The following events have been scheduled. Please scroll down to the event description for registration instructions.
Sept 25 – Conversational Italian
Oct. 29 – Italian American Heritage Celebration
Dec 9 – Triangle Disability & Autism Children Holiday Party
Dec 9 – USO Cake Walk
Dec 10 – Christmas Dinner
Dec 17 – Holiday Cookie Exchange (Coming Soon)
Feb 4 – Opera The Barber of Seville
TSDOI CONVERSATIONAL ITALIAN MONTHLY MEETUP
We have TSDOI members with an appetite to acquire Italian language skills, but their pantry of conversational skills ranges from a few words to those who speak quite well.
Once per month, a bunch of members gather to help each other learn a little more. Helpful hints are shared on how to learn and brush up on the Italian language during the sessions. Don’t be shy to try it out even if you attend primarily to listen.
The next meeting will be September 25 at 1:00 pm. MeetUps are held at Keller Williams Legacy Realty Office, 1483 Beaver Creek Commons Drive, Apex, NC 27502
Please contact Don Cimorelli (Donald.email@example.com) if you would like to be added to the distribution list which announces the date, time, and place for the Monthly Meetup.
TSDOI HOLIDAY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR LOCAL CHARITIES
Please see the periodic emails distributed to all TSDOI Lodge Members on how to volunteer for the Triangle Disability & Autism Services Children Holiday Party, USO Cake Walk, and Family Promise Holiday Gift Donations.
AFTERNOON DINING EXPERIENCE: STAND OUT AMONG RESTAURANT COMPETITION – To Be Announced
LUNCH AT To Be Announced
TIME: To Be Announced
PLACE: To Be Announced
PRICE: Pay for Own Food & Drink Order (Restaurant Automatically Adds Gratuity)
EVENT COORDINATOR: Don Cimorelli
TSDOI Members recommend restaurants for consideration, both Italian and Non-Italian that have luncheon hours. Members can register for lunch on the Signup Genius link below if they wish to attend. Each member pays for their own meal at the restaurant (Restaurant Automatically Adds Gratuity).
Attendees complete the restaurant evaluation form at the end of lunch and within a few days, the restaurant manager will receive a consolidated summary of the TSDOI dining experience.
No reviews are posted to social media by the individual attendees. The Lodge wishes to provide helpful feedback, both positive & constructive, to the restaurant manager to support their efforts to STAND OUT AMONG THE RESTAURANT COMPETITION and run a successful dining enterprise.
TSDOI ITALIAN AMERICAN HERITAGE CELEBRATION
(Destination America: The Great Italian Migration)
Date: Sunday, October 29, 2023
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: Carey Jones Center, 309 Holleman St, Apex, NC 27502
This is our largest and most important program of the year. This is our capstone Italian American Heritage Celebration event.
The crew of SS TSDOI 2817 is planning a very memorable voyage to America where you will restart your lives in a new country with many hopes & dreams for you, your family, and future generations. We will do our best to keep you nourished, healthy, and entertained as you immigrate to America. The program includes Historic Video of Immigrants arriving in America, Live Music, Captain’s Buffet, Outstanding Italian American Award in NC, 50-50 Raffle, Resource Table, New TSDOI Citizen’s Welcoming Ceremony, and so much more!
Please follow the Two-Step Process to Register:
- If you are a TSDOI Member with a paid membership, please click on the link below to register as a Passenger on SS TSDOI 2817. Indicate the total number of passengers (you plus guests) boarding the ship with you. Sign up to bring either a homemade or store bought dish for the Potluck Captain’s Buffet that serves 8-12 passengers.
- If applicable, click on the link below to pay a $5 Ship Passenger Fee for each guest without a TSDOI paid membership. This charge is only for guests. TSDOI members do not pay this fee.
TSDOI CHRISTMAS DINNER AT MAMMA MIA! IN HOLLY SPRINGS
Sunday, December 10, 2023, 5:00 pm
Mamma Mia! Italian Bistro
301 S. Main Street, Holly Springs, NC 27540
Co-Chairs: Fran Castellano, Don Cimorelli, Nick Verna
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
Drinks: Water, Sweet/Unsweetened Cold Tea, & Soft Drinks (Included), Self-Service Coffee Station
Cash Bar for Wine & Beer
50-50 & Gift Raffles
Registration & Payment Deadline (Sunday, Dec. 10)
Click on the link below to register and pay for tickets online, or mail a check made payable to TSDOI to: Don Cimorelli, 132 Wards Ridge Drive, Cary, NC 27513
ROSSINI // THE BARBER OF SEVILLE
Date & Time: Sunday, February 4, 2024 at 2:00 pm
Place: Raleigh Memorial Auditorium at Marin Marietta Center for the Performing Arts
Address: 2 E South St., Raleigh, NC 27601
Price: $38 TSDOI Members, $45 Guests
TSDOI Event Chair: Maria Knall
The story follows the escapades of a barber, Figaro, as he assists Count Almaviva in prising the beautiful Rosina away from her lecherous guardian, Dr. Bartolo.
Rossini’s recognizable melodies set the stage for a madcap matchmaking musical comedy. Audiences will delight in a plot fraught with bribery, mischievous deception, and disguise all in the name of love.
Rossini’s delightful comedy–one of the most beloved opera masterpieces of all time. “Figaro!
Seats are SOLD OUT.