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Someone is Going to Come
now—Feb. 5
Washington, D.C.
Scena Theatre presents Someone is Going to Come, a riveting drama by Norway’s Jon Fosse at the ATLAS Performing Arts Center. A strange couple moves into an isolated, run-down house to be alone, far from the prying eyes of others. Yet they both grow increasingly anxious that “someone is going to come.” Showings at 8:00 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday. Purchase tickets at atlasarts.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0Si000000Hi3gyEAB or call (202) 339-7993. Cost for adults is $30 Sunday and Thursday and $35 on Friday and Saturday; cost for students and seniors with valid ID is $20 Sunday and Thursday and $25 on Friday and Saturday.

Jasper Johns and Edvard Munch: Love, Loss, and the Cycle of Life
now—Feb. 20
Richmond, Va.
At a crossroads in the middle of his career, preeminent American artist Jasper Johns found his way forward in part by looking to the work of Norwegian Expressionist painter Edvard Munch. Jasper Johns and Edvard Munch: Love, Loss, and the Cycle of Life assembles more than 120 paintings, drawings, and prints in once-in-a-lifetime combinations to trace the route Johns traveled in relation to Munch’s work. At Altria Group Gallery, NewMarket Gallery.

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 unprecentend 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.

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.

 

STA Annual Meeting and Networking Event
Jan. 19, 6:00—8:00 p.m.
Tampa, Fla.
Enjoy an evening of exploring the role of aquavit and beer as symbols of Scandinavian heritage and learning more about the Scandinavian Trade Association and Viking Fest 2017. At Yuengling Brewery. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for those under 21, and free for children. RSVP and purchase tickets at www.eventbrite.com/e/scandinavian-trade-association-annual-meeting-and-networking-event-tickets-30365290401.

Kosestund & Gallery at the Consulate
Jan. 20 & 27, 10:00—11:30 a.m.
Minneapolis, Minn.
Come visit the Norwegian Consulate for the beautiful pictures by photographer Øystein Johnson and stay for kaffekos. You are also invited to explore the brand new children’s video and book library.

Traditional Scandinavian Lutefisk and Meatball Dinner
Jan. 21
Columbia Heights, Minn.
First Lutheran’s Annual Scandinavian Lutefisk and Meatball dinner will have seatings at 12:00, 2:00, 4:00, and 6:00 p.m. Dinner will include lutefisk with melted butter and white sauce, meatballs, mashed potatoes, gravy, carrots, mashed rutabagas, herring, beet pickles, lefse, julekake, rice pudding with raspberry sauce, and cookies. Tickets are $18 or 50 cents per year for children up to 10 years. Tickets can be reserved by calling (651) 633-0679. The address is 1555 40th Avenue NE. Visit www.flcch.org for more info.

Coffee with Ohio Norsemen
Jan. 21, 2:00—4:00 p.m.
Rocky River, Ohio
Come meet Northeast Ohio’s Norsemen for coffee and maybe learn (or add to) your knowledge about all things Norwegian. All are welcome. At Panera, 19705 Center Ridge. Call (440) 979-0681 for more info.

Lutefisk and Meatball Dinner
Jan. 21, 4:00 p.m.
Santa Rosa, Calif.
The traditional Norwegian menu will include lutefisk, meatballs in brown gravy and all the trimmings, lefse, almond cake, and coffee. Cost is $26 for members, $32 for non members, and $10 for children 6 to 14. Tickets available at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2656997 or by calling 1 (800) 838-3006. At Norway Hall.

Crown Princess Märtha of Norway Screening
Jan. 21, 5:00 p.m.
Fairfax, Va.
Join the Sons of Norway Washington Lodge for the Installation of Officers, pea soup dinner, and movie Crown Princess Märtha of Norway. The movie, produced for PBS, focuses on the Norwegian royal family during WWII and on Crown Princess Märtha’s stay in the U.S. during the war and her relationship with FDR. At Norway House.

At the Table by Woodworker Jim Sannerud
Jan. 21—Feb. 14
Minneapolis, Minn.
People have been gathering around tables for centuries—to enjoy a meal, to share stories, or work together on projects. After visiting his family’s farm in Rauland, Norway, master woodcarver Jim Sannerud felt compelled to create a set of furniture in the tradition of brukskunst—art used in everyday life. The result is a beautifully crafted table and eight unique chairs. As part of this exhibit, Norway House invites you to book the table for your next professional meeting, community discussion, book club, or study group. To reserve the table, contact Rachel Peterson at rachel@norwayhouse.org or (612) 423-9094. Galleri opening and reception will be held on Jan. 21 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. and is complimentary.

Barneløpet
Jan. 22, 1:00 p.m.
St. Cloud, Minn.
Children ages 3 to 13 are welcome and events are organized based on age and ability levels. Participants are encouraged to come any time after 11:00 a.m. if they want to use free skis (limited amounts available), and have some practice time. Cookies, sandwiches, and hot chocolate will be served amid a festive atmosphere, along with demonstrations and sampling of Norwegian treats. Real Vikings from The Viking Age Club from St. Paul will be on hand to start the races and add Norwegian authenticity. At Riverside Park.

Seattle-Bergen Sister City Association 2017 Annual Meeting
Jan. 22, 2:00—4:00 p.m.
Seattle, Wash.
Join us on the mezzanine level of the Nordic Heritage Museum to review the 2016 SBSCA program highlights and help shape the program for the 2017 Fifty-Year Jubilee, followed by the nomination and election of officers. Enjoy a slideshow presentation from Bergen and light refreshments in the tradition of Norwegian hospitality. For more information, ticket prices and group reservations, please email the SBSCA (seattlebergensistercities@gmail.com), call the museum directly at (206) 789-5707, or visit www.eventbrite.com/e/seattle-bergen-sister-city-association-2017-annual-meeting-tickets-30802438924.

Man’s First Winter at the Geographic South Pole
Jan. 23, 8:00 p.m.
Chevy Chase, Md.
Robert Benson was a scientific member of the first group to winter over at the Amundsen-Scott IGY South Pole Station in 1957 during the International Geophysical Year (IGY). His presentation will describe that first winter and relate it to the achievements of Roald Amundsen, Fridtjof Nansen, and Kristian Birkeland. He will also briefly relate this experience to current research at the U.S. South Pole Station and to his space science research at the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. At St. John’s Church.

Lecture with Fred Poyner IV
Jan. 26, 7:00—8:30 p.m.
Seattle, Wash.
Focusing on a series of historical photographs by Wilse, this lecture with Fred Poyner IV documents the visit of Sámi peoples to Seattle’s Woodland Park in 1898. They were hired by the U.S. government to herd 500 reindeer to Alaska territory as a supplies relief effort to prospectors. A Q&A session with beverages follows. At the Nordic Heritage Museum; $5 donation suggested.

Poulsbo Lutefisk and Meatball Dinner
Jan. 28, 12:00—5:00 p.m.
Poulsbo, Wash.
The lutefisk and meatballs will be served with boiled potatoes, carrots, coleslaw, lefse, and krumkake. At Grieg Hall, Poulsbo Lodge. For more info call the hall office at (360) 779-5209.

Norwegian Hardanger Fiddle: Construction, Sound, and the Folk Music Tradition
Jan. 28, 1:00—2:00 p.m.
Stoughton, Wis.
Join Karen Rebholz to learn about the Norwegian Hardanger Fiddle. Rebholz is a Hardanger fiddle maker and player using instruments that she has designed and constructed. She also creates custom Hardanger fiddle parts and is able to repair fiddles and provide appraisal services, instruction, and performance. At Livsreise.

Vegas Viking Lodge Lutefisk Dinner
Jan. 28, 3:00 & 6:00 p.m.
Boulder City, Nev.
Vegas Viking Lodge of the Sons of Norway is serving lutefisk with melted butter or white sauce, roasted pork, boiled potatoes, peas and carrots, lefse, coffee and iced tea, and Norwegian and other cookies. Aquavit will be available at an open bar. Packets of lefse also will be sold to take home. The cost is $20 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under. Tickets must be purchased in advance by Jan. 20 by sending a check, made out to the Sons of Norway, to Gwen Knighton, 2156 Marstons Mills Ct., Henderson, NV 89044. Please include a SASE and a note with names of attendees, choice of 3:00 or 6:00 p.m., and a telephone number. At the Boulder City Elks Lodge. For info, call (702) 869-5775.

Crab Feed & Auction
Jan. 28, 6:00 p.m.
Seattle, Wash.
Leif Erikson Lodge Educational Foundation presents its annual fundraising event, serving Dungeness crab, stuffed chicken breast, or Cornish Game Hen with sides. Bring your own picks and pliers. There will also be a silent auction, dessert auction, music and dancing, and a no-host bar. Price is $45 per adult, $20 per student or child 13 and under, and $320 for a table of eight; prices increase $5 per person after Jan. 24. A portion of the dinner ticket is tax deductible! At Leif Erikson Hall. Tickets can be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2721764 or through a check made payable to the LEL Educational Foundation and sent to the lodge.

Sonja Lodge Annual Lutefisk & Meatball Dinner
Jan. 28—29
Eugene, Ore.
Menu includes lutefisk, meatballs, potatoes, white sauce, drawn butter, coleslaw, cranberries, lefse, flatbread, Norwegian prune pudding, krumkake, rosettes, spritz and beverages. There will be three reserved seatings on Saturday and six on Sunday. Price is $22 for adults and $ 10 for children. Call the lodge at (541) 344-1064 and leave a message to reserve your tickets. Handicapped access parking available.

Barneløpet
Feb. 4, 10:00 a.m.
Decorah, Iowa
Enjoy the winter at this non-competitive ski or walk event for children ages 3 to 13. The event is free and held at the Decorah Community Prairie, with registration from 9:40 to 10:00 a.m. It is open to children of all skill levels and is a great event for the entire family. Each registered participant will receive a printed bib for the event and a medal. Participants must provide their own skis; there are a limited number of children’s skis for rent at Decorah Bicycles. After completing the course, participants are welcomed to hot chocolate and cookies. In the absence of snow, children will walk the course. For more info contact dfossum-martin@vesterheim.org or (563) 382-9681, ext. 215.

Laura Loge in Concert
Feb. 4, 7:30 p.m.
Portland, Ore.
Soprano Laura Loge and pianist Sandra Mogensen, who specialize in Scandinavian at song and piano works, will perform the music of Grieg at Nordia House. Cost is $17 for NNW members and $20 for non-members. Buy tickets at www.scanheritage.org/upcoming-events.

Bølgen Screening
Feb. 5, 3:00 p.m.
West Newton, Mass.
Join Norumbega Lodge to watch the Norwegian film Bølgen (The Wave), a thriller about a landslide that sends tons of rock and earth crashing down from the mountains to the sea, giving everyone ten minutes to outrace the resulting tsunami to higher ground. 105 minutes, in Norwegian with English subtitles. In the Nordic Hall at the SLC.

Norwegian Church Service
Feb. 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.

HACC/NACC Joint Shipping Conference
Feb. 9, 2017
New York, N.Y.
Join the HACC and NACC for their 23rd annual joint shipping conference, Shipping’s Survivors: Strategies for Success in a New Era at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. For members, cost is $795 and $725 for additional delegates from member firm. For non-members, cost is $895 and $725 for additional delegates from firm. Early bird registration by Jan. 20 costs $700 per member and $800 per non-member. Register at www.eventbrite.com/e/haccnacc-23rd-annual-joint-shipping-conference-tickets-29522486552.

Cook and Eat Norwegian
Feb. 10, 2017, 6:00—9:00 p.m.
Bothell, Wash.
The class for adults at the Bothell Sons of Norway will feature Norwegian fish balls served with classic Norwegian side dishes and dessert. The cost is $20 per person. To register, please contact Selma Snaring at (425) 385-2144.

Screening: NaturePlay
Feb. 11, 1:00 p.m.
West Newton, Mass.
Showcasing multiple forest kindergartens, adventure playgrounds, nature playgrounds, and elementary and high schools in Denmark, Sweden, and Norway, the NaturePlay film shows us a different path in outdoor learning and the value of play. Intertwined with Scandinavian cultural attitudes and Nordic research about education, children, play and the outdoors, this film will open your eyes. At the Scandinavian Cultural Center. Cost is $8 or $4 for SCC members.

Traditional Lutefisk & Meatball Dinner
Feb. 11
Wind Lake, Wis.
Servings at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 4:00 p.m. At Norway Lutheran Church: 6321 Heg Park Rd. By reservation only. Call Donna at (262) 534-3862 for more info.

Norge Ski Club Winter Tournament
Feb. 11—12
Fox River Grove, Ill.
Ski jumpers from around the world will compete on the 70-meter hill at Norge Ski Club. Gates open at 11:00 a.m. and competition follows from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. Admissions buttons are required and cost $10 at local merchants and $14 at the entrance. Visit www.norgeskiclub.com for more information.

In Trucks, Hearts, and Hands Luncheon and Program
Feb. 12, 11:30 a.m.—1:30 p.m.
La Crosse, Wis.
Join Vesterheim Executive Director Chris Johnson and Vesterheim’s Registrar, Archivist, and Youth Educator Jennifer Kovarik for In Trunks, Hearts, and Hands—What Norwegian Immigrants Brought to the United States. Between 1825 and 1980, nearly one million Norwegians left for new lives in America. Explore the immigrant experience through stories associated with artifacts in Vesterheim’s collection. Tickets are $30 for Vesterheim members and $35 for non-members. Please RSVP by Feb. 1; contact Karla Brown at kbrown@vesterheim.org, or (563) 382-9681, ext. 107 to make a reservation or for more info. At the Radisson Hotel La Crosse.

SATContemporary Reading Series: Thinking Time
Feb. 13, 7:30 p.m.
New York, N.Y.
Thinking Time tells the story of two women who face the same predicament despite bring several generations apart: Nina is infatuated by a Roma street musician; her grandmother Ruth reminisces about her love for a Nazi officer in German-occupied Norway. Navigating distance and the curious allure of strangers, both Nina and Ruth must make decisions that will change the course of their lives. At Scandinavia House. Free.

Cook and Eat: Bløtkaken
Feb. 14, 6:30—8:30 p.m.
Portland, Ore.
This soft Norwegian layer cake was made for celebrating! Construct a delicious bløtkake with guest cook Sonja Haugen. Heaped with custard, jam, and berries, the Cook and Eat Committee will assist the class in learning the eggy delicacy of this springtime sponge cake. Cost is $20 for NNW members and $25 for non-members. Buy tickets at www.scanheritage.org/cook-eat.

Lapskaus and Bingo
Feb. 17, 6:00 p.m.
Santa Rosa, Calif.
Join Freya Lodge for lapskaus and bingo! Don’t miss out on this fundraiser! Dinner is served at 6:00 p.m. and bingo will begin by 6:45. Tickets are $20 and are available at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2789692 or by calling 1 (800) 838-3006. At Norway Hall.

Youth Camp Breakfast
Feb. 18, 8:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.
Bothell, Wash.
The Bothell Sons of Norway will serve Viking (French) toast, troll sausage, fruit, coffee, tea, and milk. The cost is $10 or $7 for children under 11 years old. Proceeds will benefit the Youth Summer Camp Scholarships at the Bothell Sons of Norway.

Fosselyngen Lodge Torsk Supper and Bake Sale

Feb. 18, 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.

Nordahl Grieg Lodge Anniversary Dinner
Feb. 18, 6:00 p.m.
Los Gatos, Calif.
In recognition of the 70th anniversary of Thor Heyerdahl’s historic Kon-Tiki expedition, join Nordahl Grieg Lodge for a Polynesian-style dinner. Be sure to wear your island attire! Social time with appetizers will start at 6:00 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:00. The Membership Longevity Awards and 2017 Presidential Awards will be presented after dinner. Cost is $28 for adults and free for children 12 and under. RSVP and payment must be received by Feb. 13; make checks payable to “Nordahl Grieg Lodge” and mail to Kari Warner, Financial Secretary, 1000 El Camino Real, Apt. 107, Santa Clara, CA 95050-4284. Please bring donations of non-perishable food, used paperback books, and 2017 calendars for the lodge’s community outreach activities.

Mostly Nordic: Nynorsk!
Feb. 19, 4:00 p.m.
Seattle, Wash.
Soprano Laura Lodge is joined by Canadian-Danish pianist Sandra Mogensen. Together they bring to life Grieg’s duplicitous Vinje songs, highlighting the poetry O. E. Vinje wrote in nynorsk, steeped with elements of the Telemark dialect and selected lyric pieces for piano. At the Nordic Heritage Museum. Tickets on sale at nordicmuseum.org.

Northeast Pennsylvania Regional Ski for Light
Feb. 19—26
Sherman, Penn.
The Northeast Pennsylvania (NEPA) Regional Ski for Light program will be held at Land of the Vikings. For more information please go to the website at www.nepasfl-sfh.org or email nepasfl@aol.com.

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. Tickets for the concert are now on sale from $50 at www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2017/2/24/0800/PM/Christina-Kobb-Piano/.

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.

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.

“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.

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.

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.

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 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 pastors to conduct worship services in either Norwegian or Swedish 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.

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.