2024 Winter Gathering

Time for the annual winter gathering, open to members of the Dante Society of Westerly and their spouses. Cost is $15/per person; tickets will not be available at the door. An email will be sent to members shortly with details. Seating is limited.  It was sold out last year; please pay early.


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

Fried Dough Breakfast

St. Pius X 45 Elm St., Westerly, RI

Dante Society of Westerly is hosting a Fried Dough Breakfast and Bake Sale.  Proceeds from the event help support educational grants and scholarships in keeping with the mission of the Dante Society.

Movie: Il Sorpasso

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

Il Sorpasso is considered one of the best examples of the Commedia all'Italiana, a cinematic form which, through comedy, offered a critique of Italian social and cultural changes.

General Membership Meeting June 2024

This is the second of four membership meetings for 2024. Agenda is online. Minutes of previous meeting (for review & approval at this meeting) is online.

2024 Annual Summer Gathering

This is the annual membership gathering for the end of the 2023/2024 season.  Members must sign up if they plan on attending.