Scandinavian Club posts December activities

Jeanne Moorhead, Vice President

Scandinavian Club has begun the season by being entertained by an enthusiastic and colorful performance from the Scandinavian Dance Club at the November meeting. The dancers are always a favorite of the membership. The folk dancing club was started in the early 1970s by members of the VASA Order of America. The group’s goal is to preserve traditional costumes and dances of Scandinavia. The audience were toe tapping as they watched. A delicious dinner offered a choice of salmon or pork as the entrée.

The Scandinavian Club, 30 plus years in existence, participated in the Open Houses at Oakwood, Ironwood, Sun Lakes and SunBird Country Clubs this fall.

On Sunday, December 18, the Scandinavian Club members and guests will celebrate their heritage by meeting at Sun Lakes Country Club at 5:00 p.m. for an open bar social hour. A delicious all-inclusive dinner will follow at 6:00 p.m. at a cost of $15 for members and $20 for visitors and guests. The program will begin at 7:00 p.m. Annual dues are $15. We welcome new members who share our Scandinavian heritage to join us.

The December meeting will be featuring Christmas music and a presentation of Scandinavian folktales by story teller Helen Cole. As a young girl in New Mexico, Helen read the Norwegian folktale Three Billy Goats Gruff and spent the rest of her childhood worrying about trolls in the Rio Grande. This early interest led her to become a story performer, teacher and workshop leader. Her story telling experience includes performances at the Musical Instrument Museum, the Phoenix Fringe Festival and numerous events in the Phoenix area. She is a member of the adjunct faculty at South Mountain Community College Storytelling Institute and has been a featured teller and workshop presenter at National Storytelling Network Conferences.

Reservations must be made by December 10. Call Carol Jacobsen at 480-279-6690 to make your reservations and let her know your choice of entrée.