Community Service

 |  March 1, 2011

• 01 Informal Northern Thai Group

8 March: Betty Nguyen on: A Sangha without a King: A Buddhist Millenarian Response to the Collapse of the Local Buddhist Kingdom. If you cannot attend and would like to write in a message for the tribute please send it by email to one of the organisers below and your message will be read during the programme on the evening of the tribute.

For more information, please contact Pete at or Jack at

• 02 Prizes for a Raffle

‘CARNIVAL FOR A CAUSE’: Hope and a Future Learning Center will be opening in May 2011 for the new Thai school year. In order to open the school, Hope and a Future Learning Centre will be having a carnival on February 5th from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. to help raise funds. A raffle will be held at 7:30 p.m. If you would like to make a donation for the raffle prize, it would be greatly appreciated. All proceeds from the raffle and carnival will go towards developing the school facilities, hiring teachers, and getting the school ready for May. For more information, please contact Deborah at or 087 579 7573.

• 03 Yoga and Tango Class

uesdays: Yoga (6-7.30 p.m.)
Tango Practice (8-9 p.m.)
Wednesdays: Yoga (7.30-8.45 a.m.)
Thursdays: Tango-Intermediate (6.30-8 p.m.)
Yoga (6-7.30 p.m.)
Tango-practice (8-9 p.m.)
Fridays: Tai Chi (6-7.30 p.m.)
Saturdays: Chi Gong (6-7.30 p.m.)
Sunday: Tango-Beginners (4.30-6.30 p.m.)
Fusion Fitness (Pilates+Yoga) 6.30-8 p.m.)
Cost by Donation.
Contact Cat House, Sirimangkalajarn Lane 3, 086 196 8422

• 04 Care for Dogs

Shaggy is 2 years old and very calm with a gentle nature. He is clever and would be easy to train further as he already knows basic commands. Look no further than this mellow guy who gets along with all the dogs and just loves humans! He will need some grooming for his golden locks but all in all a perfect family dog! Contact the shelter English (084 752 5255) or Thai language (086 913 8701) Email: to make an appointment to meet him. Visit the website or email

• 05 Disaster Relief Charity

Chiang Mai resident, Mark Stevenson, is heading off to the Atacama Desert, Chile, in March to compete in a 250km 6-day ultramarathon as part of the annual Racing The Planet 4Deserts series. The other three races are in the Sahara, Gobi Desert and Antartica. This will be Mark’s second race, he completed the Gobi last summer, and, as before, he will be raising money for Shelterbox, a disaster relief charity. Please visit

• 06 English Clinic

Language Institute, Chiang Mai University invites those who want to improve their English skills every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 3.30 p.m. to the Self Access Learning Centre (Room 105). For more information, call 053 943 751 or Free!

• 07 Plea for Books

Citylife has some fans at Bangkwang Prison (AKA Bangkok Hilton) as we send them monthly copies of the magazine. They have asked our readers who have used books – anything from non fiction to pulp – to please donate them by dropping them off at the Citylife office. We send 10 books per week to our inmate friends. Thank you. For more information please call Aor at 053 225201 or email