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Austrian Embassy Exhibition
Organised runs
Collection for victims of terrorist attacks in the US
Bahai Community

Austrian Embassy Exhibition

The exhibition Neither Laurel Nor Beggar's Stick is an account of the life of Austrian dramatist and actor Johann Nestroy (1801-1862) and of Austrian theatre in the 19th century. Photographs, posters, watercolours, props and private letters open a window into Nestroy's life and into the theatre of his time. The exhibition runs at Divadlo P.O. Hviezdoslava (Hviezdoslav theatre) on Laurinská 21 in Bratislava until October 5. Tel: 5443 2985.

Organised runs

The first week in October in Slovakia offers runs for all kinds of athletes, from the weekend jogger to the seasoned marathoner to the sheer fitness masochist.
Slovakia's oldest marathon, the Košice International Peace Marathon, begins at 10:00 Sunday, October 7 in front of Hotel Slovan near the main square. Runners may sign up for the full marathon (42 km), half marathon (21 km) or 4.3-km run by calling 095/622 0010. For more information go to
On the same day, northern Slovakia's Žilina will be the sight of a 3.2-km (two-mile) run, starting in the park pri kamélii at 10:00. For more information call 089/621 890.
If you can't make it Sunday, western Slovakia's Nitra will also host a two-mile run, the Sri Chinmoy Peace Race For the United Nations, on Saturday, October 6, beginning at 10:00 in the Mestský park na Sihoti. For more information call 087/651 0034.
Central Slovakia's Banská Bystrica is holding a slightly more challenging run the same day. Its 8km and 3km runs begin at 10:00 on Námestie SNP (SNP Square). For more information call 088/416 3631.
Finally, a whopping 118-km run will begin at 6:00 October 6 in eastern Slovakia's Trebišov. For more information call 0905 341 665 or 0948/672 2101.

Collection for victims of terrorist attacks in the US

The Slovak Red Cross and the American Chamber of Commerce Slovakia has begun a collection for families of the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks in the US. A special bank account was opened for the "People to People" fund at VÚB Bratislava, Námestie SNP 19. Account number: 35-8437-012/0200, code: VS 910 44.
American football club wants you
The American football club the Bratislava Monarchs is looking for players, coaches and all-purpose volunteers to contribute to the development of American football in Bratislava and Slovakia. Senior and junior flag and full-contact programmes are offered. Call Ľudovít Galka at 0903 425-712 for more information, or email him at

Bahai Community

Bratislava's Bahai community invites you to an informal discussion, in English and in Slovak, on society, morality and global issues. An emphasis is placed on achieving true spiritual destiny in modern-day life. Every Tuesday at 19:00. For more information call Vahid at 4329 3075.

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