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SAHS/WM
29 Pearl St. NW, Suite 127
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
616/458-0420

SAHS is a 501(c)3 organization.

 

Past Events

Photo Albums: Click on an album to see photos taken at our past events!

Valborgsmässoafton Spring Celebration
Midsommarfest
Lucia Celebration/Christmas
Miscellaneous

2017:

Jan. 7 Julgransplundring at Covenant Village
Jan. 17 Swedish Reading Club: The Room (Rummet) by Jonas Karlsson
March 2 Meet & Eat at Arnie's by Centerpoint Mall
April 18 Swedish Reading Club: Willful Disregard (Egenmäktigt förfarande) by Lena Andersson

2016:

Jan. 19 Swedish Reading Club: A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove) by Fredrik Backman
Feb. 16 Meet & Eat at Harmony Hall
March 10 Meet Jamie Lystra, 2015 contestant on "Allt för Sverige"
April 21 Swedish Reading Club: The Shadow Girls (Tea-Bag) by Henning Mankell
April 30 SAHS Genealogy Seminar
May 7 Valborgsmässoafton Spring Celebration at Hager Park in Jenison
June 25 Midsommarfest at Bill and Mary Seeger's in Alaska
July 19 Swedish Reading Club: Unwanted (Askungar) by Kristina Ohlsson
Sept. 15 Annual Meeting at Covenant Village
Dec. 5 Twentieth Annual Lucia Celebration at St. Mark's Episcopal Church

2015:

Jan. 20 Swedish Reading Club: Midwinter Blood (Midvinterblod) by Mons Kallentoft
March 6 Inte Bara Köttbullar (Not Just Meatballs): A Swedish Dinner prepared by Lars Nordell
April 21 Swedish Reading Club: The Notorious Isaac Earl and his Scouts by Gordon Olson
May 2 Valborgsmässoafton Spring Celebration at Hager Park in Jenison
June 20 Midsommarfest at Bill and Mary Seeger's in Alaska
July 21 Swedish Reading Club: The Dead of Summer (I denna ljuva sommartid) by Mari Jungstedt
Sept. 16 Annual Meeting at Covenant Village
Oct. 20 Swedish Reading Club: Last Will (Nobels testamente) by Liza Marklund
Dec. 5 Nineteenth Annual Lucia Celebration at St. Mark's Episcopal Church

2014:

Jan. 5 Julgransplundring at Covenant Village
Jan. 21 Swedish Reading Club: Sun Storm (Solstorm) by Åsa Larsson
March 18 "Mamma Mia!" at DeVos Hall
April 8 Meet and Eat at Arnie's
April 15 Swedish Reading Club: The Ice Princess (Isprinsessan) by Camilla Läckberg
May 3 Valborgsmässoafton Spring Celebration at Hager Park in Jenison
June 21 Midsommarfest at Bill and Mary Seeger's in Alaska
July 15 Swedish Reading Club: Norwegian by Night by Derek Miller
Aug. 11 Meet and Eat at The Score
Sept. 15 Annual Meeting at Covenant Village
Oct. 21 Swedish Reading Club: Ingrid Bergman: A Personal Biography by Charlotte Chandler
Dec. 6 Eighteenth Annual Lucia Celebration at St. Mark's Episcopal Church

2013:

Jan. 15 Swedish Reading Club: Italian Shoes (Italienska skor) by Henning Mankell
April 16 Swedish Reading Club: The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (Hundraåringen som klev ut genom fönstret och försvann) by Jonas Jonasson
June 22 Midsommarfest at Bill and Mary Seeger's in Alaska
July 16 Swedish Reading Club: Yes, Chef by Marcus Samuelsson
Sept. 18 Annual Meeting at Covenant Village
Oct. 15 Swedish Reading Club: Cell 8 (Edward Finnigans Upprättelse) by Anders Roslund & Börge Hellström
Nov. 12 Meet and Eat at Brewery Vivant
Dec. 7 Seventeenth Annual Lucia Celebration at St. Mark's Episcopal Church

2012:

Jan. 7 Julgransplundring at Atomic Object
Jan. 17 Swedish Reading Club: The Princess of Burundi (Prinsessan av Burundi) by Kjell Eriksson
April 17 Swedish Reading Club: A Michigan Polar Bear Confronts the Bolsheviks by Godfrey J. Anderson, edited and introduced by Gordon Olson
May 5 Valborgsmässoafton Spring Celebration at Hager Park in Jenison
June 23 Midsommarfest at Bill and Mary Seeger's in Alaska
July 17 Swedish Reading Club: The Last Letter Home (Sista brevet till Sverige) by Vilhelm Moberg
Oct. 5 Fifteenth Anniversary Celebration at Kent Country Club
Oct. 16 Swedish Reading Club: The Troubled Man (Den orolige mannen) by Henning Mankell
Oct. 27 Magnus Mårtensson performance at Thornapple Covenant Church
Dec. 8 Sixteenth Annual Lucia Celebration at St. Mark's Episcopal Church

2011:

Jan. 19 Swedish Reading Club: Echoes from the Dead (Skumtimmen) by Johan Theorin
March 26 Swedish Cultural Day at Thornapple Covenant Church
April 19 Swedish Reading Club: The Man from Beijing (Kinesen) by Henning Mankell 
May 7 Valborgsmässoafton Spring Celebration at Hager Park in Jenison
June 25 Midsommarfest at Bill and Mary Seeger's in Alaska
July 19 Swedish Reading Club: Benny & Shrimp (Grabben i graven bredvid) by Katarina Mazetti
Sept. 19 Annual Meeting with musical program by Gregory Maytan, Sandra Maytan and Terje Moe Hansen at Covenant Village
Oct. 18 Swedish Reading Club: The Darkest Room (Nattfåk) by Johan Theorin
Nov. 6 Innebandy/Floor Ball Season Starts
Dec. 3 Fifteenth Annual Lucia Celebration at St. Mark's Episcopal Church

2010:

Jan. 9 Julgransplundring at Atomic Object
Jan. 19 Swedish Reading Club: The Summer Book (Sommarboken) by Tove Jansson
March 27 Semmelfest at Atomic Object
April 20 Swedish Reading Club: The Pyramid (Pyramiden) by Henning Mankell
May 1 Valborgsmässoafton Spring Celebration at Hager Park in Jenison
June 26 Midsommarfest at Bill and Mary Seeger's in Alaska
July 20 Swedish Reading Club: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Män som hatar kvinnor) by Stieg Larsson
Sept. 15 Annual Meeting and "Tami Sings ABBA" musical program at Covenant Village
Oct. 19 Swedish Reading Club: Ivar Kreuger, the Financial Genius Behind a Century of Wall Street Scandals by Frank Partnoy
Nov. 18 Innebandy/Floor Ball Season Starts
Dec. 4 Fourteenth Annual Lucia Celebration at St. Mark's Episcopal Church

2009:

Jan. 20 Swedish Reading Club: The Return of the Dancing Master (Danslärarens återkomst) by Henning Mankell
March 21 Semmelfest at Atomic Object
April 18 Joint dinner with Swedish Council of America board at Kent Country Club with entertainment by Maestro Magnus Martensson
April 21 Swedish Reading Club: Missing (Saknad) by Karin Alvtegen
May 2 Valborgsmässoafton Spring Celebration at Hager Park in Jenison
June 20 Midsommarfest at Bill and Mary Seeger's in Alaska
July 21 Swedish Reading Club: On My Swedish Island: Discovering the Secrets of Scandinavian Well-being by Julie Lindahl
Sept. 15 Annual Meeting and kafferep (Swedish coffee party) at the Atomic Object Building
Oct. 20 Swedish Reading Club: Until We Reach Home by Lynn Austin
Nov. 12 Innebandy/Floor Ball Season Starts
Dec. 12 Thirteenth Annual Lucia Celebration at St. Mark's Episcopal Church

2008:

Jan. 5 Julgransplundring at Atomic Object
Jan. 15 Swedish Reading Club: Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson
March 11 Bus Trip to Red Wings hockey game
March 12 Meet and Eat at Arnie's
April 15 Swedish Reading Club: Good Night, My Darling (Godnatt, min älskade) by Inger Frimansson
May 3 Valborgsmässoafton Spring Celebration at Hager Park in Jenison
June 13 Summer Story Time for SAHS Kids: Mamma Moo Goes Down a Slide by Jujja Wieslander
June 21 Midsommarfest at Bill and Mary Seeger's in Alaska
July 15 Swedish Reading Club: Jerusalem by Selma Lagerlöf
July 18 Summer Story Time for SAHS Kids: Aunt Green, Aunt Brown and Aunt Lavender by Elsa Beskow
Aug. 1 "ABBA-The Hits" Picnic Pops Concert at Cannonsburg
Sept. 26 Annual Meeting at Arnie's and Magnus Mårtensson Concert at Covenant Village
Oct. 21 Swedish Reading Club: Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name by Vendela Vida
Nov. 1 Swedish Cultural Day: Focus on Immigration, at Thornapple Covenant Church
Nov. 18 Innebandy/Floor Ball Season Starts
Dec. 6 Twelfth Annual Lucia Celebration at St. Mark's Episcopal Church

2007:

Jan. 17 Swedish Reading Club: Christina, Queen of Sweden by Veronica Buckley
April 14 Scandinavians in Michigan with author Jeffrey Hancks
April 17 Swedish Reading Club: Detective Inspector Huss (Den krossade tanghästen) by Helene Tursten
May 5 Valborgsmässoafton Spring Celebration at Hager Park in Jenison
June 15 Summer Story Time for SAHS Kids: Christmas in Noisy Village (Jul i Bullerbyn) by Astrid Lindgren
June 23 Midsommarfest at Bill and Mary Seeger's in Alaska
July 17 Swedish Reading Club: Astrid & Veronika by Linda Olsson
July 20 Summer Story Time for SAHS Kids: Very Tricky, Alfie Atkins (Alfons Åberg) by Gunilla Bergström
Aug. 18 Day Trip "Up North"
Aug. 24 Summer Story Time for SAHS Kids: Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
Sept. 15 Tenth Anniversary Celebration at Meijer Gardens
Oct. 16 Swedish Reading Club: Simon's Family by Marianne Fredriksson
Dec. 8 Eleventh Annual Lucia Celebration at St. Mark's Episcopal Church

2006:

Jan. 7 End Of Christmas Party Julgransplundring
Jan. 17 Swedish Reading Club: The Emigrants (Utvandrarna) by Wilhelm Moberg
March 17 Genealogy Workshop: "Where Do I Begin" with Denni Peterson, West Michigan Genealogy Society
April 18 Swedish Reading Club: Two Women: A Novel of Friendship (Flyttfåglar) by Marianne Fredriksson
May 6 Valborgsmässoafton Spring Celebration at Hager Park in Jenison
June 17 Genealogy Workshop: "Using the Internet as a Genealogy Tool" with Denni Peterson, West Michigan Genealogy Society
June 24 Midsommarfest at Bill and Mary Seeger's in Alaska
June 28 Home Hospitality for visiting Swedish Weavers
July 18 Swedish Reading Club: Ursula, Under by Ingrid Hill
Sept. 15 Annual Meeting at Grand Rapids Township Hall
Sept. 27-
Oct. 1
The Swedish Bridge Conference, Karlstad, Sweden
Oct. 14 Bus Tour to Cranbrook and IKEA
Oct. 17 Swedish Reading Club: Gösta Berling's Saga by Selma Lagerlöf
Nov. 4 Swedish Cultural Day: Focus on Swedish Christmas, at Thornapple Covenant Church
Dec. 9 Tenth Annual Lucia Celebration at St. Mark's Episcopal Church

2005:

Jan. 11 Swedish Reading Club: Popular Music from Vittula (Populärmusik från Vittula) by Mikael Niemi
Feb. 18 Meet and Eat at Arnie's
March 19 Swedish Cultural Day at Thornapple Covenant Church
April 12 Swedish Reading Club: Stockholm: City of My Dreams (Mina drömmars stad) by Per Anders Fogelström
May 7 Valborgsmässoafton Spring Celebration at Hager Park in Jenison
June 25 Midsommarfest at Bill and Mary Seeger's in Alaska
August 23 Swedish Reading Club: One Step Behind (Steget Efter) by Henning Mankell
Sept. 15 Annual Meeting at Arnie's Restaurant
Oct. 15 Bus Trip to Chicago (Andersonville and IKEA)
Dec. 10 Ninth Annual Lucia Celebration at St. Mark's Episcopal Church

2004:

Jan. 27 Swedish Reading Club: Doctor Glas by Hjalmar Söderberg
April 20 Swedish Reading Club: Hanna's Daughters (Anna, Hanna och Johanna) by Marianne Fredriksson
April 23 Meet and Eat at Three Crowns
May 1 Valborgsmässoafton Spring Celebration at Hager Park in Jenison
May 21 Pippi Longstocking movie night and craft making for children
June 15 Swedish Reading Club: The Locked Room (Det slutna rummet) by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö
June 26 Midsommarfest at Bill and Mary Seeger's in Alaska
August 17 Swedish Reading Club: Wallenberg: Missing Hero by Kati Marton
Sept. 15 Annual Meeting at the Three Crowns restaurant
Oct. 19 Swedish Reading Club: Sidetracked (Villospår) by Henning Mankell
Dec. 11 Eighth Annual Lucia Celebration at St. Mark's Episcopal Church

2003:

March 11 Swedish Movie Night: "The Emigrants" at Calvin College
March 13 Intermediate Swedish Lessons begin
April 4 Camerata Roman/Sweden at Hope College
May 3 Valborgsmässoafton Spring Celebration at Hager Park in Jenison
May 10 Clarence and Doris Anderson receive the Swedish Council Award of Merit at the Swedish Council of America's Annual Awards Dinner in Dearborn
June 21 Midsommarfest at Bill and Mary Seeger's in Alaska
Sept. 15 Annual Meeting/"Return to Sweden" Travelogue at Calvin College
Oct. 8 Swedish Movie Night: "The New Land" at Calvin College
Nov. 4 Swedish Reading Club: Witches' Rings (Häxringarna) by Kerstin Ekman
December Swedish Christmas tree decorated by SAHS on display at Fredrick Meijer Gardens
Dec. 13 Seventh Annual Lucia Celebration at St. Mark's Episcopal Church
Dec. 23 "Mamma Mia!" at DeVos Performance Hall

2002:


Feb. 9 "Dare to Dream" with Kerstin Lane from SAMAC, Chicago at Calvin College
March 7 Spring Swedish Lessons Begin
March 23 Children's Swedish Story Time, "Karlsson on the Roof" at Schuler Books
April 5 "Vikings, Facts or Fables" with Bengt Swenson at Elks Club
May 4 Valborgsmässoafton Spring Celebration at Hager Park in Jenison
June 22 Midsommarfest at Bill and Mary Seeger's in Alaska
Sept. 15 Fifth Anniversary Celebration and Annual Meeting at Meijer Gardens
Sept. 19 Intermediate Swedish Lessons begin
Oct. 19 Family Outing to Charlton Park in Hastings and Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners
Dec. 7 Sixth Annual Lucia Celebration at St. Mark's Episcopal Church

2001:

Feb. 12 Genealogy Workshop with Marilyn Jeglum at Calvin College
March 24 Children's Swedish Story Time: "Pippi Longstocking" at G.R. Township Hall
March 24 Game Night at Grand Rapids Township Hall
March 25 SAHS Volunteers at Channel 35 Pledge Drive
April 5 Spring Swedish Lessons Begin
May 5 Valborgsmässoafton Spring Celebration at Hager Park in Jenison
June 23 Midsommarfest at Bill and Mary Seeger's in Alaska
Sept. 10 Annual Meeting and Sing-along at Three Crowns. Office Open House
Sept. 13 Fall Swedish Lessons Begin
Oct. 20-21 Bus Trip to Toronto to see the ABBA Musical "Mamma Mia!"
Oct. 27 Children's Swedish Story Time: "Trolls" at Blandford Nature Center
Dec. 8 Fifth Annual Lucia Celebration at St. Mark's Episcopal Church
Dec. 8 Lucia Performance at Meijer Gardens
Dec. 9 Swedish Christmas Music and Dances at Meijer Gardens
Dec. 15 Swedish Christmas Music and Dances at Grand Rapids Art Museum

2000:

March 15 Spring Swedish Lessons Begin
April 7 Family Games Night at Calvin College
May 6 Valborgsmässoafton Spring Celebration at Hager Park in Jenison
June 24 Midsommarfest at the Johnson Farm in Sawyer
Aug. 19 Crayfish Party at Three Crowns
Sept. 11 Annual Meeting and Lecture: "Sweden Today" with Johnny Olsson at Calvin
Sept. 21 Fall Swedish Lessons Begin
Oct. 2 Westbo Jazz & Blues Band from Sweden at Calvin College
Nov. 6 Swedish Cooking Class at Rockford High School
Dec. 9 Fourth Annual Lucia Celebration at St. Mark's Episcopal Church

1999:

Jan. 30 "My Dearest Sister", Play by Astrid Lindgren at Calvin College
Feb. 26 Family Fun Night at Calvin College
March 20 Bus Trip to IKEA, Chicago
May 1 Valborgsmässoafton, Spring Celebration at Hager Park in Jenison
June 26 Midsommarfest at Arne and Marilyn Fahlen's in Sand Lake
Aug. 29 Crayfish Party at Three Crowns
Aug. 31 Annual Meeting at Calvin College
Sept. 12 Bus Trip to Scandinavian Festival in Vasa Park, Elgin, IL
Oct. 3 Jenny Lind Concert with Suzanne Gahler at St. Cecilia Music Society
Dec. 11 Third Annual Lucia Celebration and Breakfast at Thornapple Covenant Church
Dec. 11 "Sharing Swedish Christmas Customs" at Grand Rapids Children's Museum

1998:

Jan. 3 Julgransplundring, Children's Party at Grand Rapids Township Hall
Feb. 13 February Fling at Grand Rapids Township Hall
April 30 Vårfest, Spring Celebration at Gerald R. Ford Museum
June 11 Golf Outing at English Hills
June 20 Midsommarfest at Jason and Marilyn Johnson's Farm in Sawyer
Aug. 22 Annual Meeting and Picnic at Arne and Marilyn Fahlen's in Sand Lake
Sept. 2 Nikolas Werngren, Swedish Photograper at Grand Rapids Township Hall
Sept. 21 Swedish Lessons begin at Bethlehem Lutheran Church
Oct.-Nov. Christmas Crafts Work Sessions at Arnie's Leonard Street Market
Dec. 13 Second Annual Lucia Celebration at Thornapple Covenant Church

1997:

April 6 First Meeting of the Organizing Committee at Clarence and Doris Anderson's in Jenison, followed by meetings at Dale and Cyndi Nelson's and Three Crowns Restaurant
June 16 Organizational Meeting at the Old Mill in Rockford
July 19 First Board Meeting at Arnie's Restaurant on Leonard Street
Aug. 22 Membership Rally and Potluck Picnic at Arne and Marilyn Fahlen's in Sand Lake
Sept. 6 Swedish Float in Celebration on the Grand
Oct. 22 Charter Night at Duba's
Nov. 15 Bus Tour to Andersonville, Chicago
Dec. 13 First Annual Lucia Celebration at Amway Grand Plaza Hotel; Christmas Smörgåsbord at Three Crowns Restaurant