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CALENDAR – November 28th

By on November 23, 2012

Wigilja / Opłatek Dinner
– On Saturday December 1st the Polish University Club of New Jersey will have its Wigilja Dinner at the Polish Cultural Foundation in Clark, NJ. A Mass will be celebrated by Rev. Msgr. B. Wielgus at 6 PM with dinner to follow at 7:00 PM. Entertainment and Kolędy by Bogna. For reservations, call Wojtek Welenc, 201-838-3490.

HVPS Wigilia Supper
NEW YORK – The Hudson Valley Polonaise Society will hold their annual Wigilia Supper on December 2nd at 5 p.m. at the PLAV Hall in Pine Island, NY. Call Chairlady, Joan Sullivan at 845-325-9608.

Christmas Bazaar & Polish Food Faire
RHODE ISLAND – St. Joseph’s Parish invites everyone to its’ Christmas Bazaar & Polish Food Fair on Sunday December 2, 10 am-8 pm. Games of chance, Flea Market, Children’s Booth, Polish Kitchen, Pastry & more! Take a picture with St. Nicholas. All are welcome! St. Joseph’s Parish Center is located at 391 High St. in Central Falls. FREE ADMISSION and plentiful parking, please join us.

Wigilia / Christmas Party
NEW JERSEY – The Polish American Club of North Jersey invites all to its annual 2012 Wigilia / Christmas Party  on Sunday, December 2nd at the Wallington Exchange, 365 Main Ave., Wallington. Please join us for a traditional Polish Christmas Eve Supper with family and friends. Santa Claus will be visiting us! Please bring presents for the young ones to place them under the Christmas Tree. (please tag each gift clearly with child’s name) Santa will present the gifts to them at the party. A sing-a-long of Polish Koledy and Christmas Carols. For more information and price of tickets, contact Chairperson Maria Zoch, 464 Crestwood Ave., Hackensack, NJ 07601-1445; tel. 201-342-8957.

Clothing, Household & Toys Swap Meet!
NEW JERSEY – Come to the John Wesley Methodist Church’s Community Wide Free Clothing, Household and Toys Swap Meet! Hundreds of items available… womens, mens, girls, teens, accessories, toys, infants, housewares, plus sizes and much more! Date: Saturday, December 1st at the Mount Olive Baptist Church, Logan Family Life Center, 274 Central Avenue, Hackensack. Time: 8:00 AM until items are gone. All shoes, apparel, accessories, outerwear, and household items are FREE! For more information call 973-902-2238. (location: near Routes 80, 176,  GSP and NJ Tpk.

Thrift Shop
NEW JERSEY – A Thrift Shop will be held at St. John Lutheran Church in Passaic on Saturday, December 1, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  New gifts and specialty Christmas items will also be available at bargain prices.  The church is at 140 Lexington Ave.   For information call the church office at 973-779-1166 or Margaret Franklin at 973-777-0322.

Christmas Concert
MASSACHUSETTS – Mezzo-Soprano, Lisa Woods and Jerry Noble will present a benefit concert at St. Valentine Polish National Catholic Church, 127 King Street, Northampton, MA  December 6, at 7:30 p.m.  Lisa will sing everything from “O Holy Night” and “The Little Drummer Boy” to “Silver Bells” and “Have a Holly Jolly Christmas!” All are welcome! The program of songs will fill your heart with the spirit of Christmas and we hope you will join us for this very special evening.  For more information and admission fee, please call Father Adam Czarnecki at 413-584-0133.

Free Holiday Concert
NEW JERSEY – A free holiday concert Snowflakes & Sleigh Rides featuring the Clifton Community Band, performing a selection of seasonal favorites, will be held on Saturday, December 8th, 2 p.m. at the Clifton High School Auditorium. For more information call 973-777-1781 or contact

Wigilia Workshop
MICHIGAN – Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Wyandotte will hold a Wigilia Workshop on Saturday, December 8th. Class will be held at 1 the OLMC Social Room. Call the rectory 734-284-9135 for more information and cost. Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish is located at 976 Pope John Paul II Avenue, Wyandotte, MI 48192. Visit

Winter Steak Dinner Dance
NEW YORK – The Polish American Independent Club, 35 Jayne Boulevard, Port Jefferson Station will hold its Annual Winter Steak Dinner Dance on Saturday, December 8th from 7 to 11 p.m. Music by Eddie Dziuba & Plus Five Orchestra from PA. For more information or tickets call (631) 473-9807.

Chopin Singing Society Christmas Concert
NEW JERSEY – The Chopin Singing Society presents its annual Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 16th, 2012 – 3 p.m. at the Polish Peoples’ Home, 1-3 Monroe Street, Passaic. Included in the ticket price of $25.00 is a Hot Buffet following the concert. Chorus is under the direction of Anthony Tabish. For tickets and information call John Budzinski @ 973-779-4310.

Saint Nicholas Day Fish Dinner
NEW JERSEY – The Sisterhood of Saint Barbara presents its Annual Saint Nicholas Day Fish Dinner on Friday, December 7th (6:00 p.m.)  at the Assumption of the Holy Virgin Orthodox Church, 35 Orange Ave., Clifton. Dinner 7 p.m. Basket raffle and 50/50. Please join us in starting this Christmas season with fellowship and fasting. For tickets and further information, please contact Olga at 973-471-3678.

Holiday Art & Craft Show
– The Twentieth Annual Holiday Art & Craft Show to benefit local non-profit organizations will be held on Saturday, December 1st from 10 am to 5 :30 pm at the Salvation Army, 13 Trinity Place, Montclair, NJ 07042. Beautiful Creations from Local Artisans. Preview with selected vendors: Friday, November 30, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. For information and directions contact 973.768.3560 or  973.744.4141.

St. Nicholas Holiday Market Fair
NEW JERSEY – With the holidays upon us, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Clifton will be presenting its first annual St. Nicholas Fair on December 1. The holiday fair will feature gently used and new items, small artificial trees, lights, ornaments, tableware, interior and exterior decorations, plush toys, music, videos and wreaths. The fair will also include a visit from Santa where children can meet and greet from 11:00 AM until 1:30 PM.  The event is open to the public running from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Proceeds benefit The outreach of St Peter’s Episcopal community. Please join us, get in the holiday spirit, do some shopping and support a wonderful cause all at the same time! Those who need more information should contact Mr Gincley at 973-886-5105 or Please use subject market fair in subject.  This single event will not be open to outside vendors. St. Peter’s is located at 380 Clifton Avenue,Clifton and is an all inclusive Episcopal Church supporting many initiatives and St. Peter’s Haven. Come out and support a great, ongoing event.

Christmas Craft Show
NEW JERSEY – The Parents’ Guild of Saint Joseph Regional High School in Montvale is sponsoring its annual Christmas Craft Show on Sunday, December 2nd from 10 am until 4 pm with over 125 crafts men and women featuring all hand crafted items which will be on sale. The first floor of the school will be converted into a Christmas wonderland with the school’s cafeteria, gymnasium, lounge, and lobbies used to display the treasures. The Mother’s Guild will sell a variety of delicious food items. No strollers permitted at show. Check out our website at or call 201-391-3300 for more information. St. Joseph Regional High School is located at 40 Chestnut Ridge Road in Montvale.

PENNSYLVANIA – Happy Birthday to Frania Yakima who will celebrate on November 29th from all the listeners of “Frania’s Polka Celebration” heard on WEDO 810 AM Saturday noon to 2 p.m. White Oak (Pittsburgh), PA. Listen LIVE on the internet at  Sto Lat!

NEW JERSEY – Birthday wishes to Irene Flack of Jackson who will celebrate her birthday on December 1st. Happy Birthday from your sister Dorothy, relatives and all your friends at the Bayway Polish Club. Sto Lat!

NEW JERSEY– Birthday wishes to Sabina Gibki of Union, who will celebrate her birthday on December 5th. Happy Birthday from your family, all your Polka friends, and Jean Grabowski. Sto Lat!

NEW JERSEY – Belated Anniversary Wishes to Ron & Pauline Syslo of Colonia who celebrated their 56th Wedding Anniversary on November 22nd. Congratulations & Best Wishes from your family, relatives, members of the Polish Cultural Foundation and the Polish Children’s Heartline. Sto Lat!

PENNSYLVANIA – Anniversary wishes to Ed & Rose Carlin of Avoca celebrating their 53rd Wedding Anniversary on November 28th. Congratulations and Best Wishes from your family, relatives, friends & The Polkaholics. Sto Lat!

WISHES to: Bob Lavoie, NH – Nov. 30th. Barbara Malachowski, MA; Butch Riccio, President NH; Paul Zdanowicz, ME – Dec. 5th.

ANNIVERSARY WISHES to: Ed and Laraine Brylczyk, MA – Dec. 29.

BIRTHDAY WISHES to:  Anthony Mottle, NY – 11/29. Peter Wyrshyhora, NY; Lawrence Molek, OH – 11/30. Paul Rudisill, PA – 12/2. Marian Lipinski, OH – 12/4.

ANNIVERSARY WISHES to: Richard & Melody Brutkiewicz, NY – 12/4.