Upcoming Events

    • January 14, 2018
    • March 25, 2018
    • 10 sessions
    • IDESST Sausalito Portuguese Cultural Center

    Portuguese Language Classes Starting January 14, 2018
    Beginning and Intermediate / Advanced

    Sundays, from January 14 - March 25, 2018


    Dr. Duarte Pinheiro, who has been our instructor since 2015, will continue in that role. Professor Pinheiro, a native of northern Portugal, also teaches in the Portuguese program at UC Berkeley.



     

    Who Should Attend
    Families, Professionals, Students, Language Lovers, Travelers, etc.


    What Are The Benefits?
    Social | Business | Job Opportunities, Family Ties, Travel, Friendships, Preparing for Portuguese Citizenship, etc.




    About the Classes

    We are offering two classes on Sundays: 

    • Beginning Class: "Elementary, my Dear Portugal"
       4:00 – 5:30PM 
    • Intermediate/Advanced Class: "Historic Portugal"
       5:30 – 7:00PM 
    Parking: Ample free parking available on Sundays

    Fees: Tuition for the classes for adults will remain unchanged at $225 + cost of class materials. Students under 18 years old will receive a 50% discount.

    Note: NO CLASSES on January 28th

    Class Structure: Classes are taught in a friendly, fun environment where you'll also explore historical and cultural aspects of Portugal. Formal grammar and useful vocabulary are covered, and after completing the course, you'll be skilled enough to order at a restaurant, ask for directions, have basic or more advanced (intermediate / advanced students) conversations about day-to-day subject matters, etc. And one of the best part of attending: meeting great people and making new friends!

    Instructor: Dr. Duarte Pinheiro, a native (northern Portugal) speaker who earned his BA and MA at the University of Coimbra, and his PhD at Fernando Pessoa University, is the instructor. Dr. Pinheiro has taught Portuguese language, literature and history throughout his career, including teaching for several years in Italy at two Universities before moving to the United States. He is a Camões Institute lecturer and currently teaches Portuguese at UC Berkeley and San Jose State and is the Assistant Director and Coordinator of the Portuguese Studies Program at UC Berkeley.

    If you are interested in either class, or would like more information, please email Jennifer Toy, one of the class administrators, at portuguese@idesst.org. Falamos Português! 

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    • February 03, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • IDESST Sausalito Portuguese Cultural Center


    Join us for our annual, traditional Portuguese Cold Crab Dinner Fundraiser & Dessert Auction on Saturday, February 3rd. Under the direction of wine country, renown Chef Manuel Azevedo, we do it the "old-fashioned way," including cooking and cracking fresh crab at the Center the morning of the event.

    This event has sold out early every year, so so buy your tickets Now!  

    Proceeds from the important fundraiser go directly toward funding our annual Festa do Espírito Santo in the spring, as a Sausalito tradition now, going on 130 years!

    Time
    Doors and Bar open at 5:30PM, dinner served at 7PM

    Tables
    $500/table — buy a table for friends and family (seats 8). Tables available now!

    Seating preference is given by purchase date. The main ballroom is already SOLD OUT, but  tables still available in the dining room.

    Individuals
    $65/person; $40/kids (12 and under).
    Individual tickets sold after 12/15/17, if available.

    *Prices may go up after the new year, as the demand and
    cost of fresh live crab go up.
    ** Absolutely NO Doggy Bags. Thank you for understanding.

    Dinner 
    Appetizers, Portuguese Green Salad with Roasted Sweet Peppers, Garlic Buttered Pasta with Sao Jorge Cheese, Garlic Bread, and our delicious Cold Cracked Portuguese Crab.

    No-Host Bar
    We have a great selection of wines, cocktails, and non-alcoholic drinks. Since this is a fundraising event to support our Annual Holy Ghost Festa, we discourage bringing your own wine. If you choose to bring wine, we request a donation as "corkage."

    Dessert Auction
    We welcome cake or desserts donations to be auctioned during dinner (some gluten-free baked goods welcome). It's a fun way to show off your baking talent and assures our guests a delicious dessert — all while supporting a good cause. 

    Please include a description of the dessert and the name of the baker for our auctioneer.

     

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IDESST SAUSALITO 
PORTUGUESE CULTURAL CENTER

511 CALEDONIA STREET
SAUSALITO, CA 94965
Main: 415.331.5925
Rentals: 415.843.1761
Fax: 415.842.0353

General Email: info@idesst.org
Rental Email:
 rental@idesst.org


Queen Isabel

Photo | © Diane Dias

The Story of
Queen Isabel

In the late 13th century during a severe famine throughout Portugal, a compassionate Queen Isabel was determined to help her starving subjects. Legend has it that during her efforts she was confronted by the very harsh King Diniz while crossing the royal courtyard with crown jewels (in some versions of the story it was bread) hidden in her apron.

The King asked the Queen what she was carrying in her apron, and she responded “roses” although it was mid-winter and none were blooming. But when her apron was opened for the king’s inspection, the jewels had been miraculously converted to roses. The miracle allowed the Queen to continue to sell her jewelry to feed the starving Portuguese population.

IDESST SAUSALITO 
PORTUGUESE CULTURAL CENTER

511 CALEDONIA STREET
SAUSALITO, CA 94965
Main: 415.331.5925
Rentals: 415.843.1761
Fax: 415.842.0353

General Email: info@idesst.org
Rental Email:
 rental@idesst.org


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