- Sundays (Port Angeles) Regular Sunday dance.
Scandinavian and ballroom dancing Sundays, 7–9 p.m. Scandia Hall at 131 W 5th St., Port Angeles, WA. Donations taken at the door. Info: Sandy or Paul, (360) 457-7035 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Mondays (Poulsbo) Scandinavian dance instruction,
Sons of Norway Hall, 18891 Front St. Every
Monday night, you can learn or practice the
schottische, waltz, and pivot, from 7 to 8 p.m., with more dancing ‘til 9 p.m. Partners not required; donation, $3. Don’t miss the party dance on Monday, June 15, or the Poulsbo Midsummer on Saturday, June 20. Thereafter, we break for the summer. More information: Julie, (360) 394-9698; Laurel, (360) 876-8907.
- 6/6 (Issaquah) LefseFest: Midsummer Festival and Heritage Day. 10–4. Veteran's Field/Issaquah Senior Ctr., 75 NE Creek Way. Free admission. Family-oriented community festival! Features Viking battles, traditional foods, dance performances, genealogy, Rosemaling, demonstrations, swords, shields, folk costumes, weaving, leather crafts, children’s activities, bake sale, live music, and 3 p.m. Maypole! Vendors wanted. Info: Info@BarneFoundation.com, (425) 313-0193, or www.ScandinavianFestivals.com.
- 6/7 (Seattle) Swedish Pancakes. Live music and dancing, plus authentic Swedish pancakes,
lingonberries, ham, and all the right fixin’s. Music by Gnomes & Trolls, Lilla Spelmanslag, and
Smilin’ Scandinavians. $9; club members, $7; children 5–12, $5. 8 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Swedish
Cultural Ctr., 1920 Dexter Ave. N.
- 6/14 (Mount Vernon) VASA Midsommarfest, 2–6 p.m. Raising the Majstang and dancing around it with live music by Skandia Kapell, plus dancing in the lodge, potluck at 4 p.m., and more dancing until 6 p.m. Costumes are encouraged. Event is free, but a side dish or dessert for the Scandinavian potluck is appreciated (main dish is furnished by the lodge). Info: email@example.com or (360) 428-0143. Directions to the lodge: From I-5, take
Kincaid Rd. exit (#226), go west to S. First St., turn left (at Bank of America). VASA is at 1805 Cleveland. (S. First becomes Cleveland).
- 6/21–27 (Corbett, OR) Himmelbjerget Danish Camp at Menucha Retreat Center on the Columbia River Gorge in Corbett, OR. 10- to 18-year-old campers will learn about Danish language, history, and traditions and build lasting friendships with campers who share their heritage or special interest in Denmark. Children do not need to be Danish to participate! Info/registration: northwestdanish.org/himmelbjerget/.
- 6/28 (Kenmore) Skandia Midsommarfest, 11 a.m.–6 p.m., St. Edward State Park, 14445 Juanita Dr. N.E. Features music & dance performances, kids’ activities (including raising a kid-sized pole), flower crowns, craft and food booths, a costume presentation, participatory dancing, mini-dance lessons, and the traditional pole raising ceremony. Free; donations accepted; buttons are available for a $2 donation.
- 7/19 (Seattle) Concert and dance with Swedish folk power trio Väsen, 7–10 p.m., Latvian Community Center, Seattle.
- 10/17 (Seattle) Skandia Ball, Latvian Center, 11710 3rd Ave. NE.
- Scandia Camp Mendocino: Join us June 13–20 and
explore the richness and variety of the dance and music of Norway & Sweden. Dance and music classes at all levels. Details and application are available at: www.ScandiaCampMendocino.org.
- Himmelbjerget Danish Camp, Sunday, June 21–Saturday, June 27, at Menucha Retreat Center on the
Columbia River Gorge in Corbett, OR. Ten- to 18-year-old campers will have fun learning about Danish language, history, and traditions, and building lasting friendships with campers who share their heritage or special interest in
Denmark. Children do not need to be Danish to participate. This year’s theme is Danish Folklore. Info: www.northwestdanish.org.
- Nordic Fiddles and Feet 2015: Folk music & dance of Norway & Sweden, Camp Ogontz, NH, June 28–July 5. Information can be found at: www.nordicfiddlesandfeet.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- HFAA 2015, July 16–19 featuring Telemark Traditions, with Torunn Raftevold Rue, Ranveig Bakka, Ole Arnfinn Hagen. Don’t miss the unique opportunity to get to know Norwegian Hardanger fiddle music and dance traditions in depth! Held at Folklore Village, out on the Wisconsin
prairie! Telemark traditions are some of the best known of the Norwegian bygdedans traditions, both in Norway and abroad. North American hardingfele teachers, including Sarah Nagell, Loretta Kelley, and Jennifer Elton Turbes, will present the traditions from other hardingfele areas of Norway. Info: www.hfaa.org or email@example.com.
Email Scandinavian events items to firstname.lastname@example.org, or send by surface mail (typed only ) to Kathy D. Bruni, Skandia Newsletter, 14805 NE 177th St., Woodinville, WA 98072-6223. Items for the July issue must arrive by 10 June. Please include date, time, cost, location, contact phone number, and/or email address. For changes or updates to web site items please email the Skandia Webmaster. Priority is given to local Scandinavian dance and music events