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January 2018

CA – Lithuania turns 100, Santa Monica

January 27, Saturday, 6:00 PM

On Saturday, January 27 at 6 pm we will be celebrating the birth of a new Lithuania! The celebration will be held at “Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club” (1210 4th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401). Guest of honor – Liudas Mazylis, political science professor at Lithuania’s Vytautas Magnus University.

Free entry. Please register in advance to secure your place – kons.losandzelas@urm.lt, 424-465-9901.

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IL – Klaipėda Region Recovery Hike

January 28, Sunday, 1:00 PM

Sunday, January 28 at 1 pm

Klaipėda Region Recovery Hike at lake Michigan (near 31st street beach)
Hike 5 km / run 9 km

For more information please call 224-806-5294.

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February 2018

IL – Krupnikas and Kugelis

February 3, Saturday, 7:00 PM

Tasting and Contest

Saturday, February 3 at 7 pm – M. Riskus Hall (14911 E 127th St, Lemont, IL 60439)

Fundraiser for Camp Rakas (for more info: www.camprakas.org)
Organized by Bičių Būrelis (biciuburelis@yahoo.com)

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IL – Annual Projects Update

February 11, Sunday, 12:15 PM

On February 11, 2018 at 12:15 pm in the Lithuanian World Center , “Child’s Gate to Learning” will update supporters and interested persons about 2017 projects and successes as well as plans for 2018. Slides will be shown to illustrate activities in the U.S., a seminar organized in Kaunas, young volunteers’ work with at risk youths at five supported centers in Lithuania. The session will be conducted in Lithuanian.

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Blessed Jurgis Matulaitis Mission (14911 E 127th St, Lemont, IL 60439) is organizing a 5-day (Feb. 27 – March 3) pilgrimage to the Shrine of Guadalupe in Mexico City, Mexico. $675/person plus airfare. Please register by January 10, 2018. Call Irena (708-691-9674) for more information.

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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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