Category Archives: Fund Raisers

September-October 2022 Newsletter

The Mosaico September-October 2022 Newsletter is now available. Click here to view the current newsletter. For past newsletters and instructions on printing the newsletter, go to the Newsletter page.

Topics presented in Current Newsletter:

  • NBICF President George Golfieri reports on the status of the Foundation
    Through the efforts of Board Member Ron Grassi, NBICF received property tax exemption for 2019-2022 
  • Three or four vacancies on Board of Directors – contact George at 707-843-3176 to volunteer
  • Sundays at the Cultural Center with Diane McCurdy – Opens 1:30 pm, Movie – 2 pm
    September 25 – Tea with Mussolini (1999) 1h 57m. War/Drama (PG)
    October 30 – The Sicilian Girl (2008) 2h 9m Drama/Crime (not rated)
  • Mangiamo Committee in need of help to plan future events – call the NBICF office at (707) 591-9696 to volunteer.
  • Save the dates – Monday, October 17, Welcome Back Party at St. Rose Parish Hall and
    Saturday, November 19, 2022: Mercatino di Natale at the NBICF Cultural Center.  More details to follow in September.
  • Christopher Columbus History Article

July-August Newsletter

Click here to view the current newsletter. Use File print or click on “printer icon” to print or use the download icon to save the newsletter on your device. 

Topics presented in Current Newsletter:

March-April 2022 Newsletter

Click here to view  March-April 2022 Newsletter. Use File print or click on “printer icon”. If you have a problem with this link, visit the website www.nbicf.org. The home page has links to the current Newsletter.

Topics presented in the Current Newsletter:

  • NBICF President George Golfieri reports on the status of the Foundation
  • Italy Travel Abroad Scholarship renamed The Sharie Sbrazza Florence Study Abroad Scholarship
  • March 19 and April 30, 2022: ToGo Dinners by Randy Apel – Menus and Reservation forms
  • Italiano Due: Conversing with gli Italiani – SRJC Community Education Course by Dave Henderson
  • Seulo, South of Sardinia – one of five blue zones worldwide with a record number of centenarians 
  • Festa della Donna, or International Women’s Day on March 8
  • Festa di San Giuseppe – the Feast of Saint Joseph on March 19
  • La Pasquetta, the Monday after Easter Sunday (Little Easter) is also a public holiday in Italy

Go to the Reservation page to make reservations for the To-Go Dinners by clicking here. 

November-December 2021 Newsletter

The Mosaico November-December 2021 Newsletter is available. Click here to view the current newsletter. For past newsletters and instructions on printing the newsletter, go to the Newsletter page.  Topics presented in Current Newsletter:

  • NBICF President George Golfieri reports on the status of the Foundation
  • Information on 2022 Board Election Process
  • Information on 2021 Italian Film Festival at Dominican University
  • Interesting article about how technology  is changing the world of sculpture.
  • November 20 – Piccolo Mercatino di Natale at NBICF Center – 10 am – 4 pm
    Christmas Traditions in Italy – Buon Natale e Felice Anno Nuovo

    Click here for a flyer about this event with a list of items available for sale

September-October 2021 Newsletter

The Mosaico September-October 2021 Newsletter is available. Click here to view the current newsletter. For past newsletters and instructions on printing the newsletter, go to the Newsletter page.  Topics presented in Current Newsletter:

  • NBICF President George Golfieri reports on the status of the Foundation
  • Reservation information for October 23 To-Go Dinner 
    Menu: Homemade Italian Sausage, Pasta al Pesto, Focaccia, Salad & Dessert.
    Price – $15 –
    Curbside Pickup – 5-6 pm at NBICF Italian Cultural Center
  • Save-the-date November 20 – Piccolo Mercatino di Natale at NBICF Center
  • Interesting account from NBICF member’s recent trip to Italy
  • Summary of the new Italian family friendly movie Luca by Disney & Pixar
  • Tribute to recent NBICF Scholarship Awards to SRJC Students
  • Information on SRJC Community Education Conversational Italian Class 

Click here for a flyer and reservation form for October 23 To-Go Dinner  or

Reserve & pay by credit card by clicking here.

July-August 2021 Newsletter

The Mosaico July-August 2021 Newsletter is available. Click here to view the current newsletter. For past newsletters and instructions on printing the newsletter, go to the Newsletter page.  Topics presented in Current Newsletter:

  • NBICF President George Golfieri reports on the status of the Foundation
  • Reservation information for July 24 To-Go Dinner 
    Menu: Chicken Cacciatore, Risotto, Salad, Roll, and Dessert. Price – $15 
    Curbside Pickup – 5-6 pm at NBICF Italian Cultural Center
  • Paint Italy Class – July 10 at NBICF Cultural Center 
  • Information on Celebrities with Italian Heritage
  • Interesting areas of Italy
  • Reprint of poem by Gerado Perrotta

Click here for a flyer and reservation form for July 24 event  or

Reserve & pay by credit card by clicking here.

January-February 2021 Newsletter

The Mosaico January-February 2021 Newsletter is availableClick here to view the current newsletter. For past newsletters and instructions on printing the newsletter, go to the Newsletter page.  Topics presented in Current Newsletter:

  • NBICF President George Golfieri reports on the status of the Foundation.
  • Information on a To-Go Dinner Event scheduled for February 27, 2021. 
  • Tribute to Arturo Ibleto, The Pasta King & NBICF Director Emeritus,
  • 2021 Italy Andiamo Tour and Information about regions of Italy.
  • Paint Italy, Book Club & Article about Jill Biden’s Italian ancestry.

“To-Go” Dinner Event, February 27:  Curbside Pickup – 5-6 pm. MENU: Ribs, Macaroni Salad, Baked Beans, Roll and dessert – $10 per dinner. For a flyer with reservation form, click her.  To make a reservation for this event and pay by credit card, go to the Reservations page by clicking here. To pay by check, use the form in the Newsletter
and send checks payable to NBICF at 64 Brookwood Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95404.
Dinner will be delivered to your car – no contact necessary.

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.