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  July - Aug   Polish Home closed in July and August
 July 25-31   Roman Polanski: wanted and desired at the SIFF Cinema
  July 26   Polish Book Club meeting at the Redmond Library
  July 20   PNA picnic at the Steel Lake Park in Federal Way
  July 19   Polonia Tennis Tournament in Portland
  July 18-20   Fusion Festival in Surrey, BC
  July 10 & 17   Dance Club's open house at the Polish Home
  July - Aug   Polish Home Expansion construction in progress


July 25-31: Roman Polanski: wanted and desired at the SIFF Cinema

Roman Polanski in 1978

SIFF Cinema presents a documentary Roman Polanski: wanted and desired (2008, 78 mins) about the famous Polish director directed by Marina Zenovich. The movie retells Polanski's complicated life in Poland and USA and the background for his criminal conviction case that made him a fugitive from US justice in Europe.


Where: at the SIFF Cinema at the Seattle Center; July 25-31 at 8 pm each day, also at 2 pm on Saturday and Sunday, July 27-28.

More: RP: wanted and desired, Roman Polanski, Roman Polanski

July 26, 10 am: Polish Book Club meeting at the Redmond Library

The book for the meeting is Dwa Miasta by Adam Zagajewski published by Fundacja Zeszytow Literackich in 2006. Zagajewski is one of the best known contemporary Polish poets and for many a Nobel Prize candidate. His visit to Seattle in 2005 gathered crowds of local admirers. Dwa miasta is a book of remembrances about two cities - mythical Lvov & native Gliwice. The book can be bought on the Internet or borrowed from Club members. Club meetings are in Polish.


Where: meeting room #2 at the Redmond Library; admission free

More: about the book, book (in PL), Adam Zagajewski Polish Book Club

July 18-20: Fusion Festival in Surrey, BC

Surrey is a city in Canada half way from the border crossing to Vancouver. The Fusion Festival is a big festival showcasing music, culture and culinary traditions of 20 nations. Among others, there is a Polish pavilion. Program for Sunday July 20 includes performances by a Polish jazz band Rezonans with Mariusz Kwiatkowski and at 3:30 by White Eagle, a large Polish performance ensemble.


Where: at the Holland Park, Surrey, BC; admission free

More: Festival site

July 20, noon - 5 pm: PNA Picnic at the Steel Lake Park in Federal Way

PNA est. 1880

The Polish National Alliance Lodge #156 invites members and friends with their families to a yearly picnic. Please come to share Polish food and a good time.


Where: Picnic site #2, Steel Lake Park in Federal Way; admission free

More: please contact Mr. Jim Hicker at (253) 839-4529 for more info; about PNA

July 19, from 9:30 am: Polonia Tennis Tournament in Portland

Mateusz Kowalski

The first Polonia Tennis Tournament in Portland is one of the events celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Polish Library Assn. in Portland this year. It's a sports event and a Polish community picnic at the same time - so bring your family and friends and something to eat and share. The tournament will lasts till 6 pm.


Where: at the Portland Community College courts at Rock Creek in Portland, OR; signup $10, general admission free

More: sign up deadline July 13, to sign up contact Edward Kolinski, 503-531-9219.

July 10 & 17,  7:30 pm: Dance Club's open house at the Polish Home

The Polish Home Dance Club invites everybody to two "open house" classes of California Two Steps - an extremely easy and very useful social dance. Summer refreshments will be served and some dancers are going to perform as well. All of that free of charge!


Where: at the Polish Home; admission free

More: Kasia Pietrzyk, tel. (206) 762-6553.

July & August: Polish Home closed for July and August

The Polish Home in Seattle is closed for the summer in July and August. It should open for business as usual, including the restaurant, on September 5, 2008.


More: Polish Home in Seattle

July & August: Polish Home construction starts in July for $460,000


The Polish Home expansion starts in July!


The Polish Home Board of Trustees decided to sign a contract with Shinstine Assoc as the general contractor for the construction of the building extension starting in July, 2008. The current plan is to build the "shell" of the extension towards 18th Ave with the functioning elevator for $460,000.


The Polish Home appeals to all members and friends to support the project financially! For more details about current developments please see here.


More about the Polish Home Expansion Project


2008  Ryszard Kott

Photo "Fountain" courtesy Hanna Gil, Photo "Seattle" courtesy Ryszard Kwieciński