Community Happenings – Friday February 19 – February 25, 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] .org, 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, February 21. Everyone is warmly welcome. Dr. Sujit, from Bangkok Hospital Pattaya (BHP) will speak on the topic of “Clinical features, diagnosis and management of abdominal aortic aneurysm.” BHP will also be providing free blood sugar tests and blood pressure checks for all. 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 Holiday Inn Pattaya on Friday, February 26 from 6. p.m. – 9 p.m. (last drinks served at 8.30 p.m.). Price of admission is THB 500 for members of BCCT, AustCham, AmCham, GTCC & SATCC and THB 1,000 for non-members. For more information and reservations, go to chamber websites: www.bccthai.com, www.austchamthailand.com or www.amchamthailand .com.

The Riviera Jomtien will be hosting a grand party on Saturday, Feb. 27 to acknowledge the residential project’s recent E.I.A. approval. The event will feature complimentary food and drinks, live music and DJ entertainment plus an international fashion show. Customers who buy into the project will also be entered into a grand draw with a Mercedes SLK to be given away as the first prize on the night. The party starts at 6.30 p.m. at the Riviera Jomtien showroom on Jomtien 2nd Road. Dress code is smart casual (no shorts or sandals). For more information, go to website: http://therivierajomtien.com.

The Pattaya International Ladies Club (PILC) will be holding a newcomers coffee morning from 11 a.m. on Monday, February 29 at Restaurant Casa Pascal. The PILC has over 180 members from 18 different countries and has something interesting to offer all newcomers and old timers to Pattaya. For more information, visit : www.pilc-pattaya.com.

Dining

Ticino Restaurant & Vespa Bar in East Pattaya will be holding a special fund-raising weekend from Friday Feb. 19 – Monday Feb. 22 in aid of the Hand to Hand Foundation. The restaurant will donate THB 100 for every meal bought off the special menu to charity during this 4 day period. For more information, call 084 676 7376 or go to website: www.ticino. co.th.

Pattaya wine lovers are invited to join a Chilean wine tasting at Sky Restaurant on Saturday, February 27. Discover an all new taste of Chilean wine brought to you by Independent Wine & Spirit (IWS) and featuring live entertainment. Admission price: THB 799 net per person; door opens at 6.30 pm. For more information and reservations, contact [email protected] Design Hotel Pattaya at Tel. 038 930 600 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] .com.

Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya highly recommends tasting the Chiang Mai strawberries served at the Vistas Lobby Lounge of the hotel throughout the month of February. Vistas is open daily from 9:00 hrs to 22:00 hrs. For more information call 038 714 981.

Join a special wine tasting event at Havana Bar, Holiday Inn Pattaya on Saturday, February 27 from 6.30pm – 9.00pm. Experience a memorable wine night with seven different tastes of Stonefish wines from Australia, matched with international cheeses and canapés created to complement the wines. Price: THB 990 net/person. Every two tickets purchased get a bottle of complimentary premium wine. For more information or reservations call 038 725 555 or email: havanabar @holidayinn-pattaya.com.

Mantra Restaurant & Bar has teamed up with Howard Posener, one of the finest close-up magicians in the world who will amaze you as he moves from table to table performing a large array of close-up magic. The restaurant is open from 18:00 to 01:00 every day and Howard performs Mantra Magic every Wednesday evening from 19:00 to 21:00. For further information and reservations, call 038 429 591 or email [email protected]

Entertainment

Sandbar at Dongtan Beach, Jomtien will be holding a Salsa by the Sea event on Saturday, Feb. 20 from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. Hosted by DJ Henry Knowles this free admission Latin dance party will include complementary salsa lessons at 4 p.m. with a guest instructor. For more information, call Sandbar on 038 231 713.

Bangkok Hilarious presents a stand-up comedy show at the Lion Pub in Pattaya on Friday, Feb. 26 starting at 7 p.m. Guest comedians include Jonathan Atherton from Australia, Stacy Williams from the USA and Ari Mustone from Estonia. Tickets cost THB 500 and include 2 drinks. For more information and reservations, call the Lion Pub on 038 301 030/3.

La Bailamos Dance Studio in Naklua is hosting a Carnaval Latino night on Saturday, Feb. 27 from 7 p.m. till late. The evening will feature opportunities to dance salsa, bachata, merengue, cumbia, kizomba and more as well as enjoy a costume parade and live show. Entrance is THB 300. Call 086 146 8151 for more details.

Pattaya Players holds weekly Improv Nights every Wednesday at the White Horse Pub, Eastern Grand Palace Hotel, Soi Khao Talo, Pattaya starting at 7 p.m. Everyone from age 12 or over is welcome – no experience necessary. For more information and to reserve a place on the session, contact Sheldon at [email protected]

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.