The 30th anniversary of Cesky Den in Hillsboro will be held, June 9-10.
The event is held at Fireman's Park in Hillsboro. There will be polka music, Bohemian food and traditional hospitality to welcome folks from all over the country. Cesky Den is the Hillsboro area's celebration of Czech heritage.
Admission is a $10 souvenir button for both days, with children under 18 receiving free admission at the gate.
Among the events there will be a Little League tournament both Saturday and Sunday. There will also be a petting zoo for children both days from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Hays Boys Band and the Jolly Swiss Boys Band will provide dancing music on Saturday starting at noon. Malek's Fisherman Band will play on Sunday from 12:30-5 p.m.
Beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday and running through both days will be the traditional Czech bakery featuring rohlicky and kolaches, an arts and crafts area, the flea market, an antique tractor display, a short-order food stand and beer tent.
The opening ceremony at 9 a.m. on Saturday will include the crowning of the 2012 King and Queen, Don and Kathy Fronk. Also, the new prince and princess will be crowned. Scholarships will be awarded. The medallion hunt prize will also be awarded (if anyone finds the medallion, following Dan Kouba's clues).
A polka memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday to honor all past kings and queens of the event. Music for this service will be provided by the Yuba/Hillsboro Czech Singers, under the direction of Roger Haugh and accompanied by Don Wurster. Former Princess and Princesses and former Miss Cesky Den winners are invited to attend.
The Domaci Youth Folk Dancers will be showing off their talents Saturday at 11:15 a.m. and Sunday at 11:30 a.m.
The traditional Czech dinner will be served starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday. It includes roast pork, dumplings and sauerkraut prepared by Maureen Kouba and all of her helpers in the kitchen. It will be served until sold out.
Children's activities begin on Saturday at 1 p.m. with vest making by the Yuba Home and Community Education Club, and children's games by the Hillsboro High School Future Business Leaders Association. The Hillsboro Hotshots 4-H Club will once again have its special 100-foot-long banana split.
The Miss Cesky Den Pageant starts at 4 p.m., Saturday. There will also be a parade of antique tractors including past kings and queens who are present.
Sunday's activities resume at 10 a.m. with an ecumenical service dedicated to all military service members and veterans. The service will be led by Chaplain Todd Fanta with music by the Yuba/Hillsboro Czech Singers, led by Roger Haugh.
The Miss Cesky Den Pageant finals and coronation will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Another parade of antique tractors will start at 3 p.m. with past royalty again being part of the parade.
The closing ceremony for Cesky Den will be Sunday at 5 p.m.