Welcome to the Community

Our mission is to establish a Czech cultural, educational, and business center. The center will provide a home for many Czech-American organizations such as a Czech heritage museum, library, theater, business center, and programs for youths and seniors.

Cultural and Educational Opportunities for Young People

One goal of the Chicagoland Czech-American Community Center is to help parents and youngsters throughout the Chicagoland area. The Czech-American Community Center in Berwyn will be a center of education and social life where parents can bring their children to learn and expand their talents in the atmosphere of the Czech culture.

As you review the pages of this website, you will find more information about all programs offered by the Chicagoland Czech-American Community Center. Our Center is available to all people of all ages and ethnic heritage. Please feel free to contact us with any questions, comments or suggestions

Inaugural Pivo Fest a Huge Success!!

On Saturday, January 17, a "Landmark Event" was launched in Berwyn and it was an overwhelming hit!! For the first time, fifteen local Chicago-area Czech Organizations, led by the Chicagoland Czech-American Community Center and its president, Ted Polashek, presented the Inaugural Czech Pivo Fest at Sokol Tabor Hall in Berwyn, Illinois. Dozens of volunteer workers, many dressed in native Czech costumes, pitched-in to make the event a success! From noon to midnight, the Inaugural Chicagoland Czech Beer Festival rocked to a packed house with music and entertainment, great food and, of course, lots of Czech beer and wine! Hundreds of happy patrons ate, drank and danced to big band polka sounds of the Czechoslovak Musicians' Club, the Jim D Polka Band and the pop-rock hits of the World Band from the Czech Republic. Between the big bands, there was great recorded DJ music and entertainment for the youngsters by the Dave Herzog Marionettes. The event was an authentic European Style Beer Festival...non-stop music, dancing, food, drink and good times! The standing-room only crowd never stopped applauding, asking for more...more...more! Everyone who attended received a beautiful, 25-ounce glass collector's beer mug with a "free pour" of Czech beer to get the festivities started. Beer sponsors were Czechvar, Pilsner Urquell and Staropramen. A big "thank you" to them! Visit our Photo Album to see photos of this great event....and visit our website regularly to keep up with information about upcoming events!

As a coming attraction: Mark your calendars for the next CCACC Wine-Tasting Event on May 30!! Thanks to all who attended the first annual Czech PIVO FEST!!

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