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Sokol Family Nights!
Join us at the C.S.P.S Hall for a potluck meal and activities for children of all ages!
February 25th 4:00 – 7:00 PM
March 31st 10:00 – 2:00 PM
April 22 4:00 – 7:00 PM
Flavors of Slovakia Dinner
Join us on Sunday, March 4th for our annual Slovak Dinner. Dinner includes cabbage roll, dilled green beans, pickled beets, filled dumplings, dumplings with cabbage, caraway rye bread, dessert, and coffee. Beer and wine available, by donation. $16 for adults, $8 for children under 9 years. Reservations required by February 23rd; call 651-290-0542 to make your reservation. More information is available here.
Spring Breakfast and Craft Fair
Who doesn’t love a good pancake breakfast? On Sunday, March 25th, come to the C.S.P.S. Hall for our semi-annual breakfast and craft fair! Pancakes, french toast, and sausage, as well as an interesting array of arts, jewelry, and food for sale! Click here for more information.
On Saturday, April 7th we will be celebrating Šibřinky – Czech Mardi Gras! Dinner will be served from 4:00 to 7:00 PM and will include a pork cutlet, potato salad, beets, and bread for a cost of $7. The dance will be held from 6:00 to 10:00 PM with music from Gordy Prochaska’s Little Fisherman Band, at a cost of $12 ($10 advanced ticket pricing available). Please view our flyer for additional event and payment information.
Are you wondering what the word Šibřinky means? In old Czech, it describes what sounds to humans as the silly chatter among birds. As early as 1865, Sokols in Prague used this name to describe their Mardi Gras party – the time of silliness and merriment. The name caught on!
(Cited from: http://www.folklorfest.sk/3474-sib-inky-fasiangova-or-masopustni-zabava-mardi-gras-or-pre-lenten-carnival-virginia-2015)
2nd Annual Band Blast!
On Saturday, April 28, the Czech & Slovak School Twin Cities and Sokol Minnesota will host the 2nd Annual music-friendly fundraiser at the historic C.S.P.S. Hall. Bring your family, bring your friends! Come and hear amazing local bands helping us to raise money for the hall roof and exterior repair fund. Rocket Appliances return to open the evening with their Americana set, followed by The Houdeks playing eclectic mix of gypsy-swing and waltzes. Next in the line up is Boiled in Lead, rock/world-music band, called the most important folk-rock band to appear since the 1970s! And Brass Messengers will close the evening with a gusto that only they know how. They play anything that fits into twisted brass tubing: inspired originals, sing-a-longs and covers from around the globe. Christopher Yeager returns once again to be the emcee of the evening, not to mention he’ll also teach us a dance or two. But there is more! Sing-a-longs, raffle, trivia, surprise door prizes and contests for young and old. And of course refreshments available for purchase plus a cash bar (naturally)! A $10 admission donation is suggested.
Festival of Nations 2018
Festival of Nations returns to the St. Paul RiverCentre May 3 – 6, 2018. Festival of Nations is an annual celebration of cultures from across the world and includes food, dancing, shopping, and cultural exhibits from more than 30 countries. Volunteers are needed to assist in the Sokol Minnesota cafe area. Volunteering is a great way to get to know your felllow Sokol members, and you’ll receive a free entry ticket to enjoy the festival before or after your shift! Please visit our volunteer sign-up sheet here or find more information on our festival flyer here.
Sokol Minnesota Fall Festival
Save the Date! Sunday, September 16 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Music, folk dancers, vendors, games, ethnic food, Czech beer, silent auction and more! Free admission. Accessible facilities. Volunteer to help: 612-822-6147
Sokol Minnesota members receive a postcard twice a year, highlighting upcoming events. Below, the Spring / Summer 2018 postcard is featured.sokolspringpostcard2018