Community Happenings – Friday July 10 – July 16, 2015

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The next meeting of the Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) will be held on Sunday, July 12. Everyone is warmly welcome. Chris Matthews from Beertopia will be talking about craft beers and plans to make them available in Pattaya. 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.

Pattaya Soul Club presents another Souled Out evening, playing the very best of Northern, Motown and Soul music on Saturday, July 11 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Access on Pattaya Third Road. Free flow of wine & San Miguel until stocks last. Doors open at 8 p.m., 400 baht entry fee and all proceeds will be donated to the Hand to Hand Foundation. For more information, visit Pattaya Soul Club page on Facebook.

The Pattaya International Ladies Club will be hosting an evening of music with the Salaya Chamber Orchestra at 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 12, at the Ballroom of the Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort in north Pattaya. Enjoy classic compositions from Bach, Haydn, Elgar and Nielsen. Tickets cost 600 baht per person and can be reserved by email to: [email protected] Proceeds from the event will be allocated to the many different charities supported by PILC.

A Joint Chambers Eastern Seaboard Networking Evening will be held at the Drum Room, Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya on Friday, July 17 from 6.00 – 9.00 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 (cash payment at the door). For more information and reservations, go to chamber websites: www. bccthai.com, www.satcc.info, www.austchamthailand.com or www.amchamthailand.com.

The 2015 King’s Cup Pattaya City Marathon will take place on the morning of Sunday, July 19, with the runners setting off from a start point outside the Central Festival Pattaya Beach shopping mall. The event will incorporate a full marathon of 42.195km, a half marathon (21.1km), quarter marathon (10.55km), a wheelchair quarter marathon (10.55km) and a micro marathon (fun run) of 3km. Persons interested in taking part can apply and register online at http.//www.pattaya-marathon.net.

The Bangkok Wine Expo 2015 will be held on Friday July 10 at the Dusit Thani Hotel Bangkok, Dusit Hall from 6.30 p.m. onwards. The evening session featuring wine-tasting and food is open to members of the public, with tickets priced at 1,400 baht. For more information and reservations, call 081 376 0456, or 081 584 5995.

The Lodge Pattaya West Winds (LPPW) will be holding its annual Beach BBQ and Buffet at the Pinnacle Grand Jomtien Resort on Saturday, August 1. Proceeds from the event will go to help local charities. The evening will include a free-flow bar from 6:00 p.m. – 11 p.m., BBQ & buffet served from 7:00 p.m., Grand Charity Auction, Live music and an arm’s length silent charity raffle. Non-Masonic guests & candidates are welcome. Tickets are priced at 1,250 THB per person (advance) or 1,500 THB (at the door), 50% discount for children under 12 years old and Free for children under 2 years old. To order tickets, call (Joe) on 0854 356 111, (Matt) on 0890 160 077 or Email: [email protected]

Dining

Havana Bar & Terrazzo restaurant presents premium Australian Wagyu rib eye steak available from July to September 2015. The steaks are served sizzling with a choice of side dishes and a selection of favourite sauces at a special price of THB 1,390 net including a complimentary glass of wine with every order. Available daily from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Havana Bar & Terrazzo Restaurant is located at the Holiday Inn, Beach Road, North Pattaya. For more information or reservations, call 038 725 555.

Amari Pattaya, in conjunction with Central Centre Pattaya, will be offering a special commemorative strawberry almond cream cake in celebration of Her Majesty the Queen’s 83rd birthday. The 83-metre cake will be sold at the Central Centre Pattaya on 8-9 August 2015 from 11:00 to 18:00. All funds raised will be donated to Amari’s “Baht for a Better Life” project to help support underprivileged children throughout Thailand. Slices of this delicious cake can be bought for just 70 THB per piece or 790 THB per metre (12 pieces). Advance orders can be placed with Amari Pattaya who will deliver the cake to your office or home from the beginning of August. Contact Amari Pattaya on 038 418 418.

The Beach Club Restaurant at Pullman Pattaya Hotel G presents a unique wine tasting with Siam Winery on Wednesday 15 July from 7.30 p.m. at the Sunset Lounge. Experience exceptional tastes and flavours from France, Spain and Chile while indulging in an amazing selection of cold cuts from chef Wilfrid Aubier and enjoying the relaxed ambience of the Lounge hideaway with its breathtaking views of the Pattaya horizon. House music will be provided by DJ Fred Canal, resident DJ from Maggie Choo’s in Bangkok. Price: THB 890 net per person. For more information or reservations, call 038 411 940.

Hilton Pattaya offers a teddy bear afternoon tea set at Drift on level 16 of the hotel. Available at THB 1,000 net per set, your choice of tea, coffee or cocoa comes complete your own charity bear. Sales of this bear will go directly to the Habitat for Humanity Thailand project that helps to build homes for families in need. Individual teddy bears are also available at THB 499 at Lobby, Edge and Horizon at Hilton Pattaya. For more information or reservations, call 038 253 000 or email: [email protected]

Throughout the month of July, Mantra Restaurant & Bar presents the delectable dishes of Chef Piyanan Thuengwong, chef de partie for Mantra’s cold kitchen since 2013. Chef Piyanan brings vast knowledge and experience to the table, and this month she shares the highlights of her culinary career with you, as she continues the Mantra Chronicle. Prices range from 280 THB to 510 THB. Mantra’s superb wine selection will offer guests a vast choice of names from France, Italy, Australia and Chile, by the glass or bottle to accompany the culinary delights. For further information and reservations, call 038 429 591 or email [email protected]

Horizon rooftop restaurant, bar and lounge is currently offering prime cuts of Australian T-bone steak served with fresh asparagus and homemade potato wedges, paired beautifully with a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon from the unique valleys of Chile. Priced at THB 1,750 net, the promotion is available daily until August 31 from 6 p.m. to 11.30 p.m. at Horizon, located on level 34 of the Hilton Pattaya hotel. For reservations or information, call 038 253 000 or email: bkkhp. [email protected]

Jameson’s Pub weekly 3-course special menu: 375 baht (net) includes main course with a choice of starter. Main course option 3: Lamb Curry – lean chunks of New Zealand lamb cooked in a hot thick curry sauce with onions, carrots, cauliflower and potatoes served in an earthen ware dish with vegetable samosa, papadum, naan bread and Jameson’s mango chutney. 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 Indian Curry Club is open within the Shenanigans Jomtien Shenanigans kitchen. The usual extensive menu is available daily while Thursday nights are dedicated to Indian Cuisine Club. For more information, call 089 021 4502.

Whether you like them steamed or deep fried with meat or seafood, you are sure to enjoy a great selection of dim sum items during the ‘All You Can Eat Dim Sum for Lunch’ promotion at The Peak Restaurant of the Dusit Thani Pattaya hotel. Soup and dessert are also included for THB 650++ per person (food only). Available Mondays – Fridays from 11:30am till 2:00pm. Tel: 038 425 611-7 Ext. 2149, 2276.

The newly reopened Rossini restaurant offers a diverse menu featuring Italian favourites such as thin & crispy pizzas, delicious Calzone “Rossini” and delectable homemade pastas. The restaurant also offers Italian sparkling wine by the glass, and a well-curated selection of wines by the bottle. Guests can also relax and unwind in the restaurant’s new upscale Cigar Lounge which offers a wide selection of imported cigars. Rossini is located at the Royal Cliff Beach Resort in South Pattaya. Open daily (except Wednesdays) from 18:30 – 22:30 hrs. For more information or to make reservations, call 038 250 421 ext. 2037 or email: [email protected]

Spices Bar & Grill offers fine Indian dining in a sophisticated yet relaxed atmosphere. Sample excellent cocktails and sensational food every day from 5 p.m. – 1 a.m. Happy hours run daily from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. (buy 1 get 1 free) and Wednesday is Ladies Night (first drink on the house). Located on Soi Yume (opposite Trust Condo). For more information and reservations, call 038 716 693 or visit www. spicesbarngrill.com.

As well as the excellent European food for which it is very well known in Pattaya (including some very rare Dutch items), Mata Hari restaurant also has a complete range of Thai cuisine, including Thai Isaan on request from Chef Jackie, herself coming from Isaan. Mata Hari restaurant is located at the top of the hill on Thappraya Road, and for reservations (strongly recommended) phone 038 259 799 or email [email protected] or go through the website at: www.mataharipattaya.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 and for each paying adult, one child under 12 years gets the buffet free of change from now until the 31st of October 2015. 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.

Louis Restaurant is offering a new weekly set dinner menu alongside the regular a la carte menu items. The set menu includes a choice of starters, main courses and desserts. Louis Restaurant also offers a set lunch menu for THB 250-290. Louis is located on Naklua Soi 31 or North Pattaya Road Soi 6. For reservations contact Vichai on mobile 081 001 3298 or email: [email protected]

Ruffino Restaurant offers Monday to Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. a homemade pizza “buy 1 get 1 free” promotion and Chef Luca has created a delicious rustic 3-course set dinner perfectly paired with a carafe of red or white wine for THB 888 net per person, only available on Thursday’s from 6 to 10 p.m. Located at the Centara Grand Phratamnak Pattaya on Pratamnak Road, Soi 5. For more information and bookings call 038 306 337 or e-mail: [email protected]

Halal international buffet dinner @ Harbour – only THB 420 net per person. The buffet dinner includes halal food, an international buffet line and many selections of dessert. The food is certified and cooked by a halal chef with 40 years experience. Both indoor and outdoor dining options are available. Harbour restaurant is located at the A-One Royal Cruise Hotel on Pattaya Beach Road (Soi 3), Open daily 6.00 pm – 10.00 pm. For more information, call 038 259 555 Ext 4236.

Sugar Hut Restaurant is open for lunch with set menu prices from 240 to 350 baht net/set. Menu items include chili fried rice, pork soup with tofu, noodles, fresh spring rolls, salad, fruit, desserts and more. For inquiries and reservations, call 038 364 186, 038 251 686.

Flames restaurant offers a tandoori take on tiger prawns this month. Enjoy the bold tandoori flavors as the resident specialist chefs put prawns to a novel & delicious use. Flames is located on the beachfront of the Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya and opens daily from 6:00 to 11:00pm. Call 038 714 981 for reservations.

The Tavern by the Sea Restaurant introduces the following daily promotions: Monday Curry Night features the tastiest curries, naan bread and salad buffet for just THB 499 net per person. Wednesday is Ribs & Wings evening: finger licking good ribs and 6 different kinds of wings – all you can eat for THB 449 net per person. Friday & Saturday Churrasco Nights offer prime meats and seafood, grilled to perfection on the fire and freshly skewered for you on the churrasco pens at the Tavern. All complemented by a full buffet of starters, side dishes and desserts. Only THB 749 net per person. Every buffet is open from 18.30 – 22.00 hrs. There is also a daily happy hour from 11 am – 6 pm. Watch all the premier live sports on one of the many widescreen TV’s or on the big projector screen (Sports hotline 038 418 419). Amari Pattaya, Beach Road, North Pattaya, Tel 038 418418.

Entertainment

This year’s Mantra Tribute concert is being dedicated to “The Kings of Swing”, which include Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Michael Bublé and more. Their well-loved songs will be rendered by Barry Upton’s Swing Band on 14 August from 19:45 at Mantra Restaurant & Bar. The resident chef will also be creating a special set menu to enhance the night of music. Price: 2,600 THB++ per person, including a five-course menu or à la carte with a supplement of 650 THB++ and free souvenir T-shirt for everyone. For further information and reservation, call 038 429 591 or email [email protected]

Theatrical troupe Pattaya Players summer production will be held over the weekend 24-25 July at the Eastern Grand Palace Hotel on Soi Khao Talo. “Comedy Showcase” will bring six entertaining one-act scenes to the stage. Tickets cost 750 baht and include a welcome drink and an all you can eat buffet at the White Horse Pub. Buffet starts at 6.30 p.m., curtain up at 8 p.m. Tickets can be reserved by calling 083 548 0208 or alternatively payment will be accepted at the door. For more information, visit webpage: www.pattayaplayers.org.

Early bird tickets are now available for the Wonderfruit 2015 festival, to be held at Siam Country Club in Pattaya from 17-20 December. This premiere lifestyle festival, taking place over 4 days, blends arts, music, entertainment, and social awareness. Tickets are on sale at 4,500 baht through August 15 and can be purchased at www. wonderfruitfestival.com.

Come and enjoy live music at the Jazz Pit Pub. Listen to great music by Thomas Reimer, one of the most famous European Jazz guitarists, playing live on Thursday, 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. And you can also catch Thomas performing on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday from 7 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]

Groups & Associations

Professional Development Club coming to Pattaya. Learn how to become a strong communicator, get your points across with flair and impact, build the confidence to stand tall in front of groups and develop valuable leadership and management skills. Toastmasters is a member run nonprofit club with social events taking place once a week. Schedules of meetings and other important details will be announced soon in Pattaya Mail. For more information on Toastmaster’s Group in Pattaya – and to sign up to be notified of club meetings – check website: www. leaderconfident.com.

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. Should you be a former UK service man or women in need of help please contact us in confidence at: [email protected] rblthailand.org. Should you wish to join our branch, please contact: [email protected] or for general enquiries send email to [email protected], www.rblthailand.org.

Al-Anon Family Group: Are you bothered by someone else’s drinking? Maybe we can help. Sunday meeting at 2 p.m., Pattaya, Satree Pattaya Center, 519/56 Pattaya 2nd Road, Soi Skaw Beach near the Skaw Beach Hotel, next door to Scandalia Restaurant. Thursday meeting is at 10:30 a.m. on the 4th floor of Jomtien Plaza Condotel. For more information, call the Helpline 092 674 4109 or Richard 084 867 4138.

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in Pattaya: The Pattaya Group meets Wednesday and Thursday at noon (open); Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 5 p.m. (closed) and Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. (closed) at the Satree Pattana Center, Soi Skaw Beach (2nd Rd): contact Mick on 087 994 6224, Bob 087 939 2463 or Joe 082 715 2082. 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.

For the past 28 years the Samaritans of Thailand have been providing confidential crisis intervention services over the telephone. The English-speaking unit, Samaritans 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. Please call (02) 713-6791 (24hrs a day, 7 days a week).

Overeaters Anonymous meetings in Pattaya/Jomtien – The ‘Up to You’ group meets Wednesdays at 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. There are 3 English speaking meetings in Pattaya near Central Festival and 2 more in Jomtien each week. Also regular Thai speaking meetings at 12 Midday every Sunday and Persian Farsi speaking meetings at 5.30 pm on Thursdays. Please call the Hotline for details.