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May-June 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.

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. 

 

NBICF Scholarships – SRJC Fall 2019

NBICF Scholarships are offered to students of Italian Language Studies at SRJC in the Fall & Spring Semesters. NBICF will award three $500 scholarships to students of Italian 1, 2, 3 or 4 for the Fall Semester 2019. The deadline for applying for these scholarships is October 18, 2019.  Consideration will be given to NBICF members and to their immediate family members. Scholarship recipients will be asked to volunteer in some capacity at an NBICF event. For information on the application procedure for these scholarships, visit the Scholarship page by clicking here. 

In addition to these scholarships, NBICF awards the Marianne Pedroncelli and the  Jeanette Mancini Mitchell Scholarships in the SRJC Spring Semester. 

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