|Festivals & Concerts||Language Studies & Meet-Ups|
Aug 31 - Last Day of the Danish Design Exhibit at the Nordic Heritage Museum (WA)
Start getting excited for this our biggest fundraiser of the year! Want to stay overnight at the hotel? Click here to book a room at Embassy Suites on the night of ScanFeast at a discounted group rate.
Danish Brotherhood/Danish Sisterhood (Portland, OR)
Bethany Lutheran Church: 4330 NE 37th Ave. Portland, OR 97211
No meetings in August.
Danish Brotherhood & Sisterhood Lodge Meetings
September 13 - Pete Christensen Frikadelle Dinner, Brothers hosting
Bethany Lutheran Church, Brothers hosting. 12noon Social, 12:30pm Guest Speaker, 1pm Meal, 2pm Meetings
Danish Brotherhood #348 (Eugene, OR)
Daughters of NorwayFrida Hansen Lodge #37
Embla lodge #2 Daughters of Norway - Tacoma, WA
Finlandia Foundation - Columbia Pacific Chapter
Grieg Lodge - Sons of Norway
Norse Hall: 111 NE 11th at Couch, Portland, (503) 236-4301
Ongoing Grieg Lodge Activities
Barnehage: Norwegian-Language Playtime: Saturdays, 1-2pm
Barnehage is a fun, non-threatening way for children ages 2-8 to learn Norwegian. Dual-language learning is provided through activities and play, facilitated by experienced bilingual teachers. Snacks are not provided, but you may bring your own. Suggested donation of $5 per child per week for general public. Questions? Please contact email@example.com.
Leikarringen for Children: 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7-7:30pm
Adult Folk Dancing: Every Tuesday. 7-7:30pm Instruction, 7:30-9pm Dance. Free for members, small price for guests.
Reel Nordic Film Fest: Every 2nd Tuesday, 6:30-9pm
New Sweden Cultural Heritage Society
CELEBRATING 25 YEARS IN 2014
New Sweden has worked to share, promote, strengthen and maintain our Swedish culture and heritage during the last 25 years. We continue to expand our efforts through our website, a quarterly Newsletter, and many events to celebrate Swedish traditions and culture. During Fall 2014 we will celebrate the past 25 years and all who have worked to unite the Swedish - American community, and will make plans for many more happy times to come. Please join us in our celebration!
~Carol Tripp, President
Nordic Heritage Museum
3014 NW 67th Street, Seattle ~ www.nordicmuseum.org
Exhibition: Danish Modern: Design for Living
May 16 - August 31
The Northern Heritage Museum will go "Mad Men" this May with an eye-catching and interactive exhibition of Danish furniture that will highlight the unique designs of the 1950s and 1960s. Dozens of vintage pieces will be on display, and yes, you may even sit in some of the chairs!
Nordic Knitting Conference
Friday October 3 - Sunday October 5
This conference is a unique chance to learn from nationally and internationally known knitters and textile artists. The conference is held every other year, and this year will feature the duo Arne & Carlos, Norway's knitting rock stars. Register online here at the Nordic Heritage Museum website.
Northwest Danish Association
1833 N 105th St, Suite 101, Seattle, WA 98133.
For more information, visit their website or call (206) 523-3263.
Information: Richard or Anita Londgren, (805) 241-1051.
26 Faculty Road, Thousand Oaks, Calif. Go to www.scandinaviancenter.org.
Casual Coffee & Conversations
Summer Wednesdays starting June 4, 11am - 2pm
No formal presentations will be on deck, just an informal sharing of ideas and information related to Scandinavia. Street parking should be available at CLU.
Scandinavian Cultural Center (Pacific Lutheran University)
12180 Park Avenue S, Tacoma, WA 98447, (253) 535-7349, www.plu.edu/~scancntr
Scandinavian Hour Radio Show
Tune into the Scandinavian Hour every Saturday morning 6:00-7:00am at KKNW 1150 AM with Doug Warne as your host.
Scandinavian Genealogical Society (OR)
The Scandinavian Genealogical Society assists its members with family research. Resource files and speakers help find hometowns, obtain and interpret records of families, and make contact with relatives. Meet the 3rd Saturdays at PSU, Finnish Room (124 Cramer Hall). 9:00-12:00pm
Contact: Carol Steele at 503.661.8881 or firstname.lastname@example.org
3rd Saturday of the month. April 19, May 17, June 21.
Summer Schedule TBA.
Swedish Cultural Center (Seattle)
1920 Dexter Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98109 (206) 283-1090
Swedish Film Viewing: Grabben i Graven Bredvid (Guy in the Grave Next Door)
Wednesday August 20, 7:30pm, $5
Romantic comedy about an urban librarian who falls in love with a traditional farmer.
Garden Party Part II
Saturday August 23, 11am-1pm
Board member Sonja Richter is leading another two-hour garden clean-up. If working in the garden is not your thing, how about being part of the support crew by bringing snacks or cold drinks for the workers? Everyone chooses their task, from weeding to whacking or even hauling.
Swedes Read Book Sale
Sunday September 7, 8am-2pm
Donate your extra books now - in English or Swedish - for the club's book sale. They need donated children's books by August 8 and others by September 6. Proceeds benefit the library.
Swedish Pancake Breakfast
Sunday September 7, 8am-1:30pm $9 Guests, $7 Members, $5 Children ages 5-12
Enjoy live music and dancing plus authentic Swedish pancakes, lingonberries, ham and all the right fixin's. Music by Richard Svensson & Bjarne Jacobsen, Nordleik Folk Music and TinnFelen Hardanger Fiddle Ensemble.
Events happening weekly on Fridays:
Weaving Classes. Have fun learning how to weave! Instructor brings a table top loom for practice and the class weaves a project on the SCC's loom. 1:30-2:30pm. $3 donation, per session with instructor.
Swedish Kafé & Happy Hour! Smörgås sandwiches, Swedish meatballs, and home-made pastries. Kafé starts 12 noon. Evening food by Chefs Ann-Margret and Malin starts at 6 pm. Check the menu: www.swedishculturalcenter.org.
Library & Genealogy. Our Friday librarian and genealogist Alan McCool will guide you as you explore your genealogy or help you find a book. 1:30 to 3:30 pm.
Thor Lodge - Sons of Norway - Salem ORCheck out their website for more information.
Vasa Order of America Harmoni Lodge #472 - Portland ORhttp://www.harmonilodge472.org/
Questions? Please contact email@example.com.
Vasa Order of America Lodge Tre Kronor #713 - Salem ORhttp://www.vasaorder.net/?lodge=713
They meet in the Recreation Room in the basement of the Willamette Lutheran Retirement Community: 7693 Wheatland Rd. N., Keizer, OR 97303-3456
An Oregon tradition since 1956, the Lucia, First Light of Christmas program brings young women of Nordic heritage in touch with this beloved legend of Scandinavia, while offering them the opportunity to serve their community and receive a scholarship. New in 2014, the scholarship amount is being increased from $1,000 to $2,500 thanks to the generosity of SHF members Robert & Nina Poe! Call the SHF office (503) 977-0275, visit the Lucia page of our website, or email us with any questions about the Lucia Scholarship program.
The Scandinavian of the Year Award winner will be announced at 1pm at the Portland Scandinavian Midsummer Festival on June 14. If you have questions about this program, check out the Scandinavian of the Year page of this website or call the office at (503) 977-0275.
Swedish Language Meet-up
Practice your conversational Swedish, whatever level of proficiency. Come to the Meet-ups on the 2nd & 4th Mondays of each month in NE Portland at 7:00pm and speak Svenska. Email Peggy at firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Portland Danish Meet-up
Portland State University (OR) - Language Classes
PSU offers language classes in Danish, Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish in addition to various Danish literature and film courses. They also offer study abroad programs to Denmark. website
Pacific Lutheran University (WA) - Scandinavian Area Studies
PLU offers a Scandinavian Studies Program with a concentration either in Scandinavian Area Studies or Norwegian. There is a wide range of Scandinavian programs & a study abroad or internship program available. website
University of Oregon (OR) - Scandinavian Studies
U of O offers language (Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish & Old Norse [reading knowledge]) in addition to Scandinavian cultural, history & literature classes. The Dept. of German and Scandinavian offers study-abroad programs (Denmark, Finland, Norway & Sweden). website
University of Washington (WA) - Scandinavian Studies
U of W has a Scandinavian Studies Program including an undergraduate, graduate, summer and study abroad program. Courses include languages (Danish, Finnish, Norwegian & Swedish), literature, cinema, and drama. website
The Fall 2014 schedule runs from September 8 through December and includes a free lesson from 7:30-8:30pm with fantastic instructors, and dancing to requests from 8:30-10:00pm. There's always live music at special events, and also randomly throughout the season. There is something for everyone, from beginners to experienced dancers who want to brush up their technique. For more information, visit www.norskerunddansere.org
Leikarringen of PortlandEven more fun than eating lutefisk ... it's Scandinavian dancing! Leikarringen of Portland is a multi-age performing, "award winning," youth dance group sponsored by the Daughters of Norway and Norske Runddansere. Dancers begin at age 4 and gradually gain skills to move up into our intermediate and then to our advanced troupe. A family affair, with second and third generation dancers performing with our group. Multiple directors/instructors provide years of dance background and share a wealth of dances from all the Scandinavian countries.
Practices Tuesdays at 2800 SE Harrison. Kids ages 4 and up! Contact: Christie Stilson (503) 449-9004 or email@example.com
Adult Scandinavian dancing. Every Tuesday, 7-9pm, at Norse Hall in Portland (111 NE 11th Ave.). Beginners always welcome and no partner required. Contact Shirley Bayer, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grieg Lodge Leikarringen
Youth dance group. Meets 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 7-7:30 pm, at Norse Hall (111 NE 11th Ave.). Parents of younger children are encouraged to participate. Contact David Champion, email@example.com or Karen Thompson, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vasa Youth Group (Rosebuds)In the Vasa Rosebuds, dancers range in age from 2 to 18 years. They practice 2 times a month with performances mainly in December and June. Dancers come from across Portland and SW Washington, boys and girls both are welcome, and new members are accepted anytime. Email Christine and Teri at email@example.com for more information, or visit the group's facebook page at www.facebook.com/vasarosebuds.
Swedish Genealogy Workshops in "Little Sweden USA"Saturday-Sunday March 29-30 & September 27-28, at the Old Mill Museum in Lindsborg, Kansas
Learn about Swedish genealogy using the ArkivDigital program with help from experienced researchers at the Old Mill Museum in Lindsborg, Kansas. Attend 1 or 2 days in either the Spring or Fall sessions. There will be sessions for beginning and experienced researchers, computer stations for all attendees, and hands-on learning in every session. For more information, visit the Old Mill Museum website or call (785) 227-3595.