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March


Craft School
Ornamental Woodcarving

March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29;
April 5, 12, 19, 26;
May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31;
June 7, 14, 21, 28

Sundays, 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.

Register for classes at https://craftschool-woodcarving-mar.eventbrite.com


Kids
Nordic Stories
Thursday, March 5
10:00 A.M.

Finland: by Tove Jansson
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 read aloud and fun craft projects. This is a free program, no reservations are necessary. Please note: this program is not intended for large groups.


 


Craft School
Nordic Spinning with Judith Mackenzie

Saturday & Sunday, March 7 & 8

If you would like to share the day with an internationally-known teacher, fiber artist and master
spinner, please join Judith Mackenzie for one or more of these hands-on workshops:

Saturday, March 7, 9:00 A.M.–4:00 P.M.,
The Gentle Art Of Spinning For Lace
 SOLD OUT
Sunday, March 8, 9:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.,
The Art Of Tradition: Spinning For Classic Swedish Tapestry
Sunday, March 8, 1:00 P.M.–4:00 P.M.,
The Art Of Tradition: Spinning For Norwegian Coverlets

Judith's classes provide a wide-ranging blend of technical and historical knowledge, skill, and invaluable information about the craft of turning fleece into yarn. As well as teaching throughout the United States and Europe, she contributes regularly to Spin-Off magazine, has been featured on many DVDs, and has written multiple books, including Teach Yourself Visually Handspinning and The Intentional Spinner.

See event registration page for workshop fees.

Register at judith-spinning-march.eventbrite.com


Concert
Mostly Nordic Chamber Music Series & Smörgåsbord 20th Anniversary Season
Denmark |Northwoods Wind Quartet | Sparklers And Marzipan—A Birthday Salute!

Sunday, March 8
4:00 P.M.

Innovative, versatile, and just plain fun, Northwoods wind quintet returns to mostly Nordic by popular demand! Celebrate Danish composer carl Nielsen’s 150th birth year and the twentieth anniversary of mostly Nordic with this program featuring Nielsen’s “Wind Quintet,” Clarke’s “March For The Prince Of Denmark,” and a potpourri of popular works such as Prokofieff’s “Peter And The Wolf,” Sousa’s “Liberty Bell March,” Roupen Shakarian’s “Alpine Morn,” and some PQD Bach.

Cost: $47 With Smörgåsbord, $22 Without Smörgåsbord For Members; $55 With Smörgåsbord,$27 Without Smörgåsbord, General Admission

Purchase tickets at https://denmark-mostlynordic2015.eventbrite.com


Soup & Cinema
Norway: Cool And Crazy /Heftig Og Begelstret

Tuesday, March 10
12:00 P.M.

Enjoy a nordic movie and homemade nourishing soup.
This Norwegian documentary introduces us to a group of men who find purpose, companionship
and even fame, as members of a male choir. Berlevag, a small city in the far north of Norway,
has fallen on hard economic times. But Berlevag still has one thing it can point to with pride—the Berlevag male choir, a men’s chorus that has found acclaim both at home in Norway and on concert tours overseas. Cool And Crazy offers an inside look at the men of the choir, whose vocalists
range in age from students in their early twenties to one man in his mid-nineties, as well as the city that brought them together.

Cost: $8, Members; $14 General Admission

Purchase tickets at https://soupandcinema-march.eventbrite.com


Member Preview
Finland: Designed Environments

Wednesday, March 11
6:00 P.M.

Join us for a preview of the exhibition the evening before it opens to the public. We’re honored to be joined by Ambassador Ritva Koukku-Ronde, the ambassador of Finland to the united states, who will formally open the exhibition and deliver remarks. No reservation required.

 

 


Concert & Lecture
Seattle Choral Company

Friday, March 13
7:00 P.M., Reception
8:00 P.M., Lecture

The Seattle Choral Company and the Nordic Heritage Museum will co-host a special preview reception for the Seattle choral company’s upcoming concert series. A lecture concerning the concert music, as presented by the SCC’S Founding Director, Freddie Coleman, will follow. Members of the chorus will also perform choral excerpts from the concert.

Cost: $5 Suggested Donation.

April

Nordic Nights
Thursday, April 2

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 we will keep all Museum galleries open until 8:00 p.m. Nordic Nights will feature music, food, tours, programs and more. No reservations required.


Craft School
Ornamental Woodcarving

Saturdays, April 5, 12, 19, 26
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


Kids
Nordic Stories

Thursday, March 5
10:00 A.M.
Iceland: Frances Dean Who Loved To Dance And Dance, By Birgitta Sif

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 read aloud and fun craft projects. This is a free program, reservations are not necessary. Please note: this program is not intended for large groups.

 

 

 

 


Craft School
Research Your Family Workshop

Saturday, April 11
2:00 P.M.–4:00 P.M.

Researching family histories has never been easier! Join Carol Buswell, education specialist at the National Archives at Seattle, for a hands-on genealogy workshop. You’ll learn about resources that will allow you to trace your family history, using records from the United States and Scandinavia. You’ll leave with handouts, tips, and everything you need to know to get started on your own family’s historical record.

Cost: $18 For Members; $22 General Admission Concert

Register for the workshop at http://family-research-workshop.eventbrite.com

 

 

 


Mostly Nordic Chamber Music Series & Smörgåsbord 20th Anniversary Season
Sweden| Lena Moén And Lena Johnson | Songs Of The Heart

Sunday, April 12
4:00 P.M.

Swedish soprano Lena Moén joins Swedish pianist Lena Johnson to perform a program of Swedish
master composers Peterson-Berger, Defrumerie, Linde, Stenhammar, and a tip of the hat to Schubert. Moén joins us from the Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble, Tallin Baroque, and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. johnson is a graduate of the Royal College Of Music in Stockholm and a frequent performer in such locales as london’s royal festival hall.

Cost: $47 With Smörgåsbord, $22 Without Smörgåsbord For Members; $55 With Smörgåsbord, $27 Without Smörgåsbord, General Admission

Purchase tickets at https://sweden-mostlynordic2015.eventbrite.com


Soup & Cinema
Norway: The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window / Hundraåringen Som Klev Ut Genom Fönstret

Tuesday, April 14
12:00 P.M.

Enjoy a Nordic movie and homemade nourishing soup.

The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window is based on the internationally best-selling novel by Jonas Jonasson . It tells the unlikely story of a 100-year-old man who decides it’s not too late to start over. For most people it would be the adventure of a lifetime, but allan karlsson’s unexpected journey is not his first.

Cost: $8 For Members; $14 General Admission

Purchase tickets at soupandcinema-april.eventbrite.com


Pechakucha
Designing the Body

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. Pechakucha Seattle comes to the Museum to discuss
Nordic design in its unique 20x20 fashion. Participating presenters will be announced as the date nears.

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


Auktion
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.

 


Concert
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. Swedish soprano Marie Birve will perform with the group.
Cost: $12 For Members; $14 General Admission

Purchase tickets at novusproject-sibelius.eventbrite.com

May

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]

May 2

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

 


Craft School
Rosemaling

Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
May 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, and 16

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


Craft School
Ornamental Woodcarving

Saturdays, March 1, 8, 15, 22
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-may.eventbrite.com


Craft School
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




Special Events

Each year, the Nordic Heritage Museum holds special events in addition to our regular programming.

Mark Your Calendars for These Exciting Events!

Viking Days
Saturday and Sunday, August 22 & 23, 2015

Nordic Knitting Conference
Held every other year, TBD 2016

Yulefest
Saturday and Sunday, November 21 & 22, 2015

Mostly Nordic: Chamber Music Series and Smörgåsbord
*For information on this year's Mostly Nordic Champer Music Series, click here.
Sundays in February, March, April, and May, 2016






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