Community Services

 |  September 1, 2009

Tuesday, September 8th: Alexander Horstmann will talk about his work on religious diversity and coexistence in southern Thailand. The talk will focus on the Manooraa as a ritual cycle between the private and the public.

For more information, call 053 117 319.

We, Chiang Mai International Group of AA just developed and published a new website. Please visit us at

For more information please call 053 921777 ext. 1235 or

“Books are a very serious problem in The Hilton. Our building chief, Buncom Conwichet, is a xenophobe. He has a real hatred for farang and all things relating to them, books and magazines in particular, knowing that these are our sole means of ‘legal entertainment’. Ever since he came to Building 2 (D2), he has steadily reduced the shelf space in our excuse for a library. Whereas once we had around 1,600 books, we’re now down to 50-100, and even that small supply is under constant attack. We now have to keep books in our very limited locker space if we want something to read. Nevertheless, please do send me books, I beg of you. Once I’ve finished with them, I’ll pass them onto other needy inmates or smuggle them out of the building to other parts of The Hilton.” _ Citylife received this letter and asks our readers to please donate whatever books they can. We will send a handful of copies each week in the hopes that they don’t all get confiscated to Bang Kwang Prison in Bangkok. Please either drop them off at our office, or if you have a box, call us up and we will try to come and collect them. For more information please email or 053 225201.

Nicotine Anonymous meets twice weekly (Saturdays and Wednesdays) at 1 p.m. at Building 11, rear of McCormick Hospital. Nicotine Anonymous is a non profit organisation.

For more information please call Earl 086 194 6300.

“My name is Malee. I am a very pretty 1 to 2 year old female, with dark soulful eyes and milky coffee coloured fur. I may be little but I have lots of personality and love playing with my friends here at the shelter though I’d love someone to take me home with them. I’m great around kids and willingly roll over on my back to have my tummy tickled while wagging my lovely bushy tail. I am sterilised and have all my shots too. If you think you could
give me a loving, forever home then contact Care for Dogs, Emma (084 752 5255) or Thai language (086 913 8701) or e-mail: to make an appointment and meet me at the shelter.”

Cute and adorable cats for free adoption looking for caring and loving home to go to. One year old with green eyes and brown coloured with white feet. She is great around people. The cute cat is pregnant and will have her kittens soon. Adopting the mother or only one of several kittens is optional. For more information and photo please call LookYee 053 218142, 086 728 9810.

Expats and locals invited to participate in a relaxed chess night to be held every Thursday at 7 p.m. at Pun Pun Guest House (321 Charoenrat Road). If interested contact Chris on All grades of players welcome.

Chiang Mai Expats Club is 4 years old as as in previous years they will be holding a special birthday buffet meeting at the Shangri La on the 26th September. Tickets are 250 baht and are on sale at CEC meetings before that or from any board member. Last year around 200 people attended and for this year the club have some great entertainment planned as well as some fantastic prizes to give away including a 32″ LCD TV. For more information contact Alan Hall on 0817643048 or email