Community Happenings – Friday September 28 – October 4, 2012

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Events

Movers & Shakers will be holding their next charity evening networking function on Friday, Sept. 28 at the R-Bar of the 5-star Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel, from 6.30-9.30 p.m.  Admission cost is THB 400 for all ladies and VIP voucher-members (use your voucher and pay only THB 400!) or THB 750 for everyone else.  The entrance fee includes a free-flow of beer & wine plus a mouthwatering range of delicious finger-snack food – available while stocks last!  For more information, go to www.moversshakerscharity.com

The Lighthouse Club Pattaya’s next charity networking event will be held on Friday, October 5 from 6pm – 8.30pm at the Tavern by the Sea, located on Pattaya Beach Road within the Amari Orchid Resort.  Admission is THB 300 for all ladies and members/vouchers/LHC members Card, and THB 600 for non-members.  Entrance fee includes a free flow of beer and finger-snack food; plus the special free Light-House-wine – all available as long as stock lasts.  For more information, go to www.facebook.com/lighthouseclubpattaya.

The 2012 Ploenchit Fair will be held at Bangkok International School on Saturday, 24th November, from 10.00am – 9.00pm.  This charity fundraising event is a family fun day, based on an English fairground, as well as offering all day international food and beverage and stage entertainment.  Donations are currently being sought for goods or promotional materials to be used in the central pool for the over 150+ stalls.  All donations will be receipted and all donors listed in our programme.  This year will mark 55 years of assistance given to Thai charities so if you have any items to donate, please email [email protected] or call 02 204 1587.

Clubs and Associations

The next Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) meeting will be on Sunday, Sept. 30.  Everyone is warmly welcome.  The speaker will be Ofer Cohen, Astrologer, Tarot Reader, & Healer – for more information about him, visit his website at www.ofercohen.info.  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 Pattaya International Ladies Club (PILC) organizes regular lunches and coffee mornings on the first and third Tuesday of every month.  There is also a newcomers coffee meeting at Casa Pascal on Second Road on the last Monday of every month.  No reservation necessary and the coffee begins at 11:30.  For more information email [email protected] 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 Yves Echement 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.

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] hotmail.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.

Dining

The Stylish Beach Club Restaurant of Pullman Pattaya Hotel G, (North Pattaya) presents “KoRT Night” (Knights of the Round Table) every Tuesday night from 6.30 – 10 p.m. for only THB 755 net with ½ bottle of wine or THB 655 net without drinks.

Kort Night at Pullman Pattaya Hotel G. Kort Night at Pullman Pattaya Hotel G.

Enjoy a 4-course menu from the French section such as Parma ham and sweet melon, light coconut cream soup with sago pearl, Pina Colada lamb rack Hokkaido seaweed sauce, short sea food paella with the day’s market catch, “Cote de boeuf” for 2 persons, smooth chocolate cake with mint sherbet and more!  Indulge in this delectable meal and enjoy the ambiance with music on Wongamat Beach at Pullman Pattaya Hotel G.  Reservations essential, please call 038 411 940.

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.

Havana Bar at Holiday Inn Pattaya is a one of a kind Cuban style bar with a live band and the Terrazzo as its outdoor alternative.  You can find great promotions here daily such as the “7 days 7 surprises”, Happy Hour from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. “get 2 drinks for the price of 1” (on Wednesdays extended to midnight).  Recommended menu includes the signature pizzas, thin and crispy crust with homemade tomato base with over 20 selections of toppings.  Every day from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. enjoy any pizza at 50% discount.  Havana Bar & Terrazzo is located on Beach Road, North Pattaya in front of Holiday Inn Pattaya.  For more information call 038 725555 or visit www. dining-experience.com/pattaya, or www.facebook.com/Havana Bar.Pattaya.

Refreshing Raspberry Mojitos at Havana Bar & Terrazzo, Holiday Inn, Pattaya. Refreshing Raspberry Mojitos at Havana Bar & Terrazzo, Holiday Inn, Pattaya.

Hilton Pattaya has launched its newest bakery offering, ‘Cake ‘n’ Calories’ at the picturesque Drift on level 16 of the hotel.  ‘Cake ‘n’ Calories’ is available daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and the menu includes muesli and cereal creations, fresh fruit juices and smoothies, a variety of desserts, whole cakes, power bars, giant cookies and macaroons.  Guests can access free high speed wireless Internet while admiring stunning views of Pattaya Bay at Drift.  The service is also available to-go.  For more information, visit www.pattaya.hilton.com or contact the hotel directly on 038 825 3000.

Experience some scrumptious Atlantic cuisine at the Cascade Restaurant this month.  Sample dishes include Normandy fish stew with cider, baked Atlantic black cod in a parsley crust, juniper – seared Atlantic cod with sauerkraut, pan-roasted Atlantic salmon on green pea risotto with lemon-cucumber citronella and pepper-seared Salmon & new potato terrine with leeks.  The Cascade is located near the Main Lobby of Dusit Thani Pattaya. Open daily from 6 a.m. – 1 a.m.  For reservations call (0) 3842 5611-7 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]

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

Cake ‘n’ Calories at Drift, Hilton Pattaya. Cake ‘n’ Calories at Drift, Hilton Pattaya.

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 449 baht net per person.  Friday is Thai Food Fair where you can enjoy all the different authentic Thai style foods available around Thailand.  Only THB 550 net per person.  Saturday Churrasco Night offers 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 orch[email protected]

Atlantic favourites served at Cascade. Atlantic favourites served at Cascade.

Eat to the Beat at Starz Diner located at the Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya between 2nd Road and Beach Road, Central Pattaya.  Named for its eclectic collection of rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia and show kitchen, Starz Diner is Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya’s all-day dining restaurant located on the ground floor serving up authentic Thai-Chinese, Japanese, Californian and Italian cuisine.  Enjoy free flow drinks and a whole spit roast pig on Saturdays for baht 980++ per person and Sunday-Friday at baht 880++ per person.  Show time for live music is from 6:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.  For more information call 038 428 755-9 or go to http://pattaya.hardrockhotels.net.

Pan-fried Atlantic salmon at Flare Pan-fried Atlantic salmon at Flare

Flare restaurant at Hilton Hotel Pattaya offers a sophisticated, contemporary and truly memorable dining experience in opulent surroundings and with wonderful views.  The Flare restaurant is open from 6.30 p.m. – 11.30 p.m. every day.  The new “Saturday Seafood Set Lunch” is available every Saturday from 12.00 noon till 2.30 p.m. for THB 650 net per person.  The three-course set menu includes an impressive array of fresh seafood and vegetables including seared tuna “Nicoise” and romaine and roasted corn salad for starter, choices of butter poached lobster and corn fed chicken breast for main course and chocolate temptation or sweet caviar for dessert.  For more information, please call 038 253 077.

Soft shell blue crab creations at The Peak Soft shell blue crab creations at The Peak

Throughout October, The Peak Chinese Restaurant offers the sweet and subtle briny flavor of the soft shell blue crab in delectable creations that include: crisp-fried soft shell crab with lemon sauce; sautéed soft shell crab with Szechuan sauce; pan-fried soft shell crab with Chinese mushroom & XO Sauce; and fried egg noodles with soft shell crab.  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.

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.

The Marco Polo Chinese Restaurant at the Montien Hotel, Pattaya is famous for its authentic Shanghainese and Szechuan cuisines prepared to perfection by master Chinese chefs.  Enjoy a dim sum lunch daily from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily.  Separate dining rooms are available for private parties.  Also don’t forget to call by the Montien Bakery Shop where you can find a wide selection of breads, cakes, cookies & Thai desserts.  Open daily (Sundays – Thursdays) 8.00 a.m. – 7.00 p.m. (Friday – Saturday) 8:00 a.m. – 9.00 p.m.  For reservations call The Montien Hotel, Pattaya Tel. 038-428155, 038-361340 ext 1620, 1621 or E-mail; [email protected]

Traditional farm fresh cuisine at The Bay. Traditional farm fresh cuisine at The Bay.

The Bay restaurant in October offers you a collection of dishes featuring versatile farm fresh produce & poultry and highlighting the authentic taste and aroma of such dishes as pan-fried chicken breast with red grape salad & hazelnut crepes, Chicken Cacciatore with mashed potatoes & root vegetables, and the famous New York Italian dish – Chicken Marsala, with Marsala wine, mushrooms, fragrant leaf spinach & sautéed potatoes) plus many more!  Located at the Dusit Thani Pattaya Resort, next to the Dolphin Roundabout in North Pattaya, The Bay also hosts a fabulous BBQ buffet dinner every Saturday evening.  Seating is available for 200 in both interior and terrace settings.  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.

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.

Thai Dinner Buffet at Café G, Holiday Inn Pattaya: Enjoy the taste of traditional Thai cuisine featuring som tam, grilled chicken, crispy pork, fresh salad bar, and Thai desserts selection.  Buffet dinner is available nightly from Monday-Friday from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. at Café G on the 4th floor of the Holiday Inn Pattaya.  Price per person is THB 450 net including soft drinks.  For groups over 10 people please inquire for group rate.  All kids under 12 eat free.  For more information, call 038 725 555 or check the website: www.holidayinn.com/pattaya.

The Brunch Experience

Dynamic, Stylish & Seriously Cool at Fabulous Sunday Brunch @ Mantra Restaurant and Bar, Pattaya; Experience the hottest Brunch concept in Pattaya.  It’s the perfect timing, from 11:00 hrs to 15:00 hrs, for a seriously cool culinary journey, an innovative & stylish approach to Sunday Brunch 1,690+ per person.  With a dazzling array of chic delicacies, this stylish and sophisticated brunch offers a fabulous selection of foods from around the world, oysters, cold cuts, prime roasts, chocolate fountain and more.  Upgrade your brunch to include a wine buffet for an additional 1,150+ per person.  For reservations and more info call 038 429 591 or [email protected] or visit www. mantra-pattaya.com.

Entertainment

Havana Bar at Holiday Inn Pattaya will be the venue for the 11th Latino Groove Party on Saturday 29th September from 8:30 p.m. onwards.  The theme this month is “vintage” so dress code is dress in your best vintage style!  Learn and follow the exciting Latin dance steps and routines shown by professional instructors suitable for all dance levels.  These Latin rhythms include Salsa, Cumbia, Bachata and Zumba.  Entrance is free of charge and the evening will feature music from the live band and DJ, plus a Happy Hour (2 drinks at price of 1) promotion from 7 p.m. – midnight.  For more information call 038 725 555 or visit www.facebook.com/HavanaBar.Pattaya and www.dining-experience. com/pattaya.

The Pattaya Players theatrical troupe will be holding open auditions for their production of “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” on Tuesday, October 2, at 6:30pm at the Eastern Grand Palace Hotel.  There are 9 parts for 1 female, 2 males and 5 actors of either sex all with varying ages.  The production will be staged on November 16, 17 & 30 and December 1, 2, 7 & 8.  For more information, visit: www. pattayaplayers.org or e-mail [email protected]

The Pullman Pattaya Hotel G will be holding a Peace & Love – G Session Beach Party (Full Moon Party style) on the evening of Saturday, 6th October.  Music will be provided by the international guest DJ’s and fluo colour body painting by street artist Matt Diamond.  Pay only 1,500 baht net for free flow of drinks, snacks and access to the G.I.P. area (tables and seats in special zone) from 8.30 pm to 1 am.  For more information, contact Cecilia Pitre on 038 411 940, 089 592 0366 or email [email protected]

A Night of Scottish Comedy’ featuring comedians Raymond Mearns & Gary Little will take place at the Ballroom of the Rembrandt Hotel, Sukhumvit 18 in Bangkok from 6.30 p.m. on Friday October 5.  Proceeds from the event will go to the Gift of Happiness Foundation.  Price per person: 2,750 baht; Price per table of 10: 25,000 baht.  Ticket price includes a buffet (4 courses-including pre show appetizers) soft drinks, wine, beer and corkage free bring your own bottle (spirits).  To book a seat or to find out more information, call 081 824 3157 or Email [email protected] or check out website www. facebook.com/ScottishComedy NightBangkok.

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]

Sala Chalermkrung Khon” a newly formed Thai masked dance group of 80 people from a variety of leading institutes are presenting every Friday and Saturday at Bangkok’s Sala Chalermkrung Royal Theatre: “Khon” (the acme of Thai dramatic arts) at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are priced at 1,000 and 1,200 baht.  For reservations please contact Sala Chalermkrung, tel: 02 224 4400, website: www. Salachalermkrung.com or Thai Ticket Major, tel: 02 262 3456, website: thaiticketmajor .com.  Sala Chalermkrung is located at corner Tri Phet Road, Charoen Krung Road.

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.  Jazz trio every Friday at 7-11 p.m., with Thomas Reimer (guitar), Jair-Rohm Parker Wells (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.