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CSCC at the Festival of Nations!

CSCC at the Festival of Nations!

Come and visit us at the Festival of Nations between April 30-May 3, where this year’s theme is “International Arts”. Czech & Slovak Sokol MN serves authentic food in the Cafe, supports several dance performance groups, and prepares a culture Exhibit booth, too! If you volunteer with us at the Festival of Nations, you will get a free admission ticket! To volunteer for a shift at the Czech & Slovak Cafe:...

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Welcome to the CSCC Blog!

Visit us frequently to find unique posts related to Czech and Slovak culture, CSCC happenings around town, and information about our members. We hope you find this new feature enjoyable.

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May 16 Film Showing: Burning Bush (2013), Parts 2 and 3

May 16 Film Showing: Burning Bush (2013), Parts 2 and 3

Based on real characters and events, this drama focuses on the personal sacrifice of a Prague history student, Jan Palach, who set himself on fire in protest against the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia in 1969. Dagmar Buresová, a young female lawyer, became part of his legacy by defending Jan’s family in a trial against the communist government, a regime which tried to dishonor Palach’s sacrifice, a heroic action for the...

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April 10 LECTURE: Michal Hvorecký’s Dunaj v Amerike (Danube in America)

April 10 LECTURE: Michal Hvorecký’s Dunaj v Amerike (Danube in America)

Michal Hvorecký, one of the most successful and most translated modern Slovak authors, is visiting Twin Cities! This Friday, April 10th, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop (on the East Bank of University of Minnesota Minneapolis campus). Event will be followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. at nearby restaurant, the Loring Pasta Bar. http://ias.umn.edu/2015/04/10/danube/ Parking and...

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Dr. Josef Mestenhauser

Dr. Josef Mestenhauser

It is with great sadness we announce that the founder and a long-time leader of the Czech and Slovak Cultural Center of Minnesota (CSCC), Dr. Joe Mestenhauser, passed away on Saturday, March 14th.  Dr. Mestenhauser co-founded CSCC following the visit of the late president of the Czech Republic, Václav Havel, to Minnesota in 1999.  Joe was a tireless leader behind the cultural and educational activities of the center and a continuous...

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