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Sep 28 A new Polish School on Eastside invites
Sep 25-26 Betrayal: The Battle for Warsaw at the History Channel
Sep 24-25 Polish Festival in Portland
Sep 24 Disco at the Polish Home
Pan Cogito at the Poetry Salon at the Polish Home
Polish Book Club meeting at the Redmond Library
Sep 18 Open house at the Chopin Academy of Music in Issaquah
Sep 15 PH Expansion Committee meeting at the Polish Home
Sep 12 Back to school at the Polish School in Seattle
Luncheon with President Kwasniewski in LA
Sep 10 Grand opening at the Chopin Academy of Music in Issaquah
Sep 8 Hiding and Seeking on KCTS

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Sep 28

A new Polish School on Eastside invites

 Sep 28, 5:30 pm: A new Polish School on Eastside invites

The Fr. Jan Twardowski Polish School is organized by Aneta Lasek-Czerwonka & Anna Cholewinska for children from Eastside as well as Seattle and is an organization separate from the established Polish School at the Polish Home. The Schoolís curriculum includes Polish language, geography, history and culture classes offered to children from grades 1 to 8 Ė though the actual grade assignment is based on proficiency in Polish, from nil to advanced. The classes will be held at the St. Louise Parish School in Bellevue on Wednesdays at 5:30 pm. The first day of school is Oct 5, 2005.

Where: open house at room #3 at the Bellevue Public Library, 1111 110th Avenue NE, Bellevue

 Classes on Wednesdays at 5:30 pm at the St. Louise Parish School 133 156th Ave SE, Bellevue, www.stlouiseschool.org

More: www.polishschoolseattle.org, A. Lasek-Czerwonka (425) 392-8825, A. Cholewinska (425) 765-4935

Sep 25, 9 pm, Sep 26, 1 am: Betrayal: The Battle for Warsaw at the History Channel

The great epic and tragedy of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising is retold in a one hour special. On Aug 1, 1944, Poles launched an uprising against the German occupation forces with hope for a quick liberation of the City. In fact the battle turned out to be the biggest, the longest and ultimately the most tragic military encounter undertaken by underground resistance forces anywhere during WWII. The Polish Home Army capitulated after 63 days on Oct 2, 1944.  Afterwards the Germans expelled all the survivors and destroyed the capital. Produced by CBS for the History Channel.

Where: the History Channel, Sep 25 at 9 pm, repeated on Sep 26 at 1 am

More: about the Warsaw Uprising Warsaw Uprising, Rising 44,   History Channel

Sep 24-25: Polish Festival in Portland

The 12th Polish Festival in Portland is the yearly show case event for the Polish community in Portland, OR. It is the biggest Polish event in the US west of Mississippi with 20,000 visitors expected this year! The Festival features two full days of non-stop folk performances, , exhibitions about 25th Anniversary of Solidarity and about life of John Paul II, as well as Polish food and booths with various merchandize heaps of homemade Polish food as well as booths with various merchandize. There will also be a Polka contest for children and adults on both days and dancing in the evenings. The Polish Choir Vivat Musica from Seattle under dir. of Anna Sawicki is scheduled to perform at 1:30pm on Sunday.

 

Where: St. Stanislaus Church & The Polish Hall & Library, 3900 N. Interstate Ave., Portland, OR.

More: www.portlandpolonia.org/festival/  

Sep 24, 8 pm: Disco at the Polish Home

The first disco of the new season! DJ Marcin Ludowicz invites to the latest dance hits.

Where: at the Polish Home; tickets $10, you must be 21+ to be admitted

More: the  Evite site

Sep 24, 6 pm: Pan Cogito at the Poetry Salon at the Polish Home

Zbigniew Herbert

Salon Poezji (the Salon of Poetry in Seattle) is a new organization devoted to the art of word and its masters, the poets. The September Salon will feature the indomitable Zbigniew Herbert (1924-1998) and his ironic alter ego, Pan Cogito. Herbert was also an essayist espousing European cultural roots; his Barbarian in the Garden and Still Life with Horse-Bit keep infecting new readers with his admiration for the old masters. The Salon has been founded by Lena Wrozynski of Seattle. The evening is organized by the Salon and the Polish Home.

Where: at the Polish Home; admission free, in Polish

More: About Herbert here, or here for the Poetry Salon here

Sep 24, 11 am: Polish Book Club meeting at the Redmond Library

The book for this meeting is Paw Krolowej by Dorota Maslowska, published by Lampa i Iskra Boza in 2005. It is the second book by the young prodigy author and itís as controversial as the first one. Paw Krolowej is available on the Internet (www.domksiazki.com, www.merlin.pl, other bookstores); please see the club website for more details. New members and guests are always welcomed at all Club meetings whether they have read the book or not!

 

Where: meeting room #1 at the Redmond Library, NE 85th St, Redmond, admission free

More: Redmond Library Polish Book Club, contact to the Club Hanna Gil

Sep 18, 3-6 pm: Open house at the Chopin Academy of Music in Issaquah

This new music institution has been founded by pianists Iwona Kaminska and Christopher Bowlby in downtown Issaquah. More ...

 

Where: CAM is located at 40 NW Alder Place (Front St & Alder in Issaquah historic downtown)

More: www.chopinacademy.com, or call: 425 829 1117 or 425 829 1229.

Sep 15, 7:00 pm: PH Expansion Committee meeting at the Polish Home

This is an open meeting for everybody interested in the project. After a summer slowdown, the Committee wants to start the fall fundraising campaign for the expansion and remodeling of the Polish Home. The Committee needs volunteers and welcomes any help. The campaign started in May and so far gathered over $154,000  in pledges.

Where: at the Polish Home; admission free

More: www.PolishHomeFoundation.org/PHremodeling.htm, www.PolishHome.org, RysiekKott@msn.com

Sep 12, 6 pm: Back to school at  the Polish School in Seattle

The Polish School at the Polish Home begins another school year  with an open day on Sep 12, from 6 to 8:30. This is the time to enroll your child if you havenít done so yet, talk to the teachers etc. The Polish School is open to children and adults of varying degrees of language skills, from none to advanced. Besides Polish language and literature, children learn history and geography of Poland. The school has all native speakers as teachers.

Where: at the Polish Home on Monday evenings, tuition on yearly basis, last year it was $250 PHA members, $280 otherwise

More: Principal Gerard Adler, (425) 653-3692, an old website at www.PolishHome.org click on Polish School link

Sep 12, noon: Luncheon with President Kwasniewski in LA

His Excellency, Aleksander Kwasniewski, President,  Republic of Poland

The President of Poland, Mr. Aleksander Kwasniewski, makes a tour of south-western United States before his visit to the UN in New York next week. At the luncheon in Los Angeles, he will speak on Poland and the Process of International Security and European Integration. The luncheon is organized by the Los Angeles World Affaires Council as well as the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in LA and is open to the public; reservations are required.

Where: the Beverly Hills Hotel, 9641 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA; reservations required by Friday noon

More: www.lawac.org, for reservations tel. (213) 628-2333, for the Consulate in LA www.PolishConsulateLA.com

Sep 10 & 18, 3-6 pm: Grand opening at the Chopin Academy of Music in Issaquah

This new music institution has been founded by pianists Iwona Kaminska and Christopher Bowlby in downtown Issaquah. The Academy offers classes in piano, violin, viola, cello and guitar to children from age 6 to 18 as well as group instruction in performance, chamber music, music history, and music theory. The Chopin Academy of Music is celebrating its grand opening with an open house invitation on Saturday, September 10, 3-6 pm and also on Sunday, September 18, 3-6 pm. Live music and refreshments will be provided.

Where: CAM is located at 40 NW Alder Place (Front St & Alder in Issaquah historic downtown)

More: www.chopinacademy.com, or call: 425 829 1117 or 425 829 1229.

Sep 8, 10 pm: Hiding and Seeking on KCTS

Hiding and Seeking: Faith and Tolerance after the Holocaust is a documentary movie that follows a Jewish father and his two adult sons traveling to Poland in a quest to find the Polish family who saved their grandfather during WWII. The sons believe Poles to be incurably anti-Semitic; precisely for that reason, the father wants them to be introduced to Poles who risked their own lives for the Jews.

Where: KCTS channel Seattle, Sep 8, 10 pm

More: www.hidingandseeking.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=pressrelease

 

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