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  Aug 28   Polish Book Club meeting at the Green Lake Library
  Polonia Tennis Tournament in Portland
  Aug 18   Documentary The Peretzniks at the Polish Film Club
  Aug 15   The Polish Home picnic at the Lincoln Park
  Aug 7 & 8   Pe Ell Polish Daze in the Town of Pe Ell, WA
  Aug 3 & 4   Polish passport applications in Seattle at the Polish Home
  August   Polish Home closed for a summer break in August

Passports in Seattle

Aug 28, 11 am: Polish Book Club meeting at  the Green Lake Library

The book for the meeting is Margot by Michal Witkowski published by Wyd. Literackie in 2009. Witkowski, 35, is a writer and journalist who made his name with Lubiewo. In Margot the author dives deep into a subculture of international truck drivers and prostitutes who serve them. Club meetings are in Polish.


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

More: about book, Witkowski, video of Vitkowski about Margot Polish Book Club

Aug 28, from 9:30 am: Polonia Tennis Tournament in Portland

Marcin Kowalski in 2008

The third Polonia Tennis Tournament in Portland builds on the success of the last two years. 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. Organized by the Polish Library Assn in Portland.


Where: at the Portland Community College courts at Rock Creek in Portland, OR; signup $15, junior signup free, general admission to the event free

More: sign up deadline Aug 22, to sign up contact Edward Kolinski, 503-531-9219.

Aug 18, 7:30 pm: Movie The Peretzniks at the Polish Home

Polish Film Club OKO presents The Peretzniks (Perecewiczowie), a 2009 movie directed by Slawomir Grunberg. The film is a documentary about the Peretznicks - students and graduates of the Perec High School, which was a predominantly Jewish school in Lodz, Poland, and their life before and after 1968. There will be an intro to the movie and a discussion afterwards.


Where: at the Polish Home; in Polish w/ English subtitles; admission free

More: Perecowiczowie movie site, PFC OKO site

Aug 15, noon-dusk: The 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,

Aug 7 & 8: Pe Ell Polish Daze in the Town of Pe Ell, WA

This is the third year of the Polish Festival in Pe Ell. The detailed program has not been announced yet, but Saturday the Polish dinner and entertainment is scheduled for Saturday at the Pe Ell school.


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

More: for more info please contact Kristi Milanowski at (360) 291-3291, Polish roots of Pe Ell are described in books Pe Ell's Polish Heritage & Pe Ell's Polish Pioneers by Leo Kowalski.

Aug 3 & 4: Polish passport applications processed in Seattle at the Polish Home

The Consulate General of Poland in Los Angeles has just received a special laptop and all the equipment needed for processing passport applications on the road. Seattle is the first stop in the new series of passport trips by the Polish consuls.


Assuming the equipment works as expected, the applications will be processed at the Polish Home in Seattle according to the reservations. To make a reservation, please contact Mr. Marian Strutynski, (425) 746-3037. People without reservations can still come but will be served only as the time allows.


Where: Polish Home in Seattle, 10 am - 6 pm on Aug 3, 9 am - 5 pm on Aug 4.

More: Polish Home in Seattle, Marian Strutynski, (425) 746-3037

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 10, 2010.


More: Polish Home in Seattle


2010  Ryszard Kott

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