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POST-GAZETTE, SEPTEMBER 23, 2011 Calendar of Events America in History Landing of Columbus Designs created & implemented by Constantino Brumidi (1805-1880), the Michelangelo of the United States Capitol OCTOBER ITALIAN HERITAGE MONTH COMMITTEE Giuseppe Pastorelli, Consul General of Italy, Honorary Chairman Kevin A. Caira, President Salvatore Bramante, Vice-President Fiscal Affairs Anna Quadri, Director of Public Relations Dr. Stephen F. Maio, Chairman of the Board James DiStefano, State President OSIA, Director Comm. Lino Rullo, President Emeritus Dr. John Christoforo, Director of Education Dr. Spencer DiScala, Historian Hon. Joseph V. Ferrino, Chairman Emefltus Post Office Box 185, Medford, MA 02155-0185 • 617-499-7955 • Friday, Vienna 2ways. Art exhibit. Opening reception 5:30 PM-9:00 PM. Gallery hours: Friday-Sunday 12:00 September 30- SPONSORS: Italian Consulate in Boston, Prima, Dremel, Colorgraf. LOCATION: Laconia Gallery, Saturday, Bellanca, Artist October 22 Opening Reception Friday, October 7 PM-4:00 PM. Free. 433 Harrison Ave., Boston MA. COORDINATOR: Fabrizio Month of Italian Artifacts Display. Start Time of Event: October 1 at 10:00 AM. A display of Italian artifacts, books, pictures and mementos for the month of October in October recognition of the 2011 Italian Heritage Month. Free. SPONSOR: Burlington Lodge #2223• LOCATION: Burlington Public Library, 22 Sears St., Burlington, MA. COORDINATOR: Joanne Margi 781-272-0233, nonnim31 @ Saturday, That's Amore Show. 7:00 PM. Show, dancing, buffet, dessert and raffles. A celebration of our heritage and the 150~ Anniversary of the Unification of Italy• October 1 $40 per person. SPONSOR: Grand Lodge of Massachusetts. LOCATION: Watertown Sons of Italy, 520 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA. COORDINATOR: Grand Lodge of Massachusetts 617-489-5234, email: Sunday, A Celebration of the Divine Poet, Dante Alighieri, for the 150t" Anniversary of Italian Unity. 5:00 PM. Dramatizations of the work of Francesco Petrarca, Niccolo October 2 Machiavelli, Ugo Foscolo, Giacomo Leopardi; Featuring Professor J.G. Hubbard, Chiara Durazzini, Marco Zanelli, Karen Fanale; Musical interludes with pianist Bradley Pennington. Coffee and light refreshments. Free. SPONSOR: Dante Alighieri Society. LOCATION: Dante Alighieri Society, 41 Hampshire St., Cambridge, MA. COORDINATOR: Luisa Marino, VP Cultural Affairs and Artistic Director 617-868-6846 or Dante Office 617-876-5160 Sunday, A Day in Pompeii. A glimpse of daily life in Pompeii. Hundreds of artifacts including body casts of the volcano's victims. Advance purchase highly recommended. October 2 - SPONSOR: Museum of Science. LOCATION: Museum of Science, 1 Science Park, Boston, MA. Please visit the museum website at Sunday, February 12, 2012 T~ Sunday, .... II Volo in Concert. 6:00 PM. Live concert. October 2 LOCATION: MGM Grand at Foxwoods, 29 Norwich-Westerly Rd., Mashantucket ,CT: TICKETS: Foxwoods Casino 1-800-200-2882, Ticketmaster 1-800-745-3000 Monday, October 3 The ANNUAL KICK-OFF event this year will be held at the Grand Staircase of the State House from 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM. Coro Dante will be performing the American and Italian anthems and other musical selections. Attend with friends and family and show your support for October Italian Heritage Month! A proclamation by Governor Deval Patrick will be read. Honored Guest: Consul General of Italy, Giuseppe Pastorelli. A wonderful program has been planned, so please join us[ Free and open to the public• Refreshments will be served. LOCATION: Grand Staircase, State House, Boston, MA. COORDINATORS: Dr. Stephen Maio 781-245-6536, Kevin Caira 978-657-7734, Lino Rullo 781-862-1633, Hon. Joseph Ferrino 617-569-2110 Tuesday, October 4 Sacco and Vanzetti. 7:00 PM. A lecture by historian Christopher Daley about the crime, trial and controversy surrounding Sacco and Vanzetti. SPONSOR: Friends of the Medford Public Library. LOCATION: Medford Public Library, 111 High St. Medford, MA. COORDINATOR: Barbara bkerr@ Kerr781-395-7950 Tuesday, October 4 The Sunny Skies of Italy. 2:00 PM. Concert of Neapolitan songs and opera arias presented by Soprano Ruth Harcovitz. Free. SPONSOR: Traditions of Dedham. LOCATION: 735 Washington St., Dedham, MA. COORDINATOR: Ruth Harcovitz 781-433-0660 Wednesday, October5 Italian Book Club: Very Valentine is the first novel in a trilogy by the prolific author, Adriana Trigiani. With a keen eye, her novels capture and convey the Italian- American world with all its familial layers and nuance. Very Va/entine is a sumptuous treat, a journey of dreams fulfilled, a celebration of love and loss filled with Trigiani's trademark heart and humor. 6:30 PM. Admission free. SPONSOR: Center for Italian Culture at Fitchburg State University. LOCATION: Fitchburg State University, Center for Italian Culture (4th floor), Amelia V. Gallucci-Cirio Library, Pearl St, Fitchburg, MA. COORDINATOR: Mary Chapin Durling 978-665-3709 (direct number); or box office: 978-665-3347; centerstage @ Wednesday, October5 Italian American Heritage Month Film Festival. 3:00 PM. Film -- Detective Montalbano: The Snack Thief (2010, 115 minutes, unrated, English subtitles). Free. SPONSOR: West End Branch of the Boston Public Library. LOCATION: West End Branch of the Boston Public Library, 151 Cambridge St., Boston, MA. COORDINATOR: Helen Bender 617-523-3957 Wednesday, October5 In honor of Italian Heritage Month the Friends of the North End Branch Library will present Jazz Singer Krisanthi Pappas, singing the songs of Frank Sinatra. 6:45 PM-7:45 PM.Krisanthi will perform this concert with Bill Duffy on keyboards. Please arrive early, seating is limited. Free. SPONSOR: Friends of North End Branch Library. LOCATION: Boston Public Library North End Branch, 25 Parmenter Street, North End, Boston, MA. COORDINATOR: Peter Greene 617-720-0516 Thursday, October 6 Friday, October 7 MIT-Italy Program Artist in Residence Series Oliviero Toscani: The Message Against the Medium. 5:00 PM-7:30 PM. Oliviero Toscani is a world-renowned photographer whose portfolio spans from fashion photos for Vogue to controversial ads for Benetton and other famous brands. His iconic pictures have centered on many controversial issues -- from racism and the death penalty, to AIDS and anorexia. In the late '90s he founded the magazine Co~ors. Toscani will discuss the relationship between creativity and power drawing from his extensive experiences. Open to the public. Free. SPONSOR: MIT. LOCATION: MIT Building 26-100, entrance at 60 Vassar St., Cambridge, MA. Second Annual Italian Heritage Golf Classic• Tee time 8:30 AM. Shotgun Start, Best Ball, Scramble Format. Donation: $125 per player; includes continental breakfast, green fees/golf cart/gift, contests on course, raffles, prizes and a buffet luncheon. Sponsorships are available at $100 per hole and $50 per golf cart. Additional tickets for luncheon are available at a donation of $30 per person. Proceeds to benefit Italian American Heritage Month Scholarship Fund. SPONSORS: Italian American Heritage Month Committee and the Wilmington Sons of Italy. LOCATION: Hillview Country Club, 149 North St., North Reading, MA. COORDINATOR: Kevin Caira 978-657-7734 Friday, October 7 North End Columbus Day Banquet. 6:00 PM. $40 per person. Please make checks payable to North End Columbus Day Committee, Boston, MA 02113. LOCATION: Filippo's Ristorante, North Washington Street, Boston, MA. COORDINATOR: Louis Strazzullo, Parade Chairman 617-803-1247 P.O. Box 130373, Saturday, October 8 Bocce Banquet. 7:00 PM. Come celebrate Italian Heritage Month with a dinner-dance honoring the winners of the Grand Lodge and Watertown Bocce League Tournaments• A full course Italian dinner will be served, plus a cash bar will be available. $47 per person. SPONSOR: Watertown Sons of Italy, Lodge Piave Flume #1036. LOCATION: Watertown Sons of Italy, Lodge Piave Flume #1036, 520 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA. COORDINATOR: Larry Pellegrini, 617-212-6143, Saturday, October 8 Anniversary Dinner Dance. 7:00 PM - 12:00 Midnight. A night of Italian music and Italian food. High Achievement Award will be presented to a deserving recipient and a scholarship will be awarded to a qualified student going to college. Music by Italian Connection. $70 per person. SPONSOR: Augusta Boston Club. LOCATION: Spinelli's, Route One South, Lynnfield, MA. COORDINATOR: Andrea Costa, Chairman 1-603-508-6432 For further information about Italian Heritage Month visit Not to be reproduced without the permission of the Post-Ga~. e . / , . ~ ..... • i , ~J. (Continued on Page 8)