April 4, 2011

Greetings from GITA

Madness is over and we’re now officially into Baseball Season for the
next seven months.  It’s also the time of year when people leave the
restaurant , wish us a good summer and announce that they’ll see us in
the Fall. They come and they go. 

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

 GITA DINNER MEETING on Monday, April 11, 2011

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 11th of April 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. 


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


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. 


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]” shape=”rect” target=”_blank”>[email protected] or Tony Janik at [email protected]


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]” shape=”rect” target=”_blank”>[email protected] or Tony Janik at [email protected] 


Sunday, April 10th at 1pm in the Front Building at the Pride Center in
Wilton Manors we will present Balanchine’s full-length ballet JEWELS in a
dazzling production by the Paris Opera Ballet.



This is the first time the Balanchine Trust allowed another company to
perform this ballet.  The full production facilities of the Paris Opera
were used for this re-creation.  In addition, several of the original
dancers helped the new soloists with the correct performance details. 
Couturier, painter and craftsman Christian Lacroix created the glorious
costumes and sets which, together with the outstanding performances of
the dancers and the sensitive musical direction of Paul Connelly,
results in a celebration of sumptuous splendor.


On Saturday, April 16th at 8pm and on Sunday, April 17th at 2pm the Boca Ballet Theatre will be presenting LA BAYADERE!


fully staged production stars, from The American Ballet Theatre,
Gillian Murphy, Jose Manuel Carreno and Sarah Smith; from The New York
City Ballet, Daniel Ulbricht. 


What an incredible cast.




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]    


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


member John Rooney has come up with a new Denny Delaney mystery, titled
UNPROTECTED LOVE.  This  new mystery includes some of our favorite
characters from previous Rooney books.  Set in New York City  our hero
Denny is on the trail of a serial killer who is targeting young male

SKIPPY DIES is a new book from Paul Murray.  For many
reviewers it was a favorite book of 2010.  Set in a private Catholic
boy’s school in Dublin the story revolves around the interplay of
students, teachers and parents. 


Skippy dies and what happens next is the mystery that links the boys
of Dublin’s Seabrook College (Ruprecht Van Doren, the overweight genius
obsessed with string theory; Carl, the teenager drug dealer and
borderline psychotic; Philip Kilfether, the basketball-playing midget)
to their parents and teachers in ways that no one could have imagined.


an audio book listener I need to mention that this is one of the most
dramatically produced books I’ve ever listened to and is truly
outstanding.  Using a cast of 17 performers  it’s like listening to a
radio production.


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.


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.


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 11th.

Chuck Murabito

Primavera Restaurant
Real Estate and Title Insurance
both Residential and Commercial


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