Category Archives: Fund Raisers

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

January-February 2018 Newsletter

The Mosaico January-February 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:

Visit the Reservations page to reserve & pay by credit card or PayPal for January Crab Feed and/or February Carnevale Dinner. Mail-in reservation forms are included in the current newsletter. 

January 18, 2018 Thursday, 7pm – Book Group at the NBICF Center

January 27, 2018 Saturday – Doors open at 5 pm, Dinner at 6 pm
NBICF Fourth Annual Crab Feed Fundraiser
Prepaid reservations only by January 23

St. Rosa Parish Hall, 320 Tenth St., Santa Rosa, CA
50% of net proceeds to be donated to North Bay Fire Relief Fund
For a mail-in reservation form for the Crab Feed, click here.

January 28, 2018 Sunday, 2pm – Sundays at the Center with Diane McCurdy,
film: Life is Beautiful

February 15, 2018 Thursday, 7pm – Book Group at the NBICF Center

February 19, 2018 Monday, – Doors open at 5 pm, Dinner at 6 pm
Carnevale Dinner, St. Rose Parish Hall, 320 Tenth St. Santa Rosa, CA
Prepaid reservations only by February 9

This dinner will be prepared by Taste of Perfection Catering.
For a mail-in reservation form for Carnevale, click here.

February 25, 2018 Sunday, 2pm – Sundays at the Center with Diane McCurdy,
film: Rome Adventure

November-December 2017 Newsletter

The Mosaico November-December 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:

November 16, 2017 Thursday, 7pm – Book Group at the NBICF Center

November 20, 2017 Monday (doors open at 5pm, dinner at 6pm)
Member Dinner Meeting, St. Rosa Parish Hall, 320 Tenth St., Santa Rosa, CA

Menu: Polenta with meat or vegetarian sauce, salad, roll and dessert.

November 26, 2017 Sunday, 2pm Sundays at the Center with Diane McCurdy, film: A Fistful of Dollars

December 2, 2017 Saturday, 10am–4pm
Tiny Christmas Market (Piccolo Mercato di Nataleat the NBICF Center

December 16, 2017 Saturday, (doors open at 5pm, dinner at 6pm)
Festa di Natale Dinner, St. Rosa Parish Hall, 320 Tenth St., Santa Rosa, CA
Menu: Prime Rib with side dishes prepared by Maria Carrillo High School’s Culinary Arts Program. Entertainment by Coro Allegro

January 27, 2018 Saturday, (doors open at 5pm, dinner at 6pm)
NBICF Fourth Annual Crab Feed Fundraiser

St. Rosa Parish Hall, 320 Tenth St., Santa Rosa, CA
50% of net proceeds to be donated to North Bay Fire Relief Fund

November 1, 8, 15 – Advanced/Intermediate Italian Classes at NBICF Center.
Instructor: Emily Evans – Wednesday evenings from 6:30–8:30pm.
No classes in December – Classes Resume in Spring – Date to be determined

Visit the Reservations page to reserve & pay by credit card or PayPal for November, December & January events. 

September-October 2017 Newsletter

The Mosaico September-October 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:

New Reservations page provides online reservation & payment by credit card.

September 10 – Sunday, 3 pm – Sundays at the Center, Regional Travel Program – 20 Regions of Italy

September 16 – Saturday, 8:30 am–3:30 pm – Rummage Sale, NBICF Center Parking Lot. Donate new & gently used items – drop-off info in newsletter.

September 18 – Monday, Member Dinner St. Rose Parish Hall
320 Tenth Street, Santa Rosa, CA. Doors open at 5 pm, dinner at 6 pm.
To reserve & pay by credit card, visit the Reservations page

September 21 – Thursday, 7 pm – Book Group at the NBICF Center
September 23 – Saturday, 1–5 pm – Paint Italy Workshop (Venezia) at NBICF
September 24 – Sunday, 2 pm – Sundays at the Center w/Diane McCurdy, film: Only You

September 30 – Saturday, 10:30 am – Special Event at the NBICF Center.
Travel Opportunities in Urbania
by visiting Director of Urbania’s Il Centro Studi Italiani (Center for Italian Studies), Giovanni Pasotto, and Director Emeritus Anna Pasotto.

October 16, 2017 Monday, Member Dinner at St. Rose Parish Hall
320 Tenth St., Santa Rosa, CA. Doors open at 5 pm, dinner at 6 pm.

Online reservations for this dinner will be available September 12.

October 19, 2017 Thursday, 7 pm – Book Group at the NBICF Center
October 22, 2017 Sunday, 3 pm – Sundays at the Center, Regional Travel Program – Napoli & Calabria
October 29, 2017 Sunday, 2 pm – Sundays at the Center w/Diane McCurdy, film: Summer Night

September & October – Advanced/Intermediate Italian Classes at NBICF Center. Instructor: Emily Evans – Wednesday evenings from 6:30–8:30pm.

July-August 2017 Newsletter

The Mosaico July-August 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. Upcoming events described in the Mosaico:

July 18, 2017 Tuesday, 6–9pm – Pizza, Birra & Vino at NBICF Center
All you-can-eat pizza including antipasti, salad, dessert, complementary wine or beer.
Members – $25, Guests – $28 – Click here for a reservation form.
Reserve early – event limited to 60 tickets.

Additional activities described current newsletter. 
July 8, 2017 Saturday, 1–5pm – Paint Italy Workshop at NBICF Center

July 13, 2017 Thursday, 7pm – Film & Panel Discussion on artist Jerry Carniglia’s life & work at Museo Italo Americano, Fort Mason, San Francisco

July 22-23, Saturday & Sunday, Docent Training and Historical Lectures on Sonoma State Historic Park at Toscano Hotel & Kitchen 20 E. Spain Street, Sonoma

July 23, 2017 Sunday, 2pm – Travel Seminar on Campania at NBICF Center

July 23, 2017 Sunday 4:30pm & July 27 Thursday 7pm – Concert of Neopolitan Songs by Alfredo Imparato at Museo Italo Americano, Fort Mason, San Francisco

September 16, 2017 Saturday – Rummage Sale at NBICF Center – Donate new & gently used items. See newsletter article for pick-up & drop-off information.

Carnevale Celebration/Beginning Italian Classes/Volunteers Needed

Carnevale – February 20, 2017 at St. Rose Parish Hall 

Dinner prepared by The Pasta King, Arturo Ibleto, with entertainment by Carlo Solivan. Reservations and payment must be received by Monday, February 13, 2017.
At Carnevale, NBICF will introduce the winner of the Trip to Italy Raffle and present a $2,000 donation to Carla Forchini for the Santa Rosa High School Italian Student Exchange Program. For a Carnevale Reservation Form, click here. 

Italian Language for Beginners

Join us for beginning level Italian classes with a focus on vocabulary and phrases useful for travelers. These classes are designed to help you gain confidence and feel more comfortable while traveling in Italy. Two classes, March 22-April 26 & May 10-31.
Visit the Language page for the schedule & information on enrollment. 

Calling all Volunteers

NBICF needs volunteers in several areas, especially at monthly dinners.  Contact the office at 707-591-9696 or send an email to NBICF@sonic.net to Volunteer.
Areas in need of volunteers for dinner meetings:

  • Setup – before 5pm
  • Greeting and helping guests find their tables
  • Selling raffle and/or drink tickets
  • Serving dinner and dessert
  • Clean up

January-February 2017 Newsletter

The Mosaico January-February 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 pageUpcoming events described in the Mosaico:

January 21 – Third Annual Crab Feed, Saturday, 5:00 pm – St. Rose Parrish Hall

            For a Crab Feed Reservation Form, click here.

January 22 – Sundays at the Center – 2:00 pm – Movie – Two Women

February 20 – Carnevale Winter Celebration – Monday, 5:00 pm – St. Rose Parrish Hall
            For a Carnevale Reservation Form, click here.

February 26 – Sundays at the Center – 2:00 pm – Movie – The Name of the Rose
March 20 – San Giuseppe  Dinner – Monday, 5:00 pm – St. Rose Parrish Hall
April 1 – Sundays at the Center – Lecture on Italian History by Douglas Kenning, PhD.

Mercatino di Natale – December 3, 2016

MERCATINO DI NATALE – December 3, 11 am – 5 pm
A Christmas Festival at St. Rose Parish Hall, 320 10th Street, Santa Rosa, CA
The festival is a joint fundraiser with Slow Food Sonoma County North.

Bring the whole family for a fun-filled day in the Parish Hall rain-or-shine. Stroll our Italian ‘village’ to celebrate the holidays – Local Crafts & Food Vendors, Artisan Gifts, Entertainment, Food & Drink, Silent Auction, Information on the International Slow Food Movement, Italians in Sonoma County history exhibit and much more.

Sponsors: Luther Burbank Savings, Victor & Karen Trione, Sonoma County Grange Credit Union and Clover Stornetta Farms

Entertainment: Sheri Mignano of Due Zighi Baci & the NBICF chorus Coro Allegro

Marketplace: Find art, jewelry, pottery, woodworking, local olive oil, imported gift items from Italy, cannoli, honey, pickles, an Italian-themed book sale, our own NBICF mercato for clothing and other gifts, live tabletop Christmas trees, and many more things to enjoy!

Food & Drink: You’ll be able to buy polenta and stew, Italian sausage sandwiches, pesto pasta, or a combo plate. Enjoy it all with wine, Italian beer, or sparkling water while sitting in our Italian cafe. For dessert – try the cannoli!

Tickets:  $5 in advance – children under 12 free – Free Parking 
Call the NBICF office (707- 591-9696) at 64 Brookwood Avenue, Santa Rosa to arrange ticket purchase or  Click here to purchase tickets at Brown Paper Tickets – Event 2667032
Tickets on the day of the event are $10 at the door, so get your tickets early!

For a printable flyer for Mercatino di Natale, click here 

November-December 2016 Newsletter

The Mosaico November-December 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.

Upcoming events described in the Mosaico:
November 17 – 7 pm – Book Group Meeting at the Center
November 21 – 5 pm – Monthly Dinner at St. Rose Parish Hall  Italian-American Heritage
November 27 – 2 pm –
 Sundays at the Center with Diane McCurdy – Movie – The Tourist

December 3 – 11 am-5 pm –
Mercatino di NataleChristmas Festival at St. Rose Parish Hall. This event is a joint fundraiser with Slow Food Sonoma County North.
Entertainment – Zighi Baci & Coro Allegro – Food & Drink, Local Crafts, Artisan Gifts, Silent Auction, Italian-Themed Books & more – 
$5 in advance, $10 at the door, under 12 free.  Click here for information on purchasing tickets.
Mercatino di Natale Sponsors: Luther Burbank Savings, Victor & Karen Trione,
Sonoma County Grange Credit Union


December 17 – 5 pm – Festa di Natale at St. Rose Parish Hall  Christmas Dinner.
Click here for dinner reservation forms for November & December Dinners

January 14 – 1-5 pm – Painting Italy Workshop at the Center
January 21 – 5 pm – 
Crab Feed Fundraiser at St. Rose Parish Hall
Click here for a flyer for this event. 

Ticket sales for the Trip to Tuscany for Two Raffle continue through November & December until 600 tickets have been sold. Tickets$20 – available at November Dinner, Mercatino di Natale & Christmas Dinner on December 17. 

This 10-day Trip includes airfare, lodging & transportation for a trip in the Fall 2017. Drawing to be held December 17, 2016 at NBICF Christmas Dinner. Details described in Newsletter.  For information on buying tickets click here.
For Terms & Conditions associated with the Raffle, click here.

Click here for directions to the NBICF Italian Cultural Center (ICC)