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29 Pearl St. NW, Suite 127
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

SAHS is a 501(c)3 organization.


Upcoming Events

May 6
Valborgsmässoafton Celebration
5-9 PM
Hager Park, Jenison
Hager Park is a beautiful park with walking trails through the woods, a large wooden castle, swings and more in the play areas for children. After supper you may chose to go on a tipspromenad (quiz walk), which is a stroll through the trails of the wooded park to locate signs with trivia questions about Sweden. Feel free to bring your walking stick! There will be a version for children and one for adults. Whoever answers the most questions correctly will come away with a prize! Music will be part of the festivities and our own SAHS Chorus will sing by the bonfire at the end of the evening while guests toast marshmallows for their s’mores.
Food and drink will be served. The menu consists of grilled hot dogs or brats with chips, munchies and soft drinks, coffee or water (alcohol is prohibited on park property). Please bring a dish to pass. A-L desserts and M-Z salads/side dishes.
Cost is only $5 for 15 years and up; $2 for ages 5-15; under age 5, free.
Easy directions: Take I-96 west towards Holland. Take the Chicago Drive exit
(69B). Turn right on Main Street to Baldwin, then take a left. Turn right on 28th Avenue and the park is within half a mile. Follow the signs to the SAHS picnic.
Please send in your reservation so we know how much food is needed. Make checks out to SAHS/WM and send to 29 Pearl St. NW, Suite 127, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. Be sure to list the names of the people in your party.

June 24
Midsommar Celebration
Details TBA

July 18
Swedish Reading Club: The Little Old Lady who Broke All the Rules (Kaffe med rån) by Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg
We will be meeting at Covenant Village of the Great Lakes, 2510 Lake Michigan Drive NW (between Oakleigh and Fairfield).
7 PM
Internationally-bestselling author Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg’s witty and insightful comedy of errors tells the story of a group of delinquent seniors whose desire for a better quality of life leads them to rob and ransom priceless artwork.
Martha Andersson may be seventy-nine-years-old and live in a retirement home, but that doesn’t mean she’s ready to stop enjoying life. So when the new management of Diamond House starts cutting corners to save money, Martha and her four closest friends—The Genius, The Rake, Christina and Anna-Gretta (a.k.a. The League of Pensioners)—won’t stand for it. Fed up with early bedtimes and overcooked veggies, this group of feisty seniors sets about to regain their independence, improve their lot, and stand up for seniors everywhere.
Their solution? White collar crime. What begins as a relatively straightforward robbery of a nearby luxury hotel quickly escalates into an unsolvable heist at the National Museum. With police baffled and the Mafia hot on their trail, the League of Pensioners has to stay one walker’s length ahead if it’s going to succeed...
The book is available at Schuler's, 2660 28th Street SE, at a 20% discount!
You can also buy the book online at Schuler's or another independent bookstore.

September 15
Save the date for our 20th Anniversary Celebration! More information to follow.

October 17
Swedish Reading Club
Details TBA



Women's Group: Flitiga Lisor

Flitiga Lisor är en grupp kvinnliga, svensktalande medlemmar som träffas ungefär en gång i månaden. Gruppen startades under hösten 2003, då vi träffades regelbundet för att tillverka julsaker att sälja på Lucia. Det lyckades bra och förtjänsten gick till SAHS. När vi inte känner för att vara så flitiga, träffas vi bara för att prata och fika.

Flitiga Lisor is a group of Swedish speaking women that meets once a month or so. It began during the fall of 2003 when we got together to make Christmas crafts to sell at the Lucia celebration. The project was a success and the money earned went to SAHS. When we feel less inclined to work we get together to have coffee and speak Swedish.

For more information, contact Kerstin Trowbridge at kerstin@trowbridge.org.