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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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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

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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

WHAT Courage / Wymyk, 2011 – drama, 1 hr 25 min., English subtitles.

WHERE: Austin Public Library, 5500 Manchaca Rd, Austin, TX 78745, Tel: 512-974-8700

WHEN: Sunday, October 1 at 3:30pm

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

Please see DETAILS HERE.

“Courage” is a contemporary story about two brothers who are struggling over the family business. After facing a violent incident on a train, their lives change completely and the situation forces them to reveal who they really are. The story is based on true events. There were numerous cases of people being thrown from trains in many countries around the world. What interested us in this story is touching the fundamental themes of cowardice, associated guilt, and redemption. Each one could encounter a similar situation. But how would we react?

Location Austin Public Library (Manchaca)
5500 Manchaca Rd
Austin TX 78745
512-974-8700
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Hosted By Austin Polish Society
PO Box 29111
Austin Texas 78731

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October 1, 2017
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
FREE $0.00

 
In October, thanks to the Consulate General of Republic of Poland in Los Angeles, we are hosting a mobile exhibition about the great Polish- American Hero- Tadeusz Kosciuszko. The materials sent  by the consulate are in English, whilst  Helena and Cameron Tindall will prepare an introduction about this fascinating historical figure. 
We meet to cultivate polish language and talk about history, if your polish level is lower-intermediate or higher, you will be just fine, stop by to just listen or chat. Discussion and group input are welcome and encouraged.
 
Tea, coffee and water will be provided.
Snacks and desserts are welcome
 
Pazdziernik jest oficjalnie miesiacem Tadeusza Kosciuszki. Serdecznie dziekujemy Konsulatowi Rzeczypospoliej Polskiej W Los Angeles, za zorganizowanie mobilnej wystawy. Elementy wystawy sa w jezyku angielskim; wprowadzenie w jezyku polskim (ew. angielskim) przygotuja Helena  i Cameron Tindall.
 
Zapraszamy wszystkich zainteresowanych. Sugerowany poziom jezyka polskiego to niski/ sredni (A2, B1) lub wyzszy, zapraszamy wszystkich na konwersacje lub przysluchiwanie sie.
 
Zapewniamy kawe, wode,herbate, desery i przekaski mile widziane.
 
Event info:
 
Time: Sunday October 22nd at 6pm.
Venue: Westdale Parke clubhouse located at 3607 Greystone Dr (next to community fitness center) Look for red and white balloons!
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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October 22, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
$0.00

Dear Friends,
The 12th Austin Polish Film Festival is coming up – mark your calendars and plan on coming!

Two other Polish Film Events before the first day of the fest are definitely worth your time too.

All details at www.AustinPolishFilm.com

October 13 – 18 at the Regal Arbor 8 at Great Hills – “Loving Vincent”

October 29 at 4pm at the AFS Cinema – “70 Years of Polish Animations”

November 2 – 5 at the AFS Cinema – APFF 2017

November 6 at the Regal Arbor 8 at Great Hills – APFF 2017

Location AFS Cinema
6406 N I-35 Frontage Rd Suite 3100
AUSTIN Texas 78752

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Hosted By Austin Polish Society
PO Box 29111
Austin Texas 78731

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November 2, 2017 - November 6, 2017

Join us for the APS annual gathering by a camp fire.
Brush up on your repertoire of songs that go well with sausages on a stick, fun, and good company!
Bring Family and Friends. Everyone is welcome!

WHERE: Camp Ben McCullogh, 18301 FM 1826, Driftwood, TX 78619 across from Salt Lick. BBQ.
WHEN: Saturday, November 11th, 4:30pm – 10:30pm
WHAT: Sing, grill sausages on a stick, enjoy nature and camaraderie in the Hill Country. 
Possibility of camping on site.
BYOB

COST: $8 member / $10 non-member. Children 12 and below – FREE

CONTACT: 
Ania Bielecka 512-897-0125
Karolina Camara at karolinacamara1977@gmail.com

BRING: Family and Friends, dish to share, guitar or other musical instrument, folding chair or blanket, flashlight, a stick for sausages. Dogs are allowed on a leash.

Event is subject to weather. 

Location Camp Ben McCullogh, 18301 FM 1826, Driftwood, TX 78619 across from Salt Lick. BBQ



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November 11, 2017
4:30 AM - 10:30 PM
$0.00

This month, Joanna Sokolowska-Gwizdka, the editor-in-chief of the magazine Culture Avenue (cultureave.com), devoted to the Polish culture on emigration, will talk about Helena Modrzejewska who may be known to American audience as Helena Modjeska, a theatre actress, in relation to not only her acting career in US, but also her son, Ralph Modjeski, an engineer and architect who famously designed and built the majority of bridges in America in 1800 and 1900s.

Ms Joanna is an author of the bilingual book about Helena Modjeska: ” What I received from God and from people- a story of Helena Modjeska”. The book will be available for viewing and purchase during the meeting.

We meet to cultivate polish language and talk about history, if your polish level is lower-intermediate or higher, you will be just fine, stop by to just listen or chat. Discussion and group input are welcome and encouraged.

Tea, coffee and water will be provided. Snacks and desserts are welcome

W tym miesiacu podczas spotkania Klubu Historycznego Joanna Sokolowska- Gwizdka, redaktor naczelna magazynu Culture Avenue (cultureave.com) o Polskiej kulturze na emigracji, opowie o Helenie Modrzejewskiej, wyjatkowej postaci Polskiego Teatru i jej karierze zarowno w Polsce, jak i na emigracji w Ameryce. Helena Modrzejewska moze takze byc znana Amerykanskiej publicznosci w zwiazku z postacia jej syna, Ralpha Modjeskiego, slynnego budowniczego mostow w USA na przelomie wieku XIX I XX.
Pani Joanna jest autorka dwujezycznej ksiazki o Helenie Modrzejewskiej ,,Co otrzymalam od Boga i ludzi- Historia Heleny Modrzejewskiej”. Ksiazka bedzie dostepna do wgladu podczas spotkania. Zakup takze mozliwy dla zainteresowanych.

Zapraszamy wszystkich zainteresowanych. Sugerowany poziom jezyka polskiego to niski/ sredni (A2, B1) lub wyzszy, zapraszamy wszystkich na konwersacje lub przysluchiwanie sie.

Zapewniamy kawe, herbate, wode.
Desery i przekaski mile widziane.

Event info:

Time: Sunday November 19th at 6pm.
Venue: Westdale Parke clubhouse located at 3607 Greystone Dr (next to community fitness center) Look for red and white balloons!
Language: Polish and English as needed

Helpful links:
http://www.cultureave.com/boze-narodzenie-u-heleny-modrzejewskiej-w-kalifornii/
https://www.amazon.com/Received-People-Helena-Modjeska-Modrzejewska/dp/0615293441
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helena_Modjeska

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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November 19, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
$0.00

The Catholic Mass in Polish Language is taking place every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month at the University Catholic Center at 2pm.  Reconciliation may be possible before the Holy Mass, please approach the priest.

Everybody is welcome to this event.

 

WHERE:2010 University Ave, Austin, TX 78705

Parking is free on the lot by Whitis Avenue during the Mass time only

WHEN: 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month at 2pm

 

 

 

November 12, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
November 26, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
December 10, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
December 25, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
January 14, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
January 28, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
February 11, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
February 25, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
February 25, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
February 11, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
February 25, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
March 11, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
March 25, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

 
 
Dear friends and family:
 
The Polish American Council of Texas (PACT) is proud to announce the upcoming annual meeting, lunch and awards ceremony on Saturday, November 18, 2017 in Bremond, Texas.  We encourage you to invite your family and friends to join you in attending this year’s event in Bremond.  Two Polish Texan Lifetime Achievement Awards will be awarded to Brian Marshall and to the Steve Okonski & band (Carol Bashinski, Ted Yanowski, Raymond Yanowski, Ed Filar and Joe Strugala) for promoting our Polish culture. The PACT will annually sponsor this event, but will rotate this event within Texas to different Polish communities around the state of Texas every year.  This year’s event is being coordinated by Denis Kubiak with the help of his friends and family from Bremond.  Lunch will be all Polish food with homemade sausage from Groholski Market. 
 
There will be meetings at 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. for PACT directors and members, respectfully.  The main program begins at 10:45 a.m. with a tour of Downtown Bremond with refreshments and at 11:15 a.m. begins the official welcome.  Attached are: 1. A copy of the program and 2. A flyer to share.  Tickets purchased on our website will be $10 or they will be $15 at the door.  Please go on line and make your reservations to help us prepare the number meals needed for that day and save you $5. This is the website:  http://polishamericancounciloftexas.org/wp/everyone-invited-to-nov-18-annual-pact-meetings-parade-mass-dinner-more-in-bremond/  Scroll to the bottom and enter the number of reservations and the name of the reservation, then hit “Pay Now”.  If you have trouble with the website, you can call 830-779-2636.
 
Note: PACT has arranged with Harris County through Larry Gurka for free bus transportation from the parking lot of Our Lady of Czestochowa Catholic Church to Bremond and back for anyone 50 years and olderThe bus will leave at 8:00 a.m. and return by 8:00 p.m. to Houston. If you or someone you know is interested in the bus transportation, please contact our PACT 2nd Vice President Piotr Przbylski at (281) 974-7875 or email him at przybylscy@yahool.com to reserve a seat for you. 
 
We want to welcome everyone to join Texas Polonia in Bremond on November 18 to help us celebrate our Polish heritage and culture.  I am proud to say that students from the Texas A&M Polish Association will be joining us that day, so encourage your children and/or grandchildren to join us in celebrating this fun filled day!!  In addition, the Texas A&M students and/or myself will be happy to answer any questions you may have about Texas A&M University!!!   If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me personally!!
 
Sincerely,
 
Dr Jim Mazurkiewicz
President, PACT
 
 
Jim Mazurkiewicz, Ph.D
Regents Fellow, Professor and Leadership Program Director
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Department of Agricultural Leadership,
      Education & Communications

 

Location PNA Hall
1113 TX-14
Bremond TX 76629

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November 18, 2017
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

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The Annual Polish Christmas Party – December 10, 2017

Please, join us in celebration of a Polish Christmas: kolędy i pastoralki with Opłatek.
Polish dishes by Apolonia Catering will be served and ŚWIĘTY MIKOŁAJ will pay a visit to the children. Opłatek will be available.

Due to a limited seating this event is PRE REGISTRATION ONLY !!!

* We urge all guests to register online so that sufficient food is prepared! *

Please, register or buy tickets at: austinpolishsociety.org
(Please, do not mail checks. Checks at the door only)

WHAT: Polish Christmas Dinner, Oplatek and St. Nicholas (Santa Claus) with gifts for children.
WHEN: Sunday, December 10, 2017 from 4pm – 7pm
WHERE: University Presbyterian Church, 2203 San Antonio ST., Austin TX 78705
Parking is free in the CO-OP Garage across the street; bring in your ticket for validation. Parking information

COST: APS member $20, non-member $25, KIDS under 10 –FREE

Contact: Angelika at 830-385-5389 or angelika.firlej@austinpolishsociety.org

Wesołych Świąt Bożego Narodzenia !!!

Location University Presbyterian Church
, 2203 San Antonio St
Austin TX 78705

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Hosted By Austin Polish Society
PO Box 29111
Austin Texas 78731

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December 10, 2017 200
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM 200
Members $20.00
Non-Members $25.00

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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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

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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

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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