Fall Fest 2019

Brangūs Amerikos lietuviai,

Didžiausias 2019 metų Bay Area lietuvių bendruomenės renginys jau ne už kalnų! Šiais metais pasaulyje praūžus Oktoberfest linksmybėms, susitikime Fall Fest!

Šiemet nusprendėme šiek tiek pakeisti įprastą Fall Ball renginio pobūdį. Nemažai tarėmės bei diskutavome ir nusprendėme palikti pokylių suknias nuošalyje, o dėmesį skirti tam, kas JUMS rūpi labiausiai!

Kadangi gyvename viename brangiausių JAV regionų, ištaigingą renginį organizuoti kasmet darėsi vis brangiau. Su kylančia kaina mažėjo dalyvių skaičius, tad renginio formatas tapo nebetvarus. Tačiau mes norime renginyje matyti jus visus, mūsų bendruomenės narius!

Tad šiemet viskas vyks šiek tiek paprasčiau. Gerą ūpą palaikys JAV lietuvių bendruomenėje puikiai žinomas Eugenijus Dicevičius! Šis muzikantas lietuvišką dvasią palaikys puikiai žinomais šlageriais. Jūsų lauks šokiai bei linksmybės, gardžios vaišės ir gėrimai, o svarbiausia - seni ir nauji draugai!

Pasistenkime sukurti gyvybingą Oktoberfest dvasią ir iš spintų traukime spalvingus rūbus, sijonus, o galbūt ir “Lederhosen” kelnes? Šių metų renginyje svarbiausia, kad jaustumėtės patogiai ir puikiai praleistumėte laiką!

Rudens šventė vyks Lapkričio 16 d,. Pradžia: 17 val. Pabaiga: 22 val.

Bilieto kaina60 dolerių. Bilietai brangs lapkričio 1-ą dieną, tad nieko nelaukite!

Renginio vieta: Oakwood Athletic Club (4000 Mt. Diablo Boulevard, Lafayette, CA, 94549).


Dear Bay Area Lithuanians,

The biggest and most awaited event of 2019 is almost here! After the world celebrates the jolly Oktoberfest, let’s meet in a unique Fall Fest!

The character of the event this year will be slightly different. We have spent quite some time discussing this and decided to leave the fancy ball tables and three-course meals behind, and pay attention to what is most important for YOU!

As we are located in one of the priciest regions in the US, organizing a fancy ball was getting more and more expensive every year. As the prices increased, the number of attendees shrank. It become no longer sustainable to operate the same type of event we all got used to.

This year's event is about you and the community, so we wanted to try something new. Something more simple. Something still super fun..

So, we met with a wonderful musician well known to American Lithuanian community - Eugenijus Dicevičius - who agreed to keep the festive mood and play some famous Lithuanian hits dear to our hearts. Fun, dances, plenty of delicious food and drinks will all await you in the event. But most importantly - it is an opportunity to get together!

Let’s keep the bright mood of Oktoberfest up and dress in colorful clothes, skirts and maybe even Lederhosen? ;) This year we stay true to what's most important -- enjoying ourselves with old and new friends!

Fall Fest will take place on November 16th, 5pm - 10 pm.

Tickets start at $60. Grab yours right now as the prices will increase on November 1st!

Venue: Oakwood Athletic Club (4000 Mt. Diablo Boulevard, Lafayette, CA, 94549).

Lituanistinė mokykla GENYS kviečia Bay Area lietuvius į ketvirtą metinį Cepelinų Balių


Lituanistinė mokykla GENYS kviečia Bay Area lietuvius į ketvirtą metinį Cepelinų Balių. Kviečiame visus vėl susirinkti, pabendrauti ir pasmaguriauti. 

KADA: Sekmadienį, lapkričio 10-ą, 1:00 - 5:30 PM.
KUR: Sierra Point Yacht Club, 400 Sierra Point Pkwy, Brisbane, CA 94005
BILIETAI: $30, vaikams nuo 5 metų - $10. Nuo lapkričio 1-os dienos bilietų kaina bus $40.

Užsiregistruoti prašome čia: https://forms.gle/a9v64NLtLmwNUTt17 

Už bilietus sumokėti prašome čia (nurodykite savo vardą ir už ką mokate)  https://paypal.me/Genys

Bilietus privaloma įsigyti iš anksto. Dėl riboto leidžiamo pastate žmonių skaičiaus bus parduodama tik 100 bilietų!

Gėrimus bus galima įsigyti bare.

Lithuanian Saturday School GENYS would like to invite San Francisco Lithuanians to the fourth annual Cepelinų Balius. This event was a big success last year. Therefore we are inviting you all to get together again, catch up and enjoy the good food.

TICKETS: $30, children 5 years and older - $10. The price will go up to $40 on November 1st.

WHEN: Sunday, November 10th, 1:00 - 5:30 PM.
WHERE: Sierra Point Yacht Club, 400 Sierra Point Pkwy, Brisbane, CA 94005  

Please register here: https://forms.gle/a9v64NLtLmwNUTt17 

Pay for your tickets here: https://paypal.me/Genys

Tickets must be purchased in advance. Due to space limitations, only 100 tickets will be sold!

Drinks will be available for purchase at the bar.

The Night of Ancient Lights - San Francisco


Senovinės Ugnies Naktis jau čia pat!

Brangūs lietuviai, latviai ir estai! Kviečiame jus, šeimas ir draugus rugpjūčio 31 dieną atvykti į nuostabią bei užburiančią Senovinės ugnies naktį San Franciske. Šią naktį prie Baltijos jūros pakrantės sužibs daugiau nei tūkstantis šimtmečio laužų! Tad švęskime vienybę ir prisijunkime prie savo tautiečių dainomis, mintimis ir širdimis. Jums tereikia atsinešti užkandžių, gėrimų ir puikią nuotaiką! O atvykstantys iš toliau, nepamirškite ir šiltos striukės, kad šilumą jaustumėte ne tik širdyje!

Laužas sužibs rugpjūčio 31 dieną, 7 valandą vakaro, prie 17-o Ocean Beach paplūdimio įėjimo. Šis įėjimas yra kitoje pusėje gatvės nuo Beach Chalet Brewery. Rasite mus pasidabinusius vėliavomis ir šviesomis! Renginys nemokamas.

Night of Ancient Lights is almost here and You should Come!

Dear Baltic friends, we would like to invite you, your families and friends to join us at the beautiful and magical Night of Ancient Lights! On this night more than 1000 bonfires will be lit all along the coast of Baltic sea! Let’s celebrate sovereignty and friendship by sharing songs, thoughts and warmth with our friends here and beyond the Ocean! All you need to bring is some snacks, drinks and a great mood!

We will light the bonfire on August 31st at 7pm. Look for flags and lights at the 17th entrance to the Ocean Beach, across the street from Beach Chalet Brewery. Don't forget a warm coat! The event is free.

Lietuvių Fondas Priima stipendijų paraiškas / Lithuanian Foundation Inc Accepting scholarship applications

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Priimame paraiškas 2019 m. LF stipendijoms gauti

Išsamesnę informaciją apie Lietuvių Fondo stipendijų skyrimo pirmumą, apribojimus, svarstymo ir patvirtinimo eigą, reikalingus dokumentus ir elektroninę paraišką rasite LF tinklapyje.

Registruotis ir pildyti elektroninę paraišką galite iki

2019 m. spalio 1 d.

The Lithuanian Foundation Inc. is accepting 2019 scholarship applications

For a detailed description of the Lithuanian Foundation scholarship priorities, restrictions, review process, application process, recommended steps, required documentation, and the electronic application please refer to the LF website.

The application deadline is

October 1, 2019.

Ligita's Cancer Battle


Having one household member dealing with a disabling back injury is already a huge burden on a family. Now imagine that a month into this ordeal, the only other wage earner is diagnosed with cancer. While this situation may seem highly improbable, Raimondas and Ligita today are faced with these exact circumstances.

Ligita is a dear friend, a mother to her fifteen-year-old son, a wife to a wonderful man Raimondas and so much more. She is a member of the American-Lithuanian diaspora living in the Bay Area and an active member in the Venture Christian Church. It was only twenty years ago when the couple won green cards in a lottery and migrated to the United States to achieve the coveted American dream. Like many first-generation immigrants, Ligita and Raimondas moved to America alone and have no extended network of family support. Those that have been fortunate enough to befriend the family know of their hard work and honesty, and have all been blessed by their friendship. They have never hesitated to lend their skills or time to others, and have turned every day into an adventure. Ligita was planning a trip for herself and her son to visit family in her hometown of Biržai, Lithuania, when her world came crashing down.

For those of us who know Ligita, we still grapple with the horrific diagnosis she has recently received from her doctor. She was diagnosed with Stage IV metastatic stomach cancer. She is only forty years old. It is the diagnosis that nobody wants to ever hear, at any age.

Ligita is devastated, families across the Atlantic are distraught, and those who know her are in disbelief. Ligita is preparing for a difficult road ahead; rounds of chemotherapy, radiation, and possible surgery.

Had this “just” been the back injury of Raimondas or Ligita’s cancer, the family would have been able to persevere and come through for one another as they always have. However, they have now lost all forms of income. They still must pay rent, monthly bills, and everyday expenses while living here in the Bay Area. Ligita and her family need help and support more than ever.

This is where you can help. We are doing this fundraising on behalf of Ligita and her family to help alleviate the financial burden of medical expenses. Please donate to Ligita’s cause for however much you can to help and support Ligita and her family in this time of need. Any donation will help to ensure that this family is taken care of and can focus on Ligita and her medical condition.

Please, do not hesitate to pass this fundraising link and story around through email and all forms of social media. Our thoughts and prayers are with them.

Thank you so much,

Ligita and Raimondas’ friends