Vennelag and its members are committed to promote and preserve the heritage and culture of Norway and other Nordic countries. Providing traditional meals, teaching cultural skills (such as rosemal, genealogy, hardanger) and Norsk language.

Events in February


Join our Food Chairman Ann Walser and Cultural Director Tiffany Schwoerer as they lead a class in baking delicious Norwegian cookies. Join us at 12:00 noon for this experience at the Community Center, 107 N. Grove Street. We will be making sandbakkelse and krumkaker. While making the cookies, we will take photos and fill out the necessary paperwork needed to qualify for the baking pin. These treats will be served at the luncheon later that day! * Vennelag Lodge supports the efforts of the 5th District and will be helping to bake cookies for the Barnebirkie or children’s ski event in Hayward, WI. Bring the cookies that you have made ahead of time for the Barnebirkie to the meeting! Old-time favorites will be served to the hungry skiers following the race. Due to the concern of allergic reactions, please do not use nuts in your cookies. The race is held in conjunction with the festivities of the American Birkebeiner in Hayward, WI, and it is a noncompetitive race for children ages 3-13. The children’s race will be held beginning at 11:30 AM on Thursday, February 20th. The organizers look forward to nearly 1,000 youngsters participating! Thank you in advance for helping with this project.

February 20, 2019 - UNDER THE GUN AND ON THE RUN

Dr. Lowell Peterson will join us at 2 PM to share the interesting story of John Dillinger and how he terrorized Wisconsin during the mafia days of the early 1930’s. Dress the part, if you’d like, and wear something representative of that era!