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					                                   OCTOBER IS ITALIAN HERITAGE MONTH COMMITTEE
                                                    Post Office Box 185, Medford, MA 02155-0185
                                     ItalianHeritageM@aol.com 617-499-7955 www.ItalianHeritageMonth.com

     Dr. Stephen F. Maio, President                                              Dr. Liborio Stellino, Consul General of Italy,
     Hon. Peter W. Agnes, Jr., Chairman                                          Honorary Chairman
     Rina Crugnale, Vice President for Administration                            Hon. Joseph V. Ferrino, Chairman Emeritus
     Salvatore Bramante, Vice President Fiscal Affairs                           Cav. Uff. Lino Rullo, Executive President Emeritus



                                Calendar of Events for October 2006
     Date                                                Event                                                       Location

September 15        Exhibit of Italian-American Veteran Recipients of The Prestigious             Sept. 15th to Oct. 15th displayed at Boston
thru                Congressional Medal of Honor ~ From The Civil War To The Present.             City Hall, Scollay Square Gallery, 1st Floor
                    An exhibit displaying photos in metal and biographies of the 26-plus          – Courtesy of City Hall Director of
October 15
                    Italian Americans who earned these precious medals. Opening                   Exhibits, John Crowley
   and
                    Ceremony 12:00 p.m. at City Hall on 9/15/06. Sponsored by the Oct.
October 16                                                                                        Oct. 16th to Oct. 31st displayed at the
                    Italian Heritage Month Committee and the Dante Alighieri Society.
thru                                                                                              Dante Alighieri Cultural Center,
                    Special thanks to Comm. Tom Materazzo. Contacts: Judge Joseph
October 31                                                                                        41 Hampshire Street, Cambridge
                    Ferrino (617) 569-2110 or Dante Alighieri Society (617) 876-5160.             email: Cambridge@dantealighieri.net
Saturday,           Emigratio, Conference & Lectures sponsored by the Italian Consulate           Boston Public Library, McKim Hall,
September 30        and the Ministero Degli Affari Esteri.                                        Room A, Copley Square, Boston

                                                                                                  Contacts: Prof. Luisa Marino (617)
                                                                                                  868-6846 or Dr. Carlo Cipollone (617)
                                                                                                  722-9409
Whole Month         In celebration of the 8th Annual October Italian Heritage Month,              Neiman Marcus
of October          Neiman Marcus will feature Italian style and substance displayed              5 Copley Place, Boston
                    throughout its beautiful Copley Place store. Contacts: Judge Joseph
                    Ferrino (617) 569-2110 or Dr. Steve Maio 781-245-6536.
Whole Month         Participate in the October Italian Heritage Month Committee’s Essay           Mail essays to 473 Appleton St.,
of October          Contest! Grades 9-12: 300 word essay on Contributions Made by                 Arlington, MA 02476
                    Italians or Italian Americans to World Civilization. Prizes, cash awards      Contact: John Cristoforo at
                    and certificate of participation. Essays are due by Nov. 1, 2006.             Beagsley@rcn.com.
Sept. 27 thru       Italian Classes every Wed. with Instructor Linda Merco 6:30–7:30 p.m.         Victor Emanuel Lodge, Haverhill
October 25          Sponsored by OSIA. Contact: Michael Schroth (978) 372-0023
Sunday,             The Annual Kick-off event this year will be held at Faneuil Hall at           Historic Faneuil Hall, 2nd floor
October 1           2:00 p.m. Attend with friends and family and show your support                Boston
                    for October Italian Heritage Month! Mayor Thomas Menino is
                    the Honorary Chairman of this event. A proclamation by                        Contacts:
                    Governor Romney will be read. Honored Guest, Consul General                   Dr. Stephen Maio (781) 245-6536
                    of Italy, Dr. Liborio Stellino. A wonderful program has been                  Lino Rullo (781) 862-1633
                    planned, so please join us! Free and open to the public. Light                Hon. Joseph Ferrino (617) 569-2110
                                                                                                  Hon. Peter Agnes (508) 647-6983
                    refreshments will be served.
Sunday,             An Evening of Italian Culture, Music, Prose, Poetry Art and Music.            Caffé Paradiso
October 1           7:00 p.m. Free admission.                                                     45 Palmer Street, Lowell
                                                                                                  (978) 454-6073

                                                                                                  Contacts: Judith Bessette (978) 957-
                                                                                                  8714 and Lucia Clark (978) 769-5040.


                           For further details and updates please visit www.ItalianHeritageMonth.com
     Date                                         Event                                                  Location
Sunday,          Emigratio. The Italian Consulate and EDIAT present Edoardo               Dante Alighieri Cultural Center,
October 1        Migliaccio, in arte Farfariello (1892-1946) in “Master of the Italian    41 Hampshire Street, Cambridge
                 American Sketches of Little Italys” 5:30 p.m. Contact: Luisa Marino,     www.dantealighieri.net/cambridge
                 Pres. of EDIAT (617) 868-6846 or Dr. Carlo Cipollone, Director of
                 Education, Italian Consulate (617) 722-9409.
Sunday,          Grand lodge OSIA & the Winchester SOI Steak Cookout 2:00 – 8:00          Winchester Sons of Italy
October 1        p.m. (617) 489-5234c                                                     Winchester
Sunday,          Sunday Kick Off Breakfast. More details to be announced. Visit           Mt. Carmel Parish Hall
October 1        www.italianmonth.homestead.com.                                          Fenn Street, Pittsfield
Sunday,          Honoring The 20th Anniversary of the Italian Cultural Center of          Springfield, Western Massachusetts
October 1        Western MA, Inc., Columbus Day and more . . . Rain or Shine
                 12:00 noon                                                               Contact: Roberta Page (413) 732-6569
Sunday,          Sons of Italy Italian Festival. 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.                  Railroad Square,
October 1        Rick Piccone, Chairman. www.OSIAMA.org                                   Haverhill, MA
Monday,          Italian American Month Committee and Friends of the East Boston          East Boston Branch Library,
October 2        Library present guest speaker Ray Barron, former resident of East        276 Meridian Street, East Boston
                 Boston, author, painter, musician, entrepreneur, journalist.             617-569-0271

Monday,          Italian-American Book Discussion Series presented by the Friends of      Medford Public Library
October 2        the Medford Public Library. 7:00 p.m. This week's topic of               111 High Street, Medford
                 discussion will be "Queen of the Big Time" by Adriana Trigiani.
                 Contact: Barbara Kerr, Assistant Director (781) 395-7950.
Monday,          Italian flag raising on City Hall Steps at 12:15 p.m. Proclamation,      Springfield, Massachusetts
October 2        Italian & American National Anthems, other entertainment. Reception      Contact: Roberta Page (413) 732-6569
                 with refreshments follows in City Hall Mahogany Room.
Tuesday,         Italy: The Birthplace of Opera. Fred Plotkin, one of America's leading   Fitchburg State College
October 3        experts on opera and on all things Italian, will present a fascinating   Kent Recital Hall (Conlon Building)
                 lecture, with music, on how the fortunes of Italy and opera have
                 intertwined in the past four centuries 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.      For further information, contact Anna
                                                                                          Mazzaferro at (978) 537-2172
Tues – Fri,      “The Art of Vacationing / In Giro per l’Italia”                          Northeastern University
October 3 thru   A photo exhibit by Barbara Lynch. 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.                Curry Student Center Art Gallery
Oct. 6           Contact: Francesca DiBenedetto (617) 820-8885.                           Huntington Avenue, Boston
Wednesday,       Italian Film Showing. Contemporary film (t/b/d) in Italian with          Dante Alighieri Cultural Center,
October 4        English subtitles, courtesy of the Italian Consulate. 7:30 p.m. Free     41 Hampshire Street, Cambridge
                 and open to the public. Lino Rullo (781) 862-1633.                       www.dantealighieri.net/cambridge
Wednesday,       An Evening with Christopher Castellani, author of "A Kiss for            Medford Public Library
October 4        Maddalena" and "The Saint of Lost Things Barbara Kerr, Assistant         111 High Street, Medford
                 Director (781) 395-7950.

Thursday,        Destination World, a city-wide series of events that focuses on a        COOL - Cultural Organization of
October 5        different ethnic group every month, has chosen October as it’s month     Lowell , 338 Market Street, #11A
                 to focus on Italy. 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. Among the many events, will be an
                 Art Show and Ancient Roman food demonstration and "tasting” by           Pam Goncalves Event Coordinator
                 Lucia Clark (5:30 p.m.) at the COOL Gallery on Market St. These          (978) 446-7162. Please visit
                 events sponsored by the October Italian Heritage Month Committee.        www.lowellevents.info/ for further
                                                                                          information.

Thursday,        “The Sunny Skies of Italy” starring Ruth Harcovitz, soprano. 7:00 p.m.   Burlington Public Library
October 5        No admission fee. Contact: (781) 505-4985.                               22 Sears Street, Burlington
Thursday,        Indoor Bocce sponsored by the OSIA.                                      Lawrence Mixed Lodge
October 5        For further information, contact OSIA Grand Lodge (617) 489-5234.        Lawrence
Friday,          Dr. Albert Sacco, Jr., Astronaut and distinguished Professor at          Dante Alighieri Cultural Center
October 6        Northeastern will speak about his experiences during a 16-day mission    41 Hampshire Street, Cambridge
                 in space on the 1995 Space Shuttle Columbia. Sponsored by the Dante      (617) 876-5160
                 Alighieri Society, Anna Quadri, President and the Italian Heritage
                 Month Committee.                                                         Contact: Judge Joseph Ferrino (617)
                                                                                          569-2110.
                      For further details and updates please visit www.ItalianHeritageMonth.com
    Date                                     Event                                                     Location
Friday,      The Mike Pusateri Night of Championship Boxing. Dinner, comedian,         Shaw’s Center, 1 Lexington Avenue in
October 6    musical performances & live boxing. 7:00 p.m. Tickets $65.                Brockton
                                                                                       Contacts: Linda Costanzo (617) 584-
                                                                                       9126 or Jennifer Cobis (508) 587-3370
Friday,      ITAM Dinner Dance. Cocktails at 6:00 p.m. Dinner 7:00 p.m. For            Sons of Italy ITAM Lodge in Pittsfield
October 6    further details visit italianmonth.homestead.com

Saturday,    Anniversary Dinner Dance Celebration of the Augusta Boston Club.          Irish American Club 177 West Street in
October 7    7:00 p.m. Tickets $55                                                     Malden
                                                                                       Contacts: Sam Pustizzi (617) 776-9996
                                                                                       or Andrea Costa (781) 662-2752.
Saturday,    “The Sunny Skies of Italy” starring Ruth Harcovitz, soprano. 12:00        North End Branch of Boston Public
October 7    p.m. No admission fee. Contact (617) 227-8135.                            Library, 25 Parmenter Street, Boston
Saturday,    “Antonio Meucci – The True Inventor of the Telephone” 2:00 – 5:00         Taft Public Library
October 7    p.m. Lecturer: Prof. Orazio Buttafuoco. Free and open to the public.      Broad Street, Weymouth
             Refreshments served. Contact: Orazio Buttafuoco (781) 331-4256.
Saturday,    Banquet & Dinner Dance honoring Italian Heritage Month & Serviam          Elks Lodge – 440 Tiffany Street –
October 7    Award Recipients. 6:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. Entertainment. Tickets $35.        Springfield 01108
             Contact: Roberta Page at (413) 732-6569
Saturday,    Christoforo Colombo Regina Elena – Columbus Day Dinner.                   Knights of Columbus, Leominster
October 7    Sponsored by the OSIA: Contact OSIA Grand Lodge (617) 489-5234.
Saturday,    Columbus Day Celebration of the Vittorio Veneto Lodge, Fall River –       Venus de Milo
October 7    Annual Banquet. 6:30 p.m. Italian style dinner, music by Mike Moran,      Swansea
             Brian Bigelow Trio. Miss Columbus 2006-2007 to be named.
             Contact: Dom Campochiaro (617) 733-1703.
Saturday,    OSIA Boston Lodge #208’s Spaghetti Supper. 7:00 p.m. Donation             St. John’s School Hall, Moon and Sun
October 7    $10. For further info., contact OSIA Grand Lodge (617) 489-5234.          Court Streets, North End, Boston
Sunday,      Columbus Day Parade                                                       East Boston
October 8    1:00 p.m. in East Boston
             Contact: Buddy Mangini, Grand Marshall (781) 286-4080.
Sunday,      Parades! Check with the OSIA Grand Lodge for a list of various            Various cities and towns in MA
October 8    lodges participating in Parades throughout MA (617) 489-5234
Sunday,      8:00 a.m. Mass at Mt. Carmel Church with Wreath-Laying following          Mt. Carmel Church, Pittsfield
October 8    at Columbus/Veterans’ Statue (Locust & Main Streets). Reception           Contact: Roberta Page (413) 732-6569
             immediately after at Mt. Carmel Parish Hall.
Sunday,      Steve Solomon’s My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m in          Colonial Theater
October 8    Therapy. 4:00 p.m. Call the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield for tickets    Pittsfield
             (413) 997-4444, Tickets $20-$45.
Sunday,      Flag Raising Kick-Off – Lawrence Mixed Lodge. Contact: OSIA               OSIA Hall,
October 8    Grand Lodge (617) 489-5234                                                Lawrence
Monday,      Columbus Day! Check your local paper for parades taking place in          Various cities and towns in MA
October 9    many towns across Massachusetts.
Monday,      UNICO – Taste of Italy. 6:00 p. m. Contact: Steve Romano at Elm           Eastover Resort, 430 East Street
October 9    St. Hardware (413) 442-9558.                                              Lenox
Tuesday,     “The Sunny Skies of Italy” starring Ruth Harcovitz, soprano. 2:00 p.m.    Briarwood Senior Community Center
October 10   No admission fee. Contact (508) 395-2670.                                 65 Briarwood Circle, Worcester
Tuesday,     History of the Italians in Wakefield presented by Daniel                  Crystal Community Club
October 10   Calore; sponsored by the Wakefield Sons of Italy Lodge #1734. 8:00        71 Preston Street, Wakefield
             p.m. Contact Joseph Racamato 781-245-5724.
Tuesday,     Secret Recipe Pot-Luck sSupper. Fore more information, contact: OSIA      Norwood Sons of Italy
October 10   Grand Lodge (617) 489-5234.                                               Norwood
Tuesday,     Judy Pistacchio Bessette will be presenting a slide show/lecture at the   Salvatore Mancini Senior Center
October 10   Salvatore Mancini Senior Center based on her research on the Italian      Atlantic Blvd location
             and Italian American community in Lymansville (North Providence, RI).
             10:00 a.m. Free and open to the public.



                  For further details and updates please visit www.ItalianHeritageMonth.com
    Date                                      Event                                                 Location
Tuesday,     Italian Financial Issues: Scandals And Credibility - a lecture by    Boston University, CAS Building, 725
October 10   Prof. Lorenzo Rocco, University of Padova 7:30 p.m. Free and open to Commonwealth Ave., Boston
             the public.
                                                                                  Contact: Judge Joseph Ferrino
                                                                                  (617) 569-2110
Wednesday,   Prof. Marion Averbach Lecture on Dante’s Inferno Canto XXVI and      39 Raymond Street, Falmouth
October 11   Canto XXX. 7:00 p.m. Contact Prof. Averbach (508) 548-5696 or Lino
             Rullo (781) 862-1633.
Wednesday,   Roman Holiday - Enjoy Authentic Ancient Roman Recipes -- . 6:30      Ristorante Filippo
October 11   p.m. Tickets $60, limited seating, advanced booking required. Judge  283 Causeway Street, Boston
             Joseph Ferrino 617) 569-2110 or Lucia Clark (978) 769-5040.


Thursday,    Italian Music Performance and Cookie Swap. The Sunny Skies of           Medford Public Library
October 12   Italy, a performance of Neapolitan songs, opera, arias, and Italian     111 High Street, Medford
             popular songs by soprano Ruth Harcovitz.
                                                                                     Sponsored by the Friends of the
                                                                                     Medford Library.

                                                                                     Contact: Barbara Kerr, Assistant
                                                                                     Director (781) 395-7950

Friday,      The Languages of Italy, A Variety of Dialects organized and presented   Dante Alighieri Cultural Center
October 13   by Lucia Clark. 7:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. Contacts:        41 Hampshire Street, Cambridge
             Lucia Clark (978) 769-50406 or Pamela Martino (508) 879-0325.           (617) 876-5160
Friday,      “The Sunny Skies of Italy” starring Ruth Harcovitz, soprano. Evening    Pippinelle’s Restaurant
October 13   performance sponsored by the Friends of the Franklin Public Library.    Route 140 Franklin
             For tickets call Rebecca Maselli (508) 528-7148
Friday,      Joe Avati Live! Italian-Australian comedian Joe Avati returns to        Emerson Majestic Theater
October 13   Boston. Sponsored by Italia Unita. 8:00 p.m.                            Contact: Italia Unita at (617) 561-3201
             Tickets on sale now, call 1-800-233-3123 or online at telecharge.com.   or www.italiaunita.org
Saturday,    Presentation of the Italian Heritage Month Cup to Bocce Tournament      Sons of Italy Piave Lodge,
October 14   winners. Contacts: Lino Rullo (781) 862-1633, Marcello Stisi (781)      520 Pleasant Street, Watertown
             891-5688 or Sal Pinzone (781) 894-5749.
Saturday,    “Italian Immigration – An Historical Perspective” 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.      Thayer Public Library
October 14   Lecturer: Prof. Orazio Buttafuoco. Free and open to the public.         Washington Street, Braintree
             Refreshments will be served. Contact: Prof. Orazio Buttafuoco (781)
             331-4256.
Saturday,    Columbus Dinner Dance by the OSIA Lawrence Mixed Lodge.                 OSIA Hall
October 14   For further information, contact OSIA Grand Lodge (617) 489-5234.       Lawrence
Saturday,    Ball sponsored by the OSIA Worcester Mixed Lodge.                       Holiday Inn
October 14   For further information, contact OSIA Grand Lodge (617) 489-5234.       500 Lincoln Street, Worcester
Saturday,    Harvest Fair sponsored by the OSIA Woburn Ladies Lodge.                 St. Barbara’s Church
October 14   For further information, contact OSIA Grand Lodge (617) 489-5234.       Woburn
Saturday,    OSIA Billerica Mixed Lodge – Foxwoods Bus Trip. Leaves Town             365 Post Road
October 14   Hall at 7:00 a.m. For info contact OSIA Grand Lodge (617) 489-5234.     Billerica
Sunday,      Giovanni Pascoli (1855-1912) Event Celebrating the 150th                Dante Alighieri Cultural Center
October 15   Anniversary of his Birth. Conference by Prof. Lino Pertile of Harvard   41 Hampshire Street, Cambridge
             University. 5:00 p.m. Contact: Prof. Luisa Marino (617) 868-6846.       (617) 876-5160
Sunday,      “The Sunny Skies of Italy” starring Ruth Harcovitz,                     Dennis Public Library
October 15   3:00 p.m. No admission fee. Contact (508) 760-6219.                     5 Hall Street, Dennisport
Sunday,      Winthrop Italian American Heritage Month Committee Breakfast.           Winthrop Senior Citizen Center,
October 15   10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Special Guest Speaker, Adolfo Caso. Contacts:   Winthrop
             Jerry Falbo (617) 846-3433 or Joseph Ferrino, Jr. (617) 846-9511.
Sunday,      Wreath Laying Mass at 10:00 a.m. followed by Breakfast. OSIA            Christopher Columbus Statue
October 15   Worcester Mixed Lodge. Contact Mike Sacco (508) 852-1849.               Worcester
Sunday,      Speaking Programs on Italian Culture and local Italian History. OSIA    Heritage State Park, Lawrence
October 15   Lawrence Mixed Lodge. Contact OSIA Grand Lodge (617) 489-5234..
                  For further details and updates please visit www.ItalianHeritageMonth.com
    Date                                      Event                                                     Location
Sunday,      Regional Pastas of Italy Tasting sponsored by the Orsogna Woman's           Orsogna Plaza
October 15   Club. 3:00 p.m. Tickets: $15. For further information contact Rita          Main Street, Everett
             Cornelio (781) 396-0710 or Roberta Cicollini (781) 321-7254
Monday,      The US Constitution and Italian Contribution. Lecturers: Profs. Adolfo      Thomas Crane Public Library
October 16   Caso and Orazio Buttafuoco. 6:30-9:00 p.m. Free & open to the public.       Quincy
             Refreshments served. Contact: Orazio Buttafuoco (781) 331-4256.
Monday,      Italian-American Book Discussion Series presented by the Friends of         Medford Public Library, 111 High St.
October 16   the Medford Public Library. 7:00 p.m. This week's topic of                  Contact: Barbara Kerr, Assistant
             discussion will be "A Kiss from Maddalena" by Christopher Castellani.       Director (781) 395-7950.
Tuesday      An Evening of Italian Song. This annual musical event, in which the         Ristorante Lucia, Winchester
October 17   audience joins in singing old and new Italian favorite songs, sells out
             fast because of its popularity and limited seating. 7:00 p.m. Tickets $25
             – all proceeds go to the Pirandello Scholarship Fund.                  Contacts:
                                                                                    email: PirandelloLyceum@aol.com
                                                                                    Peter Ingeneri (781) 246-1910
                                                                                    Franco Vitiello (617) 489-1370
                                                                                    Rosario Cascio (617) 569-7388
Wednesday,   Justinian Law Society sponsors a seminar on Elder Affairs by Alex      Boccelli’s Restaurant
October 18   Miscella and a seminar on Dual Citizenship by Costantino Corrao. 7:00 Main Street, Medford
             p.m. Call for tickets. Contacts: Phil Boncore (617) 561-0999 or Lino
             Rullo (781) 862-1633.
Thursday,    The Italian Political System – a lecture by Professor Spencer DiScala. Dante Alighieri Cultural Center
October 19   7:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. Contact: Prof. Spencer          41 Hampshire Street, Cambridge
             DiScala (781) 784-6569. Email: spencer.discala@umb.edu.                (617) 876-5160
Friday,      Operatic Arias from Iacopo Peri to Giuseppe Verdi. Danute Mileika,     Dante Alighieri Cultural Center
October 20   mezzo-soprano, Lorraine di Gregorio at the piano. Commentaries by      41 Hampshire Street, Cambridge
             Maria Pia Antonelli. 8:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Dante Alighieri        (617) 876-5160
             Society and the Pirandello Lyceum. Donations: $5.00                    www.dantealighieri.net/cambridge
             Contact: Lorraine di Gregorio (617) 267-0816.
Friday,      Joseph Holmes in Concert: an evening with an outstanding tenor,        Melrose Memorial Hall,
October 20   Joseph Holmes. An evening of famous Italian songs and arias along      590 Main St., Melrose, MA
             with classics and Broadway favorites. With special guests performers   Tickets $15; Contact:(617) 424-0900;
             Bradley Pennington, piano and Erica Pisaturo, violin.7:30 p.m.         www.josepholmes.com .
Friday,      “The Sunny Skies of Italy” starring Ruth Harcovitz, soprano. Evening   Winthrop Sons of Italy Ladies Lodge
October 20   performance. For tickets call Dotty D’Onofrio (617) 539-3092.          Senior Center, 25 Harvard St, Winthrop
Friday,      Mt. Carmel Bazaar. Italian Kitchen, Bake Sale, and Raffles. 5:00-8:00       Mt. Carmel Parish Center
October 20   p.m. For more information call (413) 442-3182.                              Fenn Street, Pittsfield
Saturday,    XV Incontro della Federazione delle Associazioni Abruzzesi Inc., USA        Orsogna Plaza, Main Street,
October 21   (FAA/USA). Scholarship presentation and a gold medal will be                Everett
             awarded to eight deserving association members. Dinner and dancing.
             7:00 p.m. Tickets $60. For tickets call Rosetta Romagnoli (617) 924-
             7641 or Domenico Susi (617) 742-2791.
Saturday,    Tarantata Dance of the Ancient Spider”. Folk music and dance                Dante Alighieri Cultural Center
October 21   becomes a living history of Italian traditions in the dance and music of    41 Hampshire Street, Cambridge
             Alessandra Belloni, who is based in NY with her company “I Giullari di      (617) 876-5160
             Piazza, but travels every year to her native Italy to research and teach    www.dantealighieri.net/cambridge
             seminars on the complex and ancient traditions of Italian folklore.
             Musical accompaniment by Fabio Pirozzolo. 8:00 p.m. Sponsored by
             the IHMC and the Dante Alighieri Society.                                   Contact: Lucia Clark (978) 769-5040.
Saturday,    “The Renaissance Art” a brief introduction by Prof. Orazio Buttafuoco       Taft Public Library,
October 21   followed by a video presentation titled “The Dawn of Renaissance Art:       Weymouth
             from Giotto to Masaccio.” 2:00-5:00 p.m. Free and open to the public.
             Refreshments be served. Contact: Prof. Orazio Buttafuoco (781) 331-
             4256.
Saturday,    Mt. Carmel Bazaar. Italian Kitchen, Bake Sale - $1000 cash raffle           Mt. Carmel Parish Center,
October 21   drawing. 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. For further        Fenn Street, Pittsfield
             information call (413) 442-3182.


                  For further details and updates please visit www.ItalianHeritageMonth.com
    Date                                      Event                                                     Location
Saturday,    Charitable & Educational Trust of the Grand Lodge of MA OSIA is            Lake Quannapowitt
October 21   sponsoring it’s Annual Walk-a-Thon at 10:00 a.m.                           Wakefield
             Contact: (617) 489-5234.
Saturday,    OSIA events – for further info contact Grand Lodge (617) 489-5234
October 21   - Anniversary Banquet, Quattro Eroi lodge, Franklin                        Franklin
             - 17th Annual Road Race, Lawrence Mixed Lodge                              Lawrence
             - Anniversary Banquet, Stella del Nord, Quincy Sons of Italy Hall          Quincy
Sunday,      Celebration of Italian Music featuring Doris Marion Carlino, Soprano,      Stoneham Theater, 395 Main Street,
October 22   with William Merrill, Piano. Songs by Tosti, Verdi, Rossini, and more.     Stoneham www.stonehamtheatre.org
             7:30 p.m. Tickets: $20.00 general public, $15.00 for Seniors, and $10      For tickets call the theater at (781) 279
             for OSIA members and students.                                             2200 or contact Julia Cerra, Chairman
                                                                                        of the Italian Culture Commission
                                                                                        (781) 245-0231
Sunday,      Gigi Padovani, a journalist for La Stampa, will speak about The Slow       Dante Alighieri Cultural Center
October 22   Food Revolution, a new Culture for Dining and Living                       41 Hampshire Street, Cambridge
                                                                                        (617) 876-5160
                                                                                        www.dantealighieri.net/cambridge

                                                                                        Contact: Prof. Maria Gabriella Podestà,
                                                                                        Italian Consulate (617) 722-9201, ext 20.
Sunday,      Scholarship Fashion Show by Lord & Taylor, Norwood Italian,                Lombardo’s in Randolph
October 22   Norwood
Monday,      A new book, A Lesser Saint discussion and book signing by author and       Bellissimo Dolce
October 23   Italian Heritage Committee member Rocco Fumento. 7:00 p.m. For             444 North Street, Pittsfield
             further information, please call (413) 443-1792.
Monday,      Brockton Sons of Italy is sponsoring a lecture by Holocaust survivor       Brockton Sons of Italy
October 23   Thea Aschkenase. Contact: Ralph Fedele at (508) 584-4437.                  Brockton
Tuesday,     Mask Making Italian Cultural event. 7:00 p.m. Light refreshments.          Winthrop Lodge of Elks
October 24   For further information, contact OSIA Grand Lodge (617) 489-5234.          Washington Street, Winthrop
Tuesday,     “The Sunny Skies of Italy” starring Ruth Harcovitz, soprano. 2:00 p.m.     Youville Place, 10 Pelham Road
October 24   No admission fee. Contact (781) 861-3535.                                  Lexington
Wednesday,   “The Sunny Skies of Italy” starring Ruth Harcovitz.                        Marland Place
October 25   3:00 p.m. No admission fee. Contact (978) 475-4225                         15 Stevens Street, Andover
Wednesday,   Sienna Horse Racing – Reg. Of Italy Braintree Ladies Lodge. For            Braintree
October 25   further information, contact OSIA Grand Lodge (617) 489-5234.
Thursday,    Italian Film Showing. Classis film (t/b/d) in Italian with English         Dante Alighieri Cultural Center,
October 26   subtitles, courtesy of the Italian Consulate. 7:30 p.m. Lino Rullo (781)   41 Hampshire Street, Cambridge
             862-1633.                                                                  www.dantealighieri.net/cambridge
Thursday,    Polenta Dinner: chicken, sausage, salad, coffee & dessert. 6:00 p.m.       Sons of Italy ITAM Lodge
October 26   Proceeds go to Scholarships – Donation $12. Tickets available at the       93 Waubeek Road, Pittsfield
             door. For further details visit italianmonth.homestead.com
Thursday,    Exhibit on the promotion of the Italian Language and Culture. Thurs:       Massachusetts Foreign Language
October 26   3:00 - 7:00 p.m., Fri: 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Participation by: C.A.S.IT.    Conference, Sturbridge Hotel, in
and          Poster Contest, K - 2:                                                     Sturbridge
Friday,
October 27
                                                                                        Contact President Kathy Lopez-Natale:
                                                                                        CASIT@lycos.com


Friday,      Newpoli is back for an encore performance after the tremendous             Dante Alighieri Cultural Center,
October 27   success they enjoyed last June. The inimitable Carmen Marsico and          41 Hampshire Street, Cambridge
             Angela Rossi will lead again a group of very talented musicians to         email: Cambridge@dantealighieri.net
             another delightful night of Southern Italian Folk music. 8:00 p.m. For     www.dantealighieri.net/cambridge
             tickets information contact the Dante Alighieri Society.



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     Date                                          Event                                                     Location
 Saturday,       “Romanticism From Literature to Opera”- A brief introductory lecture        Thayer Public Library
 October 28      by Prof. Orazio Buttafuoco followed by a Concert of Operatic                Braintree
                 selections by Lorraine DiGregorio, pianist, and Mary Ellen Kelly,
                 soprano. 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Free. Refreshments will be served.
                 Contact: Prof. Orazio Buttafuoco (781) 331-4256.
 Saturday,       Halloween Party sponsored by the Lawrence Mixed Lodge. For                  Lawrence Mixed Lodge
 October 28      further information, contact OSIA Grand Lodge (617) 489-5234.               Lawrence
 Sunday,         FIERI-Boston presents keynote speaker Dr. William Marchione, who            East Boston YMCA
 October 29      will give a presentation about Italian Immigration to Boston in the         215 Bremen St., East Boston
                 Early 20th Century. 2:00-2:30 p.m. Registration, Networking & Light         (corner of Bremen & Porter Streets,
                 refreshment, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Dr. Marchione, 3:30-5:00 p.m. Caffé e           MBTA Blue Line to Airport Station)
                 Biscotti, and an opportunity to browse our Mercatino Advance
                 purchase only, no tickets will be sold at the door.
                                                                                               For tickets, email Ralph at ihm@fieri-
                                                                                               boston.org or call 617-572-2577
 Sunday,          Italian Wine Tasting. Guest Speaker Mark Newsome. Join us as we              Sons of Italy ITAM Lodge
 October 29       take a trip to sunny Italy sip-by-sip. Tasting will include regional Italian 93 Waubeek Road, Pittsfield
                  wines and appetizers to compliment the wines. Advanced sales only.
                  5:30 p.m. $30.00 per person. Cash or check.                                  For tickets and info contact Tracy
                                                                                               Ballard (413) 499-2522.
 Sunday,          OSIA events – for further info contact Grand Lodge (617) 489-5234
 October 29     - Sports Night – Lawrence Mixed Lodge                                          Lawrence
                - Lawrence Mixed Lodge, Speaking Programs, Ital Culture & History              Lawrence
                - Dinner Dance for Cooley’s Anemia. 7:30 p.m. Piave & Fiume Lodge-             Watertown
 Monday,          Italian-American Book Discussion Series presented by the Friends of          Medford Public Library
 October 30       the Medford Public Library. 7:00 p.m. This week's topic of                   111 High Street, Medford
                  discussion will be "Were you Always an Italian?: Ancestors and Other
                  Icons of Italian America" by Maria Laurino.                                  Contact: Barbara Kerr, Assistant
                                                                                               Director (781) 395-7950.
 Date to be       Reading panel from creative non-fiction magazine at Harvard                  Location to be announced
 announced        University. New England writers, Carol Bonomo Albright, Christine
                  Palamidessi Moore and Gianna Cenapari read their stories about Italian Contact: Dr. Stephen Maio
                  Americans from a special national issue of creative non-fiction to be        (781) 245-6536
                  published as both a book and magazine during October 2006.

We hope that you will be able to make time to attend as many of these wonderful events as possible. Please spread the
word to your family, friends, neighbors and colleagues. Attendance at these events is crucial to the success of October as
Italian Heritage Month. To be added to the mailing list, or email distribution list, please contact Rina Crugnale, VP for
Administration at (617) 499-7955 or email: ItalianHeritageM@aol.com. For updates or further information, please visit
ItalianHeritageMonth.com.




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