Rev. Oreste Pandola
Adult Learning Center
at St. Leo’s School
914 Stiles Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
Courses and Registration
2012 Spring Semester
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Information: (410) 866-8494
Join us for these interesting classes!
Enjoy attending sessions in Little Italy!
Eat dinner and walk over to class!
Certified, talented instructors!
ITALIAN FOR TRAVELERS
Students will learn basic Italian to assist in travel to Italy. This course is best for novice Italian speakers. Thursdays (7-9) Fee $70
Instructor: Mark Tosti
Italian for Children (10-12)
This is an opportunity for your children and grandchildren to learn Italian. Student will learn basic words, grammar and spelling. Saturday (11-12) Children of all ages welcome. Fee $40 (plus textbook) Saturdays March 10, 17, 24, 31 April 14, 21, 28 and May 5
Instructor: Rosalinda Mannetta
Basic introduction to the Italian language. Students learn words, phrases and basic conversation.
Thursdays (7-9) Instructor: Harry Stein
Saturdays (12-2) Instructor: Frank Passaro
CONTINUING ITALIAN (101)
This class is for students who have completed Exploratory Italian. Thursdays ( 7-9)
Instructor: Sister Joan Ramus
(Comboni Missionary Sister)
CONTINUING ITALIAN (102)
This class is for students who have completed Italian101. Thursdays (7-9)
Instructor: Peter Rutelli
CONTINUING ITALIAN (104)
This class is for students who have completed Italian 103. Thursdays (7-9) and Saturdays (12-2) Instructor: Rosalinda Mannetta
Intermediate Italian (205)
This class is intended for students with knowledge of written and spoken Italian. Saturdays (12-2) Instructor: Sara Serrano
advanced ITALIAN (300)
This class is for students who have completed Intermediate Italian 205. Thursdays (7-9)
Instructor: Mary Ebrahimpour
ADVANCED ITALIAN (306)
Class is for students who have completed Advanced Italian 305. Thursdays (7-9)
Instructor: Silvana Cinosi Ferrante
ADVANCED ITALIAN (308)
This is for students who completed Advanced Italian 307. Continue to improve your skills. Only Italian will be spoken during the second hour. Thursdays (7-9)
Instructor: Sara Serrano
FOOD & DRINK
Volunteers are needed on February 11 and 18, 2012 starting at 9:00 am in the school hall to help make homemade ravioli for St. Leo’s Annual Dinner. Novices are welcomed.
Lunch will be provided.
Meatballs will be made on March 3, 2012 starting at 9:00 am.
Ravioli Dinner March 4, 2012 from 12-6 pm.
NEW! NEW! NEW!
Mr. Olmo will demonstrate the art of making this scrumptious Italian cheese. You can then create it for friends and family. He will also demonstrate how to make Burrata (boo-rah-tah) which is a delicious, soft fresh cheese made from mozzarella and cream. Fee $15 Saturday March 24 (12-2
Instructor: Mr. Larry Olmo
Make delicious Cherry Liquor from scratch for your family and friends to enjoy. Saturday April 21 and May 5 (11-12) Fee $20 (plus supplies).
Instructor: Cindy Rebbert
Learn how to make homemade Italian sausage. Session I: Instructor will demonstrate how to make the sausage. Session II: Students make their own sausage to take home and enjoy. Saturdays March 17 and 31 (11-2) Fee $20 plus supplies
Instructor: Franco Ranieri
Make “CREAM” LIMONCELLO
Learn how to make this delicious liqueur. Saturdays April 14 and 28 (12-2) Fee $20 (plus supplies) Instructors: Lou Mazulli, Charlie Ferraro & Sal Ranieri
INTRODUCTION to WINE MAKING
Learn techniques for creating delicious home made wine. SALUTE! Saturday May 5 (12-1) Fee $10
Instructors: Sal Ranieri & Charlie Ferraro
Italian BREAD, sweets & BISCOTTI
Learn to bake delicious treats. Thursdays March 15, 22 and 29 (7-9) Fee $30 (plus supplies) Instructors: Filomena Scalia, Anna Brotto,
Eleanor Stein & Vincenzo Mirarchi
RAVIOLI, GNOCCHI, PASTA & SAUCES
Treat your family to these delicious Italian delights. Saturdays
April 21, 28 and May 5 (11-2) Fee $30
Instructors: Joe Platerote, Josephine
Platerote & Terry Giorgilli
Learn to make your own delicious “Italian Cookies” for your family. May 3 (7-9) Fee $10
Instructor: JoAnn Voso Ortiz
Learn to make this delectable liquor to share with family and friends. Saturday May 5 (1-2) Fee $10
Instructor: Maria Commodari
NEW “KiTcHeN KiDz!”
Children ages 5+ will create salads and healthy snacks. Saturdays March 10, 17, 24 (10:30-11:45)
Instructor: Becky Woodward (BIC)
NEW! NEW! NEW! Palm Weaving
Do you have fond memories of your beloved family members weaving crosses and other figures from palm during Easter? Learn to create classic art. March 31 (12-2) Fee $10 plus supplies
Coordinator: Bernadine Kordacz
Instructor: Connie Curtis
Learn the fundamentals and rules. If a class cannot be held because of rain, another session will be scheduled. Saturdays April 28 May 5 (12-2) Fee $20
Instructors: Joe Scalia and Thom LaCosta
ITALIAN CARD GAMES
Remember your parents playing games with special Italian cards? The following games will be taught: Scopa, Briscola and Solitario. April 12, 19 and 26 (7-9) Fee $23
Instructors: Vincenzo Mirarchi
Introduction to SIGN LANGUAGE
Both adults and children will learn Basic American Manual Alphabet, prayers, numbers and simple conversation. Saturdays March 10, 17 and 24 Fee $23
Instructor: Sadie Zaccari Witz
This six week course will explore Biblical Christianity from the perspective of First Century Jewish believers in Jesus who became the first Christians. Judaism, Islamic literalism, its historical interaction/conflict with Christianity and Judaism will be examined. Included will be Power Point presentations, video and film clips. Thursdays March 8, 15, 22 and 29 & April 12 and 19 (6-9) Fee $60
Instructor: Joseph Butta
Introduction to painting
Create a beautiful oil painting! Learn the basics of painting with our resident artist, Sergio. Thursdays (7-9) Classes begin on March 8, 2012. Fee $70 (plus supplies).
Instructor: Sergio Brotto
Create beautiful custom jewelry including, but not limited to: necklaces, bracelets, earrings and anklets using professional tools and supplies. Thursday March 8, 15 and 22 (7-9) Fee $25
Instructor: Lauren DeFeo
First Book Club
Saturday March 10, 2012 (12-2)
Moderator: Carmela Walsh, PhD
The School of Essential Ingredients
by Erica Bauermeister
Respected chef, Lillian, has spent much of her 30-something years in the kitchen, looking for meaning and satisfaction in delicious combinations of ingredients. Endeavoring to instill that love and know-how in others, Lillian holds Monday evening cooking classes in her restaurant. The novel takes up the story of each of her students, navigating readers through their personal dramas as the characters chop, blend, and taste. Each student’s story is woven together with very good prose. The author delivers memorable story lines and characters while seducing the senses.
Second Book Club
Saturday April 21, 2012 (12-2)
Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson
In the village of Edgecombe St. Mary in the English countryside lives Major Ernest Pettigrew (retired). Opinionated and completely endearing, the Major leads a quiet life valuing proper things. His brother’s death sparks an unexpected friendship with Mrs. Jasmina Ali, the Pakistani shopkeeper from the village. Drawn together by their shared love of literature and the loss of their spouses, the Major and Mrs. Ali soon find their friendship blossoming. But village society insists on embracing only him. Can their relationship survive the risks one takes when pursuing happiness in the face of culture and tradition?
For your reading pleasure, we recommend Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family by Condoleezza Rice
The History of
Our Italian Immigrant Experience
Discover interesting facts about our forefather’s initial experiences in the new world. Also, share your families’ stories of their ancestors’ quest for a better life in the USA. In spite of the tremendous challenges of language, customs, and bias, they achieved success. Our grandparents still adhered to their traditional values of family, church, and education. Honor them by participating in this class. April 14, 21, 28 and May 5. Fee: $30.00.
Instructor: Dan Zaccagnini
Lunch and Italian
Towson, Maryland - Mr. Tony Fusco has graciously invited us to use his conference room for our new class Lunch and Beginning Italian. Classes will be held on Thursdays March 8, 15, 22 and 29 & April 12, 19, and 26 & May 3, 10 and 17 at Fusco Financial Associates 505 Baltimore Avenue in Towson, Maryland 21204 (12:00-1:00 pm). Pack a lunch and learn Italian. Fee $100 (plus textbook).
Instructor: Rosalinda Mannetta
Annapolis, Maryland at the Order of Sons of Italy Lodge. Wednesdays March 7, 14, 21, 28 & April 4, 11, 18 & May 2 (6:30-8:30 pm) Fee $100 (plus textbook)
Instructor: Rosalinda Mannetta
Bel Air, Maryland at Liberatore’s Restaurant 562 Baltimore Pike, Bel Air, MD (located in the Bel Air Town Plaza) Tuesdays February 28 & March 6, 13, 20, 27 & April 3 (7:15-9:15 pm) Fee $90 (plus textbook) Instructor: Rosalinda Mannetta