Leschi Honor Walk 2015

Today I had the privilege of joining the Nisqually Tribe of Indians out on JBLM in the artillery impact zone.  This is a special treat the base provides to the Tribe so they can visit parts of their reservation that were condemned and are unreachable due to the dangerous activities in the area. More of the…

Secret Life of Sigrid Undset – PLU’s Scandinavian Center April 30

April 30, PLU faculty member Claudia Berguson, Svare-Toven Endowed Professor of Norwegian, takes us into the “Secret Life of Sigrid Undset”. Please join us at 7pm for this fascinating lecture about one of Norway’s most famous female authors, followed by refreshments!

Viking descendants invade PLU – Norwegian Heritage Festival

PARKLAND, WA — On Saturday, the 25th of April, the University Center at Pacific Lutheran University was filled with Norwegian bakery, Rosemaling, sweaters, woodcarvings and other assorted things Scandinavian. Music from accordions and a Norwegian men’s choir filled the air. Artists were making intricate weavings and painting bowls, plates and spoons. Here’s a few photos of the…

39th annual Norwegian Heritage Festival – April 25th

Ja, sure, you betcha! On Saturday April 25 from 11:00am to 3:00pm in the University Center at PLU, the Scandinavians are taking over with booths, costumes, music and delightful cuisine. Sponsored by the Scandinavian Cultural Center of Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington, this event is sure to delight. Welcome to the 39th annual Norwegian…

39th annual Norwegian Heritage Festival – April 25th

Ja, sure, you betcha! On Saturday April 25 from 11:00am to 3:00pm in the University Center at PLU, the Scandinavians are taking over with booths, costumes, music and delightful cuisine. Sponsored by the Scandinavian Cultural Center of Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington, this event is sure to delight. Welcome to the 39th annual Norwegian…

12th Annual Expo Fundraiser Supports FEED Program & Harvest House

Graham-Kapowsin Community Council for Learning will host Expo ’15.  Sat, 3/7/15 – 9AM-3:30PM at the Frontier Middle School, located at 22110 108th Ave E, Graham. There will also be a 1K & 5K walk or run event that same day.  Help Feed a Child for a $10 donation. Our event features entertainment, vendor exhibits that include…

Community input sought for Aging & Disability priorities

Pierce County Community Connections Aging & Disability Resources (ADR) is initiating a process to gather community input for the creation of the 2016-2019 Area Plan. The Area Plan establishes funding priorities and the array of services that will be provided to support older adults and adults with disabilities who are living in the community. Input…

Nordic Journey’s Organ Concert March 1

Jim Hicks will play unique organ selections from all five of the Nordic countries, and the Faeroe Islands, some new compositions and some rarely heard classics at 8 p.m. Sunday March 1 at PLU’s Lagerquist Hall. This event is sponsored by the Scandinavian Cultural Center. The music selection have been recorded in cathedrals all over Sweden.

Bethel Schools to launch new academic program

Spanish Dual Language Immersion begins this fall at Thompson Elementary Starting next fall, Chester H. Thompson Elementary in the Bethel School District will offer Spanish Dual Language Immersion. This will be academically challenging and enriching program targeted on developing student bilingual and biliterate proficiency in Spanish and English. As the district’s first immersion program, the…

Emigration from Snertingdahl – PLU presentation

February 10 at 7pm, Finn Brobakken, a native of Snertingdahl, Norway will be at the Scandinavian Cultural Center at PLU. He will be discussing the people who left Norway for the united States in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.  In less than 40 years time, almost half of the residents of this valley emigrated, mainly…