The Italian-American Society of St. Petersburg's yearly series of classes started Thursday, September 6, and continues every Thursday until December 13. The second semester of classes will begin in January. The classes are open to everyone. We never charge for classes, but we encourage you to help support the club by paying a nominal membership of $ 30.00 per year or $15.00 for the second half of the year, which entitles you to all the benefits of membership, including discounts from our business alliances and discounts on our parties. For newcomers and anyone else who needs a textbook, we will have copies of ITALIAN MADE SIMPLE available for $ 20.00. A combination offer gives you a textbook as well as membership for the remainder of the year at a discounted rate at only $ 25.00, saving you $10.00. Our first classes are from 6:00 – 7:00 PM, with three different levels: Beginning Italian, "Cominciare a Parlare", and Advanced Italian. Then at 7:00 – 8:00 PM, we have Beginning Conversation Practice, Advanced Beginners’ Italian, Intermediate Italian, and Advanced Italian.