What we're about

The Sons & Daughters of Italy is a group where Italian/Americans living in Northern San Diego County California and their friends can come together for a variety of civic, charitable, and social activities centered upon the rich heritage of the Italian culture. We host monthly meetings as well as social gatherings such as: Bocce picnics, Wine Tastings, Italian Films and our annual Dinner Dance. At our monthly meetings, we sometimes have speakers and past topics have included: Dual citizenship, Italian gestures and retirement planning. We also regularly play Scopa at the monthly meetings and have been fortunate to present scholarships to outstanding students of Italian descent. Hope to see you there!

Meetings are $10 and include salad, entrée and dessert. If you would like to become an official member, please join at one of our meetings or visit our website at http://sonsofitalysandiego.org/osia-links/a... (http://sonsofitalysandiego.org/osia-links/applications/) for an application. We support many philanthropic efforts including: scholarships, the Alzheimer's Association, Cooley's Anemia, Italian Earthquake relief, as well as Veteran and Autism organizations.

Upcoming events (5+)

Regional Meatball Tasting/Contest

St. John's Catholic Church

Join us on June 12th as we enjoy a regional meatball tasting. Members have signed up to represent different areas of Italy and we will make an accompanying pasta. Want to bring meatballs from your part of Italy? Email [masked] and we will be sure you are in on the fun. Looking to just eat the meatballs and pasta? That works too! Join us. Socialize and drink wine: 6:00-6:30 pm. Dinner at 6:30 pm, business meeting at 7:15 pm. Dinner is $10 per person and includes salad, entrée and dessert. Wine and beer are $3 per glass/can.

Italian Movie Night - Io sono tempesta

La Paloma Theatre

6:00 Meet at The Roxy Cafe for pre-movie cocktail and/or a bite to eat. (517 S Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024) 6:50 Head over to La Paloma to buy ticket(s) if you aren't a ticket holder or didn't get it online. (471 S Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024) 7:00 Watch the Movie Io Sono Tempesta - Numa Tempesta is a fascinating, charismatic businessman at the top of his game. Driven by a ruthless, relentless need to succeed, Numa will stop at nothing to close a deal, even if it means bending the law. That’s until the law catches up to him and to avoid prison, Numa is sentenced to a year of community service in a homeless shelter (a clear and hysterical reference to Silvio Berlusconi…). While there, Numa cannot conduct any business, but he must close the deal of the century or lose his fortune. It will take all Numa’s skill to find a solution, and he may just find it where he least expects it.

Learn to Make Pizzelle

St. John's Catholic Church

Join us and learn how to make pizzelle. Already know how? Great! Join us, bring your favorite recipe and your iron if you would like to share. Socialize and drink wine: 6:00-6:30 pm. Dinner at 6:30 pm, business meeting at 7:15 pm with pizzelle making starting right after the business portion. Dinner is $10 per person and includes salad, entrée and dessert. Wine and beer are $3 per glass/can.

Italian Heritage Night at Petco Park

Petco Park

Our group will be sitting in section 117, rows 38, 39 and 40. The first 500 people to buy tickets get a special edition San Diego Italian Heritage Hat. Contact Tara Black to buy tickets in our section. [masked]. We had a great time last year and all of us loved our hats! Hope to see you there!

Past events (12)

Let's Play Scopa!

St. John's Catholic Church

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