Bill Murray and Jan Vogler met during their travels and became friends in New York. Curious about each others artistic world and interests, the actor and cellist soon had the idea to work together on a project. This program showcases the core of the American values in literature and music. It is a show that communicates the bridges artists have built between American and Europe. Twain, Hemingway, Witman, Cooper, Bernstein, Gershwin and Foster are some of the strongest voices that have influenced generations of humans in America and gave the world a picture of the charm, energy, and creative force of the New World. Mr. Murray’s love for classical music is young and his art of language boundless. All the more reason to look forward to a fascinating encounter between great music and great literature featuring two masters of their art.


Gateway is pleased to welcome the public to our culinary lab-restaurant, Café Vincenzo. Touted as a “hidden gem” by the Mara Lavitt of NewHavenEats, this unique and popular dining experience offers the public a gourmet dining experience while GCC’s culinary students gain real-world work experience preparing for careers in the hospitality industry. Café Vincenzo is located at the corner of George and Church Street, in GCC’s South building in Room S102. The south building is bordered by George Street, Church Street (which is the best entrance for the café), Frontage Road and Temple Street. Parking is available on Church Street at meters. The college validates parking for the Temple Garage. Guests must check in with security when entering the campus buildings (security validates parking tickets).


Spring 2018 International Dinner Schedule

Welcome to our special International (five course) Dinners at Café Vincenzo. Each International Dinner is researched by the students assigned to that country. The managers for that evening study the history, eating habits, and the economics of the country assigned. The students then design the menu, choose the recipes, and finally, get the chance to run the entire dinner. Due to the short time span that we have to work with, we are unable to have a descriptive menu for each country, but rest assured that each country will be appropriately prepared and presented. You will have to trust in our talents, and in our instructor, when selecting one or more of these remarkable dinners to attend!

Dinners are $28 per person (only credit cards and checks accepted, no cash). Served on Thursday evenings. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for payment and seating. Service begins promptly at 6:30 p.m. Guests may bring their own wine.


February 15 FRANCE David Bellucci & Anthony Luciani
February 22 HAITI Brian Roundtree & Marie Isaac
March 8 ITALY Dominic Vissicchio & Massimo Palaccia
March 22 VIETNAM Debra Weeks
March 29 SOUL FOOD Kelwynn Westley
April 5 PUERTO RICO Nilda Martinez
April 12 IRELAND Christian Madsen
April 19 PERU Beranada Castillo
April 26 NORWAY Jordana Bernhard
May 3 GHANA/JAMAICA Jennifer Aryee


Reservations are strongly encouraged. Reservation requests and questions can be directed to Pam Kozodoy,, (203) 285-2269. Please include your name, telephone number, the number in your party, and date(s) that you’d like to dine, and someone will confirm your request prior to your visit. Payment is due on the date of your visit.

Bon Appetit!

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Become a Peabody FrogWatch Citizen Scientist!

Together with Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo and the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, the Peabody is seeking volunteers to help monitor frog populations in nearby wetlands during the spring and summer months. No need to be an expert; training is provided.

FrogWatch volunteers should have an interest in learning about frogs and toads, the commitment to learn and identify their distinct calls, and the ability to make several evening visits to a local wetland and report the data collected (about 15 minutes once or twice a week, one-half hour after sunset).

Training sessions are for the whole family and are free for members of the four institutions offering the training regardless of which site is chosen for the session. For others the cost is $10 per family.

Choose from the following four training sessions at four different locations. Pre-registration is required at least one week in advance by visiting HERE and completing the online registration form.

Tuesday, February 20, 7-9 p.m.

SNOW DATE: Thursday, February 22

First floor meeting room, Connecticut Forest & Park Association

Thursday, March 1, 7-9 p.m.

SNOW DATE: Tuesday, March 6, 7-9pm

Hanson Exploration Station, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo

Saturday, March 10, 1-3 p.m.

SNOW DATE: Tuesday, March 13, 7-9 p.m.

Third floor classroom, Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

Tuesday, March 20, 7-9 p.m.

SNOW DATE: Thursday, March 22

Room 110, Environmental Science Center (ESC), Yale University (next to Peabody Museum)

Questions: Contact Jim Sirch at, or call him at 203-432-6919.


Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

170 Whitney Avenue • New Haven, CT 06511 • (203) 432-3738



RJ Julia Booksellers presentsChrissy Metz

This is Me

March 28, 2018

Tickets: $33.00(+tax) includes admission for (1) attendee and (1) signed copy of This Is Me.

The Morgan School
71 Killingworth Turnpike
Clinton, CT 
(Please note, the venue for this event has changed from the Clinton Town Hall Auditorium. Tickets previously purchased for that venue will be honored at the new location).

In This is Me, Chrissy Metz shares her story with a raw honesty that will leave readers both surprised but also inspired. Infused with the same authenticity she brings to her starring role, Chrissy’s This is Me is so much more than your standard Hollywood memoir or collection of personal essays. She embraces the spirit of Shonda Rhimes’ Year of Yes, and shares how she has applied the lessons she learned from both setbacks and successes. A born entertainer, Chrissy finds light in even her darkest moments, and leaves the reader feeling they are spending time with a friend who gets it.
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Featuring emcee Miss Robin Banks for 

I’ve Got A Heart On For You Bingomania! 

on Saturday, February 17 at 7 PM 

at the Annex Club in New Haven. 

All of the fun and games you’ve come to expect and more!

Add to the Fun and Dress in Your Best Red, White, and Pink! 

Play for Cash Prizes up to $2,500!! Games start at 7 PM. We start selling admissions at 6 PM. You can only enter the seating area once you have purchased your admission. 

We offer a wide variety of goodies, including snacks, candy, desserts, coffee, soft drinks (and of course our cocktails, wine and beer).

Bring your own food to enjoy with your friends at Bingomania! 

Due to State Law, no beverages of any kind may be brought into the Annex Club. 

We can’t wait to see you!

For more information about Bingomania, including directions to the Annex Club, click here.

Be sure to “Like” the CTGMC Bingomania Facebook page: 

New Advertising Opportunities are available to promote your business at Bingomania! For more information click here.


Join NMS board members, friends and donors for our annual wine-tasting event!
Matching Wine, Music and Friends. February 18, 4 pm. 
Grab your tickets today!

Internationally acclaimed cellist and NMS faculty member Rebecca Patterson, principal cellist for the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, will present a beautiful program inspired by folk traditions from around the world. She will be joined by cellist Ravenna Michalsen and pianist Alexis Zingale. A sommelier will pair these musical selections with fine wines, accompanied by cheese and charcuterie.

Help us raise funds for financial aid students in our popular After-School Arts Academy!

$60 Individual ticket l $100 Couple ticket

RSVP by February 9 to Aaron Sorensen, Philanthropic Partnerships Associate, (203) 624-5189 x14 or or buy tickets online:




New Offerings @ The Studio

Taxidermy Classes with Divya Anantharaman
Anthropomorphic 1- or 2-Headed Mouse
Saturday April 14, 2018 12:00-6:00pm
$120for 1-headed // $150 for 2-headed
For more information on this class or to reserve you spot today, please go to the following link:

Butterfly Preservation/Beginners Entomology Workshop
Sunday April 15, 2018 12:00-4:00pm
For more information on this class or to reserve your spot today, please go to the following link:

Glass Source Studios and Gallery
18 Bank St. Ste. 101
Seymour, CT 06483
(203) 888-1616

Valentin Chmerkovskiy, “I’ll Never Change My Name” Book Signing and Meet and Greet


Val has captivated viewers of Dancing with the Stars since his first performance in 2011. While DWTS demonstrates Val’s beautiful physicality, this moving memoir illuminates his soul, revealing a deep, thoughtful person who channels his emotions and socially conscious views through his art. The beloved dance champion and choreographer assesses his life and career so far—where he’s come from and where he hopes to go.

For the first time, Val looks back at his childhood in Odessa, Ukraine, and his Jewish family’s immigration to the United States—including what it was like to grow up as a stranger desperate to fit into a different culture, how he worked to become a premiere dancer, and, of course, the collaborations and competitions with his brother and fellow DWTS sensation, Maksim “Maks” Chmerkovskiy.Valentin Chmerkovskiy

Val  Chmerkovskiy speaks warmly of his close-knit family and shares intimate and inspiring stories meant to offer hope and motivation not only to fans but to everyone with a dream. Enduring anti-Semitism in their native land, Val’s parents wanted a better life for their children—a desire that led them to leave everything they knew and start again thousands of miles away in a foreign country. It was a gamble that paid off—after years of practice and discipline, Val, along.


$26.99 includes admission and (1) copy of I’ll Never Change My Name.

If you’re unable to attend the event and would like a signed copy of I’ll Never Change My Name, please purchase the “Signed” version below.

Event Date:
Thursday, March 8, 2018 – 7:00pm
Event address:
R.J. Julia Booksellers
768 Boston Post Road
MadisonCT 06443
SKU: TChmerkovskiy