Mohegan Sun


Saturday, April 13th
Comix Comedy Club
FREE Event!

Live Discussion and Q&A at Comix Comedy Club: 2:00pm
Signing Event at the Shops at Mohegan Sun: 3:00pm

It’s an offer you can’t refuse when Mohegan Sun’s Winning Authors presents singer, author & mobster-turned-actor, Gianni Russo on April 13th as he participates in a live Q&A at Comix Comedy Club and signs copies of his memoir, Hollywood Godfather in The Shops concourse as part of a Bank Square Books partnership event.

Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis. Gianni Russo will be signing copies of Hollywood Godfather, which will be available for purchase through Bank Square Books in Mystic, CT. Books can also be purchased on-site at Mohegan Sun on the day of the event, subject to availability. Participants must have a book to enter signing line.

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Free Cone Day is coming on April 9th!
Since 1979, it’s our way to celebrate and say thanks to our awesome fans for another year of support, and we’ve kept it up every year since, spreading the peace, love & FREE ice cream around the world!

You’d better start thinking about the tough decisions you’ll need to make: Which flavor? Cup or cone? Who’s coming with you?
For all the delicious details, or to find a participating Scoop Shop near you, visit our site at

Tips support The United Way of Greater New Haven

Temple Street location – next to OMNI Hotel

Sanctuary Kitchen Syrian Supper Club

Guests and Syrian refugees will gather together in an intimate setting to break bread – come share stories, develop cultural understanding, form connections and build community. Enjoy a delicious meal prepared by Syrian chef Afeefa and her husband Sami, who resettled in New Haven in 2016 from Daraa, Syria with their family as a result of the ongoing conflict. Afeefa has over 40 years of experience cooking, and was one of the first refugee chefs to join Sanctuary Kitchen at its inception in 2017. Come learn about Afeefa and Sami’s culinary background and inspirations, and gain insight into their experience as refugees in New Haven. Trained facilitators will be present to assist the dinner party.

For inquiries, please email

The ticket cost is $60 per person. All proceeds are used to compensate the cook and support the cost of materials.

For inquiries, please email

Date And Time

Fri, April 12, 2019

7:00 PM – 9:30 PM


Private Residence

Address will be released after ticket purchase

New Haven, CT 06515


Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

Organizer: Sanctuary Kitchen At CitySeed

Organizer of Sanctuary Kitchen Syrian Supper Club

Sanctuary Kitchen, a program of CitySeed in partnership with a network of community volunteers, was formed in 2017 to promote and celebrate the culinary traditions, cultures, and stories of refugees and new immigrants resettled in Connecticut. We believe that refugees and immigrants arrive here with the potential to contribute their own unique skills and passions to the diverse and changing face of the Greater New Haven Area. Sanctuary Kitchen seeks to highlight these skills in culinary pursuits that provide personal income potential, while promoting their culinary traditions, cultures, and stories to improve understanding and appreciation throughout our community. By attending a Sanctuary Kitchen event, you’re helping refugees and immigrants receive training, support, income and opportunities to share their skills in meaningful ways.

All proceeds go to compensate Sanctuary Kitchen’s refugee cooks and support the cost of materials and kitchen space. Check us out at, Facebook and Instagram @sanctuarykitchenct. For inquiries, please email

CitySeed is a nonprofit organization that seeks to provide access to fresh, local food for all New Haven residents.  CitySeed operates a series of food-related services and activities toward that end. CitySeed’s mission is to engage the community in growing an equitable, local food system that promotes economic development, community development and sustainable agriculture. CitySeed has a licensed, commercial kitchen space, which was built with the aim to joyfully build culture and community through education and entrepreneurship. Sanctuary Kitchen is an important piece of this work. See for more details.





Soledad O’Brien is an award winning journalist, documentarian, news anchor, producer and philanthropist and the new host of Sunday morning syndicated political show, Matter of Fact.  O’Brien was the originator of Black in America and Latino in America.  In June 2013 she launched Starfish Media Group, a multi-platform media production and distribution company, dedicated to uncovering and producing empowering stories that take a challenging look at the often divisive issues of race, class, wealth, poverty and opportunity, through personal stories.  Starfish Media Group continues to produce Black in America and Latino in America and other programming for CNN and has produced the re-launch of “Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien” which focuses on alternative views on top issues.

Also, in June 2013, O’Brien joined HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel as a correspondent. In 2010, she wrote a critically-acclaimed memoir The Next Big Story: My Journey through the Land of Possibilities, which chronicles her biggest reporting moments and how her upbringing and background have influenced these experiences. O’Brien came to CNN from NBC News where she anchored the network’s Weekend Today.

Together, Soledad and her husband, Brad Raymond, started PowHERful Foundation, a non-profit organization that helps bridge the gap of opportunities for young minority women from low-income families to attend college with financial assistance, mentoring and holistic support so they can earn a degree and be on a path to success and hopefully in return one day they too will pay it forward to other young women like them in their communities. Soledad is a graduate of Harvard University and currently lives with her husband Brad and their four children in Manhattan.

24th Annual In the Company of Women Luncheon 


Each spring, YWCA Hartford Region hosts In the Company of Women – the largest networking luncheon in the State. The event brings together a diverse audience of nearly 1,400 successful women from the greater Hartford area to be inspired and to inspire others. The luncheon is YWCA’s most important annual fundraising event, with proceeds helping to fund YWCA’s many programs and services that benefit the lives of women and children in the Hartford region.  Attendees meet other women from the community who make a difference in their communities, while gaining insight and inspiration from a keynote speaker who has achieved great success, serves as a role model for women, and – most importantly – is helping to fulfill the association’s mission of empowering womeneliminating racism, and standing up for social justice. We are excited to announce our 2019 keynote speaker is Award Winning Journalist, Documentarian, Entrepreneur & Philanthropist, Soledad O’Brien. Our emcee for the afternoon will be Emmy Award winning, NBC Connecticut anchor, Keisha Grant.

 Click here to see a list of 23 years of distinguished women who have shared their motivational stories in the past. 

Tickets are $150.00 + service fees and tickets are now on sale. Seats are sold through Table Captains and individually on-line at Purchase Individual or Table Captain/Guest Tickets.

Seats are also available to guests of Corporate Sponsors. For more information about the In the Company of Women luncheon, including information about Sponsorship, how to become a Table Captain,  Advertiser or exhibitor opportunities, please contact the Development Office at (860) 525-1163, or

In the Company of Women Luncheon

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Connecticut Convention Center

100 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford

Registration and Reception

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Luncheon and Program

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Persimmon Plaza

Open till 3:00 p.m.





Subject: South Bay Restaurant Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
When: Monday, April 8, 2019 11:30 AM-12:00 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada).
Where: 228 College Street, New Haven

Please join us on Monday, April 8 at 11:30am at 228 College Street, New Haven for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at South Bay Restaurant. Feel free to forward this invitation to others!

Below is a link to more information about South Bay.

Celebrated U.S. figure skater Michelle Kwan to be honored as Chubb Fellow

By Bess Connolly march 19, 2019

Michelle Kwan
Michelle Kwan

Michelle Kwan, the most decorated figure skater in U.S. history, will visit the campus on Wednesday, April 3 under the auspices of the Chubb Fellowship at Timothy Dwight College.

Kwan will give the Spring 2019 Chubb Fellowship Lecture at 4:30 p.m. in Levinson Auditorium of the Law School, 127 Wall St. The talk is free and open to the public.

Born and raised in California, Kwan dominated the sport of figure skating from 1995 to 2005 when she won an unprecedented 43 championships— including five World Championships, eight consecutive and nine overall U.S. National Championships, and two Olympic medals. In the nearly 100-year history of U.S. figure skating, no American man or woman has won more world titles, national titles, or Olympic medals.

Kwan has been widely recognized for her athletic accomplishments and sportsmanship, including being named the 2003 U.S. Olympic Committee Sports Woman of the Year. She received the Sullivan Award as the top amateur athlete in America in 2001; earned the 1998 Sportswoman of the Year by the Women’s Sports Foundation; was the 2002 and 2003 Kids’ Choice Award; and won the 2002 Teen Choice Award as America’s favorite female athlete. Also in 2003, Kwan earned her seventh U.S. Figure Skating Skater of the Year Award and remains the only skater to have won the award more than once. U.S. Figure Skating renamed the award in her honor. It is now called the Michelle Kwan Trophy.

Off the ice, Kwan has demonstrated the important role athletes can play in the world of public diplomacy, furthering opportunities for international cultural dialogue and exchange. In 2006, Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice named Kwan America’s first Public Diplomacy Envoy and senior adviser at the U.S. Department of State, working with the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Kwan traveled the world meeting with young people to speak about leadership and to engage them in dialogue on social and educational issues. She continued that position under President Barak Obama and was also appointed to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition. In 2010, Kwan was elected to the board of directors of Special Olympics International, the organization’s governing authority responsible for global affairs and strategies. In 2011, Kwan was named adviser to the U.S.-China Women’s Leadership Exchange and Dialogue. Since then she has been involved in a variety of public service and political campaigns.

To further her work in the area of diplomacy, Kwan graduated from the University of Denver in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in international studies. In 2011, she received a master’s degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, majoring in international relations.

In 2012, Kwan was inducted into the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame — the highest honor in U.S. figure skating — and was also elected to the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame. That same year, she was selected by ESPN as one of the 40 greatest female athletes of the past 40 years.

Kwan has received honorary degrees from Salve Regina University, Smith College, and Southern Vermont College.

The Chubb Fellowship was founded with a gift from Yale alumnus Hendon Chubb, and since 1949 has been one of Yale’s most prestigious honors conferred on visiting speakers. The Timothy Dwight College Head of College, currently Mary Lui, administers the fellowship, which is devoted to encouraging interest in public service. Chubb Fellows spend their time at Yale in close, informal contact with students and make an appearance open to the public. Former Chubb Fellows include Presidents Harry Truman, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, and George H.W. Bush; authors Wendell Berry and Toni Morrison; actor Shah Rukh Khan; world leader Ellen Johnson Sirleaf; journalist Nicholas Kristoff; and many other nationally and internationally prominent citizens and leaders.

Admission is Free and open to the Yale Community and the General Public. No tickets are required. For questions: email: or call 203-376-7444




Sunday, September 8  @ 3pm


Toyota Oakdale Theatre

95 South Turnpike Road | Wallingford CT


Reserved Tickets Range:  $29* – $65.50* (limited VIP)



Tickets On Sale Friday April 5 at 10am

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*addnl fees apply / dates & times subject to change

Saturday, April 13 at 7 PM 

at the Annex Club in New Haven. 

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

Prizes will be awarded for best Easter bonnets!

Play for Cash Prizes up to $2,500!! 

Doors open at 6 PM and games begin at 7 PM. 

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!

Bingomania Community Outreach supporting…

West Haven Interagency Network for Children

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

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

Mark My Words: Cathy Guisewite – “Fifty Things That Aren’t My Fault”

3 • 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Cathy Guisewite, creator of the “Cathy” comic strip,which ran in nearly 1,400 newspapers for 34 years, will talk about her book, Fifty Things That Aren’t My Fault on Wednesday, April 3, 7 p.m.
In her first collection of essays, Guisewite calls herself a woman in “the panini generation,” taking care of her teenage daughter in California and flying cross country to care for her aging parents in Florida.
“In the comic strip, I was just a daughter,” Guisewite said in a Washington Post interview. “In this book, I write a lot about [toggling as] a mother-daughter-mother-daughter.”
Tickets are $30 and include a copy of the book, which will be published April 2. Guisewite will sign books after the talk.
The Mark My Words series is sponsored by the Wish You Well Foundation.
Connecticut Public — WNPR is the media sponsor for the Mark My Words series.

A Little Harmless Fun: Animal Trainer Bill Berloni Talks to Frank Rizzo

2 • 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm


Stage, film and television animal trainer and behaviorist Bill Berloni will talk with arts writer Frank Rizzo about his long career; about choosing, caring for, and living with pets; and the upcoming musical “Because of Winn Dixie” which will play the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam June 28-September 1.
The talk is part of the Twain House’s new A Little Harmless Fun series.
Berloni got his start in animal training when he was an 20-year-old apprentice at Goodspeed in 1976 and was asked to get a dog at the local pound and train it to play Sandy in the world premiere of the musical “Annie.”
Berloni is the go-to guy when an animal is needed for a Broadway production, or Julia Roberts’ film “Ben is Back,” or his own reality TV series “From Wags to Riches.” If the script says, “A wolf walks across the stage,” as it did for Ivo van Hove’s Broadway production of Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible,” or a sheep is needed for “Curse of the Starving Class” which will play in New York in April, or animals are needed for Martha Clarke’s theater piece about St. Francis of Assisi, Berloni gets the call. His Broadway credits include “Legally Blonde,” “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” and “Finding Neverland.” 
He is the author of Broadway Tails: Heartfelt Stories of Rescued Dogs Who Became Showbiz Superstars. Copies will be available for purchase and signing following the event.
Tickets are $10. Buy tickets here.

April 2
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm


The Mark Twain House & Museum