The Italian American Club of Livonia celebrated its 20th year of supporting the St. Louis Center in Chelsea by sponsoring another successful Culinary Extravaganza on Jan. 25.   The event netted about $35,000 for the transportation program at the SLC, a residential care center for children and adults with developmental disabilities run by the...

The Italian American Club of Livonia Charitable Foundation will present "Ballo in Maschera," a costume ball fundraiser for The Parade Company. This elegant event will kick-off the "2013 Year of Italian Culture in the U.S.," as declared by the Italian Ambassador to the United States. The event will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Italian...

The Italian American Club of Livonia will hold its 20th Anniversary Culinary Extravaganza, supporting the St. Louis Center in Chelsea, on Sunday, Jan. 25.   Dinner service begins at 1 p.m., following Mass at noon. There will also be a silent auction, gift raffle, lottery board and live entertainment by the Optomystics, a '50s-era "doo-wop" v...

Application deadline is July 31 for The Italian American Club of Livonia Charitable Foundation's scholarship applications for those high school students who meet the following eligibility criteria.   Candidates must establish Italian Ancestry and reside in Southeast Lower Michigan, candidates must have completed their junior year of high sch...

by Sharon Dargay   Viviana Garabello quit her job, left her country and followed her passion for music last summer. Now the Livonia woman is hitting all the right notes both on and off the stage.    "I have been all my life in Italy. I was working there as a quality systems engineer," said Garabello, 34, a soprano who s...

The Italian American Club of Livonia will offer Italian language classes for adults and children starting in September.   Registration takes place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20. Beginning, intermediate and advanced Italian classes for adults start Tuesday, Sept. 19. Classes meet from 6:30-8 p.m. and from 8-9:30 p.m. Tuition is $75 for 12 class...

The Italian American Club of Livonia Charitable Foundation sponsors "Carnevale." This annual event features a costume parade, music, games for the children and a pasta dinner.   At the IACL's "Carnevale" prizes will be given for the best children's and best adult's costumes. Reservations are due by Wednesday, Jan. 28. For details and reserva...