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Calendar 10-23-13

By on October 29, 2013

Polish Community of Wallington
And “How To Search For Your Own Ancestry”

NEW JERSEY – The Slavic Club, Certificate in Russian & East European Studies Program and the Department of International Programs are co-sponsoring a lecture, The Polish Community of Wallington, NJ and How to Search for Your Own Ancestry by Dr. Marta Deyrup and Mr. Wojciech Siemaszkiewicz.The presentation will take place on October 24 at 6:30 p.m. in Fahy Hall rm. 236. This presentation will discuss the research that went into completing the book, The Polish Community of Wallington, NJ (Arcadia 2013), and will offer practical advice on how you can start researching your own family genealogy on your own. Wojciech Siemaszkiewicz, a Polish immigrant, is the national director of the Polish American Congress, Northern NJ Division and a librarian at the NYPL. Dr. Marta Mestrovic Deyrup, also from Bergen County, is a Slavic Librarian at Seton Hall University. Please join us for an interesting and informative talk and bring your own questions. For more information please contact: Anna Kuchta (973) 275-5875

Apple Pie Baking Contest
NEW JERSEY – Attention all bakers!  Enter the Clifton Recreation Department’s annual Apple Pie Baking Contest on Sunday, October 27 at this year’s HarvestFest.  Following the Halloween Parade, the HarvestFest will be held at Main Memorial Park from 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Pies must be homemade and must be registered at the park between 1:00 and 1:30 p.m. Prizes are gift certificates to local grocery stores and will be awarded to the top three pies and consolation gifts will be issued for all entries.  Winners will be announced at the main baseball field the day of the event.

Low Cost Cholesterol & Blood Glucose Screening
NEW JERSEY – A low cost cholesterol and blood glucose screening will be held on Friday, October 25, from 9 AM to 1:30 PM at the Clifton Health Department Clinic, 2nd floor in City Hall, 900 Clifton Ave., Clifton.  Fasting is not required.  Appointments are necessary; please call 973-470-5760 to register for an appointment.  The screening is open to residents of Clifton and Little Falls.  The cost is $15 per person, or $10 for people 55 years of age or older.  Participant will receive immediate results.  Both tests are performed by a finger stick.  For more information, please call 973-470-5760. According to the American Heart Association, “Too much cholesterol in the blood is a major risk for coronary heart disease (which leads to heart attack) and for stroke”.  High levels of glucose can indicate diabetes, and an early diagnosis as well as controlling glucose levels can help limit the complications of diabetes.

Halloween Spooktacular Science Show
NEW JERSEY – The John F. Kennedy Memorial Library of Wallington is happy to announce the Halloween Spooktacular Science Show will be held at the VFW, 125 Main Avenue, Wallington on October 29th at 6:30 pm.  You don’t want to miss this show!  You will be entertained and amazed!  This party might even get a bit messy – or should I say “slimy” – BWAHAHAHA!!!  So don’t miss this FA-BOO-LOUS HALLOWEEN SHOW – it will be so much fun you’ll be laughing ’til Thanksgiving. SIGN-UP IS REQUIRED – please stop by the library and put your names on the sign-up sheet. The library is located at 92 Hathaway Street. For more information call 973-471-1692.

Bobby Valli Performs At St. Stan’s
NEW JERSEY – St. Stanislaus Kostka Rosary Altar Society presents Bobby Valli (back by popular demand) on Saturday, October 26th. Ticket price includes a roast beef dinner with all the fixings and music featuring Bobby Valli. The event will take place at St. Stan’s school gym, 225 MacArthur Ave., Sayreville. Group tables are available. (Adults only). Call early for tickets or to reserve a table! Call Yvonne 732-257-4634, Connie 732-651-6391 or the church office at 732-254-0212. Proceeds to benefit St. Stan’s 100th Anniversary celebration.

Thrift Shop
NEW JERSEY – St. John Lutheran Church of Passaic will hold its’ monthly “Thrift Shop” on November 2nd from 9:30 am to 1 pm at the church on 140 Lexington Avenue in Passaic. All proceeds go to local charities. For more information call 973-779-1166.

Harvest Dinner
MASSACHUSETTS – St. Valentine’s Polish National Catholic Church, 127 King Street, Northampton, will hold its annual “Harvest Dinner” on October 27, at noon in the Parish Hall.  The menu consists of Roast Pork and Roast Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Stuffing, Butternut Squash, Cabbage, Mixed vegetables, Rolls/butter, coffee/tea/milk and dessert.  For further information and reservations, please call the Rectory office at 413-584-0133 or Christine at 413-584-4531.

Beefsteak Fundraiser To Salute Our Veterans
NEW JERSEY – A beefsteak fundraiser in salute of our veterans will be held on Friday, November 8th at the Polish Peoples Home, 1-3 Monroe Street in Passaic. Tickets: $35.00 – catered by Nightingales. All proceeds will be applied to the upkeep and maintenance of the Polish Home. Tickets and more information call John Budzinski 973-779-4310.

6th Annual Kidz Bowling 4 Kidz
PENNSYLVANIA – The Polish Falcons of America announces the “6th Annual Kidz Bowling 4 Kidz” to be held on Sunday, November 3rd at AMF Mt. Lebanon Lanes in Mt. Lebanon. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. and bowling starts at 1 p.m. Children of all ages (5-99) can qualify. Need not be a member of a fraternal society to participate. There is no cost to enter the tournament, however, you must have a total of $25 in sponsorships or promised sponsorships prior to entering. Visit for additional information or contact Karen Pintar at 1-800-843-7675, or by e-mail: All bowlers will roll a three game series (ages 5-7 bowl two games) and will be treated to entertainment, games, face painting, food, prizes and a commemorative t-shirt the day of the event. Also, the bowler who collects the most donations will receive a prize! T-shirts for ages 18 & under. Proceeds from this event will benefit Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.


FLORIDA – Anniversary wishes to Chrissy (nee Skawinski) & Scott Beatrice of Lakeland, who will be celebrating their “14th” Wedding Anniversary on October 24th. Congratulations and Best Wishes from your sons, Andrew James & Matthew Joseph, your father Stan Skawinski of Sarasota (Stan is the Post Eagle’s “Polka Notes” columnist), parents Debbie & Paul Beatrice of Holbrook, MA, and all your relatives and friends. Sto Lat!



BIRTHDAY WISHES to: Alex Kochek, NY; Maryann Lisa, NJ – 10/26. Kathy Zuzock, NJ; Ed Szymanski, NJ – 10/28. Helen Burnanovsky, PA – 10/30.

ANNIVERSARY WISHES to: Bennie & Patricia Snoga, TX – 10/25. Robert & Karin Taylor, NY – 10/27.