Yuletide Cocktail Hour
Friday, December 13, 6 pm
$10 for members ($20 for non-members)
Get your ticket(s) on Eventbrite
Come ramp up the Christmas season into high gear with yuletide revelry and merrymaking! Chase Jack Frost away with a fragrant cup of gløgg and enjoy with assorted nibbles such as gravlax. Folks can always satisfy their sweet tooth with a cardamom bun!
For cinephiles, in addition to the refreshments and merriment, we are also offering a separate viewing of the internationally renowned Finnish action movie:
A Christmas Tale
In Finnish with English subtitles. Not suitable for small children (This is the real story about Santa Claus – and it’s not the Disney version)
A young boy named Pietari and his friend Juuso think a secret drilling project near their home in northern Finland has uncovered the tomb of Santa Claus.
Watch the movie trailer on YouTube
Annual Holiday Fair
Saturday, December 7
Gangspil – Award-winning Nordic folk music
Sunday, November 24, 3 pm
$5 members/$10 non-members
This lively trio performs old dance tunes and songs from every corner of their Scandinavian home country. From rural islands like Læsø to the cosmopolitan Copenhagen, including a few of their own compositions. Expect every-thing from wild polkas and jigs to lyrical waltzes, fiery reels and happy hopsas, plus the exotic “Sønderhoning” dance tunes from the Island of Fanø. A live experience with humor and stories from their many years on the road.
Check out Gangspil on Youtube!
Gangspil on Facebook
Fall Cleanup Day
Saturday, November 16
Read about “rövarstek” on Wikipedia.
Finnish Swedish Heritage Day Dinner
Wednesday, November 6 at 7 pm
Read about “Svenska dagen” on Wikipedia.
Friday, October 25
After work 6–9 pm
Drop in for adult refreshments, fancy coffee with home-made cardamom buns and hot chocolate in front of the fireplace in the hygge part of the clubhouse. FREE for all to attend. Prospective members welcome! Donations appreciated.
Family Beach Day
Sunday, September 8
12 noon to 4 pm
Goat cuddling, lawn games, beach parking and fun for the whole family! Craft beer and Scandinavian hot dogs. Introducing the Finnish Long Drink! Everyone is Scandinavian! Everyone is welcome!
Included in your admission is a hot dog with all the proper Scandinavian accoutrements AND your first beverage!
The website “Cool Hunting” recently featured an article about how the legendary gin-based beverage is now entering the U.S.
Rygir – Norwegian Folk Music Pop Up Concert
Thursday, September 5
Doors at 7pm and music at 7:30pm.
Rygir direct from Norway will be visiting our area and we have the opportunity to host them at the Club for a Thursday evening of music. They describe their playing as energetic and mysterious norwegian folk music. The members are, Stig Helgeland: Hardanger fiddle and fiddle and Torbjorn Grindheim: 18 string double neck guitar and vocal.
It is $10 for members and $15 for non-members.
You may bring in your own refreshments and snacks if you’d like.
About Rygir: For many centuries the traditional Norwegian music has been played at festive events. It feels mysterious in many ways, perhaps especially because of its multifaceted sound, and both the feel of joy and despair can sometimes be present in the same tune.
Rygir is all about bringing this music to a wider audience, with strong focus on playing it with the energy it deserves. The members use the double neck guitar, traditional hardanger fiddle and ordinary fiddle which makes a full and tight sound.
The band name is derived from the the historic name of the inhabitants in county Rogaland in Norway. This is where the band has its base.
Thursday, July 25 at 7 PM
Bring your own bottle, take-out dinner, and a friend of Nordic heritage who may be interested in learning more about the club!
Please consider bringing an appetizer or a dessert to share with everyone.