Sankta Lucia Celebration – Dec 3

A Swedish Sankta Lucia Celebration will be held December 3rd at PLU’s Karen Hille Phillips Center for Performing Arts. Sunday, December 3rd at 2:30 PM – 6 PM. (Also known as the Eastvold Auditorium) The event his hosted by the Scandinavian Cultural Center. The event consists of singing and dance. Young people rehearse for several weeks…

PLU Berry Festivals

The Annual Berry Festivals June 14 – Strawberries, July 12 – Raspberries and Aug. 2 – Blueberries Time: 11:30a – 1pm The Annual Berry Festivals at PLU are an exciting summertime activity for students, staff, and the Parkland community.  Each event, held once-a-month in the summer, focuses on a delicious summertime fruit and features summery desserts and free,…

Feb. 10 – Icelandic Soprano Singer Gudrun Ingimars

Come see this award winning Soprano, direct from Iceland, for her only public West Coast performance! Admission is “pay as you can” and the concert is sponsored by the Icelandic Club of Greater Seattle. February 10, 2017, 8 PM – 9:30 PM Lagerquist Concert Hall 868 Wheeler St S, Parkland, Washington 98444    

Raspberry Festival at PLU July 8

PLU — The Scandinavian Cultural Center will be open from 11am to 3pm tomorrow, so come by before, after, or during the Berry Festival. What a great way to enjoy summer – free dessert, free music, and a free exhibition about Norway in the 1890s! Sweet, Sweet Summertime! Enjoy fresh berries, delicious desserts and live…

Smoothie-powered Workparties at PLU’s reDesign House

By Kelda Lorax Come out to PLU-owned reDesign house any number of times this summer. We’ll be installing glass bottle edging to the garden beds, weeding and tending to the annuals, and any number of other projects to get the house ready for an event in July (http://wahesc.org) Address: 515 125th St. S., Parkland 98444 Day/Time:…

PLU Berry Festivals begin today – June 10

Every year Pacific Lutheran University celebrates the summer with their Berry Festivals. On June 10, it is the strawberry that is featured. Music and atmosphere is provided along with the berries, ice cream and a dollop of whipped cream. The event is held starting at 11:30 a.m. From PLU – “The Annual Berry Festivals at PLU are…

Public Opportunities to see His Majesty King Harald V of Norway

By Sandy Deneau Dunham PLU Marketing & Communications TACOMA, Wash. (May 1, 2015)—The public will have two opportunities to see His Majesty King Harald V of Norway on May 23 when he visits Tacoma in honor of Pacific Lutheran University’s 125 anniversary: during his arrival at PLU, at 11:15 a.m., and at the Tacoma Dome,…

May 17 – A special day if you are Norwegian

Norwegian Constitution Day or Syntende Mai, May 17 has become the Celebration of all things Norwegian. The Scandinavian Cultural Center is getting all ready for tomorrow’s 17 Mai flag raising and breakfast reception at Pacific Lutheran University with the Norwegian Minister of Culture, Thorhild Widvey. All are welcome to Centennial Plaza at 8:30am! Gratulerer med dagen! Their annual Flag…

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…