Monthly Archives: August 2015

September-October Newsletter

The Mosaico September-October Newsletter is availableClick 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.

September 21 – Monthly Dinner – 5:00 pm at St. Rose Parrish Hall
October 17 – Rootstock Festival – 1:00-8:00 pm at Santa Rosa Vintners Square 
September 27 – Sundays at the Center – 2:00 pm – Movie – Tea with Mussolini
October 23 – Cena e Cinema 6:00 pm – Friday Night Dinner & Movie



Upcoming Events

NBICF Upcoming Events in August, September, October 2015

The following represent our continuing effort to schedule a variety of events with an Italian theme geared to the many interests of our community. 

Monday, August 17 – Winemaker Dinner at Riviera Ristorante with Trecini Wines  This gala event dedicated to the Jeanette Mancini Mitchell Scholarship Fund SOLD OUT EARLY. Watch for future Winemaker Dinners & reserve early

Wednesday, August 19, 6-8 pm – Travel Seminar at Italian Cultural Center
Savor treats, meet fellow travelers & learn about Andiamo adventures. RSVP Gino Muzzatti at or Sharie Sbrazza at

Sunday, August 23,  2 pm – Ben Slavin Concert at Italian Cultural Center 
Come for an afternoon of music by Ben Slavin, an American musician who lives in Naples. Ben is an American folk singer who performs songs about Naples from the point of view of an American ex-patriot. Ben’s songs will give us an inside look into a metropolis which boasts a 3000 year history. Ben sings in English but may also sing in the Napoletano dialect. Seating is limited to 25 – reserve by calling the Center at 707-591-9696. 

Sunday, August 30,  2 pm – Movie at the Center – Bitter Rice, Riso Amaro, a 1949 Italian Classic. Francesca & Walter are two-bit criminals in Northern Italy. In an effort to avoid police, Francesca joins a group of rice workers in the South. Doors open at 2 pm, film at 2:30.

Saturday, September 19, 1-5 pm – Painting Italy Workshop at the Center – $35 – includes instruction, a canvas to take home, use of brushes & paints, plus snacks & drinks. No experience necessary. To enroll, email Susan Terracina Adler by August 19 at

Mark your calendars for the following events coming up in September & October. See the next Mosaico Newsletter for details. 

Monday, September 21, 5 pm – Next monthly Dinner at St. Rose Parish Hall.
Saturday, October 17, 1-8 pm – Italian Root Stock Festival at D’Argenzio Winery
Friday, October 23, 6 pm – Cena e Cinema at Italian Cultural Center