Polish Heritage Alliance - the Polish Center of Wisconsin by linxiaoqin


									TH A N K YO U TO O U R 2011 P O LISH FEST SP O NSO R S:
       MAJOR SPONSORS                          MEDIA PARTNERS                          Fran Wasielewski            CHOPIN yOuTH PIANO
           MillerCoors                            MPTV Friends                  Dr. Kenneth Wisniewski, D.D.S.    COMPETITION SPONSORS
     Potawatomi Bingo Casino                       The Onion                         Pat & Ron Witkowiak                   Mallard Creations
         Sobieski Vodka                     Milwaukee Journal Sentinel                                                      Brew City Gear
         AirTran Airways                                                          CIRCLE OF FRIENDS              Polanki, the Polish Women’s Cultural
       Jim & Janet Rydlewicz
                                            GOLF CART SPONSORS
                                             ABCO Builders Corporation
                                               Catholic Financial Life
                                                                                       David Borowski
                                                                                    Chester Barbasiewicz
                                                                                     Walter Chmielewski
                                                                                                                          Club of Milwaukee
                                                                                                                             Sheila Bethia
                                                                                                                             Richard Saler
                                                                                                                                                                FALL 2011

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Polish Fest 2011 Recap
                                                     Direct Supply                      Clare Gaouette                                                                                                                                   By Sarah Vitale, Polish Fest Director
                                                                                                                 Steinway Piano Gallery of Milwaukee    President’s Message . . . . . 2
           SPONSORS                     Alderman Joe Dudzik – 11th District        Jerry & Debbie Halkoski
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Polish Fest 2011 is now wrapped up, and
         Braeger Automotive                           Economy TV                       Darryl Kaminski                                                  Fall Events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
                                                                                                                                                                                                     our 30th Festival turned out to be a
           Harley-Davidson                     Jack Norman Catering                      Tod Poremski                                                   Classes & Workshops. . . . 5
                                                                                                                                                                                                     wonderful celebration of Polish culture
              Jerry Meidl                      Tom & Nina Krukowski                    Michael Skwira                                                   In the Gallery. . . . . . . . . . . . 5      and heritage in Milwaukee. Not even a
  Klement’s Sausage, the Official             M&F Industrial Supply, Inc.                   Casey Szulc
                                                                                                                                                        Champagne Brunch                             little rain during the Sunday Mass could
        Sausage of Polish Fest           Max A. Sass & Sons Funeral Home                                                                                and Holiday Bazaar . . . . . 6               keep thousands of patrons away from
      von Briesen & Roper, S.C.                      Papas Bakery              PATRONS & OTHER FRIENDS
                                                                                                                                                        Polish Bulletin Board . . . . . 7            America’s largest Polish celebration.
          Gruber Law Offices                  Poblocki Paving Corporation             Alvin & Shirley Czysh
        WaterStone Bank SSB             Polanki, the Polish Women’s Cultural           Peter Warenda                                                    Polish Fest Sponsors . . . . . 8             Polish Fest guests were met with our
                 Pepsi                           Club of Milwaukee                                                                                                                                   fabulous Cultural Village, organized by
            Deanna Weiss                            Roman Electric               IN-KIND SPONSORS                                                                                                    Polanki, the Polish Women’s Cultural Club
     Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP                  Rookie’s Sports Club              Italian Community Center                                                                                           of Milwaukee. Exhibits this year featured
Polanki, the Polish Women’s Cultural   Rozga-Schutte-Wallach Funeral Home           Jack Norman Catering                                                                                             the Kwasniewski Photography Collection
          Club of Milwaukee                        Sil’s Mini Donuts                                                                                                                                 and history of Polonia in Milwaukee, as
     Wilson Park Beverage Mart                    Sobieski Vodka (2)                MASS SPONSOR                                                                                                     well as the Beatification of Pope John
   St. Luke’s Health Science Office             von Briesen & Roper, S.C.           Alderman Terry Witkowski                                                THE POLISH                                 Paul II and the history of our festival.
                                                                                                                                                         CONNECTION                                  Festival attendees also enjoyed Polish folk
                                                                                                                                                               is a newsletter                       artists demonstrating traditional crafts
                                                                                                                                                          for donors and friends                     and watched as local Polish artists created
                                                                                                                                                           published quarterly                       art works en plein air. Live presentations,
                                                                                                                                                                      by                             genealogy, Polish speakers and cooking
                                                                                                                                                         Polish Heritage                             demonstrations in the Taste of Polonia
                                                                                                                                                                                                     tent rounded out Polish Fest’s cultural
                                                                                                                                                          Alliance, Inc.                             experience.
                                                                                                                                                           6941 S. 68th Street
                                                                                                                                                           Franklin, WI 53132           New to Polish Fest this year was our
                                                                                                                                                                  Phone:                Sobieski Vodka Lounge. It provided a
                                                                                                                                                            414-529-2140                place for festival goers to sit down and
                                                                                                                                                                    Fax:                enjoy a specialty cocktail with one of the
                                                                                                                                                            414-529-1055                many flavored Sobieski products. The
                                                                                                                                                                                        sponsorship of Sobieski Vodka helped to
                                                                                                                                                             info@polishfest.org        further the success of our bars, and great
                                                                                                                                                                                        attendance at the scheduled Vodka
                                                                                                                                                        www.polishcenterofwisconsin.org Tastings created buzz about the Polish
                                                                                                                                                              www.polishfest.org        liquor. Tyskie Beer returned this year
                                                                                                                                                                                        with a special shipment of the Polish
                                                                                                                                                                      •••               brew brought in for our festival. A
                                                                                                                                                                 EdItors                plethora of Polish and American food
                                                                                                                                                             Janine Adamczyk            vendors also provided this year’s festival
                                                                                                                                                                Stacy Mallak
                                                                                                                                                                Sarah Vitale
                                                                                                                                                                                        with a variety of traditional, creative and
Permit No 1914                                                                                                                                                                          just plain great food.
                                                                                                                     RETURN SERVICE REQUESTED                 PhotograPhy
                                                                                                                                                                                                     The Sukiennice Marketplace was
 Milwaukee WI
                                                                                                                                                                Jenica Wolski
     PAID                                                                                                                                                     Monika Sobierajski                     overflowing with a variety of vendors, featuring Polish Fest souvenirs, Polish goods, crafts and the popular
  US Postage                                                                                                                                                     Stacy Mallak
ORGANIZATION                                                                               6941 S. 68th Street • Franklin, WI 53132-8237                                                             Bolesławiec pottery. Once again the Mały Sklep, Polish Fest’s “little store,” featured canned and packaged
 NONPROFIT                                                                                 Polish Heritage Alliance, Inc.                                     graPhIc dEsIgn                         Polish grocery goods for those attendees wanting to take a taste of the festival home with them.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       POLISH FEST 2011 RECAP CONTINUED ON PAGE 4
                             President’s Message                                                                                                                               POLISH BULLETIN BOARD
                                                                                                                                                         Here are some upcoming events being hosted by Polish organizations this fall:
                             Wow! Summer is almost over. How quickly it flew by! We had an almost perfect Polish Fest weekend but it
  BOARD OF                   wouldn’t be Polish Fest without a little rain. Fortunately for us, it only rained during Mass. Father Michael
  DIRECTORS                  Hammer said he would keep talking until the rain stopped. When he stopped talking the rain stopped,
                             the skies cleared, and we opened the gates. Sunday’s Polish Fest turned out to be another great day.                                                                               Milwaukee Society of the Polish National Alliance
  Janine Adamczyk
         President           Overall, we had three days of good weather, delicious food, fantastic entertainment, a wonderful cultural                          Polanki 12th Annual                                Annual Pulaski Day Banquet
    Clark Wantoch
      Vice President
                             exhibit and cultural village, and increased attendance. Preliminary numbers indicate the festival will make
                             over $40,000 in net profit. Congratulations to Sarah Vitale, Festival Director, the managing committee, the                 Polish souP FestivAl                                           Honoring Michele St. Marie-Boelkow
     Dennis Cimpl            festival chair people and all the volunteers who donated their time and energy to making the event                                 Sunday, October 9, 2011                                      Sunday, October 9, 2011
        Treasurer            successful and fun. Without each of you, the festival would not have come together. Thanks to all who                                 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.                                      At the Polish Center of Wisconsin
    Mary Jo Swider           attended our 30th Annual Polish Fest and for making it a success!                                                                       Norway House                                                   $45 per person
                             We partnered with the Milwaukee Society Lodge 2159 of the Polish National Alliance for our Golf Outing                              7507 W. Oklahoma Ave.                               For more information or to make reservations,
  David Borowski             this year. It was held on July 14 at Muskego Lakes Country Club with dinner at the Polish Center. This event                                                                         please contact Janine Adamczyk at 414-550-3098.
                                                                                                                                                                     Milwaukee, WI
   Julie Brzezinski          was a success with over 90 golfers and 115 for dinner! We had a beautiful day for golf and a great
     Joe Dudzik              evening showcasing our beautiful building. Thank you to Jim Sass, Mike Kaiser, Marv Kremski, Tom                             7 different soups will be available
    Diane Holytz             Kaminski, ron Witkowiak and Dan Miller for all your help in coordinating this event. Thank you to Pat and                                                                           wisconsin Polish             AmericAn congress
    Michael Krass            ron Witkowiak for selling raffle tickets; Heidi Dietrich for putting together the silent auction; and Tom                          THERE WILL BE 2 SEATINGS:
 Michele St. Marie-          rasmussen for conducting the voice auction.                                                                                         11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.                          Annual Polish independence Day/
       Boelkow                                                                                                                                                  and 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.                             Veterans Day luncheon
                             The Polish Beer Tasting on July 15 had over 250 people enjoying 18 Polish beers and a sumptuous buffet
 Keith Triebenbach
                             at a bargain price of $22. Many of those attending had never been to the Center before but picked up                                                                                     sunDAy, noVember 13, 2011
 Andy Wasielewski                                                                                                                                                  Seating is limited                                 At the Polish Center of WisConsin
 Fran Wasielewski,           flyers for upcoming events!
                                                                                                                                                                 and by reservation only                       This year we honor Milwaukee’s Lt. Col. Ernest Litynski,
     Immediate               As I mentioned in my last report, the cell tower contract was signed and we received two checks from U.S.                                                                            Capt. Brent Tadych and Sgt. Glen Ramski for their
    Past President           Cellular for two option terms. U.S. Cellular has been developing upgrades for high speed on its existing                                  For more information                         service to our country in Iraq and Afghanistan.
                             sites but they believe the new sites will break free in the upcoming months and ours is on the list. They                          call Geraldine at (414) 541-2433                 luncheon: $30 • reservation Deadline: nov. 1
 VOLUNTEER                   have come to us to for an option extension which will provide additional revenue until U.S. Cellular
                                                                                                                                                                      or visit www.polanki.org                  for details, contact Don Pienkos at 414-332-6289
COORDINATOR                  releases full funding for the new sites.
     Diane Holytz            At our May general membership meeting we informed you of our fund campaign lead by Conrad
                             Kaminski. We are making good progress with the quiet phase of our campaign. The Polish Heritage
                             Alliance, Inc. has been collecting on past pledges and received a few insurance policies. A couple of                   If your organization has an event you would like included in the Polish Bulletin Board, please mail, fax or email us
        STAFF                people indicated they are putting us in their wills for substantial amounts. In addition, we are also                              at The Polish Center of Wisconsin. Our contact info is inside the front page of the newsletter.
      Sarah Vitale           emphasizing membership and family foundation donations.
    Polish Fest Director
                             Our dedicated Cultural Committee is again planning a great fall series of events for us to enjoy:                                                                   SMOKE-FREE                              Are you looking for a place
    Tom rasmussen             – Mushroom Madness on September 11 with free admission and a Mushroom Crafts workshop
Banquet & Facility Manager       series which is new this year;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         to hold your holiday party?
     Heidi Dietrich           – Polish Language classes, Fall Cooking classes and Christmas Ornament workshops                                                                                                                                Need a room for a
 Administrative Assistant     – A Concert of Polish Music by Philomusica Quartet on October 3
                                                                                                                                                                                           EVERY WEDNESDAY                                  meeting or seminar?
                              – Tom Gapinski, Dr. Filmanowicz and others perform a Concert of Polish Music on November 13.
       David Hart
  Facility Custodian &        – And last but not least, the always popular Holiday Bazaar on December 4.
                                                                                                                                             Monthly Card Games                                 NIGHT                                          Give us a call at
 Maintenance Technician
                             There’s something for everyone to experience and enjoy. Make sure you check out one or more of the              at The Polish Center                           POLISH CENTEr OF WISCONSIN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             The Polish Center!
    Christine Hauck          great fall events that the Cultural Committee has scheduled for us. Thank you Cultural Committee for your
       Accountant                                                                                                                              1st & 3rd Thursday of the Month                6941 S. 68th Street • Franklin             Banquet and meeting
                             commitment all year long. We really appreciate your time and effort!
                                                                                                                                                        Starts at Noon                                                                   facilities available for
       hours                 Congratulations to Heidi and Derek Dietrich on the birth of their son, Dylan Lee Dietrich. Dylan was born                                                           DOOrS OPEN AT 4 P.M.                    groups of 10 to 250
                             on July 18th at 6:51 p.m., 8 lbs, 22.5 inches long. Mom and baby are doing great as is dad! Welcome Stacy          Free and Open to the Public                 Early Bird Bingo for $1,200 at 6 p.m.        for parties, weddings,
      oFFIcE:                Mallak as she fills in for Heidi while Heidi is out on maternity leave.
   Monday-Friday                                                                                                                              Optional $8 Lunch on 1st Thursday              regular Session Bingo for $1,200            banquets, showers,
     9 AM-5 PM               Our Executive Director LeAnn Launstein is no longer with the Polish Center. We wish her all the best. We                     Cash Bar                                       at 7:30 p.m.                    meetings, and much
 or by appointment           have begun looking for a replacement.                                                                                                                                    ALL SOFT CArDS                     more!
                                                                                                                                              Card clubs and bridge groups are
                             The annual Volunteer Thank You Party was held on August 28. We hope you were one of the almost 300              welcome! Individuals may join a table                     Sponsored by
     lIbrary:                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Contact us today at
                             attending as it was a great event. The food was delicious and there were over 100 door prizes given away        upon arrival. Play sheepshead, poker              Polish Heritage Alliance, Inc.
  Tuesday 12-2 PM            including Air Tran airline tickets. We can’t begin to thank our volunteers enough for their time and                                                                                                        414-529-2140
 Wednesday 6-8 PM            dedication. We don’t say it often enough but your participation helps us in countless ways and we truly                       and more.                                 Proceeds benefit                    for details on how we
during Center events         appreciate your commitment to the Polish Heritage Alliance.                                                            For more information,                     The Polish Center of Wisconsin.            can accommodate you
 or by appointment                                                                                   Janine Adamczyk                                                                       Call 414-529-2140 for more information.       for your next event.
                                                                                                                                                     Call 414-529-2140
                                                                                                     PrESIDENT, POLISH HErITAGE ALLIANCE
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                                                                                                                                                         philoMusica string Quartet

                                                                                                       SuNDAY, SEPTEMbER 11, 2011
                                                                                                           9:30 A.M. To 4 P.M.
                                                                                                        We will be partnering again with the
                                                                                                       Wisconsin Mycological Society to present
                                                                                                               this very popular event.
                                                                                                         Demonstrations • Speakers
                                                                                                                Mushroom Café
                                                                                                    Vendors selling mushroom-related items
                                                                                                                                                                   Monday, october 3, 2011 • 7:30 p.M.
                          SUNDAY, DECEMBEr 4, 2011                                                          “INSPIRED BY NATURE”                         • Karol Szymanowski, String Quartet No. 1 in C Major Opus 37
                                                                                                    Juried Art Exhibit - See page 5 for details          • Henryk Górecki, String Quartet No. 1 Opus 62 “Already it is Dusk”
                            Shop from 10 am until 2 pm                                                                                                   • Fryderyk Chopin, Piano Concerto No. 1 (string quartet version)
                                                                                                                                                           with guest pianist Winston Choi
                  champagne brunch served from 10 am until 1:30 pm                                   FrEE ADMISSION ~ OPEN TO THE PUBLIC                   “The Philomusica [Quartet] sounds…like a collegial foursome; pleasure in the act of
                                                                                                                                                           making music among friends glows through everything I’ve heard violinists Jeanyi Kim
                                                                                                                                                              and Alexander Mandl, violist Nathan Hackett and cellist Adrien Zitoun play…”
                                                                                                                                                                                                -Tom Strini, Third Coast Digest, February 7, 2010
                                                              PhA Members: $15.50                 open to                                      Free       You are cordially invited to a meet-the-artist reception after the concert
                                                                                                 the public                                  Admission
                                                              non-members: $17.50                                                                              ADMISSION: $22 general admission, $20 for PHA members,
Made-to-Order Omelets, carved ham,                             children 6-12: $7.50
                                                                                                                                                              $12 for students; $2 discount for tickets purchased in advance.
Polish Sausage, Smoked Salmon, Pierogi,                    children 5 and under eat free
           Breakfast Potatoes,                                                                                                                           An exciting evening of
creamed cucumber with dill (Mizeria),
  Assorted rolls & Bread, Fresh Fruit,
                                                          reservations are recommended
                                                             for groups of 6 or more.
                                                                                                              Sunday, October 23, 2011
                                                                                                                   Noon to 4 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                         Mostly Polish Music
       Pączki & Assorted Pastries,                                                                                                                       Sunday, November 13, 2011 • 7:00 PM
                                                                                                 Arts & crAFts • storytelling • gAmes • Food
   coffee, tea, Milk, Assorted Juices,                          For more information                                                                     e Polish Center of Wisconsin
                                                                                                             Folk dAnce with the
 Glass of champagne and Much More!                            please call 414-529-2140           syrenkA children’s polish Folk dAnce ensemble           ProgrAM:
                                                                                                                                                         Grażyna Bacewicz
                                                                                                                   shop our store For                       Polish Dance Suite
                                                                                                              children’s items From polAnd                  Polish Capriccio
                                                                                                          Fun for the Entire Family!                        Partita
                                                                                                                                                         Tom Gapinski, Trzy Piosenki
                                   Polish Blown Glass Ornaments ✦ Bolesławiec Pottery                                                                    Dmitri Shostakovich, Quartet #8
                                                                                                                                                         Fryderyk Chopin, Fantasy on Polish Airs
                                                 Amber Jewelry ✦ Books
                                                                                                                                                         PerforMed by:
                                    Imported Polish Food ✦ Gift Items ✦ And More!                                                                          Shannon O'Leary, violin
                                                                                                                      November 4 • 7-10 p.m.               Erin Dupré Jakubowski, violin
                                          Free And OPen tO the PuBlIc!                                                featuring samples of a variety       Tom Gapinski, piano
                                                                                                                       of Polish vodkas, a buffet of             and
                                                                                                                     Polish and American foods and         String Quartet:
                                                POLISH CENTEr OF WISCONSIN                                                 a cash martini menu.            Dr. Ed Filimanowicz, violin
                                                                                                                                                           Fr. Mike Zeps S.S, violin
                                                6941 S. 68th Street • Franklin, WI 53132                              Admission is $23 in advance,
                                                                                                                                                           Harriet Briski, viola
                                                Located between rawson Avenue & Loomis road                                   $25 at the door.             Jane Anello, cello
                                                                                                                       Designated drivers are $15.
                                                414-529-2140 • www.polishcenterofwisconsin.org                       PATRONS MUST be 21 OR OlDeR.
                                                                                                                                                         TiCkeTS: $10 iN AdvANCe, $12 AT The door;
                                                                                                                                                         $2 diSCouNT for PhA MeMberS; $5 STudeNTS WiTh vAlid i.d.
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PoLISH FEST RECAP Con’t. from pg. 1
Our 13th Annual Chopin Youth Piano
                                                                                                                                       SIGN uP FoR CLASSES & WoRkSHoPS                                                              In the Gallery…
Competition showcased many talented                                                                                                   AT THE PoLISH CENTER oF WISCoNSIN!
young pianists from around the area. The
Catholic Mass on Sunday morning,
despite a brief downpour, was well-
                                                                                                                                                    Polish Language Classes - 10 Weeks                                             “Inspired by Nature”
                                                                                                                                                              All classes are taught by Michael Mikoś,                                Works by Polish American
attended to hear Fr. Michael Hammer of                                                                                                             Professor of Polish Language and Literature at UW-Milwaukee.
the Milwaukee Archdiocese preside.                                                                                                                                                                                                     artists in various media
                                                                                                                                      Polish I            Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00 p.m. September 20 – November 22, Fee: $140
I would like to thank all of those involved
with the festival for helping make it a                                                                                               Polish III          Thursdays, 6:00-8:00 p.m. September 22 – December 1, Fee: $140
success. As my second festival as Festival
Director, I could not have done it all                                                                                                  September Classes – More Mushroom Madness
without the dedicated volunteers who                                                                                                      6:30 – 8:00 p.m.; Fee (per class) $10 for PHA members, $12 for non-members,
work behind the scenes to make it                                                                                                                 $6 for children ages 10-12. Sign up for all three classes, save $2
possible. The time and efforts of our
                                                                                                                                      september 12 Participants will learn and utilize the Wycinanki technique to
volunteers and Managing Committee
                                                                                                                                                   create an original 8” X 10” paper-cutting of mushrooms.
creates this wonderful three day
celebration of our culture. It is the goal of                                                                                         september 19 Create handmade printing blocks of mushrooms and use those
the Polish Heritage Alliance to bring our                                                                                                          blocks to print your own mushroom-themed greeting cards.
Polish and Polish-American culture to the                                                                                             september 26 Use the basic Mushroom ornament-making technique to create
community, and our 2011 Polish Fest did                                                                                                            your own paper sculptures. Participants will create 3-5 handmade
just that while also providing a great                                                                                                             mushrooms out of paper which will be assembled into
time!                                                                                                                                              “mushroom garden” sculptures to decorate their homes.
Thank you to our sponsors for their
financial support of our mission. Without                                                                                                     october Classes – Cooking, Polish Style
their financial and in-kind support, we
would not be able to bring such an
                                                                                                                                         Mondays, 6:30-8:00 p.m. Learn to make a variety of traditional Polish dishes.
                                                                                                                                      Our special "chefs" will demonstrate cooking techniques, share recipes and provide
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sept. 11 through Oct. 16
exciting event to the community. I want                                                                                                      samples for you to taste. Classes are $12 per class or 3 classes for $30.                 Opening ReceptiOn:
to personally thank our very dedicated                                                                                                                       Registration is limited, so sign up early.
group of volunteers, the Polish Heritage                                                                                                                                                                                              Sunday, September 11, 2011
Alliance Board of Directors, the Polish                                                                                               october 11          Making kielbasa, or Polish sausage, is easier than you might think.               noon to 3 p.m.
Fest Managing Committee, the Polish Fest                                                                                                                  Tom radoszewski shows you how.                                                        during
Chair-people and the staff of The Polish                                                                                               october 18          Barbara Godlewski will teach you how to make chruściki, a traditional         “Mushroom Madness”
Center of Wisconsin that help make our                                                                                                                    sweet crispy pastry made from dough that has been shaped into thin                    at the
festival a true celebration.                                                                                                                              twisted ribbons, deep-fried and sprinkled with powdered sugar.              polish center of Wisconsin
We look forward to our 31st Festival,                                                                                                 october 27          We’ll be taking a trip to Old World Deli on 76th & Grange to learn
which is scheduled to take place on June 15-17, 2012! Visit www.polishfest.org for                                                                        about the variety of Polish foods available, sample some items and
new information as our next festival approaches.                                                                                                          have the opportunity to purchase food. Attendees should meet

                                                                                                                                                          directly at Old World Deli by 6:15 p.m.

                                                                                                                                                   November Classes – Christmas Crafts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   We appreciate the generous
                                                                     Congratulations to the winners of the Chopin Youth Piano
                                                                     Competition! More than $1000 in monetary prizes were                 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.; Fee (per class) $10 for PHA members, $12 for non-members,                   contributions received
                                                                     awarded this year. Special thanks to our competion sponsors.                  $6 for children ages 10-12. Sign up for both classes, save $2                            in memory of
                                                                     The national piano competition has been held annually at         november 7          Each participant will create four handmade Christmas cards using            Stanley Cichawski
                                                                     Milwaukee’s Polish Fest since 1999 at Henry W. Maier Festival                        the Wycinanki technique. reusable patterns will be provided                  Cher Cichanski
                                                                     Park.                                                                                which can be used to make more cards at home.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   barbara Cichanski Lopez
                                                                     For more information about the competition, please visit         november 28         Participants will be cutting, folding and gluing decorative paper
                                                                     www.polishfest.org/cypc.html or become a fan of the                                  to create two Christmas ornaments based on traditional Polish                 Alex Skrodzki
                                                                     competition on Facebook.                                                             designs. reusable patterns will be provided for both ornaments.              Jim Stachowiak
                                                                     PICTuRED LEFT To RIGHT:     Eric lin (1st Place Jr. division),
                                                                     roger Shen, Timothy Zhou, David Hou, Suhong Jin, Lauren
                                                                                                                                                    all classEs WIll bE hEld at thE PolIsh cEntEr.                                  MAY theY reSt In PeAce.
                                                                                                                                                   For morE InFormatIon, PlEasE call 414-529-2140.
                                                                     Tu (seated) Allison Wang, Stella Tu (seated), brian leong                         rEgIstratIon Is lImItEd, so sIgn uP Early.
                                                                     (1st Place sr. division), and Kimberly Han.
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