Jan 29, noon – 4 pm:
Carnival party for kids at the Polish Home
invites all the kids to a carnival party at the Polish Home. It
will feature games, competitions, and more. You can also have a
tasty dinner for the whole family with home made desserts. This is
a fundraiser for the benefit of the
Jan 25, 3:30 pm: Prof.
Janos talks about the EU agriculture
at the UW
Janos is a professor at the Dept. of
Political Science, University
of California in
Berkeley. His talk, European Agriculture in
Historical Perspective: from Early Capitalism through Late
Socialism to the EU, gives a background to one of the
most contested policies of the European Union. This lecture is
part of the Poland’s
Transition: Success Story?lecture
mini-series, organized by prof. Poznanski of UW.
Jan 22, 3 pm:
Prof. Lipstadt on fighting Holocaust
denial, at the UW
Prof. Deborah Lipstadt
Lipstadt is a professor of Jewish Studies at the
GA. She was accused of libel by British
writer David Irving who denied that Holocaust really happened.
Among others, Irving denied that
gas chambers were used by Nazis to kill Jews or other people and
suggested they were modified by Poles after WWII. In her lecture,
History on Trial,
prof. Lipstadt tells the story of the trial that she won for the
sake of the historical truth.
Where: 220 Kane Hall at the UW campus in
Seattle; admission free, reception after
Jan 21, 3 pm:
Public meeting on the Polish Home expansion project
This is a
community feedback meeting about the Polish Home expansion project
organized by the Polish Home Building Commission. The current
project will be presented in details, architectural and financial
plans will be discussed. The architect, Mr. Roy Koczarski, members
of the Polish Home Association Building Commission as well as
members of the
Polish Home Foundation Fundraising Committee will be at hand to
answer all the questions you might have about the project.
Jan 21, 11 am: Polish Book Club meeting at
the Redmond Library
The book for this meeting is Jadac
do Babadag by Andrzej
Stasiuk, published by
Wyd. Czarne in
2004. This down to earth book by a non-conformist author
won the prestigious 2005 Nike Award in
Poland. Stasiuk’s books are widely
available on the internet and in translations; please see
the club website for more info. New members and guests are always
welcomed at all Club meetings whether they have read the book or
Where: meeting room #1 at the
NE 85th St, Redmond,
Jan 18, 7 pm: Polish 101
starts at the Bellevue Community College
It’s not every
day that a local college starts a Polish language class, so spread
the word! It’s a nice alternative for the Eastside residents who
say bridges make learning Polish too hard– they won’t have the excuse now! The
introductory course #W9362 on Wednesday nights
focuses on basics and has a native speaker, Ms. Monika Bledowska,
as the instructor.
CC North Campus,
10700 Northup Way,
Bellevue, room W274; $135 for
Jan 14, 6:30 pm:
Jacek Sowa’s poetry at the Polish Home
Jacek Sowa, a
self-described burgher of Nowy Targ,
Poland, is a poet celebrating
beauty of his native Podhale region and the High Tatra Mountains.
His poems will be read by the Author and also by his friends and
our local highlanders, the Pawluskiewicz families; poetry books by
Mr. Sowa will also be available. Organized by
the Pawluskiewicz Families and the Polish Home.
Where: at the Polish Home, admission free
Jan 12, 7:30 pm: PH Fundraising
Committee meeting at the Polish Home
Fundraising Committee invites everybody interested in the PH
expansion project to its monthly meeting at the Polish Home.
The project is
in the final review phase. All interested in the details of the
project as well as volunteers are welcome!
Where: at the Polish Home, just drop by; refreshments are provided!
Jan 8, 3-6 pm:
Open house & concert at the
of Music in Issaquah
is a new music institution founded last fall by pianists Ivona
Kaminska and Christopher Bowlby in
downtown Issaquah. The open house will also feature a 4 pm concert
by the gifted students, including the very talented Emi Iwasaki,
21. Her mini-recital includes Chopin’s Ballade in G minor,
sonata, Op. 31, No. 2, and Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in E minor
from the Well-Tempered
Clavier, book 2. Refreshments will be provided!
Where: CAM is located at
40 NW Alder Place (Front St & Alder in
Issaquah), open house 3-6 pm, concert 4 pm, admission free
Jan 8, 2:30 pm:
Christmas wafer sharing and carols at the Polish Home
This is a traditional Christmas wafer (oplatek)
sharing for members and friends of the Polish Home with Fr.
Stanislaw Michalek. The Polish Choir VivatMusica will bring the joy
of carols singing to the occasion. Everybody is invited to come
and sing Polish and American carols along.