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  May 26 Polka Concert by Terry Palasz at the Seattle Center
  May 20 Polish booth at the St. Louise Ethnic Fest in Bellevue
  May 19 Majales: Czech Spring Festival at the Polish Home
Polish Book Club meeting at the Redmond Library
Dance-Disco evening in Tacoma
  May 16 Meeting with writer E. Sniezkowska-Bielak in Bellevue
  May 15 Seminar: Navigating Jewish Heritage in Poland at the UW
  May 13 Lacey Sister City Assn Brunch in Olympia
  May 12 All You Can Eat Pierogi Fest at the Polish Home
Polish Book Sale at the Polish Home
  May 11 Mother's Day celebration at the Polish Home
  May 9 PH Expansion Project meeting at the Polish Home
  May 5 Polish Choir concert at St. James Cathedral
  May 4 15th Seattle Polish Film Festival at the Seattle Center
  May 3 15th Seattle Polish Film Festival at the Seattle Center
Prof. Dunn talks about Joseph Conrad at the UW
  May 2 Prof. Rybczynski talks about Last Harvest at Town Hall Seattle
  Apr 23 - May 9 Joseph Conrad Exhibition at the UW
  Apr 28 - May 4 Seatle Polish Film Festival at the Seattle Center SIFF Cinema

Polish Film Festival

May 26, 5:15 pm: Polka Concert with Terry Palasz at the Seattle Center

Terry Palasz, aka the Polish Diva from Milwaukee, comes back to Seattle with a polka concert at the Northwest Folklife Festival running over the Memorial Weekend. She is described as an opera trained, polka dancing, mountain climbing soprano comedienne. Ms Palasz will sing several great polkas from her CD, The Polish Diva's Polka Party, supported by a cast of musicians who recorded the CD with her.

Where: at the central stage (outdoor, next to the fountain), at the Seattle Center

More: the Polish Diva, Northwest Folklife Festival

May 20, 2 - 5 pm: Polish booth at the St. Louise Ethnic Fest

Polish presence at the St. Louise Parish Ethnic Fest has a tradition going back decades thanks to many Polish Eastside families. This year the Polish School in Bellevue is again presenting Polish food, crafts & traditions at the Festival. Besides variety of foods and exhibits from 15+ communities, the Festival also features dances and songs from several communities such as German, Philippino and Mexican.

Where: at the St. Louise Parish Hall, admission free

More: St. Louise Parish, Fr. J. Twardowski Polish School in Bellevue (in Polish)

May 19, 9 pm: Dance-Disco evening in Tacoma

The Polish Community in Tacoma invites to the Dance-Disco at the Parish Hall. The best  DJ in North Tacoma will play a selection of music form the 80s and 90s.

 

Where: at the Polish Parish in Tacoma, St. Peter and Paul Church, 3422 Portland Ave., Tacoma; tickets $25, 3 drinks in the ticket price

More: Please contact Frank Bednarski at 425-417-5240

May 19, 6 pm - midnight: Majales: Czech Spring Festival at the Polish Home

Majales is a traditional Czech student festival held in May with traditions going back centuries. At the Polish Home it will be an evening of music, food, dance and drink, as well as of performances by Jozef Ivaska, local Czech students, etc. Also - Miss Majales 2007! Organized by Karol Osusky and the Czech community. This event is a mix of Czech, Slovak and English.

 

Where: at the Polish Home; cover to enter $20 from 6 to 8 pm, $25 after 8 pm

More: about Majales, Czechs in Seattle

May 19, 11 am: Polish Book Club meeting at the Redmond Library

Note. This event has been rescheduled from May 12, 2007.

 

The book for the meeting is Festumg Breslau by Marek Krajewski, published by WAB in 2006. Krajewski, 38, is a very popular writer of crime thrillers of which Festung is an example; several of them take place in Wroclaw (Breslau in German), spanning both German and Polish history of the city.  The book can be bought on the Internet or borrowed from Club members.

 

Where: Conference Room at the Redmond Library; admission free

More: about  Marek Krajewski, contact to the Club Hanna Gil

May 16, 7 pm: Meeting with writer E. Sniezkowska-Bielak at St. Louise

Elzbieta Sniezkowska-Bielak is a Polish poet and a children book writer. She has published several books for children from retelling classic tales in verse to a playful Polish speller tutorial for kids. At this meeting children can talk to the author and listen to poems for children and stories. Organized and sponsored by the Polish School in Bellevue. This event is in Polish.

 

Where: at the Lavelle Center of the St. Louise Parish in Bellevue; admission free

More: about the writer and her books (in Polish), Fr. J. Twardowski Polish School in Bellevue (in Polish)

May 15, 12 noon:  Seminar: Navigating Jewish Heritage in Poland at the UW

Conversation Maps: Navigating Jewish Heritage in Poland is a seminar presented by Prof. E. Lehrer (U. of Washington) and Prof. H. Smotrich (U. of Michigan). Conversation Maps are alternative tourist brochures with experimental designs based on interviews with Jews and Poles.

 

Where: Simpson Center for the Humanities, 206 Communications Building at the University of Washington Campus

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May 13, 10 am -1 pm: Lacey Sister City Assn Brunch in Olympia

Lacey Sister City Association invites to a Mother's Day Champaign Brunch to socialize and celebrate Mother's Day, attractions include prizes and raffles and something for every Mother! Lacey is a sister city of Minsk Mazowiecki, a medium size town about 25 mi. east of Warsaw.

 

Where: at the South Puget Sound Community College Dining Room in Olympia, 2011 Mottman Rd SW, Olympia; tickets $30 regular, $15 for children 10 and younger, babies 2 and younger free

More: info and tickets Dina Myers (360) 459-7285 or Kathy Vermillion (360) 456-1786, Lacey Sister City Assn., Lacey, Minsk Mazowiecki

May 12, noon - 5 pm: Polish Book Sale at the Polish Home

This bi-annual event features usually a lot of new and second-hand books and albums in Polish, bi-lingual or in English on Polish topics as well as Polish CDs and DVDs - most at very affordable prices! Profit from the sale traditionally goes to the benefit of the Polish Home library.

 

Where: at the Polish Home; admission free

More: Polish Home

May 12, noon 5 pm: All You Can Eat Pierogi Fest at the Polish Home

It's a pierogi (Polish dumplings) extravaganza that includes several different kinds of pierogi (meat, potato & cheese, kraut & mushroom, plum) for your hearts pleasure or just for sampling. It's all you can eat deal so you can eat leisurely, listen to Polish music and have a good time. Also available: beer, wine as well as coffee, soft drinks and homemade deserts (not included in the admission price).

 

Where: at the Polish Home; tickets $13 regular, $8 children (12 and below), kids up to 3 years old free.

More: www.PolishHome.org

May 11, 7:30 pm: Mother's Day celebration at the Polish Home

It's a Mother's Day celebration organized by the the youth theater group from the Polish Home, Mlodzi Polanie. All Moms and kids are invited!

 

Where: at the Polish Home; admission free

More: Polish Home

May 9, 7:30 pm: Expansion Project meeting at the Polish Home

This is a monthly meeting of the Project committee. Come to discuss and support more changes at the Polish Home! This is an open meeting, everybody interested in the project is invited to come and discuss issues. Volunteers are also welcomed at the meeting!

 

Where: at the Polish Home, just drop by;

More: Polish Home Foundation, Polish Home

May 5, 5:15 pm: Polish Choir sings at St. James Cathedral

Polish Choir Vivat Musica has been invited to sing at a mass at St. James Cathedral in Seattle. The Choir will begin singing at 5:15 pm, the mass will start at 5:30 pm. During mass the Choir will sing in Polish and Latin.

 

Where: At St. James Cathedral in Seattle, before and during the mass at 5:30 pm

More: contact to the Choir Barbara Niesulowski

May 4: 15th Seattle Polish Film Festival

Schedule for Friday, May 4, 2007.

 

   8:00 pm  South - North / Poludnie - polnoc,, dir. by Lukasz Karwowski

                     (2006, 94 min.)

 

Program subject to change; please check the SPFF website for updates.

 

Where: SIFF Cinema at Nesholm Family Lecture Hall at the Seattle Center's McCaw Hall, tickets

More: Seattle Polish Film Festival

May 3: 15th Seattle Polish Film Festival

Schedule for Thursday, May 3, 2007.

 

   8:00 pm  We're All Christs / Wszyscy jestesmy Chrystusami, dir. by Marek Koterski

                     (2006, 107 min.)

                 Director Marek Koterski and actress Karolina Gruszka

                       present at the screening

 

Program subject to change; please check the SPFF website for updates.

 

Where: SIFF Cinema at Nesholm Family Lecture Hall at the Seattle Center's McCaw Hall, tickets

More: Seattle Polish Film Festival

May 3, 7:30: Prof. Dunn talks about Joseph Conrad at the UW

Joseph Conrad

The great writer Joseph Conrad was born in 1857 Jozef Konrad Korzeniowski. To celebrate the 150th anniversary, Prof. Richard Dunn will have a public lecture Joseph Conrad: Supra-National Novelist at the University of Washington. Dr. Dunn is a professor at and a former Chair of the English Department of the UW; the lecture is organized by the UW Polish Studies Endowment Committee.

 

Where: Kane Hall, room 110, at the UW campus in Seattle; admission free

More: about Joseph Conrad, Prof. Richard Dunn

May 2, 7:30: Prof. Rybczynski talks about Last Harvest at Town Hall  in Seattle

Witold Rybczynski is an architect, historian of architecture, professor of urbanism at the University of Pensylvania and an author of many books about architecture, urban design and housing. In 2002, he was also one of the speakers in the lecture series celebrating 50 years of teaching Polish at the University of Washington in Seattle. He returns to Sattle to talk about his last book Last Harvest: How a Cornfield Became New Daleville.

 

Where: at the Great Hall of Town Hall Seattle, enter on 8th Ave; admission $5

More: about Prof. Rybczynski

Apr 23 - May 9: Joseph Conrad Exhibition at the UW

Joseph Conrad

Another event celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of Joseph Conrad in Seattle is an exhibition Between the Land and the Sea, Joseph Conrad 1857-1924, devoted to the great author at the Suzzallo Library of the University of Washington. The exhibition is organized the UW Polish Studies Committee, Polish Home Foundation and the Consulate of Poland in Los Angeles.

 

Where: At the Suzzallo Library at the UW campus in Seattle.

More: about Joseph Conrad, the lecture, UW PSEC, PHF

 

2007 Ryszard Kott

 

Fot. 'Fountain" - Hanna Gil

Fot. "Seattle" - Ryszard Kwieciński