January-February 2024 Newsletter

The Mosaico January-February Newsletter is now available. Click here to view the current newsletter. For past newsletters and instructions on printing the newsletter, go to the Newsletter page.

Topics presented in Current Newsletter: 

  • NBICF President George Golfieri updates the membership on recent activities. George thanks members for returning ballots for the November Board Election and welcomes new Board Members Susan Mancaluso and Gina Fortino Dickson.  He thanked the many contributors to the October In Scena live theater event, the Sonoma County Finding History Day and the Santa Rosa Metro Chamber Winter Lights Celebration in Courthouse Square.
  • Update – Tickets are still available for the Win a Trip to Italy for 2 – 10 Days in Tuscany,  First Prize includes airfare, lodging, and transportation. Trip to be taken in Fall 2024. Drawing – January 2024 or when all 750 tickets are sold! Tickets are $25 each. Click here to view & print a flyer with information on purchasing tickets. 
  • See below for mail-in reservation forms for the following events.
  •  Dinner on January 29 at the St. Rose Parish Hall will be prepared by Pasta King Catering. Doors open at 5, Dinner at 6 pm. Dinner includes: Antipasti, Polenta with Choice of Two Sauces, Salad, Side Dish and Dessert with Wine at the Table. Reservations for the January 29 Dinner are required by January 21.  To make a reservation online and pay by credit/debit card, visit the Reservation page on the website by clicking here.
  • February 18 at the NBICF Center, 2-4 pm.  Robert Michael Smith, a pioneer of digital sculpture, 3D CG, virtual reality,  visualization/animation, robotic CNC milling, 3D printed sculptures and synthetic biology, will be giving a video presentation. Tickets – $10. Seating is limited to 40. Reservations are required for this event by February 10.
  • February 24 at the NBICF Center, 2-4 pm.  Viola Buitoni, Chef, Instructor & Author will present a Talk & Tasting event. Seating is limited to 40. Reservations are required for this free event by February 20.  Included in the Newsletter is a flyer with details about ordering her cookbook Italy by IngredientClick here to see this flyer. 
  • Click here for mail-in reservation forms for the events on January 29, February 18 and February 24. 
  • Sundays at the Cultural Center with Diane McCurdy  – Doors open 1:30 pm, programs start at 2:00 pm
    January  28 – film: Night on Earth (1991) – 2h 8m Comedy/Drama (R)
    February 25 – film: Malèna (2000) – 1h 32m Comedy/Romance (R)
  • The newsletter also describes various holiday celebrations & traditions occuring in Italy from December through February.