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  Oct 30   Polish Book Club meeting at the Green Lake Library
  Oct 27   Lecture on Seismic Tomography at the UW
  Oct 26   Piotr Rubik and Santo Subito at the Town Hall
  Oct 25-26   Polish passport applications processed in Portland
  Oct 25   Concert Chopin and Jazz at the Polish Home

  Oct 23

  Greeting the Polish Yach Solanus in Vancouver, BC

  Oct 15 & 22

  Polish Story Time Poczytajki at the Bellevue Library
  Oct 20   Movie The Promised Land at the Polish Home
  Oct 16-30   A. Kurzak in Lucia di Lammermoor at the Seattle Opera
  Oct 16-17   UWPSEC opera & reception w/ A. Kurzak in Seattle
  Oct 16   Farewell to Summer dance evening at the Polish Home
  Oct 12   Celebrating Bloody Foreigners at the Polish Home
  Oct 10   100th Anniversary of St. Margaret's Church in Seattle
  Movie Mall Girls / Galerianki at Tacoma Film Festival

  Oct 8

  Open house at the SGSCA meeting at the Polish Home

  Oct 7

  Presentation Doing Business in Poland at the Polish Home

  Oct 3

  Lecture about Janusz Korczak in Vancouver, BC
  Oct 2   120th Anniversary of the PNA Lodge #156 at the Polish Home

  Oct 1, 8, 15

        & 22

  Polish Story Time Poczytajki at the Bellevue Library

Santo Subito concert

 

A. Kurzak at the Opera

Chopin in Jazz

Oct 30, 11 am: Polish Book Club meeting at  the Green Lake Library

The book for the meeting is Ku sloncu by Inga Iwasiow, published by Swiat Ksiazki in 2010. Ku sloncu is a continuation of Bambino; the book is set in Szczecin, a big port city in northwest Poland and follows children of the Bambino characters. Iwasiow is a contemporary writer, a poet and a professor of literature at the Szczecin University. Club meetings are in Polish.

 

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

More: about book, Bambino, Inga Iwasiow, her website & blog, Polish Book Club

Oct 27, 7:30 pm: Lecture on Seismic Tomography  at the UW

Barbara Romanowicz

UW Polish Studies Endowment Committee invites to a Distinguished Speaker Series lecture Seismic Tomography: a window into the earth's interior from crust to core by Prof. Barbara Romanowicz. Dr. Romanowicz is the Director of the Berkeley Seismological Laboratory and professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Science at University of California in Berkeley.

 

Where: Walker-Ames Room at Kane Hall, the University of Washington campus in Seattle; admission free, reception to follow

More: about Prof. Romanowicz, UW PSEC

Oct 26, 8 pm: Piotr Rubik and Santo Subito at the Town Hall

Critically acclaimed Polish composer, cellist and pianist Piotr Rubik comes to Seattle with the great Santo Subito concert. The concert is an an emotional journey through the life and work of Karol Wojtyla - Pope John Paul II. It features an orchestra and a choir with the participation of the Polish Choir Vivat Musica from Seattle.

 

Where: Town Hall in Seattle; $4 parking info; tickets $75-60 advanced, $80-65 at the door; for  info & tickets call Asia Jeziorska 425-417-9548 or Renata Mroz 206-362-7917.

More: Rubik at Town Hall, Piotr Rubik website

Oct 25 & 26, 9 am - 8 pm: Polish passport applications processed in Portland

It's in Oregon, but this is closer than LA. A representative of the Consulate General in Los Angeles comes to Portland to process passport applications and other matters requiring Polish citizens to file documents in person before a Polish consul.

 

To schedule an appointment with the Polish Consul visiting Portland, please send email with your contact info specifying how many people in your family will come to see the Consul to Ms. Dorota Zukowska or call (503) 690-5463.

 

Where: the appointments will be at the Polish Library in Portland, OR

More: email Ms. Dorota Zukowska or call (503) 690-5463

Oct 25, 7:30 pm: Concert Chopin and Jazz at the Polish Home

Polish Home invites to a concert Chopin and Jazz by the International Polish Jazz Group - a quartet of Polish jazz musicians from different countries led by Jan Jarczyk. The program includes preludes op.28 #15, 20, 21 & 24, mazurkas F-minor & A-minor, nocturne B-major and etude F-minor by Chopin as well as Chopin & Jazz by Jarczyk. Mr. Jarczyk is the Director of Jazz Studies at the McGill Univ. in Montreal, Canada.

 

Where: at the Polish Home; tickets $25 advanced, at the door $30/$27 regular / PHA members, for reservations contact Asia Jeziorska 425-417-9548or Renata Mroz 206-362-7917. The same concert is in Vancouver, BC on Oct 23, 2010.

More: prof. Jarczyk, pictures from concert

 Oct 23, 2 pm: Greeting the Polish Yacht Solanus in Vancouver, BC

Solanus

The Consulate General of Poland in Vancouver, BC invites to the arrival celebration for the Polish yacht Solanus. The Solanus sailed from Gdansk, Poland on May 16, 2010 and came to the Pacific NW after navigating through the famous Arctic Northwest Passage in the summer: via south of Greenland, Baffin Bay, hugging the north Canadian coast and around Alaska.

 

Where: at Granville Island, at a pier next to the Public Market, in Vancouver, BC; admission free

More: Polish Vancouver Sailor site (PL), Solanus voyage blog (PL). For more info on the Vancouver visit please contact Cpt. Jerzy Kuśmider, tel. 604-275-1095.

Oct 20, 7:30  pm: Polish Film Club meeting at the Polish Home

Daniel Olbrychski

The film for the meeting is The Promised Land directed by Oscar winner Andrzej Wajda in 1975.  This Oscar nominated movie is a very vivid picture of a 19 c. Lodz, a Polish city which grew overnight into a textile capital of the Russian Empire, with huge fortunes made and lost on wool or cotton, and of a society in transition from rural and half-feudal to industrial. Based on a novel by a Nobel prize winner W. Reymont.

 

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center / Polish Home; in Polish w/ English subtitles; admission free

More: Wajda, Wajda on the movie, movie on Amazon, PFC OKO site

Oct 16-30: A. Kurzak in Lucia di Lammermoor at the Opera

Kurzak as Lucia

Ms. Aleksandra Kurzak, a world-famous Polish soprano comes to Seattle after very successful performances at the most prestigious opera houses in the US and Europe. In her title role of Lucia she portrays a Scottish noblewoman driven to madness and murder by her brother. Ms. Kurzak performed major roles in Europe and debuted at the Metropolitan Opera in 2005. Also, see a note about reception w/ Ms. Kurzak.

 

Where: Seattle Opera at McCaw Hall; Ms. Kurzak is scheduled to sing on October 16, 20, 23, 27 & 30, 2010.

More: Aleksandra Kurzak's site, Lucia di Lammermoor in Seattle

Oct 16-17: UW PSEC opera & reception with Aleksandra Kurzak

Aleksandra Kurzak

UW Polish Studies Endowment Committee invites to a night at the opera to see Aleksandra Kurzak in Lucia di Lammermoor and then to a private reception with the famous Polish soprano. Please see another note on this page for info about Ms. Kurzak and the opera. The reception is a fundraiser organized by the UW PSEC to support Polish Studies at the University of Washington.

 

Where: at a private residence in Seattle, by reservation only; donation $100 per person covers a ticket to the Opera on Oct 16, at 7:30 pm and a reception reservation for Oct 17 at 3 pm; reservations Ewa Poraj-Kuczewska (206) 362-3829 by Sep 30.

More: Aleksandra Kurzak's site, Lucia di Lammermoor in Seattle, UW PSEC

Oct 16, 8 pm: Farewell to Summer dance evening at the Polish Home

Dance Club at the Polish Home invites to Farewell to Summer dance with a wide music selection to please everyone. The program  includes: ballroom dance show by Sala Nau & Ola Zgirska, belly dancing by Malia, singer show by Jurek Staszak and contests with prizes. Dancing from 8 pm, performances 9 pm; the bar & restaurant open. All proceeds go towards rebuilding the upstairs stage at the Polish Home.

 

Where: at the ballroom of the Polish Home in Seattle; tickets $15 will be sold at the door only

More: Dance Club, Malia Dances, for info about event contact Zbigniew Pietrzyk (206) 478-2479

Oct 12, 7:30 pm: Celebrating Bloody Foreigners at the Polish Home

Polish Cultural Center invites to an exhibition, documentary movie and a meeting with Cpt. Witold (Alex) Herbst, a WWII fighter pilot of RAF Squadrons 308 & 303, to celebrate 70th anniversary of Polish wings over Britain. The Untold Battle of Britain is a documentary from the Channel 4 Bloody Foreigners series about the famous Polish Squadron 303; the exhibition is Polish Wings in WWII. Event organized by Krzysztof Poraj-Kuczewski.

 

Where: upper hall of the Polish Home in Seattle; admission free, reception to follow

More:  about Cpt. Herbst, Bloody Foreigners, Untold Battle of Britain

Oct 10, noon: 100th Anniversary of St. Margaret's Church at St. Anne

St. Margaret of Scotland

The Church of St. Margaret of Scotland in Seattle invites to a celebration of its 100th anniversary. The program includes

    12 noon:  anniversary mass at St. Margaret's

    following: anniversary banquet at the St. Anne Parish in Seattle

 

Where: St. Margaretís Catholic Church and St. Anne Catholic Church in Seattle; banquet tickets $30 regular, $5 children, available after mass at St. Margaret's.

More: St. Margaretís Catholic Church

Oct 10, 9  pm: Movie Mall Girls / Galerianki at Tacoma Film Festival

Mall Girls

Tacoma Film Festival invites to Mall Girls / Galerianki, an unflattering portrait of high school girls whose life revolves around a mall, its opportunities to satisfy a desire to make a quick buck and to upend their fellow students with flashy clothes and attitude. Directed by Katarzyna Roslaniec who won the Best Debut Director Award at the 2010  Polish Film Festival in Gdynia.

 

Where: at the Grand Cinema in Tacoma; in Polish w/ English subtitles;

More: Mall Girls & Roslaniec, the movie at TFF, Tacoma Film Festival

Oct 8, 7:30 pm: Open house at the SGSCA meeting at the Polish Home

Seattle Gdynia Sister City Association invites everybody to an open house meeting with a presentation. The group starts a new season after summer by hosting an informative session on the award-winning Gdynia Business Week program. There will be a slideshow presentation and volunteers and organizers will share their experiences.

 

Where:  at the Polish Cultural Center / Polish Home in Seattle, admission free

More: Seattle-Gdynia Sister City Assn., or contact Debra Markert or Tom Clark

Oct 7, 7 pm: Presentation Doing Business in Poland at the Polish Home

Anders Worsoe

The Polish-American Chamber of Commerce in Seattle invites businesses and the corporate community to a presentation Doing Business in Poland by Mr. Anders Worsoe. Mr. Worsoe is a founding partner at Magnusson Law, a full-service international law firm with offices in Poland, Sweden, Denmark, Russia and Belarus. A reception will follow the presentation.

 

Where: at the Polish Home in Seattle; donation $10-$20 suggested

More: about Anders Worsoe, Magnusson LawPACC PNW site

Oct 3, 3 pm: Lecture about Janusz Korczak in Vancouver, BC

Janusz Korczak

The Janusz Korczak Association of Canada invites to a lecture Dr. Janusz Korczak - Champion of Children's Rights by a guest speaker, Prof. Jadwiga Binczycka. Discussion to follow the lecture. Prof. Binczycka is a Vice-President of the International Janusz Korczak Association.

 

Where: Peretz Centre for Secular Jewish Culture in Vancouver, BC; admission free, refreshment will be served.

More: About Dr. Korczak, Korczak Associations

Oct 2, from 6 pm: 120th Anniversary of the PNA Lodge #156 at the Polish Home

PAC's Frank Spula

Polish National Alliance Lodge #156 invites to a celebration of its 120th Anniversary. The keynote speaker is Mr. Frank Spula, PNA president and the president of Polish American Congress. The program includes: refreshments from 6 pm, dinner and keynote speech from 7 pm, then performances by the Polish Choir Vivat Musica, the Young Polanie Group and a chamber music ensemble. Everybody's invited!

 

Where: at the Polish Home; tickets $30, for reservation and more info contact James Hicker at 253-839-4529, reservation deadline Sep 25, 2010

More: About PNA, PAC, Frank Spula, Spula honored

Oct 1, 8, 15 & 22, 4 pm: Polish Story Time Poczytajki at the Bellevue Library

Joanna Wroblewska

This is a meeting of the Polish Story Time Poczytajki for kids - Polish children books and stories are read to kids from kindergarten and early elementary grades. In this meeting: children poems, rhymes, songs and finger plays. Organized by Joanna Wroblewska with the help of the King County Public Libraries.

 

Where: at the Bellevue Regional Library in Bellevue; admission free, in Polish

More: Joanna Wroblewska, Poczytajki blog

Note: Poczytajki is mostly a weekly event with some weeks off. October meeting are Oct 1, 8, 15 & 22, 2010. November meetings start on Nov 12.

 
 

© 2010  Ryszard Kott

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