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  Jan 31   Polish Book Club meeting at the Green Lake Library
  Polish animation program at the NWFF Children's Film Festival
  Vivat Amore! sing-along concert in Tacoma
  Jan 29   Polish Heroes - lecture Irena Sendler's Children at the UW
  Jan 28   Podles and Ohlsson in recital at Benaroya - Cancelled
  Jan 24-27   Polish Animation at the NWFF Children's Film Festival
  Jan 24   PHA annual meeting at the Polish Home
  Disco party at the Polish Home
  Jan 22   Polish Heroes - teacher workshop at the UW
  Polish Heroes - movie Zegota at the UW
  Jan 18   Carnival party for kids at the Polish Home
  Jan 16 - Feb 1   Korczak's Children at the Olympia Family Theater
  Jan 16-22   Roman Polanski's Knife in the Water at the Grand Illusion
  Jan 15   Polish Heroes - exhibit opening & lecture at the UW
 Jan 12 - Feb 13   Polish Heroes - exhibit & lecture series at the UW
  Jan 10   Polish Choir Christmas concert in Tacoma
  Jan 4   Christmas wafer sharing and carols at the Polish Home
  Polish Choir Christmas concert in Lynwood
  January   Polish Home Expansion construction in progress

Polish Animation

 

Polish Heroes

 

PHA Annual Meeting

Jan 31, 3 pm: Polish animation program at the NWFF Children's Film Festival

Northwest Film Forum in Seattle presents the 4th Children's Film Festival running from January 23 to February 1, 2009. This year's Festival includes a 72 min. special program Witaj Polsko! Three Decades of Animation from Poland. The program features 8 great animation shorts from 1950s & 1960s from masters such as Wladyslaw Nehrebecki.
 

Where: NWFF in Seattle, tickets $6 children, $9 adults, $6 NWFF members

More: Children's Film Festival, NWFF

Jan 31, 8 pm: Vivat Amore! - sing-along concert in Tacoma

Vivat Musica

Vivat Amore! is a Biesiada program presented by the Polish Choir Vivat Musica with many songs related to love and its tribulations. If you missed this great event in Seattle last year, this is your chance to listen and to sing merrily along. Also, there is a party after the show. In Polish with some songs in English.

 

Where: at the Parish Hall of SS Peter a& Paul in Tacoma; tickets $25.

More: contact for the Choir Barbara Niesulowski

Jan 31, 10 am: Polish Book Club meeting at  the Green Lake Library

The book for the meeting is Trzynascie by Marcin Swietlicki published by Wyd. EMG in 2007. The book is a gloomy story of crime and love over 13 days in May 2006. Marcin Swietlicki, "the most rebellious poet of his generation" published five books of poetry, winning many awards; his side line of crime novels has brought him praise both by critics and readers. The book 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 (in Polish), Marcin Swietlicki, Polish Book Club

Jan 29, 7:30 pm: Polish Heroes  - lecture Irena Sendler's children at the UW

Irena Sendler, 1943

The lecture by Prof. Przemyslaw Chojnowski Irena Sendler's Children is devoted to the Polish WWII hero who ran the children department of the resistant organization Zegota and saved about 2,500 Jewish children from the Holocaust. Dr. Chojnowski is a Fulbright scholar teaching topics from Polish culture at the UW.

The Polish Heroes exhibition and series of lectures is organized by the UW Polish Studies Endowment Committee, the Polish Consulate in Los Angeles and the WS Holocaust Resource Education Center.

 

Where: Room 220, Kane Hall on the University of Washington campus; admission free

More: Irena Sendler honored by the US Congress, Sendler bio, UW PSEC, WSHERC

Jan 28: Podles and Ohlsson in recital at Benaroya - Cancelled

Ewa Podles

This event has been cancelled by the Seattle Symphony.

Ms. Ewa Podles, the brilliant Polish contralto known locally from her very successful performances at the Seattle Opera, returns to Benaroya in a solo program with Garrick Ohlsson that features works by Chopin, Szymanowski, Mussorgsky and Tchaikovsky. Mr. Ohlsson is a famous pianist and a winner of the prestigious Chopin competition in Warsaw (1970), who have collaborated with Ms. Podles in many live recitals and a CD.
 

Where: at the Seattle Symphony at Benaroya Hall

More: Benaroya recital, Ewa Podles site, Ewa Podles bio, Garrick Ohlsson

Jan 24-27: Polish animation program at the NWFF Children's Film Festival

Northwest Film Forum in Seattle presents the 4th Children's Film Festival running from January 23 to February 1, 2009. This year's Festival includes a 72 min. special program Witaj Polsko! Three Decades of Animation from Poland. The program features 8 great animation shorts from 1950s & 1960s from masters such as Wladyslaw Nehrebecki.
 

Where: NWFF in Seattle, Jan 24 at 3 pm, Jan 25 at 3:30 pm, Jan 26 at 1:30 pm, Jan 27 at 7 pm, Jan 31 at 3 pm; tickets $6 children, $9 adults, $6 NWFF members

More: Children's Film Festival, NWFF

Jan 24, 3 pm: PHA annual meeting at the Polish Home

This is the annual meeting for the members of the Polish Home Association. It is also an election meeting for the Board of Trustees and the PHA Officer positions. PHA members can vote by proxy, see the Polish Home website for candidate lists, proxy forms and other election info.

Where: at the Polish Home

More: contact for 2009 election info, election announcement

Jan 24, 9 pm: Disco at the Polish Home

Organized by Mloda Polonia and Polish Soccer Club of Seattle; new DJ Ronald will play Polish and club hits Everyone is invited!

 

Where: at the Polish Home; tickets $10 regular, ladies get free before 10 pm, you must be 21+ to attend

More: Polish Home, Seattle Polonia site

Jan 22, 4:30 pm: Polish Heroes  - teachers workshop at the UW

This event is a three hour workshop for Washington State teachers. Clock hours are available, light dinner will be provided.

The Polish Heroes exhibition and series of lectures organized by the UW Polish Studies Endowment Committee, the Polish Consulate in Los Angeles and the WS Holocaust Resource Education Center in Seattle.

 

Where: Allen Auditorioum at the Suzzallo Library on the University of Washington campus; fee $20, reservation required

More: UW PSEC, WSHERC

Jan 22, 7:30 pm: Polish Heroes  - movie Zegota at the UW

Prof. Bartoszewski

The show includes two documentary movies: Zegota and Irena Sandler and Righteous Among Nations. Zegota was a Polish WWII resistance organization whose explicit goal was to save as many Jews as possible from the Holocaust. It is estimated that about 50,000 Jews who survived the Holocaust were helped by the organization. Irena Sandler (see the lecture on Jan 29) ran the Zegota children department.

The Polish Heroes exhibition and series of lectures is organized by the UW Polish Studies Endowment Committee, the Polish Consulate in Los Angeles and the WS Holocaust Resource Education Center.

 

Where: Room 220, Kane Hall on the University of Washington campus; admission free

More: UW PSEC, WSHERC

Jan 18, 12 - 4 pm: Carnival party for kids at the Polish Home

The Polish School from Seattle invites every kid around to a traditional carnival party for children from noon till 4 pm at the Polish Home. It will feature games and competitions with awards, dances with a DJ and a raffle. There will also be a dinner and desserts available at the restaurant at a very reasonable prices! All the proceeds go to the benefit of the Polish School.

Where: at the Polish Home, admission free; dinner $10/$5 regular/half portion

More: contact Principal Anna Babcock (425) 836-9322

Jan 16 - Feb 1: Korczak's Children at the Olympia Family Theater

Korczak's Children is  a true story of an orphanage in the Warsaw ghetto during WWII and its indomitable director, Dr. Janusz Korczak, who declined an offer to be saved from the ghetto and stayed with his wards to the very end. Korczak is also known for his children books, especially the classic King Matt the First.

 

Where: Minnaert Center for the Arts at Puget Sound Community College in Olympia; tickets

More: Olympia Family Theater, the play, Janusz Korczak

Jan 16-22: Polanski's Knife in the Water at the Grand Illusion

Knife in the Water (Noz w wodzie, 1962) is a psychological thriller directed by Roman Polanski that was his very famous debut. This movie established Polanski's reputation as the feature director of note and today is as captivating as ever.

 

Where: the Grand Illusion Cinema in Seattle, daily at 7 pm & 9m, additional shows on Sat & Sun at 3 pm & 5 pm.

More: Knife in Water, Roman Polanski

Jan 15, 7:30 pm: Polish Heroes  exhibition opening and lecture at the UW

 

The exhibition Polish Heroes: Those Who Rescued Jews features profiles of Polish people who risked their lives and the lives of their families to rescue Jews during WWII in Poland is available at the UW Allen Library. The lecture Challenges of the Rescuers and the Rescued is by the keynote speaker Ms. Stanlee Stahl, Vice-President, Jewish Federation for the Righteous.

Organized by the UW Polish Studies Endowment Committee, the Polish Consulate in Los Angeles and the WS Holocaust Resource Education Center in Seattle.

 

Where: opening & lecture at Room 220, Kane Hall on the University of Washington campus; exhibit at the Allen North wing of the Suzzallo-Allen Library; admission free

More: UW PSEC, WSHERC

Jan 12 - Feb 15: Polish Heroes  exhibition & lecture series at the UW

Irena Sendler, 1943

 

 

The exhibition Polish Heroes: Those Who Rescued Jews features profiles of Polish people who risked their lives and the lives of their families to rescue Jews during WWII in Poland. It runs from Jan 12 to Feb 15 at the UW Allen Library during library hours.

 

The lecture series covers highlights different aspects of the same topics topic.

 

   Jan. 15,   7:30 pm   Exhibit Opening & Lecture. S. Stahl, Challenges of the

                                      Rescuers and the Rescued

   Jan. 22,  4:30 pm    Teacher Workshop.  Rescuers and the Rescued

   Jan. 22,  7:30 pm    Movie Zegota - two documenatry movies

   Jan. 29,  7:30 pm    Lecture. Prof. P. Chojnowski, Irena Sendler's Children

   Feb.  5,   7 pm        Lecture. H.Friedman, Holocaust Survivor: One of the Rescued.

   Feb. 12,  7:30 pm    Lecture. Prof. K. Stauter-Halstead, Rescue in the Polish

                                     Countryside - Politics, Differentiation in the Occupied Village

 

Organized by the UW Polish Studies Endowment Committee, the Polish Consulate in Los Angeles and the WS Holocaust Resource Education Center in Seattle.

 

Where: exhibit at the North Allen wing of the Suzzallo-Allen Library at the University of Washington campus; admission free; open during library hours; please check the January & February pages of the Polish News website for details of other events.

More: UW PSEC, WSHERC

Jan 10, 5 pm: Polish Choir Christmas concert at SS. Peter and Paul in Tacoma

The Polish Choir Vivat Musica presents a Christmas concert at the Polish Parish in Tacoma. Come to celebrate the Christmas spirit and to listen to your favorite Polish carols.

 

Where: at the SS. Peter & Paul Church in Tacoma; admission free

More: contact to the Choir Barbara Niesulowski

Jan 4, 2:30 pm: Christmas wafer sharing and carols at the Polish Home

This event is the traditional wafer sharing (oplatek) for members and friends of the Polish Home with Fr. Stanislaw Michalek. The Polish Choir Vivat Musica will help with caroling and everybody is invited to come and sing Polish and American carols along.

 

Where: at the Polish Home

More: Ela Filipczuk

Jan 4, 7 pm: Polish Choir Christmas concert at the Trinity Church in Lynwood

The Polish Choir Vivat Musica presents a Christmas concert at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Lynwood. The concert starts at 7 pm. Come to celebrate the Christmas spirit and to listen to your favorite Polish carols.

 

Where: at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Lynwood; admission free

More: contact to the Choir Barbara Niesulowski

 
 

2009  Ryszard Kott

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