2019-20 Peer Gynt Schedule
Our meeting location: St. Paul Church, 609 5th St. S., Stillwater, MN between Willard and Walnut Streets. Enter from the parking lot off 4th St. Our meeting spot is downstairs, past the stairway, straight ahead.
Let us make a concerted effort to attend every meeting and performance this year
Saturday, Sept. 14th: 1 – 2:30. Inviting and welcoming new friends. Continuing the Sports Medals and adding the cultural skill of rosemaling will be part of our focus this year. What styles of rosemaling are there? Learning brush strokes. New dance: Parhalling. Old dances: Lettisk polka & Tre Tur fra Fana, Jomfru, Jomfru, and Ikodnet. Bunad check! Wear your bunad and pins to see if you need a different
size. New member can be fitted for a bunad if they choose to join our group.
Saturday, Oct. 12th: 1 – 2:30. Wear some older clothes in case some paint spills. We will be mixing paint to create dimension and painting book marks with rosemaling scrolls. We will fill out our sports medals chart for each of you every month to track your progress. Continue our new dance: Parhalling. Rehearse: Seksmansril, Rugen, Sandsvaeril, Tre Tur fra Fana, Klappdans, and Ikodnet,.
Saturday, Oct. 26th – Torsk and Meatball dinner at Gustavus Adolphus, 1669 Arcade St., St. Paul. Turn off Hwy. 61/ Arcade St. at Idaho St. to enter the south parking lot. We need at least 12 Peer Gynt volunteers to serve water, coffee, milk, bus dishes, help with the Silent Auction and bake sale or carry the dinner plates for those who need help. Wear your bunad please. Baking donations for the Bake Sale are welcome!
Saturday, Nov. 9th: 1 – 2:30. Samples of rosemaling on display. Choose your wooden project piece and decide on the which traditional background color to use We will fill out our sports medals chart and start the cultural skills paperwork. Parhalling, Sandsvaeril, and Dobbel reinlender, Fjåskern, Familie Sekstur today.
(NEW) Thursday, Nov. 14th: 7 p.m. performance at St. Croix Valley Syttende Mai Society at the Bradshaw Celebration of Life Center, 2800 Curve Crest Blvd. W., Stillwater. Arrive at 6:30 please so we can get organized.
(NEW DATE) Saturday, Dec. 14th: 1 – 2:30 Baking our traditional favorites: krum kake, kringla, sandbakkels. Let’s try a new Norwegian recipe for rosettes and pepperkaker too. Bring a cookie tin or Tupperware to take some treats home. Afterwards, we will rehearse our entire Union Depot playlist for Sunday.
Sunday, Dec. 8th: Union Depot performance at 1:00. Wear your bunad with a Norwegian sweater, hat and mittens. We will dance every one we know.
Saturday, Jan. 11th: 1 – 2:30. Who will be our fish toss champ this year? Bring your sled, toboggan, skis or cardboard. 1 – 1:40 Stillwater Middle School hill, 523 W. Marsh. Cocoa/coffee to keep warm! Return to St. Paul church for our meeting 1:45 – 2:30. Update your sports medal chart. Parhalling, Sandsvaeril and Dobbel reinlender, Seksmansril, Treklappdans på rekkje. Skogfjorden Norwegian Camp information and forms.
Saturday, Feb. 8th: 1 – 2:30. Work on your wooden rosemaling project. Photos taken to be submitted to Sons of Norway International. Parhallingnand Dobbel reinlender, Trans Atlantic mixer. Are you achieving your sport medal goal? Fill in your chart.
Saturday, Mar. 14th: 1 – 2:30. Do you have any rosemaling piece you could bring to show today? Rehearse for the Festival of Nations audition. Parhalling, Dobbel reinlender, Klappdans and Seksmansril.
March date and time for Festival audition will be released in November.
Saturday, Apr. 11th: 1 – 2:30. Finish your wooden rosemaling project. Photos taken to be submitted to Sons of Norway International. Rehearse Parhalling, Dobbel reinlender, Klappdans, and Familie Sekstur. (If we are successful at the
Festival of Nations audition, tickets for performers will be given today.)
Saturday, May 2nd ?: Festival of Nations performance at the St. Paul River Centre. Times announced after our successful audition.
Saturday, May 9th: 1 – 2:30. Last regular meeting of the year. Cultural and Sports medal ceremony. Will you achieve bronze, silver or gold this year? Favorite Norwegian folk dance contest today. Choose and call out your favorite and we will dance it. At the end of the dancing, we will each vote and see what the group’s choice would be. PRIZES!
Tuesday, May 12th: Celebrate Syttende Mai, Norwegian Constitution Day! 1669
Arcade St., St. Paul, Gustavus Adolphus Church. Families are invited for the parade, supper, and Peer Gynt dancing. 6:30 – 7:30
Tuesday June 16th – Island Lake Park picnic in Shoreview. Learn how to play the Norwegian outdoor game of Kubb. Dance around Maypole.