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COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

Do you have an event at your place,or do you have special offers?
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Community Happenings is an opportunity for all clubs, businesses, hotels, restaurants and entertainment outlets to inform the Pattaya Mail’s readers what new “happenings” are coming up. Send us your happening by email to: [email protected] or by fax 038 427 596.

Announcements

The Charity Club of Pattaya is building a classroom to house 40+ Children at the Wat Wang Wa School. The school is situated just outside Klaeng, South of Rayong. Until the end of November, with the help of the following establishments, various pub nights will be held with the proceeds being donated to the Charity Club of Pattaya. Dates and venues involved in the project are as follows: August 19 at Witherspoon’s; Sept. 2 at Oliver Twist’s; October 14 at Shenanigans; October 27 at Kilkenny’s; and the finale will be held at the home of the Charity Club of Pattaya: The Queen Victoria Inn Soi 6 on Sat. November 11. All the Pub Nights will be holding a charity raffle as well on the night. Watch the local press for the confirmed dates. Hope to see you all at every venue! Contact [email protected] or Malcolm 09 7441040, or Christina 09 5454185.

The Pattaya Modern Art Center, Soi 4 Pratamnak invites you to the opening of “Absent”, ‘The Asian Male, Concentration on the Nude’ by M.P.D. The exhibition starts at 6pm on August 13 and will run until September 16. Everyone is welcome. For more details call 038 251 806, email [email protected]

Mabuhay Diving Club needs diver-volunteers to do underwater clean-up of Pattaya Bay every Saturday. All equipment, boat, food, etc., provided. Please call Steve at 0-4725-3230.

Clubs

Pattaya City Expats Club: The next meeting of Pattaya City Expats Club will be on Sunday, August 13. The program starts at 10:30am with a buffet breakfast available from 9:30 to 11 am. The Club meets at Henry J. Bean’s Restaurant on the north end of Beach Road in the grounds of the Amari Orchid Resort. Everyone is welcome. This week’s speaker will be John Shaw who will talk about UFOs with a discussion to follow. This will be followed by the usual open forum and update on happenings in and around Pattaya. For more information about the Sunday meeting and other weekday activities of the PCEC see the Club’s website at www. pattayacityexpatsclub.com and check out the many and varied activities on offer.

The next Pattaya International Ladies Club August coffee morning will be held on Tuesday, August 15th from 10.30 am at Lakeside Lodge, Soi Ruawsap 9/21, M 8 Nong Prue, Banglamung, Tel: 01 0026 460. All members and guests, ladies of all nationalities welcome. No reservation necessary.

The Charity Club of Pattaya meets most Sundays at the Queen Victoria Inn Soi 6. Contact Malcolm on 09 7441040 or Christina on 095454185; [email protected]

New to Pattaya at Tropical Bert’s (2nd Rd opp Bangkok Bank): every Sunday lunchtime, 1 to 5ish, the U.K. Ex Forces Club meets. It matters not what service you were in, as the idea of the club is to meet over a few drinks and have a good yarn. Free bar snacks and discounted drinks will be provided to members. Trips out to local military displays will also be arranged at cost, such as the River Kwai and Remembrance days at members’ embassies. The club will also have a charity side that will help our Thai counterparts and their families who have been killed or injured. For more details phone Bert on 09 8072335 or call in the bar.

Dining

Mantra Restaurant and Bar, Pattaya – Now Open! Dynamic, stylish and seriously cool… Mantra Restaurant and Bar is now open on Beach Road in Pattaya. The Restaurant is open from 6pm and the bar opens from 5 pm til 1 am. Enjoy a pre-dinner or post-work drink, before settling in to enjoy a fabulous culinary journey, through various mouthwatering Asian and Mediterranean cuisines. For more information of Mantra Restaurant and Bar please contact +66 (0) 3842 9591 or email [email protected] and visit www. mantra-pattaya.com

Mother’s Day gets Bubbly at Sheraton Pattaya Resort - Saturday, August 12: Here’s your chance to show your mother just how much you love her. Elements Restaurant, enjoy a delicious gourmet lunch buffet, “World Cuisine”. Open from 12.00-15.00 hrs., 1,199++ baht per person. Mez Restaurant’s our executive chef, Matthew has created a special dinner set menu for this special day: “Modern Eastern Chic” authentic Asian delicacies. The deserts are not-to-be missed. Open from 18.00-22.30 hrs. 1,700 baht per person. Special for mother only: get complimentary glass of sparkling wine and 20% discount for lunch or dinner. For more information or reservation, please call 038 259 888

Amor Restaurant, Pattayaland Soi 3. South Pattaya is now offering a Traditional English Afternoon Tea from 5 - 7 p.m. daily. For more information call 038 710680 or visit http://www. amorrestaurant.com

Come enjoy Casa Pascal Restaurant’s gourmet set menu: Poached rock lobster and leek ravioli on mousseline gratin. Pan-fried garoupa on red wine butter sauce and roasted figs. Pork tenderloin over-baked with reblochon cheese and red capsicum sauce. Orange terrine in Champagne Zabayone. Pattaya 2nd Road in front of Ruen Thai Restaurant. For reservation (038) 723 660, fax (038) 723 659, e-mail: [email protected] For more information: www.restaurant-pattaya.com

Have a unique chance to taste ostrich meat dishes prepared in modern Chinese cuisine style at Dusit Resort, Pattaya’s The Peak Chinese Restaurant. The Peak’s Chinese chef, Chi Tak Lai gets creative with a selection of ostrich meat dishes prepared a la carte in August. Everyday at lunchtime, enjoy an extensive selection of dim sum. The kitchen prepares some 40 varieties of dim sum rotating on a seasonal basis. The Peak is located on the 9th floor of Dusit Resort, Pattaya with a panoramic view of the bay, and is open every day, 11:30 am - 2:30 p.m. for lunch & 6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. for dinner. For reservations, please call 0 3842 5611-7 ext. 2276. Also, don’t forget the Dusit Resort’s The Bay Restaurant. For times & reservations, please call 0 3842 5611-7 ext. 2270. Saturday Night BBQ Buffet at The Bay a wide assortment of meat and seafood to go on the grill and carving stations.

Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya recently launched ‘Eat to the Beat’, the hotel’s main dining attraction for dinner at Starz Diner. To mark the launch of the new buffet, Eat to the Beat will have an introductory price of THB 550++ per person from Sunday to Friday and THB 700++ per person on Saturdays for a limited period only. Located on 429 Pattaya Beach Road. For more details call 038 428755.

Jameson’s the Irish Pub has a host of daily specials including Monday’s fillet steak special, a fillet steak served on a sizzling metal tray with french-fries and vegetables for baht 165. On Tuesday it is the turn of the gammon steak with french-fries and veggies at baht 165. Wednesday it’s deep fried bread-crumbed chicken with french-fries at 165 baht. Thursdays is two kebabs loaded up with beef steak, pork, liver and bacon, chicken, kidneys, pineapple, green pepper, tomato, onion and mushrooms served with fried rice on a chopping board for 165 baht. Friday is fish and chips for baht 165. All the specials are served with a bowl of home made soup to start with and home made ice cream or fresh fruit as dessert. As always Jameson’s serves its all day and night carvery at the weekends, as much as you can eat for 350 baht. Speckled Hen beer on draft is back in stock as well as bottled Newcastle Brown Ale.

Mercure Hotel Pattaya presents P&P all you can eat pasta and pizza at the Cappuccino Terrace every Wednesday night. Soi 15, 2nd Road, South Pattaya. For more details call 038 425 050.

The Montien Hotel, Pattaya continues their Theme Buffet Evenings: 2nd Road, Central Pattaya. For more details & reservations please call 038-428155 ext 1620, 1621 e-mail; [email protected]

The Premiership Football Restaurant currently has a special 99 baht promotion running. Choose from shepherd’s pie, pork chop and mashed potatoes, large cheeseburger or bangers ‘n’ mash. There are also 200 other items on the main menu including traditional English, European, Mexican and Thai food. Located at Soi Diana Inn opposite the Sawasdee Hotel. Tel. 07-802-7088. Open 24hrs.

The Queen Victoria Inn’s Sundays just get better and better! Not only can you tuck into the Sunday Carvery, 3 courses for 320 baht, but you can also be entertained by The Copy Cats band live from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. Come and have a great Sunday at the Queen Victoria Inn Soi 6.

Shenanigans Irish Pub nightly specials: 12 noon – 11 p.m. Monday Spaghetti Night (160 baht); Tuesday Chop Night (150 baht); Wednesday Steak Night (195 baht); Thursday Curry Night 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. (250 baht); Friday Schnitzel Night (195) 12 noon – 11 p.m.; Saturday Carvery (395 baht) 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.; Sunday Carvery (395 baht) 12 noon – 11 p.m.: The famous Shenanigans Carvery, a choice of 6 different joints, 9 vegetables & potatoes, prawn salad & home made soup, as much as you can eat. Shenanigans the Irish Pub 218/2-4 Moo 10, Royal Garden Resort, Pattaya 2nd Road. Email: [email protected] ptty2.loxinfo.co.th, Phone: (038) 710 641, www.shenanigans-pattaya.com

Tropical Bert has English and American breakfasts all served with thick cut toast and free tea or coffee refills, home made pies and pasties, a full range of pub grub and daily specials, Sunday lunch of home made soup, roast beef, pork or lamb with all the trimmings and dessert at only 250 Bt (if you want more just ask!); and they also serve Thai food and serve it very well indeed. Bert’s cooks are of course Thai and love nothing more than serving you what they do best and doing it to suit your pallet, so don’t worry about it being too hot, we have a chili meter! And parking for 100 cars. Tropical Bert’s: 2nd Road Opp Bangkok Bank, Soi 6 Branch.

Entertainment

Welcome to the Big Red Hot Party at Covent Garden: Sexy Beautiful Ladies, Amazing Thai Dance Show, Win Lucky Draw Prizes (Koh Larn Tour by Boat Trip). Saturday, August 12 from 7pm – 1am at Covent Garden, Walking Street, Soi 16, South Pattaya.

On Sundays Jameson’s the Irish Pub will be having magic shows starting at 2 p.m. with the PR Magic Show hosted by Dr Magic and Son. There will be three half hour shows during the afternoon with the children having their own room in the bar, their own free children’s buffet attended by staff to look after them and their own magician who will be doing tricks all day long. There will also be cartoons on the television. In the main bar will be Pop’s Pattaya All Stars playing acoustic music in a jam session which welcomes all musicians.

A La Turca Restaurant has recently opened their second branch opposite 7-11 on Walking Street. Buy 1 beer and get 1 free during Happy Hour from 5 - 7 p.m. and try some of their delicious cocktails, buy 2 get 1 free, made by Alfie, their professional bartender, trained in London.

Enjoy live music and entertainment at Ray’s Place jazz bar at the Mercure Hotel Pattaya. Happy Hour every day from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Pattaya Second Road Soi 15, email [email protected]

The new taste of entertainment at the Tide Resort begins with the ‘Club Sea’, their recently opened lobby bar. A perfect hangout with food, drinks, live jazz, and easy listening music open from 7 p.m. - midnight. For more information please call 038 399200.

Events

Bruno’s restaurant is hosting a Pattaya Gay Festival charity dinner on Sunday August 20 at 8 p.m. Exotic menu prepared by guest chef Peter Marty. The price of 1,900 baht net includes a 500 baht donation to PGF charities, especially Heart 2000. Tickets are available from Jim at Ambiance Hotel, Pattayaland Soi 3 (Boyztown).

Promotions

The Moon River Pub continues their draft beer promotion. For every liter of draft beer ordered the guest will receive one stamp in his or her “Beer Card”. Collect nine stamps and get one liter of beer free. In front of the Thai Garden Resort, North Pattaya Road.



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