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November-December 2018 Newsletter

The Mosaico November-December 2018 Newsletter is available. Click here to view the current newsletter. For past newsletters and instructions on printing the newsletter, go to the Newsletter page.  Activities described in the Mosaico are listed below.

November 15, 2018 Thursday, 7pm: Book Group at the NBICF Center

November 19, 2018 Monday, (doors open at 5pm, meeting and dinner at 6pm)
Member Meeting & Dinner, St. Rose Parish Hall, 320 Tenth St. Santa Rosa, CA

November 25, 2018 Sunday, 2pm Sundays at Center with Diane McCurdy,
film: Under the Tuscan Sun

December 1, 2018 Saturday, 11am–5pm
Mercatino di Natale Christmas Festival
S
t. Rose Parish Hall, 320 Tenth Street, Santa Rosa, CA – Tickets: $5, Children under 12: Free

December 15, 2018 Saturday, (doors open at 5pm, meeting and dinner at 6pm)
Festa di Natale Member Dinner, St. Rose Parish Hall, 320 Tenth St. Santa Rosa, CA

January 26, 2019 (doors open at 5pm, meeting and dinner at 6pm)

Annual Crab Feed Fundraiser, St. Rose Parish Hall, 320 Tenth St. Santa Rosa, CA

Click here to visit the Reservations page to reserve for these events. 

October 15 – Monthly Dinner

Monthly Dinner – October 15, 2018  (doors open 5pm, meeting & dinner 6pm) 
St. Rose Parish Hall, 320 Tenth St. Santa Rosa, CA

Dinner menu features the specialty of Liguria, including Antipasti, Roasted Sausage, Pesto Pasta, Mixed Green Salad, Bread & Dessert.  No-host bar & raffle.
$18 members, $20 non-members, teens (13-18) $10, children (5-12) $5, under 5 free. 
Mail-in reservation form included with current Newsletter. Reservations and payment must be received by October 11, 2018. To reserve and pay by credit card, click here. 

NBICF Scholarships – Fall 2018

NBICF Scholarships at Santa Rosa Junior College

The NBICF Scholarships are offered to students of SRJC Italian Language Studies. NBICF will award three $500 scholarships to students of Italian 1, 2, or 3 for the Fall Semester 2018.  Visit the Scholarship page for additional information and an application by clicking here.  The deadline for applications is Friday, October 26. Consideration will be given to NBICF members and to their immediate family. Scholarship recipients will be asked to volunteer in some capacity at an NBICF event. The Scholarship page also has links and information about the SRJC Italian Language Program.

September-October 2018 Newsletter

The Mosaico September-October 2018 Newsletter is available. Click here to view the current newsletter. For past newsletters and instructions on printing the newsletter, go to the Newsletter page.  Activities described in the Mosaico are listed below.

September 1, 2018 Saturday, 3pm: Taste Italy–with wines of Emilia-Romagna, Le Marche & Sicily at the NBICF Center
September 9, 2018 Sunday, 2pm: Lecture by Larry DiStassi at NBICF Center
September 20, 2018 Thursday, 7pm: Book Group at the NBICF Center

September 23, 2018 Sunday, 1:30–5:30pm Scampagnata, Lake Sonoma Warm Springs Recreation Area, Poker Flat, #2 Picnic Site
Special “end-of-summer” picnic sponsored jointly with Slow Food Sonoma County North
Visit the Reservations page to reserve & pay by credit card or PayPal
Click here for a Scampagnata flyer with mail-in reservation form and map

September 30, 2018 Sunday, 2pm: Sundays at the Center with Diane McCurdy, film: The Tiger and the Snow
October 13, 2018 Saturday, 1-5pm: Paint Italy Workshop by Susan Adler
October 15, 2018 Monday, (doors open at 5pm, meeting and dinner at 6pm) Member Meeting & Dinner, St. Rose Parish Hall, 320 Tenth St. Santa Rosa, CA
October 18, 2018 Thursday, 7pm: Book Group at the NBICF Center
October 21, 2018 Sunday, 2pm: Film showing of L’Elisir d’Amore, a comic opera by Gaetano Donizetti at the NBICF Center
October 28, 2018 Sunday, 2pm Sundays at the Center with Diane McCurdy, film: Days and Clouds

Scampanata – September 23 – Lake Sonoma

SCAMPAGNATA – Sunday, September 23 1:30 to 5:30 pm,
Lake Sonoma Warm Springs Recreation Area, Poker Flat #2 Picnic Site
$30 for members, $35 for non-members, $10 for children under 12.

Pack your picnic baskets, bring a plate, fork, glass and napkin but leave
the food at home! Scampagnata, a picnic or outing in the countryside is a summer tradition in Italy.  This will be a joint event with Slow Food Sonoma County North.

Together we will dine on crostini appetizers, enjoy grilled rosemary chicken and garlic bread, green salad, pasta salad with roasted vegetables and apple desserts. For this event you may BYOB. Cold water will be provided. Appetizers begin at 2:00, Sunday Supper will be served at 3:00.

The Visitors Center and Fish Hatchery will be open for you to tour. We’ll be nearby in the main picnic area, Poker Flat #2 with covered shelter, wheelchair access, restrooms and plenty of parking. Look for the NBICF and Slow Food signs, colorful tablecloths, vases of flowers and Italian music! Don’t forget your place setting. Dishes, glasses, napkins and silverware will not be provided.

This is your picnic in the country, so pack that part in your picnic basket along with your
wine or other beverages. Cost for this event is $30 for members, $35 for non-members, $10 for children under 12. There are a limited number of tickets available as the space holds only 75. Deadline for reservations is September 15.

To purchase tickets send your check to NBICF, 64 Brookwood Avenue, Santa Rosa, 95404 or PURCHASE TICKETS BY CREDIT CARD BY CLICKING HERE. 

July-August 2018 Newsletter

The Mosaico July-August 2018 Newsletter is available. Click here to view the current newsletter. For past newsletters and instructions on printing the newsletter, go to the Newsletter page.  Activities described in the Mosaico are listed below.

July 8, 2018 Sunday, 2pm: Travel Sunday at the NBICF Center
July 14, 2018 Saturday, 2pm: Lawrence DiStasi Lecture at the NBICF Center
July 15, 2018 Sunday, 3pm: Travel Sunday at the NBICF Center
July 28, 2018 Saturday, 9am–1pm: Rummage Sale at NBICF Center
August 4, 2018 Saturday, 2pm: Art: Zentangle Class Fundraiser at NBICF Center
August 12, 2018 Sunday, 2pm: Opera video by SFOG’s Neva Turer & Sally Heath
August 18, 2018 Saturday, 3pm: Open House at NBICF Center, Charter Members
August 19, 2018 Sunday, 3pm: Taste Sicilia Wine Social at NBICF Center

August 21, 2018 Tuesday, 6pm: Pizza, Birra e Vino Night at NBICF Center

Visit the Reservations page to reserve & pay by credit card or PayPal
or for a mail-in reservation form, click here. 

August 25, 2018 Saturday, 1–4pm: Art: Collage Class Fundraiser at NBICF Center
September 23, 2018 Scampagnata, Lake Sonoma Visitors Center, Time TBA
Special “end-of-summer” picnic sponsored jointly with Slow Food Sonoma County North

 

Pizza, Birra & Vino – August 21, 2018

Pizza, Birra & Vino event – Tuesday, August 21 – 6-9 pm at NBICF Center

Join friends and family for our Sixth Annual Pizza, Birra & Vino party. All you-can-eat pizza
night dining al fresco. Join friends and family for our Sixth Annual Pizza, Birra & Vino party. Dinner includes antipasto, salad, pizza, dessert and complementary wine or beer. This event is limited to 60 guests. Price: $25 members, $30 non-members.
To pay by credit card,  click here to visit the Reservation page.
Note: This event was originally scheduled on July 10. Prior reservations made for the July 10 date will be refunded if the guest cannot attend on August 21. 

May-June 2018 Newsletter

The Mosaico May-June 2018 Newsletter is available. Click here to review and print the current newsletter. For past newsletters and instructions on printing the newsletter, go to the Newsletter page.  Activities described in the Mosaico are listed below.

Visit the Reservations page to reserve & pay by credit card or PayPal for the May Dinner on May 21. Mail-in reservation forms are included in the current newsletter. 

May 6 Sunday, 3pm – Travel Sunday at the NBICF Center  – “Le Marche Region” with handouts, lecture & video.
May 17 Thursday, 7pm Book Group at the NBICF Center

May 21 Monday, (doors open at 5pm, dinner at 6pm) – Member Dinner,
In Onore della Madre e del Padre – In Honor of the Mother and of the Father
St. Rose Parish Hall, 320 Tenth St. Santa Rosa, CA

May 27 Sunday, 2pm – Sundays at  Center with Diane McCurdy, film: Human Capital
June 21 Thursday, 7pm – Book Group at the NBICF Center

June 11 – 15 – Italian Language Camp for Kids, Session One, 9am–Noon at NBICF Center
June 18 – 22 – Italian Language Camp for Kids, Session Two, 9am-Noon at NBICF Center
Dr. Joli Love, Associate Professor of Italian Studies at Harding University  will return as the instructor. For detailed information about the Summer Camp and registration form, visit the Language page by clicking here. 

June 24 Sunday, 2pm – Sundays at the Center with Diane McCurdy, film: Angels & Demons
July 8 Sunday, 3pm – Travel Sunday at the NBICF Center
July 10 Tuesday – Save the date – Pizza, Birra e Vino Night at the Center – Online & Mail-in reservations for this event will be available after the May 21 Dinner

March-April Newsletter

The Mosaico March-April 2018 Newsletter is available. Click here to review and print the current newsletter. For past newsletters and instructions on printing the newsletter, go to the Newsletter page.  Activities described in the Mosaico are listed below.

Visit the Reservations page to reserve & pay by credit card or PayPal for the San Giuseppe Dinner on March 19  and the Winemaker Dinner at Riviera on April 16.
Mail-in reservation forms are included in the current newsletter. 

March 4, 2018 Sunday, 3 pm: Travel Sunday at the NBICF Center
March 15, 2018 Thursday, 7 pm: Book Group at the NBICF Center
March 18, 2018 Sunday, 2 pm: Fundraiser Film: Pizza Shop—An Italian American Dream

March 19, 2018 Monday, San Giuseppe Dinner, St. Rose Parish Hall, 320 Tenth St. Santa Rosa, CA – Doors open at 5 pm, dinner at 6 pm.
April 8, 2018 Sunday, 3 pm: Travel Sunday at the NBICF Center

April 16, 2018 Monday, 5:30–8 pm: Winemaker Dinner at Riviera Ristorante with wine from Pedroncelli Winery, 75 Montgomery Dr., Santa Rosa, CA

April 19, 2018 Thursday, 7pm: Book Group at the NBICF Center
April 22 2018 Sunday, 2–4 pm (doors open at 1:30pm) – Dr Kenning Lecture at NBICF Center – Italian Immigration to America – Mail-in reservation form in newsletter.

April 29 2018 Sunday, 2 pm Sundays at the Center with Diane McCurdy, film: The Liberators


Santa Rosa Junior Scholarship Program – NBICF offers several annual scholarships to promote Italian-inspired and Italian Language studies. Three $500 scholarships to students of Italian 1, 2, 3 or 4 will be awarded for the Spring Semester 2018. Additionally,  the Marianne Pedroncelli and the Jeanette Mancini-Mitchell Scholarships will be awarded this Spring. For information and application procedure, visit the Scholarship page.