EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
Throughout the year the Lodge and Sons of Norway host dozens of events, parties, and gatherings.
Check back often for frequent updates! Generally we are back to our regular schedule pre-COVID, but bear with us as we sync up our online information as well!
Lodge Hours - Wednesday 10am-2pm, Friday variable (call ahead)
Lodge Membership Meetings - 5:30pm every second Wednesday of the month, except July and August
Children's Events - Leif Erikson Lodge has a wide variety of activities and events specifically for children.
Sports Medal Program - Sports programs are offered with our Sons of Norway membership.
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Norway's Mayflower: the sailing of the Restauration
Sunday October 8th at 1pm
Join us at Leif Erikson Hall on Sunday, October 8, 2023, at 1PM for presentations by the Lori Ann Reinhall, Editor-in-Chief of the Norwegian American newspaper, and Gordon Strand from the Friends of Bergen Place in Ballard. Lori Ann will talk about the beginnings of the Norwegian emigration, her visit to the replica of the original ship, and the plans to celebrate 200 years of the emigration from Norway to the United States in the year 2025. Also learn about its relationship with the celebration of Leif Erikson's discovery of Vinland around 1000AD and how Bergen Place serves as a reminder of the relationship between Seattle and its sister city, Bergen. Its dedication in 1975 was the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the Restauration. 2025 is the Bicentennial of the arrival of the Restauration, the first organized emigration ship crossing from Stavanger, Norway, to New York! Entertainment includes sea shanties from around the 1800s and more, delicious Norwegian open faced sandwiches and special refreshments--all for just $10. Hope to see you there!
LEL Member's Dinner and Meeting
Wednesday October 11th
SOCIAL 5:30, DINNER 6:00, PROGRAM 6:45
We are going south of Norway for an exciting performance of dances from Croatia, Bulgaria and Hungary. Radost means “Joy” in all the Slavic languages. The dance group has been performing throughout the NW since 1976 and many of their shows have been sold out. The Radost Folk Ensemble brings color, energy and ethnic culture in their performances. Don’t miss their program which is filled with vitality and joy. There even may be an opportunity for the lodge members to do a couple of easy Balkan line dances. In keeping with the Balkan theme, Malin will be serving stuffed bell peppers, along with a fresh salad with herbs and berries, bread, butter and baked apples with almond paste and whipped cream, coffee and tea all for $22.00. Let Malin know if you want a vegetarian main course.
The program and dinner will give you “radost” or joy and that is a very good thing! Please make your reservations by Monday, October 9 so we know how much food to prepare. Call the lodge, (206) 783-1274, sign up on the bulletin board or online.
LEL Fall Bazaar
October 28th & 29th
Join us on October 28 and 29 for our fantastic Bazaar and at our baking parties and more! We have lots of prep work to make our bazaar successful! It is our biggest event of the year and our biggest fundraiser! There are some changes in our offerings this year! Please contact the office or email: Leiferiksonlodge@qwestoffice.net to volunteer. There are many opportunities for volunteers including kitchen, baking, parking lot staffing, cashiering, spot raffles, Ditt og Datt.
We are also looking for donations to our online auction. We already have a weekend getaway at the beach, a weekend getaway at the mountain and some special vintage items. Looking for a boat trip around the sound, dinners, and other special events such as tickets for football games, basketball games, Kraken tickets, etc.! We also are in need of books and silent auction items which can be brought to the office on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10AM-2PM. Just call the office or email us. Many hands make light work! Thank you for helping!
Lodge Events Calendar
MONTHLY RECURRING EVENTS
Visit Kaffestua on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am - 2pm. Also open on 1st Saturday of each month from 10-2.
MEMBER HAPPY HOUR
The second Saturday of the month, from 5-8pm. $5 gets you two beverages and snacks! Join us January 14th and February 11th
Tuesday nights from 5:00 - 7:00pm. First Tuesday of the month is Party Night and Casual Dance, from 7:30-9:30.
Wednesdays & Fridays, 11:15-12:00 PM: Brain and Body Fitness Class - This class offers a fun and low impact format that will help improve your memory and increase your mental stamina. Exercises to improve strength, balance, muscle conditioning and coordination are also included. Cost: $5.00 with first class being free. Taught by Audrey Collins owner of Personal Trainers, Inc. since 1988.
NORNA POTLUCK AND BUSINESS MEETING
3rd Tuesday of the month at noon.
Contact librarian Ariane Westin McCaw to find out when you can visit our Library!