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A Message from Dave Peterson

VIKINGS: We had a great workshop on Thus.! Bonnie Rasmussen taught us how to write our names in runes using the old Futhark, which the Vikings used. She brought small basswood panels for us to put the letters on for us to carve the names later at home and a paper to take home with […]

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Message from Dave Peterson

Halla,         A little more info about the Feb. workshop:  As you know, Bonnie Rasmussen will present a program on Runes.  The additional information is that this will be a hands-on program; she will teach us all how to carve our names in runic writing and bring the wood and tools to […]

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Gangspil at Focal Point

Come see Gangspil, the Traditional Danish Folk Band of the Year, in concert at the Focal Point in Maplewood on Thursday, March 14, 2019. This lively duo performs old dance tunes and songs from every corner of their Scandinavian home country, plus a few of their own compositions. Expect evrything from wild polkas and jigs […]

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Viking Workshop: A Message from David Peterson

Hej, Vikings: Just a reminder that next Tuesday, Sept. 25, is the next Workshop (1:00 PM at the Kirkwood Commerce Bank as usual). The program will be a power point presentation by Jim Littlefield on the effects of Vikings in Ireland. If time permits we will have a discussion on the subject, so we all […]

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Viking Workshop: A Message from Dave Peterson

TO ALL VIKINGS:   Summer is about to end and the time is approaching to go exploring and raiding again!      For a start we will have our next workshop on Tue., Sept. 25th, 1:00 PM at the Kirkwood Commerce Bank.      The program will be a great one!   Jim Littlefield has agreed to give […]

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Photo wins Honorable Mention

Swedish Council of America is having its first annual photo contest! The theme for 2018 is “Midsommar.” Photos submitted are to depict the joy and warmth of a Swedish Midsommar holiday during a celebration in Sweden or North America. Fellow SCSL member Shean Benson submitted the photo he took at our Midsommar celebration in 2016, […]

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Viking Club Workshop March 27

The Viking Club Workshop will be held on 27 March, NOT 26 March.  All other details are correct as listed below. VIKINGS There will be a workshop this month.  It will be on March 27 at 1:00 PM (the 4th Tue. of the month as usual) at the Kirkwood Commerce Bank (as usual). The program […]

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Gangspil Traditional Danish Folk Band

Live in St. Louis Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, 7:30 pm Suggested donation $15 Bethany (Danish) Lutheran Church 407 Fairview Avenue, Webster Groves, MO 63119 South of Manchester, near S. Brentwood Blvd. Two of Denmark’s leading folk musicians take you along on a tour around the music traditions of their home country. An unforgettable live experience […]

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Meet Our Lucia 2017

Linnea Turner is 15 years old and a freshman at Edwardsville High School in Illinois. She takes some honors classes and participates in Freshman Council, Animal Rescue Club and Photography Club. Linnea plays the violin in Symphonic Orchestra at school, and also takes classes with the Suzuki program at SIUE. Linnea speaks Swedish, and has […]

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Viking Workshop News from Dave Peterson

VIKINGS: For our October program Jim and Aleda Littlefield will show us a 15 to 20 min. power point program on: “Factors That Led to the Rise of the Vikings and the fall of the Viking Era”.      They want us to critique their presentation.  After that we will have vocal presentations by the rest […]

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