Category Archives: Italian Classes

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.

 

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

Italian Language Classes at SRJC

Italian Classes in Spring 2017 at Santa Rosa Junior College 

SRJC offers a variety of courses at different levels in the transfer credit program, as well as others in Community Education, a not-for-credit learning enrichment program.
To learn about the SRJC Italian Language program, click on this link:  http://languages.santarosa.edu/italian.

To view Spring 2017 offerings, click on this link.  These college credit classes are also available for high school students. 

Italian Classes at the NBICF Italian Cultural Center

For information on Italian classes at the NBICF Cultural Center, visit the Language page. NBICF offers an annual Summer Language Camp for Youth, Beginning Italian, Advanced Intermediate Conversation & Grammar class and an Italian Conversation Incontro weekly meeting at the Center. 

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.

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) 

Italian Language Camp for Youth

Summer Language Camp for Youth – VIVA L’ITALIANO!

Dr. Joli Love, Associate Professor of Italian at Harding University offers two one week language camps for children. This camp is an immersion language experience for youth ages 7-17 years.

June 13 ~ 17 (recommended for ages 7–12 yrs)
June 20 ~ 24 (recommended for ages 13–17 yrs)

Youth will be at all times supervised by two adults and a camp counselor. Awards and surprise prizes will be conferred during Friday’s Final show presentation and potluck lunch hour.

Fee schedule: $75 for one week, $135 for two weeks. Additional discounts are available for multiple siblings. For a Registration Form and a detailed curriculum schedule click on this link –  Italian_Language Camp_2016.  For questions or more information, call NBICF at 707-591-9696. 

Upcoming Events in April 2016

NBICF Upcoming Events in April 2016

April 18, 2016, 6 pm – Basilicata Dinner at St. Rose Parish Hall, 320 Tenth St. Santa Rosa. Dinner will honor the region of Basilicata in southern Italy. The menu reflects the food of the region with a salami, cheese, bread and vegetable platter, pasta with pork ragu, mixed vegetables, salad and dessert. Doors open at 5:00 pm – Dinner at 6:00 pm.
$15 – Members , $17 – Guests,  $12 Teens – 13–18, $ 8 – Child 5–12, Free – Child under 5.
Reserve by April 13 – Make checks payable to NBICF. Mail to 64 Brookwood Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95404. 

April 22, 2016, 7–9 pm – Italian Wine School begins with Wine 101. NBICF Board Director Mark DeVincenzi, Sommelier and Certified Wine Educator, will uncork the secrets of Italian wine in a 6-class Series starting with Wine 101 on April 22. Italian wine series: May 6, 13, 20 and June 3, 10, 2016, 7:00 to 9:00 PM. For detailed information about the curriculum & registration instructions, look for Wine School in the March-April NewsletterThe deadline to register has been extended to  April 9. 

April 24, 2016 – 2 pm – Sundays at the Center with Diane McCurdy, Movie – Garibaldi’s Lovers, (in Italian with English subtitles). No reservations necessary.

For information on any of the events above, call the NBICF Office at 707-591-9696.

Italian Film Series at SRJC Petaluma

Italian Film Series at SRJC Petaluma Campus

Want to learn conversational Italian through beautiful films? The ever-popular Italian Film Series returns to SRJC Petaluma this Spring.  The film series will be bundled into Caterina Labriola’s conversational Italian class (ITAL 50A, section 6072starting at 6pm on Feb 23.  To enroll in the class, please visit the Schedule of Classes at www.santarosa.edu.  

In addition, all films are open to the public and have English subtitles. Individual tickets can be purchased the night of each of three Friday shows: 3/11  (La Prima Cosa Bella), 4/8 (L’Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio), 4/29 (Cinema Paradiso).  Time: 6 pm-9 pm – General Admission: $5, Seniors & Students: $4.  Click here to view the event poster providing a summary of each film.