The Night of Ancient Lights - San Francisco

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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

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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

2019 annual Baltic Picnic June 1st!

Let's get ready for the
2019 annual Baltic Picnic!

June 1 (Saturday) /  Birželio 1 (Šeštadienis)

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AGENDA:
10:30 am - Registration
11:00 am - Food Competition Tasting Begins
CATEGORIES: Sauerkraut, Potato Salad, Desert
12:00 pm - Lunch & Networking
1:00 pm - Raffle Drawing
2:00 pm - Sports & Kid’s activities
SPORTS: Volleyball & Soccer

Show your spirit and wear your national colors!
Dress code: Lithuanian green 

Roast pig, sausages and beer will be provided.
Please bring additional drinks and national dishes to share (either main dishes, salads or deserts).

TICKETS:
$10 Online
$15 at the event
Kids under 16 FREE
The park charges $5 per car

Kaunas Marathon 2019!

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Dėmesio Bay Area sporto entuziastai! Nuotolinis Kauno Maratonas šiemet ir vėl vyks mūsų apylinkėje!
Citadele Kauno Maratonas 2019 ir lietuvius visame pasaulyje vienijanti visuomeninė nepolitinė organizacija Pasaulio Lietuvių Bendruomenė, kviečia pasaulio lietuvius, jų šeimas bei draugus birželio 9-tą dieną dalyvauti jungtinėje iniciatyvoje – Pasaulio Lietuvių Bėgimas. Šiais metais bėgimas skiriamas Pasaulio lietuvių metams paminėti. 
Birželio 9 dieną, sekmadienį, kviečiame visus dalyvauti Foster City organizuojamame Kauno Maratono nuotoliniame bėgime ir bėgti 5km, 10km, 21km, arba 42km.
Detales ir registracijos info rasite čia:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1aiB1r1FcY6u-qf1ar3kJqNT2Npe1mGw_nuRlrDY33js/edit?usp=sharing
 
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Attention Bay Area runners! 
Citadele Kauno Maratonas 2019 and Global Lithuanian Community is inviting all Lithuanians, their families and friends to join the initiative - Global Lithuanian Run on June 9th.
This year's event will take a place in Foster City on June 9th with your choice of distance to run 5km, 10km, 21km, or 42km.
 
You can find more details about the event and registration through the link bellow:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1aiB1r1FcY6u-qf1ar3kJqNT2Npe1mGw_nuRlrDY33js/edit?usp=sharing