2012 Kalendar of
Upcoming Events: (please email Connie
if you have pictures that can be included here)
Norwegian book club generally
meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month, see below:
2012 Activity Kalender:
Sunday, 8 January 2012, 6:30 pm. General membership meeting at Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church in Hancock, to Install our new Officers and plan the 2012 Kalendar for the Ulseth Lodge.
Please bring a desert or finger food to share; coffee and juice will be
available. All members are invited to attend to have in-put in your Lodge
kalender of events. What did you like or dislike or want to add?
2012 Wednesday 11:30am at Good Shepard Lutheran Church, 1100 College Ave,
Houghton: The Norwegian Book Club meets! Please join us by reading the January book: we will discuss "Kitchen of Light" by Andreas Viestad.
You can find it, or order it, at North Wind Books Store at Finlandia. It
includes many recipes, but also a discussion of Norwegian culture today and
beautiful pictures relating to light and how it affects us. Try a recipe in
the book and share your experience of making it! Please join us!
JANUARY 28, Saturday,
Heikinpäivä Festival in
Hancock. The Ulseth Lodge will walk in the parade carrying the Sons of
Norway Barnelopet banner, 4 volunteers needed! (meet at parade gathering
just before parade)
Tori Market 10am-3pm at FAHC, Parade 11-11:30am, Wife Carry
Contest 11:30 next to FAHC, Polar Bear Dive 3pm on canal next to Copper
Island Beach Club.
11 February 2012 Saturday, 7:30 pm
right after the MTU Hockey game in the MTU
Chemistry Bldg #19. We will have potluck snacks & drinks; and watch Torchlight parade and
Tech Winter Carnival Torch Light Parade will come down Mt Ripley & Fireworks. The Sons
of Norway, Ulseth Lodge members have reserved a room on the campus of MTU to
view the parade and fireworks that start at 8:30pm from the warmth of the Chemical Sciences Building.
That is building number 19 on the campus map here:
www.mtu.edu/tools/map.html We will meet and socialize with family and
friends starting at 7:30pm Saturday in second floor room 208, the
Chemistry Learning Center. Juice and coffee will be provided; please bring a Norwegian dessert snack or
finger food and watch this spectacular
event! Please enter the building from the main entrance; across from the Union.
12 February 2012 Sunday: Barneløpet
(children's ski event) at
Maasto Hiihto classic cross country
ski trail, sponsored by our
Lodge, Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club,
and the City of Hancock.
Registration at 1 pm in the Hancock Chalet for ages 3 to 17 and
parents and community! Ski starts with age groups at 2 pm. Skiers who
register and finish will receive a large enameled color medal. Hot chocolate
and cookies will be available at the Chalet after the ski. Volunteers are needed to bring baked goods,
help with the race, and inside the Chalet for this 5th Annual event. Contact the Stordahls'
you can help. Click here for
form. Click here to see pictures of the 2010 year's,
taken by KeweenawNow journalist.
Book Club! 15 February
2012 Wednesday 11:30am at Good Shepard Lutheran Church, 1100 College Ave,
Houghton: The Norwegian Book Club meets! Please join us by reading the February book: we will discuss "Cod"
by Mark Kurlansky.
You can find it, or order it, at North Wind Books Store at Finlandia or
other book stores on line. Please join us!
Thursday, Feb 23, 2012 The
near Hayward, Wisconsin is a race for over 1,000
children during the famous annual Brikebeiner cross country ski race in
nearby Hayward/Cable. It is a tribute to the original Birkebeiner
ski marathon in Norway to save the infant future King of
Norway in 1206. The Sons of Norway, District 5, sponsors the cookie tent at
the children's race; our Ulseth Lodge is asked to send cookies to give to
the children as they finish the race. So if you can donate some cookies to this
event, please package them in a box or ice cream bucket (not wrapped
individually) and label the container Ulseth Lodge cookies and the amount of
cookies enclosed (Nancy has containers you can use). Bring the cookies to
the kitchen of Gloria Dei Lutheran church in Hancock and place in the
refrigerator sometime by 4pm Tuesday Feb 21st.
Local member, Nancy Imm,
volunteers at the race and will deliver our cookies again this year.
Contact Nancy if you have any questions.
Click here to see a video of a previous Barnebirkie in Hayward, Wisc.
Saturday, 10 March 2012, 10am to 2pm Ulseth Lodge celebrates Vinterfestuka!
Bring your skis or snowshoes
or just come and enjoy the potluck dinner! Gather at the Chalet at
Maasto Hiihto ski trails in Hancock. We will eat at
in the warm Chalet and ski or snow shoe on the trails anytime after 10am.
(walkers not allowed on trails, snowshoes have to stay off the set ski
tracks) Bring soups, crockpots, breads, desserts
and your own plates and eating utensils; if you can bring soup or chili for this, please
contact Stordahls 482-0292. Bring the family, friends and a dish
to pass and enjoy
the great outdoors! March is the month that Northern Norway celebrates Vinterfestuka to honor the Sun Goddess, Sunna. This festival begins at first
Sun and continues until evening shadows darken the sky. They celebrate the
sun because they live without seeing the sun during the winter months. At this day they celebrate that the sun has arrived again.
Club! 21 March 2012 Wednesday 11:30am-1:00pm at Good Shepard Lutheran
Church, 1100 College Ave, Houghton. Join the Sons of Norway, Literature/Book
Club Culture Group! The March book is "The Legendary Jackrabbit Johannsen" by Alice E. Johannsen. You can buy the paperback used from
Amazon starting at $8, the hardback runs about $95 new. Contact Andrea for more details on this month's selection.
12 April 2012, Thursday, Nordic Film Series: "Solveig:
The Life and Artwork of Solveig Arneng Johnson" . Free film will be
shown at 2pm and again at 6pm at the Finnish American Heritage Center.
Both the film maker and the artist will be at this!! So come meet the
filmmaker Kiersten Chace, and artist Solveig (Sally) Arneng Johnson, who
will be here! This
beautiful documentary/love story illuminates the life of Duluth resident Solveig Arneng Johnson, whose body of artwork captures her love of Norway,
family and her natural surroundings. Born in 1925, in the Arctic town of
Kirkenes, Norway, Solveig reflects on life during the throes of World War
II, her indigenous Sami identity, art studies, immigrating to America, and
the love of her life. Film run time: 39 min
18 April 2012 Wednesday 11:30am-1:00pm Sons of Norway, Literature/Book Club
Culture Group! The Summer book is "The Ice Palace", Tarjei
Vesaas. You can either buy the book locally new
or used on line or borrow it from a club member: Contact Andrea for more details on this month's selection.
19 April 2012, Thursday; Ulseth
Executive Board meets: place and time TBD.
Book Club! 16 May 2012
Wednesday 11:30am-1:00pm Sons of Norway,
Literature/Book Club Culture Group! meeting at a member's home in Hancock. May book is
Babe Didrickson, Susan Cayleff ((or any biography about Didrickson, or her
autobiography)) Contact Eileen for directions to the meeting! Contact Andrea for more details on this month's selection.
17 May 2012: Thursday, 5:30-9pm, Annual
celebration! To be held at the Jutila Center in Hancock. There will be a
Social and Children's activities, a presentation by Frida Waara
and John Major, about their film "Condition
One", an Antarctic story; with comparison to Michigan, and a Norwegian
There will be $15 meal charge per adult, $7.50 for children. Or just $5 for
the program only.
RSVP's are needed by May 15,
contact Ralph Lund337.3392 with RSVP
so they can plan the food details and room seating.
Remember, this is an
important membership and recruitment event, so please invite and bring
potential members or anyone interested in this great presentation!
Syttende Mai is the Norwegian
Day celebration, much like America's 4th of July, and is one of Norway's most important Celebrations of the Year, so you do not
want to miss this!
If you have them, wear your Norwegian clothing,
and royal blue colors!
Click here to read and hear the
Norwegian National Anthem
23, 2012; 6pm dinner, Sankthansaften
(Longest Day) Celebration!
At the Breakers Shelter in McLain State
Park*, off M203 past Hancock; potluck dinner and watch sun set on the longest day of the
year! Dinner will be at 6:00pm, featuring a
Fish Fry by members Shirley and
Jerry Lamppa! The rest of us will bring all the rest of the fixings. There
will be a few Brats grilled for those non-fish eaters. If you have never
tried the Lamppa's fish, you will be in for an awesome treat! We will be at
the shelter located at the far West end of the park. There
will be a small charge to defray the cost of the fresh fish; please call
Eileen at 482-0292 for rsvp on the fish/brats and what you will bring. This fun
event will include games for kids of all ages and social hour starting
before the 6pm dinner. If you have a fun Norwegian t-shirt, wear it! Bring your dish to
pass, your fav beverage, and bring your own plates and utensils.
*It will be FREE to drive into McLain State Park if you have a "P" sticker on your car's
Plate, otherwise, there is FEE.
Remember, call Eileen at 482-0292
for RSVP on how many will be eating fish and what dish you will bring to
The summer solstice, is celebrated in Norway every June on the
longest day of the year. It is called
or St. Hans Aften (St. John's Eve) in Norway; June 24th is
the birthday of St. John the
Baptist, which used to be the
longest day before the Gregorian calendar. Midsummer's
Eve celebrations, were pagan in origin, and featured bonfires.
They were lit to protect against evil spirits which were believed to
roam freely when the sun was turning southwards again. On this day,
barbeques are held featuring games and lotteries. Bonfires are still a main
part of the observance in Norway.
Our event is on
Saturday evening so you could also
attend the Annual
MidSummer Fest in Marquette 11am-Dusk at Presque Isle Park
(their event started in 1999).
2012 Saturday, Lodge Meeting and
Heritage Days in Calumet, need volunteers
for the Norwegian Lutheran Church tours in Calumet for
Heritage Days! (NLC is the future home of the Ulseth Lodge!) Help is needed
this year to scrape and paint the front steps of the Norwegian Lutheran
Church in Calumet. Call Ralph at337.3392
September Time/Day TBD:
CANCELLED THIS YEAR Fall Round-up Rally Lodge meeting! Gloria
Dei Lutheran Church, Hancock;
Please attend our Frokost møte!
Including pannekake frokost, meeting and program, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Hancock.
This will be a breakfast meeting, serving Norwegian waffles w/ lingonberry
jam, sausage, hard & soft boiled eggs, juice, milk, & coffee. There will be
a $5.00 charge per person. Bring a dozen or so of your favorite ginger snap,
shortbread or sugar cookies or blueberry muffins for enjoyment with coffee
RSVP to the Stordahls at 482-0292 by noon Friday 9/xx so we can get the necessary food
items and to indicate if you can help in the kitchen set up &/or clean up.
We are encouraged to Please bring guests who may be interested in the
Culture and Heritage of Norway and in joining
our Lodge! Meeting will be done in time to watch the
Parade of Nations starting at 11am in front of the old middle school in
Hancock! Please volunteer to carry our Norwegian Flags in the parade!
19 September 2012 Wednesday 11:30am-1:00pm Sons of Norway, Literature/Book
Club Culture Group! meeting at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1100 College
Avenue in Houghton. September book is "Giants in the Earth", Ole Rolvag. You can either buy the book locally new, or used on line or
borrow it from a club member: Contact Andrea for more details on this month's selection.
11 October 2012; Thursday 6:30 PM,
Lodge Meeting: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1000 Quincy Street in Hancock;
Program on Famous Norwegian-Americans.
reports, and Plans will be discussed for the Norwegian Julefest meeting,
potluck and silent auction in December. Please bring a snack to share!
There will be coffee and juice available and paper plates/cups etc to
minimize clean up. Bring friends interested in all things Norwegian!!
17 October 2012 Wednesday 11:30am-1:00pm Sons of Norway, Literature/Book
Club Culture Group! meeting at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1100 College
Avenue in Houghton. October book is "The Ice Museum", Joanna Kavenna. You can either buy the book locally new or
used on line or borrow it from a club member: Contact Andrea for more details on this month's selection.
8 November 2012 Thursday, 6 pm Ulseth Lodge General
Thursday, November 8th,
at 6pm, the
Ulseth Lodge will be hosting a
Norwegian movie called Max
Manus, at the Finnish
Amer Heritage Center in
members will provide sweets and
an opportunity to discuss the film, and
learn a little about the local Norwegian community. This
movie is "a true
story about one of the most brilliant saboteurs during World War
II and his battle to overcome his inner demons.... Norwegian
Max Manus must take what he's learned as a fighter in the
Finnish Army during the Winter War and apply it to the Norwegian
Resistance movement when the Nazis occupy his homeland."
Norwegian with English subtitles, 117 minutes.
Public Screenings onThursday, Nov 8th at
2 pm and 6 pm. Free and open to the public." Sweets,Beverages
and discussion will follow the 6pm movie! And
a General Membership vote on Officers will take place, with the
same slate of officers as this previous year.
Please bring Nordic deserts
The Norwegian Book Club will meet Wednesday, November 28, at 11:30am-1pm; at
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1100 College Ave. in Houghton, to discuss
Vikings in the Attic by Eric Dregni. Everyone welcome! (the book club will not meet in Dec, see you again Jan
9 December 2012 Sunday 5 pm, Annual Julefest celebration
and pot luck dinner, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Hancock; Program, games and Silent
Auction! We will have a huge Silent Auction this Julefest from a gift of
many Norse items from a Keweenaw resident who recently moved away. (If you
have items this year, please arrive early (4pm) with your silent auction items and
give us an idea of minimum price. Nancy Imm and Patricia Van Pelt will
coordinate the auction.
for a Donation/Bid form to fill out in advance for your donations.) If you need a ride, please contact us. If you have
them, wear your Norwegian clothing or red and royal blue colors and bring
your tasty Norwegian specialty foods! The lodge will provide juice and
coffee. Pot Luck Dinner at 5:30. We also like to donate to the GDLC food drive box, so bring
in a non-perishable food item to add to the box! If you have been collecting
used postal stamps for the Norwegian children's charity
TUBFRIM, bring them too! If
you have taken any pictures of our Ulseth Lodge events, bring them to
include in our album! Program will be a 30 minute video on Lutefisk! Can
someone make some Lutefisk for us all to have a little taste?!! Bring
Family and Friends and Dish to pass!