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Oct. 26, Nov. 4: Hood to host events to celebrate Italian culture

FREDERICK, Md.—Hood College will host events Oct. 26 and Nov. 4 to celebrate Italian culture and the Italian-American heritage.

The events are part of Ciao Philadelphia, a month-long series of more than 70 events that highlights the contributions of Italians and Italian-Americans to the Greater Philadelphia region, the Delaware Valley and beyond.

The Oct. 26 event will be an introduction to Italian food culture at 8 p.m. in the Hodson Science and Technology Center, Room 131. There will be authentic Italian food tasting and a screening of the movie “Big Night,” a story about a failing Italian restaurant run by two brothers who gamble on one special night to try to save the business.

The Nov. 4 event, “Living the Stories: Italians in America,” will wrap up the Ciao Philadelphia events with stories and another taste of Italian food from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Whitaker Campus Center Commons. The program will tell the history of Italian immigration in the U.S. with a focus on Maryland, analyzing the different incentives for immigration in different periods. There will be a musical interlude and family stories from immigrants. Andrea Canepari, consul general of Italy in Philadelphia, will visit as well.

These events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Tiziana Cavinato at