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Central Midwest FRUA Adoptive Families Swim & Get Together Regional FRUA INC Events
August 02, 2015, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Adoptive Family get together for families with children from Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Bulgaria, Romania, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, and other *all* Eastern European, Baltic States, Central Asian children... and for Adult adoptees.
At Lake Hudson in Granville, Ohio
*All* children, families, adopted adults are welcome!
Entrance Fees to Lake Hudson are $8 for 9 to Adult, $5 for 2-8, free under 2. If we get more than 25 attending the rates go down a bit. Swimming for toddlers and teens, fishing, canoes, basketball, sand volleyball, space to walk and enjoy nature, etc
Matica Slovenská Day (Slovakia) Ethnic Holidays
August 04, 2015, All Day
4th of August, Matica Slovenská Day – Matica Slovenská is a main Slovak cultural institution founded in 1863.
Matica Slovenská is a source of information about Slovak literature, arts, and science. Matica Slovenská was liquidated in 1875 by order of the Hungarian authorities because it was felt that Matica Slovenská threatened the patriotic cohesion of the Austro-Hungarian empire. Matica Slovenská was reestablished August 5, 1919 in the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic. Branches were established throughout Slovakia to encourage cultural and educational work. Amateur theatre was an important part of the organization’s work. In 1948, the establishment of the Communist regime discouraged the Matica Slovenská because of a contradiction of communist culture with Slovakian historical traditions.
The existance and toleration of Matica Slovenská within communist Czechoslovakia went through cycles of ideological control and persecution then back to limited functioning as a sort of archival and library source. After the “Prague Spring” of 1968 and 69, the Matica regained much of it’s political and cultural importance.
The ideology of Matica Slovenská took an ultra-conservative bent. They supported a Declaration of Independence of the Slovak Republic in 1992 without bothering to ask the citizens whether or not they wanted independence from Czechoslovakia. The Matica was strongly opposed to integration with the European Union and membership in NATO.
These days, many Slovakians feel that Matica Slovenská does not serve the interests of the Slovak Republic. As a modern nation, Slovakia has its own Ministry of Culture that serves in the preservation and education about Slovak culture.
Matica Slovenská has become more controversial in part due to a lack of financial transparency. Of concern to mainstream Slovaks is the new Matica Slovenská newspaper published in concert with a pro clero-fascist association praising Jozef Tiso. Tiso was the dictator of the Nazi satellite Slovak State who was later convicted and executed for war crimes.
Attachment & Other Issues in International Adoption Adoption Related Conferences, Workshops, Seminars
August 05, 2015, 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
WACAP 38th Annual Family Camp Camps & Reunions: Heritage, Culture, Adoption Camps
August 05, 2015 - August 09, 2015, All Day
Near Coulee City, Washington
WACAP Family Camp offers five days of fun, activity and relaxation with other WACAP families.
FRUA INC Pacific Northwest Family Camp Regional FRUA INC Events
August 06, 2015 - August 09, 2015, All Day
Location: Cape Disappointment State Park (near Ilwaco, WA)
3 hours & 15 minutes from Seattle and 2 hours & 10 minutes from Portland with no traffic and of course, there will be traffic (ADD ADDITIONAL TIME FOR PEAK TRAVEL) Click here for map.
Roma Pryma Bohachevsky Ukrainian Dance Camp - Session 2 Camps & Reunions: Heritage, Culture, Adoption Camps
August 09, 2015 - August 22, 2015, All Day
Roma Pryma Bohachevsky Ukrainian Dance Camp
Session 1: July 26 - August 8, 2015
Session 2: August 9 - August 22, 2015
Directed by Ania Bohachevsky-Lonkevych (daughter of Roma Pryma Bohachevsky), this camp is for ages 8 -16, and offers expert instruction for beginning, intermediate and advanced students. Room, board, 24-hour supervision, expert lessons and loads of fun are included. Each camp ends with a grand recital.
20th International Summit & Training on Violence, Abuse & Trauma Adoption Related Conferences, Workshops, Seminars
August 23, 2015 - August 26, 2015, All Day
38th National Child Welfare, Juvenile, and Family Law Conference Adoption Related Conferences, Workshops, Seminars
August 24, 2015 - August 26, 2015, All Day
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National Language Day (Moldova) Ethnic Holidays
August 31, 2015, All Day
On August 27, 1989, the Popular Front of Moldova organized a mass demonstration in Chişinău, that became known as the Great National Assembly, which pressured the authorities of the Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic to adopt a language law on August 31, 1989 that proclaimed the Moldovan language written in the Latin script to be the state language of the MSSR. Its identity with the Romanian languagewas also established. On June 23, 1990 the Moldovan Parliament established August 31 as a national language day