Community Happenings – Friday June 19 – June 25, 2015

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The next meeting of the Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) will be held on Sunday, June 21. Everyone is warmly welcome. Australian Dr. Peter Lewis will talk about prevention of osteoarthritis and how to relieve the pain. 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 Dicey Reilly’s Pub, Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa on Friday, June 19 from 6.00 – 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 850 for non-members (cash payment at the door). For more information and reservations, go to chamber websites: www.bccthai.com, www.satcc.info, www.austchamthailand.com or www.amchamthailand.com.

In celebration of becoming the only school in the Eastern Seaboard to be award the ‘Gold Standard’ CfBT accreditation award, St. Andrews Green Valley International School will be hosting a cocktail reception for parents and teachers at the Havana Bar, in the Holiday Inn on Friday, June 19 starting at 7.00 p.m. Dress code is smart casual.

The Martial Arts Games Grand Championships are currently being held in Pattaya from June 11-23. Bouts in disciplines such as taekwondo, karate, jujitsu, amateur Muay Thai boxing, and hapkido are being staged daily at the Eastern National Indoor Sports Arena on Soi Chaiyapruek 2 and the Pattaya Boxing World in North Pattaya. For more information check FB page: www.facebook.com/PattayaGrand.

A special fundraising party will be held at the Kik Bar on Soi Khao Talo on the evening of Friday, June 26. Sponsored by Kik Bar, La Grotto Pizzeria and Pepper & Salt Restaurant, the event will include free food from 7.30pm. All proceeds will go to help improve the lives of local street dogs. For more information, call Kik Bar on 087 129 9179.

An Indian Classical and Fusion music concert will be held at the Siam Bayshore Hotel, Pattaya on Sunday, June 28, starting at 7.30 p.m. In a program of sitar and vocal music one of the big names in Indian classical music, Purbayan Chatterjee, will be joined by sonorous vocalist, Joyeta Choudhury. They will be accompanied on tabla by Rupak Battacharjee, one of the finest tabla players of the younger generation. Tickets cost 500 baht and are available from the reception of the Siam Bayshore Hotel. A portion of the proceeds from the concert will be given to the Princess Sirindhorn Chulalongkorn Craniofacial Center, King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, and the Thai Red Cross Society. For more information, call Pattaya Classical Music on 038 069-681, 038 069-681 or Siam Bayshore on 038 428678-81.

The annual Canada Day celebrations will be held at the NIST International School in Bangkok on Saturday, June 27. The event will feature children’s games, tug-of-war, and various sporting activities for adults, including the ever-popular ball hockey tournament. A buffet dinner will be served following the afternoon activities with the Canadian Embassy bringing in Canadian beef and salmon. Plenty of ice cold Canadian beer, Canadian wines and the ever popular Bloody Caesar will be made available for the occasion. Event ticket holders will also be eligible to win a host of fabulous lucky draw prizes. Early bird tickets are available until 17 June at the following prices: Adults THB 1,000; Children 5 to 12: THB 500; Children below 5: THB100; Family (2 adults and 1 child): THB 2,300. To book your tickets email: [email protected]

The Pattaya International Ladies Club will be hosting an evening of music with the Salaya Chamber Orchestra at 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 12, at the Ballroom of the Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort in north Pattaya. Enjoy classic compositions from Bach, Haydn, Elgar and Nielsen. Tickets cost 600 baht per person and can be reserved by email to: [email protected] Proceeds from the event will be allocated to the many different charities supported by PILC.

Dining

Horizon rooftop restaurant, bar and lounge is currently offering prime cuts of Australian T-bone steak served with fresh asparagus and homemade potato wedges, paired beautifully with a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon from the unique valleys of Chile. Priced at THB 1,750 net, the promotion is available daily until August 31 from 6 p.m. to 11.30 p.m. at Horizon, located on level 34 of the Hilton Pattaya hotel. For reservations or information, call 038 253 000 or email: [email protected]

Jameson’s Pub weekly 3-course special menu: 375 baht (net) includes main course with a choice of starter. Main course option 3: Lamb Curry – lean chunks of New Zealand lamb cooked in a hot thick curry sauce with onions, carrots, cauliflower and potatoes served in an earthen ware dish with vegetable samosa, papadum, naan bread and Jameson’s mango chutney. 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 Indian Curry Club is open within the Shenanigans Jomtien Shenanigans kitchen. The usual extensive menu is available daily while Thursday nights are dedicated to Indian Cuisine Club. For more information, call 089 021 4502.

Whether you like them steamed or deep fried with meat or seafood, you are sure to enjoy a great selection of dim sum items during the ‘All You Can Eat Dim Sum for Lunch’ promotion at The Peak Restaurant of the Dusit Thani Pattaya hotel. Soup and dessert are also included for THB 650++ per person (food only). Available Mondays – Fridays from 11:30am till 2:00pm. Tel: 038 425 611-7 Ext. 2149, 2276.

The newly reopened Rossini restaurant offers a diverse menu featuring Italian favourites such as thin & crispy pizzas, delicious Calzone “Rossini” and delectable homemade pastas. The restaurant also offers Italian sparkling wine by the glass, and a well-curated selection of wines by the bottle. Guests can also relax and unwind in the restaurant’s new upscale Cigar Lounge which offers a wide selection of imported cigars. Rossini is located at the Royal Cliff Beach Resort in South Pattaya. Open daily (except Wednesdays) from 18:30 – 22:30 hrs. For more information or to make reservations, call 038 250 421 ext. 2037 or email: [email protected]

Spices Bar & Grill offers fine Indian dining in a sophisticated yet relaxed atmosphere. Sample excellent cocktails and sensational food every day from 5 p.m. – 1 a.m. Happy hours run daily from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. (buy 1 get 1 free) and Wednesday is Ladies Night (first drink on the house). Located on Soi Yume (opposite Trust Condo). For more information and reservations, call 038 716 693 or visit www.spicesbarngrill.com.

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.mataharipattaya.com.

The Thai Garden Resort offers nightly dining presentations with different themed buffets! Happy Hours are from 17:00 – 18:00 with most drinks at 50% discount. The “All You Can Eat Buffet” starts at 18:00 until 21:00 hours and offers a wide variety of soups, salads, bread, cold cuts, smoked salmon, choices of hot food dishes, live cooking stations and of course a home-made desserts selection. All this for just 399 baht net for adults and 199 baht net for children under 12 years old. 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.

Louis Restaurant is offering a new weekly set dinner menu alongside the regular a la carte menu items. The set menu includes a choice of starters, main courses and desserts. Louis Restaurant also offers a set lunch menu for THB 250-290. Louis is located on Naklua Soi 31 or North Pattaya Road Soi 6. For reservations contact Vichai on mobile 081 001 3298 or email: [email protected]

Ruffino Restaurant offers Monday to Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. a homemade pizza “buy 1 get 1 free” promotion and Chef Luca has created a delicious rustic 3-course set dinner perfectly paired with a carafe of red or white wine for THB 888 net per person, only available on Thursday’s from 6 to 10 p.m. Located at the Centara Grand Phratamnak Pattaya on Pratamnak Road, Soi 5. For more information and bookings call 038 306 337 or e-mail: [email protected]

Halal international buffet dinner @ Harbour – only THB 420 net per person. The buffet dinner includes halal food, an international buffet line and many selections of dessert. The food is certified and cooked by a halal chef with 40 years experience. Both indoor and outdoor dining options are available. Harbour restaurant is located at the A-One Royal Cruise Hotel on Pattaya Beach Road (Soi 3), Open daily 6.00 pm – 10.00 pm. For more information, call 038 259 555 Ext 4236.

Sugar Hut Restaurant is open for lunch with set menu prices from 240 to 350 baht net/set. Menu items include chili fried rice, pork soup with tofu, noodles, fresh spring rolls, salad, fruit, desserts and more. For inquiries and reservations, call 038 364 186, 038 251 686.

Flames restaurant offers a tandoori take on tiger prawns this month. Enjoy the bold tandoori flavors as the resident specialist chefs put prawns to a novel & delicious use. Flames is located on the beachfront of the Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya and opens daily from 6:00 to 11:00pm. Call 038 714 981 for reservations.

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 THB 499 net per person. Wednesday is Ribs & Wings evening: finger licking good ribs and 6 different kinds of wings – all you can eat for THB 449 net per person. Friday & Saturday Churrasco Nights offer 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 749 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 Pattaya, Beach Road, North Pattaya, Tel 038 418418.

Terrazzo Restaurant introduces ‘Surf & Turf’ the special combination of Boston Lobster and Australia tenderloin. Savour a combination of the freshest half grilled imported Boston lobster seasoned with herbs and a prime quality marinated beef tenderloin from Australia served with your preferred side dishes and chef’s recommended sauces. Even more special, every order receives a complimentary glass of house wine. Available daily throughout June from 6 pm to 10 pm at Terrazzo Restaurant, Holiday Inn Pattaya. Price: THB 1,800 net. For more information or reservations, call 038 725 555.

Entertainment

Local amateur dramatics society Pattaya Players holds comedy Improv Nights every Tuesday from 7 p.m. at the Eastern Grand Hotel Pattaya on Soi Khaotalo. Everyone welcome, age 12 or over. No experience necessary. For more information and to reserve a place, contact Sheldon at [email protected]

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.

Hard Rock Cafe Pattaya presents ‘Mix Tape’ every Friday night from 9 p.m. till 2 a.m. at the Moon Deck. A roster of four guest DJs play soulful funky sounds, deep house, tech and all manners of groovy tunes laced with rock & roll. For more information and/or reservations, call 038 426635, send e-mail to [email protected] or go to www.facebook.com/HardRockCafePattaya.

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. Should you be a former UK service man or women in need of help please contact us in confidence at: [email protected] rblthailand.org. Should you wish to join our branch, please contact: [email protected] rblthailand.org or 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.

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).

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.