September 24, 2021
6 PM (cash bar), 6:30 (dinner), 7:30 (annual business meeting), 7:45 (speaker)
Location: Sunnybrook Country Club, 624 Port Sheldon St. SW, Grandville, MI 49418
Menu: Buffet dinner with Salmon or Mediterranean Chicken, roasted potatoes and broccolini, salad, rolls, berry shortcake bar for dessert, coffee or tea
Our guest speaker will be Mika Roinila, speaking about Finland-Swedes in Michigan.
New: There will be a silent auction this year.
The cost is $30 per person. Register by September 20 either online or by mail with form at the back of the newsletter.
October 19, 2021
Swedish Reading Club: Anxious People (Folk med ångest) by Fredrik Backman
Looking at real estate isn’t usually a life-or-death situation, but an apartment open house becomes just that when a failed bank robber bursts in and takes a group of strangers hostage. The captives include a recently retired couple who relentlessly hunt down fixer-uppers to avoid the painful truth that they can’t fix their own marriage. There’s a wealthy bank director who has been too busy to care about anyone else and a young couple who are about to have their first child but can’t seem to agree on anything. Add to the mix an eighty-seven-year-old woman who has lived long enough not to be afraid of someone waving a gun in her face, a flustered but still-ready-to-make-a-deal real estate agent, and a mystery man who has locked himself in the apartment’s only bathroom, and you’ve got the worst group of hostages in the world.
You can buy the book online at Schuler’s, or at a discount in the store.