PHOTOS: Wilmington Memorial Library & Sons Of Italy Celebrate Italian Heritage Month

WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Sons of Italy recently celebrated Italian Heritage Month by sponsoring a month-full of events at the Wilmington Memorial Library.

Events included:

Boston North End Market Tour
Thursday, October 3, 2019, 7 pm
Join us on a virtual tour of the Markets in Boston’s Italian North End, to see where locals shop. Italian food expert and chef, Michele Topor, will talk about how to identify the best and most genuine ingredients. Learn why the Mediterranean diet and lifestyle are believed one to be the World’s healthiest. You will come away thinking about the foods you eat and the way you live. Olive oil and balsamic vinegar are Italian cooking essentials—you will have the chance to both taste and learn what real quality is all about!

Author Talk: Jane Healey
Saturday, October 5, 2019, 2:30pm

Jane Healey’s novel, The Saturday Evening Girls Club, is based on the true story of a group of Italian and Jewish immigrant women in Boston’s North End at the turn of the 20th century. In her talk, she will discuss how she first learned of the Club when writing an article about the Club’s highly collectible pottery for Boston Home magazine.  Learn about the history of this inspiring women’s club, and how the author created a fictional narrative about four friends and SEG club members – Caprice, Ada, Thea and Maria. Book signing and sales to follow talk.

How-To Make Classic Italian Desserts
Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 7pm
From the heart of Italy comes the full flavors of delicious desserts, just like Nonna made.  Satisfy your curiosity about what Italians in Italy eat as you enjoy a cooking demonstration by Chef Liz Barber and tasting of two classic Italian dessert recipes.

Tony Conigliaro and Hero Worship in Baseball
Thursday, October 10, 2019, 7pm
“Tony C” joined the Red Sox in 1964 and seemed destined for a long and illustrious career in baseball. Then tragedy struck during a game against the Angels on August 18th, 1967. Learn about this amazing talent and his legacy in the sport of baseball. Presented by Anthony Guerriero, Massport’s Deputy Director of Community Relations and former faculty member of Salem State University’s History Department.

Below are photos from each event, submitted by Sons of Italy member Lennie Malvone. Click on each image for a larger view.


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