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XII No.8 - Sunday April 21 - Saturday May 4, 2013


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Sunday

Classic Cars of Lanna and our main sponsor Quantel Medical are organising our annual children’s charity classic car run on Sunday 28th April 2013. Meet 12 noon at Bistro1, NIM City Daily, for lunch (served fro 1pm on). Then, just before 2pm we will depart to two children’s homes in the Doi Saket/Mae Jo area, to collect 50 children, and drive them in the classic car of their choice to the Chiang Mai Night Safari. There, the children will be entertained by Night Safari staff, see the animals and enjoy the various activities, followed by drinks and ice creams, before returning to their homes in classic cars. Please email your intention to come to [email protected]

Care for Dogs Adoption Fair: Sunday May 5 from 11 AM Central Airport Plaza.

Big Day Out at Yummy Pizza: 1st Sunday of every month. Live music and BBQ. 176 M 3 Mae Hia. 080 1222561

Chiang Mai Softball.: Every Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm We have bats and gloves… just need you! https://www. facebook.com/groups/103202306396792/

Laughter Yoga: Sunday open class. The Yoga Tree Arak Road.12 noon-1 PM. 250 Baht.

Hash House Harriers: CH4 (Happy Hash). Mixed family hash runs every Sunday. Pick up point is The Hash Pub on Kampaengdin Road at 15.30, Run at 16:30 (from Oct to March) and  Pick up 16:00, Run 17:00 (Apr to Sept). For further info, please go to:  http://www. chiangmaihhh.com/

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.

Classic Cars of Lanna: Meets the last Sunday of every month at Nim City Daily near Airport Plaza. www.classicarsoflanna.com

Trinity Baptist Church of Chiang Mai with Dr. Jack L. Green, Pastor. All services in English at the CH Hotel Charoen­pra­thet Road soi 8. Sunday Bible study from 10 AM. Worship at 11 AM. 084-378-1440. thebaptist [email protected] trinitybaptistchurc hofchiangmai.com. All are welcome.


Monday

Free Tea Tasting and Seminar every Monday at 2 PM at the Bon Ca Va guesthouse on Prapokklao Road. Taste 5 different teas, and learn about how they are produced. All teas come from a single tea farm in Chiang Rai.

CM Highlanders plays ball hockey every Monday on the footsal field next to SibSawnPunna restaurant soi opposite to the Sirinarth Garden hotel Canal Road. Every Monday 8-9.30 pm. http://www.facebook.com/pages/CM-Highlanders/383050268420730

Jam night at Boy Blues Bar every Monday from 9 p.m. Kalare Night Bazaar

Hash House Harriers: CH3 (Male Only). Male runs alternate weekly Mon/Tue. Pick up point is The Next Place, 65 Moonmuang Raad (opposite Thapae Gate) at 16:00, Run at 17:00 (from Oct to March) and  Pick up 16:30, Run 17:30 (Apr to Sept). For further info, please go to:   http://www. chiangmaihhh.com/

Theatre Playshop at Healing Light: Drop in sessions 250B, Mondays 6-7.30pm at Healing Light, Suk Kasame Rd (off Nimmanheiman Rd).

Tuesday

Salsa and Dance lovers: Salsa every Tuesday at Gossip Bar near De Lanna Hotel and Pra Singh Temple. Open dance start from 9.00 pm onward For more information please follow salsa group at facebook - salsa Club Chiang Mai.

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]

Hash House Harriers: CH3 (Male Only). Male runs alternate weekly Mon/Tue. Pick up point is The Next Place, 65 Moonmuang Raad (opposite Thapae Gate) at 16:00, Run at 17:00 (from Oct to March) and  Pick up 16:30, Run 17:30 (Apr to Sept). For further info, please go to:   http://www. chiangmaihhh.com/

Wednesday

Urban Sketchers: Drawing Group: Come join us in our on-location sketching group which meets Wednesday mornings from 8:30-10:30am.  Each week we will rendezvous at a different location in and around Chiang Mai and spend two hours drawing in an atmosphere of support and encouragement.  Bring sketching supplies, water, and personal supplies such as sunscreen, hat, etc. The sketching group is open to artists of all levels, especially beginners.  Guidance and instruction are available upon request by Amy D’Apice. Contact Amy for information and weekly location! [email protected]

Swiss Lanna Society weekly informal gatherings: Why Not Restaurant Nimmanhaemin Soi 13, 6:30 p.m. [email protected] every Wednesday.

Quiz Night at the Garden Bar Lotus Hotel Chang Puak. Teams of 4 - if you cannot put a team together - come along and we will try to find you a team. Mid-month on Wednesday. Email for details: [email protected] April 24

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

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. 6 PM. for further info or reservations: retireinchiangmai @gmail.com.

Thursday

Anzac Day: House of Praise International Church will be holding its annual Anzac Day Dawn Service on the 25th April at 6am followed by an Aussie breakfast. Everyone is welcome. Please wear colours and ribbons. [email protected] com.053 212 904. www. cochouseofpraise.com

Skal Chiang Mai and North Thailand: Thursday April 25 6:30 – 7:30pm: Cocktail 7:30pm onward Fujian Restaurant Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi.To attend, register online: http://www. skalchiangmai.com/event/

Salsa and Dance lovers: Every Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 PM at Café de la Wine. Chareon Prathet Road. Free ut please support the venue by buying drinks. https://www.facebook.com/groups/salsaclubchiangmai/?ref=ts&fref=ts

April’s “Informal” Expats Ladies Lunch: The lunch buffet at the Grandview Hotel, on the Superhighway. arrive at 11:45.180 baht. Cost includes SC, VAT, water, coffee and tea.For reservations contact Nancy Lindley [email protected] by noon on Wednesday. Third Thursday of every month.

Paella & Wine DJ Party every Thursday at El Patio Wine & Pintxo Nimman­haemindha Soi 11 555.- net, include a fabulous dish of seafood paella and 3 glasses of wine. 7pm til Midnight.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m. in the YMCA’s Nawarat Room. Info: 084-485-0100, chiangmaiwestaa @yahoo.com.

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. greenpapayasangha @gmail.comgreenpapayasangha @gmail.com .

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

Writers Without Borders: Writers of all genres read and discuss works in progress. If you write, this group may be right for you! Roundtable readings of works in progress, constructive feedback and informal discussion with English language writers. Meetings are every Thursday in a private, air-con room at Khun Mor’s Cuisine Nimmanhaemin on Soi 17. [email protected] or www.wordpowr.com.. Come and join us whether you have something to read or not! Free.

Friday

Four Strings at Fourth Street: Friday April 26 at 7PM. CMU Art Center Theater

Chiang Mai Expats Club Coffee Morning:  2nd Friday of each month, 10 am - noon. The River Market on the River Ping, Chiang Mai - just next to the iron [email protected] .com or www.chiangmai expatsclub.com.

Life Cycle Yoga with Preaw at The Yoga Tree (Soi M Apartment), 65/1 Arak Road. Asana, Pranayama and guided relaxation. Therapeutic yoga which works on all levels (physical, emotional and mental): Postures represent each period of life from birth through maturity and back to the source. All levels welcomed, no experience required. Every Friday evening at 5.30pm. 250THB

Alliance Francaise Films: Every Friday at 8 PM. At the Alliance Française. Friday, April 5th, 8 PM; L’Homme Sur Les Quais (1993) de Raoul Peck avec Jennifer Zubar, Friday, April 12th, 8 PM; Voleurs De Chevaux (2007) de Michel Wald avec Adrien Jolivet, Friday, April 19th, 8 PM L’Autre (2009) de Pierre Trividic et Patrick-Mario Bernard, Friday, April 26th, 8 PM, Pauline Et François (2010) de Renaud Fély avec Laura Smet

Saturday

Naiev Funds at CMU Art Center. May 4 from midnight to noon;

A Traditional 2nd hand market - Every Saturday morning from 5 AM near Prince Royals College

Chiang Mai Expats Club please note there will NOT be a Saturday meeting in April due to Songkran.

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..

Hash House Harriers: CSH3 (Saturday mixed Hash). Mixed family hash runs every Saturday. Pick up point is The Hash Pub on Kam­paengdin Road at 15.30, Run at 16:30 (from Oct to March) and  Pick up 16:00, Run 17:00 (Apr to Sept). For further info, please go to:  http://www.chiangmaihhh.com/

MahJong group; Saturday mornings at The Pub on Huay kaew Road. 10 am. Happy to teach new players (it’s not as difficult as one might think) and welcome players at all levels We play at 10am, have lunch then play some more or sometimes switch to canasta. Just show up or call Ruth at 085-615-1413

Fairs and Festivals

Chiang Mai Rock Festival: Hard rock and heavy metal. April 27 5 pm to midnight, Huay Tung Tao. Featuring Silly Fools, The Sun, Rockestra and more. Tickets 390 Baht at Thai Ticket Major. www.chiangmairockfest.com

Exhibitions
and seminars

International Schools of Chiang Mai: Art Showcase CMU Art Center. May 3-10.

42 years of Woven Fabric: Antique Fabric of Chiang Mai, collection of Chutima-Nimmanhaeminda Family at the Old Chiang Mai Cultural Center, Wualai Road.

Art Thesis 2013:  Department of Art, Faculty Of Buddhism, Mahachulalong kornrajavidyalaya University. 5-30 April 2013 At the first floor gallery, CMU Art Center

Documentary Arts Asia film: Film Night every Monday and Thursday at 7 pm Wualai soi 3.

Exhibition by Mit Jai Inn entitled ‘Untitled’ 5pm until 9pm for further info 085 0215508 hgallerythailand @gmail.com at H Gallery Mae Rim.

Affordable Art and Sala Group of artists exhibition. Gallery 116 on Charoen Muang Road

‘Untitled’ The Minimal Woodcut Prints by Praween Piangchoompu at The Meeting Room Art Café Chareonrat Road 

Groups

The 2012 summer season of the Chiangmai Grand Opera Society is open.  For membership information and confirmed invitation . [email protected] Membership is free as is attendance at evening performances.

Chiang Mai International Group of AA meets every morning at 9:30 and every evening at 6:30. All meetings are open. McCormick Hospital Bldg 11. 133 Kaeonawarat Road Wat Ket. If you want to drink, that’s your business. If you want help to stop drinking, that’s our business. 2 AA meetings a day, 7 days a week, call us at 0821862518. We are here for you.

Chiang Mai Back to Basics Group of AA meets Monday through Friday at 9:00 a.m.  All meetings are open.  Suan Buak Haad (Park) Pavillion on the pond.

Alcoholics Anonymous Chiang Mai West International Group meets Tuesdays and Thursdays each week – closed meetings at 6.00pm until 7.00pm in the Nawarat Room of the YMCA Hotel near to Huay Keow Road and Central Kad Suan Kaew Mall. Visit the national website: www.aathailand/meetings.html

Rotary Club Chiang Mai West: Meets every Tuesday evening at the Pornping Tower Hotel at 7 PM. Meetings are dual language - English and Thai. rogerklindley @gmail.com.

Chiang Mai New Beginninngs group of AA meets at 10:00 Sunday. The meeting is open and meets at the  Lemon Tree Restaurant, 2nd floor 26/1-2 Huai Kaew Rd Chang Phueak

First Northern Thailand Toastmasters Club The Confidence Builders., Toastmasters can help you speak clearly and confidently. The First Northern Thailand Toastmasters Club has been providing a safe and fun environment for more than 5 years to Thais and expats who wish to practice their speaking skills. The 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month at 6pm. www. fnttc.toastmastersclubs.org 053-214-309, 08-1861-2284 or 08-9138-4757

Rotary Club Chiang Mai West: Meets every Tuesday evening at the Pornping Hotel at 7 PM.  Meetings are dual language - English and Thai. [email protected]

Chiang Mai Geeks - The Chiang Mai Computer Club Meets every Tuesday at the Airport Greenery Serviced Apartments and Hotel, 185/28 Tippanate Rd., which is kitty-corner from Airport Plaza where Hang Dong Rd turns into Tippanate Rd. Meetings run from 1:00 - 2:00. It is open to computer users of all skill levels. http://chiangmai-geeks.phpbb3 now.com/index.php or ChiangMaiComputerClub @gmail.com.

The Baptist Group meeting for old-time worship and fellowship every Sunday morning at 11.00am at the CH Hotel (soi opposite Chiang Mai Plaza Hotel, off Sidornchai Road).084 378 1440 jgreencmthailand2008 @hotmail.com.

Chiang Mai Chess Club: every wed evening at 7pm, at “The Pub”. 053277948, http://thepubchiangmai .com/, The Pub, on Huay Kaew Rd. All welcome.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m. in the YMCA’s Nawarat Room. Info: 084-485-0100, chiangmaiwestaa @yahoo.com.

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] live.com

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] gmail.com

Travel Club: Monthly at Tuskers.:[email protected] googlemail.com

Chiang Mai Gay and Lesbian Club: http://gaychiangmai. wackwall.com/. Regular meetings.

Nicotine Anonymous: Wednesdays and Saturdays, 1 p.m. 7 Fountains 97 Huay Kaew Road. 086-194-6300 or 081-027-6836

Baha’i Faith -Why ?: 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

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. chiangmaibookclub @gmail.com.

Online forum for Dutch people in Chiang Mai: http://nlclubchiangmai.proboards.com

Chiang Mai Photographic Group: meets every other Wednesday at 7pm at the Airport Greenery Hotel.  All those with an interest in photography, be it film or digital are warmly invited.  For details of meeting dates please visit www.cmphotogroup.com .  Meetings are conducted in English but all nationalities are welcome.

Writers Without Borders: Writers of all genres read and discuss works in progress. If you write, this group may be right for you! Roundtable readings of works in progress, constructive feedback and informal discussion with English language writers of articles, stories, poetry, books, blogs, columns, theater and screenplays, fiction, nonfiction or anything in between. Every Thursday at Khun Mor’s Cuisine Nimmanhaemin on Soi 17. [email protected] or www.wordpowr.com. It’s free! Residents and visitors are welcome. Come and join us whether you have something to read or not!

Courses, classes, educational opportunities

Reiki training courses: all levels. [email protected] artscenter.com or www. asianhealingartscenter.com

Advanced Aromatherapy and Energetic Aromatherapy classes: contact Cory for full details including tuition, classes are limited to 4 and start in August. asianhealing [email protected]

Sport

CM Highlanders plays ball hockey every Monday on the footsal field next to SibSawnPunna restaurant soi opposite to the Sirinarth Garden hotel Canal Road. Every Monday 8-9.30 pm. More info http://www.facebook.com/pages/CM-Highlanders/383050268420730

Judo: Meet at the MMA club near the Railways station on Tuesday evenings and Saturday Morning. Contact Nigel on 0819264210

Chiang Mai Softball.: Every Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm We have bats and gloves… just need you! Find us on Facebook: https://www. facebook.com/groups/103202306396792/

Three-Generation Football Academy - 2012 Youth Football Camps. Where the Dream Begins - 5-day camps for advanced players ages 8-16 Traidhos Community Center; PTIS International School Mae Rim. 27-31 Dec - 13-16 years, Advanced. Daily, 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm, 2500 B - Academy players 5-day course. 3000 B - Other players 5-day course. +6000 B - Residential Camp players (Oct/Dec). Supervised Residential Camps include: Shared accommodation, 3 meals per day, supervised activities. [email protected], http://football. threegeneration.org

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] yahoo.com

Tai Chi Classes: Experienced Tai Chi Sifu gives lessons. 084-600-5268, [email protected]

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] .com or www.zensabai.com.

Karate Practice: Monday/Wednesday 5.30 p.m, Free. CMU’s Student Services building. Karatedo Fed. Wado-kaj karate. admin @japankarate-cnx.net.

Yang style Tai Chi class for beginners/intermediate students.  Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:45 AM to 10:45 AM at Hillside 4 Condo, 4th floor, exercise room.  Call 0899-5553-350 or www. taichichiangmai.com.  Private classes also available

Chiang Mai University Judo Club: Training Times: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 830 AM to 10:30 AM. Contact Khun Nigel 081 926 4210. [email protected]

Chiang Mai Fencing Club: 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.08 -1382-8124 (English) 08-7325-5476(Thai).

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 .uscon sulate.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, The Writers Club, 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.

Dining

World Buffet Night at Le Crystal Restaurant. 1200bht net per person includes welcome drink free flow soft drinks coffee tea / 1800bht net also includes free flow selected wines.. 6.30pm until 10pm. April 27 Saturday 053 872 890-1 or [email protected]

Akaligo’s Friday Seafood Buffet, every Friday starting 15 March. Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi Chef Gino and his team have put together an outstanding array of delicacies to delight diners, as they savour the likes of Chilled King Crab and Tasmanian Salmon Sashimi to the enchanting music of a live pianist. Priced at THB 1,800 net per person Promotion hours: 6 pm – 9.30 pm. reservations ext. 8621

World Sumptuous Buffets at Tawan Restaurant on the 2nd floor, Centara Duangtawan Hotel, Chiang Mai: Japanese and BBQ Buffet; Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday Dinner - 18.00 to 22.30  hrs. Baht 330++ per adult  / Baht 165++ per child under 12 years. Sunday Family Brunch  Every Sunday  11.00 to 15.00  hrs. Baht 350++ per adult / Baht 175++ per child under 12 years of age. Reservations, please call 053 905000  Ext. 3227. www.centarahotelsresorts.com

Shangri La theme nights buffet:  Sun, Mon, Tue and Thu; Middle Eastern influenced

THB 530 net per person. Wed : Meat Lovers THB 588 net per person. Fri : Seafood Extravaganza;THB 588 net per person. Sat :The Very Best of Barbecue; THB 588 net per person. (66 53) 253 888 Fax: (66 53) 253 800. [email protected]

137 Pillars Sunday Brunch 1200 ++ free flow soft drinks.

Wine Dinner at Favola Le Meridien. The Discovery of Wines 03: Baron Edmond the Rothschild wine dinner 2400bht per person / SP + Eat, Drink & More 2200bht per person. Limited seats. 053 253 299 or winfried. [email protected] Friday April 26
 


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