Lectures & Presentations

Attorney Don Markusić

With Moderator Gregg Davidson

Back by popular demand, Croatian attorney Don Markusić of Zagreb will be connecting with us live via Skype to take your questions regarding Croatian property, land use and estate law. Don is prepared to take your questions on the process, paperwork, titles and deeds, the challenges of language barriers, how to get started or manage the process if you are in the middle of one. He will also advise on the realities of timelines and obstacles.

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

3rd Floor Lecture Room East Loft #3 Seattle Center Armory

Bakalar: Salt Cod and Potatoes

Demonstrated by the Martinis Family

This dish is traditionally served on Christmas Eve.  For those of you who love it, come enjoy a taste. For those who have never tried it, be sure to come up stairs to the 3rd floor John Sarich Memorial Cooking Stage to experience the taste of the old country. 

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

John Sarich Memorial Cooking Stage, 3rd floor of the Seattle Center Armory

BBQ Lamb on the Spit

Demonstrated by Curt Zuvela

Learn from expert Curt Zuvela how to prepare and tie a whole lamb for the BBQ spit.   

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Outside on the Southwest corner of the Seattle Center Campus.

Konavle Silk Costumes

Moderator Marija Grgurević

Visit the AR Atelier art shop owned by artist and designer Antonia Rusković Radonić moderated by Marija Grgurević.  Antonia was born in Dubrovnik and studied at the Fine Arts Academy in Zagreb. Because of her profound interest in the Konavle, traditions and handicrafts, she has organized several educational programs aimed at protecting and conserving the traditional crafts of Konavle, a region southeast of Dubrovnik

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

3rd Floor Lecture Room East Loft #3

Peka

Demonstrated by John Vukas

John Vukas will demonstrate old method of roasting vegetables and meat under a dome-shaped lid covered by hot coals.

1:00 PM

Outside at the Southwest corner of the Seattle Center Campus

Robert Jerin, Genealogist

The Croatian Heritage & Genealogy Facebook Group

Robert Jerin's presentation will focus on how to determine your ancestor’s exact place of origin and how and where to locate records of your ancestors.  Visit his booth which is also located upstairs on the 3rd floor of the Armory just outside of the Art Gallery, where he will be available to talk with you and to answer your questions.

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

3rd Floor East Loft #3  Seattle Center Armory

Vodenjaci Water Raised Cookies

Demonstrated by Alenka Dunatov

Alenka Dunatov will show you how to make an unusual delicacy “vodenjaci” or “water cookie”.  The yeast- based dough is immersed in warm water to raise before shaping into crescent shaped cookies. 

3:30 PM - 3:15 AM

John Sarich Memorial Cooking Stage 3rd Floor of the Seattle Center Armory

Wine Classroom with Jason Morin

Jason Morin, Ancestry Cellars

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

3rd Floor Lecture Room West Loft #1A Seattle Center Armory

Wine Classroom with Jayne Morris

Jayne Morris, Vitis Renaissance Wine Tours

Jayne Morris will give a presentation on wine tours, visiting beautiful vineyards and wineries of Croatia from the Dalmatian Coast to inland Slavonia. 

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

3rd Floor Lecture Room West Loft #1A Seattle Center Armory

Wine Classroom with Richard Kinssies

Richard Kinssies, Seattle Wine Outlet

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

3rd Floor Lecture Room West Loft #1A

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