Category Archives: Events

July-August 2020 Newsletter

The Mosaico July-August 2020 Newsletter is availableClick here to view the current newsletter. For past newsletters and instructions on printing the newsletter, go to the Newsletter page.

Message from the Board of Directors

We are all facing challenging times with a lot of uncertainty and anxiety regarding the current health crisis. The Board remains focused on the health, safety and well-being of our members, their families, friends and community at large. The Board is meeting in July to assess current conditions and alternatives for future activities.

The Foundation would like to congratulate the following scholarship recipients:

  • Beth Power:  $500 NBICFscholarship for Italian Studies at Santa Rosa Junior College;
  • Sara Fraker:  $450 Marianne Pedroncellischolarship for Italian studies;
  • Zehua He:      $900 Bill and Jeanette Mancini Mitchellscholarship for educators with a course in Italian or an Italy study abroad experience.

The North Bay Italian Cultural Foundation scholarship program has awarded over
$123,000 to students for Italian Studies.

Italian Citizenship Assistance (ICA) joined NBICF as a new business member. ICA is one of the largest Italian-American firms that provides assistance to individuals of Italian descent who are interested in obtaining dual citizenship. The Newsletter and our website have more information about these services and a link to ICA website. For information on ICA, visit their website by clicking here.

 

May-June 2020 Newsletter

The Mosaico May-June 2020 Newsletter is availableClick here to view the current newsletter. For past newsletters and instructions on printing the newsletter, go to the Newsletter page.

Message from the Board of Directors

We are all facing challenging times with a lot of uncertainty and anxiety regarding the current health crisis. The Board remains focused on the health, safety and well-being of our members, their families, friends and community at large.

The Foundation, being in compliance with mandates from the government and health officials, has postponed all Foundation functions. The Board will continue to monitor recommendations from state and health officials to determine when the Foundation can resume normal operations. The Board will keep members informed of any Foundation business and future functions through e-mail communications and our newsletters.

NBICF Events to remember and look forward to doing again:
Monthly Dinners & Fundraisers

Crab Feed , Carnevale,  Festa di San Giuseppe, Winemaker Dinner, Scampagnata, Rummage Sales, Pizza, Birra & Vino, Festa di Natale and Mercantino.
Events at the NBICF Center:

Italian ClassesIncontro and Italian Conversation, Sunday at the Movies, Paint Italy
Guest Speakers, Groups & Special Events at the NBICF Center:

Professor Denise Beeson (SRJC instructor specializing in Genealogy), Dr. Douglas Kenning, Coro, Travel/Andiamo, Opera Series and sing along, Book Club and Youth Summer Language Summer Camp.

 

March-April 2020 Newsletter

The Mosaico March-April 2020 Newsletter is availableClick here to view the current newsletter. For past newsletters and instructions on printing the newsletter, go to the Newsletter page.  

March 8, 2020 Sunday, 2:30 pm – Opera Sing Along at the NBICF Center
March 14, 2020 Saturday, 1 pm – Paint Italy at the NBICF Center

March 23, 2020 Monday, Tavola di San Giuseppe – Father Denis O’Sullivan 
Parish Center. Doors open at 5 pm, dinner at 6 pm

March 29, 2020 Sunday, 2 pm – Sundays at the Center with Diane, film: 
Pavarotti (2019)

April 19, 2020 Sunday, 2 pm- Lecture at the Center – Dr. Douglas Kenning – Italy and World War I. Marching from Colonialism to Fascism. Reservation form in the Newsletter 


April 20, 2020 Monday, NBICF Winemaker Dinner – 5:30 pm at 
Ricky’s Eastbound,
5755 Mountain Hawk, Santa Rosa, Wine pairings by Portalupi Winery, For a detailed menu and reservation form, click here.     To reserve & pay by credit card, click here. 


April 25, 2020 Saturday, 1 pm – Paint Italy at the NBICF Center

April 26, 2020 Sunday, 2 pm – Sundays at the Center with Diane, film: Three Coins in the Fountain (1954)

For menus & reservation information for the March 23 & April 20 events, visit the Reservation page by clicking here. 

The NBICF Board elected new officers and added two new Board Members in 2020. For information on the Board of Directors, click here. 

January-February 2020 Newsletter

The Mosaico January-February 2020 Newsletter is availableClick here to view the current newsletter. For past newsletters and instructions on printing the newsletter, go to the Newsletter page.  

January 25, 2020 Saturday – NBICF 6th Annual Crab Feed – Father Denis O’Sullivan Parish Center. Doors open 5 pm – No Host Bar – Appetizers 5:45 pm – Dinner at 6 pm. Click on Reservation tab to make reservation for this event. 

January 26, 2020 Sunday, 2 pm – Sundays at the Center with Diane, film: Goodfellas

February 1, 2020 Saturday, 1 pm – Paint Italy at the NBICF Center

February 9, 2020 Sunday, 2 pm – NBICF Center – Presentation by Author Natalie Galli on her book The Girl Who Said No – Use reservation form in Newsletter for this event.

February 22, 2020 Saturday – NBICF Annual Carnevale – Father DenisO’Sullivan Parish Center. Doors open 5 pm – Dinner at 6 pm. Click on Reservation tab to make reservation for this event. 

February 23, 2020 Sunday, 2 pm – Sundays at the Center with Diane, film: Incantato

November-December 2019 Newsletter

The Mosaico November-December 2019 Newsletter is availableClick here to view the current newsletter. For past newsletters and instructions on printing the newsletter, go to the Newsletter page.  

November 18, 2019 Monday, 6 pm  – November Dinner Meeting, Father Denis O’Sullivan Parish Center, 320 10th St. Santa Rosa, CA – Doors open at 5 pm, dinner at 6 pm

November 24, 2019 Sunday, 2 pm – Sundays at the Center with Diane, filmThe Secret of Santa Vittoria

December 7, 2019 Saturday, 10 am – 3 pm – Piccolo Mercatino di Natale at the NBICF Center – Get in the Holiday Spirit by shopping for one-of-a-kind gifts: original paintings, matted photos, hand-crafted jewelry, greeting cards, homemade biscotti, fused glass, handmade ceramics, plus special gifts from Italy and beyond. Meet the local artisans who create these unique items.

December 14, 2019 Saturday, 6 pm, Festa di Natale Dinner, Father Denis O’Sullivan Parish Center, 320 Tenth Street, Santa Rosa, CA –  Doors open at 5 pm, dinner at 6 pm

January 25, 2020, Saturday 6 pm – Crab Feed Fundraiser, Father Denis O’Sullivan Parish Center, 320 Tenth Street, Santa Rosa, CA  Doors open at 5 pm, dinner at 6 pm

For menus & reservation information for the Nov 18, Dec 14 & Jan 25 events, visit the Reservation page by clicking here. 

 

September-October 2019 Newsletter

The Mosaico September-October 2019 Newsletter is availableClick here to view the current newsletter. For past newsletters and instructions on printing the newsletter, go to the Newsletter page.  

September 23, 2019  Monday, 6 pm – Meeting / Dinner at St. Rose Parish Hall, 320 10th St. Santa Rosa. Doors open at 5 pm, meeting and dinner at 6pm. 

September  and October  2019  Andiamo Meetings. For dates, times and places please email  Sharie at andiamotravel@hotmail.com

September 29, 2019 Sunday, 2 pm – Sundays at the Center with Diane, film:  Detective Montalbano – Italian television series 

October 18, 2019  Friday, 6 pm – Happy 35th Anniversary, NBICF Meeting / Dinner and entertainment at St. Rose Parish Hall, 320 10th St. Santa Rosa. Doors open at 5 pm, meeting and dinner at 6 pm.

Reservation forms for the September 23 & October 18 events are in the newsletter or Click here to reserve & pay by credit card.

October 27, 2019 Sunday, 2 pm – Sundays at the Center with Diane, film: Goodfellas

December 7, 2019 Saturday , 10am – 3 pm – Save the Date – Mini-Mercatino at the Center. Shop for jewelry, books, biscotti and other gifts – more info in the next newsletter. 

July-August 2019 Newsletter

The Mosaico July-August 2019 Newsletter is availableClick here to view the current newsletter. For past newsletters and instructions on printing the newsletter, go to the Newsletter page.  In addition to the activities described below, the newsletter provides the annual promotional ad for our business members. See the Resources page for additional information on our business members. 

July 14, 2019 Sunday, 10 am – Andiamo Travel Meeting. NBICF Center – RSVP to Sharie at andiamotravel@hotmail.com .
July 21, 2019 Sunday, 2 pm – Opera SeriesIl Trovatore at the NBICF Center
July 28, 2019 Sunday, 2 pm – Sundays at the Center with Diane, film: L’Amica
Geniale (My Brilliant Friend)

July 30, 2019 Tuesday, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm – 7th Annual Pizza, Birra e Vino
Fundraiser at the NBICF Center – Click here to visit the Reservations page to make reservations for Pizza, Birra & Vino 

August 17, 2019 Saturday, 1 pm- Paint Italy at the NBICF Center
August 24, 2019 Saturday, Tasting Italia meeting – For time and place please
email Gino Muzzatti at gmuzzatti@santarosa.edu.
August 25, 2019 Sunday, 2 pm – Sundays at the Center with Diane, film:
Moonraker

 

May-June 2019 Newsletter

The Mosaico May-June 2019 Newsletter is availableClick 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.

April 27, 2019 Saturday, 12 noon – 1:00 – Tasting Italia Fall Tour at the NBICF Center
May 16, 2019 Thursday, 7 pm – Book Group at the NBICF Center
May 19, 2019 Sunday, 2 pm – Lecture by Author Linda McCabe at the NBICF Center 

May 20, 2019 Monday, 6pm – Monthly Dinner/Parents Day at St. Rose Parish Hall, 320 10th St. Santa Rosa. Doors open at 5pm meeting and dinner at 6pm.

May 26, 2019 Sunday, 2 pm – Sundays at the Center with Diane, filmMy Cousin Vinny

June 10 – 14, 2019 9 am to Noon – Italian Summer Camp for Youth at the NBICF Center
June 17- 21, 2019 9 am to Noon – Italian Summer Camp for Youth at the NBICF Center
For reservations for the Summer Camp, click her to visit the Language page.

June 20, 2019 Thursday, 7 pm – Book Group at the NBICF Center
June 22, 2019 Saturday, 1 pm- Paint Italy at the NBICF Center
June 23, 2019 Sunday, 2 pm – Sundays at the Center with Diane, film: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. Please note date change
June 30, 2019 Sunday, 2 pm – Opera Series –Turandot (movie 1988) at the Center

July 30, 2019 Tuesday, 5:30 pm – Save the date – Pizza Birra e Vino

 Click here to visit the Reservations page to make reservations for the Monthly Dinner

April Informational Events

April Informational Events 

April 13, 2019 Saturday, 10-11 am at NBICF Center – Tasting Italian Tour Info
Join SRJC Professor Gino Muzzatti for a lively informational session about his custom Tasting Italia Tour – September 22 -October 5, 2019 – an odyssey of Italian food, wine and culture exploring the Food Valley of Emilia Romagna with apartment living in the Italian town of Urbania, Le Marche and hotel accommodations in Rome and Modena.
Click here for a colorful tour brochure  RSVP to gmuzzatti@santarosa.edu  as soon as possible to if you plan to attend.

April 28, 2019 Sunday, 2 pm – Dr. Douglas Kenning
Lecture: Italian Immigration to America 
(part II) at the NBICF Center 
Explore the great wave of Italians and Eastern European Jews at the turn of the 20th century (the Ellis Island generation) and the Hispanic-Asian immigration of today. The first shaped what America is now and the second is shaping the future. In this two-part lecture, we are looking at the moments when Italian immigration most shaped America. In the first part, last year, we looked at colonial America through Ellis Island arrivals. In Part II, we will focus on what happened after Ellis Island Italians arrived, their reception and impact, then carry the story into our own times. 
$5 for Members, $7 for Non-members, Reservation deadline, April 23.

Click here for reservation form on last page of current Newsletter.

 NOTE: The April 7 Winemaker Dinner at Bistro29 is sold out. 

March-April 2019 Newsletter

The Mosaico March-April 2019 Newsletter is availableClick 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.

March 9, 2019 Saturday, 10 am Tasting Italia Fall Tour at the NBICF Center
March 21, 2019 Thursday, 7 pmBook Group at the NBICF Center

March 25, 2019 Monday, 6pm – Meeting / Dinner. Tavola di San Giuseppe at St. Rose Parish
Hall, 320 10th St. Santa Rosa. Doors open at 5pm meeting and dinner at 6pm)

March 31, 2019 Sunday, 2 pm – Sundays at the Center with Diane, film: The Girl by the Lake
April 6, 2019 Saturday, 1 pm- Paint Italy at the NBICF Center

 April 7, 2019 Sunday, 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm – Winemaker Dinner at Bistro 29 Cafe at 620 Fifth St, Santa Rosa 95404

 April 18, 2019 Thursday, 7 pm – Book Group at the NBICF Center
April 28, 2019 Sunday, 2 pm – Dr. Douglas Kenning – Lecture: Italian Immigration to America (part II) at the NBICF Center

Click here to visit the Reservations page to make reservations for the Monthly Dinners and the Winemaker Dinner