TSDOI Lodge 2817

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

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


TSDOI Events

The following events have been scheduled for the remainder of 2022. The Events listed below the calendar are currently open for registration.
Oct 15 – Conversation and Coffee with Author Laura Morelli – Italian Art History to Historical Fiction
Oct 16 – Potluck / Italian Heritage
Nov 6 – Helen Wright Women’s Shelter
Nov 13 – Movie Night

Dec 11 – TSDOI Christmas Dinner at Mamma Mia! In Holly Springs
Dec 19 – Cookie Exchange

Conversation and Coffee with Author Laura Morelli – ITALIAN ART HISTORY TO HISTORICAL FICTION

Saturday, October 15, 11:00am-1:00pm
Keller Williams Realty Office, 1483 Beaver Creek Commons Drive, Apex, NC 27502
Meet Acclaimed Author, LAURA MORELLI $10 Registration Fee. Coffee & Cookies Served

Please join us for Laura’s Audio-Visual Registration deadline is Saturday, October 8. Payment can be made using the Square link below or if you wish to send a check, then RSVP to (Donald.cimorelli@gmail.com) and inform him that you are writing a check. Make checks payable to TSDOI and mail to Don Cimorelli, 132 Wards Ridge Drive, Cary, NC 27513. You probably recognize famous works of art by Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, but did you know that many of the artistic traditions of medieval and Renaissance Italy are still alive today? Join art historian Laura Morelli for a behind-the-scenes look at some of Italy’s world-class artisanal traditions—everything from Murano glass to Florentine leather and Sicilian pastry. And hear how Laura Morelli’s immersion into Italian culture inspired her to bring the stories of art history to life in her bestselling historical fiction. To learn more about Laura Morelli click on BIO.
NOTE: Wake County Public Library does have two of Laura’s books, The Stolen Lady and The Night Portrait. If you do not see it on the shelf, you can have a librarian order it for you.

Payment: Click on the link below to register and pay for this event using Square.

Payment – Author Event

TSDOI Italian Heritage Celebration: The Big Sunday Supper

Sunday, October 16, 2022

2:30 PM
Carey Jones Center
309 Holleman Street, Apex, NC 27502

The Triangle Sons & Daughters of Italy is your Italian “neighborhood” in North Carolina, and we invite our members and their guests over to our place for a big Italian supper like the old days.

This is a FREE Event for TSDOI Members and $5 for Guests. Your ticket to enter The Big Italian Supper is to sign up to bring your favorite Italian dish and share it with other Italian Americans who share a love for good food.

TSDOI Member and accomplished singer, Bob Gleason, will be there to croon us with Italian American favorites. Long-time TSODI Member, George Scalco will share his experiences of living in Venice during WWII and immigrating to the US. The Lodge will present and hear from the North Carolina resident who has been selected to receive the TSDOI 2022 NC Outstanding Italian American Award. We will also formally welcome our newest TSDOI Members and engage in fun activities such as the largest tarantella ever danced in North Carolina.

Please join us to celebrate our Italian heritage at our biggest and most anticipated event of the year. We have plenty of Italian American surprises planned for you!

Click on the Signup Genius Link Below to RSVP for you, and all other members and guests who will be joining you. On the signup list, you will complete a slot to bring either an Italian main dish, appetizer, salad, side dish, or dessert for 8-10 people.

If you are bringing a guest who is not a formal TSDOI member, please click on the additional link to pay $5 for each guest who is not a member of TSDOI.

Click on the link below to register for the event, RSVP, and select your dish to bring:


Click on the link below to purchase a $5 ticket for any guest who is not a formal member of TSDOI.

Payment – Guest Tickets $5

14th Annual Italian Movie & Pizza Night
“Only You – A Love Story Written in the Stars”

Sunday, November 13, 2022
4:00 sign-in/4:30 movie/6:00 pm dinner

Keller Williams Realty Office, 1483 Beaver Creek Commons Drive, Apex, NC 27502

$10 per member/$14 per guest/$5 per child (under 12 years old)

Please join us for the 14th Annual Italian Movie & Pizza Night. We’ll be featuring the movie Only You starring Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr. Admission includes popcorn, pizza, salad, desserts, coffee (beverages available for purchase), 50/50 raffle and door prize drawings!

Movie Synopsis: A childhood incident has convinced Faith Corvatch (Marisa Tomei) that her true love is a guy named “Damon Bradley,” but she has yet to meet him. Preparing to settle down and marry a foot doctor, Faith impulsively flies to Venice when it seems that she may be able to finally encounter the man of her dreams. Instead, she meets the charming Peter Wright (Robert Downey Jr.). But can they fall in love if she still believes that she is intended to be with someone else?

Movie Trailer: https://www.imdb.com/video/vi406559769/?ref_=tt_vi_i_1

Member Payment 
Guest Payment 
Kids Payment (under 12 years old) 

TSDOI Christmas Dinner at Mamma Mia! In Holly Springs

Sunday, December 11, 2022, 5:00 pm
Mamma Mia! Italian Bistro
301 S. Main Street, Holly Springs, NC 27540
Co-Chairs: Fran Castellano, Fran Giannuzzi, Don Cimorelli

MENU ($45 for Members & $50 for Guests)

Appetizers for Each Table:

  • Calamari
  • Bruschetta
  • Caprese Salad

Entrees Served Over Pasta (One Per Guest):

  • Salmon Piccata
  • Chicken Marsala
  • Chicken Parmigiana
  • Eggplant Parmigiana

Dessert for Each Table:

  • Mini-Cannoli


  • Water, Sweet/Unsweetened Cold Tea, & Soft Drinks (Included)
  • Self-Service Coffee Station (Included)
  • Cash Bar for Wine & Beer

Raffle & Door Prizes!


Click on the link below to pay for tickets online, or mail a check made payable to TSDOI TO: Don Cimorelli, 132 Wards Ridge Drive, Cary, NC 27513

$45 Member Payment Link

$50 Guest Payment Link

Cookie Swap

Christmas time is cookie time. What better way to enjoy cookies than at a cookie swap where you get to sample cookies from other bakers?  Please join us, bring some homemade cookies, and indulge. This event is limited to only 20 participants and is for members only. To register, please sign up at Cookie Swap by Monday, Dec 12.

Monday, December 19 at 6:30 PM

Registration Deadline December 12

Organizer: Barbara White peabody628@yahoo.com

Location: Keller Williams Realty, 1483 Beaver Creek Commons Drive, Apex, NC 27502

Members Only Event

The Cookie Swap Rules

Before the Swap:

Sign up at Cookie Swap by Friday, December 12.
Bake 3 cookies per registered participant + six for tasting at the party.
Each set of three cookies should be placed in a Ziplock bag. Label the bag with the name of the cookie and any allergens. Place the bagged cookies on a festive holiday plate/platter.
Place six unpackaged cookies for tasting on a dish.
Bring a large container/bag to bring your cookies home.
Send a copy of the recipe, listing any allergens, by email to Barbara White (peabody628@yahoo.com).

At the Event:

TSDOI will supply coffee to enjoy with your cookies.
There will be a couple of holiday-inspired ice breakers.
During the swap, each participant/couple will take one bag of each type of cookie.

A document containing the recipes will be available to pick up at the event and all of the Italian inspired recipes will also be available on our Italian Heritage Food Blog coming soon.

REGISTRATION: Registration for this event is required. Please click on the following Signup Genius link to register and indicate what cookie you will be making.