October 20 - October Monthly Meeting

Save the date for the October Monthly Meeting, scheduled for Thursday, October 20th, during which author and former Johns Hopkins SAIS student, Katherine Wilson, will talk about her new book Only in Naples: Lessons in Food and Famiglia from my Italian Mother-in-Law, which was BBC national radio's Book of the Week in June 2016. The meeting, which is a joint event with JHU SAIS, will be held in the penthouse at Johns Hopkins University (Via Belmeloro, 11) with social greetings starting at 7:15pm in the downstairs bar and the talk commencing promptly at 8pm.





September Social Event and Assemblea Ordinaria

Date Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 07:30 PM

For the Kick-off Event on Thursday September 22nd, we will have a night of art at the working studio of the artist collective Antonello Ghezzi and ...

October Monthly Meeting

Date Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 08:00 PM

Save the date for the October Monthly Meeting, scheduled for Thursday, October 20th, during which author and former Johns Hopkins SAIS student, Kat ...


Kick-off lunch

Date Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 12:00 PM

Dear ladies, let's celebrate the new social year exchanging our beautiful languages at a classic: il 'Caffè ...



Date Friday, October 14, 2016 - 08:00 PM

Save the date for the first meeting of the film fans for 2016-17. More details to follow. :) ...


Brainstorming Dinner

Date Friday, October 14, 2016 - 07:30 PM

Dear all,  Due to a complete revolution in my professional life I unfortunately can't go on to be Ramblers' ...


October dinner at Osteria Vini d'Italia

Date Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 08:00 PM

Dear Ladies,   after the summer break join us for a traditional dinner in a typical, nice Osteria in Bologna on ...


Otto Gallery

Date Saturday, October 08, 2016 - 11:00 AM

The IWF Culture Club is glad to announce its Kick-off event for the year 2016/2017: the visit to the exhibition of ...


Celebrate another season in Bologna!

Date Wednesday, October 05, 2016 - 07:00 PM

 Celebrate another season in Bologna!  Our next IWF Kocktailklatch No-Host Aperitivo will be held on ...



Date Wednesday, October 05, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Starting October 5th, join returning Coffee Morning leader, Lisane Schuh every Wednesday at 10am at Caffe' delle Sette ...


CHANGE OF DATE - Auto da Fe'

Date Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 08:00 PM

Our next book club meeting will be on Wednesday, September 28 at 8:00 p.m. (note the change of date).  Beate ...


Change of Date

Date Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 06:30 PM

Dear All, Due to unforseen commitments, the PN meeting is moved from Wed 21st Sept to Wed 28 Sept ...



Date Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 09:30 AM

The Runners/Walkers group will meet at Race for the Cure on Sunday.  The event starts at 10 am, so let's ...


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