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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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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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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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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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Nordic Ware: The Art & Science of the Bundt
Sep
14
to Nov 3

Nordic Ware: The Art & Science of the Bundt

Twin Cities’ family-owned and operated kitchen design and manufacturing company, Nordic Ware is undoubtedly known most for introducing the Bundt® pan, which can be found in over 70 million households around the world. Since its introduction in the early 1950s, the Bundt pan found its way into the hearts and homes of people everywhere, the Bundt® cake has become the quintessential American dessert--one that’s become a tradition for countless gatherings and family celebrations.

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Opening Reception for Nordic Ware: The Art & Science of the Bundt
Sep
13
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Reception for Nordic Ware: The Art & Science of the Bundt

Twin Cities’ family-owned and operated kitchen design and manufacturing company, Nordic Ware is undoubtedly known most for introducing the Bundt® pan, which can be found in over 70 million households around the world. Since its introduction in the early 1950s, the Bundt pan found its way into the hearts and homes of people everywhere, the Bundt® cake has become the quintessential American dessert--one that’s become a tradition for countless gatherings and family celebrations.

Celebrate the opening of Norway House’s latest exhibit in the Gallery.

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Happy Hour: In the Footsteps of Edvard Grieg Tour 2020
Sep
9
6:00 PM18:00

Happy Hour: In the Footsteps of Edvard Grieg Tour 2020

We are elated to introduce Norway House’s upcoming trip to Norway with Borton Overseas and Edvard Grieg Scholar and Historian, Dr. Bill Halverson in August, 2020! Journey through the breathtaking landscape, historical landmarks, and favorite haunts of the Nordics’ most celebrated composer in this once-in-a-lifetime travel experience.

All are invited for a happy hour and tour introduction at Norway House. We’ll lay out the stunning itinerary of private tours and performances, you’ll get to meet the tour host, Dr. Halverson, and ask questions about the tour and be among the first to register.

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Nordic Ware: Behind the Scenes - An Out & About Adventure
Apr
25
10:00 AM10:00

Nordic Ware: Behind the Scenes - An Out & About Adventure

An extra-special opportunity to tour the Nordic Ware factory with the VP of Manufacturing. Learn all about this Minnesota company - its 70-year history, its Scandinavian roots, its growth into an international brand, and Nordic Ware's latest products, just going to market. The factory outlet store will be open with a special discount for tour participants. Optional lunch to follow the tour at Mill Valley Kitchen.

This Out & About Adventure is a great way to have fun with friends, and donate to Norway House!

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Runes Exploration (Part III) with Kari Tauring
Mar
19
2:00 PM14:00

Runes Exploration (Part III) with Kari Tauring

Explore the three sets of eight runes of the Elder Futhark 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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Runes Exploration (Part II) with Kari Tauring
Mar
12
2:00 PM14:00

Runes Exploration (Part II) with Kari Tauring

This event is being rescheduled. Stay tuned for new dates.

Explore the three sets of eight runes of the Elder Futhark 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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HORIZON: In Honour of a Lived Life
Mar
5
7:30 PM19:30

HORIZON: In Honour of a Lived Life

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In this performance visiting performing artist, Ragnhild A. Mørch mixes childhood memories with her family’s stories – a jigsaw which stretches across three generations. A performance that shows how Norwegian-German history not only consists of broad political lines but of individual fate. And that it is the personal decision-making that decides which turns the road takes.

HORIZON is one element of Ragnhild’s two week visit to the University of Minnesota where she will work directly with students, educators, and community members.

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Runes Exploration (Part I) with Kari Tauring
Mar
5
2:00 PM14:00

Runes Exploration (Part I) with Kari Tauring

Explore the three sets of eight runes of the Elder Futhark 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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Kalevala Day with Kari Tauring & Friends
Feb
28
10:00 AM10:00

Kalevala Day with Kari Tauring & Friends

Explore the three sets of eight runes of the Elder Futhark 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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Sauna Traditions: Stories, Songs, and Steam
Feb
23
2:00 PM14:00

Sauna Traditions: Stories, Songs, and Steam

Cleanliness of body, mind, and spirit were highly valued in Old Norse society along with the closeness and sanctity of family. Nothing satisfies these values quite like the steam bathing traditions. Icelanders took to the hot springs and the bath house was an essential element in the cultural life of Norway and Sweden. But the Finnish and Baltic cultures maintained sauna and spirtz traditions, including birthing, marriage, death, and seasonal changes into the Christian era.

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Mapping the Nordic Soul (Evening)
Feb
21
6:00 PM18:00

Mapping the Nordic Soul (Evening)

The body, mind, and soul are interconnected and bound together in Old Norse tradition. Thought and Memory, even Luck, are parts of our complex system of individual, family, and cultural life. Bring a notebook and map your soul parts in the Old Norse way. Join us for this interesting and fun discussion.

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Mapping the Nordic Soul (Afternoon)
Feb
21
2:00 PM14:00

Mapping the Nordic Soul (Afternoon)

The body, mind, and soul are interconnected and bound together in Old Norse tradition. Thought and Memory, even Luck, are parts of our complex system of individual, family, and cultural life. Bring a notebook and map your soul parts in the Old Norse way. Join us for this interesting and fun discussion.

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Nordic Healing (Evening)
Feb
12
6:00 PM18:00

Nordic Healing (Evening)

Nordic traditions and the mind-set around disease and healing were preserved in mythology, folk stories, charms, and recipes, and handed down in families from ancient times into the immigrant era. We hear about "epigenetic" or ancestor trauma, the benefits of "mindfulness" and the power of "nature therapy." These concepts were well understood by Nordic people as öorlog and wyrd, being in Verdandi, and uttesetti.

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Nordic Healing (Afternoon)
Feb
12
2:00 PM14:00

Nordic Healing (Afternoon)

Nordic traditions and the mind-set around disease and healing were preserved in mythology, folk stories, charms, and recipes, and handed down in families from ancient times into the immigrant era. We hear about "epigenetic" or ancestor trauma, the benefits of "mindfulness" and the power of "nature therapy." These concepts were well understood by Nordic people as öorlog and wyrd, being in Verdandi, and uttesetti.

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2019 Nordic Ball: Dancing with the Nordic Stars
Feb
9
5:00 PM17:00

2019 Nordic Ball: Dancing with the Nordic Stars

In it’s 42nd year, the Nordic Ball has been an annual tradition of the Nordic Folk Music and Dance communities in the Twin Cities, Minnesota since 1977. The different dance groups in the Twin Cities take turns hosting, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, and Finnish –  this year it is up to the Norwegians!

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The Myth of Ragnarok
Jan
31
6:00 PM18:00

The Myth of Ragnarok

What exactly does the Edda poetry say about Ragnarok, the doom of the gods? What does Snorre's prose Edda add to that? Of course it differs from the movies. This class is philosophy and history and a bit of "heathen theology" with just a dash of Hollywood. Let us search this ancient myth for lessons in our modern world.

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Jan
29
11:00 AM11:00

Tuesday Open House: Introducing Pr. Anne Brit Aasland

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: Introducing Pr. Anne Brit Aasland

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