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Special Events

FRIDAY, March 23, 2018, 6:45 p.m.: Bowling Event

Join us for candle pin bowling at Woburn Bowladrome (32 Montvale Ave.,Woburn, MA). The establishment has snacks, such as pizza and chicken tenders, but come earlier if you wish to eat. Guests who attend can also bowl, or watch. Some of you undoubtedly know candle pins better than ten pins. We don't care, either way. We just have fun. "House" balls (free) and shoes (rental) are available. If you plan to come, please notify our Sports Director, so that she can reserve an appropriate number of lanes.

Directions: Route 128 to exit 34 for Winn St. Take a right onto Winn St., then right onto Pleasant St., left onto Route 38 South. Continue straight onto Montvale Ave. to 32 Montvale Ave. Large parking lot in the rear.

SATURDAY, May 12, 2018, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.: 17.mai Family Picnic

This year our annual 17. mai picnic will be on Saturday, May 12th. We’d like to make one change to the event. We would like to have people RSVP to our invitation to attend, both lodge members and non-members. People will not be turned away if they haven’t signed up to attend, but it would help greatly in planning the event and in ordering the food to have an idea of how many people will be coming. RSVP to Vera Ryen Gregg. HINT: Those who RSVP will get to go first in the food line.

We’ll need lots of volunteers, as usual, so please think about signing up to help during the April or May meeting.

SUNDAY, May 20, 2018, early morning: Bus to 17.mai Parade in Brooklyn

If you haven’t already signed up to take the bus to Brooklyn to attend the 17th of May parade on Sunday, May 20th, consider doing so. You can represent Norumbega, mix and mingle with people from lots of other lodges, and have a great time doing so. Sign up at the April and May meetings.

Social and Cultural Meetings

FRIDAY, April 6, 2018, 6:30 p.m.: POTLUCK SUPPER

Details to come.

FRIDAY, May 4, 2018, 7;00 p.m.: Program by female vocal ensemble Northbound and initiation of new members

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

The ten-week fall session of Norwegian language class, offered by Norumbega Lodge #3-506, Sons of Norway, will end on December 13. 'Tusen takk' to all the brave souls who participated.

An Advanced Level class is planned to begin in February, 2018. Details.

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


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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Lodge members who have e-mail capability will receive an e-mail message while those without e-mail will receive a telephone call. The Lodge will follow the closing of Newton High School announcements on radio and TV.
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