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  Aug 29   Polish Book Club meeting at the Green Lake Library
  Seattle-Gdynia Sister City Assoc picnic at the Woodland Park
  Aug 21   Pat Leckenby photo exhibit at the Madison Essential Bakery
  Aug 16-22   Mayor Nickels proclaims Gdynia Week in Seattle
  Aug 16   Polish Home picnic at the Lincoln Park
  Aug 6   Modern Wycinanki in Art in the Park at Arboretum
  Aug 1 & 2   Pe Ell Polish Daze in the Town of Pe Ell, WA
  Aug - Sep   KwieKulik as part of Target Practice exhibition at SAM
  August  $80,000 to match for the Polish Home!
  August  Polish Home closed for a summer break in August



Polish Home Picnic


SGSCA picnic

Aug 29, 10 am: Polish Book Club meeting at  the Green Lake Library

The book for August is Modrzejewska, Zycie w odslonach by Jozef Szczublewski, published by WAB in 2008. Helena Modrzejewska, known in the US as Modjeska, was the most famous American actress of her day, in the late 19c. Jozef Szczublewski (90), has also written biographies of writer Henryk Sienkiewicz and theater director Juliusz Osterwa.


Where: at the Green Lake Public Library in Seattle; admission free

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

Aug 29, noon-5 pm: SGSCA picnic at the Woodland Park

Everyone is invited - individuals, families and guests - to celebrate summer at the yearly picnic of the Seattle-Gdynia Sister City Association. Come to enjoy the City park on the Green Lake while munching on roasted kielbasa and other delights.


Where:  Woodland Park in Seattle, shelter # 4, watch for the SGSCA banner; admission free, food and drinks provided, please bring a salad or dessert to share

More: Seattle-Gdynia Sister City Assn., or contact Debra Markert, (206) 999-0603

Aug 21, 6 pm: Pat Leckenby photo exhibit at the Madison Essential Bakery

Pat Leckenby

Patricia Leckenby invites to her photo exhibition featuring pictures from a trip to Italy that are on display at the Madison Essential Bakery Cafe through the end of August. Ms. Leckenby is an amateur photographer and a member of the Seattle-Gdynia Sister City Assn.


Where: at the Madison Essential Bakery Cafe in Seattle, not far from the Polish Home; admission free


Aug 16-22, Mayor Nickels proclaims Gdynia Week in Seattle


Seattle-Gdynia Sister City Association, Washington Business Week and the City of Gdynia organized a Business Week summer school of business for Polish high school students in Gdynia. The program for a hundred of students runs from Aug 15 to 22, 2009 and is sponsored by City of Gdynia, SGSCA, WBW as well as Boeing and Microsoft.

Appreciating the unprecedented scale and success of this endeavor,  Mayor Nickels proclaimed August 16-22, 2009 as  Gdynia Week in Seattle. Kudos to Mrs. Janice Jaworski of SGSCA and Mr. Stephen Hyer of WBW for organizing this great event!


More: SGSCA, Washington Business Week, Poland WBW Program

Aug 16, noon-dusk: Polish Home picnic at the Lincoln Park


This is the main picnic of the summer for the Polish community of Seattle; it is organized by the Polish Home Association. Come and share good food and fun! There will be grills available, free drinks, hamburgers and hot dogs for kids and teenagers as well as friendly games and competitions with awards. Everybody is invited.


Where: shelter #2 at the Lincoln Park in Seattle, watch for a Polish flag and the PHA banner; admission free, bringing your food & drink to share is optional but welcomed

More: Polish Home Association, $80,000 to match for the Polish Home!.

Aug 6, from 5:30 pm: Modern Wycinanki at Art in the Park at Arboretum

Wycinanki is the Polish art of making fine cutouts. Alisa Lahti shows her latest wycinanki artwork featuring traditional motifs as well as modern interpretations. This event includes local artists displaying work with botanical or natural history themes and includes an optional wine and cheese tasting for $25 (reservations required).


Where:Graham Visitor Center at the Washington Park Arboretum, from 5:30 to 9:30 pm; for reservations email or call Suzanne at the Arboretum Foundation at 206-325-4510
Aug 1-2: Pe Ell Polish Daze in the Town of Pe Ell, WA

This is the second edition of a new & successful Polish Festival in Pe Ell. Two days' program includes NW Wings Motorcycle Drill Team, a quilt show,  a street dance with the band Sundance, booths with Polish gifts and other attractions. Author Leo Kowalski will be signing his books about Polish roots of Pe Ell. A concert on Saturday evening features the Polish Choir Vivat Musica from Seattle and the Polish dance group Sobotka from Portland and the High 5s Band from The Dalles, OR.


Where: Town of Pe Ell, WA; admission free, some events ticketed

More: Festival program, for more info please contact Kristi Milanowski at (253) 839-4529

August: KwieKulik as part of the SAM exhibition, till Sep 7, 2009

A video installation by two Polish visual artists, Zofia Kulik & Przemyslaw Kwiek, a duo known as KwieKulik, is part of the Target Practice: Painting Under Attack 1949-1978 exhibition at the Seattle Art Museum. The exhibition is about unconventional art forms by artists such as Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol, the KwieKulik installation is called Variants of Red and Edward Gierek.


Where: Seattle Art Museum in downtown Seattle

More: Target Practice exhibition, Zofia Kulik, & KwieKulik

August: $80,000 to match for the Polish Home!


The Polish Home in Seattle has received an $80,000 grant from the City. However, it is a matching grant and the Polish Home needs to receive new donations before the grant can match them. $40,000 in cash donations is needed to sign a grant contract with the City. By August 11, 2009, over $16,000 has been raised thank you donors! Read more here.


The Polish Home asks all the members and friends of the Polish Home to donate money to the Polish Home Foundation before September 15 to benefit from this very advantageous grant. If you have not donated to the Polish Home yet, or would like to increase your donation, please do so now! Your money would be doubled and the grant will speed up completion of the Extension project. Please donate today!


More: about Polish Home Extension project, grant info how to donate

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August: Polish Home closed in August

The Polish Home in Seattle is closed for a summer break in August. It will open for business as usual, including the restaurant and the bar, on September 11, 2009.


More: Polish Home in Seattle


2009  Ryszard Kott

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