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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. 

October 15 – Monthly Dinner

Monthly Dinner – October 15, 2018  (doors open 5pm, meeting & dinner 6pm) 
St. Rose Parish Hall, 320 Tenth St. Santa Rosa, CA

Dinner menu features the specialty of Liguria, including Antipasti, Roasted Sausage, Pesto Pasta, Mixed Green Salad, Bread & Dessert.  No-host bar & raffle.
$18 members, $20 non-members, teens (13-18) $10, children (5-12) $5, under 5 free. 
Mail-in reservation form included with current Newsletter. Reservations and payment must be received by October 11, 2018. To reserve and pay by credit card, click here. 

NBICF Scholarships – Fall 2018

NBICF Scholarships at Santa Rosa Junior College

The NBICF Scholarships are offered to students of SRJC Italian Language Studies. NBICF will award three $500 scholarships to students of Italian 1, 2, or 3 for the Fall Semester 2018.  Visit the Scholarship page for additional information and an application by clicking here.  The deadline for applications is Friday, October 26. Consideration will be given to NBICF members and to their immediate family. Scholarship recipients will be asked to volunteer in some capacity at an NBICF event. The Scholarship page also has links and information about the SRJC Italian Language Program.

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

 

Pizza, Birra & Vino – August 21, 2018

Pizza, Birra & Vino event – Tuesday, August 21 – 6-9 pm at NBICF Center

Join friends and family for our Sixth Annual Pizza, Birra & Vino party. All you-can-eat pizza
night dining al fresco. Join friends and family for our Sixth Annual Pizza, Birra & Vino party. Dinner includes antipasto, salad, pizza, dessert and complementary wine or beer. This event is limited to 60 guests. Price: $25 members, $30 non-members.
To pay by credit card,  click here to visit the Reservation page.
Note: This event was originally scheduled on July 10. Prior reservations made for the July 10 date will be refunded if the guest cannot attend on August 21. 

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