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Velkommen til Nordic Cultural Club of Central Minnesota
and Trollheim Sons of Norway!

Welcome to the Nordic Cultural Club of Central Minnesota sponsored by the Trollheim Lodge of the Sons of Norway chapter 1-511 located in St. Cloud, MN.

Posted April 5, 2021

Upcoming events (subject to change due to Covid restrictions)

Cultural Night Program: Monday April 19th, 7 p.m. via Zoom
Robert “Bud “Larsen, Brainerd presenting “Hardanger Fiddle’s Journey”. Larsen has been playing and building  Hardanger fiddles since his youth. The program includes fiddle history and popularity, resurgence and Bud’s experience as a master builder of Hardanger Fiddles. 
To join this Zoom meeting click on this link: 
https://zoom.us/j/92542619520?pwd=QTVwNjdCWXlFclRDb2NQUFBIRDNWQT09
and when prompted enter the Meeting ID: 925 4261 9520 and Passcode: 713327.

Synette Mai Celebration: Monday May 17th at the Riverside Park Shelter in St. Cloud, MN. Riverside Park, St. Cloud, MN – click here for directions.
We are planning a special Synette Mai Celebration and we hope you can all be a part of it.  This will be an outside event with access to the indoor shelter also. Activities include:
Family parade: meet at 5:45 outside the shelter to get your free Norwegian flag. At 6:00 we will have a easy walking parade for all ages and return to the shelter for ice cream around 6:30. This is a very traditional activity for May 17 in Norway.
Synette Mai picnic and program: Around 7 p.m. we will host a free Norwegian picnic meal for all members and guests. Nothing to bring just come! Following the picnic our program will feature a Norwegian concert featuring Bud Larsen playing variety of Scandinavian songs on Hardanger fiddle and mandolin.

Should the weather be uncomfortable the warming house is large enough to allow for social distancing during the program. Current CDC guidelines will be used to insure a safe healthy event, please bring a mask if mask guidelines are still in place. We are planning for enough food for 50 people, so please consider joining us.

Newsletter coordinator: we are still in need of someone to coordinate the newsletter. It is published six times a year. Some computer skills are necessary, but can be trained. 

For those looking for general information about our lodge, most of our cultural events are held at the Whitney Center, 1527 Northway Drive, St. Cloud, MN. Guests are always welcome at our events. Cultural Nights begin with a 6:30 social and program at 7:00. All Cultural Nights include Norwegian songs, language and food in addition to a schedule program. Click on the link below to open a copy of our most current newsletter. 

Trollheim Newsletter: our bi-monthly publiciation with information on upcoming cultural nights and activities. Click here for our most recent edition.  

If you wish to receive our newsletter directly to your inbox, are interested in becoming a member or you want more information on the Nordic Cultural Club/Sons of Norway, contact Frank Haynes at Haynes@albanytel.com or 320-774-9200.

Here is an interview with Trollheim Lodge Member Ken Norbie as he reflects on Post WWII Norway .  Click on the title to watch as he shares his memories of his military service and Norway experiences (hosted by Doug Watkins).  Sadly we lost Ken in 202.

You can show your Norwegian pride and support Trollheim Lodge by purchasing some Norwegian/American lapel pins for your family and friends (see below). 

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