Community Happenings – Friday July 26 – August 1, 2013

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A joint Eastern Seaboard Networking Evening hosted by the British Chamber of Commerce Thailand (BCCT) in conjunction with AustCham Thailand, the South African Chamber of Commerce (SATCC) and the American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand (AMCHAM), will take place on Friday July 26 at the Hilton Hotel, Pattaya from 6.30 p.m. – 8.30 p.m.  Admission cost is THB 400 per person for chamber members and THB 800 for non-members and will include a free-flow of beer & wine (available while stocks last).  For more information and booking, go to www.bccthai.com or email [email protected]

Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya will be holding a Bridal Show and Wedding Fair in the resort’s Mirage Grand Ballroom from July 26-29.  Find everything to plan your perfect wedding with a variety of choices such as Thai or Western weddings or a romantic wedding on the beach.  Wedding planners will be in attendance at the fair along with caterers, photographers, florists, jewelers etc.  Confirm your wedding party during the event, and enter the lucky draw to win fabulous prizes.  For more information, call 038 301 234 ext.4164, 4173.

A Memorial Mass for Father Ray Brennan will be held at 6.p.m on the evening of Friday 16th August.  This Mass will mark the tenth anniversary of the passing of Father Ray, the Catholic priest who spent more than thirty years in Pattaya and devoted his time to helping the underprivileged in society.  The Memorial Mass will be take place at St. Nikolaus Catholic Church on Sukhumvit Road.

The Pattaya International Tattoo Festival will be held from Aug. 24-25 at the Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya.  The event offers tourists and tattoo lovers alike a chance to view an extensive range of body art and even get their own.  Also on offer will be information on health, the history of tattoos, tattoo trends, cleanliness, and equipment.  In addition there will be a children’s drawing contest and art contests.  The final day will see awards presented for outstanding body art in several categories.

Dining

Havana Bar invites all wine lovers to their 3rd wine tasting on Saturday, August 3, from 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  Admission price THB 890 per person.  Hi Club memberships gets 15% discount.  For more information or reservation, call 038 725 555.

Throughout the month of July 2013, “Oceans” restaurant offers a special Middle East menu including selected items such as pita bread pockets filled with grilled chicken, yoghurt and mint sauce; minced lamb kebabs with humus and sesame tahini and Lebanese flat bread chicken pizza.  Prices started at only Baht 220++ (subject to 10% service charge and 7% tax).  Don’t miss it!  Oceans Restaurant is located on the beachfront of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya.  The restaurant opens daily from 11.00-18.00 hrs.  Call for more information or table reservations at 038 301 234 ext. 4272

Lebanese flat bread chicken pizza at Oceans.Lebanese flat bread chicken pizza at Oceans.

Marco Polo Chinese Restaurant is famous for its authentic Shanghainese and Szechuan cuisines prepared to perfection by master Chinese chefs.  Enjoy a dim sum lunch daily from 11.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. and dinner from 6.00 p.m. to 10.00 p.m. daily.  Also make sure to call in at the Montien Bakery Shop for freshly made cakes, pastries and breads plus a range of Thai desserts.  Open daily from 9.00 a.m. – 7.00 p.m. (Every day).  For more information, call the Montien Hotel, Pattaya, tel. 038 428 155, 038 361 340 ext 1620, 1621, or email [email protected]

Traditional English draught scrumpy cider now available in two strengths at Tropical Bert’s on 2nd Road next to Soi 6/1.  Weston’s Bounds at 4.8% and Weston’s Traditional at 6% both on sale at the promotional price of 150 baht per pint or 80 per half.  Why not try the pork and cider night every Wednesday for an even better deal?  Coming soon Brains smooth bitter and Brains stout, and with a Brains quiz night every Thursday you could even get to try them free (if you win of course)!  Tropical Bert’s offers cold beer and a warm atmosphere and is the home of the Royal British Legion Thailand.  For more information, call 089 807 2335.

Throughout the month of July, The Cabin Grill offers meat lovers a chef’s recommendation with the combination of rib eye steak served with an Idaho baked potato and assorted garnishes with selected sauces of Bearmaise sauce, mushroom sauce, red wine sauce or curry sauce, all served with a glass of red wine.  Price is only THB 620 net.  The Cabin Grill is located at the 2nd floor of Royal Wing @ the A-One Royal Cruise Hotel Pattaya on the Pattaya Beach Road between soi 2 and soi 3.  Open daily 11.00 am – 10.00 pm.  For more information, please call (038) 259 555 Ext 4232.

The Bay Italian restaurant offers a relaxed dining experience in a contemporary setting with both indoor and outdoor seating and a scenic view of Pattaya Bay.  The Bay is located at the Dusit Thani Pattaya Resort, next to the Dolphin Roundabout in North Pattaya.  Opening hours are Monday to Sunday – 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.  For more information and reservations, please call 038 425 611-7 ext. 2270.

A month for meat lovers at The Cabin Grill.A month for meat lovers at The Cabin Grill.

The open kitchen concept at Edge restaurant, Hilton Hotel Pattaya, creates an interactive dining experience combined with natural light and breathtaking views.  Monday’s “Post weekend BBQ” features freshly grilled sausages, Korean style pork cuts and chorizo burritos while Tuesday’s “Mediterranean Fare” includes Middle Eastern dips and salads, pizza and pasta.  On Wednesday, Edge presents “Burgers, Salads and Gourmet Sandwiches” where guests can create their perfect burger, toss a fresh salad or grab a gourmet sandwich.

The tastes of Southeast Asia, India, China and Japan come together for Thursday’s “Extended Asia” followed by Friday’s “Seafood Pattaya” where the crystal waters offer up fresh local prawns, crabs and lobsters served on ice or grilled.  Saturday’s “Classics & Confectionaries” presents timeless favorites such as Greek salad, oven-baked whole salmon, green curry and bouillabaisse and margherita pizza.  In addition, guests will be able to indulge in traditional Thai desserts with a modern twist.  Every Sunday, the chefs pull out all the stops and offer the hotel’s famous “Sunday Brunch” that brings together a wide selection from around the globe.  Bookings are absolutely essential for this very popular event.  Monday to Thursday @ THB 420 net; Friday and Saturday @ THB 480 net, Sunday Brunch @ THB 1200 net; Wine Buffet @ THB 800 net.  “Seven Days, Seven Themes” is available from Mondays to Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 2.30 p.m. and from 12 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. on Sundays.  Edge restaurant is located on the 14th floor of the Hilton Hotel Pattaya.  For bookings, please dial +66 (0)38 253 000.

The Cascade Restaurant features globally-inspired cuisine in its special theme buffets and new a la carte menu.  Enjoy Thai, Asian and international specialities in a relaxed setting next to the open Atrium, with its lush gardens and waterfall.  The Cascade is located near the Main Lobby of Dusit Thani Pattaya.  Open daily from 6 a.m. – 1 a.m.  For reservations call 038 425 611-7 ext. 2153.

Linda’s Restaurant can be all things for all people.  Serving a wide selection of Norwegian dishes, there are also abundant European/international dishes, as well as a full line-up of Thai items.  The food is excellent and the portion sizes tending to be on the large side, and the prices reasonable.  The wine list is also inexpensive.  This restaurant is definitely worth visiting.  You will not be disappointed.  Linda’s Restaurant, 315/177-180 Moo 12, opposite the Jomtien Complex, Thappraya Road, Jomtien.  Open seven days from 7 a.m. until late.  Reservations: 038 252 726, 087 813 0115.  Email [email protected]

White asparagus at Benihana.

This month Benihana chefs will prepare white asparagus at the teppanyaki table as you watch, and serve it in a variety of styles.  A lunch or dinner with Benihana’s chef-performers is always a memorable occasion.  Benihana restaurant is located on the 2nd floor of the Royal Garden Plaza.  For more information please contact Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa on 038 412 120 (ext. 1395) or email: [email protected] minornet.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.mataharirestaurant.com

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 449 net per person.  Taco Tuesday offers as much as you can eat, beef, chicken and pork tacos plus chili con carne, Mexican beans, vegetables and salad bar for just THB 399 net.  Wednesday is Ribs & Wings evening: finger licking good ribs and 6 different kinds of wings – all you can eat for THB 399 net per person (and with 1 glass of Heineken beer THB 449 net per person).  Thursday is Shellfish Night – as much as you can eat!  Mussels, cockles, clams and shellfish, prepared 4 different ways and served with rice or fries. THB 499 net.  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 690 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 Orchid Pattaya, Beach Road, North Pattaya, Tel 038 418418, E-mail [email protected] .com

Afternoon tea at Drift.Afternoon tea at Drift.

Drift lounge and bar in the lobby at Hilton Hotel Pattaya is a cool, casual place to meet and relax, enjoy light meals, healthy juices, luscious cocktails and complimentary high speed wireless internet.  Afternoon Tea (ideal for sharing) from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. – THB 600 net per set, includes coffee or tea for two with a variety of sandwiches, savories, scones, pastries and sweets; Drifting Hour – Sunday to Wednesday from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Buy One Get One Free: Choose from a range of rum cocktails and long drinks; Cake ‘n’ Calories from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., individual desserts, whole cakes, power bars, giant cookies and macaroons.  For bookings, please dial 038 253 000 or email: [email protected]

Eat to the New Beat at Starz Diner located at the Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya between 2nd Road and Beach Road, Central Pattaya: A selection of Pan Asian and continental flavors, from the griddle, BBQ char-grill, pan, fryer, steamer, wok, and tandoori oven, as well as some really delicious desserts.  Sat: THB 850++, Sun-Fri: THB 750++ food only.  Sat: THB 1,080++, Sun-Fri: THB 980++ including free flow drinks.  Children under 11 years of age eat for free.  Show time for live music is from 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.  For more information call 038 428 755-9 or go to http://pattaya.hardrockhotels.net.

The Peak offers modern Chinese cuisine complemented by a panoramic view of Pattaya Bay.  The Peak’s kitchen turns out a stellar selection of Chinese dishes including hot & cold appetizers sampler, steamed abalone stuffed with minced shrimps on sesame egg noodles, and Eight Treasure Rice.  Daily dim sum lunch is also available.  The Peak seats 80 and is located at the Dusit Thani Pattaya Resort, next to the Dolphin Roundabout in North Pattaya.  Open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  For reservations and more information please call 038 425 611 to 7, ext. 2276.

Braised lamb shank on cannellini beans available at Acqua.

Throughout the month of July the “Acqua” Italian Restaurant invites you to enjoy the taste of a slow cooking menu which is an integral part of Italian cuisine.

Delights include such classics as braised lamb shank on cannellini beans, shot pasta rigatoni with wild boar ragout, and veal ossobucco with aromatic vegetables on fettucini.  Prices start from THB 390++ (subject to 10% service charge and 7% VAT).  Acqua Italian restaurant is located in the Main Lobby of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, and opens daily from 18.30-22.30 hrs.  Call for reservations at 038 301 234 ext. 4266.

Manhattans Restaurant & Bar: Open Monday to Saturday for dinner with fine dining in a great atmosphere.  Offering Pattaya’s best steaks, seafood and an exciting a la carte menu.  Set 3-course gourmet menu at THB 995- excl. VAT.  Resident pianist in the restaurant every night.  Call 038 259 790 for reservations and more information.

Poo Bu Maa Thod Kratiam at Flare.

Intimate surroundings and a magnificent wine wall provide a distinctive backdrop for sophisticated dining at Flare restaurant.  Experience an exquisite new menu of the authentic taste of Thai cuisine, as it captures the freshness of its surrounds and fuses it with a global twist.  Sample “Hoy Nang Rom” made with fresh Fine de Claire oysters from the southern regions of France or perhaps a “Som Tum”, imaginatively prepared tableside.  Finish your evening with “Cafe Bo’Lan” or maybe “Bai Tuey” – a very international crème brûlée.  Also available are an exciting range of wines from Thailand’s emerging vineyards.  Available for a limited time only in Flare, level 15 of the Hilton Hotel Pattaya from 6:30 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. daily.  For bookings, please dial 038 253 000 or email: pattaya. [email protected] hilton.com

New and only at Moon River Pub! The After Work Club from 7 p.m. to midnight offers guests a Western or Thai evening menu.  Groups of 30 people may choose from the European and Thai all you can eat buffet (booking 1 day in advance).  The all you can drink (wine, beer, juice, soft drinks, whiskey, tequila, etc.) counts for both offers.  Price per person: 1,200 baht per person Sunday to Thursday or 1,500 baht per person Friday & Saturday.  The Moon River Pub is located in front of the Thai Garden Resort, North Pattaya Road.

Horizon bar & lounge, Hilton Hotel Pattaya.

Chill out to the DJ’s beats as you sip on signature cocktails at the Horizon lounge and take in stunning views of Pattaya Bay.  Located on the 34th floor rooftop of the Hilton Hotel Pattaya, Horizon lets you party with friends and sample the delicious cuisine in one of the three flexible private dining rooms. Bar opens from 5:00pm until 1:00am – restaurant from 6:00pm until 11:30pm.  Guests can indulge in style with a twist or simply relax in the most chilling Infinity Bar and enjoy the gentle sea breeze and romance sunset in a comfortable and relaxed entertainment venue.  The new ‘Sunset Session’ promotion offers guests an array of signature cocktails and “best sellers”, including Yello, Sea Breeze, Mojito, Cosmopolitan, Bloody Mary, Singapore Sling and beers on a one-for-one basis.  The promotion is available daily from 5 pm to 7 pm at Horizon.  For more information or reservations please call +66 (0)38 253 000 or email: bkkhp.pattaya. [email protected]

Relax and unwind with a premium cocktail throughout July at Havana Bar & Terrazzo.  Delight in a delicate mix of premium Scotch whisky, sweet vermouth (Martini), liqueur (Cherry Brandy), grenadine and orange juice.  Discover this special creation at only THB 275 net, in this unique and relaxing atmosphere.  Live band plays 6 days a week and live acoustic, by guitarist Adam, plays every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Hi Club membership card for Havana Bar & Terrazzo is available for purchase offering great privileges, discounts and special offers.  Sip your favorite drink and sink in your favorite atmosphere at Havana Bar & Terrazzo, located at the beach front, North Pattaya (in front of Holiday Inn Pattaya).  To make a reservation, call 038 725 555 or check out www.facebook.com/HavanaBar.Pattaya.

Promotions

Celebrate Mother’s Day this year at Havana Bar and Terrazzo with Italian menus including signature pizzas, pastas and a variety of cuisines in the most relaxing ambience.  In honor of her special day from 01 – 31 August, mothers receive a free pizza when accompanied by four or more family members per table who spend a minimum of THB 500 per table per bill.  An extra bonus for mom, on August 12, all moms receive a complimentary glass of house wine from 5 – 11 p.m.  For more please call 038 725 555 or visit www. facebook.com/HavanaBar .Pattaya.

The Pullman Pattaya Hotel G has planned something special for Mother’s Day.  At Aisawan Spa she can enjoy a Spa for Mom promotion with a ‘Buy 1 Get 1 Free’ deal on all body treatments and packages, with relaxation, detoxification, fit and firming all included, throughout August 2013.  Aisawan Spa opens daily 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.  Advance reservation is required.  Please call 038 411 940-8 or email to [email protected] pullmanpattayahotelG.com.

Hilton Pattaya is running its annual ‘Dine And Fly’ promotion from now until November 30, 2013.  The promotion offers guests the chance to win exciting prizes while enjoying great food and beverage deals as well as the luxurious spa treatments at Hilton Pattaya.  By simply spending THB 3,000 at any of Hilton Pattaya’s restaurants, eforea spa, or on in-room dining, guests will have the chance to jet off on an unforgettable holiday for two to the Hilton Singapore, Hilton Beijing Wangfujing, Hilton Shanghai or Conrad Seoul.  Five winners will either receive return airfares with two nights’ accommodation and daily breakfast at one of the destinations, or be entitled to throw a rooftop party at Horizon on level 34 of Hilton Pattaya worth up to THB 100,000.  For more information please call +66 (0)38 253 000 or email [email protected]

Entertainment

Popular Thai singer Two Popetorn will be performing live at the Soul Lounge Sessions at the Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya on Friday, July 26 from 10.30 p.m. onwards.  Ticket prices cost THB 980 net and include a free-flow of drinks.  For reservations, call 038 428 755-9 or email [email protected]

The next Latino Groove dance night will take place at the Havana Bar, Holiday Inn Pattaya on Saturday, July 27 from 8.30 p.m. onwards with free entrance, free dance instruction and Happy Hour until midnight.  For more information, call 038 725 555 or go to www.facebook .com/HavanaBar.Pattaya.

The Royal Cliff Beach Resort will host another evening of opera on Monday August 12 in honor of HM Queen Sirikit’s Birthday.  The Bangkok Opera company will present “Music of Love and Devotion – An Evening of Opera and Musical Favorites” in the Head of State Chamber from 6.30 p.m.  The musical evening will feature an enchanting selection from renowned composers like Mozart, Offenbach, Lehar, Purcell, Handel and many more beloved favorites.  Tickets prices are THB 700 or THB 500 (Royal Cliff guests), and THB 300 (students with valid ID.)  For more information or reservations visit www.royalcliff.com or call 038 250 421 ext. 2007/2037.

Local theatrical troupe Pattaya Players present Broadway Under The Stars – their premiere all-singing, show-stopping event on Saturday, September 21, at 7:00 p.m.  A multitude of local performers will present an elegant, cabaret-style program of musical theater standards and contemporary favorites straight from the Great White Way!  Tickets are 1,600 baht inclusive of the show, a Kir Royal welcome drink, an exquisite gourmet buffet dinner and a limited-edition exclusive goody bag!  In addition, there will be a rather extensive Lucky Draw Raffle featuring a wide range of exclusive items, services and gift vouchers donated from various area businesses.  This swanky affair will take place poolside, under the stars at the beautiful Baan Souy Resort in Jomtien.  Tickets are available now and can be purchased with a credit card from their online box office at www.thelittleboxoffice.co/pattayaplayers/ or with cash, in person at Baan Souy Resort located at Soi 15, Thappraya Road.

The Bangkok Charity Orchestra will be holding a special concert featuring the music of Wagner, Dvorak and Bruch on Friday, August 9 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Bangkok in the aid of the Triamsuksa Soidao School in Chantaburi.  The evening starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are only THB 800.  For reservations, send an email to: [email protected]

dusitD2 baraquda Pattaya invites you to come and relax, sip a cocktail or two and enjoy the dulcet tones of classic live jazz performed by the famous saxophonist Aht Gunlayanakupt, a.k.a. the Kenny G. of Thailand, and his fellow musician, French jazz singer and guitarist Jonathan Piere Bruno Ayark.  Performances of “a new jazz in town” are held every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 8.30pm – 11.00pm at the hotel’s Deep Bar.  For more information and reservations, call 038 769 999 or send an email to [email protected]

Mantra Restaurant & Bar has teamed up with Howard Posener, one of the finest close-up magicians in the world who will perform intimate magic at your table while you enjoy mouth-watering Mantra Asian and Mediterranean cuisine.  Known as “the millionaire’s magician,” Howard Posener has performed for most of the royalty throughout the world.  His personal clients include Dustin Hoffman, John Travolta, Sir Elton John, and Barbra Streisand to name a few.  Mantra Restaurant & Bar is situated at the Amari Orchid Resort at the north end of Pattaya Beach Road.  Open 18:00 to 1:00 with Mantra Magic shows taking place from 19:00 to 21:00 every Friday.  For more information or reservations, call 038 429 591.

Happy hours have turned on at the Pullman Pattaya Hotel G.  The Beach Bar offers the longest Happy Hour in town, from 5 pm – 7 pm, with 50% off the drinks menu prices.  Enjoy a stunning sunset with your favorite drink in hand.  Surprises are in store every Friday so don’t miss out!  For more information or reservations, contact 038 411 940-8 or email [email protected]

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]

Come and enjoy live music at the Jazz Pit Pub from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. every day (except Tuesdays & Wednesdays).  Listen to great music by Thomas Reimer, one of the most famous European Jazz guitar players.  If you play an instrument, you are welcome to come along and join in the jam sessions every Monday evening.  Jazz trio every Friday at 7-11 p.m., with Thomas Reimer (guitar), Andy Goodson (bass), and Peter Couling (drums).  The Jazz Pit is located on Soi 5 off Pattaya Beach and 2nd Road. Tel: 038 428 374.

Yoga classes now available every Tuesday and Thursday at the Tea Tree Spa, 5th floor of the Holiday Inn Pattaya.  Experience the calmness and serenity of Pattaya Bay at sunset time while having a 1 hour yoga class with natural sea breezes and relaxing music.  Limited space available, please call 038 725 555 ext. 3902 for more information and reservation.

Clubs and Associations

The next Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) meeting will be on Sunday, July 28.  Everyone is warmly welcome.  The speaker will be David Cole who will deliver an informative presentation that offers a rare opportunity to share, first hand, a personal account of climbing Mount Everest.  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 as usual at 10:30 a.m. with a buffet breakfast available from 9 to 11 a.m.

The International Association of Travel and Tourism Professionals – Skål International, with its re-launched Pattaya Chapter ‘Skål International Pattaya & East Thailand’ meets on the third Thursday of every month at different member’s venues and features a variety of interesting guest speakers.  Next month the club would like to invite all Skålleagues and guests to attend the monthly meeting on Thursday 15th August at Moon River Pub at the Thai Garden Resort, North Pattaya Road.  The event starts with cocktails at 6.30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m.  Cost of dinner is only 600 baht.  To RSVP or learn more about Skål International, email: rsvp.skalpattaya @gmail.com.

The Pattaya International Ladies Club (PILC) organizes regular lunches and coffee mornings on the first and third Tuesday of every month.  There is also a newcomer’s coffee meeting at Casa Pascal on Second Road on the last Monday of every month.  No reservation necessary and the coffee begins at 10:30.  For more information email infopilc @gmail.com, or go to the website at www.pilc-pattaya.com.

Al-Anon/Al-Ateen Family Group: Is an alcoholic or addict adversely affecting your life?  Maybe we can help. Meetings are held Sunday, 12:30 p.m. at the Highlander Restaurant, Soi 9 (Soi Skaw Beach, Pattaya 2d Road), and at 10:30 a.m. at Jomtien Plaza Condotel, 4th Floor.  For more information, call John on 089 933 7227 or Katie 087 131 6072.

The Scandinavian Expat Club Pattaya meets every second Sunday from Jan 8th 2012 at the Green Tree Restaurant on Pattaya Beach Road Soi 1 from 1 p.m. onwards.  Everyone welcome.

The Pattaya Irish Society meets every Wednesday at 8 p.m. at Moonrakers in Pong.  Call John on 086 112 0988 for details.

The Rotary Club Eastern Seaboard (RCES) meets 6 p.m. every Thursday at the Diana Garden Resort in North Pattaya.  The meeting is always followed by an informal a la carte dinner and a gathering around the pool.  The RCES always have something to say or offer, including useful information on their multitude of activities in Thailand and neighboring countries.  Everybody is welcome to join as guests.  For more information call (Carl) on 087 974 4350.

Rotary Club of Jomtien-Pattaya welcomes you to their Wednesday meetings in the Rotary room, Royal Cliff Grand Hotel: Time 18.30 for 19.00. Contact Reidar Andersen (Membership) 086 842 8240.

The Rotary Club Pattaya Marina meets every Friday at 7.00 p.m. at the Pullman Pattaya Hotel G, Wongamat Beach, between Soi 16 and 18 in Naklua.  The evening meetings include a sumptuous international buffet.  For more information contact Club President Joseph Roy at [email protected]

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 Bulls & Bears (formerly Highlander) on Soi Skaw Beach. 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).

The Dutch Expats Club meets the last Thursday of every month at 6 p.m.  Feel free to see our website for the location address: http://nvtpattaya.org. New members are always welcome.

DACH-Club – Meetings of German speaking residents for dining, discussions, films and gemutlichkeit. Pat’s Leckerle, Soi 33 Naklua.  Check website http://www. dach-th.org/location.html.

The RLC (Rayong Ladies Circle), which operates mainly in the Ban Chang and Rayong areas, is a friendly and social group of international women.  They hold a monthly coffee morning, amongst many other activities, on each second Tuesday of every month in the home of one of their members.  Everyone most welcome to join!  For more information, send an email to [email protected] or visit the website at www. rayongladiescircle.com.

Fred J. Estes Post 9876 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States of America is a social group in Pattaya that helps American Veterans and their dependants with benefit assistance related to the Veterans Administration, Social Security and service related agencies.  There is no charge for our assistance.  Post meetings are every second Tuesday at 1300 hrs. at the Hogsbreath Saloon at 148 78/79 Sukhumvit Rd. on Soi 46-3 (formerly Soi Batman).  There are informal social gatherings every Tuesday and Wednesday from 11:30 until 14:00.  For more information contact Eric Larsen, Post Commander, tel. 038-423462, email: [email protected] .com or visit the website at vfwpost9876.org.

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.