Hi Everyone, This year I am studying Friluftsliv (outdoor life) at Hardanger Folkehogskule in Norway. This is a year-long program where I will go on outdoors trips and be immersed in Norwegian culture. My favorite activities so far are allsang, volleyball, and going on hikes. I have been learning lots of Norwegian and it kind of feels like a grown-up Skogfjorden. This photo is from … Continue reading Hei Hei fra Kaia
There’s still time to catch the Vikings exhibit at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis. The Vikings Begin Through October 27 Informed by cutting-edge research and with objects that are around 1400 years old – including helmets, swords, jewelry and glass – this impressive exhibition tells the story of the beginnings of Viking society. Continue reading The Vikings Are Here
As you know, our cultural theme this year is learning about the Sámi people of Northern Scandinavia. Here are three local opportunities to learn more. There’s currently a photography exhibit at Norway House running through June 9: Sámi Dreams is presented as a visual and audio experience; not only are the subjects presented in stunning photography by Randall Hyman, they’re recorded as well. Listen to each … Continue reading Don’t miss SÁMI photographs, film & stories
It’s not too early to dream of summer! Concordia Langue Villages offers some extra incentives to sign up for camp by December 1st. Our Lodge scholarship deadline is February 15th and requires proof of registration so you may as well get it done early and enter the prize drawing. For more info on Lodge scholarships to Skogfjorden and Masse Moro, visit our Lodge website. Here … Continue reading Early Bird Deadline December 1
Be sure to check out Norway House November 17 – January 6 Gingerbread (or pepperkaker in Norwegian) is a delicious Christmas tradition and Norway House goes all out. Check out the happenings here. See extraordinary gingerbread creations and vote for your favorite! Here’s a recipe to bake your own. Continue reading Gingerbread Wonderland!
What a great way to begin the 2018-2019 season! Thanks to Ron Stow for the photos Continue reading Peer Gynt Dancers Sing, Dance and Win Ribbons at Sons of Norway International Convention
Dear Peer Gynt Dancers and Families, Our Synnøve Nordkap Lodge offers generous scholarships to youth lodge members to attend Norwegian language summer camps. At our last meeting we heard about Skogfjorden, the Concordia Language Village in Bemidji. There is also Masse Moro in Wisconsin. The scholarship deadline is February 15th. You can find links to the camps and scholarship applications here: http://synnove1.com/Scholarships.html The Lodge also makes … Continue reading Scholarships available!
Through the Sons of Norway Foundation, Peer Gynt Dancers have an opportunity to earn several cultural skills pins. Folk dancing, of course, but dancers have also earned pins for figure carving and knitting. Students work on projects they learn at Peer Gynt that help them meet the requirements of the cultural skills unit. Mrs. Stow has the paperwork for students to fill out and she … Continue reading What are these cultural skills pins?
Welcome back, Peer Gynt Families! Hope you all enjoyed a great summer filled with exciting adventures. Mrs. Stow has sent out a new schedule (posted here). Please note important information about new meeting locations! Your webmistress has given the website a slight refresh with new photos from Patrick Rhone. Please send additional photos to email@example.com. We especially need warm-weather photos! Looking forward to seeing everyone … Continue reading Looking Ahead to a New Year
This Sunday, July 30 Saint Olav’s Day Tinndølan, award-winning young performers of Norwegian folk dance and music from Telemark, Norway, will participate in the Norwegian “Folkemusikkmesse” at 11 a.m. at Mindekirken in Minneapolis and continue with a full performance at 1 p.m., following a lunch break. Don’t miss the chance to see these amazing dancers! Continue reading See Norway’s Tinndølan Youth Dancers!