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.

 

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

NBICF Scholarships for SRJC Students

NBICF Scholarships for SRJC Students Available

The NBICF Scholarships are offered to students of Italian Language Studies in the Fall & Spring Semesters. NBICF will award three $500 scholarships to students of Italian 1, 2, 3 or 4 for the Spring Semester 2017.  Click here to view the application procedure. The deadline for applications is February 24, 2017.

The Marianne Pedroncelli Scholarship Fund was established in 1996. This scholarship of $425 will be awarded to students in any discipline in which the student’s academic pursuits have a direct link to Italy or the Italo-American experience.  Click here to view the application procedure. The deadline for applications is March 3, 2017.

The Jeanette Mancini Mitchell Scholarship Fund was established in 2014. This $700 scholarship is for future educators with a course in Italian or an Italy Study Abroad experience. Click here to view the application procedure.  The deadline for applications is March 3, 2017. 

For additional information about our Scholarship Program, see the Scholarships page. 

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. 

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)