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

Memorial Service for Jon Pederson

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

2019 Piano Competition Winner Recital

  • Mindekirken, the Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church (map)
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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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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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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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2019 Midtsommer Gala
Jun
11
5:00 PM17:00

2019 Midtsommer Gala

  • Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot (map)
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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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Edvard Grieg Society of Minnesota Piano Competition 2019
Jun
8
9:50 AM09:50

Edvard Grieg Society of Minnesota Piano Competition 2019

The Edvard Grieg Society of Minnesota 2019 Piano Competition is designed to encourage pianists to explore the music of Edvard Grieg and Nordic composers; raise awareness of the Edvard Grieg Society locally, nationally, and internationally; and provide scholarship and performance opportunities for competition winners.

This year’s competition began on March 1st with a Preliminary Audition Round & Audio Screening. The Final Live Audition Round will take place at Norway House and Mindekirken on June 8, 2019.

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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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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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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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Barnehage Spring Term Kickoff: Norwegian Language & Culture for Ages 1.5-5 years
Feb
19
to Feb 21

Barnehage Spring Term Kickoff: Norwegian Language & Culture for Ages 1.5-5 years

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

February 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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Champagne, Music, & Peer Gynt Sweets - Fundraiser for EGSMN Piano Competition
Jan
20
2:00 PM14:00

Champagne, Music, & Peer Gynt Sweets - Fundraiser for EGSMN Piano Competition

The annual fundraiser for EGSMN. This year’s concert theme Grieg’s Favorite Grieg Songs - Sung in English! Proceeds will go toward Edvard Grieg Society of Minnesota’s 2019 Piano Competition celebrating young performers of Grieg and other Nordic composers.

Edvard Grieg wrote a total of 179 songs during his career. We know from the printed programs prepared for these concerts, most of which were preserved by Grieg himself, that he programmed some of his songs over and over again—hence, “Grieg’s favorite Grieg songs.” In 1988, the Edvard Grieg Committee – a group of musicologists from Norway and Denmark – commissioned EGSMN Board Member & reknowned Grieg scholar, William Halverson to create new English versions of most of Grieg’s song texts. The program on January 20 will use these English versions.

Performances by soprano Maria Jette, baritone Alan Dunbar, and pianist Sonja Thompson.

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Young Professionals' Lefse Night
Jan
17
6:00 PM18:00

Young Professionals' Lefse Night

Come enjoy a night of Lefse making and camaraderie in the Kaffebar to kick off the New Year of Norway House Young Professionals’ events! Learn what’s new with the organization, hear about the year’s events, and kos with lefse and friends!

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Barnehage J-Term: Norwegian Language & Culture for Ages 1.5-5 years
Jan
15
to Jan 17

Barnehage J-Term: Norwegian Language & Culture for Ages 1.5-5 years

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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December Norge Rundt: Norwegian Language & Culture for Ages 4-11
Dec
15
9:30 AM09:30

December 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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The Degeneration of Democracy - Minnesota Peace Initiative
Nov
13
7:00 PM19:00

The Degeneration of Democracy - Minnesota Peace Initiative

  • McNamara Center - University of Minnesota (map)
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Keynote Speakers for this program include:
Tom Hanson, currently serves as Program Secretary of the Saint Paul-Minneapolis Committee on Foreign Relations and as a lecturer/consultant for the Great Decisions program at Global Minnesota.

Elaine Tyler May, a historian of the United States in the twentieth century and a Regents Professor in the Department of American Studies at the University of Minnesota.

Jonas Bergan Draege, a joint postdoctoral research fellow with the Belfer Center's Middle East Initiative (MEI) and the Center for International Development's Evidence for Policy Design.

Event is free and open to the public. RSVP required.

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Tuesday Open House: Artist, Bob Hest
Sep
25
11:00 AM11:00

Tuesday Open House: Artist, Bob Hest

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: This week: Bob Hest, a Norwegian- and Swedish-American painter and designer, whose work is on display at Norway House through October 28th in a collection entitled “The Ballad of Billy & Daisy.”

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Two Homelands - Book Release with Odd S. Lovoll
Sep
8
11:00 AM11:00

Two Homelands - Book Release with Odd S. Lovoll

After decades if telling others' stories, Odd Lovoll places his own life in the larger context of Norwegian and Norwegian-American experiences from World War II to the present day. Lovoll links his experience with that of other immigrants and points to intriguing intersections in his professional and personal lives.

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