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Club Field Trip: CCGP 5 Years Special Event! Italian Dinner & Card Games in OHIO

Price: $25.00 /per person
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Another "Game"trip anyone?
Logistics will be arranged based on RSVP.

Join us in celebrating with CCGP for their 5 years (wow!!!) with their one-week-in-advance Thursday Special Event in Ohio! Click here to link to CCGP event (
The 5th anniversary of the FIRST game with CCGP, which had 3 attendees (including our mighty ancestor Gary), occurred on Thursday, April 3, 2008. Since then, the group has played well over 700 games, and has even migrated to Erie to form us ECGP!
In celebration of the "birthday" of our heritage, we would like to extend this invitation to partake in this special evening event at an Italian restaurant in Westlake, Ohio. There will be NO fees collected. It will be an one week earlier pre-celebration with Italian card games...
Italian games at an Italian restaurant (with some Italian people too?)!
It will be in the Cardinal Room!
Let's attend and go meet & play with members of the CCGP (, also a fun & rowdy crowd! It will be fun!!! As with all parties -- The more, the merrier! :)

Note: This will be a single EVENING trip to the Cleveland area to join in the celebrations with the CCGP group (, so please let us know in advance as soon as you are able to so we can arrange carpool!
UPDATE!!!.....I am posting the following message for those of you who are not members of the Cleveland group.
Hello everyone!
Wow, I have never seen such a fast response to an event in these 5 years. Outstanding!!!
Buca di Beppo serves family style, so everyone at the table (or in the party room) share everything. The portion sizes are very ample. If we were left to order from the menu, the price per person becomes quite high. But then, you get what you pay for. We definitely get the most bang for the buck by going with the banquet package deals. I have selected the second smallest banquet package, which is priced at $29.95 per person, (not including tax and tip). That is only $5 more than the smallest package, with quite a bit more to choose from!
The bill (per person) figures out as follows:
Dinner (as detailed below): $29.95
21% Service Charge $6.29
7.75% Tax $2.33
TOTAL $38.57
Minus my portion (my anniversary gift to you!) -$13.57
Your Final Total Due $25.00
Unless you order alcoholic beverages, no other charges will be due from you for this event. Alcoholic beverage purchases will be billed to, and are payable by, each individual.
I need to ask everyone to pre-pay for this event online via PayPal or credit card, or in person by cash or credit card (I have a card reader on my phone), as soon as possible. If you choose to pay online, you may do so by clicking on the "Pay Now" link right above the "Happy 5th Anniversary" headline above. That will take you to the TaroBear's Lair PayPal page, where you can pay via PayPal if you have an account, or by credit card by clicking on the "don't have a PayPal account?" link.
Since my personal credit card will be charged by the restaurant at the end of the event, and the amount will be based on our expected attendance as of the 26th, no refunds will be given for no-shows or late cancelations! Be sure to cancel your RSVP by 5:00pm on the 25th in order to receive a refund. Also, anyone whose payment has not been received by then will be taken off the list. I cannot get stuck with having to pay $38.57 per head out of my own pocket for no-shows or late cancelations. I am sure you all understand.
The early RSVP'ers have voted on the menu choices, and the results are as follows:
Garlic Bread: Our Italian loaf brushed with garlic-infused olive oil, then baked with Parmesan cheese and lots of fresh garlic. Caesar Salad: Fresh, crisp romaine lettuce tossed in our Caesar salad dressing with roasted garlic croutons then topped with Parmesan cheese. Apple Gargonzola Salad: Tart Granny Smith apples, spiced walnuts, dried cranberries and Gorgonzola cheese tossed with our fresh lettuce blend in our signature Italian vinaigrette. Fettuccine Alfredo: Classic favorite featuring imported Italian egg fettuccine tossed in our creamy Alfredo sauce. Spicy Chicken Rigatoni: Awaken your taste buds with a new favorite - tender chicken breast sautéed with garlic and red pepper, tossed with peas, a spicy rosa sauce and imported Italian rigatoni pasta. Chicken Parmigiana: Large breaded and sautéed chicken breasts topped with marinara and mozzarella, then baked to golden perfection. Homemade Cheesecake: Rich, creamy cheesecake topped with a sweet raspberry hazelnut sauce and sprinkled with rich toasted hazelnuts. Tiramisu: Our powerfully flavored Tiramisu features homemade ladyfingers soaked in dark rum and espresso, layered with sweetened mascarpone cheese and topped with cocoa and crumbled hazelnut biscotti. Beverages: UNLIMITED Soft Drinks, Coffee & Tea are included. Alcoholic beverages will be given to your bill.


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