Døtre av Norge ønskes deg velkommen til å delta i våre begivenheter! Vi har et fantastisk søsterskap. Bli med oss i å bevare vår kulturarv. (The Daughters of Norway welcomes you to participate in our public events! We have a wonderful sisterhood. Join us in preserving our heritage.)
Check the "list of lodges" to find a lodge near you! Each lodge offers various cultural, informational, guest speakers and crafts at their monthly meetings as well as field trips to Scandinavian events.
Virtual June 19, 2020 Friday - Pacific Northwest (and Beyond!)- Skandia Music and Dance - THIRD FRIDAY DANCE. We are very pleased to have two local masters of their craft: Peter Michaelsen playing fiddle and (possibly) hardanger fiddle, and Bart Brashers playing nyckelharpa. Although Peter now lives in Port Townsend, he lived for many years in Seattle and has offspring here, so we consider him local. Bart lives in Ballard, which is about as local as you can get. Both of these fellows play with a great dance feel and also musicality, so we are looking forward to a wonderful dance evening. Info: www.skandia-folkdance.org.
Now Virtual! June 26-28, 2020 Friday, Saturday, Sunday - Skandia Midsommarfest. Skandia Midsommarfest has gone VIRTUAL for this year and will be hosted on a special Midsommarfest website. The website will feature the picturesque St. Edward State Park, plus scores of pictures from past festivals (including costumes, music and dance videos, vendor offerings, and greetings from specially invited guest speakers). Visitors can meet vendors, salivate over Nordic treats, and jot down a recipe or two. In addition, videos on flower crown making and downloadable materials for kids’ crowns will add to the Midsommar spirit.
The site will go live at 9 p.m. on Friday, 6/26 (PDT), and end at 9 p.m. Sunday, 6/28. The link for the special new site will be made available on Skandia’s website (www.skandia-folkdance.org) and Facebook page (www.facebook.com/Skandia-Folkdance-Society-of-Seattle-Washington-261501569852) just prior to the event opening to the public.
Virtual July 3, 2020 Friday - Pacific Northwest (and Beyond!) - Skandia Music and Dance - FIRST FRIDAY DANCE. This evening will feature instruction by Harry Khamis on Gammalskils Polska. Says Harry, “Gammalskils is great for kitchen. dancing, because it’s done mostly on the spot!” Music for the evening is provided by Sprida Ut. Kris Johansson joins Nola and Brian Nelson in a wonderful combination of nyckelharpa, guitar, and voice! Info: www.skandia-folkdance.org.
Virtual July 4, 2020 Saturday - Pacific Northwest (and Beyond!) - Skandia Jam on Zoom. Don't miss Skandia's virtual July Jam, July 4, 10 a.m. to noon. It’s a great chance to meet other musicians, pick up some tunes, and lead a tune you love to play! To make sure you can get into the jam, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by 8 p.m. on Friday, July 3.
Virtual July 11, 2020 Saturday - Pacific Northwest (and Beyond!) - Music Workshop With BUGGE AND JENSEN on Zoom, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. PDT. Comprised of fiddler Kristian Bugge and accordionist Mette Jensen, this energetic duo charms audiences with their rhythmic, highly danceable, driving music, and lots of good cheer. The first hour of the workshop will focus on Sønderhoning, a traditional dance that comes from the tiny island of Fanø, off Denmark’s west coast. The content of the second hour is TBD. The cost is $25 for Skandia members and $35 for others. Payment will be by PayPal. The workshop is open to all instruments, and to those who may have never experienced Nordic music.
Registration for this workshop is open now! To register, or if you have questions, email email@example.com. We will send you complete information about how to find our PayPal account to make payment. The link to get into the workshop will be sent the day before the workshop to those who have paid. Registration closes at midnight PDT on Thursday, July 9; it will not be possible to process registrations after that time. Co-sponsored by Skandia and the Seattle Lilla Spelmanslag.
Virtual July 17, 2020 Friday - Pacific Norwest ( and Beyond!) - Skandia Music and Dance - THIRD FRIDAY ANCE. We head to Norway for teaching of Busserul with Jerry Walsh and Judy Patterson. Nordic Exposure will put on the charm for us with the sweet sound of accordion and two fiddles, with Jeff and Jane Anderson and Laurel Stone!
October 3, 2020 Saturday - Edgewood, Washington - Nordic Festival ~ A Celebration Of Our Cultural Heritage brought to you by the Embla Lodge #2 sisters. 10:00AM - 4:00PM. Mt. View Lutheran Church, 3505 122nd Avenue East, Edgewood Washington. Enjoy traditional music, arts, crafts, cookies, lefse, Scandinavian food, Norwegian Elkhounds & more! Download our PDF flyer.
Cancelled October 2020 - Minot, North Dakota - Høstfest - The 2020 Høstfest in North Dakota has been cancelled this year, due to the COVID-19 virus. Norsk Høstfest is scheduled to return in 2021. Please visit https://www.hostfest.com/ for more information.
Rescheduled July 23 - 25, 2020 Now July 22-24, 2021 - Bremerton, Washington - Døtre av Norge Convention at the Kitsap Conference Center. It will be hosted by our sisters Nina Grieg Lodge #40, Prillar Guri Lodge #30, and Thea Foss Lodge #45. We look forward to hearing more about the 2021 convention in the next year! The theme of the convention is "Sisters Sail the Salish"!