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Upcoming events

    • 23 Oct 2018
    • 11 Dec 2018
    • 3 sessions
    • Impact Hub, 1050 Queen Street #100, Honolulu
    Registration is closed

    YOUR INSTRUCTOR: Chiara Logli, Ph.D. 

    Chiara is originally from Bologna (Italy) and holds a Ph.D. in international/cross-cultural education from the University of Hawaii. She is the Assistant Director for the East-West Center’s Asia Pacific Higher Education Research Partnership and the Institutional Assessment Specialist for the Honolulu Community College. In the past, she worked for various educational institutions, including the University of California in Berkeley and Santa Barbara. In her free time, she dances hula with Halau Kaulakahi, loves the ocean, and volunteers with Hoa ‘Aina o Makaha.


    Courses will take place every Tuesday from October 23 to December 11, 2018

    Beginners' Course: 4:30-6:00 p.m.
    Designed for students who have no or minimal grasp of the Italian language.

    Intermediate Course: 6:00-7:30 p.m.
    Expands students' competency in writing, reading, listening and speaking.

    Advanced Course: 7:30-9:00 p.m.
    Designed for students who have written and spoken competency of the language in all tenses.


    • 10 spots are reserved for FOISOH members at $160.
    • 3 spots are reserved for Impact Hub members at $160. Impact Hub members must use a registration code to register on the website; the code will be provided to Impact Hub members by Impact Hub.
    • Non-members of FOISOH and Impact Hub may register at $320 after October 10 (if there are remaining spots).
    • Payment must be made in full no later than October 16.
    • You can make payment through this online registration (preferred method);
    • If you prefer paying by check, fill out this registration form and mail it with your check payable to "Friends of Italy Society of Hawaii" to: Friends of Italy Society of Hawaii, PO BOX 1376, Honolulu, Hawaii 96807. Form and check must be received by October 16.

    • Once you are make payment for a course, you agree and understand that will be no refunds for fees for this class. Only in the case of a situation in which FOISOH would not be able to deliver this class in its entirety, would a full or partial refund be offered.
    • If you are interested in joining FOISOH and receiving the Member rate, please visit


    To get the most out of the course, participants are asked to purchase the textbook, "Prego!" 6th Edition, available online for $5 and up (used). Other editions are fine to use as well. Click here to find the book on Amazon.

    • Impact Hub, 1050 Queen Street, #100, Honolulu. 
    • Click here to view a map that provides parking options.
    For questions, please contact
    • 14 Dec 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Vintage Cave Cafe, 1450 Ala Moana Blvd. Ste 1380

    Friends of Italy Society of Hawai'i is excited to invite you to our annual Festa di Natale at Vintage Cave Cafe, on Friday, December 14 from 6:30-9:30pm. 

    We're delighted to indulge in the incredible culinary delights of Chef de Cuisine Taiki Oda. Chef Taiki pays homage to his culinary training in Parma, Italy, with an Italian-inspired menu filled with classic specialties and modern twists. Chef Taiki was a featured chef in our Festa Italiana Passaporto Italiano VIP Experience.

    Menu: Vintage Cave Cafe will serve a delicious 5-course menu at a special discounted price offered especially to the members of the Friends of Italy Society of Hawaii.

    • Passed Appetizers: Prosciutto & Grissini and Caprese
    • Soup or Salad: choice of Quattro Mushroom Salad OR House Onion Soup*
    • Pasta: Pasta alla Boscaiola
    • Main: choice of Jidori Chicken Diavolo with roasted potato and brussel sprouts OR sauteed Fresh Fish with cheese risotto*
    • Dessert: Tiramisu

    *Kindly advise, courses requiring selections should be made when registering. This includes a request for vegetarian main course.

    No-host bar: A full bar will offer for purchase beer, cocktails, wine, soft drinks, and coffee.  Vintage Cave Cafe offers a selection of Italian Cocktails, Italian Liquers & Digestivos as well as a selection of Italian Wines.

    Silent Auction: We're excited to offer a silent auction featuring wines, dining certificates and speciality items that we're having brought in from Italy.

    Sapori Preferiti "Favorite Flavors" Gift Exchange: Get in the holiday spirit and join us for a fun gift exchange. If you'd like to participate, please bring your favorite (non-cooked/non-prepared) sweet or savory Italian food/ingredient item valued under $15. Examples might include: a jar of your favorite pasta sauce, a bag of your favorite Italian confectionery , pandoro, your favorite dry pasta, a jar of your favorite olive oil or balsamic, etc.

    Suggested attire: Festive dress is encouraged! We recommend cocktail attire in reds, greens, golds and silvers.

    Parking: Ample free parking is available at Ala Moana Center. Vintage Cave Cafe is located at Street Level 1, Ewa Wing and is adjacent to Famous Footwear and Bloomingdales. We recommend entering the mall at the Ala Moana Blvd. entrance just before Pi'ikoi Street or at the Pi'ikoi Street entrance near Foodland Farms.

    Ticket Price: Includes tax and gratuity and is a significant discount off their regular Speciale B* menu offered especially to the members of the Friends of Italy.

    • Members $70
    • Non-Members $85
    • Children ages 12 and under $25 (soup, salad, pasta, dessert and beverage)
    Please register by December 7, 2018.

    * The regular 5-course menu price is $88 excluding tax and gratuity.

    If you prefer to pay by check, please mail your check to: PO BOX 1376, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817.

    NOTE TO MEMBERS: When registering non-members or you can select "Guest" in the registration path. To register children or another member, you will have to perform a separate transaction. For example, a member may register him/herself and unlimited non-member "guests,"  however, if that member wants to also register a member spouse/partner or a child, the member will need to conduct a separate registration for that member or child.

    We look forward to celebrating the holiday season with our FOISOH members!

Friends of Italy Society of Hawaii is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization | P.O. Box 1376, Honolulu, HI 96807

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