How about adding some Polish-related items to your shopping list...
November kicks off the holiday shopping season and, as such, we wanted to encourage you to think of adding some Polish-related items to your shopping list. There are two national favorites: Poland by Mail, known for offering a broad variety of white eagle-bearing spirit item; and the Hamtramck-based Polish Art Center, the importer of elegant folk art gift items from Poland. Make sure you tell both of them you heard about them from PolishYoungstown! But if you, like me, want to spend your money locally, there are still ways to purchase Polish items: our Polish teacher Marta Mazur has Christmas cards with opłatek wafers enclosed and gorgeous Polish Christmas ornaments. Or how about giving a little bit of PolishYoungstown to keep with them wherever they are? The Krakowiaki Polish Folk Circle is making that possible with The Cat’s Meow replicas of important Polish places in Youngstown. Or collect all of the two-dimensional replicas for yourself! Don’t forget, the group also has charming pierogi ornaments, refrigerator magnets and other stocking stuffers. Call Cynthia Foust at 330-550-0134 for details. And if your loved one wants to tell everyone about their Polish pride, then PolishYoungstown.Polish Happy Hour and Polish Arts’ Got Pierogi shirts are for you! If you want one-stop shopping, make the drive to Polishfest at the University of Pittsburgh’s Cathedral of Learning. Lawrence Kozlowski, the folk artist that has hosted the Christmas and Easter workshops, will be celebrating this event’s the 25th Anniversary this year! The gothic cathedral structure will add an amazing ambiance to this event’s “Christmas in Poland” theme. Free admission, homemade food, folk art demonstrations, performances and one-of-a-kind vendors make for a great afternoon. For more information, call 412-231-1493.