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The 2016-2017 Lutefisk Dinner and other events around Puget Sound list
List compiled for the Pacific Northwest Lutefisk Lovers since 2007 by Christine Anderson, member of Leif Erikson Lodge 2-001, Sons of Norway, in Seattle; Embla Lodge #2, Daughters of Norway, and Norden Lodge 2-002 in Tacoma.
Information is subject to change
Saturday, October 29, 2016, 10AM-4PM: Sol-Land Lodge 2-086 presents A Taste of Scandinavia at Kennewick First Lutheran Church, HWY 395 and Yelm, Kennewick WA. Free, fun, family event showcasing the arts, crafts, stories, music, and culture of Scandinavia. Cultural displays, cooking demonstrations, baked goods, and genealogy research. Demonstrations of weaving, dancing, and carving. Buffet open from 11AM-1:30PM with a wide selection of open-faced sandwiches, traditional soups, and cookies. Coffee and vafler (waffles) booth open all day! Admission and parking are free. For more info contact: Nancy Holter: firstname.lastname@example.org 509.375.0919 our website: www.sol-land.org or Facebook: Sons of Norway Sol-Land Lodge 2-086
Saturday, October 29, 2016, 10AM-5PM: Sumner Holiday Bazaar starts at 10AM and Lutefisk Dinner starts at Noon with lefse, meatballs and all the trimmings at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Sumner at 245 Valley Avenue in Sumner, WA 98390. Call for more info: 253-863-1142. Adults lutefisk dinner: $20.00 Adult dinner no fish (Meatballs) dinner: $15; children (10 & under), $10.00. email@example.com or 253-863-1142
Saturday, November 5, 2016, 9AM-3PM: Bothell Lodge 2-106 Annual Bazaar, Bake Sale and Luncheon. Free admission and free parking. Open to the public. Lunch: (available for purchase) Open face sandwiches, pea soup, rømmegrøt and desserts. Bake sale with an array of homemade cookies, cakes, breads and donuts fresh out of the deep fryer. Then our vendors, selling their exquisitely made items: rosemalt wood bowls, plates etc.; Scandinavian dressed dolls; ornaments; nissene and the like; machine made sweaters in Norsk designs; an assortment of kitchen towels, pot holders, aprons etc.; beautiful artificial wreaths and table arrangements; Victorian handmade scarfs and delightful baby bonnets; Sissy’s exquisite gem stone necklaces and bracelets; Newby’s creative whirligigs to delight the hunter, fisherman, bird fans and Viking’s; decorated handles for a variety of useful items; screen printed sweat shirts in Norsk designs; hand sewn Raggedy Ann dolls; AND Seahawk paraphernalia will again be featured front and center. Sons of Norway Hall, 23905 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell, WA 98021. For more info call Selma Snaring 425.385.2144. The lodge number at 425.485.9085 or check out Bothell’s website www.bothellsonsofnorway.org
Saturday, November 5, 2016, 10AM-4PM: 17th Annual Scandinavian Fair in Bellingham hosted by Nellie Gerdrum Lodge #41, Daughters of Norway. Scandinavian Bakery and Café with lunch available all day, Nordic Gifts and Crafts, Entertainment, Hourly Prize Drawing at Hampton Inn's Fox Hall, 3985 Bennett Drive, Bellingham, WA. Take I-5 Exit 258 then west on Bakerview. Admission $1.00, age 12 and under free. It is recommended that guests arrive early to get the best selection of bakery goods, that includes lefse, Scandinavian holiday breads, cookies, cakes, and kransekake. Some people come the day before the Fair, and stay at the Hampton Inn in order to be there early! For more info contact: 360-592-4065. Submitted by Chris Engstrom
Saturday, November 5, 5PM - 7PM: Odin Lodge 2-041 in Yakima, WA, is having its 36th Annual Lutefisk & Meatball Dinner and Bake Sale Fundraiser. It will be at Holy Family Church Gathering Hall, 5315 Tieton Drive, Yakima, WA. The festive Norwegian dinner includes lutefisk, meatballs, boiled potatoes, coleslaw, lefse and traditional desserts such as fruit soup, rømmegrøt, berry sauce and cookies. The Bake Sale will include Scandinavian cookies, breads, rolls, almond cakes, lefse, jams, horseradish and calendars. Prices are: $19.00 for adults and $10.00 for kids under the age of 12. And be purchased in advance at the Deep Sea Deli, 20 N. 9th Ave., Yakima, or ahead of time from members. $1 from each ticket goes to the Sorenson-Odin Scholarship Fund. Questions? Call 509-965-3947. Info submitted by Karen Fortier.
Saturday, November 5, 2 sittings from 12Noon-1:30PM and 2PM to 3:30PM: Tordenskjold Lodge 2-005, Spokane is having their annual LUTEFISK DINNER at All Saints Lutheran Church, 314 S Spruce, Spokane WA. MENU: Lutefisk, meatballs, potatoes, vegetable, lingonberries, lefse, and Norwegian white cake. Adults: $20.00; $10 (12 and younger). Seating will be limited to approximately 100 per sitting. Reservations are required. For more information and reservations, call the lodge number at 509-326-9211. Walk-ins will be seated when space available. Information submitted by Tamara Hensley
Saturday-Sunday, November 5 & 6, 2016, 9AM–3PM: Swedish Club’s Annual Scandinavian Holiday Bazaar in Seattle. Two floors of Scandinavian crafts, gifts, baked goods, and fun! Smörgås, pea soup, waffles and meatballs on Saturday, Swedish pancakes on Sunday. The bar is open both days. Get an early start on holiday shopping, enjoy a great Swedish meal and greet old friends.1920 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA. Info 206-283-1090 or www.swedishclubnw.org
Saturday, November 12, 9:30AM-3:30PM: Nordic Fest sponsored by Ester Moe #39, Daughters of Norway, in Langley on Whidbey Island. Salmon chowder, Swedish meatballs with lingonberries, lefse, heart waffles with strawberries and whipped cream and a Scandinavian dream of baked treats. The traditional family-fun festival is at South Whidbey High School, 5675 Maxwelton Rd, Langley, WA 98260. Submitted by Chris Engstrom
Saturday, November 12, 2016, seatings at 4PM or 7PM: Anchorage’s Lutefisk and Lefse Dinner (and those tasty meatballs too!) at Bernt Balchen Lodge 2-046, Viking Hall, 8141 Briarwood St, Anchorage, AK 99518. Dancing at 7 PM. Adults, $25 (non-members $30); ages 12-16, $12; ages 5-11, $5; ages 4 and under free. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Viking Hall at 907.349.1613. For further info, contact Tom Falskow at firstname.lastname@example.org
SOLD OUT! Sunday, November 13, 2016, Annual Lutefisk and Meatball Dinner at Grieg Lodge 2-015, Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th Avenue, Portland OR 97232. Also includes the Scandinavian Sale and bucket raffle to benefit the Grieg Lodge Scholarship Fund. Seating is limited. Tickets went on sale August 15 for lodge members and September 1 for the general public. Price: $25. Info submitted by Gail Hetland
Friday-Saturday, November 18-19, 10AM-3PM: Normanna Lodge 2-003s Scandinavian Festival with Bake sale at Normanna Hall, 2725 Oakes, Everett, WA 98201. Scandinavian gifts and crafts, linens, books, decorative items, sweaters, jewelry and dishes, and delicious bake sale. Our own pickled herring and fresh potato lefse for sale, too! A luncheon is served each day from 11AM-2PM, featuring the goodies we all love. Lots of music and raffles during the day! Couple of vendor tables still available. Call Glenna at the lodge number. For more info call the lodge number at 425.252.0291. Admission is free! Info submitted by Steve Landro
Saturday, November 19, 9AM-2PM: Sonja Lodge 2-038 Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale at 710 McKinley Street, Eugene, Oregon, includes holiday items, hand crafted items, a "white elephant" table, and more. Bake sale includes krumkake, rosettes, lefse, flatbread, pies, breads, cookies, and more. A luncheon featuring Norwegian yellow split pea soup, open face sandwiches, desserts, and beverages.
Saturday, November 19, 10AM-3PM: Bremerton’s Oslo Lodge 2-035 Julesalg/Christmas Sale at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 1015 Veneta (11th & Veneta) Bremerton WA. Beautifully-themed rooms with Norwegian cookies and lefse, baked goods & sweet shop, needle and handwork, rosemaling, cultural and history tables, plus much much more. Take your family picture by our beautiful Jul tree. Enjoy our Homemade Soup Lunch – coffee is always on. Submitted by Deanna Dowell
Saturday and Sunday, November 19-November 20, 2016, 10AM-5PM: Get a head start on your holiday shopping while immersing yourself in Nordic Christmas traditions at the 38th annual Yulefest at the Nordic Heritage Museum in Ballard. The festival presents food, music, and craft holiday traditions of the Nordic countries. Authentic specialty treats will available throughout the museum, including open-face Scandinavian sandwiches at the Nordic Café; krumkake and lefse in the Kaffestuga; and, in the Bodega, glögg and a selection of Nordic beers. Additionally, Goodies-to-Go will offer Nordic treats for take-home purchase, perfect for holiday get-togethers. Scandinavian fiddlers, singers, and folk dancers will bring Nordic culture to life, performing on stages throughout the Museum. Young and old alike can enjoy free holiday-inspired crafts, activities, and pictures with Santa. Find the perfect present for each person on your holiday shopping list by perusing the Nordic-inspired wares of more than 40 merchants. Items available will range from locally hand-made items to Nordic-inspired gifts to goods imported directly from Scandinavia, including traditional and contemporary jewelry, high-quality woodworking, hand-woven rugs, woolen sweaters, and much more. Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 NW 57th Street, Seattle WA 98117. Adult admission is $5.00 per person. Kids twelve and under are admitted for free. Admission is complimentary for Nordic Heritage Museum Members.
Saturday, December 3, 2016, 12 Noon-6PM: Bothell Lodge 2-106 annual family style lutefisk and meatball dinner with boiled potatoes, lefse, coleslaw, ice cream for dessert, and a beverage. Free parking! Sons of Norway Hall, 23905 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell, WA 98021. No reservations required and you can buy your tickets at the door! Tickets for adults are $TBD; children ages 6-12 are $TBD, and children 5 and younger are $TBD! Free parking. For more info call the lodge number at 425.485.9085 or check out Bothell’s Website www.bothellsonsofnorway.org
Saturday, December 3, 2016, 10AM-6PM: Poulsbo Lodge 2-044, Sons of Norway, Scandinavian Christmas Bazaar from 10AM-4PM and Julefest celebration from 4PM-6PM on the historic Poulsbo waterfront. Pea soup, rømmegrøt, and Viking Dogs will be served. Baked goods booth, arts, crafts, and gifts. Folkdancing by Poulsbo Leikarringen and singing by Vestre Sund Mannskor. At 4PM the Julefest activity starts and will include the Lucia bride arriving by water with the Vikings. Christmas tree lighting by Miss Poulsbo. Music by Vestre Sund Mannskor and North Kitsap High School band and choir. Dancing around the Christmas tree. Vikings escort Lucia bride to the park. Lighting of the bonfire. Santa Claus arrives to close the night! Hot chocolate, hot cider, hot dogs for sale. Public welcome! Grieg Hall, 18891 Front St. NE, Poulsbo WA 360.779.5209. www.poulsbosonsofnorway.com Submitted by Chris Engstrom
Saturday and Sunday, December 3 and 4: Roald Lodge 2-039 in Klamath Falls, Oregon, will have their Christmas bazaar at the Fairgrounds. Will start making lefse for sale in October. For information call Laila 541-883-7810.
Friday, December 16, 6:30PM: Lutfisk/Lutefisk Dinner at the Swedish Club. An Icelander (Jens Eysteinsson) and a Norwegian (Leif Eie) walk into the kitchen… to cook our lutefisk. Enjoy it Swedish or Norwegian style. Live music for dancing and singing. 6:30 pm. To RSVP, contact email@example.com or 206-283-1090 by Tuesday, Dec 13. $30, includes a cup of glögg. (late RSVPs and at the door $35). Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA.
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Ongoing Community and Neighboring Lodge Events
Folkdance Society – 1st & 3rd Fridays Cedar Valley Grange Hall, Lynnwood Call (206) 784-7470 for more information
Daughters of Norway have many ongoing events at www.daughtersofnorway.org/events.html
Nordic Heritage Museum – Check out the new exhibitions plus concerts and classes at (206) 789-5707
Scandinavian Language Institute – For info about classes, call Ed Egerdahl at (425) 771-5203; www.sliseattle.com/home
Seattle’s Swedish Cultural Center has ongoing activities as well, (206) 283-1090
Northwest Accordion Society News – www.nwasnews.com
Western Rosmalers – www.westernrosmalers.com