The 156-year-old Gammel Kyrkan (old church) in Scandia was bombarded by snow on Dec. 9, the day the Italian St. Lucia was honored, but people came anyway for Swedish hymns, scripture readings and sermon.
Servers listen as Sue Nickelson gives instructions to the crew. About 650 people were served on Nov. 15, “plus we met our match for GiveMN and had an overflowing donation box of Coats of Kindness! It was a good day,” said Julie Erickson, public relations director.
Saturday, Aug. 18 will be the annual Spelmanstämma at Gammelgården Museum in Scandia. Spelmanstämma (fiddler gathering) is a long-held Swedish tradition for fiddlers to gather on a lovely day, play tunes and teach each other new music. This year the Gammelgarden Museum will combine fiddles with astronomy, with broadcast meteorologist Mike Lynch of WCCO hosting [...]