In 2012, Polish
Americans will mark the 31st Anniversary of the founding of Polish American Heritage Month, an
event, which began in Philadelphia, PA, and became a national celebration of
Polish history, culture and pride.
in Youngstown, Ohio is goingall out! Here’s the list of the festivities
happening to mark this special month:
·A Communal Sing took
place onOctober 4 atSt. Columba
Cathedral Choir Loft.For the past
several months, area choirs have been working to create a Marian-themed CD in
honor of the dedication. On this night, the general public was invited to
perform and record a community version of “Czarna Madonna” to honor the Blessed Mother.
·Stuffed Cabage Dinner will takeplace on October7, hosted by St.
Stanislaus Kostka Catholic War Veterans Auxillary
·PolishYoungstown 4th Birthday Party will take place on Thursday, October 11, 5:30 –9:00 pm atVintage Estate, Boardman, OH.
·Copernicusand the Universe - Saturday, October 13 1:00, 2:30 & 8:00 pm Ward Beecher
Planetarium at YSU
Poles in the New World - Author talk and book signing on Sunday, October 14 at1:00 pm Our Lady of
Hungary Hall on N. Belle Vista,hosted by the Polish
Arts Club of Youngstown Poles of distinction
have made great contributions to North American society. From Pulaski,
Brzezinski to Martha Stewart and Steve Wozniak.Broadcaster Edward Zawadzki has authored a book highlighting the lives
and contributions of 50 of the most notable Poles.
·Polska Kuchnia –Vodka Infusion on Sunday, October 14 at 1:00 pm Our Lady of
Hungary Hall on N. Belle Vista Advance
registration is required. For more info call: 330-427-2752
·Book Discussion: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen Thursday, October 18 from
7 – 9 pm In conjunction with the Delta Zeta Book Club at Barnes &
Noble in Boardman Travel back in
time with Jacob Jankowski, who as a young Polish American finds himself aboard
the rickety train that was home to the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show
on Earth. Open to the public.
·Curious About Copernicus - Thursday , October 25 at 4:30
pm Hosted by the Krakowiaki Polish Folk Circle, in conjunction
with Oh Wow! The Roger & Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science &
Technology During this
special after school event, attendees will get to participate in hands-on
·Departure Mass and Procession - Sunday, October 28 at 10:30 am St. Stanislaus
Kostka Church, Williamson Avenue In the spirit of
the annual pilgrimage to Jasna Gora Shrine in Częstochowa, Poland, following mass at St. Stanislaus,
parishioners and other interested participants will drive in procession to
carry the mosaic to St. Columba Cathedral.
·Dedication Mass and Celebration - Tuesday, October 30 at 5:00 pmPrelude; 5:30 pm Mass - St. Columba Cathedral There will be
prelude performances by Śląsk Song and Dance Ensemble as well as
regional choirs.. A celebratory Polish reception will follow catered by Seven
Roses Catering. It will include an extended performance by Śląsk Song and Dance
Ensemble. Reservations are required; call 330-744-5233.
·Ongoing all month Polish Suitcase for Education & Book Displays In conjunction with the Mahoning Valley Historical Society A “suitcase” of artifacts that teachers can use
to incorporate Polish items into their classroom, giving the students a
hands-on history lesson. Books, maps, costumes, flags, folk art, music CDs, DVD
films and much more are in this treasure trove. We also have curricula
available here: -Lesson Plan 1 - The Polish Experience at
Jamestown -Lesson Plan 2 - About Pulaski and Kosciuszko in
the American Revolution - Lesson Plan 3 - World War II - Perspectives on
Fear - Lesson Plan 4 - Nine Days that Changed the
World - Story of John Paul II - Lesson Plan 5 - NCSS 2010 - Linking Cultures
and Enriching Lives Information about Poland - courtesy of SUNY