Learn Italian through Christmas-themed class

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KNOW AND GO What: Children’s Italian Holiday Language Class When: Ages 6-10, 9 a.m. to noon, ages 3.5 to 5, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9 Where: The Murer House, 1125 Joe Murer Court in Folsom Info: (916) 985-3250, --- The Murer House Foundation is sponsoring a Children’s Italian Holiday Language Class on Saturday, Jan. 9, at 1125 Joe Murer Court in Folsom. The classes are broken down into age groups. For those between 6 and 10, the class is 9 a.m. to noon. For those ages 3.5 to 5, the class is 1 to 4 p.m. Registration is $40 and includes materials and light refreshments. To enroll, e-mail or call (916) 985-3250. The instructor will teach conversational Italian through activities that focus on the 12th Day of Christmas and La Befana, the bearer of gifts to all good children. The curriculum is specially designed for each age group. The classes invite children to learn Italian naturally through reading, music, role-playing, food and holiday card making. She will also help children pronounce the Italian alphabet and learn about the numbers, colors, months, seasons, daily greetings, simple phrases, holiday traditions and characters. ~ Staff report