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POST-GAZETTE, SEPTEMBER 25, 2015 Page 7 Month of October through December 2015 O tober 3italian eritage Month CaZenda of Events "ART OF ITALIAN CUISINE"-- Authentic Regional Italian Cuisine Master Classes. Discover your inner chef and Italy's incredibly diverse culinary landscape to create your own three course masterpiece! Six different master-classes introduce the distinct and exciting cuisines of six Italian regions. Each class lasts four hours and includes a sit-down dinner. You will cook in a newly equipped kitchen at the Dante Alighieri Society in Kendall Square, Cambridge, and enjoy your meal in intimate and beautiful surroundings. All menus include an appetizer, one entree and dessert or two entr~es and dessert depending on the complexity of the dishes. Please see below for complete course details. Individual classes are $70 or save more by registering for all six classes at only $375. Sign up with a friend or a dateH! Take advantage of the couple's discount: second person gets 50% off the instruction fee. Classes meet on Thursday nights from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM on the following days: October 8 - PUGLIA November 19 - LAZlO October 22- TOSCANA December 3 - VENETO (beginning at 6:30) November 5 - CAMPANIA December 10 -- LOMBARDIA To register for cooking classes visit web page and click on Events Tab/Cooking Classes SPONSOR: UMass Boston, College of Advancing and Professional Studies, in collaboration with the Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts LOCATION: 41 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, MA DETAILS AT: September 22 through November 28 MEMBERS GALLERY EXHIBIT--- "lndelebile Italia." Tuesday - Friday 12:00 PM-5:00 PM, Saturday 11:00 AM-4:00 PM. Photographer Giselle Valdes -images feature the cityscapes, churches and historic buildings, Renaissance sculpture and ancient ruins of Rome, Florence and Venice. Photographs will be available for purchase, with a portion of the proceeds going to fund future exhibitions at the West End Museum. Exhibit Reception: Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 4:00-6:00 PM. SPONSOR: West End Museum LOCATION: West End Museum, 150 Staniford Street, Boston, MA COORDINATOR: Duane Lucia, Curator, 617-416-0718, September 23, 2015- Spring 2016 ITALIAN LANGUAGE CLASSES AT C.A.S.IT. 6:30-8:00 PM. Classes are designed for adults with little or no background in Italian who are interested in learning Italian, re-acquainting themselves with Italian, and studying Italian culture. If you are ready for an exciting and rewarding 10 weeks studying the most beautiful language in the world, than come to C.A.S.IT. $250 for a 10-week course. SPONSOR: C.A.S.IT LOCATION: 37 Water Street, Suite 4, Wakefield, MA COORDINATOR: Stephen Main,, October 2015- March 2016 ANNUAL C.A.S.IT ITALIAN HERITAGE MONTH CONTEST. C.A.S.IT is sponsoring this annual contest for Italian students K-12. Contest rules will be distributed in October to all teachers of Italian in the Boston consular district. Students will prepare a written project that expands their exposure to Italian culture and broadens their knowledge of the Italian language. Prizes will be awarded to the winners in the elementary, middle, high school and advanced placement categories on Italian Republic Day at Christopher Columbus Park in Boston. SPONSOR: C.A.S.IT LOCATION: 37 Water Street, Suite 4, Wakefield, MA COORDINATOR: Vilma Bibeau,; Katherine Lopez-Natale, Monthly MOVIE NIGHTS AT C.A.S.IT. 7:00 PM. The C.A.S.IT movie night will be dedicated to the view of classic and contemporary italian movies. The films will be in Italian with English subtitles. Some of the films that will be shown are: II pranzo di Ferragosto, Benvenuto al Sud, Benvenuto al North, Stiamo tutti bene, La tigre e la neve, II meglio della gioventu, L--a vita e bella, Pane e tulipanL Refreshments will be served. Donations are welcome. Check for dates and informaiton. SPONSOR: C.A.S.IT LOCATION: 37 Water Street, Suite 4, Wakefield, MA COORDINATOR: Vilma Bibeau, Monthly ITALIAN BOOK CLUB. 7:00 PM. The C.A.S.IT Italian Book Club will be dedicated to the fiction and non-fiction works of Italian-American writers whose focus is on Italian-American issues, themes, and history, as well as to authentic Italian works from C.A.S.IT's library. A literary work will be chosen each month. The club will meet once a month to discuss the suggested reading. Monthly information will be posted on C.A.S.IT website,, and C.A.S.IT Facebook page. Refreshments will be served. Donations are welcome. SPONSOR: C.A.S.IT LOCATION: 37 Water Street, Suite 4, Wakefield, MA COORDINATOR: Vilma Bibeau, Month of October DISPLAY OF HISTORICAL LODGE INFORMATION. A display case in the library will contain various historical information and photos regarding our lodge. Free. SPONSOR: G. Marconi Lodge #1620 LOCATION: Lee Library, 100 Main Street, Lee, MA COORDINATOR: Steve Cozzaglio, 413-243-3204, scozzaglio@ Month of October "GIOCA CON ME," Italian laboratories for children at C.A.S.IT. Children will "discover," with a non-traditional teaching approach, the beauty of the Italian language. Theme-based laboratories, such as music, theater, art, dance, and poetry will recur every ten weeks. "lmpariamo Giocando." Each theme, blended in "active learning," will foster a yearning for deeper "discovery" of the Italian language." See, or C.A.S.IT Facebook page for more details. SPONSOR: C.A.S.IT LOCATION: 37 Water Street, Suite 4, Wakefield, MA COORDINATOR: Gisella DiPaola, 617-833-9661,, or M. Gioconda Motta, Thursday, October 1 THE ANNUAL KICK-OFF EVENT. 6:00 PM-10:00 PM. The ANNUAL KICKOFF will be held on Thursday, October 1=, from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Coro-Dante will be performing the American and Italian national anthems and other musical selections. Performances by musician Ray Cavicchio, soloist Ruth Harcovitz, and vocalist Gian Faraone. A proclamation by Governor Charlie Baker will be read. Honored Guest: Consul General of Italy Nicola De Santis. A wonderful program is planned, so please join us! Attend with friends and family and show your support of October Italian Heritage Month! Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. LOCATION: House Chamber, 3rd Floor, State House, Boston, MA COORDINATORS: James DiStefano, 617-909-5403; Chairman Dr. John Christoforo, 781-648-5678; Lino Rullo, 617-447-0598; Hon. Joseph Ferrino, Ret., 617-846-2122; Hon. Peter Agnes Friday, October 2 6TM ANNUAL ITALIAN HERITAGE GOLF CLASSIC. Registration: 7:30 AM, Tee Time: 8:30 AM. Includes continental breakfast, breakfast sandwich at the turn, green fees, golf cart, gifts, buffet lunch, individual and 1=/2'~/3rd place team prizes, contests on the course, a 50/50 raffle, and a raffle table. Scramble format. Proceeds from this year's golf classic will benefit the Alzheimer's Association, Cooley's Anemia Foundation, and the Italian Heritage Scholarship Fund. Register by Friday, September 25. $125.00 per person / $500.00 per four-person team. Luncheon only: $30.00 per person. Sponsorships available: $100.00 hole sponsorship, $50.00 golf cart sponsorship. SPONSOR: Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli Lodge #2183 and October Italian Heritage Month Committee LOCATION: Merrimack Valley Golf Club, 210 Howe Street, Methuen, MA COORDINATOR: Kevin Caira, 978-657-7734 Friday, October 2 GROOVY 70'S DISCO: DINNER/DANCE/RAFFLE FUNDRAISER. 7:00PM to 11:00 PM. Dinner/Dance/Raffle - '70s Disco Music provided by DJ Michael Anthony Gaeta. $35.00 per person. SPONSOR: East Boston Social Centers LOCATION: Beachmont VFW, 150 Bennington Street, Revere, MA COORDINATOR: Marisa Di Pietro, 617-569-3221 x107, or 617-650-3442, Friday, October 2 LECTURE, THEATRE WORKSHOP AND DEMONSTRATION WITH PAZZl LAZZl TROUPE. 4:30 PM. This event features a theater representation and a workshop to introduce students to the style and history of Commedia delrArte. Besides learning about Commedia dell'Arte, students will physically explore the classical stock characters and scenarios, learn about Lazzi and the gibbedsh-style language called Grammelot, at the same time developing an appreciation for the international and historical context of Commedia dell'Arte. Pazzi Lazzi is a Boston-based troupe devoted to preserving and celebrating the classical style of Commedia dell'Arte. Free and open to the public. SPONSOR: Wellesly College Italian Department LOCATION: Alumnae Hall, Wellesley College, 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA COORDINATOR: Emanuele Capoano,;, Saturday October 3 through Sunday, October 4 GRAND LODGE BOCCE TOURNAMENT. October 3, 9:00 AM (Women, Mixed, and Junior Division) October 4, 9:00 AM (Men's Division). Round Robin style tournament. Entry form can be downloaded from Entry fee: $90.00 per four-person team; includes morning refreshments, lunch, and prizes to the winning teams. Meal ticket only: $15.00. SPONSOR: Grand Lodge of Massachusetts LOCATION: Sons of Italy, 459 Merrimack Street, Methuen, MA COORDINATOR: Paul Guida, 617-489-5234, Saturday, October 3 COLUMBUS DAY BANQUET. 6:00 PM. Italian dinner and music celebrating Columbus Day. Cocktails: 6:00 PM. Dinner: 7:00 PM. $40.00 per person. SPONSOR: Cdstoforo Colombo Regina Elena Lodge #169 LOCATION: Oak Hill Country Club, 840 Oak Hill Road, Fitchburg, MA COORDINATOR: Sylvia Pacetti- Poirier, 978-516-8899, Saturday, October 3 CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS MASQUERADE BALL. 6:30 person. SPONSOR: Figli D'Italia Lodge #2692 LOCATION: Knights maryannankiewicz @ PM. Dancing, buffet dinner, and raffles. Participants may dress in costume if so desired. $30.00 per of Columbus Hall, 1 K of C Drive, Saugus, MA COORDINATOR: MaryAnn Ankiewicz, 978-536-7084, Saturday, October 3 A MUSICAL CONCERT "ttalyAmerican Style." 7:00 PM. Entertainment featudng: N.E.M.P.A.C. Singers, Street Magic, Ray Cavicchio & Sharon Z, Gian Faraone, Isabella Costantino Cardgan, Steve McNulty, and the Tom LaMark Orchestra. Musical Achievement Award will be presented to Mr. AI Natale. Free and open to the public. SPONSOR: St. Joseph's Society LOCATION: St. Stephen's Church, Hanover Street, Boston (North End), MA COORDINATOR: James Martorano, 617-653-4760 Sunday, October 4 SUNDAY MASS. 11:00 AM. Sunday Mass to be celebrated by Bishop Peter J. Uglietto and FatherJack Izzo, S.J. All are welcome to attend. SPONSOR: St. Joseph's Society LOCATION: St. Stephen's Church, Hanover Street, Boston, (North End) MA COORDINATOR: James Martorano at 617-653-4760 Monday, October 5 PASTA DINNER. 7:00 PM. Pasta Dinner: Chicken, broccoli, and ziti, meatballs, pasta marinara, salad, bread, butter, coffee, and desserts. $15.00 per person. SPONSOR: Stella Del Nord Lodge #1436 LOCATION: 120 Quarry Street, Quincy, MA COORDINATOR: Michelle DiPlacido, 617-694-3250, mbertoldi Tuesday, October 6 WEST END MUSEUM ITALIAN HERITAGE MONTH HONOREES. 6:30 PM. Honodng current and former West Enders of Italian heritage who have contributed to preserving the culture of the West End and its rich immigrant history. This year's honorees: Joseph E. Morello, Angela Rotondo, and Joseph Russo (posthumous- ly). Mr. Morello is a former West Ender who has worked with the Augusta Club of Boston for many years; the fraternal club was founded in the West End by immigrants like Joe's father Gaetano and mother Maria (Mignosa) who emigrated from Augusta, Sicily, in 1900. Angela Rotondo is a former West Ender who moved back to the neighborhood 17 years ago and recently served as president of the West End Civic Association. Joseph Russo was an Italian immigrant who founded his own funeral home business at 42 Green Street in the West End in 1926. He later went on to serve as a distinguished member of the Boston City Council, 1938 to 1946. Mr. Russo is the father of our 2013 honoree, Judge Domenic J.F. Russo. FREE. Refreshments served. SPONSOR: West End Museum LOCATION: West End Museum, 150 Staniford Street, Boston, MA COORDINATOR: Duane Lucia, Curator, 617-416-0718, httpJ/ /