Midsommar Celebration at the Seegers' at 6977 Alaska Avenue SE
11 AM-4 PM
Food, Music, Dancing, Games, Raffle... Fun for the whole family!
Adult members: $8 -
Adult non-members: $10
Children 5-15: $5 -
Children 4 and under: FREE
Tickets at the event will cost $2 more
PLEASE REGISTER EARLY!
THE FIRST TWENTY RESERVATIONS RECEIVED BEFORE THE DEADLINE
WILL BE ENTERED IN A DRAWING.
YOU MIGHT BE THE ONE TO WIN A SPECIAL PRIZE!
All food and beverages will be provided.
Send reservations and payment by June 15 to:
SAHS/WM, 29 Pearl Street NW, Suite 127, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Once again we will celebrate the arrival of summer during our annual MIDSOMMARFEST, hosted for the 13th year in a row by Mary and Bill Seeger at their beautiful property on the banks of the Thornapple River in Alaska. We will gather in the shady oak grove to decorate the Maypole and make flower headbands. There will be fiddle and accordion music, ring dances, games, a raffle and, of course, food.
Lunch will consist of herring, meatballs, ham, Swedish potato salad, tossed salad, pickled beets and cucumbers, lingonberries, breads, and strawberry whipped cream cake. But please, please, please, send in your prepaid reservation early so that we will know how much food to prepare. Your paid reservations guarantees that you will be in the first group to come to the buffet table.
SAHS clothing, cookbooks (just a few left), and Ewa Rydåker's A Swedish Midsummer Tale books will be for sale.
Please bring your own lawn chair or picnic blanket. If you have raffle prizes you would like to donate it would be greatly appreciated. We also need flowers and greens for the maypole!
Event Time Table:
11 AM-Noon: Maypole Preparation (Please bring flowers!)
Noon: Raising of the Maypole, singing and dancing
1-2 PM: Lunch
2 PM: Special music and games
3 PM: Raffle Drawing
Swedish Reading Club at Schuler Books (3165 Alpine NW): Yes, Chef by Marcus Samuelsson
Buy the book from Schuler or another independent bookseller
"Truly multicultural in the very best sense, Marcus Samuelsson was born and orphaned in Ethiopia, adopted by a Swedish family, and learned to cook in Sweden, Switzerland, Austria, and France. At the age of 24, he became the chef at New York's Aquavit, then a Top Chef Master, and , finally, opened his own restaurant in Harlem. Samuelsson brings the reader along on his amazing and passionate odyssey in an engaging memoir that is highly recommended, even for non-foodies!" (Ellen Sandmeyer, Sandmeyer's Bookstore, Chicago, IL)
Women's Group: Flitiga Lisor
Flitiga Lisor är en grupp kvinnliga, svensktalande medlemmar som träffas ungefär en gång i månaden. Gruppen startades under hösten 2003, då vi träffades regelbundet för att tillverka julsaker att sälja på Lucia. Det lyckades bra och förtjänsten gick till SAHS. När vi inte känner för att vara så flitiga, träffas vi bara för att prata och fika.
Flitiga Lisor is a group of Swedish speaking women that meets once a month or so. It began during the fall of 2003 when we got together to make Christmas crafts to sell at the Lucia celebration. The project was a success and the money earned went to SAHS. When we feel less inclined to work we get together to have coffee and speak Swedish.
For more information, contact Kerstin Trowbridge at firstname.lastname@example.org.