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


La Befana Visits the Children

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Time: 1:30 – 2:30 PM
Carey C. Jones Community Center
309 Holleman Street
Apex, 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.  This is open to Italian American families in the community.


Eleventh Annual Italian Movie Night

Sunday, January 7, 2018

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

$5/child (under 12 years old)

This year’s movie is “city island” starring Andy Garcia and Julianna Margulies. This offbeat comedy is about a man aspiring to quit his job to become an actor and then runs into an awkward family situation. The film got three stars from Roger Ebert.

The movie will start at 4:30 and will be followed by the dinner.

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

There will also be Lodge cookbooks and aprons 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:

Bob Giannuzzi
548 Clarenbridge Drive
Cary, NC 27519

RSVP by January 3. No refunds.

Movie Night


Italian Book Club

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Time: 7:30 – 9:00 PM

Home of Mary Marsh (email Dina for address)
Cost: Free to attend. (You will have to purchase your copy of the book.)

WHAT TO BRING: Nothing! Mary will provide snacks.

WHO MAY ATTEND: members only

In the event of inclement weather, the alternate date will be January 23.

The book for January is My Cousin the Saint by Justin Catanoso.  You can get it at Amazon. If you notice below the prices, you can get it cheaper used from a number of sellers.
If you have any questions, contact Dina Di Maio.

RSVP to Dina by January 9. Limited to 15 attendees.

Italian Opera

Friday, January 26, 2018

Time: 7:30 – 9:00 PM

Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

Cost: $38.00

NC Opera is presenting Verdi’s Rigoletto. TSOI has reserved a block of discounted 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 October 12, 2017.

Optional pre-opera group dinner – TBD.

For further information, call Jay at 919-234-1161

General Membership Meeting

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Time: 7:00 PM
Backyard Bistro
1235 Hurricane Alley Way
Raleigh, NC

6:00 – 7:00 Dinner off the menu and socializing

7:00 – 8:30 Business meeting

The agenda will include election of the new Council for the term starting March