School and activities interest survey
Dear Friends of the Czech and Slovak Heritage Association,
As you know, CSHA is working hard this year to expand and revive interest in our community, and especially to reach out to young parents who want their children to be familiar with their heritage, language and culture.
We want to get your input, your ideas, to help us plan a calendar of activities and events that you all will find interesting and fun. We’ve developed a short and simple questionnaire, via Survey Monkey, to find out more about the kinds of activities you and your families would be most interested in. So please click this link, take the survey, and let us know how CSHA can create a calendar of events you’d like to be a part of.
Thanks in advance for your thoughts and suggestions and sharing with friends who might be interested. Please make sure to submit the survey no later than May 31st.
this Friday, March 23rd
Dear families and friends of the Czech and Slovak Heritage Association of Maryland,
We are always glad when you join us during the year for cultural events like Mikulášská, Annual festival, or theaters and concerts organized by CSHA. But we want to see more of you. We are happy to invite you for a series of four Family Fun Nights this spring with potluck, games, cartoons, crafts and music. All ages (kids, adults, grandparents) are welcome. Let’s celebrate our heritage together!
These events will be held on Friday nights from 6 to 8.30 PM (come later if you cannot make it right from the beginning) in the Undercroft of the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5200 North Charles St. Our Family Fun Nights will be held in English, so everyone can understand even if they don’t take Czech or Slovak classes and don’t speak at home in either of those languages. The goal is to bring people with Czech and Slovak roots together and share our heritage.
The first two will be:
March 2nd – Carnival Mask Making Craft Night – celebrating the tradition of Czech Masopust – register here: Carnival Mask Making Craft Night
March 23rd – Easter Traditions Night – decorating eggs and learning about Czech and Slovak Easter Traditions – register here: Easter Traditions Night
Please bring a simple dish (homemade or store bought) and join us.
All four events are free for members, but anyone is welcome to come. For non-members we ask you to make a small donation. Or better yet become a member or renew your membership for only $25 per family per year and support other activities organized by CSHA. Click on this membership form which explains all the other benefits CSHA membership brings you.
Follow us on Facebook or visit our website on www.cshamaryland.org to see the detailed schedule or to register
To all members and friends of the Czech and Slovak Heritage Association!!!
IMPORTANT GENERAL MEETING
Please join us for a general meeting of CSHA that is open to all members. Meeting takes place on January 21st, 2018 at 3 pm in the Parish Center of the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen. We encourage everyone to come and help us with shaping the future of CSHA. Anyone can become member of the Association right at the meeting by paying memberships dues (only $25 per family per year).
This year we celebrate 100th anniversary of Czechoslovak Independence and we would like to bring new events to our members and friends. We need your input on what would you like to see happening in Baltimore and are eager to hear your ideas and suggestions.
We are looking forward to seeing you at the meeting. And don’t forget, refreshments will include homemade baking from our famous Dana and Dana team and Olga’s pastry.
find on map – please note that the Parish center is a one story building located behind the cathedral
Due to circumstances beyond our control the 31st annual Czech and Slovak festival will take place in a new location this year. The VFW Hall in Parkville is a lovely space just 3 minutes away from the previous location. See updated poster bellow!!!
With great sorrow we are sharing sad news… 2 Members of our community passed away within past few days.
Join us for our annual picnic on Sunday, June 11, 2017 from 2 to 5 PM.
The location, which we used for the first time last year, The Red Eye Yacht Club, was a success.We moved the date to June, so that all of you who travel to Europe during the summer can join in before your departure. See details, mark your calendars, and we look forward seeing you there.
DUMPLING MEETING IS BACK, make sure you sign up:
Please mark your calendars for May 21, 3 pm. at the Parish Center at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5200 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21210.
Following a cooking demonstration by Bohemian Caterers, dinners will be available for purchase featuring
Spanielsky Ptacek (Spanish bird) and knedlicky (dumplings) and kolace.
We are also hoping for a repeat of the ovoce knedlicky (fruit dumplings) served last year.
Set for the Cimrman Theater show tonight is getting build as we speak…
Check out the Cimrman English Theater FB page to follow their US tour…. And get ready for Friday, April 28th, in Baltimore
To learn more about Jara Cimrman, his journey to the USA or its’ 50 year history in the Czech Republic or to read some news stories about the US tour, please use this link:
Check out the Czech and Slovak Association Facebook pages:
Time to pay your dues, please support CSHA and join in.