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February 24-26 Birkie Week Events   Hayward, WI

February 24  Barnebirkie Children’s Ski Event Hayward, WI 

Nordic News "Virtual Radio Show"

Tune in at 6:20 PM (Central); 7:20 PM (Eastern) every Tuesday.

By computer:
By phone: 646-749-3112 (access code: 509-077-557)
By iPhone, iPad, or Android tablet/phone: download the GoToMeeting app from the Apple or Google Play Store. Launch the app and enter the meeting code: SofN-D5

Nordic News "Virtual Radio Show"

7/21/2020 - Erie Canal: Immigrant Gateway to the West - (Daryl Wunrow - Fosselyngen-Milwaukee WI)

Nordic News "Virtual Radio Show"

7/14/2020 - Viking Ship burial (Debra Kraft - Norkap-Detroit MI)

Nordic News "Virtual Radio Show"

7/7/2020 - Norskadalen Norwegian-American Cultural Center - Lori Dubczek

Nordic News "Virtual Radio Show"

6/30/2020 – Norsk Museum , Norway IL (David Johnson, Cleng Peerson-Norway,IL)

Nordic News

6/23/2020 – Norwegian Tales: The Art of Storytelling (Joy Bashara - Grønnvik-Green Bay WI)

Nordic News "Virtual Radio Show"

6/16/2020 – Joy of Norwegian Woodcarving (James Miller - Valkyrien-Woodville WI)

Nordic News "Virtual Radio Show"

6/9/20 - Trip to Western Norway and Oslo (Jim Secora)

District 5 Scandinavian Photo Contest

Your Scandinavian photo can be part of a deck of
Nordic playing cards, which Sons of Norway District
5 will be making available for purchase in time for
the 2020 Christmas season.

To enter, you can submit up to five of your best
Nordic photos, so the district can choose which
photos are best for the playing card deck. Deadline
is July 5, 2020.

Learn More here

Annual Lutefisk & Meatball Dinner

February 8, 2020
Tickets go on-sale online January 1, 2020
or by phone January 2, 2020 by calling Joanne Jacobson (262)534-6867.

Norwegian Lutefisk Dinners 2019

For a Complete list Download the PDF file on the right or visit the Upcoming Events

Vasa Park Celebrates 65 years


Everyone is invited and we hope that you will share this information with your members (if a lodge or organization), your friends and family and any other interested parties.  It is our goal to fill the Park for this special day, ALL ARE WELCOME
  • Admission is Free for All
  • Park opens at 10:30 a.m.
  • Church Service starts promptly at 11:00
  • Herring Breakfast will be available starting at 11:30 a.m.(The breakfast cost is $10 per person.Please make your reservation by sending your name and contact information to
  • Cash Bar will be open at 12 noon.Water and pop will also be available.
  • Hamburgers and hotdogs will be available for sale by our Boy Scout friends from St. Charles starting at noon.
  • You are encouraged to bring your own picnic baskets if you choose.
  • We have plenty of picnic tables but it would be a good idea to bring your own chairs.
  • Planned activities:
    • Games for all (hopefully a Kubb game or two)
    • Dancing
    • Raising of the Maypole
    • Entertainment
    • Campfire
Fot further information and updates: and Facebook
This is NOT Scandinavian Festival.  That will still be on September 9, 2018.  This is a day of celebration and being together.
  Please make reservations for the  Herring Breakfast prepared by David Anthonsen and company. The cost is $10.  You can call Judy at 630.883.8619 or e-mail at

Norwegian Ambassador Aas to Speak in Michigan

Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library & Museum
303 Pearl St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

June 12 from 7:00pm - 8:15pm

Attendance is open to all.

Masse Moro Youth Heritage Camp Fundraiser

Masse Moro is Sons of Norway's District 5 Norwegian Heritage youth summer camp.  As a "tussen takk" for your donation, you can get the book "The Hero Next Door: World War II in Norway."  These twenty eyewitness accounts told from the viewpoint of children and young adults were originally collected from Sons of Norway members by past District 5 Cultural Director, Jean Bittner.