Community Happenings – Friday April 1 – April 7, 2016

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Events

The next meeting of the Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) will be held on Sunday, April 3. Everyone is warmly welcome. Fadi Ali and others with TIP4BUY will be presenting features of their smart TV solution for watching movies, TV shows and live TV channels that can be streamed to see for free. The Club meets every Sunday morning at the Tavern by the Sea Restaurant located on the north end of Beach Road (part of the Amari Orchid Resort). The program starts at 10:30 a.m. with a buffet breakfast available from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

A joint chambers Eastern Seaboard networking evening hosted by CANCHAM will be held at the Tavern by the Sea, Amari Orchid Pattaya Hotel on Friday, April 1 from 6.30 – 9.00 p.m. Admission cost: THB 500 net for members and guests or THB 1,000 net for non-members. For golfers of the Beaver Invitational Golf Tournament, this entrance fee is already included in golf ticket. Additional fee for golfer’s guest is THB 500 per person. For more information, visit www.bccthai.com.

The Thai Farang Initiative (TFi) will host another one of its ‘Fun events for Charity’ entitled ‘Music from the Movies’ at The Venue music bar on Soi Siam Country Club from 7pm until 10pm on Saturday, April 2.  The event will feature 2 live bands playing hit songs that have been featured in movies over the past few decades. Spot prizes will be given to guests wearing the best movie themed costumes. Entrance is 500 baht on the door and 400 baht in advance (available through the TFi Facebook page) and includes a free flow of beers, wine and soft drinks (while stocks last). Indian food courtesy of Country Favourites will also be available, with a variety of tasty curry dishes for only an extra 240 baht. For more information go to: www.facebook.com/funcharityevents.

Notices

EU Referendum Overseas Voter Registration: The UK Electoral Commission is encouraging British citizens living overseas to register to vote ahead of the referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union on June 23. To register as an overseas voter you must have previously been registered in a UK constituency within the last 15 years. Once registered, overseas voters can then choose how they wish to vote. They can vote by post, by proxy (voting by appointing someone you trust to vote on your behalf), or even in person at their polling station if they will be in their local authority area on polling day. To register, UK citizens should visit website: https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

Notice to all United States registered Democrats: if you wish to vote in the Presidential primaries, as well as the final Presidential elections next November, you can vote from abroad by registering with Democrats Abroad. Go to their website: http://www.democratsabroad.org/join to complete your application to register and vote.

Groups & Associations

The Royal British Legion Thailand meets the last Saturday of every month from 2 p.m. at the Tropical Bar on Soi Khao Noi (Watboonsampan near the Temple entrance) in East Pattaya. You do not need to have served in the Armed Forces to become a member and can join in the many social events arranged throughout the year. The Legion’s primary aim is the care and welfare of those who have served and/or their dependents. For general enquiries send email to [email protected], www.rblthailand.org.

Al-Anon Family Group. For more info, call the Helpline 092 674 4109 or John 089 933 7227.

Alcoholics Anonymous: The Pattaya Group meets Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. All meetings are closed (alcoholics only) and are held at Soi Skaw Beach (off Pattaya 2nd Rd). Contact Carl 08-456-31-671. The Good Morning Pattaya Group meets 9 a.m. every morning. All meetings are ‘open’: contact 084 564 8479. The Jomtien Group meets every day at noon at Jomtien Long Stay Hotel: contact: Warren on 086 158 9688, Andy 080 570 1404 or Henk 086 070 6684, Thai contact: Somchai 081 445 3302. The Scandinavian Group meets on Tuesdays 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. 10.30 a.m. meetings every day at Satree Pattana Centre on Soi Skaw Beach off Second Road. Call 084 564 8479.

The Samaritans of Thailand 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. (02) 713-6791.

Overeaters Anonymous – The ‘Up to You’ group meets Wednesdays 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the housing area just behind Pan Pan Restaurant in Jomtien on Thappraya Road. Call Steve at 038-364-207(h) or 089-250-1359 (cell) for directions or more information.

Narcotics Anonymous – Hotline: 082 811 2686. 3 English speaking meetings in Pattaya near Central Festival and 2 in Jomtien each week. Also regular Thai speaking meetings at 12 noon every Sunday, and Persian Farsi speaking meetings at 5.30 pm on Thursdays. Please call the Hotline for details.

Dining

Experience a fabulous brunch from 11:00 to 15:00 every Sunday morning at Mantra Restaurant & Bar with a selection of foods from around the world, including oysters, Alaskan king crabs, cold cuts, prime roasts, a chocolate fountain and more. Priced at THB 1,690++ per person or upgrade your brunch to include the wine buffet for an additional THB 1,490++ per person. Mantra Restaurant & Bar is located at the Amari Pattaya on Pattaya Beach Road. Call 038 429 591 for more information and reservations.

Experience a delightful array of guilt-free detox mocktail creations containing one of your daily recommended fruits and vegetables that will leave you feeling greatly refreshed and energized. Available at the bars of the Royal Cliff Beach Hotel & the Royal Cliff Grand Hotel. For more information, call 038 250 421 ext. 2007, 2037 or email: [email protected]

The Bay restaurant offers diners authentic Italian cuisine and sweeping views of Pattaya Bay at both indoor and outdoor settings. Enjoy the evenings in an al fresco surrounding with a stunning view of Pattaya’s coastline. Its weekend dining event, Saturday Night BBQ Buffet, offers a fantastic selection of meat and seafood items – diners will be spoilt for choice with its extensive variety of international dishes. The Bay is located at the Dusit Thani Pattaya resort and is open daily 18:30 – 22:00, except Sundays. Call 038 425 611 for more information.

Hilton Pattaya features two bars and three restaurants, and all are the perfect venue to create a wonderful moment at the popular Pattaya Bay. Dine on a light meal at Drift, or relax at Horizon while watching the sunset. Enjoy a lunch and dinner buffet at Edge, or savor exquisite Thai dishes at Flare. The exceptional dining experience at Hilton Pattaya is complemented by equally impressive views. For more information, call 038-253 000.

Experience the sights, smell and taste of Italian cuisine from the shores of Sicily only at Rossini restaurant located at the Royal Cliff Beach Resort. For more information, call 038 250 421 ext. 2007, 2037 or email:  [email protected]

Saturday Night Seafood Bonanza @ Oasis Restaurant: Enjoy a wide selection and variety of freshly grilled seafood including salmon, king crab, rock lobster, tiger prawn, fresh oyster trolley, and much more every Saturday night at only THB 1,299++ (subject to 10% service charge and 7% VAT) per person with half price for children from 6-12 years. Buffet served every Saturday from 18:30 – 22:30 hrs. Live circus show from 19:00 – 22:00 hrs. Oasis Restaurant is located at the Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya. For more information or reservations, call 038 714 981.

Jameson’s Pub weekly 3-course special menu 375 baht (net), main course with a choice of starters. Main course options include: Chicken Cordon Bleu, Salmon Steak, Scampi and Chips, or Irish Stew, plus Pumpkin Custard for dessert. Jameson’s is located on Soi Sukrudee (Soi A.R.) in central Pattaya. Call 038 361 874 for more information or visit website: www.jamesons-pattaya.com.

The Thai Garden Resort offers nightly dining presentations with different themed “all you can eat” buffets at the resort poolside: Monday – pizza & pasta buffet; Tuesday – BBQ buffet; Wednesday – multi-cuisine buffet; Thursday – German buffet with roasted pig; Friday – Thai buffet; Saturday – international buffet; Sunday – steak & skewers buffet. The buffet starts from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. All this for just 399 baht net per adult, 199 baht net for children under 12 and free for children under 4. What you see is what you pay, no additional service charges or VAT. For reservations call 038 370 614 or make your booking at www.thaigarden.com under “buffet reservation”. Thai Garden Resort is located on North Pattaya Road, 200 meters from the Dolphin roundabout and 200 meters before Tesco Lotus.

Big Fish restaurant offers a nightly seafood BBQ buffet for only THB 650 net or THB 950 net with free-flow wine. The buffet’s recent upgrade features more high-quality, premium seafood choices and live musical accompaniment from acoustic guitar and piano. The buffet is available every night from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Big Fish is located at the [email protected] Design Hotel Pattaya. For reservations, call 038 930 600 or email [email protected]

Entertainment

Theatrical company Pattaya Players will be performing a double bill of “The Apollo of Bellac” and “Murder In All Innocence” on back to back evenings on Friday & Saturday, 1 & 2 April at the White Horse Pub, Eastern Grand Palace Hotel, Soi Khao Talo. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet dinner (including a free welcome drink) to complement the onstage theatrics. Buffet dinner starts at 6 p.m., show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost THB700 per person and can be reserved by calling 094 772 0162 or 087 146 6281 or visit website: www.pattayaplayers.org.

Green Wave 1065 Radio will present an acoustic concert by the sea at Ocean Marina Yacht Club in Na Jomtien, Pattaya on Sunday, April 9 from 15.00 – 22.00. Popular Thai artists scheduled to appear include Room39, Mild, Klear, Wan, and Amp. For more information, go to website: http://greenwave.fm/greenfanclub/detail/460.

The Silpakorn Summer Music School (SSMS) Orchestra, conducted by Hikotaro Yazaki, will be performing a recital of Tchaikovsky’s famous 1812 Overture and Brahms’ Symphony No 2 at the Tiffany’s Show Theatre on Saturday, April 9 starting at 2 p.m. Tickets are priced at THB 800 & 500 or 300 for students. For more information and bookings, call 038 421 700-5 or visit www.pattayaclassicalmusic.com.

The Venue music bar on Siam Country Club Road at Lake Mabprachan hosts the amazing rock talent of Pop Joralie and fellow musicians Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 9 p.m. This band will guarantee to have your feet tapping. New menu available too.

Pattaya Latin Saturdays at Havana Bar, Holiday Inn: Come along and enjoy the biggest Latin party in Pattaya every Saturday evening with music CD giveaways, cocktail & food specials, dance animations & complimentary salsa lesson at 8 p.m. with Luiz Calderon of rumPUREE World Dance Studio (Bangkok). Free admission all night long (except for special events). For more information, visit webpage: www.facebook.com/SalsaThailand.

Enjoy live music at the Jazz Pit Pub with great music from Thomas Reimer, one of the most famous European Jazz guitarists, playing live on Friday and Saturday from 7.00 p.m. – 11.00 p.m. The Jazz Pit is located on Soi 5 off Pattaya Beach and 2nd Road. Tel: 038 428 374. You can also catch Thomas performing on Sunday – Wednesday from 6.30 p.m. – 10 p.m. at the Sugar Hut restaurant on Thappraya Road, call 038 364 186 for details.

The North Star Library on Sukhumvit Road, north Pattaya holds regular Thai language classes Mon – Fri from 10.30 till 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. till 2.30 p.m. Cost of admission is 100 baht per session for library members and 200 baht for non-members. Private lessons are also available for 200 baht per hour. In addition, the library also holds Yoga training every Tuesday from 1 – 2 p.m. at the Father Ray Foundation. Cost is 1200 baht for 6 sessions (first session free). For more information, call 081 575 4854 or email [email protected]

Victoria’s Place Hotel & Restaurant invites you to join a Salsa party every Tuesday from 9 p.m. with free entrance, live music, belly dance performances and other activities. Victoria’s Place Hotel is located on the corner of Soi 4 Pratamnak Road. For more information, call 083 820 939.