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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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 December Newsletter (pdf) posted 11/29/2019

Our Annual Holiday Festival and Bazaar

December 6 Friday 10 AM to 6 PM; 
December 7 Saturday 9 AM to 4 PM

Christ Lutheran Church  3810 Meredith Dr. Fairfax, VA 22030

Come out for two days of live music, a huge variety of imported foods (we have nokkelost!), lefse, krumkaker, and waffles hot off the griddle, sweaters, jewelry, cookbooks, traditional baked goods, unique gift ideas, craft and cooking demonstrations (lefse, krumkakker, vaffler), folk dancing, rosemaling by Tina Keune, and much more. The fjord horses Fia and Bella will be in their corral on Saturday, weather permitting. The Nordic Dancers will perform on Saturday at 2 PM. 

Be sure to join us for lunch and/or kaffe og kake (coffee and cake) in our Norwegian Cafe —menu includes baked goods, authentic Norwegian pea soup served with cheese/Norwegian flatbread, Norwegian-styled hot dogs, lingonberry beverage, coffee, Solo, and other soft drinks.


Upcoming Lodge Meetings & Events 

Programs at Norway House typically start with a short business meeting, followed by a Pot Luck dinner and the featured presentation (check here for any scheduling changes).  For most meetings, the lodge provides a meat course and beverages; members and guests are asked to bring a side dish such as salads, appetizers, casseroles, breads, chips, vegetables, fruits, and desserts. If you are not a member, we would appreciate if you could contact us before the meeting to RSVP. This will help ensure that we have adequate provisions for everyone who attends. Contact Susie Fosaaen at 703-861-4071 or fosaaens@earthlink.net  .

November 30 and December 1
Holiday Baking Days at Norway House this Saturday and Sunday 

    10:30 AM to 4 or 5 PM both days
Saturday:  stations with demonstrations and an opportunity to try your hand at making krumkaker, sandbakkel, kransekaker, and rosettes. We will also have a table to make some easier Norwegian treats that have been good sellers at the festival.Sunday:  a more informal day of baking for the festival, learning new skills, sharing skills in Norwegian recipes, or just getting together for some fun group baking. 

Please contact Susie at 703 861-4071 if you plan to attend this second day; she would like to discuss the recipes you are interested in, ingredient needs, and any             special equipment (eg. krumkaker or kransekaker equipment). Several experienced bakers will be available to provide guidance.

 If you are interested in providing baked goods for the festival please see the information here: Festival Baking        Norway House: 3846 Meredith Dr., Fairfax, VA 22030 directions

December 15  Sunday 4 PM
Norwegian Christmas (Juletrefest).

Join us for a cozy holiday celebration with a focus on song and children. Please bring a dessert or appetizer to share and feel free to bring an adult beverage of your choice. This is a simple gathering (no potluck dinner — it will reappear in January).

Julenisse will make an appearance and with your help will have gifts for the children. If you are bringing children please bring a small wrapped gift which will be collected by Julenisse’s helper at the door, and please contact Youth Director Elspeth Christianson at youth@norwaydc.org so Julenisse knows you’re coming.

We’ll also have an informal Santa Lucia procession. If you have a child who may want to participate please see page 3 and contact Elspeth.

   Non-members are welcome. If you have some vinyl records with Norwegian music, please bring them! We’ll have an old-fashioned phonograph on hand.

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.

.Reading Circle's December Selection

The Reading Circle will meet on Tuesday, December 10th, to discuss John Steinbeck's The Moon is Down. This novel was written during World War II and tells of the invasion of a peaceful country by a ruthless power. The conqueror and the conquered are not explicitly named but it is widely accepted to be the story of the Nazi invasion of Norway. Steinbeck considers the effects on everyone involved and reveals the presence of good and evil on both sides

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

Meets every Wednesday
Beginner 6 PM, Intermediate 7 PM, Advanced 8 PM
www.norwaydc.org/language

Starting in January, students will return to the previous text book for the first two levels: Norsk, Nordmenn og Norge, available online.
 Contact the instructor at language@norwayDC.org for more information.


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Norway House
3846 Meredith Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030

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