The Italian Catholic Federation will host its annual polenta and chicken dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Italo American Lodge, 18th and U streets. Tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for children under 12. No tickets will be sold at the door. Proceeds will be used for scholarships and various community and religious programs. Call (209) 383-4819 or (209) 722-8833.