UPCOMING CULTURAL EVENTS at the italian center, carmichael

At the Italian Cultural Society it is our mission to serve the cultural needs of our community by providing some of the best and most unique cultural and traditional events and activities in our region. Events which can not be found elsewhere, that enable us and our community to learn about Italian heritage and history while strengthening Italian unity and identity.  Several events are offered throughout the year (except during summer) at the Italian Center; our community is invited to attend and enjoy some Italian hospitality!  SCROLL DOWN TO PREVIEW ALL UPCOMING EVENTS

Sunday, October 7 

at 12:00 - 3:30pm

CULTURAL EVENT 

"COLUMBUS DAY & ITALIAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE DAY CELEBRATION"


Admission $25
at the Italian Center, Carmichael

Doors Open At 12:00 pm 
Feature Film Presentation Begins At 12: 45
Buffet Lunch On Patio Served at 1:45
Olive Oil Tasting All Afternoon 12:00 - 3:30

Celebrate Italian-American Day & Columbus Day Together! We invite you to share a special day celebrating both Italian-American Heritage Day and Columbus Day with a special ‘al fresco’ Lunch Buffet on our shady terrace overlooking the park. Also invited are some of the regions fine olive oil producers to taste and buy their olive oils.

Special Film Presentation: “PIZZA SHOP, An Italian-American Dream” Italian-Americans are one of the largest groups to immigrate to America and were the single largest group of immigrants to come through Ellis Island. In celebration of the Italian-American experience, we will take a contemporary look at the Italian-American dream through the story of the Osso brothers who have run a successful Pizzeria in New Jersey for 40 years. Charlie and Fred Osso immigrated from Calabria in the 1960s and ran Rudy’s Ristorante and Pizzeria, one of northern New Jerseys most beloved restaurants.  Through their humor and hard work their journey reminds us of our own immigrant pasts which so richly define America. 

CLICK HERE TO WATCH FILM TRAILER

Another tradition of our celebration is the super food, ‘olio d’oliva’ (olive oil), also known as “liquid gold,” an integral part of the Italian diet! We encourage our guests to visit the featured California olive oil producers we’ve invited to this special event.

And - don’t forget your appetite! At 1:45 a bountiful Italian-style buffet lunch including wine by Andis Wines wil be served on our Italian Center terrace facing the lovely Carmichael Park. 

RESERVATIONS ENCOURAGED:

•CLICK BELOW TO PRE-PAY WITH DEBIT/CREDIT CARD NOW. 
Your pre-payment is your automatic reservation. 

CLICK for ONLINE Payment & Reservation

•CLICK BELOW TO MAIL IN YOUR RESERVATION AND PRE-PAY WITH CHECK. When you click you'll be redirected to the printable mail-in form. Send check and form to the Italian Cultural Society.

 CLICK TO PRINT Reservation Form 

• YOU ARE ALSO WELCOME TO EMAIL OR CALL IN YOUR RESERVATION AND PAY
WITH CASH/CHECK AT THE DOOR ON
THE DAY OF THE EVENT!
  

italy1@surewest.net • (916) 482-5900



         Sunday, October 14

at 1:30 pm

TRAVEL FILM

"THE BAY OF NAPLES"


Admission $15
at the Italian Center, Carmichael

Many Italian-Americans immigrated to the United States from the area around Naples. One of the most popular tours offered by the Society is our tour of Sicily, Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast. Join us for a travel talk and virtual/video tour to the Bay of Naples and Italy’s famous Amalfi Coast!

Not many places in the world have so many famous areas in such a limited space as does the Bay of Naples. It is full of history, art and culture all in an extraordinarily beautiful setting. A visit to the area is more than just a visit to the city of Naples, one of Italy’s largest cities. Join us on our journey around the Bay making stops at Vesuvius, an active volcano covered by snow and ski slopes. We will make a stop at Pompeii, a city from roman times destroyed and preserved by Vesuvius in 79 AD . Next we visit the bustling resort town of Sorrento and the famous Amalfi Coast with its charming towns of Positano, Ravello and Caserta. Our journey will take us to the scenic island of Capri and its famous “Blue Grotto” and to the islands of Procida and Ischia. 

Travel Director Patrizia Cinquini Cerruti is planning her next tour of this area in the Spring of 2019. Find out more about this scenic and romantic area and get a preview of all our small group tours to Italy in 2019.

REFRESHMENTS INCLUDED

NO RESERVATION REQUIRED.
PAY WITH CASH/CHECK AT DOOR 

DOORS OPEN AT 1:00 PM


      
      Sunday, October 21

at 2:00 pm

DOCUMENTARY FILM

"ROCKY MARCIANO,
A LIFE STORY
"


Admission $15
at the Italian Center, Carmichael

He was the real Rocky - not the fictional character portrayed in film. He was the young Italian-American from the working class Italian section of Brockton, Mass. who became the undefeated heavyweight champion of the world in the early 1950’s and a hero to Italian-Americans of the day. 

Born Rocco Francis Marchegiano he later changed his fight name to Rocky Marciano. His father Pierino and mother Lena were immigrants from southern Italy. He dropped out of high school to help support the family and like so many other second generation Italian-Americans of his time he served in the Army in World War II. In the Army he began his amateur boxing career and later became a professional boxer after his discharge. But not just any boxer, he became what many consider the greatest fighter of all time. His record of 49 -0 fights with 43 by knockouts and never being defeated in the ring stands as a record to this day. He reigned as the undefeated Heavyweight Champion of the world from 1952 to 1956 and retired at age 32. 

Marciano is an unforgettable figure in Italian-American sports history. Join us for this look at his story.

REFRESHMENTS INCLUDED

CLICK HERE TO WATCH FILM TRAILER

NO RESERVATION REQUIRED.
PAY WITH CASH/CHECK AT DOOR 

DOORS OPEN AT 1:30 PM


Friday, October 26

at 8:00 pm

FRIDAY NIGHT FILM FESTIVAL

"I BAMBINI CI GUARDANO"


Admission $15
at the Italian Center, Carmichael

Second Film in the 2018-19 Series!

(The Children Are Watching Us) — A Vittorio De Sica early-career drama about the dissolution of a marriage as seen through the eyes of the couple’s only child. Incredibly poignant, it is considered a classic of the post-war Italian neorealism (black-and-white) film movement. In Italian With English Subtitles. (1944)

REFRESHMENTS INCLUDED

CLICK HERE TO WATCH FILM TRAILER

NO RESERVATION REQUIRED.
PAY WITH CASH/CHECK AT DOOR

DOORS OPEN AT 7:30 PM 



       
Sunday, October 28

at 1:30 pm

"TRAVEL TALK 
& VIRTUAL TOUR"
with ICS Travel Director
Patrizia Cinquini Cerruti


Free Admission
 
at the Italian Center, Carmichael

There is no question that Italy is a top travel destination! Since 1988, the Italian Cultural Society has offered unique, carefully crafted tours of Italy. 

Join our Travel Director, Patrizia Cinquini Cerruti, for this special travel seminar designed for anyone traveling or thinking about going to Italy. Patrizia is a native of Lucca, Italy and has hosted our tours to Italy for 30 years. She is also author of the practical Italian Guide Book, “Buon Viaggio! A Travelers Guide to Italian Language and Culture.” 

Patrizia will present the 2019 line up of Society tours she plans and escorts and provide practical information, tips and handouts. The talk will include a Virtual tour of Italy from North to South.

REFRESHMENTS INCLUDED

NO RESERVATION REQUIRED.

DOORS OPEN AT 1:30 PM


Sunday, November 4

at 1:30pm

COOKING DEMONSTRATION 

"ITALIAN DOLCI DOLCI DOLCI!" (Desserts)

Featuring Franca Lingren 


Admission $40
at the Italian Center, Carmichael

Doors Open At 1:00 pm 

Guests will enjoy tasting these mouth-watering sweets and will receive copies
of the recipes to take home.

Join Franca Lingren for a cooking demo of her true passion; DOLCI, learned from her father Dario, a baker in Italy. 

The Demonstration Begins with a glass of Mount Saint Joseph wine and a taste of Franca’s healthy “Lazy Day Red Lentil Soup” made with Zuppa vino. 

Next, Franca will show how to make her legendary Fabled Florentine Cookies, (Her most requested recipe!) made with almonds, butter, honey, cream and topped with dark chocolate, and individually decorated. These cookies are a must for gift giving! 

Following, Franca introduces the Torta di Grand Marnier, a cake filled with golden raisins, pecans and Grand Marnier to make it “deliziosa”. 

And for the finale - Franca will treat you to a special Italian Dessert!

This cooking demonstration is specially dedicated to Shirley Simi, a long-time Italian Cultural Society volunteer at Franca’s cooking shows.

RESERVATIONS ENCOURAGED:

•CLICK BELOW TO PRE-PAY WITH DEBIT/CREDIT CARD NOW. 
Your pre-payment is your automatic reservation. 

CLICK for ONLINE Payment & Reservation

•CLICK BELOW TO MAIL IN YOUR RESERVATION AND PRE-PAY WITH CHECK. When you click you'll be redirected to the printable mail-in form. Send check and form to the Italian Cultural Society.

 CLICK TO PRINT Reservation Form 

• YOU ARE ALSO WELCOME TO EMAIL OR CALL IN YOUR RESERVATION AND PAY 
WITH CASH/CHECK AT THE DOOR ON 
THE DAY OF THE EVENT!
  

italy1@surewest.net • (916) 482-5900