July-August 2019 Newsletter

The Mosaico July-August 2019 Newsletter is availableClick here to view the current newsletter. For past newsletters and instructions on printing the newsletter, go to the Newsletter page.  In addition to the activities described below, the newsletter provides the annual promotional ad for our business members. See the Resources page for additional information on our business members. 

July 14, 2019 Saturday, Andiamo Meeting. For time and place please email
Sharie at andiamotravel@hotmail.com .
July 21, 2019 Sunday, 2 pm – Opera SeriesIl Trovatore at the NBICF Center
July 28, 2019 Sunday, 2 pm – Sundays at the Center with Diane, film: L’Amica
Geniale (My Brilliant Friend)

July 30, 2019 Tuesday, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm – 7th Annual Pizza, Birra e Vino
Fundraiser at the NBICF Center – Click here to visit the Reservations page to make reservations for Pizza, Birra & Vino 

August 17, 2019 Saturday, 1 pm- Paint Italy at the NBICF Center
August 24, 2019 Saturday, Tasting Italia meeting – For time and place please
email Gino Muzzatti at gmuzzatti@santarosa.edu.
August 25, 2019 Sunday, 2 pm – Sundays at the Center with Diane, film:
Moonraker

 

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. 

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)

 

November-December 2018 Newsletter

The Mosaico November-December 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.

November 15, 2018 Thursday, 7pm: Book Group at the NBICF Center

November 19, 2018 Monday, (doors open at 5pm, meeting and dinner at 6pm)
Member Meeting & Dinner, St. Rose Parish Hall, 320 Tenth St. Santa Rosa, CA

November 25, 2018 Sunday, 2pm Sundays at Center with Diane McCurdy,
film: Under the Tuscan Sun

December 1, 2018 Saturday, 11am–5pm
Mercatino di Natale Christmas Festival
S
t. Rose Parish Hall, 320 Tenth Street, Santa Rosa, CA – Tickets: $5, Children under 12: Free

December 15, 2018 Saturday, (doors open at 5pm, meeting and dinner at 6pm)
Festa di Natale Member Dinner, St. Rose Parish Hall, 320 Tenth St. Santa Rosa, CA

January 26, 2019 (doors open at 5pm, meeting and dinner at 6pm)

Annual Crab Feed Fundraiser, St. Rose Parish Hall, 320 Tenth St. Santa Rosa, CA

Click here to visit the Reservations page to reserve for these events. 

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

Scampagnata – September 23 – Lake Sonoma

SCAMPAGNATA – Sunday, September 23 1:30 to 5:30 pm,
Lake Sonoma Warm Springs Recreation Area, Poker Flat #2 Picnic Site
$30 for members, $35 for non-members, $10 for children under 12.

Pack your picnic baskets, bring a plate, fork, glass and napkin but leave
the food at home! Scampagnata, a picnic or outing in the countryside is a summer tradition in Italy.  This will be a joint event with Slow Food Sonoma County North.

Together we will dine on crostini appetizers, enjoy grilled rosemary chicken and garlic bread, green salad, pasta salad with roasted vegetables and apple desserts. For this event you may BYOB. Cold water will be provided. Appetizers begin at 2:00, Sunday Supper will be served at 3:00.

The Visitors Center and Fish Hatchery will be open for you to tour. We’ll be nearby in the main picnic area, Poker Flat #2 with covered shelter, wheelchair access, restrooms and plenty of parking. Look for the NBICF and Slow Food signs, colorful tablecloths, vases of flowers and Italian music! Don’t forget your place setting. Dishes, glasses, napkins and silverware will not be provided.

This is your picnic in the country, so pack that part in your picnic basket along with your
wine or other beverages. Cost for this event is $30 for members, $35 for non-members, $10 for children under 12. There are a limited number of tickets available as the space holds only 75. Deadline for reservations is September 15.

To purchase tickets send your check to NBICF, 64 Brookwood Avenue, Santa Rosa, 95404 or PURCHASE TICKETS BY CREDIT CARD BY CLICKING HERE.