Upcoming Events

November 9, 2019
SAHS and the Swedish Council of America are sponsoring two lectures by Richard Tellström. This is our second event in our series Scandinavian Cuisine Throughout the Year.
The lectures will be held at Central Reformed Church, 10 College Avenue NE. Each lecture will be an hour (45 minutes plus 15 minutes for questions).
11 AM: Lecture 1, “Swedish food culture during the last 1000 years and the Swedish-American Food Heritage”
Noon: Lunch of yellow pea soup and bread.
1 PM: Lecture 2, “The Swedish Christmas Table – Roots, traditions and new ideals”
The cost will be $15 for both lectures and lunch, $10 for one lecture and lunch.
Richard Tellström is an associate professor in food and meal science and an ethnologist at Stockholm University. He will have spent the first week in November lecturing at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor before he comes to Grand Rapids.
Register online and pay with PayPal, or send a check to SAHS/WM, 29 Pearl St. NW, Suite 127, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.

November 12, 2019
Ready to welcome a new holiday season? Please join us in decorating the Swedish Christmas tree at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. Plan on meeting at the Gardens from 1-3 PM.
Contact Lisa Reierson for more information at 365-3900.

December 7, 2019
23rd Annual Lucia Celebration
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church (Division at Pearl Street in downtown Grand Rapids)
10:30 AM
We invite you to come and enjoy this lovely Swedish introduction to the Christmas season and listen to the Lucia choir sing in a beautiful setting.
There will be saffron buns, cardamom bread, pepparkakor and coffee served.  Check out our Christmas items for sale!
It helps us greatly if you pre-register and pay by December 3. Tickets at the event will cost $2 more!
Members: $8;  non-members: $10;  students 14 and older: $5; children 13 and under: free.
Register online and pay with PayPal, or send a check to SAHS/WM, 29 Pearl St. NW, Suite 127, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.

January 21, 2020
The Red Address BookSwedish Reading Club: The Red Address Book (Den röda adressboken) by Sofia Lundberg
In this heartwarming debut novel, an international bestseller, 96-year-old Doris writes down the memories of her eventful life as she pages through her decades-old address book. But the most profound moment of her life is still to come…
We will be meeting at Covenant Living of the Great Lakes, 2510 Lake Michigan Drive NW (between Oakleigh and Fairfield).
7 PM
The book is available at Schuler’s, 2660 28th Street SE.
You can also buy the book online at Schuler’s or another independent bookstore.