Nordic Events in Twin Cities Metro Area

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David Engen

Saturday, May 20, 2017, 1:00pm
Alt for Norge
Norway House,913 E Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN.

David Engen, participant in Alt for Norge, will share his experiences with this Norwegian television program. David grew up in southern MN on a farm near Albert Lea. His 100% Norwegian paternal grandparents lived with his family for many years. His grandmother’s family came from the Gudbrandsdalen valley. His grandfather from Valdres. They emigrated in the late 1800’s.

Alt for Norge is a popular reality show that each year selects 12 Americans with Norwegian ancestry. They compete as teams and individuals for the designation of the most Norwegian of all. David competed in 2015 and received the prize of a family reunion with relatives still in Norway.

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Ice Cream Social

Saturday, June 10, 2017, 1:00pm
Ice Cream Social
Norway House,913 E Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN.

Enjoy the beginning of summer with us. Join us as we play Bingo. We will have ice cream along with your favorite toppings as we learn more about fellow members through guided conversations.

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Scandinavian Summer Fest

Sunday, June 25, 2017, 9:30am to 5:00pm
Scandinavian Summer Fest
Minnehaha Park, 4801 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN.

Please join us for the third annual Scandinavian festival June 25, 2017.

We will have our Midsommar loppet run/walk at 9:30 am. The handcrafters, demonstrators and vendors begin at 10:30 a.m. The outdoor church service begins at 11:45 a.m. with the Midsommar Stång (maypole) raising directly following. The afternoon program of dancing and singing begins at 1 p.m. with the coronation of Miss Svenskarnas Dag 2018 culminating the day's exciting events and activities.

Events starting at 10 am are free.

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Wabun Park

Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 6:00pm
Vonheim and Oslo Joint Picnic
Wabun Park, Minneapolis, MN.

Come enjoy BBQ chicken and ribs from Caps Restaurant
Cost: TBD (Was $15 in 2016)
Reservations required to Louise 763-545-4827 by July 20th

The traditional beans and cole slaw will round out the meal The same location as previous years, area D, and the delightful weather too.

Wabun Park is located just east of M’haha Falls. Drive east along the north edge of the Falls and turn right just before the Ford Bridge. Take the first left and follow the road to the swimming pool area. You are there.

There will be various activities for young and old, including bingo with prizes. Hope to see you there.