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Columbus Day Celebration – Oct. 4

Date 09.03.2015

The Renaissance Lodge and Foundation and the Italian Cultural Arts Council, Bowers Museum invites you to its Annual Columbus Day Celebration on Saturday, October 4 at Bowers Museum. This year the Renaissance Lodge and Foundation along with the Italian Arts Council invites you to celebrate Italian Heritage month with three honorees Vicky Carabini, Joseph Ferrucci, Esq. and John Russo, Ph.D. The Columbus Ceremony features a color guard, singing of the anthems, and a wreath ceremony at the Christopher Columbus Monument. The Hon. Consul General of Italy, Antonio Verde, and Valeria Rumori, director Italian Cultural Institute, will be in attendance.

The afternoon program will include free Italian Ices, live musical performances of romantic and uplifting Italian traditional songs from Italy and there will also be a marionette puppet show in the Norma Kershaw Auditorium beginning at 1:00 pm for the kids!

An All Italian Event for the whole family to that celebrate Italian Heritage. Something for everyone!

SATURDAY, October 4, 2015

Bowers Museum
Courtyard
Columbus Ceremony – 10:00 am
Lunch and Music – 12:00 pm
Children’s Puppet Show – 1:00 pm

An Italian lunch will be served ($10 for non-members)
For reservations call  714-550-9155
The Orange County American Italian Renaissance Foundation is dedicated to preserving the heritage of all American Italian in Orange  County. They have been conducting a Columbus Celebration since 1972 in Santa Ana at the Plaza of the Flags and at Bowers Museum since 1992 the year of the Columbus Quincentennary Celebration at which time we place and dedicate a monument in honor of the great explorer Christopher Columbus in the Museum Court Yard.