Community Happenings – Friday September 30 – October 6, 2016

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Community Services

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]

Notices

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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, Oct. 2. The PCEC usually presents a speaker on a topic of interest to Expats. 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’s annual charity Vegetarian Festival will be held at the Sawang Boriboon Foundation headquarters in Naklua from September 30 to October 10. Free vegetarian food will be available for all to enjoy during this period.

The Pattaya International Ladies Club (PILC) will hold a quiz night at the Amari Hotel Pattaya on Saturday, October 1, starting at 7.30 p.m. (doors open at 6.30 p.m.) Form a team of six people or just turn up on your own and you will be assigned to a team. Tickets priced at THB 800 per person include a buffet dinner (drinks to be purchased separately). To reserve a ticket, email to: [email protected].

The 5th Charity Motorcycle Ride in aid of the Camillian Social Center in Rayong will take place on Sunday, Oct. 9. Motorcyclists wishing to take part can choose one of two starting points: Ducati Pattaya on Central Road or Harley Davidson Pattaya on Sukhumvit Road. NB: *All makes & types of motorcycle are welcome* The start time is 2 p.m. and once at the Camillian Center cold, soft drinks will be served and a bike handling exhibition will be performed by Ultimate Control. Volunteers will also be asked to take some of the Center kids for a short ride up and down the soi. For more information, call Paul Douglas on 038 685 480 or email to [email protected].

A joint chambers Eastern Seaboard networking evening will be held at the Hotel Baraquda Pattaya MGallery by Sofitel on Friday, Oct. 21 from 6.30 – 9.00 p.m. (last drinks served at 8.30 p.m.). Price of admission is THB 500 for members of BCCT, AustCham, AmCham, GTCC & SATCC and THB 1,000 for non-members inclusive of food and drinks. For more information and reservations, go to chamber websites: www.bccthai.com, www.austchamthailand.com or www.amchamthailand.com.

The Pattaya Classical Guitar Festival & Competition 2016 will be held on Saturday, October 29 at the Siam Bayshore Pattaya. The festival boasts an impressive list of guest artists, luthiers and students hailing from Japan, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Germany, Indonesia and Thailand. Admission (inclusive of coffee breaks and San Miguel beer) is Baht 400 for adults and Baht 200 for students (with valid I.D.). Tickets are on sale now or can be purchased on the day of the event. For more information visit: www.thailandguitarsociety.com.

Regents International School will hold a special Halloween bazaar on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. – 2.30 p.m. Enjoy a free Halloween goody bag, raffle prizes, games, Halloween arts & crafts, costume parade, gift items, organic products and delicious food stalls. Price of admission is THB 150 for members and THB 250 for non-members. Parking is available at the school. For more details, call 038 418 777.

The 8th Fitz Club Tennis tournament will be held at the Royal Cliff Beach Resort from 28th to 30th October 2016. If you are a keen tennis player and would like to test your skills, then this tournament is for you. There are 2 types of entry: Singles 35+ and Mix Doubles (no age limit for mix doubles but the pairing needs to be of different genders). Everyone is welcome. For more information, visit www.royalcliff.com/tennis-tournament.

Tara Pattana School in East Pattaya is hosting a British Fair & Bonfire Night celebration on Saturday, November 5 from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. There will be a combination of British and Thai food and beverages (including a fully functioning English Pub), British afternoon tea and cakes, fun games with some fantastic prizes to be won, a live band and DJ plus the evening bonfire and fireworks. Donations on the door are requested to support 2 local charities: The Royal British Legion & Pattaya Street Kids’ Support Project. For more information and directions to the school, call 089-1279079.

The Pattaya International Fireworks Festival will be held this year on November 25-26 along Pattaya Beach Road. The festival is a pyrotechnic competition between multiple countries and also includes parades, live music and traditional dance shows. Each country gives a short snippet of their firework show on the first day, followed by a full 45-minute performance on the final day.

Dining

Amari Pattaya invites guests to celebrate Oktoberfest in Pattaya with special offers on German beers and buffet dinner at 1,500 THB net per person. Enjoy a feast of authentic German specialities, such as Schwein Spanferkel (whole pig on a spit) and the traditional Schweinshaxe (grilled pork knuckle), including a spread of Thai delights, an array of fine German brew and live entertainment. The celebration will take place in the party grounds of Amari Pattaya on Saturday, 22 October 2016 from 19:00 to 23:00. Tickets are limited. For more information and to purchase a ticket, contact www.facebook.com/AmariOcean or call 038 418 418.

A-One The Royal Cruise Hotel has announced the opening of a new bakery and coffee bar, “Cream Café”, which is outfitted to keep the dessert seeker relaxed and comfy with an ensemble of cozy chairs and intimate spaces. Special Promotion: Every Wednesday and Sunday enjoy 50% discount on bakery food items. Located on the 1st floor, A-One The Royal Cruise Hotel, Pattaya. Open daily: 11.00-20.00 hrs. For more details, call 038 259 555 or check www.facebook.com/aonehotel.

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.

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.

Relax with a ‘Charity Bunny’ afternoon tea set at Drift, Hilton Pattaya. The tea set includes a variety of bakery products and cakes with a choice of your favorite coffee or tea served with a cute bunny. The sales of this bunny will go directly to build a playground for learning disadvantaged infants. The Charity Bunny afternoon tea set is available at THB 1,100 net per set at Drift, level 16 of the hotel. The individual bunny is also available at THB 599 per piece. For more information, call 038 253 000 or email: [email protected].

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: Beef Wellington, Pork Chops, Chicken in red wine, and Jameson’s fish & chips, plus Cream Caramel for dessert. Available from midday to midnight. 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 Big Fish Restaurant at [email protected] Design Hotel has a nightly Seafood BBQ Buffet for THB 700 net or THB 990 net with free-flow wine from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. For reservations please call 038 930 600 or email [email protected]

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.

Refresh your body and mind with a ‘Stress Recovery’ 120-minute spa package from eforea spa at Hilton Pattaya. Begin with Thai Aromatherapy massage that focuses on the deep pressure and relaxation and complete the treatment with a hydrating facial to boost up the moisture of the facial skin. The package price is THB 4,900 per person or THB 9,000 per couple: available from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. every day until 30th September 2016 at eforea spa on level 17, Hilton Pattaya. For more information, call 038 253 000 or email [email protected].

Entertainment

Pattaya Players presents “Songs & Legends”: The evening will include four short story adaptations, originally written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Stephen Crane, Robert W. Service and Damon Runyon interspersed with live music, monologues, and a scary story to get you in the mood for Halloween! Dates: Friday & Saturday, 7 & 8 October 2016. Location: The Eastern Grand Palace Hotel, Soi Khao Talo (just off Sukhumvit Road near the Tesco Lotus/Outlet Mall). Enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet dinner at the White Horse Pub, then head upstairs to watch the show. Buffet dinner starts at 6 p.m., show starts at 7:30 p.m. Price: THB 700 per person – Reserve your tickets in advance then simply pay at the door! For reservations or more information, email [email protected] or call 094 772 0162.

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.

Enjoy great music from Thomas Reimer, one of the most famous European Jazz guitarists, playing live Sunday – Wednesday from 6.30 p.m. – 10 p.m. at the Sugar Hut restaurant on Thappraya Road, call 038 364 186 for details.

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.