Triangle Sons of Italy Lodge 2817

We exemplify the very best of what it is to be Italian American

Triangle Sons of Italy Lodge 2817 - We exemplify the very best of what it is to be Italian American


Christmas Dinner Party

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Time: 4:00 PM
Casa Carbone
6019-A Glenwood Avenue
Oak Park Shopping Center
Raleigh, NC

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.


A Mildly Italian Christmas Musical

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Time: 7:30 PM
Cary Arts Center
101 Dry Avenue
Cary, NC

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 to reserve and send a check made out to TSOI 2817 to:

Fran Giannuzzi
548 Clarenbridge Drive
Cary, NC 27519


Tickets will be mailed to you upon receipt of payment.

RSVP by December 5 (NO REFUNDS)

All 25 tickets have been taken.


USO Family Holiday Party

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Time: 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM

NCDOT Hangar
RDU – 1050 Meridian (directly across from observation tower)
Morrisville, NC

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 for further information.

Donation of baked goods
  1. (required)


La Befana Visits the Children

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Time: 1:30 – 2:30 PM
Scalco residence
115 Greenock Court
Cary, NC

La Befana is an old lady of Italian legend who did not go with the Magi to see the Christ Child and now searches the countryside for him. In case she might miss him, she leaves candies and treats in the stockings of good children on the eve of Epiphany.

Please bring your favorite good girls and boys between the ages of 2 and 12 to enjoy a reading of the story of La Befana, cookies and hot chocolate, and gifts from La Befana herself.

Parents or grandparent of the children are asked to stay for the hour! If you wish to bring some good children to the party please sign up so that we know how many to expect and La Befana will have enough gifts! This is a sponsored activity for the children of our Lodge and guests of members. There is no cost. If you wish to bring some Christmas cookies with you, none would be refused!

Please email Anita Kretchik at if you will be attending and if you can bring 1-2 dozen Christmas cookies. Deadline to register is January 4th.

Please make sure that you RSVP so we can make sure each little boy and girl receives a treat.


See, Smell & Taste

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Time: 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Brovelli Oils, Vinegars & Gifts
300 Blake Street
Raleigh, NC

Lodge member and owner, Barbara Brognano Swavely, invites us to join her at her storefront in City Market Raleigh to sample 70 varieties if Italian flavored olive oils, balsamic vinegars, sea salts, herb blends and much more. Enjoy the fragrant aromas and robust flavors of quality ingredients that will transport your culinary understanding to new heights.

Wine will be served for $7.00 a glass.

Italian Opera

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Time: 2:00 PM
Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

Cost: $38.00

NC Opera is presenting Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci. TSOI had reserved a block of discounted tickets that have all been taken. The Lodge has acquired 15 more tickets. To order tickets, send a check made out to NC Opera Association to

Jay Confalone
103 Cypress Creek Court
Cary, NC 27519

Please order tickets by December 12, 2019.

Optional pre-opera group dinner – TBD.

For further information, call Jay at 919-234-1161 or email him at


Thirteenth Annual Italian Movie Night

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Time: 4:00 PM
Carey C. Jones Community Center
309 Hollerman Street
Apex, NC

$5/child (under 12 years old) and TSOI youth members

This year’s movie is Letters to Juliet starring Amanda Seyfried, Vanessa Redgrave and Christopher Egan. While visiting Verona, Italy, with her busy fiance, a young woman named Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) visits a wall where the heartbroken leave notes to Shakespeare’s tragic heroine, Juliet Capulet. Finding one such letter from 1957, Sophie decides to write to its now elderly author, Claire (Vanessa Redgrave). Inspired by Sophie’s actions, Claire sets out to find her long-lost lover, accompanied by her disapproving grandson (Christopher Egan) and Sophie.

Admission includes popcorn, pizza, salad, dessert and coffee. Beverages will be available for purchase.

There will also be Lodge cookbooks, aprons and T-shirts for sale, a 50/50 raffle, and a raffle for a terrific array of several prizes.

Net proceeds support the Lodge’s scholarship and charity programs.

Reserve online by credit card or send check made out to TSOI 2817 to:

Nick Verna
615 Beech Hanger Drive
Morrisville, NC 27560

RSVP by February 6. No refunds.

Movie Night