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SCHEDULE  OF  EVENTS  2017 - 2018
For previous Schedule, click here.

 September 18, 2017 

Annina Aalto is the Cultural Counselor at the Embassy of Finland and has worked for the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland since 2012. Prior to this she worked for the Finnish Institute of International Affairs and the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts. Annina received a Master of Science degree from Lund University School of Economics and Management in Sweden and a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree from the College of Europe in Belgium.  

"Finland 100 - a Remarkable
Success Story"

presented by
Annina Aalto
Cultural Counselor, Embassy of Finland

Monday at 8:00 PM

St. John's Church
Wisconsin Ave & Bradley Blvd
Chevy Chase, MD

October 16, 2017

 DAVID MEL PAUL was awarded the M.A. in Humanities by the University of Chicago and received a Swdish Translator's certificate from Uppsala University in Sweden. He served for three years in the U.S. Navy, became a technical writer and then an exhibit designer and producer in aerospace companies. He joined the United States Information Agency as a producer of cultural exchange exhibitions, organizing the U.S. exhibitions in the Soviet Union, and in every Soviet bloc capital in Eastern Europe. David Mel Paul is a translator of Swedish books; a variety of American publishers have issued his English versions of Swedish biography and fiction.

"John Ericsson and the
Engines of Exile"
presented by the author
David Paul

Monday at 8:00 PM
St. John's Church
Wisconsin Ave & Bradley Blvd
Chevy Chase, MD


      

November 13, 2017

David Mullaly will begin with some overview of the Vikings, including some possible misconceptions people have about them. He'll then talk about his novel, Eadric and the Wolves, some of the historical basis of it, and the importance of that period in English cultural history. Finally,he will do a show-and-tell involving some Viking artifacts he will have brought with him, including some jewelry, a complete early 10th century Viking sword - and probably a battle ax. 

David K. Mullaly is passionate about Viking culture, history, and archeology. He received both his bachelor's degree and master's degree in English from Penn State University and did doctoral work in English at Northwestern University. Mullaly spent thirty years teaching high-school English and also taught part time at Northwestern. 

Mullaly bought and sold period Viking artifacts for over a dozen years and understands how their culture was reflected in their crafts. He has also worked with Norsemen Saga author James L. Nelson, and has published short essays about Viking artifacts on Academia.edu.

 

The Vikings in
English History


presented by the author
David Mullaly

Monday at 8:00 PM

St. John's Church,
Wisconsin Ave & Bradley Blvd
Chevy Chase, MD

December 9, 2017

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St. James Episcopal Church
11815 Seven Locks Road
Potomac, Maryland

 For printable flyer <click here > 
 Directions to church <click here >
   
  Learn about St. Lucia <click here> 
  View 2016 vendor list <click here >

Members Entrance Fees:  
$6 per adult,  $3 ages 2-12,
 Free < 2,  
$20 max/family

Non-Mbrs Entrance Fees:  
$8 per adult,  $4 ages 2-12,
 Free < 2,  
$25 max/family
Entrance is free if you
join
ASA at the event.

 ASA's Scandinavian
Christmas Festival
Saturday 5:30 - 9:00 p.m.

With the Sights,
Sounds and Scents of
Scandinavian Christmas!

       St. Lucia Pageant at   5:30 pm in the
 Sanctuary of the Church

Bazaar Begins at  6:00 pm
in the Fellowship Hall
  
Coffee, Glogg & Goodies

(included as part of Entrance Fee)
    Children Dancing aroundthe Christmas Tree  
A Visit by Santa & Gift Bags
    
 Nordic Dancers
Grand Raffle Drawing  

January 15, 2018

Robert Rinehart  is  the Former Director US Foreign Service Institute, Scandinavian Division.


Four Swedish Speaking Finns
During Russia's Occupation

presented by
Robert Rinehart

Monday at 8:00 PM
St. John's Church,
Wisconsin Ave & Bradley Blvd
Chevy Chase, MD

                        February 19, 2018

 

TBS

 Monday at 8:00 PM

St. John's Church,
Wisconsin Ave & Bradley Blvd
Chevy Chase, MD

March 19, 2018

TBS 

Monday at 8:00 PM

St. John's Church,
Wisconsin Ave & Bradley Blvd
Chevy Chase, MD

April 23, 2018

                

TBA
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Monday at 8:00 PM

St. John's Church
Wisconsin Ave & Bradley Blvd 
Chevy Chase, MD

May 21, 2018

TBA 

Monday at 8:00 PM

St. John's Church,
Wisconsin Ave & Bradley Blvd
Chevy Chase, MD

June 17 or 24, 2018
<tentative dates>

Bring garlands of greens at 2:30 PM, put a wreath of flowers on your head, help decorate the Maypole. Children's Games at 3:00 PM. Help raise the Maypole at 3:50 PM. At 4:00 PM, join in the ring dances and games and celebrate Midsommar, St. Hans, Sankte Hans with live music, and eat at 4:45 pm!

 18th ANNUAL JOINT
Midsommar Celebration

hosted byDrott Lodge with
support from ASA, & SWEA
Featuring Children's Games,
the Swedish Maypole & Dances, 
and the Potluck Dinner

Sunday at 3 PM
Carderock Picnic Pavilion, MD
For Picnic Flyer,  click here.
For Directions & Map,  click here.

For the picnic:
]  Bring a dish according to your last name:
      A-G dessertH-Rmain dish ,  S-Z   salad

          Be generous.
]  Soft drinks, tap beer, coffee, cups, paper
     plates, and plasticware will be supplied.

]  For your comfort bring your lawnchairs
     or a picnic blanket.

]  There are games and prizes for the
     children at 3:00 PM.

 

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