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April 11th, 2013

Shevchenko 2013

Taras Shevchenko self portrait

The Ukrainian American Society of Texas extends an invitation to the parish and community to the Commemoration of Ukrainian Poets. They are particularly celebrating the 199th anniversary of the birth of Taras Shevchenko, a great Ukrainian poet, artist and reformer who set the fire of a national renaissance in Ukraine.

Taras Shevchenko
Sunday April 14th 2013 at 11:30am
St Sophia Church Hall
5600 North Colony Blvd.
The Colony, TX 75056

Driving Directions ::  Printable Flyer


Admission:

$10 adults, $5 kids (age 12 and under)
Includes performances and lunch of traditional homemade Ukrainian food such as varenyky (potato and cheddar), sausage with sauerkraut, roll, and dessert, and coffee. Soda and bottled water will be available for a $1.00 donation. Beer and wine will be provided for a donation of $3.00.

  • Ukrainian goods for sale
  • Opportunities to enter a raffle and win prizes
  • Presentation about Taras Shevchenko
  • Performance by Zorya, the Ukrainian Dance Ensemble of Dallas
  • Performance by Veselka, a Ukrainian singing ensemble
  • Poetry reading contest
  • Drawing contest

Poetry Recitation Contest
Choose a poem written by Taras Shevchenko or another Ukrainian Poet, either in Ukrainian or English. Present your reading at our event, limiting the presentation time to 5 minutes. You will be assessed on the content, expression, emotional emphasis and clarity of presentation. Winners will be announced at the end of the event.

First Place Winner – $30.00
Second Place Winner – $20.00
Third Place Winner – $10.00

Youth Drawing Contest
Create an artistic expression of the poem “The Mighty Dnieper” (“Реве та стогне Дніпр широкий”). The entry may be in any medium not to exceed 11”x17” in size. Place your name and age on the back of this artistic production. Bring the artwork to the event and submit for entry. Children ages 6-17 may enter. Winners will be announced at the end of the event.

First Place Winner – $30.00
Second Place Winner – $20.00
Third Place Winner – $10.00

RSVP
Please email an RSVP to Shevchenko@uast.org for food preparation estimates by April 11, and RSVP for contest participation by April 12.
Bill Borozny: 972-632-7412, Tatyana Neuner: 214-802-5404

March 26th, 2013

Pysanky 2013

PysankyChrystya Geremesz of the Ukrainian American Society of Texas led another successful series of pysanky workshops at St. Sophia.

Old and young, parishioners and guests, all got to try their hand at this traditional and intricate Ukrainian folk art. With Chrystya’s guidance, the results were fantastic. We look forward to next year’s classes!

December 4th, 2012

Upcoming Cultural Celebrations in DFW

From Ukraine With Love
Friday December 7, 2012 at 7:00 PM
The Courtyard Theater
1509 H Avenue
Plano, TX  75074

Order tickets over the phone: 214-718-0701
Reserve tickets via the web: http://www.tickets.dallastelegraph.com/?p=92
Get tickets in person: At the Allen Montessori Academy, Sunshine International Learning Center, and Russian stores.

People’s Artist of Ukraine Ludmila Kasyanenko is truly a singer, composer, and performer. She was born and raised in the family of old-school Ukrainian musicians. At the concert Ludmila Kasyanenko will perform famous Ukrainian and Russian traditional, and contemporary hits. With the stage name “Ukrainian Madonna” Ludmila Kasyanenko successfully toured many lands. In Ukrainian culture the name “Madonna” still remains a symbol of the Mother and everything holy a women can be.

The Zorya Ukrainian folk dance ensemble based in Dallas,Texas, will bring you colors, spirit and fire of carefully preserved art of traditional Ukrainian dance culture. You will see the original Hopak, Sword’s Dance, and others.

The stage will be decorated as a historically correct window into the Cossack Era of Ukraine. Ludmila Kasyanenko and The Flying Ukrainians of Texas are building a bridge between Cossack culture of Ukraine and cowboy traditions of Texas. Experts agree, the “From Ukraine with Love” show will become a main Slavic event in 2012 for North Texas.


Ukrainian Christmas Carols
Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 7.30pm
at the Allen Public Library Theater
300 N. Allen Drive, Allen, TX 75013

Tickets: FREE!!

Your favorite Ukrainian folk singing group in DFW, Veselka, will be performing Ukrainian Christmas carols on Saturday, December 8, at 7:30 p.m. at the Allen Public Library Theater, as well there will also be an appearance by Zorya Dance Ensemble of Dallas. Wow, this will be a great family event for the season!

Some of the Carols will be performed a cappella while others will be accompanied with a violin, guitar, accordion and keyboard. Joining Veselka with the chromatic accordion is Allen resident and virtuoso Vladimir Kalizine, who will also perform some Ukrainian Chanukah songs.

To learn more about this event, see the write-up on the Allen Public Library website


Get ready to celebrate the annual Russian Elka “Wild, Wild West,” a show for the whole family! This year there are 3 shows in Russian and 1 show in English.

Russian New Year Musical Performance
Gourmet Room Restaurant
1144 N. Plano Rd #115
Richardson, TX 75081

English Show: December 23 at 5:00 PM
Russian Shows: December 25 at 11:00 AM, December 29 at 11:00 AM, December 30 at 5:00 PM

Cost: $25 for children (includes a gift), $5 for adults
For questions or reservations: 214-734-4752 or www.happymemories.us

The number of tickets is limited so they request that you please book in advance. This year they accept cash, checks, and electronic payment through Paypal. When using Paypal please provide the following information in the payment comment field: Last Name, First Name, phone number, number of tickets and date.