Category Archives: Fund Raisers

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) 

September-October 2016 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.

NBICF announces a special raffle fundraiser. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Santa Rosa High School Scambio Culturale Italy Student Exchange Program.

Win a Trip to Tuscany for Two – 10-day Trip includes airfare, lodging & transportation. Drawing to be held December 17, 2016 at NBICF Christmas Dinner. Tickets $20 – Only 600 tickets will be sold. Details described in Newsletter.  For a flyer, click here.
For Terms & Conditions associated with the Raffle, click here.

Upcoming events described in the Mosaico:

September 11 – 2 pm – Sundays at the Center – Lecture by Laurence DiStasi
September 19 – 5 pm – Monthly Dinner at St. Rose Parish HallRegion of Calabria
September 25 – 2 pm – Sundays at the Center with Diane McCurdy – Movie –
 The Starmaker
October 5-26 – Beginning Italian Class at the Center – Wednesdays – 7:00-8:30 pm
October 17 – 5 pm – Monthly Dinner at St. Rose Parish Hall Region of Sardenia
October 23 – 4:30-8:30 pm –
Winemaker Dinner at Franchetti’s Wood Fire Kitchen
October 30 – 2 pm – Sundays at the Center with Diane McCurdyMovie – Miracle at St. Anna

Save the date – Saturday, December 3 – 11 am- 5 pmItalian Mercatino di Natale, an Italian Christmas Festival at St. Rose Parish Hall – Click here for a flyer for this event.

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

Upcoming Events in August-September 2016

Upcoming Events in August-September 2016

August 13 – 9 am – 3 pm – Rummage Sale at NBICF Center
It’s time to clean the garage, attic & closets. We are looking for new and gently used items for our rummage sale. We will be selling your donations, plus biscotti and coffee on Saturday, August 13th, 9am–3pm at the NBICF Center.

See the article in July-August, 2016 Newsletter for information on bringing your donations to the Center – August 10, 11, 12 from 9am to 4pm.

August 28 – 2pm – Sundays at the Center with Diane McCurdy – Movie – The English Patient

September 11 – 2pm – Sundays at the Center – Lecture by Laurence DiStasi
On Sunday September 11, 2016, Lawrence DiStasi will present a lecture on his new book “Branded”, How Italian immigrants became enemies during World War Two. This is a thoroughly documented account of restrictions, internments, and evacuations of Italian immigrants during World War Two.  Mr. DiStasi has written several books on the Italian American experience in the United States.

The Lecture will start at 2 pm on September 11, 2016. There is a nominal charge of $5.00 for members and $10.00 for non-members. Seating will be limited to 45 people and reservations are required. No phone reservations will be accepted. There will be a reservation form in the September/October Mosaico.

Fall 2016 Italian Classes at Santa Rosa Junior College
For information on Italian Classes for High School Students at SRJC, click on this link.

For information on college credit classes at SRJC and the Florence Semester Abroad 2017 program click on this link.

For information on NBICF language classes, see the Language page.

July-August 2016 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 12 – 6pm – Pizza, Birra & Vino at the NBICF CenterEvent Sold Out
July 16 – 1 – 5pm – Paint Italy Workshop at the NBICF Center
July 17 – 3pm – Sundays at the Center, Regional Travel Program – Lazio
July 21 – 7pm – Book Group at NBICF Center

July 30 – 5:30-10:00pm – Pallino Casino Night at St. Rose Parish Hall
This NBICF Fundraiser is jointly sponsored with the Sonoma County Bocce Federation.
UPDATE – PALLINO CASINO EVENT CANCELED. Tickets purchased for this event will be fully refunded. Call NBICF at 707-591-9696 for more information. 

August 13 – 9am-3pm – Biggest Rummage Sale Ever at NBICF Center
August 28 – 2pm – Sundays at the Center with Diane McCurdy – Movie – The English Patient
September 11 – 2pm – Sundays at the Center – Lecture by Laurence DiStasi

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

May-June 2016 Newsletter

The Mosaico May-June 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:

May 1 – 3pm – Sundays at the Center, Regional Travel Program – Liguria
May 11 – June 15 – Beginning Italian Class Series, Wednsdays, 7– 8:30pm 
May 16 – Festa della Mamma Dinner at St. Rose – doors open at 5pm, dinner at 6pm
May 22 – 2pm – Sundays at the Center with Diane McCurdy, film: Mambo Italiano

June 13-17 – Italian Summer Camp for Kids, Session One – 9am-Noon
June 20-24 – Italian Summer Camp for Kids, Session Two – 9am-Noon 
June 20 – Festa del Papà Dinner at St. Rose – doors open at 5pm, dinner at 6pm
June 26 – 2pm – Sundays at the Center with Diane McCurdy, film: I’m Not Scared

July 12 – 6-9pm – Pizza, Birra e Vino Night at the Center
July 30 – 5:30–10pm – Casino Night Fundraiser at St. Rose Parish Hall

In addition to the Newsletter, see the Language page  for information on the Beginning Italian Class & Summer Language Camp for Youth.

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

March-April Newsletter