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The Sons of Norway members in the nation's capital, representing a diversity of background and nationality, share an interest in all things Norwegian and Scandinavian. We trust that all ages will find something of interest -- in our web site and in our lodge. We have around 300 members. Most are from the local area of DC, Maryland, and Virginia, but we also have members from another 16 states as well as Norway, Canada, and Great Britain (many of whom have a connection to the area).

Our lodge has around 400 members from the greater Washington D.C. metropolitan area. We are one of hundreds Sons of Norway lodges throughout the United States, Canada and Norway.  Learn more about us or Join Sons of Norway.  For more information, please contact Susie Fosaaen, 703-861-4071 or fosaaens@earthlink.net


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 February Newsletter (pdf) posted 2/1/2020

Upcoming Lodge Meetings & Events 

February Lodge Meeting: The best in Norwegian Fiction and Nonfiction,  Saturday, February  15, 5 PM 
Norway House 3846 Meredith Dr., Fairfax, VA 22030
Looking for a good book to read?  Do you want to earn you cultural skills award? Interested in what modern Norwegians are reading? Members of the reading circle have been reading and discussing Norwegian literature for the last 11 years and want to share what discovered. 
If you’re bringing children, email Youth Director Elspeth Christianson at youth@norwaydc.org and please include their ages so appropriate activities can be planned.

Interested in Genealogy?

The genealogical interest group (GIG) helps members with  varying degrees of experience in genealogy and interest in the different aspects of this type of activity. This includes  getting started with genealogy and the cultural skills program; genetic genealogy; information sources in the US and Norway, as well as the range of on-line sources; the range of genealogy database software; approaches to writing family histories; and maintaining artifacts, like pictures and vital records..  If you are interested contact Joel Myklebust joel.myklebust@gmail.com.  Next meeting is Saturday February 15 at 3:00 PM.  Genealogy meetings are held at Norway House. At our February meeting several members will make brief presentations about the software they use.

Needle-Felted Wool Workshop April 4 at Norway House
We are fortunate to have talented fiber artist Karen Richardson to lead a new Needle Felting Workshop where we’ll make this Nordic-inspired polar bear. Join us on Saturday, April 4, for the 4th needle felting workshop sponsored by the Lodge. Karen uses only natural wool for these unique creations. The $65 fee includes 6 hours of instruction, all materials needed for one polar bear, continental breakfast, a light lunch, and beverages. At present Karen cannot accept credit cards so please bring cash (preferred) or a check. She will have additional materials available for purchase to make your own creations at home.

We will start promptly at 9:30 AM and end around 4:00 PM. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Please contact Denise Bowden at festival@norwaydc.org to reserve your spot in another fun workshop! Norway House is at 3846 Meredith Dr., Fairfax, VA.

March Meeting  March 21, 5 PM Norway House
The Mountains, Fjords and Magic of Norway with Mike Whalen 

Mike’s presentation will include slides from his magical photo tour of Norway in June 2016.  

.Reading Circle's February Selection

The Reading Circle will meet on  Tuesday, February 18 –  The book is The Ice: An Eco-Thriller Set in Svalbard’s Near Future by Laline Paull.

The Ice is set a few years in the future. Global warming has accelerated. Sean Cawson, a none too scrupulous business man, has joined forces with his longtime friend and noted environmentalist, Tom Harding, to buy an old whaling station on Midgard Glacier near Svalbard. The idea is to make it into a retreat for the rich and famous. Tom is suddenly lost in a tragic accident in an ice cave. The cave collapsed as the ice cracked but had Sean done all he could to save Tom?

If you plan to attend, please RSVP Christine Meloni at reading@norwaydc.org. We usually meet at Norway House but we occasionally meet in members' homes. Although rare, the date is sometimes changed due to weather or other compelling circumstances.  

Norwegian Language & Conversation

The Norwegian language class meets most Wednesday evenings at Norway House in Fairfax. Classes are open to lodge members and the community at large. All new and continuing language learners are welcome to attend.

The beginner class meets from 6 to 7pm (textbook: På vei).

The intermediate class meets from 7 to 8pm (textbook: Stein på stein).

 The advanced class meets from 8 to 9pm.

Language learners can decide which level(s) of instruction will work best for them and how many hours they wish to spend in class on Wednesday evenings. Lodge members pay $10 per evening to the instructor. Non-members pay $10 per evening to the instructor plus $5 per evening to the Lodge. Coffee and other beverages are provided each week. Students pay only for the evenings they attend.

The instructor is Anne-Grethe Phillips. Please send questions to language@norwaydc.org.


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Norway House
3846 Meredith Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030

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