Scandinavian Festival at CLU

The Scandinavian Festival will bring dancing, food, entertainment, lectures and a celebration of the Nordic cultures April 18-19 to the California Lutheran University campus.

The family event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The festival will open with a parade of flags featuring Scandinavian dignitaries and Old World costumes.

Among the children’s activities being offered are a soccer clinic, a Swedish-style croquet game, drama, storytelling and crafts ranging from carving butter knives to making flower head wreaths. Visitors can also explore Viking and Sami villages, participate in medieval games, and view exhibits on the Nobel and Kavli prizes.

The Scandinavian Center on campus will be open from 2 to 6 p.m. Scandinavian artifacts, books and art will be on display and free coffee and cookies will be served.

Lutheran pastors from Scandinavian churches throughout the Southland will lead a worship service April 19. The service will be presented in Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish and English. This year children 11 and under are free and general admission is $5.

The university is at the corner of Olsen Road and Mountclef Boulevard in Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit, e-mail or call 216-3373.

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