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Cultural Events and Activities

Throughout the year we provide our members with many cultural events and activities.

 

2019 Event Calendar


March


Trip to Seattle's Nordic Museum - March 14

Scandia Lodge has organized a bus trip to the Nordic Museum in Seattle. Bus leaves Portland at 8:00am, arriving in Seattle at 11:00am. It leaves Seattle at 6:00pm and arrives in Portland at 9:00pm. Cost is $30 for the bus and $13 (Sr.) admission to the Museum. Reservations must be made by Feb. 21st. Call Wayne at 503-998-0307 for more info. New Sweden and the other League organizations are invited.


Cooking Class - Swedish Sausages - March 23 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

Join us as we explore traditional Swedish recipes in our New Sweden cooking classes.
Register at 503-663-2772, or kristigus@aol.com. Both spring classes are at the home of Gun Marie and Leif Rosqvist, Portland.

We'll create Swedish potato sausage and another sausage to be determined. Afterwards, we'll enjoy a lunch of our sausage and students will take home samples of our work. Cost is $20, class size is 8.


April


Cooking Class - Swedish Smorgastorta - April 13 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

Join us as we explore traditional Swedish recipes in our New Sweden cooking classes.
Register at 503-663-2772, or kristigus@aol.com. Both spring classes are at the home of Gun Marie and Leif Rosqvist, Portland.

A popular favorite of Swedes at special occasions, smorgastorta is festive and the layered "sandwich" tastes delicious- flavors and tastes can be adapted to one's preference. After we make the smorgastorta, we'll lunch on our creations. Cost is $15, class size is 8.


Valborsmässoafton (Walpurgis night) - April 30 - 7:00pm

Welcome spring with our traditional Swedish Walpurgis. Location to be set. Contact Kristi at 503-663-2772 for more info.


June


Midsummer Festival, June 8 - 11:00am - 6:00pm

Swedish Midsommer, Portland's Oaks Park, hosted by the League of Swedish Societies and Nordic Northwest. Celebrate the foods and dress of the Nordic countries, music, entertainment, and raising of the Midsommer pole.


August


Kraftskiva Party, Saturday, August 10, Time TBD

Our annual Bengt's Swedish Kraftskiva at Fogelbo. Potluck dinner with crayfish and meatballs provided. Traditional decorations, homemade Scandinavian foods, dancing and conviviality under the August moon.

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Swedish Language and Culture Camp, August 19 - 24

Swedish Language and Culture Camp, children ages 7-13

For information about the Swedish Language and Culture Camp, please visit Trollbacken.org.


December


Scan Fair - Dec 8 & 9

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Lucia Fest - Dec 14

Portland's First Presbyterian Church, 1200 SW Alder St., Portland, OR.

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