Previous Events

2017 Calendar of  Past Events

  • Sunday January 15, 2017 Movie night – come watch "A Royal Affair" a 2012 Danish film nominated for both a Golden Globe and Academy Award as best foreign film. Schweitzer Room, First Unitarian Church, 605 Morewood, Pittsburgh, 15213, 3:00 p.m.  Movie Food provided.
  • Sunday February 19, 2017.  Fastelavn: a fun event for children of all ages.  Schweitzer Room, First Unitarian Church, 605 Morewood, Pittsburgh, 15213, 3:00 p.m.
  • Sunday March 19, 2017. "The History of Finnish Independence" a talk by Prof. Sharon Franklin-Rahkonen.  Learn about how Finland managed to achieve and maintain its independence from Russia.  Dr.Franklin-Rahkonen is on the history faculty at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and has a specialty in Finnish History.  Bring something for the Pot-luck that will serve 10-15.   Schweitzer Room, First Unitarian Church, 605 Morewood, Pittsburgh, 15213, 3:00 p.m.
  • Sunday April 23, 2017. Talk by Mary Kay Johnsen on the Danish Astronomer, Tycho Brahe, First Unitarian Church, 605 Morewood, Pittsburgh, 15213, 3:00 p.m.

2016 Calendar of  Past Events

  • Saturday 15 October 2016 – Nordic Night, Oakmont Yacht Club, RESERVATIONS ONLY.  Social time starts at 5:30, welcome at 6:15.
  • Saturday 12 November 2016 – Social Event, Church Brew Works, 6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday 11 December 2016 – Christmas Party – Blackridge Civic Association, MEMBERS ONLY.
  • Saturday-Sunday, September 3-4 – Pittsburgh Folk Festival, Schenley Plaza
  • Sunday 18 September 2016 – Swedish Crayfish Festival, Aspinwall Fireman's Park.
  • July 1, 2, 3 – Booth at Westmoreland Arts and Heritage Festival
  • Saturday 9 July 2016 – Participate in Pittsburgh Bicentennial Parade. 
  • Saturday 18 June 2016 Midsommer Celebration, hosted at a private home in Sewickley – The address is 1008 Beaver St. Sewickley, PA 15143 but the entrance is McKown – BRING THE CHILDREN, Bring chairs and a pot luck dish to serve 20-25 people.
  • Sunday 15 May 2016, Norwegian Constitution Day, Aspinwall Fireman's Park, BRING THE CHILDREN! Potluck, so bring a dish to share that feeds 15-20.
  • Sunday 17 April 2016, Room 1228 Cathedral of Learning, 3:00 p.m. Hilary Kinal, Our Long Lost Cousins – the Goths
  • Sunday 20 March 2016,  Room 1228 Cathedral of Learning, 3:00 p.m. Talk by William Fox on Asatru, the attempt to revive the old Norse faith.
  • Sunday 21 February 2016, Fastleven, Room 1228, Cathedral of Learning, 3:00 p.m.  This is a traditional event for children.  There will be an animated cartoon ("Thor") and a pinanta.  Children are encouraged to come in costumes.

2015 Calendar of  Past Events

  • Sunday 17 January 2016, Movie Night, Room 1228, Cathedral of Learning, 3:00 p.m.  Members do not need to bring any food. Just come and enjoy oscar-winner "Babette's Feast."  Food (hot dogs, popcorn, drinks) provided.
  • Sunday 13 December 2015, Christmas Party, Blackridge Civic Association – Members Only, reservations required.
  • Sunday, 22 November 2015, Regular Meeting, Program t.b.a. Cathedral of Learning, 3:00 p.m. NOTE THE DATE HAS CHANGED (from Nov 15 to Nov. 22)!!
  • Saturday 17 October 2015 Nordic Night, Oakmont Yacht Club, a celebration of the Nordic Countries – Reservation required. Deadline for reservations in October 10.  Details and reservation form here. Pay on-line here.
  • 26 September 2015 Special Event of Interest (not official society event) – Finnish Room Benefit Concert.
  • Sunday 20 September 2015 Swedish Crayfish Festival, Aspinwall Fireman's Park Shelter, 3:00 p.m.  Pot Luck.
  • Sun 28 June  Midsummer Celebration, Aspinwall Fireman's Park Shelter 4:00 p.m. 
  • Thurs 2 July – Sunday 5 July, 2015  Westmoreland Arts and Heritage Festival booth. 
  • Sun 18 Jan   Movie Showing, 4:00 pm Room 1228 Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh
  • Sun 15 Feb   Special Event – Fastelavn and showing of Pipi Longstocking Movie 3:00 pm Room 1228 Cathedral of Learning, Danish Mardi-Gras for children.
  • Sunday 15 March 2015  Regular Meeting, 3:00 p.m., Room 1228 Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh.  Nicholas Graff who received a scholarship to study in Denmark will talk about his experience.
  • Sunday 19 April 2015  Regular Meeting, 3:00 p.m., Room 1228 Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh. Surprise Program by one of the members.
  • Sunday 17 May 2015 Norwegian Constitution Day celebration, Aspinwall Fireman's Park Shelter, 3:00 p.m.

 

2014 Calendar of Events

  • Sun 19 Jan   Movie Showing, 4:00 pm Room 1228 Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh, Scandinavian movie – "Italian for Beginners".
  • Sun 16 Feb   Special Event – Fastelavn, 3:00 pm Room 1228 Cathedral of Learning, Danish Mardi-Gras for children.
  • Sun 16 Mar   Regular Meeting, 3:00 pm 1228 Cathedral of Learning, Presentation by our scholarship recipient.
  • Sun 13 Apr   Regular Meeting, 3:00 pm 1228 Cathedral of Learning, Experiences in Norway by Angela Nied.
  • Sat 17 May   Syttende Mai, Norwegian Constitution Day Celebration.
  • Sat 21 Jun   Midsummer Celebration and General Meeting.  Everyone Welcome.
  • Sun 21 Sep   Crayfish PartyFireman's Park, Aspinwall, 4 p.m.
  • Sat 18 October   Nordic Night. 5:30 p.m.   Church of the Redeemer, 5700 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA (Squirrel Hill area).  Dinner with an after-dinner demonstration of woodcarving. 
  • Sun  16 November  Regular Meeting, 3:00 p.m., Room 1228 Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh.  Making traditional Christmas decorations, bring a dessert to share.  No potluck.
  • 14 Dec   Scandinavian Christmas Party.  3:00 p.m., Blackridge Community Center.  By reservation.  Members and guests only.

2013 Calendar of Events

  • Sun 20 Jan – Regular Meeting 3:00 PM Room 1228 Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh, Karla Boos and Stevie Herendeen from Quantum Theatre will talk about the theatre and two upcoming plays by Scandinavian playwrights.
  • Sun 17 Feb – Special Event – Fastelavn, Room 1228 Cathedral of Learning, Danish Mardi-Gras for children.
  • Sun 17 Mar – Regular Meeting 3:00 PM Room 1228 Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh, Rev. Erik Andrae: Raoul Wallenberg.
  • Sun 14 Apr – Regular Meeting 3:00 PM Room 1228 Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh, Lene Gemælke "Sheep to Shawl".
  • Sun 19 May – Syttende Mai, Norwegian Constitution Day Celebration 3:00 PM Aspinwall Fireman's Park
  • Sun 16 Jun – Midsummer Celebration and Annual Meeting 4:00 pm Aspinwall Fireman's Park
  • Sun 15 Sep – Crayfish Party, 3:00 PM Aspinwall Fireman's Park
  • Sat 20 Oct – Nordic Night/30th Anniversary Celebration, 5:30 PM, Pittsburgh Field Club.
  • Sun 17 Nov – Regular Meeting 3:00 PM Room 1228 Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh,
  • Sun 8 Dec – Scandinavian Christmas Party, Blackridge Civic Association, By Reservation – Members and Guests Only

2012 Calendar of Events

  • Sun 22 Jan   Regular Meeting, 3:00 pm Room 1228 Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh, Eva Robinson will have a presentation on her trip to Denmark.
  • .Sun 19 Feb   Special Event – Fastelavn, Room 1228 Cathedral of Learning, Danish Mardi-Gras for children.
  • .Sun 18 Mar   Regular Meeting, 3:00 pm 1228 Cathedral of Learning, Michelle Granche will give a talk and demonstration on Swedish Weaving.
  • .Sun 15 Apr   Regular Meeting, 3:00 pm 1228 Cathedral of Learning,  MEETING CANCELLED.
  • .Sun 20 May   Syttende Mai, Norwegian Constitution Day Celebration, 3:00 PM Aspinwall Fireman's Park.
  • .Sat 23 Jun   Midsummer Celebration and General Meeting, 4:00 pm Monroeville Hawkeye Park, 711 Hawkeye Drive.  Everyone Welcome.
  • .Sun 9 Sep   Crayfish Party, 3:00 PM Aspinwall Fireman's Park.
  • .Sat 13 Oct   Nordic Night, 5:30 PM Curch of the Redeemer social hall, Squirel Hill, Entertainment by Maria Kizirian, Finnish composer and singer.  Everyone Welcome.
  • Sun 18 Nov  Regular Meeting, 3:00 pm Room 1228 Cathedral of Learning, Learn to Make traditional paper Christmas ornaments.
  • Sun 9 Dec   Scandinavian Christmas Party, Blackridge Civic Association, Churchill.  By reservation.  Members and guests only.