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IAHF Events

Join us for one of our many fun events, bring a friend or make some new ones. Members and non-members are all welcome!


If you have an idea for an event or would like to become part of our event team, contact send an email to or call the office 408.293.7122 and let us know what's on your mind.

RSVP and Pay by Credit Card

Click on the red ticket button for the events you'd like to attend, making sure to select the correct pricing for our multi-tier priced events. You will go directly to the RSVP/Payment page. You can edit the number of attending guests. Once you have completed your RSVP and payment, you will receive a confirmation and the information will be forwarded to the IAHF office.


RSVP and Pay by Check, Cash or Pay at Door Options

Email us at, call our office at 408-293-7122 or mail a check to IAHF, 425 N. 4th St, San Jose, CA 95112. Be sure to note the event date on the check.


CENA FUORI events require an RSVP - call 408-293-7122 or email us at - NO PRE-PAYMENT, PAY AT RESTAURANT.


NO REFUNDS are available for our events.

The seat is transferable, if you would like to transfer your purchase to another person, please email the new name to If you are unable to attend or transfer the event fee, it will be considered a donation to the IAHF and at your request a tax deductible receipt will be sent to you.

Please RSVP for all events 2 days prior to the event date at the latest (unless otherwise noted) by emailing or by calling 408-293-7122.

It's important to call in your reservations and interest because so many of these activities have limited space and/or are online and we need to strictly monitor them for health, safety, and security issues. Please call 408.293.7122.

Italian American Heritage Foundation

425 N. Fourth Street

San Jose, CA 95112

Phone: 408.293.7122



Office Hours:

Tuesday thru Friday: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Closed Saturday thru Monday

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October 5, Thursday / Cooking Class - Joe Lucito / 7:00 PM / At the Hall

$25.00 members and $30.00 for non-members, pay at link below or by calling 408 293-7122.  

Joe Lucito will make his sausage and spinach bread that he demonstrated at Festa.

October 10, Tuesday / Annual Membership and General Meeting / 7:00 PM / At the Hall

We will be holding our Annual Membership Meeting and Dinner on Tuesday, October 10th starting at 7:00 PM.

Enjoy meeting the board of directors and find out about the business of the IAHF.

Dinner is included for the meeting, so you must please RSVP so that we have an accurate count.


Note: Family, Patron, and Superdonors are entitled to two dinners with their membership, please only one member respond below and let us know if one or both members are attending.

Individuals and students are entitled to one dinner.

RSVP by responding to email or calling the hall at (408) 293-7122.

October 15, Sunday / Special Wine Tasting and Appetizers - Celebrate Autumn / Historic Besson Family Vineyards in Gilroy / 1:00 PM / $30.00 per person paid in advance / signup cut-off date is Oct 12

Mark on your calendar October 15th at 1:00 for a special wine tasting at the historic Besson Family Vineyards in Gilroy.  The family winery was founded in 1925; however, some of the grapes were planted in the 1900's. The hosts, James Fahey and Denise Besson, part of a five-generation tradition, will be providing a sampling of their wines, including a Grenache from a selection of grapes planted in 1910, a best-selling Chardonnay, a hearty big red table wine composed of Pinot Noir, with some Barbera and Zinfandel blended in, and a classic Syrah, which is a specialty of the Gilroy vinicultural region.  All of the wines we will sample are estate varietals. The specialty tasting will also include finger foods and of course, your favorite wines can be purchased at the vineyard.


The winery is located on Highway 152, at the stretch known as the Hecker Pass Highway, just on the outskirts of Gilroy and in the famed Gilroy wine-growing region, and appellation.  The lush rolling hills of the area are ideal for the many regional vineyards as well as enjoying the Autumn splendor of the Gilroy wine country and reconnecting with our IAHF members and friends who reside in the area.  A special thanks to Frank LoCicero for helping to connect the dots for this exciting event.   Saluti a tutti!  - Ken

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October 19, Thursday / NO Regional Lunch this month, returns in November

October 20, Friday / Halloween Costume Party & Dance / 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM / Doors open at 5:30 PM

At the Hall / $25 * Members / $30 * Non-members / $11 * Children.   Sign up by Wednesday, October 18th

If Taylor Swift can have an Eras Tour, the IAHF can have an Eras Halloween Costume Party!  What is your favorite era?  The Roaring 20s?  The Nifty 50s?  Come decked out in your favorite decade for a night of fun!  We’ll have a costume contest, dinner, DJ, dancing and a photo booth!  Your music skills will be put to the test as we play Name That Tune for gift card prizes! 

Dinner will be catered by Risotto’s Italian Kitchen and two meal choices are available: 

•  Chicken Marsala with pasta, green salad, bread and antipasti     •  Gnocchi Creamy Pesto, green salad, bread and antipasti

Dessert will include a limoncello mascarpone cake and coffee.  Feel free to BYO, as the bar will not be serving beer or wine, only Italian sodas and soft drinks will be sold. 

*Credit card transactions will incur a 3% surcharge.  If you’d like to reserve a table for your party, please let us know.  This event is co-chaired by Kaye Lucito and Dana Zuccarello Aguirre.

October 26, Thursday / Cena Fuori / 7:00 PM / Jack's Restaurant and Bar

1502 Saratoga Ave in San Jose at the Westgate Center.    $45.00, pay at the door

The last Cena Fuori of the year.  

Menu:  House salad, and bread, Choice of entrees--Italian Style Pot Roast, Spaghetti and Clams, or Chicken Marsala followed by dessert and coffee. 

Jack's has a full bar and representative of a local hybrid restaurant  of Italian and Greek Cuisine.   Bar Sales on your personal tab.  

Make your reservations at the IAHF (408) 293-7122, pay at the door, $45 check to Ken Borelli, or cash.


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November 2, Thursday / Cooking Class - Holiday Cookies / 7:00 PM / At the Hall

This extremely popular class returns with delicious Holiday Cookies / You don’t want to miss this class, so enroll early

$25.00 members and $30.00 for non-members, pay at link below or by calling 408 293-7122.  

Cookies To be announced

November 16, Thursday / Regional Lunch & 3rd Annual Pre-Holiday Raffle / 12:00 PM / At the Hall

Winners need not be present to win. Prizes are being gathered, and a prize list will be published soon. Members have

been mailed a book of tickets which are selling for $2 each or a book of 20 tickets for $15. Additional tickets

can be purchased by calling the IAHF office at (408) 293-7122

Menu - to be announced

Coming Up

December 3, Sunday / Christmas Party / 4:00 PM / At the Hall - Dance and listen to the big band music of Millennium Sounds (19 piece orchestra) / At the Hall / Details to follow

Would you like to volunteer at our events?

Please contact Ken Borelli at or if you would like to volunteer to work on any of these events. We want to extend a special welcome and invite our many new members to join us as we work on these and several more exciting events celebrating our to Italian American Heritage.

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