Sundays (Port Angeles) Regular Sunday dance. Scandinavian and ballroom dancing Sundays, 7–9 p.m. Scandia Hall at 131 W 5th St., Port Angeles, WA. Donations taken at the door. Info: Sandy or Paul, (360) 457-7035 or email@example.com.
- Mondays (Poulsbo) Scandinavian dance instruction at the Sons of Norway hall, 18891 Front St., Poulsbo. 7–9 p.m.; $3 per session; partners not required. Party dance Monday, January 16, 7–9 p.m. As always, bring dance shoes, enthusiasm, and a treat to share. Info: Julie at (360) 394-9698 or Laurel at (360) 876-8907.
- Mondays (Portland) Norske Runddansere Scandinavian Folkdance. We dance and teach couple and cir- cle dances and lively mixers from all five Scandina- vian countries. We meet at Scandinavian Heritage Foundation’s Nordia House at 8800 SW Oleson Rd., Portland, OR 97223. $4; first dance free, and free for students; $50 for annual membership. Everyone is welcome! Please bring separate indoor dancing shoes. Lessons every Monday, 7:30–8:30 p.m., fall–spring. Open request dance year-round. Info: Newgards, (503) 636-7509, firstname.lastname@example.org, or www.norskerunddansere.org.
- Wednesdays, (Burnaby, B.C.) Scandinavian dance. Weekly teaching & request dancing to recorded music, September–April, with time off around Christmas. Scandinavian Community Centre, 6540 Thomas St., 7:30–10 p.m., $8. Second Wednesdays are live music nights at an alternate location; see www.vcn.bc.ca/scandi for venue and details. Info: Judith, (604) 526-4722 or email@example.com.
12/31 Nyårsfest 2016 (Nordic New Year’s Eve party). Three floors of music and dancing, including Skandia Kapell on the lobby floor. Secret deal for folk dancers: anyone who is a member of Skandia or a Nordic dance group, such as Nordiska, can get in for half price. You will have to call the office to get that price—(206) 283-1090). The full price for the evening is $20 for Swedish Club members and $30 for nonmembers until Nov 30. On Dec 1, the full price is $40 for Swedish Club members and $50 for nonmembers. A Swedish dinner will be served, but there is no half price offer on the dinner: It’s $45. Swedish Cultural Center, 1920 Dexter Ave N.
- 1/8 (Seattle) Swedish Pancake Breakfast, 8 a.m.–1 p.m. Note: The pancake breakfast for January is de- layed one week, due to New Year’s Day. Live music by Tre Kroner, Scandia Kapell, and Acous- tic Couti, plus dancing and authentic Swedish pancakes, with ham and lingonberries. Guests, $9; Blue Card Club members, $7; children ages 5–12, $5. Stay afterward for genealogy in our lobby. Swedish
Cultural Center, 1920 Dexter Ave N.
- 1/9 (Portland) Knut Dance (Scandinavian Folk Dance), 7:30–10 p.m. Come, help toss the tree out, and ring in the new year, with Scandinavian Folk Dancing and live music by Hapsala! Lively mixers and couple dances. No partner necessary. Scandi- navian or festive attire encouraged. Bring finger foods or drinks to share. We will not have our reg- ular teaching this night; join us on another Monday for lessons. Please bring separate indoor dancing shoes. Members, $8; nonmembers, $12; listening only, $5; family (2 adult fees), $16–24. Nordia House, 8800 SW Oleson Rd., Portland, OR.
- 1/13 Scandinavian Folk Dance at the Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA, with the Gnomes, 8 p.m. Gnomes love to play waltzes and hambos for friendly dancers. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 1/22 (Mount Vernon) Fourth Sunday Scandinavian Dance, 2–5 p.m. at the VASA lodge, 1805 Cleveland Ave. Live music by the Gammal Dansk band of Vancouver, BC. Info: (360) 941-2945.
- 1/28 (Tacoma) Scandinavian Dance with Sons of Norway, 7–10:30 p.m. Music by Seattle Lilla Spelmanslag and Skolkis. Learn or review slangpolska with Leslie Foley and Bob Hamilton at 7 p.m. Dance, 8–10:30 p.m. Scandinavian couple dances. Circle and mixer dances reviewed. No partner needed. Normanna Hall, 1106 S. 15th St. (corner of S.15th and M L King St. Tacoma). $10 for adults. $7 for Sons of Norway Lodge #2 members ($10 for Lodge #2 couples). $5 for nondancers. Students free. Info: (253) 759-3731 or email@example.com.
- 1/28 (Seattle) Sons of Norway Leif Erikson Lodge 2-001 annual fundraising crab feed, silent auction, and dessert auction, 6 p.m., Leif Erikson Hall, 2245 NW 57th. Bring your own picks and pliers. Online reservations at Brown Paper Tickets.
- 1/28 Poulsbo Lutefisk and Meatball Dinner, noon–5 p.m., Grieg Hall, Poulsbo Lodge 2-044, 18891 Front St. For more information, call the hall office at (360) 779-5209.
2/18–19 (Albany, CA) Scandia Festival, SF Bay Area, featuring Swedish dance teachers Britt-Mari Dahlgren Westholm & Bengt Mård. Albany Veterans’ Memorial Building, 1325 Portland Ave., Albany, CA. Saturday evening party location: Oakland Nature Friends, 3115 Butters Dr., Oak- land, CA. Weekend package, $50. Info: https:// sites.google.com/site/scandiafestivalpetaluma. Contacts: Brooke Babcock & Nobi Kurotori at (415) 334-3455, firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com.
4/14–17 (Seabeck, WA) Springdans Northwest dance camp. Teaching will be two Swedish dance experts and four fine Jämtland musicians. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
9/2 Northwest Spelmansstämma.
Email Scandinavian events items to email@example.com, or send by surface mail (typed only ) to Kathy D. Bruni, Skandia Newsletter, 14805 NE 177th St., Woodinville, WA 98072-6223. Items for the February issue must arrive by 10 January. Please include date, time, cost, location, contact phone number, and/or email address. For changes or updates to web site items please email the Skandia Webmaster. Priority is given to local Scandinavian dance and music events