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The club's Holiday Party is coming to Renton this year! Trying out a new restaurant location, known as Marianna's which a few of us have enjoyed sampling a couple times!
Join your fellow Alfisti for the good food, fun presentation, new club officer intros, Alfista of the Year presentation, and the ever popular auction tables.
The registration is $50 per person (Club Members & their guests). Sign up for the party at Motorsportsreg.com (If you don't want to use Motorsportsreg, you can contact at to sign up.)
Reminder! If you want to donate items to the Auction Table (like Alfa books, miniatures, art, services, vacation getaways at your cabin, wine, homemade biscotti or jam... Be creative), contact Judy at 425 822 4231.
What: Festa di Amici (NWARC Holiday Gala)
When: December 13, 5:30 PM— 9:30 PM
Where: Marianna Ristorante 310 Wells Ave S Renton, WA 98057 Free parking in 2 lots across street
RSVP / Register by Dec 3, Noon at the latest.
Appetizers: Meat and cheese platter, Misto platter: roast peppers, eggplant, marinated cannellini beans, Italian bread slices, Olive mix, Margarita and sausage/salami pizza slices
Dinner includes Caesar, mixed green salad or minestrone, then Chicken Marsala with pasta, cheese ravioli with mushrooms and Aurora sauce, or house-made lasagna. Dessert is tiramisu or spumoni
Beverage options are coffee, tea and soft drinks at no additional price. House Sangiovese or Pinot Gris $6.50/glass or $25/bottle
Full bar, draft beer, espresso drinks, Italian and domestic wine list available for purchase.
Our annual drive has turned out to be a popular event, and why not? It gathers a bunch of nice people with a great bunch of cars to enjoy an off season wander around the Pacific Northwest. This year, we do it again and we'll explore the twisty roads of the Kitsap Peninsula, enjoy a lunch in Poulsbo, enjoy a scenic ferry ride, and still be home in time for a little football.
We'll gather just south of Southcenter Mall at the Starbucks Super Center, 17480 Southcenter Pkwy, Tukwila WA 98188. To find this start point, head south of the Southcenter / Westfield Mall on Southcenter Parkway, and turn left at the traffic light at “17500 Block”, and find the Starbucks right next to Old Navy. Most of the area stores will be closed on New Year's morning so gathering for a coffee and driver meeting around 8:30 AM should be easy.
After handing out the route guides, going over a couple details, we'll head out at 9 AM heading south. Fol- lowing smaller roads, we'll pass through Federal Way, Fife, Tacoma, Ruston, and across the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. Next, we'll stop in Gig Harbor before wandering backroads on the Kitsap Peninsula on our way north.
With traffic lighter than a normal Friday, or even a normal weekend, we'll drive through Bremerton, across the Manette Bridge, and up through the tiny communities with great names like Illahee, Gilberton, and Browns- ville. We'll aim for a lunch stop in the town protected by the 12 foot tall Viking statue; Poulsbo. A few places, like Boehm's Chocolates, will be closed this day, but many other stores, coffee houses, and restaurants will be open so we can each go to the diner that fits us best... including the famous Poulsbo Bakery.
After lunch, we'll gather at the Poulsbo Heritage Center and with a small donation ($5 per person holiday rate?) we can tour and learn about the history of the area and its strong Norwegian ties. The Maritime Mu- seum may also be open for us, but we're still working that detail.
Once we've worn out our welcome, we have two return options: Option 1 includes back roads through Suquamish, past the Chief Seattle (Sealth) burial site, then north and east trough Indianola on our way to the Kingston Ferry dock and finally, Edmonds. Option 2 takes us across the Agate Pass bridge onto Bainbridge Island where we can enjoy the wooded, twisty roads as we head towards Eagle Harbor and the Seattle ferry into downtown.
Of course, we can't control the weather but our record is fantastic so far and the mix of cars is worth the ef- forts to tag along. See you there!