Community Happenings – Friday November 20 – November 26, 2015

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Events

The next meeting of the Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) will be held on Sunday, November 22. Everyone is warmly welcome. The speaker will be Bruce Gordon on the topic: “A Glimpse to the Past with some Bizarre Pictures and Interesting Stories.” 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 Capa Dara Resort in north Pattaya on Friday, Nov. 20 from 6.30 – 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 the appropriate chamber website: www.bccthai.com, www.satcc.info, www.austchamthailand.com or www.amchamthailand.com.

The 15th Pattaya Long Boat Racing Championships will take place at the Mabprachan Lake reservoir on November 21 & 22 from 9:00 – 18:00 hrs on both days. The event will be the gathering of well-known long boat racing teams from every region of Thailand. There will also be many other fun activities during the event such as a long-drum competition, buffalo racing and more.

Pattaya International Ladies Club (PILC)’s annual Christmas Bazaar at the Holiday Inn Pattaya runs 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 22. A variety of unique products will be on sale, including jewelry, designer clothing, leather goods, ornaments, gifts, gourmet treats and more. Plus some great prizes in the Grand Raffle. Entrance is 150 baht (free for children under 12).

The annual Pattaya International Fireworks Festival will take place on Friday & Saturday, November 28 & 29. The festival is a display competition between multiple countries and includes parades, live music concerts, traditional and contemporary dance shows and numerous food, drink and souvenir stalls. Each country taking part in the competition will give a short preview of their firework shows on the first day followed by a full 45-minute performance by each nation on the second day.

The 9th Bangsaen Thailand Speed Festival will take place from 24-29 November along a 3.7-kilometer long race track in Bangsaen. Competitors come from all around the world to take part in the race that attracts up to 200,000 spectators. This year is expected to be bigger and better than ever. For more information, go to website: www.bangsaengrandprix.com.

Dining

Celebrate Loy Krathong Night on November 25 with a sumptuous buffet at the Dusit Thani Pattaya for only THB 999 net per adult and half price for children 5-12 years old. Beverage package is THB 699 net per person for unlimited flow of wine, beer, juice or soft drink. Dusit Thani is also a great place to watch the International Pattaya Fireworks Festival on 27-28 November. To accompany the firework displays, The Point offers an international buffet priced at THB 1,790++ and half price for children 5-12 years old. THB 890++ for free flowing wine, beer, juice or soft drinks. Open from 6:30 p.m. onwards. Email [email protected] com or call 038 425 611-7 Ext. 2149, 2150 for reservations.

Watch this year’s Pattaya International Firework Competition on the 19th floor of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya on Friday-Saturday, 27-28 November. Admission is 599 baht++ for adults and 299 baht++ for children and includes a gourmet snack platter and two designer cocktails. For more information and reservations, call 038 714 981 or Email: [email protected]

[email protected] Design Hotel Pattaya offers a great 24th floor viewing area for the Pattaya International Fireworks Competition on 27 & 28 November. Head skyward for not only the fireworks show but also a line-up of top DJs from 7 p.m. until late, as well as great food and drink. Admission is THB 500 per person including one drink and all-night viewing and fun. Viewing, dining and party area opens at 6 p.m. For reservations call 084 839 3615.

Hilton Pattaya has some special F&B offerings to enjoy along with the firework display on Nov. 27 and 28. Savor an international dinner buffet on level 14 of the hotel at Edge restaurant for THB 2,200 net per person. A wine buffet is also available at an additional cost of THB 1,350 net per person from 6-11 p.m. On the Sundeck, selections from the chef’s live barbecue will be available for THB 2,750 net per person, including a free flow of wine, beer and soft drinks. A free flow of wine, beer, pouring spirits and soft drinks is also available at Drift for THB 1,950 net per person, available from 7-11 p.m. The rooftop Horizon restaurant and bar on floor 34 offers a premium set menu for THB 2,800 net per person from 6-11 p.m. or enjoy VIP access, after 9 p.m., at Horizon’s infinity bar and stargazer lounge at THB 2,400 net per person with a free flow of wine, beer, pouring spirits and soft drinks. Advance booking is essential. For more information or reservations, call 038 253 000 or email Bkkhp_pattaya_festive @hilton.com

Holiday Inn Pattaya invites you to celebrate the Pattaya International Fireworks show with a special food and beverage package on 27–28 November from 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. Experience a perfect view of the fireworks at Café G situated on level 4, along with a lavish international buffet including BBQ seafood at only THB 1,190 net/person (food only). Kids 5-12 years old priced at THB 595 net/person. Kids under 5 years Free! An exclusive table by the infinity pool with an international and BBQ seafood buffet including a cheese corner is available for THB 1,590 net/person (food only). Kids 5-12 years old priced at THB 595 net/person. Kids under 5 years Free! At the Executive Club Terrace on the 25th floor, guests can enjoy a premium beverage package of free flow wine, beer, pouring spirits, soft drinks, snacks and canapé from 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. for just THB 1,999 net/person. For more information or reservations, call 038 725 555 or email [email protected]

Jameson’s Pub weekly 3-course special menu 375 baht (net), main course with a choice of starters. Main course options include: boiled ham with cabbage; giant Yorkshire pudding with chicken and fruit curry; individual beef wellington, plus chocolate brownie 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.

Entertainment

An Indian classical music concert starring Abir Hussain and Sandip Ghosh will be held at Eelswamp in East Pattaya on Friday, November 20 starting at 7 p.m. For tickets, call 038 069 681 (office hours), SMS to 0818 205 202 or send an email to: [email protected]

The Beach Club at Pullman Pattaya Hotel G will hold a Black & Gold 1920’s ‘Great Gatsby’ beach party on Saturday, November 21 from 8.30 p.m. – midnight. Entrance to the party is free or guests can enjoy an international seafood BBQ buffet for just THB 1,390 net per person. For more information, call 038 411 940.

Local amateur dramatics society the Pattaya Players will perform a pantomime version of Jack and the Beanstalk at The Venue in Jomtien Complex on Friday November 27, starting at 7 p.m. No tickets are required but seats are on a first come first serve basis. For more information, visit website: www.pattayaplayers.org.

Horizon rooftop lounge offers to liven up guests’ Friday evenings with fresh air, outstanding views of Pattaya Bay and some great sounds to chill out to. From 8–11 p.m. every Friday, selective ladies’ cocktails, including Cosmopolitan, Margarita, Blue Mojito, Mai Tai, Long Island Iced Tea and Berry Fizz are priced at only THB 210 net. Horizon is located on the top floor of the Hilton Pattaya Hotel. For more information, call 038 253 000.

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 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. 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

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 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.

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.