Events

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People, Places, Changing Lands: The Photography of Anders Beer Wilse
now—Feb. 28
Seattle, Wash.
Norwegian engineer and self-taught photographer Anders Beer Wilse lived in Seattle from 1892-1900 and left a legacy of early photographs documenting this period of unprecedented growth and change in the city’s history. This exhibition includes Wilse’s photographic images taken both in Washington State and the greater Pacific Northwest region, as well as from select regions in Norway after 1900. At the Nordic Heritage Museum.

Oleana: From Dream to Fairytale Reality
now—March 26
Minneapolis, Minn.
Learn about Oleana in this exhibit at Norway House. Signe Aarhus, the founder of Oleana, and Solveig Hisdal, an Oleana designer, will be giving a presentation from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 17 and 18. Registration is required to attend presentation; contact rebecca@jorgensonsundquist.com or (612) 871-2211.

Fifty Years of Folk Art
now—April 23
Decorah, Iowa
Learn about the history of Norwegian folk arts, explore how Vesterheim has helped preserve and promote them, and imagine what the future holds for Norwegian-American folk arts. Visit the exhibition to discover more about this unique community and how it has supported creativity, cultural exchange, and growth for so many people over the last 50 years!

Early 20th Century Norwegian Whaling in Co. Mayo, Ireland
now—Sept.
New Bedford, Mass.
Early 20th Century Norwegian Whaling in Co. Mayo, Ireland, an exhibition of prints made from 30 glass plate photographs, provides a window to the past, when whaling based in Co. Mayo generated products for export, mostly to Scandinavian countries. The exhibition focuses on whaling stations that operated at Rusheen, on South Inishkea Island, and on the Mullet Peninsula. At New Bedford Whaling Museum. Cost is $16 for adults $16, $14 seniors 65 and over, $9 for students 19 and over, $6 for children, and free for members and children 3 and under.

“World on the Wall”
now—Oct. 29
Decorah, Iowa
“World on the Wall: Globetrotting through Vesterheim’s Fine Art Collection” features a selection of works that reveal the world through artists’ eyes. Scenes from five continents include rivers, seascapes, city views, and portraits. See over 35 rare and rarely displayed oils, watercolors, prints, and drawings by artists like Jonas Lie, Christian Abrahamsen, Anna Hong, Sigmund Årseth, and Herbjørn Gausta.

 

Sons of Norway Reading Circle: The League of Youth
Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m.
Fairfax, Va.
The League of Youth features a protagonist Stensgaard, who poses as a political idealist and gathers a new party around him and aims to eliminate corruption along the “old” guard and bring his new “young” group to power. If you plan to attend, send your RSVP to Christine Meloni at: reading@norwaydc.org. At Norway House.

Anders Beer Wilse Photo Coloring
Feb. 22, 10:00—11:30 a.m.
Seattle, Wash.
In conjunction with the Nordic Heritage Museum’s exhibit People, Places, Changing Lands, kids handcolor copies of black and white photographs taken by Wilse. At the Nordic Heritage Museum. Cost is free with admission to the museum.

Keys to Romance
Feb. 24, 8:00 p.m.
New York, N.Y.
DCINY presents 19th-century piano technique expert Christina Kobb in a performance of her program titled Keys to Romance. The Norwegian pianist and scholar makes her Carnegie Hall debut performing an evening of selected Romantic piano pieces including works by Schubert, Robert Schumann, Clara Schumann, Grieg, and Liszt. For fifteen years, Christina Kobb has been specializing in historical pianos and performance practice. Tickets for the concert are now on sale from $50 at www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2017/2/24/0800/PM/Christina-Kobb-Piano/.

Wanderlust: Viking Raiders, Traders, Neighbors
Feb. 24—25
San Francisco, Calif.
From the sacking of Lindisfarne Abbey in 793 until the end of the 11th century, voyaging Scandinavian traders and warriors played a decisive role in the formation of European culture. Lean more about the Vikings through lectures, discussions, and performances from Humanities West. Visit humanitieswest.net/wanderlust-793-1066-viking-raiders-traders-neighbors/ for schedule and tickets. At Marines’ Memorial Theatre.

Nisse Workshop
Feb. 25, 9:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m.
Fairfax, Va.
This workshop will be led by one of the Sons of Norway Washington Lodge’s festival artisans, Karen Richardson. Participants will leave with a completed nisse of their own made of natural fibers. Light lunch provided. $15. Limited space. Email programs@norwaydc.org to reserve your spot.

Barneløpet 2017
Feb. 25, 9:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m.
Granby, Colo.
This cross-country ski event for the entire family is located at beautiful Snow Mountain Ranch/YMCA outside Winter Park. There will be kids races of 1K, 2.5K, and 5K loops while parents cheer on with cowbells and flags. Contact (970) 412-0433 or tvchiro@gmail.com for more info.

“Norwegian in Norwegian-America”
Feb. 25, 1:00—2:00 p.m.
Stoughton, Wis.
David Natvig is a Ph.D. Candidate in Scandinavian Linguistics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He studies Norwegian dialects and bilingualism, both in Norway and the United States. In his talk, “Norwegian in Norwegian-America,” he will present his research in Ulen, Minn., and discuss changes in the community that lead to the loss of Norwegian language use among its residents. At Livsreise.

Organizing Daughters of Norway Lodge
Feb. 26, 1:30 p.m.
Minot, N.D.
A new Daughters of Norway Lodge in Minot, N.D. is organizing. Be a part of over 100 years of history. Bring a Nordic item to share a story about. Refreshments will be served. To RSVP and for more info contact Jill Beatty at norskjill@gmail.com, visit www.daughtersofnorway.org, or call (415) 350-6492. At the Minot Public Library in the South Room

Sarasota Sons of Norway Social, Meeting & Dinner
Feb. 26, 3:00—5:00 p.m.
Sarasota, Fla.
Everyone is welcome to join the Sarasota Sons of Norway! Dinner costs $10 per person. At Faith Lutheran Church: 7750 Beneva Rd. For reservations, call Edith at 795-8511.

Fastelavn Party
Feb. 26, 4:00—6:00 p.m.
Portland, Ore.
Celebrate this festival at Nordic Northwest with games, a photo booth, barrel bashing, costume contests, king & queen crowning, fastelavnsboller, and refreshments for all ages. Tickets are $5 for adults and children 4 and over. Visit www.scanheritage.org/upcoming-events for more information and tickets.

New Nordic Cinema: Welcome to Norway
March 1 & 3, 7:00 p.m.
New York, N.Y.
Petter Primus has big plans, but things rarely turn out the way he hopes. At risk of losing both his hotel and family, he gets an idea that will save it all—he converts the hotel into a refugee asylum center. But when the first bus loaded with asylum seekers arrives the challenges begin. Directed by Rune Denstad Langlo (Norway, 2016). In Norwegian with English subtitles. At Scandinavia House. Cost is $12 or $7 for ASF members. Purchase tickets at www.eventbrite.com/e/new-nordic-cinema-welcome-to-norway-tickets-32007193377.

The Women of Vinland: Controversy and the Viking Age Exploration of North America
March 3, 7:30 p.m.
Portland, Ore.
In her talk, Dr. Elisabeth Ward will compare what is told in the Vinland sagas with current archaeological findings and investigations into the Viking Age settlement and exploration of the Western North Atlantic: Iceland, Greenland, and the Canadian Maritimes, as well as asking what the role of women was in the discovery and exploration of North America. In Room 171 of Cramer Hall at Portland State University. Free and open to the public.

Smørbrød Making Workshop
March 4, 10:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m.
Seattle, Wash.
Bjørn Ruud from Scandinavian Specialties will come to Leif Erikson Hall to teach the fine culinary art of making smørbrød, delicious open-faced sandwiches, after which all participants will make their own under his guidance. Cost is $20 per person. Reservations can be made through the Leif Erikson Hall office at (206) 783-1274. If you have additional questions, contact Lee Ehrheart at (206)789-7043.

Norwegian Church Service
March 5, 4:00 p.m.
Naples, Fla.
The Norwegian Seamen’s Church in Davie, Florida, is sending pastors to conduct worship services in either Norwegian or Swedish at Christus Victor Lutheran Church.

Bjørnson Lodge Pancake Breakfast
March 5, 9:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.
Oakland, Calif.
Join Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson Lodge for their annual pancake breakfast. Shop at the white elephant table to help support the lodge’s charity projects. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under.

Wine Tasting Featuring Leah Jørgensen Cellars
March 8, 6:00—8:00 p.m.
Portland, Ore.
Winemaker Leah Jørgensen has a new Cabernet Franc Rosé, and part of the proceeds from sales will go towards Nordic Northwest’s Lucia scholarship! Try this special wine, plus other Leah Jørgensen Cellars wines, paired with hors d’oeuvres! Cost is $20. Visit www.scanheritage.org/upcoming-events for more information and tickets.

New Nordic Cinema: Returning Home
March 8 & 10, 7:00 p.m.
New York, N.Y.
Two young brothers, having recently returned from serving in Afghanistan, are forced to track down their absent father after he disappears during a reindeer hunt in the mountains. The search itself becomes a test of manhood and the brothers’ relationship, one from which they will return forever changed. Directed by Henrik Martin Dahlsbakken (Norway, 2015). In Norwegian with English subtitles. At Scandinavia House. Cost is $12 or $7 for ASF members. Purchase tickets at www.eventbrite.com/e/new-nordic-cinema-returning-home-a-vende-tilbake-tickets-32050912141.

Norwegian Heritage Day
March 11, 10:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m.
Bothell, Wash.
The day will feature Barneleikarringen, a dance group from Ballard who will perform at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Craft demonstrations, a Viking longhouse, a genealogist, a Nordic dog breed, and fjord horses are just a few of the other things to come see. Our famous lunch featuring pea soup, open-face sandwiches, rømmegrøt, and desserts will be available for purchase. At Bothell Sons of Norway; free admission and parking. Come experience what our ancestors instilled in us—the love of alt norsk!

“The Viking Sword That Wasn’t”
March 11, 11:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.
Stoughton, Wis.
B. Marcus Cederström received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in Scandinavian Studies and Folklore. His research focuses on Scandinavian immigration to the United States, identity formation, North American Indigenous communities, and sustainability. In his talk, “The Viking Sword That Wasn’t: Nordic-American Legends in Ulen, Minnesota,” he will present his research about how Viking legends shaped a community’s history and identity as a Norwegian-American town. At Livsreise.

Music of Norwegian Masters
March 12, 2:00—4:00 p.m.
Las Vegas, Nev.
Pianist Gretchen Hull will appear in a concert featuring the works of several Norwegian composers, including Edvard Grieg, David Monrad Johansen, and Geirr Tveitt, as well as other classical works. Her appearance is presented in association with the Vegas Viking Lodge of the Sons of Norway. Tickets are $10 in advance (at the ticket office or at tinyurl.com/zmbnnpt) or $12 on concert day. At Winchester Cultural Center.

Cook and Eat: Lefse
March 14, 6:30—8:30 p.m.
Portland, Ore.
Guest chef Jean Akre will show you the ins and outs of Norway’s most famous culinary export: lefse! This beloved potato pancake is a perennial hit with Cook and Eat participants. At Nordia House. Cost is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Learn more and buy tickets at www.scanheritage.org/cook-eat.

New Nordic Cinema: Revenge
March 15 & 17, 7:00 p.m.
New York, N.Y.
Rebekka travels back to a hotel by the Norwegian fjords seeking revenge on Morten, the man who ruined her sister’s life. She sets out to destroy Morten’s perfect family life, turning the entire town against him. However, it becomes apparent that Rebekka’s actions have consequences for more than just Morten himself. Directed by Kjersti Steinsbø (Norway, 2016). In Norwegian with English subtitles. At Scandinavia House. Cost is $12 or $7 for ASF members. Purchase tickets at www.eventbrite.com/e/new-nordic-cinema-revenge-hevn-tickets-32051325377.

St. Patrick’s Day
March 17, 7:00—9:00 p.m.
Lancaster, Penn.
Join Sons of Norway Bondelandet Lodge for St. Patrick’s Day and learn about the history and architectural design of Vikingsholm, a Scandinavian home on Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe. Remember to wear green! Guests welcome and donations accepted for the refreshment table. Questions? Contact Jeanne Addison at JLAnorge@aol.com or (717) 793-7428.

Leif to Leif Fun Run/Walk
March 18, 9:00 a.m.
Seattle, Wash.
This fun run or walk starts and ends at Leif Erikson Hall by the Leif Erikson bust, going to Shilshole to the Leif Erikson Statue and returning. Visit www.LeifEriksonLodge.com for registration forms. Receive a Norwegian flag and a waffle for participating! Proceeds will be shared with the Ballard Senior Center. Registration starts at 8:00 a.m. with awards at 10:15 a.m.

Norwegian Cultural and Heritage Day
March 18, 10:00 a.m.—3:30 p.m.
Seattle, Wash.
Enjoy musical entertainment, special speakers, and demonstrations of many traditional Norwegian handcrafts, music, song, dance, and food throughout the day at Leif Erikson Hall. Artists demonstrate cooking and crafts and local genealogy researchers will be available to assist you with your questions about your Norwegian ancestors. There will be new entertainment every hour on the hour with accordions, fiddles, ukuleles, choirs, and more. There will even be some raffles for gift certificates, food, and crafts! Admission is free and open to the public, and free parking is available in various locations.

Celts and Vikings
March 18, 5:00 p.m.
Santa Rosa, Calif.
The program by Vikings of Bjørnstad will focus on what we have learned about Vikings over the last twelve centuries from archaeological record. Cost is $20 for members, $25 for non-members, and $8 for children ages 6 to 14. For more info contact (707) 996-9889 or tandkrlarson@sbcglobal.net. Tickets available at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2787360 or by calling 1 (800) 838-3006. At Norway Hall.

Scandinavian Park 14th Annual Dinner Dance & Fundraiser
March 18, 6:30 p.m.
Elk Grove Village, Ill.
Scandinavian Park, Inc. NFP will present their 14th annual dinner dance and fundraiser for Vasa Park at Avalon Banquets. Social hour starts at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:30. Enjoy dance music provided by DJ Mark Nilsson and a cash drawing and raffle table with prizes donated by Scandinavian organizations and businesses. Donation of $50 per person. For reservations and information call (847) 358-1527 or send reservations with check payable to Scandinavian Park, Inc. NFP to Carol Hoidahl, 552 Deer Run Drive, Palatine, IL 60067.

In Trunks, Hearts, and Hands Program
March 18
Middleton, Wis.
The heirloom trunks that once held an immigrant’s belongings now hold their stories. Explore these stories at a luncheon or dinner and program presented by the Madison Area Friends of Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum. You will have two times to choose from: 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. or 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The menu will be grilled salmon with herbed crème fraîche and mashed potatoes or vegetarian pasta with marinara sauce and seasonal vegetables. At the Craftsman Table and Tap. Everyone is welcome! Tickets are $30 for members and $35 for non-members. RSVP by March 3 to Karla Brown at (563) 382-9681, x107, or kbrown@vesterheim.org.

Sarasota Sons of Norway Social, Meeting & Dinner
March 19, 3:00—5:00 p.m.
Sarasota, Fla.
Everyone is welcome to join the Sarasota Sons of Norway! Dinner costs $10 per person. At Faith Lutheran Church: 7750 Beneva Rd. For reservations, call Edith at 795-8511.

An Evening of Jazz
March 24, 6:00—10:00 p.m.
Seattle, Wash.
Leif Erikson Lodge presents the the legendary Overton Berry Ensemble for Musical Happy Hours. Overton Berry has been delighting audiences with his music for many years throughout the Pacific Northwest, Europe, and Asia. There will be raffles for items and restaurant vouchers. In addition, there will be a light supper and refreshments for $10. Tickets are available at the Leif Erikson Hall or at the door. Invite your friends and neighbors!

Fosselyngen Lodge Torsk Supper and Bake Sale
March 25, 4:00—7:00 p.m.
Milwaukee, Wis.
This buffet at Norway House includes boiled codfish, Norwegian meatballs, boiled potatoes, vegetables, pickled beets, cranberry sauce, flat bread, dessert, and coffee. Also includes sales of homemade baked goods and other various items. Cost is $13 for adults and $5 children ages 4 to 11. Open seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Call (414) 321-2637 for more information or to make reservations for large parties.

Kenwood Sympony with Andrew Staupe
March 25, 7:30—9:00 p.m.
Minneapolis, Minn.
Join Norway House at Mindekirken as young virtuoso Andrew Staupe collaborates with the Kenwood Symphony for a performance including the exquisite Grieg Piano Concerto. Hailed as an immaculate artist, American pianist Andrew Staupe is emerging as one of the distinctive voices of a new generation of pianists. Cost is $20 or free for students with ID.

Scandinavian Music Jam
March 26, 1:00—3:00 p.m.
Decorah, Iowa
The Scandinavian Music Jam continues! Stop by Vesterheim’s Bruening Visitor Center, 502 W. Water Street, to learn a tune, share a tune, jam with us, or just come to listen. Bring any instrument you play and join in. This informal music collaboration is great fun for all levels. No charge. Recording device advised. For more info contact Martha Griesheimer at mgriesheimer@vesterheim.org.

Viking Rune Ring Workshop
March 26, 3:00—6:00 p.m.
Portland, Ore.
Channel your inner Viking and learn some basic metalsmithing while creating a beautiful sterling silver ring, complete with your choice of rune pattern. Using hand tools that date back for centuries, you will shape a finger ring using hammers and files, size it to your hand, and personalize it with your own “runescript” using the original Futhark runes from the Vikings. Debra Carus of Elentari Handverk will share her knowledge of metalworking and runelore for a fun session. Wear casual, old clothes with no loose sleeves and tie long hair back. At Nordia House. Cost is $50; purchase tickets at www.scanheritage.org/upcoming-events.

Scandinavian Festival
April 1—2, 10:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.
Thousand Oaks, Calif.
The 42nd festival of Nordic cultures will feature music, dancing, cooking and craft demonstrations, lectures, vendors, and affordable activities for young and old. For kids, the festival includes a children’s theater, performances by community children’s groups, and a puppet show of the Hans Christian Andersen stories. Festival goers can visit an authentic Viking Village, try their hand at Dala horse croquet, and play kubb. Lefse, æbelskivers, and other Scandinavian favorites are available in the food court. Performers include acclaimed storytellers Stina Fagertun of Norway and Robert Seutter (aka True Thomas), the musician and entertainer Ross Sutter, the ABBAFAB tribute band, and folk dance groups. This year there will be genealogy booths with experts on hand. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for teenagers. Children are free. At Kingsmen Park at California Lutheran University.

Norwegian Church Service
April 2, 4:00 p.m.
Naples, Fla.
The Norwegian Seamen’s Church in Davie, Florida, is sending Pastor Hanne Marie Frostlid from Norway and Pastor Michael Franzen from Sweden to conduct worship services at Christus Victor Lutheran Church.

Oslo Hammerkor at Carnegie Hall
April 9, 8:30 p.m.
New York, N.Y.
Oslo Hammerkor, an outstanding professional choir from Norway, will be making their Carnegie Hall debut.

Nordic Celebration and Marketplace
April 15
Edina, Minn.
Celebrate Norwegian heritage at the annual Nordic Celebration and Marketplace at the Interlachen Country Club. The marketplace features Nordic vendors with wonderful Scandinavian items for sale, demonstrations from skilled folk artists, scholarly chats, delicious treats, and more. The marketplace concludes with a delectable meal and a program about Easter traditions in Norway. Everyone is welcome to this great event! Contact Karla Brown at kbrown@vesterheim.org or (563) 382-9681 for more info.

Fire and Ice: Hot New Music from Norwegian Fjords and the Colorado Rockies
April 21, 2:00 p.m.
Colchester, Vt.
Bjørn Bolstad Skjelbred is flying in from Oslo to be Master of Ceremonies at a concert tour, which includes world premieres by himself, Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen, and Conrad Kehn, as well as the U.S. premiere of a new solo by Magnar Am. In addition, two of Skjelbred’s earlier works will also be performed. At McCarthy Center for the Arts Recital Hall, Saint Michael’s College. Free and open to the general public.

Fire and Ice: Hot New Music from Norwegian Fjords and the Colorado Rockies
April 22, 1:00 p.m.
Troy, N.Y.
Bjørn Bolstad Skjelbred is flying in from Oslo to be Master of Ceremonies at a concert tour, which includes world premieres by himself, Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen, and Conrad Kehn, as well as the U.S. premiere of a new solo by Magnar Am. In addition, two of Skjelbred’s earlier works will also be performed. At Troy Public Library. Free and open to the general public.

The Coffin Ships: Death on the Ocean Crossing and One Family’s Story
April 22, 2:00 p.m.
Stoughton, Wis.
Imagine yourself a child boarding a ship in Norway with your family, only to arrive weeks later in an American port city without your mother; she died on the ocean crossing and was buried at sea. What does that mean for you and your family? Will you have a home again? Can America still be “the golden land of opportunity?” This program by Glenn Borreson is about the Norwegian immigrant experience crossing the Atlantic Ocean on a “coffin ship,” and specifically the story of one of his ancestor families and their struggle to begin a new life in America. Free; at Livsreise.

25th Anniversary Party
April 22, 5:30—11:00 p.m.
Las Vegas, Nev.
Celebrate with a dinner, program, silent auction, and dance to be held at Boulder Station. Cost is $40. Reservations must be made to Erik Pappa (visit members.sofn.com/Events/public/show/2006 for address) by April 4. Contact (702) 683-6817 or erikrpappa@gmail.com for more info.

Fosselyngen Lodge Torsk Supper and Bake Sale
April 22, 4:00—7:00 p.m.
Milwaukee, Wis.
This buffet at Norway Hosue includes boiled codfish, Norwegian meatballs, boiled potatoes, vegetables, pickled beets, cranberry sauce, flat bread, dessert, and coffee. Also includes sales of homemade baked goods and other various items. Cost is $13 for adults and $5 children ages 4 to 11. Open seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Call (414) 321-2637 for more information or to make reservations for large parties.

Fire and Ice: Hot New Music from Norwegian Fjords and the Colorado Rockies
April 22, 8:00 p.m.
Middlebury, Vt.
Bjørn Bolstad Skjelbred is flying in from Oslo to be Master of Ceremonies at a concert tour, which includes world premieres by himself, Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen, and Conrad Kehn, as well as the U.S. premiere of a new solo by Magnar Am. In addition, two of Skjelbred’s earlier works will also be performed. At Mahaney Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall. Free and open to the general public.

Fire and Ice: Hot New Music from Norwegian Fjords and the Colorado Rockies
April 23, 3:30 p.m.
Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
Bjørn Bolstad Skjelbred is flying in from Oslo to be Master of Ceremonies at a concert tour, which includes world premieres by himself, Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen, and Conrad Kehn, as well as the U.S. premiere of a new solo by Magnar Am. In addition, two of Skjelbred’s earlier works will also be performed. At The Reformed Dutch Church. Free and open to the general public.

Fire and Ice: Hot New Music from Norwegian Fjords and the Colorado Rockies
April 23, 7:00 p.m.
Rhinecliff, N.Y.
Bjørn Bolstad Skjelbred is flying in from Oslo to be Master of Ceremonies at a concert tour, which includes world premieres by himself, Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen, and Conrad Kehn, as well as the U.S. premiere of a new solo by Magnar Am. In addition, two of Skjelbred’s earlier works will also be performed. At Morton Memorial Library and Community House. Free and open to the general public.

Fire and Ice: Hot New Music from Norwegian Fjords and the Colorado Rockies
April 24, 12:00 p.m.
Bennington, Vt.
Bjørn Bolstad Skjelbred is flying in from Oslo to be Master of Ceremonies at a concert tour, which includes world premieres by himself, Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen, and Conrad Kehn, as well as the U.S. premiere of a new solo by Magnar Am. In addition, two of Skjelbred’s earlier works will also be performed. At Everett Theater, Southern Vermont College. Free and open to the general public.

Fire and Ice: Hot New Music from Norwegian Fjords and the Colorado Rockies
April 24, 4:00 p.m.
North Adams, Mass.
Bjørn Bolstad Skjelbred is flying in from Oslo to be Master of Ceremonies at a concert tour, which includes world premieres by himself, Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen, and Conrad Kehn, as well as the U.S. premiere of a new solo by Magnar Am. In addition, two of Skjelbred’s earlier works will also be performed and there will be a panel discussion. At Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium, Massachussetts College of Liberal Arts. Free and open to the general public.

Vennekretsen Lodge Meatball & Torsk Dinner
April 28, 4:30—7:00 p.m.
Anoka, Minn.
Join Vennekretsen Lodge at the Zion Lutheran Church for their annual fundraiser dinner. There will also be a bazaar, silent auction, raffle, and bake sale. Cost for adults is $18 for meatballs and torsk and $14 for meatballs only; cost for children ages 4 to 11 is $5 for the meatball dinner.

Institution of Borghild Dahl Lodge #54
May 6, 1:30 p.m.
Sioux Falls, S.D.
Daughters of Norway will institute the new Borghild Dahl Lodge #54 in a ceremony at Peace Lutheran Church: 5509 W. 41st St., Sioux Falls, SD 57106. Borghild Dahl’s inspirational life story and cultural contributions will be highlighted in the program. For info on joining the new lodge, any women of Scandinavian ancestry in the Sioux Falls area can contact Norma Barnes at nkwbarnes@yahoo.com or call (605) 362-5898.