Calendar

May 14 Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Washington, D.C. Food wine music and more! Be sure to stop by the Embassy for the EU Open House on May 14th from 10AM to 5PM. We look forward to seeing you!

May 14 KROFE SALE – St Vitus Church will be on Saturday, May 14th, during the morning hours in the St. Vitus Hall. Please tell others! Please note: NO KROFE SALE – in June, so stock up now! Advise others. PRODAJA KROFOV – bo v soboto, 14. maja, v farni dvorani, zjutraj in dopoldne. Obvestite tudi druge! POZOR! – PRODAJA KROFOV – NE BO v mesecu juniju.

May 15 ST. MARY SLOVENIAN SCHOOL BENEFIT DINNER, will be served in the parish hall on Sunday, May 15th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The dinner includes soup, wiener schnitzel, roast beef, potatoes, rice, salad and dessert. Donation is $18 for adults and $9 for children under the age of 14. Tickets may be purchased from Slovenian School families and at the door on the day of the dinner.

DOBRODELNO KOSILO SLOVENSKE ŠOLE PRI MARIJI VNEBOVZETI, bo servirano v župnijski dvorani v nedeljo, 15. maja od 11:00 dopoldne do 1:00 popoldne. Kosilo vključuje juho, dunajski zrezek, govejo pečenko, krompir, riž, solato in sladico. Dar je $18 za odrasle in $9 za otroke, pod 14 letom. Vstopnice lahko dobite pri družinah Slovenske šole ali pri vratih na dan kosila.

May 21- 2nd Annual Music Festival and Craft Show Saturday, May 21, 2022 11:00 AM  10:00 PM SNPJ Farm 16 Polka bands and over 60 craft vendors, food trucks, sausage vendors, wine vendor, and kitchen and bar will be open Craft show 11:00am to 5:00pm Music 12:00 noon to 10:00pm Also, Steve Popovich, Jr.  and Joey Miskulin will be premiering a new Frank Yankovic CD Cornhole and balina courts Plenty of parking and playground for the kids. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the gate and go on sale April 1st SNPJ IS A CASH ONLY VENUE Contact Don Srnick for more information at (440) 283-9373 or srnicks@msn.com

May 21  7:30 PM – 10:30 PM EDT Slovene Home Barberton 70 14th Street Northwest Barberton, OH 44203 Big Band Music from the 1940′s for dancing and enjoying! Dress in your military or 1940′s style for extra fun!
Sponsored by Dance D’ Elegance, in Medina, Ohio, this 1940′s USO Dance Party will take you back to the Big Band Era! Plenty of seating, free parking, cash bar, food available for purchase. Doors open at 6:30. Dancing 7:30 – 10:30. Wear your military uniform or your 1940′s polka dot dress to get “In the Mood”! Great music, fun times! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/swing-city-big-band-uso-dance-at-the-historic-slovene-hall-tickets-303189065657

May 23 OHIO FEDERATION OF KSKJ LODGES OUR LADY OF BREZJE OBSERVANCE. After the Corona pandemic hiatus, we will once again have the Our Lady of Brezje, Mary Help of Christians Service at Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine, Chardon Rd. in Euclid  https://www.srstrinity.com/  on Monday, May 23rd at 7:00 p.m. We will begin with Rosary, followed by Mass, Sung Slovenian Litany of Mary and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Plan to join us honoring Mary the patroness of Slovenia and Slovenians throughout the world. John Nemec janeznemec@aol.com

OHIO FEDERACIJE KSKJ OBHAJAJO PRAZNIK MARIJE POMAGAJ Z BREZJI. Po prekinitvi epidemije, bomo ponovno imeli pobožnosti Marije Pomagaj iz Brezji v svetišču Lurške Marije na Chardon Rd. v Euclidu v ponedeljek, 23. maja ob 7:00 zvečer. Začeli bomo z rožnim vencem, sledi maša, pete litanije Matere Božje in blagoslov z Najsvetejšim. Pridružite se nam, ko počastimo Marijo, zavetnico Slovenije in Slovence po vsem svetu.

May 29 Opening Day Picnic 2022 Slovenska Pristava 1024 Brandt Road, Harpersfield, OH OPENING DAY PICNIC/POOL OPENING and MASS Sunday, May 29th. Start the 2022 season with our Opening Day Veselica featuring “Slovenska Hrana Na Žaru”, or Slovenian-style grilling feast! https://slovenskapristava.org/

May 30 BIKE RIDE TO PRISTAVA. It’s not too early to start thinking about joining us for another cycling trip to Slovenska Pristava on Memorial Day, May 30th. Mark it down in your calendar and start training!! St. Mary’s Church. S KOLESOM NA PRISTAVO. Ni še prezgodaj, da bi začeli misliti, če se nam pridružite za kolesarski izlet na Slovensko Pristavo na Spominski dan, 30. maja. Zapišite si v koledar in začnite trenirati!!

May 30 Monday – Memorial Day Holiday Dance Monday, May 30, 2022 1:00 PM 7:00 PM SNPJ Farm Gates open at noon Music and dancing from 1:00pm to 7:00pm Music by The Garrett Tatano Band and The Del Sinchak Band
Ethnic food available for purchase for lunch and dinner

June 4 PRISTAVA SOCIAL GROUP is for the 21 to 35yr. old crowd who are invited to get together once a month for various activities. These gatherings will be held on Saturday nights at Pristava. The first get together will be on Saturday June 4th, 2022. Events include Karaoke night, wine/bourbon tastings and a game night. Spread the word and let’s have some fun meeting other younger members. To get on the mailing list or help out with these events, email fun@pristava.com https://slovenskapristava.org/

JULY 8-10 Slovenefest at the SNPJ Recreation Center, Borough of SNPJ (Enon Valley), Pa. For additional information phone the SNPJ Recreation Center toll-free at 1-877-767-5732 or e-mail snpj@ snpjrec.com

June 12 St. Mary’s Slovenian School Picnic 2022 Slovenska Pristava 1024 Brandt Road, Harpersfield, OH Sunday June 12, 2022. Details to follow as we get closer to the event. Contact your Slovenian School friends and family for tickets or call/text Ursi Prosen at 216-233-3689.

June 19 Public Event – Lodge #604 Utopians picnic Sunday, June 19, 2022 3:00 PM 7:00 PM SNPJ Farm Gates open at 1:00pm Kitchen and bar open at 2:00pm Roast beef sandwiches, pulled pork sandwiches, potatoes, coleslaw, krofe, apple and cheese strudels, and root beer floats! Lotto tree raffle and 50/50 sideboard Music and dancing by E3 and LynnMarie and also The Eddie Rodick Band

June 19 Spominska Masa 2022 Slovenska Pristava 1024 Brandt Road, Harpersfield, OH All are invited to attend the Mass of Remembrance at the Chapel at 12:30 pm as we honor those who have lost their lives during the fight against Communism,for the survivors of the war, and the survivors of the diaspora and their descendants.Please refrain from driving past the Chapel during Mass services. Mass and dinner details to follow as we get closer to the event.To receive updated information, like us on Facebook, refer to the website or call the information hotline at 440-290-9615. https://slovenskapristava.org/

June 26 PROUD TO BE SLOVENIAN DAY at Slovenska Pristava – Sunday, June 26, 2022 Come celebrate this fun day filled with “ALL THINGS SLOVENIAN”. Details to follow.As always, we will start off this wonderful picnic with Mass at 12:30 pm at the Chapel. Please avoid driving past the chapel during mass.Dinners will be available at 1:30pm.We are asking the AMAZING and TALENTED Bakers of our Slovenian community to bring their most special desserts for all to admire and eat! Bakers, please drop off these scrumptious items before Mass and also make sure to sign in with your name and type of dessert. We thank all these bakers who warm our hearts with their gift of baked goods! Hvala Lepa. Entertainment event details to follow.The pool will be open.Email fun@pristava.org to volunteer or donate. To receive updated information, like us on Facebook, refer to the website or call the information hotline at 440-290-9615. All are invited to spend the day at Pristava enjoying a “little piece of Slovenia”. Bring a friend and see you at Pristava! https://slovenskapristava.org/

June 26 Public Event – Polka Hall of Fame Dance Sunday, June 26, 2022 3:00 PM  7:00 PM SNPJ Farm Gates open at 1:00pm Kitchen and bar open at 2:00pm Music and dancing with The Garrett Tatano Band

July 2 We cordially invite members and their guests to enjoy the long-deserved Independence Day Weekend with a Family Pool Party at Slovenska Pristava on Saturday, July 2nd.Pool hours and entertainment details to follow.Also, we need volunteers to help throughout the day. Bring your own alcohol to the pool. No glass of any kind is permitted at the pool. Member & Non-Member Pool entrance fees apply.

July 4 Monday – Fourth of July Holiday Dance Monday, July 4, 2022 1:00 PM  7:00 PM SNPJ Farm Gates open at noon Music and dancing from 1:00pm to 7:00pm Music by Klancnik and Friends and The Zolka Band Ethnic food available for purchase for lunch and dinner

July 10 St. Mary’s Church LET’S SUPPORT OUR MISSIONARIES!!! Details for the mass time, dinner and entertainment will be provided as we get closer to the event. Homemade specialties are welcome for the Bake Sale. Contact Tony Lavrisha with at 216-531-3413 or meti@aim.com with any questions. www.stmaryscollinwood.com

July 11 – July 17 CAMP PRISTAVA 2022 will be held from July 11-17th. We are looking forward to having everyone back and invite any new campers that would like to participate this year. The counselors and staff are excited to make this the “best week of the year.” Enrollment is open to all members of Slovenska Pristava, St. Mary’s and St. Vitus Slovenian Schools and is available to children who have completed 3rd grade (must be 9 yrs. old) through 8th grade. Registration forms will be available in May via email or can be found on the Slovenska Pristava website. Links and Registration and forms will be provided later.
If anyone has any questions you can contact Danny Skrbiš at (216) 832-5829 or dmskrbis@gmail.com

July 17 St Vitus Parish Picnic. Sunday July 17, 2022 at Slovenska Pristava. St. Vitus Parish, established in 1893 as the first American Slovenian Roman Catholic parish in the state of Ohio and diocese of Cleveland. Mass, dinner and entertainment will be provided as we get closer to the event. The kitchen will provide side food, Slovenian sausage, hamburgers/cheeseburgers, french fries, etc., during the afternoon AFTER the dinner. There is no parking or admission fee on July 17, 2022, courtesy of St. Vitus Parish. The swimming pool will also be open with nominal fees for Pristava members as well as non-members of Pristava. For additional information call the parish rectory at 216-361-1444.

July 24 Public Event – Lodge #5 Naprej Picnic Dance Sunday, July 24, 2022 3:00 PM  7:00 PM SNPJ Farm Polka Mass at 1:00pm with Father Norm Music and dancing with The Wayne Tomsic Band Kitchen and bar open at 2:00pm Special of the day is Chef Dean’s Mile-High Fried Homemade Bologna Sandwiches

July 11 – July 17 CAMP PRISTAVA 2022 will be held from July 11-17th. We are looking forward to having everyone back and invite any new campers that would like to participate this year. The counselors and staff are excited to make this the “best week of the year.” Enrollment is open to all members of Slovenska Pristava, St. Mary’s and St. Vitus Slovenian Schools and is available to children who have completed 3rd grade (must be 9 yrs. old) through 8th grade. Registration forms will be available in May via email or can be found on the Slovenska Pristava website. Links and Registration and forms will be provided later.

If anyone has any questions you can contact Danny Skrbiš at (216) 832-5829 or dmskrbis@gmail.com

July 17 St Vitus Parish Picnic. Sunday July 17, 2022 at Slovenska Pristava. St. Vitus Parish, established in 1893 as the first American Slovenian Roman Catholic parish in the state of Ohio and diocese of Cleveland. Mass, dinner and entertainment will be provided as we get closer to the event. The kitchen will provide side food, Slovenian sausage, hamburgers/cheeseburgers, french fries, etc., during the afternoon AFTER the dinner. There is no parking or admission fee on July 17, 2022, courtesy of St. Vitus Parish. The swimming pool will also be open with nominal fees for Pristava members as well as non-members of Pristava. For additional information call the parish rectory at 216-361-1444.

July 17 Joey Tomsick with the Lake County Council on Aging Fundraiser Sunday, July 17, 2022 3:00 PM 7:00 PM SNPJ Farm Polka Dance with music by The Eddie Rodick Band sponsored by Council on Aging Celebrate the 50th golden anniversary of the Lake County Council on Aging with a Sunday afternoon polka picnic at the SNPJ Farm in Kirtland, Ohio. On July 17, 2022, attendees will enjoy the music of Polka Hall of Famer Eddie Rodick and his fabulous polka band from 3 pm until 7 pm. Before and during the dance, treat yourself to homestyle dinners, Slovenian sausage sandwiches, and the famous “krofe” donuts and refreshments. Gate opens at 1:00pm. Kitchen and bar open at 2:00pm. SNPJ is a cash only venue. Admission for the dance is $8 in advance, $10 at the gate. Tickets are available from the Council on Aging office at 8520 East Avenue in Mentor. Children under 18 will be admitted free. Your hosts are the board, staff and friends of the Lake County Council on Aging. The Council on Aging was established in 1972 and has provided programs and services that promote healthy aging in Lake County. Probably the best known program is Meals on Wheels, where volunteers help the agency on a daily basis deliver over 700 meals every day in Lake County. There will be a raffle basket drawing, 50/50 boards and during one of the band breaks, the agency will present the Senior Citizen Hall of Fame and Helping Hands awards during a brief program. All proceeds raised will go toward the Meals on Wheels program. By the way, Eddie Rodick is himself a Lake County resident and looks forward to filling the dance floor on July 17! SNPJ Farm is just off Chardon Road (Route 6) at 10946 Heath Road in Kirtland, Ohio, three miles east of Route 306 and six miles west of Route 44. Contact 440 285-8111 Ext. 223 for details.

July 31 Public Event – Wojtila Appreciation Dance Sunday, July 31, 2022 3:00 PM  7:00 PM SNPJ Farm Music by The Don Wojtila Band and The Eddie Rodick Band

August 7 Public Event – Lodge #576 Spartans Picnic Dance Sunday, August 7, 2022 3:00 PM  7:00 PM SNPJ Farm Gates open at 1:00pm Kitchen and bar open at 2:00pm Music by Likovic & Friends

August 14 Primorski Club Picnic 2022 Mass and dinner details will follow as we get closer to the event. There is no parking or admission fee courtesy of Primorski Club. The swimming pool will also be open with nominal fees for Pristava members as well as non-members of Pristava accompanied by a member. https://slovenskapristava.org/

August 21 ST. MARY SUMMER PICNIC will be on our patronal feast day of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Sunday, August 21st. Mass time, dinner and entertainment details will be updated as we get closer to the event. Call the parish office at 216-761-7740. Altar Society will have a Bake Sale in the Pristava Lausche hall. Everyone is very welcome and there is no admittance fee or charge for parking. Come and support this great parish! Parish Phone number: 216-761-7740 Email: marjancat1@gmail.com

August 21 Public Event – Lodge #158 The Loyalites Picnic Dance Sunday, August 21, 2022 3:00 PM 7:00 PM SNPJ Farm Gates open at 1:00pm Kitchen and bar open at 2:00pm Music by The Bob Kravos Band

August 28 Public Event – Ladies Auxiliary Picnic Dance Sunday, August 28, 2022 3:00 PM  7:00 PM SNPJ Farm Gates open at 1:00pm Kitchen and bar open at 2:00pm Music by The Joey Tomsick Orchestra

September 2 The members of Folklorna Skupina Kres cordially invite you to a picnic and performance at the Slovenska Pristava on Sunday, September 2, 2022. Details for entertainment, food and admission fees will be updated as we get closer to the event. We hope to see you there!

September 4 The members of Folklorna Skupina Kres cordially invite you to a picnic and performance at the Slovenska Pristava on Sunday, September 2, 2022. Details for entertainment, food and admission fees will be updated as we get closer to the event. We hope to see you there!

September 5 Monday – Labor Day Holiday Dance Monday, September 5, 2022 1:00 PM 7:00 PM SNPJ Farm Gates open at noon Music and dancing from 1:00pm to 7:00pm Music by The Anthony Culkar Band and The Rob DeBlander Band Ethnic food available for purchase for lunch and dinner

September 10 Vinska Trgatev/Wine Festival Saturday, September 10, 2022. Take a chance at sneaking some grapes from the vines, as you never know who might catch you! Come and see what it is like to make wine and beer and give a try at pressing grapes! Enjoy the afternoon tasting a variety of wines and dancing the night away. Dinner and entertainment details to follow as we get closer to the event. Email fun@pristava.org to volunteer the kitchen, bar, tickets and more! To receive updated information, like us on Facebook, refer to the website or call the information hotline at 440-290-9615. Let’s have fun at Pristava! $5 non-member entrance fee.

September 10 Announcing Slovenska Pristava’s 2nd Golf Outing on Saturday, September 10, 2022. Shotgun begins at noon at Powderhorn Golf Course. Then, we head back to Pristava for some appetizers and drinks and enjoy a delicious homemade dinner. Stay the rest of the afternoon and enjoy celebrating Vinska Trgatev (Wine Festival) with family and friends. Contact Dominic Ilc at 440-944-0055 or ilcfamily@yahoo.com.
Cost is $90 per player. Bring a friend and let’s play some golf!

September 11 Public Event – Lodge #142 Picnic Dance Sunday, September 11, 2022 3:00 PM 7:00 PM SNPJ Farm Gates open at 1:00pm Kitchen and bar open at 2:00pm Music by The Eddie Rodick Band

September 14 Public Event – Polka Hall of Fame Slovenian Sausage Festival Wednesday, September 14, 2022 12:00 PM  8:00 PM SNPJ Farm Non-stop music and dancing from 12pm-8pm Vote for your favorite Slovenian Sausage!

September 17 Camper’s Annual Clambake, Steak & Chicken Dinner Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022 We welcome all members & guest to attend this day of fellowship & unity to support & preserve our koča/cabin community.
Dinner and entertainment details will follow as we get closer to the event. Any questions please contact: Louise Sulecki LouiseS@pristava.org Phone 440-665-0040 If you come across any cancelations, please email or call Louise Sulecki. Pastry donations are requested for the bake sale. To get updated information, please like us on Facebook, refer to the website or call the information hotline at 440-290-9615.

September 25 Public Event – Grape Festival Sunday, September 25, 2022 3:00 PM  7:00 PM SNPJ Farm Gates open at 1:00pm Kitchen and bar open at 2:00pm Parade at 2:45pm Music and dancing with The Joey Tomsick Orchestra

October 1 Slovenska Pristava Oktoberfest https://slovenskapristava.org/

October 9 Slovenska Pristava Koline-Rice & Blood Sausage Festival https://slovenskapristava.org/

October 15 Slovenska Pristava Reverse Raffle https://slovenskapristava.org/

October 22 Slovenska Pristava Halloween Party https://slovenskapristava.org/