In celebration of Columbus Day, the Peninsula Italian American Social Club is hosting two community events -- a bocce ball tournament Oct. 5 in Redwood City, and the "crowning of their Queen" Oct. 12.
Bocce Ball Tournament
Join Redwood City Mayor Alicia Aguirre, Honoree Maureen Freschet, and the Peninsula Italian American Social Club for a little bocce ball Sat., Oct. 5.
Mayor Aguirre will roll out the first ball at 8:15am with the help of honoree Maureen Freschet (soon to be crowned Queen Isabella), and the club's very own Christopher Columbus portrayed by John Buonocore.
Senator Jerry Hill will also be making an appearance (although his bocce ball skills are still unknown.)
Saturday, Oct. 5 Time: Starts at 8am Location: Red Morton Park, 1120 Roosevelt Avenue, Redwood City 94061 Cost: $15 lunch at noon for non-players
Columbus Day Italian-American Heritage Celebration Dinner Dance
Join the Peninsula Italian American Social Club for a dinner and dance honoring San Mateo Council Member Maureen Freschet who has been selected to be Queen Isabella for San Mateo's 2013 Columbus Day Celebration. Entertainment by the Joe Simoni Band!
DetailsSaturday, October 12, 2013 Time: No host cocktails at 6pm, Coronation at 7pm followed by the dinner/dance Location: The Peninsula Italian American Social Club, 100 North B Street, San Mateo Cost: The coronation is free and open to the public. Dinner is $50 per person. $10 from every ticket will be donated to the Peninsula Social Club Scholarship Foundation.