in the Pacific Northwest area
- 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., 7 p.m. All welcome; partners not required. Requested donation: $2 ($3 on 3rd-Monday live-music party nights). Info: Julie, (360) 394-9698; or Laurel, (360) 876-8907.
- Wednesdays (Burnaby, B.C.). The Scandinavian Dancers of Vancouver, B.C., present relaxed and friendly folk dance evenings every Wednesday, open to everyone, at 7:30 p.m., at the Scandinavian Community Centre. Drop-in fee is $8. For more info, contact Judith (604-526-4722 or email@example.com). Please visit our website: www.vcn.bc.ca/scandi/.
- 11/22 (Seattle) Scandinavian Folkdance, 8–10:30 p.m. Live music, no partner or experience required. $10. The band’s name was unknown at press time. Swedish Cultural Center, 1920 Dexter N.
- 11/23 (Tacoma) Mountaineers 4th Saturday Scandinavian Dance, 7–10:30 p.m. Music by Nordic Exposure. Learn or review hambo with Patrick McMonagle at 7 p.m. Dance, 8–10:30 p.m. Easy couple and mixer dances. No partner needed. Non-Mountaineers welcome. Normanna Hall, 1106 S.15th St., Tacoma. (corner of 15th and M. L. King St.), $10. For students and nondancers, $5. Info: (253) 759-3731 or firstname.lastname@example.org; and (360) 491-0704 or email@example.com
- 11/24 (Mount Vernon) Fourth Sunday dance at the VASA lodge in Mount Vernon, 1805 Cleveland Ave. Live music by Gammeldansk of Vancouver B.C. Dancing from 2 to 5 p.m., with a break for ice cream sundaes and snacks. Cost $8 ($3 for VASA members). Directions: From I-5 take Kincaid Rd exit (#226), go West to Cleveland St.(Note:Cleveland is on the left, First S. on the right). VASA is at 1805 Cleveland. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 12/01 (Seattle) Swedish Pancakes. Music and dancing, plus authentic Swedish pancakes, lingonberries, ham, and all the right fix’ins. Music by: Richard Svensson & Bjarne Jacobsen, Katrilli/Folk Voice Band and Swedish Women’s Chorus. $9 guests, $7 SCC members, children 5–12, $5. 8 a.m.–1:30 p.m. As always, stay afterward for genealogy. Swedish Cultural Center, 1920 Dexter N.
- 12/01 (Seattle) Weaving Class. Swedish Cultural Center, 1920 Dexter N. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Rachel Keil will direct your weaving, from novice to experienced weaver. Every first Sunday. Free.
- 12/01 (Seattle) Swedish Cultural Center Lucia dance review starts at 12 noon on December 1. All of the family is welcome, maybe to dance; maybe to sing in Swedish. No charge. Live music by Richard Svensson. Swedish Cultural Center, 1920 Dexter N.
- 12/01 (Seattle) Music from Denmark & beyond with Jensen & Bugge, 7 p.m. at the N. Seattle house of Valerie & Brad (near Lake City). Call or email for reservations, address, or more information: email@example.com or (206)784-5788. Mette Jensen plays a European-style chromatic button accordion with great musicality. Kristian Bugge plays lovely and driving fiddle. They have a great repertoire of tunes and play together with the ease of long-time friends and musical partners. See more on their website: www.jensen-bugge.dk/engelsk_forside.htm. Suggested donation: $15.
- 12/02 (Tacoma) Danish Folk Music Concert by Kristian Bugge and Mette Jensen, 7p.m., Scandinavian Cultural Center, University Center, Room 100, at Pacific Lutheran University, 12180 Park Ave. S., Tacoma. Free.
- 12/07 (Bothell) 2013 Annual Lutefisk and Meatball Dinner. Noon–6 p.m. The dinner will consist of lutefisk, meatballs, boiled potatoes, coleslaw, lefse and ice cream for dessert, plus choice of coffee, tea, or milk. Free parking. Reservations not required. Adults $22; children $6; under 5 years, free. Bothell Sons of Norway, 23905 Bothell-Everett Hwy. Info: www.bothellsonsofnorway.org
- 12/07 (Poulsbo) Poulsbo Lodge 2-044, Sons of Norway, Scandinavian Christmas Bazaar, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. and the Julefest celebration from 4–6 p.m. on the historic Poulsbo waterfront. Pea soup, Viking Dogs, Lefse available for purchase. Baked goods, arts, crafts, and gifts. Folk dancing by Poulsbo Leikarringen and singing by Vestre Sund Mannskor. Horse and wagon rides on the parkway. Julefest starts at 4 p.m., and will include the Lucia bride arriving by water with the Vikings, Christmas tree lighting by Miss Poulsbo, music by Vestre Sund Mannskor and North Kitsap High School band and choir, and dancing around the Christmas tree. Vikings will escort Lucia bride to the park for the lighting of the bonfire. Santa Claus arrives to close the night! Hot chocolate, hot cider, hot dogs for sale. Public welcome!
- 12/08 & 12/15 (Mt. Vernon) Lutefisk at The Farmhouse Restaurant, 13724 LaConner-Whitney Rd., Mt. Vernon, WA. 12 noon–6 p.m. One of Washington's largest Scandinavian smorgasbords. Call (360) 466-4411 for info and meal prices. Music by accordion trio Leif, Lena, & Lars, 2:30–6 p.m.
- 12/14 (Issaquah) JuleFest Scandinavian Holiday Festival, 10–4. Issaquah Senior Center, 75 NE Creek Way, Issaquah, WA. Info: Leiann Ronnestad, (425) 313-0193 or Info@BarneFoundation.com, or visit www.ScandinavianFestivals.com.
- 12/27 (Seattle) Swedish Cultural Center Scandinavian Dance Saturday December 27th, 7:30–10:30 p.m. Bring your out-of-town guests. Live music. Teaching from 7:30 to 8 p.m. by Pat McMonagle. $10; less for members. 1920 Dexter N.
- 12/28 (Tacoma) Mountaineers 4th Saturday Scandinavian Dance. 7–10:30 p.m. Music by Nordic Exposure. Learn or review schottische variations with Larry Reinert at 7 p.m. Dance, 8–10:30 p.m. Easy couple and mixer dances. No partner needed. Non-Mountaineers welcome. Normanna Hall, 1106 S. 15th St., Tacoma. (corner of 15thand M L King St.) $10. For students and non-dancers, $5. Info: (253) 759-3731 / firstname.lastname@example.org, or (360) 491-0704 / email@example.com.
- 01/26 (Mt. Vernon) VASA Mount Vernon Fourth Sunday dance, 2–5 p.m., live music by Dansaspell of Bellingham.
- 6/29/2014 (Kenmore) Skandia Midsommarfest, St. Edward State Park, Kenmore, WA, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
- 2013 Bothell Sons of Norway Dance Events:
Sons of Norway Calendar of Events and Classes
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 January issue must arrive by 10 December. 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