LITHUANIA – Feel it! See it! Love it!

Your Lithuanian Tour Operator „BALTIC IDEA GENERATOR“ kindly invites to participate in guaranteed departure tour 2015 LITHUANIA – Feel it! See it! Love it! 10 days/ 9 nights 2015: May 8, May 22, June 19, July 3, July 17, August 7, August 21, September 4, September 11Tour features: 9 nights in centrally located well selected 3-4 stars hotels with daily breakfast/ Transport/ Round trip airport transfers/ English speaking guide/ Ship sail in Galve Lake/ Entrance tickets/ Ferry & ecology fees / Sakotis making workshop/ Farewell drink & snacks/ info package/ souvenir. SPECIAL PRICE FOR SEPTEMBER‘s TOUR– 1050 EUR/ person Regular price: 1250 EUR/ person / Single room supplement 250 EUR Email us: travel@balticidea.com/ Call us: 011 370 678 78633/ Web: www.balticidea.com DAY 1 Arrival to Vilnius. Private transfer to the hotel in Vilnius Old Town. Time to relax and adjust to time difference. DAY 2 Morning tea/ coffee with the guide & group members. Today you will explore Vilnius: UNESCO listed Old Town with it‘s main historical and architectural monuments, St. Peter‘s & Paul’s church, Parliament & KGB museum. The tour of mysterious Vilnius Cathedral‘s catacombs will reveal the story of Lithaunian Romeo & Juliet – Barbora Radvilaite and Zygimantas Augustas. Overnight. DAY 3 You will visit Trakai – the capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, a majestic insular castle of 15th century, will have a relaxing sail at Galve lake and learn about local ethnic minority – karaites. Recently renovated Uzutrakis manor will provides a spectacular view to Trakai castle. In Kernave you will climb a 5 mound complex. Return to Vilnius for overnight. DAY 4 You will travel to unique open air country life museum in Rumsiskes , depicting the 18-19th century architecture, traditions, crafts and the way of life of different ethnographic regions. Kaunas – second biggest city of Lithuania. See the Castle, wonderful churches, Town Hall square, Sun clock, Perkunas, Ciurlionis museum & the longest bridge in the world. Overnight. DAY 5 Along the most picturesque road of Lithuania you will visit Raudone and Panemune castles. Vente‘s Horn – a unique place at the Curonian Lagoon, one of the most important points for birds concentration in the Northern Europe. Short tour and overnight at Klaipeda – the only seaport of Lithuania. DAY 6 You will take a ferry and will travel to Curonian Spit – the pearl of Lithuania. In Juodkrante you will visit weatherwane gallery & climb an authentic Hill of Witches, decorated with numerous wooden sculptures based on Lithuanian legends and folk tales. In Nida you will see majestic seashore sand dunes, unique wooden architecture, neo-gothic church and old ethnographic cemetery. Trip to Klaipeda for overnight. DAY 7 Palanga tour. You’ll visit the Botanic Garden, Birute‘s Hill and the Amber museum, housing 25,000 pieces of amber. Kretinga museum & winter garden, which exhibits the history, traditions, crafts of this part of Lithuania; as well as all year flourishing plants and nice water cascades. Return to Palanga. Free time to enjoy resort life and beautiful sunset. Overnight. DAY 8 Drive to Vilnius with en route stop in the holy site of Catholic Pilgrimage – The Hill of Crosses. This is an expression of a spontaneous religiousness of people, and is a symbol not of grief and death but of Faith, Love and Sacrifice. From here the Pope blessed people of Lithuania and Christian Europe. Free afternoon in Vilnius to get some souvenirs and relax. DAY 9 You will have a chance to see the most interesting sights of Aukstaitija National park, also called the Switzerland of Lithuania and learn how Lithuanian speciality – amazing tree- cake or Sakotis is being made. Try it yourself, taste it and get some for your friend and family. Return to Vilnius. Farewell drink and snacks. DAY 10 Private transfer to the airport. Departure.

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Vaikų vasaros stovyklos Lietuvoje

Lietuvos Respublikos švietimo ir mokslo ministerija (ŠMM) pateikė informaciją apie vaikų vasaros stovyklas Lietuvoje 2015 metais su prisegtu 2015 metų vasaros stovyklų sąrašu. ŠMM kompensuoja 50 % poilsio kainos užsienio lietuvių vaikams, gyvenantiems ne Lietuvoje. Šiais klausimais galima kreiptis elektroniniu paštu: elvyra.buziene@smm.lt

Daugiau informacijos rasite: 2015 m vasaros stovyklos http://ny.mfa.lt/niujorkas/lt/naujienos/informacija-apie-vaiku-vasaros-stovyklas-lietuvoje-2015-metais

Dainų Šventė 2015: call for SF UKANA singers

San Francisco Choir Ukana rehearsals have started! 10th North American Lithuanian Song Festival (July 3-5th) in Chicago is less than a year away! Practices will take place on Sundays in San Francisco from 4pm - 5:30pm! If anyone is still interested in joining us in preparation for , please contact Aiste Siauryte Solly (aiste.solly [at] gmail.com)  to get details for future rehearsal schedules/locations.

Gražios dainos spalio 12 d.

0002719220_10Elle G - dvi merginos, perdainuojančios smagias nuo 3-čio iki 8-ojo dešimtmečio pasaulio gramofonuose ir patefonuose traškėjusias melodijas bei pamažu kuriančios savas. Ateikite pasiklausyti merginų spalio 12 d. 6 val. vakaro, į Mama Papa Lithuania. Bilietai limituoti, nuo 15$, vaikai įleidžiami nemokamai. Pirkite čia: Eventbrite.

Žvilgsniai, klausytojai, šokėjai, svajotojai… pasiklausikite grupės galite čia: http://elleg.bandcamp.com/releases

Elle G - two young ladies from Vilnius, Lithuania, playing soft and swinging songs of 20s-70s. English, french & lithuanianmelodies, comming from vinyl era, revive owing to the chemistry of fun - loving duo. As a small band Elle G uses only few instruments - ukulele, their voices, melodica, kazoo and some shakers and rattles. However, they are able to create performance for both ears and eyes.

Listen: http://elleg.bandcamp.com/releases