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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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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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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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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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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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GACC-Midwest MN & Norway House Annual Golf Tournament
Sep
16
10:30 AM10:30

GACC-Midwest MN & Norway House Annual Golf Tournament

The German-American Chamber of Commerce - Midwest, MN Chapter joins forces with Norway House to hit the green for this annual golf tournament and fundraiser. Register your team today!

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September Evening "Bokprat" (Book Chat)
Sep
12
6:00 PM18:00

September Evening "Bokprat" (Book Chat)

Join Norway House staff member, Rachael Barnes, as she kicks-off the first book discussion of Norway House’s Lending Library (Utlån Bibliotek) with “The Laughing Policeman” by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö.

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Finding Peace: A dialogue on community peace-building with Bjørn Ihler
Jun
23
2:00 PM14:00

Finding Peace: A dialogue on community peace-building with Bjørn Ihler

How can we talk about and understand hate and violence in our community and in the world? In what ways does hate lead to violence? How does hate appear in our communities and networks?

Heartland Democracy welcomes Norwegian activist and academic Bjørn Ihler to Minnesota, to help us launch a new conversation and action agenda around recognizing and combating hate and violence.

Bjørn will be joined by Democracy Heartland at Norway House to host an informal dialogue and Q&A on these issues leading up to Bjørn’s lecture at Macalester the following day, Monday, June 24th.

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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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Latter med Lorna: Conversation with author, Lorna Landvik - An Out & About Adventure
Apr
23
7:00 PM19:00

Latter med Lorna: Conversation with author, Lorna Landvik - An Out & About Adventure

World-famous author and storyteller, Lorna Landvik will be at Norway House for an evening of informal conversation and fun. Her eight novels include the best-selling Angy Housewives Eating Bon-Bons, and Patty Jane's House of Curl. Lorna will talk abou ther books as well as her career as an author, actor, and playwright. Appetizers and wine will be served.

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

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Norwegian Kids' Movie: Operation Arctic
Apr
13
12:00 PM12:00

Norwegian Kids' Movie: Operation Arctic

The next installment of the Norwegian movie series is for families and children on a Saturday afternoon. Presenting, OPERATION ARCTIC (Operasjon arktis), a film by Grethe Bøe-Waal, based on the novel by Leif Hamre.

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INTER-CONNECTED: An NCECA Exhibition
Mar
25
to Mar 30

INTER-CONNECTED: An NCECA Exhibition

Claytopia, The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts’ (NCECA) 53rd annual conference will take place in Minneapolis, Minnesota March 25-30, 2019. Norway House is proud to host a week-long showcase curated by James Ibur.

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Ásgeir at The Cedar
Mar
19
7:00 PM19:00

Ásgeir at The Cedar

How do you follow up the fastest selling debut album in Icelandic history, a record that out-performed even national treasures Björk and Sigur Rós’ first releases? At first 24-year-old sensation Ásgeir, returning at last in 2017 with daringly electronic new album Afterglow, pretended to those around him that the heat wasn’t on, that the stakes weren’t high. “I used to tell most people that I didn’t feel any pressure,” he laughs now. “But I was lying. I didn’t want to go into that discussion.”

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Vafler & Quiz with Nordstjernen
Mar
14
6:00 PM18:00

Vafler & Quiz with Nordstjernen

Join Nordstjernen for our March event at the Norway House. All are welcome! You'll have the opportunity to make your own heart-shaped waffles, hang out & meet new people, and test your Quiz knowledge - there are prizes to be won!

A $5 admission gets you waffles and a seasonal mixed drink, and there will be additional food & drinks for sale at the kaffebar.

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VESSEL: Gallery Reception
Mar
8
5:00 PM17:00

VESSEL: Gallery Reception

Come out for a fun evening and lose yourself in the detail of these finely crafted vessels, as we celebrate the first exhibit of the 2019 Gallery Season! Enjoy food and drink at our Kaffebar while gathering with friends to celebrate the kick-off of Norway House's 2019 gallery season.

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Explore Botswana with Sven Sundgaard: A Trip Introduction
Mar
6
6:30 PM18:30

Explore Botswana with Sven Sundgaard: A Trip Introduction

Join Borton Overseas on March 6th to learn how you could travel with Twin Cities Meteorologist Sven Sundgaard to Botswana and Victoria Falls October 13-24, 2019. They will discuss the details of this exclusive tour and Sven will share personal stories about his experiences in Africa and talk about current conservation efforts across the African continent.

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Aurora at First Ave
Feb
27
7:00 PM19:00

Aurora at First Ave

It is as if pure magic runs through AURORA’s veins. Enchanting by name and by nature, there’s something decidedly singular and strange about this tiny Nordic musician with the massive talent. With an eye-watering 200 million+ streams and 500,000+ sales for her stunning 2016 debut album, All My Demons Greeting Me As A Friend, it’s hard to believe that the dynamic Norwegian singer/songwriter is still only 21, and AURORA is now pushing things forward like never before.

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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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Jan
22
11:00 AM11:00

Tuesday Open House: Photos by Doug Ohman

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: Photos by David Ohman

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