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Lethbridge German community celebrates Oktoberfest – Lethbridge
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Lethbridge German community celebrates Oktoberfest – Lethbridge

It’s a festival to celebrate beer, Bavarian culture and the end of summer. Oktoberfest has been a regular celebration in Lethbridge for more than a decade. Over the last eight years, John and Roy Pogorzelski have hosted their own take on the event to sold-out crowds.“It’s an absolutely amazing opportunity to gather people in the celebration of culture and arts and just being downtown and connecting with one another,” said Roy. He got the idea to host this event in southern Alberta after attending Oktoberfest in Munich in 2009.“It’s a festival that’s been around for 200 years in Munich. When we come here, people are familiar with that and it brings that sense and feels of Europe and of being back in that culture,” said Roy. “What a great festival to throw here in Lethbridge, you kn...
Ethnic celebration | Johnstown Slavic Festival will feature authentic entertainment, food, crafts | Entertainment
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Ethnic celebration | Johnstown Slavic Festival will feature authentic entertainment, food, crafts | Entertainment

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – Slavic entertainment, food, crafts and presentations will be featured at this ethnic celebration.The seventh annual Johnstown Slavic Festival will be held from 4 to 10 p.m. Friday and from noon to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 17 in the parking lot and the courtyard of the Heritage Discovery Center, 201 Sixth Ave., in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.“The festival is held here at the Heritage Discovery Center because its themes, including immigration to the area and steel and coal history, are directly related to the history of Slavs in this region,” said Richard Burkert, president and CEO of Johnstown Area Herita...