Dante Alighieri Society of Washington
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Devoted to sharing the wondrous art, history, literature, music, culture and cuisine of Italy, the Dante Alighieri Society of Washington offers twice-monthly meetings with a rich program of lectures in English or Italian. A warm, welcoming hospitality includes antipasti social hour or a delicious pasta dinner prior to the presentations. And always, vino and dolci, generously shared by our members.

Additionally, throughout the year we publicize and participate in events of the larger Seattle area Italian community.

About our social gatherings and events

Devoted to sharing the wondrous art, history, literature, music, culture and cuisine of Italy, the Dante Alighieri Society of Washington offers twice-monthly meetings with a rich program of lectures in English or Italian. A warm, welcoming hospitality includes antipasti social hour or a delicious pasta dinner prior to the presentations. And always, vino and dolci, generously shared by our members.

Additionally, throughout the year we publicize and participate in events of the larger Seattle area Italian community.

Learn more about these gatherings and events below

 

English and Italian language meetings

In keeping with the Dante mission to promote knowledge of Italian culture and language, the Society holds meetings on the second* and fourth Wednesdays of each month, September through May.

The presentation given at the meeting on the second Wednesday is in English and the presentation given at the meeting on the fourth Wednesday is in Italian. A gathering featuring delicious homemade food, wine and conversation with fellow lovers of all things Italian precedes each meeting. It is not necessary to be a member to attend but membership is appreciated to support the cost of these non-profit activities.

 

 

Dante Alighieri Society Gatherings – 2020 – 2021

Annual Dante Alighieri Society Festa di Natale

Our annual Festa di Natale is Wednesday, December 9. Because of COVID-19 restrictions, this will be an online event. But we won't let that prevent having fun. As usual we'll celebrate the season with the traditional Italian game of tombola - a kind of Italian Bingo...

English Language Meeting – November 11, 2020

When: November 11, 2020Speaker: Pat HoffmanTopic: Seated at Lorenzo’s Table – From Farm to TableLocation: Online About the Speaker: Pat grew up on the east coast and had a long career in immunological research at both for-profit and non-profit institutions. After a...

Italian Language Meeting – October 28, 2020

When: October 28, 2020Speaker: Francesca CarmichaelTopic: Italian Linens and Hand-stamping in RomagnaLocation: Online There will be a “social hour” beginning at 7 pm. The presentation will start at 7:30. Francesca Carmichael will speak about the hand-stamped, block...

English Language Meeting – October 14, 2020

When: October 14, 2020 Speaker: Joyce Ramée Topic: Chamber Music of 2 Italian Composers Location: Online A link will be emailed to the Dante Society Email list prior to the meeting. There will be a "social hour" beginning at 7 pm. The presentation will start at 7:30....

Italian Language Meeting – September 23, 2020

When: September 23, 2020 Speaker: Dante Language Program Instructor Topic: Francesca Giambartolomei Location: Online A link will be emailed to the Dante Society Email list prior to the meeting. There will be a “social hour” beginning at 7 pm. The presentation will...

English Language Meeting – September 9, 2020

When: September 9, 2020Speaker: Domenico MinottiTopic: "Festa Italiana" QuizLocation: Online A link will be emailed to the Dante Society Email list prior to the meeting. There will be a “social hour” beginning at 7 pm. The presentation will start at 7:30. Agenda...

Location of our regular meetings

The Dante Alighieri Society of Washington meetings are at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 815 East Edgar Street, Seattle 98102. Parking is available in St. Patrick’s parking lot, off of E. Edgar street. Meetings are held in the Parish Hall in the basement of the church. The entrance is on the west side of the church facing the parking lot.

General timeline for meetings

English Language Meetings

Time Activity Cost
5:30pm Room Setup and meal preparation; volunteers welcome! Pasta, salad, and bread is prepared by members, and all attendees are encouraged to bring wine, antipasti, or dessert to share. And, of course socializing. None
6:45pm Dinner is served! Preregistration* is requested to ensure that enough food is available for everyone. $8 per person or $15 per couple
7:30pm A presentation related to Italian culture provided by guest speaker and is presented in the English language. None
8:30pm – 9:00pm Room Cleanup: everyone is encouraged to participate. None

*Register for English Language Meeting Pasta Dinner

Register in one of the following ways by 5 pm on the Monday preceding the meeting:

Online

By Phone: (206) 289-0419

By Email

Cost is $8.00 per person or $15.00 per couple to be paid at the dinner. Cash, check, credit or debit cards accepted.

 

 

 

Italian Language Meetings

Time Activity Cost
6:00pm Room Setup; volunteers are welcome! None
6:30pm Potluck wine, antipasti and dessert are provided by attendees, so bring your favorites to share. Conversation is in both English and Italian, as you wish; it’s a good opportunity to practice your Italian conversational skills. None, bring what you want to share
7:30pm A presentation related to Italian culture provided by guest speaker and is presented in the Italian language. None
8:30pm – 9:00pm Room Cleanup: everyone is encouraged to participate None