Calendar (week of September 17, 2014)
3 Polish Clubs Christmas Dance
NEW JERSEY – 4th Annual 3-Polish Club Christmas Dance sponsored by the Polish American Club of Toms River, American Polish Club of Whiting and the Ocean County Polish American Social Club will be held on December 10, 2014, 12:30 to 4:30 pm at the Clarion Hotel, Route 37 & Mule Road, Toms River, NJ. There will be a choice of three entres, dessert, 2 carafes of wine on each table, soda, iced tea, coffee and tea. For tickets and information please call: Polish American Club of Toms River–Jean Plonka 732.349.9842 or Frank Zwolinski 732.240.0556; American Polish Club of Whiting — Ed Dietel 732.966.5348 (cell) or 732.350.0216 (home); Ocean County Polish American Social Club — Ted Kessler 609.693.3887.
NEW JERSEY – The Polish American Citizens Club is hosting a Pig Roast with all the fixings at Liberty Hall, 29 Kline Blvd. in Whitehouse Station on Saturday, September 20 from 1 to 5 p.m. All you can eat. There will be entertainment by local performers. The menu will also include hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, a variety of fresh vegetables and salads, iced tea, lemonade, coffee and dessert. Additional beverages will be available for purchase. For more information, please call (908) 534-6230.
Dinner & Lecture
NEW JERSEY – On Sunday, September 21st at 2 pm in Lambert Castle (home of the Passaic County Historical Society) at 3 Valley Road, Paterson, NJ, Clifton native Michael Gabriele will be presenting Manufacturing Roadside Landmarks: The Story of Paterson’s Silk City Diners. This lecture will explain how the Paterson Vehicle Company contributed to the New Jersey diner phenomenon with their Silk City Diners. General museum admissions apply. Gabriele is author of The History of Diners in New Jersey and co-curated Passaic County Historical Society’s current exhibit, Pancakes, Patties and Pies…the History of the Silk City Diner Company of Paterson which will be open until October 5th. There will be time for visitors to explore the exhibit before or after the lecture. The Passaic County Historical Society, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, was founded to cultivate interest among individuals and the community-at-large in the rich history of Passaic County. To this end our museum in Lambert Castle showcases examples of the County’s cultural and artistic diversity, as well as examples of the County’s natural, civil, military, and ecclesiastical history. The Society also maintains a library and archive, which houses manuscripts, books and photographs of historical and genealogical interest. For more information on special events such as this one, visit the Passaic County Historical Society’s website at www,lambertcastle.org or call (973)247-0085.
“Making Music & Magic” Children’s Show
NEW JERSEY – Join the Clifton Recreation Department for a fun filled afternoon of “music and magic” at Main Memorial Park on Sunday, September 21, 2014. First enjoy a performance by magician Joe Fischer as he astounds, baffles, delights and thrills participants. This fast paced show has the perfect blend on magic, audience participation, comedy and excitement. Then experience the dynamic rockin’ duo Presley and Melody, for their interactive concert that will get participants to rock out on guitars, shaking maracas and utilizing a wide variety of props as they perform non-strop dance and upbeat pop music. Enjoy a great day out with the family. This event is FREE! No pre-registration is required. First show begins at 3:15 p.m. There will be a 30 minute intermission between shows. For more information contact the Clifton Recreation Department at 973-470-5956.
Master Gardeners Presentation 9/23/2014
NEW JERSEY – “Hardy Bulbs for Four Seasons of Interest” presented by Bruce Crawford Director, Rutgers Gardens on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 7:30 PM, One Bergen Plaza, Hackensack, N.J., 1st Floor Meeting Room County Administration Building (Home of the County Extension Office). Refreshments at 7:00 PM; Announcements at 7:20 PM. In the fall, gardeners often reflect on the mass of flowers that decorated spring gardens. And, when viewing beautiful spring gardens, many gardeners make a mental note to purchase bulbs for the next spring. However, by fall, gardeners often forget exactly where they wanted to plant bulbs or the vast array of varieties available. And, all too often, a year passes by and still no bulbs! Join your fellow Master Gardeners to explore the broad selection of bulbs that a gardener can purchase – not only for springtime, but also for summer, autumn and late winter too – that will add plenty of interest to your garden and ensure that you will place a bulb order.
Harvest Fest At St. Mary Church
PENNSYLVANIA – Friday, October 3 (4-9 pm) and Saturday, October 4 (12-9 pm): Harvest Fest at St. Mary Church, 94 Walnut Road, Hamburg, PA. Friday – Oldies Band, 5:30-8:30 PM; Saturday – Polka Band, 1-4 PM; Polka Mass at 4:30. Homemade food, fun, activities and games for all ages. New this year: rock wall and bungee jump. Free admission, plenty of parking, no coolers. 610-562-7657, www.rc.net/allentown/stmaryhamb
Polish Falcons of America Annual Pilgrimage
PENNSYLVANIA – It’s that time again for the Polish Falcons of America to host the annual pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown, Pa. The chartered bus departs from the South Side of Pittsburgh at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 at 18th & Sydney Streets, 15203. This year, the pilgrimage includes a stop in Lancaster, Pa. for shopping and an authentic Amish-style dinner that evening. The bus will depart on Sunday morning for the Polish Mass at noon in Doylestown, Pa. After the Mass, there will be a Polish picnic as well as a Polish cultural activity with PFA Cultural Commissioner Larry Kozlowski. The price per person includes hotel accommodations, roundtrip bus, and two meals. Single occupancy accommodations are available. For additional details or questions, please call April Miller at 800-535-2071 or email email@example.com.
PNA Council 62 Celebrates 90th Anniversary
MASSACHUSETTS – Polish National Alliance Council 62 will celebrate its 90th Anniversary at a dinner dance on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Pulaski Hall on 13 Norman Street, Chicopee, MA 01013. There will be a Social Hour followed by a short program and dinner. The well known “Ekstaza” Band will play from 7:00 P.M. to midnight. Please join us for this special event. Council 62 is a fraternal organization that supports community efforts and operates Camp Stanica, an overnight co-ed summer camp for children ages 6-14 in Bondsville, MA. Council 62 is comprised of members who reside throughout Western Massachusetts. For more information, or to purchase an ad or tickets, please contact: Co-Chairpersons, Gilbert or Teresa Sherman at 413-596-9578, or e-mail Terrysherm@aol.com; Evelyn Saczawa at 413-598-8051; Jeannie Zapala at 413-589-0366, or Maria Kruzel at Kruzelmaria@yahoo.com
Are You Separated or Contemplating Divorce? Free Surviving Divorce Seminar
NEW JERSEY – Women In Transition is offering a Surviving Divorce Seminar designed to help women prepare for divorce. Discuss your concerns about your children and other family members and learn what to expect during the divorce process. The seminar will cover all aspects of divorce from how to choose an attorney, understanding the paperwork and the court system, to dealing with emotional issues and family concerns. The seminar will meet Monday evening, September 22nd 7:15 to 9pm. Pre-registration is required. Please call Women In Transition at 973-694-9215. Women In Transition assists women who need to re-enter the workforce due to separation, divorce, or the death or disability of a spouse, resulting in the loss of their primary source of financial support. WIT is funded by the State of New Jersey, Department of Children and Families and in part by the N.J. State Bar Foundation. WIT offers vocational testing, work readiness classes, assertive communication workshops, and computer training at no cost for eligible women. Women In Transition is located at Wayne Counseling and Family Services, 1022 Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne. Please call (973) 694-9215 for more information, and to register for the Women In Transition workshops. Also, visit us at www.waynecounselingcenter.org.
NEW JERSEY – Birthday wishes to Jim Fox of Dumont, celebrating his birthday on September 22nd. Happy Birthday from your wife Joan, your family and friends, and Jean Grabowski. STO LAT!
FLORIDA – Birthday wishes to Polka Pusher Rita Broccolo from Cas, George and Frank, also all of your Polka friends, and the Post Eagle. STO LAT!
NEW JERSEY – Anniversary wishes to Joyce & John Wolf Jr. of Kearny, who will celebrate their 34th Wedding Anniversary on September 20th. Congratulations and Best Wishes from your family, relatives, all your Polka friends, and the Post Eagle. STO LAT!