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Polish American Heritage Celebrated in Claremont

St. Joseph Church in Claremont will hold its annual celebration of Polish American heritage in October. Courtesy photograph

St. Joseph Church in Claremont will hold its annual celebration of Polish American heritage in October. Courtesy photograph

Claremont — A cooking class and harvest festival are among the events lined up for St. Joseph Church’s annual celebration of Polish American Heritage Month.

The church has held the celebration since 1986.

The 24th annual Polish cooking demonstration will be held Oct. 8 at 6:30 p.m. in St. Joseph Church Hall, 58 Elm St. Cooks will prepare several Polish recipes for the audience to taste. A $6 donation covers the cost of the food.

To register, call Sharon Wood at 603-542-6454 or Arline Marro at 603-542-5933.

The 25th annual Dozynki, or harvest festival, is set for Oct. 19 at 6 p.m., following the 5 p.m. Mass. The meal, which includes kielbasa, kapusta, golumbki, pierogi and hot dogs, is $10 a plate for adults, $5 for children. Tristan Smith will play Polish folk songs on the piano, and Polish gift items will be available for purchase. Tickets are sold at the door.

The 28th annual Mass and coffee hour on Oct. 27 at 10 a.m. will feature hymns sung in Polish, followed by a coffee hour with traditional Polish pastries in the church hall.

Gary Sredzienski will provide accordion music and stories, beginning at about 11:30 a.m.

The event is free, but donations are welcome.

— Staff report

CORRECTION

This article has been amended to correct an earlier error. The Mass featuring hymns in Polish, followed by a coffee hour with traditional Polish pastries, will be held Oct. 27, at 10 a.m., at St. Joseph Church in Claremont. The date was incorrect in an earlier version of this story. The numbers to call to register for the Polish cooking class on Oct. 8, at 6:30 p.m., in the church hall, are 603-542-6454 or 603-542-5933. The story gave an incorrect telephone number.