ONE-Day Workshop
Class/Workshop Starts

July 11, 2022 6:30 PM

Monday, 6:30-8:00 PM

Class Type:
Let's Travel: Italy


Enjoy "Mangia! An authentic Italian meal" in the candlelit garden of one of the oldest homes in Westfield, just like in Sorrento on a warm summer evening hosted by  Bob Plasse and Jim Homan. This tasting class will offer a presentation about Italian food including the differences between the version we experience here and what we will find in Italy on our journey. Our guest chef will share their expertise and delicious food during this presentation.  They will also discuss how to match wine to the foods presented. All classes begin at 6:30pm. Whether you will travel to Italy with us or not, we invite you to participate in this special Italian evening.
The Let's Travel series at the Westfield on Weekends Creative Arts Center begins with a journey to Italy in November, 2022. Supporting the passion for education at the WOW Creative Arts Center, the pre-travel classes will explore exciting aspects of each country prior to the journey. Center Director, Kathi Bradford will bring exciting guests to each class to share their passion and love for each country. Currently, we will be exploring ITALY through November, 2022.

Additional Classes Include:

  • May 2, 2022 - Interest meeting for the Italy trip scheduled for November 1-10, 2022.
  • June 13, 2022 - Wines of Italy (21+ only, registration fee required)*** Special guest presenter: Michael Brunelle of Table and Vine.
  • July 11, 2022 - Mangia! An authentic Italian meal from start to finish! (registration fee required)*** POSTPONED UNTIL AUGUST 2022
  • August 29, 2022 - 6:00 pm What happened in Pompeii? and 7:00pm Interest meeting for Ireland in April 2023
  • September 19, 2022 - Italian for Travelers
  • October 17, 2022 - Pre-Departure class for trip participants
  • November 1-10, 2022 - Viva Italia! Trip departs for 10-day experience in Sorrento, Rome and surrounding areas.

NOTE: ***Some classes may require pre-registration and a small fee. All others are free of charge to participants.

Following our Italian experience, we will offer the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland in the Spring of 2023 and the Greek Isles in Fall, 2023.

Please contact the center at (413) 579-5967 or email Kathi Bradford at

View our itinerary and more details about the 10-day trip on the Let's Travel: Italy page

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Kathi Bradford
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Kathi Bradford

Kathi Bradford is both a traveler and an educator. As the Director of Alumni Relations at Westfield State University, she coordinated all the Alumni Travel experiences along with an annual two-week service-learning class in numerous countries of the world. Currently retired, she serves as the Director of the Creative Arts Center and believes that everyone is a traveler when they allow themselves to experience new cultures, foods, music, sights and sounds. Kathi also believes that the kind of trip the center is offering is geared to people who want to enjoy the most they can in a relaxing, fun way with other interested travelers. She is a huge supporter of both individual and group travel and has traveled her entire life and plans to continue as long as she can. She hopes you will join the monthly classes to experience different countries from the vantage point of 105 Elm Street, the WOW Creative Arts Center.

Kathi Bradford
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