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  Oct 31  Polish Book Club meeting at the Green Lake Library
  Oct 24  Fall cleanup at the Polish Home - volunteers needed!
 Anniversary concert of the Polish Choir at the Polish Home
  Oct 16  Bacewicz, Chopin in Happy Birthday concert in Tacoma
  Oct 13  Concert by Eleni at the Polish Home
  Oct 9-11  Seattle International Piano Festival at Benaroya & Cornish College
  Oct 9  Lecture Trip to Nowhere  at the Polish Home

Anniversary concert

Oct 31, 10 am: Polish Book Club meeting at  the Green Lake Library

The book for the meeting is Bambino by Inga Iwasiow, published by Swiat Ksiazki in 2009. Bambino (a name of a snack bar in Szczecin) follows fates of several people in Szczecin, a big port city in northwest Poland that was taken over from Germany after WWII. Iwasiow is a contemporary writer and a professor of literature at the Szczecin University. Club meetings are in Polish.


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

More: about book, Inga Iwasiow, Polish Book Club

Oct 24, 10 am - 1 pm: Fall cleanup at the Polish Home - please help!

Come to see the new wing of the Polish Home! The Polish Home Assn invites members and friends of the Polish Home to a fall cleanup in and around the building before the new season and the grand opening of the new wing in November. Both the old and new part of the building need attention, inside and outside. Free lunch will be served for all the volunteers!

Where: at the Polish Home from 10 am to 1 pm, every pair of hands helps! Free lunch served!

More: Polish Home

Oct 24, 7 pm: Anniversary concert of the Polish Choir at the Polish Home

Vivat Musica

The Polish Choir Vivat Musica invites to its 5th anniversary concert. This shapes as another great sing-along evening as the program includes favorite melodies as requested by the audience! Come enjoy Biesiada songs and other Polish favorites. Good food & wine available - the bar and the restaurant opened from 5 pm, the dinner prepared by the Ladies Auxiliary.


Where: at the Polish Home; tickets $10 for the concert; dinner & drinks separately; tickets at the Polish Home on Friday or contact Barbara Niesulowski, tel.206-434-6106 or Ania Borodenko  tel.425-280-4858.

More: contact for the Choir Barbara Niesulowski

Oct 16, 7:30 pm: Bacewicz, Chopin in Happy Birthday concert in Tacoma

The Icicle Trio

Second City Chamber Series invites to a birthday concert for three composers: Bacewicz, Chopin and Mendelssohn. The program includes Partita for violin and Piano by Grazyna Bacewicz, Sonata in G Minor 0p.65 for Cello and Piano by Chopin and Piano Trio in D Minor by Mendelssohn, performed by the Icicle Trio: Jennifer Caine, violin, Oksanna Exhokina, piano & Sally Singer, cello.


Where: Second City Chamber Series at Great Hall at Annie Wright School in Tacoma

More: early press release for the 48th Parallel;

Oct 13, 8 pm: Concert by Eleni at the Polish Home

Ms. Eleni Tzoka is a well known Polish pop music singer of Greek origin. She comes to Seattle with her three person band that includes a brilliant instrumentalist of Greek string instruments Kostas Dzokas. As is usual at such events, the Polish Home restaurant will be open from 6 pm.

Where: at the Polish Home; tickets $20 advanced, at the door $25 regular, $22 for Polish Home members
More: about Eleni (in Polish), ticket reservations Asia Jeziorski 425-417-9548

Oct 9-11: Seattle International Piano Festival at Benaroya & Cornish College

The 2nd Seattle International Piano Festival is a 3-day event featuring participants from all over the world; competition and guest concerts at Benaroya Hall, master classes at the Cornish College of Arts, winners' recital on Oct 11 at Benaroya. Organized by Seattle International Piano Festival with Dr. Ivona Kaminska as the President.

Where: at different locations; please see the SIPF site for venues and ticket info
More: about SIPF, Ivona Kaminska, Chopin Academy of Music

Oct 9, 7:30 pm: Lecture Trip to Nowhere  -  at the Polish Home

Seattle-Gdynia Sister City Assn. invites to a lecture presentation by Martha Golubiec on WWII Soviet deportation of Poles to Siberia. The Sybiracy Project - a local initiative to document survival stories of the Polish victims of Soviet WWII mass deportations to Siberia - has culminated in a film premiere and an art exhibit under the common title Trip to Nowhere.

Where: conference room at the Polish Home (SGSCA meeting), admission free
More: about Sybiracy Project, The Sybiracy Project website - survival testimonials and other info


2009  Ryszard Kott

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