Calendar (December 30th)
California Event – LA Clippers Polish Heritage Day
Sunday, January 6, 2019 at 12:30 PM
STAPLES Center, 1111 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Tickets start at $15.00
Order your tickets online, use promo code “POLISH”, and receive a Polish Heritage T-Shirt & Scarf.
First Day Hike at NJBG – January 1, 2019
NEW JERSEY – The NJBG/Skylands Association and Ringwood State Park invite you to start off the new year right and enjoy a free First Day Hike on Tuesday, January 1, 2019, at the New Jersey State Botanical Garden, located on Morris Road in Ringwood, NJ. Join us on a self-guided, family-friendly hike in the Park woodlands surrounding the Botanical Garden. Weather permitting, you can easily climb to the Mt. Defiance overlook on the Halifax trail and return, or choose our alternate hike without a climb. This annual event is a joint project of Ringwood State Park staff and volunteers from the NJBG/Skylands Association. Wear sturdy shoes and weather appropriate clothes, small children may need to be carried. This event is free. Begin your Skylands hike between 1:00 and 2:00 p.m. at the Carriage House Visitor Center of the New Jersey State Botanical Garden. Map and hike directions will be provided at the start. Allow 90 minutes for the hike. Snow cancels; please call the State Park office at 973-962-7031 for more information. First Day Hikes are held annually on New Year’s Day at State parks all across the United States. They are designed to encourage visitors to enjoy their state parks year-round, and to promote good health and exercise by working off some of the calories gained during the holidays. In the winter, the Botanical Garden’s primary roads and parking lots are cleared after snowfalls and you’re invited to stroll through the serene surroundings to enjoy the season’s special beauty. Or, bring your cross-country skis and snowshoes to explore the Garden’s many meadows and woodland trails in a totally different way. 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 6 p.m. every day. Admission to the Garden is always free. Parking is also free in the fall, winter and spring. 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 www.njbg.org.
Polish Library Carnival Caroling – Concert of Grazyna Augustcik
WASHINGTON, D.C. – You are invited to the Polish Library’s Carnival Caroling and Concert on Saturday, January 5th, 2019 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the residence of the Ambassador of Poland, 3041 Whitehaven Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20008. The concert and holiday reception is organized by the Polish Library in Washington, D.C. in partnership with the Embassy of the Republic of Poland. This is a fundraising event for the Polish Library. This year all donations to be used for the Library renovation after Hurricane Florence damage.
NEW JERSEY – THE EVERYTHING FLEA MARKET & COLLECTIBLE SHOW will be held on Sunday, January 13, 2019 from 9 AM-4 PM – Indoors & Limited Outdoors at the Wayne PAL Building, 1 PAL Drive (off Parish Drive), Wayne, NJ 07470. Admission: Free. Organization Host: Wayne PAL. For information call 201-998-1144 or email@example.com Do your shopping here. There will be tables displaying an array of quality merchandise such as handbags, sports collectibles, jewelry for all ages, clothing, dollar items, gift items, video games, vintage jewelry, gloves & scarves, toys, perfumes, antiques & collectibles, garage/tag sale items all at bargain prices.
NEW JERSEY – Mental Health First Aid Training will be held at Clifton Memorial Library, 292 Piaget Avenue, Clifton, NJ 07011 on January 12th and January 19th, 2019 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. The course is for adults 18+… You will learn how to recognize signs of mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression, psychosis and addiction; how to approach and support someone in a mental health crisis until appropriate professional help arrives; how to be supportive, diffuse the situation, and encourage professional help; and understand what to do if someone is suicidal, harming themselves, or refusing help. Become certified in this five-step process which includes; assessing risk, respectfully listening to and supporting an individual in crisis, and identifying appropriate professional help and other supports. A commitment to attending the ENTIRE 8 hours is required. Being offered for $25. Must be Passaic County Resident. Bagels and coffee will be provided in the morning. Working lunch – please bring your own lunch. Sponsored by Passaic County Dept. of Human Service & Clifton Stigma Free Task Force. To register go to www.mhapassaic.org For more information call 973-478-4444 ext. 116 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND – Our Lady Queen of Poland Church cordially invites all to their Annual Oplatek Dinner on Sunday, January 20th, 2019 (1:30 p.m.) at the Knights of Columbus Hall. There will be a Children’s Christmas Pageant, singing of traditional Polish Christmas Carols, and a performance by the folk dancing group OJCZYZNA. Please join in for a wonderful dniner and exchange of good wishes all in the spirit of good fellowship. Reservations are required. No tickets will be sold at the door. Adults: $25.00 – Youth: $10.00 (14-18) – Children up to 13: FREE. For more information and reservations, call Izabella Macander 301-770-7086. Our Lady Queen of Poland Church is located at 9700 Rosensteel Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20910.
Clifton Health Dept. Offers Bone Density Screening
CLIFTON, NJ – In collaboration with Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center, the Clifton Health Department will be holding a Bone Density Screening for Clifton and Little Falls residents on Thursday, January 17, 2019 from 2 pm-4 pm at the Clifton Health Department Clinic, 2nd Floor in City Hall, 900 Clifton Avenue. Registration is required. Please call 973-470-5773 to register or for more information. The fee is $12.00 per person. A Bone Density Screening is used to estimate the density of your bones and your chances of breaking a bone. More importantly, it is the only test that can detect early stages of osteoporosis, a serious bone disease in which the body loses too much bone or makes too little bone. With osteoporosis, bones may become fragile, leading to an increased risk of fractures of the wrist, forearm, ribs, spine, feet and toes, and hip. In severe cases, a minor occurrence like a sneeze can also cause bones to fracture. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, approximately 54 million people in the United States either already have osteoporosis or are at risk due to low bone mass. Osteoporosis can occur in both men and women and at any age, but it is most common in older women. The Clifton Health Department is a contractual health agency serving the Township of Little Falls.
Sons of Poland Update
NEW JERSEY – The Sons of Poland Council’s December Meeting took place Wednesday, Dec. 12 at Polka Dot Restaurant, Wallington, NJ. Participants brought an unwrapped toy to be donated to Tomorrow’s Children’s Fund for Kids with Cancer at Hackensack Hospital, our ongoing drive during the holiday season. Food and drink, a brief meeting agenda, and games were enjoyed by all — Christmas trivia and “Name That Koleda” (Xmas carol)! Prizes awarded the winners, and then we enjoyed taking photo booth pics! We do good works and have fun in the process! (Dayle Vander Sande)