Cultural program: Pelle the No-Tail Cat. Marit Knollmueller, District 9 Cultural Leader and Drott Lodge Member, will take our members on a cat’s-eye journey through the streets of Uppsala. This family-friendly event is based on the popular children’s books by Gösta Knutsson.
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Participants are encouraged to wear a Midsummer flower wreath, display Swedish flags and blue/yellow decorations and, if you want to go all out, you can decorate your own maypole! Just like our normal Midsummer celebration, please enjoy a Swedish summer picnic in your home. Don’t forget to bring out your snaps or drink for the toast! Activities will include sing-alongs with Scandinavian musicians and singers and other activities we can do together.
Register by midnight April 19 using the link below:
Come and journey back to 10 August 1628 and discover the amazing ship Vasa, which sunk in Stockholm Harbor as it departed for its maiden voyage. For those who have already toured the Vasa Museum, this will be a wonderful chance to re-visit those memories. For those who have never been to see the Vasa, you are in for a treat as you have a glimpse into one of the most popular museums in Sweden. Peter Rydebjork, Assistant Director of Museum Services, will be our guide as we have a unique opportunity to tour this historic ship. The tour will last approximately one hour, with time reserved for questions and answers at the tour’s conclusion.
Date: April 23, 2022
Time: 4 pm (Eastern Time)
Cost for Drott Lodge Members: NO CHARGE
Cost for Guests/non-Members: $10.00 per person
Registration deadline: Midnight, April 19, 2022
Maximum number of attendants: 95
You must register to attend this event.
Come celebrate the end of winter and the beginning of spring with a family picnic, outdoor games, and singing around a bonfire.
The American Scandinavian Association of the National Capital Area and Drott Lodge Vasa Order are cohosting the Swedish traditional celebration of Walpurgis. We say goodbye to winter and hello to spring and summer.
This is an outdoor event with children’s games, picnic, singing and a bonfire. Everyone is welcome. It is free for members with a small charge for non-members. We will have a donation box to cover rental expenses. Please sign a liability waiver on entry.
Bring chairs and a blanket to sit on and your own picnic. There will be a grill available if you wish to grill a hotdog or a hamburger and bring your own smores to cook.
Songs will be performed by the song group led by Kerstin Hendrickson. Song sheets will be available to sing a long. See you there!
Note: This is weather dependent and we will not reschedule if it rains.
We are renting a portable potty for your convenience. Plenty of parking is available. Wheelchair accessible.
Drott Lodge will have a booth at the Viking Festival at the Harris Pavilion.
Volunteer at our tables or stop by and say hi!
On Sunday, May 22nd from 3 pm – 4:30 pm, Drott Lodge will embark on a spring walk in Wheaton Regional Park to forage for native spring edibles: mushrooms, ramps, edible flowers, and berries. Our Spring Foraging Walk will be led by Matt Cohen of Matt’s Habitats. Matt is a landscaper who became interested in foraging after spending time working on an organic farm; he hosts between 10 – 15 walks each year in the Takoma Park and Silver Spring area in search of wild edibles. During the walk, Cohen points out more than two dozen types of plants and trees, giving a bit of historical background on some and cooking recommendations on others.
Registration for the event is required – Deadline is May 17
Members $ 0.00
Children (non-Member) 6-14 years $ 5.75
Children under 6 (with parental supervision only) $ 0.00
Please join us at 1:30 for a picnic lunch prior to our foraging trip. You may bring your own or order a boxed lunch from Panera. Box lunches will be available for pre-order for the event. Although our foraging trek does not begin until 3 pm, we have reserved Picnic Shelter G from 9 am until 8 pm. The park offers many recreational opportunities: fishing, the adventure playground, walking trails, ponds, and nearby “Brookside Gardens” as well as a nature center that offers displays of live reptiles and mammals to delight young naturalists.