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Special events

In addition to the regular meetings, the Society participates in various other events involving Italian language and culture. For example:

  • Our Festa di Natale per i Bambini celebrates the Christmas traditions of Italy every December. For more details – Check out the event brochure.
  • DAS Annual Wine Tasting Dinner pairs a region’s delicious food specialties with both celebrated and undiscovered local wines. See the calendar below for the scheduled date.
  • Seattle’s Festa Italiana is a celebratory weekend each September at Seattle Center, with Italian entertainment, marvelous food and gifts, and booths representing Italian clubs and activities.
  • Italian Film Festival each fall and the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF)each summer are in part sponsored by DAS.
  • Small group events throughout the year, such as cooking classes, Italian conversation meetings, outings to opera, festivals, restaurants, art exhibits, Italian film showings, and similar activities of interest to members.

Upcoming Events

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...

Executive Board Meeting

Agenda Approval of Minutes from last 2 Board Meetings – April 6 and May 20 Old Business Festa di Natale per i Bambini not taking place this year; Festa being postponed New Business Language School Director’s proposals for summer courses and 2020-2021 school year...

Festa di Carnevale 2020 – Il Punto

Il Punto Festa di Carnevale 2020 Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 6 – 10 PM Mercer Island Congregational Church 4545 Island Crest Way, Mercer Island, WATickets are now on sale and are available for purchase until February 5, 2020. The cost is $50 per person, $20 for...

November 20, 2019 Italian Language Meeting with Il Punto

A SPECIAL ITALIAN PROGRAM - MILANO - SPONSORED by the DANTE ALIGHIERI SOCIETY and Il PUNTO WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20 at St. Patrick's Church, Social Hall, 815 East Edgar Street, Seattle 98102 Federica Gabardi, a Milan native and a Women’s Empowerment Expert will be our...

Announcements

October English & Italian Meetings

Announcing the Dante Alighieri Society’s October English & Italian Language Meetings Wednesdays, October 14 and 28, 2020 Zoom room opens at 7:00 Presentations begin at 7:30 English Language Meeting, October 14 Music of Luigi Cherubini and Alessandro RollaChamber...

Festa Italiana Quiz – Pasta of Italy

When: September 9, 2020Speaker: Domenico MinottiTopic: Virtual Festa Italiana Quiz About the Speaker: In the late 1920s, Nick’s parents emigrated from Sant’Angelo, Limosano, a small hilltop town in Molise. The population at that time was about 1000 but is now 345 as...

Socially Distanced Goodbye to Nancy McDonald

Hopefully, each of us can say that there are one or two friends in our lives who always made you smile, always told you the truth and who were always there to step up when things were falling apart. For the women of Dante who have been loving this Society for the last...

Summer Greetings from Joyce Rameé

Ciao a Tutti! I’m very honored to hold this office, following the long tenure of our beloved Dan. It’s my pleasure to send midsummer greetings to everyone. I hope this finds you, your “bubble family,” your extended family and anyone you hold dear in Italy in good...

Summer Quarter Classes

New Online Review Classes starting on July 7th & July 11th  The Dante Alighieri Society of Washington - Italian Language Program, after the positive experience of our spring quarter online classes, is offering for the first time two summer online review sections....

Language Program News

Language Program Director Giuseppe Tassone Jeffrey Freiberg is one of the students in our Italian Language Program.  He joined the Italian Language program in the fall of 2020 with the beginning level A1 and successfully completed his first year of Italian. Last...

In Memoriam: Terry Hanlon (1931-2020)

It is indeed sad news for Dante Seattle to hear of the passing of Terry Hanlon. Terry was a long-time member of Dante and someone whose kindness, enthusiasm and hard work endeared her to everyone. Caterina Wartes and Gini Harmon made contact with Terry’s family this...