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September 9 - The first cycle of Greek language classes begins
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A glimpse of some of the embroideries and costumes the family of Doreen Canaday Spitzer (1914-2010), well known American Philhellene, recently donated to the Greek Institute.

On her first visit to Greece, Doreen Canaday wrote to her cousin, "I have seen the Parthenon in full moonlight, have seen Sophocles' Electra in the Odeon of Herodes Atticus...I have got lost, almost, on the slopes of Hymettus, of honey fame, and seen such sunsets and sunrises as people only dream of. Sometimes I can't believe it's really true..."
View the embroideries

September 27, 10:30AM-12:30PM - "A Children's Workshop: Ancient Greek Mythology, Language, and Art" for ages 8-11. $20 per student to include lesson, art materials, snack, and Alpha is for Anthropos companion coloring book. Therese Sellers, classicist, educator, and the author of Alpha is for Anthropos, will introduce the rich world of classical Greece to children. Register early as space is limited; please call The Greek Institute at 617-547-4770.

October 2, 8PM - "To MIchael with Love," a concert of 17th century French court music written for theorbo and viola da gamba, performed by Catherine Liddell and Laura Jeppesen, in memory of the late MIchael L. Dertouzos, visionary Greek and dear friend, In collaboration iwith the MIT Hellenic Student Association. Open to the public.
LIttle Kresge at MIT, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA

October 6, 7PM - Greeks Speak Lecture Series: "Read Us Some More, Seferi," a talk on George Seferis, one of the most important Greek poets of the twentieth century and Nobel laureate, by George Kalogeris, poet and professor of English Literature and Classics in Translation at Suffolk University. Professor Kalogeris' most recent publication is "Dialogos: Paired Poems in Translation" (Antilever, 2012).

October 18, 4-7pm - The Gallery at the Greek Institute 1038 Massachusetts Avenue at Harvard Square, Opening of Annual Members Show, multi-media, through November.