The Ethnic Enrichment Festival is less than a month away. Please, see attached poster. As always we cannot do it without you helping us with our booth and/or kolache making.

Booth helpers needed – Swope Park (festival grounds) – Aug 18-20 – see schedule below:

Please, see the shifts available below. We’d like to have 3 people for each shift – kids can help too with passport stamping.

Kolache makers needed – Brush Creek Community Center (3801 Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64130) – Aug 17 and 18 from noon – 6pm:

We need 8 people at all times for the kolache making. You’ll get to learn an original Czech recipe and make kolache from start to finish. If you could bring cookie sheets and cooling racks to speed up the process that would be great too. Please, contact our master kolache maker Hana Buric at hburic@kc.rr.com to get signed up.

Thank you so much for helping us promote and share our heritage.

Club Newsletter

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St. Mikuláš 2016

Come and celebrate the tradition of St. Mikulas with delicious food, music, and culture. This no cost event is always fun for the children who will receive a traditional gift package from the club as well as a visit from St Mikulas himself. THE EVENT IS FREE FOR MEMBERS. NON-MEMBERS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME WITH A REQUESTED DONATION OF $10.00 WHICH CAN BE APPLIED TOWARDS A CLUB MEMBERSHIP.

We ask that each parent bring a small wrapped gift (approximately $10.00) for each of their children with their name attached.

When: Sunday, December 4th
Time: 2:00 pm until 4:30 pm
Location: Sylvester Powell Jr. Community Center, 6200 Martway, Mission, Kansas 66202
Phone: 913 722-8200

2:00-2:30 – Gather and musical entertainment
2:30-3:15 – Potluck Meal
3:15-4:30 – Visit from St. Mikulas, children gifts, and other activities

We ask that each family bring a dish as follows:
Last Name: A through L – meat/main dish

M through R – vegetable/salad

S through Z – dessert/appetizer

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

Kids, can you sing a song, read a poem, tell a story, do a trick for St. Mikulas? All talents on a voluntary basis.

Please RSVP to Stan Salva at stansalva10@gmail.com or at 816 461-3230 or at 816 805-5585 by November 30, 2016.
Please provide the number of adults and children who will attend so we can make proper preparations.

We hope you can join us for this fun afternoon. If icy or snowy conditions exist during the morning of December 4th, please contact Stan Salva before departing in case we need to cancel the event.


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The Slovak film The Kandidát will be shown on Thursday, November 10, at the Kansas International Film Festival (KIFF, www.kansasfilm.com).
The film will be played at the Ranchmart Theaters in Leawood, Kansas. KIFF runs from Friday, November 4, until Thursday, November 10.
The Slovak Embassy in Washington D.C. has loaned their copy of the movie to the festival.

2016 Club Picnic

Dear members,

A reminder – Czech/Slovak Club Picnic on Saturday, September 10th. Bring your lawn chairs, side dish, and adult beverages. Join with fellow club members and guests as we enjoy an afternoon/evening of good food, drinks, music, and our common culture. Hope to see you there!

Date: Saturday, September 10
Time: 3 PM until 6 PM
Location: West Shelter House, English Landing Park in Parkville, MO

Club will provide grilled meat/utensils/soft drinks. Please bring a side dish to share. The park allows alcohol!

Please contact Stan Salva if you are planning to attend as we need to know how much meat to order!
816-805-5585 or stansalva10@gmail.com

The festival starts on Thursday, July 28, and ends on Saturday, July 30. Do not forget to visit kansasczechs.com and wilsonczechfest.com.