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Community Happenings

Do you have an event at your place or do you have special offers?
Community Happenings is an opportunity for all clubs, businesses, hotels, restaurants and entertainment outlets to inform the Pattaya Mailís readers what new ďhappeningsĒ are coming up. Send us your happening by e-mail to: [email protected] or by Fax 038 427 596.

 

Announcements

The Fountain of Life Womanís Center needs help! If you would be interested in teaching English at the FOL Womenís Center in Naklua for a couple of hours in the afternoons, please call Kathleen on 086 153 1545. The teaching requires no Thai knowledge and those interested can accompany Kathleen on Mondays to her class to see what is involved.

Clubs &
Associations

The next meeting of Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) will be on Sunday, August 3. The club meets every Sunday morning at Henry J. Beanís Restaurant on the north end of Beach Road in the grounds of the Amari Orchid Resort. The program starts as usual at 10:30 a.m. with a buffet breakfast available from 9:30 to 11 a.m., everyone welcome. This week the PCEC will be presenting the renowned international clairvoyant Peter Close. He has performed on four continents and traveled many thousands of miles for his work. He has appeared on many T.V. and radio shows both in the U.K. and U.S.A. Peterís presentation will be followed by the ever lively Open Forum and update on happenings in and around Pattaya. A full report appears each week in Pattaya Mail. Check out www. pattayacityexpatsclub.com for more information.

The Pattaya International Ladies Clubís August luncheon will be held at Pan Pan Restaurant located on Thappraya Road on Tuesday August 5 from 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. For reservations please contact Alvi Sinthuvanik: 081 864 5754 email: alvi_sinthuvanik@ hotmail.com, Brooke Begovich: 085 698 1733 email: brookelyn80_ @hotmail.com or alternatively email [email protected]

The Pattaya Irish Society meets every Wednesday at 8 p.m. at Moonrakers in Pong. Call John on 086 112 0988 for details.

Rotary Club of Jomtien-Pattaya welcomes you to their Wednesday meetings in the Rotary room Royal Cliff Grand Hotel: Time 18.30 for 19.00. Contact Lloyd Jones (Membership) 0878043943.

For the past 28 years the Samaritans of Thailand have been providing confidential crisis intervention services over the telephone. The English-speaking unit, Samaritans English Help Line operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide support to the expatriate community. English-speaking staff, trained in crisis intervention will provide active, non-judgmental and empathetic listening services on the phone. All calls will be handled on an anonymous basis and are free of charge. Please call (02) 713-6791 (24hrs a day, 7 days a week).

The Royal British Legion Thailand is now firmly established at Tropical Bertís 2nd Road next to Soi 6/1. We are now approaching 70 members, why donít you become No 70. Served in H.M. Armed Forces? Or even if you have not, as long as you support the principles of the Legion you are welcome to join. Contact Bert 089 8072335 or call in to Tropical Bertís 2nd Road Opp Bangkok Bank.

Rotary Club Pattaya Marina meets every Friday at 7 p.m. at the Balcony Restaurant (Pattaya North Rd). For further information call President Nicolas Demet on 081 983 4082.

The Dutch Expat Club meets the last Thursday of every month at Chateau Dale on Thappraya Road at 6 p.m. For full details please check out the website at www.nederland severenigingpattaya.org or email albertmartin26@yahoo . com. New members are always welcome.

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in Pattaya: The Pattaya Group meets Monday & Thursday at noon; Monday, Tuesday & Friday at 5pm and Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at the Satree Pattana Center, Soi Skaw Beach (2nd Rd): Contact Jim on 087 927 0437. The Good Morning Pattaya Group meets every morning 9am at the Highlander Guest House, Soi Skaw Beach: Contact Mike 081 741 3166. The Jomtien Group meets everyday at noon at Jomtien Long Stay Hotel: Contact: Jerry 086 141 7748.

Dining

Come to the Ace Cafe at Hanuman Corner in Jomtien for our "Early Risers 25% Low Season Discount." Thatís right, 25% off anything on our menu from 10am till mid-day. Which means our no.1 English breakfast of 2 eggs, 2 Cumberland sausages, back bacon, baked beans, black pudding, fried tomato, potato, mushrooms & onions, 2 toast, orange juice and English breakfast tea or coffee will only cost you 142 baht! A large fresh ground coffee only 41 baht or large Tetley tea for 26 baht. Madness? Nope, we want your custom and you want top quality food and drink at the right price, so come and check us out or browse our menu on-line: www.ace-cafe-thailand.com. (Sorry, closed Mondays)

Moooore Bar & Grill - This most exciting sports bar offers you much more than just sports, as the name suggested, "More". For any night out you can expect to be surrounded by excellent service and great food, drinks and the ultimate entertainment. Monday pizza variety: Moooore Bar & Grill is the place to be on Monday night. Savor pizza with a selection of delicious toppings from only 195 baht. Every bite will be a sheer taste sensation. Wednesday menu: every Wednesday night, a surprise menu will include an additional specially created dish. Check out the selection of delectable food for only 245 baht, all you can eat - from 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. The More Bar & Grill is located on Pattaya 2nd Road at the front of the Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa, next to the Royal Garden shopping plaza. For more information call (66) 38 412 120.

Throughout August, The Peak Chinese Restaurant delivers sensational Szechwan specialties! Created with only high-quality ingredients, the monthly culinary feature includes: stir-fried scallops with sweet pea and dried chili; wrapped scallops with seaweed and deep-fried shrimps; stir-fried scallops with asparagus and black jelly mushroom and stir-fried scallops with Hong Kong noodles. Come by for a satisfying lunch or dinner and have a memorable time while enjoying the fantastic view of Pattaya Bay! The Peak Chinese Restaurant is located on the 9th floor of Dusit Thani Pattaya: Open from 11:30 a.m. Ė 02:30 p.m. and 06:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. For reservations, please call +66 (0) 3842 5612-7 ext. 2276.

Jomtien Boathouse has introduced a new Elvis live act every Monday evening at 9 p.m. The talented Elvis Arthur will entertain you while dining under the stars on a great beachfront location on Jomtien Beach at the corner of Jomtien Soi 8. The menu contains great steaks, seafood, European and Thai cuisine and one of the best tasting Irish coffees in town. For reservations call: 038 756143.

Must-try mushroom dishes at The Bay Italian Restaurant: For the month of August Chef Claudio Mendini has prepared an impressive list of mushroom creations for your taste buds to savor. Delight your palate with: mixed garden salad with mushrooms in raspberry dressing; tube pasta tossed with porcini mushrooms and cherry tomatoes; ravioli filled with mushrooms and ricotta cheese in sun-dried tomato sauce with rockets; chicken breast filled with mushrooms served with rosemary potatoes and vegetables and many more. Relish a one-of-a-kind culinary experience at The Bay with the sweeping views across Pattaya Bay! A la carte menu is also available. The Bay Italian Restaurant is located on the 3rd floor of Dusit Thani Pattaya. Open every day for lunch from 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., dinner from 6:30 - 10 p.m. For more information and reservations, please call 0 3842 5611-7 ext 2270.

Have a Ball at Amor this summer! Enjoy this special three-course menu from now until September 30, 2008 at the fantastic price of only baht 290+. The menu includes cream of tomato, cream of pumpkin or country vegetable soup or a mixed salad, Richardís famous meatball curry with home made mango chutney and rice or spaghetti and meatballs with freshly grated parmesan, and for dessert a scoop of vanilla, chocolate or strawberry ice cream. (Early bird discount not applicable). Also donít forget the summer early bird promotion, also running till September 30, 2008. We are offering a special 20% discount on all food and drink (excluding wines) from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. (for dine in only: cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion). So come and join us this summer for more delicious Amor food. For more information tel: 038-710-680, email: [email protected], www.amorrestaurant.com, open 5pm to midnight, daily.

Siam Bayshore Resort & Spaís Bali Hai by the Sea offers a daily seafood BBQ buffet with delicacies from the sea and other local and international specialties in impressive surroundings. Sit under the stars with your loved one and enjoy the view over the Gulf of Siam and the lights of Pattaya while enjoying freshly prepared food items. Call 038 428-678-81 for details.

Poseidon Restaurant & Casa Pascal Restaurant are both now offering new daily set lunch menus. Choose from a wide range of appetizers, soups, mains & desserts, and build your own 2 to 4 course set menu. The price is very attractive 350 baht for 2 courses / 490 baht for 4 courses. The a la carte menu is also available. Donít forget the free car wash during lunch from 11.00 - 14.00 at Casa Pascal. Call (038) 723 660 for more information.

Essence Restaurant at the Amari Resort and Tower invites you to an Italian dining evening in the unique setting of the poolside terrace. The resident chef has created a wonderful buffet of authentic Italian home style cooking. Enjoy a wide range of antipasto or create your own pasta dish and delight in a full mouthwatering dessert buffet. Every Friday from 18:00 - 22:00: Only 590 baht++ per person. For reservations and more info, call 038 418-418 or email: [email protected], Website: www.amari.com/orchid

Come enjoy Casa Pascal Restaurantís gourmet set menu: a 6-course treat for the lover of fine food, including unlimited wines & spirits (optional) from just 1450 baht. Regular and set menus plus weekly specials available. The lunch set menu is available every day (except Sundays during high season when we have brunch buffet) from 11.00 - 14.00. Everyday free car wash at Casa Pascal while you are having lunch (11.00 - 14.00) except on Sunday Brunch and even on lunch set menus you can earn your 10% Casa Pascal bonus points. Open daily 11:00 - 23.00. For reservations call (038) 723 660, fax (038) 723 659 or e-mail: info @restaurant-pattaya.com. For more information go to: www.restaurant-pattaya.com

Theme buffet evenings at the Montien Hotel, Pattaya: Wednesdays - La Mer Restaurant, Mediterranean buffet dinner 6.30 p.m. - 10 p.m., adults 650++ baht / children 350++ baht; Friday - Verandah Coffee Shop, BBQ & seafood buffet dinner 6 p.m. - 10 p.m., adults 750++ baht / children 400++ baht; Saturday - Verandah Coffee Shop, international buffet dinner 6 p.m. - 10 p.m., adults 650++ baht / children 350++ baht. Pamper yourself with the exceptional variety of all-you-eat favourites, dazzlingly laid out for an evening of leisurely dining. Bring you family and friends. Sit back, relax and enjoy. For reservations please call 038-428155, 361340 ext 1620, 1621 or e-mail: Pattaya @montien.com

New and only at Moon River Pub! The After Work Club, Sunday through Thursday, 7 pm to midnight, offers guests a Western or Thai evening menu. Groups of 30 people may choose from the European and Thai all you can eat buffet (booking 1 day in advance). The all you can drink (wine, beer, juice, soft drinks, whiskey, tequila, etc.) counts for both offers. Price per person: 1,000 baht each. The Moon River Pub is located in front of the Thai Garden Resort, North Pattaya Road.

Jamesonís the Irish Pub has a host of Daily Specials 195 Baht including on Monday: Fillet Steak Special, Tuesday: Seafood Fajitas a full sizzling platter of mixed seafood, including prawns, fish, mussels, & squids on a base of fried onions & peppers served with tortillas, salsa, guacamoles, & sour cream dips (no starter & dessert), Wednesday: Steak & Mushroom Pie, Thursday: Pork Chop served with baked potato, fried onions, grilled tomato, & corn on the cob on a sizzling plate, and Friday: Fish & Chips. All the Specials are served with starter & dessert, from 12 noon until 11.00 p.m. As always Jamesonís serves itís all day and night Carvery at the weekends, as much as you can eat for 350 Baht, on Saturday from 5.00 p.m. - 11.00 p.m. and Sunday from 01.00 p.m. - 11.00 p.m. And also donít miss out on Jamesonís new a la carte menu. Office Tel./Fax no. (038) 361 873, Pub Tel. (038) 361 874, e-mail: [email protected], Website: www.jamesons -pattaya.com

Cafť New Orleans, a culinary landmark for over 9 years on eclectic Pattayaland Soi 2, has expanded its Fiesta Filipina menu and added an additional special menu including imported black Angus tenderloin steak, succulent lamb tenderloin, scallops, assorted dinner crepes and chocolate soufflť for dessert. You can order anything from the famous rack of baby back ribs and imported steaks to special gourmet entrťes, side dishes and deserts. Chefs coming from some of the top restaurants in Manila prepare delicious Filipino dishes to suit all tastes. For more information or to make a reservation call 038 710 805, fax 038 710 784.

Entertainment

Ladies, letís have a party! Every Thursday night at Moooore Bar & Grill there is something special for the ladies. Spread the word and bring in your girlfriends to chat away the night with free Margaritas all night long from 7 p.m. till midnight. What are you waiting for ladies? Letís have a party! The More Bar & Grill is located on Pattaya 2nd Road at the front of the Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa, next to the Royal Garden shopping plaza. For more information call (66) 38 412 120.

The Captainís Corner introduces the talented "Elvis" Arthur every Saturday and Sunday evening at 9 p.m. to continue the popular "Elvis live on stage" tradition. Come and enjoy the best Bar-B-Q in town at the Captainís Corner and sing along to your favorite Elvis song. For reservations and free pick up service call: 038 364314. The Captainís Corner BBQ restaurant is located at the Residence Suites, Thappraya Road on the way to Jomtien.

The Bristol Music Bar on Jomtien Beach Road, Soi 6, hosts a live jamminí session every Sunday from 7.30 p.m. onwards. Everyone is invited to come along and play an instrument or sing in order to raise funds for the Camillian Centre in Rayong. Even if you donít play or sing, just come down and enjoy the good music. Call 087-6108700 for further details.

Enjoy live, world-class music at the Jazz Pit Pub on Soi 5, Second Road, every night except Tuesdays. On Monday nights international artists get together for jam sessions, so if you play an instrument or just love the sound of jazz, come and join in the fun in this classy and cozy atmosphere.

Events

A memorial tribute concert for Elvis Ballard will be held at Jomtien Boathouse, on Wednesday, 6 August 2008. Elvis Ballard, Asiaís top Elvis impersonator, who for many years performed at the Jomtien Boathouse and Captainís Corner, passed away from cancer in his wifeís arms at noon on 19 July. He was cheerful up to the very last moment of his life and his main concern was for his wife and 11-year old daughter he would leave behind. We told him that his many friends and fans all over the world would see to it that his family was taken care of. We have therefore scheduled a memorial tribute concert and several artists have pledged to perform, including the Ritchie Newton Elvis Show, Rick and Harpic band, Eldor Van Patrick the "sax man", Elvis Arthur and several others. Ticket price is 500 Baht. And includes a big international buffet. All proceeds will go towards Elvis Ballardís daughterís education. A fixed bank account will be set up in her name, to be paid out in equal installments over the next 10 years. Donations can of cause also be given at either Jomtien Boathouse, The Residence Garden, Jomtien Beach Residence and The Captains Corner, or through this website www.elvisballard.com. Table reservations for Elvis Ballard tribute concert can be reserved by calling Allan Ottesen 085 697 8245.

Casa Pascal Restaurant will host a very special Swiss Farmerís Buffet Dinner to celebrate Swiss National Day on Friday, August 1 from 6 p.m. onwards. The event is under the patronage of Rotary Club Pattaya Marina and the cost for the buffet is at 750 baht, which includes a 230 baht donation to the various charity projects of the Rotary Club. For your reservation, please call 038-723-660 (Casa Pascal), 085-992-0482 (Pascal), 081-983-4182 (Kim).

The first meeting of the Democrats Abroad Eastern Seaboard will take place on the 2nd floor of Cafť New Orleans restaurant in Pattayaland Soi 2 on Friday August 1, 2008 starting at 6:30 p.m. A 20% discount will be available on all menu items + drinks (excluding wine & food promotions). Help us establish the Eastern Seaboard chapter of Democrats Abroad Thailand, and vote with votefromabroad.org the easiest online solution to the complexities of overseas voting. By answering a few simple questions, the voter immediately receives a completed FPCA ballot request - ready to be printed, signed and mailed to the address provided. Contact: democratsabroadthailand @gmail.com, Pattaya Democrats Abroad pattayacrats@ gmail.com - Come join the party!

Asian University is holding a special lecture titled ĎAn Asian Experienceí on Thursday 7 August 2008. The guest speaker will be Meechai Viravaidhya (Mr. Condom), chairman of the Population and Community Development Association and founder of the restaurant chain "Cabbages and Condoms." This free lecture is open to everyone but advance registration is required by first calling 038 235 700 or by emailing admissions @asianust.ac.th

A musical dinner for the benefit of the Mercy Center will be held August 4 at the Pagoda Restaurant in Jomtien Complex, Soi 2, opp. Thai Blind Massage. A 6-course menu will be served and musical entertainment will be provided by Ben Hansen, Monika Rothmann, James Sore and Sayan Tikamram. The cost of the evening is 1,500 baht per person with 500 baht of this amount going to the Mercy Center. Call Helmut on 038 433 252 or 089 804 1450.

Gallery Opium exhibits works by both international and Thai artists and all the paintings on display are for sale to the general public. Gallery Opium, 315/26 Thepprasit Road, Pattaya - contact Alan Kirkland-Roath, gallery director on 038 303 040 (Gallery), 0850 847 947 (English) and also at the Sheraton Pattaya, 437 Pratamnak Road. Contact: Pathira Nakngam Riley, marketing communications manager, tel. 038 259 888.

Promotions

Door 2 Doorís August quadruple promotion is a great offer from Globetrotter Restaurant, located at 1/54-55, Beach Road, Central Pattaya. Receive free delivery on all orders anywhere in Pattaya plus receive 10% Discount from our 3 New Restaurants: Das Berliner in Soi 13, Beach Road, Moooore Restaurant, next to Royal Garden Plaza, 2nd Road & The Great American Rib Co, 229/95, Thepprasit Road. To receive your free Door 2 Door Menu (2008 Edition) or the new Pocket Menu simply call 038 720 222 & one of our friendly drivers will deliver a free copy to you or visit them on www.door2doorpattaya.com.

Hard Rock Cafe Pattaya Party Pack - Fab Four! - Choose four dishes from Hard Rockís six-pack offering. Party pack includes 1 jug of Singha beer and 1 jug of soft drink plus 1 classic Hard Rock Cafe Pattaya T-shirt and a complimentary photo at only THB 1,800 net. For more information & reservations please call 038 426 635.

Hot to Go! Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa launches the new Club M card, a special cardholder program offering up to 50% discount on Marriottís quality food and up to 10% discount on all beverages. In addition the cardholder gets generous discounts on all treatments at the Royal Garden Spa. Join Club M for exclusive privileges and benefits. Apply now, only 2,000 baht. For more information please call 038 412 120.



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