Call to Gardeners: Plants needed for Plant Sale

Good news! The Plant Sale is back!

Plants2aThe first week­end in May, the Scan­di­na­vian Cen­tre will hold its huge annual Plant Sale Fundraiser

Date: May 7 and 8, 2011
Time: 10am to 3pm
Loca­tion: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre
Cost: Free!!

We need your extra plants.

Most of us will soon be busy divid­ing roots and dis­card­ing run­away plants. We need those extra peren­ni­als, shrubs, trees, or house plants. Pot them up! Keep them watered and in a shel­tered spot and your plants will be estab­lished and ready for their new own­ers. Start toma­toes or other annual veg­eta­bles and flow­ers too. Those are snapped up quickly and we never have enough.

Label your plants with their pop­u­lar and sci­en­tific names if you know them, and give any other infor­ma­tion -  colour, grow­ing con­di­tions, and height or size might help a new owner.

We need volunteers.

We could use your exper­tise and your help on our com­mit­tee and for a few hours dur­ing the sale itself and some help, too,the after­noon and evening before. And if you need help or advice or have extra pots to offer, or need some, get in touch. We have even been known to pick up your plants, and maybe you can put up a few posters for us — the usual group effort. Very Scandinavian.

Happy gar­den­ing.

Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre Plant Sale Com­mit­tee
Dex­ada Jor­gensen (Dan­ish House)
Helina Clement (Fin­land House)
Chris­tine Mitlewski (Swedish House)
Car­olyn Thauberger (Nor­we­gian House)

Kaffestue

Nor­we­gian con­ver­sa­tion & cof­fee Sundays

Date: Sun­day, March 27, 2011
Time: 2pm to 4pm
Place: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, Nor­way Room
Con­tact: Eva Lindzen (604) 581‑3376 elindzen@shaw.ca to con­firm date/time and to be kept informed of any changes.

Norwegian Early Immigrants to BC Photo Exhibit

Nordic Spirit Her­itage Images Series: Nor­we­gian Early Immi­grants to BC (200 early pho­tos). Open­ing Recep­tion 11:30 Sat­ur­day March 26.

Date: March 26/27, 2011
Time: 11am — 4pm
Place: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre
Con­tact: RSVP to Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, 604 294‑2777 or info@scandinaviancentre.org; ques­tions about the pho­tos: Con­tact sonjabusch@hotmail.com 604 522‑4567

Early Nor­we­gians made many valu­able con­tri­bu­tions to the fab­ric of British Colum­bia. They worked in forestry and fish­ing; built some of the first old folks’ homes, schools and churches; influ­enced our social sys­tems; set up busi­nesses; entered pol­i­tics; and more.

We will fea­ture early Nor­we­gians at work and at play … inter­est­ing, enter­tain­ing, his­tor­i­cal … peo­ple and places to show life as it was for these early emi­grants to B.C.

The Exhibit is spon­sored by Nor­we­gian House Soci­ety, the Scan­di­na­vian Cul­tural Soci­ety and the Dan­ish Com­mu­nity Cen­tre. The 100 framed photo pan­els will then be avail­able for loan to muse­ums through­out Canada and U.S.A.

Karen Blixen Lecture and Documentary

Karen Blixen Lec­ture and Doc­u­men­tary
Blixen Movie PosterThe Scan­di­na­vian writer is pre­sented by Mads Bunch, acclaimed lec­turer in Dan­ish and Scan­di­na­vian Stud­ies at UBC. The pro­gram will include the multi-award win­ning doc­u­men­tary Out of This World, the “story of the incred­i­ble life of Karen Blixen/ Isak Dine­sen − a story just as dra­matic as her own fan­tas­tic tales”. Fol­low the movie name link, and also see this descrip­tion from Meryl Streep’s web­site. This film includes an intro­duc­tion by Meryl Streep. Mads will then give a 30-minute talk about the work and life of Karen Blixen, fol­lowed by a 15–20 minute Q/A session.

Date: Sat­ur­day, March 26, 2011
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Place: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre
Cost: $10, includes cof­fee and good­ies
Con­tact: Car­olyn Thauberger cthauber@interchange.ubc.ca

Karen Blixen is the insight­ful Scan­di­na­vian writer whose work resulted in the out­stand­ing movie, ‘Out of Africa’. She is the sub­ject of Mads’s doc­toral work. This will be our last oppor­tu­nity to hear from Mads, who over the tenure of his stay at UBC, has con­sis­tently con­tributed his insight to our cul­tural events at the Scan­di­na­vian Cen­tre. His pro­gram is end­ing and he will return to work in Den­mark this April.

Norwegian Early Immigrants to BC Photo Exhibit

Nordic Spirit Her­itage Images Series: Nor­we­gian Early Immi­grants to BC (200 early pho­tos). Open­ing Recep­tion 11:30 Sat­ur­day March 26.

Date: March 26/27, 2011
Time: 11am — 4pm
Place: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre
Con­tact: RSVP to Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, 604 294‑2777 or info@scandinaviancentre.org; ques­tions about the pho­tos: Con­tact sonjabusch@hotmail.com 604 522‑4567

Early Nor­we­gians made many valu­able con­tri­bu­tions to the fab­ric of British Colum­bia. They worked in forestry and fish­ing; built some of the first old folks’ homes, schools and churches; influ­enced our social sys­tems; set up busi­nesses; entered pol­i­tics; and more.

We will fea­ture early Nor­we­gians at work and at play … inter­est­ing, enter­tain­ing, his­tor­i­cal … peo­ple and places to show life as it was for these early emi­grants to B.C.

The Exhibit is spon­sored by Nor­we­gian House Soci­ety, the Scan­di­na­vian Cul­tural Soci­ety and the Dan­ish Com­mu­nity Cen­tre. The 100 framed photo pan­els will then be avail­able for loan to muse­ums through­out Canada and U.S.A.

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