The Czech and Slovak Heritage Association

2021 Festival Cancellation

After last year's Festival cancellation, we looked forward to bringing back your favorite event on October 24, 2021. We have started our planning effort and preparations in June and we were hopeful that we can safely hold the Festival. After reviewing current COVID-19 infection rates and community transmission in our area, we realized that having a safe large indoor event in October was not possible. We have also considered official CDC guidelines for large events and potential health impact on festival attendees and volunteers. After a thorough discussion, the CSHA Board of Directors decided to cancel this year's Festival. It was a difficult decision, but we must put the health of our members and all festival visitors first. We thank you for your understanding and your continued support.

Stephen Sabol Jr.

It is with great sadness that we announce passing of our dear friend, long-term board member, and former CSHA Vice President, Stephen Sabol Jr. Many of you remember Stephen tending bar at our Annual Festival year after year, often wearing a big hat and a smile on his face. And this is how we will always remember him: joyous, friendly, and dedicated to his community. Deepest condolences to his wife Viera and the whole family.

Obituary

CSHA Annual Picnic

Thank you to everyone who attended the CSHA Annual Picnic that took place on Sunday, September 12, 2021. This year’s picnic was held at the club of the MD State Game & Fish Protective Assoc. in White Marsh, MD. It was really great to see everyone there.

The Czech and Slovak Language School for Children

Our CSHA Language School for Children will begin the 2021-2022 school year with advanced and beginning level Czech classes starting at 6pm on Friday, 17 September 2021. Advanced and beginning level Slovak classes will be offered at 9am and 10am starting on Sunday, 19 September. Classes will continue to be on-line.  
Children, beginners or fluent speakers, 3 years old and up, are welcome to join us at any time.
Contact us at info@cshamaryland.org to learn more and to register your student for class.

CSHA Announcements · Festival

After a long period of limitations imposed on all in-person events, the CSHA board has decided to proceed with preparations for the annual Czech and Slovak Festival this year.
The 34th festival is planned for Sunday, October 24, 2021.
We are monitoring the current COVID-19 infection rates, trends, and overall development of the pandemic situation in our area and will keep you posted on any updates.

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