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 about defiantly fighting for survival in the woods from Zvi Bielski, we honored our volunteers and supports at our 3rd Birthday Party at the McDonough Museum and enjoyed a colorful performance by the Tamburitzans. Have you made to time to celebrate yet? Go to our website to see the complete list of wide and varied festivities we have put together and make sure you join in the celebration!
Grab the kids and head to Curious about Curie
Thursday, October 20 4:30
Oh Wow! The Roger & Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science & TechnologyHelp us to fulfill our mission is to share our history and heritage with the next generation. Bring your child, grandchild, niece or nephew or the neighbor kid to the Children’s Museum. The Krakowiaki Polish Folk Circle is working to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Marie Skłodowska Curie’s receipt of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Hands-on activities! Prizes! READ MORE
Book Discussion: Solaris by Stanislaw Lem
Thursday, October 20 7 – 9 PM Barnes & Noble in Boardman
In conjunction with the Delta Zeta Book Club Join us as we study Solaris and the space station inhabitants on the 50th Anniversary of its publication. Dr. Kelvin and his crew think they are studying the organism that covers the planet and resembles an ocean, but really the sentient creature, Solaris, is studying them. READ MORE
Fall Tailgate for the YSU football game
Saturday, October 22 2 - 4 PM M7 tailgate lot Fifth Avenue
Even if you aren’t an alum or going to the game, fall is football time. Join us as we support the Penguins as they take on Saint Francis (Pa.) University. We’ll provide some hamburgers and we welcome any dishes that you would like to share. Beer is available for purchase from YSU-operated concession stands. For game tickets call 330-941-1YSU. Go Guins!
Gen. Kazimierz Pulaski remembered in Cleveland
Members of the Polish-American community in Cleveland gathered at Cleveland City Hall to honor this Revolutionary War patriot on his memorial day. After the ceremony and speeches in the Rotunda of City Hall, they marched outside to the Pulaski Cannon. READ MORE
Support recognition of Polish resistance fighter
In the midst of World War II, Jan Karski was dispatched by the Polish Underground to inform the West about the situation in Poland and to seek their intervention. His testimony later set the record straight about the Holocaust when there was still time to act. A movement has been started to honor Karski’s courageous actions with having the Congressional Gold Medal awarded him posthumously. Show your support! LEARN MORE
Prayers for our Polka Pirate
Jake Kouwe, leader and vocalist of Chardon Polka Band-the fun, young group that you enjoyed at Sobotka and in the tent at Polish Day-was involved in a serious auto accident last week. He was taken by life flight to Cleveland’s Metro Hospital with severe head injuries, broken hips, and damage to his lungs as well as broken bones. He remains in intensive care. Let us all take time to pray for a good recovery for Jake for his family during this difficult time. Cards or letters can be sent to Jake in care of Pops Magooch at 11565 Mayfield Road, Chardon, OH, 44024.
Interesting Reading: Poles in Siberia
We read a lot about World War II, but little about the brutal Soviet deportations of 1.5 million Polish civilians to forced labor camps in Siberia shortly after the Soviets occupied eastern Poland at the beginning of the war. Author Krysia Jopek was inspired by her own family's struggles during this period. LEARN MORE
News from Poland
Long pigeonholed as deeply conservative and devoutly Roman Catholic, many Poles have drifted away from the church and seek a secular state more in step with Western Europe. The parliamentary election of social provocateur Janusz Palikot reveals the depth of change that Polish society has undergone over the past generation. Read more about this story and other news in Poland at our Polish Media Watch
Thursday, October 20 4:30-6 PM Curious About Curie at the Oh Wow! The Roger & Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science & Technology... Friday, October 21 Tickets go on sale for Zatanczmy: A Celebration of Polish Folk Dance... Sunday, October 23 2-9 PM Old World Harvest Fest at Kravitz Deli on Belmont, Liberty…11- 2 PM book signing with Edward Zawadzki, author The Poles in the New World... Monday, October 24 Polish Business Conference, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta. October 28 and 30 Opera Circle of Cleveland presents Krol Roger.
Do Zobaczenia! (Until we meet again…)
Your PolishYoungstown Team