Community Happenings – Friday December 16 – December 22, 2016

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Community Services

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]

Groups & Associations

Post 12146 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States of America meets the second Thursday of each month at 18:00 on the second floor of the Camel Pub in Ban Chang. If you’re are interested, please contact Dan Morgan Membership Chairman at banchang [email protected]  or visit website: www.banchangvfwpost12146.org.

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, Dec. 18. Club members will be holding their annual Christmas program with guests also joining in to sing Christmas Carols. 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 Christmas networking evening will be held at the Amari Pattaya on Friday, December 16 from 6.30 p.m. – 9 p.m. (last drinks at 8.30 p.m.) Entrance cost of THB 400 for members and guests of participating chambers and THB 800 for non-members includes free-flow drinks and finger food. Cash payment at the door direct to BCCT. For more information send email to [email protected].

Christmas & New Year

Sea-view dining on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve at Dusit Thani Pattaya: Bring your loved ones and share the joy and true meaning of the Holiday Season. Book your table now for our Christmas Eve (THB 1,990++ per person) and New Year’s Eve Dining (THB 2,990++ per person). Prices include buffet & BBQ and free flowing beverage. Call 03842 5611-7 Ext. 2149, 2150.

Jameson’s Irish Pub will be serving a Christmas menu on Sunday, December 25 from 12 noon till 5 p.m. and from 5.30 p.m. till 11.00 p.m. A wide choice of starters, traditional Christmas roasts from the carvery, cold salad buffet and a large selection of desserts. All for THB 1,250 plus 10% service charge (children under 10 eat for half price). For reservations, call 038 361 873-4 (THB 500 deposit required with booking).

Traditional Christmas dinner buffet at Starz Diner, Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya: Enjoy seafood appetizers, salads, main courses, Christmas pudding, mince pies and much more. Dinner includes free-flow traditional mulled wine, beer, whisky and soft drinks. Date: 24 & 25 December from 6:00 pm. Entertainment and activities: Santa Claus, Santarina, Christmas Carol singers, Uno band. Price: Adult Bt 1,389, children 12-18 years Bt 800 (kids under 12 years eat free). For reservations, call 038 428755-9 or email [email protected].

Art and culinary highlights will transform Mövenpick Siam Hotel Pattaya’s beach­front lawn area into a twinkling Swiss-style festive market, featuring seasonal favourites such as Racleette cheese and mulled wine. There will also be a special kids zone dedicated to family fun. Continuing the Swiss-mas jovialities over at T55 New York Grill on December 24 and 25, a Christmas 5-course dinner will be served, featuring smoked salmon, white asparagus, roasted duck, beef tenderloin, and sweet temptations for dessert. For further information and reservations, call 033 078 888 or visit the hotel’s website at: www.movenpick.com/pattaya.

Christmas Dinner at Avani Hotels & Resort Pattaya – Sunday 25th December: Enjoy all of your festive favourites such as classic ham and turkey at the carving station, as well as BBQ seafood and tender meats plus Christmas pudding and ginger cookies for dessert. Make it a night to remember at Avani Pattaya. Price: THB 1,500 ++ per person. Dinner served from 6:00pm – 10:00pm. Call 038 412 120 or email [email protected]  for more information or reservations.

Christmas Day Brunch at Mantra Restaurant & Bar – Sunday 25th December: First Seating 10:00 – 14:00, Second Seating 15:00 – 19:00. Christmas Buffet THB 2,499 net per person (beverage packages available). Call 038 429 591 for further information and reservations.

Christmas Roast Dinner at Tavern By The Sea – 24th & 25th December. Relax and enjoy a festive dinner with a choice of roasts & a glass of mulled wine or sangria. Price THB 590 net, served from 11:00 – 22:00. Tavern By The Sea is located at Amari Ocean Pattaya. Call 038 418 418 for more information.

Thai Garden Resort Christmas Eve Festival Evening Buffet – Saturday 24th December: Enjoy Thai dancing and Christmas carols performed by children from the Tungklom-Tanman School plus Live music by the Thai Garden Philippine Trio. Price: Adults: THB 1300, Children: THB 650 (4-12 yrs old), (Under 4 yrs old no cost). For more information and reservations, call 038 370 614-8.

Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet at [email protected] Design Hotel Pattaya – Saturday 24th December: Big Fish restaurant invites all seafood lovers to indulge in a “Grand Seafood BBQ Dinner Buffet”. Enjoy fresh caught seafood as well as a premium imported meat and steaks from Australia: Price: THB 1,300 net per person (food only), THB 1,600 net per person with free flow wine. A Christmas Eve set dinner is available at Gravity Lounge on the 24th floor of the hotel from 7 p.m. – midnight. Price THB 1800 baht per person (includes 1 bottle of bubbly when booking for 2 persons). For more information and bookings, call 038 930 600, e-mail [email protected].

Christmas Celebrations at Hilton Pattaya: Christmas Eve dinner served at Edge restaurant on Dec. 24 from 6pm – 11pm and lunch on December 25, from 12.30pm – 3.30pm: Price THB 2,550 net per guest. Beverage packages available at THB 2,450 net per guest inclusive of free-flow of beer, wine, pouring spirits and sparkling wine. A three–course set Christmas menu is also available at Horizon on Dec. 24 & 25 from 6pm to 11pm: Price THB 3,450 net per guest. For more information and reservations, call 038 253 000 or [email protected]  or pattaya.hilton.com.

Rotary Club Eastern Seaboard Christmas Party at Siam Bayshore Resort, Friday 23rd December. A sumptuous Christmas buffet dinner with soft drinks, red and white wine, beer and whiskey served throughout the evening. Tickets priced at 1200 baht are available from Club Treasurer Brian Alexander, call 085 278 7147.

Dining

A-One Royal Cruise Hotel serves a huge seafood & international buffet dinner every night from 7.00-22.00 hrs. in the new Boat restaurant that has seating for up to 600 guests. The hotel’s Harbour Restaurant also offers a full Halal buffet dinner which includes seafood on ice, salad bar and selections of dessert. For more details or bookings, call 038 259 555 or check www.facebook.com/aonehotel.

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.

Hilton Pattaya invites you to experience tasty strawberry dishes and desserts at Drift, Shore and Horizon throughout December. Prices start from a little as THB 130 net. Food items available every day at the selected F&B outlets. For more information call 038 253 000 or [email protected] or pattaya.hilton.com.

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.

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. The resort also offers a Mirage Beach BBQ Seafood Buffet every Thursday at only THB 1,299++ per person. For more information or reservations, call 038 714 981.

Jameson’s Pub weekly 3-course special menu 395 baht (net): Delicious starters such as Homemade Clam Chowder Soup with garlic bread or Jameson’s Trout with hot toast or Cold Meat Salad are followed by main course options of Jameson’s famous Beef Wellington, Roast Port with all the trimmings or savory Chicken Kebab. Afterwards enjoy a mouth-watering Brandy Trifle or ice cream for dessert. Available from midday to midnight. Fabulous Sunday Roasts with all the trimmings available from 340 baht – 400 baht. 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 Big Fish Restaurant at [email protected] Design Hotel has a nightly Seafood BBQ Buffet for THB 700 net or THB 990 net with free-flow wine from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. For reservations please call 038 930 600 or email [email protected]

Saturday Night Seafood Bonanza @ Oasis Restaurant: enjoy a wide selection and variety of freshly grilled seafood and much more every Saturday night at only THB 1,299++ per person with half price for children from 6-12 years. Entertainment includes a live circus show from 19: 00 – 22:00 hrs. Seafood Bonanza opens every Saturday at 18:30 – 22:30 hrs. Oasis is located at lower main lobby near the water park of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya. For more information or reservations, call 038 714 981.

Entertainment

Pattaya Players Community Theatre invites you to a Christmas Sing-A-Long Party at the White Horse Pub on Saturday, December 17 starting at 5:00 pm. Admission is FREE. There will be a short mini-panto for the children featuring Gertrude the Cow, and for grownups there will be song, comedy and even a bit of ballet. For more information call Gary at 085-913- 1827 or go to website www.pattayaplayers.org.

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.

Enjoy great music from Thomas Reimer, one of the most famous European Jazz guitarists, playing live Sunday – Wednesday from 6.30 p.m. – 10 p.m. at the Sugar Hut restaurant on Thappraya Road, call 038 364 186 for details.

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.