Category Archives: 2019

A Nordic Culture Day!

The Whidbey Island Nordic Lodge invites everyone to a Nordic Culture Day at their Nordic Hall on Saturday October 5th, from 11am to 3pm! Come and enjoy  cooking demonstrations  and displays of wood carving, weaving  & knitting, rosemaling, and other Nordic crafts.  There will be special demonstrations of Viking skills and weaponry.  Admission is free.   A light lunch will also be available  for a nominal amount.

“Alt for Norge” adventure!

At the monthly meeting of Nordic Lodge members on Sept. 21st,  one of our Whidbey Island residents will be sharing her story about appearing in the TV show Alt for Norge .


Alt for Norge is a Norwegian reality television series which debuted in 2010 and appears on TVNorge . The reality show features Norwegian Americans participating in challenges relating to Norwegian history and culture, competing to win a reunion with their distant Norwegian relatives.

September is a pot-luck lunch meeting, so be sure to bring a favorite dish. Meeting starts at 11:00am.

2nd Annual Troll Stroll – June 8th!

Troll Stroll graphicCome one! Come all!  The Nordic Lodge’s annual Troll Stroll is open to everyone, even your dog!   Troll Stroll is a 5K fun run/walk open to all ages. (babies in strollers are welcome as well as your dog!)

Ribbons will be awarded in five different age groups and youngsters who do not receive ribbons will get Certificates of Participation. After the race, each participant will receive some refreshments – Scandinavian fare of course  – heart waffles!  Water will also be provided at the finish line.

Registration at the Nordic Hall begins at 8:00am.  $10 for adults $5 for children 10 & under.  Dogs are are free but they must be kept on a leash.

The Run/Walk  begins at 9:00am.  The Nordic Hall is located at 63 Jacobs Rd,  Coupeville.


The Kensington Rune Stone – Medieval Artifact or Hoax

kensinton runestone

At the monthly meeting of the Whidbey Island Nordic Lodge on Saturday April 20th, Ted Fosberg, a long time Sons of Norway member, will  share the history of the Kensington Rune Stone which was discovered in Western Minnesota in 1898.  He will discuss its discovery, studies to assess authenticity, and conclusions drawn.  The Stone, dated 1362, has sparked much controversy.

Ted, a retired Chemical Engineer, has been active in Sons of Norway since joining in 1974.  He has held many offices including International President 2006 – 2008.  He is presently Cascade Lodge’s Editor, Scholarship Coordinator and Adopt-A-School Coordinator.  In retirement, Ted’s activities include blacksmithing, welding and gardening, and volunteering as a math tutor at a local high school.  He and his wife, Helen Bjorling Fosberg, enjoy baseball and have visited all the major league baseball parks, and Cooperstown.

Nordic Hall, 11:00 a.m.  The public is invited to this program.