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January 17 - January Monthly Meeting

The January Monthly Meeting will take place Thursday, January 17th at the Palazzina at the Centro delle Donne (via del Piombo, 5) with social greetings beginning at 7pm followed by the general meeting presentation at 7:30pm (please note the early start for this meeting). Giampiero Bagni, PhD candidate., will take us back in time for an encounter with the Templars of Bologna. Although their presence and activity in Bologna were very important in their day, they have received little attention in ours. Thanks to an archaeological excavation conducted by Bagni, on Strada Maggiore, and his extensive research in the subject, more and more is coming to light. Come and hear all about it, as we dig into this little-known aspect of Bologna's past. Following the presentation, consider joining us for a no-host aperitivo at Osteria della Fondazza (via Fondazza, 35).

February 21 - February Monthly meeting

Save the date for the February Monthly Meeting scheduled to take place Thursday, February 21st. Event details and location to be announced shortly.
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December Holiday Social Event

Date Friday, December 14, 2018 - 07:30 PM

The Holiday Social Event is scheduled for Friday, December 14th at 7:30pm at the elegant and historical Grand Majestic Hotel, via dell'Indipendenza ...

January Monthly Meeting

Date Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 07:00 PM

The January Monthly Meeting will take place Thursday, January 17th at the Palazzina at the Centro delle Don ...

February Monthly meeting

Date Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 12:00 AM

Save the date for the February Monthly Meeting scheduled to take place Thursday, February 21st. Event details and location to be announced shortly. ...

BOOK CLUB

Book Club January 31 8:00 pm

Date Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 08:00 PM

 Our next meeting will be Thursday January 31 at 8 pm and Zsuzsanna will be hosting.  We will discuss Primo ...

RUNNERS & WALKERS

January walk

Date Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 09:00 AM

Hello runners and walkers!Mark your calendars for Saturday, January 26 at 9am for a crisp morning walk.I will post a ...

KOCKTAILKLATSCH

Relaxed Aperitivo at Enoteca Italiana

Date Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 07:30 PM

Join us for the first Kocktailklatsch of the new year at this historic Bolognese enoteca. You can enjoy fine wine, ...

COMMUNITY SERVICE VOLUNTEERS

DONATE A FEW HOURS TO GVC HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES

Date Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 11:34 AM

Gruppo di Volontariato Civile need volunteers during the holiday season. Don't hesitate to contact me at ...

LANGUAGE XCHANGE

New Year, New Friends, New Languages

Date Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 01:30 PM

Hello dear ladies,Ready to pick up where we left off and improve our language skills? Looking forward to meeting ...

LANGUAGE XCHANGE

Holiday Wishes 2018

Date Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 01:30 PM

Ready to chat it up? Let's meet at Clorofilla Restaurant, strada Maggiore 64, for a fun Holiday toast /cheer and steal ...

TTT - TWO TONGUED TOTS

Children's Christmas party

Date Saturday, December 08, 2018 - 03:00 PM

The TTT group will have a little get-together on December 8th to celebrate the holidays. All IWF families (including ...

RAMBLERS

NEW DATE FOR HALF-DAY RAMBLE

Date Sunday, December 02, 2018 - 09:30 AM

Because of the wet weather, we’re postponing the River Idice walk until Sunday, 2 December.All IWF members and their ...

KOCKTAILKLATSCH

Classy Apericena at DolceSalato Bistro

Date Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 07:00 PM

Join us for an apericena at the newly opened DolceSalato Bistro where you can enjoy the candle lit ambiance and great ...

DINERS CLUB

November Dinner at Fleur du Vin

Date Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 08:00 PM

Bonjour ladies!I'm please to offer the November dinner at Fleur du Vin, in the city centre. Dinner at 20.00 and will ...

RAMBLERS

Half-day Ramble Alongside the River Idice

Date Sunday, November 25, 2018 - 09:30 AM

Here's a good opportunity to give rambling a try: the Ramblers are setting out on a half-day trek on Sunday, 25 ...

RUNNERS & WALKERS

Walk Run in November

Date Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 09:00 AM

Hello ladies, Save the date for Saturday, November 24th at 9am for a run/walk.We will meet at Porta Saragozza, not the ...

LANGUAGE XCHANGE

THANKSGIVING TREATS - VIA OBERDAN 28

Date Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 01:00 PM

Hello dear friends!Want to brush up on your bilingual skills and savour some Harvest food? Please join me at my ...

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