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.   Regional events of possible interest follow listing of upcoming Lodge events...

Thursday, August 22, 2018:  Hearts Games
1:30 p.m.  Nordic Hall.
Please join us and try to give us your hearts. If you are not familiar with Hearts, rules and an online game are at this link.

Saturday, August 25, 2018:  Troll Stroll
Registration  begins at 8 a.m. Nordic Hall.
A 5K fun run/walk benefiting local charities.
Walk begins at 9:00 a.m.   Water will be handed to you at the finish line where you will also get to enjoy free heart waffles and a topping.  Top three runners in each age group will be awarded ribbons.  A portion of the proceeds will go to various local charities supported by Whidbey Island Nordic Lodge.   $10.00 adult / $5:00 child (10 & under) Dogs are free. (They must be kept on a leash and cleaned-up after). Strollers are OK.   For more information contact: Carla Holderman   (360)-515-6521 or Emilly MacCormick(360)-675-5307.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018:  Dinner & Cinema
5:00 p.m.  Nordic Hall.
Film to be shown is drama documentary about the everyday people who lived during the construction of the Swedish warship VASA in the 1600s.   Contact Ingri for more information.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018:  Game Day
1:00-4:00 p.m.  Nordic Hall.

Lodge members, friends and family meet for an afternoon of games – indoors and out. Bring your favorite game or just come join in.

Thursday, September 13, 2018: Bok Klub
1:30 – 3:00pm.  Nordic Hall.
Beartown,
by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove – Fredrik Backman –  is our book discussion selection for this month.  Described by critics as a  dazzling, profound novel about a small town with a big dream – and the price required to make it come true – Beartown explores the hopes that bring a small community together, the secrets that tear it apart, and the courage it takes for an individual to go against the grain. BookBrowse Review      Kirkus Review

Saturday, September 8, 2018:  2nd Annual Kraftskiva dinner
5:00 p.m.  Nordic Hall.
Lodge members and their guests only.  $35 per person.  RSVP by August 31st.

Saturday,  September 15 , 2018:  General Membership Meeting
1:00 pm.   Nordic Hall
Program to be announced soon.

Regional Events

new nordic museum

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

 

 

Norsk Folkedans Stemne
August 17, 18, 19, 2018 at Fort Worden!
One of the purposes of Norsk Folkedans Stemne is to bring together folk dancing groups from across the United States, Canada, and Norway to share dances, music, information about costuming, and performances ideas. With this purpose in mind, Norsk Folkedans Stemne is proud to present Tom Sears and Bill Likens of Nordahl Greig Leikarring og Spelemannslag. Some other members of the group may also be attending stemne to help with instruction.  This group has had the opportunity to have Noregs Ungdomslag instruction for teaching Norwegian dancing. They bring this expertise to stemne! Two other favorites returning: Loretta Kelley, fiddler extraordinaire, and Erik Rudd, halling instructor and favorite of young attendees!