Category Archives: Newsletters

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

 

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.

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

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.

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)