Calendar

Most Nordic Lodge programs, activities, and events listed below are open to anyone in the community interested in participating.  Those that are not are so noted.   Other local & regional  events of possible interest follow the listing of upcoming Lodge events...

Tuesday, September 17, 2019:  Game Day
1:30pm.  Nordic Hall.
Bring your favorite game, or take a chance on playing someone else’s favorite. Come have some fun and enjoy the company your friends at the Nordic Hall.

Saturday, September 21, 2019: Monthly Lodge Meeting.
11:00 a.m.  Nordic Hall.
Whidbey Island resident Jennifer Swensen will share her story about appearing in the TV show Alt for Norge , a reality show that 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 to share with others. Meeting starts at 11:00am.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019:  Soup & Cinema
12:00 Noon.   Nordic Hall.
We start at noon with a delicious soup for lunch and lively conversation. Then, we sit back, relax and enjoy a wonderful Scandinavian-influenced movie. The movie we have for September is Kitchen Stories, a comedic drama based on actual events. The story is about a Swedish experiment conducted after WWII. The Swedes try to modernize the kitchen and send researchers to Norway to observe Norwegian bachelors in the town of Landstad. What could go wrong? Please join us. A $5.00 donation is requested

Saturday, October 5, 2019:  Nordic Culture Day
11:00am – 3:00pm.  Nordic Hall.
Food preparation demonstrations will feature krumkaker, abelskiver, waffles, lefse.  Crafts demonstrated will be Swedish weaving and hardanger.  Also to be demonstrated are Norwegian chip carving and Viking skills & weaponry!  Admission is free!

Tuesday, October 8, 2019:  Bok Klub
1:30 – 3:00 pm.   Nordic Hall.
Hunger by Knut Hamsun.
Knut Hamsun believed that modern literature should express the complexity of the human mind and nowhere is that philosophy more evident than in this stunning modern masterpiece, “Hunger.” First published in 1890 in Norwegian and based on Hamsun’s own experiences with poverty prior to his success as an author, “Hunger” tells the story of an unnamed vagrant who stumbles around the streets of Norway’s capital city of Kristiania (now Oslo) looking for food. This starving young man attempts to create an outward illusion of sanity and rationality, but his inner mind is becoming increasingly disturbed and delusional. He is kind to others and generous with the little he has, but he also refuses to find work to help support himself and becomes sicker and sicker in both his mind and body as he starves. His deterioration, both mental and physical, is captured in stunning and shocking detail. While the ending is one of hope and optimism, “Hunger” is a searing portrait of poverty and despair, as well as a biting social commentary on modern urban life and how desperate things can become for the poor in large cities. Nobel Prize winning Hamsun is at his best in this classic of modern literature.

Thursday, October 10, 2019:  Craft Day
1:30pm.  Nordic Hall.

Friday, Oct 11, 2019:  Movie Night
6:30pm.  Nordic Hall
The Danish film Hvidsten Gruppen will be shown.The film is a true story about Danish freedom fighters during the German occupation of Denmark during WWII.
Bring your favorite drink and the Lodge will provide the popcorn.

October 29, 2019:  Soup & Cinema
12:00 Noon.   Nordic Hall.

 

Other events/activities of interest

new nordic museum

 

Visit the Nordic Museum in downtown Ballard!  Call in advance for tickets or go online to get your tickets at: http://nordicmuseum.org