Polka Hall of Fame Slovenian Sausage Festival PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 12 August 2014 12:24



You Crown the King of Klobase at the
Polka Hall of Fame Slovenian Sausage Festival
Wednesday, September 10

Who will be the next King of Klobase? You decide! Taste and vote at the 11th annual Slovenian Sausage Festival, hosted by the National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum, Wednesday, September 10, at SNPJ Farm in Kirtland, Ohio. Local sausage-makers and leading polka bands and provide you with eight hours of non-stop eating and entertainment, from noon to 8:00 p.m.

Get on the dance floor with the finest Cleveland-Style polka performers, including Kathy Hlad and Ron Likovic; the Frank Moravcik Orchestra; the Summit Button Box Club; the Polka Pirates; Magic City Button Box Club; the Culkar Combo; and the Polka Hall of Fame Band of the Year, the Frank Stanger Orchestra. Sixty accordionists, musicians and bandleaders are on schedule to perform. Sample sausages from several makers and then select your winner. Prizes are presented in the People's Choice and the Best of Fest juried award. Other nationality dishes and treats are also available.

St. Vitus Benefit Dinner PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 11:23


A benefit dinner will be held on Oct 19, 2014 (Sunday) from 11AM to 1:30PM at St. Vitus Parish Auditorium, 6111 Lausche Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44103 for Dylan Sutcliffe, eight-years old, and his brother, Sean Sutcliffe, four years-old, both born with Ataxia-Telangiectasia, or “A-T” disease.

St. Vitus Parish is partnering with Saint Pascal Baylon Helping Hands Ministry to present this opportunity to be of service to children. The benefit dinner will be a sit-down or take-out dinner with all trimmings. Cost is $15/adult and $10/child (under 12 years old).

Father Franc Urbanija PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 28 July 2014 12:34

urbanijaSt. Mary's Church in Cleveland's Collinwood Neighborhood July 27, 2014


Congratulations, best wishes and God’s abundant blessings to Fr. Franc Urbanija for his 50 years of priestly service to God’s people. Fr. Urbanija was born in Moravce, Slovenia and with many Slovenians at the end of World War II fled with his family to Austria living in displaced persons camps. He emigrated to Argentina where he continued his studies for the priesthood at the Slovenian Seminary in Buenos Aires. He was ordained a priest on December 8, 1964. His first assignment as Associate Pastor was at an Argentine parish.

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August 23 (Sat) COLLINWOOD SLOVENIAN HOME REVERSE RAFFLE, in conjunction with its 95th Anniversary,. Main Board tickets are $65 and additional dinner tickets are $25. There will also be a Chinese Auction. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. For tickets and more information, please call 216-681-6649.

August 30 (Sat) Sterles Country House - Music by the Joey Tomsick Orchestra 6:00-10:00pm

August 30 (Sat) Slovenska Pristava veselica www.slovenskapristava.orgl Special Guest Ansambel Donacka

August 30 (Sun) FOLKLORNA SKUPINA KRES 60TH ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCE at the Slovenian National Home on St. Clair Ave. Donation is $15 for
adults, $5 for children from the age of 6 to 18 and children under 5 years of age have free admittance. For tickets, please e-mail Marija Rowane or Matej Turk at or call, Rachel Krevh at 440-829-3077. The Alpine Sextet will play after the performance. Everyone is very welcome to join in the 60th anniversary celebration.

August 31 (Sat) SNPJ Recreation Center 877-767-5732 Music 2-8pm Joe Grkman Jack Tady

September 10 (Wed) Slovenian Sausage Festival at SNPJ Farm – noon to 8:00. Vote for Best Sausage Maker; dance to favorite polka bands; enjoy home cooking. (216-261-Fame)

September 14 (Sun) Vinska Trgatev (wine festival), NO MASS, Dinner at noon Music by Grant Kozera 1:00-5:00 Triglav Park 6464 South Loomis Road Norway, Wisconsin 53185

September 14 (Sun) Vinska Trgatec wine festival

September 20 (Sat) Slovenska Pristava CLAM JAM

September 20 (Sat) On Saturday evening, September 20, a gala dinner dance is to take place to salute the SNPJ Farm. The festivities close on Sunday, October 26, with a Polka Brunch. SNPJ Farm is located on Heath Road, off Chardon Road (Route 6) in Kirtland, Ohio, three miles
east of State Route 306. You can also rent SNPJ Farm for picnics, anniversaries and special events. For details, call (440) 256-3423 or (440) 943-1191

September 27(Sat) Oktoberfest in the parking lot of the Slovenian Cultural Center. 630-243-0670

September 27(Sat) The St. Clair Rifle and Hunting Club annual clam bake at their club grounds, 6599 Ravenna Road in Concord Township.  Clam bakes and steak dinners will be served from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.  The Jeff Pecon Orchestra will provide the musical entertainment for the evening. For tickets call Bob Siers at 216-408-9366.

September 28 (Sun) Club Slovenia - Grape Fest Slovenian Hall 2101 Mariposa St San Francisco, CA 94107

October 8(Tue) Club Slovenia meeting.  Slovenian Hall 2101 Mariposa St San Francisco, CA 94107

October 12 (Sun) Koline Pristava pensioners

October 18 (Sat) Please join us in celebrating Slovenska Pristava's first annual Oktoberfest! The event will be held in Lausche Lodge on Saturday, October 18, 2014. Authentic German foods, pretzels, pastry, and beer will be served, while the sounds of traditional polka music will fill the hall! More details to follow! Spread the word -- All are welcome!! PROST! NA ZDRAVJE!

October 26 (Sun) Slovenska Pristava annual meeting

November 4 (Tue) Club Slovenia meeting. Slovenian Hall 2101 Mariposa St San Francisco, CA 94107 www.slovenianhall

November 27-29 (Thur-Sat) Thanksgiving Polka Party Weekend – Downtown Cleveland Marriott Hotel.  Reserve hotel $105/night. Reserve tickets: Kollander Travel 216-692-1000 or go to: or at Polka Hall of Fame 216-261-FAME.

November 29(Sat) Annual Polka Awards Show. 2:00 p.m., New location: Downtown Cleveland Marriott Hotel. 

January 24, 2015 (Sat.) Pristavska No?.