Oct 30, 7 pm:
G. Weigel talks about John Paul II at
is a catholic writer and theologian as well as a specialist on
and papacy. His book
Witness to Hope is the most comprehensive biography of
John Paul II. The book was written with cooperation of the late
pope himself as well as members of Vatican
is the director of the Catholic Studies program at
the Ethics and Public Policy Center in
The lecture is part of the Polish Studies Distinguished Lecture
Series at the
University of Washington.
Where: 210 Kane Hall at the
University of Washington
campus; admission free
Oct 30, 6 pm: Leszek Chudzinski at the
Poetry Salon at the Polish Home
Salon of Poetry in
Seattle) invites to
another evening devoted to the art of word. This time the featured
poet is Seattleite Leszek Chudzinski. He writes poems in Polish
and English and his poems have been published in
Japan. Most recently he
collaborated with Tomasz Aleksander
and Marzanna Bachowska on the Polna Rapsodia poetry
& music program that was a great success with Polish audiences
Pacific Northwest. The evening is organized by the
Salon and the Polish Home.
Oct 30, 5 pm:
Fundraising reception with G. Weigel
at the UW
This is a paid
reception with Mr.
the biographer of the late Pope John Paul II, before his lecture
at the Kane Hall later the same evening. Mr.
Weigel’s lecture is described separately below. The
reception donations will benefit the UW Polish Studies Endowment
You can also buy the Pope’s biography Witness to Hope
through the Polish News website.
at the Walker Ames Room
at the Kane Hall at the University Campus; $50 per person donation
goes to the
Ludowicz invites to the Halloween theme disco at the Polish Home.
There will be FUN Dance
Music, from SKA to TRANCE, Polish and
EURODance Hits, 70's Disco to Today's House
music, you can also request your
costumes encouraged but not required. You need to be 21+ to
Oct 22, 6 pm:
a merry sing-
along dinner party at the Polish Home
songs while feasting on good food and wine is a tradition which
goes back centuries, if not millennia. The Polish Choir
VivatMusicainvites everybody to
such a joyful evening, where everybody is encouraged to sing along
merrily with the members of the Choir and their special guests.
The bar at the Polish Home will be open and deserts available as
well. The evening is a fundraiser for the Choir to go to the
Polonia Choir Festival in Koszalin,
Poland, in 2006.
Where: at the Polish Home; tickets $25, dinner included in the
ticket price; dinner served from 6 to 7 pm
More: reservations & tickets Anna Bieniek (206) 280-4858 and
(253) 223-8500, for the Choir
Oct 22, 10:30 am: UW PSEC
meeting at the Polish Home
This is a
monthly meeting of the UW Polish Studies Endowment Committee.
Among other activities the Committee is starting a drive for
donations of goods and services for the yearly UW PSEC auction
scheduled for April 22, 2006. The last year auction raised
$40,000; the Committee hopes to do even better next time! Help and
volunteers are needed!
Where: at the Polish Home; admission free, volunteers welcome
Oct 20, 7 pm:
PH Expansion Committee meeting at the Polish Home
This is an open
meeting for everybody interested in the project. After a summer
slowdown, the Committee wants to start the fall fundraising
campaign for the expansion and remodeling of the Polish Home. The
Committee needs volunteers and welcomes any help. The campaign
started in May and so far gathered over $180,000 in pledges.
Oct 14, 8 pm: Irena
Jarocka’s concert at the Polish Home
Ms. Jarocka is
a pop singer who was on top of the charts in
in 70s with songs such as Gondoliers upon the Vistula,
and who still does successful tours all the time – check her blog!
She has been living in
USA since 1990 and her most
recent CDs came out in 2001 & 2004. Ms. Jarocka’s concert at the
Polish Home features both her old hits and new songs.
Where: at the Polish Home in
Seattle; tickets: $15 advanced, $16/$18 at
the door PHA members/regular
Oct 14, 7 pm:
K. Braun on Polish and American theater at the UW
Braun, a professor at the Theatre and Dance Dept. of the NY State
Univ. in Buffalo,
NY, is an accomplished director, scholar, writer
and playwright. He will talk about American and Polish Theater:
Similarities, Differences and Mutual Influences. Prof.
Braun directed over 130 plays, from Norwid
to Rozewicz and
Gombrowicz, and from Shakespeare to
Camus, in Poland
and in USA;
wrote 30 books about theatre as well as novels and his plays have
been staged in Poland,
among others. The lecture continues the Polish Studies
Distinguished Lecture Series.
Where: at the Savery Hall 239 at the
UW campus; admission free, reception after the lecture
9, 5 pm: 25th
Anniversary of Solidarity at the Polish Home
Association invites to a celebration of the 25th
Anniversary of the Solidarity movement. On August 31, 1980, a
general strike led by Lech Walesa won the right to independent
trade unions; that event started the collapse of communism in
recognizes importance of Solidarity for democracy in Europe and
honors Solidarity leaders living in the
area; distinguished guest include Polish Consul P. Kapuscinska, UW
Prof. H. Ellison, Seattle City Councilmember Jean Godden and WA
State Labor Councilmember Rick Bender. There will be an exhibit
about Solidarity and the unwavering support extended to the
movement in 1981-1989 by the Polish community in Seattle.
Where: at the Polish Home, admission free. Refreshments will be
More: Marta Golubiec, (206) 935-7535
Polish Home opens for late lunches on
Sundays from Oct 2, 2005
Patrick, the chef of the restaurant at the Polish Home, invites to
family style lunches and dinners on every Sunday from 1 to 4 pm,
from October 2, 2005 onwards.