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Join Us! Marcin Gortat Kid’s Basketball Clinic
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Join Poland’s NBA star Marcin Gortat for a unique opportunity to “polish” your basketball skills. Washington Wizard’s starting center Marcin Gortat will lead children in a fun workshop which will focus on mastering basketball skills while also highlighting the importance of living an active goal-oriented lifestyle. The basketball clinic for boys and girls ages 9 through 13 will take place on November 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Dunbar High School, 101 N Street NW, Washington, D.C. To register, visit the Marcin Gortat Basketball Camp registration page for further details:


25th Anniversary of Polish Student Organization
NEW YORK – The Polish Student Organization invites you to be present at the celebrations to mark the 25th Anniversary of PSO which will be held at the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland on Saturday, November 5th at 5:30 p.m. R.S.V.P. at


Cholesterol Screening
CLIFTON, NJ – The Clifton Health Department, in partnership with HackensackUMC Mountainside, will be hosting a low-cost Cholesterol Screening on Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 from 10 am-12 pm at the Clifton Health Department located on 900 Clifton Avenue in Clifton. Fasting is not required. The screening is open to residents of Clifton and Little Falls only. The cost is $15 per person. Participants will receive immediate results of their total cholesterol, HDL, and glucose with a simple finger stick. Appointments are necessary and still available; please call 973-470-5760 to register for an appointment or for more information. If you are interested in knowing your current cholesterol levels and have questions regarding strategies to manage high cholesterol, the Clifton Health Department and HackensackUMC Mountainside Hospital encourage you to make an appointment for this low-cost Cholesterol Screening!  The Clifton Health Department is a contractual health agency serving the Township of Little Falls.


A Joint Past for Europe’s Future
Panel Discussion About Polish-German Textbook Initiative
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Embassy of Poland, the German Historical Institute and the German Embassy cordially invite you to a panel dicussion featuring Lily Gardner Feldman (AICGS), Igor Kąkolewski (Polish Academy of Sciences), Simone Lässig (German Historical Institute), and moderated by Cathleen Fisher (American Friends of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation). The event will be held on Thursday, November 3rd at the German Historical Institute, 1607 New Hampshire Ave., Washington, D.C. 20009. Reception: 6 p.m. – Panel Discussion 6:30-8:00 p.m.  In 2007 the foreign ministers of Poland and Germany spurred scholars, teachers and textbook producers to jointly develop a Polish-German history textbook that would be used in the classroom to promote greater understanding between the two countries. Given the fact that the Poles and the Germans have a complex history and must grapple with the legacy of Nazi crimes perpetrated during the Second World War, this was a particularly ambitious, but important, idea. As it marks this year’s publication of the first volume of the textbook series Europe – Our History, this panel will address the background and the broader themes of the project, and also the main challenges of writing a joint history textbook.  This panel is part of the 25th anniversary celebration of the signing of the Treaty between the Republic of Poland and the Federal Republic of Germany on Good-Neighborliness, Friendship and Cooperation on June 17th, 1991.


Performance of Annie Oakley: “Aim for a High Mark”
annie-oakley-seated-1-3-1NEW JERSEY – On Wednesday, November 2nd at 7 pm at the Louis Bay Library 345 Lafayette Ave, Hawthorne NJ, the Passaic County Historical Society is hosting it Quarterly meeting. A short business meeting of the Society will be followed by Annie Oakley: “Aim for A High Mark” produced by the American Historical Theatre. With professional partner Buffalo Bill Cody, Oakley, a diminutive sharpshooter and exhibition shooter, competed in a sport and in a world dominated by men. She learned to shoot from practical necessity: hunting to feed her parents and siblings. Oakley grew up poor, overcoming a difficult and abusive childhood. She felt strongly that women were just as capable as men and insisted that they should strive to achieve any goal or occupation that interested them. Her motto was to “Aim for a high mark…for practice will make you perfect.” and her hope was that all women would reach the “Bulls-eye of Success.”  The program is free to the public and follows a brief business meeting of the Historical Society. This program is funded by the Horizons Speakers Bureau of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. For more information on special events such as this one, visit the Passaic County Historical Society’s website at or call (973)247-0085.


Family Trip To Peddler’s Village Apple Festival
NEW JERSEY / PENNSYLVANIA – The Clifton Recreation Department will be sponsoring a family trip to Peddler’s Village Apple Festival on Saturday, November 5, 2016.  Join us for some shopping, apples, and fun. Peddler’s Village, Lahaska PA, has something for everyone from 70 specialty shops and six restaurants to Giggleberry Fair family entertainment center. Participate in the Apple Festival featuring scrumptious apple treats including apple butter, apple cider, apple dumplings, apple fritters and everyone’s favorite apples dipped in caramel!  Take home a bushel fresh from the orchard.  Live entertainment and apple pie-eating contests add to the festivities of this traditional autumn celebration.  The cost is $18.00 per person.  Shopping and food is at your own expense. Bus leaves from in front of City Hall at 8:30 a.m. sharp and returns approximately 6:30 p.m.  Pre-registration is required and can be done either online at or at the Clifton Recreation Department, 900 Clifton Ave, City Hall 2nd Floor. Online registration deadline is Thursday, November 3rd. Call (973) 470-5956 for more information.


PAC To Honor National Katyn Memorial Foundation
MARYLAND – The Polish American Congress Washington Metropolitan Area Division is honoring the National Katyn Memorial Foundation with its 2016 Award of Recognition. The award will be presented at the division’s 24th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner on Sunday, November 13 at the Kenwood Golf and Country Club in Bethesda, MD. The Katyn Foundation is being recognized for creating the stunning memorial and holding annual commemorations and other events which educate Americans and many foreign visitors and for keeping alive the memory of the 1940 Katyn Forest Massacre so that future generations may learn from this tragic event. The NKMF is an organization member of the Washington Metro Division and PAC members are proud to have contributed to the founding and continued work of the Foundation. Accepting the Award on behalf of the Foundation will be its Chairman, Richard P. Poremski. Please join us in honoring the National Katyn Memorial Foundation and enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, good fellowship, and the artistry of Dr. Laura Kafka-Price, soprano, and Tomasz Roback, piano. For more information call Susanne Lotarski 301-654-9359 or Gloria Klepczynski at 443-949-7005.


Pro Arte League Luncheon
NEW JERSEY – The Pro Arte League of the Kosciuszko Foundation will hold their luncheon “Chopin, Champagne & Chocolate” on Sunday, November 6th from 12 to 4 pm at The Royal Manor in Garfield, New Jersey. Honorary Chairwoman Dorothy Kostecka Wieczerzak and Chairwoman Gabriella Wojnarska-Alvarez, MD invite all to join them. All funds collected at the luncheon will be dedicated to the restoration and refurbishing of grande pianos at the Kosciuszko Foundation. Tickets: $115 per person. For more information contact Misia Laskowski (201) 722-3637 or Teresa Wroblewski (917) 679-9120


Volunteer at the NYC Marathon
NEW YORK – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE POLISH FLUID STATION  AT THE NYC MARATHON on Sunday, November 6, 2016, 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Fluid station in Greenpoint Mile 13 (McGuiness Blvd. and Green Street, Greenpoint). This year more than 400 runners from Poland are expected to take part in the world’s largest marathon that runs right through Greenpoint. Imagine how excited they will be to have a serious Polish-American presence at exactly half of the course!!! At least 100 volunteers are needed to set up the fluid station, fill more than 100,000 cups of water and energy drink and distribute them to over 50,000 thirsty runners! Youth under 18 must be registered by a parent or guardian. This is a great way for students to gain community service credit early in the year, for families to volunteer together and for the Polish community to get some recognition for their impact in the community. Volunteers will receive a rain poncho, volunteer pin, canvas tote bag and certificate of appreciation. Please spread the word among your family and friends! The Kosciuszko Foundation partners with the Polish and Slavic Federal Credit Union and the Jozef Pilsudski Institute to make the Greenpoint Mile 13 Fluid Station a Polish Station! Registration is open through October 31. To register click: Log in or create a profile.  Choose “Volunteer” in menu options and click “Volunteer” under: Sunday, November 06, 2016/ 5 Boroughs – FLUID STATIONS 2016 TCS New York City Marathon  For more information check the Kosciuszko Foundation website: or call (212) 734-2130. The KF is located at 15 East 65th St., New York, NY 10065.


Fall Rabies Clinic For Dogs
NEW JERSEY – The Clifton Health Department will be holding its annual Free fall Rabies Clinic in Clifton on Wednesdays, November 2, 2016 & November 16, 2016 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm and Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 10:00am – 12:00pm for Dogs (Free) at the Department of Public Works, 307 E 7th St., Clifton, NJ 07011.   The clinics are open to all residents of New Jersey.  New Jersey law requires that all dogs be vaccinated against rabies.  Clifton requires that dogs over six months of age be licensed.  You must show proof of rabies vaccination in order to obtain a license.  Dog licenses will be available to Clifton residents that need to obtain a current 2016 license.  Dogs must be on a leash when they are brought to the clinic.  The NJDOH recommends revaccination of dogs and cats prior to expiration of the previous vaccination.  Some animals may need to be revaccinated before the duration of immunity expires in order to qualify for re-licensure.  Administering a rabies vaccine before the duration of immunity of a previous vaccination has expired is not associated with an increased occurrence of adverse reactions in dogs. Please call the Clifton Health Department at 973-470-5760 for more information. The Clifton Health Department is a contractual health agency serving the Township of Little Falls.


Felician Sisters Hold Memorial Service
NEW JERSEY – The Felician Sisters of Lodi, New Jersey, will celebrate the lives of the Sisters who have completed their journey on this earth with a memorial service Sunday, November  6, 2016.  Prayers will also be said for all the faithful departed. The service will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the Immaculate Conception Chapel at the Central Convent.  The chapel is located at 260 South Main Street in Lodi, New Jersey.  Weather permitting, the conclusion of the prayer service will be a procession to the convent cemetery. Following this memorial ceremony, Sisters and guests will return to Saint Ann’s Dining Hall in the main convent for light refreshments. Each year at our Memorial Service we remember all of the deceased of our religious communities, our families, our friends, those to whom we minister or with whom we minister.  In a special way we recall the lives of the Sisters and Felician Associates who died since the last Memorial Service. Relatives, friends, colleagues, co-workers, students of the deceased Felician Sisters and all who know the Felician Sisters are invited to this ceremony which is an annual event held on the first Sunday of each November.  Immaculate Conception Chapel is now handicap accessible. For further information, please call Sister Mary Virginia at (973) 473-7447 ext 114.


Wine & Cheese Preview of Lambert Castle Holiday Boutique



NEW JERSEY – On Friday November 4th from 5pm to 10 pm in Lambert Castle (home of the Passaic County Historical Society) at 3 Valley Road, Paterson NJ, the Passaic County Historical Society will be presenting its annual Wine and Cheese Preview of the Lambert Castle Holiday Boutique. Enjoy a sneak peek at this year’s assortment of festive holiday gifts, jewelry, seasonal decorations, crafts, collectibles and gourmet food in the historic atmosphere and ambiance of Lambert Castle.  Admission to Preview Night is $15, which includes two return visits. Free wine and snacks provided while supplies last. Children under 12 years are admitted free of charge. No child strollers or carriages are permitted inside the Castle. Visa and Mastercard are accepted for purchases. All proceeds from this fundraiser benefit the Passaic County Historical Society. The Passaic County Historical Society, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, was founded to cultivate interest among individuals and the community-at-large in the rich history of Passaic County. To this end our museum in Lambert Castle showcases examples of the County’s cultural and artistic diversity, as well as examples of the County’s natural, civil, military, and ecclesiastical history. The Society also maintains a library and archive, which houses manuscripts, books and photographs of historical and genealogical interest. For more information on special events such as this one, visit the Passaic County Historical Society’s website at or call (973) 247-0085.


Legion of Young Polish Women’s Fall Fashion Show
ILLINOIS – The Legion of Young Polish Women presents a FALL FASHION SHOW on Sunday, November 6th from 11 am to 3 pm at the Chateau Ritz, 9100 N. Milwaukee Ave., Niles, IL 60714. Raffle Baskets and Grand Raffle will be drawn at end of event. Raffle proceeds will benefit the Polish American Association. For details contact Bozenna 847-902-0406 or 847-209-4720.