SLOVENEFEST JULY 13-15, 2018

Slovene Fest

SNPJ RECREATION CENTER HOSTS SLOVENEFEST JULY 13-15, 2018

• Featured in Pittsburgh Magazine as one of the “Top 10 Things to Do in July” •

Borough of SNPJ, Pa. — The weekend of July 13-15, 2018, the 37th annual Slovenefest will be held at the SNPJ Recreation Center in Lawrence County, Pa. Slovenefest, a weekend-long celebration of the music, tastes and traditions of Slovenia that is attended by as many as 5,000 people each year, is the largest Slovenian cultural festival of its kind. Featuring more than 20 Slovenian polka bands and button box accordion clubs at five indoor and outdoor venues, the non-stop entertainment starts at noon each day.

Slovenefest attendees will be able to sample the great foods and beverages of Slovenia while enjoying the music. Slovenian sausage, and barbecued lamb, chicken and pork will be available for purchase, along with other favorite festival foods and a variety of beverages, including Slovenian beer and wines.

Festival guests will be able to explore the culture of Slovenia through an extensive display of folk attire, crafts and presentations in the SNPJ Slovenian Heritage Center museum. Families and children alike will appreciate swimming in the Olympic-size pool, fishing in the SNPJ Recreation Center lake, playing miniature golf, riding the trackless train, playing on the playground equipment, and participating in organized activities. These family activities, as well as admission to the swimming pool and the Slovenian Heritage Center, are included with Slovenefest admission.

Returning for 2018, the Slovenefest “Make It, Bake It, Grow It” Crafters Bazaar will present several of the area’s finest crafters, all of whom will have items available for purchase. Hours of operation for the crafters bazaar are noon to 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 14, and Sunday, July 15. Admission to the crafters bazaar is also included with festival admission.

The SNPJ Recreation Center (address: 270 Martin Rd., Enon Valley, PA 16120) is located on PA Route 108, one mile east of the Ohio-Pennsylvania border and seven miles west of the Mt. Jackson Exit (#17) of Interstate 376. Admission is $10 on Friday and Sunday, $15 on Saturday. A three-day pass is offered for $30. Children and teens age 16 and under are admitted free of charge. Ample free parking is available, and shuttle service is also offered free of charge. Contact the SNPJ Recreation Center at 724-336-5180 (toll-free at 1-877-767-5732) or visit www.snpjrec.com for directions. Visit the Slovenefest website, www.slovenefest.com, for additional information, including a complete weekend entertainment schedule.

For more information about Slovenefest, please call 1-877-767-5732 or e-mail snpj@snpjrec.com.

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Slovenian-US veteran astronaut Sunita Williams is one of four chosen for NASA’s next human missions.

The unsung astronauts.

Astronauts have gone from idolized to anonymous. As NASA prepares to launch humans from the U.S. again, the nature of space flight and who does it is changing once more.

Click here to read the Wahington Post article The Unsung Astronauts 

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Euclid Memorial Day Parade

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This is a picture you don’t see every day. Sisters Linda Holle and Ruth Feild nee Poropat pose in front of Euclid’s M103 Heavy Tank.  The proud Slovenian sisters accompanied the Cleveland Style Polka Hall of Fame float at the 2018 City of Euclid Memorial Day Parade. Many in the Slovenian community may remember the sister’s parents Stan and Marge Poropat. Stan and Marge were the proprietors of Petrick’s Tavern in Euclid, Ohio until 1984.

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Slovenska Pristava a documentary film

You are kindly invited to the US premiere of
Slovenska Pristava

A documentary film by Studio Siposh
Sunday, April 29, 2018 at the St. Mary Parish in Cleveland

The film starts at 12:00pm (noon) followed by a conversation with the Director David Sipoš about making the film

The film screening was co-sponsored by the Embassy of Slovenia, Washington DC

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SLOVENE HOME FOR THE AGED

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The exhibit of the history of Easter Eggs from Bela krajina created by the Museum of Bela krajina, Metlika

The people from Bela krajina started to prepare for the Easter already in the winter time. For the intricate work of traditional painting of the eggs, they needed beeswax, a sharp tool, a candle, red and black coloring and a lot of patience. The eggs were mainly decorated by women, who gave the special Easter Egg to the men they liked. Later they gave the eggs to their godfathers and friends and this tradition continues to date.

The exhibition will open to public on April 19, 2018 at 7pm at the Slovenian Museum and Archives, 6407 Saint Clair Ave, Cleveland, OH 44103. Refreshments will be served.

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The exhibit was made possible with the cooperation of:
- Museum of Bela krajina, Metlika, Slovenia
- Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Washington DC
- Consulate General of Republic of Slovenia in Cleveland
- Center for Slovenian Studies, and Slovenian Museum and Archives, Cleveland
- Bela krajina Club, Cleveland

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Super Button Box Bash

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Slovenian Consul General Andrej Rode and Mrs. Monika Rode enjoying the festivities at the 36th annual Super Button Box Bash on Sunday, April 8, 2018. The National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame once again teamed up with the Slovenian Society Home on Recher Avenue in Euclid, Ohio, to host Cleveland’s biggest squeezebox event with over fifty musicains and performers on stage.

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Slovenian Cultural Center April 2018

KresNext week, April 15 – Don’t Miss! Sunday Dance Performance at 1:00 pm

Kres Dancers from Cleveland and our own Slovenska Mladinska Skupina of the SCC (SMS/SCC) will provide a short program of dances at 1:00 pm after Sunday dinner.

MladinskaCome enjoy some beautiful dancing and encourage our young folks in this rich Slovenian folk tradition!

Don’t forget!! April 29 – Member Appreciation Dinner
The ANNUAL MEETING of the Slovenian Cultural Center will be held on Sunday, April 29,

Have you made your reservations?
Have you renewed your membership? 2018 after the Membership Appreciation Dinner. Members of the Board of Directors and their committees will be providing reports summarizing the past year at the Center. During the meeting, we will also be electing the Board for the upcoming year. Everyone is invited and encouraged to join us for the meeting. We are always looking for new faces and new ideas on our SCC board. Anyone that is interested in joining the board should contact the Center or an existing Board member.
Your bakery donations are greatly appreciated!
Did you forget your reservations?
Did you remind Mom, Dad, Teta and Stric?
It’s not too late….YET! Spaces still available!
CALL TODAY 630-243-0670 or send email to secretary@slovenian-center.org

 

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Cleveland Kurentovanje

Cleveland Kurentovanje (koo-rahn-toh-VAHN-yay), a Slovenian-infused Mardi Gras festival, is a carnival event that has been celebrated in Slovenia for the past 50 years, connecting culture, arts, and people from all over Europe. Cleveland Kurentovanje is filled with costumes, a parade, ethnic food and drink, free musical and cultural performances, and authentic Kurents. The central figure of the carnival, the Kurent, is believed to chase away winter and usher in spring with its supernatural powers. Since it’s conception in 2013, Cleveland Kurentovanje has been held in the historical Slovenian immigrant neighborhood of St. Clair-Superior and has seen exponential growth with thousands in attendance each year. For 2018, Cleveland Kurentovanje presents four days of cultural and celebratory events:

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Slovenian Artistsan New York – January 2018

Eva Petric in conversation with David Cohen   on Saturday, January 27 at 3.30pm, Galerie Mourlot, 16 East 79 St., Suite 21, New York (between Madison and 5th Ave.You are cordially invited to join a discussion with David Cohen, publisher and editor of Art Critical and Slovenian multimedia artist Eva Petric who resides and works between New York, Vienna and Ljubljana about her work An Echo / A StainCS1 CS2

 

Concert by composer and saxophonist
IGOR  LUMPERT 
with his upcoming album release “ELEVEN” by Clean Feed Records  on Wednesday, January 31 at with sets at 8pm and 9:30pm at the Cornelia Street Cafe in New York

“Igor absorbs the clatter and racket of the once (and maybe once again) Great City of New York. Fragmented words that you pass on the street or that seep into your ears in bars. He can make everyone in a room grow silent enough to hear his breath over the long notes of a ballad. He can veer and swerve outside the margins, leaving structure and melody in the dust and turning sound into emotion and making you feel like you’re being psychoanalyzed. That’s the thing about Igor: He’s always thinking. Always listening. Always playing. Always living. And always digging so deep that you think: I’m dead. Buried. Six feet underground. And then he digs you back out, and you see the light, and you’re glad to be among the living.”–Billy F

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