Category Archives: Informational Meetings

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.

May-June 2017 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 6, 2017 Saturday, 1–5pm – Paint Italy Workshop at NBICF Center
May 7, 2017 Sunday, 2pm – Travel Program – Le Marche at NBICF Center
May 15, 2017 Monday, 5pm – Mother’s Day Member Dinner at St. Rose Parish Hall
May 18, 2017 Thursday, 7pm – Book Group at NBICF Center
May 21, 2017 Sunday, 10am – 2pm – Finding History in Sonoma County – A Day of Discovery at DeTurk Round Barn, 819 Donahue Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
May 28, 2017 Sunday, 2pm – Sundays at the Center with Diane McCurdy, film: Fire at Sea

June 11, 2017 Sunday, 2pm – Travel Program – Basilicata at NBICF Center
June 12–16  Italian Summer Camp for Kids, Session One, 9am–Noon at NBICF Center
June 15, 2017 Thursday, 7pm – Book Group at NBICF Center
June 19, 2017 Monday, 5pm – Father’s Day Member Dinner at St. Rose Parish Hall
June 19–23  Italian Summer Camp for Kids, Session Two, 9am–Noon at NBICF Center
June 25, 2017 Sunday, 2pm – Sundays at the Center with Diane McCurdy, film: Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

July 18, 2017 Tuesday, 6–8pm – Pizza, Birra & Vino at NBICF Center

 

March-April 2017 Newsletter

The Mosaico March-April 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:

March 11, 2017 – Saturday, 1–5 pm – Paint Italy Workshop at the NBICF Center
March 16, 2017 – Thursday, 7 pm – Book Group at the NBICF Center
March 20, 2017 – Monday, 5 pm Tavolo di San Giuseppe Dinner at St. Rose Parish Hall
March 26, 2017 – Sunday, 2 pm – Sundays at Center w/Diane McCurdy, film: L’Innocente

April 1, 2017 – Saturday, 2–4 pm – Lecture by Dr. Douglas Kenning,  Arabo-Norman
influences in Sicily’s Second Golden Age at Sonoma County Library, 211 E Street, Santa Rosa, CA – $5 members, $7 non-members – Click here for reservation form.

April 17, 2017 – Monday, 6 pm – Easter Monday Member Dinner at St. Rose Parish Hall
April 20, 2017 – Thursday, 7 pm – Book Group at the NBICF Center
April 30, 2017 – Sunday, 2 pm –  Sundays at Center w/Diane McCurdy  A Roomwith a View

June 12-17 & June 19-23 – Italian Summer Camp for Youth (ages 7-17) – The theme this year will be “The Italian Renaissance”.  Dr. Joli Love, Associate Professor of Italian Studies at Harding University  will return as the instructor. More details in next newsletter.

 

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.

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)