Community Happenings – Friday December 23 – December 29, 2016

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The next meeting of the Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) will be held on Sunday, Dec. 25. Member David Garmaise will be giving one of his always entertaining video presentations with commentary; this Christmas Day presentation will be “Video potpourri for the holidays.” 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.

Christmas Dining & Events

Thai Garden Resort New Year’s Eve party features an International Gala Buffet at the Lanna Coffee Shop / Pool beginning at 18.00 hrs. Be thrilled by the exciting Chinese Acrobat show around the pool. Live music by the Thai Garden Philippine Trio. Adults THB 1500, Children (4 – 12 years old) THB 750, under 4 years old no cost. Book early at: [email protected]  tel. 038 370 614-8, or visit personally at 179/168 Moo 5, North Pattaya Road.

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.

New Year Dining & Events

Candyland Countdown Party at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort in North Pattaya – Saturday, Dec. 31. Enjoy a lavish international buffet, live music, entertainment, games, lucky draws and much more. Price: THB 7,950++ per person. Call 038 714 961 or visit www.centarahotelsresorts.com  for more information and reservations.

Sea-view dining on New Year’s Eve at Dusit Thani Pattaya: Book your table now for 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.

New Year’s Eve at Hilton Pattaya, Saturday, December 31: At Drift (8pm onwards) guests will enjoy the spectacular view of Pattaya Bay plus a-la-carte comfort foods and casual dining at THB 2,950 net per person inclusive of free flow of wine, beer and pouring spirits. Edge restaurant offers an international food journey with culinary selections from around the globe (6pm – 1am). Price THB 4,200 net per guest. Beverage package is available at THB 3,250 net per guest inclusive of free flow of wine, beer, pouring spirits and sparkling wine. Horizon on level 34 offers casual fine dining along with a variety of premium selection live cooking stations. Price THB 8,500 net per guest from 7pm – 1am or enjoy exclusive beverage package at THB 4,150 net per guest from 8.30pm onwards. For more information or reservations, call 038 253 000 or email [email protected].

Enjoy delicious dining, finest drinking and dancing to ring in 2017 at Mantra Restaurant & Bar on December 31. Price: THB 4,599 net per person, including a glass of sparkling wine at countdown (beverage packages available). Starts at 7pm and finishes late. THB 2,100 net for each child aged 6 to 12 years. Children under 6 years old eat for free. Call 038 429 591 for further information and reservations.

New Year’s Eve celebrations at Mövenpick Siam Hotel Pattaya. Enjoy a 5 course dinner Dec. 31 at T55 New York Grill Room (6pm-10.30pm) Price: THB 3,500++ per person including a glass of champagne (50% for children under 12 or free for kids under 6 years old). New Year’s Eve Glamour & Glitz Party at Beachfront Lawn: Dinner (7pm-11pm), Countdown party (11.30pm-2am) THB 5,900++ per person for dinner and party (50% for children under 12, free for kids under 6 years old) or THB 2,000++ for the Countdown party only (incl. a glass of sparkling wine). THB 1,500++ for the Countdown party if joining dinner at Twist or T55. For further information and reservations, call 033 078 888 or visit the hotel’s website at: www.movenpick.com/pattaya.

New Year dinner & countdown at [email protected] Design Hotel Pattaya – Saturday 31st December. Grand Seafood BBQ Dinner Buffet –at Big Fish restaurant (7pm–1am) featuring live cooking stations and piano performances, amazing human puppet show and Thai dancing: Price THB 2,500 net per person (food only) plus complimentary entrance to Sky Bar including 1 glass of bubbly. New Year’s Eve set dinner at Gravity Lounge (7pm–1am) – a special set dinner menu paired with a glass of wine on the 24th floor of the hotel: Price THB 3,000 net per person. Countdown @Sky Bar (7pm–1am) – a set of premium liquor for THB 8,000 net for maximum 4 persons (limited seats only!). Entrance fee for outsider THB 500 net with a complimentary glass of bubbly. For more information and bookings, call 038 930 600, e-mail [email protected].

New Year’s Eve countdown at Avani Hotels & Resort Pattaya – Saturday 31st December. Treat yourself to exclusive Canadian lobster flambé, oyster bar, charcuterie, cheese, BBQ land and sea, international dishes and Asian specialty selections, then complete your last night of 2016 with a lavish array of sweets and a toast with bubbles, live music and entertainment to bring in the New Year. Price: THB 3,500++ per person. Time: 8:00pm to 1:00am. Call 038 412 120 or email [email protected]  for more information or reservations.

Experience a New Year’s Eve ‘Glitz & Glamour Party’ at Amari Pattaya on Saturday 31st December from 7pm until late. International Seafood BBQ Buffet, Live band/DJ/Saxophonist. Price: THB 3,999 net (Children age 6-12 year old THB 1,999 net – age below 6 eat free). Beverage packages also available. Call 038 418 418 or visit www.amari.com/ocean-pattaya  for more information or to make a reservation.

Entertainment

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.

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.