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Upcoming events

    • 23 Feb 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Private Residence in Kaneohe
    • 5

    • 28 Mar 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Da Shop

    • 20 Apr 2019
    • 9:30 AM
    • 11 May 2019
    • 11:30 AM
    • 465 Coral Street, Honolulu (upstairs)

    Originally from Napoli (Italy), Iole Marinelli is a Substitute Teacher in K-12 grades with the Hawaii Department of Education (Windward District). She teaches Italian language at Waimanalo Elementary and Intermediate School. She also taught Italian at Saint Anthony School of Kailua. She holds a MA in Foreign Languages and Literatures and a Teaching Certification in English for secondary education from Italy. She speaks five languages and is the Italian Representative on the Executive Board of the Hawaii Association of Language Teachers. In a former career, Iole was a Contract Specialist with the US Naval Base Headquarter in Napoli for 14 years, where she was responsible for the contract negotiations in Europe and South West Asia. She likes to cook, to travel, and to watch movies with her son Gabriele and husband Erik.

    Every Saturday, April 20-May 11 (4 weeks)

    3-6 years old level A: 9:30-10:30am
    Singing songs, playing, and creating projects will make learning Italian fun!

    7-10 years old level B: 10:30-11:30am
    Interactive activities and games will provide students with the basics to communicate in Italian.


    • $80 members/$100 non-members
    • Register online by April 13, 2019
    • 10 students maximum per class.
    • No refunds, except if FOISOH cannot deliver this class, for instance in the case of insufficient enrollment.

    465 Coral Street, Honolulu (upstairs). Some free perpendicular parking spots by the entrance plus meter street parking.

    For questions, please contact

Past events

31 Jan 2019 Lecture: Land that Connects Hearts
26 Jan 2019 Pizza Making Class
22 Jan 2019 Italian Language Classes for Adults: Winter 2019
14 Dec 2018 2018 Festa di Natale
23 Oct 2018 Italian Language Courses: Fall Session 2018
6 Oct 2018 Festa Italiana 2018
8 Sep 2018 Picnic al Parco
18 Jul 2018 Talk Story on Tarantella with Dr. Incoronata Inserra
15 Jun 2018 "Arrangiarsi: pizza...and the art of living" Movie Premiere
16 May 2018 Annual Meeting Dinner
24 Apr 2018 "Cena in Biblioteca" Presented by Fête
17 Apr 2018 Italian Language Course
4 Mar 2018 FOISOH Brunch
11 Feb 2018 Sunset Jazz Sessions @ Hawaiian Aroma Caffe
10 Dec 2017 2017 Festa di Natale
1 Dec 2017 Pizza & Vino
7 Oct 2017 Festa Italiana Hawaii
18 Aug 2017 Blind Wine-Tasting
6 Aug 2017 Beginners' Italian Classes
23 Jul 2017 FOISOH Brunch @ Outrigger Canoe Club
22 May 2017 Annual Meeting Dinner
27 Apr 2017 Honolulu Museum of Art Presents "Fire at Sea"(Fuocoammare)
19 Apr 2017 Honolulu Museum of Art Presents "Like Crazy" (La Pazza Gioia) Italian Film
14 Apr 2017 Honolulu Museum of Art Presents "Maurizio Cattelan: Be Right Back"
6 Apr 2017 Hawaii Symphony's "Verdi Requiem" with Oahu Choral Society + Dinner at Cafe Sistina
1 Apr 2017 Hawaii Symphony Orchestra Concert "Masterworks 10: Ocean Dreams" featuring Maestro Falletta
31 Mar 2017 Lunch at Sabrina's with renowned Maestro JoAnn Falletta
18 Mar 2017 Cirque de la Symphonie by Hawaii Symphony Orchestra + Dinner
24 Feb 2017 Dinner at Baci Bistro
9 Feb 2017 Talk Story with Pauline Chakmakjian on Italian Fencing
18 Dec 2016 Christmas Party 2016
14 Nov 2016 Pasta Making Demonstration & Dinner

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