Ciao, Amici –

I hope your Memorial Day Weekend was relaxing and enjoyable. We are now busy planning the two upcoming events Circolo Italiano organizes every summer and early fall.  So, get your calendars and please SAVE THE DATES!

This year, our traditional summer picnic, FERRAGOSTO, will take place on Sunday, August 16th at the Montecito Lower Manning Park.  We are in the process of planning the menu, the games and the other details for this very Italian summer holiday. If any of you wishes to be involved with us in the planning, organizing or implementing of this event as a volunteer, please give me a call at 805-969-1018.  It will be a lot of fun and we could use fresh ideas that will make this summer event even more enjoyable!  Details will be announced in a few weeks.

SMALL CONTEMPORANEO LOGOThen, we will start the Fall with CINEMA ITALIANO CONTEMPORANEO.  Please MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE DATES: September 26th, October 3rd and October 10th. They are all Saturdays.  As always, the three movies will be screened at the SBCC’s Fe’ Bland Forum at 7:30pm and, as in the past, the ADMISSION WILL BE FREE.  Anna Brusutti will introduce each movie.  The line-up of the movies will be announced at the beginning of September.

A couple of other events are in the planning stage for the Fall: a matinee at the opera and Italia Bella: The Charms of Puglia.  Puglia, as you might recall, is one of the most lovely and pristine regions of Italy.  So, stay tuned for more information coming your way after the summer months about these two events.  

In the meantime, enjoy a great summer!   Saluti a tutti,  Gabriella