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Preserve, Communicate, and Celebrate Scandinavian Heritage and Culture
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Scandinavian Heritage Foundation

The Scandinavian Heritage Foundation is a non-profit organization focused on the five Nordic nations -- Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. SHF is the catalyst in the Northwest for preserving authentic traditions and culture while celebrating modern Scandinavian life, culture and business. It is the "go to" regional resource for all things Scandinavian.


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Luminous Night of the Soul: The Music of Ola Gjeilo
This weekend, the Choral Arts Ensemble of Portland is proud to be hosting the internally-renowned Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo, whose visit is made possible by a generous Fedde Grant from the Grieg Lodge Scholarship Fund. Gjeilo is one of the most popular choral composers writing today - his music is immediately accessible and very symphonic and cinematic in nature. Gjeilo will give two concerts, featuring himself on the piano and Thomas Barber on trumpet, on Saturday October 18 at 8pm, and on Sunday October 19 at 3pm. Both concerts will be held at the Saint Philip Neri Parish, on 2408 SE 16th Ave. Buy tickets online here.

With the holidays right around the corner, come and learn more about the Smorgasbord associated with holiday traditions in Sweden at our next Cook & Eat class on Saturday October 25. Guest chefs GunMarie Rosqvist and Carol Tripp will give you insight into what constitutes a Smorgasbord, and show you how to approach and enjoy the many kinds of dishes served. Come learn how to put together your own Smorgasbord for the holidays! Space is limited and classes can fill up quickly, so please call the SHF office at 503-977-0275 and buy your ticket today!

Lucia Queen of Light Scholarship

Download an application for the 2014 Lucia Queen of Light Scholarship on the Lucia page of our website. Eligible young women of Scandinavian heritage could win a $2,500 college scholarship. 
Application deadline is November 20.


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For Information, contact SHF at:
(503) 977-0275

Or stop by our new temporary office (in use while we build the Scandinavian American Cultural & Community Center on the Oleson Road property) on the second floor of the Roosevelt Building in The Commons medical office complex at 9370 SW Greenburg Rd. Tigard OR 97223.
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