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Felician Reading Center Offers Fall Classes
LODI, NEW JERSEY – The Felician Reading Center will offer a Fall Reading Improvement Program for students in Grades 2 – 3 – 4. The program will begin on September 19, 2016 and finish on December 16, 2016. The classes are held twice a week Mondays and Wednesdays for students in Grade 3 and Tuesdays and Thursdays  for students in Grade 4.  The classes are from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The students for Grade 2 have a different scheduled time for their classes.  The teacher will be in contact with the parent. This program aims to help each student advance at his/her own pace and to develop reading proficiency through a multi-sensory approach to Reading. There will be- a weekly fee for services rendered. The Felician Reading Center is located at 260 South Main Street, Lodi, NJ 07644. For further information, please call Sister Mary Andrew at 973-473-7447 – Extension 123.


Dance At The Museum – Disco Night
image001ILLINOIS – Dress to impress and relive your disco glory days while DJ Kamil Bartoszcze mixes beats from the ‘80s and ‘90s – on Saturday, September 10, 2016, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., at the Polish Museum of America Sabina P. Logisz Great Hall, 984 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60642. All proceeds to benefit the Polish Museum of America. Ticket price includes 2 cocktails and appetizers; VIP package (VIP reception at 6 pm with gourmet tea, wine, appetizers and a very special presentation.) Age: 21 and older. Tickets available online at Brown Paper Tickets: and at the door until capacity.

Już w sobotę 10 września o godzinach od 19 do 23 w Sali Głównej im. Sabiny F. Logisz Muzeum Polskiego w Ameryce pod adresem 984 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60642 przeżyjmy raz jeszcze czasy dyskotek i zasilmy fundusz generalny MPA. W lata 80. i 90. przeniesie nas DJ Kamil Bartoszcze i zaprezentuje niezapomniane nagrania. Stroje z tamtych lat mile widziane!  Bilety można nabyć na stronie: Brown Paper Tickets: oraz przy wejściu. Liczba gości jest ograniczona.  Wstęp od 21 lat


Intensive Family Support Services Spotlight:  HOARDING DISORDER
* What is Hoarding Disorder
* Who does it affect/risk factors
* Treatment Options
* How to cope with and assist a loved one challenged with Hoarding Disorder
Wednesday – September 7, 2016 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Location:  Mental Health Association in Passaic County , 404 Clifton Avenue,  Clifton, NJ
Cost of Event: Free. Registration is required.
For more information and registration please call, Erika Calvi @ (973) 478-4444 extension 113, or at


Fall Piano Concert
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington International Piano Arts Council and The Kosciuszko Foundation invite Polonia to a piano performance by Jeanne Backofen Craig on Saturday, September 10th at 1:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Kosciuszko Foundation in Washington, D.C., 2025 O Street, N.W. Piano studies and competitions took up most of Jeanne Backofen Craig’s childhood, but after graduating from Virginia Tech, she stopped performing. In the ensuing 20 years, Mrs. Craig stayed home with her three children while pursuing cooking, sewing, gardening, and home-improvement projects. At the encouragement of her husband and now-teenage children, Mrs. Craig started to play again, and when she learned about amateur competitions, she says she was inspired to “dig out my old music and see if I could still play those pieces.” A self-taught webmaster, she designed and maintains websites for the Lynchburg Symphony Youth Orchestra as well as her church, where she is a part-time minister of music and liturgy. In her spare time, Mrs. Craig enjoys long-distance running, and she qualified for and ran in the 2011 Boston Marathon.  I was asked, “Why do you perform?”  I do it because I like to make people happy.  I’m like Kermit the Frog. This is a free event. Donations greatly appreciated. For more information contact


SAVE THE DATE – The Polish Library Picnic
VIRGINIA – The Polish Library in Washington, D.C. invite all to the2016  Polish Library Picnic on Saturday, September 24th from 12 to 5 pm at Alcova Heights Park, 901 South George Mason Drive, Arlington, VA 22204


Sloneczniki Children’s Folk Dance Group
PENNSYLVANIA – Wednesday, September 7 – Sloneczniki Children’s Folk Dance Group First Day of Dance Class, Christ Swedes Church Hall, River Road, Swedesburg, PA, 7 to 8 P.M. Info call Anthony & Kathy Boccella 610-539-3699.


Polish Language School
PENNSYLVANIA – Friday, September 9 – St. John Cantius Polish Language School Registration & First Day of School, St. John Cantius Hall, Almond & Orthodox Streets, Bridesburg section of Philadelphia, 5 P.M. Info call Ewa Jasz 215-888-7769.


Polka Dance
PENNSYLVANIA – Friday, September 9 – Polka Dance, Evergreen Country Club, 415 Hartz Road, Fleetwood, PA, 6 to 11 P.M. Music by The Adlers Band. Info call 610-944-7501.


Dozynki – Polish Harvest Festival
MASSACHUSETTS – St. Joseph’s Polish National Catholic Church in Westfield will hold its annual “Dozynki” – Polish Harvest Festival on Sunday, September 11th. The festival will be held from 12 noon to 4 p.m. at the parish social center and parish grounds – Main Street and Clinton Avenue in Westfield. The Harvest Wreath will be blessed during the 8 a.m. Mass, and will be brought to the festival with a procession starting at 2 p.m.  The festival will include games for children as well as adults, and new food additions and other surprises will be added this year. The Dozynki kitchen will be open from 12 noon until closing. For more information call the rectory 413-562-4403 or email Pastor Soltysiak at


St. John Paul II Polish School In Las Vegas!
NEVADA – Open Enrollment for the 2016/2017 school year (Zapisy na rok 2016/2017) at Polish School St. John Paul II in Las Vegas. Saint John Paul II Polish School in Las Vegas is an independent non-profit organization, which is founded and directed by the School Board and the parents of the students. The mission of the Polish School is to promote Polish culture, traditions, and history for present and future generations through education, social and religious activities. John Paul II Polish School was established on August 28th, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The classes are conducted every Saturday from 9 am till 11:45 am at the school of Our Lady of Las Vegas,  3046 Alta Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89107. The curriculum emphasizes in teaching of the Polish language as well as Polish tradition, geography and history. We are accepting students 4 years and older. Project Based Learning is strongly implemented into a program in a form of craft projects, occasional and national presentations, and learning with fun. Students of the Polish School (6 years and older) participate in extracurricular activities from 11:45 am to 1PM as members of a folklore dance group “Kujawiaczek” directed by Anna (Trojanek) Bruno-Gallo. All students are insured by Polish National Alliance and school is supported by PNA. For more information contact Elzbieta Youngman 702-232-4488, email:,


Polish Language School
PENNSYLVANIA – Saturday, September 10 – St. Adalbert Polish Language School Registration & First Day of School, Our Lady Help of Christians Building, Allegheny Avenue & Chatham Street, Port Richmond section of Philadelphia, 9 A.M. New students, children and adults. Info call Danuta Eichler 267-251-3776.


Polka Dance
PENNSYLVANIA – Sunday, September 11 – Polka Dance, Evergreen Country Club, 415 Hartz Road, Fleetwood, PA, 2 to 6 P.M. Music by the Polka Family Band. Info 610-944-7501.


Polish-American Society of Greater Cincinnati Picnic
OHIO – Come and join us, eat, drink and be merry! Socialize with the rest of the members of the club, meet new friends and say hi to the ones you have already made!
Date and Time: September 25th, 2016, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Address: Blue Ash Nature Park, Sycamore Shelter, 4433 Cooper Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45242
(Entrance to the park is from Blue Ash Recreation Community Parking Lot or Church Parking Lot)
Attractions: Piñata Contest, Entertainment by Clowns, Cornhole Game
PASGC will provide Polish Sausage, Hunter Stew/Bigos, Bread and Water. Please bring a side dish, salad or dessert to share. Adult beverages are allowed in the shelter area. Glass bottles are not permitted in the park.
Cost (pay at the door): PASGC Member (Adult & Child): FREE, Non-Member Adult: $15.00, Non-Member Child: $5.00 For planning purposes, please RSVP by September 10th , 2016 via email to


Residents Are 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 household per event, with or without rims, for recycling. The next collection event will be held from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday, September 10, 2016 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. With the Zika virus just the latest threat to the health and well-being of our residents, those with unwanted tires are doubly encouraged to remove them from areas where they can collect standing water, and instead bring them to the County’s drop-off program for recycling. “ 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 per household. 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.


Free Tour of Lambert Castle!
NEW JERSEY – Enjoy a free tour of Lambert Castle on us! The Passaic County Historical Society is celebrating the 90th anniversary of its founding by opening its doors to our community free of charge. All visitors to the museum on Saturday, September 10th, will receive free admission. The museum will be open from 1pm-4pm. For directions or information about our current exhibits, visit our website at The Passaic County Historical Society was founded in March of 1926, with the mission to “cultivate interest among individuals and the community-at-large in the rich history of Passaic County.” The Society,   a 501(c)(3) non-profit, has been operating a museum and library/archives in Lambert Castle since the 1930s. Today we welcome over 15,000 visitors annually to our museum. For more information on special events such as this one, visit the Passaic County Historical Society’s website at or call (973) 247-0085.


History of New Jersey Diners Comes To Life At Morris Museum
(Morristown, NJ)— The history of the Garden State’s favorite casual eatery will come to life in the Morris Museum’s newest exhibition, Icons of American Culture: The History of New Jersey Diners. Through artifacts and classic photographs, the show will explore the intrinsic role diners have played in the state’s culture and industry. Icons of American Culture will be on view from September 9 through December 31, 2016. The exhibition was organized by the Middlesex County Museum/Cornelius Low House. When was the last time you ate at a diner? If you are like millions in New Jersey, the answer is not too long ago. Dubbed “the land of diners,” New Jersey’s highways and main streets are dotted with silver airstreams and neon signs of the classic American diner. In addition, diners have long served as the state’s ultimate gathering place, providing food and shelter to high school students, CEOs, construction workers, and tourists. Moreover, New Jersey was once the hub of diner BendixDinermanufacturing, making mobile eateries that fed hungry Americans as far away as the West Coast.  Visitors to Icons of American Culture will experience the rich history of diners in New Jersey through artifacts, photographs, and reproductions. The exhibition will showcase cash registers, menus and other objects from local diners, including the Alexis Diner in Denville, the Florham Park Diner, and the Summit Diner. In addition, memorabilia from Rosie’s Diner, made famous by Bounty Paper Towels, will be on display. The exhibition will also include a model by Phil Juska of the diner featured in Edward Hopper’s 1942 painting, Nighthawks, and a LEGO reproduction of the Summit Diner, created for this exhibition by artist Jonathan Lopes.  (Photo: Mark Oberndorff, Bendix Diner,  Oil on linen, 2006.  Image courtesy of the artist.)

In conjunction with Icons of American Culture, the Morris Museum will present the following program.  Further program and ticket information is available by calling 973.971.3706 or online at
Gallery Talk and Tour with Author Michael Gabriele
Saturday, November 5, 11:00am

Join author and historian Michael Gabriele for an exclusive tour of Icons of American Culture: The History of New Jersey Diners. Gabriele will share his expertise on what has made diners such a vibrant part of New Jersey culture, history, commerce, and mythology. Michael Gabriel is the author of The History of Diners in New Jersey. Advanced registration required.
Tickets: Free for Museum members; $10 for Non-members. For tickets, call 973.971.3706.

SummitDinerThe Museum is located at 6 Normandy Heights Road (at the corner of Columbia Turnpike) in Morristown, NJ, and is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 11:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday, 12:00 to 5:00pm. In addition, the Museum is open evenings from 5:00 to 8:00pm on the second and third Thursday of the month. Admission to the Museum is $10 for adults and $7 for children, students and senior citizens. Admission is always free for Museum members.  For more information, call (973) 971-3700, or visit  (Photo: Jonathan Lopes, Summit Diner, LEGO bricks, 2016. Image courtesy of the artist. )


Birthdays and Anniversaries

By DJ Wolfie

Happy Birthday to John Tarnalicki of Colonia, New Jersey who will be celebrating his birthday on Tuesday, September 13th. Happy Birthday wishes from you wife Joan, your son John, your daughter-in-law Jean, your granddaughter Jennifer and  Arjon, your granddaughter Nicole and Mohan, your great grandson Nathaniel Joseph and your great granddaughter Rose, the rest of your family members, all your friends at various polka dances, WSOU Polka Party DJ’s Marie, Jacek and Ellie, all the members of the Friday Morning Club, Joyce and DJ Wolfie. STO LAT!  STO LAT!  STO LAT!  STO LAT!  STO LATt

Happy Birthday to Betty Ann Pinkman who will be celebrating her birthday on Wednesday, September 14th. Happy Birthday wishes from your husband Paul, all your children, your grandchildren, the rest of your family members, all your friends at the Knights of Columbus, WSOU Polka DJ’s Marie, Jacek and Ellie, 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 Jessica Soltys of Fairlawn, New Jersey who will be celebrating her birthday on Thursday, September 29th. Happy Birthday wishes from your Mom and Dad Barbara and Richard, your brother Christopher, the rest of your family members, WSOU Polka DJ’s Marie, Jacek and Ellie, all the members of the Friday Morning Club, Joyce and DJ Wolfie. STO LAT!  STO LAT!  STO LAT!  STO LAT! STO LAT!

Happy Anniversary to Grace and Bruce (DJ BRUCE Z) who are celebrating their 25th Wedding Anniversary on Wednesday, September 7th. Happy Anniversary wishes from your daughters Victoria and Julianna, your son Matthew, your mother/mother-in-law Bert, your brother/brother-in-law Barry and his wife Theresa, your sister Beth and her fiance’ Tom, your nieces Alexa and Nadia, the rest of your family members, all your friends at various polka dances, WSOU Polka Party DJ’s Marie, Jacek and Ellie, all the members of the Friday Morning Club, Joyce and DJ Wolfie. STO LAT!  STO LAT!  STO LAT!  STO LAT! STO LAT!