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September 2014


 Sep 26 - Oct 7   Scorsese's Masterpieces of Polish Cinema in Portland
Sep 27   Polish Book Club Meeting at the Green Lake Library 
  Celebrating 10 Years of Radio Wisla at the Polish Cultural Center
Sep 26   Open House and Signup at the Children Groups at the Polish Cultural Center
Sep 25   Polish Consular Visit to Portland
 Sep 21   Cpt. Herbst's Birthday and Film Fundraiser at Szmania's
 Sep 20-21   Polish Festival in Portland
Sep 20   Farewell-To-Summer Party at the Polish Cultural Center
Sep 17   Workshop with Jedliniok at the Polish Cultural Center
Sep 16   Folk Group Jedliniok in Concert at the Polish Cultural Center
Sep 14   Harvest Festival Dozynki in Tacoma
Sep 13-14   Polish Days Festival in Vancouver, BC
 Sep 8   Registration & Open House at the Polish School in Seattle 
Sep 7   Fundraising Concert for a School in Nepal at the Polish Cultural Center
Sep 5   Polish Cultural Center re-opens after the summer
Sep 4   Ms. Teresa Davis Becomes the Honorary Consul in Seattle
Sep 2   Registration & Open House at the Polish School in Bellevue

Festival in Portland

Jedliniok in Concert

95th Anniversary


Sep 26 - Oct 7: Scorsese's Masterpieces of Polish Cinema in Portland

The Saragossa Manuscript

To Kill This Love

Blind Chance

If you missed the first installment of eight of the masterpieces in Seattle in July, this is your chance to see some of them in Portland. The NW Film Center in Portland & the Portland Art Museum present ten movies from the Martin Scorsese's Masterpieces of Polish Cinema listed below. In Seattle, the second installment of another eight masterpieces is coming to the NW Film Forum on Oct 5 - Oct 9.

Note, two of the movies screened in Portland go beyond the combined list of sixteen films in Seattle.

 

Friday, Sep 26

    7:00 pm  Camouflage / Barwy ochronne (1976,106'), by Krzysztof Zanussi

                                        

Saturday, Sep 27

    7:00 pm  The Saragossa Manuscript / Rekopis znaleziony w Saragossie (1964,184'),

                                        by Wojciech Has

Sunday, Sep 28

    4:45 pm  To Kill This Love / Trzeba zabic te milosc (1972,'92), by Janusz Morgenstern

    7:00 pm  Ashes and Diamonds / Popiol i Diament (1958,104'), by Andrzej Wajda

                                        

Tuesday, Sep 30

    7:00 pm  Blind Chance / Przypadek (1981,123'), by Krzysztof Kieslowski

 

Movies screened Oct 1 - Oct 7 are listed on the October 2014 page.

 

The full list of the movies from the Martin Scorsese series can be found here. All these movies have been digitally remastered and restored on DCP w/ English subtitles in cooperation between Martin Scorsese and Polish Film authorities.

 

Where: all movies at the Portland Art Museum in Portland, OR; tickets $9 regular, $8 & $6 discounted.

More: NW Film Center

Sep 27, 11 am: Polish Book Club Meeting at  the Green Lake Library

The book for the meeting is Bukareszt. Krew i kurz by Malgorzata Rejmer, published by Czarne in 2013. Rejmer, 29, is a Ph.D. student at the Institute of Culture of the Warsaw University. Her first book Toksymia was discussed at the club last year. She has also published poems and short stories. The book is the author's take on the contemporary capital of Romania as well as modern history of the country.

  

Where: at the green Lake Library; admission free, in Polish

More: about the book (PL), Polish Book Club

Sep 27, 6 pm: Celebrating 10 Years of Radio Wisla at the Polish Cultural Center

The Polish language Radio Wisla in Seattle invites all listeners, members, former collaborators, volunteers and friends to a celebration of the 10th anniversary of the radio. The program includes performances by Marzena Szlaga (piano), Marzena Bachowska (vocal) and Aurica Hayes (violin) as well as reminiscences of the past achievements and Q&A with the current all volunteer staff of the Radio.

    

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski; admission free

More: please contact Lena Wrozynski or Anna Senczuk

 Sep 26, 7:15 pm: Open House & Signup at the Children Groups at the Polish Cultural Center

Polanie in Slask costums

The children dance group Young Polanie and theatre group Biedronka at the Polish Cultural Center looks for girls and boys age 6 and older. If you like Polish folk dances & songs or theatrical performances, join the groups. The Young Polanie group performs for both American and Polish audiences and at ethnic festivals.

 
Where: at the
Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski, in Seattle, practice on Fridays from 7:15 pm, admission and signup free
More: please contact Barbara Strutynski
425-746-3037 or Marysia Radka 425-736-9935

 Sep 25: Polish Consular Visit to Portland

The Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Los Angeles kindly informs that a consular outreach visit to Portland to process passport applications for Polish citizens is scheduled for Sep 25, The Consul is available from 9 am to 5 pm and reservations are required. The reservation system has changed - to make a reservation send an email to losangeles.kg.paszporty@msz.gov.pl stating your name, DOB, the PESEL number and a preferred time.

A consular outreach visit to Seattle is expected in 2015.

      

Where: At the Polish Hall & Library in Portland, OR reservations required - please contact the consulate.

More: the Consulate passport info

Sep 21, 4-7 pm: Cpt. Herbst's Birthday & Film Fundraiser at Szmania's

Cpt. Herbst, Everett 2009

Come to the Polish Cultural Center to celebrate the 95th birthday of the WWII hero Cpt. Alex Herbst and to support a documentary movie about him Spitfire Liberator: The Alex Herbst Story. Mr. Herbst was a fighter pilot flying Spitfires with the famous Polish RAF squadrons 303 & 308 in missions over Great Britain and Europe. The movie has been recently finished and will premiere at the Seattle Polish Film Festival in October.

Mr. Herbst will be present at the event that also includes a full course Sunday dinner with drinks, valuable door prizes, entertainment and a premiere ticket to the movie opening at the festival

   

Where: at Szmania's in Seattle; tickets & event reservation $150 at Blue Horizon site

More: detailed program of the event, or contact Krystof Poraj-Kuczewski or call 206 295 3533

Sep 20-21: Polish Festival in Portland

At two full days of attractions, it's the biggest and the most colorful Polish Festival in the western United States. Each year the Festival features exhibitions, jazz or piano concerts plus the two full days of performances by the best Polish folk groups from the west coast US and Canada, 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: article about Festival, contact PLBA president Agnieszka Laska

Sep 20, 8 pm: Farewell-To-Summer Party at the Polish Cultural Center

The Polish Cultural Center invites everybody to the Farewell-To-Summer Party. Music by DJ Filip from Portland. The restaurant will be open from 7 pm to 10 pm; the bar will be open from 7 pm.

 

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski; tickets $15 PHA members, $20 non-members

More: for reservations and more info please contact Irena Kordula 425-652-5878

Sep 17, 7:30 pm: Workshop w/ Folk Group Jedliniok at the Polish Cultural Center

The Polish Home Association invites everybody to a workshop led by members of the folk group Jedliniok,  a Student Dance and Song Group from the University of Wroclaw, Poland. They come to Seattle for a concert on Sep 16, but they also offered a workshop on Polish folk dances. Come to learn how to dance the polonaise and other folk dances or watch the moves and have fun.

 

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski; admission free, donations accepted

More: contact Barbara Strutynski at (425) 746-3037

Sep 16, 7:30 pm: Folk Group Jedliniok in Concert at the Polish Cultural Center

The Polish Home Association presents a concert by the folk group Jedliniok. Jedliniok is a student dance and song group from the University of Wroclaw, Poland. They come to Seattle with 18 people to perform a program of Polish folk songs and dances, mainly from the Silesian region. The Polish Home restaurant and the bar will be open from 6 pm

 

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski; tickets $15, students $5; call Asia Jeziorska (425) 417-9548, Lucyna Błońska (206) 992-6821, Maria Grabowska (425) 271-3669, Renata Mrůz (206) 362-7917

More: Jedliniok site, contact Barbara Strutynski at (425) 746-3037. Jedliniok also gives concerts at the Polish Days in Vancouver, BC (Sep 13-14) and at the Polish Festival in Portland (Sep 20-21).

Sep 14, from 11 am: Harvest Festival at the Polish Parish in Tacoma

Fr. Eugeniusz Bolda and Sts. Peter and Paul Parish in Tacoma invite everybody to a Polish harvest festival. The program follows the mass of Thanksgiving at 11 am and includes traditional Polish food, beer, music, souvenirs, games for children and more.

 

Where: at the Parish Hall of SS Peter a& Paul in Tacoma; admission free, in Polish

More: Contact Fr. Bolda & to the Parish is (206) 282 1804.

Sep 13-14: Polish Days Festival in Vancouver, BC

Polish Friendship Zgoda Society  invites everybody to the Polish Days celebration on the 88th anniversary of the Society. Detailed program TBD

  

Where: Polish Community Center Zgoda in Vancouver, BC

More: Please contact Andre Mats at andre.polishcom@shaw.ca

Sep 8, 6 pm: Registration & Open House at the Polish School in Seattle

The Juliusz Slowacki Polish School in Seattle offers classes to individuals of all ages. Children from grades 1-8 learn Polish language & literature, as well history and geography of Poland; assignment is based on proficiency level in Polish. Adults can learn Polish as beginners or at intermediate & advanced levels. All classes at the Polish Cultural Center in Seattle on Mondays starting on Sep 15, 2014.

 

Where: classes at the Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski; on Mondays at 6 pm

More: for children contact Maria Grabowska, for adults  contact Marian Strutynski (425) 746-3037, Polish School in Seattle

Sep 7, 2 pm: Classical Concert Fundraiser at the Polish Cultural Center

Rainbow of Magnolia Fountains of Life & Chopin Academy of Music present a fundraising concert for a school in Panauti, Nepal. The program includes Szymanowski's Etiude Op 4/3, Mozart's Sonata in D Major, Liszt's Faust Waltz, Bach's English Suite in G Minor, Prelude & Fugue in D Major, and  Prelude and Fugue in A Flat Major and Schumann's Carnival aux Wien. The performers include  star students from Chopin Academy of Music: Robert Yan, Arthur Yan, Alex Camai, Nile Camai and Laiza Williamson.

 

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski; suggested donation $35 - Rainbow of Magnolia will match all donations up to $5,000.

More: 2014 concert details, more info Dariusz Stuj & Rainbow of Magnolia Fountains of Life

Sep 5: The Polish Cultural Center Re-Opens After Summer

The Polish Home opens after the summer break in the week after the Labor Day. In particular the restaurant and the bar will be open on Friday nights starting from Sep 5, 2014. The Sunday lunches start in October.

 

More: Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski in Seattle

Sep 4: Ms. Teresa Davis Becomes the Honorary Consul in Seattle

Teresa Indelak Davis

Ms. Teresa Indelak Davis, a very well-known and respected member of the Polish community, becomes the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Poland in Seattle. The inauguration ceremony attended by Consul General Mariusz Brymora and other guests marks the opening of the Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Poland in Seattle, with the jurisdiction covering the entire State of Washington. Congratulations!

The role of the Honorary Consul is to assist the Polish Consulate in Los Angeles in promoting exchange and relations between the State of Washington and Poland, facilitating official delegation visits from Poland, promoting tourism information and providing basic consular services to Polish citizens who are visiting or residing in our state.

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski in Seattle, by invitation only

More: Ms. Davis can be contacted at (206) 948-8064

Sep 3, 6:30 pm: Registration & Open House at the Polish School in Bellevue

Fr. Jan Twardowski Polish School in Bellevue invites children from the Eastside as well as Seattle. The School is separate from the Polish School in Seattle. Subjects include Polish language, geography, history and culture classes offered to children from grades K (zerowka) 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 Sep 10, 2014.

 
Where: open house & registration at the East Shore Unitarian Church
Education Building, Bellevue.
More: Polish School in Bellevue,
School email contact or Anna Cholewinska at 425 736 1209.

 
 

© 2014  Ryszard Kott

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