Upcoming Events

    • April 07, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • December 07, 2020
    • (PST)
    • 4 sessions
    • IDESST Sausalito Portuguese Cultural Center



    When: Our Happy Hour Sip & Savor is held the First Friday of "even" numbered months from 6:30pm - 9:30pm, except during our summer recess, July - August.

    Who: IDESST members and their guests 

    What: We’d like to invite you to a fun potluck and a few hours of camaraderie, refreshing beverages, and delectable nibbles.

    Beverages will be available at the bar for all members at our new, and quite reasonable member prices.


    • September 06, 2020
    • 10:00 AM (PDT)
    • December 15, 2020
    • 5:30 PM (PST)
    • ~Virtual Classes using Zoom
    Register


    Complete your enrollment now for our
    15-week VIRTUAL FALL COURSE.*

    To enroll, click on the Register button in the left column.

    (It's not too late - registration is open until the 5th class)

    Class Levels / Times

    We offer five VIRTUAL classes this Fall plus a FREE Conversational class

    • Beginning Adults Level 1 (13+): Tue 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm  *NEW CLASS*
    • Beginning Adults Level 2 (13+): Sun 10:00 am – 11:00 am
    • Intermediate Adults (13+): Sun 11:00 am –  12:00 pm
    • Advanced Adults (13+): Sun 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    • Children (ages 7 - 12, all levels): Tue 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Conversation for Adults: Mon 6:00 PM - 6:45PM  *NEW CLASS*  *FREE*

    Not sure which class best suits your level? Enroll where you think you best fit, then attend any of the classes on the first day and change your level if desired.

    Class Dates

    BEGINNING ADULTS LEVEL 1  *NEW CLASS FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS*

    Sessions run for 15 weeks on Tuesdays from September 8 through December 15, 2020, from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

    • September:  8, 15, 22, 29
    • October: 6, 13, 20, 27
    • November:  3, 10, 17, 24
    • December:  1, 8, 15

    BEGINNING ADULTS LEVEL 2

    Sessions run for 15 weeks on Sundays from September 6 through December 13, 2020, from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

    • September:  6, 13, 20, 27
    • October: 4, 11, 18, 25
    • November:  1, 8, 15, 22, 29
    • December:  6, 13

    INTERMEDIATE ADULTS

    Sessions run for 15 weeks on Sundays from September 6 through December 13, 2020 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    • September:  6, 13, 20, 27
    • October: 4, 11, 18, 25
    • November:  1, 8, 15, 22, 29
    • December:  6, 13

    ADVANCED ADULTS

    Sessions run for 15 weeks on Sundays from September 6 through December 13, 2020, from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

    • September:  6, 13, 20, 27
    • October: 4, 11, 18, 25
    • November:  1, 8, 15, 22, 29
    • December:  6, 13

    CHILDREN

    Sessions run for 15 weeks on Tuesdays, from September 8 through December 15, 2020, from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

    • September:  8, 15, 22, 29
    • October: 6, 13, 20, 27
    • November:  3, 10, 17, 24
    • December:  1, 8, 15

    Fees / Tuition

    • Children's Class: $135
    • Adult Class: $250 (Non-Member)
    • Adult Class: $225 (Member Discount)*
    *An active IDESST membership is required to qualify for the discount. If you would like to submit a new member application, and further support IDESST Sausalito Portuguese Cultural Center, click on the following link. Applications must be approved by our Board of Directors before you can be an active member and qualify for the member discount.  https://idesst.wildapricot.org/membership
    • Enroll in a 2nd Class: $50  Pay for one class, and in the same session, take a second class for only $50 more.  Example:  A student can officially enroll in / pay for the Intermediate class, and they can take the Beginner class at the same time to reinforce the basics. Please note the second class for $50 does not apply to another, separate student, nor does it apply to any other semester(s).
    • Freebie!  If you are enrolled in any class and wish to silently audit an additional class during the same session,  you may do so for free. Students who audit a class must have microphones muted and video cameras turned off during virtual class, and they will not be allowed to participate.
    • Visit our Classes Webpage for additional details.


    * Late registration will be allowed only through the 5th class. Make-up classes or credit is not available if a student misses a class. In the event the instructor misses a class, a make-up class will be scheduled.



    NEW CLASS! FREE!

    Portuguese Conversation for Adults

    Do you want to practice speaking Portuguese in a social setting? While we cannot physically meet at the Sausalito Portuguese Cultural Center for our usual social events - Sip & Savor, Festa, Crab Dinner, Wine & Cheese Tastings - consider joining us for casual conversation in Portuguese. Margarida will moderate the sessions and provide subjects for discussion. 

    There is no charge to participate in this class, but you must be registered to receive the Zoom link for the sessions. The conversation class will not have any course materials.

    Click the Register button in the left sidebar.

    CONVERSATION FOR ADULTS

    Sessions run for 15 weeks on Mondays from September 7 through December 14, 2020, from 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM

    • September:  7, 14, 21, 28
    • October: 5, 12, 19, 26
    • November:  2, 9, 16, 23, 30
    • December:  7, 14

    Falamos Português! 

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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

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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