Join Vennelag!

Contrary to the name Sons of Norway, you don't have to be male or even Norwegian to join.

The primary requirement for membership in Vennelag 5-513 is to have an interest in Norwegian culture and heritage. You are invited to attend any of our programs or special events to find out more about the benefits offered by Sons of Norway.

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Programs and Activities

Monthly Meeting
We begin with a short business session to bring members up to date.
Cultural Skills and Sports Medal Programs
Learn wood carving techniques, rosemal designs, Hardanger patterns, folk dancing and how to prepare traditional Norwegian foods are just a few of the 14 cultural skills available. Sports medals can be earned by active participation in walking, biking, swimming, skiing or general fitness.
Kaffe Stue
A traditional Norwegian foods luncheon is served on the third Saturday in July, in conjunction with Mount Horeb's Annual Art Fair. The public is invited to sample foods such as lefse, sotsuppe, smørbrod, rømmegrøt and Norsk pastries.
Høst Frokost
Norwegian fall breakfast is held at the Mount Horeb Community Center and is open to the public. The event, held in conjunction with the Mount Horeb Fall Festival on the first Saturday in October, gives the opportunity to experience a traditional Norwegian breakfast. The menu can consist of such items as Norwegian pancakes, heart waffles with lingonberries, æbleskiver, soft or hard boiled eggs, rullepølse, lefse, breads, herring, smoked salmon, cold meats (ham, dried beef, salami), fruit salad, Norwegian pastries and plenty of coffee.
Baking Workshop
The first Saturday of November lodge members volunteer to demonstrate and allow registered students hands-on experience in making selected traditional foods.
A 'Christmas Tree Party' is held on the first Saturday in December. A potluck meal for the entire family with many Norwegian foods begins at about 6:00 PM followed by entertainment, dacing around the tree, and watch for a visit by Santa!
Lefse Sale
Lodge members gather to make lefse using a real potato recipe. Sales to other lodge members and the public is usually in December in time for holiday events.
Youth Heritage Camp Funding
Vennelag Lodge will provide tuition assistance to youth (ages 9-15) to attend the two-week summer camp conducted by Sons of Norway District Five. Read more about it here!