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The Community Happenings page is an opportunity for all clubs, galleries, businesses, hotels, restaurants and entertainment outlets to inform Chiang Mai Mail’s readers what new “happenings” are coming up.

Send us your happenings by email to: [email protected] The Community Happenings page is updated online every Wednesday and Saturday

 

Updated April 9, 2011

Sunday 

Lecture: “The Mekong River: Protecting Biodiversity and Livelihoods”. Marty Bergoffen is a lawyer specializing in environmental issues. Sunday, April 10th, 2011, at 15.00. Dokmai Garden. Driving information: http://www.dokmaigarden.co.th/howtoget.php. 100 Baht, includes coffee, tea or Jiaogulan tea (Gynostemma pentaphyllum f. pentaphyllum (Cucurbitaceae)). To get a ticket for 100 Baht, please send an e-mail at least one day in advance to [email protected] VIP card holders and lifetime members have free access to the garden.

Division 1 Thailand League Football Competition: Tiger Lanna Chiang Mai FC play Suphan Buri FC. 6 PM. April 10, 700 years stadium. Tickets 80, 60, 40 and 30 baht.

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].

Life drawing classes: Come to draw a nude picture with Oliver Fauchereau on every 1st and 3rd Sunday at 2 - 4 p.m. 500 baht per person and 300 baht for students. Sangdee Gallery, Sirimangkalajarn Soi 5. www.sangdee.org

 

Monday 

ANZAC Day – 25th April. House of Praise International Church in Chiang Mai will be holding its annual ANZAC day dawn service and breakfast BBQ starting at 6:00am, on the 25th of April. Everyone is welcome to attend. Wear colours and ribbons.  089-8514292. [email protected] www.cochouseofpraise.com  (for map).  78 Theperak Rd, Chang Puak, Chaing Mai (Just behind the Grandview Hotel)

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. 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 

Chiang Mai Founders Day, April 12 6:30 AM. Celebrating the 715th year of the founding of Chiang Mai. Meet at Wat Chiang Mai (near the Red Cross) to make merit to King Mengrai then walk to Hor Prayha Mangrai to make merit & cultural performances.  Then to the Creative Urban Solutions Center: Chiangmai Learning Center a block east of Yupparaj School on Ratchwitee Road to have a public forum on "What we want Chiangmai to be when it celebrate its 720 years" (5 years from now. )  Lunch will follow, shared expenses. Dress in Lanna style is preferrable, but polite dress is OK too.

INTG 333rd Meeting: Writing Self Across Thai and Thai American Trans-Masculinities. April 19th, 2011

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

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] .

 Wednesday  

Line dancing lessons at Guitarman for free, every Wednesday, Loi Kroh road.

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]

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.  www.delannahotel.com. [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.

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.

Thursday 

Singha Songkran Chiang Mai Triathlon & 10 km Run:  April 14 at Huay Tung Tao Lake

02 741 1900 or 081 498 9865, 1 kilometre swimming, bicycling and 10 kilometres running.

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 

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: April 8, 8 pm: L'Ami de mon amie / My Girlfriend's Boyfriend / Boyfriends and Girlfriends (1987) by Eric Rohmer

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 

Coke Summer Festival on Tour 2011: April 9 at Kad Suan Kaew: concert with The Richman Toy, Instinct and activities.

The 36th Laab Festival: April 9 at Kad Suan Kaew. The Chiang Mai Press Association and Kad Suan Kaew will hold the '36th Laab Muang Festival'. Enjoy watching the competitors cook, taste many different styles of larb from 12 p.m. onwards.

Lanna Dream: A Contemporary Lanna Dance Theatre By Waewdow Sirisook. April 23 – 24, 2011 Time 6 pm. At Sipsongpanna Khantoke Chiang Mai, T.SuthepSouth on the canal Rd. Ticket 200 Baht. 081 706 2305, 089 635 7842

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: 

A Mahler cycle of his 10 symphonies dedicated To Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana. A first in Chiangmai; the premier symphony orchestra experience of 2011 with Leonard Bernstein conducting The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra  via video. Free concerts open to the public by invitation only. (seat requests to include names and telephone number—limited seating---confirmed invitations will  be sent on a first come first served  basis—gala opening date and venue to be announced) [email protected]. Presented by Dr. Howard Graves and Jean Pierre Kirkland. At Samsen Restaurant, email for reservations. May 8.

Chiang Mai Music Fest April 8 - 10 at Three Kings Monument with the theme Music and Dance in the Garden. Artists include Nantida Kaewbuasai, Anucha Sumaman, Lanna Commins and Noriko Tsuboi plus many more.

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

"Butterflies Are Free": A painting exhibition by Anupan Pluckpankhajee. at Tita Gallery Maerim on 9th April to 5th June 2011 (daily 8:00 am to 6:00 pm)

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.

"My Body Is My Canvas": 2nd and 3rd April. MUMU arthouse will offer to all Tattoo-lovers a unique chance to show their body art to a large public and to the media, either by photo or personal venue. Nimanhaemin Soi 7, 9 am until late www.mumuart.com/events.html or 0812869676.

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

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

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 

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: 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 

Chiang Mai Cricket Sixes April 3-9 at the Chiangmai Gymkhana, free to all. Food and drinks available at the venue.

Junior Golf Camp - 15-30 April, 2011, Boys and girls of all skill levels, Ages 9-14, Traidhos Three-Generation Community for learning, Only 6 spaces available, All inclusive 2-week Camp: 35 hours of golf instruction, fun-filled activities & outings, accommodation, meals, supervision and more - 40,000 baht! Please contact Jay at [email protected] or call 053-301 500 (ext 5415).

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 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).

Songkran 

Radioactive Generation Songkran Festival at Kad Suan Kaew: April 13-15. Room 39 and Jetset’Er on 13th April, Flure and Slot Machine on 14th April and Thaitanium on 15th April. The concert starts at 1 p.m.

Lanna’s New Year Celebration – Beautiful Orchids: Date: April 12-17 at Royal Park Rajapruek. 053 114 110 - 5 or www.royalparkrajapruek.com

Songkran Festival at Central Airport Plaza: April 13-15.