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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. 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.

Because of the Coronovirus health risk the Board of Directors has cancelled all lodge events through June 2020. There will be a May-June newsletter distributed. We will revisit the possibility of our summer pot luck gathering (July 20, location to be determined). 

March 16 Norwegian Vaflers (waffles): March 25 is Vafler Day, in celebration we will learn history, stories and recipes related to vaflers, a favorite food in many Scandinavian countries. Plus we will sample several varieties. 

April 17 Ronnaug Petterssen and her dolls: Ronnaug Petterssen made dolls in Norway from the 1930s – 1970s. Her dolls became popular for their unique design and regional dress and have become very collectible. Pati Kachel will share the story of Ronnaug Petterssen. Pati is a professional storyteller from the Parable Fund. 

May 18 Synette Mai Family Parade: In celebration of Norway’s Constitution Day (May 17) we will meet at 5:30 p.m. at Stearns History Museum (235 33rd Ave. S, St. Cloud) and take an easy walk around the grounds finishing around 5:45. Everyone attending will receive a free Norway flag and ice cream following the event. Children are especially welcome!

May 18 Synette Mai Cultural Night program/meal: In celebration of Norway’s Constitution day (May 17) we will host a 6:30 social and 7:00 meal/program on Monday May 18 at Atonement Church (1144 29th Ave. N, St. Cloud). Following a traditional Norwegian meal (ticket required), Timothy Boyce, NC. will share a program on the book, “Day to Day”, a WW II concentration camp diary secretly written by Norwegian Odd Nansen. Program tickets including the banquet are now on sales for $20. Contact Frank Haynes at 320-774-9200 or Haynes@albanytel.com for details. 

Guests are welcome to all of our events. We have two publications available online (click on either) : 

Trollheim Newsletter: our bi-monthly publiciation with information on upcoming cultural nights and activities.

Trollheim Newsletter Plus: additional news, stories and information on our Norwegian Culture. 

If you wish to receive our newsletter directly to you 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.