25 February 2012

A Rusyn Novel Comes to Life
Author Mark Wansa will discuss the use of genealogy and family memories 
  in writing a historical novel.
The Linden and the Oak is a highly acclaimed novel about two Carpatho-Rusyn
families in a village of northeastern Slovakia,
caught up in the tidal waves of World War I, revolution,
and emigration from the Old Country to America.
Books will be available for purchase and signing.
A Joint Presentation of
The Slovak-American Society of Washington
The Carpatho-Rusyn Society, National Capital Chapter
Saturday, March 17, 2012 – 2:00 P.M.
Braddock District Governmental Center
9002 Burke Lake Road
Burke, VA 22015

C-RS LEMKO TOUR TO POLAND - July 20-Aug. 2, 2012
Plus Optional Western Poland for Lemko Vatra - Aug. 2-6, 2012

 There's still time to sign up for this exciting and exceptional tour of the Lemko Homeland.  This year's tour group will be smaller than usual, allowing it to be even more personalized than ever.  

The Lemko Tour is offered only occasionally, and it is not known if or when it might be offered again. So don't miss out on this chance for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.  If you or someone you know might be interested, please contact Nancy Revak immediately at lemkotour@c-rs.org or 310-473-8522

 The tour will be visiting interesting sites in and near Sanok, the Bieszczady, Zyndranowa, Krosno, Krynica, Nowy Sacz and Krakow.  Learn about Lemko history.  Experience Lemko culture. Enjoy traditional foods.  Sit around a bonfire in the mountains, eating, drinking, and singing along with native Lemkos. Visit the village of your ancestors.  

Extend your trip to include an optional weekend in Western Poland--Wroclaw and Legnica.  Enjoy the  singing and dancing of Lemko folk groups from near and far at the annual Lemko Vatra festival in Michalow.   

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23 February 2012

Pysanky Workshop

13 February 2012

Pysanky Workshop: March 24 in Schererville, IN


If you want a basket full of pysanky that you created to grace your table or hrudka to share with family and friends at Easter, then circle Saturday, March 24 on your calendar. The Carpatho-Rusyn Society/Lake Michigan Chapter’s annual pysanky workshop will take place that afternoon at Descent of the Holy Spirit Orthodox Church in Schererville, IN. Arlene Dremak Gardiner and Karin Gardiner Sandman, our pysanky experts, will demonstrate Rusyn and Ukrainian styles while Fr. John Lucas will demonstrate hrudka (Easter cheese) making. Further details will be posted in 10 days.