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May 7

SWEDESBORO, N.J. — The St. Alfio Committee at St. Clare of Assisi Parish will celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Feast of St. Alfio. Mass will be offered up in honor of St. Alfio and his brothers Cerino and Filadelfo at 11 a.m. Following the Mass will be the traditional procession through Swedesboro, followed by the benediction. As with all Italian feasts, food and beverage will be available for eating at the feast or take home. Fireworks will take place that evening. For details contact the parish at (856) 467-0037.

June 4

MEDIA, Pa. — Celebrate Italian Heritage and commemorate La Festa della Repubblica at the 8th annual Delaware County Italian Heritage Festival from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Rose Tree Park, 1671 North Providence Road. There will be fine entertainment, bocce playing, kids’ activities and terrific food. The featured performer will be John Ciotta. For more information visit ciaodelco.org.

June 7

JEFFERSONVILLE, Pa. — The Sons and Daughters of Italy L.A.M. Valley Forge Lodge 1776 will hold its annual Charity Golf Outing, benefiting Alzheimer’s research & Cooley’s Anemia, starting at 11 a.m. at Jeffersonville Golf Club, 2400 W. Main St. For details or sponsor a hole contact Lou Barbone, (215) 740-5755.


HOCKESSIN — Registration for “La Mia Piazza” Italian Language Summer Camp is now underway. The program is open to children ages 4-14 and will be held this year at William F. Cooke Jr. Elementary, 2025 Graves Road. It’s a wonderful way to have your children learn our heritage language and be part of preserving our heritage for future generations.  For more information contact Gabriella Finizio, Camp Director, at (302) 478-5730, or visit lamiapiazza.org. Presented by The Delaware Commission on Italian Heritage and Culture and The Delaware Italian-American Education Association with support from The Red Clay Consolidated School District.

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