Wine & Gingerbread at Puustelli
Nov
14
6:00 PM18:00

Wine & Gingerbread at Puustelli

Norway House and Puustelli, in Uptown Minneapolis, are celebrating the holidays and the opening of Gingerbread Wonderland with a casual night of decorating gingerbread houses with Max Stevenson of Norway House and Anna Juola from Puustelli. Decorate a gingerbread house while enjoying wine, nosh, and friends!

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Grieg Song Festival
Nov
15
to Nov 17

Grieg Song Festival

A three-day song festival featuring artists and scholars from across the midwest performing the vocal and piano music of Norway’s most well-known composer, Edvard Grieg.

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FULL CLASS: A Spice Tapestry: Baking with Cardamom with Zehorit Heilicher
Nov
16
10:00 AM10:00

FULL CLASS: A Spice Tapestry: Baking with Cardamom with Zehorit Heilicher

Scandinavians are serious about their cardamom. According to data collected by the United Nations, Swedes consume 18 times more cardamom per capita than the median country, while Norwegians consume almost 30 times more per capita. There are no statistics kept for Minnesotans and cardamom, but we probably consume a respectable share.

Inspired by flavors of the ancient trade routes and the Midwestern love of a good Bundt cake with coffee, Zehorit Heilicher will share recipes and techniques to use our favorite spice in new ways.

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The 5th Anniversary Gingerbread Wonderland - 2019
Nov
23
to Jan 5

The 5th Anniversary Gingerbread Wonderland - 2019

Together with families, friends, and neighbors, young and old, Norway House’s annual signature Holiday tradition Gingerbread Wonderland returns to the Galleri for its 5th anniversary!

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Concordia Language Villages Gingerbread House Making Day for Families!
Dec
1
1:00 PM13:00

Concordia Language Villages Gingerbread House Making Day for Families!

Get in the holiday spirit with gingerbread houses! Families can leave their houses to be included in the Gingerbread Wonderland exhibit, or take them home for the holidays. All ages welcome!

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A Spice Tapestry: Baking with Cardamom with Zehorit Heilicher
Dec
14
10:00 AM10:00

A Spice Tapestry: Baking with Cardamom with Zehorit Heilicher

Zehorit will discuss the different types of cardamom, how to prepare it for various recipes, how to store it, and guidelines for your own experiments with adding cardamom to your cooking and baking.

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Askeladden: Norwegian language classes for ages 3-5 (Winter/Spring Term Begins)
Jan
14
9:30 AM09:30

Askeladden: Norwegian language classes for ages 3-5 (Winter/Spring Term Begins)

Barnehage (Norwegian for “children’s garden”) surrounds children with the language and culture of Norway through music, dance, creative play, crafts, games, stories and food. All activities take place in a safe, supportive, fun environment - all in Norwegian! Barnehage is a unique, foundational experience for life-long learners of Norwegian.

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Tussetroll: Norwegian parent/child classes for ages 1.5-4 (Winter/Spring Begins)
Jan
16
10:00 AM10:00

Tussetroll: Norwegian parent/child classes for ages 1.5-4 (Winter/Spring Begins)

Barnehage (Norwegian for “children’s garden”) surrounds children with the language and culture of Norway through music, dance, creative play, crafts, games, stories and food. All activities take place in a safe, supportive, fun environment - all in Norwegian! Barnehage is a unique, foundational experience for life-long learners of Norwegian.

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Taggart Squared - Champagne, Music, & Peer Gynt Sweets Fundraiser
Jan
19
2:00 PM14:00

Taggart Squared - Champagne, Music, & Peer Gynt Sweets Fundraiser

Seventeen-year-old pianist and arranger Emma Taggart commands the stage with a personality that is at once engaging and unique. Pioneering an avant-garde style of performing via a combination of music and dialogue, she has stunned audiences across the world, both as a solo artist and as the second member of the piano duo Taggart Squared, alongside her younger brother Jacob Taggart. Together, they have given hundreds of solo and duo concerts, placed in national and international competitions, and been featured multiple times on prestigious programs such as NPR’s From The Top and MPR’s Minnesota Varsity.
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The Annual Champagne, Music, and Peer Gynt Sweets Fundraiser supports the coming year of programming as a part of the Edvard Grieg Society Music Initiative at Norway House.

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The Baldishol: A Medieval Norwegian tapestry inspires contemporary textiles
Jun
26
to Aug 30

The Baldishol: A Medieval Norwegian tapestry inspires contemporary textiles

CALL FOR ARTISTS: We are looking for original weavings and other art works in fiber that look to the Baldishol Tapestry for inspiration, not replication, for a textile art exhibit at Norway House in Minneapolis, Minnesota in the summer of 2020.  The purpose of the exhibit is to highlight the talent and creativity of textile artists, internationally, while educating Norway House audiences about the famous Norwegian tapestry.

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The Chemistry of a Good Cake with Lois Nokleby
Nov
2
10:00 AM10:00

The Chemistry of a Good Cake with Lois Nokleby

A class for junior high bakers and all who want to know how and why baking works. In this class, former science teacher and accomplished baker Lois Nokleby will give you an understanding of the ‘whys” of ingredients and the importance of different steps. You will be a more confident baker and better able to understand the recipes you use.

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Human Rights Forum at Augsburg
Oct
28
to Oct 29

Human Rights Forum at Augsburg

Augsburg University will once again host the two-day Human Rights Forum. The event seeks to educate, inspire, and empower young leaders by weaving together multiple themes and perspectives that are reflective of our team of partner institutions and community. The Forum draws on, and seeks to strengthen, the rich history and innovative educational work being done in the Upper Midwest as a center of progressive internationalism and the promotion of human rights.

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NAGA: Lesser-Known Data + Norwegian for Genealogists
Oct
26
1:30 PM13:30

NAGA: Lesser-Known Data + Norwegian for Genealogists

Find what’s tucked away in the corners of census, church, and property records that you haven’t explored yet. At this seminar, you’ll also get a primer on Norwegian vocabulary to help you understand the information you find.

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Tuesday Open House at Mindekirken
Oct
22
10:30 AM10:30

Tuesday Open House at Mindekirken

Weekly on Tuesdays, Mindekirken, the Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church in Minneapolis adjacent to Norway House, hosts a luncheon with a speaker or performance of interest to our community. This week, the subject is the history of Nordic Ware presented by Jennifer Dahlquist.

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Welcome Mats Zuccarello!
Oct
21
6:30 PM18:30

Welcome Mats Zuccarello!

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The Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce - North Chapter and Norway House - the National Norwegian Center in America are holding a meet-and-greet event with our members and the greater Norwegian community to meet the new face of the Minnesota Wild, Oslo native Mats Zuccarello! 

After recording 40 points including 15 power-play points across his 48 games with the New York Rangers and Dallas Stars last season, Mats Zuccarello signed a $30M five-year contract with the Wild this summer, making him one of the most talked-about acquisitions to the team.

In addition, the ambitious athlete has historically been very active in the Norwegian-American communities and enjoys connecting with fellow countrymen in the US. He established the Zuccarello Foundation in 2016 to assist and help grow Norwegian grassroots sports throughout the country and is an ambassador for Right To Play, an organization that helps educate and empower children living in disadvantaged communities. Through his own charity events, Zuccarello has helped raise more than $1,000,000 for Right To Play.

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Come meet Mats Zuccarello at Norway House on Monday, October 21st, enjoy light hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar at Norway House's Kaffebar, and check out Nordic Ware: the Art & Science of the Bundt in the Gallery.

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50 Years of Bundt Cake Recipes from the Wacky to the Divine
Oct
19
1:00 PM13:00

50 Years of Bundt Cake Recipes from the Wacky to the Divine

Join us for this FREE bundt event! Lee Svitak Dean and Rick Nelson of the Star Tribune discuss the iconic Bundt pan over the decades, the sometimes wild recipes that went with it, and its place as one of the state’s leading culinary exports.

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Nordic Rune Series with Kari Tauring
Oct
19
to Nov 2

Nordic Rune Series with Kari Tauring

Explore the three sets of eight runes called ættr ("family groupings") in three two-hour sessions with Nordic root scholar, performer, and author Kari Tauring. She illustrates each rune with songs, artifacts, story telling, and humor rooted in 30 plus years of scholarship.

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Memorial Service for Jon Pederson
Oct
13
3:00 PM15:00

Memorial Service for Jon Pederson

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A memorial service to honor our tireless supporter and friend, Jon Pederson will be held at Mindekirken on Sunday, October 13, at 3:00pm. An outdoor reception will follow the service, and Norway House will be open for those who wish to sit inside with coffee. Norway House and Mindekirken are located on the same block with a shared parking lot.

The address for Mindekirken, The Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church is:
924 East 21st Street
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Among the many hats Jon wore in the Norwegian-American community, he served on the Norway House Board of Directors and was the former Board Chairman. He touched many lives through his steadfast involvement in our community until his sudden passing on August 29. His funeral was held on September 5 in Spicer, MN.

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Baked Goods for the Memorial

In thinking of ways we could honor our beloved Jon Pederson, and friends have wondered what could they do, we are asking that anyone who would like to make a baked good, especially Norwegian, for his memorial service, it would be appreciated.

Stine Aasland, the Waffle Queen, who considered Jon her American father, will be making waffles, to honor him.  She will be serving waffles and coffee outdoors. Mindekirken and Norway House will serve coffee and baked goods. We feel this should best accommodate the anticipated amount of friends expected.

We will need the baked goods to be delivered to Norway House on Saturday, October 12th between the hours 10-2. 

If you need to have the container/tin they are delivered in returned to you,  please mark it with masking tape and your name and phone number.

Please contact Nancy Olson by email or phone as to what you are contributing and approximate amount.  Such as 4 dozen Krumkake or 1 pan of lemon bars (small\large) – Jon’s favorite!

Volunteers will be needed to help with plating and serving.  Let Nancy know if you would be willing to help. We will be working around the Leif Eriksson Festival being held at the church in the morning, including a special lunch, and we will plate the cookies at 9:00 at the church and take them to Norway House after the service. After the service, we'll need help monitoring and cleaning up during and after the reception. As Jon used to say, “Many hands make light work.”

Nancy Olson
norskheart@aol.com
612-384-7535


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Fårikål - Celebrating Fall Harvest with Mutton and Cabbage
Oct
5
11:00 AM11:00

Fårikål - Celebrating Fall Harvest with Mutton and Cabbage

Fårikål is a compounded word that literally means "mutton in cabbage". Let's explore this special time of year while eating Fårikål, trying our hand at spinning, pondering the sheep skin tradition, and thinking about the sheep's heads of Christmas yet to come!

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Sep
28
1:30 PM13:30

NAGA: Using Military Records for Genealogy

The Norwegian-American Genealogy Association (NAGA) Will show attendees how to find and use U.S. military records from three conflicts that coincided with significant immigration from Norway: the Civil War, the Spanish-American War, and World War I. This session also will include tips on finding and understanding Norwegian military records.

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2019 Piano Competition Winner Recital
Sep
28
1:30 PM13:30

2019 Piano Competition Winner Recital

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Priscilla Chang and Jihyang (Jane) Son, Winners of the 2019 Edvard Grieg Society of Minnesota Piano Competition, perform works of Edvard Grieg and Synne Skouen to kick off the 2019-20 Edvard Grieg Society Recital Series at Mindekirken.

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