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Viking Workshop: A Message from David Peterson

Just a reminder:  The Feb. workshop will be at 1:00 PM on Feb. 28 at the Kirkwood Commerce Bank at Kirkwood Rd. and East Washington in Kirkwood.  For those who are new, the parking lot is on East Washington St. (one block north of Adams).  Come in the front door, bear a little to the […]

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Calling all Vikings

Calling all Vikings! Two weeks ago I asked for suggestions (within about 10days) for this years workshops.  That was over two weeks ago and I have received only two responses.  This is very discouraging.   I am asking you to give a few minutes thought.  Surely there is some aspect of Viking life you would like […]

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Viking Meeting

Yo, Vikings!! As you know, we will not meet in January. But it is time to plan the Feb. meeting. As we are a workshop (not a lecture audience) we need to decide on a subject in advance for each workshop. I need for EACH AND EVERY member to pick some aspect of Viking life […]

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VIKING WORKSHOP

      At the Nov. workshop we discussed the end of the Viking Era.   History says it ended with the Norman invasion of England in 1066 AD.  However, there were several known Viking raids after that.  There were two things that caused the raids to die out:  The countries subject to raids became more organized and […]

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Next Viking workshop November 22

Just a reminder that next Tue, (the 22nd of Nov.) is our next Workshop.  1:00 PM at the Kirkwood Commerce Bank, as usual.  Lets all come prepared to report on and discuss “The End of the Viking Era”.  And please come with suggestions for the coming months.  1:00 PM at the Kirkwood  Commerce Bank, as […]

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IKEA offers free meals for kids

The holidays are all about giving and beginning on Halloween IKEA St. Louis will be doing just that. Kids of IKEA FAMILY members under 12 years old can eat free on weekdays in the IKEA restaurant. Parents can get up to two kids meals (reg. $2.49 each) when they purchase one adult entrée valued at […]

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Next Viking Workshop Nov. 22

Yesterday, Oct. 25 we had an interesting discussion on The Beginning of the Viking Era.  We concluded that the era actually started long before the historical start  (the raid on Lindisfarne in 793 AD) and that it probably started with trading voyages to Baltic areas, Great Britain, Germany and other nearby areas.  On these trips […]

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Register to win a pair of tickets to A Man Called Ove

Register for your chance to win two tickets to A Man Called Ove at Frontenac Theatre on October 14 by emailing us at swedishcouncilofstlouis@gmail.com with your name and mailing address to where you’d like your prize sent, should you be selected. This is a random drawing, and five winners will be chosen to receive a pair of […]

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Midsommar 2016 Video by Larry Nordlof

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Viking Workshop

VIKING WORKSHOP The workshop had an interesting meeting on April 26.  We learned a lot about stave churches.  Those churches were built after the Viking era but had many wood carvings that were typical Viking figures, including dragon heads at the gabled roof ends. About 1300 were built in Norway and smaller numbers were built […]

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