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National Norwegian-American Folk Art Exhibition
now–July 27
Decorah, Iowa
This annual exhibit celebrates the past, present, and future of folk art. It features woodworking, knifemaking, metalwork, rosemaling, and weaving, and includes stories from the artists about the craft and inspirations behind the artwork. Selected items will be offered for sale by silent auction. Bidding runs from July 25 to 4 p.m. July 27. The exhibition will be held at Vesterheim, 502 W. Water St. There will be free admission on July 4 and 25, otherwise admission is $10 for adults, $8 for those 65 and older, and $5 for children 7-18. More info:

Mother: Photography by Judy Olausen
now–Sept. 1
Minneapolis, Minn.
Olausen’s exhibit examines a version of the Eisenhower era mother, eager to please and ready to serve. Each element in the carefully rendered compositions provides both overt and subliminal messages about the complex and often contradictory roles of the American housewife during the 1950a and early 1960s. The exhibit will be held at the Gallery at Norway House, 913 Franklin Ave. There will be a free opening reception on June 21 from 6-8 p.m. More info:

The Vikings Begin
now–Oct 27
Minneapolis, Minn.
This extraordinary exhibition at the American Swedish Institute (ASI) at 2600 Park Ave. features dozens of early Viking artifacts from boat graves, organized by Uppsala University in Sweden and its museum, Gustavianum, which is home to one of the world’s finest collections of Viking and pre-Viking objects. Based on cutting-edge research by Neil Price, Charlotte Hedenstierna-Jonson and John Ljungkvist, the exhibition at ASI is the Midwest premiere of a collection that has never been outside of Scandinavia until this year, with many finds that are around 1400 years old. More info:

Vesterheim Heritage Park Guided Tours
now–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:

Tattoo: Identity Through Ink
now–April 26, 2020
Decorah, Iowa
Vesterheim Museum, 520 W. Water St., presents Tattoo: Identity Through Ink. The exhibit tells the story of tattoos and the people who have them. It explores the ways individual and group identities are formed, reinforced, and celebrated through tattoos. There is a Scandinavian connection with celebrated artists like Norwegian Johan Frederik Knudsen and Norwegian-American Amund Dietzel, the question of whether or not Vikings had tattoos, and the rise of a whole modern Neo-Nordic style of tattooing. But the exhibition also allows us to explore more deeply the traditions of body ornamentation in other cultures and our connections to them. The exhibit includes large and immersive photos and videos and original art and artifacts from around the world. You’ll have the opportunity to design and draw your own tattoos on silicone arms. There will be a working tattoo studio and at a few certain times during the run, tattoo artists will demonstrate their art live. Temporary tattoos inspired by objects in the collection will be for sale in the Museum Store. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for ages 7-18, and $8 for seniors 65 and older. Free for museum members. More info:

Camp Trollfjell
now–July 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:

The Norwegian American Night at Skål Beer Hall
July 17, 5-9 p.m.
Seattle, Wash.
Join the editor and staff of The Norwegian American for an evening of fun at the Skål Beer Hall in Ballard, 5429 Ballard Ave. N.W., starting with happy hour at 5 p.m. You will get a chance to share your thoughts about the newspaper and learn more about its plans going forth. Enjoy Nordic ales and cuisine (no-host), with a portion of the bar intake going to the paper. Expect some fantastic door prizes and a few other surprises, too. Reservations are not needed, and everyone is welcome. For more info about Skål Beer Hall, visit

Viking Chainmaille Earring Workshop
July 17, 6-8 p.m.
Portland, Ore.
Learn to create these modern versions of ancient Viking chainmaille from start to finish. In this 2 hour workshop, you will learn how to make a spiraling flower chain, using sterling silver, copper and brass. You will learn the art of making the little rings, weaving them together, and assembling them with a few beads as colorful accents. You will also learn to make the most essential basics of jewelry making – the shepherd’s hook earwire, in sterling silver, from which to hang your lovely earrings. In this workshop, create at least two variations on the earrings, one to wear home, and one to gift! The course is hosted by Nordic Northwest and will be held at Nordia House, 8800 S.W. Oleson Rd. Registration is $85 for members and $95 for non-members. More info:

Holzman Nyckelharpa Duo Performance
July 17, 6:30
Eau Claire, Wis.
The performance will be held at the Waldemar Ager Museum, 514 W. Madison St. Tickets are $5 for adults, free for students. More info:

Hardanger Fiddle Music and Dance Workshop
July 18-21
Dodgeville, Wis.
The HFAA’s Annual Workshop offers a very special opportunity for getting to know Norwegian Hardanger fiddle music and dance traditions in depth. Our workshop this year will focus on the dynamic, intriguing music and dance of Valdres. Classes will be offered in music and dance. The workshops will be held at the Folklore Village, 3210 County Road BB. More info:

Bjørnetann Language & Cultural Camp
July 18-21
Livington, Mont.
Camp Bjørnetann promotes and preserves Norwegian heritage through history, crafts, traditional skills and culture classes. Held each in the foothills of the majestic Mountains of Montana not unlike the mountains of Norway from Thursday afternoon through Sunday breakfast at Luccock Park Camp, 263 Luccock Park Rd. This year, campers will be exploring the history of Norway from the 19th century, focusing on Syttende Mai. More info: call (406) 465-2094, email, or

Brewing Traditional Nordic Farmhouse Beers
July 18, 6 p.m.
Seattle, Wash.
Come to the National Nordic Museum, 2655 N.W. Market St., to meet Mika Laitinen, author of Viking Age Brew, and Jereme Zimmerman, author of Make Mead Like a Viking and Brew Beer Like a Yeti for a discussion on the history, tradition, and technique of brewing Nordic ales. The authors will each discuss their individual approach to researching and experimenting with Nordic farmhouse brewing. Additionally, they will provide an overview of beer history and beer styles in the Nordic regions and their methods for researching the information in their books. A Q&A session for brewers and non-brewers alike will follow.
The cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Tickets and more info:

2019 Pioneer Day Concert
July 19 & 20, 8 p.m.
Salt Lake City, Utah
This year’s summer concert featuring music by The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square will feature world-renowned Norwegian superstar soprano Sissel Kyrkjebø. The concerts will be held in conjunction with community-wide celebrations in the Conference Center, 60 N. Temple. The concerts will be conducted by Mack Wilberg, music director of the Choir, and Ryan Murphy, associate music director. The concerts are free to the public, but tickets must be reserved in advance. More info:

Scandinavian Folk Festival
July 19, 20, & 21
Jamestown, N.Y.
The festival opens at 525 Falconer St. at 1 p.m. on Fri. and at 10 a.m. on Sat. and Sun. at Jamestown Community College, . This year’s highlights include the Swedish Meatballs band, the Simple Gifts string instrument duet, the Toronto Swedish folk dance team Thule, the Probables rock band (Fri. evening only), the Viking Mixed Chorus, major series of lectures on historical & educational topics, a new Scandinavian food court, and vendors of fine Scandinavian crafts. Entrance costs are $8 on Fri., $10 on Sat., and $5 on Sun. A weekend pass is $15. More info:

Varelse Concert & Dance
July 20, 6 p.m.
Portland, Ore.
Varelse is a unique combination of various traditions, instruments, and histories. Nyckelharpa, fiddle, six-string guitar and various hand percussion instruments come together to create a groove and sound that is simultaneously old and new. This new local band features Amy Hakanson, Collin Stackhouse, Joe Pomianek & Steven Skolnik will provide the dance music at Nordia House, 8800 S.W. Oleson Road. A dance workhsop with Kim Majors will be offered at 5 p.m. The cost is $15 for NNW & NR members, $20 for non-members, and $5 for Arts for All. Tickets and more info:

Annual Steak Fry & Horseshoe Tournament
July 20, 11 a.m.
Easton, Wash.
Come to Trollhaugen Lodge at 314 Stampede Pass Road to enjoy one of the year’s most popular events. A BYOB happy hour starts at 2:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 3:30 p.m. Ticket and $22 before July 7, and then $25. More info: call Bill Hicks at (425) 672-0194, or email him at

Scandinavian Roots Art Exhibit
July 20-August 24
Closter, N.J.
The art show will feature the works of nine artists and include paintings, quilting, wood carving, rosemaling, pottery, and stained glass. It will take place at the Belskie Museum, 280 High St. More info:

Skjold Lodge Annual Picnic
July 21, 2 p.m.
Palatine, Ill.
Sons of Norway Skjold Lodge will hold their annual picnic at AUYA Ukrainian Center, 136 E. Illinois Ave. There will be free bingo, Kubb, and other games. Hot dogs, brats, buns, and all of the toppings are provided. Please bring a dish to share. RSVPs are appreciated. More info:

The Diet of Conquerors – A Presentation on Viking Cuisine
July 24, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Seattle, Wash.
Come to Skål Beer Hall at 5429 Ballard Ave. N.w. to learn from Viking chef James Bushell about what the people in the Viking age consumed on a daily basis as well as what they indulged in during their all-important feasting occasions. Not only did they eat surprisingly well, but you can too. Expect to go home with some easy and fun recipes to replicate on your own so you can feed your family and friends like the Vikings would! More info:

Meet & Greet Folk Art School Reception
July 25, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Decorah, Iowa
This event is open to Vesterheim folk-art students, instructors, and demonstrators. Drop by this informal reception to gather with other instructors and students at Vesterheim’s Main Building Lobby, 520 W. Water St. Refreshments will be served. More info: call (563) 382-9681.

NorSweDane Folk Dance Practice
July 25, 5-6 p.m.
Fargo, N.D.
Come to the Sons of Norway Kringen Lodge #2, 722 2nd Ave. N., to learn tradictional Scandinavian folk dancing. The class if free and open to everyone. More info: email

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:

Viking Age Event
July 26-27, 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
Cambridge, Minn.
The Sons of Norway Rumelva Lodge #1-685 is co-sponsoring a Viking Age Event with the Isanti County Historical Society and the Isanti County Fair Board at the fairgrounds at 33525 Flanders St. N.E. There will be an encampment, re-enactments, and a Viking ship replica displayed near the Isanti County Historical Society, located in the northwest corner of the fairgrounds. Activities for kids will be Friday morning from 8:30 to noon. The only cost to visitors would be admission to the fair, which is usually a $5. gate fee with free parking. More info: call (763) 742-8614 or (763) 439-0318, or email or

Norse Valley Lodge 50th Anniversary Celebration
July 28, 4-8 p.m.
Kimberly, Wis.
Come to Liberty Hall, 800 Eisenhower Drive, for a receptionwith a cash bar, and a wide variety of displays and demonstrations highlighting our rich Norwegian heritage and the Norse Valley Lodge.
Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. After dinner enjoy a program by The Ladies of the Fjord, featuring Hardanger fiddle music. More info: call (920) 202-3382, or email

Scandinavian Summer Camp
July 29-Aug. 9
San Francisco, Calif.
The Scandinavian School, 20 Woodside Ave., offers four weeks of Scandinavian Summer Camp for children 3-10 years old. This year two different camps are offered: the Scandinavian culture and language camp and the outdoor bus camp. At the culture and language camp, the children will be working on different themes every week, and learn about Midsummer and Scandinavian foods. The 0utdoor Bus Summer Camp departs on new adventures, exploring the San Francisco area, each day, rain or shine. It is possible to mix and match the two camps. Costs, registration and more info:

Nina Hagerup Grieg
Aug. 3, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Minneapolis, Minn.
Learn about the life of Edvard Grieg’s wife, Nina Hagerup Grieg, as we delve into how “her roles as caretaker, muse, wife, and critic contributed in immeasurable ways to Norwegian musical culture of the nineteenth century. Guest speaker Solveig Mebust is a PhD candidate at the University of Minnesota in the field of Historical Musicology with a minor in Feminist and Critical Sexuality Studies. Her research focuses on the contributions of women to music culture in Norway in the nineteenth century. Generial admission $5 for members or $10 for non-members. Tickets and more info:

Washington Mead Fest
Aug. 8, 6-10 p.m.
Seattle, Wash.
Come to Skål Beer Hall in Ballard at 5429 Ballard Ave. N.W. to try out mead! Many of the wonderful mead producers of Washington will be gathering at Skal Beer Hall in Ballard for a celebration of mead and to offer their creations to the general public. If you have never tasted mead before, here is your opportunity to sample some of the best mead ever produced. If you’re already a fan of mead, come spend an evening hanging out with the producers of your favorite craft beverage. Co-Sponsored by Skål Beer Hall and the Washington Mead Alliance.More info:

Scandinavian Festival
Aug. 8-11, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Junction City, Ore.
Since 1961, the Junction City Scandinavian Festival has been bringing tens of thousands of people through our town every summer. Why do they come? See for yourself: our four-day Festival offers things to do, buy, see, share and learn — with live trolls, performances by international dance troupes, traditional foods worth raving for, a life-sized Dala Horse, cultural craft demonstrations, and plenty of chances to get onstage and dance. The fun happens at 6th and Greenwood in downtown. More info:

Stars & Stripes: Norwegian Fana Sweater
Aug. 9, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Bellingham, Wash.
Join Mary Scott Huff at Northwest Yarns, 1401 Commercial St., to learn how to design your own Norwegian Fana sweater. Explore the tradition and history of the beautiful Norwegian Fana sweater as you create your own personalized pattern, for any size and color combination you wish. In this workshop, students will follow Mary’s Fana “recipe” to create their own Norwegian-style work of art. Choose your favorite star motif, and plan your calculations and modifications. The cost is $75. More info: visit, telephone (360) 738-0167, or email

Aug. 10, 9:30 p.m.
San Francisco, Calif.
Bergen’s singing sensation AURORA will appear at an Outside Lands Night Show at the Independent, 628 Divisadero St. Tickets ar $27 advance purchase and $30 at the door, and you must be 21 years old to attend. More info:

Peer Gynt – Theater Performances by Impossible Salt
Aug. 10, 1 p.m.-Aug. 25, 5 p.m.
Minneapolis, Minn.
Twin Cities musical storytellers, Impossible Salt, come to Norway House, 913 E. Franklin St., with an expanded version of a piece created in partnership with the Mesabi Symphony Orchestra (Virginia, Minn.). The company takes its name to heart, compressing Henrik Ibsen’s 7-hour epic philosophical play into one hour. Experience the raucous, mischievous march into a world of laziness and lies, self-centered protagonists, voices in the dark, women who wait, and of course, trolls. While tickets start at $20, Impossible Salt offers an option to pay what you can for their shows. More info & tickets:

Dancers of the Midnight Sun
Aug. 11, 7 p.m.
Portland, Ore.
Join Nordic Northwest, Norske Runddansere, and Leikarringen of Portland in welcoming Folkedanslaget i BUL Tromsø and Bodø Folkedanslaget, who will perform at Nordia House, 8800 S.W. Oleson Rd. Admission is free for members. There is a suggested $10 donation for non-members. More

Wild Salmon Dinner with Entertainment from Northern Norway
Aug. 14, 6 p.m.
Seattle, Wash.
Norsk Folkedans Stemne is excited to present Folkedanslaget i BUL Tromsø and Bodø Folkedanslaget at our Wild Salmon dinner, followed by Norwegian folk dancing performances. The performance will be followed by public dancing and instruction with our local Norwegian musicians. Tickets are $25 for those 13 and older, $12 for ages 6-12, and free for children 5 and younger. After Aug. 8, tickets prices will increase to $30 and $15. The event will be held at Leif Erikson Hall, 2245 NW 57th St. Tickets and more info: call (206) 783-1274 or go to

Cold Case Hammarskjöld
Aug. 14, 7 p.m.
New York, N.Y.
In 1961, United Nations secretary-general Dag Hammarskjöld’s plane mysteriously crashed, killing Hammarskjöld and most of the crew. Because Hammarskjöld was then a major advocate for Congo’s independence — against the wishes of European mining companies and other powerful entities — it’s since been understood that the “crash” was in fact an assassination. With the case still unsolved 50-plus years later, Danish journalist, filmmaker, and provocateur Mads Brügger leads us down an investigative rabbit hole to unearth the truth. The film will be shown at Scandinavia House, 58 Park Ave. Tickets are $12 for general public and $7 for ASF members. More info:

Norsk Folkedans Stemne
Aug. 16-18
Poulsbo, Wash.
This year’s featured instructors are from ​Folkedanslaget BUL Tromsø. Both adults and a teen will be coming over. We look forward to learning some dances and music from this part of Norway. Dancers and a musician will also becoming from Bodø. Events will take place at the Sons of Norway Grieg Hall, 18891 Front St. N.E. For more info abount registration, costs, and lodging, visit

7th Annual Lobster Fest
Aug. 17, 1:30 p.m.
Susquehanna, Penn.
Join the fun at Land of the Vikings, 461 Big Valley Rd. Meal options are lobster, prime rib, or “Surf and Turf*”, and includes corn on the cob, melted butter, potato, salad, rolls, and delicious dessert! Cost is $35 per person for those planning to come only for the afternoon of August 17th. *Each additional lobster or prime rib (Surf & Turf) is $10 per item. For those staying the weekend, there will be a small $15 activity/entertainment fee added to each lobster/prime rib dinner. Expect fun-filled entertainment for the weekend! Dinner reservations are a must! More info: call (570) 461-3500 or email

Festival Service of Installation
Aug. 17, 1:30 p.m.
Sioux City, Iowa
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America will install Rev. Lorna Halaas as Bishop of the Western Iowa Synod. The installation will take place at First Lutheran Church, 3939 Cheyenne Blvd.

Craft Workshop: Woodblock Print Tote Bag
Aug. 18, 12 & 1 p.m.
Portland, Ore.
Come to Nordia House, 8800 S.W. Oleson Road, to participate in one of two time slots and craft your own woodblock printed tote bag! Joel Henriques will be instructing in collaboration with his exhibit, Design Play, (July 12 – October 31, 2019). Families welcome! Tickets & more info:

Waldemar Ager Museum Yardsale
Aug. 22
Eau Claire, Wis.
Yard Sale! Bring donations (books, tools, furniture, Norwegian/Nordic materials, etc.) to the Ager Museum, 514 W. Madison St., on August 10 from 10 – 2 or August 19, from 9 to noon. More info to come later.

Nordic Sól
Aug. 22-25
Seattle, Wash.
You’re invited to National Nordic Museum’s new summer cultural showcase: Nordic Sól! With a cool focus on Arctic vendors, crafts, music, and culture, this collaboration of polar artisans and like-minded local businesses will feature a series of thoughtfully curated events, including an Arctic-themed Pecha Kucha, Friday night concert featuring the Circumpolar Hip Hop Collab, and a Saturday evening Arctic Adventure of modern fashion, traditional foods, and aquavit garden! For kids and families, we will have face painting, Arctic film shorts, traditional Inuit games, a snow machine, STEAM activities, and more throughout the weekend. All events take place at the National Nordic Museum, 2655 N.W. Market St. More info:

The ABBAgraphs Concert
Aug. 24, 7 p.m.
Portland, Ore.
Experience The ABBAgraphs from Seattle at thri first performance at Nordia House, 8800 S.W. Oleson Road, as they recreate the pop magic of ABBA’s chart-topping, classic pop hits of the ’70s and early ’80s as well as hits of the disco era: Dancing Queen, Take a Chance on Me, Mamma Mia, Fernando, Waterloo and more! It will be a night to remember. This concert will be outside, weather permitting, and fssood & beverage will be available for purchase. Feel free to dress for the occasion. The VIP ticket for $60 includes a semi-private meet and greet with the band at 5 p.m., including one shot of premium Swedish aquavi and guaranteed front row seating. The concert begins at 7 p.m., and tickets are $35 for non-members and $30 for members. More info:

Viking Festivalen
Aug. 24, 12 p.m.- 12 a.m.
Nisswa, Minn.
A new area event is planned for Nisswa Pioneer Village, 25611 Main St. This exciting event will be family-friendly and designed to be both entertaining and educational. Travel back in time as you walk through an encampment from the Viking Age (700-1066 AD). Professional and local reenactors will demonstrate crafts from the period such as leatherwork, blacksmithing, chain mail making, spring-pole lathe work, open fire cooking, archery, board game construction, jewelry making, and fiber arts such as spinning and weaving. Try your hand at several crafts, play Viking games, learn a dance, and listen to a storyteller. A children’s area will provide kids with hands-on experiences specifically for them. The Vikings will also demonstrate the weapons they used and participate in mock battle. More info:

Northern California Kretsstevne
Aug. 31-Sept. 2
Alta, Calif.
Celebrate the 60th anniversary of Camp Norge with District 6 Sons of Norway! Come for the entire weekend or just part. The Saturday night dinner will be one not to be missed! The camp is located at 250 Canyon Mine Rd. More info and reservations:

Community Garage Sale
Sept. 7, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Susquehanna, Penn.
Come to Land of the Vikings Garage Sale, 461 Big Valley Road. Individuals, crafters, and vendors are welcome to sign up. More info: call Bev (570) 461-3500, or email

40th Scandinavian Day
Sept. 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
South Elgin, Ill.
The Festival planning team has been working these past few months to select the entertainment including the ever popular ABBA Salute, selecting beers for our Nordic Beer Tasting and finding vendors to prepare those delicious Scandinavian foods and an assortment of Scandinavian goods for you. We are excited to bring to our 5 Nordic communities, and the Midwest, a vibrant and fun-filled Festival for 2019. Tickets are $10, with children 12 and younger free. The festival will be held at Vasa Park, 35W217 Route 31. More info:

Nordic Ware: The Bundt Cake – Then and Now
Sept. 13-Nov. 3
Minneapolis, Minn.
We want your bundt cake stories!! Whether it was baking with Grandma or baking with a grandchild, surprising a roommate on his or her birthday, or having a favorite pan that you’ve kept for decades that you rarely use but will never discard – you have a Bundt story and we want to read it!vNordic Ware: The Bundt Cake – Then and Now will be the Norway House Gallery Exhibit this fall. As part of the exhibit, we would like to share your stories, about your favorite baking moments with Bundt pans. We will select some of the writers to be interviewed and filmed for an installation in the Gallery at Norway House, 913 E, Franklin Ave.! We are calling everyone. You can be of any age, any level of skill. For more info and to submit your story:

Fay Wildhagen Performance
Sept. 19, 6 p.m.
New York, N.Y.
Acclaimed international singer-songwriter, Fay Wildhagen, will perform at Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St. Fay’s well-received 2015 debut album, Snow, showcased her poetically vulnerable lyric sensibility, and her affinity for lush melodic indie-pop. The Norwegian artist’s second album, Borders, takes these attributes in new directions as she explores her struggle with health issues and aligns her gorgeously layered melodic touch with the possibilities available to her by keyboards and computers. In addition to Fay as chief composer, producer, and visionary, the album also features contributions from Tobias Fröberg (Ane Brun), Kristoffer Lo (Highasakite), Markus Jägerstedt (Robyn), and Nils Törnqvist (Lykke Li, Miike Snow, Amason). More info:

Second Annual Kubb Tournament
Sept. 20-22
Susquehanna, Penn.
Sons of Norway Third District is again holding their Kubb tournament, pitting lodge against lodge. No experience is necessary. Classes will be given on Saturday morning. There will be fun activities for families on Friday and Saturday evenings. The fun will take place at Land of Vikings, 461 Big Valley Rd. To make team reservations, call: (570) 461-3500. More info: contact Pete Hanson at

Autumn Ski Jump Food Truck Festival
Sept. 21-22
Fox River Grove, Ill.
Join the Norge Ski Club for their annual competition. Admission is $15 and free for children 12 and younger. Purchase tickets early and get a discount! More info:

Nordic Film Course
Mondays Sept. 23- Nov. 18, 7:15-9:15 p.m.
Portland, Ore.
This course, taught by Dr. Birnie of Portland State University, will provide an introduction to the origins and development of Scandinavian film over the past 90 years. The focus will be to acquaint students with the major directors, themes and narrative styles of this broad and rich subject. The course will be hosted by Nordic Northwest and held at Nordia House, 8800 S.W. Oleson Rd. Registration is $100 for members and $150 for non-members. More info:

Norsk Høstfest
Sept. 25-28, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Minot, N.D.
Come to North America’s largest Scandinavian festival! Five nights and four days of entertainment, heritage, Scandinavian cuisine, shopping, fun, and dances. The festival is held at the N.D. State Fair Center, 2005 E. Burdick Expressway. More info:

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:

Nordic Nights Auction and Gala
Oct. 5, 5 p.m.
Portland, Ore.
Nordic Northwest’s 28th Annual Auction and Gala will be held at Nordia House, 8800 S.W. Oleson Rd. Tickets are $150 per person. More info:

Nordic International Film Festival
Oct. 16-20
New York, N.Y.
The festival will be held at The Roxy Cinema, located in the cellar level of The Roxy Hotel, 2 6th Ave. More details to come.

Nordic Experience Festival
Oct. 19, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Port Townsend, Wash.
Daughters of Norway Thea Foss will be holding their annual festival at Blue Heron Middle School, 3939 San Juan Ave. The festival will feature vendors, Scandinavian dancing, Bunad/Viking fashion show, food, and food demonstrations. Admission is free. More info: email