Weekend Lineup
Church happenings in Granger, Plum!
Sunday is all about church, so why not spend the day supporting parish fundraisers. Sts. Cyril & Methodius in Granger will host a chicken dinner and dance with Dujka Brothers playing from 3-7 pm. Sts. Peter & Paul in Plum will hold its 122nd church picnic. Enjoy the famous Plum sausage and fried chicken dinner. Ken Brothers will provide music throughout the day and the Czechaholics will help you polka on at a free dance from 6-9:30 pm. 

Also this weekend
Special events: Luling Watermelon Thump - Shiner Hobos and Praha Brothers on Saturday

Friday: Sean Orr in Austin...Chris Rybak in Brenham...Vic Rodriguez at Cistern Country Store...Off the Grid in Fredericksburg...Country Knights at Lodge 88 in Houston.
Saturday: Glen Collins & The Alibis in Austin...Smokin' Guns at Cistern Country Store...Frank Martin Gilligan in Flatonia...Justin Thompson at Mullins Prairie Store...Kenny James in Webster.
Sunday: Lost Cause in Elgin...Al Sulak & The Country Sounds in Geronimo...Bootleg Country at Houston VFW...Texas Legacy Czech Band in New Taiton...Red Ravens at Sweet Home.

Looking ahead to next week: Tuesday - Gathering Music Show in Geronimo featuring Mary Dooley...Houston Accordion Jam at  Son Nam Vietnamese Restaurant...Alan Walling at Bavarian Grill in Plano (Wed. too!). Wednesday - Sean Orr in Austin...Mike Stroup in Flatonia...Pettit Brothers in Schulenburg

Stay calm and Picnic On!

Coming in July: Brave Combo is celebrating 40 years of nuclear polka. Carl Finch talks about the journey. Gary McKee provides some history on those patriotic songs you'll be hearing during July. And he writes about the history of the St. John Picnic. Read about the 53rd Annual National Polka Festival in Theresa Parker's column and meet the festival's new king and queen. TPN pays tribute to Western Swing legend Leon Rausch and polka legend Arthur Palla. Justin Everett reviews the latest CD by Texas Sound Check and profiles DJs Patty & Mike from Minnesota. This issue is jam-packed with photos from National Polka Festival, Slavnost, East Bernard Kolache Festival, Church Picnics, and the Wall Dance Club in San Angelo, celebrating its 50th year. Of course, we have your July calendar of dances, festivals, and live music events, and the listing of church picnics. Visit texaspolkanews.com to see the latest issue.
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Photo Gallery 
Bremond Polish Fest
Click on photo to see images by Rose Vrazel and Gary E. McKee
Texavia at KC Houston
Click on photo to see images by Gary E. McKee and Theresa Parker

GEEZER in Da Costa
Click on photo to see images by Karen Kurtz
Sealy KC Music Fest
Click on photo to see images by John Roberts and Gary E. McKee

Polka Trending
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Harry Wojahn inducted into World Concertina Congress Hall of Fame

Mollie B And The Jim Busta Band Bring Their Polka Passion To Iowa!


Watch the videos  by Walt Harfmann of Czechaholics & Moravians at Ammannsville Picnic...Jodie Mikula Orchestra at Holy Trinity Corn Hill...National Polka Festival bands...Praha Brothers, Czechaholics, & Fritz Hodde & Fab 6 at Henry Machicek Benefit in Granger...Jodie Mikula, Dujka Bros, Red Ravens, Ennis Czech Boys & Fritz Hodde at the South Texas Polka & Sausage Festival in Hallettsville.

Watch the videos  by George Weber of Ennis Czech Boys, Dujka Brothers, Mason Nesvadba at at East Bernard Kolache Fest...Shiner Hobos and Mark Halata/Texavia at Shiner Picnic...Texas Sound Check and Czechaholics at Hostyn Picnic...the Spring Awakening Dance in West featuring Dujka Brothers and Czech & Then Some.
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The blonde looked at Jack and said, "Do you think he'll jump?"

Jack says, "You know what, I bet he will." The blonde replied, "Well, I bet he won't." Jack placed $30 on the bar and said, "You're on!"

Just as the blonde placed her money on the bar, the guy did a swan dive off of the building, falling to his death. The blonde was very upset and handed her $30 to Jack, saying, "Fair's fair... Here's your money."

Jack replied, "I can't take your money, I saw this earlier on the 5 o'clock news and knew he would jump."

The blonde replies, "I did too; but I didn't think he'd do it again."

Jack took the money.
Submitted by Mason Nesvadba   Share your jokes: Theresa@polkabeat.com
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