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Cathedral Basilica Christmas Concert

Celebrate Christmas at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis as the St. Louis Archdiocesan Choirs and Orchestra fill the Cathedral with the sounds of the season on Sat., Dec. 1 (8 p.m.) and Sun., Dec. 2 (2:30 p.m.). The concert will include Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” — and his magnificent “Gloria.” Tickets ($24 – $49) are available at https://cathedralconcerts.org. For questions, call (314) 533-7662

Belleville Christmas Market

Interested in attending a Christmas market – similar to those in Italy and throughout Europe? The City of Belleville (IL) invites you to their 5th Annual Christkindlmarkt open now through Dec. 23. Situated around the Belleville Square, this authentic German-style Open Air Christmas Market is open daily and includes several Christmas stalls where German and European gifts, novelties, and food are sold. Horse-drawn trolley rides shuttle visitors through the event on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through Dec. 23. Family events are available every weekend (some in a heated tent). There’s even a reindeer! More data at www.bellevillechristkindlmarkt.com or by calling 1-800-677-9255.

Carnevale March 2, 2019 – Tickets Now On Sale

Ciao St Louis’ Annual Carnevale Grand Masquerade Ball

This is a formal event; black tie optional. Masquerade masks in the style of Venice’s Carnevale not required, but strongly encouraged!  Price: $125 per person + $2.5 per ticket for fees if bought online.

Date: March 2, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM – 11:00 PM
Place: River City Casino Grand Ballroom

Tables of 8 or 10 are available.

Event includes:

Cocktail hour and appetizers
Venetian Dining Stations
Premium Open Bar

The night kicks off with a special performance in a typical Venetian style; followed by Music and Dancing, along with other surprises throughout the evening.

We are looking forward to a beautiful evening, with great music, great food and great company! If you have any questions or need additional information, feel free to contact us!

Sincerely,

Laura DiMaggio.
Ciao St Louis Event Chairperson
Email: lauraadimaggio@gmail.com

or

Marianna Vitale
Ciao St Louis Event Co-Chair
Email: mavitale61@aol.com

You can mail payment to:  $115 per person

Ciao St Louis
2413 Boarwalk Place
St. Louis MO 63129

Don Marlo’s Youth Bocce League Begins Jan 7, 2019 Register Now

Don Marlo’s Youth Bocce League
Sundays 12:00 & 1:00/ Starting January 7, 2019
8 Weeks
Italia-America Bocce Club
Rules of the Club: (1 form per team)
Please help keep the club clean

  •  No running on the courts or in club
  •  No children at the Bar
  •  No Food or Drink on or over courts
  •  The parents will acknowledge that the Italia-America Bocce Club is not responsible for any injury during the league.
  •  The teams captains will help facilitate the rules of the Bocce game and rules of the club.
  •  Signing the form acknowledges that you have read and understand the rules.

Click on the image below print and complete form.

 

 

Carnevale Grand Masquerade Ball Tickets Now On Sale Buy Early And Save

Ciao St Louis’ Annual Carnevale Grand Masquerade Ball

This is a formal event; black tie optional. Masquerade masks in the style of Venice’s Carnevale not required, but strongly encouraged! Early Bird Ticket Price: $125 per person

Date: March 2, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Place: River City Casino Grand Ballroom

Event includes:

Cocktail hour and appetizers
Venetian Dining Stations
Premium Open Bar

The night kicks off with a special performance in a typical Venetian style; followed by Music and Dancing, along with other surprises throughout the evening.

We are looking forward to a beautiful evening, with great music, great food and great company! If you have any questions or need additional information, feel free to contact us!

Sincerely,

Laura DiMaggio.
Ciao St Louis Event Chairperson
Email: lauraadimaggio@gmail.com

or

Marianna Vitale
Ciao St Louis Event Co-Chair
Email: mavitale61@aol.com

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St. Ambrose Breakfast With Santa December 2, 2018

December 2, 2018
7:30 am – 11:30 am

Cost:
$7.00 Adults and $6.00 Kids ages 2-10 ($8.00 Adults and $7.00 Kids at the door)
(Children under 2 are free)

Menu:
Scrambled Eggs, Pancakes, Sausage, Juice, Milk and Coffee
Santa’s Secret Shop

* Country Store *
Bake Sale, Silent Auction and Pictures with Santa

You can purchase tickets by contacting a current 8th Grader or click on form below print and submit to school office. Make checks payable to St. Ambrose School and submit in an envelope marked
“Breakfast with Santa” with amount enclosed.

The 90th annual Turkey Bowl Soccer Classic on The Hill

The 90th annual Turkey Bowl Soccer Classic will take place on Thanksgiving day, Thursday, November 22nd at Berra Park. The 22nd annual St. Ambrose Youth Game begins at 9:00 am featuring the 8th/5th grades vs 7th/6th.

Arrive early to hear the 4th Graders accompany Chris Bianchi with our National Anthem.  Immediately following, at 10:15 am, will be the Old-Timers Match. A tightly contested match with the younger team holding a meager two game edge in the overall standings.

Also, There will be a hospitality tent with continental treats for a small donation, plus a souvenir booth selling T-shirts and hoodies. In addition, there will be the traditional luganiga sandwiches
provided by Joe Vollmer.

The Turkey Bowl kicks off the holiday season. You make the event a success along with many sponsors & organizations. Hope to see you at Berra Park.

For the 15th consecutive year, all proceeds will benefit the St Vincent de Paul Society. Please be generous. There are many in our neighborhood who need assistance.

December FIAO Christmas Party

 

Don’t miss this year’s Christmas celebration! After three years of lovely evenings, the Federation of Italian-American Organizations will host its fourth annual Christmas Dinner on Friday, December 7th at Favazza’s Rose of the Hill. Continuing the theme of “Traditions of Italian Christmas”, this evening promises to be a memorable occasion and will include a very special menu that highlights Italian culinary traditions and Christmas specialties as well as seasonal entertainment.

MENU

(Served Family style)

 

Cocktails (cash bar)
Premium White and Red wine on table, included with dinner

 

Antipasto
John Volpi traditional salumi, cheeses and olives
Missouri Baking Company artisan bread

 

Primo Piatto
Seafood Pasta

 

Secondi
Beef Spiedini
Chicken Marsala

 

Contorni
vegetables and potatoes
salad

 

Dessert
Panettone & biscotti from
Missouri Baking Company

The Federation of Italian-American Organizations is a board that consists of members representing the majority of Italian-American clubs and organizations in St. Louis. Our vision is to preserve and promote our shared cultural heritage. We do this through the work of our member clubs and organizations as well as through activities that we administer. While the Hill remains the center of Italian-American life in St. Louis, descendants of Italian immigrants live throughout the metro area. As St. Louis Italian-Americans become more dispersed, one of our goals is promote collaboration among the various Italian-American entities. It is our desire to interact with one another, collectively pass on our traditions to future generations, and develop a stronger identity in our community through opportunities to share and celebrate our culture.
We invite you, a member of the Italian Club of St. Louis, to help us bring in the holidays while making new friends in our shared community.  Feel free to invite friends and relatives.
For more information or for reservations, contact Loretta Vitale April at 314-550-4059 or Marie Cuccia-Brand at 314-680-6871. There will be a ticket order form in an upcoming special issue of La Rondine.  Payment must be made when making the reservation.  You can pay with cash, by check or by credit card.

Under The Tuscan Sun with Frances Mayes.

Check out the upcoming special for PBS stations/Create TV in 2019 – Dream of Italy: Under The Tuscan Sun with Frances Mayes. Chances are educated, affluent women are your target market. After all, women make 80% of travel buying decisions and middle age/Baby Boomer are a coveted consumer segment. Some sponsorship time still available (messaging before and after every airing for four or more years and a package of other marketing) – email me kathy@dreamofitaly.com for details!

“A History of Modern Italy” by author Anthony L Cardoza

Transformation and Continuity, 1796 to the Present”

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Author Anthony Cardoza will be interviewed by Professor Franco Andreucci, former Professor of contemporary history at the University of Pisa

A History of Modern Italy addresses the question of how Italy’s modern history–from its prolonged process of nation-building in the nineteenth century to the crises of the last two decades–has produced a paradoxical blend of hyper-modernity and traditionalism that sets the country apart in the broader context of Western Europe.

Anthony L. Cardoza is a Professor of Modern European History at Loyola University Chicago, with a research specialization in nineteenth and twentieth century Italy and Fascism. He received a B.A. from the University of California, Davis in 1969, and his Ph.D in History from Princeton University in 1975, before accepting a Rome Prize Fellowship to the American Academy in Rome in 1976. He is the author or co-author of five books on Italian history. His Agrarian Elites and Italian Fascism: The Province of Bologna, 1901-1926 (Princeton, 1982), won the 1983 Marraro Prize from the Society for Italian Historical Studies. Aristocrats in Bourgeois Italy: The Piedmontese Nobility 1861-1930 (Cambridge, 1997) was awarded the American Historical Association’s 1998 Marraro Prize for the best book in any area of Italian and Italian-American history. Cardoza is also the author of Benito Mussolini: The First Fascist (Pearson-Longman, 2006) and co-authored with Geoffrey Symcox The History of Turin/La Storia di Torino (Einaudi, 2008), in addition to The History of Modern Italy: Transformation and Continuity (Oxford, 2018).

Franco Andreucci has been a professor of contemporary history at the University of Pisa, where he taught from 1976 until his retirement in 2013. He has also been a visiting professor in Barcelona, Marburg, Chicago, as well as a Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence. His scholarship explores European political history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, with particular interests in the fields of the history of socialism, Marxism, and German social democracy. He is the author of several articles and books on these topics, including his latest work, Da Gramsci a Occhetto. Nobiltà e miseria del Partito comunista italiano 1921-1991, Pisa, Della Porta Editori, 2014.

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