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  July - Aug   Polish Home closed in July and August
  Apr - Sep   Anna Skibska exhibition at the Bellevue Art Gallery
  Aug 31   50 Years of Polish Animation at the Bumbershoot SIFF Cinema
  Aug 30   Polish Book Club meeting at the Green Lake Library
  Aug 24   Seattle-Gdynia Sister City Assoc picnic at the Alki Beach Park
  Aug 21   Artist Studio Tour with Anna Skibska
  Aug 17

  Polish Home picnic at the Lincoln Park

  Soldier's Day celebrations at the Lincoln Park

  Aug 4-5   Pork & Pie Daze in Town of Pe Ell
  July - Aug   Polish Home Expansion construction starts in August

Apr -Sep: Anna Skibska exhibition at the Bellevue Art Museum

Anna Skibska is an internationally acclaimed artist working primarily in glass. Ms. Skibska is a graduate of the Arts Academy in Wroclaw, Poland and a Seattle resident. Her exhibition Follow the Line: The Path to Form runs till September 21, 2008. Also: see a note about an artist studio tour.

 

Where: at the Bellevue Art Gallery;

More: Skibska at BAG, Skibska and her art, Anna Skibska site

Aug 31, 2 pm: 50 Years of Polish Animation at the Bumbershoot SIFF Cinema

Unfaithful Portrait

Bumbershoot Festival has a 3-day movie program that includes a 47 min collection of the best Polish animation films. The 6 Polish shorts that are part of the Polish Animation program include the Oscar winning Tango (1982) by Zbigniew Rybczynski. Organized by the Bumbershoot Festival in association with the Polish Cultural Institute in New York.

  

Where: at the SIFF Cinema at the Seattle Center; 

More: 50 Years of Polish Animation, PCI in NY, Bumbershoot at the SIFF Cinema

Aug 30, 10 am: Polish Book Club meeting at the Green Lake Library

The book for the meeting is Rien na va plus by Andrzej Bart published by Wyd. Literackie in 2005. The book is an ironic take on the history of Poland as seen by the Duke d'ArziPazzi's ghost imprisoned in a portrait. Andrzej Bart is a novelist and screenwriter whose works frequently have some unusual twists. The book won the Koscielski Award. It can be bought on the Internet or borrowed from Club members. Club meetings are in Polish.

 

Where: at the Green Lake Public Library in Seattle; admission free

More: about the book, Andrzej Bart, Polish Book Club

Aug 24, noon-5 pm: SGSCA picnic at the Alki Beach Park

Everyone is invited - individuals, families and guests - to celebrate summer at the yearly picnic of the Seattle-Gdynia Sister City Association. Come to enjoy the beach with perfect viewing of the Puget Sound, Olympic Mountains, ferries and much more while munching on roasted kielbasa and other delights.

 

Where: shelter #1, the Alki Beach Park in Seattle, watch for the SGSCA banner; admission free, kielbasa and beverages provided, please bring a dish to share

More: Seattle-Gdynia Sister City Assn., or contact Carol Forte, (206) 766-8385

Aug 21, 6:30 pm: Artist Studio Tour with Anna Skibska

Anna Skibska is an internationally acclaimed artist working primarily in glass. Her exhibition at the Bellevue Art Gallery runs till September 21, 2008. Here is an opportunity for an intimate gathering with the artist in her very own studio in Seattle. Visitors can enjoy light refreshments while hearing from the artist and seeing other works with a personal and friendly tour.
 

Where: call (425) 519-0770 for location; $20 per person, transportation is participantís responsibility; from 6:30 to 7:30

More: about Skibska and her art, Anna Skibska site

Aug 17, noon-dusk: PHA picnic at the Lincoln Park

                                          Soldier's Day celebration from 6 pm

This is the main picnic of the summer for the Polish community of Seattle; it is organized by the Polish Home Association. Come and share good food and fun! There will be grills aavailable, free drinks, hamburgers and hot dogs for kids and teenagers as well as friendly games and competitions with awards. Everybody is invited.

Towards the evening the picnic will be combined with the Soldier's Day celebration. Starting from 6 pm everybody is invited to join in singing Polish traditional military songs and listen to stories of Polish Veterans.

Where: shelter #2 at the Lincoln Park in Seattle, watch for a Polish flag and the PHA banner; admission free, bringing your food & drink to share is optional but welcomed

More: Polish Home Association

Aug 4-5, 10 am - 5 pm: Pork & Pie Daze in Town of Pe Ell

This is a yearly Pork & Pie extravaganza in the Town of Pe Ell. Attractions include pork and pie food galore, pigskin toss, a bluegrass concert, a polka band concert and book signing by author Leo Kowalski. Among others, PNA Lodge 156 (Tacoma) has a booth with Polish food - all proceeds go the restoration fund of the historic Holy Cross Church in Pe Ell, still owned by the Polish National Catholic Church.

  

Where: Town of Pe Ell, WA; admission free, some events ticketed

More: festival program, for PNA Lodge 156, please contact Mr. Jim Hicker at (253) 839-4529

August: Polish Home closed for July and August

The Polish Home in Seattle is closed for the summer in July and August. It should open for business as usual, including the restaurant, on September 5, 2008.

More: Polish Home in Seattle

July & August: Polish Home construction starts in August

 

The Polish Home expansion starts in August!

 

The Polish Home Board of Trustees  has signed a contract with Shinstine Assoc as the general contractor for the construction of the building extension starting in August, 2008, for $433,000. The current plan is to build the "shell" of the extension towards 18th Ave with the functioning elevator.

 

The Polish Home appeals to all members and friends to support the project financially! For more details about current developments please see here.

 

More about the Polish Home Expansion Project

 
 

© 2008  Ryszard Kott

Photo "Fountain" courtesy Hanna Gil, Photo "Seattle" courtesy Ryszard Kwieciński