The Dante Alighieri Society of Denver
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learn the language
celebrate the culture
savor the food
RETURN OF OUR ANNUAL PICNIC
After several years off from the summer picnic event for Dante Alighieri Society members and families, we are resuming this get-together on Sunday, July 25, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Oakhurst Park in Westminster. The Park is located at 9311 Lark Bunting Drive; turn west off of Wadsworth on 94th and continue until you reach Lark Bunting Drive; turn left and continue until you arrive at the park on your right. Rhonda Hopkins has kindly agreed to be the Chairperson for the picnic; there is no cost to members and their families but reservations are required and should be made by calling or emailing Rhonda as shown below.
The Society will provide hamburgers, sausages, and hotdogs as well as beer, wine, soft drinks and water. Plates, napkins, cups and plastic ware will also be provided. Attending families are asked to bring the following: salad or side dish (last names beginning A-L) or dessert (last names beginning M-Z) and utensils for these dishes if needed. There will be games and activities in the park’s playground. We will have bocce, cornhole, croquet and Battlechip, which is a game where mini golf meets cornhole. All games are easy to learn and fun for adults and kids of all skill levels. There is a backstop for kickball and a sand volleyball court, but please bring equipment for other games you wish to play. We are looking forward to seeing you all there, so please make your reservations before July 23 with Rhonda Hopkins at firstname.lastname@example.org or 720-596-4169.
Curious about Dante Alighieri?
Italy Establishes National Dante Day
Among the greatest poets of Italian and world literature, Dante was born in Florence in 1265, and died in exile in Ravenna in 1321. His tomb is still in Ravenna. It was during exile that Dante composed his greatest work, The Divine Comedy, his vision of the afterlife where references to myth, history and scripture serve to comment on the politics and political figures of his day.