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Murder-Mystery Dinner
NEW JERSEY – A murder-mystery dinner, “Murder in Margaritaland ” will be held at the Polish American Citizens Club at 29 Kline Blvd. in Whitehouse Station on Saturday, April 25. Doors open at 7 p.m. Price includes show, buffet dinner, and dancing. The plot is a night of crime and chaos in the Caribbean. Seating limited. Call for reservations at (908) 534-6230.

The Inaugural Pope Saint John Paul II Lecture
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Pontifi cal Faculty of the Immaculate Conception and the Friends of John Paul II Foundation invite you to The Inaugural Pope Saint John Paul II Lecture on Wednesday, April 22nd at 7:00 p.m.. An outstanding speaker, Archbishop J. Augustine DiNoia, O.P. , Adjunct Secretary of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith, will give a talk on “A NEW CHRISTIAN HUMANISM: The Legacy of Pope Saint John Paul II”. The lecture will take place in Aquin Hall – Dominican House of Studies, 487 Michigan Avenue, N.E., Washington, DC 20017. Following the lecture, please join us for a Reception to celebrate the birthday of Pope Saint John Paul II (May 18) and the first anniversary of his canonization (April 27). For more information and a map showing parking areas and other transportation, please visit our web site: or Believe me, you don’t want to miss this outstanding lecture! Everyone is welcome … no tickets are required. You can email:

Polish Children’s Heartline Annual Golf Outing
NEW JERSEY – The Polish Children’s Heartline is looking for golfers, sponsors, dinner guests and volunteers for our 2nd Annual Golf Outing. Join us for another fun day of golf, good food, drink and great raffles while supporting this wonderful cause. And who knows….. maybe you’ll win a car! The outing will be held on Thursday, July 16th at Woodlake Country Club, 25 New Hampshire Ave., Lakewood, NJ 08701. A complete program of 18 holes of golf, deli lunch, player snacks, gift bags, dinner buffet, 1 hour open bar of wine & beer, raffle prizes, awards banquet, and contests. For more information contact Doreen Patras Cramer 732-680-0680 or Corey Cramer 607-713-3700. Registration deadline July 10th. Early Bird registration June 16th.

Polish Singers Alliance of America – District Seven’s Calendar of Upcoming Events
Saturday, April 18 – District 7 meeting. Officers and Choral Delegates to meet at 2:00 pm beneath the rectory of Our Lady of Czestochowa-St. Casimir Parish,183 25th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232.
Sunday, April 19 – Singers and all of Polonia have been invited to attend the 2nd POLISH-HUNGARIAN FRIENDSHIP DAY at the Polish Home, 261 Driggs Avenue, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY 11222 at 4 PM. e-mail Many Jutrzenka members are planning on attending.
Sunday, April 26 – PSAA District 7 choruses have been invited to present a CHORAL CONCERT organized by the Polish Consul General Urszula Gacek at St.Patrick’s Cathedral in NYC commemorating the 10th Anniversary of Pope John Paul II’s death after the 5:30 pm evening Mass. All are invited to attend.
Saturday, May 2 – ARIA #303 of Wallington, NJ will sing at the 9:30 Mass, and later at the 1:00 pm commemoration at the Kosciuszko Monument at West Point in cooperation with the American Association of the Friends of Kosciuszko at West Point’s Annual Conference which will be held on Friday, May 1 at Thayer Hotel. For details, please call Frances X. Gates at 917-913-3133.
Saturday, May 30 – CHOPIN SINGING SOCIETY #182 of Passaic, NJ will be hosting this year’s District Convention starting with Business Sessions of Delegates at the Polish People’s Home at 1-5 Monroe Street in Passaic, NJ followed by a festival – style Concert/Competition, Mass and Awards Banquet. For details, please call Brent Iskra at 973-546-3568.
Sunday, May 31 – Izabella Kobus-Salkin, District Choral Director and General Director of the PSAA, is organizing a CHILDREN’s FESTIVAL of POLISH SONG at the Polish Slavic Center,177 Kent Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY inviting Polish Children’s Groups of the Metropolitan Area to participate. If interested and for further information, please contact Izabella at 917-288-9261.

Concert In Memory of Saint Pope John Paul II
NEW YORK – The Consulate General of the Republic of Poland invites all to attend the annual Concert In Memory of Pope John Paul II which will be held on Sunday, April 26th, 7 p.m., at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in NYC to pay tribute to the Pope and recognize the 10th Anniversary of his death. It has become a tradition in the New York area to hold this yearly event commemorating the beloved Pope, and now a saint, John Paul II. Enjoy favorite songs of the Polish Pope performed by the best Polish-American choirs of the Polish Singers Alliance of America: Aria #303 Mixed (cond. Joanna Mieleszko); Jutrzenka Singing Society #226 Female (cond. Izabella Kobus-Salkin); Hejnal #323 Mixed (cond. Janusz Sporek); Oginski #283 Male (cond. Malgorzata Strzelecka), and Polonia-Paderewski #287 Mixed (cond. Adrian Sylveen). St. Patrick’s Cathedral is located at Fifth Avenue, between 50th and 51st Streets, New York, NY, 10022.

Garage Sale
NEW JERSEY – The Red Hat Angels, a team from the American Cancer Society Relay for Life Clifton will be sponsoring a garage sale on Friday 4/24 and Saturday 4/25 at 29 Ladwik Lane in Clifton between 9AM and 4 PM. Our previous sales for many years were held on Huron Avenue and we have returning customers because we have great bargains. Household items, toys and books will be available for sale. Our garage sales are always popular because our prices are right and everyone supports the cause, with all donations going to the Relay for Life Clifton. Please help us celebrate a world of less cancer and more birthdays. Visit and support our sale on 4/24 and 4/25. If you do not find anything you need, please honor or remember someone who has been lost to cancer or a survivor of cancer by purchasing a Sun or Moon in their name for $1.00. Relay for Life Clifton is an overnight event being held this year on Saturday, May 30 2 PM to Sunday, May 31 6 AM at Clifton High School. If you would like to learn more about the event, please visit the website at

NJBG Early Spring Wildflower Walk – April 25, 2015
NEW JERSEY – Spring is breaking out all over, and our native wildflowers are among the first to greet the season. Come exlore them, at NJBG’s Early Spring Wildflower Walk at the New Jersey State Botanical Garden, on Saturday, April 25, at 10 a.m. NJBG’s Wildflower Garden is a haven for native plants, many of which are at their best in the spring. Join NJBG wildflower expert Darlene Nowak to check out the early spring bloomers in the Wildflower Garden in a walk that will explore several different terrains and the plants that inhabit them. Wear comfortable shoes; meet at the Carriage House Visitor Center. Rain cancels. A $5 donation is requested. A second Spring Wildflower Walk is scheduled for May 16, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. In mid May, an entirely different group of plants is in flower, including a spectacular collection of Japanese primroses along the Wildflower Garden’s streams. The New Jersey State Botanical Garden at Skylands, which appears on both the State and National Registers of Historic Places, is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day of the year (8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the winter). Admission to the Garden is always free; parking is free in the spring as well. A $5 per car State Park parking charge ($7 for out-of-state visitors) is in effect only on summer weekends and holidays from Memorial Day to Labor Day (inclusive). NJBG/Skylands is located on Morris Road in Ringwood, New Jersey. For an event schedule, membership brochure, directions or more information, please call 973-962-9534 or visit

Annual Herb Sale
NEW JERSEY – The Montclair Historical Society’s Annual HERB SALE with Heirloom and Old World Veggies (one of Montclair’s enduring spring traditions) will be held on Thursday, April 30th from 9 am to 8 pm; Friday, May 1st from 9 am to 5 pm; and Saturday, May 2nd from 9 am to 4 pm (or until we sell out). The Restoration Fair will be held on Saturday, May 2nd. Meet the craftsmen who can bring your project to life. Workshops throughout the day. Check the website for more information or call 973-744-1796.The society is located at 108 Orange Road in Montclair. Organic herbs and vegetables for your garden. Pre-orders available at

14th Annual Lollipops & Roses Concert
NEW JERSEY – The Clifton Community Band is performing their 14th Annual Lollipops & Roses Intergenerational Concert on Saturday, May 16th @ 2 pm at the Clifton High School Auditorium, Colfax Ave. in Clifton. Admission: $7.00 Children under 12: Free. Proceeds benefit the Clifton Education Foundation & The Clifton Community Band. Tickets will be sold at the door as well as advance tickets available from band members or by contacting or phone 973-771-3751.

Special Invitation – American Workers
Dear Friends and Supporters, I am pleased to invite you to join us on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, as we welcome Mark Andol, founder of the American Made Store, who is featured in the American Made Movie. Mr. Andol will visit Historic Philadelphia with the panel of American Workers Radio to promote jobs and job skills, the expansion of the Trades and Vocational classes in America’s schools, and efforts like National Small Business Weekend the First weekend of every month. We invite you to join us at the following events:
1. At 1 P.M. there will be a Press Conference at the Independence Visitor Center, 6th and Market Streets, in Historic Philadelphia to discuss efforts and meet Mr. Andol. Philadelphia area news media, elected representatives, small business groups, representatives of schools that teach The Trades and Industrial Arts Programs are invited to attend.
2. At 2 P.M. following the Press Conference, we will take group photos with Mr. Andol and our guests at the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and National Constitution Center.
3. At 6 P.M. on Wednesday, April 29th, we invite you to be our guest at the showing of the American Made Movie at the Ritz Movie Theater, 214 Walnut Street in Historic Philadelphia. Admission is Free. (Parking is Free on Wednesday evening from 5 P.M. to 12 midnight in all areas that normally require a paid Kiosk parking meter ticket).
4. Meet Mark Andol Reception after the movie at the Polish American Cultural Center, 308 Walnut Street from 7:30 to 8:30 P.M. (one block away). Admission is Free.
Kindly mark your calendar and welcome others to attend these events. Thanks for helping us promote jobs and job skills in America. Your participation and your reply is appreciated. For more information call (215) 922-1700 or email:
Michael Blichasz, Host of American Workers Radio

Who Needs Perennials? Annuals Rock!
NEW JERSEY – Master Gardeners of Bergen County present Who Needs Perennials? Annuals Rock! Presented by Ira Grasgreen – Eason Horticultural Resources on Tuesday, April 28th, 7:30 p.m., at the County Administration Building, One Bergen Plaza, Hackensack – 1st floor meeting room. Refreshments at 7:00 pm, Announcements at 7:20 pm. Gardeners will be looking carefully at what to plant this season, so this presentation will give them some great ideas. As gardeners, we can probably all agree perennials do bring much delight to the garden. However, annuals provide spectacular color and texture. The potential selection of plant materials is enormous. There are billions (a slight exaggeration) of annuals which accommodate very diverse growing conditions. Ira Grasgreen will show pictures of annuals for shade, sun, containers and different landscape conditions. The photographs will feature diverse color and height selections as annuals offer endless choices for your garden. For more information check out the website: or email: