Upcoming Events

Oskar Stenmark duo – Concert with semlor

Sunday, February 19, 2 pm

Price of admission:

  • Member: $10
  • Non-member: $20
  • Child: $10

Ticket includes:

  • Concert (approximately 1 hour)
  • 1 semla (fluffy brioche bun with a hint of cardamom, filled with whipped cream and almond paste, then dusted with powdered sugar)
  • 1 beverage (coffee, tea or soft drink)

Ticket holders may purchase additional semlor for $5 each.

Oskar Stenmark Duo plays Swedish classics

Oskar Stenmark is coming to Fairfield for the first time! Oskar, born in Gothenburg, Sweden, is the tenth generation in his family to play music. His trumpet has been heard at the Super Bowl, The Matrix Resurrections and he has opened up for Lenny Kravitz among others. Jeff Washburn is a multi faceted singer and guitar player who has worked with IBM and Nickelodeon to name a few. Together they are bringing Swedish hits played in an intimate setting to the Scandinavian Club. You will hear music by ABBA, Roxette and Avicii for example, this dynamic duo is not to be missed!”

Oskar Stenmark – Flugelhorn and trumpet
Jeff Washburn – Guitar and voice

Semlor have become a bit of an obsession in Sweden, as they are no longer only served for Shrove Tuesday (Swedish fettisdag, French Mardi Gras) sometimes appearing in bakeries before Christmas and all the way through Lent.

History has it that King Adolf Fredrik of Sweden died after consuming 14 of these creamy buns of goodness in 1771.

Sunday, February 19 marks Quinquagesima which is another way of saying 50 days until Easter. Related is Quadragesima which refers to the 40-day period of Lent. In Lent, many Christians commit to fasting, as well as giving up certain luxuries in order to replicate the account of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ’s journey into the desert for 40 days. So, before Lent starts on Ash Wednesday, let’s grab the last opportunity to indulge by semla.

Event chair: Peter


Swedish Waffle Day

Saturday, March 25, 1 – 3 pm
Inside the Clubhouse and/or outside by Picnic Pavilion

“Våffeldagen” (Waffle Day in Swedish) stems from a mispronunciation. The traditional Feast of the Annunciation, or “Vårfrudagen” (Our Lady’s Day) in Swedish sounds an awful lot like “Våffeldagen”, and so over time, this became less about the conception of Jesus, and more about crispy, delightful waffles.

In earlier times most Swedes were poor, living off the land and coping with a very harsh climate. Late March marked the start of the crop growing season and the increased availability of eggs and milk. As eggs symbolized the start of spring, it became popular to use them to make waffles to celebrate.

We’ll have an array of the traditional Swedish waffle irons that make thin, crispy, heart-shaped waffles.

Served with strawberry jam and sweetened whipped cream.
A variety of beverages available.
Suggested donation $5.

Welcome!

Event chair: Marianne


Spring Artisan Fair

Saturday, April 29, 10 am – 4 pm

  • Local fine arts and crafts vendors showcasing handcrafted artistic gifts
  • Free admission and parking
  • Food, baked goods and beverages for sale

More details to come.


Past events