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November 17 - The second 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..."
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November 3 7pm - "ΟΛΑ ΠΑ ΤΑ ΠΑΙΔΙΑ - EVERYTHING FOR THE CHILDREN - At the Expense of Who?" a talk presented by Christos Papoutsy, author, lecturer and philanthropist. Mr.Papoutsy takes a close look at the central figure in the traditional Greek family, the mother, and her role and its psychological implications. Open to the public.

November 8, 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.