Vitajte! Welcome to the ASCA Homepage!

 

Following our November meeting we will be showing The Final Mission in honor of Veterans Day and all who have served!

Please join us!  The meeting will be  November 21st at 1:00 PM  at Fr. Snock Center, St. Matthias Church

The film will start at 2:00pm after the business meeting.  The poster display will be  set up around the hall during and after the meeting for your enjoyment.

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Rating:  NR  •  Running Time:  59 minutes
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Awards Received:  First prize, One World Festival-Bratislava

Synopsis:  Directed by Dusan Hudec, The story of the American airmen shot down over Slovakia in WW2 struggling for survival in an unknown country. It tells about their refusal to admit the hopelessness of their situation, as well as their determination to confront it with dignity and self-respect. The Slovaks took care of the airmen as if they were their own children. They didn’t do it to gain any advantages, but considered it to be their humane duty, a matter of honor. Documentary, 59 min.

We will also have a wonderful 24 poster exhibit about the film at this meeting thanks to Mr. Hudec’ and Ms. Smržova’s generosity in allowing us to print them up for our use  and the generosity of Dr. Scott Irelan from YSU’s Theater department who had them printed for us!

For those who did not get a chance to see this film when Dušan Hudec the filmmaker and Darina Smržová, the producer were here in May…now is your chance!

You do NOT need to be a member to attend!

 

MORE INFO COMING:

December 13th ASCA VILIJA DINNER

4pm

still $20!

Featuring Pittsburgh Area Slovakians

IT’S ALMOST HERE!  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 NEWS:

Check out our 10th Annual Slovak Fest:

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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
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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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