March 7, 2011

March 7, 2011

Greetings from GITA

It’s
March already and The Season seems to be zipping along.  It’s always a
pleasure to see returning friends from The North.  We’ve been very busy
at the restaurant with regular dining room business as well as hosting
many banquets and private parties. And we thank all of you who’ve been
responsible for letting us help you with your events.

We thank you all for your good wishes and continued support and hope to see you very soon.

 GITA DINNER MEETING on Monday, March 14, 2011

The
Gita Dinners for the past few months have been very well attended and
we’ve had some fun.  We’re looking forward to seeing you at this month’s
dinner on Monday, the 14th of March at 7 PM at Primavera Restaurant.
Primavera is located at 830 E. Oakland Park Boulevard just west of Dixie
and east of KMart. Cost is $20 payable at the door.  There
is currently space available for this dinner. We’re now featuring
“Singles” tables for those who’d like to meet new friends.  Hope to see
you there. 

RESERVING SEATS AT DINNER

We
are now accepting reservations for parties of ANY SIZE.  Our largest 
individual round tables seat a maximum of 12. When you make a
reservation, please give me the names (both first and last) of those in
your party. ALL seats are reserved.  You can make a reservation by
simply responding to this email.  When you make a reservation by email I
ALWAYS respond. If you don’t get a response I probably didn’t get your
email.

REAL ESTATE

The
real estate market also seems to have profited from a brisk seasonal
business.  I’ve seen many more serious buyers in the past few months. 
It’s nice to see that a lot of people still want to move here or buy
property here.  It is, after all, still Florida.  And Florida,
hopefully, will continue to have the attraction that got all of us here
in the first place.  We’re here, for whatever part of the year we’re
here, because we want to be here.   And we can pat ourselves on the back
for our smart choice of location.  And yesterday’s latest blizzard in
The Northeast was very satisfying, indeed.  It has been an excellent
winter for Florida Real Estate.

PRIMAVERA

Giacomo has promised to schedule some cooking classes in the near future.  Stay tuned.

Remember that we have a couple of banquet rooms for your private parties. 

 OPERA GROUP

The group generally meets monthly at the Pride Center at Equality Park to view operas. For more information or to get your name on their email list you need to get in touch with Dominic Bisignano at [email protected] or Tony Janik at [email protected]

BALLET

The
Ballet Group generally meets on the 2nd (second) Sunday of the month
and the Opera Group meets on the 4th (fourth) Sunday of the month.  The
Ballet Group also meets at the Pride Center at Equality Park.  Here
again, to get your name on their email list you need to get in touch with Dominic Bisignano at [email protected] or Tony Janik at [email protected] 

On
Sunday, March 13th at 1pm in the Front Building at the Pride Center in
Wilton Manors the  Ballet Group will be showing an incredible “Double
Feature”. 

 

First
will be the award winning, breathtaking Bolshoi Ballet performance of
Petit’s PIQUE DAME (The Queen of Spades), with the music of Tchaikovsky,
but not taken from his opera.  Many critics have hailed this as Petit’s
greatest work.  The full facilities of the Bolshoi have been employed
to serve the powerful performances of Nikolay Tsiskaridze (wait until
you see him!) as Hermann and Ilze Liepa as The Countess.  By the way,
this is NOT the same ballet that was done in the 70’s, but a 2005 World
Premiere.

 


Second, will be the delightful American Ballet Theatre performance of
Ashton’s THE DREAM–a wonderful re-telling of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer
Night’s Dream”–danced to Lanchberry’s arrangement of Mendelssohn’s
music.  This lavish fairy-tale production features Alessandra Ferri as
Titania, Ethan Stiefel as Oberon and Herman Cornejo as Puck.  You’ll be
grinning from ear-to-ear when the curtain descends.

 

Bring your friends (even those who THINK they don’t like ballet) for an exciting afternoon.

 

 BRIDGE 
Quick
Tricks Duplicate Bridge Club meets on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 and
Saturday afternoons at 12:30 at the Fort Lauderdale Bridge Club located
in Holiday Park at 700 NE 6th Terrace in Fort Lauderdale. Mike Donnelly
continues to direct on Tuesdays and Carl Cronrath, Manager of the Fort
Lauderdale Bridge Club, directs on Saturdays.   All games are charity
games, masterpoints are awarded and a portion of the entry fee for all
games is donated to Tuesday’s Angels. Quick Tricks games are sanctioned
by the American Contract Bridge League and the entry fee remains $6.00.
Come out and enjoy bridge, earn points and support Tuesday’s Angels all
at the same time.  If you have any questions, please contact Jack De
Crescente at 954-636-2050 or at [email protected]


ITALIAN LANGUAGE CLASSES   The Italian Language class now meets from 6:30 to 8:30PM every Wednesday. 
The classes are still free to all under the GITA patronage. Instead
of a fee, we invite participating students to make a donation, 100% of
which goes to Tuesdays Angels.
  
Since we revived this class in Oct 2009, we have donated $589 to
Tuesdays Angels due to the efforts of our volunteer teacher, John
Ritter, and the generosity of our students.
For more information or If you’re interested in attending classes please contact Bobby Caruso at [email protected]    

 MAH JONGG

Mah
Jongg anyone? this ancient game from China combines skill and luck and
is played with tiles. If you like cards or board games and a challenge,
you will probably enjoy it. Beginners welcome. Contact Keith at
954-446-5666.

PICTURES

Pictures
from practically all previous dinners since 2003 can be found on the
GITA website.  From the home page select “Photo Gallery” then select
GITA-Dinners. If you’d like prints, suitable for framing, of any of the
photos on the website just let me know.

The Gita website is undergoing some face lifting and may, at times, be unavailable.

BUSINESS CARDS

We
are hoping to add more member’s business cards to our website. If you’d
like us to add your card you need to either send me a card or email me a
scan of your card. The more the merrier.

DINNER RAFFLE

Each
month at our dinners we have a raffle and give away extravagant prizes.
There is no charge to participate in the raffle. Again this month we
will be accepting modest raffle gifts from interested members who choose
to promote their business in this most entertaining way.            

Thanks for your continued support. Hope to see you on the 14th.

Chuck Murabito

Primavera Restaurant
Real Estate and Title Insurance
both Residential and Commercial

954-629-5525  

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