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SQUAW VALLEY, Calif. – The annual Metropolis of San Francisco Sisterhood of Presvyteres retreat is being held in person Friday, January 21 through Sunday, January 23 at the Saint Nicholas Ranch and Retreat Center, 38526 Dunlap Road in Squaw Valley. The theme of this year’s retreat is: Who has Christ called us to be? Hear, live and respond to the call. This thought-provoking presentation will be led by Presvytera Pat Tsagalakis (Holy Apostles – Shoreline, WA) and Presvytera Donna Pappas (Saint George – Fresno, CA). All Presvyteres and Diakonisses are encouraged to attend. Register online: https://bit.ly/3poQZU4. For more information, email Metropolis of San Francisco Sisterhood President Presvytera Dimitra Dogias: [email protected]


ONLINE – The Benaki Museum and Stavros Niarchos Foundation Hellenic Culture Study Center at UCLA feature Dinos Kogias discussing ‘Kütahya Souvenir: History Imprints on Kütahya Pottery (Late 19th-Early of the 20th century)’ on Saturday, January 22 at 10 a.m. -12 p.m. PST, via Zoom. The objective of this conference is to contribute to our knowledge and understanding of Kütahya pottery from the end of the 19th century to the first decades of the 20th century while presenting some unknown aspects of this production, especially during the period of 15 city ​​month. occupation by Greek armed forces from July 1921 to August 1922. RSVP online: https://bit.ly/3qWXddB.


ONLINE – EMBCA presents the hypersonic challenges of the 21st century in a panel discussion on Sunday, January 23 at 2:00 p.m. EST/9:00 p.m. EST. The panel will be co-hosted by Lou Katsos, President of EMBCA, and Eric Hill, Technologist and Director of EMBCA. The distinguished panel, in training, will include Adam Kotler, doctoral researcher in hypersonic propulsion at the University of Central Florida (UCF); UCF Aerospace Engineering PhD Candidate Richard Burke; and avionics engineer at ABL Space Systems Constantinos Gerontis. More information is available online: https://embca.com.


ONLINE – The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Public Humanities Initiative (SNFPHI) at Columbia University presents Coal Fired: The Greek Poetry of Climate Change, January 27, 7-8:30 p.m. Athens time. Can the humanities increase public awareness and responsiveness to climate change, extreme weather, and deteriorating conditions in our natural environment? Thraca, a literary magazine based in Thessaly, a region currently facing drought, unsustainable crops and record high temperatures, joins SNFPHI to feature poetry from across Greece dealing with climate change as it is happening. manifests itself in the daily life of poets and has an impact on their physical and social life. , and economic environments. The seminar will be held in Greek. Co-organized with Thraca magazine. More information is available online: https://bit.ly/31IWJPJ.


BOCA RATON, FL – St. Mark’s Greek Orthodox Church, 2100 NW 51st Street in Boca Raton, hosts the 40th annual Greek Festival Jan. 27-30. Since 1982, Boca Raton’s biggest event continues to deliver delicious Greek cuisine and culture with some of the best authentic Greek cuisine including lamb chops, gyros, souvlaki, saganaki, loukaniko, spanakopita and homemade Greek desserts, baklava, koulourakia, kourambiedes and loukoumades. Several taverns will serve Mythos beer, Greek wine and ouzo. Entertainment includes performances from St. Mark’s award-winning Greek dancers. Festival Chairman Joe Pores, on behalf of the committee, invites everyone to attend and tour the church which features some of the most impressive iconography in the Western Hemisphere. Premium parking on site as well as remote parking at Patch Reef Park via shuttle buses. Drive-thru available with online ordering. Opening hours: Thursday, January 27, 4 p.m.-9 p.m.; Friday January 28 and Saturday January 29, 11am-11pm; and Sunday January 30 from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. More information is available by phone: 561-994-4822 and online: https://saintmarkboca.net/greekfestival/.


ONLINE – The UCLA SNF Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture and Theocharakis Foundation features Takis Mavrotas discussing Theophilos: The Evzone of Painting on Saturday, January 29, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., via Zoom. This conference, co-sponsored by the Embassy of Greece, will be introduced by the Ambassador of Greece to the United States, Alexandra Papadopoulou. This year, the B. & M. Theocharakis Foundation in Athens organized a major retrospective of the popular artist’s work, including loans from the Municipality of Mytilene and the Theophilos Museum. The online event begins with greetings from the Foundation’s Managing Director, Dr. Fotis Papathanasiou, and his Advisor and Contemporary Curator Marina Miliou Theocharakis, who will both make a brief presentation of the Foundation. The curator of the exhibition Takis Mavrotas will give a lecture on the painter and his work. Finally, Evangelia Efthimiadou (Exhibition Project Manager) and Irene Alexandrakis (Education Manager) will take us on a virtual tour of this important exhibition. Register online: https://bit.ly/3JQP5UE.

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