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2014
OKTOOBER NOVEMBER


10/2 Senior klubi (San Mateo)
10/5
Keelering (Daly CIty)
10/5 Lastekool (Berkeley)
10/5 Maarja-Liis Ilus and Hando Nahkur concert (Alameda)
10/8-10/10 FSI Conference: "War, Revolution, and Freedom: the Baltic Countries in the 20th Century" (Stanford)
10/11 Ivar Lett lasteteater (Berkeley)
10/19 Keelering
10/19 Lastekool (San Mateo)
10/19 Church Service (San Mateo)
10/19 SF Eesti Selts Annual Meeting (San Mateo)

11/2 Keelering
11/2 Lastekool (Berkeley)
11/6 
Senior klubi (San Mateo)
11/16 Keelering
11/16 Lastekool (San Mateo)
11/16 Church service (San Mateo)

11/30 Verivorst making (Mill Valley)

12/6 Baltic Christmas Fair (San Francisco)
12/20 Christmas Party and Potluck (San Francisco)

To stay up to date between newsletters, bookmark the calendars at EestiByTheBay.org and at the Facebook site!
NEWS - UUDISED
 
Maarja-Liis Ilus and Hando Nahkur concert on October 5 
5. oktoobril on teil ainulaadne võimalus kuulata Maarja-Liis Ilusa lummavat häält ja kaunist loomingut live-kontserdi näol siin samas San Francisco Bay Area keskmes Alamedas ning teda saadab klaveril talendikas Hando Nahkur. Muuhulgas kutsume inimesi tutvuma ka Eesti hetkel kõige tuntuma heategevusfondiga "Kingitud Elu", mis aitab vähihaigetel soetada elu pikendavaid ravimeid, mida ei finantseeri Eesti Haigekassa. Fondi tutvustab selle asutaja, ajakirjanik Toivo Tänavsuu. 

Kutsuge kaasa sõpru-tuttavaid ja tulge nautima ilusat õhtut!

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Maarja-Liis Ilus and Hando Nahkur concert on October 5 
On October 5th you will have an one of a kind opportunity to listen to the beautiful and familiar voice of Maarja-Liis Ilus in a live concert. Maarja will be accompanied by a talented pianist Hando Nahkur. Additionally, you will be able to learn more about 'Kingitud Elu' or ‘The Gift of Life, which is Estonia’s first privately launched charity fund in support of cancer treatment. It helps those whose medical costs are not covered by the state’s Health Insurance Fund, assisting them in purchasing vital medicines that prolong their lives. The introduction will be made by a journalist and a founder of "The Gift of Life" charity fund, Toivo Tänavsuu.

Bring your friends and family and enjoy a beautiful evening!

Tickets / piletid.



Eesti Seltsi aastakoosolek
Palun tulge Eesti Seltsi aastakoosolekule pühapäeval, 19. oktoobril kell 13.00-14.00 Hope Lutheran kirikus (600 W. 42 Ave., San Mateo, CA). Tahaksime kuulda teie mõtteid ja huvisid. Aastakoosolekul toimuvad ka seltsi juhatuse valimised ja möödunud aasta tegevuse ja rahaline aruandlus. Pakutakse suupisteid.
Möödunud aasta on olnud tegevusrohke!
  • Toimus jõululaat, mis sel aastal laieneb Baltimaade jõululaadaks koostöös lätlaste ja leedulastega.
  • Jõulupidu, Iseseisvuspäeva tähistamine ja Balti Piknik said teoks paljude vabatahtlike abiga.
  • Eesti by the Bay veebileht on kõigile kättesaadav. Uudiskiri, mille lugejaskond aina kasvab, aitab eestlaskonnani tuua kohalikke sündmusi.
  • SF Lastekool ja Keelering jätkavad tegevust ja ootavad nii lapsi kui täiskasvanuid endaga ühinema.
  • Oleme asunud seltsile vajaliku seadusandluse väljatöötamist.
  • Kaks aastat tagasi alustasime uuesti seltsi liikmemaksu kogumist, et tugevdada kuuluvustunnet ja toetada seltsi tegevust.
Kas teil on mõtteid, mida võiks lähitulevikus ellu viia? Oleme kuulnud inimeste huvist alustada rahvatantsurühma ja/või laulukoori tegevust, korraldada kunsti- ja käsitöönäitusi, jätkata filmiõhtute korraldamist. 

Kui soovite 2014-2015 seltsi juhatusse kuuluda, võtke palun meiega ühendust. Otsime ka inimesi, kes sooviksid aidata mitmete ürituste korraldamisel. Kui teil on mõtteid, mida sooviksite enne koosolekut meiega jagada, kirjutage palun Mai-Liisile.  Kohtumiseni 19. oktoobril!
Mai-Liis, Tõnu, ja Marit

Eesti Selts annual meeting
Everyone is welcome at the SF Eesti Selts' annual meeting which will be held on Sunday, October 19 at 3-4 pm at Hope Lutheran Church (600 W. 42 Ave., San Mateo).  Come and express your ideas and interests. The annual meeting also includes the election of officers and review of the past year's activities and financials. Refreshments will be served.  

This past year has been a busy one! 
  • We had our first Christmas Fair, which this year expands into an inter-Baltic Christmas Fair, in partnership with Latvians and Lithuanians.  
  • Our Christmas party, Independence Day celebration, and Baltic Picnic owed their success to the many volunteers who pitched in.  
  • The new Eesti by the Bay website is off and running.The newsletter helps promote Estonian events and performers and is growing in number of subscribers.
  • Our SF Lastekool and Keelering continue, and always welcome new members.
  • We began an effort to update our bylaws for the future.
  • Over the past two years we have re-started a membership fee in an effort to "grow the Selts" and what it can offer.  

Do you have ideas for our future?  We have heard interest in beginning a folkdance group, singing group, and demonstrating crafts...as well as continuing film evenings. Let us know what you would like to see, or could collaborate with us to provide. 

If you are interested in serving on the Eesti Selts board for the 2014-2015 year, please contact us. We are also looking for people interesting in helping with events or specific projects.   If you have thoughts to share in advance, please contact Mai-Liis. Otherwise, we hope to see you on October 19!    
Mai-Liis, Tõnu, and Marit



Ivar Lett “On vaid hetk”
SF Eesti Selts pakub teile 11. oktoobril vaatamiseks Ivar Leti pereetenduse “On vaid hetk”. Ivar on jutuvestja, tantsija ja näitleja, kes on Eestis esinenud peaaegu 20 aastat. Etendus “On vaid hetk”, milles on muusikat ja huumorit,  näitab vaatajale läbi lapse silmade võimalust hinnata elu käesolevat hetke. Ivari tööga tutvumiseks  leiate video siin.  SF Eesti Selts ja Los Angelese eestlased on oma jõud ühendanud, et  pakkuda lääneranniku eestlaskonnale võimalust nautida seda ainulaadset kogupereetendust.

Etendus toimub 11. okt. kell 13.00–15.00 Berkeleys Soome Majas (1970 Chestnut St, Berkeley). Etendus on eesti keeles. Pileteid ei müüda, soovitav toetus kulude katteks on $20 pere kohta.



Ivar Lett’s “On vaid hetk” 
On October 11, SF Eesti Selts is excited to be hosting a theater performance for families by Ivar Lett.  Ivar is a storyteller, dancer, and actor, who has been performing in Estonia for nearly twenty years.  The title of the piece is “On vaid hetk (There is but the moment),” and relates the values of appreciating life in the moment through the eyes of a child, using msuic and humor.  For an introduction to Ivar’s work, watch the video here.  SF Eesti Selts is excited to partner with the LA Estonian community to help bring Ivar here for this unique family event for all ages. 

The performance will be on October 11 from 1-3 PM at the Finnish House (1970 Chestnut St, Berkeley).  The language will be in Estonian.  No tickets are required; a suggested donation of $20 per family is encouraged to help cover costs.



Other upcoming event announcements and reminders
• The “War, Revolution and Freedom: the Baltic Countries in the 20th Century” conference will be held at Stanford from October 8-10, and is open to the public.  Schedule details are now available at the Hoover Institute website.



• In the evening of October 11, violinist Tai Murray performs a concert through the Four Seasons Arts organization.  Two pieces by Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, "Spiegel im Spiegel" and "Fratres", will be included in the program.  The concert will take place at 7:30 PM in the Regents Theatre at Holy Names University (3500 Mountain Boulevard, Oakland).



The Estonian community has kindly been offered half-price tickets to this event.  To take advantage, used the discount code ‘half’ at the link.

• NEW -- As part of the Mill Valley Film Festival’s Children’s Filmfest, the Estonian short film “Miriam’s Kite” will be screened on October 5 and October 12.  The film follows the adventures of Miriam and her duck Nunavut, and will be shown alongside other offerings from Argentina, France, the UK, Australia, Hungary, Russia, and Croatia.  Details at the website.

• NEW -- On October 16, Estonian poet and author Kristiina Ehin will appear at The Book Passage in San Francisco at 6 PM as part of the Litquake festival.  More information on this free event is at the Litquake site or from the Book Passage.



“From Estonian literary star Kristiina Ehin, Walker on Water gathers a collection of unforgettable folktales and reimagines them for the 21st Century, combining elements of surrealism and the fantastical. She prods at the idiosyncrasies of modern relationships, and creates new mythologies for the likes of love, desire, and fidelity.”

• NEW -- If you missed the showing of "Tangerines (Mandariinid)" last month, there is good news:  the film will be screening October 26 and October 31 (the beginning of a one week engagement) in the East Bay through the International Film Showcase.  For more information, see their website.

• On November 13, the Jazz at the Pomeroy series features Brian Melvin’s Modern Times.  Along with Bay Area local Melvin, the ensemble features three Estonian musicians, Virgo Sillamaa on guitar, Raul Sööt on saxophone, and Peedu Kass on bass.  (For more details about the band and their music, see last month’s newsletter.)

The concert will take place at 7:30 PM at the Pomeroy Recreation & Rehabilitation Center (207 Skyline Blvd., San Francisco).  Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door, and include a beverage.  They can be purchased at the link.

We have been contacted by Esther Landau of the Pomeroy Center which is hosting the performance of Brian Melvin's Modern Times jazz ensemble featuring three accomplished Estonian musicians, performing on November 13 in SF. Bandmembers are looking for housing during the week of November 9, and would love to meet local Estonians. If you are interested in helping please email Esther.

• NEW -- In 2015, the Golden Gate International Choral Festival welcomes the ETV Girls' Choir and Aarne Saluveer as an adjudicator.  The festival is a project of the Piedmont Children's Choir and takes place July 12-18, 2015 at locations around the Bay Area.  For more information, contact the festival.





Jõuluüritused kalendrisse kirja – verivorsti tegemine ja Jõululaat!
Igal aastal on usinad eestlased kokku tulnud, et meie ühise jõululaua jaoks verivorste teha. Sel aastal on verivorstitegu 30. novembril Mill Valleys. Kõik on kutsutud, võtke palund kaasa süüa-juua, mida teistega jagada. Tahte vorstiteol abiks olla – võtke palun ühendust Mai-Liisiga.



Sel aastal korraldavad eestlased, lätlased ja leedulased ühise Balti Jõululaada laupäeval, 6. detsembril Läti Majas San Franciscos. Jõululaat jätkab möödunud aastal alustatud traditsiooni pakkudes kohalikele kunstnikele, käsitöölistele ja väikeettevõtjatele võimalust oma tooteid tutvustada ja müüa. Saadaval on meie traditsioonilised jõulutoidud, õlu ja vein. Kindlasti tulevad ka töötoad lastele. Ootame põnevusega, mida see uus koostöövorm pakkuda võib. Info: Marit Davey või Maj-Britt Kimm.

Jõululaada müüjate registreerimist on pikendatud 15. oktoobrini!

Samuti oleme välja kasvanud oma aastate jooksul armsaks saanud San Mateo Hope Lutheran Church’i saalist. SF Eesti Seltsi jõulupidu toimub laupäeval, 20. detsembril SF Läti Majas. Palun märkige see kuupäev juba praegu kalendrisse. Pidu toimub potluck stiilis, esinevad lapsed ja oodata on jõuluvana. Täpsem info hilisemates uudiskirjades.

Save the dates this holiday season -- verivorst making party and Christmas Fair!
Every year the community in the Bay Area gets together in the late fall to make verivorst (blood sausage) for the Christmas potluck!  This year the party will be on November 30 in Mill Valley.  Everyone is invited; please bring food and drink to share.  Want to help?  Contact Mai-Liis.

Estonians, Latvians and Lithuanians are holding a joint Baltic Christmas Fair on Saturday, December 6 at the Latvian House in San Francisco. The Fair builds on last year’s event to offer a chance for Baltic artists, crafters, and small business to share their talents. Traditional foods, and beer and wine will be available, plus workshops for children. We are excited about this new collaboration! For more information contact Marit Davey or Maj-Britt Kimm.

Note -- Christmas Fair vendor registration has been extended to October 15!



Also, we have outgrown our space at Hope Lutheran Church in San Mateo, so this year’s Christmas party will be held on Saturday, December 20 at the Latvian House. Please note this important date change for our traditional potluck, which includes children’s performances and a visit by Santa. Look for more information later this fall!



ERKÜ koosolek
Eesti Rahvuskomitee Ühendriikides pidas oma aastakoosoleku Stamfordis Connecticutis eelmisel nädalavahetusel. Põhja-California esindajateks olid Mati Otsmaa, Marit Davey ja Mai-Liis Bartling. ERKÜ on tegutsenud alates 1952. a. ja on andnud Ameerika eestlastele võimaluse toetada Eesti üritust tuues Eestimaa ja tema probleemid laiema avalikkuse ette. Selle aasta olulisemad arutlusele tulnud teemad olid hetke poliitiline situatsioon Kesk- ja Ida-Euroopas, otseselt Baltimaid puudutav strateegia ning vajadus ja võimalus tuua ühe katuse alla nii eetslased kui “estofiilid”, ehk kõik inimesed, kes tõsiselt hoolivad Eestimaa käekäigust. ERKÜ 2014 auhinna saanute hulgas 27. sept. olid ka James ja Maureen ja Tusty väljapaistva tegevuse eest filmide “Laulev Revolutsioon” ja “Ühes Hingamine” lavastamisel ja produtseerimisel.



EANC meeting report
The Estonian-American National Council (EANC) held its yearly meeting in Stamford, CT this past weekend.  Attending from northern California were Mati Otsmaa, Marit Davey and Mai-Liis Bartling. Since 1952 the Council has provided a way for Estonians in America to support the Estonian cause through a wide range of awareness-building activities and grants to support specific projects.  Highlights of this year's meeting included discussions of the current political situation in central and eastern Europe and potential strategies as pertains to the Baltics, as well as discussions about how to "build a bigger tent" that engages both Estonian-speakers and "Estophiles," who for reasons of heritage or personal interest care deeply about what happens to Estonia.  Among this year's honorees at EANC's Awards Dinner were James and Maureen Tusty, for their outstanding work in producing films (The Singing Revolution, To Breathe as One) that have succeeded in reaching a much broader public with the Estonian story.  To learn more about the EANC's work or to get on their mailing list, see their website.



Tere tulemast, beebi Elizabeth!
Meie palavad õnnitlused Külli Kirwanile ja Adam Watts’ile pisitütre Elizabeth Noelle Watts’i, keda hüütakse Elsaks, sünni puhul.



Welcome, baby Elizabeth!
Congratulations to Külli Kirwan and Adam Watts on the birth of their daughter Elizabeth Noelle Watts aka Elsa in September.



Sügisel jätkuvad meile juba tuttavad tegevused
• SF Lastekool alustab pühapäeval, 5. oktoobril kell 13 tavapärases kohas Finnish Brotherhood Hall (1970 Chestnut St, Berkeley). Sel aastal kavatseme välja tulla muusikali-laadse näidendiga – teie laps tahaks kindlasti sellest osa saada. Lapsed valmistuvad ka osalema Balti Jõululaadal, õpivad laule jõulupeoks. Küsimustega pöörduge Tõnu Viitase poole.
• Täiskasvanute keelering algab juba pühapäeval, 7. septembril. Kui teil on soov oma eesti keele alaseid teadmisi täiendada, saatke email.
• SF Kogudus tuleb peale suvepuhkust jälle kokku augustis. Teenistused toimuvad iga kuu kolmandal pühapäeval kell 13 Hope Lutheran Church (600 W 42nd St., San Mateo) Teenistusele järgneb kohvilaud. Info Eili Heiturilt.
• Seenioride Klubi käib koos iga kuu esimesel neljapäeval kell 12 Meyer Hall, St Andrews Lutheran Church (1501 So. El Camino Real, San Mateo). Info Raya Vincich (650 366 5525) või Ruth Sootaru (510 526 6451).

Ongoing activities this fall
• The SF Lastekool starts up again on Sunday, October 5 at the Finnish Brotherhood Hall (1970 Chestnut St., Berkeley), at 1 PM. This year the school will be putting together a musical play – don’t let your children miss being part of the fun. The children will also be creating art for the Baltic Christmas Fair and learning songs in preparation for this year's Christmas party. If your family is interested in the school, please contact Tõnu Viitas.
• Meanwhile, the Keelering language group for adults is also meeting again this fall. This group is for anyone interested in improving their Estonian language skills. The next class is on October 5.  Please contact Leelo Kask or Mai-Liis Bartling for details.
• The SF Kogudus holds church services on the third Sunday of the month at 1 PM at Hope Lutheran Church (600 W 42nd St., San Mateo). The service is followed by a kohvilaud (coffee hour). Contact Eili Heitur for more information.  
• The Senior Club meets on the first Thursday of the month at 12 noon. The location is Meyer Hall at St. Andrews Lutheran Church (1501 So. El Camino Real, San Mateo).  For more information contact Raya Vincich (650 366 5525) or Ruth Sootaru (510 526 6451). 



LEP 2015
Laulupidu

Üleskutse kõigile koorilauljatele! British Columbia Mt. Whistleri Lääneranniku Eesti Päevade korraldajad kutsuvad kõiki koore ja üksiklauljaid osalema festivali laulupeol, kus huvikeskmes on Raimond Valgre laulud. Kui olete huvitatud, võtke laulikute saamiseks ühendust Mae-Helena Mägilaga.

LEP majutuse erihinnad
LEP 2015 - Lääneranniku Eesti Päevad toimuvad järgmisel suvel Whistleris, Briti Kolumbias, 5.-9. augustil, 2015.

Meil on hea meel teatada, et Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa, aadressiga 4050 Whistler Way, majutab festivali külalisi soodushinnaga 169 Kanada dollarit/öö.

Festivalijärgne kruiis
Kas oled juba broneerinud endale koha Festivalijärgsele Alaska kruiisile? Laev väljub 9. augustil Vancouveri kesklinnast ja kruiis kestab seitse päeva. Koge ja imetle Inside Passage'it, Icy Straight Point'i ja Hubbardi liustikku ning mitmeid Alaska sadamaid. Vaata lähemalt siit.




LEP 2015
Song festival

Are you a singer? The organizers of next year's West Coast Estonian Days at Mt. Whistler in British Columbia invite choirs and individual singers to take part in the festival's Laulupidu, which has a focus on the works of Raimond Valgre.  Contact song festival director Mae-Helena Mägila if interested, who will provide songbooks.

Special LEP Hotel Rate Now Available
From Sea to Sky, LEP 2015 West Coast Estonian Days will take place next summer in Whistler BC on August 5-9, 2015.

We are pleased to announce a special LEP Festival Hotel Rate of $169 per night at the Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa located at 4050 Whistler Way in Whistler, BC.

Post-Festival Cruise
Have you booked your Post-Festival Alaskan Cruise? The ship departs Vancouver on August 9th from downtown Vancouver for 7 nights. Experience the Inside Passage, Icy Straight Point, Hubbard Glacier, and various ports in Alaska. See more info here.


ALBUM
 

Wine Country Film Festival (September 2014)


Piedmont Children's Choir performing at the Wine Country Film Festival


Doves to be released for International Day of Peace


LINKS - LINGID


Eesti By The Bay (eesti keeles & English)



Estonian cancer treatment charity The Gift of Life tours in North America (Estonian World)



President Ilves addresses the UN General Assembly on 9/24/2014 (estemb.org)



Puppet Animation Studio Nukufilm Unveils ‘Carrot’ (Variety.com)


President Ilves andis New Yorgis vastuvõtu kohalikele eestlastele (Õhtuleht)

Classic Immigration Story: Move Startup To Boston From Estonia, Raise $14M, Sell For $100M (WGBH Boston)

Õhtuleht Cincinnatis! Margus Hunt ja Cincinnati Bengals võtsid võimsa võidu (Õhtuleht)!  /  NFL's two Estonians will clash in Titans-Bengals game (The Tennessean)


 
NEWS TO SHARE?
Seda ja Teist comes out every other month. Our main purpose is announcements, quick news items, and invitations to Selts and other activities that may be of interest to the Estonian community. Not all announced events are produced, sponsored, or endorsed by the Selts. If you have news or photos to share, please let us know!

Toimetajad/Editors: Mai-Liis Bartling, Leelo Kask, and Linnea Bartling

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