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.



National Elephant Day: March 13. Events at Mae Sa Elephant Camp and Lampang Elephant Conservation Center.

The Deep Wisdom of Body Sensing: An Introductory workshop in Somatic Experiencing with Beth Nielsen and Azriel Cohen. Sunday March 13, 1:00 – 4:30 PM at Eco Resort, 109 Bumrungraj Rd. rsvp & info: [email protected] 500 baht.

Care for Dogs Adoption fairs at the Airport Plaza, on Sunday March 27 from 11am-6pm! We will have a wonderful group of young and adult doggies and kitties available for adoption. All of the animals are vaccinated and, if old enough, spayed. There are no adoption fees. Besides all the adorable furry faces to kiss and play with, there will be stuffed animals, Care for Dogs’ t-shirts, magnets, and other beautiful items available for sale to directly support our rescue efforts. Come out and celebrate the friendship between man and his favorite companion!

Santi Music School presents a charity concert: Sunday, March 27 7:30 PM. Sirimangkalajarn Soi 5. Donations will go to the purchase of musical equipment for underprivileged children at Srinehru School in Doi Suthep.

Broadway Magical Musical at CMIS: Sunday March 27 at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase at CMIS. The cost for tickets is 100 baht for students and 200 baht for adults. Tickets can also be purchased from any cast member. 053-242027

Green March at Citylife Offices: 11 AM to 4 PM, Sunday March 27. 053 357 428, 053 225 201 or [email protected] Mai Bicycle Club: Every Sunday, 7 a.m, Thapae Gate.

Chiang Mai Ballet Academy is presenting the 9th Charity Musical Dance play entitled Alice in Wonderland and Manohra Fantasy 2011 at the Kad Suan Kaew Theatre. March 27. 1:30 PM, 7 PM. Tickets from 200bht up to 1000bht. and are available at Ground floor information desk Kad Suan Kaew, Rimping Supermarket and the Chiang Mai Ballet Academy 0814008356. 0897885307 053306358. Audiences are requested to wear pink in honour of HM The King, prizes will be given to the best dressed.

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.

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]



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 [email protected] 4.00 PM. Dyke Converter on 0817241313.

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


Mentor International will be holding a UK/Australian University Counselling Day at the Kantary Hills Hotel on 15 March from 2 -7pm. for further details contact [email protected]

Junk Yard Party featuring Buddha Bless: Monkey Club, Nimmanhaemin soi 9, March 15

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,

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.

Rotary Club Chiang Mai West: Meets every Tuesday evening at the Amari Rincome Hotel at 7:30PM. Meetings are dual language - English and Thai. For information email: [email protected] .


Scott Henderson Live in Chiang Mai: Enjoy a concert performed by The Fusion Mania Group and Scott Henderson. Tickets cost 550 baht, and receive one glass of draught beer. March 16, 7 p.m. at Xanadu Pub, 17th Fl Furama Hotel

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. categories this month include General knowledge, literature, the oscars, current affairs, geography, disco music and 5 difficult questions. [email protected]

Stone Metal Fire at Good View Restaurant: Metal band playing March 30. 053 241 866

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.. Delanna Hotel starts at 5.30pm, March 30. [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 Meetings are conducted in English but all nationalities are welcome.

Sizzling Salsa Night: every first and third Wednesday, 2nd Floor Gallery, Ratwithi & Ratchapakinai Intersection. From 8 PM. Free with a 100 baht minimum purchase per person to support the venue.


March’s “Informal” Expats Ladies Lunch: Thursday, March 17 at The lunch buffet at the Grandview Hotel, on the superhighway, about 500 meters north of Huey Kaew Rd. The Superhighway is the road that becomes Nimmanheiman once it crosses Huey Kaew. plan to arrive at 11:45 to miss the noon rush at the buffet line. Later arrival is fine, but we’ll start without you! Cost: 160 baht. Cost includes water, coffee and tea and a modest tip. For reservations contact Nancy Lindley [email protected]

Networking Evening: In conjunction with Networking One and AA Insurance Brokers, The Embassy Club and its magazine Embassy LifeStyle will be officially launched at the elegant coffee shop Mokador, in central Chiang Mai, on Thursday, 31st March, 2011.

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.


The best place for birding in Thailand: Doi Inthanon mountain 50 km from Dokmai Garden with Tony Ball. Friday March 18. Dokmai Garden Parking at 05.30 a.m. and then we go together in one car (two cars if more participants). The price depends on number of participants as we share the costs: Tony charges 2500 Baht, one car including gasoline is 2500 Baht (220 km), and then each person pays the entrance fee to the national park (200 Baht/farang, 40 Baht/Thai driving license) and food. Free entrance to Dokmai Garden upon our return. You need to sign up no later than the 15th of March: [email protected]

Lanna Walking Street Charity: Friday March 18th. The Spa Resort Chiang Mai choose this day to allow our staff and villagers to join the activities for charity. Second hand products for sale, part of the income will go to an orphanage in Nan. With Northern dance, fun games, music from the band of the staff and northern and local food. Anyone can join the sale activities. Time: 1:00-5:30pm. [email protected] Khun Na: 089-953-6973

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

Broadway Magical Musical at CMIS: Friday, March 25, Saturday March 26 at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00. Sunday March 27 at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase at CMIS. The cost for tickets is 100 baht for students and 200 baht for adults. Tickets can also be purchased from any cast member. 053-242027

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: March 11 Les Vacances Des Mr. Hulot by Jacques Tati 8 PM. March 18: Pierre le Fou by Jean Luc Godard 8 PM. March 25 A Tout de Suite by Benoit Jacquot

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.


Japan Welcome Summer Festival at JJ Market: Saturday, March 19. Featuring Japanese design, art, music, food and culture. 6 PM.

Bunny Girls Exclusive Wine (Wild) Party!: From 7 – 9 p.m., experience 6 international wines, 5 buffet canap้s, and live jazz music. You can get a De Lanna discount coupon and stand a chance to win prize over 10,000 baht. Seats are limited to 120 attendants, please make a reservation. March 19 at De Lanna Hotel. 053-326-266

Tribal Cave Party at Playhouse Entertainment Complex: 26 March. From 7 PM. Dress code: tribal/hill tribe. or 081 594 4868

Broadway Magical Musical at CMIS: Saturday March 26 at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00. Sunday March 27 at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase at CMIS. The cost for tickets is 100 baht for students and 200 baht for adults. Tickets can also be purchased from any cast member. 053-242027

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: 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.

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

Current Exhibitions & Shows:

Exhibtion by Jakraphan Chaijit From March 8 at the Northern Village, Central Airport Plaza

Tai Yuan Sin: This exhibition will show how to weave Teen Jok Long Skirts and Mae Jam tube skirts. 11 March 2011 - 31 March at Chiang Mai City Arts and Cultural Centre. 053 217 793

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) through March 7 at the former Sirprkaat Hotel near Nawarat Bridge. 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.

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, Sirimangkalajarn Soi 5.


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, 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 ฃ, 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


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

Learn Fashion Design: March 14 - April 4 - one month fashion design course with Jane Rankine at Sangdee Gallery: Monday afternoons 5-8.30pm, 4000 baht / per person. Teaches the basics of fashion design so that students can design their own clothes to be made by a seamstress. Advanced registration and payment essential. Jared (monday to wednesday only): [email protected] 053.894.955

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]


Zumba at Payap: Latin inspired fitness program. Every Monday from 5-6pm (from 7 March 2011 to 16 May 2011, unless otherwise specified). Open space between Sirindhorn Learning Resource Center (main library) and library annex building (i.e., next to library) on the main Mae Khao Campus (behind Carrefour), Payap University. Free & Open to the public.

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

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 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).