Events

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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.

The Ballad of Daisy & Billy
now-Oct. 28
Minneapolis, Minn.
Local Norwegian-American artist, Bob Hest, presents a series of witty paintings that chronicle the settlement of Western Minnesota’s Red River Valley by Scandinavian Immigrants at the turn of the century at Norway House, 913 E. Franklin Ave. More info: www.norwayhouse.org/calendar/exhibits/2018/ifnorwegianswerefunny.

Spoons: Carving. Community.
now-Nov. 4
Decorah, Iowa
Humans have been carving spoons for millennia, but spoon carving has really exploded in popularity in the last 10 years. Vesterheim’s exhibition Spoons: Carving. Community. captures the spirit of this recent movement, showcasing historic and modern examples of spoons carved in wood and horn. Visit the exhibition for hands-on interactives, recorded interviews, short videos, and a “carving studio.” The exhibition focuses on the form, function, and design of spoons; on the traditions and folklore surrounding Norwegian spoons; and on contemporary and historic artists. More info: www.vesterheim.org/exhibitions/special/spoons.

Centennial of World War One
Oct. 19-20
Alexandria, Minn.
Join fellow members of Hadeland Lag of America at the Høst Samling “Centennial of World War One” to be held at the Holiday Inn, 5637 MN-29. For information about the samling, hotel and planned activities, visit: www.hadelandlag.org.

27th Annual Weekend Southern California Kretsstevne
Oct. 19-21
Banning, Calif.
Enjoy a day or the weekend of Norwegian heritage and fellowship at the Banning Stagecoach KOA Campground and RV Park, 1455 S. San Gorgonio Avenue. There will be music, singing, crafts and much more. For more info, including lodging options: www.sonsofnorwaysacramento.com/flyers/2018_SoCal_Kretsstevne.jpg.

Norden Lodge Annual Lutefisk Dinner and Bazaar
Oct. 20, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Tacoma, Wash.
The dinner and bazaar will be held at Normanna Hall, 1106 South 15th Street. Dinner includes lutefisk, meatballs, lefse and all the trimmings. Open seating with no reservations required! Adults are $23, children ages 11 and under are $12.

Scandinavian Bazaar
Oct. 20, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Aberdeen, Wash.
Lunch, gifts and bake sale hosted by Grays Harbor Lodge will be held at 717 Randall. More info: www.facebook.com/Sons-of-Norway-Grays-Harbor-1710992465813860/.

Lutefisk Dinner
Oct. 20, 3-7 p.m.
Modesto, Calif.
Sons of Norway Garborg Lodge are your hosts for a Lutefisk dinner, to be held at 211 Bodem Street. Tickets are $20 per person if reserved by October 13, or $22 at the door. More info: www.facebook.com/pg/Sons-of-Norway-Garborg-Lodge-6-56-Modesto-142524395788959/events/?ref=page_internal.

106th Annual Lutefisk Dinner
Oct. 20, 11:40 a.m.-3:40 p.m.
Poulsbo, Wash.
Continuing their long tradition of fundraising for the community, First Lutheran Church of Poulsbo will host a lutefisk dinner, with seatings every 20 minutes, at 18920 4th Avenue NE. Tickets for adults are $25, and for children under 12 $5. Prepayment must be received by October 12. More info: poulsbofirstlutheran.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/2018-Lutefisk-Postcard-for-website.pdf or poulsbofirstlutheran.org.

112th Annual Bazaar in Ballard
Oct. 20, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Oct. 21, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Seattle, Wash.
Have some family fun while enjoying Nordic foods and shopping for that special something! Raffles will be held as well, including one with a cash prize of $1200. Find us at the Leif Erikson Hall, 2245 NW 57th Street. Free admission and free parking in designated lots. More info: www.leiferiksonlodge.com.

All You Can Eat Norsemen Torsk Dinner
Oct. 21, 4 and 5:30 p.m.
Eugene, Ore.
Sonja Lodge of the Sons of Norway are hosting a dinner with entertainment at the Sonja Lodge Hall, 710 McKinley Street. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are $18 for adults and $12 for children under 12. For more information, email torsk@sonjalodge.org.

Runes Exploration with Kari Tauring – Part 3
Oct. 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Minneapolis, Minn.
Explore the last of three sets of eight runes of the Elder Futhark in a two-hour session with Nordic root scholar, performer, and author Kari Tauring. She illustrates each rune with songs, artifacts, story telling, and humor rooted in 30 plus years of scholarship. The session will be held at the Norway House, 913 East Franklin Avenue. Tickets: $30 per class ($25 for members) or $75 for the three-part series ($60 for members). More info: www.norwayhouse.org/calendar/2018/runes-exploration-1.

Where did you come from before you were Norwegian?
Oct. 27, 1-2 p.m.
Stoughton, Wis.
You may have traced your family back 2-3 generations, perhaps back to the family farm in Norway. But where did your family live before that–when half of Europe was covered in ice? Craig Gjerde will take you back two million years and follow early man as he left Africa and moved into Asia and Europe. This interesting talk will take place at the Livsreise-Norwegian Heritage Center, 277 West Main Street. Admission is free, but seating is limited, so come early. More info: www.facebook.com/events/189814828342365/.

Viking Dinner
Oct. 27, 6 p.m.
Phoenix, Ariz.
Join the Phoenix chapter of Norwegians Worldwide for a Viking dinner. Come dressed in your favorite Viking costumes and enjoy traditional foods, desserts and entertainment. Reservations are required by October 17. Tickets for adults are $20 ($25 for non-members), $10 for children 6-12, and free for children 5 and under. The fun will take place at the North Rose Room of La Quinta Inn Phoenix, 2510 W. Greenway Road. More info: www.aznorseman.org/events.html or nebula.wsimg.com/d4c107b059a73582b7ca467a2fdc9c83?AccessKeyId=8B1C4392482361570E0B&disposition=0&alloworigin=1.

Vesterdalen Lodge Lutefisk Dinner
Oct. 27, 12-4 p.m.
Auburn, Wash.
Come have dinner at Messiah Lutheran Church, 410 H Street NE. Reservations are required. Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 for children ages 5-11, and free for children under 5. Email psstlauren@yahoo.com for more information.

Nordic Northwest’s 27th Annual ScanFeast Auction and Gala
Oct. 27, 5 p.m.
Portland, Ore.
Enjoy a night filled with good food, fine wine, Nordic friends, and two exciting auctions – live and silent. This year’s theme is all about trolls, those lovable and iconic Scandinavian mischief-makers. ScanFeast will be held at Nordia House, 8800 S.W. Oleson Road. Tickets: $150 per person. More info: www.nordicnorthwest.org/scanfeast-gala.

A Taste of Scandinavia
Oct. 27, 11 a.m.
Kennewich, Wash.
A free, fun family event showcasing the culture of Scandinavia will be held at Kennewich First Lutheran Church, Highway 395 and Yelm. More info: email sol.land.lodge@gmail.com or go to www.sol-land.org/uploads/2/6/7/6/26767426/september_newsletter.pdf.

Codtoberfest
Oct. 27, 5-7 p.m.
Conway, Wash.
Abel Lodge is holding their 9th annual cod dinner at 21098 Second Street. Fresh Alaskan cod dinner and fixings plus entertainment by the accordian duo, Leif and Sunnie. Tickets are $25 each by reservation only. Call Hilda at 360-445-1012.

“Hallowegian” Party – Sons of Norway Nordkapp Lodge
Oct. 28, 4 p.m.
Farmington Hills, Mich.
Save the date for a Lodge event that promises freakish fun for the whole family. Come in costume and enjoy pizza, candy and games! The fun will take place at the Swedish Club, 22398 Ruth Street. More info: www.detroitnorwegians.com/events.html.

Nordic International Film Festival
Oct. 31-Nov. 4
New York, N.Y.
The largest Nordic film festival outside of Europe will take place at Scandinavia House, 58 Park Ave., across five days this fall. The festival will feature some of the best up-and-coming film directors and actors from Scandinavia. The lineup will be announced closer to the start of the event. More info: www.nordicfilmfest.org/about.

Suncoast Scandinavian Club Meeting
Nov. 2, 12-3 p.m.
Clearwater, Florida
A bit of Scandinavian heritage can be found in Pinellas County at the Suncoast Scandinavian Club! We welcome snowbirds and year-round residents alike. This meeting will include a luncheon, a presentation on Viking Clothing and Runes, and music by accordionist Bruce Raig. It will be held at Banquet Masters, 13355 49th Street North. Please RSVP by Oct. 26 with your entree choice. Lunch is $15 for members, $17 for visitors. For more info and to RSVP, contact Cherstin Peterson, 732-546-7756.

Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson Lodge Lutefisk Dinner
Nov. 3, 6 p.m.
Oakland, Calif.
Come enjoy dinner at Bjørnson Hall, 2258 MacArthur Blvd. Reservations are required and must be made before Oct. 30. Tickets are $25 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under. For more information, contact Nancy Eikeberg, nceikeberg@comcast.net.

19th Annual Scandinavian Fair
Nov. 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Bellingham, Wash.
Daughters of Norway Nellie Gerdrum Lodge will be holding their annual fair at the Holiday Inn and Suites at the Bellingham Airport, 4260 Mitchell Way. Lunch will be available all day while you browse the various vendors, crafts, and baked goods. Admission is $2, with ages 12 and under free. For more information, call 360-592-4065.

Bazaar and Luncheon
Nov. 3, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Bothell, Wash.
Come and shop for Christmas! Rosemaling, dolls, clothing, baked goods and much more will be available. Free admission and free parking! This will take place at Sons of Norway Bothell Lodge Hall 23905 Bothell-Everett Highway. More info: www.bothellsonsofnorway.org/Bazaar%20&%20Bake%20Sale%202018.html.

Julesalg
Nov. 3, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Bremerton, Wash.
Oslo Lodge is holding their Christmas sale at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 1015 Veneta. There will be beautifully themed rooms with Norwegian foods, handwork, cultural information, and much more!

38th Annual Lutefisk/Meatball Dinner and Fundraiser
Nov. 3, 5-6:30 p.m.
Yakima, Wash.
Help raise funds for the Sorenson-Odin Scholarship Fund! The fun will take place at West Valley Church, 72nd Ave. and Nob Hill Rd. Tickets must be purchased in advance from Boehms Chocolate, 5645 Summitview Ave. Prices are $20 for adults and $10 for kids 6-12. Children 5 and under are free. For more information, call 509-388-4128.

Christmas Bazaar
Nov. 3, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Fairbanks, Alaska
The bazaar will be held at Fairbanks Lutheran Church, 1012 Cowles Street.

Lunch and Bazaar
Nov.3, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tacoma, Wash.
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church by the Narrows, 6730 N 17th Street, is hosting a delicious homemade soup lunch and bazaar. Baked goods, including pies, books and handmade items will be available for purchase.

Annual Scandinavian Holiday Bazaar
Nov. 3-4
Seattle, Wash.
The Swedish Club’s annual bazaar will be held at the Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Ave. N. More info: www.swedishclubnw.org/.

Annual Norsk Høstfest – Fall Festival
Nov. 4, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Montgomery, Ill.
Sons of Norway Polar Star Lodge is hosting its annual Fall Festival at St. Olaf Lutheran Church, 1233 Douglas Avenue. Taste traditional Norwegian food, shop for Scandinavian gifts and jewelry, and watch cooking and handcraft demonstrations. More info: www.polarstarlodge.com/meetings-and-events/.

Scandinavian Heritage Dinner
Nov. 7, 3:30-7 p.m.
Morris, Minn,
Come to First Lutheran Church, 200 E 5th Street, for a holiday dinner with lutefisk, Christmas ham, lefse and desserts. More info to come.

Nordic Vintage Sale
Nov. 9-11
Portland, Ore.
Get in the gift-giving spirit with our annual book and treasure sale! Join us at Nordia House, 8800 SW Oleson Road, for this annual, free admission event. More info: www.nordicnorthwest.org/vintage-sale.

Scandinavian Jul Bazaar
Nov. 10, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Phoenix, Ariz.
The Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden invite you to their annual Jul Bazaar. Antiques and vintage treasures, rosemaling, handcrafts, books, and more are among your shopping choices. And while you shop, be sure to enjoy the food booths. The fun will take place at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 1500 W. Maryland Avenue and is sponsored by Valleywide Scandinavian Cultural Lodges and Clubs. Admission is free.

Bit of Norway Christmas Bazaar
Nov. 10, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Burien, Wash,
Daughters of Norway Solveig Lodge will be holding their annual Christmas bazaar at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 158 S. 168th St. Delicious Norwegian baked goods and crafts made by members will be available for purchase. There will also be a variety of demonstrations and exhibits. Admission is free. More info: kskarbo@comcast.net.

Lutefisk and Lefse Dinner
Nov. 10, 4 and 7 p.m.
Anchorage, Alaska
Bernt Balchen Lodge is hosting this traditional dinner at its Viking Hall, 8141 Briarwood Street. Reservations are required, and can be made by calling Viking Hall at 907-349-1613. Adults are $25 (non-members $30), children ages 12-16 are $12, ages 5-11 $5, and children 4 and under are free. For more information, email lise@gci.net.

Tusenvann Soupbord and Veterans’ Day Celebration
Nov. 10, 12-2 p.m.
Isle, Minn.
A celebration of our veterans’ service to America will be held at Isle Rec and Ed Center, MN Highway 27 and Mille Lacs Avenue, and will be followed by a buffet of soups, chili, and sweets. More info: members.sofn.com/Events/public/show/2139.

Holiday Bazaar and Lutefisk Dinner
Nov. 10, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sumner, Wash.
Christ the King Lutheran Church at 245 Valley Avenue is hosting this event. The Bazaar opens at 10 a.m. Lutefisk dinner is $25, meatball dinner is $20, dinner for children ages 10 and under is $10. For more information, email ctklcsumner@msn.com.

Lutefisk and Meatball Dinner with Fjellheim Lodge Sons of Norway
Nov. 10, 2 and 6 p.m.
Colorado Springs, Colo.
Fjellheim Lodge will hold their annual dinner at Viking Hall, 1045 Ford Street. More information to come, or check: www.sonsofnorwaycs.com/.

Norwegian Heritage Fest
Nov. 11, 12-4 p.m.
Palatine, Ill.
Join the Skjold Lodge for food, music, activities, and dance at the Ukrainian Center, 136 East Illinois Avenue. Admission is free! More info: www.skjoldlodge.com/heritage-fest.html.

Lutefisk Dinner
Nov. 11, 12-8 p.m.
Portland, Ore.
Join the Sons of Norway, Grieg Lodge, 111 N.E. 11th, for a lutefisk dinner and fundraiser for their scholarship fund. Dinner seatings are at 12, 2, 4 and 6 p.m. Tickets are $28, tickets for children 5-10 are $10. Kids 4 and under are free. More info:app.arts-people.com/index.php?actions=4&p=1.

Codfish Dinner, Concert, and Auction
Nov. 11, 5 p.m.
Seattle, Wash.
Please come join us for what is always a fun evening with good friends, good food, and good music! Social begins at 5 p.m. with a no-host bar. Dinner is at 6 p.m., followed by a concert by The Norwegian Male Chorus of Seattle, Seattle’s oldest chorus. Tickets are $25. The proceeds help the chorus remain a contributor to the Seattle Scandinavian community. Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3630696.

Annual Jux Cafe Lutefisk Dinner
Nov. 14, 6-8:30 p.m.
Minneapolis, Minn.
An annual Norway House tradition: lutefisk, kjøttballer og lefse! Dine in fellowship in the classic 1930s-style supper club, Jax Cafe, 1928 University Ave. N.E. Tickets: $60 each. More info: www.norwayhouse.org/calendar/outandabout/18-19/lutefisk.

Holiday Bazaar
Nov. 16-17, 9:20 a.m.-4 p.m.
Tacoma, Wash.
Tacoma Lutheran Retirement Community is holding their bazaar at 1301 Highlands Parkway. Admission is free.

Scandinavian Festival and Christmas Bazaar
Nov. 16-17, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Everett, Wash.
Normanna Lodge hosts their Scandinavian Festival with cultural demonstrations and live music, as well as vendors with handmade items. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The action will take place at Normanna Lodge, 2725 Oakes Avenue. For more information, call 425-252-0291.

Gingerbread Wonderland 2018
Nov. 17-Jan. 6
Minneapolis, Minn.
For the fourth year in a row, Norway House, 913 E. Franklin Ave., is building the Twin Cities out of gingerbread in our gallery! We invite anyone who is interested to participate in this local holiday tradition by bringing in a gingerbread house or building to put on display. The Gingerbread Wonderland will open to visitors on Nov. 20. Admission is $5 and free for Norway House members and children 12 and under. Contributors also are admitted for free. More info: www.norwayhouse.org/gingerbreadwonderland/.

Norwegian Smorgasbord
Nov. 17
Norway, Ill.
Come enjoy a great meal and support the Norsk Museum Building Fund. There will be two seating: 4 and 5:30 p.m. Advance reservations are required. The dinner, jointly by the Polar Star and Cleng Peerson Lodges, will take place at the Norway Community Center, 3654 North Illinois 71. More info: www.polarstarlodge.com/meetings-and-events/.

Nordic Sweater Exchange and Holiday Bazaar
Nov. 17, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Tacoma, Wash.
Both will take place at the Scandinavian Cultural Center at Pacific Lutheran University.

Lutefisk Dinner and Bake Sale
Nov. 17, 12-3:30 p.m.
Spokane, Wash.
Tordenskjold Lodge will be your host at a Lutefisk Dinner, with seatings at 12 and 2, at All Saints Lutheran Church, 314 S Spruce. The cost is $20 for adults, and $10 for children 12 and under. Reservations are required. For more information and ticket purchases, call 509-326-9211.

Yulefest at the Nordic Museum
Nov. 17-18, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Seattle, Wash.
The Nordic Museum, 2655 NW Market Street, will have over 50 vendors, beer garden, live music and entertainment, and of course, Santa. Entry is $5 for non-members and free for members. Exhibition tickets are sold separately. More info: www.nordicmuseum.org/yulefest.

Lutefisk Dinner
Nov. 18, 1-4:45 p.m.
Vancouver, Wash.
Columbia Lodge is holding their Lutefisk dinner at 2400 Grant Street. Tickets are $25 for adults, and $12 for children 12 and under. Call Shirley Thorkildson at 360-573-3061 for tickets, or the lodge at 360-695-8721 for more information.

Nordic American Thanksgiving Breakfast
Nov. 20, 6:30-9:15 p.m.
Bloomington, Minn.
This annual celebration of freedom, faith, family, and friends will be held at the Grand Ballroom of the DoubleTree by Hilton, 7800 Normandale Blvd. Tickets are $25 per person, $20 for students, $More info: www.sofn.com/nordic_american_thanksgiving_breakfast/

Annual Lutefisk and Meatball Dinner with the Nordahl Grieg Lodge
Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 3:30-9:30 p.m.
Los Gatos, Calif.
Dinner, entertainment, dancing, and bazaar – an evening, or two, of fun. Three seatings are available: 3:30, 5:30, and 7:30. Tickets for the 3:30 seating are $17 for Nordahl Grieg members/$22 for non-members. Tickets for the 5:30 and 7:30 seatings are $22 for members/$27 for non-members. All are invited to come back on Saturday at 9 p.m. for dancing! Reservations must be made by mail, but no earlier than Oct. 15. For more information, see page 6 of their newsletter: nordahl-grieg.org/site/wp-content/uploads/2018/Tidende-2018-09-September.pdf.

Grøndal Lodge Holiday Bazaar
Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Boise, Idaho
Baked goods and traditional Norwegian crafts, as well as breakfast and lunch, will be available at King of Glory Lutheran Church, 3430 Maple Grove Road.

Lutefisk and Meatball Dinner
Dec. 1, 12-6 p.m.
Bothell, Wash.
Join the Bothell Lodge for their annual dinner, to be served family style. This will be held at Lodge at 23905 Bothell-Everett Highway. Adults are $25, children ages 6-12 are $8, and children 5 and under are free. For more information, call 425-485-9085 or see: bsofn.org/Newsletter.pdf.

ScanFair Market
Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Dec. 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Portland, Ore.
Presented by Nordic Northwest and Scan Design Foundation, this two-day Nordic craft fair extravaganza will be held at Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Exhibit Hall at the Rose Quarter, 300 N Winning Way. Experience the sights, sounds, tastes, and traditions of a Nordic Christmas! Adults $8, Seniors and Students $7, Family (2 adults and 2 students) $17, Children under 12 free. More info: www.nordicnorthwest.org/scanfair.

Lutefisk at The Farmhouse Restaurant
Dec. 2, 12-6 p.m.
Mt. Vernon, Wash.
One of Washington’s largest Scandinavian smorgasbords will be held at 13724 La Conner-Whitney Road. Prices are $37.95 for adults and $34.95 for seniors. Entertainment by Leif and Sunnie Accordian Duo from 2:30 on. For more information, contact terry.brazas@gmail.com.

Annual Family Juletrefest Celebration
Dec. 2, 1 p.m.
Montgomery, Ill.
Sons of Norway Polar Star Lodge will be trimming the tree and sharing a potluck luncheon at St. Olaf Lutheran Church, 1233 Douglas Avenue. More info: www.polarstarlodge.com/meetings-and-events/.

Norwegian Christmas Service
Dec. 5, 6:30 p.m.
Tacoma. Wash.
The service will be held at the Ness Family Chapel at Pacific Lutheran University. The chapel is located on the third floor of the Karen Hille Philips Center.

Suncoast Scandinavian Club
Dec. 7, 12-3 p.m.
Clearwater, Florida
Come for lunch, harpist Victoria Garcia, the Lucia story, and bake sale! The meeting will be held at Banquet Masters, 13355 49th Street North. RSVP by Nov. 30 to Cherstin Peterson at 732-546-7756, or email sunscanclub1965@gmail.com.

Norwegian Holiday Festival and Bazaar
Dec. 7, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Dec. 8, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Fairfax, Virg.
Come out for two days of live music, a huge variety of imported foods, sweaters, jewelry, traditional baked goods, craft demonstrations, and much more. This is Sons of Norway, Washington D. C. Lodge’s 48th year holding this festival, which serves as both fundraiser and community outreach. It will be held at Christ Lutheran Church, 3810 Meredith Drive. More info: www.norwaydc.org/events/bazaar.

Julefest 2018
Dec. 8, 4 p.m.
Mason, Ohio
The Sons of Norway Edvard Grieg Lodge will hold a dinner and Julefest at Mason United Methodist Church, 6315 South Mason-Montgomery Road. More info: www.evensens.net/sons/sons.html.

Advent at the Ager: A Holiday Celebration
Dec. 8, 1-4 p.m.
Eau Claire, Wis.
Come celebrate the holiday season at the Waldemar Ager Museum, 514 West Madison Street. There will be traditional Scandinavian foods, crafts for children, music, and good times. More info: www.agerhouse.org/index.htm.

Norwegian Christmas Party
Dec. 8, 3-5 p.m.
Salem, Ore.
Sons of Norway Thor Lodge is hosting their annual Christmas party. Children’s performances will be followed by Festival Chorale singing carols in old English costumes. Hear the story of Julenisse, sing carols around the tree, and then share some Norwegian traditional foods. The fun will be held at the Salem Masonic Lodge, 1625 Brush College Road N.W. More info: www.facebook.com/events/308612346541951/.

Juletrefest!
Dec. 8, 5 p.m.
Dallas, Texas
Come and join the Viking Chapter of the Norwegian Society of Texas at their Juletrefest to be held at Central Lutheran Church, 1000 Easton Road. Enjoy Norwegian food, traditions and music. Please bring a side dish to share. A Silent Auction will also be held. RSVP by December 4th. More info: www.norwegiansocietyoftexas.org/events/viking-juletrefest-2018/.

Tusenvann Potluck Julbord and Party
Dec. 8, 12-2:30 p.m.
Isle, Minn.
Kick off the Christmas holiday with good company, entertainment, and lots of great Scandinavian foods. Please join the fun at Isle Rec. and Ed. Center, MN Highway 27 and Mille Lacs Avenue. Bring a dish to share. More info: members.sofn.com/Events/public/show/2140.

Julefest
Dec. 8
Portland, Maine
Join the Maine Nordmenn Lodge for their annual Julefest to be held at St. Ansgar’s Lutheran Church, 515 Woodford Street. More info: mainenordmenn.com/.

Official Sons of Norway District 6 Christmas Party 2018
Dec. 9, 6-8:30 p.m.
Marysville, Calif.
The District 6 Christmas party will be held at the Peach Tree Gold and Country Club, 2043 Simpson Dantoni Road. There will be food, music, singing, and gifts. Tickets: $40 per person, $20 for ages 7 to 12, free for 6 and under. Reservations are required by Nov. 25th. More info: snowshoethompsonlodge.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/snofficialchristmasflyer2018.pdf.

Norsk Juletrefest
Dec. 9, 2-4 p.m.
Phoenix, Ariz.
Nordmanns Forbundet will hold their Norwegian Christmas party at Trinity Lutheran Church, 9424 N. 7th Avenue. This family friendly potluck is fun for all ages with traditional singing and dancing around the Christmas tree, holiday foods, kids crafts and more. More info: www.aznorseman.org/events.html.

Lutefisk at The Farmhouse Restaurant
Dec. 9, 12-6 p.m.
Mt. Vernon, Wash.
One of Washington’s largest Scandinavian smorgasbords will be held at 13724 La Conner-Whitney Road. Prices are $37.95 for adults and $34.95 for seniors. Entertainment by Leif and Sunnie Accordian Duo from 2:30 on. For more information, contact terry.brazas@gmail.com.

Christmas Party
Dec. 9, 3-5 p.m.
Palatine, Ill.
Skjold Lodge, Sons of Norway, will be holding a catered buffet dinner with entertainment and children’s activities at the AUYA Ukrainian Center, 136 East Illinois Avenue. The Nordic Folk Dancers of Chicago will be performing. Reservations are required. Tickets are $12 per person. Children 14 and under are free. More info:www.skjoldlodge.com/christmas-party.html.

Santa Lucia Christmas Celebration
Dec. 9, 2 p.m.
Fairbanks, Alaska
Artic Viking Lodge is hosting this celebration at 151 Wilderness Drive. More info: sonsofnorway117.yolasite.com/.

Luciafest
Dec. 11, 6:30 p.m.
Tacoma, Wash.
For more than 60 years, Pacific Lutheran University has been celebrating Sankta Lucia. The event will be held at the Scandinavian Cultural Center. Admission is free to PLU students, non-students are $5. A reception will follow. More info: www.plu.edu/scancenter/sankta-lucia/.

Lutfisk/Lutefisk Dinner at the Swedish Club
Dec. 21, 6:30 p.m.
Seattle, Wash.
The event will take place at 1920 Dexter Avenue North. To RSVP, contact rsvp@swedishclubnw.org or call 206-283-1090.

Lutefisk Dinner
Jan. 20
Aberdeen, Wash.
More info to come.

Waldemar Ager’s 150th Birthday Celebration
Feb. 11 and 28, March 22-23
Eau Claire, Wis.
The Ager Association will be celebrating the 150th anniversary of Waldemar Ager’s birth with an exciting array of programs. Topics include “On the Way to the Melting Pot” and “Immigrants in Eau Claire: 1900-1920”. More info: www.agerhouse.org/index.htm.