Oct
12
11:00 AM11:00

Members meeting

The next House of Czech and Slovak Republics member meeting will take place on Saturday, October 12 th at 11 AM in the Hall of Nations Building. This meeting will be a potluck (Salad A-H, Main I-O, Dessert P-Z). The board meeting will start at 9 AM preceeding the general meeting.

The next House of Czech and Slovak Republics member meeting will take place on Saturday, October 12 th at 11 AM in the Hall of Nations Building. This meeting will be a potluck (Salad A-H, Main I-O, Dessert P-Z). The board meeting will start at 9 AM preceeding the general meeting.

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Nov
9
11:00 AM11:00

Members Meeting

The next House of Czech and Slovak Republics member meeting will take place on Saturday, April  13th at 11 AM in the Hall of Nations Building. This meeting will be a potluck (Salad P-Z, Main A-H, Dessert I-O). The board meeting will start at 9 AM preceeding the general meeting.

The next House of Czech and Slovak Republics member meeting will take place on Saturday, April 13th at 11 AM in the Hall of Nations Building. This meeting will be a potluck (Salad P-Z, Main A-H, Dessert I-O). The board meeting will start at 9 AM preceeding the general meeting.

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Sep
15
4:00 PM16:00

Screening of films Edita and The Divine Ema in the Consulate of CR in LA

The Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Los Angeles together with the Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles (SVU-LA) would like to cordially invite you to a screening of Czech drama film The Divine Ema  (Božská Ema, dir. Jiří Krejčík, 1979) preceded by a short documentary film Edita about the renowned Czech/British actress Edita Brychta. Edita and her parents were close friends of Mr. Zdeněk Mahler, a recently late Czech screenwriter, writer and musicologist, who was also the screenwriter of The Divine Ema and also narrates the documentary. The evening is a tribute to his extraordinary personality and his work. 

Both films are in Czech language only and will be shown on Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 4 PM at the Dick Clark Productions Screening Room In presence of Edita Brychta. 

SVU-LA leased an intimate screening room in Santa Monica for this occasion. As the seating capacity of the theater is 25 seats we would like to kindly ask you to RSVP ahead of time. Please send your RSVP at: lidasbeach@gmail.com by Thursday, September 12, 2019. Please note that both films are in CZECH LANGUAGE ONLY. 

SCREENING TIME:
Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 4:00 PM 

LOCATION: 

Dick Clark Screening Room 
2900 West Olympic Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404

RSVP:
 
RSVP is mandatory at: lidasbeach@gmail.com by  Thursday, September 12, 2019. 


PARKING: 
Parking ONLY outside - entrance from Stewart St. or from Olympic Blvd. There are two entrances to the parking lot - one on Olympic and one on Stewart Street. Due to the train trucks, it is easier to enter from Olympic Blvd. The parking lot is located directly behind the Dick Clark Production building.  https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&safe=off&ie=UTF-8&q=dick+clark+screening+room+map&fb=1&gl=us&hq=dick+clark+screening+room&hnear=0x80c2a4cec2910019:0xb4170ab5ff23f5ab,Santa+Monica,+CA&cid=0,0,4361962082263511839&ei=GcwnUf_9MoviqAG51IHQBw&sqi=2&ved=0CHYQ_BIwAwRSVP: 

ABOUT THE FILM:
The Divine Emma (Božská Ema) is a Czech drama film directed by Jiří Krejčík. The opera lady singer Ema Destinnová (Bozidara Turzonovová) is in all her splendor on the American stage. But in Europe war is raging and she decides to return home to Bohemia. As an enthusiastic patriot, she carries over a small cape, on the back of which is a coding chart designated for the anti-Austrian revolt. Ema crosses the border and everywhere is welcomed by enthusiastic crowds. However, a denunciation results in her detention and her property is submitted to the examination. - NFA.cz

ABOUT ZDENĚK MAHLER
Zdenek Mahler was born on December 7, 1928 in Batelov by Jihlava, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia. He is known for his work on Amadeus (1984), The Butcher of Prague (2011) and Svatba jako remen (1967). 

After obtaining his doctorate in 1952 at the Faculty of Arts of Charles University, he worked briefly at the Czechoslovak Radio and worked as Minister of the Ministry Frantisek Kahud in the Ministry of Education of Czechoslovakia. Later he was also a dramatist of the Laterna magika theater and participated in the preparation of his presentation at the Expo 58 in Brussels.

Since 1960 he worked as a freelance writer, journalist and musicologist until his death. He wrote books on important personalities of domestic and world culture such as Dvořák, Smetana, Mozart and Masaryk, plays (in collaboration with directors such as Otomar Krejča, Jan Kačer and Jan Schmidt) as well as film scenes and radio and television games. 

In 2003 he received a medal from Artis Bohemiae Amicis from the Minister of Culture and in 2011 the Ladislav Fuks Prize for the Lifetime Achievement of Czech Literature 

He died on March 17, 2018 in Prague, Czech Republic. - Newsbeezer

ABOUT EDITA BRYCHTA

Edita was born in Prague but grew up in London, having fled the 1968 Russian occupation of Czechoslovakia. She comes from a family of renowned artists, her parents (Jan and Lida Brychta), have exhibited all over the world and her brother, (Alex Brychta), is a worldwide published illustrator and recipient of an MBE.

She trained at LAMDA and went on to play leading roles in many theatre productions, among which was London’s long running West End production of “Daisy Pulls It Off”, produced by Andrew Lloyd Weber. She then went on to star in several TV series and TV films, notably in the award winning “The Escape” and the TV BAFTA nominated “The Britoil Affair”.

The highly publicized role of Princess Diana in NBC’s “Behind The Palace Doors” brought Edita to the US. She continued to work in many diverse roles alongside well-known actors such as Julia Roberts, Jim Carrey, James Garner, Angela Lansbury and worked under the direction of Milos Forman, Dick Donner and Mark Rydell amongst others.

Edita’s language skills led her to star in a French TV series as well as two Czech movies and with her knowledge of accents and dialects, she has worked extensively in the world of voiceovers.

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    10990 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1100
    Los Angeles, CA 90024

    Tel.: (310) 473-0889
    Fax: (310) 473-9813
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Sep
14
11:00 AM11:00

Members Meeting

The next House of Czech and Slovak Republics member meeting will take place on Saturday, September 14th at 11 AM in the Hall of Nations Building. This meeting will be a potluck (Salad I-O, Main P-Z, Dessert A-H). The board meeting will start at 9 AM preceeding the general meeting.

The next House of Czech and Slovak Republics member meeting will take place on Saturday, September 14th at 11 AM in the Hall of Nations Building. This meeting will be a potluck (Salad I-O, Main P-Z, Dessert A-H). The board meeting will start at 9 AM preceeding the general meeting.

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Sep
14
10:00 AM10:00

Beseda s Ester Starou

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Ester Stará - spisovatelka, logopedka a pedagožka - BESEDA


  • Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 10 AM – 4 PM

    Toyota of El Cajon
    965 Arnele Ave, El Cajon, California 92020

    Beseda, čtenářská dílna a individuální logopedické konzultace/[poradna s uznávanou logopedkou, speciální pedagožkou a plodnou spisovatelkou knížek pro děti, z nichž mnoho se hodí právě pro děti, které se učí češtinu v zahraničí.


Je opravdu na co se těšit, rozhodně si to nenechte ujít. Ester napsala spoustu krásných knížek pro děti a je profesionálem ve svém oboru. S dětmi, které se češtinu učí jako druhý jazyk, pravidelně pracuje a ví, na co se zaměřit. Setkání s ní bude přínosem pro vás i vaše děti. Podívejte se na její webovou stránku, kde jsou představeny její knížky, z nichž některé budou v sobotu k prodeji.


  • Vstupné na besedu dobrovolné.

  • Individuální konzultace $15.


  • Registrace na soukromou konzultaci zde:

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Sep
12
to Sep 13

Czech School of San Diego enrollment

Registrace pro ceskou skolu San Diego informace:

  • Vážení rodiče,
    Česká škola San Diego bude letos otvírat dvě třídy - školní a předškolní - nebo spíše přesněji třídu mladších dětí do šesti let a třídu starších dětí od šesti let výše. Starší se budou scházet jako obvykle ve čtvrtek v 17:00 - 19:00, mladší rovněž ve čtvrtek od 17:15 do 18:45. Obě hodiny budou v Rancho Santa Fe asi 2-3 minuty jízdy od sebe, takže pokud budete chtít zapsat sourozence, jejich vyzvednutí nebude složité. Přesnou adresu vám zašleme po zapsání. Školné zůstává stále stejné, tedy $10 za 60 minut výuky. Přesný rozpis plateb bude brzy k dispozici.
    Výuku starších dětí budu opět zajišťovat já a Táňa Andrew, mladších dětí se ujme Maruška Peterková, všechny však budeme spolupracovat a pomáhat si, popřípadě za sebe suplovat, bude-li potřeba.
    Začneme všichni společně ve čtvrtek 12. září a na hodině přivítáme i autorku dětských knížek, pedagožku a logopedku Ester Starou, která pro nás pak v sobotu 14. září uspořádá besedu, čtenářskou dílnu a individuální logopedickou poradnu. Je opravdu na co se těšit, rozhodně si to nenechte ujít. Ester napsala spoustu krásných knížek pro děti a je profesionálem ve svém oboru. S dětmi, které se češtinu učí jako druhý jazyk, pravidelně pracuje a ví, na co se zaměřit. Setkání s ní bude přínosem pro vás i vaše děti. Podívejte se na její webovou stránku, kde jsou představeny její knížky, z nichž některé budou v sobotu k prodeji. https://esterstara.webnode.cz
    Pokud máte zájem zapsat své děti na tento školní rok, vyplňte prosím co nejdříve krátký registrační formulář zde :https://forms.gle/LAbRpZCNYNr2xLAE8
    V případě jakýchkoliv dotazů nás neváhejte kontaktovat prostřednictvím emailu ceskaskola@yahoo.com nebo na telefonním čísle (619)985-0435. Budeme se na vás i vaše děti těšit!
    Za Českou školu San Diego,
    Mgr. Nikola Kaminsky, M.A.Ředitelka školyCzech School San Diego(619) 985-0435

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Aug
30
to Sep 2

Labor day Camping with Czech and Slovak Community at Hurkey Creek-Idyllwild

Dear campers, 
It’s time to make your reservations for Labor Day Weekend 2019 Czech-Slovak Community Camp. Yvonne Masopust is dedicated member of Czech and Slovak community camping tradition which started over 50 years ago at Hume Lake. Yvonne asked me to help organize camping this year again, since she has other commitments. As always, if I can, I'm happy to help, so I agreed.

In the last few year, we were camping at Green Valley (Big Bear) and Hurkey Creek (Idyllwild). Nature is really beautiful at Big Bear, but camp is very small there (we had families who could not join us since limited space camp sites filled out quickly). Also there are no showers available there, and nights were very cold in September.
So for those reasons, majority agreed to camp at "Hurkey Creek campground" with showers, more camping spaces, and a warmer night climate. Many campers have been there already (including me), and majority have positive feed back. Last year, we had over 150 campers plus a few dogs at Hurkey Creek camp ;o) 

We are hoping that more people will be able to participate since campground has bigger site capacity and it is close to both Los Angeles and San Diego, where most of our campers live. 
Unfortunately this means that the camp will be much further for Bay Area campers (San Francisco), however, we’ve had none or very minimal participation from Bay Area in the past several years even when the camp was held at Hume Lake.

 Where:  

Hurkey Creek Campground: has 130 single-family campsites.  The campground is located in the San Jacinto Mountains about 8 miles from the town of Idyllwild and a mile from Lake Hemet. The campground sits among a forest of large pine trees with some sites along Hurkey Creek.  

The restrooms have flush toilets. Showers operate on quarters. Tents and also RVs up to 40 ft. Pet friendly campground.

When:
Friday, August 30 – Monday, September 2, 2019 (Labor Day weekend)
Some of our regular campers who are either self-employed, retired or others could possibly arrive already on Wednesday or Thursday before the long weekend.

Activities:
Recreational opportunities include fishing at nearby Lake Hemet, hiking, biking and wildlife viewing, set among tall pines, sweet smelling cedars and Legendary rocks, bird watching.  The meadow offers a large area for outdoor games (softball, volleyball, etc. – provide your own equipment) or group gatherings. There is one very nice playground for children near the day-use and camping areas.  Hurkey Creek is a beautiful natural seasonal feature of the park. When water is present, campers and guests (including dogs) are welcome to splash and play. The City of Idyllwild has lots to do: shopping, dining, music, art galleries, etc. Horse rental is available at McCall (May 1 to October 30).

How to make reservations:
Each party/family must reserve own individual campsite at Hurkey Creek campground.  If you like to come, please, do not wait and reserve your site now. We really encourage you to make reservations as soon as possible, due to camp site space limits.  Every year, we have LAST minute campers who would like to join us, but unfortunately some of them could not, since camp was already full.   

If you are not sure if you will attend, we recommend you to reserve your campsite now and decide later. It is much easier to cancel your reservation than to try to find a campsite after all of them have already been booked. Cost to cancel is $14 if canceled 14 days or more prior to the arrival. If cancelled 13 days or less prior arrival date, fee is $14+ first night camping fee. But please note, if canceled only 1 or 2 days prior to the arrival date forfeit all charges. Or if you need to cancel later, please, let me know, we could have some people on list waiting for some camp site to open.


Reserve your campsite on website below:  and choose "Hurkey Creek"  (any of available Site 1-130.) My family is on site# 88.
https://rivco.usedirect.com/RivcoSaturnV2/Facilities/AdvanceSearch.aspx

For further questions or if you are having any difficulties to book online, please call Guest Services team at 1-800-234-PARK(7275)

If you are coming, please, let us know following, so we have some idea how many campers to expect. 

-how many children/adults in your group/family?

- campsite # you have reserved?

-what are your camping days?


At the camp, we may have some activities, camp fire with guitars singing, games for children, so we like to know where to come to share info about possible daily activities.

We are truly looking forward to seeing you in camp! It will fun weekend for adults and children as well. 

Thank you, have a lovely day, I hope to hear about you soon. If you any question, please, do not hesitate to ask me.
Sincerely,

Martina Nemecek
MartinaNemecek@gmail.com

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May
25
10:00 AM10:00

Czech That Film-Movies by director Jan Hrebejk shown

CZECH THAT FILM

EXPERIENCE THE FINEST SELECTION OF NEW CZECH FILMS

IN ASSOCIATION WITH CZECH SCHOOL SAN DIEGO

Museum of Photographic Arts

1649 El Prado, San Diego, California 92101

GARDEN STORE TRILOGY WITH THE OSCAR-NOMINATED DIRECTOR JAN HŘEBEJK

A FAMILY FRIEND | RODINNÝ PŘÍTEL

Directed by Jan Hřebejk, 2017, 130 min.

Saturday, MAY 25, 10AM

A Family Friend, the first part of the trilogy Garden Store, is a melodrama set in the 1940‘s, during the German occupation. Three young women and two children await the return of their imprisoned husbands and fathers. In those difficult times, a family friend and doctor Jiří is selflessly helping the family community, forced by war to live together. Gradually feelings grow between him and one of the women. The film is a story of love that could not be fulfilled.

DESERTER | DEZERTÉR

Directed by Jan Hřebejk, 2017, 115 min.

Saturday, May 25, 1:30PM
Q&A after the screening with director Jan Hřebejk

Nazi imprisonment survivor Otto opens an upscale hair styling salon in the center of Prague where his wife and her

sisters work. As his business gets underway, a looming darkness builds with the communists’ rise to power. The state expropriates Otto’s salon, putting a pompous young lad in charge. Soon it becomes apparent that Otto must disappear or risk losing his life. Will he ever find “home” again? Deserter is a tragicomic drama of harshly tested love between husbands and wives, brothers and sisters, parents and children.

SUITOR | NÁPADNÍK

Directed by Jan Hřebejk, 2017, 113 min.

Saturday, May 25, 4:30PM

Film trilogy Garden Store consists of three separate films taking place against the backdrop of the most dramatic periods of the last century. It tells the story of three families: a family of an air radio operator, a family of a hair salon owner and a family of a garden store owner. Suitor, taking place in the late 1950s, concentrates on family relations scarred by the war and the communist takeover. The tragicomic insight shows a generational conflict between the prewar and postwar generations. Suitor is a romantic comedy about expectations parents have about the future fortune of their children.

ALL FILMS ARE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A SILENT AUCTION BENEFITING THE CZECH SCHOOL SAN DIEGO WILL BE HELD DURING THE DAY

TICKETS: EACH MOVIE $13. ALL THREE MOVIES SPECIAL $30. TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/czech-that-film-with-director-jan-hrebejk-the-flower-store-

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May
11
11:00 AM11:00

Member meeting

The next House of Czech and Slovak Republics member meeting will take place on Saturday, May 11th at 11 AM in the Hall of Nations Building. This meeting will be a potluck (Salad P-Z, Main A-H, Dessert I-O. The board meeting will start at 9 AM preceeding the general meeting.

The next House of Czech and Slovak Republics member meeting will take place on Saturday, May 11th at 11 AM in the Hall of Nations Building. This meeting will be a potluck (Salad P-Z, Main A-H, Dessert I-O. The board meeting will start at 9 AM preceeding the general meeting.

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Apr
13
11:00 AM11:00

Member meeting

The next House of Czech and Slovak Republics member meeting will take place on Saturday, April  13th at 11 AM in the Hall of Nations Building. This meeting will be a potluck (Salad A-H, Main I-O, Dessert P-Z). The board meeting will start at 9 AM preceeding the general meeting.

The next House of Czech and Slovak Republics member meeting will take place on Saturday, April 13th at 11 AM in the Hall of Nations Building. This meeting will be a potluck (Salad A-H, Main I-O, Dessert P-Z). The board meeting will start at 9 AM preceeding the general meeting.

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Mar
17
3:30 PM15:30

Josefovska Zabava (pro vsechny generace)

Prijdte se pobavit pri zive ceske i slovenske hudbe (hity i Lidovky).

Hrat a zpivat k tanci i k poslechu bude skupina: VV BAND Ivana a Vladimir Vachovi ze Strakonic!!

Website: www.czechchurch.org

When: Sunday, March 17, 2019 from 3:30PM to 7PM (after Czech catholic church mass, which starts 2:15pm)

Where: John Paul !! Polish Center, 3999 Rose Dr., Yorba Linda, CA 92886

Vztup zdarma, prosim prineste nejaky dezert ke kave.

Jako hoste budou vystupovat deti z Ceske skoly v Los Angeles.

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Mar
17
10:00 AM10:00

14 th Children Festival at Aquarium of Pacific Long Beach

Aquarium of the Pacific (at Long Beach) 14th Annual International Children’s Festival is celebrating the amazing talents of children of many cultures. West African, Mexican, Pacific Islander, Cambodian Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Persian, Irish, Slovak, and Czech dance are among the children’s performaces, along with martial arts demonstrations and an international children’s choir. Kids of all ages can partake in a percussion circle. Japanese origami, Native American crafts and Pacific Islander traditional children’s games . Celebrate the children in your life as you explore th wonders of the ocean.

Website: www.aquarium of pacific.org

When: Sunday March 17, 2019 Aquarium is open 9AM to 6PM. Podkovicka will be performing at 10AM

Where: Aquarium of Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, cA 90802

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Jan
12
11:00 AM11:00

Members meeting

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The next House of Czech and Slovak Republics member meeting will take place on Saturday, January 12th at 11 AM in the Hall of Nations Building. This meeting will be a potluck (Salad P-Z, Main A-H, Dessert I-O). The board meeting will start at 9 AM preceeding the general meeting. 

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