Dante Alighieri Society of Washington

per la diffusione della lingua e della cultura italiana nel mondo

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Your Door to All Things Italian

We Embrace All Who Enjoy All Things Italian and Desire To Expand Their Knowledge of a Beautiful Country, Its People and Its Language


Pasta Dish

Next English-language gathering:

Wed, September 13th, 2017 at 7:30pm

Claude DaCorsi, Auburn City Councilmember, speaks on his family's immigration to the US as told in his book "Alba Nuova"

See La Voce for Details on the speaker and presentation.

Begins with a Pasta Dinner at 6:30pm

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Next Italian-language gathering:

Wed, September 27th, 2017 at 7:30pm

Ornella De Stavola presents "Maremma una Toscana quasi sconosciuta" - A Little Known Part of Tuscany

See La Voce for Details on the speaker and presentation.

Preceded by Potluck Antipasti and Dolci at 6:30pm

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Class Site

Next Italian language class series:

Fall Quarter 2017

September 28 - December 7

Five learning levels available

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San Gennaro Festival

Drop by Dante's booth @ Festa Italiana in the Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center.

September 22 - 24, 2017

Enjoy a quiz on Italian culture and history and win a free pasta dinner.

Special Announcements & Events:

  • Mark you calendar's now for Dante's Festa di Natale per i Bambini (Italian Christmas for Children). The date and time are Dec 2, 2017, 1:00pm to 4:00pm and the location again is at the Brannan House of Christ the King Church. See brochure for more information and registration instructions.

  • In advance of October's Italian meeting presentation on the film Black Souls, the film can be rented or purchased and downloaded from Amazon, YouTube or Google Play. Search for 'black souls by munzi'. The film does depict violence.

  • The Auburn Bocce Club offers free bocce instructions on Tuesday and Thursday from 3:00 - 6:00 PM, mid-April through mid-October, weather permitting @ Les Gove Park in Auburn. See auburnbocce.org for more information.

  • Attention young filmmakers: The Dante Alighieri Society in Rome is sponsoring a film/video competition that gives young emerging filmmakers of all nationalities, who are age 18 - 26, the opportunity to participate with a short film of theirs in a competition on the subject: “As inside a mirror. Italy viewed from outside Italy.” For more information and competition rules, please see the attached flyer.

  • DAS Language Program Honored with a Grant for the second year from the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco and the Consulate General of Italy in San Francisco.