TSDOI Lodge 2817

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La Boheme OperaSee the source image

January 30, 2:00 PM, $38/Ticket

Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, 500 Fayetteville Street Mall, Raleigh , NC 27601

$38 – members, $45 – non-members

Tragedy, love, and Paris is the setting for one of the finest operas ever written. La Boheme is Puccini at his best.  If you would like to attend, TSDOI has purchased 30 tickets and they will be sold on a first come first serve basis. To order your tickets please send a check made out to TSDOI for the total amount of the tickets being requested. See Covid note below. Mail your check to Maria Knall and she will mail you your tickets.

Maria Knall, 333 Silver Bluff Street, Holly Springs NC 27540



The opera “La Bohème” is about the tragic love story of Mimí and Rodolfo, set in Paris in the year 1830. In 1830s Paris four arty types shiver in a garret, owing rent but when one of their number, musician Schaunard, earns money they are all set to buy a meal in a nearby restaurant. Poet Rodolpho stays behind to finish his writing and is interrupted by Lucia, known as Mimi, a seamstress from the next apartment. They are instantly attracted to each other and catch the others up at the restaurant where Rodolpho’s painter friend Marcello is re-acquainted with his flirtatious ex-girlfriend Musetta, who dumps her sugar daddy, after getting him to pay everyone’s bill, for him. Sometime later Musetta and Alfredo are living together, as are Mimi and Rodolpho, but he is aware that she has tuberculosis and is mean to her in the hopes she will leave him for someone who can take better care of her. Eventually she does, Musetta splits from Marcello and the four men resume garret life. They are visited by Musetta, who has sought out Mimi, now living with a wealthy count, but dying, and has brought her back to die in the presence of her true lover and friends. Musetta and Marcello reunite as Rodolpho cries over his Mimi.

La Boheme Libretto https://www.pittsburghopera.org/uploads/Study_Guide_for_La_boheme.pdf

Please note that Memorial Auditorium is currently asking all attendees to either show a Covid vaccination card or a negative Covid test within 3 days of the performance.

The 14th Annual Movie Night

“Three Coins in the Fountain”

Sunday, February 20, 2022

When: 4:00 pm sign-in/4:30 movie/6:00 pm dinner

Where: Carey C. Jones Community Center, 309 Holleman Street, Apex, NC

Cost: $10 per member/$14 per guest/$5 per youth member or child (under 12 years old)

Organizer: Fran and Bernard Castellano bcas1947@aol.com

RSPV by February 7. No Refunds.

MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Three hopeful American secretaries visiting Italy fling their coins into Rome’s Trevi Fountain, each making a wish.  Soon Maria is pursued by a dashing prince, Anita finds herself involved with a forbidden coworker and Frances receives a surprising proposal from her boss.  All three women vow to one day return to Rome.  1954.  One hour and 42 minutes.

ADMISSION INCLUDES: popcorn, pizza, salad, desserts, coffee (beverages available for purchase) 50/50 raffle, door prize drawings, & cookbooks for sale!

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

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

Bernard Castellano
405 Wapner Court
Cary, NC 27519

RSVP by February 7. No refunds.



Movie Night


  • Monday, April 4th and Tuesday, April5
  • Lunch Hours:  10:30 am – 2:30 pm
  • Dinner Hours:  4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • 708 Laura Duncan Rd, Apex, NC 27502
  • www.mammamianc.com 
  • Event Coordinator: Fran Giannuzzi

Buy lunch or dinner at restaurant and TSDOI receives 10% of Sales for Our Charities!

No registration required. Just stop by on these dates and enjoy a great meal!



Lunch at Inn at Celebrity Dairy

  • Tuesday, April 12, 2022, at 12:00
  • $31.00 for the lunch and tour for members
  • $36.00 for the lunch and tour for non-members
  • 144 Celebrity Dairy Way, Siler City, NC 27344
  • theinn@celebritydairy.com
  • Event Coordinator: Fran Giannuzzi

Please arrive a few minutes before noon so we can park and walk up to the Inn.  The luncheon will start at noon and the tour takes place after lunch and before dessert.  If you plan to go visit the goats and llamas wear appropriate shoes as it could be muddy.

The menu will be:

  • Antipasti
  • Lemon Chicken Breast
  • Smashed potatoes
  • Caprese Salad
  • Spelt Focaccia
  • Apple Cobbler and Gelato for dessert

You are welcome to bring your own wine, but they will provide cheese from their own goats and crackers, iced tea, and water.

We need to assure them at least 15 people in advance by March 28. To purchase tickets, click on the link below to sign up and pay by check or with PayPal.

If you are paying by check, please mail the checks to Donald Cimorelli, 132 Wards Ridge Drive, Cary, NC 27513



Lunch & Tour


Durham Bulls Baseball Game

Durham Bulls vs. Charlotte Knights + Fireworks

It is time to get your game on at the annual Triangle Sons & Daughter of Italy Durham Bulls outing

  • May 28th
  • Tickets are $18 for members, $20 for immediate family of members and $22 for guests.
  • Durham Bulls Athletic Park, 409 Blackwell Street, Durham, NC 27701
  • Event Coordinator: Fran Giannuzzi

Bring your glove and your voice as we cheer for the Bulls at our annual outing to the Durham Bulls. You will also be able to enjoy the fireworks at the end of the game. We have only purchased 30 tickets so tickets are limited as we watch the best AAA team in baseball.

To purchase tickets click on the link below to sign up and pay by check or with PayPal.

If you are paying by check, please mail the checks to Fran Giannuzzi, 548 Clarenbridge Drive, Cary, NC 27519.

Tickets will be distributed by Fran Giannuzzi on-line once they are received in late April from the Bulls.  There will be no paper tickets for this game.

We will notify you of any rules regarding Covid that the Bulls have and any rules for handbags, etc.



Durham Bulls

Annual Family Picnic and Scholarship Awards

June 5th, 3:00 – 8:00 PM (Dinner served:  4:00 PM)

  • Harold Ritter Shelter, 301 Lochmere Drive, Cary 
  • $13.00 for members, $16.00 for non-members
  • Children Under 10 – $6.00
  • Event Chair: Fran Giannuzzi
Menu to Include:
  • Mama T’s Potato Salad
  • 6-oz. Angus Burgers with Cheese, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Onions and Condiments
  • All Beef Hot Dogs w/Chili, Diced Onions & Condiments
  • Basilio Sausage with Peppers and Onions
  • BBQ Baked Beans
  • Sweet Tea, Unsweetened Iced Tea, Lemonade & Water
  • Sheet Cake to honor our scholarship winners.
  • Games for kids and adults 
  • Left Right Center – bring three one-dollar bills
  • 50/50 raffle

To purchase tickets, click on the link below to sign up and pay by check or with PayPal.

If you are paying by check, please mail the checks to Fran Giannuzzi, 548 Clarenbridge Drive, Cary, NC 27519.