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.



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.

Informal Northern Thai Group: Tuesday November 23rd 2010 - 19:30 At the Alliance Fran็aise - Chiang Mai. Buddhist Economics and Thailand’s Sufficiency Economy. A talk by Don Swearer

Silkworm Books and Suriwong Book Centre invite you to a talk and book signing by Bruce Bickerstaff, author of “Your Investment Guide to Thailand” on Tuesday, 30 November, 6.00 p.m., 54/1–5 Sridonchai Road. A qualified financial planner and active investor with twenty years management experience. Join him as he shares his knowledge and expertise on investment opportunities in Thailand. For more information: [email protected]



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. c[email protected]

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

Klear’ concert famous artist from GMM Grammy on November 24, 2010. Furama Chiang Mai, Jack Daniel’s whiskey, and Pepsi. A table for 4 persons @ 2,500 THB/table and will received a bottle of Jack Daniel’s and 1 set of mixer and ice. Booking available now. [email protected]

Soroptimist International Chiang Mai presents Aromatherapy: Energetic Healing Power by Essential Oils. a talk by Dr Christian Moretti, PhD. on Wednesday 24 November 2010, at 6.00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Hotel 318/1 Chiangmai-Lamphun Road, (close to the Provincial Electricity Authority)

Grand Opera Gala: at PTIS International School, 24 November. Stars from the European Chamber Opera Company and Bangkok Opera Company. Songs from your favourite operas. starts 7.30pm 700 bht adults / 200 bht students. How about krapood dinner before the concert - 350 bht Thai menu / 450bht European. for further info or reservations christopherh

College of Music, Payap University presents: A Guitar Recital by Alessio Montisic by: Wednesday, December 1, at 7:30 PM. CRK Recital Hall Payap University, Kaew Nawarat Campus. Admission Free


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] .

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

Book Launch: The Tale of Khun Chang Khun Phaen, a talk by translators Chris Baker and Pasuk Phongpaichit. Suriwong Book Centre, Thursday, 18 November, 6:00 p.m. In English. Sponsored by Silkworm Books. [email protected]

The College of Music, Payap University Present A Guitar Recital by PANITAN PUNPUANG. Thursday, November 18, at 7:30 PMRead More CRK Recital Hall Payap University, Kaew nawarat Campus. Admission Free

Book Launch: The Tale of Khun Chang Khun Phaen, a talk by translators Chris Baker and Pasuk Phongpaichit. Suriwong Book Centre, Thursday, 18 November, 6:00 p.m. In English. Sponsored by Silkworm Books. [email protected]

“Lysistrata –The sex strike” is Aristophanes’ masterpiece re-worked by renowned playwright Germaine Greer with Phil Wilmott. in English at The British Club, Silom Soi 18, Bangkok at 8pm on Thursday, November 25th; Friday November 26th and Saturday November 27th, 2010. B500 each - via BCT by phone or email (089-524-6105 and [email protected] or at The Neilson Hays Library Cafe on Suriwonge Road. Tickets are for the performance alone; however audience members are encouraged to make a night of it and pre-book theGreek buffet (B450 per person. For dinner reservations [email protected] or 022340247.


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 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.

Book Launch: The Tale of Khun Chang Khun Phaen, a talk by translators Chris Baker and Pasuk Phongpaichit. CMU Main Library, 5th flr. Friday, 19 November, 10 a.m. In Thai. Sponsored by Silkworm Books. [email protected]


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.

“10,000 lanterns ceremony” will be held on November 20th Wat Tu-Dong Mae Jo. 1:00 - 4:00 pm - Lanna Katina Robe Offering Ceremony. 6:00 - 8:00 pm - Yee Peng Sansai Floating Lantern Ceremony. Lanterns 500 baht each. (in Thai) call, Ms. Pittaya 083-540-4596

Seven Fountains Annual Fundraising Dinner: November 20, 6:30-9:30 PM at the Seven Fountains Garden Center before CMU. 600 baht each. Than Hartman 053-365-359 [email protected]

1st Chiang Mai Rugby Tens Tournament: Saturday 27th - Sunday 28th November 2010

At The Rugby Field, The Prince Royal’s College. Citylife Chiang Mai and The Sua’s Rugby present the 1st Chiang Mai Rugby Tens Tournament.

L.I.S.T. P.T.O. Garage Sale: Saturday, 27 November 2010 at Lanna International School. 053 806230 or 053 806231. 8 am to 12 pm. Tables set up from 7 am, under the dome and new playground area.


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.

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. ‘Dance Chiang Mai Group’ on Facebook for more information.

200 Club & Citylife Garden Party and Chrismas Shopping. 28 November at Citylife Garden.

Sweet Memories Concert at Dang Fantastic House 086-587-4960


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.


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: 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: 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. At the 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. Nirat at 053 128102.

Current Exhibitions & Shows:

20th Chiang Mai Motor Show: until 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.

The 56th National exhibition of art 2010 : 03-23 November 2010 at CMU Art Center 053 – 944833

The 11th Thai –Vietnam Contemporary art exhibition 05-20 November at CMU Art Center 053-218280

Old News- Young Art inspired by King Rama V until 15 January 2011 at MUMU Gallery 106/6, Soi 7, Nimanhaemin Road, Khun Chayakorn. 086-731-0225.


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: Beginning and Intermediate level oil painting classes ongoing at ArtSpace. Classes are limited to 5 students Wednesday evenings and Thursday mornings. Laura [email protected] or visit

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

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. 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: info 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]