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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

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 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

Midsummer Celebration 2016

The Scandinavian American Club (SAC) Midsummer celebration took place on Saturday, June 18, 2016

Time: 2-7 pm.
Place: at the Gartners, 910 O’Sheridan St., Madison, WI 53715

The Midsummer celebration was a potluck. SAC provided mineral water, juice and beer. We want to thank those that brought flowers and greenery to decorate the Midsummer pole, and folding chairs.

Tentative schedule:
2-3: Lawn games, decoration of Midsummer pole, snacks and appetizers
3-3:30: Music performance
3:30-4: Dance around the Midsummer pole
4-4:30: Sing-along
5-7: Dinner and bonfire

Spring Picnic 2016

The Scandinavian American Club (SAC) held its spring picnic on Saturday, May 7, at 1-3 pm. The original invitation details are below.

Place: Pope Farm Conservatory, 7440 W. Old Sauk Rd. For info and map,
see here. Please enter at the 7440 Old Sauk Rd entrance and drive up to the top picnic area.

The picnic will be a potluck, so please bring a dish to share.

SAC will provide beverages (water, juice, soda and beer), plates and napkins.

You are encouraged to bring folding chairs and games.

Annual Sledding Party 2016

The Scandinavian American Club (SAC) would like to invite you to a sledding/skiing party on Saturday, February 20, 2016, at 1 – 5 pm, snow or shine. Please bring a dish to share, and if there’s snow, bring your own sleds and skis (else bring yourself).

(You don’t have to RSVP, but if you wish, you can reply to if you are planning to come and what dish you are planning to bring.)

Christmas Party / Julfest / Pikkujoulu 2015

Enjoy an evening of a three-course Nordic dinner, St. Lucia procession, raffle, traditional dance around the Christmas tree, holiday crafts, and a Santa visit.

Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 4pm
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 605 Spruce St., Madison

Adults: $20 + dish to pass (serving 10-12) or $30 without a dish
Seniors and Students: $15 with dish or $25 without
Children 12 years old or under: $5

SAC will provide the main dishes and some appetizers (including lamb and pork roast, meatballs, poached salmon, ham, gravlax and smoked salmon), glögg (mulled wine, a non-alcoholic version will also be available); and amenities to ensure a joyous celebration. Please bring your own beer/wine.

To receive a personal invite so you can RSVP and buy tickets (by Dec. 2), please contact or

If you are bringing a dish or would like to help, please sign up on VolunteerSpot:

Midsummer Celebration 2015

Midsummer Celebration – June 20

Time: Saturday, June 20, 2 pm – 6 pm

Place: At Maria Sandgren’s, 436 Little Bear Dr., Middleton WI 53562

The Midsummer celebration will be a potluck so please bring a dish to share.

Beer will be provided (there will be beer tasting courtesy of Rockhound Brewing). SAC will provide mineral water and juice to some extent.
If you want anything more or else to drink (e.g., aquavit, wine, soda, etc.), please bring.

The program will include dance around the Midsummer pole and live Hardanger fiddle music with Inna Larsen and Dark of the Moon band.

Please bring flowers and greenery to decorate the Midsummer pole, and lawn chairs.

Spring Picnic 2015

The Scandinavian American Club (SAC) in Madison will have a spring picnic on Saturday, May 2, at 2 pm.

Place: Pope Farm Conservatory, 7440 W. Old Sauk Rd: click here for details and a map.

Please enter at the 7440 Old Sauk entrance and drive up to the top picnic area (with the restroom and water sign). Please carpool if possible, since there are only 30 parking spots there (and we’ll have to share with other park visitors).

SAC will provide beverages (water, soda, and beer) and snacks.

Please bring your own food, blankets, and lawn chairs (there are picnic tables but they will most likely not be enough)

Also, SAC plans to bring some lawn games, but feel free to bring your own.

It’s a great place for birdwatching, so please bring binoculars if you’re interested.

In case of rain, the picnic will be canceled.

Norwegian Song Recital

Laura Loge, soprano, and Kathryn Ananda-Owens, piano, will present a recital featuring Norwegian songs by Grieg, Grondahl, Delius, Kjerulf, Sinding and Alnaes on Sunday, February 22, at 1:30 in Morphy Recital Hall at the School of Music, UW-Madison. This program is supported by funding from the Ygdrasil Literary Society of Madison, Vennelag Lodge, Idun Lodge
#74 Sons of Norway, the Madison Torske Klubben, and by the Anonymous Fund.

Please feel free to email Mimmi Fulmer ( with questions. I hope to welcome you to this special event!

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