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.



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, January 7th, 8 PM, La Grande Illusion (1937) by Jean Renoir. Friday, January 14th, 8 PM, Le Quae Des Brumes (1938) By Marcel Carn้. Friday, January 21st, 8 PM La Bete Humaine (1938) By Jean Renoir. Friday, January 28th,8 PM

Quai Des Orfevres (1947) by Henri-Georges Clouzot.

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.

Friends of the Chiang Mai Music Festival Presents: Han Nah Son, Pianist. Friday, January 14th and Saturday, January 15th , 2011 at 7:30PM. Master Class on January 15th, 2011 at 10:00AM. Santi School of Music. Sirimangklanjan Soi 5. Tickets: Members free but a seat MUST be reserved in advance. Guests welcome at 300 baht per head with advanced reservations only to JP 084 868 1017.



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.

Chiang Mai Soul festival of life: Saturday 8th January (8.00am – 9.00pm) Yoga Studio, 65/1 Arak Road. Khun Noot (086-181-8279) [email protected]

Children’s Day: Celebrate Children’s Day at venues around the city, January 8.

Bike for Elephants: Charity ride for Elephant Nature Park: January 15, 16. 2,500 per person, raise a minimum of 5,000 per person. Includes one night camping in Elephant Nature Park.

Zonta Family FunDay at Chiang Mai Zoo: Saturday, January 15, 2011 (8.30 am to 3.00 pm). Family Bt 1,500 (2 adults and 2 children), Adult Bt 500, Child Bt 300 (under 120cm ht). Tickets limited to 100 persons. Chiang Mai Zonta Club, Ms. Nahathai 086 654 6663, Ms. Suwannee 081 289 5214

Ms. Margaret 081 472 8113. Proceeds to ZOA Zonta Adopt an Orphan project.

Chiang Mai Friends Group 3rd Anniversary plus the “ Foreigners Day: January 22nd JJ Hobby Market. 6 pm. Email for tickets : [email protected] pick up in advance at Boutique Travel Service Office. 44/3 Sridonchai Rd


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.

Car boot sale: Open to all, gates open to sellers at 6.30 am until 2.30pm and entry to the public is from 8am to 3pm. Booth space available for community organizations. Every Sunday. 080 8469916 (english) 080 8469917 (thai or english). [email protected]

Fundraising fair at JJ Hobby Market: Sunday January 16.Auxchanok Chirakul 2011 is the 90th Birthday of the forming of the British Legion, funds raised to go Poppy Appeal.


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.


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. 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.


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.

Chiang Mai Photographic Group: Wednesdays at 7.00pm every fortnight in The Red Mango Bar and all those with an interest in photography, be it film or digital are warmly invited. For details of meeting dates please visit Meetings are conducted in English but all nationalities are welcome.

“The Development Process of Democracy in Japan”: Dr. Kaoru Iokibe, Associate Professor, Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo Wednesday 12 January from 13.30-15.30hrs at Room PSB1101,Faculty of Political Science, Chiang Mai University. The lecture will be conducted in English and open to anyone with free admission. [email protected].


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.

Current Exhibitions & Shows:

Chiang Mai Photographic Group: Exhibition of Members’ Work 2011: 90 works by 15 photographers. 2nd Floor, Northern Village, Central Airport Plaza, January 15th – 30th

Mahakad Festival, Epic Arts in the Market until January 31. Warorot Market, community based arts festival. 9am to 6pm. Free admission. Call 08-1111-9621 or 05-389-0213, or visit

Galerie Panisa proudly presents “THAI MENTALITY” Art Exhibition until January 4 by 12 Graduate Students from Thai Art Department, the Faculty of Painting Sculpture and Graphic Arts, Silpakorn University. 189 Mahidol Road, opp. Toyota showroom near Chiang Mai Int’l Airport

Flora Fest at Royal Flora Ratchaphruek: until February 6.

CMU Arts Center Winter Festival 1st CMU Arts Center Winter Festival 27 December-March at Chiang Mai University Art Center.

Ancient Textiles, Living Art: Treasures from the Looms of Indonesia, Laos, and Thailand: December 11- January 28, 2011. The Patricia Cheesman Collection Gallery Studio Naenna 138/8 Soi Changkhian, Huay Keow Rd. 081-595-8758

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

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

Affection for Reflection: The solo exhibition, Opening reception: Friday January 7, 2011 at 6.00 p.m. Until February 7. at Galerie Panisa, 189 Mahidol Road, opp. Toyota showroom near Chiang Mai Int’l Airport

Khun Yuth Suripong Exhibition Landscape and Flower at Tita Gallery: 1st December 2010 through 6th January 2011. 68 Mu 6 Rimtai Maerim. 6653298373

The Floral Miracle of Chiang Mai; Until 14 February 2011 at 80th Anniversary Commemoration Garden. 053 248 604

Red Cross and Chiang Mai Winter Fair: Until January 9: Behind the Chiang Mai Provincial Office. Arm wrestling competition January 7.

Night Bazaar Gift Festival: Until January 9.Night Bazaar

Bor Sang Umbrella Festival - mid-January: parade of beautiful parasols and umbrellas and a Miss Bor Sang contest.


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, http://chiangmai.

“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.


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]


Chiang Mai Amateur Golf Week: 23-29 January. 12.00 pm Register to join tournament 33,995 baht at Green Valley Club

Northern Thailand Off Road Challenge: January 22 in Fang, Chiang Mai Province

Mini Marathon: January 15-23:. On 15th January, Economics Mini Marathon at Payap University, call 053 851 478. On 16th January, Vieng Kum Kam Mini Marathon at Saraphee, call 053 321 253. On 23th January, 24th Chiang Mai Christian School Mini Marathon at Chiang Mai Christian School, call 053 241 503.

Badminton: Every Tuesday from 2-4 PM at the Municipal Stadium Badminton Hall. Open to all. 20 baht/session.

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 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 Grand Opening is Friday, December 31st at 5pm. New students and experienced fencers are welcome to sign up. Classes for all ages. “Chiang Mai ChinaTown” complex, just off the Superhighway, left at the beginning of the Mae Rim/ Chang Pueak exit road at the Chiang Mai ChinaTown sign, between the buildings. We are at the back on the lower left side. 08 -1382-8124 (English) 08-7325-5476(Thai).