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Carmichael Italian Center: 6821 Fair Oaks Boulevard, Carmichael CA
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 189427, Sacramento, CA 95818
Email: italy@italiancenter.net
Phone: (916) Italy-00, (916) 482-5900

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Event Highlights

Events At the Italian Center
(6821 Fair Oaks Blvd. Carmichael, CA 95608)
Please see current newsletter for details

Learn Italian, meet new people with similar interests by registering in one of our Italian Language Classes! See schedule!

ICS EVENTS CALENDARIO

Saturday, September 13 • 10a - 12p
Touring Italy: Travel Seminar & Virtual Tour

If you’re planning a trip to Italy, you’ll want to join the Italian Cultural Society’s Travel Director, Patrizia Cinquini Cerruti, for this special seminar designed to give travelers to Italy strategies and practical ideas to make your Italian dream vacation a reality. ($10)

Friday, September 19 • 8pm  ($10) Italian Film Festival:
“Certified Copy”

At a book reading a woman gives James Miller her address, and the next day they take a drive through the Tuscan countryside. Italian w. English subtitles. ($10)

Sunday, September 28,  2pm  ($10) • Italian Genealogy Workshop:
“Discover Your Roots!”

Nick Bloise, Genealogy Director, leads a workshop on Italian Civil Records searches. ($10)

Sunday, October 12, 2 - 5pm • *Columbus Day Olive Oil Celebration
This Columbus Day celebrate Italian culture and heritage with the finest of California’s olive oil producers. Guests enjoy a special presentation by Darrell Corti from Corti Bros, followed by an ‘al fresco’ buffet of delicious Italian specialties, including home-made pastas, sauces & desserts.*($25)

Friday, October 17,  8pm • Italian Film Festival:
“Love In The Age Of Dion”

For 26 years Frankie Rossini has carried the photo of his first love. His second marriage on the rocks, he leaves LA to return to his old Italian neighborhood in the Bronx. In English. ($10)

Sunday, October 19, 1:30pm • *Cooking Demonstration
“Holiday Antipasti with Rosetta Costantino”
Popular Chef and cookbook author Rosetta Costantino returns to the Italian Center for a special holiday cooking class and tasting you won’t want to miss! *($35)

Sunday, November 9, 1:30pm • *Cooking Demonstration
Desserts for Gift-Giving & The Art of Making Coffee Drinks w. Franca & Ron Lingren

Join us for this holiday-inspired Italian cooking demonstration and tasting with Franca and Ron! Franca demonstrates three delectable Italian desserts: Biscotti, Sbrisolana (crumbly cake) and Cappuccino Bundt cake. Ron demonstrates the art of making Italian coffee drinks. Guests  taste each dish and take home recipes. *($35) 

*Please call the Italian Cultural Society at 916 482-5900 for reservation for the * events. For other events tickets will be at the door.

We invite you to Celebrate Italian Culture with us throughout the year!

Please join the Italian Cultural Society for any of these upcoming events. If you have questions do not hesitate to email us at italy1@surewest.net or call us 916 482-5900.

There are still openings on all
Society Tours



5 terre Let the Italian Cultural Society take you home to Italy

  • ITALY: The Grand Tour- Tuscany, Cinque Terre, Rome, and Venice June 2015

  • Our exclusive Italian Cultural Society tours highlight Italy's spectacular natural beauty, its rich patrimony of art, history, music, culture and the delicious local foods and wines. We take care of all the details, from choosing the most beautiful cities, the best local guides and escorts and the most charming hotels to ensure travelers enjoy the trip of a lifetime. Even the most experienced travelers rate the Italian Cultural Society tours as the best trips they've ever taken. Don't miss this opportunity to see Italy with those who truly know it best.

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Language Classes are offered for students at every level. There is no better way to celebrate Italian culture than to learn the language! New Session starts in September 2014!! See class schedule now!

Learn Italian Live the the Passion! The Italian Cultural Society has been teaching Italian in a dynamic and friendly atmosphere for over 32 years. Our classes are taught by professional, experienced teachers and native speakers following a proven curriculum. The School is accredited and approved by the Italian Consulate. We will cooperate with both high-schools and colleges so that students who successfully complete our program receive academic credit. Our popular Italian classes will be offered at both the Carmichael (6821 Fair Oaks Blvd) and the Sierra 2 (2791 24th Street Room 13) campus of the Italian Cultural Society. We offer Ponte Winter Classes and Summer Classes which offer students a great way to brush up and to stay connected to Italian. We offer free tutoring to all currently enrolled students and create opportunities for review and conversation.

Our Summer program offers conversation and review for various levels of Italian, in the summer we will also offer our popular Italian for Travelers class. Several conversation classes are offered for continuing students who want to practice speaking Italian in a relaxed teacher led atmosphere. You can learn Italian and have fun at the same time! Every Italian Cultural Society class stresses the pleasure of the Italian language and culture and find that the most effective learning happens The Italian Language School offers classes year round for children, adults and travelers.

"Un uomo che parla due lingue ne vale due"
He who speaks two languages is worth double



Ciao Italia and Ciao Piccoli Italian Language and Culture for Kids
We have classes for children ages 2 to 12!

The Italian Language School has developed very special Language and Heritage programs for bambini. The latest research shows how even just an hour a week of foreign language gives an important grounding in the language which allows leads to conversation. Our Italian Language Programs brings Italian language to the many children who do not have Italian offered in their school. The Italian Cultural Society offers year round language programs with small teacher to student ratio. Our fun-filled programs are designed to let children explore Italy, its rich culture, food, art and language in a fun setting. The Italian Cultural Society encourages all children to participate. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn one of the world's most beautiful languages- l'Italiano!


FESTA ITALIANA Voted Northern California's Best Italian Festival!
  • Saturday- August 1, -11am to 10 pm and Sunday - August 2, - 11am to 7 PM 2015
  • 3730 Auburn Blvd. Sacramento, Ca (just one block east of Watt Ave)

Many heartfelt thanks to our WONDERFUL FESTA VOLUNTEERS AND ORGANIZERS. This beautiful Italian community event features delicious Italian food and drink and stellar entertainers. There is both an indoor airconditioned and an open outdoor Italian Marketplace, a Children's games and rides area, bocce ball, Italian cars, motorcycles and much more entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. There are plenty of tables and shares in this private shady park-like setting.
We invite everyone to come out and celebrate Italian heritage with us. Don't miss Festa Italiana Northern California's Italian community gathering for two days of Italian cuisine, music, dancing, fun and friendship. For information about the greatest Italian Festival in California go to visit http://festaitalianasacramento.com/Festa/Festa_Italiana.html

2014 FESTA ITALIANA QUEEN SCHOLARSHIP

Festa 2014 presented a wonderful group of young ladies. The five finalist were presented at the Festa, and it was incredibly difficult to select the FESTA ITALIANA QUEEN SCHOLARSHIP reciepient and the Ambassador SCHOLARSHIP reciepient . Congratulations to Queen: Gabriella De Sio and Ambassador: Brianna Bado. Gabriella and Brianna will be attending all the major Italian Cultural Society events and you will have the opportunity to congratulate them yourself.

The Festa Italiana Scholarship is open to all young women of Italian descent ages 16 to 22. The $1,000 Scholarship will be awarded at Festa Italiana on Saturday, August 2, 2014. For information or an application contact Phyllis Gargas, Festa Queen Scholarship Coordinator at pjgargas@gmail.com or visit FESTAITALIANA

See you at the FESTA!!!



Bambini Dancers Kick up their Heels
Our Children's Folk dance group allows kids to learn Italian culture through dance. Children receive lessons and attend practices and perform throughout the year. This is a fun way to introduce your child to Italian culture and dance. All Children are invited to join the BAMBINI DANCERS!! Upcoming performance schedule.


Balliamo! means "Let's Dance" and The Italian Folk Dance Group Balliamo! does just that. Balliamo! performs at local and regional events. If you are looking for a fun way to celebrate Italian culture, Balliamo! might be just for you. For information about joining Balliamo!, attending a practice session or booking the group for a performance contact Group Director: Doris Beckert at (916) 482-8674 - email bdbeckert@sbcglobal.net





A Dream Come True
Un Sogno Realizzato

  • The Northern California's Italian Cultural Center, 6821 Fair Oaks Blvd, Carmichael, 95608
  • Support the Italian Center's by making a gift to the CENTER ENDOWMENT FUND

Our new Italian Center represents the hopes, dreams and aspirations of the Italian Community of Northern California. Now the Italian community has a home of our own where we can celebrate our cultural heritage and build and grow our community. We owe our thanks to the many people who donated their hard-earned money to be part of the dream. We thank all the many people who made a difference and cared enough to contribute to make this dream a reality.

The new center is fully operational and serves thousands of people each year. The Italian Center serves as the second campus of the Italian Language School for adults, elementary school and pre-school children. The Italian Center is the home to our Italian library, the Balliamo! and the Bambini folk dance troupes, the film and lecture series, and to all of the Italian Cultural Society's Heritage programs.

Your tax deductible gift will help the Italian Center serve the cultural needs of our community by providing unique programs which preserve our rich heritage. Please give generously.



SACRAMENTO – The Commission on Teacher Credentialing approved the Northern
California based Italian Cultural Society as the assessor agency for teaching credentials. In an effort to preserve and promote Italian Cultural Language and Culture the Italian Cultural Society will offer the Italian Language section of the California Exam for a Single Subject teaching credential in Italian. Currently exams are held twice each year, in November and in May. In order to serve the maximum number of teachers we will be alternating test locations between Los Angeles and Sacramento.

Click here for detail on the Italian Credential and next exam dates and details!