Category Archives: Monthly Dinners

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

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) 

May-June 2016 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 1 – 3pm – Sundays at the Center, Regional Travel Program – Liguria
May 11 – June 15 – Beginning Italian Class Series, Wednsdays, 7– 8:30pm 
May 16 – Festa della Mamma Dinner at St. Rose – doors open at 5pm, dinner at 6pm
May 22 – 2pm – Sundays at the Center with Diane McCurdy, film: Mambo Italiano

June 13-17 – Italian Summer Camp for Kids, Session One – 9am-Noon
June 20-24 – Italian Summer Camp for Kids, Session Two – 9am-Noon 
June 20 – Festa del Papà Dinner at St. Rose – doors open at 5pm, dinner at 6pm
June 26 – 2pm – Sundays at the Center with Diane McCurdy, film: I’m Not Scared

July 12 – 6-9pm – Pizza, Birra e Vino Night at the Center
July 30 – 5:30–10pm – Casino Night Fundraiser at St. Rose Parish Hall

In addition to the Newsletter, see the Language page  for information on the Beginning Italian Class & Summer Language Camp for Youth.

Click here for directions to the Italian Cultural Center (ICC) 

Upcoming Events in April 2016

NBICF Upcoming Events in April 2016

April 18, 2016, 6 pm – Basilicata Dinner at St. Rose Parish Hall, 320 Tenth St. Santa Rosa. Dinner will honor the region of Basilicata in southern Italy. The menu reflects the food of the region with a salami, cheese, bread and vegetable platter, pasta with pork ragu, mixed vegetables, salad and dessert. Doors open at 5:00 pm – Dinner at 6:00 pm.
$15 – Members , $17 – Guests,  $12 Teens – 13–18, $ 8 – Child 5–12, Free – Child under 5.
Reserve by April 13 – Make checks payable to NBICF. Mail to 64 Brookwood Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95404. 

April 22, 2016, 7–9 pm – Italian Wine School begins with Wine 101. NBICF Board Director Mark DeVincenzi, Sommelier and Certified Wine Educator, will uncork the secrets of Italian wine in a 6-class Series starting with Wine 101 on April 22. Italian wine series: May 6, 13, 20 and June 3, 10, 2016, 7:00 to 9:00 PM. For detailed information about the curriculum & registration instructions, look for Wine School in the March-April NewsletterThe deadline to register has been extended to  April 9. 

April 24, 2016 – 2 pm – Sundays at the Center with Diane McCurdy, Movie – Garibaldi’s Lovers, (in Italian with English subtitles). No reservations necessary.

For information on any of the events above, call the NBICF Office at 707-591-9696.

March-April Newsletter

January-February 2016 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 page. Upcoming events described in the Mosaico:

January 23 – Crab & Ceviche, Saturday, 5:00 pm – St. Rose Parrish Hall
January 31 – Sundays at the Center – 2:00 pm – Movie – The Night of the Shooting Stars
February 19 – Carnevale Winter Celebration – Friday, 5:00 pm – St. Rose Parrish Hall
February 28 – Sundays at the Center – 2:00 pm – Movie – My House in Umbria

March 12 – San Giuseppe  Dinner – Saturday, 5:00 pm – St. Rose Parrish Hall
March 20 – Sundays at the Center – Lecture: “Sicily—2600 years of Art and Architecture” by Douglas Kenny, PhD.

December & January Event Update

NBICF Upcoming Events in December 2015 and January 2016

December 18 – Festa di Natale Dinner – Friday, 5:00 pm

Bring family of all ages to our annual Festa di Natale on Friday, December 18, 2015 at St. Rose Parish Hall. Coro Allegro will entertain, la Befana is coming with treats for the children and a holiday raffle is planned. Doors open at 5:00, dinner at 6:00 pm

Enjoy a scrumptious holiday meal of antipasti, New York strip steak with horseradish sauce, rosemary potatoes, winter vegetables, caesar salad and dessert. Please reserve and send payment by December 11th.
$18 Members, $20 Guests, $8 Teens, 13–18 yrs, $5 Children 5–13 yrs, free under 5

January 23 – Crab and Ceviche, Saturday, 5:00 pm

Join us for our winter fundraiser “Crab & Ceviche” on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at St. Rose Parish Hall. The crab feed is one of our major fundraisers of the year and all proceeds will benefit NBICF’s scholarships and cultural activities. The menu will include ceviche and other appetizers, pesto pasta, salad, garlic bread, All-You-Can-Eat CRAB and dessert. Doors open at 5:00, dinner at 6:00 pm.

If the quarantine on crab from the Sonoma Coast is not lifted, we will obtain crab from the North at a significantly higher price. However, if your reservation & payment is received by December 31, tickets are still just $50.

After Dec. 31, the price is $55. All reservations and payment must be received by Tuesday, January 19th. Tickets for the Crab Feed are also available by credit card on BrownPaperTickets — http://nbicfcrabfeed2016.brownpapertickets.com/

For these events, make checks payable to NBICF and mail to 64 Brookwood Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Sundays at the Center

December 6, 10:00 am – 2016 Travel Program Italy/France

Sunday, December 6, 10 am at the Italian Cultural Center, 64 Brookwood Avenue in Santa Rosa. RSVP to Gino Muzzatti at gmuzzatti@santarosa.edu or to Sharie Sbrazza at andiamotravel@hotmail.com. PowerPoint presentation will be shown and refreshments will be served.

December 27, 2:00 pm – Movie – Ladyhawke

A lovely romantic fantasy for the Holiday Season filmed in Italy. For more information on the story staring Michelle Pfieffer as Lady Isabeau, see the latest newsletter. Reserve seating by calling 707-591-9696.