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July 2012


July 29   SGSCA picnic at the Lincoln Park
till July 27   Polish Cultural Center open till July 27

July 15

  Meet the Author: Karolina Waclawiak at Elliot Bay Book Co.

July 14-15

  Polish Soccer Club Plays in the 2011 All Nations Cup in Tukwila
July 5    Meet the Author: Kaz Poznanski reads poetry at Zeitgeist

Seattle-Gdynia picnic


July 29, noon-5 pm: SGSCA picnic at the Lincoln Park

Everyone is invited - individuals, families and guests - to celebrate the summer at the yearly picnic of the Seattle-Gdynia Sister City Association. Come to enjoy the charms of the Lincoln Park and socialize with other Polish-Americans while munching on roasted kielbasa and other delights.

 

Where: shelter #4 at the Lincoln Park in Seattle, watch for the SGSCA banner; admission free, food and drinks provided, please bring a salad or dessert to share

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

July: The Polish Cultural Center open till July 27

In July 2012, the Polish Cultural Center in Seattle is open on Friday nights as usual, including the restaurant and the bar, till July 27th (this has been extended from July 20th). It's closed on Sundays though. Then the Polish Home will be closed for a summer break in August and will reopen in September after the Labor Day weekend.

 

More: Polish Cultural Center / Polish Home in Seattle

July 14-15: Polish Soccer Club Plays in the 2012 All Nations Cup in Tukwila

 

 

The Polish soccer club of Seattle (PKS) plays again in All Nations Cup in Tukwila this year. In 2008 the team advanced to the semi-finals, later it exited at the group level. Better luck this year! Come to cheer the team Poland in the qualifier round:

    Sat, July 14,  10:30 pm:   Poland vs. USA, field #3

    Sat, July 14,    4:30 pm:   Poland vs. China, field #3

    Sun, July 15,   1:45 pm:   Poland vs. Cameroon, stadium

PKS is sponsored by Dom Construction

  

Where: Starfire Sports Center in Tukwila; All Nations Cup

More: for PKS contact Piotr Warczak 206-769-3840

July 15, 4 pm: Meet the Author: Karolina Waclawiak at Elliot Bay Book Co.

Elliot Bay Book Co. invites everybody to a meet-the-author with Karolina Waclawiak who will be reading from her new book How to Get Into the Twin Palms. Ms. Waclawiak came to the USA as a young child and received her MFA in fiction from Columbia University. The book is an immigrant novel with an interesting twist of a Polish girl trying to fit into the Russian community of LA, that draws on author's own experiences.

 

Where: Elliott Bay Book Co. in Seattle; admission free.

More: about the book, interview with the author

July 5, 8:15 pm: Meet the Author: Kaz Poznanski reads poetry at Zeitgeist

Zeitgeist Coffee, an arts house and gallery, invites everybody to a meet-the-author evening with Kazimierz Poznanski who will be reading poems from his 2010 bi-lingual poetry volume Dlugi Wiersz / Long Poem published in Poland by LSW. He will also talk about his next book devoted to the charms of Kazimierz Dolny as a painting subject. Dr. Poznanski is a painter, a poet and a Professor of Economics at the Univ. of Washington in Seattle, with interest in Chinese art.

 

Where: Zeitgeist Coffee in Seattle; admission free. This is the art walk day in the neighborhood. The book is available from the publisher.

More: about Kaz Poznanski, his take on Chinese art

 
 

2012  Ryszard Kott

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