM. M. Klein (1976) by Joseph Losey with Alain Delon. Friday, October 29, 8 PM. Ascenseur Pour L’Echaufaud (1958). by Louis Malle with Jeanne Moreau.

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.

Flora Blossom Celebration 22-25 October Central Airport G floor in conjunction with Royal Project Foundation, Mae Fah Luang Foundation. Doi Tung Development Project. Queen Sirikit Botanical Gardens, Mae Jo University. Rare plants, fashion show. Fresh flowers and sculpture.

Driving Miss Daisy at Kad Suan Kaew: The Gate Theater Group, Chiang Mai’s English language theater company. 7th floor at Kad Suan Kaew Shopping Mall on October 29th and will run on Fridays & Saturdays at 7:00 pm. until the 13th of November (6 performances). Suggested donation is only 250 baht. [email protected] 087-177-2195 or 086-671-3371.

CSR Fun(d) Fair. 29 October 2010. Shangri-La Hotel. 053 253 888. The 3rd CSR Fun(d) Fair, a huge garage sale to earn donation for students at Baan Kor Sa Liam School, Sankamphang. Start at 5 – 7 p.m.

Zonta International Club Chiang Mai October Moon Dance on Friday, October 29, 2010 at the IMPERIAL MAE PING Hotel at 6 pm. Buffet, wine, shopping, dancing. Tickets 1000 baht. Buy tickets at the Boonsom Farm Ice Cream in Nim City Daily very near to Rimping Superstore. All Zonta Chiang Mai members have tickets for sale. Call President JiamJit 081 924 5256; “Lin” Nahathai 086 654 6653; Margaret Bhadungzong, 081 472 8113.

Angels & Demons party at the Horn Bar, Mandarin Oriental Dhara Devi. 8 PM to 1 AM. 200 baht cocktails. Buffet at Akaligo, 888 baht net per person.

Special Halloween Events

A Scary Music Concert: by the ChiangMai Youth Phiharmonic Band and Symphony Orchestra Foundation Chaipruck Mekara : Music Director . Saturday, October 30th, 2010 at 7:30 PM. Kad Theatre, Floor 5th at Kad Suan Kaew. 100 (for students) 300 400 500 Baht. Tickets on sale at Information desk, G floor, Kad Suan Kaew. Tel.053-224 444

D2 Halloween Party at the Mix Bar: Sunday October 31 Halloween dinner buffet from 6.30pm – 10.30pm at Moxie restaurant. THB 899 net – Adults (food only)

THB 450 net – Children. Children age 3 and below dine with our compliments. Halloween DJ party from 9pm onwards at Mix Bar. All selected drinks 100 baht For more information and reservation, please call 053-999-999 or email: [email protected].

Amari loves Halloween August 25-31 at the Amari Rincome Chiang Mai. Enjoy varieties of ghost dinner buffet , get 1 glass of Kulama wine Free ! Only 450.-Baht net / person . At La Gritta Restaurant, 6:30-midnight. Join us “ Mr.& Mrs. Halloween Night Contest ” with a lot of lucky draw . Reserve your seat call : ++66 (0)5322 1130. or Email : [email protected].

Halloween Brunch at Latest Recipe Le Meridien, October 31 bring your children in their Halloween customers. The winner for the most creative costume will receive a hamper full of sweets to take home. 590 net inclusive of free flow soft drink.750 net inclusive of free flow of beer cocktail.990 net inclusive of 1 bottle 0f wine. Half price for children 4-12.

Mandarin Oriental Dhara Devi: Halloween Brunch. Sunday October 31. 888 baht per person from 12 noon- 3 PM. Kids costume party, children under 12 dine free.


The U.S. Consulate encourages all American citizens to register with the US Consulate General. Please visit https://travelregistration 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: 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: 053 261 582 or 08 1473 0430, 8 AM to 10 PM

BOOKZ: A wellness series of book presentations: continues through February, 2011. Sponsored by the Ayurveda and Holistic Healing Foundation, BOOKZ will be held the first and third Thursday of each month at 10:30 am. October 21, the featured book will be Eckhart Tolle’s The Power of Now. It is not necessary to have read the book previously. BOOKZ will be hosted by Shari Brown, writer, reader,and certified wellness coach. Herbal tea and biscuits will be served. Everyone is invited, free of charge. BOOKZ will be held at Ayurveda and Holistic Healing Foundation offices, 98/6 Highway1317, Chiangmai Mae-on highway (San Kampaeng Road), next to Wasabe Japanese Restaurant and across from Jing Jing Thai Restaurant. For more information, call Nirat at 053 128102.

Current Exhibitions & Shows:

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

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.

Undercover by Waroot Phanyarachun: Starts 25 October at the Minimal Gallery. The works are all about inspiration, public images and ingredients of making things.

Doi Saket International Film Festival 2010: 23 October 2010 - 30 October 2010. Doi Saket Area & Nimmanhaemin Area in Chiang Mai. Free. Opening ceremony held 23 October at Wat Doi Saket.

Through the Keyhole showing at the CatHouse, Sirimangkalajarn Soi 3.

Impressions of My Travels Art Exhibition at Sangdee Gallery, Sirimangkalajarn Soi 5.

Watercolour Exhibition by Worawuth Srakaeo Until December 5, 2010 at West Restaurant, Fah Tani Square, Huay Kaew Road (opposite Hillside 4 Condotel) Worawuth on 0892618518.

Myanmar Contemporary Art Exhibition until October 31 at CMU Art Centre.

Your town and our town Until November 20 at Kum Joa Burirat, Sunday walking Street. Supported by Alliance Francaise.


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: Regular meetings.

Courses, classes, educational opportunities

FISU courses now in Chiang Mai:

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. 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,

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.

Chiang Mai University Judo Club: Training Times at the Gym: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 830 AM to 10:30 AM. Contact Khun Nigel 0819264210. [email protected]

Chiang Mai Fencing Club Venue to be announced soon. Hours will be from 17:30 to 22:00, Monday thru Friday and 12:00 to 22:00 on Saturdays. Monthly tournaments are planned. Instruction in foil and epee and possibly saber. American instructor/coach with 17years experience. Please call 082-382-8124 (English) and 087-325-5476 (Thai) for more information or e-mail at: [email protected]