Community Happenings – Friday August 5 – August 11, 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, August 7. The PCEC usually has a guest 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 am with a buffet breakfast available from 9:00 to 11:00 am.

The Pattaya Bikini Beach Race 2016 will take place on Saturday, August 6 at Central Festival Pattaya Beach with over 100,000 baht in prizes on offer to contestants. Race distances are 9km and 3km. Registration takes place on Friday, August 5 between 11:00 – 19:00 with the race starting at 16:00 the following day. For more information, go to Facebook page www.facebook.com/events/1745318552383097/ or call 092-285-4221.

Two of the world’s best darts players, Simon ‘The Wizard’ Whitlock and Robbie ‘Remedy’ Modra will be in town to conduct a charity darts exhibition at I-Rovers Sports Bar on Friday, August 12. A donation of 200 baht (with proceeds going to Father Ray Foundation) will get you a game against Simon or Robbie. There will also be a raffle with great darts prizes to be won and drink specials available all night.  I-Rovers Sports Bar is located on Soi LK Metro. Call 038 489 494 for more details.

A joint chambers Eastern Seaboard networking evening will be held at the Pullman Hotel G Pattaya on Friday, August 19 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 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 annual Jesters Care4kids Children’s Charity Fair will be held on Sunday, September 4 at Regents International School Pattaya and the Gala Party Night on Saturday, September 24 at the Amari Pattaya. Sponsorship opportunities for the fair and gala night are still available, as are stalls for hire at the fair. For more information, call Jesters Care4kids 038-361 720.

Dining

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.

Throughout the month of August 2016, Mantra Restaurant & Bar presents fresh and abundant local Asian cuisine. Indulge in sumptuous and popular Thai dishes such as tom yum goong, wok-fried seafood, spicy papaya salad, chicken green curry and phad tai goong. Stimulate your taste buds with a luscious Thai dinner, starting at just 240 THB. For more information, please contact Mantra Restaurant & Bar at +66 (0) 3842 9591 or email [email protected].

Superfood cupcakes packed with nutritional power are now available at Vistas in Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya. The resort’s bakery has created a recipe using oatmeal, the sweetness of natural honey, the anti-oxidant qualities of blueberries and other ingredients such as coconut milk, almonds and cinnamon powder. Vistas is located just off the resort’s lobby and serves light snacks and refreshments against a panoramic view of the water park and the ocean. For more information or reservations, call 038 714 981.

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.

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].

Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort, Pattaya offers you an incomparable gastronomic experience with their “Mirage Beach BBQ Seafood Buffet” every Thursday at only THB 1,199++ per person. The choice of seafood includes Tiger Prawns, Snapper Fish wrapped in Banana Leaves, Grilled Squid with Spicy Sauce, and much more. Enjoy fire dance shows on the beach from 19:00-22:00 hrs. For more information or table reservations, please contact (038 ) 714 981 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.

Hilton Pattaya invites you and your family to celebrate Mother’s Day at the Edge restaurant on Friday, August 12. Special for mother! Receive a 50% discount spa voucher at eforea spa for rejuvenating herself when dining minimum of four adults per table. The family brunch buffet features a variety of favorites including grilled and chilled seafood, salad bars, as well as live cooking stations of Western and Asian dishes. Mother’s Day brunch is available for THB 1,400 net per adults and child under 10 years dine for free, from 12 noon – 3.00 p.m. at Edge on level 14 at Hilton Pattaya. Advance reservation is recommended. Call 038 253 000 or email [email protected].

Hotel Baraquda Pattaya MGallery by Sofitel invites you to enjoy the traditional and delicious taste of chef’s special street food throughout August. Each set is priced at only THB 299 ++ and available in all F&B outlets from 11 a.m. to 11.30 p.m. For further information or to make a reservation, call 038 769 999 or email [email protected].

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

Free weekly comedy improvisation workshops every Wednesday at 7 PM at the White Horse Pub at the Eastern Grand Palace Hotel, Soi Khao Talo, just east of Sukhumvit. Create original theatre comedy instantly, on the spot, under the direction of award-winning playwright and director Sheldon Penner. Everybody is welcome, age 12 or over. No experience necessary, just the desire to play, laugh and have fun. For more information and to reserve a place on the session, contact Sheldon at [email protected] or just show up on the night.

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.