Eve Party, December 31st, 2011
RED CARPET EXTRAVAGANZA !
The organizers kindly ask to refrain from bringing and consuming private alcohol. Thank you
Dance from 9 pm to 2 am
Babysitting is available from
7pm to midnight. ($10/child)
Polish Cultural Center and the
Restaurant are open on Friday, December 23rd .
Both will be closed following Friday, December 30th.
Saturday, November 26th, 2011
Andrzejki 2011 - The celebration of St. Andrew’s Night
Tickets: $20.00 PHA members,
$25.00 Non members
|On Friday, November 4th 2011 Polish Cultural Center and the PB Kitchen restaurant will be closed because the Bazaar preparations. Please visit us next Friday.|
51st Annual Fall Bazaar at PHA, Saturday, November 5th and Sunday, November 6th, noon – 7 pm
Yes, this is 51st
Annual Fall Polish Bazaar! It is a yearly event organized by the
Polish choir "Vivat Musica!" will perform during the bazaar.
Admission and parking free
Friday, October 21st 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Frozen meat, potato and cheese, sauerkraut, plum and blueberry pierogis sale. Price $6/package
Polish Language classes
Classes will start in Polish Home on Monday September 19th at 6:00 PM.
In person, you can register at the Polish Home on September 12th at 6:00 PM, or on the day when school will start. Registration could be done any time over the phone:
Paul Griffin tel. 206-937-0614
Marysia Grabowska: 425-271-3669
Marian Strutynski: 425-746-3037
Read comments about the Polish Cultural Center!
The Polish Cultural Center and the PB Kitchen restaurant will be closed between August 1st 2011 and September 2th 2011.
We will reopen on Friday, September 9th 2011
The restaurant is also closed on Sundays; will start again serving Sunday dinners in October
Saturday Aug 27, 10 am - 1 pm: Fall cleanup at the Polish Cultural Center - please help
Polish Cultural Center invites members and friends of the Polish Home to a fall cleanup in and around the building before the new season. It is a tradition that PHA officers and trustees lead by example in this effort, but the more people, the easier it is, so please come to help! Both the old and new part of the building need attention, inside and outside. Free lunch will be served for all the volunteers!
Every pair of hands helps! Free lunch served!
Sunday, 21st of
August 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Please visit the Polish Cultural Center and purchase frozen polish pierogies filled with meat, cabbage, cheese and potatoes and fruit.
Sunday, 21st of
August 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
33rd Annual International
Jerzy Friedrich died on June 14, 2011
Mr. Jerzy Friedrich, Polish patriot and longtime active member of the Polish community in Seattle, has died. He was 91.
Mr. Friedrich was a native of Lwow (Lviv), then part of Poland, where he was born on Jan 18, 1920. In 1940, his whole family was deported by the Soviet authorities; they were lucky to survive the hardships of the exile. After the Germans invaded the Soviet Union, Mr. Friedrich enlisted with Gen. Anders Army and went with it from Kazakhstan to Persia and the Palestine, eventually becoming an artillery officer. With the 2nd Corps, he fought in North Africa and in Italy all the way from Bari, through the famous battle of Monte Cassino, to Bologna, where he ended the war. Since Lwow had been annexed to Soviet Ukraine, he had no home to go back to. At Torino University he met his beloved wife Pia. In 1948 they emigrated to Argentina and in 1959 came to Seattle, where Mr. Friedrich worked as an associate architect for Univ. of Washington until his retirement.
Mr. Friedrich was a co-founder of the Polish WWII Veterans Lodge (SPK) #50 in Seattle and was its President for 15 years. He was an active member of the Polish Home Assn. where he involved his family as well. He supported the Polish Home for many years. More recently, with other survivors of the Soviet deportations he was featured in the documentary The Trip To Nowhere (2009).
Mr. Friedrich is survived by his son Alex with daughter-in-law Susie, grandchildren Paul, Mark and Laura, daughter Vivien Savojni, son-in-law Adriano and grandson Alexander Savojni.
Memorials: The memorial and the funeral information is not available yet.
Please leave messages and remembrances on Legacy.com. Donations in Mr.Friedrich's name may be directed to Evergreen Hospital Hospice Center in Kirkland who, along with his wife Pia, took loving care of him in his last days.
More: Mr. Friedrich extensive bio on HistoryLink, PHA profile of Lt. Friedrich (in Polish), YouTube videos with Mr. Friedrich, The Trip To Nowhere website, Siberian Exiles Project
Saturday, May 14th, 2011 8
pm to 1 am Spring Party
Music by: DJ Filip
Tickets: $15.00 for members
$20.00 for non - members
PB Kitchen open from 6 to 10pm
Bar open from 7pm to midnight
For reservation call:
Maria Świtalska tel: 425 226 7660
Lucyna Błońska: tel: 206 764 7057
Apr 20, 7:30 pm:
Polish Film Club meeting at the Polish Cultural
Polish Film Club presents another screening of documentaries by a master of the genre, and a recipient of many international awards, dir. Marcel Lozinski. The detailed program is TBD.
Where: upstairs at the Polish Cultural Center / Polish Home; in Polish w/ English subtitles; admission free
On Fridays April 15th and 22nd the Polish Cultural Center and the PB Kitchen restaurant are closed.
Please visit us at the Spring Bazaar on Saturday, April 16th!
Apr 20, 6:30 pm:
Pisanki: Polish Easter Egg workshop at the Polish
The Polish Cultural Center invites to a Pisanki workshop, devoted to the classical art of Polish Easter egg painting, where designs are drawn with melted wax on an egg and then dyed in brilliant colors. Learn about tips and techniques to complete your own pisanki right in time for Easter. Eggs, supplies and dyes are included and will be available during the class. This will be an informal gathering and any level of experience is welcome.
Where: at the Polish Cultural Center / Polish Home; from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm; $10 fee covers all the materials and tools for the workshop. This class replaces the monthly Wycinanki workshop.
More: about workshops, for reservations please contact Alisa Lahti or call 206-499-5367.
Apr 17, 6 pm:
Public Memorial Reception to Honor Mr. Tom Podl at
the Polish Cultural Center
Mr. Tom Podl, a great friend of Poland, renowned Polish art collector and longtime active member of the Polish community in Seattle, died on March 23, 2011. Polish Home Association invites everybody to a public memorial reception at the Polish Cultural Center to honor his memory and accomplishments. There will be a memorial book available to sign.
Apr 17, 12:30 pm:
Polish Story Time Poczytajki at the Polish Cultural
Joanna WroblewskaThe Library at the Polish Cultural Center invites to the Polish Story Time Poczytajki for for the youngest members of the Polish community. In this meeting: playing, dancing and drawing along with reading and all of it in Polish. You can also borrow Polish children books & movies for using at home. Organized by Joanna Wroblewska and the Polish Library.
Where: at the Polish Cultural Center / Polish Home in Seattle; admission free, in Polish
More: Poczytajki at the Polish Library, Joanna Wroblewska, Poczytajki blog,
Note: Please see a note about Poczytajki at the Bellevue Library on April 8 & 15.
49th Spring Bazaar at PHA, Saturday April 16th, noon – 7 pm
Yes, this is 49th
Annual Spring Polish Bazaar! It is a yearly event organized by
the Ladies Auxiliary.
Where: at the Polish Home, 1714 18th Ave. Seattle, admission and parking free
Apr 15, 11 am: Tea &
Coffee Social Meeting at the Polish Home Library
The Polish Home Library invites everybody to a social meeting with tea & coffee at the new Library upstairs. Come join others for a lively discussion over tea and coffee. We will chat on books as well as other topics. Open to everyone, especially to older Polish community members. Organized and moderated by Monika Oczkowska-McNeal a volunteer at Polish Home Library. Admission, tea and snacks free.
Admission free, tea & snack provided
Apr 10, 12 noon
Mass at St. Margaret's on the Anniversary of the
Tom Podl died on March 23, 2011
Tom Podl, a great friend of Poland, renowned Polish art
collector and longtime active member of the Polish community in
Seattle, has died.
Over a span of two decades he amassed one of the most important
collections of Polish art in America (paintings and sculptures)
focusing on artists from the Paris School of painting but
including paintings from the early 18th c to modern times. His
collection was exhibited in Chicago and Seattle and in 2001-2003
his Colors of Identity collection of over 150 paintings toured
the most important museums of Poland, including the National
Museum in Cracow and the Zacheta Museum in Warsaw.
Saturday, February 12th, 8:00 PM
Carnival Costume Ball
Tickets $15 for PHA members,
$20 for non-members
Maria Switalska 425-226-7660
Music by: DJ Filip
PHA Elections Announcement
The annual meeting will be held at the Polish Home at 3:00pm on Saturday, January 29th, 2011 for the purpose of electing office holders for the following positions:
- Senior Vice President
- VP Financial Planning
- VP Culture
- VP Entertainment
- Correspondence Secretary
- Recording Secretary
- Board of Trustees, Members
All eligible members interested in holding any of the above positions are asked to communicate that in writing to the undersigned by January 5th.
Any members who may wish to vote by proxy and whose signature is not yet on file will need to visit the Polish Home between 8pm and 10pm on Friday, January 7th or the 14th to sign the list.
The Election Committee Chairman,
Sunday, January 2, 2011 2:30 PM Christmas wafer sharing and carols at the Polish Home
event is the traditional wafer sharing (oplatek) for
members and friends of the Polish Home with Fr.
Stanislaw Michalek. The Polish Choir Vivat Musica
will help with caroling and everybody is invited to
come and sing Polish and American carols along.