NORDIC CLUB EVENTS

2011-2012

New events will be added, so keep coming back!

DATE

EVENT

FRIDAY, OCT 7

7:00-9:00 PM

LEIF ERIKSON DAY CELEBRATION @ SWEDISH CULTURAL CENTER

Leif Erikson Day lecture on the lobby floor. A panel of two local individuals working to build authentic Viking ships: Jay Haavik, from Seattle, carving manager on the Oseberg Ship replica construction in Tønsberg, Norway, and Geoff Briggs, building a Viking replica ship in Anacortes. (student rate $5)

 

SAT. OCT. 15

1:30-4:00 PM

NORDIC HERITAGE MUSUEUM TOUR & SWEDISH PANCAKE PARTY

Explore and learn @ the Nordic Heritage Museum. A local treasure of Scandinavian history and culture. Meet for carpool and come back to campus for Swedish  pancakes in Ashton Lounge .RSVP to Anders Isaksen, andersi@spu.edu

 

THURSDAY, OCT. 18

7:00 PM

THE BUNAD LADY @ NORDIC MUSEUM. Learn about traditional Norwegian folk dress with Jody Grage, an internationally-known expert in the field. Free event. The Norwegian bunads are a work of art. Here is just a sample, http://www.norskflid.no/bunad/bunader/

 

     FRIDAY, OCT. 21

7:00 PM

MOVIE NIGHT. Come to Emerson Hall to watch "Troll Hunter" a new Norwegian thriller with a comic twist. Snacks provided, free.

 

SUNDAY, NOV. 6

(1st of each month)

11:00 AM

SWEDISH PANCAKE BREAKFAST @ the SWEDISH CULTURAL CENTER http://www.swedishculturalcenter.org/

1920 Dexter Ave N Seattle, WA 98109 206.283.1090. Live Scandinavian dance music   Student Rate $5.00  Contact Nordic Club leadership if you are interested.

 

 SAT. OCT. 22

LEIF ERIKSON LODGE BAZAAR Enjoy Scandinavian arts, crafts, goodies. 2245 NW  57th Steet...in Ballard. OPEN 10 AM - 5 PM. Contact Nordic Club leaders if you are interested.

 

FRIDAY, NOV. 18

7:00-9:00 PM

VIKING LECTURE. Viking expert Dr. Kenneth Harl from Tulane University returns to the Swedish Cultural Center. His topic will be “Markets and Coins in the Viking Age.” (This is an  excerpt from a Viking Series college course)

SATURDAY, NOV. 19

2:00-4:00 PM

   

ANNUAL YULEFEST @ the NORDIC HERITAGE MUSEUM (NHM)

Join the Nordic Club for the festivities of a Scandinavian Christmas at the NHM in Ballard. This annual Christmas celebration features sixty craft booths, music, food, and dance. Meet in front of the Alumni Office at 2 PM to carpool. Christmas party to follow near campus...contact club leaders for details. Opportunities for volunteering at the Museum are also be available http://www.nordicmuseum.org. Admission $2, on-site parking $1

 

SUNDAY, DEC. 4
 

SANTA LUCIA FESTIVAL @ FIRST COVENANT CHURCH - 400 E. Pike St. (206) 322-7411

 

SATURDAY, JAN 21

Meet @ 9:30 AM to carpool.

ANNUAL SKI TRIP ... TROLLHAUGEN LODGE

Join the Nordic Club for a fun day of skiing, sledding, and more at the Trollhaugen Lodge on Stampede Pass. $10 includes cost of ski rental and meals, but you'll need to provide your transportation. Meet in the Alumni Office Parking Lot at 9:30 AM to carpool. Please RSVP to President Anders Isaksen, andersi@spu.edu

 

MARCH - TBD

IKEA, shopping trip and dinner...best deals in town.

 

APRIL- TBD

DEADLIEST CATCH Get an inside view of the famous tv show and tour of the boat.

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 17 Parade starts @ 6 PM    

NORWEGIAN PARADE on Market Street in Ballard http://www.syttendemaiseattle.com/

Norwegian Independence Day "Syttende Mai" parade in Ballard! Join the largest parade outside of Norway as thousands come out to watch. Line up behind the Nordic Club Banner on NW 62nd and 24th NW @ 5:45 PM.

Year end BBQ at Golden Gardens to follow. Please RSVP to President Anders Isaksen