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Concert and Master Class at UW-Madison School of Music

Concert and Master Class at University of Wisconsin-Madison Mead Witter School of Music

Saturday, September 22
Master class: 1-2:30
Concert: 4:00

Morphy Recital Hall
Free and open to the public
Reception following

The Edvard Grieg Society of the Great Lakes is a non-profit organization dedicated to the study and promotion of Grieg. The society is headed by a group of musicians who are dedicated to promoting Grieg’s music. Performers for this event will include board members Mary Rose and Luke Norell (Goshen College) Greg Martin (University of Indianapolis), and Mimmi Fulmer (UW-Madison), joined by Anna Hersey (UW-Oshkosh) and Alan Dunbar (Winona State University), and will feature instrumental and vocal works of Grieg.

2018 Midsummer Party, June 23rd

Midsummer Party June 23rd!


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

When? on Saturday, June 23, 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 10-12 people to share.
    • To manage the various food items, please let us know what you plan to bring by sending us an email:  madisonsac  (at)  gmail.com
  • SAC will provide water bottles, juice boxes for kids, paper plates, utensils, and napkins.
  • Refrigerator space will be limited, so please bring your own cooler.
  • It would be wonderful if you bring flowers and greenery for the Midsummer pole, and we would love to get your assistance with the decoration.

The SAC Board would like to greet you and say hi when you arrive, so please find the registration table and get your name tag.

Tentative schedule:

  • 3 pm: Make and decorate the Midsummer pole, Dance around the Midsummer pole and the Quiz, plus we will have lawn games set up across the street
  • 5 pm: Food, dessert, and announcement of quiz winner

We thank Bill who graciously let us use his house making this event possible.

/Sincerely, the SAC Board

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

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!

 

 

 

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.

 

Christmas Party 2017 – You are Invited!

Annual Christmas Party, updated October 26th 2017


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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

 

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

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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