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Happy Hour In North Carolina!
NORTH CAROLINA – The Polish-American Club of the Triangle cordially invites PAC Members to a Happy Hour on Friday, October 27th, 2017, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at Vivace – Italian Restaurant, North Hills, 4209 Lassiter Mill Rd #115, Raleigh, NC 27609. Please register for this event by sending an email to: polam.raleigh@gmail.com

Garage/Bake Sale In Pine Island
NEW YORK – The General Pulaski Memorial Committee of Orange County, NY is having a Garage/Bake Sale on Saturday, October 28, 2017.  The sale will be held at the CYO Building, Cty Rt 1, Pine Island, NY (across the road from The Jolly Onion) from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Everything is priced to sell.  Great variety of baked goods made by the organization’s members.  Hot Dogs and coffee will also be sold.  Come on out, take a look and have a cup of coffee!

Polish Bilingual Day Event
MICHIGAN – On Sunday, October 29, 2017, at 2:00 pm, at the American Polish Cultural Center in Troy (2975 E. Maple Road, Troy, MI 48083) there will be a Polish Bilingual Day Event.  Doors open at 1:30 pm, programs begin at 2:00 pm.  The event is addressed to all children of Polish descent and their families.  The program will include:
* A theatrical performance for children and adults by the group “Little Stars” from Chicago;
* A lecture for parents on the benefits of bilingualism by Dr. Katarzyna Zechenter of University College London. Zechenter is the author of the book “A Guide for Parents of Bilingual Children”;
* Presentation about Marie Sklodowska-Curie with chemical participant workshops for children aged 6-12;
* Costume party and Disco with DJ for everyone. We ask children to dress up in costumes from Polish fairy tales and poems.  The most interesting and original costumes will be awarded;
* Karaoke in Polish giving a chance to join in the singing of Polish songs.
Polish Bilingual Day is FREE and open to the public.  You will be able to buy Polish meal at the “Wawel” Restaurant.  The restaurant will be open from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. COME AND JOIN US IN CELEBRATION OF THIS POLISH FUN DAY! For more information call 313-365-9400 or email: office@pacmi.org The event is sponsored by The Polish Mission of the Orchard Lake Schools, the Polish American Congress, Tygodnik Polski, and the Polish Language Schools of Metro-Detroit.

Chicago Public Library Presents “Architecture of Polish Catholic Churches”
ILLINOIS – In honor of Polish American Heritage Month, Victoria Granacki, a Chicago-based expert on historical preservation and urban planning and Board member of the Polish Museum of America, will discuss The Architecture of Polish Catholic Churches in Chicago on Saturday, October 28th from 11 am to 12 pm at Lincoln Park. Ms. Granacki’s presentation sets within a historic context the architecture of 18 Polish Catholic churches in Chicago’s five original areas of Polish settlement: Polish Downtown, Lower West Side, Back of the Yards, Bridgeport, and South Chicago.  Lincoln Park is located at 1150 W. Fullerton Avenue, Chicago IL 60614
For more information go here:
https://chipublib.bibliocommons.com/events/59b16eafe7099235005ad4c8
or call  

 

Meet Polish Entrepreneur of the Year!
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Is Poland going to be Silicon Valley in Europe?  Meet Polish Entrepreneur of the Year and join us for a true Californian experience in Washington DC on Saturday, October 28
th @ 12:00 p.m. at the Kosciuszko Foundation, 2025 O Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036. We are happy to invite you for a conversation with a special guest from Wroclaw, Poland, Tomasz Szpikowski, CEO and Owner of Bergman Engineering, a leading Polish engineering and recruitment company that provides high-tech professionals, as well as innovative solutions to business giants in Europe, with Volkswagen being one of his clients. A self-made man, a first hand source of business know-how, an Honorary Consul of the Republic of South Korea will present his unique vision on why Poland is hitting the road to become the world’s digital leader. The scary and ever present Big Data (what is it..?), start-up companies mushrooming in Poland, digital cyber security: Tomasz Szpikowski will explain it all! His 3 golden rules: Innovation. Niche. Price.  Ernst & Young recognized Bergman Engineering as The Best Start up in Poland.  Let’s talk about the future of our economy!

Family Halloween Party
CONNECTICUT – Teatr Wycerazn Novum (Theater of Imagination Novum) is hosting a Family Halloween Party on Saturday, October 28
th from 5 to 10 pm in the “Dungeon” (basement) of the Polish National Home in Hartford. Dancing and fantastic entertainment. Costume Contest! Food and drinks available at the Polsih National Home bar and restaurant. Dress up with your family and join the festivities.  The PNH is located at 60 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106.

Polish American Arts Association Welcomes All To General Membership Meeting
Musical Program featuring 2017 PAAA Scholarship Recipient
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Polish American Arts Association of Washington, DC will hold its General Membership Meeting on Sunday, October 29, 2017 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm at the Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I St NW, Washington, DC 20006. Agenda includes: Committee Reports;  Ongoing Business and Plans; Musical program with tenor David Cook ; Reception. The business portion of the meeting will be followed by a musical program of operatic arias and art songs, featuring the 2017 PAAA Scholarship recipient, tenor David W. Cook. The afternoon will end with a reception in the historic rooms of the Arts Club mansion.  All members are urged to attend. Guests and families are welcome to attend and enjoy an afternoon filled with music, art and history and to learn about PAAA’s goals and plans for future events promoting Polish culture. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – INVITE YOUR FRIENDS. Please confirm your attendance by email or phone:  paaanewsletter@gmail.com, 703-356-5198. Parking: Plenty of street parking (free on Sunday) or at the garage at 21 St. and Pennsylvania Ave., NW. The Arts Club is within easy walking distance from the Farragut West and Foggy Bottom Metrostations. www.paaa.us

Passaic County To Offer Youth Environmental Performance
NEW JERSEY – The Passaic County Office of Solid Waste & Recycling Programs will be hosting “It’s All in a Drop,” a free Clean Communities environmental performance for young people ages 8 to 14 and their parents on Sunday, October 29, 2017 from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the City of Passaic’s Main Library, located at 195 Gregory Avenue, Passaic, N.J.  Jack Branagan of Earth Matters will teach young people about the water cycle, the endless process which circulates water throughout the world, and the ways in which it needs to be protected from pollution, especially litter. Through what-if scenarios, simple experiments, as well as visual effects where participants will take “a trip” down the Delaware River via canoe, Mr. Branagan will show students how groundwater collects beneath the earth’s surface, and how the misuse and contamination of groundwater with toxins and litter must be avoided. The program will also include a question and answer session for any budding environmentalists in the audience. To guarantee a seat, attendees are encouraged to pre-register by calling the Passaic County Office of Solid Waste & Recycling Programs at (973) 305-5738. Please provide the names of attendees and a contact phone number.

Movie Night: AMOK
WASHINGTON, D.C. – This month Biblioteko Filmoteka presents the movie “AMOK”. The film is based on a true story of Krystian Bali who caused a media frenzy all over the world. In his book of the same title, he describes a similar story to the one for which he was later accused. The film will be shown  on Tuesday, October 31
st from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Polish Library in Washington, 1503 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20036. Polish with English subtitles.

Lecture About Lost Amusement Parks In New Jersey
NEW JERSEY – On Wednesday, November 1st at 7 pm at the Louis Bay II Library, 345 Lafayette Ave., Hawthorne, NJ, the Passaic County Historical Society is hosting Rick Geffken, co-author of the new book Lost Amusement Parks of the North Jersey Shore. This Images of America publication shares remarkable details and rarely seen images of the North Jersey Shore from Atlantic Highlands to Manasquan. Join us and learn how the Jersey Shore became the most famous vacation and recreational destination in the coastal United States.  The program is free to the public and follows a brief business meeting of the Historical Society. Books will be available for purchase after the lecture. For more information on special events such as this one, visit the Passaic County Historical Society’s website at lambertcastle.org or call (973) 247-0085.

Relay For Life Committee Meets To Plan For 2018
NEW JERSEY – The Planning Committee for the RFL Clifton will be meeting to plan the 2018 RFL. The  committee would like to invite you to join them for an informal “get to know them” night to see what relay is all about. No pressure to join them but they are hoping that they will peek your curiosity and will consider being a part of their very dedicated team.  The theme of the 2018 event and date, and many other discussions will be finalized to get a jump start on the festivities in June. The meeting will be held on November 2, 2017 at the Clifton Community Center, Dog Pound Road on the City Hall complex at 6:30 PM.  Anyone interested in starting a team or joining a team will be invited to a special get together for only team captains to answer the many questions we know you have about being a part of Relay. If you would like more information and be a part of the team captains meeting, please call Chris Liszner at 973-650-2719 or Kim Castellano at 201-328-2326. They will fill you in on the date and place for our get together.  Those who have been Team captains are always welcomed to join us since your expertise is needed. Cancer has touched all our lives and being a part of working for a cure is a great way to celebrate survivors and remember those we lost. Consider joining the Committee. For more information on the Relay For Life of Clifton, please visit www.relayforlife.org/cliftonnj or contact Yakima DeLoatch, Community Manager at the American Cancer Society at 973-285-8029. For 24-hour cancer information, please call toll free 1 800ACS-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.  See you on November 2, 2017 @ 6:30 PM at the Community Center. Be a part of the FIGHT!

Holiday Boutique Preview Night At Lambert Castle
NEW JERSEY – On Friday, November 3rd from 5 pm to 9 pm in Lambert Castle (home of the Passaic County Historical Society) at 3 Valley Road, Paterson NJ, the Passaic County Historical Society will be presenting its annual Wine and Cheese Preview of the Lambert Castle Holiday Boutique. Enjoy a sneak peek at this year’s assortment of festive holiday gifts, jewelry, seasonal decorations, crafts, collectibles and gourmet food in the historic atmosphere and ambiance of Lambert Castle.  Admission to Preview Night is $15, which includes two return visits. Free wine and snacks provided while supplies last. Children under 12 years are admitted free of charge. No child strollers or carriages are permitted inside the Castle. Visa and Mastercard are accepted for purchases. All proceeds from this fundraiser benefit the Passaic County Historical Society. For more information on special events such as this one, visit the Passaic County Historical Society’s website at lambertcastle.org or call (973) 247-0085.

Clifton Care Needs Donations
CLIFTON, NJ – Clifton Cares has sent over 5000 packages to our troops since they began in August 2010. They have seen the postage rise from $10.75 to the present charge of $17.30. The Clifton residents and businesses have been overwhelmingly generous with supplies and monetary donations so that we can keep mailing the packages to our troops. The thank you notes we receive from these young men and women are why the volunteers continue to come and help with the packing. The soldiers tell stories of sharing boxes with those who don’t get any from home, or the ones which say each box “smells like home”. The supplies we send are those that we here take for granted, but to them, so far from their grocery stores, they are so delicious. Who would think that a Jolly Rancher or Rammen noodles would bring so many smiles to them.  Our Holiday packing will be held after Thanksgiving, so your donations of supplies would be greatly appreciated. Cookies (especially homemade), holiday candy, beef jerky and gum are favorites. Baby wipes, visine, deodorant are always on the list… and white socks (ONLY NEW PLEASE!) One thank you note told us that the soldiers could not believe that people who didn’t know them cared so much about them. That is why as long as they are on foreign soil, we will be packing for them. Please drop off any donations to our CliftonCares box at City Hall before by 11/24/2017. Your monetary donation for postage, no matter how big or small, is appreciated. You may mail your check, payable to Lizz Gagnon, to her at Clifton City Hall, 900 Clifton Avenue, Clifton, NJ 07013. We thank our local newspapers for their ongoing support in getting this request to Clifton citizens!! Thank you to our Clifton residents for their continued generosity. Our soldiers know that you all care!

Ognisko – Bonfire Picnic
NORTH CAROLINA – The Polish-American Club of the Triangle cordially invites you to the annual Polish-American Bonfire Picnic – Ognisko on Saturday, November 4th, 2017 from 2:00 pm to sunset at Umstead State Park, Raleigh (shelter #1), use the Crabtree Creek entrance to the Park. Please register for this event by sending an email to: polam.raleigh@gmail.com stating the number of guests! The Club will provide delicious food and soft drinks. Cost: $8 Club members, $12 non-members, children under 12 free. Cash, checks and major credit cards accepted at the event. The William B. Umstead State Park is located at 8801 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27617.  Note that NO ALCOHOLIC DRINKS ARE ALLOWED IN THE PARK. We hope to see you there!

Family Trip To Peddler’s Village Apple Festival
NEW JERSEY / PENNSYLVANIA – The Clifton Recreation Department will be sponsoring a family trip to Peddler’s Village Apple Festival on Saturday, November 4, 2017.  Join us for some shopping, apples, and fun. Peddler’s Village, Lahaska PA, has something for everyone from 70 specialty shops and six restaurants to Giggleberry Fair family entertainment center. Participate in the Apple Festival featuring scrumptious apple treats including apple butter, apple cider, apple dumplings, apple fritters and everyone’s favorite apples dipped in caramel!  Take home a bushel fresh from the orchard.  Live entertainment and apple pie-eating contests add to the festivities of this traditional autumn celebration.  The cost is $18.00 per person.  Shopping and food is at your own expense. Bus leaves from in front of City Hall at 8:30 a.m. sharp and returns approximately 6:30 p.m.  Pre-registration is required and can be done either online at www.cliftonrec.com or at the Clifton Recreation Department, 900 Clifton Ave, City Hall 2nd Floor. Online registration deadline is Thursday, November 2nd. Call (973) 470-5956 for more information.

Thrift Shop
PASSAIC, NJ – St. John Lutheran Church of Passaic will hold a Thrift Shop on Saturday, November 4th from 9:30 am to 1 pm featuring second hand clothing, house items and toys at a very low price! The church is located at 140 Lexington Avenue. For Information call the church at 973-779-1166 or Lorraine at 973-868-3380. 

Zupapalooza – Polish Soup Festival
NEW YORK – Zupapalooza, an event featuring a variety of homemade Polish soups prepared by member organizations of the Polish American Congress, will take place on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017 at the Private Leonard Post, 2450 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga from 1 to 4 p.m. Hosted by the Polish American Congress, WNY Division, the event will feature a “People’s Choice” Award for best soup selected by guests. In addition, guest judges will award the “Golden Ladle Award” for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place soups. There will also be a prize awarded for “Best Decorated” soup stand/station. Besides enjoying authentic Polish soups, guests will also enjoy Polish music, Polish beer and vodka, Polish books/literature, Polish genealogy, and information leaflets on each group participating in the event. PACWNY President and Zupapalooza creator Jim Ławicki said, “The concept of Zupapalooza was formulated to bring greater awareness and visibility of our member organizations while doing some fundraising. Its focus is authentic Polish soups. To that end, the WNY community is in for a real treat as there will be a wonderful offering of homemade Polish soups. It will be fun and educational for everyone!” For a $10 purchase general admission for adults and $5 for children, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy four samples of soup from participating organizations, rye bread/butter. Desserts will also be available for purchase. Additional soup purchases for onsite consumption or takeout will be available to all guests attending the event. For advance purchase contact: Jim Ławicki  (716) 864-6110 or email: jlawicki@verizon.net; Irena Woszczak at (716) 696-0986; or Mira Szramel, (716) 903-3242. Checks may also be sent directly to the Polish American Congress: PACWNY, PO Box 1242, Buffalo, NY 14240.

Save The Date – 5th Annual O.K. Fundraiser Luncheon
NEW JERSEY – The Sons of Poland Council, co-sponsoring with the Benevolent Foundation, will hold the 5th annual O.K.  (“Our Kids”)  Fundraising Luncheon at the Victorian Banquet Hall, 407 US-46, Elmwood Park, NJ 07407 on Sunday, November 5, 2017  from noon to 4:00 PM. Tickets are only $40 for an elegant sit-down luncheon. There will be a beautiful array of RAFFLE PRIZES to win, as well. Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit Imagine the Possibilities, Inc., the charity of Senator Lesniak—former gubernatorial candidate and a  longtime member of the Sons of Poland—for its “Operation Santa”  program, which provides holiday gifts for New Jersey children-in-need, now in its 17th year. For more information call (201) 935-2807, or write: Sons of Poland, 333 Hackensack Street, Carlstadt, NJ 07072.

Bingo In Wisconsin!
WISCONSIN – Every Wednesday the Polish Center of Wisconsin hosts BINGO games run by our dedicated volunteers. We are one of the few places in the Milwaukee area that holds Bingo on a weekly basis.  Our hall is filled with natural light and has beautiful views!   Doors open at 4 p.m.  There are two sessions with game play starting at 6:00 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m.  Cash prizes are offered for the winners of each game. There is $1050.00 in prizes awarded in each session.  We have soft cards: 3-on for $5.00; 6-on for $10.00 and 9-on for $14.00.  Additional single cards are just $1.00. No sign-up is necessary.  We even sell colored daubers and pull-tabs.  Join us for multi-generational fun!  Our building is ADA compliant with restrooms close at hand and easy access to parking.  Popcorn is free; soda refills are free.  Delicious food is available for purchase throughout the evening and we have a cash bar.  Free slice of pie for the first 50 players the 2nd Wednesday of the month.  Free hot dog for the first 50 players the last Wednesday of the month.  Door prizes are featured every third Wednesday of the month.  Enjoy the great family-friendly atmosphere at our beautiful location for BINGO games!  Proceeds from Bingo help maintain our building and grounds.   For more information call (414) 529-2140. The Polish Center of Wisconsin is lo
cated at 6941 S. 68th St., Franklin, WI 53132.

Volunteers Needed For Holiday Decorating – November 24th
HARTFORD, CT – Men/Women needed to help decorate the Polish National Home for the Christmas holiday season. Contact Helen Olejarz at 860-871-1006 if you want to be part of this fun project. You may also email us at Info@PolishHomeCT.org  Decorating day: November 24
th. The Polish National Home is located at 60 Charter Oak Avenue – Pulaski Plaza, Hartford, CT 06106.

We are hiring!
HARTFORD, CT – The Polish National Home is looking for quality, hard-working and reliable part-time staff to fill-in for banquet/events, bartending and/or waitstaff. Candidates looking to pick-up shifts here and there are perfect. Ability to speak Polish & English a plus.  Email: Info@PolishHomeCT.org with name, address, phone number, email with brief summary of related experience, or if looking to be trained. The Polish National Home is located at 60 Charter Oak Avenue – Pulaski Plaza, Hartford, CT 06106.

POLKA DANCES

Jimmy Sturr & His Orchestra To Perform At Brick Elks
NEW JERSEY – The Brick Elks proudly presents “18 Time Grammy Winning” JIMMY STURR  & HIS ORCHESTRA on Sunday, October 29
th from 2 to 6 p.m. Tickets: $25.00 per person. Refreshments will be available as well as a Polish kitchen with a variety of foods to choose from. Plenty of parking with easy access to the hall. For tickets and more information call Andy 732-330-0624, email: njpolkas@comcast.net; Bernie 732-504-7808, email: blesiak@yahoo.com; or Neil 732-905-0696, email: neil12@optionline.net. The Brick Elks is located at 2493 Old Hooper Ave., Brick, NJ 08723. Doors open at 12:30 p.m.

Polka Dance
PENNSYLVANIA – On Saturday, November 4 , the White Rose Polka Dance will be held at Emigsville Fire Co. (Alert Fire Hall), George Street, Emigsville, PA. Music by Polka Punch Band, 7 to 11 P.M. For more information, call 717-938-5196.

Polka Dance
PENNSYLVANIA – On Sunday, November 5, a Polka Dance will be held at the Associated Polish Home, 9150 Academy Road, Northeast Philadelphia, 2 to 6 P.M. Music by Dennis Polisky and the Maestro’s Men. Info/reservations call John Wisniewski 215-906-1825.

Pillar’s Christmas Party Holiday Reunion
CONNECTICUT – Dick and JoAnne Pillar presents their 19
th Annual CHRISTMAS PARTY HOLIDAY REUNION on Tuesday, November 28th from 10:45 am to 3:30 pm featuring music by the Eddie Forman Orchestra. The event will take place at the Aqua Turf Ballroom, 556 Mulberry St., Plantsville, CT 06479. Family Style All You Can Eat Dinner with a Cherries Jubilee Dessert. For more information email: pillarent@aol.com – Visit www.dickpillar.com

Fall Dance Schedule For Polish American Citizens Club of Ludlow, MA
October 29 | Dennis Polisky & Maestro’s Men (CT)
November 5 | Tony Blazonczyk & New Phaze (IL)
November 12 | Lenny Gomulka & Chicago Push (MA)
November 19 | The Boys (MD)
November 26 | Dennis Polisky & Maestro’s Men (CT)
December 3 | Dynabrass (MI)
December 10 | Eddie Forman & EFO (MA)
January 1, 2018 | New Year’s Day Celebration
featuring Eddie Forman & EFO and Dennis Polisky & Maestro’s Men | Dancing from 2:00PM to 7:00PM
For dance information call Ed Szela (413) 567 – 1961
Polish Kitchen available. PACC not responsible for Weather or Band Related Cancellations
All dances are from 2 to 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
The club is located at 355 East Street, Ludlow, MA 01056
For more information call 413-583-6385 – or visit www.paccludlow.com