Spring has sprung, and so has work at the Slovenian Cultural Garden. As a service project to the Slovenian community of Cleveland, the Štajerski-Prekmurski Klub organized a spring clean-up at the East Boulevard upper level garden. Over a dozen volunteers from the Slovenian community and Štajerski-Prekmurski Klub members got busy Saturday April 23rd, picking up debris and twigs, raking out leaves, pulling weeds and dead growth in preparation for planting weather. The day was cool, but with a prayer and a shot of žegnana voda, the workers broke a sweat after the 9:30 start. By noon there was a large pile of bags of garbage/debris for a photo op, followed by lunch and krofe provided by the club. Read the rest of this entry »
Night at the Races
Friday, April 22, 2016
Slovenian National Home – Slovenski Narodni Dom
6417 Saint Clair Ave Cleveland, Ohio 44103
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Post Time is 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $10.00 donation to benefit the Slovenian National Home and the St. Vitus Slovenian Language School.
Admission includes draft beer, soda and snacks.
On April 7, 1992 the United States recognized Slovenia as an independent nation. Twenty four years later, a 20 page supplement about the country was provided to The Washington Times and distributed to the teachers and schools throughout the U.S. and Canada through the National Institute of Education network.
The event will feature short presentations of the work of Slovenes who are active at universities and research institutes in and around Boston, MA. The goals of the event are to showcase the talent and promote the work of Slovene experts in different fields, to facilitate cooperation and networking among Slovene students, researchers, academics, businesspeople and other members of the Slovene community in Boston, as well as to encourage the strengthening of the links between Slovenia and USA.
The event will take place on Saturday, 23rd April 2016, at 2pm at the Massachusetts General Hospital, O’Keefe Auditorium, Blake Building, 55 Fruit St, Boston, MA 02114.
4 Slovene researchers will be presenting their work in 15-minute long “lightning talks” and answer questions from the audience. They are:
– Gašper Beguš, PhD student in the field of Linguistics, Harvard University,
– Dr. Jernej Godec, MD, Postdoctoral Fellow in the field of Medicine, Harvard University,
– Aleksandra Pekošak, PhD Student in the field of Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University,
– Anže Urh, MD, Researcher in the field of Medicine.
There will be a musical performance by Ajda Stina Turek of Berklee College of Music.
The speakers will present their work in English, as we are expecting non-Slovene participants. The presentations will be followed by a reception.
To RSVP, please visit the following page: https://goo.gl/3rRhsR (in Slovene) or https://goo.gl/ozgJzL (in English). To get more information about the event or the Association in general, please visit our website at http://www.drustvovtis.si/ (in Slovene) or contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
St Mary’s Church – cerkvi Marije Vnebovzete
St. Mary’s parishioners participated in the procession of the palms in colorful national costume carrying Slovenian “butare”. Children from St. Mary’s Slovenska Šola were able to use their language skills during the reading of the Passion in the Slovenian language.
For the past several years the Slovenian flag has been flown next to the U.S. Flag on Cleveland’s Public Square. The Irish flag was also displayed today in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. A young group of partygoers ask where the photos would be posted. When I responded www.cleslo.com, they shouted we’re Slovenian. Time for another photo.
Dr. Steve Atkins, husband of Dr. Alexandra Ukmar lends two helping hands at the parade. Steve was able to promote both the Slovenian community and assist with the Cleveland Cultural Garden Federation banner. Go Steve.
A few photo extras.
The U.S. Fleet Forces Band passing through the Cleveland’s Old Arcade on the way to the parade. East Fourth Street, in downtown Cleveland Ohio between Prospect and Euclid Avenues, is the city’s most vibrant entertainment and residential district.