Welcome to the Tuscan Association of Oregon!

Our next gathering takes place on SATURDAY, Dec. 16 at 3:30pm. This will be a holiday happy hour — BYOB and an appetizer to share — not a full-blown dinner. The location is in the Oswego Summit Community Room, 215 Oswego Summit, Lake Oswego (in Mountain Park).

After that, it’ll  be Festa della Befana on Sunday, January 7, 2018.  The Festa begins at 2:30pm and is open to children ages 3 to 10 years old. This treasured annual event is presented by the Amici d’Italia, Sons of Italy Vancouver, and the Tuscan Association of Oregon

The Festa will be in Carvlin Hall at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, SE 16th and Division Street in Portland.  La Befana will give out gift bags to the children as she passes through on her journey to find the Christ Child.  Some of this year’s activities include decorating Befanini (star cookies), a magic show, and the reading of the La Befana story!

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN.  Children ages 3 to 10 years old MUST be pre-registered to participate in the fun and registration is limited to 48 children. Please contact Kerry-Lynne Demarinis Brown at difamigliabari@outlook.com or call 503-287-3255. We need your children(s) full name and age, as well as your contact information.

We also need volunteers to help with set up, cookie donations, and clean up after the Festa. Please contact Kerry-Lynne to add your name to the helper’s list!

Thanks to Shawn Levy (left) who enthralled us with his remarks about Italian culture in the 1950s, his book Dolce Vita Confidential, and the Fellini film which he considers the central character of his book!

The date for our next gathering — our holiday potluck — coming up in mid-Decmber, will be announced shortly. It will take place in the community room at Oswego Summit Condominiums, 215 Oswego Summit, Lake Oswego. More details will follow.

Our meetings are open to the public and we would love to have you join us for a meeting or, ultimately, join our club.

Sign up for our free monthly newsletter here. Here is the current issue. Our Association’s bylaws are here.

See the Round-up page for details of previous meetings.

The OregonTuscans Website was updated on Nov. 12, 2017.


3 thoughts on “Home

    1. oregontuscans Post author

      Hi Patrick,
      My apologies for being so delayed in responding. The Tuscan Association meets on the third Sunday of the month, from approximately October through May. Ournext gathering is our 20th anniversary party on Apr. 17 at 3:30. This meeting requires pre-registration. Write OregonTuscans@gmail.com for more information.
      Ken Kane


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