Daughters of Norway
Celebrating Our Norwegian Heritage for over 100 Years!

2020 Arrangementer (Events)

Døtre av Norge ønskes deg velkommen til å delta i våre begivenheter!  Vi har et fantastisk søsterskap.  Bli med oss i å bevare vår kulturarv(The Daughters of Norway welcomes you to participate in our public events!  We have a wonderful sisterhood.  Join us in preserving our heritage.)

Check the "list of lodges" to find a lodge near you!  Each lodge offers various cultural, informational, guest speakers and crafts at their monthly meetings as well as field trips to Scandinavian events.

During this pandemic time, most of our in-person Daughters of Norway events have been curtailed or cancelled.  Listed here are additional opportunities for participating in or learning about Scandinavian culture that may not be affiliated with our organization.

Now Virtual! (on Zoom) Skandia Music and Dance Events - Pacific Northwest (and Beyond!) - Due to Washington State official guidance on avoiding the transmission of COVID-19, Skandia has cancelled all in-person events.  All events are now virtual (on Zoom). Skandia Virtual Dances start at 8 p.m.  Dance teaching starts at 8:10.  Music starts at 8:20. Skandia members will receive an email early in the week of the dance with a link in it to access the dance. If you are not a member, email events@skandia-folkdance.org. Those who are not members but wish to attend may request the link by sending an email no earlier than Monday the week of the dance to events@skandia-folkdance.org. (Nonmembers who have not done this will not be admitted.)  Please check Skandia's website at skandia-folkdance.org for the latest info on events.

Virtual August 1, 2020 (Saturday) Pacific Northwest (and Beyond!) - Skandia Jam  on Zoom. Don't miss Skandia's Virtual Jam, It’s a great chance to meet other musicians, pick up some tunes, or lead a tune or two that you love to play! We attempt to focus on the common repertoire for the Skandia music community, but our jam community is expanding to include musicians from around the U.S. and Canada, so we will be expanding our repertoire gradually to accommodate this happy byproduct of virtual jamming. To make sure you can get into the jam, please email music@skandia-folkdance.org by 10 p.m. on Friday, July 31.

Virtual August 7, 2020 (Friday) - Pacific Northwest (and Beyond!)- Skandia Music and Dance - FIRST FRIDAY DANCE. 
Teaching: 8:10–8:20 p.m. Harry Khamis will teach a Swedish non-partner circle waltz called “Anna’s Visa.” This is the perfect “kitchen dance”—no partner needed, easily done as an individual, minimal turning, and lovely music! Emma Anderson returns to us with a half-hour set of her fiddling, including her slängpolska playing. Amy Hakanson will close the evening with a set of her compelling nyckelharpa playing. There will be Bondpolska from Viksta and slängpolska for your listening and dancing pleasure. Here’s a video of Amy playing Nyckelharpahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6w_XM7x93dA.

Virtual August 21, 2020 (Friday) - Pacific Northwest (and Beyond!)- Skandia Music and Dance - THIRD FRIDAY DANCE. 
Teaching: 8:10–8:20 p.m. Tonight features the western side of the Scandinavian peninsula. Larry Reinert will teach some of the moves in the dances Telegangar and Telespringar, from the Telemark region of Norway. Everybody will be able to do these moves in a small space, by yourself or with a partner. Also we will have a 45-minute set of hardingfele playing by Loretta Kelley to dance to. Kathi Ploeger and Don Meyers close the evening with a set of Scandinavian songs. Here is a video of Telegangar, where the basic move is walking: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a475dBw5qa0.

Virtual September 12 & 13, 2020 (Saturday and Sunday) - Skandia Music and DanceNORTHWEST SPELMANSTÄMMA.
The Northwest Spelmanstämma will be virtual this year.  Mark your calendars for two days of musical fun and socializing from the comfort of your home. We will have international instructors, a jam session, a social hour, and more. Please visit the Scandia Music Website for more details: skandia-folkdance.org

October 3, 2020 (Saturday) - Edgewood, Washington - Nordic Festival ~ A Celebration Of Our Cultural Heritage brought to you by the Embla Lodge #2 sisters.  10:00AM - 4:00PM.  Mt. View Lutheran Church, 3505 122nd Avenue East, Edgewood Washington.  Enjoy traditional music, arts, crafts, cookies, lefse, Scandinavian food, Norwegian Elkhounds & more!  Download our PDF flyer.

Cancelled October 2020  - Minot, North Dakota - Høstfest - The 2020 Høstfest in North Dakota has been cancelled this year, due to the COVID-19 virus.  Norsk Høstfest is scheduled to return in 2021. Please visit https://www.hostfest.com/ for more information.

Rescheduled  July 23 - 25, 2020   Now July 22-24, 2021 (Thursday, Friday, Saturday) - Bremerton, Washington - Døtre av Norge Convention at the Kitsap Conference Center.  It will be hosted by our sisters Nina Grieg Lodge #40Prillar Guri Lodge #30, and Thea Foss Lodge #45.  We look forward to hearing more about the 2021 convention in the next year!  The theme of the convention is "Sisters Sail the Salish Sea"!