August 2010 Archives

P.E.C.A.'s Annual Date Change -

SAVE THE DATE!The Partnership for the Education of Children in Afghanistan is having their annual banquet and fundraising auction on December 4th, 2010 at the Eden Prairie Community Center. There will be food, music, dancing! More details as the event nears!

22nd Annual Taste of Greece Festival

Mark your calendars for Sept.10-12th, 2010. It will be held at St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Church located at 3450 Irving Avenue South in Minneapolis.
There will be lots of music, dancing and delicious food, so hope to see you all there!

Ukrainian Orphans Visiting

You are invited to Social hour with visiting orphans from Ukraine on Sunday, August 15, 2010
at St. Michael's and George's Ukrainian Orthodox Church for a 10:00 am church service
505 4th Street Northeast
Minneapolis, MN 55413 (612) 379-2695

Light lunch/coffee hour and FUN-FILLED PLAY TIME following service at about 11:30 am

"From Dairy Farms to Gravel Mines" Book Signing Event

Betty Belanger writes book about area's Hungarian immigrants. Years ago, Betty Bodnar Belanger became interested in the history of her ancestors and their fellow. Hungarian immigrants who settled in the rocky hills of what is now northern Elk River and southern Livonia Township.

There they established the only known Hungarian dairy farming settlement in the nation, and created a lasting legacy.Today Belanger is the author of a new book about those immigrants called "From Dairy Farms to Gravel Mines: A History of Sherburne County's Hungarian Community." (Source:

Read more about the book and book signing event :

Polish Genealogy Society of America Conference

Conference Title: "19th Century Research Using 21st Century Technology"
Where: Hilton Hotel, Oak Lawn, IL
When: October 1 & 2, 2010

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