Community Happenings – Friday September 4 – September 10, 2015

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The next meeting of the Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) will be held on Sunday, Sept. 6. Everyone is warmly welcome. The PCEC will be welcoming back sociologist Steven Lance Stoll. His topic will be on “social evil” such as racism and mass murder. 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.

The annual Jesters Care 4 Kids Children’s Fair will take place from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Sunday, September 6 at the grounds of the Regents International School Pattaya. Expect to see lots of stalls offering fabulous goodies as well as all the usual party fun and games for kids, both young and old. Stalls at the Fair are still available for rental if you have something to sell and wish to take part in this great charity fundraiser. For those without transportation, a shuttle bus service will run from the Father Ray Foundation on Sukhumvit Road in Pattaya to the Regents School at regular intervals throughout the day. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/jesterscare.forkids or www.care4kids.info, or email [email protected]

The opening ceremony for the Willpower Institute’s first-ever meditation course in English will be held on Sunday, September 6 commencing at 9 a.m. in the Sala Thai Room of at the Diana Garden Resort, North Pattaya. A live broadcast from Canada will feature an introduction by His Holiness Phra Dhammamongkolyarn, Lord Abbot of Thammamongkol Thummamongkhon Temple, Founder and Master Teacher of the Meditation of Willpower Institute. Subsequently, the class will be operated at the Willpower Institute on Sukhumvit Road from Monday to Friday from 6-10 p.m. The class consists of lectures and practicing meditation while sitting and walking. The course will run six months and the final class will be a three-day pilgrimage to Doi Inthanon National Park in Chiang Mai led by His Holiness Viriyang Sirintharo. For more information, call 082-453-9545.

The annual Pattaya Ducati ride to The Camillian Social Center Rayong will take place on Sunday, September 13. All makes of motorcycle are very welcome. The day will begin with a free lunch provided by Pattaya Ducati at 12:00 in Pattaya Klang (email Khun Pimlaphat on [email protected] to confirm). Refreshments plus a display by Ultimate Control stunt riders will be provided at the Center. The ride itself will start at 2:00 p.m. prompt and the route will be via the 36. For more information, send email to [email protected]

Butts Street Wear will hold a charity fund raising event at Leo Blues Café on Sunday, September 13 from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. The event will feature an international buffet, live music, a fabulous magician and fashion models dressed in Butts Street Wear serving drinks. All profits made from T-shirt sales and donations will be going to the Shelter Center Pattaya, a home for orphans and neglected children in Pattaya. Leo Blues Café is located at Park Beach Condominium, Soi 16 Naklua. For more information call 098 507 3714.

The Jesters Gala Party Night will be held on Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Amari Pattaya resort starting at 7 p.m. Tickets cost 2,400 baht per person and include a mouthwatering buffet dinner, free flow wine, beer and soft drinks, some great door prizes, live entertainment, a grand raffle with Honda PCX as the top prize, an auction and dancing. All tickets need to be purchased in advance. Tables of 10 can be reserved. Dress code is smart/casual. For more information or to purchase tickets, send email to: vicechair [email protected] or visit website: www.care4kids.info.

Dining

Experience a fabulous brunch from 11:00 to 15:00 every Sunday morning at Mantra Restaurant & Bar with a selection of foods from around the world, including oysters, Alaskan king crabs, cold cuts, prime roasts, a chocolate fountain and more. Priced at THB 1,690++ per person or upgrade your brunch to include the wine buffet for an additional THB 1,490++ per person. Mantra chef Wongduan Dowrueng will also be presenting her contemporary culinary highlights throughout the month of September, with individual dish prices ranging from 460 THB to 1,500 THB. Mantra Restaurant & Bar is located at the Amari Pattaya on Pattaya Beach Road. Call 038 429 591 for more information and reservations.

Jameson’s Pub weekly 3 course special menu 375 Baht (Net), Main Course with a Choice of Starter, Main Course Option 1: Sirloin Steak and Chips – A 200grm Sirloin Steak cooked to order with Jameson’s Chips, Peas, Onion Rings, Corn on the Cob and Grilled Tomato. 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 and for each paying adult, one child under 12 years gets the buffet free of change from now until the 31st of October 2015. 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.

Holiday Inn Pattaya introduces its latest promotion at Havana Bar and Terrazzo restaurant, with 4 styles of black mussels for only for THB 490 net/person throughout September. The 4 special menu selections include black mussels with cheese, black mussels with marinara sauce, black mussels with white wine and black mussels cooked Thai style, all served with either garlic bread or French fries and a complimentary glass of house wine. Available daily from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Havana Bar and Terrazzo. For more information or reservations, call 038 725 555.

Hilton Pattaya offers a teddy bear afternoon tea set at Drift on level 16 of the hotel. Available at THB 1,000 net per set, your choice of tea, coffee or cocoa comes complete your own charity bear. Sales of this bear will go directly to the Habitat for Humanity Thailand project that helps to build homes for families in need. Individual teddy bears are also available at THB 499 at Lobby, Edge and Horizon at Hilton Pattaya. For more information or reservations, call 038 253 000 or email: [email protected]

Best boneless Australian rib-eye steak is the flavor of the month at Flames restaurant, located on the beachfront of the Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya. Flames opens nightly from 18:00 to 23:00. Call 038 714 981 for reservations.

Entertainment

A music lover with a top collection of vintage recorded music, mainly dance band, jazz, classical and world music (no modern pop) wishes to form a music listeners appreciation society in Pattaya. The society would be purely a discussion and listening club and not a medium to make money from selling discs. For more details contact Nigel Barrett at Email: [email protected]

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.

Come and enjoy live music at the Jazz Pit Pub. Listen to great music by 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. And 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: Are you bothered by someone else’s drinking? Maybe we can help. Sunday meeting at 2 p.m., Pattaya, Satree Pattaya Center, 519/56 Pattaya 2nd Road, Soi Skaw Beach near the Skaw Beach Hotel, next door to Scandalia Restaurant. Thursday meeting is at 10:30 a.m. on the 4th floor of Jomtien Plaza Condotel. For more information, call the Helpline 092 674 4109 or Richard 084 867 4138.

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 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. Please call (02) 713-6791 (24hrs a day, 7 days a week).

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.