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Aria Choir’s Annual Oplatek
NEW JERSEY – The Aria Choir, based in Wallington, NJ, invites all to their Annual Oplatek (Christmas Celebration). The afternoon event consists of a concert of Christmas Carols, mostly in Polish; the re-enactment of the manger scenario at the birth of Christ; a visit from Santa for all children present and then joined caroling. A hot buffet will be served along with beverages and dessert. The Oplatek will be held on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at the Cracovia Manor in Wallington beginning at 2 PM in the afternoon. Donation is $40 per person and $20 for children under a12 years of age. For reservations call 551-666-9352 or contact any member of the Aria Choir.

Christmas Dinner-Dance
PENNSYLVANIA – On Sunday, December 17, a “Christmas Dinner Dance” will be held at Sacred Heart Parish Center, Cornwall Road & 419, Cornwall, PA. Music by Golden Tones Band, 1:30 to 7 P.M. For more information or tickets, call Joe Yaklowich 717-566-5704.

Polish Christmas Carols 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF POLAND, THE POLISH LIBRARY & POLISH DRAMA CLUB cordially invite you to POLISH CHRISTMAS CAROLS 2017 – a beautiful Holiday Concert, Sing-Along, Traditional Polish Christmas Cakes & artistic performance on Sunday, December 17
th from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Polish Embassy, 2640 16th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20009. Polish Christmas Carols is a fundraising event for the Polish Library in Washington, D.C., a non-profit organization supported by membership fees and donations only, and staffed by volunteers. If you would like to become a Library member or renew your membership, visit our website at

AMBASADA RZECZYPOSPOLITEJ POLSKIEJ, BIBLIOTEKA POLSKA & POLISH DRAMA CLUB  Serdecznie zapraszają na KOLĘDY 2017. Przepiękny świąteczny koncert, wspólne śpiewanie, tradycyjne wigilijne ciasta oraz PROGRAM ARTYSTYCZNY.
Kolędy są imprezą zbierającą fundusze na cele Biblioteki Polskiej w Waszyngtonie – organizacji pozarządowej utrzymywanej tylko ze składek członkowskich i donacji, a opartej na pracy wolontariuszy. Jeżeli chcieliby Państwo zapisać się do Biblioteki lub odnowić członkowstwo, zapraszamy na naszą stronę:
Dziękujemy za szczodrość we wspieraniu naszej działalności.

Christmas Celebration With The Kosciuszko Foundation In Washington!
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Let’s Get Together, Eat, Sing and Be Jolly! The Kosciuszko Foundation invites all to an Informal Christmas Pot Luck Gathering at the Kosciuszko Foundation on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16
TH @ 5PM. Please bring a dish / a snack / a drink and let’s celebrate together!  The Kosciuszko Foundation is located at 2025 O Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20036. Bring something to share and COME AND CAROL WITH US!

PUC of Los Angeles 70th Anniversary Celebration & Scholarship Presentations
CALIFORNIA – The Polish University Club of Los Angeles invites all to the 70
th Anniversary Celebration & Scholarship Presentations on Sunday, December 17th at the San Gabriel Country Club, 350 E. Hermosa Drive, San Gabriel, CA 91775. Arrival at 11 am; Luncheon & Scholarship Presentations 11:30 am to 3 pm. Win fabulous prizes from the raffle being offered – cash, gift cards, and much more. For inquiries, call Theresa Dudzick at 310-245-3157 or email: Founded in November 1947, the Polish University Club of Los Angeles is a not-for-profit California operation. Its mission is to provide scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students of Polish heritage and to support Polish culture in Southern California. Over the past seven decades, the PUCLA has distributed well over $400,000 in scholarships to over 150 students.


NEW YORK – The Polish Arts Club of Buffalo, Inc. will hold its traditional Polish Christmas Eve Dinner “Wigilia” on Sunday, December 17
th at Kloc’s Grove, 1245 Seneca Creek Road, West Seneca, NY 14224. 1:00 p.m. Social Hour – 1:45 Dinner. $35.00 per person. RSVP by December 10th to Bette Rydzynski Hulley, 191 Crosby Ave., Kenmore, NY 14217, (716) 572-9112.

Traditional Wigilia
OHIO – The Polish American John Paul II Cultural Center of Cleveland, Ohio invites you to join them for a Traditional Wigilia on Sunday, December 17
th. Breaking of the oplatek will take place at 12:30 pm followed by a traditional meatless dinner and singing of Polish Christmas Carols – Koledy. Cost $25.00 per person (Children 5-12 $10.00). For more information and reservations call Henia 216-285-1958, Alina 440-888-1567 or the Center at 216-883-2828. Limited seating.  The center is located at 6501 Lansing Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44105.

Holiday Flea Market & Gift Fair
NEW JERSEY – A HOLIDAY FLEA MARKET & GIFT FAIR will be held on Sunday, December 17, 2017 from 9 AM-5 PM, Indoors & Outdoors at Clifton High School, 333 Colfax Ave., Clifton, NJ 07013. Admission: Free. Organization Sponsor: Clifton High School Wrestling Team. For information call 201-998-1144 or  Do your holiday shopping here. 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 all at bargain prices. Come hungry because there will be delicious food served. JC Promotions, Inc., a fundraising company, is coordinating this event. 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. Hurry while they last.

J. Paderewski Polish Language School In Ohio
OHIO – The Polish Women’s Alliance of America conduct and sponsor a Polish Language school for learners of all ages from preschool to adults. The children learn language, culture and music. The adult classes focus on the Polish Language. There are beginning and advanced classes for the adults. The classes take place in the St. Stanislaus Elementary School Building (enter through the Forman doors). Classes are held from 10 am to 12:50 pm on Saturdays from September until the beginning of May. The teachers do an excellent job and make learning a challenging language enjoyable to study. The students make everyone feel welcome. For more information about the classes and tuition, contact the school director, Grazyna J. Buczek at 216-316-6165 or email: St. Stanislaus is located at 3649 East 65
th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44105. Phone: 216-341-9091

Newest Exhibit: Urban/Rural – Landscapes of Passaic
NEW JERSEY – The Passaic County Historical Society would like to announce the opening of its newest exhibit Urban / Rural: Landscapes of Passaic by William P. Campbell (1943-1992). This exhibit is a career spanning retrospective, featuring the landscape paintings of local artist William P. Campbell (1943-1992). A Paterson native formally trained at Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts and the School of Fine Arts at William Paterson College, Campbell spent his life painting the landscapes of Northern New Jersey, while working as a Letter Carrier for the United States Postal Service in Passaic.  
This exhibition of Campbell’s work focuses on the urban landscape of the City of Passaic. Many of the pieces reflect Campbell’s interest in how industry and urban development mingle with, and sometimes overwhelm, the natural beauty of the Passaic River.  The paintings will be on display in Lambert Castle from December 13, 2017 through March 25, 2018. The exhibit is located on the 3rd floor of the museum and can be viewed as a part of the self-guided museum tour. Regular admission applies (Adults $5, Seniors $4 and Children $3). For more information on special events such as this one, visit the Passaic County Historical Society’s website at or call (973)247-0085.

Chopin Competition for Young Pianists
WASHINGTON, DC – The Kosciuszko Foundation’s  Chopin Competition For Young Pianists (up to 18 years of age) will be held  March 3-4, 2018. Deadline for Applications is December 20, 2017. Awards include performances at the Embassy of Poland, recital at the Kosciuszko Foundation in New York City, scholarships and performances at the Puerto Rico International Piano Festival, Cash prizes.  Please visit our website for information how to apply:   The Kosciuszko Foundation is located at 2025 O Street NW, Washington, DC  20036. Phone: 202-785-2320.

Birthdays & Anniversaries

By DJ Wolfie

Happy Birthday to Bridget Kazanecki of Piscataway, New Jersey who will be celebrating her birthday on Tuesday, December 5th.  Happy Birthday wishes from your husband Charles, all your children, grandchildren, the rest of your family members, all your friends at various Polka Dances, Christine, the Post Eagle Staff, all the members of the Friday Morning Club, Joyce and DJ WOLFIE. STO LAT!  STO LAT!  STO LAT!  STO LAT! STO LAT!

Happy Birthday to Ed Slomkowski of South Carolina (Ed is a Polka DJ) who will be celebrating his birthday on Monday, December 11th.  Happy Birthday wishes from your wife Luciann, your son Peter, Sr. and your daughter-in-law Dana, your grandson Peter Walter, your granddaughter Rory, the rest of your family members, all your friends at various Polka dances, Christine, The Post Eagle Staff, all the members of the Friday Morning Club, Joyce and DJ WOLFIE.  STO LAT!   STO LAT!  STO LAT!  STO LAT!  STO LAT!

Happy Birthday to Neil Makatenas of Lakewood, New Jersey (Neil is a Polka Promoter and Polka DJ) who will be celebrating his birthday on Monday, December 11th.  Happy Birthday wishes from your wife Mary Ann, the rest of your family members, all your friends at various Polka Dances, Christine, The Post Eagle Staff, Joyce and DJ WOLFIE.   STO LAT!  STO LAT!  STO LAT!  STO LAT!  STO LAT!

Happy Birthday to Joanie Ziemski of Owings Mills, MD who will be celebrating her birthday on Thursday, December 28th.  Happy Birthday wishes from your husband Michael, your daughter Marysia Sophia, your son Adam, your Mom and Dad, your stepmother-in-law Marge, the rest of your family members, all your friends at Polkamotion-By-The-Ocean, Christine, The Post Eagle Staff, all the members of the Friday Morning Club, Joyce and DJ WOLFIE. STO LAT!   STO LAT!   STO LAT!   STO LAT!   STO LAT!

A very special Happy Birthday to Councilman Ray Grabowski of Clifton, NJ who will be celebrating his birthday on “Christmas Eve” – Sunday, December 24th. Birthday wishes from your Mom, Jean Grabowski, sisters Chris (editor of the Post Eagle) & Val, niece Angelique, Aunt Stella, your cousins and all your friends. Wishing you peace, health, love, happiness and prosperity! STO LAT!