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GLENBROOK, NV – The 2022 San Francisco Greek Orthodox Metropolis Young Adult Winter Retreat “Citizens of the Desert: Embracing Our Role as Christian Witnesses to Our World” takes place January 14-17, Martin Luther King weekend , at Lake Tahoe, Galilee Camp and Conference Center, 1776 US Highway 50 at Glenbrook. This retreat is open to all Orthodox students and young professionals between the ages of 18 and 30. More information and online registration: https://gosfyouth.org/young-adult-winter-retreat.


ONLINE – The Benaki Museum and Stavros Niarchos Foundation Hellenic Culture Study Center at UCLA present Spyros Kizis discusses ‘Papadopoulos 100: Exposing a Century of Greek Entrepreneurship and Taste, via Zoom on Saturday 15 January, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PST. The biscuit and food manufacturing company EJ Papadopoulos SA celebrates its centenary in 2022 and is the subject of an exhibition at the Benaki Museum in Athens. The conference highlights the history of the company, the manufacture of its products and the importance of its brand. This is the story of the Papadopoulos family, who have held the reins of this Greek company for a century. The exhibition was curated by Erato Koutsoudaki, architect-museologist, and Spyros Kizis, product and interior designer. RSVP online: https://bit.ly/3G5xOEU.

LONG ISLAND CITY, NY – Greece’s most popular carnival event comes to New York City with the 4th Annual Patras (Patrino Karnavali) Carnival Party on Saturday, January 15 at 10:00 p.m. at the Melrose Penthouse, 3608 33rd Street in Long Island City. During the carnival period, there are events such as carnival balls, masked balls and parties at home, in neighborhoods, clubs, cafes and restaurants. One of the most popular events is the “80s Back to Carnival” party, which attracts over 1,000 attendees. Three of its DJs, Stelios Apostolopoulos, Panagiotis Kolliopoulos and George Kouverianos, travel to New York and invite you to dance until the next morning. Official sponsor: LOUX – www.loux.gr. Tickets available on Eventbrite, search: 4th Annual Patras Carnival Party.

CAMBRIDGE, MA – Manos presents ‘Laiki Vradia – Greek Night, music by Athenian Entertainment Orchestra featuring Georgios Karatzas, Aggeliki Psoni, Mike Stoupakis and Stamatis Galanos on Saturday, January 15 at 9:30 p.m., at the Greek American Political Club, 288 Green Street in Cambridge. Mezedakia offered for purchase. Nearby public parking available. A special raffle will be organized for 10 tickets for the Christos Dantis concert on February 6. Reservations and more information available by phone, Maria: 617-407-8664 or Marina: 857-261-1426.


BRAINTREE, MA – Greek Comedy Night with Angelo Tsarouchas on Sunday, January 16 at 7 p.m., for all ages, at St. Catherine’s Greek Orthodox Church, 119 Common Street in Braintree, with special guests Gus Constantellis and Eleni Vidalis. Tickets $40. For reservations and information, contact Maria: 617-407-8664 or Vaia: 781-843-0047. For online ticket sales: www.greekconcertstatus.com.


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]

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