Thursday, March 2, 2017

La Tavola Italiana to be held March 19

Ricordate nostro incontro. La Tavola Italiana è questa domenica il 19 marzo, 2017 alle 11,00 (11,00 - 13,00) al Caffè Umbria Pioneer Square. Venite e parlate con noi in Italiano.  Non importa se parlate poco o molto Italiano. C'incontreremo questa domenica.

Remember, "La Tavola Italiana" is this Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 11:00 AM (11:00 AM - 01:00 PM) at Caffè Umbria Pioneer Square. Come and talk to us in Italian.  It is not important if you speak a little or lot of Italian. All levels are welcome. See you this Sunday.

This event is for SPSCA members and friends. It is free of charge.

For more information, email us.


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

March 24 field trip to Umbra Cuscinetti

We hope you can join us for a special behind-the-scenes tour for our members to Umbra Cuscinetti in Everett, Wash. The tour will be held Fri., March 24, from 1-3 p.m.

During our tour, we'll learn more about Umbra's history and products and see its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. Afterwards we'll enjoy an aperitivo, courtesy of our hosts.

Umbra Cuscinetti has been a long-time supporter of the Seattle-Perugia Sister City Association, and we are pleased to give our members the opportunity to know them better.

The company is a leader in the design and production of aerospace and industrial screws, ball bearings, gears and other precision instruments. The U.S. affiliate is part of the Italian aerospace firm, Umbra Group, headquartered in Foligno, not far from Perugia. Umbra's Everett location puts the firm close to one of its key customers, The Boeing Company.

Date: Friday, March 24, 1 to 3 p.m.
Location: 6707 Hardeson Rd, Everett WA 98203

RSVP: Please RSVP  by Tues., March 21.


Friday, February 17, 2017

Caffe Musica highlights local author and SPSCA member

Caffe Musica has a mix of literary and musical events scheduled in March. One might be of particular interest to our members.

March 11, 2-5 p.m. Writer Rebecca Novelli talks about her first novel "The Train to Orvieto." Rebecca is a local writer and a new SPSCA member. This event is co-sponsored by Il Punto.

Caffe Musica is located at 14300 Greenwood Avenue N., Seattle WA 98133. Check out the website to see what other events are coming up in March. More details here.


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Call for artists goes out

Le Arti della Festa Italiana has just submitted its call for artists. The juried exhibit will be part of Festa Italiana, held this year on Sept. 23-24. The art show will be prominently featured in the Seattle Armory Building on the grounds of Seattle Center.

Le Arti organizers are seeking original two- and three-dimensional art, from photography to pastels to sculpture. This is the fifth year that the art exhibit has been part of the Festa Italiana weekend.

More Information about the event and an application to submit your work of art is now available. (Photo, left, by Cara Kennedy)

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Four members awarded scholarships

Four members were selected to receive scholarships at the renowned University for Foreigners (Universita per Stranieri) in Perugia. This year's recipients are: Helen Williams-Ginsberg, Lucia Lanzolla, Debbie Lawson and Jen Provenzano.

The awardees comes from all walks of life and each brings her own talents and interests to the table. One young woman is a student at the University of Washington and part-time barista. Another is a retired professor of French Language and Literature. The third is a jewelry designer, and the fourth recipient works for an international insurance company.

What they have in common is a strong desire to improve their language skills, experience another culture close-up and contribute to the global community. Each recipient expresses an interest in strengthening ties between the two sister cities. "As an Italian American, I feel I can contribute significantly to the culture of the group," said Provenzano."Since I started studying Italian, I'm constantly seeking out ways to learn more, by volunteering with SPSCA, organizing study sessions and outings with fellow students, and following several Italians living in Italy on Instagram."

Recipient Williams-Ginsberg also looks forward to making connections with students and educators. "As a retired professor, I believe I would be well placed to make connections with both the learning environment and the community at large," said Williams-Ginsberg. "I've heard so much about the beautiful city of Perugia through my teachers and colleagues, and I know it will be a fabulous experience to visit and study there."

Each scholarship recipient receives one month of tuition plus a stipend to help defray the cost of room, board or travel. Lucia Lanzolla was named the 2016 Hans Lehmann Scholar. Dr. Lehmann was a driving force behind creation of the Seattle-Perugia sister city relationship. Jen Provenzano  is the 2016 Caffe Umbria Scholar, thanks to the generous sponsorship of an annual scholarship by locally owned Caffe Umbria.