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Vol. X No.17 - November 1 - November 30, 2011


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

 


Updated November 9, 2011

Sunday

Monks will walk from Huay Kaew Road to Tha Pae Gate every Sunday and Monday at 6 a.m. in honor of HM the King’s upcoming birthday and to promote conservation and foster Buddhist principles.

Three Sisters, A contemporary Japanese Art Dance Performance: an adaptation from Anton Chekhov’s timeless literary classic in the new context of the Japanese countryside in the 1960s. Sunday 13 November 2 PM at CMU Arts Center (Nimmanhemin Rd.). (Limited capacity, please make reservation in advance) CNX Art Connex;  084 173 7575, 081 706 2305.  [email protected]  http://cnxartconnex.wordpress.com/.

Internationally acclaimed American Osteopathic physician, Dr. Steven Sanet, D.O., will be speaking on November 13th at Chiang Mai University. He is a lecturer and Founder of the Osteopathic Health and Wellness. "Margaret Bhadungzong" <[email protected]> for your invitation.

Institute in the United States and the Osteopathic College of Ontario (OCO) in Canada.

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/

CityLife Garden Fair: 27th November from 11 a.m.-4 a.m., a charity event where proceeds will go towards FORRU (Forrest Restoration Research Unit) and Mae-Mhae Orphanage School, Chiang Dao Book a table for 200 baht (Citylife clients receive priority booking) contact 66(0)53 225201, 66(0)53 357428 Fax: 66(0)53 357491 [email protected] www.citylife-citylife.com. [email protected]

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 27th November at 5PM Sunday 18th December at 5PM. 350Baht per person-per workshop: 0856211374

Family Fun Golf Day presented by Three Generations Golf Academy: Nov 27. Golf Avenue San Sai, Tee time: 10 AM, Entry fee 300 Baht includes green fee, range balls and pull cart. Parents are welcome to caddy for their children! Ken: 0832087962. [email protected]. Register by 23 November

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

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

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 

CMCC CreativeCoffee: Part of Global Reading Day in memory of Heinrich von Kleist (18 October 1777 - 21 November 1811). Chan-neung Cafe & Beds, Nimmanhemin Soi 1 Monday, November 21 · 3:30pm - 5:30pm

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 

Samuel T Klemke: Classical Guitar at AUA Chiang Mai Auditorium, November 15, 7:30 PM. Tickets: 500-300-150. Available at the door.

Amongst the White Clouds: The Institute of Religion, Culture and Peace and the South East Asian Institute of Global Studies at Payap University jointly present documentary screening: Amongst the White Clouds: Tuesday, 15 November from 6-8pm at Room 317, Pentecost Building (Mae Khao main campus). Free and open to the public

Informal Northern Thai Group: Tuesday, November 15th 2011: “The 11th Panchen Lama: a political recognition of a Tibetan spiritual master”. A talk by Fabienne Jagou, École française d’Extrême-Orient. Tuesday, March 20th 2012: “WWII in Northern Thailand: The Flying Tigers and 64th Hayabusa Sentai Clash in Chiang Mai.”. A talk and presentation by Jack Eisner. Alliance Francaise 7:30 PM.

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  . If you wish to be a member and attend these evenings which include a delicious pot-luck buffet, email Dr. Howard: [email protected]

Wednesday 

Charity concert to aid flood victims at market opposite CMU gate on Huay Kaew Road, this Wednesday, November 9 starting at 5 pm. Featuring Harmonica Sunrise and many others.

Darts Night at the Olde Bell: Wednesday 9th November is the second Olde Bell v British Legion Darts Night. There’ll be free beer and sandwiches. Feel free to join in. Olde Bell Pub on Loi Kroh Road.

Classical Music night with Friends of Music Making in Chiang Mai; Nov. 9th: Das Lied von der Erde, The Agony and The Ecstasy. 7.30pm to 9.15pm. Nov. 23rd: Number 9 in D, Der Abschied. 7.30pm to 9.15pm. Dec 7th: Number 10 (unfinished), Adagio only. Grand Finale, Summative talk and Film: Mahler by Ken Russell. 7.30pm to 10.30pm [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. 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: 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 per person. 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 

Chiang Mai International School will present The Miracle Worker, the story of how Helen Keller, blind and deaf from infancy, prevails against overwhelming obstacles with the help of her teacher Annie Sullivan. November 17 at 7 pm. November 18 at 7 pm. November 19 at 2 pm and 7 pm. CMIS Auditorium Chiang Mai International School. 13 Chetupon Road. 053-306-15. Tickets available in the school office: Adults 200, Students 100

November's "Informal" Expats Ladies Lunch: Thursday, November 17 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. Reservations: [email protected] by noon, Wednesday, November 16

Gala Opera Concert; 7.30 pm Thursday 17 November at PTIS International School Auditorium. The concert will start at 7.30 pm but guests are invited to come early and enjoy a delicious special pre-concert meal at Krapood – the sensational on-campus restaurant specialising in northern Thai and Western “slow food”.  Special set menus offer a choice of Thai or Western meals.  at 6.00 pm. English: Chris Hall. [email protected] 080 792 9925. Thai: Khun Aey [email protected] 053 301 407. Concert adults 750 Baht students 200, dinner Thai or European menu 450 Baht

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 

Breathing Earth dance and The Festival of Light evening: An evening of flowing movement meditation, sacred singing, Loy Kratong and Yee Peng with vegetarian dinner and Krathong making, 250 Baht. Friday, November 11. 5:30pm - 9:00pm at The Yoga Tree. 65/1 Arak Road (South West Corner of the Moat)

Book Reading with Wordsmiths Who Love to Entertain: with visiting Malaysian writer Dr. Lee Su Kim and resident Chiang Mai author Mo Tejani. November 11, 7.30 to 9.00 p.m., 2nd floor of Sangdee Gallery Sirimangkalajarn Soi 5.

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. 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 (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

International Day at Payap University - Friday December 2. 5:00-8:00pm behind the Sirindhorn Learning Resource Center. ALL WELCOME for a fun evening contact Adam Dedman [email protected]  or Jessica Loh [email protected]

11th Annual Fundraiser for the Foundation for the Education of Rural Children (FERC): a fabulous, festive Filipino Dinner Experience, Entertainment and Silent Auction.  Donation/Cost of ticket:  850 Baht. Smart casual. Dress:  Smart Casual Your ticket entitles you to aDate:  Friday, December 2. No Host Bar:  6:00 PM  Dinner:  7:00 PM at MABUHAY RESTAURANT. 24/1 Ratchaphakinai Road Soi 1. Tickets at Hillside 4 Reception Desk or Celeste: 053-892044 ext 3744, Carolina 089-5575388. The Foundation for the Education of Rural Children (FERC) http://www.thai-rural-education.org

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

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.. Friday, November 11, 8 PM: L’année Dernière À Marienbad (1961) by Alain Resnais & Alain Robbe-Grillet with Delphine Seyrig. Friday, November 18, 8 PM; Muriel Ou Le Temps D’un Retour (1962) by Alain Resnais with Delphine Seyrig. Friday, November 25, 8 PM: Stavisky (1974)

by Alain Resnais with Jean-Paul Belmondo

 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 

Jazzamatazz Party Saturday, November 12, 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].

[email protected] http://cnxartconnex.wordpress.com

BABSEA CLE is hosting its 1st Annual Access to Justice Public Interest Fair. November 12, 2011 at 1:00 - 4:00 PM - FREE to all!  Coffee and cake- Kantary Hills Nimmanhaemin Soi 12.  Learn about the different NGOs and universities serving the people of the Southeast Asia region. Network with other public interest-minded people.Find out about volunteer and job opportunities. [email protected]

Chiang Mai Rugby Tens Tournament: Saturday 12th - Sunday 13th November at At The Rugby Field, The Prince Royal's College. http://www.chiangmairugbytens.com/

American Documentary Showcase: November 12 & 13, 19 & 20: CMU Art Center: features documentary films 6:30 PM. Admission Free

Garage Sale:  Lanna International School, Hang Dong Rd. 26th November, 08.00 - 11.00 THB 20 entrance fee for buyers at the gate; THB 200 for vendors to rent space/table. Vendors please book early to avoid disappointment. Ms Ree: 053-805528. Two vendors admitted free per table/space booked; vendors admitted from 07.30 am. Food, drink stalls also welcome.

International We Love the King Day: Saturday 3rd December at J.J. Market. The Assembly of People of Different Nations Who Love the King 2010 (Chiangmai), together with Meta Training School of Jediluang Temple and The Alumni Association of Meta Training School have organized this celebration and blessing event in honor of HM the King's 84th birthday. 2 pm to 3 pm - Invitation to a lecture on “Correct work methods following the Law for foreigners living in Thailand”, at the Meeting Room of J.J. Market.4.09 pm - A procession well start from Thaphae Gate to J.J. Market. 5.09 pm - Participants will sign their names to bless His Majesty in the Book of Well-wishes to His Majesty the King. 6.00 pm  - Sing the National Anthem. 6.09 pm         - The participants will honor the King by giving ceremonial objects “Phan Phum” silver and “Phan Phum” gold.

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

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.. [email protected]   or www.chiangmaiexpatsclub.com.

Fairs, Festivals and Exhibitions 

Lanna GMS Fair: Greater Mekong Subregion: November 4-13, Central Airport

Light Space Project 2011:. Until the 28th of November 2011. Gallery Seescape, Nimmanhaemin Soi 17. Gallery Hours 11.00- 20.00

The 4th Thai Contemporary art exhibition called “Planupap Hang Julasilpa” (Small But Strong Paintings) : works of 14 Lanna artists who got their Master’s Degrees from Silapakorn University.  60 paintings – all 27 x 39 cm. each is full of visual elements of the artist’s unique style –strong in its own beauty. Opening: November 4, 2011 at 6 p.m. until Nov. 30 at Galerie Panisa 189 Mahidol Road (opp. Toyota showroom near Chiang Mai Int’l Airport),053-202-779. (Closed on Sundays)

Stellar Winter Festival 2011: To celebrate the 84th anniversary of the telescope at Doi Inthanon by the National Astronomical Research Institute. Featuring beautiful astronomical photos and information booths on upcoming astronomical events. Central Plaza Chiang Mai Airport Floor 2, Zone B. 6-9 November. 11:00 to 19:00. 053-225569-210. www.narit.or.th / facebook

Chiang Mai Motor Show:  Big C Arena Don Chan "Let's Be Green Together: The Creative Process" green technologies for the automotive industry. 11-20 November.

Money Expo Chiang Mai from 18-20 November 10 AM to 9 PM where the visitors will meet with leading financial institutions; inancial services and investment in all its forms, home and personal loans, credit cards, SME, insurance and stock markets. Central Hall Central Airport Plaza

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

Chiang Mai Bike Week from December 2 - December 10. Welcome Party cancelled

ComPeung Revisited 2007 - 2012, curated by Helen Michaelsen & Pisithpong Siraphisut, is on show @ the Chiang Mai Arts and Cultural Center from Dec 3 - 29, 2011. Opening reception Dec 3, 2011, 6 - 9pm.

Chiang Mai Interbrews Festival will be a month long event highlighting more than 300 labels of world class beer; showcasing Asian and European style in the arts of brewing. Lanna culture in clothing and performances concept will be promoted as well as the "Chiang Mai Has Talent" competition & entertainment. This 32 days-long event will be complimented with both Thai and international cuisine catering to locals, and national and international tourists, during the winter season and Royal Flora festival. Dec 15- Jan 15

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, 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 

AzurA Zenter: Dr. Petrov offering Advanced Level Seminars. November 12 to 19 at Azura Center. Seminar Details: http://www.azura-zenter.org/en/home/73. Direct Booking Link: http://www.azura-zenter.org/en/component/eventbooking/?view=event&event_id=33

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

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 

Family Fun Golf Day presented by Three Generations Golf Academy: Nov 27. Golf Avenue San Sai, Tee time: 10 AM, Entry fee 300 Baht includes green fee, range balls and pull cart. Parents are welcome to caddy for their children! Ken: 0832087962. [email protected]. Register by 23 November

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: 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.08 -1382-8124 (English) 08-7325-5476(Thai).


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