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February 2019

Meatball Battle: Sweden Vs. Italy

February 9, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Scandinavian Cultural Center, 206 Waltham St, West Newton + Google Map
$25
meatball battle

Join us for an evening of food, fun, and friendly competition as our Italian Executive Director and our Swedish Board President's banter about which country has better meatballs results in the Meatball Battle: Two Great Countries. Two Beloved Meatballs. Which one is better? Which ball is the best? You decide. Each ticket includes the sampling of meatballs from each country, beverages, dessert-- and of course a ballot for voting. Don't miss this special event to enjoy meatballs from two great countries!…

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Finlandia Lecture: Choral Music Tradition in Finland

February 24, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Scandinavian Cultural Center, 206 Waltham St, West Newton + Google Map
Finlandia

Finlandia Foundation Boston presents: LECTURE: CHORAL MUSIC TRADITION IN FINLAND Admission is free; donations welcome to support programming Join Finlandia Foundation of Boston for a special lecture on the choral music tradition in Finland. Finland has always long been famous for its choral tradition, composers, and beautiful choral repertoire. In this interactive lecture, we will take a look at how the ensembles and the tradition have changed over the course of the past twenty years. We will watch video performances…

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March 2019

Greenheart Exchange-Learn about hosting an exchange student

March 16, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Scandinavian Cultural Center, 206 Waltham St, West Newton + Google Map
Greenheart

As a fan of the SCC we know you already enjoy other cultures! What about adding more of that to your daily life? Join us in the Nordic Hall and meet local Greenheart Exchange coordinator Jamie Guillet. Find out if hosting an exchange student is right for you! For more information, click here.

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The Scandinavian Library Presents: A Hijacking

March 16, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Scandinavian Cultural Center, 206 Waltham St, West Newton + Google Map
a hijacking

Movie: A Hijacking The cargo ship MV Rozen is heading for harbor when Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean hijacked it. Amongst the men on board are the ship’s cook Mikkel (Pilou Asbæk) and the engineer Jan (Roland Møller). Unfortunately, they along with the rest of the seamen become hostages in a cynical game of life and death. With the demand for a ransom of millions of dollars a psychological drama unfolds between the CEO of the shipping company (Søren Malling)…

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ICELAND NOIR author talk in BOSTON

March 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Scandinavian Cultural Center, 206 Waltham St, West Newton + Google Map
iceland noir

A truly special night with International best selling crime fiction ICELAND NOIR authors Ragnar Jonasson and Yrsa Sigurdardottir with special guest host and unmissable moderator. Therefore, don't miss this special event! Please register in advance because this event is likely to become full in advance.  Find out details and register here. Admission is FREE with registration  presented with The Scandinavian Library

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MELODY’S MOSTLY MUSICAL DAY LIVE

March 23, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Scandinavian Cultural Center, 206 Waltham St, West Newton + Google Map
melody

MELODY'S MOSTLY MUSICAL DAY LIVE with Steinway Musician Jenny Lin Follow Melody through her day: waking up, eating breakfast, playing, and visiting Grandma for a piano lesson and a sleepover. The enclosed CD from pianist Jenny Lin pairs a different song to accompany every page — from Tchaikovsky to Mozart to Gershwin. Melody’s Mostly Musical Day is written by Ben Finane and illustrated by Mikela Prevost. Music for children aged 3-8 is brought to life by Jenny Lin, with accompanying artwork and story.…

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Screening: The Human Shelter by SCC

March 30, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Scandinavian Cultural Center, 206 Waltham St, West Newton + Google Map
The human shelter

The Human Shelter comprises seven chapters, moreover, every chapter has a shelter with a human story and a poetic performance. Every one of these representations pushes the audience to think about what ‘home ’means to them. To you… More details and tickets here. Don't miss this special screening of the Human Shelter!

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April 2019

Solo Recitals At The Suzuki School Of Newton

April 7, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Scandinavian Cultural Center, 206 Waltham St, West Newton + Google Map
Free

​The Suzuki School of Newton presents their students in solo performances on a variety of instruments. Join us for an afternoon of music! This performance is free and open to the public. ​

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May 2019

Solo Recitals At The Suzuki School Of Newton

May 12, 2019 @ 3:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Scandinavian Cultural Center, 206 Waltham St, West Newton + Google Map
Free

​The Suzuki School of Newton presents their students in solo performances on a variety of instruments. Join us for an afternoon of music! This performance is free and open to the public. ​

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Syttende Mai Celebration

May 18, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Scandinavian Cultural Center, 206 Waltham St, West Newton + Google Map
parade

presented by the Sons of Norway Norumbega Lodge Sons of Norway presents a family picnic on the front lawn of the SCC in honor of Norway’s national independence day, Syttende Mai (officially observed on May 17). Moreover, Sons of Norway invites you to join them for a parade and picnic to commemorate this festive occasion. More details here.

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Screening: Thelma

May 25, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Scandinavian Cultural Center, 206 Waltham St, West Newton + Google Map

A college student starts to experience extreme seizures while studying at a university in Oslo, Norway. She soon learns that the violent episodes are a symptom of inexplicable, and often dangerous, supernatural abilities. Find out details here.

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June 2019

Screening: Women at War

June 15, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Scandinavian Cultural Center, 206 Waltham St, West Newton + Google Map

Halla is a 50-year-old environmental activist who crusades against the local aluminum industry in Iceland. As her actions grow bolder, her life changes in the blink of an eye when she’s finally granted permission to adopt a girl from the Ukraine. Saturday, June 15th | 1:30 | Free; $5 suggested donation 101 minutes. In Icelandic, Spanish, Ukranian and English with English subtitles. Films start at 1:30pm. Refreshments for attendees are served at 1pm. Lunch (not included) is available in the…

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September 2019

New Mothers Support Group with a Scandi Feel

September 13, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Friday, repeating until October 18, 2019

Scandinavian Cultural Center, 206 Waltham St, West Newton + Google Map

NEW MOTHERS SUPPORT GROUP with a Scandi Feel Fridays, September 13th – October 18th 10:30-11:30am | $25 per class (discount for 6 week registration available) **must register in advance** Join us for a new series just for moms! In this series of infant and mother classes you will be provided with guidance on a variety of topics to make your transition at home with your baby as easy and cozy as possible. Learn about important infant topics in an atmosphere…

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Bruno Råberg Trio at SCC

September 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Scandinavian Cultural Center, 206 Waltham St, West Newton + Google Map

In Composition for a Space in Between (2015), Bruno Råberg will play accompanying pieces for his daughter, Erika Råberg’s exhibit, Available Light. They will play variations on a Swedish folk tune as they move about the farmhouse, a call and response between past and present. A newer companion piece, Lines (2017), explores the fleeting feeling of fall during harvest time. Cost is $15; $7 for SCC members. Buy tickets here!

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Mads Tolling & Jacob FischerA Tribute to Svend Asmussen

September 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Scandinavian Cultural Center, 206 Waltham St, West Newton + Google Map

Danish-born violinist Mads Tolling  and Danish guitarist Jacob Fischer play a special program dedicated to Svend Asmussen.  Asmussen,  well loved all over Scandinavia, and even in the US many know as “The Fiddling Viking.” The program will feature a mix of tunes all the way from Svend’s s collaboration with guitarist Ulrik Neumann back in the 40s and 50s up to his more recent quartet works. Svend’s signature tune “June Night” and the Swe-Danes hit “Scandinavian Shuffle” are on the set list, along with Danish folk tune, “I Skovens…

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BERSERK: A Viking Festival for All Ages! 

September 21, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Scandinavian Cultural Center, 206 Waltham St, West Newton + Google Map

We invite you to BERSERK: A Viking Festival for All Ages!  To celebrate we are offering a $5 discount on adult admissions now until tomorrow at 1pm. Visit the two rival Viking encampments on our front lawn. See them work on traditional Viking-era craft, Viking games, combat demonstrations– and don’t miss these rivals as the fight to the “death” Browse our Nordic vendors, play Kubb and Molkky and even take a traditional Finnish sauna by Abundance Sauna (extra fee). More participants…

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Nordic Kids:Celebrate Pippi

September 28, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Scandinavian Cultural Center, 206 Waltham St, West Newton + Google Map

Nordic Kids: CELEBRATE PIPPI Saturday, September 28th | 11am $7 admission; free for members Join us in the Nordic Hall while we celebrate Astrid Lindgren’s creation, Pippi Longstocking. We will decorate cookies to look like Pippi while a movie plays on the big screen. register here.

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Becoming Astrid

September 28, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Scandinavian Cultural Center, 206 Waltham St, West Newton + Google Map

The Scandinavian Library presents: BECOMING ASTRID Saturday, September 28th  | 1:30pm $5 suggested donation  Teenaged Astrid Lindren (Alba August), who later went on to write the Pippi Longstocking series, leads a carefree life with her family in the forests and fields of rural Sweden. Restless and eager to break free from the confines of her conservative upbringing, she accepts an internship at a local newspaper where she attracts the attention of its married editor, Blomberg (Henrik Rafaelsen). After Astrid becomes pregnant,…

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