Kolo Srpskih Sestara hosted everyone who could stay after the Divine Liturgy on March 8th and spend their lunch time at the social hall of the Holy Trinity Church. Kolo members provided a very healthy vegan meal, including home baked desserts. Reverend Rajko Kosic and his wife Vera also publicized and attended both events. Milina Jovanovic was introduced by Krinka Vidakovic Petrov and Milos Rastovic of the Serb National Federation. She talked about her book From the Balkans to the Pacific Coast and Serbian history in California, emphasizing connections between various Serbian communities across the U. S. This was an informal presentation and the audience enjoyed talking to both authors. Ms. Vidakovic Petrov is well known among the parishioners and they also showed a lot of interest in Ms. Jovanovic's research. The question and answer segment of the event was even more informal. The audience had an opportunity to be active participants sharing their own stories and constructive comments. At the end of the event, the two authors and Kolo members noted that this was a great way to celebrate March 8th, the International Women's Day. Ms. Jovanovic talked about the notable Serbian women of Amador County who remain impressive with their strength, creativity, generosity and bravery.