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Ciao tutti –

Please Come to a Good-bye to Garden House Get-together
on Wednesday, October 24

Usually at our second meeting each month we have a speaker, who makes a presentation in Italian.  And for the October 24 we had booked Claudio Mazzola from the UW Italian Department to present an overview of the films to be presented at the SIFF CInema Italian Style Festival, November 8-15.  Unfortunately SIFF has still not announced the lineup of films for the Festival, so our speaker has been unable to put together material for his presentation.

Since this is our last meeting at Garden House and since so many of you had asked for a chance to make suggestions for a new meeting place, give your feedback and have your questions answered – we decided to throw a Good-bye to Garden House Get-together in place of the scheduled Italian presentation.

So here’s the plan:

  • meet at 6:30 as usual.  Please bring along an antipasto, vino or dolceto share
  • 6:30 – 7:15 food and informal conversation preceded by a toast to Garden House
  • 7:15 – 8:30 information and feedback meeting:  where do we go from here?

Please join us on Wednesday, October 24 at 6:30 at Garden House.  You’ll remember that it’s located at 2336 15th Avenue South in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Seattle.

Avoid the traffic!  The Garden House is a short walk from the Beacon Hill Light Rail Station.

As a special incentive to attend, I’ll be giving away 12 pairs of vouchers, good for free admission to any of the SIFF Cinema Italian Style films at the Festival to the members at our Good-bye to Garden House Get-together.  Please come for a chance to win.

And as usual feel free to come early to help set up the room and start visiting.  And, in any case, please come to say good-bye to this old friend, to this special venue that has hosted our Dante meetings for the last 40 or so years.

A presto – 

Dan DeMatteis,
President, Dante Alighieri Society of Washington