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To list your event on this page and in The Norwegian American, send it to naw@na-weekly.com. Be sure to include the event location, time, cost, a brief description, and a link (website or email address) or telephone number for more info.

Minneapolis St Paul International Film Festival
now-April 20
Minneapolis & St Paul, Minn.
The 38th annual film festival features two Norwegian language films: Burning Memories and Cold Case Hammarskjöld. For show times, tickets and general festival information, visit mspfilm.org/festivals/mspiff.

The Vikings Begin
now-Apr. 28
Seattle, Wash.
Based on the latest research conducted on both historic and recent discoveries of Viking-era artifacts by Uppsala University in Sweden, The Vikings Begin at the Nordic Museum, 2655 N.W. Market St., tells the story of the Vikings of early Scandinavia (Sweden, Denmark, and Norway)—an intensely maritime society with a very close and important relationship to the sea. Uppsala University’s museum, Gustavianum, has produced this exhibition of original artifacts, reconstructions, and archaeological discoveries from early Viking Age society using cutting-edge research done by Uppsala professor Neil Price and his team. These objects tell the story not only of the person buried with them, but also of the world they inhabited: its social and economic makeup, its religions, and its culture. Free to members, $5 for non-members plus the general admission fee. More info: www.nordicmuseum.org/exhibitions/thevikingsbegin.

Nordic Impressions: Contemporary Art From Åland, Denmark, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden
now-June 8
New York, N.Y.
The exhibition brings together a wide array of artistic expressions across all mediums that reflect the rich diversity and global character of Nordic art, drawn from a larger survey at the Phillips Collection in the fall of 2018 as part of a multi-year Nordic Cultural Initiative. Nordic Impressions will be accompanied by a range of programming, including related art workshops for children. The exhibit can be viewed at Scandinavia House, 58 Park Ave. Admission is free. More info: www.scandinaviahouse.org/app/uploads/2018/12/Program-Brochure-Winter-2018-19.pdf?mc_cid=0dc23965d4&mc_eid=d7b356b8b1.

Scandinavian Beer Dinner
April 18, 7-10 p.m.
Baroda, Minn.
Round Barn Brewery & Public House at 9151 First St. presents an all-Nordic menu: Spruce Tip Pale Ale paired with Faroe Islands salmon gravlax spread, mustard-dill sauce, and rye chips; Norwegian Farmhouse Ale paired with Swedish meatballs, caramelized onions, potato purée, spruce cream, and lingonberry jam; Michigan Golden Strong Ale paired with seafood chowder with bacon, chilies, and root vegetables; znd Baltic Porter paired with Kladdkaka: a Swedish sticky chocolate cake, toasted marshmallow fluff, and gingersnaps. Tickets are $45, and Mug Club tickets are available with a promo code. More info: www.eventbrite.com/e/scandinavian-beer-dinner-tickets-57409666859.

Ohio Norsemen Coffee Hour
April 20, 2-4 p.m.
Rocky River, Ohio
Come and join the Ohio Norsemen at Panera’s at 19705 Center Ridge Rd. There will be a group photo, so wear your Norwegian sweaters or Ohio Norsemen T shirts. No reply needed.

Sons of Norway Dinner: Edvard Munch
April 20, 5-8 p.m.
Vista, Calif.
Come to the Norway Hall Foundation at 2006 East Vista Way to enjoy a dinner featuring Norway’s national dish, fårikål (lamb and cabbage). The evening features a presentation on Edvard Munch, the most famous of Norwegian painters. Come hear about his highs and lows, and learn about the controversial nature of many of his works. The cost is $20 for adults, $10 for youth ages 11-17, and children 10 and younger are free. Tickets and more info: www.eventbrite.com/e/sons-of-norway-april-20-2019-dinner-edvard-munch-tickets-59150796625.

Geneva’s Viking Ship
April 20-Oct. 20
Geneva, Ill.
Geneva’s Viking replica longship, called the Viking, has announced its 2019 visit days, including extra days each for June Swedish Days and October Cottages in the Woods festival. The public is invited. The life-size Viking is housed at Good Templar Park, 528 East Side Drive in Geneva. Parking is free. Visit days are 1 to 4 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month from April through October. This season’s visit days are April 20, May 18, June 22-23, July 20, Aug. 17, Sept. 21, and Oct. 19-20. Special visit days are June 22-23 in observance of Swedish Days and Oct. 19-20 in observance of Cottages in the Woods festival. Guided group tours begin every 30 minutes with the last tour at 3:30 p.m. Self-guided viewing is also available. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for teens. Group tours are available with two weeks advance notice. The fee is $50. For more info about the program: call (630) 674-7530 or email viking1893.gmail.com, and for more info about visit days: call (630) 753-9412 or email viking1893@gmail.com.

How to build a Viking Ship
April 20, 2-3:30 p.m.
Seattle, Wash.
Danish boat builder Thomas Søes Finderup has devoted 18 years to building Viking and medieval ships, imitating the ships from these eras down to the smallest detail, and he will share his knowledge with you at leacture at the Nordic Museum, 2655 N.W. Market St. Finderup’s talk will be based on the work with the Saga Oseberg, and will include how the Vikings built their ships and what working methods and tools they used. The cost is $10 for members, $15 for non-members. More info: www.nordicmuseum.org/events/171852.

Norway Day in Olympia
April 20, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Olympia, Wash.
Come to the Thurston County Fairgrounds and Event Center at 3054 Carpenter Road S.E. for a day culture and entertainment hosted by Sons of Norway Hovedstad Lodge #94 and Daughters of Norway Prillar Guri Lodge #30. Norway Day is a Norwegian festival filled with Norwegian music, arts and crafts, an abundance of Norwegian history, genealogy, and delectable foods with the aroma and tastes of days gone by, but certainly not forgotten. Norway Day is the coming together of Norwegians and all Scandinavians from around the country to celebrate a unique way of life and a heritage abundantly rich in culture. Admission is $3, and children 12 and younger accompanied by an adult are free. More info: www.olympianorwayday.com.

The Power of Silver: Traditional Norwegian Jewelry
April 23, 7-9 p.m.
Winona, Minn.
The Winona County Historical Society and the Winona Sons of Norway present an evening with Laurann Gilbertsen, Chief Curator at Vesterheim, at the Winona County History Center, 160 Johnson St. For centuries, Norwegians have treasured the beauty of silver. Silver showed the prosperity of a family, and, according to folk belief, could cure sickness in humans and livestock, improve crops, and protect against storms and evil spirits. Brooches were more than simple shirt fasteners. Gilbertson describes different styles of Norwegian silver brooches and jewelry, and the traditional beliefs surrounding this powerful metal. The lecture is free and open to the public. More info: contact the Winona County History Center via their website at www.winonahistory.org/contact.

From East To West: Norwegian-Azerbaijani Concert
April 24, 7-9 p.m.
New York, N.Y.
The National Music & Global Culture Society will present raising European star violinist Eldbørg Hemsing and extraordinary pianist Nargiz Aliyarova in recital at the Bruno Walter Auditorium, 111 Amsterdam Ave. The program will focus on solo and chamber works from both Norway and Azerbaijan and includes a performance of Grieg’s Grieg Sonata No. 3 for Violin and Piano in C Minor, Op. 45. Tickets are $30, with sales ending on April 21. More info: www.eventbrite.com/e/from-east-to-west-norwegian-azerbaijani-concert-tickets-58681886101.

Beginning Genealogy Workshop
April 24, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Portland, Ore.
This two-hour workshop at Nordia House, 8800 S.W. Oleson Road, will be an introduction on how to do genealogy research. Bring any materials or family information that you have, and Ann will teach you the skills on how to learn more about your family tree. You’ll learn tips and tricks about family history research and leave with all the tools needed to continue your exploration. We ask that everyone brings either a laptop or tablet to work on their own research during the class. The cost is $15 for members, $20 for non-members. More info: www.nordicnorthwest.org/0424191.

Tony’s Best Play of 2017: Oslo
April 24-May 19
Washington, D.C.
Courtesy of Round House Theatre, the Lansburgh Theatre presents Oslo, the 2017 Tony winner for Best Play, is the story of a Norwegian diplomat and her husband, who, in 1993, assembled a ragtag group of would-be diplomats to attempt the impossible: broker peace between Israel and Palestine. Operating in secret and without any official bargaining power, the group dives headlong into the deadly decades-long conflict. Tickets start at $40.80. More info: www.goldstar.com/events/washington-dc/oslo-tickets.

Spring Concert: Crossing the North Sea
April 25, 7:30 p.m.
Portland, Ore.
Crossing the North Sea is a collaboration between Hardingfela player, Rachel Nesvig and Scottish fiddler, Brandon Vance whose repertoire explores the cross-pollination of fiddle styles that have developed as a result of the maritime trade routes between Norway, Shetland, and points beyond. Join them for an exciting musical evening at Nordia House, 8800 S.W. Oleson Road. The cost is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Tickets and more info: www.nordicnorthwest.org/0425191.

Nordic Folk Art Festival
April 25, 1-8 p.m
Alexandria, Minn.
The Runestone Museum and Andria Theatre have paired with LRAC and Pioneer Television to bring this exciting event to Alexandria! A series of short films and artist presentations will be held at the Andria Theatre in downtown Alexandria. Scandinavian-inspired demonstrations, foods and activities will also be accessible in number of additional locations like the Runestone Museum and the Scandinavian Gift Shop, also in downtown Alexandria. More info: explorealex.com/event/nordic-film-event-scandinavian-folk-art.

Arctic Encounter Symposium
April 25-26
Seattle, Wash.
The sixth annual Arctic Encounter Symposium will be held at the Bel Harbor InternationalConference Center at Pier 66 in downtown Seattle. Since its inception, the AES is the largest annual Arctic policy event in the United States, with global leaders from the Nordic countries in attendance. Policymakers, industry leaders, regional stakeholders, and leading experts from the science, technology, maritime, and energy sectors, come together at AES to challenge the status quo dialogue, critically address challenges, and collaborate on solutions. Registration is $400-600 for the full two-day symposium. More info: www.arcticencounter.com.

Tacoma Sister Cities Intenational Film Festival: The Last King
April 27, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Tacoma, Wash.
Join the Tacoma-Ålesund Sister City Assocation at the Blue Mouse Theater, 2611 N. Proctor St. to see the 2016 Norwegian blockbuster thriller that tells the story of the last of the Birkebeinene kings. Tickets are $10, and festival passes are also available. More info and tickets: www.eventbrite.com/e/17th-annual-tacoma-sister-cities-international-film-festival-tickets-57346857996.

Norwegian Women’s Club of San Francisco Women’s Luncheon
April 27, 11:30 a.m.
San Francisco, Calif.
Ladies and gentlemen are invited to 1900 Fell St. for gourmet spring luncheon prepared by Chef Pelle. The all-inclusive cost is $40. Cocktails open this festive event at 11:30. Hats are encouraged. Reserve your spot by mailing your check to Jill Beatty, 1124 #D Eddy St., San Franciso, CA 94109. More info: visit www.facebook.com/TheNorwegianWomensClubSF, call (415) 350-6492, or email norskjill@gmail.com.

Twin Cities Friends of Vesterheim
April 27, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Edina, Minn.
Come to Interlachen at 6200 Interlachen Boulevard for a day with Vesterheim. The KaffeStua will feature complimentary coffee and treats, door prizes, a chance to visit with folk art demonstrators, museum store market pop-up, and museum lab exhibit activities. Becky Hegstad, Vesterheim Trustee and Concordia Language Villages Dean will conduct a Norwegian 101 mini-class, followed with a luncheson with a keynote address by Lea Lovelace, Vesterheim Director of Folk Art Education and Chris Johnson, Vesterheim Presiden and CEO. Tickets reserved after April 12 are $75 museum members and $100 fornnon-members, or reserve early for a discount: call Anna Runestad at (563) 382-9681, ext. 107, or email her at arunestad@vesterheim.org. More info: vesterheim.org/program/twin-cities.

Hans Nielsen Hauge Lecture
April 27, 1 p.m.
Minneapolis, Minn.
Come to Mindekirken, to learn about one of the three great men found in its sanctuary windows. Together with Saint Olav and Martin Luther is Hans Nielsen Hauge: come hear Pastor Thomas Jacobsen explain why. There will also be music and refreshments. More info: mpls-synod.org/event/hans-nielsen-hauge-norways-greatest-man-lecture.

Norwegian Heritage Festival
April 28, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Tacoma, Wash.
The 41st annual Norwegian Heritage Festival will take place April 28, 2018 in the Pacific Lutheran University Anderson University Center, 12180 Park Ave. S. Check out vendors selling handmade items and Norwegian food, including lefse and romegraut, all afternoon. There will be performances by the various Norwegian-American musical groups. Featured are The Smilin’ Scandinavians, a local polka band, who will offer their take on several popular dance tunes. The Norwegian Heritage Festival is the result of a collaboration between PLU, Sons of Norway and Daughters of Norway. Admission is free. More info: www.plu.edu/scancenter/norwegian-heritage-festival.

Viking Chainmaille Bracelet Class
April 28, 2-6 p.m.
Portland, Ore.
Come to Nordia House at 8800 S.W. Oleson Road to learn to weave sterling silver jump rings into chainmaille with techniques that date back to Viking times. We’ll make a bracelet with one of the pretty variations that is surprisingly easy to learn. Go home with a sterling silver bracelet, complete with a clasp. Be sure to bring eye magnification, if necessary (such as reading glasses or Optivisor); all other materials provided. The cost is $95. More info and registration: www.nordicnorthwest.org/0428191.

Scandinavian Music Jam
April 28, 1-3 p.m.
Decorah, Iowa
Drop by Vesterheim Musuem at 502 W. Water St,, to learn a tune, share a tune, jam with us, or just listen. Bring any instrument you play and join in: this informal music collaboration is great fun for all levels. Drop in whenever it works in your schedule for no charge. Recording device advised. More info: email Martha Griesheimer at mgriesheimer@vesterheim.org or call (563) 382-9681.

Settling in the Western Home: Norwegians in the Upper Midwest
April 30, 7-8 p.m.
Stoughton, Wis.
What happened after the Norwegians settled onto their new farms and communities? What kinds of cultural and ethnic encounters between Norwegians and other groups took place? Our speaker will examine the consequences of the contact with the greater society in a way in which we can decipher cultural change and cultural retention. Speaker Terje Mikael Joranger is the managing director of the Norwegian Emigration Museum at Hammar, Noway. He holds a Ph. D in history from the University of Oslo and has given presentations at several international conferences and is widely published on the subject of ethnicity and emigration. He has served on the board of the Norwegian American History team in Norway. We are pleased to welcome him to Livsreise, 277 W. Main St. The event is free and open to the public. More info: www.livsreise.org/event/settling-in-the-western-home-norwegians-in-the-upper-midwest.

Vesterheim Heritage Park Guided Tours
May 1-Oct. 31, 1:30 p.m.
Decorah, Iowa
The 12 historic buildings in Vesterheim’s Heritage Park can be viewed by guided tour from May 1 through Oct. 31. The tours are scheduled at 1:30 p.m. daily and are included with admission price. (Tours occasionally take place at different times. Please confirm tour time with a desk attendant upon your arrival, or call ahead: (563) 382-9681.) These guided tours offer a unique look into the history of each building and the people who used them. The buildings are closed at all other times, but visitors can walk the grounds, view the exterior of the buildings, and learn the story of each building through interpretive signs. More info: www.vesterheim.org/program/guided-tour-season-begins-heritage-park/2019-05-01.

Dale of Norway Celebration Sweater Launch
May 1, 10 a.m.
Rochester, Minn.
Come to the Nordic Shop on the Skyway Level of the Shops At University Square, 111 S. Broadway, #202, for the exclusive U.S. unveiling of the special edition celebration sweater for Dale of Norway’s 140th anniversary. The sweater has the red, white and blue colors of the Norwegian flag with a secret message on the inside that will echo long after the celebration is over. It will also be unveiled in Norway at the factory on the same day, and there are the only two places to purchase one. You can purchase yours on The Nordic Shop website with free domestic shipping for the month of May. More info: call The Nordic Shop at (507) 285-9143 or visit TheNordicShop.net.

Nordic Vintage Sale
May 3-4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Portland, Ore.
Nordia House, at 8820 S.W. Oleson Road, is hosting its annual, free admission vintage sale. Items are collected all year round for an extensive boutique in the Great Hall. Cash and all major credits cards are accepted during two days of spectacular Nordic shopping. Find cultural items and clothing, along with fabric arts, books, artwork, vintage souvenirs, dish and glassware, wrapping paper, and many other unique treasures. More info: www.nordicnorthwest.org/vintage-sale.

Fastelavnsboller Cooking Class
May 4, 10 a.m.
Minot, N. D.
Come to Sons of Norway Thor’s Lodge, 1020 S. Broadway, to learn how to make fastelavnsboller, a yeast bun traditionally made the Sunday before Lent starts. Filled with whipped cream and fruit, this dessert is a wonderful treat. More info: call president Kecia Fagerlund at (701) 240-7456.

Ørjan Nilsen at Ora
May 4, 10 p.m.
Seattle, Wash.
Dedicated, hardworking, and energetic: three words that are probably the best attempt to briefly describe what the Norwegian hot-shot Ørjan Nilsen from Kirkenes is about. In the last few years he has been wowing audiences across the planet with his take on what a 21st century DJ and producer should be about. Come experience him at the Ora Nightclub, 2330 1st Ave. Tickets are $20 or $23, with VIP booths available, available at Eventbrite: www.eventbrite.com/e/orjan-nilsen-at-ora-tickets-54086972591.

Norwegian Architecture in Wisconsin
May 4, 1-2 p.m.
Stoughton, Wis.
Speaker Alan Pape has a long and illustrious history in restoring, preserving wooden structures both in Wisconsin and Michigan. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, specializing in Historic Preservation. He help to build Old World Wisconsin and was also the site manager for The Wade House Historic Site in Greenbush, WI. He received the Governor’s Historic Preservation Award in 1994 and was on the original Board of the Wisconsin Trust for Historic Preservation. For three years Alan was the executive director of Wisconsin’s Ethnic Settlement Trail, a 12- county State of Wisconsin Heritage Tourism Project. The program at Livsreise, 277 W. Main St., is free and open to the public. More info: www.livsreise.org/event/norwegian-architecture-in-wisconsin..

Benefit Concert: Sibelius and Grieg: Influences and Legacies
May 5, 7 p.m.
Portland, Ore.
Jeffrey Jacob will perform a selection of Grieg, Sibelius, Chopin, and more at Nordia House, 8800 S.W. Oleson Road. Tickets are $20 for NNW members, $25 for non-members. More info: www.nordicnorthwest.org/0505191.

Spring Concert
May 5, 3 p.m.
St. Paul, Minn.
Norwegian Glee Club of Minneapolis will be holding their Spring Concert at St. Paul Reformation Lutheran Church, 100 N. Oxford St. Their special guests will be 7 Gifts, an all-women sextet, and Main Street String Quartet. There will be refreshments after the concert. Donations will be accepted.

Sigrid Lien Lecture: Pictures of Longing
May 6, 7-9 p.m.
Decorah, Iowa
Come to Vesterheim’s Amdal-Odland Heritage Center at 523 W. Water St. for a lecture with Sigrid Lien, author of Pictures of Longing—Photography and the Norwegian-American Migration. This excellent study brings these people and the experience of immigration to life. Seeing these photographs alongside letters from the Norwegian immigrants, the emigrant experience unfolds as framed by thousands of Norwegian transplants in towns, cities, and rural communities across America. Lien will give a slideshow presentation about her research from 7:00-9:00 p.m and will also be available for a book signing in the Museum Store from 2-4 p.m. on the same day. The program is free and open to the public. More info: www.vesterheim.org/program/sigrid-lien-presentation-pictures-of-longing-photography-and-the-norwegian-american-migration.

Norwegian Heritage Week
May 11-18
Thief River Falls, Minn.
Plan a visit to Thief River Falls in mid-May and join Sons of Norway Snorre Lodge for Heritage Week, their annual week-long celebration of Norway’s Constitution Day. Activities are for the whole family and include a screening of The King’s Choice, a children’s play, Syttende Mai smorgasbord, and an obstacle race, to name a few. More info: visit www.facebook.com/snorrelodge or call (218) 686-0205.

Syttende Mai at Bergen Place
May 17, 2-5 p.m.
Seattle, Wash.
Join emcee Eric Stavney of The Scandinavian Hour radio show for Lori Ann Reinhall’s musical lineup at Bergen Place Park at the corner of Market and Leary Streets in the heart of Ballard. This year’s show includes the Winter Family Band (2 p.m.), Skandia Kapell (2:30), Norwegian Ladies Chorus (3:00), Norwegian Male Chorus (3:30), Leif Erikson Lodge Leikarring (4:00), and special guest artist Rachel Nesvig on the Hardanger fiddle. More info: www.facebook.com/events/2178766312454023..

Open House at Leif Erikson Hall
May 17, 12-5 p.m.
Seattle, Wash.
Sons of Norway Leif Erikson Hall is having a family friendly open house at 2245 N.W. 57th St. Experience the unique ambiance of the Lodge’s historic murals, treat yourself to a delicious ekte Norsk lunch, and enjoy live music. The Lodge’s Nordic Café will be selling its famous smørbrød, lefse, and krumkake. Everyone is welcome! More info: www.17thofmay.org/event/nordic-cafe.

Syttende Mai Minnesota Banquet
May 17, 5 p.m.– 9 p.m.
Bloomington, Minn.
Each year, the Syttende Mai Minnesota Committee and the Norwegian Honorary Consulate General partner to put on this festive event to celebrate Norway’s Constitution Day. This year, join us at the Minnesota Valley Country Club at 6300 Auto Club Road, Keynote speaker will be Norwegian Ambassador to the United States, Kåre R. Aas. The banquet starts at 6 p.m. with a reception from 5 p.m. Tickets are $70 ($35 for students and are available at Eventbrite; search ‘Syttende Mai Minnesota Banquet.’ More info: www.norwayhouse.org/calendar/syttende-mai-minnesota-banquet.

2019 Syttende Mai Celebration Concert
May 17, 7:30 p.m.
Chicago, Ill.
Join us for a special Syttende Mai concert at Minnekirken, the Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church at
2614 N. Kedzie Boulevard. There willbe a free will offering, and reefreshments will be served following concert. More info: call (773) 252-7335.

The Glamfolk at Poulsbo Viking Fest
May 17, 10 a.m.-May 19, 6 p.m.
Poulsbo, Wash.
Come visit us this year as we will again be participating in Poulsbo Viking Fest by setting up and manning the ‘Viking Village” down at the waterfront in the park. We will have Viking age arts and craft demonstrations, Northwest Viking Alliance Steel fighting and artisans, and an interactive shield wall by Wilhelm Far Traveler historical bead-making. This is the 28th year that the Glamfolk has had a Viking Village at Poulsbo Viking fest. This is a family-friendly free event. More info: www.facebook.com/events/338643483446664.

The Vikings are Coming
May 18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
New York, N.Y.
Come to the Owl’s head at Bliss Park at 68th St. & Colonial Road to experience the Viking Village with re-enactors, the LEVS replica Viking ship and crew, and performers, including The Swedish Meatballs, Clann Eirann Pipers, Donny Golden Step Dancers, and Young Dancers in Repertory. Your DJ will be Sean Le Fleur, with Scandinavian Tunes from the past to the modern. There will be games for the kids and Scandinavian crafts and food. More info: call (718) 748-5950.

3rd Annual Troll Stroll 5K Run and Nordic Fest
May 18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Stanwood, Wash
Fritjov Lodge will be hosting its 3rd Annual Troll Stroll 5K Run/Walk and Nordic Fest at the Stanwood Sons of Norway Lodge, 9910 270th St. N.W. Registration will start at 9 a.m., the face starts at 10 a.m.,  and Nordic Fest runs from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Nordic Fest is for families and friends to enjoy a day of vendors, music, craft beers, and Nordic inspired food. We will have kids activities and a beer garden for those 21 and older. The event will be held at the Stanwood Sons of Norway lodge. More info: email Ali Sollid at fritjovlodge@gmail.com or visit www.facebook.com/pg/stanwoodsonsofnorway.

Westby Syttende Mai Pancake Supper
May 16, 6-8 p.m.
Westby, Wis.
Kick off the Syttende Mai weekend with a _ancake Supper at the local VFW on Main St. Enjoy a delicious community fundraiser benefiting the Westby Syttende Mai and Snowflake Royaltie: join us, meet your neighbors, and support our local Royalties in Westby. More info: www.westbysyttendemai.com/2019-Event-Info.php.

Ohio Norsemen Syttende Mai Potluck
May 19, 1-4 p.m.
Fairview Park, Ohio
The Ohio Norsemen will celebrate with a potluck at the Gemini Center 21225 Lorain Rd. Hot dogs, beverages and tableware will be provided. There will be programs and contests. No cost but reservations are required. Please call 216-767-5699 or 216-346-5207 by May 17.

Syttende Mai at Mindekirken
May 19, 10:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Minneapolis, Minn.
This year’s festivities marking Norway’s Consitution Day will take place at Mindekirken at 924 E. 21st St. The church service starts at 11:00 a.m., with a prelude concert at 10:45 a.m. Following the service, at approximately 12:00 p.m. is a flag parade around the neighborhood. Everyone will return to Mindekirken for live music, children’s games, and traditional Syttende mai food (hot dogs, ice cream). More info: www.mindekirken.net.

2019 Constitution Day Parade
May 19, 1 p.m.
Park Ridge, Ill.
Join us at Hodges Park for a day of celebration. Pre-parade festivities begin at at 12 p.m. and include magicians and balloon art for children, crafts, traditional Norwegian refreshments, and entertainment. Post-parade festivities Pre-parade activities continue along with entertainment, awards, speeches, food, information tables and lots of photo opportunities on this fun day. Traditional dancers perform and you get to join at the end in the “grand march.” More info: call Barbra Kronborg-Mogil at (847) 823-7596 or visit www.nnleague.org.

American-Scandinavian Foundation 2019 Spring Gala
May 30
New York, N.Y.
This elegant black-tie event each year attracts an international guest list and stands out as a unique celebration of the ASF mission and history. The gala will take place at The Metropolitan Club, 1 E. 60th St. More info to come.

Passport Renewals at the Norwegian Consulate General
June 3-5
Minnetonka, Minn.
Appointments are now being scheduled for passport renewals at our office in Minnetonka Monday June 3, Tuesday June 4 and Wednesday June 5, from 9:00 a.m. The last appointment time for the day is 3:45 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, and 11:45 a.m. Wednesday. More info: email info@norconmn.com or call (612) 332-3338.

Sioux Valley Singers Association Sangerfest
June 8
Brandon, S.D.
The SVSA Sangerfest will be held at Brandon Lutheran Church, 600 E. Holly Blvd. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Pacific Coast Norwegian Singer’s Association Sangerfest
June 21
Eugene, Ore.
PCNSA’s 2019 Sangerfest concert will be held at First Baptist Church, 3550 Fox Meadow Road. More info: pcnsa.org/events/sangerfest-2019.

Camp Trollfjell Folkehøgskule
June 23-July 6
Alta, Calif.
Sons of Norway District 6 language and heritage camp for teens 14-17 years old will be held at Camp Norge, 250 Canyon Mine Rd. Registration is now open. More info: sofn6.org/arv/trollfjell-folkehogskule.

Camp Trollfjell
July 7-20
Alta, Calif.
Sons of Norway District 6 language and heritage camp for children 8-13 years old will be held at Camp Norge, 250 Canyon Mine Rd. Registration is now open. More info: sofn6.org/arv/camp-trollfjell.

Complete Songs of Edvard Grieg: The Mountain Maid
July 9, 7:30 p.m.
Portland, Ore.
Laura Loge, soprano, and Knut Erik Jensen, piano, will present Edvard Grieg’s Haugtussa cycle at Nordia House, 8800 S.W. Oleson Road. Tickets are $20 for NNW members, $25 for non-members. More info: www.nordicnorthwest.org/0709191.

Nordic Fest
July 25-27
Decorah, Iowa
Since 1967, over 1 1/2 million visitors from all over the world have attended our festival in Decorah, Iowa! Your whole family will enjoy delicious food, traditional crafts, a colorful parade, lively entertainment, sporting events, and our Saturday night fireworks display. Events begin with Thursday night’s opening ceremonies at 6:45 p.m., followed by two full days of fun activities for the whole family. Plans are already underway for the biggest Fest yet! Make your plans now to be part of the fun! More info: https://nordicfest.com/about.

Daughters of Norway Nordic Festival
Oct. 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Edgewood, Wash.
Enjoy traditional music, Nordic arts and crafts, and Scandinavian foods at the Nordic Festival held at Mt. View Lutheran Church, 3505 122nd Avenue E. Admission is $2, children 11 and younger are free. More info: www.daughtersofnorway.org/files/2315/5062/3105/Embla_2019_NF_FLYER.pdf.