Destination Italy: Walking in My Ancestors' Footsteps
While listening to Italian classical music, enjoy Italian scenes through the eyes of photographer Shirley Weyrauch and pastel artist Helen Kleczynski with all artwork available for purchase. The Kalamazoo Italian American Club will provide a pesto-making demonstration to whet your whistle for a gastronomical tour of Italy, specially created by Mike Moore of Vicksburg Main Street Pub. The tour continues with a fabulous dessert tour of Italy from Via Gelato.
Our guest speaker, Bob Cinabro was city attorney for Kalamazoo for 32 years and Kalamazoo Commissioner for two terms. He also wrote "An Ellis Island Story: The Cinabros, A Recollection". He will talk about the cultural split personality of Italy and how that played out for his family with roots from both Northern Italy and Sicily. Bob is a delightful storyteller!
Cocktails at 5:30PM, dinner at 6:00PM and program starts at 7:00PM. Tickets are $30 online, at the Gallery or by reservation at (269) 200-2223. Cash bar.
LOCATION: Main Street Pub Banquet Room, 208 E Prairie, Vicksburg, MI.