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October 1, 2023 Version 2.10

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Are you interested in Norway Literature, History, Folklore, Genealogy, Food, or Language? Do you want to connect to your roots, study the Viking age or the Norwegian Resistance in WWII, or discuss the latest in Norwegian culture?
The Sons of Norway members in the nation's capital, representing a diversity of background and nationality, share an interest in Norwegian and Scandinavian Culture. We trust that all ages will find something of interest -- in our web site and in our lodge. We have almost 400 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.

For information on membership, contact Shelley Mitchell (703-815-4367) or vp@norwaydc.org .

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For other information, contact Dave Brown President@norwaydc.org .

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Sons of Norway 2023 Norwegian Christmas Festival 

 Saturday, November 4, 10 AM to 5 PM
    Sunday November 5, 11 AM to 4 PM
    Friday December 1, 10 AM to 5 PM
    Saturday December 2, 10 AM to 5 PM 

Norway House, 3846 Meredith Dr., Fairfax, VA
Imported foods for sale (fiskeballer, cheeses, lefse, chocolates & more). Browse our selections of Dale of Norway sweaters, jewelry, rosemaling, handicrafts, toys, Christmas décor, kitchenware, linens, books & more. 

Visit our outdoor Nordic Café and the Norwegian Fjord Horses! 

Reservations required for indoor shopping. Reserve your spot and check for updates at on this website. No reservations needed for outdoor activities and café. 

Free Admission 

Norse Mythology

Our October lodge meeting features a presentation on Norse mythology by Dr. Lilla Kopár of Catholic University in Washington, DC. Dr. Kopár’s academic focus is on medieval literature of England and Scandinavia and historical linguistics. She also serves as the Director of the Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies. Please read more about our speaker here: Lilla Kopár, Ph. D.

Join us at the lodge for potluck (doors open for setup at 5 PM) before the presentation, or join from home via Zoom at 7 PM for only the presentation. If you’re coming to the lodge, please bring a side dish or dessert for the potluck. You are welcome to bring your own adult beverage. The Zoom link will be emailed a few days before the meeting. Questions? Email Bill DeRoche at Programs@NorwayDC.org.

Norway / WWII

At our November 18 Lodge meeting, Janet Oakley will present her latest research on the Shetland Bus and other aspects of Norwegian resistance during WWII. Janet is an award-winning novelist and an expert on World War II Norway, and has made several outstanding presentations to our lodge. In November, she will discuss findings from her recent trip to Shetland, Telavaag, Bergen and Bomlo — all important locations in WWII Norway.

Christmas Festival

November 4 & 5, December 1 & 2. Our wonderful Jul festival and bazaar returns to Norway House.
Christmas Party

Sunday, December 12 2 PM  Join our celebration Norway House.

Reading Circle  

Tuesday, October 17, 7:30 pm, hybrid meeting  (Facilitator – Lynn Juhl)
Men in My Situation by Per Petterson

You may join us at Norway House or on Zoom. If you plan to attend in person, it is important that you RSVP to Christine Meloni at reading@norwaydc.org no later than Sunday, October 15th, so that you will receive the zoom link. 

Cast Your Vote For the 2024 Reading Circle selections


Cultural Skills

This fall the lodge is running a Cooking Pin Challenge.  Photograph the Norwegian treats and main dishes you cook this fall, and let’s see how many lodge members can earn a first, second, or third cultural skills pin before the end of the year!  Email culturalskills@norwaydc.org to find out more about the Cultural Skills program.