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SCHEDULE  OF  EVENTS  2016 - 2017
For previous Schedule, click here.

 September 19, 2016 

 Dr. Rose-Marie Oster is a Professor at the University of Maryland. Her specialization is modern Scandinavian literature and culture. Dr. Oster is an Advisory Trustee for the American Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) and  is the immediate Past President of ASA. She will tell us about Elsa Brandstrom ( March 26, 1888 - March 4, 1948) who was a Swedish nurse and philanthropist. She was known around the world as the "Angel of Siberia." Elsa Brandstrom was born in Saint Petersburg, the daughter of the Military Attache at the Swedish Embassy, Edvard Brandstrom, and his wife Anna Wilhelmina Eschelsson. Elsa was in St. Petersburg at the outbreak of World War I and volunteered for a position as a nurse in the Russian army.

Elsa Brandstrom
Angel of Siberia

presented by
Dr. Rose-Marie Oster

Monday at 8:00 PM

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

October 17, 2016

Ambassador of Norway
H.E. Kare R. Aas

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


      

November 21, 2016  

   Dr. Jacob Funk Kirkegaard,  senior fellow, The Peterson Institute of International Economic. He is coeditor of Transatlantic Economic Challenges in an Era of Growing Multipolarity (2012), author of The Accelerating Decline in America's High-Skilled Workforce: Implications for Immigration Policy (2007), coauthor of US Pension Reform: Lessons from Other Countries (2009) and Transforming the European Economy (2004), and assisted with Accelerating the Globalization of America: The Role for Information Technology (2006). His current research focuses on European economies and reform, immigration, foreign direct investment trends and estimations, pension systems, demographics, offshoring, and the impact of information technology.     

 

"Brexit - Catalyst
or Catastrophe?

presented by

Dr. Jacob Funk Kirkegaard

Monday at 8:00 PM

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

December 10, 2016

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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

 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 23, 2017

Robert Benson will make a presentation based on his experience at the South Pole Station in 1957. His presentation will describe that first winter and relate it to the achievements of Roald Amundsen who led the first group of men to the South Pole; Fridtjof Nansen who was the first to cross Greenland on skis and designed the ship The Fram which he used for a three year icebound drift in the polar ocean; Kristian Birkeland who was the first space scientist (well before what we now consider the space age).


The 1st Winter at the Amundsen Scott
IGY South Pole Station
60 years ago

presented by
Robert Benson

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

                        February 13, 2017

  Author Seth Chanowitz will discuss his recent second novel, "Russia Rising" a geopolitical spy thriller, which takes readers to several areas of Finland, Belarus, and Russia including Karelia and Moscow. In 1990s, Mr. Chanowitz worked as an internationally published journalist in the Nordic countries and as an intelligence analyst at the Terrorist Threat Integration Center and the National Counter Terrorism Center. He served in 12 countries in Africa and Europe while interviewing refugees for the United States government. His professional experiences, as well as his knowledge of Russian and Finnish, assisted in writing this unique novel. The author will be available to sign books following the presentation.         

RUSSIA RISING,  A new novel
presented by Author
Seth Chanowitz 


 Monday at 8:00 PM

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

March 20, 2017

Presentation by 
 Lars Bo Moller,
DCM Ambassador Denmark 
 

Monday at 8:00 PM

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

April 17, 2017

                

TBA
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Monday at 8:00 PM

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

May 15, 2017

TBA 

Monday at 8:00 PM

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

June 25, 2017

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!

 17th ANNUAL JOINT
Midsommar Celebration

hosted by
ASA, Drott Lodge & 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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