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Community Happenings

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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.

 

Sunday

Peace Walk for All: Promoting non-violence: 3 PM, February 20 at the Buddha Satan on Nawarat bridge opposite the Governor’s House.

Annual Chang Mai Charity Toy Ride -Motorcycles of all sizes welcome, also people of all ages - just bring a toy with you - starts at Tesco Lotus Khamptien  on the super highway - at 9.45 - the ride around town and head off into the mountains - ending up at X Centre in Mae Rim. February 20.

Green Music Festival every Sunday until the end of February. Different styles of music in the garden at the Doi Suthep Nature Study Center. Free admission from 3 pm to 5 pm.

Duriyasilp College of Music, Payap University presents 'The Big Jazz Concert' featuring by Duriyasilp Jazz Big Band. The concert will start at 7 p.m. CCI Open air stage, Payap University, Kaew Nawarat Campus. 20 February. Ticket will cost 100 baht.

Tiger Lanna Chiang Mai FC plays Samutprakan Custom United FC . February 27. 6 p.m. Ticket costs 60 and 40 baht.

Ken Keach presents: World Economic Predicitons for 2011 or How will your world blossom?: Ken Keach is a former American banker and university lecturer. He has also made risk analyses about Southeast Asia to advise western bank. Sunday, February 27th, at 3 PM at Dokmai Garden. Driving information: http://www.dokmaigarden.co.th/howtoget.php. 100 Baht, includes coffee, tea or Jiaogulan tea (Gynostemma pentaphyllum f. pentaphyllum (Cucurbitaceae)). Registration (important): To get a seat, please send an e-mail latest one day in advance to [email protected] VIP card holders and lifetime members have free access to the garden.

Chiang Mai Bicycle Club: Every Sunday, 7 a.m, Thapae Gate.  http://cmcycling.org/

Hash House Harriers : CH4 Mixed family hash runs every Sunday. Pick up point is The Hash Pub in Kampaengdin Road 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. Hash Pub phone 053-449695 or [email protected] or [email protected] or phone 0817241313.  http://hash-house-harriers.org/asm

Care for Dogs urgently needs both Thai and Western volunteers for their stall at the Sunday Walking Street Market, to help 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. 0808469916 (english) 0808469917 (thai or english). [email protected]

 Free Meditation Instruction and Vegetarian Cooking Classes: The Master Ruma Foundation and Meditation Center in Baan Pong 9AM Group Meditation in the Light and Sound Method, Q&A for beginners, 11AM cooking class, followed by free vegetarian 5-course meal. Sundays at Praipanwana Resort on the Samoeng rd. 0878012117. [email protected]

 

Monday 

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 @ 5.00 PM. Directions can be found on a notice board near the male toilet @ Number 1 Bar. Free bus to the run departs Number 1 Bar, Loi Kroh Soi 1@ 4.00 PM. Dyke Converter on 0817241313. http://hash-house-harriers.org/asm

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

 Tuesday 

Duriyasilp College of Music, Payap University presents Ohmy Blues 'live' by Ohmy (Jazz Guitar & Composer) and Friends. Tuesday, February 22 at 7:30 PM, CRK Recital Hall, Payap University, Kaew Nawarat Campus. Donations Appreciated

Chiang Mai Computer Club: meets Tuesdays at 1 p.m. at D'Lite Food and Bakery, directly across from Immigration. http://chiangmai-geeks.phpbb3now.com.

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,

Hash House Harriers (Bi-weekly): Male only hash every other Tuesday at 5.00pm. Pick up point is Number 1 Bar, Loi Kroh Soi 1 at 4.00pm. Great running great fun and raise a beer with resident.  Dyke Converter on 0817241313. http://hash-house-harriers.org/asm

 Wednesday

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.  At the Eco Resort. the speaker is the Sub-Inspector of Chiang Mai Immigration. [email protected], [email protected] or 053-206121.

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 www.cmpg.igroops.com.  Meetings are conducted in English but all nationalities are welcome.

Thursday

The Chiang Mai Youth Philharmonic Band and Symphony Orchestra Foundation presents 'A Chocolate Concert' featuring by Atsuko Seta and Friends. The show will begin at 7.30 p.m. Ticket costs 300 baht available at information desk, G floor, Kad Saun Kaew.

 24 February, 6th floor, Lotus Pangsuankaew Lobby. 053 224 444 ext. 19008 or 084 043 9821.

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]@gmail.com .

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

Friday 

February's "Informal" Expats Ladies Lunch: Grandview Hotel, on the Superhighway, about 500 meters north of Huey Kaew Rd.  11: 45 a.m. Thursday, February 17, 160 baht includes water, coffee and tea and a modest tip. For reservations contact Nancy Lindley [email protected]

Chiang Mai Music Festival Opening Concert at Chiang Mai Arts and Cultural Centre in the courtyard behind 3 Kings Monument. February 18th and 19th 2011. www.chiangmaimusicfestival.com. [email protected].

Annual APIS IDol Competition Semi Finals at APIS auditorium: February 25. starts 6 pm student 50bht adult 100bht. Finals on march 11th. for further detilas contact [email protected]

Chiang Mai Expats Club Coffee Morning: on the 2nd Friday of each month, 10am-12pm, Mokador Coffee:Samlan Road 3/11, T. Prasingh, 053-814 806.

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]

JJ Market: Jing Jai Market Walking Street, every Thursday and Friday from 5 to 11 PM. 084-043-9821.

Alliance Francaise Films: 25th February: 13 m (2007) by Barth Grossmann. 8 PM.

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.

Saturday 

Concert by Vadim Tchijik accompanied by the cellist Fabrice Loyal: Organized by the Alliance Francaise and the AUA at the AUA on Ratchadamnoen Road, Saturday February 19th, 2011 at 7 PM. 250 baht, students 100 baht.

Duriyasilp Bowling Raising Funds Day, The College of Music, PYU. Fund Raising event to support The Duriyasilp New Music Ensemble to perform at the International Trumpet Guild 2011,  MN and the Asia Young Musician's Connection (AYMC), CA in the USA. Feb, 26 at the UFO Bowling Lane. (Behind Mae-Ping Police Station). Snacks and drinks included. 1,500 per team of 2 people. Buy or reserve Ticket at [email protected] 053-248 037

SKAL Monthly dinner – February 26 at Away Suansawan Chiang Mai, Centara Boutique Collection. 600bht members / 800bht guests - 300bht extra for wine during dinner. [email protected]

The Chiang Mai Flute Club Presents Quicksilver: A Concert of Flute Music. Saturday 26 February 7:30 PKM at the Ballroom, Amora Thapae: B200 (adult), B100 (student).

Call 089 062 8912 or email to reserve tickets. (Reserved tickets can be collected and paid for before 19:00 at the door)

Fat Fest Show 4: Feb 26 at Central Airport Plaza: Enjoy indie bands and artists festival. There will be concerts, shows, products, food stalls and many more. Moderndog, Monotone, Polyclinic, etc. Ticket costs 100 baht available at Information desk, Central Plaza Chiang Mai Airport.

7th Annual Run 4 Relief:  26 February at Huay Tung Tao Lake. 089 557 8996, [email protected]. 100 m dash for kids, 5 km run & walk. Registration starts at 7 a.m. 200 baht per entry and 200 baht for t-shirt. All funds raised will aim to help the Internally Displaced People (IDP's) of Burma.

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..

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: hash runs every Saturday at 4.30 pm  Catch a free bus to the run site at 3.30 pm from The Hash Pub in Kampaengdin Road phone 053-449695 or from the Hash House in Moon Muang Road. http://hash-house-harriers.org/asm/)

Film Space: Every Saturday at 7 PM behind CMU Art Center.

Current Exhibitions & Shows: 

Chiang Mai Music Festival: Friday Feb 18: 7 p.m., Saturday Feb 19 at 7 p.m. Art & culture center behind Three Kings Monument. Free

Abstract for Access exhibition at the Art Gallery at the Faculty of Fine Arts, CMU, Suthep road, Opposite the Faculty of Agriculture. February 17- April 30.

Art Exhibition “The Dynamic Vagueness of Sex” by Amorn Pimpimai, Siriwit Sukkun and Chaded Khotcharit: February 12- March 9 at  Galerie Panisa  189 Mahidol Road, opp. Toyota showroom near Chiang Mai Int’l Airport, 053 -202 779

Chiang Mai Now & Then (Photo Exhibition of Mr.Boonserm) February 6-27 at the former Sirprkaat Hotel near Nawarat Bridge. www.chaocnx.com/photo. Discover Chiangmai’s old good days through Mr.Boonserm Satrabhaya’s photography.

CMU Arts Center Winter Festival 1st CMU Arts Center Winter Festival until March at Chiang Mai University Art Center.

Strawberries at Samoeng: Feb 12-14. 053 487 115

Shambhala festival: 14 - 20 February 2011 at  Doi Luang Youth Camp Chiang Dao,Chiang Mai. Enjoy live music by Thai – Japanese international, Art Exhibition, Yoga , Meditation, Organic food & Products, Ecology camping, Art Market, Trekking, Bird watching

Ticket 100 Baht per day. 089-9988055

Playhouse Entertainment Complex Promotion: special promotion for newly opened Playhouse show. Aopi 08 40 20 45 63. aopi@manathai.c[email protected] www.playhousechiangmai.com.

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

 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.usconsulate.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.

Nicotine Anonymous: Wednesdays and Saturdays, 1 p.m., Building 11, behind McCormick Hospital. 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

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.

 Groups 

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: http://gaychiangmai.wackwall.com/. Regular meetings.

Courses, classes, educational opportunities

FISU courses now in Chiang Mai: www.fisu.org

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 www.artspacechiangmai.com

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

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]. www.dmmusic.org.

Sport 

Bike Hash: A special one-off mountain bike hash weekend is planned for the long weekend of February 18/19/20 organised in conjunction with the Bangkok bike hash club. Two rides will be planned, along with the popular after-ride beer social at Doi Kham resort. This popular, fun, activity follows the popular method of following a paper/powder marked trail, similar to the running hash. Saturday's ride will be 30kms down Doi Pui mountain, ending at Huay Tung Tao (muster at the zoo 1pm), Sunday's ride is more family friendly, a 25km cross-country ride starting and ending at Royal Flora (Elephant circle, muster 8:30am). Transport, food, beverages/beer provided. Price 350 & 250 baht, under 12s free.

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. 0834761752, [email protected]

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] or www.zensabai.com.

Karate Practice: Monday/Wednesday 5.30 p.m, Free. CMU’s Student Services building. Karatedo Fed. Wado-kaj karate. [email protected]

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 at the Gym: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 830 AM to 10:30 AM. Contact Khun Nigel 0819264210. [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, between the buildings. We are at the back on the lower left side. 08 -1382-8124 (English) 08-7325-5476(Thai).



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