Czech and Slovak Newsletter - November 2011

Dear friend!

Big news heading your way on 17 November, one of the most important days in the history of both Czech and Slovak people. Twenty-two years ago on this day, along with millions in their homeland, many hundreds of thousands refugees became free again. Free to return, and free to stay. Welcome to the November issue of the newsletter!

  • Greetings From Czech Spring Festival of Hobart
  • VodaFest 2012 Date and Headliner Announced
  • St Nicholas and Christmas Traditions at Sumava
  • Sokol Melbourne Special General Meeting
  • St Nicholas Dinner Dance at Sokol
  • 30 Years of The Slovak House 

Are you going to go to VodaFest 2012

Christmas Present Idea

Also, the time is here to start thinking about Christmas presents. For those of you who would like to please your close ones with something Slovak-Australian, the Slovaks in Australia 2012 calendars will be available for sale at most of of the above events. Alternatively, you can order calendars at http://slovaksinaustralia.com.au/2012 now, to make sure you will have them delivered on time.

Christmas Traditions for Kids

Date: 
Sunday, 27 November 2011 - 11:00am
Location: 
Sumava Peksa Park
46 Locks Way
Belgrave South, VIC 37° 56' 12.5664" S, 145° 21' 52.2684" E

Want your children to learn about Christmas in Europe, or bring back your memories from back home? Would you like to try traditional food and sweets, see customs and sing Christmas songs? Then make sure to join us at Sumava on the day, where a number of hands-on workshops will be on program. You will get to decorate your own Christmas ginger bread, as well as learn about unique pre-Christmas and Christmas Eve customs and rituals.

Entry fee is a Christmas themed food platter for four persons and a gold coin donation to cover costs.

Beer Fest at Koliba

Date: 
Friday, 11 November 2011 - 5:00pm
Location: 
Koliba Czech and Slovak Restaurant
11 Johnston St
Collingwood, VIC 37° 47' 56.5908" S, 144° 59' 5.8056" E

Koliba Czech and Slovak Restaurant are throwing a beer festival this year, featuring live music, beer garden, $6 large Czech beer on tap, grilled specials, and more. Running for three days, this is a great event for everyone looking to start Czech and Slovak summer in style. It is also a great opportunity to invite friends of other nationalities and introduce them to our cuisine and traditional beverages.

Schubert and Chardonnay

Date: 
Sunday, 6 November 2011 - 3:00pm
Location: 
Sokol Melbourne
497 Queensberry Street
North Melbourne, VIC 37° 48' 12.2904" S, 144° 57' 2.5632" E

Lovers of chamber music should not miss this one. Tickets are $25, including a glass of Chardonnay or soft drink and finger food served during interval. For bookings call 9645 9879 or 0412 525 769.

Czech and Slovak Newsletter - October 2011

Dear friend,

Welcome to the October issue of the Czech and Slovak Newsletter! We especially welcome all the new subscribers we've had this month. Remember, if you have friends who might be interested in the news we distribute, let us know by replying to this e-mail, or you can get them to subscribe to the newsletter at http://vodafest.org

In this issue:

  • A Tea Party at the Senator’s
  • Czech Spring Festival of Hobart 2011
  • Schubert and ChardonnayBeer Fest at Koliba
  • Christmas Traditions for Kids
  • Christmas Present Idea

A Tea Party at the Senator’s

Date: 
Saturday, 29 October 2011 - 7:00pm
Location: 
Slovak House
105 Triholm Avenue
Laverton, VIC 37° 52' 8.688" S, 144° 45' 13.7376" E

(Matinée: Sunday 30. October 2011 from 2:30pm)

STAG, the Slovak amateur theatre group supported by the Australian Slovaks' Association in Victoria, in association with the Slovak Social Club "Ludovit Stur" present the classic Slovak play by Ivan Stodola -- A Tea Party at the Senator's.

A Night with Dance and Music at Sokol

Date: 
Thursday, 15 September 2011 - 7:00pm
Location: 
Sokol Melbourne
497 Queensberry Street
North Melbourne, VIC 37° 48' 11.9304" S, 144° 57' 2.4444" E

A dance night with the music band Vintage Blue Music is on at Sokol in the middle of October.

The entry fee is $10 for the night, and includes a free drink. For dinner at 7pm, schnitzel with potato salad and coffee with cake is served at $15. For bookings, call Marketa at 0413 852 488 or 03 5996 9713.

A Night with Dance and Music at Sokol

Date: 
Thursday, 15 September 2011 - 7:00pm
Location: 
Sokol Melbourne
497 Queensberry Street
North Melbourne, VIC 37° 48' 11.9304" S, 144° 57' 2.4444" E

A dance night with the music band Vintage Blue Music is on at Sokol in the middle of October.

The entry fee is $10 for the night, and includes a free drink. For dinner at 7pm, schnitzel with potato salad and coffee with cake is served at $15. For bookings, call Marketa at 0413 852 488 or 03 5996 9713.

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