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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, 3 PM 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.

Traditional Polish Christmas Eve Supper
ILLINOIS – The Polish Museum of America cordially invites you to its Family and Friends Traditional Polish Christmas Eve Supper (Wigilia) to be held on Friday evening, December 6, in the Sabina P. Logisz Great Hall of the Polish Museum of America from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The evening will include an explanation of the beautiful Wigilia traditions, sharing of the Polish Christmas wafer opłatek, delicious traditional Wigilia meatless meal, carols (kolędy) and a visit from St. Nicholas (Swięty Mikołaj). Adults must accompany and remain with children. Reservations are required and there is limited seating. Please email: or call (773) 384-3352, ext. 104 for further information. There is plenty of free parking. Location: 984 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60642.

Thrift Shop
NEW JERSEY – St. John Lutheran Church in Passaic will hold a Thrift Shop on Saturday, December 7, from 9:30 am to 1 pm featuring gently used clothing, household items and toys at low cost.  A Bazaar section of new items will be available for Christmas shopping.  The church is at 140 Lexington Avenue.  For information call the church office at 973-779-1166 or Margaret at 973-777-0322.

Polish Arts Club of Trenton Christmas Party
NEW JERSEY – The President and the Officers of the Polish Arts Club of Trenton, along with the Christmas Party Committee, are honored to invite you to celebrate the Birth of Christ. In accordance with Polish tradition, and to express friendship and wishes for a peaceful, healthy, and prosperous New Year, our evening will be filled with Holiday Music “Koledy” specially prepared dishes and sharing of the traditional Oplatek. We hope that all of our members, friends, both old and new, will be able to join us on Sunday, December 8, 2013 at Leonardo’s II. This establishment is located at 2021 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville, NJ.  (The phone number is 609-396-4466). Wine and appetizers will be served at 2 PM, followed by dinner at approximately 3 PM. For more information and price of tickets, please call Linda at 609-588-5524.

Breakfast With Santa
NEW JERSEY – WALLINGTON FIRE DEPARTMENT PARK ROW HOSE CO. #3 will be holding its’Annual Breakfast With Santa Fundraiser on Sunday, December 8, 2013. Time: 8:30 AM to Noon. Place: Wallington Civic Center, 24 Union Blvd Wallington, NJ 07057. Tickets available at the door To pre-order tickets — (973)-778-0842 . Pictures with Santa. Enjoy breakfast with us!

Clifton Community Band Free Holiday Concert
NEW JERSEY Snowflakes & Sleigh Rides, a free Holiday Concert featuring the Clifton Community Band performing a selection of seasonal favorites on Saturday, December 7th, 3 pm, at the Clifton High School Auditorium, Colfax Avenue, Clifton. Contact:  or phone 973-771-3751.

Clifton Republican Club Christmas Party
NEW JERSEY – The Clifton Republican Club is holding a “Christmas Party” on Tuesday, December 10th, 7 p.m., at The Mountainside Inn, 509 Hazel St., Clifton. Music by Apache Brothers, Buffet dinner. Please call Ron Bracke 201-294-7932 to make reservations; you can pay at the door. All are invited to attend. The regular meeting of the Republican Club has been cancelled because of the Christmas Party. Submitted by Ellen DeLosh.

Polish Christmas Ornaments Workshop
NEW JERSEY – What do little worlds, baskets, and porcupines, have in common? They are the names of some Polish traditional Christmas ornaments that you can learn to make. The Association of the Sons of Poland is a Fraternal Benefit Society located in Carlstadt, New Jersey. On behalf of its Benevolent Foundation, the Sons of Poland will offer two (2) workshops on making Traditional Polish Christmas Ornaments. The workshops are FREE to ALL and will be held at the Home Office located at 333 Hackensack Street in Carlstadt on Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon and 2:00 to 4:00 PM. All materials will be provided. Seats are limited so please call us at (201) 935-2807 between the hours of 10 AM to 3 PM and reserve your place no later than December 6th.

Polish National Home Celebrates
CONNECTICUT – The Polish National Home is celebrating its 30th  Anniversary of its designation on the National Historical Registry at 2 p.m. on December 8th at the main ballroom of the P.N.H., 60 Charter Oak Ave., Hartford, CT. Ticket price includes choice of pork tenderloin or salmon entrée.  For more information, contact Irene Syp Underwood at (860) 561-2336 or at

Wigilia / Christmas Party
NEW JERSEY – The Polish American Club of North Jersey will be holding their annual Wigilia / Christmas Party on December 8th at the Wallington Exchange.  Please order your tickets from Maria Zoch now as they will be selling out fast. Call 201-342-8957. Please invite your family and friends for this very enjoyable party. And please remember, Santa will be visiting the club again this year, so the youngsters (and all those young at heart) are especially welcomed to come. For more information about joining the club, contact Hanna Sesulka (membership committee) 973-472-6862.

Visit W/St. Nicholas & Pancake Breakfast w/Santa
MICHIGAN – Our Lady of the Scapular (formerly Our Lady of Mount Carmel) Polish Heritage Group in Wyandotte will hold a Pancake Breakfast with Santa Claus and Visit with St. Nicholas on Sunday, December 8th. Mass at 8 a.m. – St. Nicholas, and breakfast to follow (8-10 am) with Santa Claus in social hall. Call the rectory 734-284-9135 for more information and cost. Our Lady of the Scapular is located at 976 John Paul II Avenue, Wyandotte, MI 48192.

The Art of Making Homemade Pierogi
MICHIGAN – Our Lady of the Scapular (formerly Our Lady of Mount Carmel) Polish Heritage Group in Wyandotte will hold a workshop on the Art of Making Homemade Pierogi on Saturday, December 7th and Sunday, December 8th. Class will be held at 12 noon in the OLS Social Hall. Fee: $10.00 which includes 1/2 dozen pierogi to take home. Call the rectory 734-284-9135 for more information. Our Lady of the Scapular is located at 976 John Paul II Avenue, Wyandotte, MI 48192.

Clifton’s Friends of the Shelter Santa Pet Day
NEW JERSEY – Santa “Paws” will be helping the Friends of the Shelter raise money for the animals looking for a home for the holidays! This year we are trying something new and exciting… Santa Pet Days will be held at Foster Animal Hospital, 1347 Broad Street in Clifton on Sunday, December 8 from 12-4.  ALL PETS WELCOME! Santa will pose with your dog, cat, ferret, rabbit, guinea pig or whatever animals share your heart and home. Affordable holiday merchandise will be available for sale in addition to other goodies!!  As always all proceeds benefit the animals!

Family Christmas Party
NEW YORK – The Polish American Independent Club, 35 Jayne Boulevard, Port Jefferson Station, will hold its Annual Club Family Christmas Party on Sunday, December 15th from 2 to 6 p.m. For information call (631) 473-9807.

Clifton’s Friends of the Shelter Holiday Tree
NEW JERSEY –  Get in the holiday spirit by honoring a pet who held (or holds) a special place in your heart! A $5 donation purchases a light on our TREE OF LOVE outside and an ornament with your animal’s name that will be displayed in our shelter. The TREE OF LOVE tradition is observed November 24-January 5. All proceeds will benefit the homeless animals in our care. Celebrate the life of a beloved pet while helping other animals trying to find new homes for the holidays! Coupons online at, at the shelter or can be mailed to: Friends of the Shelter, PO Box 4923, Clifton, NJ 07015.

Santa Claus Is Coming To Wallington!
NEW JERSEY – Santa Claus is coming to town! And that’s not all… Mrs. Claus will be there early to read stories to the kids. You’ll even make Reindeer food to take home. The reindeers will really appreciate a snack on Christmas Eve. Santa will be along shortly after storytime to greet the kids and wish them a Merry Christmas! He may even bring along a few of his friends. You must register for this event, so please stop by the John F. Kennedy Memorial Library, located at 92 Hathaway Street, Wallington or call us at 973-471-1692. The event will take place on December 12th, 6:00 p.m. at the VFW, 125 Main Ave., Wallington.



NEW JERSEY– Birthday wishes to Bert Zamorski of Linden, celebrating her birthday on December 9th. Happy Birthday from your husband Bucky, your children, grandchildren, and all your Polka Friends. STO LAT!



BIRTHDAY WISHES to: Elaine Palischak, Plymouth, PA – 12/10.