Weekend Lineup
Lotsa Sunday dancing!
Czechaholics are at SPJST Lodge 18 in Elgin. Southern Breeze is at North Houston VFW. Justin Trevino is at Martinez Social Club in San Antonio. Jerry Haisler & Melody 5 is at Sefcik Hall in Seaton. Charles & Fab 4 are at Sweet Home. Wow! So many great choices!!! You can also catch Chris Rybak at the Texas Renaissance Festival this weekend. 

The 13th Annual Memorial Service of the Polka Lovers Club of Texas Museum that was planned for Saturday has been canceled. Funeral services for Frances Bollom are being held on the same day. Frances was a beloved member of the museum and PoLK of A. Her services will be held beginning at 9:30 am at Immaculate Conception Church in Sealy.

On Saturday, the Polish American Council of Texas will hold its annual meeting at St. Stanislaus in Chappell Hill. The public is invited to share in the music, food, and fellowship. Lifetime Achievement Awards will be given to the Polish Eagles Band, Daniel Cendalski, and Pete and Theodore "Tado" Kwiatkowski. Read more


Also this weekend: Friday - The Fab 5 is at Lodge 88 in Houston...Off the Grid is at King's Biergarten in Pearland...Roger Kirby & Texas Heartbeat is at Tours Hall. Saturday - Jeff Woolsey & Dancehall Kings are in Anhalt...GEEZER is in Geronimo...Kenny James is at Alpine Brauhaus in Webster. Monday - Fayette County Country Opry in La Grange will feature Lisa Layne as Patsy Cline.

Stay warm and Polka On!
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More Wurstfest
Click on photo to see images by Joe Cool Pavlicek and Earline Berger Okruhlik
Texas Night in Burton
Click on photo to see images by Gary E. McKee

Watch the Wurstfest videos by Walt Harfmann of Alex Meixner Band, Squeezebox with Mollie B & Ted Lange, Ennis Czech Boys, Jodie Mikula Orchestra, Mark Halata & Texavia, Alex Meixner with Denis Novato
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Texas Folklife seeks participants for its 2019 Apprenticeship Program

Texas Folklife has made the 2019 application for the Apprenticeships in the Folk & Traditional Arts Program available to the public at
Program guidelines, a video overview of the program, and additional information are available through this link on the Texas Folklife website. The postmark deadline for applications is Monday, November 25, 2018, at 5:00 p.m.
Texas Folklife's Apprenticeships in the Folk Arts program provides awards of up to $2,500 for master artists to train qualified apprentices. The apprenticeship program allows an apprentice to improve and refine their craft under the direction of an experienced master artist over a period of several months. This provides the opportunity for the apprentice to continue his or her craft at a higher level, and, in turn, teach to others.


Mikula vs. Texas Heartbeat
Click on photo to see images by Justin Everett

Watch the videos  by George Weber of Mikula/Texas Heartbeat Veterans Dance in West...Bluebonnet Opry Polka Show...Incredible Music Makers at Hostyn Church Picnic

Watch the videos by Walt Harfmann of Wurstfest:  Alex Meixner plus Denis Novato, Mark Halata, Jodie Mikula Orchestra, Ennis Czech Boys, Mollie B & Squeezebox...TCHCC Heritage Fest: Enzian Buam and Jerry Haisler & Melody 5, Legends Series Tribute to Vrazels' Polka Band
I was walking down the street when I was accosted by a particularly dirty and shabby-looking homeless man who asked me for a couple of dollars for dinner.

I took out my wallet, extracted ten dollars and asked,"If I give you this money, will you buy some beer with it instead of dinner?"

"No, I had to stop drinking years ago," the homeless man replied.

"Will you use it to go fishing instead of buying food?" I asked.

"No, I don't waste time fishing," the homeless man said." I need to spend all my time trying to stay alive."

"Will you spend this on hunting equipment?" I asked.

"Are you NUTS!" replied the homeless man. "I haven't gone hunting in 20 years!"

"Well," I said, "I'm not going to give you money. Instead, I'm going to take you home for a shower and a terrific dinner cooked by my wife."

The homeless man was astounded. "Won't your wife be furious with you for doing that?"

I replied, "Don't worry about that. It's important for her to see what a man looks like after he has given up drinking, fishing and hunting."

Submitted by Gene Vogt      Share your jokes: Theresa@polkabeat.com
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