Scandinavian Studies Program
of Jamestown, New York

Culture Day - November 1, 2014
Scandinavian Wooden Display – Enjoy the display of Scandinavian wooden items. Please do not handle since 1,000 different finger prints and oils are not the best for the wood.
  9:30am Coffee & Lingonberry drink10:45am Fika (Coffee Break)
  9:55am Call To Order11:00am Workshop Session 2
10:00AM Workshop Session 1 
(Unless noted, the workshop will be offered at both sessions)


9:30 AM Children’s Fiddle Workshop – Kathy Petersen
Guest Lecture – 10 AM only - In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the US Civil War and Andersonville Prison, David J. Cope presents "A Swede at Andersonville Prison in the Civil War":

Gus Alstrand, like many Swedish Americans, volunteered for the Union army during the Civil War. However, after considerable battle experience, Alstrand was captured and imprisoned in the infamous Andersonville Stockade. This power point presentation will follow Alstrand's story in this horrendous Confederate prisoner of war camp.

Children’s Folk Dance Workshop – Donna Johnson 10 AM only
Swedish Language – Jeff Kroon 10 AM only
Rosemaling – Berit Benacci and Dorothy Levin
Swedish Painting – Mangle Board
Craft – Sandra Sandy – Wooden Swedish Tomte Ornament
Learn a Tune – Kathy Petersen – bring an instrument to learn a tune
Folk Costume - Sonja Pascatore, Diane Grodecki – Make a folk costume skirt bag Cooking – Catherine Backlund – Kringlor (Swedish Cookie)
Knitting – Gale Peterson
Chip Carving – Don Reed
Swedish Huck Toweling (Swedish Weaving) – Jean Thompson and Denise Nichols
Book Study Group – Lynne Meyers, Julie Boozer 11 AM only
Per Anders Fogelström
(1917–1998) spent his whole life in Stockholm. The most famous of his many works is a series of five novels set in the city he dearly loved, describing the lives of successive generations of Stockholmers between 1860 and 1968. (When 25% of Sweden emigrated to the US with many settling in Jamestown and Northwestern, PA.) The focus will be on the fourth book in the series “In a Transformed City” covering 1925 to 1945. Copies of all four books will be available for sale or library loan.
Adult Swedish Folk Dancing – Gerd Brigotta and Thule Folk Dance Team – 11 AM only
Kubb and Hnefatafl – Viking games (See Allen Johnson at door to set up.)

Mamma Mia Bus Tour

The Broadway stage production of MAMMA MIA will be at the Shea’s Theatre in Buffalo, NY. Scandinavian Resources has organized a bus tour on November 8, 2014 to attend this major event. MAMMA MIA is a story based on the music of ABBA which was the largest export from Sweden during the latter half of the 1970’s.
MAMMA MIA is the ultimate feel-good show that has audiences coming back again and again to relive the thrill. The production includes ABBA's greatest hits, including "Dancing Queen," "S.O.S.," "Super Trouper," "Take A Chance on Me" and "The Winner Takes It All," with an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship. Whether it's your first visit or your fourteenth this show has the whole world coming back for more.
A bus/limo will depart from Jamestown at 4 PM on Saturday November 8, 2014. The brand new 37 passenger bus has bucket seats, a bathroom, wooden floors and television monitors. A choice of a Prime Rib or Mahi Mahi dinner will be served at the Pearl Street Grill and Brewery in Buffalo. Dinner includes coffee, tea, soda and a peanut butter triple chocolate cake for dessert. The restaurant building was originally built in 1870 in what was known as “Buffalo’s Canal District” and has restored its well-worn warehouse floors. Mamma Mia begins at Shea’s Theatre at 8 PM with prime seats in the center section of the Orchestra beginning just 17 rows from the stage. The bus is expected to return to Jamestown around midnight. The total cost including door to door transportation all taxes, tips, tolls, parking, etc. is $139. (Not one penny more.)
For more information or to make a reservation contact Don Sandy at 716-665-0883 or Seating is limited so reservations are on a first-come basis.

Swedish Hour
Sundays at 7 PM or 3 AM - WRFA-LP 107.9 FM or
November 2, 2014 is the 10th year celebration of the program. Gerd Brigotta is the host on this program. We thank her for her weekly endeavors to prepare and record this show.
Magnus Martinson
Scandinavian Christmas Piano Concert
Zion Lutheran Church
November 29, 2104 Sponsored by Scandinavian Studies Program and American Scandinavian Heritage Foundation
Julmarknad/Culture Day
December 6, 2014
Julmarknad 9 AM to 12 Noon
Culture Day 10 AM to 12 Noon
Julbord Please sign up to bring one of your families traditional dishes.
Holiday Korv Dinner
Saturday, December 6th, 2014
Immanuel Lutheran Church, 556 East 2nd Street, Jamestown, NY 14701
Three Settings: 4:30 - 5:30 - 6:30
"Tree Of Life Lutheran Community" invites YOU to a "delicious holiday dinner"!
Homemade Korv, Homemade Rye Bread, Homemade Pies, Plus all the trimmings!
(includes a bottomless cup of coffee)
(Meatball Dinners are offered in lieu of Korv)
COST - Adults: $10.00 - Children: $5.00
Tickets will be on sale each Sunday at both Immanuel and Holy Trinity Churches
on November 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th.
Tickets will also be be available by calling Al Johnson (716) 488-1555,
Holy Trinity Church (716) 488-4235, or Dennis Bechmann (716) 664-2733
(Ticket Cut-Off is December 2)
Funds from the dinner will be used for youth, church outreach, and special church projects.
Get your tickets early! You don’t want to miss this fantastic dinner! This would be an excellent opportunity to witness God's love by inviting your friends to share in this fellowship experience.
Lucia Pageant
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
December 14th (Lucia Weekend in Sweden)

Scandinavian Culture Day

Scandinavian Culture Day
begins its 17th year at
Jamestown Community College
on Saturday October 4, 2014.

Opening day has many special events in addition to traditional workshops.
Since October 4 is Kanelbullen’s Dag (Cinnamon Bun Day) in Sweden, it will be celebrated at Culture Day with kanelbullar being served during Fika (coffee break). In Sweden, kanelbullar are the most popular treat with coffee. Kanelbullar typically have cardamom as an additional ingredient, are baked in individual paper cups in a very hot oven for just a few minutes, do not have a frosting or a glaze topping but instead pearl sugar and are not as sweet as the American cinnamon bun. The recipe will be available.
The Thule Lodge Adult Swedish Folk Dance Team will lead a workshop at 11 AM in order to teach and share their dances. This is also true of the Thule Lodge Children’s Swedish Folk Dance Team which will have a practice at 10 AM. Both groups are seeking new members.
The Scandinavian Folk Festival has two tickets to the Broadway stage production of Mamma Mia at Shea’s Theatre in Buffalo, New York for Friday November 7. They will be raffled at Culture Day.
Scandinavian Resources will have a display of Swedish and Norwegian cook and knitting books. They will also be available for sale below market price.
In addition to the above special events there will be at least 23 workshops about the Scandinavian culture. The first session of workshops is at 10 AM and the second session at 11 AM. Some workshops are repeated. The day begins with coffee and lingonberry drink at 9:30 AM, fika at 10:45 AM and adjournment at 12:00 Noon. Culture Day is open to the public with no registration or fees to attend any of the workshops. All activities are in the Hamilton Collegiate Center at Jamestown Community College.
An extra workshop is scheduled for 9:30 AM when Kathy Petersen from the Swedish band Svenska Spelmän will teach children Swedish tunes on their preferred musical instrument. Kathy performs on the fiddle and nyckelharpa. Later in the morning, Kathy will have workshops for adults with any musical instrument to learn a Scandinavian tune.
A book discussion group led by Dr. Julie Boozer and Lynne Meyers will continue their study of the Per Anders Fogelström (1917–1998) "Stockholm Series". He is among the leading figures in modern Swedish literature. Fogelström spent his whole life in Stockholm, and the most famous of his many works is this series of novels set in the city he dearly loved, describing the lives of successive generations of Stockholmers between 1860 and 1968. The focus will be on the fourth book in the series called “In a Transformed City” covering 1925 to 1945. Leading up to this study will be a review of the first three books in the series. Copies of all four books will be available for sale or library loan. These books cover life in Stockholm during the time when 25% of the population of Sweden emigrated to the United States with many of them settling in Jamestown and Northwestern PA.
A Folk Costume workshop will be led by Sonja Pascatore and Diane Grodecki. This includes a display of authentic vintage Scandinavian costumes as well as artistic and interesting books about costumes. Directions are available on how to research and make your own Swedish or Norwegian Parish costume. Some hat kits including Swedish floral fabric are available to buy and sew. The October workshop will provide instruction on making a folk costume skirt bag.
At the 2014 Scandinavian Folk Festival, Norm Owen and Paul Pearson presented a lecture entitled "Good Old Swedish Meat Markets in Jamestown." A video tape of this lecture will be shown at 10 AM. The Rosemaling (Swedish painting) workshop lead by Berit Benacci and Dorothy Levin will begin painting a mangle board in the advanced class and the beginner level will practice brush strokes. Gale Peterson’s knitting workshop will also be making a crocheted Danish heart. A wooden Swedish angel ornament will be featured in the craft workshop. Faith Woolson will be preparing and serving samples of a quick Danish dessert in the cooking workshop.
Additional workshops include learning the Swedish language with Jeff Kroon, chip carving led by Don Reed, Swedish huck towel weaving led by Jean Thompson and Denise Nickels, genealogy (bring your family information) with Karin Livsey, and playing the ancient Viking games of Kubb and Hnefatafl .
The goal of Culture Day is to pass the Scandinavian culture along from one generation to another. For more information contact Don Sandy at 716-665-0883.

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