NEWS FROM NATIONAL ...

     The Sons of Italy Foundation is hosting the 31st National Education & Leadership Awards Gala - a Sicilian themed evening - on May 23, 2019, Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, National Harbor, Maryland. 

DaVinci Lodge Upcoming Events at A Glance

  1.  Friday, May 10 Hearn Academy Cultural Day
  2.  Ladies Tea - TBD
  3. Tuesday, June 4, Council Meeting
  4. Sunday, June 9, 2019.  Member Appreciation Luncheon

Celebrations/Events/Activities

Celebrations

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  •  La Befana, January 6 
  •  Carnevale  
  •  St. Joseph’s Table  
  •  Pasquetta  
  •  Picnic Lodge 
  •  Anniversary Celebration 
  •  Italian Republic Day (June2) 
  •  Members Appreciation celebration 
  •  Fourth of July 
  •  Ferragosto, August 15 
  •  Columbus/Italian Heritage Month (October)
  •  Thanksgiving 
  •  Family Christmas Party   

Activities

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  • Alzheimer’s Association 
  • Arizona Veterans  
  • St. Vincent DePaul 
  • Italian Festival (participate)
  • Musical Instrument Museum (participate) 
  • Sister Cities Catania   (participate) 
  • Christmas Angels 
  • Toys-for-Tots 
  • St. Mary’s Food Bank  
  • Backpack Program
  • Bocce Tournament
  • Fun Trips/Casino Trips
  • Casino Night Italian Card Games – Briscola, Scopa  Tombola (Italian Bingo)
  • Italian Conversation Lessons
  • Cooking Demonstrations
  • Kids Activities (pizza making)
  • Olive Picking and Cur

Events

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Several DaVinci members participated at the Hearn Academy annual cultural event. Our display table contained a map of Italy, the Italian flag, pottery pieces, books, apron and kitchen towels unique to Sicily, a tri-fold poster board filled with postcards highlighting various Italian cities, pictures of typical foods, and included on the board were every day phrases. The children enjoyed the diversion of the day and the teachers were very welcoming and accommodating. It was great opportunity to share our love of Italy to the children.