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Welcome to Mindekirken's Norwegian Language and Culture Program. The Spring 2014 class schedule is up and you may register for classes and events at any time.
This spring we will have some special cultural programming relating to the Norwegian Bicentennial, such as a two hour seminar held on May 12th on the Historical Perspective of the Bicentennial, taught by John Yilek, and a two session seminar (two hours each) about Norway's Patriotic Songs, taught by Christine Midelfort, to be held Thursday, May 1st and May 8th, as well as a two hour seminar on Monday, May 6th about the bicentennial called "A Presentation in Story Form" by Rune Engebretsen and based on Karsten Alnæs’s illustrated novelette, The Boy From Duck River: An Adventure Tale. We are also offering two sessions of Folkedans again in April, so you can get your dance legs ready for some traditional fun on Syttende mai at Mindekirken!
In conjunction with the N-AGA we will once again be offering a Genealogy Seminar on April 5th and in collaboration with OLLI there will be a Fiskeboller Luncheon on May 8th with the title, "Has Norway Taken in Her Welcome Mat?"
Language classes meet for two hours a week for 10 weeks and cost $165. We have 3 terms during the year that start in September and end at the end of May: Fall, Winter and Spring. Genealogy seminars are four hours and cost $20 when you pre-register ($25 at the door). Cultural classes and other events vary. Filmaften is FREE.
Anyone who has celebrated Easter in Norway knows that reading or watching påskekrim is an essential påsketradisjon (Easter tradition).
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