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CALENDAR & EVENTS


Below is a listing of upcoming events and programs hosted or sponsored by Drott Lodge No. 168.  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 ‘drott.lodge.168@gmail.com’  – 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.

Upcoming events

    • June 23, 2024
    • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Carderock Park, Potomac, MD
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    Swedish Midsommar Celebration

    Sunday, June 23, 2024 Carderock Picnic Pavilion, MD 3 pm to 6 pm


    Hosted by Drott Lodge, ASA, SWEA DC, and Finlandia Foundation NCC

    All are invited to our 59th annual Midsommar - come help decorate and raise the Maypole! 



    Schedule:

    3:00 Children's Games (Prizes) and Maypole Decoration

    3:45 Welcome Greetings

    3:50 Maypole Procession

    4:00 Dancing round the Maypole

    4:45 Picnic Dinner

    Please bring:

    - Greens & Flowers for the Maypole!

    - Your own picnic and drinks (beer must be in plastic cups/consumed in pavilion)

    - Lawn chairs or picnic blankets (if not sitting in the pavilion)

    - Trash bags (this park has no trash cans, and all trash must be carried home with you)

    You can download the Flyer by clicking here:  2024 Midsommar Flyer

       


    Join us for children's Games, Live Music and Ring Dances around the Maypole 

    DIRECTIONS TO CARDEROCK PARK PAVILION AND PARKING INFO

    From I-495 in Maryland

    1. Take I-495 West and take Exit 41 toward Carderock/Great Falls. 

    2. Merge onto the Clara Barton Pkwy and continue 1 mile to the Carderock exit (on the right is the David Taylor Model Basin - 9500 MacArthur Blvd., West Bethesda, MD 208I7). 

    3. Take the Carderock exit and at the stop sign, turn left to cross over the Clara Barton Pkwy. Follow the road until you reach a second stop sign. 

    4. Turn right for parking lot "B" and the restrooms. The pavilion is located to the left of this parking lot - follow the path past the restrooms. Overflow parking is available in Lot “C” to the right. 

    From I-270:
    1. Take I-270 South and keep right to take I-270 Spur South toward 

    I-270/Washington/I-495 /Northern Virginia.
    2. I-270 Spur South becomes I-495 South/Capital Beltway. 3. Take Exit 41 toward Carderock/Great Falls. 

    4. Merge onto the Clara Barton Pkwy and continue 1 mile to the Carderock exit (on the right is the David Taylor Model Basin - 9500 MacArthur Blvd., West Bethesda, MD 20817). 

    5. Take the Carderock exit and at the stop sign, turn left to cross over the Clara Barton Pkwy. Follow the road until you reach a second stop sign. 

    6. Turn right for parking lot "B" and the restrooms. The pavilion is located to the left of this parking lot - follow the path past the restrooms. Overflow parking is available in Lot “C” to the right. 

    From I-495 in Virginia:
    1. Take Exit 41 (Carderock/Glen Echo) from the American Legion 

    Bridge and at the fork, bear left toward Great Falls/Carderock. 

    2. Merge onto the Clara Barton Pkwy and continue 1 mile to the Carderock exit (on the right is the David Taylor Model Basin - 9500 MacArthur Blvd., West Bethesda, MD 208I7). 

    3. Take the Carderock exit and at the stop sign, turn left to cross over the Clara Barton Pkwy. Follow the road until you reach a second stop sign. 

    4. Turn right for parking lot "B" and the restrooms. The pavilion is located to the left of this parking lot - follow the path past the rest- rooms. Overflow parking is available in Lot “C” to the right. 

    From Washington (Georgetown):
    1. From the intersection of "M" Street and Key Bridge, go west for approximately .5 miles and bear left onto Canal Road. 

    2. Stay straight on Canal Road which turns into the Clara Barton Pkwy and follow the Clara Barton Pkwy for approximately 9 miles to the Carderock exit (on the right is the David Taylor Model Ba- sin - 9500 MacArthur Blvd., West Bethesda, MD 208I7). 

    3. Take the Carderock exit and at the stop sign, turn left to cross over the Clara Barton Pkwy. Follow the road until you reach a second stop sign. 

    4. Turn right for parking lot "B" and the restrooms. The pavilion is located to the left of this parking lot - follow the path past the rest- rooms. Overflow parking is available in Lot “C” to the right. 

    MAP TO CARDEROCK PARK PAVILION



    • September 08, 2024
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Road, North Bethesda, Maryland 20852
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    cold cut meats in Swedish Smörgåsbord | Travel feature by @skimbaco

    Welcome back Smörgåsbord: “How to Smörgåsbord in Sweden!

    Join us for our Welcome Back Potluck as we learn about the background of this Swedish tradition (it’s more of an event than a meal) – and how to properly set-up an authentic smorgasbord.

    For the Potluck, please bring a dish to share (by last name):                                                                

    A - G - Salad/Appetizer Side dish

    H - M - Dessert

    N - Z - Side dish


    • October 05, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • St. Clement's Island (Near Leonardstown, MD)
    • 4
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    Sail the Viking Longship Sea Hrafn (Sea Raven)  

    October 5, 2024 (October 12 Rain date)

    Join us on a Viking Longship Voyage

    Members and guests will travel to St. Clement’s Island near Leonardstown, MD for a Lodge adventure aboard the Sea Raven, an authentic reconstruction of a Viking-era vessel.  Registration is available on Wild Apricot, with the first 18 registrants reserving a seat on the Longship.  In case of inclement weather or inadvisable sailing conditions, the rain date will be October 12.

    We will gather at10 am to prepare the Sea Hrafn (Sea Raven) for our “voyage.” Prior to our departure, participants will have a mandatory orientation, safety demonstration, and training session - as we will provide the majority of rowing power.  Our group must learn how to handle the sail under the direction of the Longship Company. In addition, “sailors” must sign a waiver, (provided by Drott Lodge in advance or signed on the day of the sail).  Directions to the launch area will be provided to those that have registered (in advance of the sailing).  

    Registration is required:

    There will be a $10 fee for members; $20 for non-members. 

    More on the Longship Company

    The Longship Company, Ltd. is a non-profit educational organization devoted to increasing understanding and knowledge of the life, culture, technology, commerce, and exploration of the early northern European seafarers and those with whom they came into contact. Because of Coast Guard regulations, the company cannot advertise “for hire” rides.  It will only accept “donations,” which Drott Lodge will make in the amount of $200 for our single sailing.  Final plans for a picnic lunch, etc., will be made closer to the time of the trip. 

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