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Calendar Listings 2-20-13

By on February 18, 2013

Congratulations Councilwoman!
– Congratulations to Barbara Lupinski Smith on her election as Councilwoman for the City of West Melbourne. Barbara is a retired Philadelphia Police Detective. She was the first Vice President of the Philadelphia Polish Police Association, when it was formed.

An Afternoon With Humor Columnist Bill Ervolino
-The Auxiliary of the Little Sisters of the Poor is hosting an afternoon with The Record’s Award Winning Humor Columnist Bill Ervolino on Sunday afternoon February 24th from 2 pm until 5 pm at St. Joseph’s Home, 140 Shepherd Lane, Totowa. Entertainment will be provided by “Masterpiece” and refreshments will be served. All proceeds will benefit the Little Sisters of the Poor – St. Joseph’s Home for the Elderly. For tickets or more information, please call or email Elaine Abbate, at 973-345-6200, or Joann Van Splinter, Publicity Chairperson at 973-427-5760,

“February Fever” Happy Hour
– HAD IT with the snow, slush, bone-chilling temperatures and dismal Winter days?  Join us for a “February Fever” Happy Hour on Friday, February 22, 2013.  Although the official first day of Spring is less than a month away (March 20th), we can celebrate a little early.  A perfect opportunity for our members, their guests and those who would like to join us as members to relax, chat with friends and enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and Happy Hour pricing.  The event kicks off at 4:00 PM at the Polish National Home, 60 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford, CT.  Free parking.  Questions?  Call 860.247.1784.

Pierogi Making Class
– Our Lady of Mount Carmel Polish Heritage Group in Wyandotte will hold a Pierogi Making Class on Saturday, February 23rd. Class will be held at 1 p.m. in the OLMC Social Hall. Space is limited. Classes must be pre-paid. Call the rectory 734-284-9135 for more information and cost. Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish is located at 976 John Paul II Avenue, Wyandotte, MI 48192. Visit

Stations of the Cross
MICHIGAN – The Stations of the Cross will be held every Friday during Lent at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Wyandotte, MI (976 John Paul II Avenue). English at 3 p.m. – Polish at 7 p.m. For more information call the rectory at 734-284-9135.

Flea Market & Everything Collectible Show
–  A Flea Market & Everything Collectible Show will be held on Sunday, February 24, 9 AM-4 PM, Indoors & Limited Outdoors at the Wayne PAL Building, 1 PAL Drive (off Parish Drive), Wayne. Admission: Free Organization Host: Wayne PAL. For information call 201-998-1144 or There will be 50+ exhibitors displaying an array of quality merchandise such as oil & incense, handbags, sports collectibles, jewelry for all ages, clothing, dollar items, gift items, gloves & scarves, toys, perfumes, antiques & collectibles, garage/tag sale items. Come hungry because there will be delicious food served. JC is offering 4 free spaces to any school organization that would like to participate by having an exhibitor space to sell their items and/or promote their club are welcome to reserve one of the 4 spaces being offered. Please contact JC for a reservation.

Spring Bazaar & Craft Fair
NEW JERSEY – Wallington Presbyterian Church will hold a Spring Bazaar & Craft Fair and buffet luncheon at the Wallington Civic Center, 24 Union Blvd. on Saturday, March 9th from 9 am to 3 pm. Multiple vendors will display holiday decorations, homemade floral pieces & wreaths, delicious homemade cookies and chocolates, flea market items and “attic treasures”. Admission to the Bazaar is FREE! A delicious homemade buffet luncheon will be served at 11:30 am…a variety of H&C dishes, salads, beverages and desserts. For price call Joyce Healy 973-764-0306. (Vendors wanted: tables & chairs provided).

Washington’s Birthday Celebration
NEW JERSEY – The Dey Mansion/Washington’s Headquarters museum, located at 199 Totowa Road in Wayne will be hosting its annual Washington’s Birthday Celebration on Sunday, February 24th from 11 am to 4 pm. Admission to the museum is $1.00 per person. There will be re-enactors, militia drills (weather permitting), hearth cooking, crafters, demonstrations, music, and 18th Century Dancing (learn a step or two…). All these activities are on-going throughout the day. The Dey Mansion is a 1740 Georgian home that General George Washington used for his military headquarters for three months during the Revolutionary War. Today the historic house is owned and operated by the Passaic County Department of Parks and Recreation and is furnished with eighteenth century antiques. Guided tours are available. For more information call 973-696-1776.

Red Hat Angels Fundraising At Allwood Diner
–  The Red Hat Angels, a team in the Relay for Life Clifton will be sponsoring a fundraising night at the Allwood Diner, 913 Allwood Road, Clifton on Thursday, February 28 from 12-8 PM.  Owners of the Allwood Diner are generously donating 15% of the pretax checks to the Relay for Life. The Relay for Life Clifton will be held this year June 8th 2 PM to June 9 6 AM. The Clifton theme this year is Vegas, Don’t Bet on Cancer, Bet on a Cure. Relay For Life Clifton is an overnight event held at Clifton Stadium. If you would like to learn more about the event, please visit the website at If you would like to learn more about the American Cancer Society please visit the website  Please come and enjoy lunch/dinner at the Allwood Diner and you will be supporting our Clifton teams as we fight for a cure. Please bring this news article to the diner so the Red Hat Angels will receive your donation.

50th Anniversary of Shrine Chapel
– The 50th Anniversary of the Shrine Chapel at Orchard Lake Schools in Michigan will be held on Sunday, March 3rd. 11:00 a.m. Mass celebrated by Most Rev. Allen H. Vigneron, Archbishop of Detroit. Reception immediately following in the St. Mary’s Athletic Complex. For more information call (248) 683-0507.

Rice Cake & Butter Lamb Sale
– The Rosary Confraternity of Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 127 Paterson Avenue, Wallington, will be conducting its annual Rice Cake and Butter Lamb Sale on Saturday, March 16.  Rice Cakes and Butter Lambs will be sold while supplies last.  Please note that advance orders will be honored first! When ordering Lambs, please indicate whether you would like salted or unsalted. If you would like to place an advance order, please include your name, telephone number, time of pick-up, and what you would like to order.  You may drop off your order at the rectory or place it in the weekly collection basket.  All advance orders must be received by Saturday, March 2.  Checks are to be made payable to “MSH Rosary Confraternity”.  Purchases may be picked up on Saturday, March 16, only between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. in the school cafeteria. For prices and additional information, or to place your order, call Ginny Topolski at 201-715-2087 or MaryJane Kowalczyk at 201-939-8576.


NEW JERSEY – Birthday wishes to Parochial Vicar Father Miroslaw Podymniak (Father Mirek) of St. John Kanty Church in Clifton, celebrating his birthday on February 20th. Happy Birthday from your family, and the priests & parishioners of St. John Kanty.  STO LAT!

NEW JERSEY – Birthday wishes to my cousin “Steph” Stephanos Tragellis of Fort Lee, celebrating his “21st” birthday on February 20th. Happy Birthday from your Mom, Dad, brother Theo, sister Stella Antonia, Grandma, Aunt Loreen, Aunt Madeline, Uncle Marc and Aunt Debbie, your relatives & friends. STO LAT!


NEW JERSEY – Happy “61st” Wedding Anniversary to Ted and Jean Marczak of Toms River and Cape May, N.J. who will be celebrating on February 23rd from brother Robert and wife Carol Mularz, nephews Edward and Matthew.  STO LAT!