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.



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.

Keys to the Challenges of Working in Multicultural Groups: Payap University. Monday and Tuesday, November 8-9 – 9:00 AM-3:00 PM .2000 baht. Info: Beverly Richardson [email protected] Register at [email protected]

Berta Rojas Classical Guitar: Monday November 8, 2010. 7:15 PM to 9 PM. s., Chiang Mai City Arts and Cultural Centre ( in the old city hall building) behind 3 Kings Monument. VIP 500B., Adult 300 B., Student 100 B. Chiang Mai City Arts and Cultural Centre Tel.(053) 217793. Or at the door.



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

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] [email protected] .

Open night at Sangdee Gallery: all are welcome to perform. Sirimangkalajarn Soi 5 from 8 PM.

Remembrance Day: November 11 at 10:45 AM at the Chiang Mai Foreign Cemetery. Refreshments at Gymkhana club follow.

BCCT Dinner: All are welcome. Guest Speakers: Mr. Graham Macdonald, BCCT Chairman and Managing Director of MBMG. Mr. Daniel Pruce, Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy Bangkok on ‘Thailand’s Political & Economic Situation’ Thursday 11th November 2010 from 6.30 pm at Ballroom, Le Meridien Chiang Mai. 950 baht per person free flow wine and beer. BCCT members and non BCCT members please book on-line:


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: Friday, November 5, 8 PM: Coup de Torchon (1981), Friday, November 12, 8 PM: Les Mauvais Joueurs (2005) by Fr้d้ric Balekdjian, Friday, November 19, 8 PM, Travaus On Sait Quand วa Commence (2005) by Brigitte Roan. Friday, November 26, 8 PM Cause Toujours (2004) by Jeanne Labrune

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.

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. 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.

International Day 8 at Payap University: Come join the fun! Food, music, dancing, games, activities, crafts, traditional costumes Everyone is welcome. Get a taste of Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and North America from countries like Turkey, Myanmar, Korea, USA, China, Thailand, Germany, Italy, Vietnam, and Japan. Purchase a Payap Passport (20 baht in advance, 40 baht at the door) to collect country stamps as you check out over 30 stalls and booths. November 5, 5-8 PM. Mae Khao campus.

International Beer Tasting by Horeca: Full meter ticket includes 10 samples for 500 baht, half meter includes 5 samples for 350. Includes barbeque. JJ Market. Friday November 5 6 PM to midnight, Saturday November 6 4 PM to midnight. Book at 0801268215.

Out of Samsara: A Contemporary Acoustic Guitar & Lanna Percussion Concert relating to the inner duality of the world. It will run from 6.30 p.m. onwards. Ticket costs 300 baht including Thai/western buffet (also vegetarian food) and concert. 12 November. Spirit House Restaurant, Viang Bua (Near Tanin Market) 082 894 0236 or 084 803 4366.


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,

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.

Payap Music Academy and Mahidol University present An Homage to Frederic Chopin: Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 7:30 PM. Sunday, November 7, 2010 at 3 P. (The program of these 2 concerts will be different). CRK Recital Hall, Payap University, Kaew Nawarat Campus, (Opposite McCormick Hospital). 150 (adult) and Baht 100 (students). Payap Music Academy 053 266386

Visual Artist’s Portfolio Workshop with Som Sutthirat: Saturday November 6. Sangdee Gallery. Sirimangkalajarn soi 5. 1- 5 PM. Thai language workshop.

Old News - Young Art Grand Opening Event: Saturday November 6 -6:30pm - 10:00pm. MUMU Art Gallery Chiang Mai, Nimmenhaeminda Road Soi 7.

FMSCT Thailand Supercross: Professional motocross riders in Thailand’s ‘Supercross’. Money from the competition will be donated to HIV patients. Saturday November 6, Sunday November 7. Nim See Seng Motocross on the Superhighway Road.

Euodia Autumn Ensemble Concert: 5th floor Kad Suan Kaew. 7:30 PM. 80 baht. November 6.

Team Club Martini Presents: “The Magic Forest- Chiang Mai gets WILD!: Saturday November 13. 7 PM. The Forest Glen Between Miguel’s (Nong Hoi) and the Adventure Hotel. With top DJ Nakadia. Costume contest. Prebooked tickets 250, at the door 400. Tickets available for sale at all Fish Actually branches. [email protected].

PTIS International Picnic in the Park: November 6 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM. PTIS School.

Cancer Care Charity Fun Run: November 13. Huay Tung Tao Reservoir. 053-298-181 or [email protected] Registration starts at 7:00 am. Donation at Baht 250 for Cancer Care T-Shirt and Baht 399 for the Polo-shirt.

Art Exhibition Opening Art Space: “Behind The Door” Exhibition including students from Nakorn International School, Prem International School and Chiang Mai International School. November 13th. Artspace Sirimangkalajarn Soi 7. 12 PM- 4 PM.


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. Dyke_Converter 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.

Elephant Elegance at the Chedi: Fashion Auction to benefit the Elephant Clinic: Sunday November 7. 7:30- 9. PM. 350B net per person inclusive a glasses of sparkling wine and canapes

Special set dinner 750B net for those wanting to stay on afterwards. (Book direct with Chedi hotel) Further details : [email protected] Tickets on sale through Chedi hotel, Citylife, Sally Ward, John Morgan. all money raised goes to the 200 club charity fund.

AIS Regional League: Chiang Mai FC plays Trang FC. Sunday November 14. 700 Years Stadium. 5 p.m. 30 baht admission.

The 2nd Annual Trio For Justice Half-Marathon: November 13.San Kamphaeng. , 053 400 521, 053 808 057, 053 894 422


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. 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:

Hobby Hut at Rachamankha: November 6 & 13.The award winning puppet troupe ‘Hobby Hut’ in Rachamankha’s restaurant courtyard. 980 baht with free flow wine and a dinner of Tai-Yai, Lanna and Myanmar cuisine from 5pm with the performance commencing at 6pm. Reservations [email protected]

20th Chiang Mai Motor Show: 12 – 21 November. Big C Arena, Donjun 0-5380-0800

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.

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.

Paris; Verse/Reverse Photographic Exhibtion: by Supachai Ketkaroonkul at the Lanna Architects Association until November 30.

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: meetings.

Courses, classes, educational opportunities

FISU courses now in Chiang Mai:

Art classes at ArtSpace on 7: Beginning and Intermediate level oil painting classes ongoing at ArtSpace. Classes are limited to 5 students Wednesday evenings and Thursday mornings. Laura artspacechiangmai or visit www.

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

D & M Music Studio in cooperation With Embassy Of Austria and Siam Music Yamaha presents Mozart Piano Concerto and Sonata Competition. Deadline for application and DVD 23 April, 2011. To be held at Siam Music Yamaha Auditorium near BTS National Stadium Bangkok. June 6-9, 2011. [email protected]


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,

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]