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Vol. X No.16 - October 1 - October 31, 2011


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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 October 12, 2011

Sunday

Jazzamatazz Party Sunday October 16 at the 'JAZZAMATAZZ FM 93.25 Bar & Lounge' at the Playhouse Entertainment Complex on Chang Puak Road just past TOPS Supermarket. Two-Happy-Hours 7:00-9:00pm and Live Jazz Bands 9:00-11:00pm. Stay on for the 'after-party'! Bring a friend and you just might win a 'JAZZZAMATAZZ-GETAWAY' for two! [email protected].

Chiang Mai Has Talent:.  This OPEN-TO-ALL Competition is first of its kind in and for the people of Chiang Mai. Everyone from 2 to 202 years of age, from ALL walks of life, religious and cultural backgrounds are welcome to enter. Registration is now open for all comers at www.blackmoss.org. Sydney: 084 665 0562. Don't forget to register, you can't win if you don't enter!

Lecture/workshop  by Will Yongdu Holmes B.A., D.S. at the Body And Mind Healing School Chiang Mai An in depth look on how we can use our diet for creating a more healthy and fullfiling life, through a better understanding of nutrition for the body and mind. Sunday 30th October 2011 at 5PM. Sunday 27th November 2011 at 5PM Sunday 18th December 2011 at 5PM. 350Baht per person-per workshop: 0856211374

3rd Annual Trio for Justice Half-Marathon, 10KM Run & 5KM Fun Walk: Sunday, November 13, 2011 in Sankampeang with an extra option to participate in a duathlon with the Chiang Mai Duathlon Group, where you will run 10KM and bike the half-marathon route twice. transport from Chiang Mai can be arranged). Register Now! http://trioforjustice.org/

"Student night" -Every Sunday night at So What Garden Bar . Nimmanhaemin Soi 17.

Pottery Once a week in October: 18th. and 25th, 1-4 pm at Niramis Art & Design workshop in the Plaza building on Changklan road, 2000THB. 081 673 1800

Classic Cars of Lanna have their usual last-Sunday-of-the-month meeting with cars displayed outside Bistro 1, NIM City (next to Rimping next to the airport), 10.00am to Noon. October 30. All car nuts welcome, with cars or without. We have an interesting programme of Sunday Runs for the cool season. There is no membership fee, just roll up! www.classicarsoflanna.com

Ajarn Thanakorn will be running a painting demonstration and his usual art course every Saturday and Sunday afternoon during the Watercolour de Lanna exhibition at the Suriwong Book Centre. Feel free to view him at work or even join in one of the lessons. See http://www.watercolourdelanna.com for details.

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.

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.

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 

A Master's Flute Recital by Viviana Guzman On Monday, October 17th at 8 p.m. at Goethe Auditorium on South Sathorn Road Soi 1, Bangkok  ( Tel: 02-287-2822) . D & M Music Studio is pleased to present a debut recital by internationally acclaimed flutist Viviana Guzmn which will be on piano collaboration by Ms. Sun Hee Kim Tickets 500 and 250 baht for student Robinson Piano on the 5th floor of Siam Discovery Center . 02-658-1080-1 or Khun Mongkol: 081-682-8000

Art Classes for kids: Bright Stars (ages 8-12). www.sangdee.org/Bright_Stars.html. Monday 3:30-5:00, Saturday 12:00-1:30

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 

Tuesday Merengue Dance night: 2nd Floor Gallery: from 8:30 to 11:30 PM. Ratwithi & Ratchapakinai Intersection (above Kodak Store).

Art classes for little ones: Little Artists (ages 5-7). www.sangdee.org/Little_Artists.html. Tuesday 3:30-5:00, Saturday 10:00-11:30

Advanced Painting for Adults: Tuesdays 3:30-6:30. Sangdee Gallery. Sirimangkalajarn Soi 5.

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]

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 Kantary Hills at 7:30PM.  Meetings are dual language - English and Thai. For information email: [email protected].

The Grand Opera  Society Of Chiangmai  has closed its season until October 4 On that  date, the season will open and continue with screenings of great opera dvds. If you wish to be a member and attend these evenings which include a delicious pot-luck buffet, email Dr. Howard: [email protected]

Wednesday 

Drawing Workshop: Oct 19 Sangdee Gallery 4pm until 9pm. This workshop is a three-hour session that will train your eyes, hands and mind to work together, enabling you to draw anything you see. Sirimangkalajarn Soi 5

Royal British Legion Social Evening: Tickets now available for the October Lotto Draw and social evening. Ping river cruise with Finger food. Tickets are 350 baht each, limited to just 50. Wednesday 26th October, boarding 6pm If you would like tickets contact [email protected]

Wednesday Night Drum Circle at CMU All are welcome, any language, any country, young and old, to a relaxed and very casual gathering of drummers and noise makers. For one hour, just before sun set when it's cool, we will gather and make a whole lot of noise -no experience required. Just bring a chair, a drum (or a plastic bucket and some sticks, or anything similar that makes a nice sound). CMU Art Museum http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=142709965823892

The Mahler Symphony Cycle: Oct. 12th: Number 7 in B minor, The Mountain and the Night, Closing scene from Salome by Richard Strauss  7.30pm - 9.30pm. Reservations: [email protected]. Include the name(s) of the people and your telephone number.

Special Khom Fai release and Khantoke Dinner for Loy Krathong: Wednesday, November 9th, This will be the first year of the International Loy Krathong Festival. The event will include transport from Chiang Mai pick-up point to Wat Tudong and return transport to the city. Participants will enjoy khantoke dinner plus a souvenir will be given to each person. The number of participants are limited to 1,000 persons. Admission is US$100. (admit 2 persons.) To receive full information via your email, please send an SMS with your email address to Miss Neung at 083 540 4596.

Beginning Painting for Adults: Beginning Painting. www.sangdee.org/Beginning_Painting.html. Wednesdays 2:00-5:00

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. 300 THB for member and 350 THB for non-members. for further info or reservations: [email protected]. 350bht dinner or 80bht meeting. for further details [email protected] 

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 

Tak Bat Devo Buddhist Lent at Central Plaza Chiang Mai Airport with 109 monks to bring prosperity. Thursday, October 13, 2554 beginning at 6:00 pm.

CMCC CreativeCoffee Meeting: "Music in Chiang Mai" Discussions and unplugged live music at Mont Blanc Sweet Cafe Soi 2 Nimmanhaeminda Rd. Thursday, October 13 · 5:00pm - 7:00pm. 100 Baht, Students: 50 Baht (covers cost of coffee and a cake/snack)

Sangdee Gallery & Café presents Graphic Design - October 13th from 4-7pm. From photo editing to typography, logo design to print-ready graphics, this workshop will open the world of digital artwork to you. An introduction to design theory and learning how to use the tools available in Photoshop and Illustrator wi...ll help you to make great looking designs. https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=267384189960465

October's "Informal" Expats Ladies Lunch: Thursday, October 20 at The lunch buffet at the Grandview Hotel, on the Superhighway, about 500 meters north of Huey Kaew Rd. 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! 170 baht.  Cost includes water, coffee and tea and a modest tip. For reservations contact Nancy Lindley [email protected]

Teen and Adult Art Classes: Right-Brain Drawing. www.sangdee.org/Right_Brain_Drawing.html. Thursday 3:30-6:30, Saturday 2:00-5:00

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

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 

Made in CNX Concert featuring Del Ritmo, the Bugs, Don’t Look Back and many other bands: Friday, October 14 from 3 PM to 9 PM at The Ring, Nimmanhaemin Soi 17.

The Pub Huay Kaew Road 42nd Anniversary Ticket ONLY!!! October 21. Tickets available at The Pub 799baht/person free food & drinks all night (Alcohol !!!) Live Music Raffle Prizes....  Free give - away! more info. @The Pub RSVP 053 - 211 550

Chiang Mai Expats Club Coffee Morning, Friday, October 14: 2nd Friday of each month, 10 am - noon. Mokador Coffee Lounge, across from Wat Prah Singh, Samlan Road 3/11. [email protected] or www.chiangmaiexpatsclub.com

Halloween Party by Team Club Martini:  On Friday, October 28, Team Club Martini presents the most original Halloween Party in Chiang Mai: "28YEARS LATER:  Evil Takes Over an Abandoned Nightclub".  For one night only they will bring back to life an abandoned nightclub behind the riverside Rimping Supermarket.  The Chiang Mai University Fine Arts department is helping to make elaborate haunted decorations.  DJ Mikey Mike from Bed Supperclub Bangkok is flying in to play the hottest house / tribal music.  Costume contest, three bars, dancers, live acts and more!  Don't miss this night of music and mayhem.  Tickets and more info can be found at www.teamclubmartini.com/main/events, or call 081-594-4868. Doors open at 9:30pm.

Zonta Gala Evening at the Imperial Mae Ping Hotel. Friday, November 4th. This is the 14th anniversary of Zonta charter in 1997.  Zonta has been serving the Chiang Mai community with several projects. Tickets for this event are only Baht 1,000.- per person so please invite a friend or two to have a good time as always. www.zonta-chiangmai.org. Raffle Prize (ten tickets for Baht 500). I-Pad value Baht 15,000

Poppy Appeal Golf Day On the 11th November 2011  at 11 minutes past 11 O’clock the Legion are holding a golf Day at Gold Canyon course in Lamphun,  1,800 baht which includes all green fees, caddy fee, cart, a limited edition shirt, dinner in the evening  and a goody bag. Additionally 15% of players will get a prize. If you want to extend your stay, a night at the Gold Canyon’s resort hotel has been negotiated down to 1,200 baht per  night. You are welcome to come along for dinner in the evening for just 300 Baht. Call the RBL secretary Charles Gross on 0859670619 or email [email protected]

Think of Our Planet: Connecting our planet & community. Fri 11th, Nov, 2011 (Loy Krathong : Full Moon) J Chiang mai in JJ Market. ECO Market 17:00 - 21:00- no plastic bags! Kom roi painting work shop: 17:00 - 19:30, Hand spun cotton work shop: 17:00 - 20:00, Drum Circle: 18:00 - 19:00 & 20:00 - 20:15. Natural food Market 18:00 - 23:00. Bring your own utensils! Live music 19:00 - 23:00

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: Every Friday at 8 PM.. October 14, Domicile Conjugal (1970) by François Truffaut with Jean-Pierre Léaud • Claire Duhame. October 21, LES DEUX Anglaises Et Le Continent (1971) de François Truffaut avec Jean-Pierre Léaud • Kika Markham . October 28, L'amour En Fuite (1978) by François Truffaut with Jean-Pierre Léaud • Marie-France Pisier. November 4, La Femme D’à Côté (1981) by François Truffaut with Fanny Ardant • Gérard Dépardieu.

 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. Sangdee gallery Sirimangkalajan Soi 5

Saturday 

Fashion King Celebrates their 6th Anniversary: Fashion King are holding a Charity Auction in aid of the School for the Blind. Saturday, October 8. 2pm - 6pm. Starting Bids: Custom made Tailored Shirts from 100bht / Custom made Tailored Trousers from 100bht / Custom made Tailored Suits from 1000bht / Thai Silk by Metre 4 ply 50bht / Satin silk by the metre 50bht / linin shirts 100bht / dresses from 1000bht. Light refreshments served. For catering purposes please reserve your place and contact Frank or Vanita at [email protected]

International Lions Day Fancy Dress Party: 'Fancy Party' at the Night Safari hall: buffet dinner, dancing and costume contest, dance and cabaret show. The atmostphere will be dancing from Thai sixties; colorful, bright colored shirts for men and flower pattern dresses for women. Tickets 350 baht (one table of 10 persons 3500 baht) 8 October at Chiang Mai Night Safari. 08118819226

Kwang Salee: The Spirit & Voice of Nature: Special Contemporary Dance Performance by Waewdao Sirisook & company. Entitled “Kwang Salee: The Spirit & Voice of Nature”, performance expresses the ancient Lanna philosophy & wisdom of living in harmony with nature. Kwang Salee refers to the sacred space around a tree is also the name of a religious ceremony performed in order to ordain or bless a tree in Thai culture. Performance will take place in the hotel’s courtyard with live contemporary Lanna music. Ticket & dinner THB900++/person. Tamarind Village 8 October. 053-418-896-9 for reservations.

Triton Exclusive Concert with Bodyslam". Saturday, October 15, at Central Plaza Chiang Mai Airport. From 4 PM, doors open at 5 PM.

Zoe In Yellow is proud to present the 1st annual Garden Bar Anniversary and Fancy Dress Party! Dress to Impress! You can win up to 2,000 Baht just by showing up in your best dress clothes! Saturday, October 15. 8 PM - 2 AM. Ratwithi Road.

Chiang Mai Expats Club October meeting:  Saturday, 22nd October. 10 am for social time; 10:30 am start of the meeting at The Shangri La Hotel, Chang Klan Rd. 120 baht for members, 170 for guests; includes coffee or tea, ice water, sweet treat and fruit. Susan Stevenson, the U.S. Consul General in Chiang Mai will address the club. [email protected]   or www.chiangmaiexpatsclub.com

Black Out Party at SOHO BAR Huay Kaew Road. October 29th from 11.30 - 2.30am This is our first official party and is one not to be missed. Halloween New Orleans Style! The lights go out at 10: PM only candles and dim lights allowed. Everyone is encouraged to be in costume or wear all black, (sexy attire recommended.)  Free finger food, and snacks.  The second floor will be open for a creepy and fun haunted experience. Bring a carved pumpkin we will supply the candles; the best carved pumpkin wins a 500 baht bar tab. The sexiest dressed, and the creepiest dressed also win a 500 baht bar tab. After midnight the bar will lock the gates and become a private party.

The Chiangmai Ensemble with Mutita Narkmuang, Ong-ard Kanchaisek, Remi Namtep, Xavier Vichitporn First Concert: Saturday, 29 October, 2011 at 7:30 PM at AUA Auditorium, Ratchadamnoen Road. 200 Baht (students 100).

Season Shop Design Contest 2011 (Final): final round of Students Design Contest: at Season Fashion Mall. 29 October, 1 PM. 082 035 2482

The Loy Krathong Khom Fai event held every year at Wat Tu Dong, Mae Jo is scheduled for Saturday, October 29, 2011 from 1 pm to 8 pm.

Live music at 2nd Floor Gallery: Every Saturday night from 9 PM. Ratwithi and Ratchapakinai Rd. Intersection (Above Kodak Store).

Butoh Contemporary Dance & Physical Theatre for adult: The Wandering Mooon Theatre, Thepsiri Gallery. 100/4 Soi Wat Umong, Suthep Rd. Every Saturday from 1 PM to 4:30 PM. Admission fee: 350 Baht

Ajarn Thanakorn will be running a painting demonstration and his usual art course every Saturday and Sunday afternoon during the Watercolour de Lanna exhibition at the Suriwong Book Centre. Feel free to view him at work or even join in one of the lessons. See http://www.watercolourdelanna.com for details.

Art Classes for kids: Bright Stars (ages 8-12). www.sangdee.org/Bright_Stars.html. Monday 3:30-5:00, Saturday 12:00-1:30

Art classes for little ones: Little Artists (ages 5-7). www.sangdee.org/Little_Artists.html. Tuesday 3:30-5:00, Saturday 10:00-11:30.

Teen and Adult Art Classes: Right-Brain Drawing. www.sangdee.org/Right_Brain_Drawing.html. Thursday 3:30-6:30, Saturday 2:00-5:00

Flea Market: First Saturday of every month at JJ Good Place, JJ Market (Behind Tesco Lotus). For Stall bookings, contact Akejirach Khadli (First) Tel: 053-231520-3. 089-4343443, 082-1960919. [email protected]. Saturday, October 1

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..

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/)

Chiang Mai Chess Club: Saturdays 2-4 PM, The Pub, on Huay Kaew Rd. All welcome. John on 085-7109-926.

Art Film Space:  At Media Art& Design Building, Chiang Mai University Art Museum 6:30 PM. Tel. 053 944 846.

Chiang Mai Expats Club: The club meets every 4th Saturday of each month at the Shangri La Hotel, with a variety of guest speakers, an open forum, access to advice from experts on topics ranging from health care and insurance to visas.  Plus, the members enjoy the Lucky Draw and book/DVD exchange. It's a fun way to meet fellow expats and to learn about Outside Group Activities and local resources. [email protected]   or www.chiangmaiexpatsclub.com.

Current Exhibitions & Shows: 

84 Years 84 Artists Exhibition: The 116 Art Gallery  Chiang Mai. Requests the pleasure of you all at the opening and silent auction of paintings by 84 artists in an exhibition on the occasion of the approaching 84th Birthday of His Majesty King Bumipol Adulayadej. 053-302111; Fax: 053-302-638 

Lamphun Fair at Nim City Daily October 14-16

madiFESTO2011 FALL Art Exhibition: September 26 - October 15, 2011 at Art and cultural Museum, Chiang Mai University. www.facebook.com/madifesto.

What to Dip Exhibition: The phrase "What To Dip" imitates the sound from pronunciation of the Thai word  meaning Raw Material: 6 -28 October at Chiang Mai University Art Center.  Exhibitors are 33 International/National Visual Artists from 12 countries offering 2 dimensional work (painting, drawing, mixed-media, doodle, sculptural work, installation, new-media, multi-media, time-based media (moving images: film/VDO/animation), print-making & performance

Jaran's Memorabilia and Exhibition of Northern Thai Folk Song Band: October 1-14 at 2nd Floor Northern Village Central Airport Plaza, 16-30 at Suriwongse Book Center, Changklan Road. Proceeds go to Jaran Manopetch Library Project at Mettasueksa School.

4th Chiang Mai Intl Health Promotion Meeting: Lanna Health Fair October 20-24. Chiang Mai- Towards Health Promotion and Medical Tourism Hub of the ASEAN. October 20-21 at Central Hall, Central Airport Plaza. Featuring panel discussions, lucky draw prizes, mini concerts, Lanna got talent contest and free general health checkups. Call center 1203. Walk up Doi Inthanon: 22 - 26 October. From the Police station to Doi Inthanon. During the walk, there will be a camp at the governmental offices and hill tribe village as well as the activities such as conversation, games, and more. You can also donate food and drink for the participants. 081 992 6031 or [email protected] ,[email protected]

Home and Decoration Fair:  27 October 2011 - 31 October 2011 at Central Airport Plaza. Home decoration, furniture, properties, house project, villages, and much more.

Art prints Aspects 2011-Japanese Contemporary Prints: An exhibition of Japanese prints from the faculty at the University of Tama Japan. CMU Art Museum.

Art Literature Painting student exhibition: Department of Painting. Department of printmaking, painting and sculpture of fine arts. CMU Art Museum. 3-30 October

Chiang Mai Food Festival: 14 -30 October. Central Hall Central Airport Plaza.

Chiang Mai Flora Blossom Festival from 4-7 November: G floor, Central Airport Plaza Chiang Mai.

Chiang Mai Has Talent: BlackMoss Productions is promoting ALL available talent in and around Chiang Mai. CHIANG MAI HAS TALENT is an OPEN TO ALL competition from 2 to 202 years of age, from the less-privileged to the more privileged – everyone is welcome to join in. The three categories are Singers, Bands and Entertainers. Read all about this exciting and unique event and also how-to-enter the competition here: http://www.blackmoss.org/htm/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=23&Itemid=139

Art Calligraphy Chinese Calligraphy: Wii designs of art with America art of Ink society.

7-27 November. 1st floor exhibition room at the back. Art Museum. Chiang Mai University.

Playhouse Entertainment Complex Promotion: special promotion for newly opened Playhouse show. Aopi 08 40 2045 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.

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.

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

Courses, classes, educational opportunities 

Learn to Read Thai Course- Unique course that makes it easier to remember letters and learn to read:  October 10-14 (Monday – Friday) 10am – 3pm at Yesterday Hotel, Nimmanhaemin Road (opp. Soi 16).

Art Classes: Sangdee is now offering art classes for both children and adults. Sirimangkalajarn soi 5. http://www.sangdee.org/Art_Classes.html. [email protected]

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

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

Sport 

Trio for Justice: Half-Marathon, 10km race + 5km fun walk: Sunday November 13. 5:30am - 8:30am. Sankampaeng (transport from Chiang Mai can be arranged). Register Now! http://trioforjustice.org/

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).


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