Enjoy an Outstanding Opera Performance at “Serata d’Opera e di Canzoni”
Don’t miss your chance to get your tickets for the highly anticipated concert “Serata d’Opera e di Canzoni” featuring Tenor, Enrique Pina, Soprano, Stephanie DeCiantis and Pianist, Adolfo de Santis. Presented by Villa Charities, join us on Sunday, September 29 at 6pm in the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery for an evening of Italian opera favourites including selections by Verdi, Puccini, Tosti and more.

Join us Tonight for " Concerto Italiano" with Luciano Bellini
Luciano Bellini is a composer, conductor and pianist who has written musical pieces for theatre, film, television and ballet, which have been performed and recorded around the world. Enjoy selections by Scarlatti, Rossini, Busoni and more at “Concerto Italiano” this evening, Thursday, September 26 at 7pm in the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery.

Reserve a Table for Lazio e Roma Theme Night Dinner - Tomorrow
Book your table for our Lazio e Roma Theme Night Dinner tomorrow, Friday, September 27 at 7pm at Ristorante Boccaccio. Rome and Lazio form a large region whose cuisine draws from popular and peasant traditions with Mediterranean, Jewish and Tuscan influences. Tickets are $85.00 inclusive of tax and gratuity. Save your appetite for this metropolitan feast!

New Watercolour Exhibition Opening at Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery
Villa Charities invites you to attend the Opening Night reception for our “International Watercolour Exhibition - Italy-Canada” on Friday, September 27 at 7pm in the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery. This international exhibition presents artists from different environments: Italy, with its Mediterranean expressiveness and Canada, with its multilayered cultural tapestry and Indigenous artists who retain the roots of their heritage.

Live Watercolour Demo with Italian Artist Enrico Genovesi
Experience a live watercolour demonstration! On Saturday, September 28, join classically trained, Italian artist Enrico Genovesi as he creates a watercolour painting, in real time. Conducted in Italian, he will provide two 45-minute demonstrations at 10:30am & 12pm in the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery. Please RSVP to attend as space is limited: cultural@villacharities.com or 416-789-7011 ext. 248.

Villa Charities Partners with ICCO for Upcoming Conference
Villa Charities is very proud to support the IT@CA conference on October 25, 2019 as the Major Sponsor. This symposium brings Italy's leading academic and industry leaders to Canada to share their vision for the future of Italy with their inspirational success stories.

Master Your Cooking Technique in Fall Term Culinary Workshops
In partnership with Cucinato Italian Culinary Studio, join us for our interactive culinary workshops and make your own Italian favourites. Register for the first workshop of the fall term on Wednesday, October 2, where we will be cooking Risotto dal Nord / Wild Seasonal Mushrooms. Workshops will include a communal meal to enjoy your culinary creations with the other participants.

Practice Your Italian Language Skills in a Relaxed Atmosphere
As part of our “Learn Italian by Doing” program, join instructor Angelita Papa every Wednesday at 7pm beginning October 2 at the Columbus Centre for our “Travel through Italy” workshop, a one-hour conversation in English and Italian where we will explore Italian history, traditions and cities in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.

Join Tonino Bonasera for an Evening of Traditional Folk Music
On Thursday, October 3 at 7pm, Villa Charities presents renowned musician and expert of traditional folk music, Tonino Bonasera from Siracusa, who will be performing a free concert of traditional songs and folkloric ballads from Sicily in the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery.

Put Your Art Skills on Display with our Impressionist Painting Workshop
Calling all inspiring artists! Now is your chance to try your hand at impressionist painting in our art workshops for adults. Create your own rendition of “Autumn Landscape” on Thursday, October 17 at 6:30pm in our brand-new art studio. All materials including paint and a canvas will be provided.

Enjoy the “Sicilia in Piazza” Exhibition Photographs
The new photographic exhibition “Sicilia in Piazza” by Armando Rotoletti is now open at the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery at the Columbus Centre. The photographs of the Sicilian squares of famous cities and towns featured in the exhibition are included in Armando’s photographic book, “Striking Piazzas of Sicily”. If you are interested in purchasing this book, please call 416-789-4011 ext. 248 before the exhibition closes on November 6!

Final Presentation on “Divas and Divos” of Italian Cinema at Cultural Tuesdays
The great film stars of Italy have travelled around the globe on the silver screen. Knowingly and unknowingly, they have painted a portrait of Italy. Join us on Tuesday, October 1 at 7pm in the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery, where professor, academic and renowned lecturer, Dr. Franco Gallippi will present “Roberto Benigni: Fellini Called Him a Genius.”

Book Your Appointment for Friday Chats with Anthony DiCaita
Come and meet with Anthony DiCaita, President and CEO of Villa Charities Inc., for a one-on-one conversation, and share your thoughts on our programs and services. These informal chats with Anthony will be held on the second Friday of every month, from 10am – 3pm. Appointments are 20 minutes each and must be scheduled in advance. Upcoming dates for these chats are Friday, October 11 and Friday, November 8. Contact us today to schedule your appointment – call 416-789-7011 ext. 240 or email  csimpson@villacharities.com .

Register for our Next Seminar for Expert Nutrition Advice
Columbus Centre Athletic Club now offers engaging and interactive nutrition seminars for small groups that address a variety of nutrition topics. You’ll learn tips and tricks on what foods to include in your diet and how to decode nutrition labels. Register for the next sessions on Tuesday, October 22 and Thursday, October 24 where we will be covering the topic of “Protein: Why You Probably Are Not Getting Enough.”

New Dance Studios Now Open at DanzArts Toronto
As fall term classes begin, we are proud to unveil our brand-new facilities at DanzArts Toronto. Our competitive and recreational students were excited to kick off a new year of dance classes in our beautiful, newly renovated studios. Spaces are still available for our Recreational Dance Programs. Contact us today to learn more! 

Join us for the Columbus Event Centre Thanksgiving Luncheon
Celebrate the holiday with us and reserve your spot for the annual Columbus Event Centre Thanksgiving Luncheon on Sunday, October 13 in the Sala Caboto Ballroom from 12pm to 4pm. Tickets are available for $40 for Adults and $30 for Children, inclusive of all applicable taxes. Make your reservation today and enjoy an authentic Italian-style Thanksgiving meal.

Casa Del Zotto Celebrates National Grandparents Day
On Thursday, September 12, the residents at Casa Del Zotto invited children from the Columbus Early Learning Centres to celebrate National Grandparents Day. It was a fun-filled afternoon of sing-a-longs and craft making. 

Volunteers Needed for Meals on Wheels Program
Villa Colombo Services for Seniors are in urgent need of volunteers for the Meals on Wheels program to help deliver Italian meals to persons who are unable to cook for themselves or require a special diet. Opportunities include volunteer packaging, drivers and runners. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact 416-789-2113 to learn more.

Residents at Villa Colombo Vaughan Make Homemade Sugo
It’s Sugo Season here at Villa Colombo Vaughan! Residents and volunteers enjoyed making a bushel of tomato sauce from scratch. Every resident played an important role, whether they washed the jars, picked the basil or crushed the tomatoes. We can’t wait to serve this sugo at our upcoming food socials!

Support North York Arts at Inaugural Fundraiser
Tickets are now on sale for North York Arts’ inaugural fundraiser, “Beers and Brushes!” The fundraiser will take place on October 24 from 7pm – 9pm at the Amsterdam Brewing Company in Leaside. Don't miss out on a fun cocktail reception with art activities, local talents, and more, all for a great cause! All proceeds will go towards programs to support North York's arts & culture community. Get your tickets before they’re gone!

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