2016-09-15 / Around Town

It's Festa Time

Last year, Newport’s Sons of Italy celebrated the 100th year of its founding. But the committee planning this year’s Festa Italiana is not slowing down.

The 22nd annual Festa Italiana begins with the John Panaggio Original Ziti Night on Friday, Sept. 23, from 5 - 7 p.m. at the Vasco da Gama Hall, 15 Fenner Ave., Newport.

The event is sponsored by Forum Lodge 391–Sons of Italy and will benefit the Anna M. Ripa Memorial Scholarship fund. The cost to attend is $18 for adults and $5 for children under 12. For reservations, call 401-849-7087.

Be sure to mark your calendars for the Festival-in-the-Park on Saturday, Oct. 8, in Touro Park from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. and the Columbus Day Parade on Monday, Oct. 10. Step-off in front of St. Joseph’s Church is at noon and marchers will proceed to the Columbus monument on Memorial Boulevard for a 1 p.m. ceremony.

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