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Dinner And A Movie
NEW JERSEY – Bring your family to the Clifton Community Recreation Center for a low cost night out of dinner and a movie on Thursday, February 19, 2015. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. and the movie, “How to Train Your Dragon 2”, will begin at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $5.50 per person and covers the entrance to the movie, popcorn, a small bag of movie favorite candy and dinner provided by Gerry D’s Catering (small French fries, can of soda or bottled water and choice of 1 hotdog, 1 hamburger, 1 cheeseburger or 1 grilled cheese sandwich). Seating is limited. Pre-register at the Clifton Recreation office or online at Cliftonrec.com. For more information, call the Recreation office at (973) 470-5956.

Jazz Series At KF In Washington, D.C.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Please join us for an evening with one of the greatest Polish jazz vocalists, BOGNA KICINSKA. The concert will be held on Saturday, February 21st, 6:30 p.m., The Kosciuszko Foundation, 2025 O Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036. Bogna Kicinska is a jazz vocalist, violinist, composer and an educator, now based in New York City. Her debut album The Maze was released this past October. It draws inspiration from Polish and Latin American folk music, soul and Western classical music, while remaining rooted in jazz. The winner of many competitions, she has performed with such musicians as Gene Jackson, Gabriel Guerrero as well as Polish legends Danuta Blazejczyk and JerzyDudus Matuszkiewicz. For more information call 202-785-2320 or email: Barbara at bbernhardt@thekf.org Visit www.thekf.org

Oscars With The Polish Library
WASHINGTON, D.C. – You are invited to the following event: The Oscars with the Polish Library in Washington, D.C. Event to be held at the following time, date, and location: Sunday, February 22, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EST) at the 701 Restaurant, 701 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20004 (near Archives metro stop) http://701restaurant.com. Come and watch the Academy Awards ceremony with us. Enjoy a special menu just for this night. Appetizers and cocktails at Happy Hour prices throughout the evening. No Entrance Fee. Event is open to members and non-members. 6 PM – Doors open and Red Carpet Viewing – 7 PM – Academy Awards Start. The Polish Library has been promoting Polish culture for almost 25 years. We are a non-profit organization supported only by membership fees/donations and staffed by volunteers. To join us go to our website www.polishlibrary.org or call 202-466-2665. The library is located at 1503 21st Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036.

Everything Flea Market & Collectible Show
NEW JERSEY – THE EVERYTHING FLEA MARKET & COLLECTIBLE SHOW will be held on Sunday, February 22, 2015 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 events@jcpromotions.info 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. is coordinating this event.

Owls of New Jersey – Audubon Program At NJBG
NEW JERSEY – NJBG invites you to learn more about the Owls of New Jersey at the New Jersey State Botanical Garden on Sunday, February 22, 2015, at 1 pm. Don Torino of the Bergen County Audubon Society will offer an indoor photo presentation on these fascinating and important raptors, touching on the many different species that inhabit our region. Sorry, no live specimens. This program is free and will be held indoors at the Carriage House Visitor Center. Ongoing snow cancels. The New Jersey State Botanical Garden at Skylands, which appears on both the State and National Registers of Historic Places, is open from 8 am to GHOwl0589-MalzoneM-1301forweb6 pm every day in the winter, 8 am to 8 pm the rest of the year. Admission to the Garden is always free. Parking is also free in the fall, winter and spring. In 1966, the State of New Jersey purchased the 1,117 acres of Skylands, a former country estate and the state’s first acquisition under the “Green Acres” preservation program. Governor Thomas Kean designated the central 96 acres surrounding the manor house as the State’s official botanical garden in 1984. 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.
PHOTO: The Great Horned Owl is one of the New Jersey natives you’ll meet in a program about the Owls of New Jersey at the New Jersey State Botanical Garden on Sunday, February 22. This free program is presented by the Bergen County Audubon Society and the NJBG/Skylands Association. Photo courtesy of Myke Malzone.

Polish Language & Culture Classes
NEW JERSEY – Discover the beauty of the Polish language! Don’t miss the opportunity to learn Polish from an inspirational and native teacher! Classes will be held on Monday evenings (for Intermediate Polish) and on Thursday evenings (for Beginner’s Polish). (2/23 – 6/15/15). NO PRIOR POLISH KNOWLEDGE IS REQUIRED! Early registration is suggested. Affordable program for all ages! Free classes for priests, nuns and catechists! Very convenient location, near the train station! CONTACT: Anna, (732) 325 7779 © azpolonia@comcast.net http://theessenceofthepolishness.webs.com ADDRESS: St. Mary’s School (room 103), St. Mary’s Church, 232 Central Ave., Rahway, NJ 07065.

Katyn Exhibit At PMA
ILLINOIS – The Polish Museum of America (PMA) cordially invites you to view the exhibit: Truth and Remembrance – The Katyn Massacre. The Polish Museum of America is located at 984 N. Milwaukee Avenue, in Chicago. Katyn is the symbol of one of the most shocking, yet little known genocides of the 20th century. In the spring of 1940, units of the Soviet NKVD (Secret Police) murdered 22,000 Polish prisoners of war in three different locations, collectively known as “Katyn.” This was part of a larger Soviet campaign against the Polish Nation in which one million people were deported to Siberia where many died in deplorable conditions. The bilingual Polish/English exhibit of 32 panels relates the history of events leading up to World War II, the executions, the cover-up, and unending search for truth. The exhibit was prepared by the “Katyn Family” Association of Lodz and the Museum of the Independence Traditions in Lodz. Truth and Remembrance – The Katyn Massacre runs through March 11, 2015. School group tours may be arranged by calling (773) 384-3352, ext. 2112.

Mastering Organic Gardening and Landscaping
NEW JERSEY – Join Master Gardeners for an enriching presentation on mastering organic gardening and landscaping on Tuesday, February 24th – 7:30 p.m., held at the Country Administration Building, One Bergen Plaza (1st floor meeting room), Hackensack, NJ. Refreshments at 7:00 p.m.; Announcements at 7:20 p.m.  Bill Hlubik will demonstrate how the proper use of genetics, culture, plant placement, and soil amendments can stimulate beneficial micro-organisms and transform soils to provide a healthy environment for plants and people. We will learn how to reduce the use of pesticides, fertilizers and water in landscapes and gardens.  Bill Hlubik is a Professor at Rutgers University and serves as the Agricultural and Resource Management Agent for Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County.  Bill is the Director for the EARTH Center and the RCE of Middlesex County. Bill teaches undergraduate agricultural and horticultural courses and Extension programs to students and clientele throughout the state and the northeast.

Kiddie Academy® Hosts Open House Book Fair
TOTOWA, NEW JERSEY 
– Kiddie Academy® of Totowa, located at 80 Commerce Way, is hosting their Open House Book Fair in the community on Saturday, February 21 and the public is invited. The event will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and will include engaging activities for parents and children that foster healthy reading habits, said Deborah Fragetti, franchise owner of Kiddie Academy® of Totowa. “We welcome all Totowa- area residents to attend this event, which is sure to be very fun and informative, so that they are familiar with our services and learn hands-on what we are all about,” Fragetti said. “We hope our community involvement with this event will spread our name to local residents seeking quality child care for their children.” Parents and families will be able to purchase books at discounted prices, which include all of the classics from Dr. Seuss to Clifford the Big Red Dog. Kiddie Academy®, founded in 1981, began with the idea to combine learning with child care, and made a commitment to be a leader in the industry. Kiddie Academy® has developed a comprehensive education-based child care program for its academies, which are structured to respond to the increasing demand for child care.  For more information about Kiddie Academy® of Totowa, please contact Gerard & Deborah Fragetti at (973) 785-0417 or totowa@kiddieacademy.net.

Polish Night With The New Jersey Devils
NEW JERSEY – Polish Slavic Federal Credit Union , Polonia Foundation for Kids and the Polish American Folk Dance Company would like to invite all Poles to the Polish Evening with the New Jersey Devils,
which will take place on February 25 at 6:30 pm at the Prudential Center in Newark . Part of the proceeds from ticket sales will go back to the Polonia – please use POLAND code while purchasing tickets.

Tickets:
individual: newjerseydevils.com/polishnight

group ( for 10 or more tickets ): please call 973 757 6176

Please enter the code POLAND !

Gorecki Scholarship Program Changes
PENNSYLVANIA – Since 1999, Polish Falcons of America has been granting scholarships to an amazing group of Falcon Members. As is quite often the case, there comes a time when there is a need for change. Beginning with the 2015-2016 Program (applications will be available on our site in December of 2014 with a deadline of April 15, 2015), the PFA will now award three $10,000 grants. The applicants, beginning with 2016-2017, will need to have had a permanent policy in force for at least one year prior to application. Therefore, if you plan on applying in 2016, you need to purchase a policy by April of 2015. College Freshmen, this means you! If you have any questions, please contact me at 800-535-2071 or by email at vptrish@polishfalcons.org. www.polishfalcons.org Czolem! Trish Del Busse

“May The Cure Be With You” T-Shirts For Sale
NEW JERSEY – My Angels, a team in the Relay for Life Clifton has designed a tee shirt, MAY THE CURE BE WITH YOU that is now available for sale. Order deadline online is March 1, 2015. For more information on colors, sizes and ordering, visit https://represent.com/relay-for-life-of-clifton-my-angels If you have questions, contact Nicole Rossi at nicole.rossi@verizon.net Relay For Life is a unique volunteer-driven, community event that allows participants to join together in the fight against cancer. Relay For Life is an overnight celebration where individuals and teams camp out and take turns walking or running around a track “relay” style. The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life in Clifton will be held at Clifton High School on Saturday, May 30, 2 PM to Sunday May 31, 6 AM. To find out how to form a Relay for Life team in Clifton, visit the website at www.relayforlife.org/cliftonnj. To learn more about the American Cancer Society or to get help, call 1-800-227-2345 or visit the website at www.cancer.org