Helen Wright Center Dinner
Sunday, October 27, 2019
Time: 5:00 PM setup – 7:00 PM serving
Helen Wright Center for Women
401 West Cabarrus Street
The Lodge has arranged with Urban Ministries of Wake County (https://www.urbanmin.org/helen-wright-center/) to provide dinner on four evenings this year:
Tuesday, 4/9 (went well)
Sunday, 6/23 (went well)
Sunday, 8/25 (went well)
Teams of six lodge members will be assigned to each date. Contact Nick Verna at email@example.com if you would like to volunteer to help.
All meals are to be prepared in advance and then ready to heat and serve at the Center. These will include entrée, sides, salad and dessert along with beverages of iced tea, lemonade or fruit juice (no soda). Subsequent expense will be covered by the Lodge. Teams are not responsible for cleanup.
Meet and Greet New Members
Friday, November 15, 2019
Time: 5:30 PM
1235 Hurricane Alley Way
As a result of Festa Italiana Raleigh, we have 37 new members. Our own member, Chef Joe Lumbrazo of Backyard Bistro in Raleigh, has opened the meeting room at his restaurant for us to dine and meet our newest members. You can order your food and beverages from the menu. This should be an exciting event where all of us can get to know our newest members, share our Italian heritage, dine and have fun.
If you plan to attend, email Bernard Castellano at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can get an estimate for the Bistro.
Wine Tasting and Music
Saturday, November 16, 2019
Time: 12:30 PM
Cloer Family Vineyards
8624 Castleberry Rd
$5.00 includes five wines and wine glass, and it may be paid on site. Wines are available for purchase with prices ranging from $14-$18 per 750 ml bottle. You may take a self-guided tour through the vineyards and the winery, which features antique wine presses. Toast and tunes to follow from 2-4 with the band NO Worries.
Bring lawn chairs. Also bring a hand held appetizer or snack to share. Event may be cancelled in case of inclement weather.
The owners would like the approximate size of our group. If you intend to go, email Jan DiSantostefano at email@example.com so that she may give an estimate of our count.
Christmas Dinner Party
Sunday, December 8, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM
6019-A Glenwood Avenue
Oak Park Shopping Center
Members – $35.00 Guests – $40.00 (all inclusive)
Social Hour – 4:00
Dinner served – 5:00
Menu to include one of the following entrees (order at the restaurant):
– chicken parmigiana with side of pasta
– shrimp picatta with side of pasta
– linguini with clams with choice of red or white sauce
– vegetarian lasagna
All meals include a garden salad and dessert.
Non-alcoholic drinks and coffee are included – wine and beer available for purchase.
You may pay online below or send a check made out to TSOI 2817 to
103 Cypress Creek Drive
Cary, NC 27519
Reservations close December 3, 2019. NO REFUNDS
A Mildly Italian Christmas Musical
Sunday, Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Time: 7:30 PM
Cary Arts Center
101 Dry Avenue
For your evening’s pleasure, The Really Terrible Orchestra of the Triangle (ROOTS) will perform both the music of great Italian composers as well as wonderful Christmas music. Please join us for an evening of unexpected humor and special music.
The Lodge has purchased 25 advance sale tickets available on a first come first serve basis. Notify Fran at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve and send a check made out to TSOI 2817 to:
548 Clarenbridge Drive
Cary, NC 27519
Tickets will be mailed to you upon receipt of payment.
RSVP by December 5 (NO REFUNDS)
USO Family Holiday Party
Saturday, December 14, 2019
Time: 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM
RDU – 1050 Meridian (directly across from observation tower)
The Lodge will run the cake walk and will need 25-30 cakes/pies/cupcakes as prizes for this event. They may be store bought. Volunteers (already at limit) need to arrive by 10:00 AM so that we can set up by 10:30. The baked goods are to be dropped off at the hangar by 10:00 AM or to Fran Giannuzzi or Nick Verna by Friday, December 13 for this wonderful USO Event.
Contact Fran Giannuzzi at email@example.com for further information.