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Spring 2019 Classes Announced

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New Course Offered


What harmful chemicals are lurking in your house? Learn how to cut out the chemicals and clutter from your traditional cleaners and how to simplify and purify your home and reduce toxicity. Create your own multipurpose cleaner to take home.

April 11 (7-9) $15 plus supplies Lyndi Claudia Caruso

Enticing Events for the Easter Season:

Learn to bake Cuzzupe di Pasqua (Easter bread with inlaid, colored hard-boiled eggs) as well as special Easter treats and Sfogliatina (also known as cream puffs).
Thursdays, March 14, 21, 28 (7-9 pm) $30 (plus supplies).
Instructors: Filomena Scalia, Anna Brotto, Eleanor Stein & Vincenzo Mirarchi

We are so happy to demonstrate how to create scrump­tious Pizza Chena - the centerpiece of an Italian Easter Feast. March 16, 2019 (12- 2) $15
Instructor: Maureen Chandler

A new “delizioso” technique will be demonstrated. After creating homemade ricotta and mozzarella, Chef Larry Olmo and family will roll logs of mozzarella and stuff them with scrumptious filling
April 4 (6-9 pm) $25
Instructors: Larry Olmo and Family

Our talented chefs plan to help you expand your cooking techniques by teaching classic Italian Easter Dinner selections. They will make homemade cheese and spinach ravioli, a delicious meat delight, and an Italian Broccoli rabe sauté. The entire group will enjoy the scrumptious delights.
Saturday April 6, 2019 $45
Instructors: Joe & Josephine Platerote and Terry Giorgilli

Events are held at St. Leo’s School in Little Italy 914 Stiles Street Baltimore, MD 21202 For More Info Call: (410) 866-8494 Please CHECK OUT our website: Join us on Facebook (Pandola Learning Center and our Facebook Group ( or email us at

Paint Your Pets Class at Pandola

Bruschetta Class and Receipes

Chef Nino and Rosalie Ranieri

Chef Nino Germano of La Scala Resturant and Rosalie Ranieri at the Sicilian Pasta Dishes Course.

Cogliano Reunion at Pandola Education Center

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   The Reverend Oreste Pandola Learning Center was so proud to host a very special day for the Cogliano Family of Severa Park, Maryland.

   After taking Bocce lessons at our Center last spring, Mrs. Janet and Mr. Joe though it would be a very unique way to have a reunion, celebrate their Italian heritage and culture, and enjoy delicious food. After consulting with family members from various states, Mrs. Janet contacted us to begin plans for a date in the fall. On Saturday, September 22, twelve family members arrived at our Center ready to participate in a great experience.

   Teams were devised, instruction initiated, and play began on the courts for the first two hours. Lunch was delivered by Mr. Joseph Gardella of Joe Benny's of our Little Italy Community, and it was thoroughly enjoyed by our team members. After resting, eating, relaxing with family members, play resumed. After several games, the family members express thanks and appreciation for a fantastic day.

   This day would not have been possible without the dedicated support of our staff and volunteers. Appreciation must be given to Mr. P. J. O'Neil for substituting as instructor for this day. He conducted amazing lessons. Our regular volunteer teachers, Fran Blattermann and Frank Corazza were unable to participate. Fran did help with opening the office and providing assistance. Special "Grazie" to the heart of our Center, Tony Walmsley for his hard work and service throughout the day and the entire school sessions.

Rosalie Ranieri, Principal

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