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Italian community topic of July 26 historical society event

“Visiting People Was a Big Thing.”

A look back at the Italian community in El Cerrito, California.

The El Cerrito Historical Society is proud to present:

A lively, informal yet informative panel discussion featuring several longtime members of El Cerrito’s Italian community, including Gino Martinucci and Theresa Parella, both born and raised in town – and perhaps other participants as well. The illustrated talk will range from the origins of the city’s large Italian community and the many businesses they owned (ceramics factories, dairies, shops, and such entertainment venues as the Six Bells) to winemaking, education, life during the Depression and World War II, and more.

Please attend this free event, soak up stories from the old days – and contribute some of your own. Refreshments will include homemade biscotti.

Sunday, July 26, at the El Cerrito Senior Center, 6510 Stockton Street, behind the library. A short meeting of the historic society starts at 1:30, followed by our program at around 2 p.m. Free! And of course, wheelchair accessible.

For information call Dave Weinstein, 510-524-1737, davidsweinstein@yahoo.com.

Run dates: 2009-07-07 - 2009-07-26

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