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March 2018

SLA kviečia į susitikimų ciklą: Susipažinkite – Jaunieji Lietuviai Niujorkiečiai.
Pirmas vakaras skirtas ekologijos specialistei Emmalinai Glinskis, kuri ką tik grįžo iš Antraktidos.

Susitikimas vyks penktadienį, kovo 2 d., 6:30 valandą vakare SLA patalpose (307 W 30th Street, New York, NY 10001).

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Montessori “Ziburelis” Open House

Saturday, March 3
9-11 am
Lithuanian World Center (14911 E 127th St, Lemont, IL 60439)

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OR – National dictation – Portland

March 3, Saturday, 11:45 AM

Saturday, March 3, 11:45 am – 13:45 pm

National dictation (Lithuanian language)
Latvian hall (5500 SW Dosch Rd., Portland, OR 97239)

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ANNUNCIATION PARISH LENTEN RETREAT, CONDUCTED BY FATHER ŽYDRUNAS KULPYS FROM LITHUANIA
SATURDAY, MARCH 3 (3 PM) and SUNDAY, MARCH 4 (10 AM)

ON SATURDAY, MARCH 3 (3 PM) and SUNDAY, MARCH 4 (10 AM), ANNUNCIATION PARISH WILL HOST ITS ANNUAL LENTEN RETREAT. Our Lenten retreat will be led by Father Žydrūnas Kulpys from Lithuania, the pastor of Liudvinavas parish (Marijampolė region). Fr. Kulpys taught theology as a member of the VDU Catholic theology faculty and at the Kaunas clergy seminary. In 2010, he earned a doctorate degree in Catholic theological studies. He served as the director of the Vilkaviškis diocese family center and the „Faith and Light“ association and also served as the chaplain of „God‘s Children“ in Marijampolė.

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IL – St. Casimir Festival

March 4, Sunday, 9:00 AM

On Sunday, March 4 at Lithuanian World Center, Rita Riskus Hall (14911 E 127th St, Lemont, IL 60439) Lithuanian Scouts invite you to the St. Casimir Festival!

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Sunday, March 4, 11 am – 3 pm

St. Casimir’s Fair at St. Casimir Parish (2718 St George St., Los Angeles, CA 90027).

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Sunday, March 4 at 11:30 am

The New York Lithuanian Scouts invite you to our annual St. Casimir’s Fair celebration! Enjoy a traditional Lithuanian lunch, bake sale, vendors, handmade crafts, Lithuanian foods and goods, games for children and prize drawings.

Holy Mass at 10 AM at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, in the downstairs hall (278 North 8th Street, Brooklyn NY 11211).

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Rūta Mockutė painting exhibition

Thursday, March 8, 6 pm – 8 pm

Address: Montserrat Contemporary Art Gallery, 547 W. 27th Street , #516, 5th floor, New York, NY 10001

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IL – Flag Raising Ceremony

March 9, Friday, 12:00 PM

Flag Raising Ceremony at Daley Plaza

Friday, March 9 at 12 pm
Daley Plaza (50 W Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602)

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Saturday, March 10 at 2 pm
Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture (6500 S Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60629)

Using photographs, documents, publications, and other historical artifacts, “For Freedom” explores Lithuanian Americans’ support for the cause of Lithuania’s independence one hundred years ago. Drawing on materials in the Balzekas Museum as well as public and private, national and regional archives and collections, the exhibition centralizes the presence of historical documents to prove that this century-long struggle for freedom was powered by ideas and ideals expressed in words and actions. Never before shown in Chicago, the original petition by Lithuanian Americans to the President of the US and a rare treat – Petras Rimsa’s sculpture “The Ploughman” will be on the exhibit. Visitors will be able to take pictures of these rare artifacts for the future generation.

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IL – ČLKL Semifinals

March 10, Saturday, 3:40 PM

ČLKL Semifinals
Saturday, March 10, 3:40 pm
Lithuanian World Center, Banquet Hall (14911 E 127th St, Lemont, IL 60439)
Chicago Lithuanian Basketball League

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Saturday, March 10 at 6 pm

35th Anniversary of the Žiburėlis Lithuanian Montessori at Lithuanian World Center, Main Banquet Hall (14911 E 127th St, Lemont, IL 60439).

For more info please call 609-271-7987 (Ieva).

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Saturday, March 10, 8 pm

“The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat” opera
Caltech’s Dabney Lounge in Dabney Hall of the Humanities, 320 S Michigan Ave., Pasadena, CA 91106

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March 11th Commemoration
Sunday, March 11, 12:30 pm

Lithuanian World Center, Lithuanian Foundation Hall (14911 E 127th St, Lemont, IL 60439)

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NY – March 11th commemoration

March 11, Sunday, 3:00 PM

Sunday, March 11 at 3 pm

March 11th commemoration at SLA 307 Art space (307 W 30th Street, New York, NY 10001).
Danius Glinskis, dglinskis@bcausa.com

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Sunday, March 11, 3 pm

“The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat” opera
Caltech’s Dabney Lounge in Dabney Hall of the Humanities, 320 S Michigan Ave., Pasadena, CA 91106

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Sunday, March 11, 4 pm
The Cathedral of the Incarnation, 50 Cathedral Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530

Virginius Barkauskas Organ recital
Works by Bach, Couperin, Guillou,
Naujalis, Sanders, Tournemire, Vierne and Widor

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IL – Folk Art Workshops 2018

March 16, Friday, 5:00 PM

Folk Art Workshops 2018
Friday, 03/16/2018, 5 pm – 8:30 pm
Saturday, 03/17/2018, 9 am – 4 pm
Lithuanian Art Museum (14911 E 127th St, Lemont, IL 60439)

Traditions, crafts, folk artists and workshops.

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IL – Folk Art Workshops 2018

March 17, Saturday, 9:00 AM

Folk Art Workshops 2018
Friday, 03/16/2018, 5 pm – 8:30 pm
Saturday, 03/17/2018, 9 am – 4 pm
Lithuanian Art Museum (14911 E 127th St, Lemont, IL 60439)

Traditions, crafts, folk artists and workshops.

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Dear AZ Lithuanians,

We have finally settled the details for our upcoming 100th Lithuanian’s Independence Celebration.

Saturday, March 17th, 3pm
University Club at ASU Hall
Address: 425 E University Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281

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Annual LAC Portland chapter meeting

Saturday, March 17th, 4 pm at the Giedrė and Vilmantas Babarskas’ residence: 3744 NW 19th Circle, Camas, WA 98607.

503-974-6407

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Saturday, March 17 at 6 pm at “Mama Papa Lithuania” (1241 Park St.. Alameda, CA 94501).

Join us for an informal and fun evening/mini concert with dancers from the Vilnius University folk dance group “Jaunimėlis”. We’ll dance!

More on Jaunimelis: http://jaunimelis.weebly.com/

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Sunday, March 18th at 12 pm
Music and dance performance for the whole family “The Snow Queen”
St. Adalbert Church, 30 3rd street, Elizabeth, NJ 07206

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8th Annual 100 Year Lithuanian Independence Day Commemoration
(Vasario 16-tos Minėjimas)

Potluck and Polish Folk Dance Group Performance – Suggested Donation: $5

Sunday, March 18, 2018
Social Hour: 12:00 Noon
Potluck Meal: 1:00 PM
Program: 2:00 PM
Dance Program: 2:30 PM

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CA – Koldūnų Luncheon

March 18, Sunday, 12:15 PM

Sunday, March 18 at 12:15 pm

Koldūnų Luncheon at St. Casimir Lithuanian Parish (2718 St George St., Los Angeles, CA 90027).

Tickets: 310-780-0758 (Ingrida Jodelienė)

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Commemoration of the 150th Birthday of Vydūnas
Sunday, March 18 at 12:30 pm
Lithuanian World Center, Banquet Hall (14911 E 127th St, Lemont, IL 60439)

Vydunas Foundation

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Sunday, March 18 at 3:15 pm

Virginius Barkauskas Organ recital at St. Patrick’s Cathedral (5th Avenue and 51st St., New York, NY 10022).
Works by Bach, Guillou, Naujalis & Vierne

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Mass at B. J. M. Lithuanian Catholic Mission:

Monday, March 19th, 7 pm
Wednesday, March 21st, 7 pm
Friday, March 23rd, 7 pm

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Saturday, March 24 at 7 pm
60th Anniversary of The Westmor Dance Studio

Please join us for a spectacular dance show by a couple from Lithuania Evaldas Sodeika and Ieva Žukauskaitė.

The Westmor Dance Studio, 607 S. Western Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90005
Tickets: westmordancestudio@gmail.com, 626-422-8293 (Valdas and Lilya Padriezas)

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PALM SUNDAY SERVICES WILL BE HELD ON SUNDAY, MARCH 25TH AT 10 AM, AT ANNUNCIATION PARISH.

PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO THE CURRENT RENOVATION OF THE INTERIOR OF ANNUNCIATION CHURCH, THE MASS ON MARCH 25th (10 AM) WILL BE HELD IN THE ANNUNCIATION PARISH HALL (70 HAVEMEYER STREET, BROOKLYN, NY 11211).

After the Holy Mass, there will be refreshments and an Easter egg coloring demonstration in the parish hall conducted by artist Asta Bublienė.

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CA – Palm Sunday Spring Fair

March 25, Sunday, 12:00 PM

Palm Sunday Spring Fair in St. Casimir’s Parish (2718 St George St., Los Angeles, CA 90027) in Los Angeles on March 25th at 12 pm.

Bring your family and friends.

Meet local Lithuanian artists, buy Lithuanian homemade food, listen to Lithuanian live music, talk to people, feel Lithuanian spirit.

Admission is free!

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NY – Lithuanian Cinema Afternoon

March 25, Sunday, 3:00 PM

Sunday, March 25, 3 pm

We invite you to meet the film director, Gabriele Urbonaite, and the film analyst, Lukas Brašiškis.

During the meeting, G. Urbonaite will present her Short Film “Home”.

L. Brašiškis will share his insights about the film spaces of the new generation in the Baltic countries.

The afternoon event will be held at: SLA 307, 307 West 30 Street, New York, NY 10001

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Tuesday, March 27 at 7 pm
Consulate General of Lithuania in New York (420 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10018)

In celebration of the International Theatre day the Consulate General of Lithuania in New York invites you to a performance of poetry “Valandai sugrąžinti”.

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HOLY THURSDAY SERVICES WILL BE HELD ON MARCH 29TH AT 7:00 PM, AT ANNUNCIATION PARISH.

HOLY MASS IN THE LITHUANIAN LANGUAGE WILL COMMEMORATE THE LAST SUPPER.

PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO THE CURRENT RENOVATION OF THE INTERIOR OF ANNUNCIATION CHURCH, THE MASS ON MARCH 29th (7 PM) WILL BE HELD IN THE ANNUNCIATION PARISH HALL (70 HAVEMEYER STREET, BROOKLYN, NY 11211).

Following the Holy Mass, Annunication parish’s Administrator, Msgr. Jamie Gigantiello, has invited us to come to Our Lady of Mount Carmel church to represent Annunciation’s Lithuanian parishioners in a Holy Thursday procession.

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April 2018

IL – Easter Mass

April 1, Sunday, 7:00 AM

Easter Mass at B.J.M. Lithuanian Catholic Mission:

7 am Mass
9:30 am Mass
11:30 am Mass

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NY – LITHUANIAN HOLY EASTER MASS

April 1, Sunday, 7:00 AM

LITHUANIAN HOLY EASTER MASS WILL BE HELD IN NEW YORK ON SUNDAY, APRIL 1ST AT 7 AM.

PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO THE CURRENT RENOVATION OF THE INTERIOR OF ANNUNCIATION CHURCH, EASTER MASS ON APRIL 1st WILL BE HELD IN THE CHURCH OF OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL (275 NORTH 8TH STREET, BROOKLYN, NY 11211).

ON THE MORNING OF HOLY EASTER, APRIL 1ST, AT 7:00 AM, THE NEW YORK PARISH OF ANNUNCIATION CHURCH CORDIALLY INVITES YOU TO ATTEND EASTER RESURRECTION HOLY MASS TOGETHER WITH YOUR FAMILY AND ALL YOUR FRIENDS AT OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL CHURCH.

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Lithuanian Dramatic Reading Contest „Vardan tos Lietuvos”

Saturday, April 7 at 2 pm
Lithuanian World Center (14911 E 127th St, Lemont, IL 60439)
Blessed Jurgis Matulaitis Mission

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IL – Exhibition-Concert

April 7, Saturday, 7:00 PM

Saturday, April 7 at 7 pm
Exhibition and a French Music Concert by Edita Suchockyte
Lithuanian World Center, Gallery Soul (14911 E 127th St, Lemont, IL 60439)

Chicago Mothers Foundation
630-207-9816, 630-400-0902

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IL – Divine Mercy Sunday lunch

April 8, Sunday, 12:00 PM

Sunday, April 8 after 11 am Mass

Divine Mercy Sunday lunch at LWC banquet hall (14911 E 127th St, Lemont, IL 60439)

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IL – BJMM Sunday After Easter Lunch

April 8, Sunday, 12:30 PM

BJMM Sunday After Easter Lunch
Sunday, April 8, 12:30 pm
Lithuanian World Center, Banquet Hall (14911 E 127th St, Lemont, IL 60439)
Blessed Jurgis Matulaitis Mission

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NY – Opening of the Exhibition

April 12, Thursday, 6:30 PM

The Consulate General of Lithuania invites you to the opening of the Exhibition by the Artist from Lithuania, Mrs. Edita Suchockytė and the performance of Piano Recital by the Lithuanian Pianist, Ms. Agnė Radzevičiūtė.

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Lecture “Let’s Talk About Studies”
Saturday, April 14 at 12 pm
Lithuanian World Center (14911 E 127th St, Lemont, IL 60439)
Gallery Soul

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Trys Keturiose. Lithuanian polyphonic songs concert+workshop
TRYS KETURIOSE / THREE IN FOUR
LITHUANIAN POLYPHONIC SONGS CONCERT + WORKSHOP
SATURDAY, APRIL 14, doors 5 pm
Concert will start at 5:30 pm sharp. Workshop will follow at 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Donations on a sliding scale of 5-10$ are strongly recommended at the door to thank the performers for their time.

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IL – Spindulys Annual Dinner-Concert

April 14, Saturday, 6:00 PM

Saturday, April 14 at 6 pm

Spindulys Annual Dinner-Concert “Pavasario skliautai” at LWC Banquet Hall (14911 E 127th St, Lemont, IL 60439).

Performance. Dinner. Dance.
Ensemble Spindulys

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Sunday, April 15 at 12:30 pm

Charitable Concert for “Saulute” at Lithuanian World Center, Banquet Hall (14911 E 127th St, Lemont, IL 60439).

Performances by Loreta Januleviciute, Saulius Siauciulis and Algirdas Motuza.

Sunlight Orphan Aid for Lithuania

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Sunday, April 15 at 1 pm

Performance “Dad 2″ premiere at St. Casimir Parish (2718 St George St., Los Angeles, CA 90027). For more info please call 847-715-6918 (Aidas).

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Thursday, April 19 at 4:30 pm

Performance “Short silly stories” at Down Town Library (301 S. Center. St., Reno, NV 89501).

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IL – New Book Release

April 19, Thursday, 7:00 PM

An evening with Beata Nicholson, a famous Lithuanian author of cookbooks, and her sister Odeta Bloziene. Theme: “Everyone Owns His Lifes Book”
Thursday, April 19 at 7 pm
Lithuanian World Center, Gallery Soul (14911 E 127th St, Lemont, IL 60439)

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Meeting with Prof. Dr. Liudas Mazylis
Saturday, April, 21, 12:30 pm
Lithuanian World Center, LF Hall (14911 E 127th St, Lemont, IL 60439)

Consulate General of Lithuania in Chicago, Lithuanian World Center, Lithuanian American Community, Lithuanian Foundation

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IL – Charity event “Kites of Hope”

April 21, Saturday, 6:35 PM

Saturday, April 21 at 18:30

Charity event to support kids with cancer in Lithuania. All profit will be donated to finish “Family home” .

Lithuanian World Center (14911 E 127th St, Lemont, IL 60439)
Chicago Mothers Foundation

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Saturday, April 21 at 7:30 pm

Premiere of the film „Grąžinti nepriklausomybę” at St. Casimir Parish (2718 St George St., Los Angeles, CA 90027).

The film will be shown in Lithuanian language, without subtitles.

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A March “FOR A HEALTHY AND SOBER LITHUANIA” Hoboken
Start: Sunday, April 22, 2018, 10 am
Address: Rector subway station, Rector Street, New York, NY 10006
Organizer: Genovaitė Meškelienė, Vilnius health club “Gilužis”
Phone: 347-268-6791 (Genovaitė)
If you can, dress in Lithuanian colors!

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IL – LWC Annual Members’ Meeting

April 22, Sunday, 11:00 AM

Lithuanian World Center Annual Members’ Meeting
Saturday, April 22
11 am – registration
1 pm – the meeting begins
Lithuanian World Center, Banquet Hall (14911 E 127th St, Lemont, IL 60439)

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IL – Interactive play

April 27, Friday, 7:00 PM - April 28

Interactive play by the book of Pedro Lenz “Naw Much of a Talker” (Lithuanian language)
Friday, April 27 at 7 pm
Saturday, April 28 at 7 pm
Lithuanian World Center, Ancestors Hall Restaurant (14911 E 127th St, Lemont, IL 60439)

Organizer: Bravo Bites

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IL – Darius Kairys concert

April 27, Friday, 8:00 PM

Friday, April 27, 8 pm
Darius Kairys, a friend of the Hall, is putting on a concert for all of Chicagoland at Grand Duke’s Restaurant, 6312 S. Harlem, Summit, IL 60501.
Great food, great entertainment….an unbeatable combination!

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IL – LF Annual Members’ Meeting

April 28, Saturday, 8:00 AM

Lithuanian Foundation Annual Members’ Meeting
Saturday, April 28
8 am – registration
10 am – the meeting begins
Lithuanian World Center, Banquet Hall (14911 E 127th St, Lemont, IL 60439)
Lithuanian Foundation

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IL – LWC Spring outdoor clean-up

April 28, Saturday, 12:00 PM

LWC Spring Outdoor Clean-up
Saturday, April 28 at 12 pm
Lithuanian World Center, LWC Front Lawn (14911 E 127th St, Lemont, IL 60439)
630-257-8787

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Saturday, April 28 at 1 pm
Sts. Peter & Paul School Parish gym (1433 Hamilton Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504)
Lithuanian American Community of Grand Rapids invites you to a commemoration of Lithuania’s 100th year of restoration and annual meeting.

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Saturday, April 28, 3 pm
JOIN US IN New Parkway Theatre (474 24th St, Oakland, CA 94612)
GET MY TICKET

We welcome all the Bay Area film buffs and their friends to celebrate 100 years independence anniversary with a movie specifically made for it: “Grąžinti nepriklausomybę” (EN subtitles).

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IL – Lithuanian Poetry in the USA

April 28, Saturday, 6:00 PM

Lithuanian Poetry in the USA
Saturday, April 28, 6 pm
Lithuanian World Center, Gallery Soul (14911 E 127th St, Lemont, IL 60439)

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DC – Fundraising Gala

April 28, Saturday, 6:00 PM

You are invited to a Fundraising Gala in support of Kristijonas Donelaitis Lithuanian School (KDLM) of greater Washington, DC, on April 28th at 6 PM, at the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania to the United States of America, 2622 16th Street NW, Washington, DC.

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IL – LAC Annual Members’ Meeting

April 29, Sunday, 12:30 PM

The LAC Lemont Chapter Annual Member’s Meeting
Sunday, April 29, 12:30 pm
Lithuanian World Center, Banquet Hall (14911 E 127th St, Lemont, IL 60439)

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IL – Grandis annual concert

April 29, Sunday, 1:00 PM

Sunday, April 29 at 1 pm the annual concert of the Lithuanian folk dance ensemble, “Grandis” will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its children’s group. The concert will take place in the Rita Riskus Hall of the Lithuanian World Center. All are invited! Information about tickets: Rasa Zakarauskienė, tel. 708-712-4931.

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May 2018

DC – Baltic Advocacy Day

May 3, Thursday, 12:00 PM

Baltic Advocacy Day
Thursday, May 3 at 12 pm
Capitol Hill, East Capitol St. NE and First Street SE, Washington DC, DC 20004

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OH – Lithuanian Pensioners Luncheon

May 3, Thursday, 12:00 PM

Thursday, May 3 at 12 PM – 2 PM

The Cleveland Lithuanian Pensioners Club hold a luncheon on the first Thursday of every month at the Lithuanian Club’s Gintaras Dining Room.

Lithuanian Club & Gintaras Dining Room
877 E. 185 St., Cleveland, OH 44119
(216) 531-8318

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OH – Cinco de Mayo Buffet

May 4, Friday, 5:00 PM

Friday, May 4 at 5 PM – 8 PM

ONE NIGHT ONLY!!
It’s the Lithuanian Club’s annual all-you-can-eat Cinco de Mayo Buffet featuring a variety of Mexican dishes prepared by Chef Edita along with her famous Lithuanian Nachos made with “Koldunai” Lithuanian-style pierogis.

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PATRICIJA JURKŠAITYTĖ / NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY
MAY 4 – JUNE 14, 2018
SLA 307 Art Space, 307 W 30th Street, New York, NY 10001

OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, MAY 4, 6-9 PM
GALLERY HOURS: Thursday – Saturday, 12-6 pm
CLOSED: MAY 18, 19, 20. JUNE 3

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OH – Deivis & Renata Concert

May 4, Friday, 7:00 PM

Lithuanian music stars Deivis & Renata will perform at the Lithuanian Club’s Amber Ballroom on Friday, May 4 at 7 pm.

Tickets are $25. Reservations can me made by calling 216-355-0829.

Also, the Lithuanian Club will be serving an all you can eat Cinco de Mayo Mexican Buffet in the Gintaras Dining Room starting at 5:00 pm. $10 per person.

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OH – Cinco de Mayo Party

May 5, Saturday, 12:00 PM

Saturday, May 5 at 12 PM – 6 PM
It’s the Lithuanian Club’s annual Cinco de Mayo Party. Stop by for a margarita or Corona cerveza!!

Lithuanian Club & Gintaras Dining Room
877 E. 185 St., Cleveland, OH 44119
(216) 531-8318

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Saturday, May 5 at 4:30 pm
SCREENING & LIVE EVENT “Miracle”
Part of Panorama Europe 2018
Museum of the Moving Image – Redstone Theater, 36-01 35 Avenue (at 37 Street), Astoria, New York, NY 11106

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IL – Concert by Deivis and Renata

May 5, Saturday, 7:00 PM

Concert by Deivis and Renata “Lithuania is in Our Hearts”
Saturday, May 5 at 7 pm
Lithuanian World Center, Gallery Soul (14911 E 127th St, Lemont, IL 60439)
630-640-9817 / 708-745-4038

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NY – LITHUANIAN MOTHER’S DAY

May 6, Sunday, 10:00 AM

LITHUANIAN MOTHER’S DAY – SUNDAY, MAY 6TH, 10 AM

WE INVITE YOU TO CELEBRATE MOTHER’S DAY TOGETHER AND TO SUPPORT THE NEW YORK “MAIRONIS” LITHUANIAN SCHOOL.

On Sunday, May 6th, immediately following the 10 AM Holy Mass in the Lithuanian language in the Mount Carmel lower parish hall, the New York “Maironis” Lithuanian school will host a traditional Mother’s Day celebration at the Our Lady of Mount Carmel upper parish hall.

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We invite you to meet the composer Žibuoklė Martinaitytė
Thursday, May 10th
Doors open at 6:30 PM – the event starts at 6:45 PM
SLA premises (307 West 30 Street, New York, NY 10001)

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NY – Johanna Glaza at “Pianos”

May 10, Thursday, 7:00 PM

Johanna Glaza at “Pianos”
Thursday, May 10 at 7 pm
Pianos, 158 Ludlow Street, New York, NY 10002

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IL – Bird watching trip

May 12, Saturday, 9:00 AM

BJAP Board invites you to join bird watching trip, led by Tadas Birutis, on Saturday, May 12, 9 am. Please, contact BJAP office by e-mail: lithjesuit@hotmail.com, or by phone (630)243-6234 to register for the trip.

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WI – The Singing Revolution

May 12, Saturday, 1:00 PM

Saturday, May 12, 1 PM – 3 PM
Wisconsin State Capitol, 2 East Main St., Madison, WI 53703

Restored Lithuania & The Singing Revolution

Madison Vilnius Sister Cities, Inc. and The Honorary Lithuanian Consulate in Wisconsin celebrate the 100th anniversary of the creation of Lithuania as a modern, independent nation with an afternoon and evening of activities focused on the power of song and the critical role it has played in recent history.

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WI – 2018 MVSC Banquet

May 12, Saturday, 5:00 PM

Saturday, May 12 at 5 pm

Madison Vilnius Sister Cities, Inc. invites you to its Annual Banquet at The Madison Club, 5 East Wilson Street, Madison, WI 53703.

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We invite you to a screening of the film “Return to Independence” on Saturday, May 12th
The film will be presented by the producer Dagnė Puodžiūnaitė
The entrance fee is $10
The doors open at 6:30 PM
The film starts at 7 PM
Address: Susivienijimas Lietuvių Amerikoje (SLA), 307 W 30th Street, New York, NY 10001

Organizer: Gintarė Bukauskas, Niujorko miesto lietuvių bendruomenė
Phone: 347-415-6379 / Email: gintareb@hotmail.com

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OH – Mother’s Day Grand Buffet

May 13, Sunday, 11:30 AM

The annual Mother’s Day Grand Buffet will take place on Sunday, May 13 at 11:30 AM – 2 PM in the Amber Ballroom (upstairs).

The all you can eat buffet features a variety of Lithuanian specialties including Cepelinai, Kugelis, Saltibarsciai (cold beet soup), & more!! $20 per person, children 6-12 $10.

Live music by Augis Dicevicius

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The New York City Theater “Pokštininkai” presents a performance for children „Baugalo sėkla”

Start: Sunday, May 13, 12 pm
Address: Our Lady of Mount Carmel viršutinė salė, 275 N 8th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Organizers: Vida Bladykaitė, The New York City Theater “Pokštininkai”
Email: vidabladyka@yahoo.com

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IL – Lecture / meditation

May 14, Monday, 7:30 PM

Lecture / meditation
Monday, May 14 at 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Lithuanian Museum of Art (14911 E 127th St, Lemont, IL 60439)

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IL – One-night conversations

May 18, Friday, 7:30 PM

Friday, May 18 at 7:30 pm
5129 Wolf Road, Western Springs, IL 60558
One-night conversations with Liutauras Degėsis, Erika Drungytė and Antanas Šimkus

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Mirga Gražinytė Carnegie Hall

Friday, May 18th at 8 pm
Address: Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, 57th Street and Seventh Avenue, New York, NY
Organizer: Carnegie Hall
Phone: 212-247-7800

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Saturday, May 19 at 10 am
GLM end of school year performance “Stolen summer”
Gediminas Lithuanian school, 126 N. Lake Street, Mundeline, IL 60060
glm.ilinojus@gmail.com / 847-630-0098

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Sunday, June 20 at 10:30 am

Lithuanian partisans remembrance hike at Swallow Cliff Woods, South Palos Park, La Grange Rd. / 123rd St.

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New York City Lithuanian community Board Meeting

Start: Sunday, May 20, 11:30 am
Address: 70 Havemeyer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Email: vilkau72@gmail.com

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The Daughters of Lithuania Spring Luncheon
Sunday, May 20 at 12 pm
Lithuanian World Center, Banquet Hall (14911 E 127th St, Lemont, IL 60439)
630-272-9131

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IL– Egle’s Danceworld Concert

May 20, Sunday, 2:00 PM

Egle’s Danceworld 9th Season Spring Concert
Sunday, May 20, 2 pm
Lithuanian World Center, LF Hall (14911 E 127th St, Lemont, IL 60439)

Egle’s Danceworld
630-430-4216

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Huge sculpture in celebration of the centennial of modern Lithuania

On Wednesday, May 23, morning commuters in Union Station, in Washington DC, might notice that the Station’s Main Hall looks different. Travelers and tourists will be greeted by internationally acclaimed Lithuanian American artist Ray Bartkus’ “Gardens” installation, a 17’ x 17’ x 17’ LED and aluminum mobile sculpture.

“Gardens” is inspired by Lithuanian folk art ornaments called “Sodai” — strands of straw woven into complex 3D polygons. Ray Bartkus has reimagined these traditional ornaments through a contemporary magnifying lens, using modern materials and technology, now shaping LED and aluminum instead of straw, into a slowly rotating, giant geometric kaleidoscope.

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IL – LWC Outdoor Cinema Evenings

May 24, Thursday, 7:30 PM

LWC Outdoor Cinema Evenings
Thursday, May 24 at 7:30 pm
LWC Outdoor Cinema Evenings at 14911 E 127th St, Lemont, IL 60439

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Sunday, May 27 at 9 am

Organization “Child’s Gate to Learning” members meeting at LWC (14911 E 127th St, Lemont, IL 60439).

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Marija Drėmaitė lecture “Optimistic Architecture: Kaunas Phenomenon, 1918-1940”
Wednesday, May 30 at 6:30 pm
Consulate General of Lithuania in New York, 20 5th Ave #304, New York, NY 10018
212-354-7840 / Email: ny.renginiai@urm.lt

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June 2018

VT – Neringa Talka / Work Weekend

June 2, Saturday, 8:00 AM - June 3

Saturday, June 2, 8 am – Sunday, June 3, 6 pm

We can’t wait to see Neringa’s friends come and help prepare the Neringa campsite for the summer once again during the annual Talka / Work Weekend. If you are planning to attend, please contact director Regina at regina@neringa.org or call 978-582-5592.

Camp Neringa, 147 Neringa Road, Brattleboro, VT 05301

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IL – Bird watching trip

June 2, Saturday, 8:00 AM

Mr. Tadas Birutis and Baltic Jesuit Advancement Project invites you to the bird watching trip “In the footsteps of Fr. Saulaitis”. Trip will take place in Lemont vicinity, on Saturday, June 2nd, 8 AM. Please, register by phone (630)243-6234 or by e-mail: lithjesuit@hotmail.com.

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NEW YORK’S ANNUNCIATION PARISH CELEBRATES Fr. VYTAUTAS VOLERTAS’ 25th ANNIVERSARY OF ORDINATION

Sunday, June 3, 10 AM – Fr. Vytautas Volertas is celebrating the 25th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood! New York’s Annunciation parish will commemorate this occasion following the 10 AM Mass on Sunday June 3rd. The parish will host a luncheon in the parish hall to mark this special anniversary. Everyone is cordially invited to attend!

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Ateitis Foundation Summer Picnic

Sunday, June 3, 12 pm
Ateitis Foundation, 1380 Castlewood Drive, Lemont, IL 60439

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NY – Cocktail Mixing Fundraiser

June 3, Sunday, 2:00 PM

On Sunday, June 3, 2 – 6 pm.

Please join Tautos Fondas for their 2nd Annual Cocktail Mixing Fundraiser.
We will explore how to make tasty drinks from some of the well know liquors from Lithuania, such as Midus, Trys Devynerios, Krupnikas, Bočiai. Free tasting and baked goods. We expect a glorious afternoon in our SLA back yard!

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Žibuoklė Martinaitytė: Female Composers’ Festival
Karen Bentley Pollick (Violin & Viola): Female Composers’ Festival
Sun Jun 3rd 7 pm – 8:30 pm
Spectrum, 70 Flushing Avenue, Garage A, entrance between Cumberland and Carlton, Brooklyn, NY 11205

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OH – Lithuanian Pensioners Luncheon

June 7, Thursday, 12:00 PM

Thursday, June 7, 12 pm

The Cleveland Lithuanian Pensioners Club hold a luncheon on the first Thursday of every month at the Lithuanian Club’s Gintaras Dining Room.

Lithuanian Club & Gintaras Dining Room
877 E. 185 St., Cleveland, OH 44119
(216) 531-8318

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IL – LWC Outdoor Cinema Evenings

June 7, Thursday, 7:30 PM

LWC Outdoor Cinema Evenings
Thursday, June 7 at 7:30 pm
LWC Outdoor Cinema Evenings at 14911 E 127th St, Lemont, IL 60439

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CA – The 13th annual Baltic Picnic

June 9, Saturday, 10:30 AM

Baltic Picnic 2018 and 100-Year Anniversary of Baltic Independence
Saturday, June 9th, 10:30 am
Kennedy Grove Regional Recreation Area
6531 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante, CA 94803

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On Saturday, June 9 at 7 pm Lithuanian Army and Pennsylvania National Guard Bands will be perform in concert at the Lithuanian Music Hall (2715 E Allegheny Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19134). Admission to the concert is free.
Before the concert, starting at 5pm, you can have a dinner with the bands for $20 per person, ($10 for youth under 16 for a child portion) prepared by Linos Lithuanian Food from New Jersey. Lithuanian cepelinai will be plentiful!
Advance registration is required to reserve entrance to concert and for the dinner through Eventbrite.

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IL – Bowling for Lithuania

June 9, Saturday, 7:00 PM

Bowling for Lithuania
Saturday, June 9, 7 pm
Tivoli Bowling Lanes, 938 Warren Ave., Downers Grove, IL 60515

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Lithuania’s Independence Centennial Celebration continues in Vilnius’ Song Festival and afterward, the Republic of Lithuania on July 9-10-11 will hold a three day State funeral reburying Lithuania’s Declaration of Independence Signator prof. Mykolas Biržiška, his wife Bronislava Biržiškienė, his brothers’ prof. Vaclovas Biržiška, prof. Viktoras Biržiška, from LA Calvary Cemetary and Chicago’s Lithuanian National Cemetary to Vilnius’ Rasų Cemetary next to fellow Declaration of Independence Signator Jonas Basanavičius.

The Los Angeles Farewell Mass and Celebration of Life will be on Sunday, June 10 at 11 am St Casimir’s Church celebrated by Msgr. E. Putrimas and Pastor Rev. Tomas Karanauskas, Tolimi Aidai.

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June 14, the Day of Grief and Hope, when the Soviets commenced the genocide of the Lithuanian people.

Please join us on Sunday, June 10, at 12:15 pm at the Lithuanian World Center (14911 E 127th St, Lemont, IL 60439) in commemorating all who endured during this most difficult period of our history.

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OR – The Day of Mourning and Hope

June 14, Thursday, 4:00 PM

Thursday, June 14 at 6 PM – 7 PM

We invite everyone to gather at the Lithuanian Wayside Shrine in Grotto (8840 NE Skidmore (NE 85th and Sandy Blvd), Portland, OR 97220) to sing the Lithuanian anthem and remember those who died due to Soviet deportations.

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The Rotary Club of Chicagoland Lithuanians 10th Anniversary and 2018-2019 president Inauguration
Thursday, June 14, 7 pm
111 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60604

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Part of the annual Writers Block Festival of Staged Readings and Performances to Benefit the Actors Fund

Howl! Happening is pleased to present When Lithuania Ruled the World—a play cycle in four parts by Kestutis Nakas. Featuring a cast of East Village performance veterans including John Kelly and Edgar Oliver, this is the first time the play cycle has been presented in its entirety. The event marks the centennial year of independence for modern Lithuania. When Lithuania Ruled the World traces the rise of the medieval Lithuanian Empire, invoking the myths, legends, and worldview of Europe’s last pagans. By turns tragic, comic, ridiculous, romantic, and grotesque, the play tells story of a dynasty that forged a tolerant, polyglot, multicultural empire while resisting conquest and forced Christianization by crusading Teutonic knights.

Written in Nakas’ trademark “iambic funtameter” style, this sprawling work was first presented in New York’s East Village at the Pyramid Club, La MaMa, and Anthology Film Archives in the 80s and early 90s.

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NJ – Fine Arts & Crafts at Brookdale Park

June 16, Saturday, 10:00 AM - June 17

I would like to invite you to Fine Arts and Crafts at Brookdale Park on June 16-17. I am very happy to be participating with my pottery. The show features 160 fine artists and fine crafters and has been selected as one of Sunshine Artists Magazines top 200 shows in the country.

June 16-17, 2018
Brookdale Park, Watchung, Bellevue and Grove Avenues, Bloomfield, NJ 07003
10 AM – 5 PM
FREE Admission

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IL – LWC Charity Golf Tournament

June 16, Saturday, 12:00 PM

Lithuanian World Center Charity Golf Tournament 2018
Saturday, June 16 at 12 pm
Old Oak Country Club (14200 S Parker Rd, Homer Glen, IL 60491)

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OR – St. John’s Midsummer festival

June 16, Saturday, 2:00 PM

Please, join us for the St. John’s Midsummer Festival on Saturday, June 16th at the Rooster Rock State Park (shelter A).

Event starts at 2 PM, and ends at 10 PM.

Address: Rooster Rock State Park, shelter A
Exit 25, highway 84, Corbett, OR 97019

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OH – St. John’s Midsummer festival

June 16, Saturday, 3:00 PM

Saturday, June 16 at 3 pm
St. John’s Midsummer festival at Hueston Woods State Park, Oxford, OH.

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NJ – St. John’s Midsummer festival

June 16, Saturday, 4:00 PM

Saturday, June 16 at 4 pm
St. John’s Midsummer festival with music band from Lithuania – Dinamika!!!
For more info please call: Edita Margeviciute Mykolaitis – 848.466.9011 / Asta Suminskiene – 732.597.8486 / Kostas Maštauskas – 630.440.4775 / Lina Jefimova – 732 534 1972
Lakewood Estonian House (4 Cross Street & East Veterans Hwy, Jackson, NJ 08527)

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IL – Meeting with Aurima Dilienė

June 16, Saturday, 6:00 PM

Saturday, June 16, 6 pm

Meeting with a psychotherapist Aurima Dilienė at LWC (14911 E 127th St, Lemont, IL 60439).

aurimadiliene.com

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NEW YORK COMMEMORATION OF DAY OF MOURNING AND HOPE (IN MEMORY OF LITHUANIAN VICTIMS OF COMMUNIST TERROR).

On Sunday, June 17th, immediately following the 10 AM Holy Mass in the Lithuanian language in the Annunciation parish hall, the New York City Chapter of the Lithuanian-American Community, Inc. will commemorate the Day of Mourning and Hope in memory of the victims of mass deportations of Lithuanians to Siberia which began on June 14, 1941.

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Part of the annual Writers Block Festival of Staged Readings and Performances to Benefit the Actors Fund

Howl! Happening is pleased to present When Lithuania Ruled the World—a play cycle in four parts by Kestutis Nakas. Featuring a cast of East Village performance veterans including John Kelly and Edgar Oliver, this is the first time the play cycle has been presented in its entirety. The event marks the centennial year of independence for modern Lithuania. When Lithuania Ruled the World traces the rise of the medieval Lithuanian Empire, invoking the myths, legends, and worldview of Europe’s last pagans. By turns tragic, comic, ridiculous, romantic, and grotesque, the play tells story of a dynasty that forged a tolerant, polyglot, multicultural empire while resisting conquest and forced Christianization by crusading Teutonic knights.

Written in Nakas’ trademark “iambic funtameter” style, this sprawling work was first presented in New York’s East Village at the Pyramid Club, La MaMa, and Anthology Film Archives in the 80s and early 90s.

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Part of the annual Writers Block Festival of Staged Readings and Performances to Benefit the Actors Fund

Howl! Happening is pleased to present When Lithuania Ruled the World—a play cycle in four parts by Kestutis Nakas. Featuring a cast of East Village performance veterans including John Kelly and Edgar Oliver, this is the first time the play cycle has been presented in its entirety. The event marks the centennial year of independence for modern Lithuania. When Lithuania Ruled the World traces the rise of the medieval Lithuanian Empire, invoking the myths, legends, and worldview of Europe’s last pagans. By turns tragic, comic, ridiculous, romantic, and grotesque, the play tells story of a dynasty that forged a tolerant, polyglot, multicultural empire while resisting conquest and forced Christianization by crusading Teutonic knights.

Written in Nakas’ trademark “iambic funtameter” style, this sprawling work was first presented in New York’s East Village at the Pyramid Club, La MaMa, and Anthology Film Archives in the 80s and early 90s.

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IL – LWC Outdoor Cinema Evenings

June 21, Thursday, 7:30 PM

LWC Outdoor Cinema Evenings
Thursday, June 21 at 7:30 pm
LWC Outdoor Cinema Evenings at 14911 E 127th St, Lemont, IL 60439

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DC – Baltic Centennial Midsummer

June 23, Saturday, 11:00 AM

The Embassies of the three Baltic countries invite everyone to Dupont Circle on Saturday, June 23 at 11 am to join in celebrating Midsummer, one of the most awaited holidays of the year. Midsummer marks the longest day and the shortest night of the year, signifying the sun’s victory against night and darkness. The Midsummer celebration, which predates the arrival of Christianity in the Baltic region, is known as Joninės in Lithuania, as Jāņi in Latvia and as Jaanipäev in Estonia. The strong and enduring pagan connection to nature has influenced both ancient beliefs and the modern cultures of the Baltic people.

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Sunday, June 24, after 11 am Mass
St. John’s Midsummer festival at PLC (14911 E 127th St, Lemont, IL 60439)
Traditional games, folk music, lottery, delicious food, drinks and so much more!

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IL – LAC Summer picnic

June 24, Sunday, 12:00 PM

LAC Summer Picnic
Sunday, June 24, 12 pm
Lithuanian World Center, Picnic Area (14911 E 127th St, Lemont, IL 60439).
Lemont Chapter of the Lithuanian-American Community

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October 2018

On Oct. 21 at 12:30 pm in the Lithuanian World Center (Lemont, IL), “Child’s Gate to Learning” will organize its annual fundraising fall lunch “Derliaus pietūs”. Attendees will enjoy a good meal, see a brief musical program, and try their luck in the raffle. Proceeds help the organization continue supporting 11 after school centers in Lithuania attended by at risk family’s children.

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IL – DRAUGAS annual banquet

October 14, Sunday, 1:00 PM

Please come and support our newspapers: “DRAUGAS”, DRAUGAS NEWS, and LITHUANIAN HERITAGE.

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