The next meeting of the Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) will be held on Sunday, Oct. 25. Everyone is warmly welcome. The PCEC will be welcoming back Dr. Mettanando, a former Buddhist monk to speak 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.
The famous annual Chonburi buffalo races will be held from Oct. 24-26 on the municipal field in front of the Chonburi Provincial Town Hall.
The Pattaya Classical Guitar Festival & Competition will take place at the Siam Bayshore hotel on Sunday, October 25. Tickets, 400 baht for adults and 200 baht for students (with valid I.D.), are on sale at the Siam Bayshore Resort & Spa, 038-428-678. www.thailandguitarsociety.com.
The British Chamber of Commerce Thailand (BCCT) is hosting an Eastern Seaboard dinner with British Ambassador Mark Kent at the Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa on Friday, October 30 starting at 6.30 p.m. Cost: THB 900 net for BCCT members & THB 1,100 net for non-members including buffet dinner, soft drinks, beer & wine. For bookings: www.bccthai.com or email [email protected]
Pattaya Soul Club will be holding a 4th anniversary Souled Out party on Saturday, November 7 at the Access Inn on Pattaya 3rd Road. Entrance is THB 400 and includes a free flow of wine and San Miguel beer from 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. All proceeds will be donated to the Hand to Hand Foundation. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/PattayaSoulClub.
The Rayong-Pattaya Ladies Circle invites you to a ‘Roaring 20s Red Carpet Ball’ at the Amari Pattaya on Saturday, November 7, 7 p.m. – 1 a.m. THB 3,000 tickets include un-prohibited flow of wine and beer, set menu, music and raffle prizes. For more info, email [email protected] or [email protected]
Pattaya International Ladies Club (PILC)’s annual Christmas Bazaar at the Holiday Inn Pattaya runs 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 22. A variety of unique products on sale, including jewelry, designer clothing, leather goods, ornaments, gifts, gourmet treats and more. Great prizes in the Grand Raffle. Entrance is 150 baht (free for children under 12).
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 meets Sunday, 2 p.m. at Satree Pattaya Center, 519/56 Pattaya 2nd Road, Soi Skaw Beach near the Skaw Beach Hotel, next door to Scandalia Restaurant; and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. on the 4th floor of Jomtien Plaza Condotel. For more info, call the Helpline 092 674 4109 or Richard 084 867 4138.
Alcoholics Anonymous: 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. (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.