What's Happening in Polish Youngstown
Subject: What's Happening in Polish Youngstown
Send date: 2011-10-27 09:02:04
Issue #: 122
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The Polish American Heritage Month celebrations continues this week as we recognize our special month with a number of activities…This past week we learned the perseverance and sacrifice of Marie Skłodowska Curie at the Oh Wow! Museum, explored “man’s anthropomorphic limitations” as put forth by Stanislaw Lem in Solaris at Barnes & Noble and enjoyed a beautiful fall afternoon tailgating before the YSU football game. Have you made to time to celebrate yet?  There is still time! We have put together wide and varied festivities for every taste so make sure you join in!

Sharing the Joy of Her Heritage
Bonita Wajler-Melonio embraced this special month and took it upon herself to evangelize! Pictured with her daughter Priya, she doned her Krakowiak costume and spent the day at Canfield Village Middle School treating them to the food, stories and culture of Poland. Great work Bonita!!  READ MORE

Mass in honor of Our Lady of Częstochowa
Thursday, October 27 7 PM St. Columba Cathedral Wood St., Youngstown
Join with the community in the devotion to Mary, Queen of Poland at a celebratory mass. We will be offering supplication for PolishYoungstown’s ongoing effort to create a Black Madonna shrine at St. Columba Cathedral. St. Stanislaus Polish Choir will perform. A homemade baked good reception will follow. READ MORE

Amber: Window to the Past
Came across a cool site via the International Amber Association. Seems the American Museum of Natural History in New York City had previously hosted an Amber exhibit that included 146 fossil amber specimens and 94 decorative objects as well as a re-creation of the amber room from Catherine's Summer Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia. Although it is too late to enjoy that the online, interactive web version of the exhibit is worth checking exploring. LEARN MORE

Poland seeking business in Georgia
Embassy of Poland in the United States headed to Atlanta this week for a special conference designed to drum up business opportunities between Poland and Georgia. Held at the
Georgia Institute of Technology, the event brought together a trade and business development delegation, including seven companies from Mazovia in central Poland and economic leaders from other regions with local business leaders to see if they could share opportunities. READ MORE Perhaps we can host here in NE Ohio next….Didn’t think there were Poles in the South? We are everywhere! LEARN MORE

Singing about the King
The Opera Circle of Cleveland presents Król Roger by Karol Szymanowski this weekend complete with the symphony orchestra, chorus and an acclaimed cast of soloists. This show is a huge undertaking that took us several years to put together. The story concerns the enlightenment of the twelfth-century Christian King of Sicily. LEARN MORE

News from Poland
A lone white stork is preparing to sit out the Polish winter, two months after the mass migration of the birds to Africa. This is big news in Poland since it is considered Europe’s White Stork capitol. Every year 41 thousand stork couples come to Poland. Most of them live by rivers and lakes in the eastern areas near Podlasie. The birds are greeted warmly because traditions say they bring good luck. Read more about this story and other news in Poland at our Polish Media Watch.

Calendar Highlights
Tickets are on sale for next month’s Zatanczmy: A Celebration of Polish Folk DanceFriday, October 28 Cleveland Society of Poles hosts its annual Reverse Raffle…Friday, October 28 Polish American Congress banquet at Pittsburgh Airport Marriott Hotel…October 28 and 30 Opera Circle of Cleveland presents Krol Roger… Sunday, October 30 11-4 PM St. Stan’s Catholic War Vets stuffed cabbage dinner only $8 adults, $4 per child…

Do Zobaczenia!  (Until we meet again…)
Your PolishYoungstown Team

 

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