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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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Welcome Mats Zuccarello!
Oct
21
5:30 PM17:30

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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Spooky Treats and Pumpkin Sweets with Gemma Lockrem
Oct
26
10:00 AM10:00

Spooky Treats and Pumpkin Sweets with Gemma Lockrem

Gemma packs her classes full of baking tips and expert advice, as well as delicious recipes. You will make three fun foods for fall: Pizza skulls, savory cheddar dill bread, and pumpkin Bundt cake marbled throughout with cream cheese filling. This class is a combination of hands-on and presentation, suitable for family members 8 years old and above.

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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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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
22
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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Minnesota Peace Initiative: Upcoming Event
Dec
3
2:00 PM14:00

Minnesota Peace Initiative: Upcoming Event

The Minnesota Peace Initiative winter lecture will take place on this date at the McNamara Alumni Center. Check back for details and updated time of this event.

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

Memorial Service for Jon Pederson

  • Mindekirken, the Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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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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2019 Piano Competition Winner Recital
Sep
28
1:30 PM13:30

2019 Piano Competition Winner Recital

  • Mindekirken, the Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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Tussetroll: Norwegian parent/child classes for ages 1.5-4 (Fall Term Begins)
Sep
26
10:00 AM10:00

Tussetroll: Norwegian parent/child classes for ages 1.5-4 (Fall 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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Askeladden: Norwegian language classes for ages 3-5 (Fall Term Begins)
Sep
24
9:30 AM09:30

Askeladden: Norwegian language classes for ages 3-5 (Fall 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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September Afternoon "Bokprat" (Book Chat)
Sep
15
11:00 AM11:00

September Afternoon "Bokprat" (Book Chat)

Join Norway House staff member, Rachael Barnes, as she leads the second book discussion of “The Laughing Policeman” by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö. With similar subjects to our first evening discussion, this session gives those interested another opportunity to participate.

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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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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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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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Nordstjernen Young Professionals Kick-Off Event
Aug
15
5:30 PM17:30

Nordstjernen Young Professionals Kick-Off Event

Please join us for a night of socializing and networking at Summit Brewing in St. Paul to kick off the 2019-2020 season of events for Nordstjernen Young Professionals!

We'll be meeting at 5:30 pm for a casual happy hour before a brewery tour (with a complimentary beer) at 6:30. In the spirit of Norwegian socializing, there may also be a Norwegian drinking song or two...

If you are a young professional/adult and are interested in learning more about Norway or finding others who share your passion for Norwegian culture, please join us. We would love to meet you!

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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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MOTHER: a vision of the Eisenhower-era mother; eager to please, ready to serve and blissfully sweeping the unmentionable under the rug
Jun
21
to Sep 1

MOTHER: a vision of the Eisenhower-era mother; eager to please, ready to serve and blissfully sweeping the unmentionable under the rug

Judy Olausen’s personal project developed into a best-selling and influential book, Mother, published in 1996, broke a sales record at The New York Times.  It is also a loving tribute to her mother, Vivian, who modeled for the images, and took the artist four years to complete. Quoted in Harper’s, Olausen described her mother as part of “…a forgotten generation of women who put their kids and husbands before their own needs and hovered in the background, like furniture.” 

This canonically Minnesotan and Nordic-American artist will show her work in the Gallery at Norway House this Summer. You are heartily invited to experience the detailed scenes and humor guaranteed to make you smirk.

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2019 Midtsommer Gala
Jun
11
5:00 PM17:00

2019 Midtsommer Gala

  • Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Norway House’s 14th Annual Midtsommer Gala 2019

At the Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel - The Depot, in the newly remodeled Great Northern Ballroom.

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May Norge Rundt: Norwegian Language & Culture for Ages 4-11
May
11
9:30 AM09:30

May Norge Rundt: Norwegian Language & Culture for Ages 4-11

Concordia Language Villages’ Norwegian Barnehage 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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Climate Change Comes Home: A Moderated Discussion
Apr
30
7:00 PM19:00

Climate Change Comes Home: A Moderated Discussion

Join Norway House - Minnesota Peace Initiative for a moderated discussion featuring guest speakers Dr. Lee Freilich and Dr. Gayle Schueller.

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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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SÁMI DREAMS: Conversations with Modern-Day Sámi
Apr
12
to Jun 9

SÁMI DREAMS: Conversations with Modern-Day Sámi

The Sámi, northern Europe's only indigenous people, share dreams few others fully understand. Norway House is proud to host Hyman’s collection of portraits and audio interviews featuring the Norwegian Sámi community as Norwegian-American audiences continue to contemplate contemporary Norwegian identities and politics in relationship to our own.

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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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Norwegian Movie Night: Before Snowfall
Mar
13
6:00 PM18:00

Norwegian Movie Night: Before Snowfall

  • Sateren Auditorium, Augsburg University (map)
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We continue our Norwegian movie series with Before Snowfall (Før snøen faller), a film by Hisham Zaman. This series is made possible by the Norwegian Film Institute in collaboration with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Showings in the Twin Cities are presented as a result of a partnership between the Honorary Norwegian Consulate in Minneapolis, Augsburg University, and Norway House.

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March Norge Rundt: Norwegian Language & Culture for Ages 4-11
Mar
9
9:30 AM09:30

March Norge Rundt: Norwegian Language & Culture for Ages 4-11

Concordia Language Villages’ Norwegian Barnehage 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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