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Austin Polish Society is offering Polish Language classes for adults. The Polish Language classes are structured to teach how to read, write, and speak in Polish. Students will also have the opportunity to learn about Polish customs and traditions.

2017-2018 Schedule

Sep 6 Oct 4 Nov 1 Dec 6 Jan 17 Feb 14 Mar 21 Apr 18
Sep 13 Oct 11 Nov 8 Dec 13 Jan 24 Feb 21 Mar 28 Apr 25
Sep 20 Oct 18 Nov 15 Jan 3 Jan 31 Feb 28 Apr 4 May 2
Sep 27 Oct 25 Nov 29 Jan 10 Feb 7 Mar 7 Apr 11 May 9

 

September 6, 2017
Location Asian American Resource Center
8401 Cameron Rd
Austin TX 78754

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Hosted By Austin Polish Society
PO Box 29111
Austin Texas 78731

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Instructor
Magda Boudni
09/06, 09/13, 09/20, 09/27, 10/04, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/01, 11/08, 11/15, 11/29, 12/06, 12/13, 01/03/18, 01/10/18, 01/17/18,01/24/18, 01/31/18, 02/07/18, 02/14/18, 02/21/18, 02/28/18, 03/07/18, 03/21/18, 03/28/18, 04/04/18, 04/11/18, 04/18/18, 04/25/18, 05/02/18, 05/09/18

The next meeting of Polish History Club will be held on September 24th at 6pm.

The main topic of this meeting will be shedding some light on Polish CalvinistsBracia Polscy– and discussing the interesting facts.
These slightly mysterious group played big part in history of Poland and left traces of its influence in Poland history and culture. While finding reliable and interesting information is difficult both in English and Polish, we want to thank Kazimierz Wieski for preparing an introduction for this meeting. Discussion and group input are welcome and encouraged.

http://szlakbracipolskich.prv.pl/
http://bracia.racjonalista.pl/historia/dawniej/dzieje.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polish_Brethren

Tea, Coffee and snacks will be provided.

Language: Polish and English as needed

Contact Helena at 989 493 0660 for questions or directions to the location

Location Westdale Parke - Clubhouse
3607 Greystone Dr
Austin TX 78731

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Hosted By Austin Polish Society
PO Box 29111
Austin Texas 78731

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September 24, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Free $0.00

WHATGiuseppe in Warsaw / Giuseppe w Warszawie, 1964 – a war comedy, 1 hr 39 min., English subtitles.

COST: FREE
CONTACT: joanna.guttlehr AT gmail.com

Director: Stanisław Lenartowicz
Screenwriter: Jacek Wejroch
Cinematography: Antoni Nurzyński
Music: Wojciech Kilar

Cast: Elżbieta Czyżewska, Antonio Cifariello, Zbigniew Cybulski, Jarema Stępowski, and others.

Synopsis:

A farce of the Polish occupation reality. A big dose of humor.
The Italian soldier Giuseppe Santucci, on his way home from the Russian front, during World War II (in 1943), has his machine gun stolen in Warsaw. Afraid of consequences, he stays in Warsaw in a flat of the Polish girl Maria, whom he suspects of stealing the weapon. Maria indeed is an active member of the Polish resistance, contrary to her brother, Staszek, a painter, who only wants a calm living. In a course of funny events, Giuseppe falls in love, and, along with Staszek, becomes a hero of the Polish resistance.
This black and white film is considered the best of the Lenartowicz’s films. The director was praised for his courage to make a light sparkling with humor film that deals with the dark times of the war.

The cast is fantastic: Zbigniew Cybulski (Polish “James Dean” known to American audience mainly from his very serious role in Wajda’s “Ashes and Diamonds”), Elżbieta Czyżewska (called „Cybulski in a skirt”) as well as the Italian actor/journalist who plays the title role of Giuseppe, Antonio Cifariello.
In an interview for “Kino” magazine Stanisław Lenartowicz explained his motivation to make this film:

“I wanted to make a film that portrays the times of occupation differently. There were many films treating the subject very seriously, full of martydrom, but I thought that it is time to show that Poles drew their courage and moral strength from their sense of humor or even from playing pranks on the enemy. In a way, humor helped to protect the society from a complete collapse. Poles refused to be psychologically squashed and used their sense of humor to keep a distance from the horrors and danger around.”

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQL6ta8J9DQ

(In Polish) W kuluarach pokazu filmu zrekonstruowanego cyfrowo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSqd9t12AKg

Polish Monthly Film Series details are here.
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Location Austin Public Library (Manchaca)
5500 Manchaca Rd
Austin TX 78745
512-974-8700
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September 3, 2017
3:30 PM - 5:10 PM
$0.00

Let’s get together for the Annual Austin Polish Society Family Potluck Gathering. Share your favorite Polish dish or casserole, dessert, fruit salad, pasta dish, etc.
Lemonade, coffee, tea, and water are provided. This event is BYOB.
Swimming pool is available – bring your swimsuits and towels.

Let’s get together for the Annual Austin Polish Society Family Potluck Gathering. Share your favorite Polish dish or casserole, dessert, fruit salad, pasta dish, etc.
Lemonade, coffee, tea, and water are provided. This event is BYOB.
Swimming pool is available – bring your swimsuits and towels.
 
Free Admission
 
Location Lakewood Clubhouse
7317 Lakewood Dr
Austin TX 78750

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September 17, 2017
4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Admission $0.00

We are presenting a drama/romance based on the 1937 novel by Tadeusz Dołęga-Mostowicz , “The Quack” (“Znachor”). Please note a different than usual location (but same as in June.)

WHAT: THE QUACK / ZNACHOR, 1982 – 128 min (two parts) – English subtitles.

WHERE: Austin Public Library, Yarborough Branch, 2200 Hancock Dr., Austin, TX, 78756, tel: 512-974-8820.

COST: FREE

CONTACT: joanna.guttlehr@gmail.com

Director: Jerzy Hoffman
Screenwriters: Jerzy Hoffman, Jacek Fuksiewicz
Director of photography: Jerzy Gościk
Music: Piotr Marczewski
Cast: Jerzy Bińczycki, Anna Dymna, Tomasz Stockinger, Bernard Ładysz, Artur Barciś, and others.

Synopsis:
Abandoned by his wife and daughter, a famous surgeon drowns his despair in alcohol walking from one bar to another. Attacked and robbed, he sustains serious injuries to his head and falls into an amnesia. He does not remember who he is, wanders from place to place. His medical knowledge becomes useful again in different circumstances and he becomes a village healer.
“The Quack”, based on a novel by Tadeusz Dołęga-Mostowicz, is the second film adaptation of the story – the first with the same title was released in 1937. This touching story features some of the most wonderful Polish actors of the 20th century.

Location Austin Public Library (Yarborough)
2200 Hancock Dr
Austin TX 78756

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July 2, 2017 -
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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Location Westdale Pointe Apartments - Clubhouse
7117 Wood Hollow Dr
Austin TX 78731

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Please join us for the third annual APS Children’s Day!!!

Magician Carlos will pay a visit at 11 am!

We are planning lots of activities for children, Polish animations, crafts and games.

There will be a pool available for the kids to swim in located next to the clubhouse. Be aware that there will be no lifeguard on duty, so parents’ supervision will be crucial in order to keep the kids safe.

You are welcome to bring water toys and/or equipment of your choice.

We will provide pizza for lunch as well as snacks and drinks.

Pizza will be served around 12 pm.

PLEASE LET US KNOW HOW MANY AND WHAT AGES CHILDREN WILL ATTEND THE PARTY.

Contact: Magda at magdaszatanik@gmail.com

Location Westdale Pointe Apartments - Clubhouse
7117 Wood Hollow Dr
Austin TX 78731

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May 28, 2017
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Regretfully, we have to cancel the picnic today due to the weather report of the upcoming heavy storms.

We hope to see you soon at other APS gatherings and events planned for the near future:

May 28 – Children Day at the Westdale Pointe Apartments – Clubhouse on 7117 Wood Hollow Dr

June 4 – Polish Monthly Film Screening at the Yarborough Branch of the Austin Public Library

Location Beverly S. Sheffield Northwest Distric Park
7000 Ardath St
Austin Texas 78757

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May 20, 2017
11:00 AM

Join GlobalAustin for our Distinguished Speakers Series

 

Where:   Global Classroom, IC2

The University of Texas at Austin

2815 San Gabriel

 

Przemyslaw Osiewicz, PhD – Fulbright Senior Award Visiting Scholar at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.  –  Professor at Adam Mickiewiz University in Poznan, Poland – visiting lecturer at universities in the United States, Cyprus, Turkey, Iran and Taiwan – author and co-author of three monographs and over 70 book chapters and articles in political science

Piotr Szyja – Fulbright Research Scholar at American University, Washington, D.C., specializing in Polish-American relations – works at the American Studies Center of the University of Warsaw and is writing his doctoral dissertation on Polish-American relations from the perspective of US foreign policy-making at the Institute of Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

Molly O’Neal, PhD – Fulbright Research Scholar and lecturer at Collegium Civitas, Warsaw (2016) – former Foreign Service Officer in the U.S. State Department devoted to the relations of the U.S. with Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and Eurasia – was a faculty member at American University, Washington, D.C. and visiting scholar at the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies at The University of Texas at Austin in 2016 – current research concerns Poland’s politics and democratic development since accession to the European Union

In collaboration with:  Fulbright Association – Austin Chapter;  Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies at The University of Texas at Austin, Austin Polish Society.

This presentation is conducted through the Fulbright Scholar Program’s Outreach Lecturing Fund.

REGISTRATION REQUESTED:  www.globalaustin.org/events

Location Global Classroom, IC2
The University of Texas at Austin
2815 San Gabriel
Austin Texas

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May 16, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Polish mass is held typically on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month.

Location University Catholic Center
2010 University Ave
Austin TX 78705
(512) 476-7351
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August 13, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
August 27, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
September 10, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
September 24, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

WHEN:  Apr 16, 2017
TIME:  2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
LOCATION:  University Catholic Center,     2010 University Ave.,    Austin, TX 78705

 

Location University Catholic Center
2010 University Ave
Austin TX 78705
(512) 476-7351
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April 16, 2017
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

WHAT: Odd One Out / Nie ten czlowiek, 2010, comedy – 1 hr 28 min – English subtitles.

COST: FREE

CONTACT: joanna.guttlehr@gmail.com

Joins us for a comedy – a crazy, surreal story – with a truly great cast.

Director: Pawel Wendorff
Screenwriters: Pawel Wendorff, Piotr Chrzan
Director of photography: Pawel Wendorff
Music: Zygmunt Konieczny

Cast: Piotr Adamczyk, Jan Frycz, Wojciech Pszoniak, Kinga Preis, Lesław Żurek, Krzysztof Globisz and Jacek Braciak

Trailer (subtitles)

Synopsis:
Wendorff’s film “Odd One Out,” is a kaleidoscopic narrative revolving around a man who lands his first job as a delivery driver and inadvertently becomes a witness to a traffic accident. When he gives his statement at the police station, he finds himself suddenly entangled in a surreal web of intrigue. The movie has a quality of paradox and absurdity characteristic of the great tradition of literature from countries where oppressive bureaucracies assume the visage of labyrinthine nightmares.

Reviews:
http://culture.pl/en/event/odd-one-out-another-polish-film-garners-international-awards

Awards:
2012 Long Island International Film Festival – Best Feature Film
2011 Columbia Gorge International Film Festival – Best Foreign Film
2011 World Music and Independent Film Festival, Washington – Best Director / Feature film

Location Austin Public Library (Manchaca)
5500 Manchaca Rd
Austin TX 78745
512-974-8700
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May 7, 2017
3:30 PM

Austin Polish Society – Board of Directors Meeting

WHEN : Every 1st Thursday of each month at 6:30pm

WHERE: West Dale Pointe, 7117 Wood Hollow Dr., Austin TX 78731

Location Westdale Pointe Apartments - Clubhouse
7117 Wood Hollow Dr
Austin TX 78731

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April 6, 2017
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Mark your calendars for Polish-American Social and Dance Evening on FRIDAY, APRIL 21 at 8pm.  Please dress in white or red attire. Live DJ will start at 10pm. Polish songs available. If you have your favorite Polish songs please contact us.

 

Location Detour at the Domain
11101 N Burnet Rd
Austin TX 78758

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April 21, 2017 - April 22, 2017
8:00 PM - 2:00 AM

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Austin Polish Society is offering Polish Language classes for children. The Polish Language classes are structured to teach how to read, write, and speak in Polish. Students will also have the opportunity to learn about Polish customs and traditions. 32 classes total will be held on Saturdays.

Advanced group 9am-12pm all ages – 3 hours

Groups will be formed regarding ages after the registration. (2h option available please contract Magda)

Location Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
3525 Bee Caves Rd
Austin TX 78746

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Hosted By Austin Polish Society
PO Box 29111
Austin Texas 78731

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Instructor
Magda Boudni
September 9, 2017 -
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Blessing of food derives from old traditions and religious character of Polish people. We do believe the food we enjoy is a great gift from God and it needs to be blessed as our appreciation for all His grace. Preparation of Easter food and items placed in the Blessed Basket is done at home with all family involved, traditionally mother takes care of the baked goods, father helps with meat preparation and children make Pisanki eggs. Most of the food is prepared on Holy Saturday morning and then a sample of each food item is placed in the wicker basket lined with white linen or lace. The basket is then decorated with spring greens and flowers and the food is covered with a special Easter Basket Doily that displays Easter symbols.

Blessing of food takes place in church on Holy Saturday, the baskets are set up around the altar, the food is uncovered and priest blesses it with Holy Water while making prayers. Three groups of food are being mentioned – eggs and dairy, breads and pastries, meat and roasts. Items in the basket have symbolic meaning: eggs – symbolize life and Christ’s “Resurrection”, bread – symbolic of “Jesus”, lamb – represents Christ, salt – represents purification, horseradish – symbolic of the bitter sacrifice of Christ, ham – symbolic of great joy and abundance.List of items to place in Swięconka Basket:

– Pisanki eggs – Butter Lamb – Ham – Kielbasa or Sausage – Bread – Pastries or cakes – Horseradish – Salt – Easter Palm

Prayer for the Blessing of the Breads and Holiday Baked Goods:
The blessing addresses the Bread of Life who died and rose for the life of the world, invoking Him to bless the bread and holiday baked goods in memory of the Bread which is offered at the Priest’s hands which becomes His Body.

Prayer for the Blessing of the Meats and Sausages

The blessing addresses the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world. The Lamb is invoked and asked to bless the meats and sausages, which will become the holiday meal in memory of the Paschal Lamb, as He gave to the Apostles at the Last Supper.

Prayer for the Blessing of the Eggs and Pisanki

The blessing addresses Christ, our Life and Resurrection. It asks Him to bless the eggs, the sign of new life; asks Him to remember our family, those near as well as guests, especially those who wait in the hope of being with Him.We wait to accompany Him to His Father’s house, where he lives and reigns for ever and ever.

The priest then sprinkles the individual baskets with Holy Water. More traditional Polish churches uses a straw brush for dispersing the Water; others use the more modern metal Holy Water sprinkling wand. In some parishes, the baskets are lined up on long tables; in others, parishioners process to the front of the alter carrying their baskets, as if in a Communion line.

Location University Catholic Center
2010 University Ave
Austin TX 78705
(512) 476-7351
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April 15, 2017
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

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April 2, 2017
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Location Woodland Park at River Place
8820 Big View Dr
Austin TX

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April 9, 2017
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM

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Austin Polish Society is offering Polish Language classes for children. The Polish Language classes are structured to teach how to read, write, and speak in Polish. Students will also have the opportunity to learn about Polish customs and traditions. 32 classes total will be held on Saturdays.

Elementary beginners group  (age 6-10) – 2 hours

32 classes total held on Saturdays

Location Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
3525 Bee Caves Rd
Austin TX 78746

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Hosted By Austin Polish Society
PO Box 29111
Austin Texas 78731

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Instructor
Magda Boudni
September 9, 2017 -
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Tuition $350.00

March 11, 2017
6:00 PM

APS has partnered with the Classical Music For the World for a wonderful free concert presenting two Polish musicians from Silesia, Poland. You are cordially invited to enjoy the music and meet the artists during a reception following the concert.

WHAT: “Musical Kaleidoscope”: From Chopin to the Present, from Classical to Jazz

COST: Free

Please, see the event details at  Classical Music For the World

It you want a taste of what is coming up, on May 4th tune in to Eklectikos on the radio station KUTX when John Aielli plans to host the Polish guest musicians.

Featured Artists: 
Michal Korzistka, piano
Marcin Halat, violin

PROGRAM

Jacek Glenc (b. 1967)
– Summer Evening (Letni wieczor)
– Timelessness (Tam, gdzie nie istnieje czas)

Michal Korzistka, piano

Frederic Chopin (1810 -1849)
– Grande Valse op.42

Michal Korzistka, piano

George Gershwin (1898 – 1937)
– Rapsody in Blue (piano solo version)
– Three preludes for piano

Michal Korzistka, piano

George Gershwin (1898 – 1937)
arr. Jascha Heifetz

– Summer Time / A Woman Is A Sometime Thing
– My Man’s Gone Now
– It Ain’t Necessarily So
– Tempo Di Blues
– Bess, You Is My Woman Now

Michal Korzistka, piano
Marcin Halat, violin

——————- Intermission ————————

Karol Szymanowski (1882 – 1937)
– Masks, Op.34:
No. 1 Scheherezade
No. 2 Tantris, the Clown
No. 3 Don Juan’s Serenade

Michal Korzistka. piano

Henryk Wieniawski (1835 – 1880)
– Polonaise Brillante A major op.21

Michal Korzistka, piano
Marcin Halat, violin

Bela Bartok (1881 – 1945)
arr. Josef Szigeti

-Hungarian Folk Tunes

Michal Korzistka, piano
Marcin Halat, violin

Enrique Granados (1867 – 1916)
arr. Fritz Kreisler

-Spanish Dance No.5 “Andaluza”

Michal Korzistka, piano
Marcin Halat, violin

Location Oak Hill United Methodist Church
7815 W Hwy 290
Austin TX 78736

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May 6, 2017
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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Austin Polish Society is offering Polish Language classes for adults. The Polish Language classes are structured to teach how to read, write, and speak in Polish. Students will also have the opportunity to learn about Polish customs and traditions.

 2017-2018 Schedule

Sep 6 Oct 4 Nov 1 Dec 6 Jan 17 Feb 14 Mar 21 Apr 18
Sep 13 Oct 11 Nov 8 Dec 13 Jan 24 Feb 21 Mar 28 Apr 25
Sep 20 Oct 18 Nov 15 Jan 3 Jan 31 Feb 28 Apr 4 May 2
Sep 27 Oct 25 Nov 29 Jan 10 Feb 7 Mar 7 Apr 11 May 9

 

Location Asian American Resource Center
8401 Cameron Rd
Austin TX 78754

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Hosted By Austin Polish Society
PO Box 29111
Austin Texas 78731

Visit Website
Instructor
Magda Boudni
09/06, 09/13, 09/20, 09/27, 10/04, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/01, 11/08, 11/15, 11/29, 12/06, 12/13, 01/03/18, 01/10/18, 01/17/18,01/24/18, 01/31/18, 02/07/18, 02/14/18, 02/21/18, 02/28/18, 03/07/18, 03/21/18, 03/28/18, 04/04/18, 04/11/18, 04/18/18, 04/25/18, 05/02/18, 05/09/18

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Here’s your chance to sample various recipies of Bigos, a traditional Polish food, also known as “Hunter’s Stew.”

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Hosted By Austin Polish Society
PO Box 29111
Austin Texas 78731

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March 25, 2017
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Admission - Adult (non-member) $12.00
Admission - Adult (member) $8.00
Admission - Children Under 12 $0.00