Below is an up-to-date listing of upcoming events and programs hosted or sponsored by Drott Lodge No. 168 and our partner organizations. You may change the view of the calendar to Month/Week/Day by clicking on “Agenda” or filter by categories by selecting the “Categories” button.
If you are from a partner organization and would like your event or program listed in our calendar, please email us at info (at) drott-lodge (.) org – please include “Calendar Entry” as your subject heading – our admin will review and post if the request meets our criteria.
Regular business meetings and programs hosted or sponsored by Drott Lodge No. 168 are Open to the Public unless otherwise indicated. All meetings run 2:30-5:30pm, unless otherwise stated.
2018 Spring Programming
Sunday, January 21 2018: Eadric and the Wolves author David K. Mullaly discusses the Danish Viking conquest of England and turning historical research into historical fiction. Program followed by a business meeting where there will be election and installation of officers, approval of new member applications, and a brief review of the 2017 financial statement. Note: 3rd Sunday in the month.
Sunday, February 11, 2018: Marit Knollmueller, Cultural Leader of Drott Lodge will present on “Skansen and the Open Air Museum: A Very Swedish Idea”. Program followed by a business meeting. Note: This returns to our regular 2nd Sunday of the month.
Sunday, March 11, 2018: Annual Pea Soup Dinner with a presentation on the Vasa Lopp (Vasa Cross Country Ski Race) by a regular competitor. Free for Drott Members. $10 donation for non-members, $6 for children. 2nd Sunday in the month.
Sunday, April 8, 2018: Dr. Bob Dyer will present on Sport in Sweden. Cultural presentation from 2:30pm followed by a business meeting. Free and open to the public. See event description on the calendar or on Facebook for a full description.
Saturday, April 28, 2018: 4:00-8:00pm Valborg Bonfire Festival in MacLean, VA, location distributed after RSVP. Information to follow.
Saturday, May 12, 2018: No regular Drott Lodge meeting but we encourage members to attend the Viking Festival in Manassas, VA 10am-5pm. Location: Harris Pavilion & Manassas Museum Lawn. Sponsored by the Icelandic Association of Washington D.C., Inc., and Sons of Norway (Fairfax, VA).
August 25, 4pm-6:30pm an optional group outing sailing on the Kalmar Nyckel out of New Castle, DE. This is a reproduction of the 17th century ship that took the first settlers to New Sweden Colony in today’s Delaware in the 1630s.
We are on hiatus for the summer taking a break from our regular meetings but we still host a Midsommar Picnic (with maypole dancing and live Swedish folk music) at Carderock Park’s Picnic Pavilion June 24, 2018 from 3pm. All are welcome to participate and are asked to bring food for the potluck Smorgasbord.
Join us at 2:30 pm on Sunday September 9th for our Welcome Back Swedish Crayfish Dinner with traditional (and non-traditional) group sing along. Come enjoy the fellowship of Drott Lodge with an afternoon meal including, but not limited to, crayfish which are a staple of Swedish summer celebrations. We will bring an end to the summer and gear up for our fall programming and Christmas bazaar.
This annual event is FREE to all dues paying members! Suggested donation of $12 to guests over 10 (free to children 10 and under).
After our regular business meeting, we will hold a fun mixing event for our newer members to get to know our older members and vice versa. This will be a fun afternoon quiz on categories related to Sweden and the other Nordic Countries and teams will be paired up to ensure that newer members can mingle easily with Drott veterans. Come to show off your knowledge of all things Nordic and make new friendships ahead of our November 3rd group fundraiser, The Annual Swedish Bazaar.