Archive for November, 2009

St. Mikulas 2009

Come and celebrate thus traditional Czechoslovakian holiday.  This is a special event that focuses on the children, who are especially welcome, as well as all those interested in Czech and Slovak culture, customs and history.

When:  Sunday, December 6
Time:  2:00 PM until 4:00 PM
Location:  Sylvester Powell, Jr. Community Center, 6200 Martway, Mission, KS  66202

Phone:  913-722-8200


2:00 – 2:30

Gather and musical entertainment

2:30 – 3:15

Potluck Meal – We ask that each family bring a dish as follows:

Last Name A through J- appetizer/dessert

K through R – main dish

S through Z – vegetable/salad

The club will provide soft drinks, plates, and other utensils

3:15 – 4:00

Visit from St. Mikulas, children’s gifts, and other activities –

(Please bring a wrapped gift for each of your children with his or her name on it-maximum value of $10)

Kids, can you sing a song, read a poem, tell a story, do a trick?  Then share your talents with St. Mikulas on this celebration day.

Please RSVP to Terry Smitka at 816-217-9487 or tsmitka@yahoo.com by December 3, 2009.  Please provide number of adults & children who will be attending.  There is no charge to attend.

We hope you can join us for this fun-filled afternoon.  If icy or snowy conditions exist during the morning of December 6, please contact Terry Smitka before departing in case we need to cancel the event.  We do not want anyone injured while driving or walking up to the program.

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Fri, 12/4/2009 8:00 PM
Visitation Church   (5141 Main Street, Kansas City, Mo.)
Steven Jarvi, Bruno Walter associate conductor chair

SUK Meditation on the Chorale “Saint Wenceslas”
ARENSKY Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky
TCHAIKOVSKY Serenade for Strings

Christmas in the Czech Republic is contagious and steeped in tradition, from cookies and cakes to caroling and Christmas trees. Our Chamber Players have captured this Old World enchantment in an intimate holiday program featuring “Saint Wenceslas,” arranged by Dvorák’s pupil Josef Suk. Anton Arensky’s tribute to Tchaikovsky, and Tchaikovsky’s own Serenade for Strings, provide a warm soundtrack for your own Christmas celebrations.

You can buy tickets here: http://www.kcsymphony.org

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Saturday, December 5  from 5:30 PM to 10 PM

Holy Family Club – Mejak Hall, 513 Ohio, Kansas City, KS

Contact JoAnn Lipovac at 913-299-2792 for more information

Don Lipovac Orchestra Booster Club- 30th Annual Christmas Party

$25 per person includes a Sarma and Chicken dinner

Please send payment  to Treasurer Dolores Ruffolo, 12201 Cherokee St., Leawood, KS  66209 along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope.

The legendary Don Lipovac Orchestra will be joined by several members from the Sugar Creek Tamburitzans.  This will be a great opportunity to hear some of the best musicians in the area playing traditional Slovenian, Croatian, Czech and Slovak influenced music.

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