Scandanavian Culture Day Begins Saturday

After a nearly three year lapse because of COVID, Scandinavian Culture Day will begin its 23rd season of workshops at Jamestown Community College’s Hamilton Collegiate Center on Saturday.

Culture Day is sponsored by JCC’s Scandinavian Studies Program and is an opportunity to experience as well as learn more about the Scandinavian culture. Coffee and juice are served beginning at 9:30 a.m. The first round of workshops begins at 10 a.m. and the second at 11 a.m. ending at noon. Fika is served between the workshops.

Some of the workshops for Saturday include chip carving, Swedish cooking, painting a ceramic coffee mug, a book discussion about an autobiography of emigrating from Sweden in 1868, rosemaling painting, making Swedish yarn balls, as well as children’s and adult folk dancing.

The Swedish School for Children will continue to be part of Culture Day with activities for children of all ages. This is also scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon.

No registration is required. Culture Day is free and open to the public. Future sessions are scheduled on the first Saturday of every month through May. The Dec. 3 session will be unique as the group prepares for Christmas with a Julmarknad, Swedish Christmas market day scheduled until 3 p.m.

For more information call 716-665-0883.


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