Community Happenings – Friday June 3 – June 9, 2016

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Notices

EU Referendum Overseas Voter Registration: The UK Electoral Commission is encouraging British citizens living overseas to register to vote ahead of the referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union on June 23. To register as an overseas voter you must have previously been registered in a UK constituency within the last 15 years. Once registered, overseas voters can then choose how they wish to vote. They can vote by post, by proxy (voting by appointing someone you trust to vote on your behalf), or even in person at their polling station if they will be in their local authority area on polling day. To register, UK citizens should visit website: https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

Notice to all United States registered Democrats: if you wish to vote in the Presidential primaries, as well as the final Presidential elections next November, you can vote from abroad by registering with Democrats Abroad. Go to their website: http://www.democratsabroad.org/join to complete your application to register and vote.

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], 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, June 5. Everyone is warmly welcome and Barry Upton, well known Pattaya DJ and musician will be the presenter. 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 of Commerce Eastern Seaboard Networking Evening hosted by AMCHAM will be held at the Hard Rock Pattaya from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Friday, June 17. Admission cost is 500 baht for members and 1,000 baht for non-members and includes free flow drinks and finger snacks (cash payment on the door). For more information, visit www.amchamthailand.com.

Runners wishing to take part in the 2016 Pattaya King’s Cup Marathon on July 17 can apply from June 6 at Pattaya City Hall or alternatively register online at www.pattayamarathon.go.th. The event will include a full marathon distance (42.195 km), half marathon (21 km) and quarter marathon (10 km). For more information call 038 253 127-28.

Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday will be celebrated with a Gurkha Curry Night at the Queen Victoria Inn Soi 6 Pattaya from 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 11. Food will be provided by the Gurkha Guards of the British Embassy in Bangkok. Admission price of 300 baht includes food, free door raffle, music, an auction, special guests and more. Proceeds will be donated to the 2016 Poppy Appeal organized by the Royall British Legion Thailand. For more information, call Ron Smith on 087 141 5619.

Tony’s Fitness Center at the junction of Third Road and Pattaya Tai (South) will be holding an International Day of Yoga on June 21 to help raise funds for Tony’s Animal Shelter, which takes care of abandoned, injured and abused dogs. There will be two yoga classes held during the event: 6 p.m. – 7.15 p.m. and 8 p.m. – 9.15 p.m. and those attending are requested to make a minimum contribution of 100 baht which will help provide medical care and food for the dogs. Register by 5 p.m. on June 21 at Tony’s main gym on Third Road.

Dining

Drink, Dine & Dance as Mantra Restaurant & Bar celebrates its 10th Anniversary with tasty exciting new and legendary menus. Enjoy new bar snacks and special price happy hours from 21:00 to 23:00, fabulous prizes and giveaways every night, live music and amazing 10th-anniversary promotions. New menu prices start from just 280 THB. Mantra Restaurant & Bar is located at the Amari Pattaya on Pattaya Beach Road. Call 038 429 591 for more information and reservations. Dress code applies: gentlemen – no shorts, tank tops or sandals.

The Bay restaurant offers diners authentic Italian cuisine and sweeping views of Pattaya Bay at both indoor and outdoor settings. Enjoy the evenings in an al fresco surrounding with a stunning view of Pattaya’s coastline. Its weekend dining event, Saturday Night BBQ Buffet, offers a fantastic selection of meat and seafood items – diners will be spoilt for choice with its extensive variety of international dishes. The Bay is located at the Dusit Thani Pattaya resort and is open daily 18:30 – 22:00, except Sundays. Call 038 425 611 for more information.

Hilton Pattaya features two bars and three restaurants, and all are the perfect venue to create a wonderful moment at the popular Pattaya Bay. Dine on a light meal at Drift, or relax at Horizon while watching the sunset. Enjoy a lunch and dinner buffet at Edge, or savor exquisite Thai dishes at Flare. The exceptional dining experience at Hilton Pattaya is complemented by equally impressive views. For more information, call 038-253 000.

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. For more information or reservations, call 038 714 981.

Jameson’s Pub weekly 3-course special menu 395 baht (net), main course with a choice of starters. Main course options include: Chicken Cordon Bleu, Steak Sandwich, Roast Pork, or Fajitas, plus Jam Sponge and 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] pattaya.com.

The original Cowboy night @ Flames restaurant, every Monday night from 18.30–23.00 hrs, priced at only THB 1,099++ (subject to 10% service charge and 7% VAT) per person. The buffet serves a wide variety of dishes including steak, polar fresh seafood, salad, desserts buffet, ice cream and enjoy dancing shows by the best hotel entertainers Carpe Diem from 19.00–22.00 hrs. Flames restaurant is located on the beachfront of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya. The restaurant opens from 18.30–23.00hrs. For reservations, call 038 714 981.

Spa Promotions/ Wedding Services

Amari Pattaya offers pre-wedding packages for your special day. Create the ultimate wedding album with a full day of photo shoots in picturesque areas, such as the lovely gardens under beautiful trees, scenic swimming pools, a suite with a beachfront view and others. There are three packages to choose from starting at 9,900 THB. Each package will get a 10% discount on food and beverages on the day of the photo shoot. For more information, call 038 418 418.

Entertainment

The Beach Club at Pullman Pattaya Hotel G invites summer party seekers to its first pool party – complete with action packed activities on Saturday 11 June, from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. The party will include a trio of top DJs, a swimwear fashion show and a wide variety of games and giveaways. In addition, guests joining the international seafood BBQ dinner buffet will also receive one free standard drink upon arrival at the party. Entrance is free. For more information, call 038 411 940-8.

See Da Endorphine Live in Concert at the Aranda Ballroom, Amari Pattaya on Friday, 17th June from 8 p.m. till midnight. Admission price of 1,200 baht includes unlimited drinks. For more information, call 038 418 418 or email [email protected]

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.

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 rum PUREE World Dance Studio (Bangkok). Free admission all night long (except for special events). For more information, visit webpage: www.facebook.com/SalsaThailand.

Enjoy great music from Thomas Reimer, one of the most famous European Jazz guitarists, playing live 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.