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WEDNESDAY, January 31, 2018, 7:30 p.m.: Fair Wrap-up Meeting

The Fair wrap-up meeting is Wednesday January 31st at 7:30 pm in the SLC conference room. This is an important meeting with some vital decisions to be made. Table Chairs, please make every effort to attend; all interested fair participants and Lodge members are welcome to attend as well.

FRIDAY, January 19, 2018, 6:45 p.m.: Bowling Event

Join us for candle pin bowling at Woburn Bowladrome (32 Montvale Ave.,Woburn, MA) as we widen our horizons in the sport. 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.

SATURDAY, February 3, 2018, 1:00 p.m.: Cross Country Skiing

Please join us for cross country skiing at Great Brook Ski Touring Center, 1018 Lowell St., Carlisle, MA 01741. Meet at 1:00 PM at the ticketing area.

Directions: From Route 128, take Route 2 West. Exit at signs for Concord Center and continue to downtown Rotary. At Colonial Inn, take Lowell Rd. North 5 miles to Carlisle Center. Turn left on Lowell St. at Rotary (following signs to Chelmsford). The ski touring center is 2 miles ahead on the right. Website www.greatbrookski.com tel. (978) 369-7486.

If no snow, meet at Weston Ski Track. tel: (781) 891-6575.

Social and Cultural Meetings

SUNDAY, January 7, 2018, 3:00 p.m.: INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS

The installation of Officers and Directors of Norumbega Lodge #3-506, Sons of Norway will take place on Sunday, January 7th, 2018, at 3:00 p.m., in the Nordic Hall at the Scandinavian Cultural Center. Our installing officer will be Anne Hoff-Laliberté from Hartford Lodge.

Please come to support your newly-elected Officers and Directors, to let them know you appreciate their willingness to serve, and to celebrate the continued success and vibrancy of our lodge.

  • 2:00 p.m. - set-up
  • 2:30 p.m. - socializing
  • 3:00 p.m. - installation

SUNDAY, February 11, 2018, 3:00 p.m.: NORUMBEGA WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES IN FEBRUARY

Start training. At the February 11th cultural meeting, we will be staging our very first Norumbega Winter Olympic Games.

Even though there is no snow or ice in the Nordic Hall, lodge members will be competing in three different winter sports: Birkebeiner relay, figure skating, and curling. Practice your figure skating routine on your living room rug, so you’ll be ready for the “weather conditions” at the venue.

Remember to wear a ski sweater, cap, mittens, and/or scarf for the competition. That will make the official photos more interesting

“Will there be medals?” you ask. Of course there will be medals, probably edible medals--in gold, silver, and bronze.

Print the Olympics Poster for future reference.

Also at this meeting the Lodge will elect delegates to the Third District Convention to be be held in Hauppauge, NY, June 4th - 10th, 2018. For more about delegates and conventions, see the January 2018 Tidende.


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.

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

Speledans

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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NOTICES OF MEETING CANCELLATIONS DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER:
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.
Questions or suggestions about cultural meetings? Contact the
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