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By on November 19, 2013

Thanksgiving Dinner
MARYLAND – Polish American Congress Inc. – Washington Metropolitan Area Division requests the pleasure of your company at its Annual Thanksgiving Dinner honoring Keynote Speaker Maestro Piotr Gajewski, Music Director and Conductor of The National Philharmonic. Guest Artist, Dr. Laura Kafka-Price, Lyric Soprano. The dinner will be held on Sunday, November 17th at the Kenwood Country Club, 5601 River Road, Bethesda, Maryland. For more information: Susanne Lotarski 301-654-9359; Maria Quas dePenno 301- 951-9271.

Holiday Family Fun & Food Fair
CONNECTICUT – The Ladies Guild of SS. Cyril and Methodius Church will host their annual Holiday Family Fun & Food Fair on Saturday, November 16, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 17, from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. the event will be held in the Church’s Lower Hall, 63 Popieluszko Court (between Wyllys Street and Charter Oak Ave.), Hartford. Admission and parking are free. An exhibit of artwork by students of SS. Cyril and Methodius School will be featured, in addition to free events for children (face painting & holiday craft making), floral arrangements, handcrafted Christmas wreaths, delicious homemade baked goods, pierogi, attic treasures and refreshments. Something for every member of the family! For additional information, contact Irene Syp Underwood at 860.561.2336.

Networking Opportunity At Oakland Public Library
NEW JERSEY – The Oakland Public Library cordially invites local businesses from around the area to come and take advantage of this networking opportunity! Wednesday, November 20th. 8 AM to 10 AM. Special guest speaker Bill Loges of ReferenceUSA will demonstrate how you can easily develop a client list with the help of your public library. Always free with a library card. Come and learn how you can access this powerful business database to target new customers, research competitors, and gain competitive advantage by leveraging targeted information to cultivate your business growth. A light breakfast will be served! Seating is limited. There is no charge to attend, but registration is required. Please call or visit the library today! The library is located at2 Municipal Plaza, Oakland, NJ 07436, Phone: 201-337-3742

Flapjack Breakfast
NEW JERSEY – The Pleasant Plains Volunteer Fire Dept. presents the 61st Semi-Annual “Famous” All You Can Eat FLAPJACK BREAKFAST on November 24th from 7 am to 12 noon at the Pleasant Plains Firehouse, 40 Clayton Ave., Toms River. Breakfast includes flapjacks, sausage, juice, coffee, tea, milk or hot chocolate. All you can eat is just for FLAPJACKS. Free refills on coffee & tea.  They do make “orders to go” (no extra charge). For more information call 732-349-0808 or 732-664-2237.

Chopin Christmas Holiday Concert
NEW JERSEY – Chopin Singing Society celebrates its 103rd Anniversary with a festive Christmas Holiday Concert which will take place; Sunday, December 8, 2013 , 3PM at the Polish Peoples’ Home, 1-3 Monroe Street , Passaic, NJ. The chorus is under the direction of Maestro Anthony Tabish. Tickets are $25.00 each which includes a hot Buffet, Guest Artists and a Carol Sing along. Please contact John Budzinski @ 973-779-4310 for tickets and information.

JFK Library Children’s Events For November
NEW JERSEY – Children’s Services is pleased to announce our Children’s Events for November. We’ll be reading great books and making Thanksgiving crafts to put us all in a festive holiday mood. Craft day for ages 3-5 will be Monday 11/18; Craft day for ages 6-8 will be Tuesday, 11/12 and 11/19. BINGO will be held on Monday & Tuesday 11/25 and 11/26-ages 3 & up. November Movie Night will be held on 11/13 and we will be watching MONSTERS UNIVERSITY which is rated G.  The movie begins at 6:30 pm and is held at the VFW, 125 Main Ave., Wallington. Age group for Movie Night is 3 & Up at the discretion of the parent.  We will serve popcorn and juice boxes.  Hope to see you all soon! There is no charge for any of the above programs.  Please stop at the Library to pick up a copy of our children’s events calendar.  If you have any questions, please call the Library at 973-471-1692.  John F. Kennedy Memorial Library, is located at 92 Hathaway Street, Wallington, NJ 07057.

Grandparents As Parents (GAP) Meeting
NEW JERSEY – Grandparents as Parents (GAP) of Passaic County invites grandparents, kinship caregivers caring for other people’s children whose parents are unable or unwilling to do so, relative caregivers, community leaders and agencies, service providers, and elected officials to a GAP meeting on Wednesday, November 20, 9:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at the Paterson Public Library, 250 Broadway, Assembly Room, Paterson. Understanding the Affordable Care Act, will be presented by Alison Howard, NORWESCAP, Inc. and a Veterans Day presentation will be given by David Pearson, Catholic Charities. For more information, contact Mary Osinski, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ at or 973 720.3690.

Polish Flag Raising Ceremony
NEW JERSEY – Bergen County Executive Kathleen Donovan & The Board of Chosen Freeholders cordially invite all to the Polish Flag Raising Ceremony in celebration of Poland’s Independence Day which will be held on Wed. Nov. 13th, 12:30 p.m., at the Bergen County Administration Building, One Bergen County Plaza, Piazza, Hackensack.

Master Gardeners of Bergen County Meeting
NEW JERSEY – The November meeting of the Bergen County Master Gardeners, will feature a special presentation by The New Jersey Invasive Species Strike Team, a statewide non-profit organization with a mission “to prevent the spread of emerging invasive species across the state of New Jersey”. Many invasive plants stem from the landscape industry, and this workshop will focus on the threats of invasive species and how you can be a part of preventing their spread across New Jersey. The presentation will be held on: Tues. Nov. 19, 7:30 pm, at The County Administration Building, One Bergen Plaza, County Place, Hackensack, in the multi-purpose meeting room on the 1st floor. Plenty of parking & easy access to the building. Meetings are open to all interested gardeners, free of charge, and refreshments, followed by announcements, start at 7 pm. For more details, directions or other Master Gardeners activities, please contact: Tracey Fraser (201) 768-1856 or visit our website: In addition, please support this months special Thanksgiving food collection. Thank you.



MASSACHUSETTS – Birthday wishes to Michaeline Grol of Fall River, celebrating her birthday on November 14th. Happy Birthday from your Mom & Dad Natalie and Stanley Szufnarowski. STO LAT!

CALIFORNIA – Birthday wishes to William (Bill) Hicswa, U.S.M.C. Ret. of Oceanside, celebrating his birthday on November 14th. Happy Birthday from your brother Joe. STO LAT!

PENNSYLVANIA – Birthday wishes to my cousin Chet Kropinicki of Langhorne, celebrating his birthday on November 20th. Happy Birthday from your children, grandchildren, all your cousins out here in Jersey, and all your friends. STO LAT!


Happy Birthday Jack!

siblings_at_dads_95thforwebNORWOOD, MASSACHUSETTS: Wallace Jakielaszek “JACK” celebrated his 95th birthday in September with friends and family at a surprise polka party in his honor. Pictured with Jack are his children Mike, Marie, Elayne, and Billy.  Sto Lat!