Community Happenings – Friday February 03, 2017– February 09, 2017

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The next meeting of the Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) will be held on Sunday, Feb. 5. Graham Russell will give a presentation about Jerusalem in ancient times from the period of Solomon to that of Jesus and the destruction of the city by the Romans. 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.

The Pattaya Art Festival 2017 will be held from 3rd to 5th February along Beach Road and will transform the city’s beachfront into a giant exhibition more than 1km long from North Pattaya to Central Pattaya. From 4pm to 10pm each day of the festival you can enjoy a range of art exhibits including a Giant Town Zone featuring huge sculptures on the beach – a Street Art Zone showcasing many well-known artists – or join an Art Workshop and work on your own skills. Admission is free to all. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/pattayaartsfestival.

Pattaya Lighthouse Club will hold its next charity networking event at Hemingway’s Restaurant and Bar in Jomtien on Friday 3rd February, from 6 p.m. – 9.30 p.m. Entrance is THB 500 per person and includes a free-flow of Heineken and Tiger beer plus red and white wine. Finger food will also be available. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/lighthousepattayacharity.

The 7th Pattaya Money Expo will be held at the Pattaya Exhibition And Convention Hall (PEACH), Royal Cliff Hotel from February 17-19. During this 3-day event, well-known commercial banks, financial institutions, security firms, gold companies and gold futures traders will be available to provide every type of lending and investment service and advice to members of the public.

The 2017 Pattaya Bike Week, also known as Burapha Bike Week, will take place from Feb. 17-18 at the National Indoor Stadium on Chaiyapruek 2 Road in Pattaya. During the festival, live concerts will take place all day long, there will be many food stalls, fireworks, tattoo displays, dancers, motorcycle parades, stunt shows and more. For updates and more information, check Burapha Bike Week Pattaya on Facebook.

The Wonderfruit Festival 2017 will take place over 4 days from Feb. 16-19 on the open field area at the entrance to Siam Country Club in Pattaya. The family friendly festival will feature live music, arts, DJs, food stalls, health & lifestyle demonstrations and workshops. For more information and ticket reservations, visit www.wonderfruitfestival.com.

As part of the Triathlon Master Series, a charity beach run will be held at Bang Saen Beach in Chonburi on Saturday 18 February starting at 6 a.m. The race distance is 2.5km and entry fee is THB 300. Participants will receive an official reggae singlet plus free food and drink after the race. For more information visit: www.thailandtrileague.com.

PILC Luncheons and Coffee Mornings take place on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month. 10:00 am for coffee mornings and 11:00 am for lunch. All welcome, members and guests! To make a reservation for the coffees, email: [email protected], and for lunches to [email protected].

Dining

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.

Nisha Pub & Restaurant is a poolside restaurant in Pattaya offering an elegant and relaxing atmosphere for dining, whether it be breakfast, lunch or dinner. The venue is also unique for private events, meetings, parties, corporate events, birthday parties, award ceremonies or wedding receptions. The venue can cater for up to 500 people. The menu has a large selection of international, Thai and Indian cuisines. You won’t be disappointed with the food, and the prices are exceptionally reasonable. The big screen TV makes sports viewing very easy and stay for the live music. Nisha is located off Third Road, past the Pattaya Golf Driving range and the Pattaya Sports Club. Opening hours 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. (swimming pool closes at 6 p.m. and kitchen at 2 a.m.), secure street side parking outside. For reservations, corporate and group enquiries contact by email: [email protected] or call at 097 187 9454.

The Bay Restaurant at the Dusit Thani Pattaya resort will host a wine pairing dinner on Tuesday, February 14. A delicious five-course dinner will be paired up with five Chilean wines. Price per person is THB 1,188 net plus a lucky draw giving away a complimentary stay with dinner for two. Call 038 425 611-7 ext. 2149 0r 2150 for more information and reservations.

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): Available Mon-Sat from midday to midnight. Starters include homemade cauliflower soup with garlic bread, Chef’s chicken liver pate, or egg mayonnaise with anchovy and capers. Main course options include Roast duck with orange sauce, potatoes, spinach, and buttered carrots, Bread-crumbed pork chop, Tuna steak with Nutz pepper sauce, sauté potatoes and garden peas, or Sirloin steak with baked potato topped with bacon and sour cream. This week’s dessert is banana fritters with whipped cream or an Irish coffee. Fabulous roast dinners with all the trimmings also available every Sunday, priced 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.

Hilton Pattaya invites you to celebrate Valentine’s Day with special dining options on Tuesday, February 14. Enjoy international dishes from around the world at Edge restaurant on level 14 from 6pm until 11pm.  Selections available include grilled seafood, steak, sushi, pizza, pasta and desserts. Price: THB 1,850 net per guest. Six premium oysters of your choice accompanied by two glasses of sparkling wine are available at Flare restaurant on level 15 from 6pm until 11pm. Price: THB 1,500 net per couple. Drift offers an island package dining experience from 7pm until 11pm for guests to enjoy the unsurpassed views of the ocean. Price: THB 4,500 net per island including two glasses of sparkling wine. A premium three-course set menu with two glasses of sparkling wine is available at Horizon Rooftop Restaurant & Bar on level 34 from 7pm until late. Price: THB 5,450 net per couple. For more information or reservations, call 038 253 000, or email to pattaya.hilton.com or [email protected].

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].

Spa Promotions/ Wedding Services

Hilton Pattaya introduces a romantic package to celebrate the month of love. ‘Cheers to the two of you’ package allows guests to create their own spa packages for two or more treatments and receive a complimentary voucher of Afternoon Tea set per couple at Drift Lobby Lounge & Bar. Available throughout February at eforea spa on level 17 of the hotel from 10am -10pm. For more information or reservations, call 038 253 000 or email: [email protected].

Avani Spa offers unique, hand-picked treatments such as the signature touch oil massage which focuses on the shoulders, upper arms and upper body sides to release muscle tightness, and signature facials that create natural youthfulness, deep purity and intense hydration. For quick treats and salon services, tasters, massage therapies, plus manicure and pedicures, call 038 412 120 or visit www.avanihotels.com/pattaya.

Two hours of rose-scented bliss await couples at Spa Cenvaree, in Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, with the Rose-Infused Ritual for Couples, a spa journey conducted in the privacy of a spa suite for two. Priced at THB 2,999++ per person (a saving of 30 percent on the price for singles), the session includes a free rose water face mist and rose body lotion gift package to take home. For reservations call 038-301234 Ext 4333 or send email to: [email protected], website: www.spacenvaree.com.

Wave Spa at Mövenpick Siam Hotel Pattaya offers an extensive range of treatments to suit all health and beauty needs. The highly experienced therapists will make sure that every guest receives the best possible treatment. For more information, call 033 078 888.

Entertainment

The famous Jacaranda Lounge presents an Ibiza Party experience at The Cliff Pool Club near Cozy Beach, South Pattaya on Thursday, Feb 16. Top DJs at the event will include DJ Rick Live, DJ Jamie Porteous Global Radio, and Phats & Small plus many guest performers, all of whom will be playing their hottest tracks from noon till midnight.  Additional entertainment will include special contemporary performances with DJ music, party dancers, aerial acrobatics, live singing and more. Tickets cost THB 1,200 per person and are available at www.ibizaparty.asia.

International classical pianist Kimball Gallagher will perform at Regents International School Pattaya on Thursday 9th February from 3.30pm-4.30pm. This is a free concert and part of Regents collaboration with The Juilliard School, New York. Seats are limited and booking is essential. RSVP – [email protected].

Have a memorable Valentine’s Day with you loved one at Nisha Pub & Restaurant on 14 February 2017. One of Thailand’s most popular entertainers Muzu will rock and serenade you on this very special day. Dine poolside in a romantic atmosphere. We serve International, Thai and Indian cuisines. Book your table early. Call 097 187 9454 or email: [email protected]. Nisha is located on Third Road, past the Pattaya Golf Driving range and the Pattaya Sports Club.

The finals of the Miss Mimosa Queen Thailand beauty contest will be held at Mimosa Pattaya on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14 starting at 6 p.m. The pageant will feature shows and interviews with previous winners and Judge Purimprad Chaiyakham will also provide tips on how to prepare for a talent competition.

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.

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 [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.