COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

 

Community Happenings

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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 e-mail to: [email protected] or by Fax 038 427 596.

Events

Clubs and Associations

Dining

Entertainment

Events

There will be a special talk by German psychotherapist Barbara Barkemeyer at the North Star Library on Wednesday May 26 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The talk and discussion will be on the subject of “Spiritual and Practical Principles”. The North Star Library is located on Sukhumvit Road between Central Pattaya and North Pattaya Rd. close to the Redemptorist Center (Mahathai School), e-mail: [email protected]

The Charity Club of Pattaya will be holding a Charity Gala Dinner with a grand prize draw & auction on Saturday June 5 from 7.00 p.m. until midnight at the All Season’s Hotel Pattaya. Tickets cost 1,800 baht which includes a Thai & international buffet and a free bar including premium spirits & mixers, free flow beer and limited red & white wine sponsored by The World of Wine. For tickets contact Malcolm on 089 744 1040 or charityclubof [email protected]

AustCham Thailand will hold an Eastern Seaboard Sundowners networking function at the Hard Rock Caf้ on Friday, June 11 starting at 6 p.m. This is a great opportunity for members and guests of the Chamber to meet, network and exchange views in a social environment. The cost for members is 400 baht and non members 850 baht. For more information go to www. austchamthailand.com or call 02 210 0216-8.


Clubs and Associations

The next meeting of Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) will be on Sunday, May 23 and everyone is warmly welcome. The Club has been meeting in temporary locations while the Club awaits the Amari’s completion of the renovations to the regular meeting location at Henry J. Bean’s Bar and Grill (to be reopened as The Tavern). During this period, the location of the meeting and directions are posted on the Club’s website www.pattaya cityexpatsclub.com. The program will start as usual at 10:30 a.m. with a buffet breakfast available from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Each week the PCEC usually has an interesting speaker to talk on various subjects of interest in an informal setting. This week, the speaker will be Pascalle from the Nutrition Club talking about bio-nutrition. The talk will be followed by the ever lively and often humorous Open Forum where questions are asked and answers given about living in Pattaya as well as an update on events in and around Pattaya. A full report appears each week in Pattaya Mail. For more information about the Sunday meeting and the numerous other weekday activities of the PCEC, see the Club’s newly designed website at www.pattayacity expatsclub.com and learn more about the many and varied activities of the Club.

The Pattaya International Ladies Club (PILC) organizes regular lunches and coffee mornings the first and third Tuesday of every month. To find out about the next meeting, email [email protected] yahoo.com, Website www. pattaya-pilc.com

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.

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in Pattaya: The Pattaya Group meets Wednesday and Thursday at noon (open); Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 5 p.m. (closed) and Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. (closed) at the Satree Pattana Center, Soi Skaw Beach (2nd Rd): contact Carl on 084 563 1671. The Good Morning Pattaya Group meets 9 a.m. every morning at the Highlander Guest House, Soi Skaw Beach. All meetings are ‘open’: contact Mike 086 009 6276. The Jomtien Group meets every day at noon at Jomtien Long Stay Hotel: contact: Bill 086 156 8102, Mark 087 096 6069, Bob 087 085 3356, Thai contact: Somchai 081 445 3302. The Scandinavian Group meets on Mondays and Fridays 6 p.m. at the Norwegian Seaman’s Church, Thappraya Road Soi 7: contact Hans 085 135 7755 or Rune (Rayong) 089 754 9515.

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 French speaking Rotary Club Pattaya Marina meets every Friday at 6:30 p.m. at the Amari Resort and Tower on Pattaya Beach Road. For further details contact Club President, Florent Pellegrin, on tel. 086 565 1955 or go to www. rotarypattayamarina.org

The Royal British Legion meets at Tropical Bert’s, 2nd Road opposite the Bangkok Bank every Sunday from 2 p.m. You do not have to have served in the UK armed forces to join but you must agree to the principles of the Legion. For more details phone Bert on 089 807 2335.

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. nederlandseverenigingpattaya.org or email [email protected] yahoo.com. New members are always welcome.

DACH-Club - Meetings of German speaking residents for dining, discussions, films and gemutlichkeit. Pat’s Leckerle, Soi 33 Naklua. Check website http://www. dach-th.org/location.html

The RLC (Rayong Ladies Circle), which operates mainly in the Ban Chang and Rayong areas, is a friendly and social group of international women. They hold a monthly coffee morning, amongst many other activities, on each second Tuesday of every month in the home of one of their members. Everyone most welcome to join! For more information contact rayongladiescircle @gmail.com or visit www. rayongladiescircle.com


Dining

Patrick’s Belgian Restaurant, adjacent to Soi Diana, has updated its imported steak menu: 250 gram Australian 150 day aged rib eye 695 baht; 350 gram Australian lamb chops (4) 475 baht; 300 gram New Zealand filet tenderloin 400 baht; 750 gram New Zealand Chateaubriand (2 pers) 900 baht; 250 gram Angus Argentinean filet tenderloin 695 baht. For reservations contact Patrick 081 687 2410 or e-mail [email protected]

Manhattans Restaurant offers an early dining menu served daily from 5 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. The two course option is 795 baht or three courses for 895 baht. An a la carte menu is also available from 6 p.m. to 10.30 p.m. Plus don’t forget the special Free Flow Wine Buffet offered on a daily basis for only 1,900 baht + vat per person. More details on the website www. manhattans-pattaya.com or for reservations call 038 259 790.

Dusit Thani Pattaya provides an impressive selection of wining and dining venues. Top of the list is The Peak which fully justifies a claim to being Pattaya’s finest Chinese restaurant. Award-winning Italian restaurant The Bay offers great Italian cuisine with a stunning view of Pattaya Bay while all day dining is available at the Cascade Restaurant serving European and Asian dishes. Freshly-baked treats are also available at the adjacent Dusit Gourmet. For reservations and more information on opening hours, please call 038 425 611.

It’s Mango Mania season again at Amor Restaurant where there is now a host of great mango dishes, desserts and cocktails to tempt your taste buds. Try the West Indies or mango pork and chicken breast fillets for 390 baht, West Indies or mango salmon fillets for 490 baht, or a host of other delightful mango dishes and drinks starting from just 90 baht. Also don’t forget to take advantage of the ‘Early Bird’ discount of 20% on all food and drinks (excluding wine) from 5 p.m. till 8 p.m., from now until September 30. For more information visit www.amorrestaurant.com

Sophisticated and yet relaxing, that’s dining out at Grappa Ristorante Italiano. Authentic Italian cuisine, plus some Thai favorites, inexpensive wine cellar with Italian, French and New World labels. Go for lunch and linger all evening. Grappa Ristorante Italiano and Wine Bar, Woodlands Suites, Soi 22 Pattaya Naklua Road, Tel. 038 052 299, email [email protected] woodlandssuites.com. Open seven days from 6.30 a.m. for breakfast for the guests in the Woodlands Suites, and then through till 11 p.m. Secure parking alongside and underneath Woodlands Suites.

Bruno’s Restaurant - the home of fine dining - has been a favorite amongst local residents and holiday-makers since 1996. The restaurant offers a full international menu along with local dishes so as to cater to all tastes. Come to Bruno’s and relax in a unique atmosphere whilst enjoying superb service and magnificent cuisine. Bruno’s Restaurant is located on Thappraya Road, Pattaya, close to the traffic lights at Thepprasit Road. Open for lunch from 12 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. and dinner from 6 p.m. till late. Call 038 364 600-1 for further enquires or to make a reservation or Email [email protected] brunos-pattaya.com

Sunday Brunch Buffet and B.B.Q at Restaurant Casa Pascal offers an extensive buffet including local and imported seafood (Alaska king crab legs, smoked salmon, lobster, prawns, oysters and more), lots of international appetizers and salads, Western and Asian hot food, pasta station, flaming steaks station and BBQ grill on the terrace, breakfast items, soft drinks and coffee, desserts, cheese, and much, much more. Buffet 899 baht net including a glass of house champagne or with unlimited wine and beer + 475 baht (until 16:00), with unlimited house champagne, wine and beer + 675 baht (until 16:00). Plus each guest gets a lucky draw ticket for the chance to win vouchers for fantastic dinner menus at Casa Pascal. The drawing takes place each Monday and the higher your bill, the more tickets you get. Sunday Brunch Buffet and B.B.Q. is served every Sunday 10:30 - 15:00. For your reservation, call (038) 723-660 or 081-983-4182 (Kim), www.restaurant-pattaya.com

The Montien Hotel, Pattaya Theme Buffet Evenings: Friday - Verandah (Coffee Shop), BBQ and 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 favorites, dazzlingly laid out for an evening of leisurely dining. Bring your family and friends. Sit back, relax and enjoy. For reservations please call the Montien Hotel, Pattaya, tel. 038-428155, 038-361340 ext 1620,1621, e-mail; [email protected]

Jomtien Boathouse hosts a live Elvis act every Monday and Tuesday evening at 9 pm. The talented Arthur Elvis will entertain you while you dine under the stars on a great beachfront location on the corner of Jomtien Beach Road Soi 8. Be entertained while enjoying the great steak, seafood, European and Thai menu. Finish your evening with Irish Coffee. For reservations call: 038 756 143.

New and only at Moon River Pub! The After Work Club, Sunday through Thursday, 7 p.m. 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.

Jameson’s the Irish Pub has a weekly set menu, served from midday to midnight, 3 courses for 255 baht / 2 courses 230 baht / 1 course 195 baht. Starters include potted ham with thick toast & English mustard or homemade turkey broth or hot prawns in cognac. The main courses offer spaghetti with your choice of Bolognaise, vegetarian tomato sauce or Carbonara, or pork burger or grilled king mackerel steak (caught by manager Wanchai) served with boiled potato, peas & butter/lemon/chilli sauce. Dessert includes a choice of chocolate brownie cake with cream or strawberry sundae or pineapple crumble with custard. This menu can be served within 45 minutes if you’re in a hurry. Tel. (038) 361 874, e-mail: [email protected] jamesons-pattaya.com, Website: www.jamesons-pattaya.com


Entertainment

Fans of a-cappella music can catch the world famous Whiffenpoofs from Yale University performing live at 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 5, in The Greenery, Siam Bayshore Resort & Spa. As well as entertaining the audience with their wit and comedic antics, the American legends will be performing a wide variety of songs ranging from classical jazz to English folk songs and even ‘60s Motown hits. The concert is complimentary for hotel guests and the general public, but seats are strictly limited, so call today 038 428 678-81 ext. 570 to reserve your FREE spot.

Come and enjoy a swinging salsa night at the Havana Bar every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. Entrance is free and includes a free basic salsa workshop from 8:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. The Havana Bar is located at the Holiday Inn on Pattaya Beach Road, and is open from 7:30 p.m. until 1:30 a.m. For more information go to www.salsaamante.com

Free Sahaja Yoga Meditation classes at the North Star Library every Saturday at 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Contact John 083 005 3006 or North Star Library 038 716 755, www. thaisahajayoga.com

For all you salsa lovers out there, come listen and dance to the cool Salsa, Merengue and Bachata tunes at ‘The bEd’ Pattaya every Friday from 9 p.m. till 2 a.m. Everybody welcome, free dance workshop from 9 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. and free pick up service for parties of four or more. Simply call 089 246 1364 or 087 618 5117. ‘The bEd’ is located at the Amari Nova Suites, Soi 12 Central Pattaya.

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

The Captain’s 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 Captain’s Corner and sing along to your favorite Elvis song. For reservations and free pick up service call: 038 364314. The Captain’s Corner BBQ restaurant is located at the Residence Suites, Thappraya Road on the way to Jomtien.

Liam’s Gallery: The largest gallery in the Eastern Seaboard features original artworks by Thai and International artists. The gallery also features a large library, coffee and wine bar with Wi-Fi Internet. Works are for sale and the gallery also displays Liam’s extensive private collection of art. The gallery is located at 352/107 Soi 4, Pratamnak Hill (Soi Nordic). Gallery hours are Daily 10 a.m. -7 p.m. Closed on Mondays. Open house every Friday at 6.30 p.m. Free wine served. Telephone 038 306172 Geena or Liam. Email [email protected], : www.liamsgallery.com.