Vitajte! Welcome to the ASCA Homepage!

There Are Lots of exciting things going on in 2017!

  1. OUR MEETING FOR TODAY AT 4 PM IS CANCELLED; THE SCHOOL IS CLOSED ALONG WITH ALL THE YOUNGSTOWN AND WARREN SCHOOLS SO WE DONT WANT PEOPLE OUT WHEN THE ROADS MAY GET BAD AGAIN TODAY
  2. CANCELED March 14, 2017:  Our next General membership meeting is  at  4pm at Fr Snock Center of the former St. Matthias School, Our Lady of Sorrows Parish CANCELED
  3.  April 8, 2017: We will celebrate Eastern European Month in Ohio at 1pm at the First Presbyterian Church at 201 Wick Avenue, downtown Youngstown OH;  We will have displays from various Mahoning Valley ethnic groups from Eastern Europe, several people demonstrating eastern European crafts, AND John McNally, mayor of Youngstown will be presenting a proclamation declaring April Eastern European Month in Youngstown. Come Celebrate Your Eastern European Heritage!
  4. June 17, 2017: Simply Slavic  Heritage Festival in downtown Youngstown
  5. July 8, 2017:  Lansingville Parade and celebration, starting at noon in the St. Matthias Church parking lot
  6. August 13, 2017:      12th Annual Mahoning Valley Slovak Fest Taste of Slovakia Dinners, inside 12pm-3pm(pork, klobasa, sauerkraut, holubky and halušky)
    Slovak baked goods, Slovak crystal, maps, craft items, heritage displays

    Basket Auction,&

     

     

     

    Cash Card raffle ($100, $250,     $500, $750, $1000 prizes)

    MUSIC BY

    Jack Vasko Pittsburgh Slovakians  Del Sinchak

    1pm-3pm           3pm-4pm            4pm-8pm

  7. September date to be determined ASCA Summer Social
  8. October 17-21, 2017:  The Czechoslovakian Genealogical Society International Conference in Pittsburgh PA  and we will be there showing 2 movies on Wednesday evening:

 

Final Missionmovie poster

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rating:  NR  •  Running Time:  59 minutes

Visit the website  http://www.finalmission.eu

AND Mr. Hudec’s new film The Oath, the story of Michael Strank the Slovak-Rusyn who was one of the Marines who raised the flag at Iowa Jima

The Oath, Proposal for a film

 

8. December 10, 2017: ASCA VILIJA DINNER

4pm

still $20!

Featuring Pittsburgh Area Slovakians

COME ENJOY OUR TRADITIONAL SLOVAK VILIJA DINNER AT  THE FATHER SNOCK CENTER OF ST MATTHIAS CHURCH ON SHADY RUN ROAD IN YOUNGSTOWN!

IT’S A GREAT WAY TO KEEP YOUR SLOVAK HERITAGE ALIVE!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OLD Stories

 

A big thanks to Maria Silvestri for letting us know about this performance at the Kennedy Center on May 27th!  Cleveland’s Harmonia performed with  Beata Begeniova on vocals and the wonderful musicians who  play these beautiful  Slovak numbers and joined by dancers who led a tour of Slovakia’s folk regions in costume,dance and song.

Harmonia

Discover the rich culture of Slovakia through music, dance, costumes, and more. Part of the Third Annual European Month of Culture. Presented in collaboration with the Delegation of the European Union to the United States and the Embassy of Slovakia.

Ensemble Harmonia

Click to listen to this great concert!!

 

WOW! What a wonderful screening of Final Mission on Saturday, May 16th.and what a wonderful chance to finally meet Dušan Hudec the filmmaker and Darina Smržová, his producer! We had nearly one hundred people show up to view the film and see the display of posters, and Sunday morning Dušan’s interview with JP Brown on the Veterans Radio show on iHeartMedia/Youngstown.  Check out some of our photos from this event!

 

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After attending the opening night performance of Out of This Furnace at YSU I want to thank so many people who made it such a success! Thank you Dr. Irelan for this wonderful production and for believing in it’s perfect fir for our valley! And thank you Nancy Wolfgang for the wonderful directing of this fantastic group of students. You could tell that you all cared deeply for this story as more than just a piece of theater! Thank you Amber Palmer for all the research you did to make the details so accurate! And thanks to Lori Factor who did so much behind the scenes support of the production, and to all of you who contr10623840_739085522865641_791399615693840421_oibuted to the wonderful costuming, sets, background details and everyone else that I haven’t mentioned by name! If you can, please make an effort to see this story, because it truly is OUR story!
And thank you to so many of our local Slovak (and Carpatho-Rusyn) organizations who helped by contributing to this project:
ASCA of course,
Slovaks of the Greater Mahoning Valley
FCSLA Br 161
Carpatho-Rusyn Society of Youngstown/Warren/Sharon
Simply Slavic
FCSLA Br422
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the membership application is now a downloadable form

The Scholarship page is now ready!

Check out our NEW page of photos from present day Slovakia!  if you would like to request  photos of particular places in Slovakia, please let me know!

We will have upcoming events posted and also welcome contributions by our members.

SlovakFest  August 10th

I hope to keep this website current with all that is happening with our organization

 

 

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