Community Happenings – Friday April 22 – April 28, 2016

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Notices

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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.

Events

The next meeting of the Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) will be held on Sunday, April 24. Everyone is warmly welcome. The speaker will be John Sullivan with Global Relief Association for Crises and Emergencies on the topic of ‘Human Trafficking’. 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 will be held at the Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya on Friday, April 22 from 6.30 p.m. – 9 p.m. (last drinks served at 8.30 p.m.). Price of admission is THB 400 for members of BCCT, AustCham, AmCham, GTCC & SATCC and THB 800 for non-members. For more information and reservations, go to chamber websites: www.bccthai.com, www.austchamthailand.com or www.amchamthailand.com.

Aglow International, an interdenominational Christian missionary, will be holding its 2nd monthly luncheon at the Sandalay Resort Hotel (Beach Rd. and Soi 2) on Tuesday April 26 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. All Thai and English speaking women are invited to come and enjoy a buffet lunch, meet new friends and hear an interesting, faith building speaker. Cost: 220 baht (lunch included). For more details, contact Sherri on 098 061730660 or Michelle on 038 246 8638.

The 8th Pattaya Mountain Bike Challenge will take place at the Pratumnak Hill fitness park on Sunday, May 1 starting at 10 a.m. There will be numerous age and gender related categories to take part in with trophies and cash prizes awarded in each. For more information or to register, call 081 315 5773.

Dining

Drink, Dine & Dance throughout April at Mantra Restaurant & Bar. Join in the 10th Anniversary celebrations at Mantra with tasty exciting new and legendary menus. Enjoy new bar snacks and special price happy hours from 21:00 to 23:00, fabulous prizes and giveaways every night, live music and amazing 10th-anniversary promotions. New menu prices start from just 280 THB. Mantra Restaurant & Bar is located at the Amari Pattaya on Pattaya Beach Road. Call 038 429 591 for more information and reservations. Dress code applies: gentlemen – no shorts, tank tops or sandals.

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]

Roast Sundays @ Coast Beach Club & Bistro: Enjoy roast favourites such as Provencal lamb leg, whole roasted gai yang style chicken, roasted suckling pig, Churrasco slow roasted specialties all accompanied with fresh salads. You can enjoy a variety selection of 3 prices (THB 899++ per person, THB 1,000++ free flow soft drink and THB 1,500++ free flow red & white house wine & draft beer) every Sunday at 12:30-16:00 hrs. (Half price for children below 12 years old). Coast Beach Club & Bistro 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 395 baht (net), main course with a choice of starters. Main course options include: Chicken Cordon Bleu, Steak Sandwich, Roast Pork, or Fajitas, plus Jam Sponge and 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]

Spa & Fitness Promotions

Throughout this summer, Breeze Spa at Amari Pattaya is providing a delicious aromatic scrub for all health lovers that helps their skin recover from all the exposure to the sun and outdoor activities.  Guests can enjoy the Mango Sticky Rice Body Scrub package, which includes a body massage of their choice, topped with a mango sticky rice dessert after the treatment from now until 31st May 2016, at 2,400 THB per person. For more information, call 038 418 418 or visit www.breeze-spa.com.

Until the end of April, experience exfoliating red seaweed marine collagen complimentary with the purchase of any 90-minute massage or facial treatment at Eforea spa on level 17 at Hilton Pattaya. For more information, call 038 253 000, email [email protected] .com or click beeforeaspa.com.

Lifestyles Fitness Center at Centara Grand Mirage Pattaya invites you to join Body Transformation Challenge 2016 trained by professional trainer, Murray Sogen. Starting on 14th May for a month; every Tue, Wed and Sat from 11.00-12.00 hrs. Early bird is THB 6,800++ from THB 8,000++ if booking before 8th May. The best performance will receive a FREE 1 month fitness membership at Centara Grand Mirage Pattaya. For more information, please call 038-714976 or e-mail: [email protected]

Entertainment

Royal Cliff Hotels Group together with the Grand Opera (Thailand) are once again organizing the “Music of Love and Devotion: An Evening of Opera and Musical Favorites” which will be held on 2nd May 2016.  The concert, which starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are now available for purchase at THB 300 for students, THB 500 for guests of the Royal Cliff Hotels Group and THB 700 for the public. For more information, call 095 564 1966 and for ticket reservations contact Mr. Pinyanarong at 02 259 1204 or email: [email protected]

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.