2018 Calendar

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings and events are held at:

Messiah Lutheran Church

410 H Street NE

Auburn, WA 98002


As this calendar is input in January, please see the Newsletter tab for updated information.



​​8          Board Meeting                                   6:00 pm

15        Soup Dinner Surprise                         6:00 pm

            Installation of Officers

            Norwegians of the Year Announced


5          Board Meeting                                   6:00 pm

19        Social Hour                                        6:00 pm

            Lodge Meeting                                   7:00 pm

            Norwegians of the Year Announced (if not in January)



5        Board Meeting                                    6:00 pm

19      Torsk Dinner (great cod!)                     6:00 pm

Torsk is boiled cod - pour on the butter and it tastes like lobster!

This meeting is by ticket only for members & guests.

Tickets are on sale the prior month, or email info@vesterdalen.org



2           Board Meeting                                   6:00 pm

16         Social Hour                                        6:00 pm

             Velkommen Seremoni & Lodge Mtg    7:00 pm

             This is when we welcome new members that joined the previous year.



7     Board Meeting                                   6:00 pm

12   NORDIC FEST (Saturday)

Held at Messiah Lutheran Church  10:00 am until 3:00 pm

Another special event - 

Lodge members set up booths featuring food items (lefse, fattigman,

rømmegrøt, waffler, etc.) for sampling. Others demonstrate rosemaling (rose

painting) or have booths about discovering their Norwegian heritage (genealogy) and more!

It's a great event to bring friends & children!

  • Vendors (clothing, jewelry, books, food)
  • Ethnic foods to sample
  • Bake sale
  • Lunch available for purchase
  • Craft displays and demonstrations
  • Genealogy informaiton
  • Activities for children
  • FREE!!

17   Syttende Mai (Norwegian National Day) parade in Ballard


21   Social Hour                                        6:00 pm

       Memorial Service & Lodge Mtg           7:00 pm

       We remember those members who have passed away in the previous year.



4     Board Meeting                                    6:00 pm

18   Social Hour                                         6:00 pm

       Lodge Meeting                                    7:00 pm



There is no board meeting or general meeting this month

4     Parade in Enumclaw

16   PICNIC                                                6:00 pm

The picnic is held at Game Farm Park in south Auburn - the lodge will provide a main dish. Members bring salads, dessert and side dishes. Fun and games for the kids and a social for the grown-ups. Games for kids at 5:00, 

meal at 6:00 pm



There is no board meeting or general meeting this month




Lefse making is taking place this month on Fridays and Saturdays. Dates will be announced - see the Vikingskip newsletter. If you are interested in joining our group (beginners especially welcome!), please email info@vesterdalen.org for information

3     Black Diamond Days Parade

10   Board Meeting                                       6:00 pm

17   Social Hour                                            6:00 pm

       Lodge Meeting                                       7:00 pm



1     Board Meeting                                        6:00 pm

9     Leif Erikson Day

15   Social Hour                                             6:00 pm

       Lodge Meeting - Back to School              7:00 pm

27   LUTEFISK DINNER                                 Noon - 4 PM

The Lutefisk Dinner is our only fundraiser each year. We have wonderful lefse and cook our own fish (outside the church, of course). We need help to put this on and people to attend and enjoy the feast! Lutefisk, meatballs, potatoes, limpe bread and finished off with ice cream and home made krumkake. Tickets are required and they must be purchased in advance - absolutely no ticket sales at the door!



5    Board Meeting                                       6:00 pm

19  Social Hour                                            6:00 pm

      Lodge Meeting



3     Board Meeting                                     6:00 pm

7     JuleFest                                                6:00 pm

This is our celebration of the holiday - complete with a Norwegian Nisse and Santa. It begins with a potluck (Scandinavian desserts encouraged - the lodge provides meatballs and more - see the newsletter for more details) and then a fun program for both adults and children. If you're bringing a child under 12, bring a gift (about $15) for Santa to give them, if you wish.




Contact Us Today!

Vesterdalen Lodge 2-131

Sons of Norway

PO Box 99

Auburn, WA 98071


E-mail: info@vesterdalen.org

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