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Polka Notes 2-19-14

POLKA DANCE DATE CORRECTION….. The date listed in my write-up 2 weeks ago about Sunnybrook’s “Swing Into Spring Polka Blast” was incorrect. The correct date of the Polka Dance is SUNDAY, MAY 18th. This will be a three (3) band polka special featuring STEPHANIE “America’s Polka Sweetheart” and Her Honky Polka Band – JOE STANKY & HIS CADETS plus O’SUCH RHYTHM & MUSIC…… So polka fans mark this date (Sunday, May 18th) on your polka calender and watch for more info coming in future “Polka Notes” columns.

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“Polka Dancing” this Sunday, February 23rd at the Ludlow Polish American Club on East Street in Ludlow, MA. Dancing 2-6 p.m. to LENNY GOMULKA & CHICAGO PUSH. Polish Kitchen & Cash Bar available. Call Ed Szela 413-567-1961 for more information.

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The German Club located at 78 Carter Ave. in Pawtucket, Rhode Island will be sponsoring a “St. Patrick’s Day Polka Dance” on Sunday, March 2nd.  Doors open at 1 p.m. with food & refreshments available. The EDDIE FORMAN ORCH. will supply the music for your dancing pleasure from 2- 6 p.m. Call Erika Danner 401-723-3549 or Annie Golembewski 508-678-8116 for tickets and more information. See ad on polka pages.

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The Vero Beach Polish American Club at 7500 Route # 1 in Vero Beach, Florida will be featuring 18 time “Polka Grammy Winner” JIMMY STURR & HIS ORCH. on Sunday, March 2nd. Dancing 2-6 p.m. Food will be available and cash bar. This dance is usually a sell-out so get your tickets now. Call 772-778-0039.  Don’t miss this exciting polka day fun at the Polish Club in Vero Beach. See ad on polka pages.

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“PACZKI BALL” sponsored by the General Pulaski Memorial Committee of Orange County will be held on Sunday, March 2nd at the PLAV Hall in Pine Island, NY.  Dancing featuring THE RICH BOBINSKI ORCH. from CT.  Paczki / Donuts and coffee will be served. Tickets available by calling Kathy Rodgers 845-649-6328 or 845-386-5199.  All are welcome!

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The annual “FLORIDA STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL” will take place for 11 days – Thursday, February 27th thru Sunday, March 9th at the Festival Grounds on North Lemon Street in Plant City, Florida. The Grammy Winning JIMMY STURR ORCH. will appearing opening day Thursday, February 27th at the Wish Farms Sound Stage. Top Country & Western Stars plus other artists will be featured each day such as Crystal Gayle, The Oak Ridge Boys, Charlie Pride, Styx, Boys 11 Men, violinist Shoji Tabuchi and many many others. You’ll also enjoy attractions, arts & crafts show, foods, midway ride specials plus much more and of course their famous Strawberry Short Cake. For information call 813-754-1996 or visit their website www.flstrawberryfestival.com.

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The Polka Family will be appeared at The Assumption of The Holy Virgin Orthodox Church in Clifton, NJ for the Annual Pre-Lenten Celebration “Maslenitsa” on Sunday, February 23rd from 3 to 8 p.m. in the church hall. Ethnic buffet, raffles and much more. For more information & tickets, contact Donna 973-365-1473. Tickets are limited, so make your reservations early. Tickets will not be sold at the door. The church is located at 35 Orange Ave., Clifton, N.J.

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SAT. FEB. 22
EDDIE FORMAN (4-9) Polish American Club, Holiday, Florida

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SUN. FEB. 23
THE GOLDEN TONES (2-6) VFW Hall, Dupont, PA
LENNY GOMULKA CHICAGO PUSH (2-6) Polish American Citizens Club, Ludlow, MA
THE POLKA CLASSICS (2-5:30) Polish American Club, Daytona Beach, Florida
EDDIE BILINSKI SOUNDS of THE SOUTH (3-6) Polish American Club, Holiday, Florida
THE NORTHERN SOUNDS (3-6) Polish American Club, St. Petersburg, Florida

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THURS. FEB. 27
JIMMY STURR (10 a.m.) Florida Strawberry Festival, Plant City, FL

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SAT. MARCH 1
THE KNEWZ POLKA BAND (7-12) Amvets Hall, Buffalo, NY
JOE STANKY & HIS CADETS (7-11) Alert Firehouse Hall, Emigsville, PA
JIMMY STURR w/ Tommy Cash (2:30 & 7:30 p.m.) Orange Blossom Oprey, Weirsdale, FL
FRANK MORAVCIK w/ Marc Bouchard (1-6) SNPJ Lodge, Samsula, FL
JIMMY K & MOSTLY HONKY BAND, (7:30 – 11:30) Our Lady of MT. Carmel Church, Wyandotte, MI
THE POLKA TONES ( 7-11) Polish American Club, Canton, Ohio
LENNY ZIELINSKI “D” STREET BAND (8-12) Holiday Inn, Strongsville, Ohio

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SUN. MARCH 2
RICH BOBINSKI ORCH. (2-6) PLAV Hall, Pine Island, NY
JOE STANKY & HIS CADETS (2-6) VFW Hall, Dupont, PA
EDDIE FORMAN ( 2-6) German Club, Pawtucket, RI
FREEZE DRIED (1:30 – 6:30) Glendora House, Chicago Ridge, IL
DON PEACHEY (2 pm) Prairie Lanes, Markesan, WI
JIMMY STURR (2-6) Polish American Club, Vero Beach, FL
FRANK MORAVCIK w/ Marc Bouchard (2-5:30) Polish American Club, Daytona Beach, FL
THE  NU SOUNDZ (3-6) Polish American Club, St. Petersburg, FL
THE BEE SHARPS (3-6) Polish American Club, Holiday, FL

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SAT.  MARCH 8
GEORGE TARASEK & THE POLKA PARTNERS (7-11) Chamber Hills Firehouse Hall, Harrisburg, PA
IPA TRIBUTE BAND (7-11) Polish American Club, Ludlow, MA

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SUN. MARCH 9
STANKY COALMINERS (2-6) VFW Hall, Dupont, PA
DENNIS POLISKY & THE MAESTRO’S MEN – LENNY GOMULKA CHICAGO – EDDIE FORMAN (2-7) Polish American Club, Ludlow, MA
JASIU & THE POLKA STARS (2-5:30) Polish American Club, Daytona Beach, FL
THE MELLO TONES (2-5) Polish American Club, Belleview, FL
DON PEACHEY (1:30 p.m.) Firemen’s Hall, Ixonia, WI

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A friendly reminder to all polka bandleaders, promoters, clubs, organizations, etc. to please send all your ads, news releases, band schedules, write-ups etc. to me as early as possible – at least 3 weeks prior to publication to insure it will be included in my Polka Notes Column.  You can send or e-mail the information to the addresses listed above or call/fax me at (941) 359-8790.

Bands are subject to change

THAT’S IT FOR NOW………  HAPPY POLKA DANCING!!!