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Scandinavian Themed Dinner Meetings 01/27/2024

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.

Annual Meeting and Swedish Dinner

January 27th, 2024 at 4 p.m.

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

First we will have our annual meeting, approving last year's meeting minutes, getting updates on the society and we will vote on new directors.

Our Swedish dinner program should be festive. This year is the 50th anniversary of ABBA winning the Eurovision contest in 1974 with the song "Waterloo". This was the beginning to ABBA's path to worldwide fame. Did you know that ABBA is still in the news? There is currently an ABBA Avatar concert playing in London and there is even an ABBA Museum in Stockholm Sweden.

After the Swedish program we will enjoy a potluck dinner. Provided by the Society: Meat and cheese tray, smoked salmon, water and soft drinks, and coffee. Beer is available for a donation

RSVP to to Esther Charlton at esthersofn@aol.com by January 24th.

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.


2024:
Swedish Dinner and Annual Meeting

Dinner Events 2023:

Finnish Dinner (September)
Norwegian Dinner (May)
Swedish Themed Dinner and SSOC Annual Meeting (January)
Danish Dinner (March)
Norwegian Dinner (May)
Finnish Dinner (September)

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:

-Danish Queen Margrethe II - The Artist
-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