STAFF BLOG OH LOOK, A SHINY THING! Norwegian Enough for Lefse, but Not Lutefisk
I got to hang out with the Sons of Norway on Saturday as 15 members of the group made lefse, and it was a lot of fun. I think there were only two or three pure-blood Norwegians in the group, and the r... Posted on 11/6/11 at 9:52 PM
The Sons of Norway met Jan. 18. Peter Bunde presented the history of the Norwegian language. He also gave an introductory lesson in Norwegian to those attending. Basic phrases needed for travel were learned along with numbers and basic colors. Games were played to reinforce the learning. Bunde will be setting up classes for those interested. Time and date to be announced.
The Sons of Norway will meet at 7:30 tonight at the Gardenette Community Room, 1321 Gardenette Drive, Jamestown. The program — Norwegian cheese tasting — will feature several classic Norwegian cheeses to sample, including gjetost, gulost, ridder and nokkelost, among others. The program will include background on each cheese and wine pairings.
Angela Seitz and Phyllis Ibes presented their “Scandinavia in a Nutshell” program on Iceland to the Sons of Norway. They had both been there on a cultural exchange program. Iceland is a progressive country, but dependant on food imports, they said. The temperature rarely gets above 70 and seldom gets much below freezing.
“Scandinavia in a Nutshell” was the agenda for the Sons of Norway during its March meeting. Tim Burchill presented an educational travel log of Denmark for the program. All received a stamp and flag of Denmark in their passports.
Sons of Norway Wergeland Lodge 247 met Feb. 16 at the Gardenette.
Marilyn Garrett presided over the meeting.
Marilyn Salting told of helping at the school, under “Adopt a School,” a Sons of Norway program.
Sons of Norway will begin the New Year with a “good ol‘ fashioned” winter evening at 7:30 p.m. today at the Gardenette. Visitors are welcome. For information, call Maralyn Salting at 952-2588 or Mary Englund at 252-2930.
The Valley City Sons of Norway Hjemdahl Lodge #481 Syttende Mai Celebration in May was postponed due to the flooding issues in town. It’s been rescheduled for Saturday at the Barnes County Historical Society Museum. It’s a day of ethnic food demonstrations and Jam Sessions starting with the Bluegrass Jammers 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the Whoever Can Come Band from 1 to 4 p.m.
It’s freewill admission.
The Sons of Norway will be hosting its annual Homemade Lefse and Bake Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Buffalo Mall. In addition to lefse, a soft flatbread made with potatoes, other traditional Scandinavian goodies will be offered. These include krumkake, sandbakkel, fattigmon, rommegrot, spritz and ginger cookies. The bake sale will also feature All-American favorites such as homemade breads, brownies, pies, cakes and cookies.
The Sons of Norway will meet at 7:30 tonight at the Gardenette. A special program on a trip to Alaska will be given by Gloria Harr, Verney Jorgenson and Mary Englund.
For more information, contact Marilyn Garrett at 952-1035 or Mary Englund at 252-2930.
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