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I have decided to attend this music event for Go Au Pair in CT http://www.goaupair.com/, and many of you like the venue.

I hope you will join me if you can. I know Friday nights are hard for many of you…’

FEBRUARY 22, 2013 6:30-11:30 p.m.
New Haven, CT


From my Meetup.com event http://www.meetup.com/Arts-Cultural-Events/events/101845602/?action=edit

This is a great chance to hear many great bands in a cozy venue. Quieter than its downstairs neighbor Toad’s Place, Lily’s Pad gives bands a chance to relax in a very intimate venue. It is an Afton show, so each performer gets 20 minutes to perform. Usually, this makes scheduling a group to see one particular musician very difficult. However, on Feb. 22, Gale Gardiner has put together a bunch of bands/musicians who will all appeal to her fans! So this will be a chance to hear a variety of high quality performers.

So, you can come an settle in and know that you will be pleased will most of the evening’s offerings! Among those scheduled so far:

Gale B. Gardiner


Bob Raymond


Bill Benson


Liz McNicholl


Shawn Persinger


TICKETS are $11.00 at the door. That covers all the bands! Be sure to mention Gale by name at the door.

You can also purchase tickets online: https://tickets.aftonshows.com/FORTUNESGALE

Gale will be posting online discount codes, too, as the date gets closer on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/466047686790594/

More about Lily’s Pad: http://www.toadsplace.com/lilly.htm

I think it will be a nice evening. There are restaurants nearby, and you can leave and come back with hand stamp.


Hello Go Au Pair CT! 

Please join me in my hometown on Saturday September 8, 2012 for a lot of Fall FUN.  There are vendors, rides, games, food, cars, music, and other things to discover.  People living in this part of the U.S. (New England) LOVE our Fall fairs, and this will be one small example for you to see what it is like.  I think you will have a great time.  And there are so many more fairs you can explore on your own if you wish.

Some more infor about the event:  http://connecticut.cbslocal.com/  and on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/135076613200905/

Let’s meet at 11 a.m. at Everybody’s Supermarket: 1021 South Main Street  Cheshire, CT 06410  (Route 10).  http://www.everybodysmarket.com/

List of all CT FALL FAIRS:  http://www.ctfairs.org/fair_map.aspx

Link to GO AU PAIR:  http://www.goaupair.com/


I have been wanting to go to this museum in the heart of New Haven for a long time, and I think you will all enjoy it.

The current exhibit is called Big Food: Health, Culture, and the Evolution of Eating. It is described below (taken directly from website):

“Food is fundamental to life. Yet, our eating habits have become incredibly complex, involving many aspects of daily life far beyond addressing simple nutritional needs. The increased consumption of unhealthy food and sedentary lifestyles mean excess weight and obesity now surpass under-nourishment as the world’s leading food and nutrition problem. Big Food  begins with a startling visual of the amount of food the average American eats and finishes with a challenge for visitors to reflect on their role in personal and community health and the sustainability of our food system. In between it examines behavioral choice in nutrition and exercise as well as the influence of social, environmental, and cultural settings. Using an engaging multi-media and family-friendly approach, visitors will investigate our origins as hunter-gatherers; explore societal pressures such as the progressive growth of portion sizes; tackle media influences on food preferences; and consider serious health consequences that have increased the burden of chronic diseases, including diabetes and heart disease.”

There are a lot of fun regular exhibits and activities too!, like Birds of Connecticut, Hall of American Cultures, and other fossil and dinasaur stuff.  There is also a Discover Room.

Read all about it here on the website…    Click Here for Yale Peabody Museum Website

Admission is $9.00, but if you have a student ID it is only $5.00.

Directions are here, but see the website for more info.

Let’s Meet on Saturday July 28, 2012 at 12 p.m.!

More about Go Au Pair is here…




We are located in New Haven at 170 Whitney Avenue, at the corner of Sachem Street, one block north of Trumbull Street.

Yale University Campus Map

By Car: In New Haven, Connecticut, take Exit 3 off Interstate 91 (either north or southbound) onto the Trumbull Street connector, turn right at the second intersection onto Whitney Avenue (follow the posted signs to the Peabody Museum). The Museum sits on the corner of Whitney Avenue and Sachem Street. Metered street parking is available on Sachem Street, and a small visitor lot is located one block north of the Museum. Additional information about parking can be found below.

By Bus: The Yale Peabody Museum is on New Haven’s “J” bus route. For information contact CT Transit at 203.624.0151.

By Train: The Yale Peabody Museum is convenient to Amtrak, MTA Metro-North Railroad and Shore Line East passenger rail service in New Haven.


We are going to meet in the artsy Westville section of New Haven. We can tour a gallery or two and then eat at one of the great brunch locations all within a few blocks. Parking is one the street or in a public lot on Whalley Ave.

Meet at:

873 Whalley Ave., New Haven, CT 06515

If you want to look up some of the restaurants to choose from, they are Delaney’s Tap Room, Bella’s Cafe, and Lena’s Cafe and Confections:




Come and welcome Wengian Bie and Suzana to CT and wish Jenny love and best of luck!

Lena’s Savory Pancakes

Facebook Event:  http://www.facebook.com/#!/events/309983412422383/

Go Ay Pair:  http://www.goaupair.com/


I am so sorry that I was not able to attend this event…especially after seeing these wonderful photos provided by Jenny.  This looks like it was a very memorable event.  I can tell that Jenny and the Rubensteins really out a lot of love and care into preparations.  THANK YOU!!



For more information on Go Au Pair, Please go to:  http://www.goaupair.com/


Hi Everyone!

Okay…Here is the PLAN!

Two events…come to one or both…just please stay in touch so I know who is coming and whether to look out for you etc.  I figure that event #1 will be Katie and Tati and event #2 will be Dore, Jenny, and Mitzy…maybe Katie….

1)  Funky Monkey Jazz Friday 12/9 from 6-9 p.m.


This is an open event in a cafe…no need to be there on time!  Come anytime you want…the cafe closes at 9 p.m.


130 Elm Street Cheshire, CT 06410 (203) 439-9161

2) The Mark Twain House Sunday Dec. 11 2 p.m.

We will meet in the lobby near the gift shop…then take a tour…

special holiday activities are planned…see website…


The Mark Twain House & Museum Phone: (860) 247-0998
351 Farmington Avenue
Hartford, Connecticut 06105

Admission 16.00  Free parking.

**{{These events are part of Go Au Pair’s wonderful program…for more information on our au pairs, please go to: goaupair.com }}**


After the traveling and the food, come relax at a quiet neighborhood church in New Haven with your fellow au pairs and LAR.

Sunday, November 27, 2011, 4:00pm
Advent Lessons and Carols, Lars Gjerde, director of music
Led by the Bethesda Choir and instrumentalists
Bethesda Lutheran Church, 450 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511
Freewill offering. Free parking.
For information call     203-787-2346 or visit http://www.bethesdanewhaven.com/

Above info taken from SacredMusicCT.org

Also see the church on FACEBOOK.

After the Lessons and Carols, we can head down to the FAMOUS Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana.  Most people say you can not leave CT without trying a slice of the WHITE CLAM PIZZA, but I prefer the FRESH TOMATO PIE myself…


This is a last-minute event…and I understand that many of you can not come, but I was so sad that our recent Halloween FUN night had to be cancelled due to the Halloween STORM…So I wanted to offer a chance for a few of us to get together this weekend.

There will be other events coming up on Nov. 27th and Dec. 10th as well, so don’t worry if you can not make this one!

Info taken from this listing in the Milford Patch:



88 Bassett Rd, North Haven, CT, FREE

The Nutmeg Symphonic Pops Orchestra is presenting  a free concert Sunday November 13 at 2:00 p.m. at Gateway Community College, 88 Bassett Street, North Haven. Joseph Stango, Connecticut’s Pavarotti, will be celebrating his 30th anniversary at this concert.  Stango will perform from Verdi, Tosti, DeCurtis and Ferilli/Maggio.  He has appeared with Opera Music Theater International, several opera companies including San Francisco’s Merola Opera and Shubert Opera as well as with the Symphonies of New Haven, Northern Virginia, Wallingford and Edmonton (Canada). Stango was  a finalist in the Luciano Pavarotti International Competition. Also appearing during the concert is Kristin Smith, soprano and the Gateway Chorale, performing music from Act II of Merry Widow. The Nutmeg Symphonic Pops Orchestra under the direction of conductor Dr. Dino Ciaburri, will perform 20th Century music and introduce the popular Motown concept during the program with a medley of Motown music. There are no tickets necessary for this concert; donations will be accepted. Directions: Exit 63 from Wilbur Cross Parkway to Route 22, crossing I-91 and Route 5. Continue two miles. Watch for signs to Gateway Community College. 203 283 1053 and 203 833-2224

SO lets meet at 1:45 in front of the entrance.  After the concert, we can go out to nearby Starbucks for coffee!


I had such a great time at Maggie McFly’s today with Fran, Tati, Liz, and Mitzy.  We all really enjoyed talking, eating, and sharing ideas and experiences.  It is my hope that some great new friendships were formed today.  I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did.  Jenny and Carolina, you were very much missed and thought of, but we know you will be with us next time…you too, Dore!  Thank you all for coming and being so energetic and happy!See you soon…



Just got back from a really wonderful afternoon at the New Britain Museum of American Art!

Jenny, Natalia, Mitzy and I had a wonderful tour given by a really engaging and knowledgeable tour guide named Roberta.  She introduced us to important facts about American art, giving great examples of works that illustrate various trends and methods.

The tour culminated in the brand new Tides of Provincetown exhibit, showing how this one beutiful location affected in unique ways the work of the many artists drawn there over the years.

We all had lunch and wished Natalia well, heading out in two weeks for a vacation and her return home.

Thanks so much to all of you!