Villa Charities to Host Visioning Session for Young Adults Next Week
Villa Charities will be holding a visioning session on November 12 to engage young adults in the local community. This session will allow these participants to share their views on how Villa Charities, including the Columbus Centre and our other facilities on the Lawrence-Dufferin campus, can continue to serve Italian-Canadians and the community at large with enhanced cultural programs and services. A comprehensive final report summarizing the findings will be prepared and shared with our stakeholders and made available to the public upon completion of the visioning sessions.

Enjoy a Presentation on Italo Calvino at our Liguria Theme Night Dinner
Book your table now for our Liguria Theme Night Dinner on Friday, November 23 at 7:30pm at Ristorante Boccaccio at the Columbus Centre. The late Italo Calvino was one of Italy’s most accomplished writers and storytellers of post-WWII Italy. Indulge in a gourmet dinner of traditional Liguria recipes and regional wine as we discuss the life and work of Calvino and learn more about his literary contributions such as “Il Barone Rampante” and “Lezioni Americane.” Tickets are $80 per person, inclusive of the cultural presentation, dinner, wine, taxes and gratuities. Reserve your table today!

Spaces Still Available for New Acro Class at DanzArts Toronto
It’s not too late to register for our new acrobatics class at DanzArts Toronto at the Columbus Centre! Designed specifically for ages 4 to 7, these 30-minute classes will help improve strength, coordination and musicality. Classes begin November 9 and will run every Friday at 4pm. Register today!

Discover New Techniques to Prepare Classic Italian Dishes in our Culinary Workshops
Due to popular demand, we have added a second session for our Culinary Workshop “A Humble Staple – Polenta 3 Ways”. Join us on Thursday, November 15 or 22 at 6pm at the Columbus Centre for an interactive culinary workshop, where we will be learning a variety of ways to make polenta, a classic cornmeal dish in Italian cuisine. Finish the evening with a communal meal of your culinary creations, paired with a glass of wine. Register today!

Book This Year's Holiday Office Party at Ristorante Boccaccio
Savour authentic Italian cuisine and host your holiday party at Ristorante Boccaccio at the Columbus Centre! Enjoy a group luncheon, dinner or client entertaining with delicious entrées such as Penne al Pomodoro or Scaloppini di Vitello. Contact us now to book a table!

Treat Your Family to the World Premiere Production of "If on a Christmas Night..."
Villa Charities and the Columbus Centre are proud to present special matinee performances of “If on a Christmas Night…” on Saturdays and Sundays from December 8 - 23, dedicated to family participation with Family Experience Packages. Director Daniele Bartolini describes this interactive theatre show as an emotional and at times hilarious journey through the small and big things that hold families together. This charming and unforgettable holiday experience at the Columbus Centre welcomes the participation of children and is the perfect holiday event for family and friends. Buy your tickets today!

Federico Fellini Artwork Exhibition Opening at Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery
In celebration of “The International Week of Italian Cuisine”, we are pleased to present a new exhibition of art created by legendary Italian director Federico Fellini. In “Food in Federico Fellini’s Drawings,” you’ll experience Fellini’s vision of great food and creativity through 22 works of art produced at different stages of his career. Visit the exhibition in the Lower Gallery of the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery at the Columbus Centre from Monday, November 19 until Sunday, January 13. 

Try Your Hand at Impressionist Painting in our Interactive Workshops
Our Impressionist Painting workshops for adults is the perfect opportunity for beginners to express themselves by following easy, step-by-step demonstrations and learning new artistic skills. Join us for our next workshop on Thursday, November 22 at 6:30pm at the Columbus Centre, where we will be crafting our own interpretations of Van Gogh’s classic painting, “Almond Blossoms”. Classes are available for $40 + HST per person. All materials including paint and a canvas will be provided.

Refer New Columbus Centre Athletic Club Members and Receive a Samsung Galaxy ® Tablet
Attention Columbus Centre Athletic Club members: It’s not too late to get your new Samsung Galaxy ® Tablet! Introduce us to two new Executive Members or three new Adult General Members and you will receive a free Samsung Galaxy ® Tablet device. Referrals are limited to the first 25 eligible members. Please be advised that current members must be 18+ and possess a valid membership in good standing. Share this promotion with your friends and family on Facebook and use the hashtag #MyBestSelf. Visit our website for full rules and regulations. 

Enjoy Films of Classic Italian Cinema in our Cultural Tuesday Series
You’re invited to a free screening of a classic Italian film as part of our Cultural Tuesdays at the Columbus Centre series. Join us Tuesday, November 13 at 7pm in the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery at the Columbus Centre, where we will be watching the classic film “Sedotta e Abbandonata”, featuring the iconic actress Stefania Sandrelli. Please be advised that the film will be screened in Italian with English subtitles. All of our Cultural Tuesday events are free, and no RSVP required. 

Kick Off the New Year at our New Year's Eve Gala
The Columbus Event Centre's annual New Year's Eve Gala is the place to be to celebrate the arrival of 2019! Join us at Sala Caboto for what is sure to be a memorable night with an antipasto bar, gourmet seated dinner, deluxe open bar, musical entertainment and lots of dancing. Tickets will be available for $110 per person ($50 for children). RSVP today and ring in the New Year with style!

Apply for our Independent Seniors' Apartments Today
Are you, or someone in your family, looking for a new seniors’ residence? Villa Charities is now accepting new applications for our three apartment buildings designed for seniors living within our community. Caboto Terrace, Casa Del Zotto and Casa Abruzzo offer an independent living lifestyle to seniors with residences that provide excellent amenities and services in a central GTA location. Interested applicants aged 55+ are encouraged to fill out the contact form on our website today.

Annual Solemn Requiem Mass to be Held in Memory of Residents
Villa Colombo Toronto’s annual Solemn Requiem Mass will take place on Thursday, November 15 at 7pm at Sala Caboto. Family members and staff are invited to attend this special ceremony to remember and celebrate the lives of the Villa Colombo residents who are no longer with us, through a collection of hymns and prayers.

Villa Colombo Vaughan October Event Highlights
On October 25, Villa Colombo Vaughan celebrated its 12th Year Anniversary. Residents, families and staff came together to enjoy a spectacular evening of food, refreshments and live music. We would like to thank everyone for their endless contributions to Villa Colombo Vaughan over the past 12 years. Our residents also celebrated Halloween by carving pumpkins and visiting the Montessori School of Kleinburg to share treats with the students.
Greater Toronto Philharmonic Orchestra Present "Christmas at Columbus Centre"
Join us Sunday, December 16 at 3pm at the Columbus Centre for an array of Christmas themed musical pieces from Canada and the world, as well as a selection of Italian opera overtures and arias. Soprano Holly Chaplin and the Columbus Belle Voci choir will join the orchestra under the baton of maestro Paolo Busato. Buy your tickets today!

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