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July 2018

2018 Hardanger Fiddle Music & Dance Workshop

July 19 - July 22

The 35th Annual Workshop will feature the traditional music and dance of the Hardangerfjord region of Norway July 19-22, 2018 Folklore Village, Dodgeville, Wisconsin The HFAA's Annual Workshop offers a very special opportunity for getting to know Norwegian Hardanger fiddle music and dance traditions in depth. We are dedicated to both nurturing beginners and providing challenges for the more advanced. We invite you to come and join us in an environment that has been called "the warmest and most supportive…

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Nordic Fest 2018 in Decorah, Iowa

July 26 - July 28

Velkommen to Nordic Fest! Dates: July 26–28, 2018 2018 Theme: You had me at Lefse Since 1967, over 1 1/2 million visitors from all over the world have attended our festival in Decorah, Iowa! Your whole family will enjoy delicious food, traditional crafts, a colorful parade, lively entertainment, sporting events, and our Saturday night fireworks display. Events begin with Thursday night’s opening ceremonies at 6:45 p.m., followed by two full days of fun activities for the whole family. Plans are…

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August 2018

Tre-Lag Stevne

August 8 - August 11

Join the 2018 Tre Lag Stevne, a joint meeting of Gudbrandsdal Lag National, Trønderlag of America, and Nord Hedmark og Hedemarken Lag. The 2018 Stevne will be held at the Holiday Inn and Conference Center in Austin, Minnesota from August 8-11. See Stevne page for updated details as plans are finalized. The 2018 Stevne will highlight the realities of "Norway Evolving" in many different areas. The Stevne will be held at the Holiday Inn Convention Center (1498 4th Street N.,…

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111th Stevne of the Hallinglag of America and Sognefjord Lag

August 9 - August 11

The 2018 joint Stevne of the Hallinglag of America and Sognefjord Lag will be held in Decorah, Iowa. Check the lag websites for details: www.fellesraad.com/hallinglag/ http://www.fellesraad.com/sognefjord.htm

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Sons of Norway International Convention “Sailing For Growth”

August 16 - August 18

Plans are underway for the 2018 International Convention, to be held from August 16 to 18 at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Hotel in Bloomington, Minn., with convenient proximity to the MSP airport, Mall of America and downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul. A wide variety of exciting activities and events are in the works. Convention attendees may participate in The 2018 Leadership Conference: Motivate – Maximize – Mobilize to Benefit Your Community & Your Lodge, to be held on Wednesday, August…

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September 2018

Labor Day observed: NAGC & NL Closed

September 3

NAGC will be closed, so our staff can spend time with their families.

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September 8 - September 9

SEPTEMBER 8 & 9, 2018 CENTERVILLE, SOUTH DAKOTA SCANDIA LUTHERAN CHURCH & FELLOWSHIP HALL For more information, visit the website: http://www.fellesraad.com/opdalslag/index.htm#STEVNE

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Romerikslag & Solarlag Joint Stevne

September 12 - September 15

Big Wood Event Center 925 Western Ave Fergus Falls, MN ​218-739-2211 For more information, visit the lag websites: http://www.solorlag.com/stevne.html http://www.fellesraad.com/romerikslag.htm Stevne Schedule: ​Wednesday, September 12 Research Day – Mark Troemner will present new options for Swedish/Finnish research. 5:00 pm Lag board meeting. Thursday September 13 9:00 Registration – Genealogy & Silent Auction Opens 9:00 Opening Session - Welcome, Anthems, Introduction of Officers, Show & Tell Bus leaves for tour-  Ottertail County Historical Museum, Lunch Trefoldighed Norwegian Lutheran Church, Prospect House…

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Nordfjordlag Gathering

September 16

Nordfjordlag meets Sunday Sept. 16, 2018 at Green Lake Bible Camp, Spicer, MN. Call Connie Olson, (763) 972-7266 for more information or visit the website: http://www.fellesraad.com/nordfjordlag.htm

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Hostfest 2018

September 26 - September 29

Norsk Høstfest is held annually in the fall in the N.D. State Fair Center on the North Dakota State Fairgrounds in Minot, N.D., USA. The festival was founded in 1978 by the late Chester Reiten and a group of friends who shared his interest in celebrating their Nordic heritage. The festival, now entering into its 40th year, has grown into North America’s largest Scandinavian festival with tens of thousands of people attending from all over the world. The festival features…

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