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May 23 (Thur) HONORING OUR LADY OF BREZJE, MARIJA POMAGAJ, PATRONESS OF SLOVENIA AND ALL SLOVENIANS. On Thursday, May 23rd at 7:00 p.m., The Ohio Federation of KSKJ Lodges invites you to join them in the annual celebration of Marija Pomagaj at Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine, Chardon Rd., in Euclid. Since 1976, at the Eucharistic Congress in Philadelophia when the promise was made to honor Our Lady of Brezje, the Cleveland Slovenian community has annually gathered at Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine to honor Mary, the Help of Christians. Especially in these troubling times, we invite everyone, especially our younger families, to join us in asking for Mary’s prayers, support and help in holding firm to our Catholic Faith and our Slovenian culture.

POČASTITEV MARIJE POMAGAJ IZ BREZIJ, zavetnice Slovenije in Slovencev po svetu. V četrtek 23. maja ob 7:00 zvečer, Ohio Federacija KSKJ vas vabi, da se jim pridružite za njihovo vsakoletno pobožnost Mariji Pomagaj pri Lurškem svetišču na Chardon Rd. v Euclidu. Leta 1976 na Evharističnem Kongresu v Filadelfiji je bila zaobljuba častiti Marijo Pomagaj iz Brezij. Clevelandska Slovenska skupnost se vsako leto zbira pri Lurškem svetišču da počasti Marijo, Pomočnico Kristjanov. Posebno v tem vznemirjenem času vas vabimo, posebno mlajše družine da se nam pridružite za molitve in podporo, in pomoč da ostanemo trdni v naši katoliški veri in slovenski kulturi.

May 26 (Sun) Opening Day Picnic & Pool Opening Slovenska Pristava 1024 Brandt Road Harpersfield, OHIO, 44041  The day will begin with Mass at 12:30 p.m., followed by a Slovenian-style-Barbecue-Slovenska hrana na žaru. Music by Veseli Godci. Weather permitting, the pool will also be open. It is necessary to make reservations for the dinner by calling Beth Ribic at (440)-256-0245 or email rbnribic@ameritech.net, no later than May 22nd. The first 50 dinner orders will also receive a FREE classic polka CD. Everyone is welcome.

OTVORITEV SLOVENSKE PRISTAVE bo v nedeljo 26. maja. Dan se bo začel z mašo ob 12:30 popoldan, sledi kosilo, slovenska hrana na žaru. Za muziko bodo poskrbeli Veseli godci. Če bo vreme lepo bo odprt tudi bazen. Za kosilo so potrebne rezervacije, zato kličite Beth Ribič na 440-256-0245 ali email rbnribic@ameritech.net najkasneje do 22.maja. Prvih 50 kosil naročenih, bodo prejeli klasično polko CD. Vsi lepo vabljeni.

May 27 (Mon) National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum 605 East 222nd Street Euclid, OH 44123 E-mail: Polkashop@aol.com Phone: 216-261-3263 Toll Free: 1-866-66POLKA Monday, May 28 Euclid Memorial Day Parade Lake Shore Boulevard & East 222nd Street Euclid, Ohio 10:00 a.m.

May 27 (Mon) SNPJ Farm Holiday Dance 1:00 PM  7:00 PM Fred Ziwich ISM/Rob DeBlander Band Gates open at 12:00 noon SNPJ Farm 10946 Heath Road, Kirtland, OH, 44094, 440-796-6203 SNPJfarm@gmail.

June 2 (Sun) COLLINWOOD SLOVENIAN HOME on Holmes Ave. is hosting a Chicken Parmigiana Dinner on Sunday, June 2nd from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Donation is $10. Tickets may be obtained by calling 216-681-6649 or email zephyrshaw@ameritch.net. A DJ will also provide music. Everyone is very welcome.

June 9 (Sun) ST. MARY SLOVENIAN SCHOOL ANNUAL PICNIC will be on Saturday, June 8th at Slovenska Pristava, 1024 Brandt Rd. in Harpersfield. Schnitzel dinners will be served beginning at 2:00 p.m. Music by Veseli Godci. There will be plenty of food and refreshments all afternoon and evening, as well as raffles and bake sale. Everyone is very welcome to come and support our Slovenian School.  Slovenska Pristava 1024 Brandt Road Harpersfield, OHIO, 44041. SLOVENSKA ŠOLA IMA SVOJ PIKNIK V SOBOTO 8. JUNIJA na Slovenski pristavi. Kosilo z dunajskimi zrezki bodo začeli servirati ob 2:00 popoldan. Muzikantje bodo Veseli godci. Imeli bodo dovolj hrane in pijače ves popoldan in večer. Imeli bodo tudi žrebanje in prodajo peciva. Vsi lepo vabljeni.

June 16 (Sun) SNPJ Farm  Annual opening picnic 3:00 PM  7:00 PM Frank Moravcik Band Gate admission 1/2 off for Veterans with proper ID (today only) SNPJ Farm 10946 Heath Road, Kirtland, OH, 44094, 440-796-6203 SNPJfarm@gmail.

June 21-22 GRAPES AND GLASS BUS TRIP TO THE FINGER LAKES, sponsored by the Starjerski-Prekmurski Klub will be on Friday & Saturday, June 21-22, 2019. Visit Lucille Ball/Desi Arnez Museum and Corning Museum of Glass. The trip includes
tastings at 1 distillery and 3 wineries at the Finger Lakes, a boat cruise on Seneca Lake, meals and bus transportation. The bus will leave Lakeland Community College in Kirtland on Friday at 6:30 a.m. and return at 10:15 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $280 per
person (for 2 in a room). This includes lodging, 4 meals, admissions and tasting fees. For reservations or more information, please contact Sylvia Pisorn at 216-702-6006 or Kolman Weindorfer at 216-531-7864.

June 23 (Sun) SNPJ Farm Lodge #158 Loyalites 3:00 PM  7:00 PM Don Wojtila Band Colorful Dr. Seuss theme SNPJ Farm 10946 Heath Road, Kirtland, OH, 44094, 440-796-6203 SNPJfarm@gmail

June 30 (Sun) Proud to be Slovenian Day  Slovenska Pristava 1024 Brandt Road Harpersfield, OHIO, 44041

June 30 (Sun) SNPJ Farm Beaverdale Reunion 3:00 PM  7:00 PM Gates open at 12:00 noon SNPJ Farm 10946 Heath Road, Kirtland, OH, 44094, 440-796-6203 SNPJfarm@gmail.

July 4 (Thur) SNPJ Farm Holiday Dance 1:00 PM  7:00 PM Frank Stanger & Ed Klancnik SNPJ Farm 10946 Heath Road, Kirtland, OH, 44094, 440-796-6203 SNPJfarm@gmail

July 7 (Sun) SNPJ Farm Grkmania Sweeps SNPJ Farm, Sunday If you’ve got the mania for polka from Pennsylvania, head out to SNPJ Farm in Kirtland, Ohio, Sunday, July 7, as Grkmania takes over the stage with four hours of the finest button box stylings. Joe Grkman and Mike Grkman help celebrate the 115th anniversary of the Slovene National Benefit Society (SNPJ) and 80 years of SNPJ Farm with the members and friends of the Cleveland Federation of SNPJ Lodges. The SNPJ is America’s largest Slovenian fraternal society with nearly 100 lodges and affiliates in fifteen states.

The Grkman family of musicians has delighted dancers and fans for more than fifty years with their high-energy polkas and waltzes. Six performers share the spotlight in this rare Cleveland-area appearance. Joe and Mike lead the band from 3:00 to 7:00.

Dinners are served from 2:00 to 4:00, with sandwiches and refreshments available all day. Chef Dean’s mile-high, fried bologna sandwiches are the special of the day, along with savory roast beef, smoked Slovenian sausages and homemade krof donuts. Birthday cake and a brief presentation mark the SNPJ’s founding in 1904.

Admission and live music is only $8; children 18 and under are free. SNPJ Farm is located on Heath Road in Kirtland, Ohio, off Chardon Road (Route 6), about three miles east of Route 306 and six miles west of Route 44. For more information, call (216) 481-1379.

Joe Valencic, President, Cleveland SNPJ Federation

July 7 (Sun) Proud to be Slovenian Day  Slovenska Pristava 1024 Brandt Road Harpersfield, OHIO, 44041

July 12-14 Slovenefest is an annual celebration of Slovenian culture. Slovenefest, a three-day event held the second weekend of July at the SNPJ Recreation Center in the Borough of SNPJ, PA, brings together thousands to enjoy the food, music, culture and fun of Slovenia. There’s never a dull moment at Slovenefest – the entertainment runs continuously from noon until late at night. Special entertainment for children is arranged throughout the weekend. Camping facilities and RV hookups are available, parking is free, and there is access to a first-aid tent.

July 14 (Sun) St. Vitus Parish Picnic  Slovenska Pristava 1024 Brandt Road Harpersfield, OHIO, 44041

July 21 (Sun) SNPJ FarmMirni Raj 3:00 PM  7:00 PM Bob Kravos Band SNPJ Farm 10946 Heath Road, Kirtland, OH, 44094, 440-796-6203 SNPJfarm@gmail

July 27 (Sat) St. Clair Refle & Hunting Club Annual Steak Roast 6599 Ravenna Rd Concord Township. Music by Veseli Godci

July 28 (Sun) SNPJ Farm Naprej 3:00 PM  7:00 PM  SNPJ Farm 10946 Heath Road, Kirtland, OH, 44094, 440-796-6203 SNPJfarm@gmail

August 4 (Sun) Slovenska Pristava Pensioner’s Picnic  Slovenska Pristava 1024 Brandt Road Harpersfield, OHIO, 44041

August 4 (Sun) SNPJ FarmUtopians 3:00 PM  7:00 PM  Music by Joey Tomsick Orchestra. Food: Southern BBQ (chicken & brisket) by Chef BIG AL VILCHECK Enjoy Ed Trebets MUDDY PAW wine with All MUDDY PAW sales to benefit Geauga County Humane Society Parkinson’s Foundation raffle SNPJ Farm 10946 Heath Road, Kirtland, OH, 44094, 440-796-6203 SNPJfarm@gmail

August 10 (Sat) Kres Dance performance  Slovenian National Home Veseli Godci at the Folklorna Skupina Kres performance 6:00 PM – 11:59 PM EDT Slovenian National Home 6409 Saint Clair Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44103

August 11 (Sun) Primorski Klub Picnic  Slovenska Pristava 1024 Brandt Road Harpersfield, OHIO, 44041

August 11 (Sun) SNPJ Farm Naprej 3:00 PM  7:00 PM Music by Jeff Pecon SNPJ Farm 10946 Heath Road, Kirtland, OH, 44094, 440-796-6203 SNPJfarm@gmail

August 18 (Sun) St Mary’s Parish picnic  Slovenska Pristava 1024 Brandt Road Harpersfield, OHIO, 44041

September 12 (Wed) National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum 605 East 222nd Street Euclid, OH 44123 E-mail: Polkashop@aol.com Phone: 216-261-3263 Toll Free: 1-866-66POLKA Wednesday, September 12 15th Slovenian Sausage Festival SNPJ Farm 10946 Heath Road Kirtland, Ohio Noon to 8:00 p.m.

September 14 (Sun) Vinska Trgatev wine festival  Slovenska Pristava 1024 Brandt Road Harpersfield, OHIO, 44041

September 20 (Thur) National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum 605 East 222nd Street Euclid, OH 44123 E-mail: Polkashop@aol.com Phone: 216-261-3263 Toll Free: 1-866-66POLKA Thursday, September 20 Thanksgiving Preview & Membership Meeting Euclid City Hall Council Chambers 515 East 222nd Street Euclid, Ohio 7:00 p.m

September 28 (Sat) St Clair Rifle & Hunting Club Clam Bake

September 29 (Sun) Glasbena Matica Slovenian Singing Society annual concert St. Mary’s Parish Hall.

October 5 (Sat) National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum 605 East 222nd Street Euclid, OH 44123 E-mail: Polkashop@aol.com Phone: 216-261-3263 Toll Free: 1-866-66POLKA  3rd Harvest Polka Party American-Croatian Lodge 34900 Lake Shore Boulevard Eastlake, Ohio 6:00 to 11:00

October 5 (Sat) Octoberfest  Slovenska Pristava 1024 Brandt Road Harpersfield, OHIO, 44041

October 13 (Sun) Koline – Rice & Blood Sausage Festival  Slovenska Pristava 1024 Brandt Road Harpersfield, OHIO, 44041

October 20 (Sun) Občni Zbor – annual meeting  Slovenska Pristava 1024 Brandt Road Harpersfield, OHIO, 44041

Nov 22 (Thur-Sat) National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum 605 East 222nd Street Euclid, OH 44123 E-mail: Polkashop@aol.com Phone: 216-261-3263 Toll Free: 1-866-66POLKA Thursday, November 22 55th Thanksgiving Polka Weekend Downtown Cleveland Marriott Hotel 55 Public Square Cleveland, Ohio 6:00 to Midnight

November 28, 29, 30 31st Polka Hall of Fame Awards Show Downtown Cleveland Marriott Hotel 55 Public Square Cleveland, Ohio 2:00 p.m.

January 26, 2020 (Sun) Pristavska Noč  Slovenska Pristava 1024 Brandt Road Harpersfield, OHIO, 44041