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Special Events

SATURDAY, November 11, 2017, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Norumbega Lodge Scandinavian Fair at the Acton Boxboro High School

See the Announcement Flyer.

FRIDAY, October 20, 2017 (No September date): Lodge Ten-Pins (Large Ball!) Bowling Night

Lanes and Games has closed. We found a new bowling alley which is called King's. It is located at 52 Second Ave Burlington, MA 01803. Please join us 6:00 PM for dinner and then bowling on Friday October 20th. If we all order an entrée then we move to the top of the waiting list. Directions: from Route 128 take the Middlesex Turnpike toward Burlington, the take a left onto Second Ave. Check it out!

Members and guests, come on over! Do not be afraid to try ten-pins. Most of us do not consistently score above 100 points each game! We just have fun. "House" balls (free) and shoes (rental) are available. If you plan to come, please notify our Sports Director to be included in the mandatory group reservation. Please note: Purchase of a dinner entree is pre-requisite for each individual bowling. Whether we bowl 2 or 3 games depends on how busy the alley is. The price of a game is higher than it was at Lanes & Games.

For more information: This is a new adventure for us, so please check later for possible updates.

SUNDAY, October 22, 2017: Norumbega Lodge/ Team Norumbega Orienteering Event for Members and Guests

WHAT IS ORIENTEERING? Orienteering is a sport originating in Scandinavia and practiced around the world. Teams or individuals navigate point to point using a map and compass...(more)

Social and Cultural Meetings

FRIDAY, November 3, 2017, 7:30 p.m.: Life as a Resident Historian: A Viking Comes to Work for Viking Ocean Cruises

Map of Cruises

Robert C. Anderson will discuss life on-board Viking Ocean Cruises, working on-board as their Resident Historian, in the summer of 2017. Promoted as a “Thinking Cruise” and not a “Drinking Cruise”, Viking Ocean Cruises has started their on-board enrichment programs for their newly christened cruise ships, as the bigger version of their popular Viking River Cruises. Robert will introduce you to their program, the destinations, and a taste of the lectures and roundtable discussions he gave on-board, including: “The Hanseatic League”, “Imperial Russia”, “Skansen: Open-Air Architecture and Folk Museums”, “The Untranslatableness of Hygge in Art and Design”, and “Alvar Aalto: Architecture and Furniture." Join us for this informal talk and discussion.  Robert will also be discussing future tours he will be working on with Viking, as well as being hired to develop future cruise destination itineraries, in Norway.

  • 6:30 p.m. - set-up
  • 7:00 p.m. - socializing
  • 7:30 p.m. - brief meeting, which will include the election of the slate of officers and directors presented by the Nominating Committee. The program will follow the election.

Meeting Location and Time: Scandinavian Living Center (SLC), 206 Waltham Street., West Newton, Massachusetts. Unless stated otherwise, social and cultural meetings are traditionally scheduled as follows:

  • September: Saturday after Labor Day - time will vary
  • October-December: First Friday - 7 p.m.
  • January-March: First or second Sunday - 3 p.m.
  • April-June: First Friday - 7 p.m.
  • July-August: No meeting

Meetings begin with a social period including refreshments at the time indicated in the announcement. Lodge announcements and the program will take place immediately after the social period. Watch for changes of day or time.

Directions: From 128 north or south take exit 26 and go east on Route 20 to Waltham. Turn right on Prospect to Maple to High to Waltham Street (no abrupt turns). The SLC is at the intersection with Crafts Street, where there is a small park in the center.

For information about cultural/social meetings, contact our Cultural Director.

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Norwegian Language Class - Winter / Spring 2017

In late summer, watch for announcement of fall class.

For additional information, please feel free to contact course instructor Luana Marie Jøsvold, M.A., Scandinavian Languages and Literature at instructor.

Rosemaling Class in September/October 2017

Linda Miller, from Hartford Lodge, will be teaching a rosemaling class at the Scandinavian Cultural Center September 30th - October 1st. The class is sponsored by Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum. Registration begins January 3rd, 2017. On-line registration can be done at Go on-line to get the form or call Vesterheim at 563-382-9681. Classes require a $50 deposit to register, and full payment is due 21 days prior to the class starting date. The price is $130 for Vesterheim and Sons of Norway members/ $180 for non-members.

Traveling Exhibit at New Bedford Whaling Museum through September 2017

A traveling photographic exhibit entitled “Early 20th Century Norwegian Whaling in Co. Mayo, Ireland” is on display at the New Bedford Whaling Museum from October 21st, 2016 - September, 2017.

Boston’s Scandinavian a cappella Folk Ensemble Needs Your Voice

Stämbandet, Boston’s Scandinavian a cappella folk ensemble, currently has openings for bass, baritone and tenor. Fluency in a Scandinavian language preferred but not required. Ensemble experience required. Please call 978-448- 2258 or email us at for more information and to schedule an audition.


Speledans is the Boston area's Scandinavian folk dance organization. We put on public dances on a fairly regular schedule. We also list a few other Scandinavian-related dance and music events here.

We plan to try to schedule one dance each month, either on a Saturday evening or a Sunday afternoon. Beginners and experienced dancers are welcome. Our program will include dances for all skill levels, including some easy old-time Scandinavian dances as well as some more challenging dances. Requests will be incorporated in the program. Brief teaching will be available upon request.

Web Site.

Visit the Scandinavian Cultural Center Web site for information about SCC events.

The Scandinavian Cultural Center shares the traditional and contemporary cultures of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden with people of all nationalities and backgrounds through exhibits, performances, lectures, children’s programs, and other events at its beautiful Nordic Hall and other community venues. A few of these events carry a modest admission charge, and visitors are urged to call ahead to verify seating.

Visit the Scandinavian Library Web Site to see the schedule of nordic films.

These are shown in the Nordic Hall at the Scandinavian Living Center (SLC). Admission, refreshments, and parking are free, although donations are welcome. The SLC is handicapped accessible.

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