Annual Sledding Party 2018

Greetings all,
The Scandinavian American Club (SAC) would like to invite you to our annual Sledding and Potluck party on Sunday, February 18, 2018, at 2 pm. Please bring your own sled and dress for the occasion. If the snow is gone or if it’s too cold, we will still plan to meet and socialize (there are no bad weathers just bad clothes as the Scandinavians say 😉 ).
We will start with outdoor activities and then have the potluck meal later in the afternoon. If you would like to participate, please bring a dish to pass and your choice of beverage.

There is no need to RSVP but we would be grateful to hear if you plan to come and what you are planning to bring.

We hope you can join us at Kirsti Sorsa’s:
1409 Starr Grass Dr.,
Madison, WI 53719
phone (608) 829-1164


- The SAC board

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Christmas is coming – Christmas Party 2017

As mentioned in our previous post, Christmas party/Julfest/Julefest/Pikkujoulu is happening again! This year on Saturday, December 2nd, and the e-vite has been sent out so please email us at:  madisonsac(at)gmail.com to receive your own invitation if you have not received one yet.

If you are interested in knowing more about the typical food we eat during Scandinavian Christmas please click here!

Just like last year, space is limited so first come first serve.

Below is some important information about the actual Christmas party, please read through the details if you wish to participate.


The Scandinavian American Club (SAC) invites you to:
 
Julfest/Julefest/Pikkujoulu 2017
 
Come and join us for an evening of Nordic Christmas traditions:
Three-course dinner buffet, St. Lucia procession, holiday crafts, raffle,
dance around the Christmas tree, and a Santa visit
 
WHEN: Saturday, December 2, 2016 4 pm – about 8:30 pm
WHERE: St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 605 Spruce St., Madison, WI
 
TICKETS: Adults: $20 + dish to pass (serving 10-12) or $30 without a dish
Seniors and Students: $15 with dish or $25 without a dish
Children 12 years old or under: $5
 
SAC PROVIDES:
Food: 
some appetizers, bread, main dishes
(including lamb and pork roast,  poached salmon, ham, gravlax and hot and cold smoked salmon)
Drink: glögg (mulled wine, a non-alcoholic version will also be available), water/juice, coffee/tea
Also: decorations, Christmas tree, a gift for kids 12 and younger, and other amenities to ensure a joyous celebration

YOU BRING:
Your own beer/wine
If you bring a dish for the buffet or would like to volunteer to help with practical tasks, please register using the “SignUp” link below

RSVP: As soon as possible or at the latest on November 18th
and pay (by clicking on the button below) please email us at: 
madisonsac(at)gmail.com
or
mwjohansson(at)wisc.edu
to receive your own invitation
Unfortunately, we will have to cap at 105 guests (due to space limitations at our venue),
which may happen before November 18th. 


DISHES and VOLUNTEERING:
Disheshttp://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4baca823aafc1-20172

 

(please open your browser and paste in the web address, or click the link above)

Questions: Please contact:
 madisonsac(at)gmail.com or mwjohansson(at)wisc.edu

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St. Lucia

For those of you who want to participate in the St. Lucia procession, we intend to offer a practice session the Sunday before the party, November 19th. If you want to participate in the practice please send and email to: madisonsac at gmail.com and they will forward your email to the appropriate people in charge!

If you want to know more about St. Lucia, the tradition please click here!

 

 

 

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Scandinavian Products this Friday and Saturday (November 3rd-4th 2017)

Scandinavian Products this Friday and Saturday (November 3rd-4th 2017)

Al Johnson's at Hilldale Metcalfe's Market

When:    Friday November 3rd from 2-6pm and

Saturday November 4th 10-4 pm

Where:   Metcalfe's Market in Hilldale (see map below)

This weekend Metcalfe's Market in Hilldale will participate in the Hilldale Holiday Open House, click on the images below for more info on the open house event.

Al Johnson's is a family owned Swedish Restaurant and shop in Door County and will be at the open house to promote their products.


 

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Christmas Party 2017 – You are Invited!

Annual Christmas Party, updated October 26th 2017


2013-12-14-15.40.23Christmas Party 2017

The Scandinavian American Club (SAC) Christmas Party will take place on Saturday, December 2nd, 2017, at St. Mark’s Church in Madison (same venue as last year). Please mark the day in your calendar.

We will e-mail a regular invitation later with more specific information about time, suggestions for dishes to bring, etc. We will also in a later e-mail provide info on how to sign up to volunteer to help with different tasks related to or at the party. If you are interested in knowing more about the typical food we eat during Scandinavian Christmas please click here!

We will also in a later e-mail provide information on how to sign up to volunteer to help with different tasks related to the party. As a rather small organization we always appreciate your help in making these parties possible.

The last two years we have had about 105 guests and the house has been essentially full. Because of that, we plan to limit the number of guests to 105 (on a first signup basis), so it will be important to RSVP as soon as possible to the regular later email invitation in order to get a ticket.

If you want to be included in our email list-serv and receive an email about the Christmas Party, please send and email to: madisonsac at gmail.com

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For those of you who want to participate in the St. Lucia procession, we intend to offer a practice session the Sunday before the party, November 19th. If you want to participate in the practice please send and email to: madisonsac at gmail.com and they will forward your email to the appropriate people in charge!

If you want to know more about St. Lucia, the tradition please click here!

 

Planning the Christmas Party and/or Becoming a Permanent Boardmember

We are also looking for persons willing to help out in advance with the planning of the Christmas party or willing to become permanent board members. If you are interested,please send and email to: madisonsac at gmail.com

 

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June 24th: 2017 Midsummer Celebration is Here

Midsummer Party June 24th!


You are welcome to the Scandinavian American Club (SAC) Midsummer Celebration

When? on Saturday, June 24, at 3pm to early evening pm (See below for tentative schedule).

Where? At the Gartners’, 910 O’Sheridan St., Madison, WI 53715

 

 

  • The Midsummer celebration will be a potluck, so please bring a dish (appetizer, main dish, or dessert) for 8-10 people to share.
  • SAC will provide water bottles, juice boxes for kids, paper plates, utensils, and napkins.
  • Please bring whatever else you want to drink (e.g., beer, aquavit, wine, soda, etc.).
  • Please bring chairs and foldable tables, and also flowers and greenery to decorate the Midsummer pole.

Tentative schedule:

  • 3 pm: Make and decorate the Midsummer pole, Dance around the Midsummer pole and the Quiz
  • 5 pm: Dinner
  • 6 pm: Possibly live music, Dessert and finally Announcement of quiz winner

/The SAC Board

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Spring Picnic May 13 – birds are chirping and the wait is over

SPRING PICNIC MAY 13


You are welcome to the Scandinavian American Club (SAC) spring picnic

When? on Saturday, May 13, at 2-5 pm.

Where? Marshall Park, Middleton, 2101 Allen Blvd.

What? The picnic will be a potluck, so please bring a dish to share for 8-10 persons.

SAC will provide: beverages (water, juice, soda and beer), condiments, plates and utensils.

Thank you and hope to see you at the picnic,
The SAC board

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Save the Dates! Spring Picnic and Midsummer 2017

Greetings,

You are invited to the following two Madison Scandinavian American Club (SAC) events. Please save the dates. More detail information about locations etc. will follow in later emails.

Spring picnic: Saturday, May 13, 2-5 pm

Midsummer celebration: Saturday, June 24

Best regards,

The SAC board

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Norwegian Brunch & Bake Sale – Idun Lodge, Sons of Norway

The message below was from Dee Grimsrud of the Idun Lodge-Sons of Norway.


Sons of Norway-Idun Lodge will once again hold its popular Spring Frokost on Saturday, April 8th, 9 a.m. to noon, at the Norway Center, 2262 Winnebago St, Madison. Everyone is welcome to attend!

Included on the expansive buffet will be smoked salmon, ham, herring, boiled eggs, a variety of cheeses and breads, other home-baked delights (lefse, heart waffles), fruit soup, and beverages (coffee, juice, milk). Cost includes one return to the buffet for more of your favorites: $13.00 for adults, $6 for kids 6-12; free for ages 5 and under. Pay at the door; cash, check or credit card.

A separate Bake Sale will offer traditional coffee cakes, breads, yummy Norwegian cookies (such as rosettes, krumkake and sandbakkels), and potato lefse ($6 for 3 large rounds). Come early for the best selection. Most items freeze well to serve later, so here’s an opportunity to stock up!

For more information or to see what other events are coming up, go to our Website: www.sonsofnorwaymadison.com,  Facebook: Idun Lodge, or call Mary at 277-8190.

Idun Lodge-Sons of Norway promotes and preserves the heritage and culture of Norway through its programs, special events, classes and scholarships. Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month (except July and December), beginning with an optional potluck dinner at 6:30pm, followed by an interesting and informative program at 7:15. The public is always welcome at Idun Lodge! You do not have to be a member – or even have any Norwegian heritage – to attend.

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Christmas Party 2016

 October 7th 2016


2013-12-14-15.40.23The Scandinavian American Club (SAC) Christmas Party will take place on Saturday, December 10, 2016, at St. Mark’s Church in Madison (same venue as last year). Please mark the day in your calendar.

We will e-mail a regular invitation (as an e-vite) within the coming weeks with more specific info about time, suggestions for dishes to bring, etc. We will also in a later e-mail provide information on how to sign up to volunteer to help with different tasks related to the party. As a rather small organization we always appreciate your help in making these parties possible.

1483289_10152110169664306_480574074_n    For those of you who want to participate in the St. Lucia procession, we intend to offer a practice session the Sunday before the party, Dec. 4.

The room allows for 110 guests (on a first signup basis), so it will be important to RSVP as soon as possible to the regular later e-vite in order to get a ticket.

If you want to be included in our email list-serv and receive an e-vite about the Christmas Party, please send and email to: madisonsac at gmail.com

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Viking ship visit

The message below was from Dee Grimsrud of the Idun Lodge-Sons of Norway. Click here to see the flyer for more information.


You were invited to join Idun Lodge-Sons of Norway on a day trip (via Badger Bus) to Green Bay on Saturday, August 6th, to see the reproduction Viking ship Draken Harald Hårfagre as part of the Tall Ships Festival there.

The Draken completed a harrowing journey across the North Atlantic and is currently making its way through NY rivers and canals to the Great Lakes, stopping at ports along the way.

See www.drakenexpeditionamerica.com for some amazing photos and videos!

This was a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see an extremely realistic, fully functional Viking ship. And the opportunity might even appeal to some of your family, friends and colleagues…whether or not they have a drop of Viking blood!

Dee Grimsrud
Idun Lodge-Sons of Norway
Publicity Chair & Treasurer
608-259-1958

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