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Theatrical Presentation To Honor Jan Karski
MARYLAND – As part of the November Polish Independence Day observance, Holy Rosary Church will host a theatrical presentation to honor the legendary Warsaw courier, Jan Karski, on Sunday, November 22nd immediately following the 10:30 am Mass. This drama will be presented in Polish by actor, Sebastian Ryś, and will recount how Jan Karski first warned the world about the tragic fate of the Polish people under German occupation in World War II. The show will take place on Sunday, November 22 immediately after the 10:30 am Mass . It will be in the church hall (undercroft) and will last for about an hour. After the presentation there will be cake, snacks, and coffee. There is a per person ticket charge to defray production costs. For more information contact Mr. Jacek Soltys or visit the website at Holy Rosary Church is located at 408 S. Chester St. in Baltimore.

Paramus High School Presents “Thanksgiving Craft Show”
NEW JERSEY – Paramus High School will present its Thanksgiving Craft Show on Sunday, November 29, Paramus, NJ. This long running popular show will feature 115 booths of great crafts and art ready for holiday shopping.  Some of the crafts featured at the show will be hand painted sleds and country items, lighted glass blocks, hand crafted jewelry, origami, pottery, personalized ornaments, ceramics, paper art, fiber, apparel for women and kids, soft sculpture and quilts. There will also be designer hair accessories, turned wood pens and inlaid wood cutting boards, soaps, pet items, potpourri, gourmet dips, olive oils and chocolates and so much more. Along with a breakfast and lunch menu, kettle korn and home-made pickles will also be available. The event takes place at Paramus High School, 99 E. Century Rd, Paramus, NJ 07652. Admission is $4.00. Full Event Information:

Holiday Flea Market & Collectible Show
NEW JERSEY – A Holiday Flea Market and Collectible Show will be held on Sunday, November 29, 2015 from 9 AM-5 PM, Indoors & Outdoors, at Clifton High School, 333 Colfax Ave, Clifton, NJ 0701. Admission: Free. Organization Sponsor: Clifton High School Wrestling Team. 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 all at bargain prices. 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.

Free Disaster Recovery Guide
NEW JERSEY – Now that fall is here, Nor’easters pose a real problem; and with snowstorms not far behind, residents and business owners face major challenges in recovering from their losses. The New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA) has prepared a Disaster Recovery Guide in hopes of providing at least a measure of assistance for those in crisis.The Disaster Recovery Guide is designed to assist disaster victims with many of the details involved in the recovery process, including documenting losses for tax and insurance purposes, and replacing personal identification papers. The guide includes Internal Revenue Service (IRS) forms and publications for use in filing casualty loss claims; instructions for replacing personal documents, such as birth certificates, drivers’ licenses and Social Security cards; and tips on documenting damage and losses for insurance claims. The Disaster Recovery Guide is available online at, and a printed copy can be requested by calling 973-226-4494 x246, or emailing

Breakfast With Santa
NEW JERSEY – The Wallington Fire Department – Park Row Hose Co. #3 will hold its annual “Breakfast with Santa Claus” on Sunday, December 6th from 8:30 am to noon at the Wallington Civic Center, 24 Union Boulevard in Wallington. Ticket donation: $10.00 for adults; $5.00 for kids (ages 4-12). Tickets available at the door or from any company member. Take pictures with Santa Claus and enjoy your breakfast with us!

Christmas Concert
NEW JERSEY – The Chopin Singing Society (Men’s Chorus) presents its annual Christmas Concert in Memory of Past Presidents John A. Budzinski and Stanley A. Kobylarz on Sunday, December 6th, 3 p.m. at the Polish Peoples Home, 1-3 Monroe St., Passaic, N.J. The chorus is under the direction of Anthony Tabash. Included in the ticket price is a hot buffet, guest choir and guest artists. The Chopin Chorus is singing 105 years! For tickets and information, please call President Brent Iskra at 973-546-3568. Ticket deadline is December 1st.

Snowflakes & Sleigh Rides – Free Holiday Concert
NEW JERSEY – “Snowflakes & Sleigh Rides” – a FREE Holiday Concert featuring The Clifton Community Band, directed by Robert D. Morgan, will be held on Saturday, December 5th – 2:00 p.m. at Clifton High School Auditorium, 333 Colfax Ave., Clifton, NJ. The band will perform a selection of seasonal favorites. For more information call 973-771-3751 or e-mail

Polish Artist Margaret Raven: Capturing Movement and Light In NYC Art Show
NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Polish artist Margaret Raven in The Manifestation of Milieu. The exhibition opens on December 1st and will run until December 22nd, 2015. The opening reception will take place Thursday, December 3rd, from 6-8 PM. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend.
About the Artist: The rich, lush oil paintings of Polish artist Margaret Raven deepen the visual experience of the viewer with a unique interplay of color, texture, movement, and light. One of the most remarkable aspects of Raven’s work is the dynamic texture of the paint as it is applied to canvas. As Raven explains, the transcendent nature of each image is intrinsic, the subject forming and reforming with each brushstroke throughout the creative process. According to Raven, “During work everything is changing; the picture lives its own life and paints by itself.”  Within each painting, color is used deliberately to lend emotive elements to the overall effect, with hues and brushstrokes juxtaposed in unique and intriguing ways to create a visual illusion in which they seemingly transform themselves in the space. Although there is a great emphasis on movement and transformation within each work, at the heart of Raven’s subjects is a great sense of peace. In the end, the art is intended to be a reminder that the most important things in life are the most simple: love, goodness, happiness, and the authenticity of a smile. Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11-6. Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York. Event URL:

Thrift Shop
NEW JERSEY – St. John Lutheran Church in Passaic will have a Thrift Shop on Saturday, December 5, from 9:30 am to 1 pm, offering a full supply of gently used winter clothing and household items, toys and games as welll as a large number of Christmas theme selections, all at very low prices.  The church is at 140 Lexington Ave.  For information call the church office at 973-779-1166 or call  Margaret at 973-777-0322.

A Country Christmas
NEW JERSEY – JW & the Buicks will be the featured country band at the Polish American Citizens Club, 29 Kline Blvd., in Whitehouse Station, on Saturday, December 12, from 6 to 10 p.m.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m.  This country oldies band had been the regular dance band at the former “Landslide Saloon”. Ticket price includes dessert, coffee and tea.  Dinner and beverages will be available for purchase.  For reservations and information call (908) 534-6230 or

NJBG Holiday Open House At Skylands Manor – A 1920s Holiday!
DSC09416-Manor%20winterwebRINGWOOD, NJ – Historic Skylands Manor in the New Jersey State Botanical Garden will be filled with an extravagant display of seasonal décor during NJBG’s spectacular annual Holiday Open House from December 3 thru 6, 2015. This year, NJBG celebrates ‘A 1920s Holiday’ that would make the Great Gatsby feel right at home. The Manor will be richly decorated with glitter and greenery that captures a bygone time as we focus on the warm and happy feel of the season. Skylands Manor, a 45-room Tudor-style country estate built in the early 1920s, features many fine historic architectural elements and is an elegant backdrop for this celebration of the season. In keeping with the botanical surroundings, the lush holiday décor features abundant live and dried plants and flowers, elegant appointments, and displays created with youngsters in mind. The decorating theme is changed annually, so each year the Manor has a very different look. Individual rooms are decorated by volunteers from northern New Jersey garden clubs, Master Gardener programs and local companies, as well as NJBG members. NJBG/Skylands Association, the non-profit member organization that supports the Botanical Garden, sponsors this annual fundraising event. Photo: Skylands Manor shows off its Great Gatsby style, sparkling inside and out to welcome visitors to ‘A 1920s Holiday.’ NJBG’s annual Holiday Open House will be held Dec. 3–6, 2015. Daytime tours of the NJBG Holiday Open House are available Thursday through Sunday, Dec. 3–6, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for children 6-12, and free for children under six. No babystrollers, please. Tickets available on-site. The last tour begins at 4 p.m.
Group tours are also available on Dec. 3 and 4. Please call 973-962-9534 or email to schedule a group tour.
Evening Receptions are available on Friday and Saturday evening, Dec. 4 and 5, 2015, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. During these special evening showings, the Manor will be yours for leisurely enjoyment with champagne, light refreshments and valet parking. Reservations are required by Nov. 25. To reserve tickets, please call 973-962-9534 or visit our secure website at
NJBG is located on Morris Road in Ringwood, NJ. The NJ Botanical Garden is open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Admission to the Garden is always free. Call 973-962-9534 or visit for more information on NJBG events, directions, membership, and volunteer opportunities.

Holiday Door Decorating Contest
NEW JERSEY – As the Holiday season rapidly approaches, City of Clifton residents are getting ready to sing songs, string popcorn and decorate their homes with colorful lights. The Clifton Board of Recreation is sponsoring their Annual Holiday Door Decorating Contest. Take this opportunity to get in the Holiday spirit and spend quality time with your family. Let your creativity and festive ideas take over and make your door a magical sight to see. All interested participants must be registered by Friday, December 4, 2015 to be eligible. Judging will begin Monday, December 7th and continue throughout the week. Doors must be ready for judging by Monday, December 7th. We cannot return to see doors if they have not been completed on time. You will be contacted via email to inform you when the preliminary judging will take place (when registering let us know if you need to be notified about the preliminary judging by phone instead of email). After that date a second visit will take place for a final judging. You do not have to be home when judging takes place. Winners will be contacted by phone after judging is completed. All participants receive a small gift for entering the contest. The grand prize will go to the door that is awarded the “Best in Town” title. Additional winners will be selected based on various categories such as Most Colorful, Most Creative, Old Fashioned Christmas, Most Unusual and Best Child Creation. You do not need to choose a specific category when registering unless you are entering “Child Creation” (a door that is completely created and constructed by child/children). Register online at or at the Clifton Recreation Office-900 Clifton Ave, City Hall, 2nd Floor. Online registration ends 12/4/15. Call (973) 470-5956 for more information. Tell your family and friends about this fun and friendly contest. Show us what the Holidays mean to you!

Passaic County Residents Encouraged To Recycle Tires
NEW JERSEY – The Passaic County Office of Solid Waste & Recycling Programs continues to offer residents the opportunity to recycle their unwanted tires safely and easily. This free program now enables residents to bring up to 8 tires per event (double the amount accepted previously), with or without rims, for recycling. The last collection event of 2015 will be held from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday, December 5, 2015 rain or shine at the Passaic County Para-transit Facility Parking Lot, located at 1310 Route 23 North, Wayne, N.J. According to Nina Seiden, Passaic County’s Solid Waste and Recycling Programs Manager, “It is important to recycle tires for a variety of reasons, including their becoming breeding grounds for dangerous, diseased mosquitos, as well as the potential for fire hazards if stored improperly.” All tires will be recycled into other useful products such as playground mulch and facility surfacing. Residents will have assistance unloading their tires at the event site. Proof of residency will be required, and only residents may participate, with an 8 tire limit per vehicle. Tires from commercial generators will not be accepted. Recycling services provided by Tire Management, Paterson, N.J. For further information, please call the Passaic County Office of Solid Waste & Recycling Programs at (973) 305-5738.