Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Detroit Polonia Events


Here are some Orchard Lake Events for the upcoming Labor Day weekend that Detroit Polonia may be interested in:

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 1: PROGRAM 6:00PM
The September 1939 COMMEMORATION begins with a sunset Wypominki and candle service. The Polish Scouts will provide a color guard as Fr. Whalen & Seminarians reads the names of those who died during WWII. The scouts will help participants set candles on the pond to symbolize Poland’s loss of 6 million citizens. Fr. Whalen will celebrate Mass.

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 5: PROGRAM 10:00 AM
Anthony Walawender , one of the Chlopcy z Polski speaks at the breakfast reunion for the Sybiraks- families exiled to Siberian during WWII. Peggy Grant, Art Curator, leads a discussion on the art of her husband survivor Adam Grochowski. Art historian (TBA) will speak about the work of survivor / artist Jan Komski. Poet John Guzlowski, born in a Displaced Persons camp in 1948 reads his work. Guests sign Pewabic tiles and the Ksiêga Pami1tkowa book.
Music by Curtis Posuniak. Guy Stern will speak about Irena Sendler.

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 6: PROGRAM 1:00 PM
The community is invited to attend the Polish Mass with the Home Army and 2nd Corp veterans. They came to Michigan as Displaced Persons and lived their adult lives in Michigan. Poet John Guzlowski reads his work. We will record the oral histories of the surviving veterans and Sybiraks throughout the month. Polish and American reenactors will be in attendance. Music by the Filaret Chorus.

SPEAKERS
John Guzlowski PhD, Poet
Peggy Grant, Art Curator
Cecile Wendt Jensen MA, Author
William J. Krul, PGSM
Colonia Santa Rosa Residents
Boys of Poland Alumni
Grzegorz Dąbrowski
Sue Krolikowski ,PhD
Guy Stern, PhD

ART EXHIBITS
Adam Grochowski Grant, Survivor,
Artist Jan Komski, Survivor,
Artist Marcin Chumiecki, Photographer
Guided Tours WWII Museums
MUSIC Filaret Chorus
Curtis Posuniak

ACTIVITIES
Service to return cremains to Auschwitz
Sunset Wypominki & Candle Service
Polish & American Military Reenactors
Time Capsule—Collection and Sealing
Personalization of Pewabic Memorial Tiles
Księga Pamiątkowa—Guest Book Signing
Ancestry.com Military Databases
TEACHER SB-CE UNITS Teachers earn continuing education credits

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