Lecture: Reclaiming the Legacy of Our Italian Grandmothers

Westerly Library Auditorium 44 Broad St, Westerly

Juliet Grames will discuss her prizewinning novel, The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna, the story of a Calabrian family that emigrates to New England in the harsh years between the World Wars.

Movie: “Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow”

The United Theater 5 Canal St., Westerly, RI, United States

The first movie for the film series in 2024 is "Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow" (released as "Ieri, Oggi, Domani" in Italy), a 1963 Oscar winning romantic comedy staring Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, and Aldo Giuffrè.  The film consists of 3 short stories, each of a woman (all played by Sophia Loren) living in different financial circumstances

General Membership Meeting March 2024

Westerly Senior Center 39 State St., Westerly, RI, United States

This is the first of four membership meetings for 2024. Agenda will be sent to members shortly before the meeting. Additional details will be forthcoming. 2024 Membership dues may now be paid. Details and a link for credit card payment may be found by clicking on this link: 2024 Dues Information

Movie: “Spettacolo”

The United Theater 5 Canal St., Westerly, RI, United States

The town that plays itself:  This is a 2017 documentary of a small hill-town in Tuscany where every summer the citizens become actors, playing themselves.  They dramatize and debate the town's problems in the piazza, which has become the stage for the event. The film is in Italian, with subtitles.  It runs approximately 1½ hours

Lecture: Women of the Villas

Westerly Library Auditorium 44 Broad St, Westerly

(save the date - updates pending) Professor Catharine Sama will discuss women in the Italian resistance: stories of partnership between Italian partisans and the U.S. Office of Strategic Services.

General Membership Meeting June 2024

This is the second of four membership meetings for 2024. Agenda will be sent to members shortly before the meeting. Additional details will be forthcoming.