Category Archives: Informational Meetings

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 

January-February 2019 Newsletter

The Mosaico January-February 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.

January 12, 2019 Saturday, 10 am – Tasting Italia Fall Tour at the NBICF Center
January 13, 2019 Sunday, 2 pm – Opera Series Tosca (Movie 1976) at the NBICF Center
January 17, 2019 Thursday, 7 pm: Book Group at the NBICF Center
January 19, 2019 Saturday, 1 pm – Paint Italy at the NBICF Center

January 26, 2019 Saturday: 5th Annual Crab Feed Fundraiser;
St. Rose Parish Hall, 320 Tenth St. Santa Rosa, (doors open at 5 pm, dinner at 6pm)
Click here to visit the Reservations page to reserve for the Crab Feed 

Jan. 27, 2019 Sunday, 2pm: Sundays at the Center with Diane, film: The Tiger and the  Snow.
February 10, 2019 Sunday, 2 pm, Tasting Italia Fall Tour at the NBICF Center

February 21, 2019 Thursday, 7 pm: Book Group at the NBICF Center
February 24, 2019, 2 pm, Sundays at the Center, film: The Secret of Santa Vittoria

February 25, 2019 Monday, Carnevale Dinner; St. Rose Parish Hall, 320 Tenth St. Santa Rosa, (doors open at 5 pm, meeting & dinner at 6pm)

 

September-October 2018 Newsletter

The Mosaico September-October 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.

September 1, 2018 Saturday, 3pm: Taste Italy–with wines of Emilia-Romagna, Le Marche & Sicily at the NBICF Center
September 9, 2018 Sunday, 2pm: Lecture by Larry DiStassi at NBICF Center
September 20, 2018 Thursday, 7pm: Book Group at the NBICF Center

September 23, 2018 Sunday, 1:30–5:30pm Scampagnata, Lake Sonoma Warm Springs Recreation Area, Poker Flat, #2 Picnic Site
Special “end-of-summer” picnic sponsored jointly with Slow Food Sonoma County North
Visit the Reservations page to reserve & pay by credit card or PayPal
Click here for a Scampagnata flyer with mail-in reservation form and map

September 30, 2018 Sunday, 2pm: Sundays at the Center with Diane McCurdy, film: The Tiger and the Snow
October 13, 2018 Saturday, 1-5pm: Paint Italy Workshop by Susan Adler
October 15, 2018 Monday, (doors open at 5pm, meeting and dinner at 6pm) Member Meeting & Dinner, St. Rose Parish Hall, 320 Tenth St. Santa Rosa, CA
October 18, 2018 Thursday, 7pm: Book Group at the NBICF Center
October 21, 2018 Sunday, 2pm: Film showing of L’Elisir d’Amore, a comic opera by Gaetano Donizetti at the NBICF Center
October 28, 2018 Sunday, 2pm Sundays at the Center with Diane McCurdy, film: Days and Clouds

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

November-December 2017 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.  Activities described in the Mosaico:

November 16, 2017 Thursday, 7pm – Book Group at the NBICF Center

November 20, 2017 Monday (doors open at 5pm, dinner at 6pm)
Member Dinner Meeting, St. Rosa Parish Hall, 320 Tenth St., Santa Rosa, CA

Menu: Polenta with meat or vegetarian sauce, salad, roll and dessert.

November 26, 2017 Sunday, 2pm Sundays at the Center with Diane McCurdy, film: A Fistful of Dollars

December 2, 2017 Saturday, 10am–4pm
Tiny Christmas Market (Piccolo Mercato di Nataleat the NBICF Center

December 16, 2017 Saturday, (doors open at 5pm, dinner at 6pm)
Festa di Natale Dinner, St. Rosa Parish Hall, 320 Tenth St., Santa Rosa, CA
Menu: Prime Rib with side dishes prepared by Maria Carrillo High School’s Culinary Arts Program. Entertainment by Coro Allegro

January 27, 2018 Saturday, (doors open at 5pm, dinner at 6pm)
NBICF Fourth Annual Crab Feed Fundraiser

St. Rosa Parish Hall, 320 Tenth St., Santa Rosa, CA
50% of net proceeds to be donated to North Bay Fire Relief Fund

November 1, 8, 15 – Advanced/Intermediate Italian Classes at NBICF Center.
Instructor: Emily Evans – Wednesday evenings from 6:30–8:30pm.
No classes in December – Classes Resume in Spring – Date to be determined

Visit the Reservations page to reserve & pay by credit card or PayPal for November, December & January events. 

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.