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In September of 2002, some of Los Angeles’ most prominent Italian American citizens got together and produced the first annual Feast of San Gennaro in Los Angeles, offering three days of enjoyment for the entire family. Just like the 80+ year old New York City tradition, the Galbani Cheese Italian Feast of San Gennaro Los Angeles celebrates Italian culture, food and entertainment, and features live music, street performers, strolling musicians, a kid’s corner, and many rides and games. In addition to sampling wine from local wineries and food from some of Los Angeles’ best Italian restaurants, guests are invited to learn recipes from the cooking stage and play bocce ball and bingo with some of Hollywood’s Italian American celebrities and much more!
The 11th Annual Galbani Cheese Italian Feast of San Gennaro Los Angeles
Friday September 28, 2012 (11am – 11pm)
Saturday September 29, 2012 (11am – 11pm)
Sunday September 30, 2012 (11am-11pm)
$5.00 – Adult General Admission
Free – Kids under 12 yrs old
All proceeds from the annual PRECIOUS CHEESE FEAST OF SAN GENNARO LA benefit THE SAN GENNARO FOUNDATION, a non-profit organization established to aid children and families in need in the Los Angeles area. Since 2002, due to the generosity of the community and the hard work of the volunteers, the Foundation has raised over $750,000 in funds and benefits for several 501c3 charities, community and cultural organizations.
Thanks to my guest Executive Director of The San Gennaro Foundation: Ann Potenza...for sharing NOT just info about all the great food, wine, live music, rides etc at the event, but MOST importantly about all the great local charities the $$ goes to help and make a difference!
National Peace Corps Association Brings World Back
Home Through Expo in Pasadena
Event to showcase Peace Corps experience with exhibits and panels
WASHINGTON--The Peace Corps and the National Peace Corps Association, the nation’s leading 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization supporting Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and the Peace Corps community, will host the Third Goal Expo: Building Global Communities in Pasadena, Calif., next weekend, on Sept. 29 to showcase the Peace Corps experience. One of four expos taking place this summer across the country, the event is being held with the help of the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Los Angeles. The event is free and open to the public.
“Everyone is welcome to join us at the Third Goal Expos,” said Anne Baker, vice president of the National Peace Corps Association, who will attend the event in Pasadena. “It doesn't matter whether you're a formal member of the Peace Corps community or just an interested citizen, we'll have something for you. And we've put a lot of attention into things that will help educators as well.”
The Third Goal Expos are designed to promote the third part of the Peace Corps' mission: bringing the world back home. They include information and exhibits about countries where Peace Corps volunteers have served as well as discussions about the experiences and projects of individual volunteers.
The Pasadena expo will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church at 301 North Orange Grove Boulevard in Pasadena. Welcome remarks will be given by National Peace Corps Association President Kevin Quigley (Thailand 1976-1979), Jocelyn Sarmiento (Mongolia 2009-2011) of the Peace Corps Office of Third Goal and Returned Volunteer Services, and the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Los Angeles President Kathy Nesteby (Jamaica 2002-2004).
The expo will feature the Peace Corps' Speakers Match, Correspondence Match and Coverdell World Wise Schools programs and will showcase ways that educators and Returned Peace Corps Volunteers can share the Peace Corps experience in the classroom and in the community.
“If there's one thing every Peace Corps volunteer brings back with them, it's the stories,” added Baker. “No matter where they served, Returned Peace Corps Volunteers have a lot of interesting things to tell about their time overseas. For teachers, especially, they can be a great resource.”
To learn more about the Pasadena expo, visit: http://www.peacecorpsconnect.org/resources/expos/los-angeles.
About The National Peace Corps Association
Founded in 1979 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., the National Peace Corps Association is the nation’s leading 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization connecting and championing Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and the Peace Corps community. It provides service and education opportunities that build on the Peace Corps experience, and is also the longest-standing advocate for an independent and robust Peace Corps.
To learn more, visit: http://www.peacecorpsconnect.org.
Thanks to my guest Anne Baker, vice president of the National Peace Corps Association for talking all about what the Peace Corps does and how people could come to the free event and hear first hand stories/life changing experiences directly from Corp volunteers...