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Scandinavian Themed Dinner Meetings - March 25th, 2023

Scandinavian Society holds dinner meetings themed for each Nordic country. We start each dinner meeting with presentations and entertainment pertaining to the country for that meeting. We learn about the culture and traditions of Scandinavia, about current events, art, sustainability, history etc. We have guest speakers, member presentations, entertainment, artists...

The dinners are fun, educational and entertaining. The chef usually prepares a few traditional Scandinavian dishes to go along with the main menu.

Next Dinner Meeting will be Danish Dinner on March 25th, 2023.

Location: Maple Knoll Village, 11100 Springfield Pike, Cincinnati, OH at the Auditorium (see directions below).

Time: Saturday March 25th at 3:30 p.m. - doors open at 3:30 and meeting starts at 4 p.m. RSVP is required!

Food: We will have a dinner buffet, drinks and desserts.

Cost: $20.00 per person, kids 11 and under eat free.

Our speaker is SSOC Member, Dr. Martin K. Nielsen, a veterinarian and professor of Equine Infectious Diseases at University of Kentucky. He will be talking about how he with his Danish background ended up in Kentucky, researching horses! He will show us comparisons between Danish and American academic degrees, and we will learn about some of the benefits and disadvantages to being Danish in the world of academia in the United States.

RSVP to Esther Charlton at or 513-923-3798 by Monday evening January 16th.

Directions to the auditorium: Go to 11100 Springfield Pike. Enter the Maple Knoll property at the light from Springfield Pike onto Maple Trace. At the second stop sign turn right on Rock Maple and drive about 1/2 block to 11100 Maple Rock. The entrance has a green awning and a circular drive in front of it. Parking is just south of the entrance. Rock Maple is not a dedicated street and will NOT show on GPS. See less

Dinner Events 2023:

Swedish Themed Dinner and SSOC Annual Meeting

Dinner Events 2022

Finnish & Icelandic dinner 9/17/2022
Kokko Fall Festival 10/22/2022
Lucia Fest 12/11/2022
Annual Meeting, Swedish Dinner 1/21/2023

Examples of presentations we have had:

-The Kalevala: The national epic of Finland tells the story of the creation of the world, and the feuds between the people of Kaleva and Väinölä, not to mention Pohjola, a land in the far north.
-Growing up in Nazi occupied Denmark by Johannes Bjørner
-Finnish fashion and textiles by Miti von Weissenberg
-Presentation on "Norwegian Celebrations" by Elisabeth Pettersen Sonoff
-Danish Easter traditions by Hans Tandrup
-Scandinavian furniture design by Skip Wicklund
-Swedish sculptor Carl Milles by Erin Rykhus
-Danish architect Henning Larsen by Lone Soto
-Presentation Rebild National Park Society of Danish National Performance Team by Sune Frederiksen
-Queen Margrethe, the Artist by Lone Soto