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July 22 SPC potluck picnic in Redmond
July 18-Sep 4 Wildlife Photographer of the Year at Burke
July 15-16 PKS plays in the All Nations Cup in Tukwila
July 8 Polish Book Club meeting in Redmond

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July 22, 3 pm - dusk: SPC potluck picnic in Redmond

The Society for Polish Culture in Seattle (TMKP), the editors of the quarterly Gazetka Polonijna and the Fr. Twardowski Polish School in Bellevue invite members and friends of SPC and their families to the annual potluck picnic. There will be games and fun for adults and kids. The park boasts a nice children’s animal farm and many nature trails. Everybody is invited!

Where: Farrel-McWhirter Park, 19545 Redmond Road, Redmond, Mackey Creek shelter; admission free, bringing your food & drink to share is optional but welcomed

More: TMKP , Farrel-McWhirter Park

July 18, 5-6:30 pm, till Sep 4, 2006: Wildlife Photographer of the Year at Burke

The Burke Museum invites to a reception for an exhibit featuring winners of the most prestigious international wildlife photography competition organized yearly by the BBC and the Natural History Museum in London, UK. The exhibit showcases 90 photos; the winning photographers come from countries all over the world, including Poland.

Where: Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture at the University of Washington campus

More: Burke, contact Michelle Grey at 206-389-7227 or [email protected]

July 15-16: PKS plays in the All Nations Cup in Tukwila

Come to cheer our local all-Polish soccer team, PKS (Pilkarski Klub of Seattle), in their qualifying games at the All Nations Cup in Tukwila! PKS is representing Poland and if you could not go to Germany, it is your chance to have fun watching good soccer while cheering for Poland! The following games are scheduled for PKS in the Qualifiers:

    July 15, 10 am    Poland vs. Russia

    July 15,   5 pm    Poland vs. England

    July 16, 10 am    Poland vs. Bosnia

The tournament continues over the weekend of July 21-22 with Semifinals scheduled on July 27 and the Final on July 29, 2006.

Where: Starfire Sports Complex, Interurban Ave S at Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila; tickets for Qualifiers $5/day

More: All Nations Cup, PKS always looks for new players age 17-40, contact Michal Pietrzyk at [email protected], 206-228-8227 or Piotr Warczak at [email protected]; 206-769-3840.

July 8, 10 am: Polish Book Club meeting in Redmond

This year marks the 10th anniversary of death of Krzysztof Kieslowski, a famous Polish film director. To commemorate this event, the Polish Book Club of Seattle has chosen, as its July book, “Kieslowski. Wazne, zeby isc” by Stanislaw Zawislinski, published by Wyd. Skorpion in 2005. This book is billed as the first full biography of the famous director, that includes unknown facts, letters etc. Zawislinski wrote or edited other books on Kieslowski as well.

The book is available on the internet. Please see the club website for more

Where: Redmond Library, NE 85th St, Redmond, admission free
More: Polish Book Club , contact to the
Club Hanna Gil, about book (in Polish)


© 2006 Ryszard Kott


Fot. 'Fountain" - Hanna Gil

Fot. "Seattle" - Ryszard Kwieciński