The Abruzzo and Molise Heritage Society (AMHS) holds a number of events and activities including 6 general Society meetings per year, including a wine tasting; the annual Ferragosto picnic; and Carnevale. These events are sponsored by AMHS or held in conjunction with other Italian American organizations.  AMHS also helps to promote the events and activities of other Italian American organizations in the Washington, DC area.

The next AMHS event is the general Society meeting on Sunday, July 22, 2018, 1:00pm, at Casa Italiana, 595 3rd Street N.W., Washington, DC. Join us to hear a discussion of the very interesting topic of covering the news from the perspective of a well-known journalist, AMHS member Mike DeBonis, a reporter for the Washington Post who covers Congressional and national politics. Mike, who covered DC politics for many years, will tell us how journalists do their jobs and give us an overview of the upcoming mid-term elections.  Mike has had a number of front-page stories in the Washington Post and appeared on several television news programs.  We will also hear from one of our scholarship winners, Benjamin Abeles.  Lunch will be catered by Fontina Grille:  menu includes house salad, pasta primavera with white sauce, chicken marsala with mushrooms, saffron rice, and bread.  Dessert and beverages also included.  Cost:  $20 for AMHS members; $25 for non-members.  Pay online, using Visa or Mastercard, or by check using the Flyer for the July 22, 2018 AMHS Meeting.  Paid reservations must be made by noon on Thursday, July 19.  The online payment system will close at 11:45 p.m. on July 18.

And don’t forget the Society’s annual Ferragosto picnic, which will be held on Sunday, August 12, 2018, 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at Fort Ward Park in Alexandria, VA. We have reserved a covered pavilion with 9 picnic tables and one grill. Bring a picnic basket or cooler of food and paper products & eating utensils. Beer and wine provided by AMHS.  Easily accessible, two enclosed restrooms and a playground. Plenty of parking.  This event is free and open to the public – a great way to spend  a Sunday afternoon with family and friends.  See calendar, below, and the Flyer for the 2018 Ferragosto Picnic, for additional details.