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  Sep 26-27   16th Polish Festival in Portland
  Sep 26   Polish Book Club meeting at the Green Lake Library
  Sep 16   First day of school at the Polish School in Bellevue
  Sep 12 & 14   Back to school at the Polish School in Seattle
  Sep 12-13   Polish Harvest Festival (Dozynki) in Vancouver, BC
  Sep 11   Polish Home opens after summer
  Sep 9   Back to school at the Polish School in Bellevue
  Till Sep 7   KwieKulik as part of Target Practice exhibition at SAM
  September   $80,000 to match for the Polish Home!

 

Polish Festival

in Portland

Sep 26-27: 16th Polish Festival in Portland

If you haven't seen it - go for it! It's the biggest and the best Polish Festival in the western United States. This year the Festival features two exhibitions, a jazz band, a piano concerto, plus the usual two full days of performances by the best Polish folk groups from the west coast US and Canada as well as a Swiss group, variety of merchandize and tons of pierogi, other Polish food as well as Polish beer. There are also polka contests on both days and dancing on the Saturday evening.

Where: St. Stanislaus Church & Polish Hall & Library, at an equivalent of a city block at 3900 N. Interstate Ave., Portland, OR; admission & entertainment free

More: Festival Program, Marek Stepien 503-810-6926, Bus to the Portland Festival

Sep 26, 10 am: Polish Book Club meeting at  the Green Lake Library

The book for the meeting is Boy-Zelenski, blazen - wielki maz by Jozef Hen, published by WAB in 2008. Jozef Hen, 87, is a Polish novelist, essayist and biographer. Tadeusz (Boy) Zelenski (1874-1941) was a famous cabaret writer, theater critic as well as publisher and translator whose translations of great French literature into Polish are still unsurpassed in the mastery of the art.

 

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

More: about Jozef Hen Zelenski, Polish Book Club

Sep 16, 6 pm: First day of school at the Polish School in Bellevue

The Fr. Jan Twardowski Polish School in Bellevue invites children from the Eastside and Seattle areas. The School is separate from the Polish School in Seattle. Subjects include Polish language, geography, history and culture classes offered to children from grades 1 to 8, based on proficiency in Polish. The School also has a program of Polish as a second language for children. All classes are on Wednesdays at 6:00 pm at the East Shore Unitarian Church.

Where: due to construction at the St. Louise Parish, classes are at the East Shore Unitarian Church
Education Building.
More: Polish School in Bellevue, or call Anna Cholewinska at (425) 765-4935

Sep 12 & 14: Back to school at the Polish School in Seattle

The Juliusz Slowacki Polish School in Seattle offers classes to individuals of all ages and varying degrees of language skills. Children from grades 1-8 learn Polish language and literature, as well history and geography of Poland (assignment is based on the proficiency level in Polish). Adults can learn Polish as a second language as beginners or at intermediate level. All classes at the Polish Home in Seattle, on Mondays or on Saturdays. The first day of school is September 12 for the Saturday classes and September 14 for the Monday classes.

Where: classes at the Polish Home; on Mondays at 6 pm, Saturdays at 9 am

More: For children signup contact Anna Babcock (206) 362-3077, for adult signup contact Barbara Strutynski (425) 746-3037, Polish School in Seattle

Sep 12-13: Polish Harvest Festival / Dozynki in Vancouver, BC

The Zgoda Polish Friendship Society from Vancouver, BC invites to the traditional Polish Harvest Festival (Dozynki). Teh 2009 program includes:

  

   Sep 12, HS soccer tournament, food court, ethnic folk music disco-polo

                 Seattle Choir in program Vivat Amore at 7 pm

   Sep 13, HS soccer cont., Harvest Mass at St. Casimir, from 2 pm ethnic folk music

   

Where: Polish Community Center Zgoda, Vancouver, BC

More: Program (in Polish), I couldn't find program on the web, for reservations & info pls contact Zgoda

Sep11, 6 pm: Polish Home opens after summer

The Polish Home in Seattle opens for business as usual, including the restaurant & the bar, on September 11, 2009.

 

More: Polish Home in Seattle

Sep 9, 6 pm: Back to school at the Polish School in Bellevue

Fr. Jan Twardowski Polish School in Bellevue invites to an open house all who want to meet the teachers or enroll their children. The School is separate from the Polish School in Seattle. Subjects include Polish language, geography, history and culture classes offered to children from grades 1 to 8, based on proficiency in Polish. The School also has a program of Polish as a second language for children. All classes are on Wednesdays at 6:00 pm. The first day of school is September 16, 2009.

Where: due to construction at the St. Louise Parish, open house is at the East Shore Unitarian Church
Education Building
More: Polish School in Bellevue, or call Anna Cholewinska at (425) 765-4935

Till Sep 7: KwieKulik as part of the Target Practice exhibition at SAM

A video installation by two Polish visual artists, Zofia Kulik & Przemyslaw Kwiek, a duo known as KwieKulik, is part of the Target Practice: Painting Under Attack 1949-1978 exhibition at the Seattle Art Museum. The exhibition is about unconventional art forms by artists such as Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol, the KwieKulik installation is called Variants of Red and Edward Gierek.

 

Where: Seattle Art Museum in downtown Seattle

More: Target Practice exhibition, Zofia Kulik, & KwieKulik

September: $80,000 to match for the Polish Home - almost there!

 

The Polish Home in Seattle has received an $80,000 grant from the City. However, it is a matching grant and the Polish Home needs to receive new donations before the grant can match them. $40,000 in cash donations is needed to sign a grant contract with the City. By September 24, 2009, over $35,000 has been raised thank you donors! Almost there! Read more here.

 

The Polish Home asks all the members and friends of the Polish Home to donate money to the Polish Home Foundation to benefit from this very advantageous grant. If you have not donated to the Polish Home yet, or would like to increase your donation, please do so now! Your money would be doubled and the grant will speed up completion of the Extension project. Please donate today!

 

More: about Polish Home Extension project, grant info how to donate

Related offer from Danuta Moc
 
 

2009  Ryszard Kott

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