What's Happening in Polish Youngstown
Subject: What's Happening in Polish Youngstown
Send date: 2011-02-16 12:39:09
Issue #: 89

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Ostatki reservations being accepted now
Poland is one of those countries that needs to celebrate before the solemnity of Lent so Mahoning Valley Poles are inviting others to join them this year as they host Ostatki: A Polish Carnival Celebration, on Saturday, February 26th, 2011 at 7 PM at The Youngstown Club. New this year:·our 2nd Annual Vodka Cocktail Contest, sponsored by Vesica Vodka, is open to amateur bartenders too! So if you think you mix a mean drink you can compete head to head with bartenders from some of Youngstown’s hippest establishments--and Polish Happy Hour host location. All will be competing will be competing for prizes before a panel of “celebrity” judges that include Tyler Clark, Natalie· Lariccia,· Clarke Johnson and The Vindicator’s Todd Franko. Each drink will be tested for creativity, flavor and originality. Each of the contestants’ drinks will be available for you to try for yourself afterward! Plans for the evening include guided tastings of Polish vodka, beers, wine and liquors complimented by a large Polish buffet. Live music will start the evening as guests enjoy basket raffles, trivia games and desserts. The evening will climax with the presentation of the celebratory pączki, special oversized donuts with a hidden surprise for one lucky winner! Learn more about it here.

A Classic Poet and a Distinguished Visitor
In honor of the Polish Art’s Club 75th Anniversary Tea the group is excited to announced that Dr. Jan Napoleon Saykiewicz, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Poland, will traveling in to open the group’s event on Sunday, February 20th from 1:00 – 4:00 P.M at the Butler Museum of American Art, North. This year event will honor Pulitzer Prize winner Czesław Miłosz on the occasion of his 100th Birthday. Learn more about it here.

Rita Cosby Visits Youngstown
Last week international newscaster and author, Rita Cosby visited Youngstown to introduce her new book Quiet Hero: Secrets from My Father's Past. One highlight of her visit to the area was a trip to the WWl & WWll Polonia veterans monument, Learn more about her talk, pierogi pinching and thoughts on the Polish Veterans monument here.

Polish Happy Hour Youngstown
celebrates Walentynki

PHH attendees spent the second Thursday of February in the beautiful surroundings of Five Points Wine and Bar. Attendees learned about Walentynki, the Polish celebration of Valentine's Day. The name may be new but according to Huffington Post, Poles are some of the flirtiest folks in the world! Our Non-profit Partner this month was Mended Hearts. Learn more about the nite and what is planned for March here.

Mark your calendars:
Buy your pączki from Krakowiaki for Fat Tuesday Feb. 18th-20th Opera Circle is performing Aida by Giuseppe Verdi…February 20th Polish Arts Club Annual Scholarship Tea at Butler Art, North…February 26th Ostatki… March 5th St. Casimir’s Feast Day Celebration…Ohio Chapter of The Kosciuszko Foundation Annual Awards Banquet…March 8th Kuzmans’ Paczki Ball.

Do Zobaczenia!

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