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Craft School
Ornamental Woodcarving

April 5, 12, 19, 26;
May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31;
June 7, 14, 21, 28
9:00 A.M.–3:30 P.M.

Woodcarvers at all levels are welcome in this class. tool sharpening and basic carving techniques will be covered for beginners. continuing students will develop their own projects.

Classes are paid for by the month. Visit instructor Erik Holt’s website for more information about tools and supplies.

Classes start at $45 for members, $47 for non-members. There are discounts for purchasing multiple classes at once.

Sign up for April woodcarving classes at craftschool-woodcarving-apr.eventbrite.com



Pechakucha: Designing the Body
Design Mind. Design Body. Human Centered Design in the 21st Century

Thursday, April 16
6:30 P.M.

The Nordic Heritage Museum is pleased to announce a PechaKucha event in conjunction with the exhibition Finland: Designed Environments. In celebration of this exhibit and the continued imperative for human-centered design, Pecha Kucha and the Nordic Heritage Museum present Design Mind. Design Body. Human Centered Design in the 21st Century. A diverse array of speakers include Architects, designers, builders, tattoo artists and others whose work is inspired by the intersection of mind and body.

First formed in Tokyo in 2003, this 20x20 format features simple presentations of 20 images shown for 20 seconds accompanying presenters’ talks. These informal and fun gatherings have since spread around the world. No-host bar and refreshments provided by the Museum.

Suggested Donation: $5

RSVP here designingthebody.eventbrite.com

Northern Lights Auktion

Saturday, April 18
Doors Open At 5:00 P.M.

You are cordially invited to the 30th Annual Northern Lights Auktion at the Grand Hyatt Ballroom join us at the Grand Hyatt Seattle for a glamorous evening of fine dining and thrilling auction lots.

Enjoy an elegant Nordic-inspired night, complete with aquavit, champagne, and special guests, all while supporting the Nordic Heritage Museum! This year we are pleased to honor Allan and Inger Osberg for their contributions to the Nordic Heritage Museum.

For tickets and more information, visit the Auktion page.




Novus Project Plays Sibelius

Sunday, April 26
4:00 P.M.

The Novus project is a consortium of musicians comprised of members of Seattle Symphony, members of the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestras, and other talented local musicians. In this concert the group will focus on works by Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. The concert is in commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of Sibelius’ birth. The program will include Sibelius songs, Sonatina and other pieces for Violin and Piano, and String Quartet. Performers include: Marie Birve, soprano, David Barela, Piano, Jessica Choe, Piano, Artur Girsky, Violin, Michael Jinsoo Lim, Violin, Sue Jane Bryant, Viola and Eric Han, Cello.

Cost: $12 For Members; $14 General Admission

Purchase tickets at novusproject-sibelius.eventbrite.com




Craft School
Coffee Treats; 5-Class Cooking Series

Join us for one or more Saturday morning hands-on classes to learn how to cook afternoon coffee treats from each of the five Nordic countries. Review the history and culture of each treat, roll up your sleeves and cook, then stay afterward for a proper Nordic fika.

Each class is 2:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.

January 24 SOLD OUT

Norway with Daytona Strong
Prince Cake [Fyrstekake]; Grandma's Sandbakkels; Heart-Shaped Waffles [Vaffler]

February 21 SOLD OUT

Iceland with Margret Solvadottir
Vienna Cake [Vínarterta] and Happy Marriage Cake [Hjónabandssæla]

March 14 SOLD OUT

Denmark with Judith Dern
Layercake with Cream and Raspberries [Lagkage med flødeskum og hindbær]; Mazarins; Old-Fashioned Apple Cake [Gammeldags aeblekage]

April 11 SOLD OUT

Finland with Noel Wannebo
Fruit Soup [Sekahedelmakeitto]; Rye Cookies [Ruiskakut]; Cardamom Cream Pound Cake [Kardemummakakku]; Air Pudding [Ilmapuuro]


Sweden with Ruth Johnson-Pirie, "The Singing Baker"
Farmers cookies and cardamom cake

Cost: Members: $25 each, $110 for all; General Admission $30 each, $130 for all.

Register for one or more classes at craftschoolcoffeetreats.eventbrite.com



Rosemaling w/ Marilyn Hansen
Fridays & Saturdays, May 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16
9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Explore this traditional Norwegian form of decorative folk art, or simply brush up on your painting and design skills. Telemark, Hallingdal and Gudbrandsdal are just some of the regional styles taught in this class. Hansen is an experienced instructor and a member of The Western Rosemalers Association. She is a gifted painter whose work is known and appreciated throughout the United States. 

Students paint on a variety of decorative and useful objects. All levels of painters welcome, and taking at least two classes is recommended. 

You may purchase supplies from Hansen at the time of the workshop: $10 for a plate; brushes are $6 each; using her paints is $7; color copies are $1.

Cost: General Admission $35/day; NHM members $33/day

Register at spring-rosemaling.eventbrite.com



Mostly Nordic Chamber Music Series and Smörgåsbord 
NORWAY: The Nord Trio
Sunday, May 3
4:00 p.m.

Tango Under the Arctic Moon The Nord Trio is Sini Simonen (violin), Heidi Luosujärvi (accordion), and Inger-Kristine Riber (piano). Dazzlingly virtuosic, adventurous, and intense, this Norwegian-Finnish trio of violin, accordion, and piano is equally at home with its own arrangements of solemnly burning Finnish tangos and Piazzolla’s Argentine passion as it is with Norwegian masters Grieg,Sinding, Geirr Tveitt, and Ole Bull.

Cost: $47 with smörgåsbord, $22 without smörgåsbord for Members; $55 with smörgåsbord, $27 without smörgåsbord general admission

Purchase tickets at norway-mostlynordic2015.eventbrite.com 



Vikings, Volvos, and Voyages
Wednesday, May 6
6:00 p.m. Reception
6:30 p.m. Presentation

You're invited to an exciting event that combines ships, cars and the adventure of a lifetime. See a fascinating presentation about Hurtigruten's Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyages. Then learn about Volvo's Overseas Delivery Program, a unique way to explore Europe with complimentary round-trip airfare for two. You can also enter the Nordic Heritage Museum's raffle to win a 5- or 6-night Hurtigruten voyage for two. And AAA Travel will be on hand to help plan your Hurtigruten voyage. Space is limited, so reserve yours today!

Register at vikings-volvos-voyages.eventbrite.com



Nordic Stories
Thursday, May 7
10:00 a.m.

NORWAY: The Three Billy Goats Fluff, Rachael Mortimer

Join us for our eighth year of Nordic Stories, geared toward preschool-aged children and their grown-ups. Held the first Thursday of each month at 10:00 a.m., Nordic Stories features children’s stories from the Nordic countries, along with fun craft projects.

This is a free program, no reservations are necessary. Please note: This program is not intended for large groups.



Nordic Nights
Thursday, May 7
4:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

Join us at the Museum as we launch a brand-new after-hours program,Nordic Nights. On the first Thursday of the month from 4:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m., enjoy music, tours, programs, and more while the exhibitions stay open late! This month, there will be tours of Finland: Designed Environments and Diana Velasco: Dual Exposures, a dance performance by the Finnish folk dance group Katrilli, and more!

This is a free program, no reservations are necessary. Large groups are welcome.



Getting to Denmark: Grundtvig and Nation Building
Tuesday, May 12
7:00 p.m.

Join us for an evening with noted Grudtvig scholar Edward Broadbridge and Danish scholar Hanna Broadbridge as the share the story and music of N.F.S. Grundtvig as well as thoughts on nation-building writ large. In his illustrated talk Edward introduces Grundtvig to the audience as the major founding father of modern Denmark in the mid-19th century. Grundtvig was a poet, a pastor, a theologian, a philosopher, an educationist, and a politician. Above all, for the Danes he was a hymnwriter, so the talk will also invite the audience to sing one or two of Grundtvig’s hymns in the speaker’s own just-published English translation.

Hanna takes up the story where Edward leaves off, and looks at Grundtvig’s legacy and the reasons why the Danes consistently come top of the list of the world’s happiest nations. In Francis Fukuyama’s new book he speaks of “Getting to Denmark”, not so much the country as the state which is “stable, democratic, peaceful, prosperous, inclusive, and (with) extremely low levels of political corruption.”

Cost: $5 suggested donation at the door

RSVP at https://grudtvig-lecture.eventbrite.com



Syttende Mai
Sunday, May 17
10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Join us at the Nordic Heritage Museum to celebrate Norwegian Constitution Day with free admission and crafts for kids throughout the day. The Museum will be open from 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.



Spring Tea
Monday, June 1
2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Join us for the annual Spring Tea, hosted by the Volunteer Council! Proceeds of the tea benefit the Nordic Heritage Museum. Enjoy tea, light refreshments, and—last year’s big hit!—a Chico’s fashion show.

Cost: $8 suggested donation at the door.



Nordic Stories
Thursday, June 4
10:00 a.m.

SWEDEN: Boo and Baa Have Company, Lena and Olof Landström

Join us for our eighth year of Nordic Stories, geared toward preschool-aged children and their grown-ups. Held the first Thursday of each month at 10:00 a.m., Nordic Stories features children’s stories from the Nordic countries, along with fun craft projects.

This is a free program, no reservations are necessary. Please note: This program is not intended for large groups.



Nordic Nights
Thursday, June 4
4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Join us at the Museum for our new after-hours program, Nordic Nights. On the first Thursday of the month from 4:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m., enjoy music, tours, programs and more while the exhibitions stay open late!

Keep an eye on out for more information about the programs and activities at Nordic Nights in June.



June Ornamental Woodcarving w/ Erik Holt
Sundays, June 7, 14, 21, 28
9:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Woodcarvers at all levels are welcome in this class. Tool sharpening and basic carving techniques will be covered for beginners. Continuing students will develop their own projects.

Classes start at $45 for museum members, $47 general admission.
Visit www.nordicdragon.com for more information about tools and supplies.

Register at craftschool-woodcarving-jun.eventbrite.com



Aquavit Tasting
Sunday, June 7
1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 14
6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

This 2-hour Aquavit tasting and workshop covers everything you ever wanted to know about Aquavit, including history, production, styles by region, modern interpretation, flavor profiles, food pairing, drinking songs, culture, cocktailing and more!  Taste over 20 different domestic and imported aquavits as you learn the differences between them.  Ages 21+ only. 

Cost: $55 Members, $60 General Admission. Designated drivers admitted free.

Register at aquavit-tasting.eventbrite.com



Heritage Camp: Nordic Celebrations
Monday–Friday, June 22–26
9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Heritage Camp is a week of fun activities and crafts related to celebrations in the Nordic countries for children ages 7–11! We are happy to announce that the Leif Erikson Lodge 2-001 is again co-sponsoring camp.

Reservations are necessary, and can be made beginning April 1, by contacting Alison Church at 206.789.5707 x19 or alisonc@nordicmuseum.org.

Cost: $150 for Members, $100 for members of the Leif Erikson Lodge, $175 general admission.



Lys og Forfald (Light and Decay) w/ Harald Haugaard and Helene Blum
Wednesday, June 24
7:00 p.m.

We are happy to welcome back two of Denmark’s finest artists who come together in an outstanding ensemble that performs traditional and contemporary Danish music with great passion, presence and charm. The Blum & Haugaard ensemble is regularly touring and has captured the hearts of audiences in Europe, North America and Japan. Lys og Forfald (light and decay) is the third album from the group. 

This album will be the third and last of the trilogy with Burning Fields and Den Femte Søster as the precursors for this new album. For the first time ever it will be an album consisting of Haugaard’s compositions only and as it sounds like now the music has developed a lot since the two first albums and the general tone sounds more mellow and deep.

Cost: $15 Members, $20 general admission.

Purchase tickets at lys-og-forfald-concert.eventbrite.com



LEGO Workshop
Tuesday, June 30
10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Attention LEGO fans: Time to sign up for our 6th annual LEGO building extravaganza with local LEGO guru Dan Parker! Spend time creating on your own with the large supply of LEGO bricks and specialty pieces, or join one of Dan’s break-out classes on LEGO tricks and techniques. Explore various aspects of LEGO design along with other LEGO enthusiasts!

Please note that this class is for children ages 5–12. Pre-registration and pre-payment are necessary.

Cost: $25 for Members, $35 general admission.

Register at lego-workshop.eventbrite.com

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