PAASF 2017 Convention Schedule


Friday, June 30th            Registration
                                                   Cable Car Tour  AT  1:00 p.m.
                                                   Welcome Party—A Culinary Experience of SF-Annunciation Cathedral, SF 6:00 p.m.
                                                    THE WELCOME PARTY DINNER IS SOLD OUT.  YOU CAN COME FOR THE DANCING   STARTING AT 10:00 P.M. FOR A NOMINAL FEE.
                                                   Late Night Party at Hotel

Saturday, July 1st           Registration
                                                   Yoga Classes--Hotel--8:00 a.m.--Pacific Concourse
                                                   PAA/PYA Opening Ceremony & Breakout Sessions 9:00 a.m.-BayView A&B
                                                    Archive Room Opens for the week--Seacliff C&D
                                                    Cultural Programs begin at 11:30 a.m** & 2:00 p.m.**.--Pacific Concourse
                                                    Cable Car Tour #2--1:00 p.m.  SOLD OUT
                                                    Tavli/Prefa/Bridge Tournament Begins--Hyatt Regency-1:00 p.m.
                                                    Cretan Night--Annunciation Cathedral, SF--6:00 p.m.
                                                    Late Night Party at Hotel

Sunday, July 2nd              Registration
                                                    Church Services and Picnic—Napa Valley, CA (Macedonian Park, Calistoga)
                                                    Cretan Alumni Network Party—Summer of Love--Hyatt Regency 9:30 p.m.
                                                    PYA Youth Event (over 21) at Love & Propaganda Club 9:30 p.m.
                                                    PYA Youth Event (under 21)--Presidio Bowl 9:30 p.m.
                                                    Tavli/Prefa/Bridge Tournament Continues at Hyatt Regency 9:30 p.m.
                                                    Late Night Party at Hotel

Monday, July 3rd              Registration
                                                    Yoga Classes--Hotel--8:00 a.m.--Pacific Concourse
                                                    PAA Meetings & Breakout Sessions-starting at 9:00 a.m.-BayView A&B
                                                    Alcatraz Tour--11:00 a.m. & 12:00 p.m.
.                                                   PYA MEETING--2:00 p.m. Garden Room
                                                    Wine Tasting at The SF Ferry Building--3:00 p.m.
                                                    Philanthropy in Crete Symposium--4:00 p.m. BayView Rooms
                                                    Women’s Night/Cultural Program--Ascension Church, Oakland, CA--6:00 p.m.
                                                    Late Night Party at Hotel

Tuesday, July 4th            PAA Meetings--9:00 a.m.
                                                    Exploratorium for Children 14 and under--11:00 a.m.
                                                    Youth 4th of July BBQ in Silicon Valley--11:00 am to 5:00 p.m.
                                                    Cultural Workshop--Mandili/Sariki Making** 2:00 p.m. Pacific Concourse
                                                    Kazantzakis Presentation--4:00 p.m.  BayView Rooms
                                                    The Grandest of Grand Banquets—Happy 4th!  Hyatt Regency 6:30 p.m.
                                                    Late Night Party at Hotel

Wednesday, July 5th      PAA Meetings & Elections--9:00 a.m.--BayView A&B
                                                    Yoga Classes--Hotel--8:00 a.m.-Pacific Concourse
                                                   SF Walking Culinary Tour for Small Groups--10:00 a.m SOLD OUT
                                                    Kokkari Estiatorio VIP Event--5:00 p.m.
                                                    Farewell Party—Annunciation Cathedral, San Francisco, CA--6:30 p.m.
                                                    Late Night Party at Hotel.  

**Information on the Cultural Programs:


Taking A Bow in Ancient Greece (90 minutes)—For students grades 2nd through 5th—11:30 a.m.
“Taking a Bow” (TAB) in Ancient Greece is an interactive “in-class” museum learning experience presented by Politismos Museum of Greek History, an online learning project focused on Greek history and culture, from antiquity to modernity. The TAB program examines three major components:  the role of theatre in Ancient Greece, mythology, and the issue of morality.  Content, activity and vocabulary has been created to correlate with early elementary school curriculum.  Engagement, entertainment, education - students have the opportunity to see artifacts, play with props, create masks and leave with a greater understanding of the role of theatre in antiquity and its influence on modern day theatre and film!  FREE OF CHARGE

The Battle of Crete - A Turning Point in WWII (90 minutes)  For students grades 6th through 12th—2:00 p.m.
On May 20, 1941, German forces invaded the Greek island of Crete. The heroism  displayed by the Cretans  - men, women, and children - was truly like nothing else that had been seen or experienced in WWII. When German paratroopers descended upon them, their only thought was to fight for the freedom. Little did they know how their actions would inspire and affect a nation on the other side of the world...  The program examines the role of Crete in WWII, the affects of their actions on a global stage.
Students will see artifacts, including era propoganda, have an opportunity to understand how everyday people reacted with limited resources and leave with a greater sense of how every individual is not only affected by world history, but also has a significant role in how that history is created.  FREE OF CHARGE


Mandili/Sariki Making (90 minutes) 2:00 p.m.  Open to all ages
Crochet is easy, fast, versatile and portable. In this workshop class, Olga Markakis will introduce you to the Traditional stitch of the Cretan Madili/Sariki; which is crochet in a form of Solomon's knot.  She will show you how to begin, form and end your mandili, as well as show you how to crochet the traditional tears that are on the edges. This is a hands on workshop and you will get to practice all of the above. Come join us and keep the traditions of our island alive.  FREE OF CHARGE

 Please note that schedule/dates and times are subject to change.  

Check back again throughout the year for more details on specific events.