Annual Midsommar Celebration
11 AM-4 PM
Hosted by Mary & Bill Seeger, 6977 Alaska Avenue SE (From I-96 take Exit 44. Turn left on 36th, which turns into Thornapple River Drive SE, along the edge of the airport, to 60th Street. Turn left onto 60th, with a sharp turn right that turns into Thornapple River again. Go to 68th Street. Left over the river, first right to 6977 Alaska. Parking is beyond the driveway.)
Food, Music, Dancing, Games, Kubb, Raffle... Fun for the whole family!
All food and beverages will be provided. Please bring your own lawn chair or picnic blanket. As always, we will have table seating available also. We welcome donations of Swedish themed raffle prizes and flowers and greens for the maypole.
Lunch will consist of Herring, Meatballs, Ham, Swedish Potato Salad, Tossed Salad, Pickled Beets, Pickled Cucumbers, Lingonberries, Breads, Strawberry Whipped Cream Cake, Coffee and Cold Beverages.
11 AM-Noon: Maypole Preparation
Noon: Raising of the Maypole and Ring Dances
1 PM: Lunch
2 PM: Special Music and Games
3 PM: Raffle Drawing
IT IS IMPORTANT THAT WE KNOW IN ADVANCE HOW MUCH FOOD TO PREPARE, SO PLEASE HELP US PLAN BY SENDING IN YOUR PREPAID RESERVATION NO LATER THAN JUNE 18!
Adult members: $10
Adult non-members: $12
Children 5-15: $5
Children 4 and under: FREE
TICKETS AT THE EVENT WILL COST $15!
Send reservations and payment by June 18 to SAHS/WM, 29 Pearl Street NW, Suite 127, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR MIDSOMMAR: If you would like to help with set-up on Thursday evening or can volunteer to assist on the day of the event, please email or call our SAHS office!
Swedish Reading Club: The Amazing Story of the Man Who Cycled from India to Europe for Love (New Delhi - Borås:
Den osannolika berättelsen om indiern som cyklade till Sverige för kärlekens skull) by Per J. Andersson
We will be meeting at Covenant Village of the Great Lakes, 2510 Lake Michigan Drive NW (between Oakleigh and Fairfield).
Pradyumna Kumar, known as PK, was born into a poor, untouchable family in a small village in eastern India. All his life he has kept a palm leaf bearing an astrologer’s prophecy: "You will marry a girl who is not from the village, not from the district, not even from our country; she will be musical, own a jungle and be born under the sign of the ox." But not until PK attends art school in New Delhi do his stars begin to align. One evening, while drawing portraits in a park, he meets a young Swedish woman, Lotta von Schendin—and this brief meeting will change the courses of their lives forever.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.