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Polish Festival

at the Seattle Center

 


January 2020


Jan 26   PHA Annual Meeting at the Polish Cultural Center 
Jan 21   Lecture The Year of Wonders: 1989 by J. Felak at the UW
Jan 12   Story Time Zielone Czytanki at the University Branch Library
Jan 11   Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity at the Polish Cultural Center
Jan 5   Christmas Caroling & Wafer Sharing at the Polish Cultural Center
Till Jan 3   Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski Closed for Christmas

In Seattle!


Jan 26, 3 pm: PHA Annual Meeting at the Polish Cultural Center  

This is the annual meeting of 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. The restaurant will be open from 1 pm as usual on Sundays, and will be serving free dinners to PHA members coming to the meeting.

 

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski in Seattle, PHA members only, admission free

More: Polish Home Association site or please contact Pawel Krupa

Jan 21, 7 pm: Lecture The Year of Wonders: 1989 by J. Felak at the UW

UW Series on the 30th Anniversary of 1989 revolutions presents the lecture Evolution and Revolution in the Year of Wonders: The Fall of Communism in Poland, Hungary and Czechoslovakia in 1989 by James Felak. UW History Professor James Felak is a specialist on modern history of the East Central Europe. The lecture will discuss the collapse of Communist regimes there in the revolutionary year of 1989.

 

Where: Thompson Hall, room 101 at the UW campus in Seattle; admission free

More: REECAS website page of the lecture

Jan 12, 3:30 pm: Story Time Zielone Czytanki at the University Branch Library

Seattle Public Libraries present Story Time in Polish Zielone Czytanki for children 2-5 years old. The program for this event includes: reading from children books, dancing & singing and children games and activities. This is a monthly event on every second Sunday of the month organized by Ada Kaliszewska. Each meeting has a specific reading and songs that you can try with your child!

 

Where: Seattle Public Library University Branch in Seattle; this event is in Polish

More:  please contact Ada for more details on incoming programs

Jan 11, 4 pm: Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity at the Polish Cultural Center

The Polish School in Bellevue and the Polish Home Association present the Grand Finale of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity. This is the second time of this charity event in Seattle; last year's edition raised over $10,000 in Seattle and over $140 million in Poland and worldwide. This is the biggest charity event in Poland raising funds for children hospitals and similar causes since 1991. The program includes live performances by several local bands, live and silent auctions, games for children and more. Also available: dinner prepared by Sebi's Bistro. Come to our local Grand Finale, have a good time and open your wallet for a good cause!

Schedule:

        detailed schedule is TBD at this time

 

Where: Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski in Seattle; admission free

More: facebook WOSP Seattle page, for more overall info please contact Anna Cholewinska

Jan 5, 2:30 pm: Christmas Caroling & Wafer Sharing at the Polish Cultural Center

The Polish Home invites everybody to a traditional wafer & good-will sharing (Oplatek). This is an open event - everybody is welcome to come and sing Polish and American carols along. The Polish Choir Vivat Musica will help with caroling. Everybody's invited!.

 

Where: Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski in Seattle; admission free - please bring a salad, pastry or a cake to share if you can.

More: please contact Barbara Strutynski

Till Jan 3: Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski Closed for Christmas 

The Polish Cultural Center restaurant is closed for Christmas from December 22, 2019 till January 3, 2020. It will reopen as usual from Monday, January 6, 2020.

 

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski in Seattle

More: PHA website

 
 

2019  Ryszard Kott

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