SATURDAY, NOV 4
- in Phoenix, AZ, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Scandinavian Jul Bazaar: The Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden are represented with antiques and vintage treasures, collectibles, rosemaling, handcrafted arts, books, music and movies. And while you shop, enjoy the many Scandinavian food booths offering pea soup and rye bread, homemade frikadeller, lapskaus, lefse, cookies, pastries and more. Free admission at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church at the corner of 15th and W. Maryland avenues. 602.942.5180 / ahouser2@msn.com

- in Potomac, MD, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Swedish Bazaar: Imported Swedish gifts and foods, homemade Swedish baked goods, smorgasbord lunch with princess cake, live music and more! St. James Episcopal Church, 11815 Seven Locks Rd. info@drott-lodge.org / www.drott-lodge.org

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- in Scandia, MN, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (Saturday & Sunday)
Korv Making Class: Make Swedish sausage (korv) just in time for the holiday. You’ll get a soup lunch and ingredients to make two different 1-pound batches of sausage -bring a cooler to take home your Swedish korv! Saturday or Sunday classes at Elim Lutheran Church, 651.433.5053 / www.gammelgardenmuseum.org

SUNDAY, Nov 5
-in Cranston, RI, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Swedish Holiday Brunch: Enjoy the atmosphere of the Swedish Kaffestuga, 43 Bald Hill Rd., during a brunch sponsored by the Vasa Star Lodge. Menu includes Swedish meatballs, lingonberry sauce, smoked ham, Swedish pancakes, rice pudding, Swedish limpa bread, baked beans, beverages and more. Swedish baked goods and other items will be sold. $13/adults, $6/ages 4-12. RSVP to 401.739.3530 / marlenehaglundhatch@gmail.com

MANY NON-HOLIDAY EVENTS ARE HAPPENING AS WELL:

SATURDAY, NOV 4
- in Mill Valley, CA, 3-6 p.m.
Opening reception of “Nature Whispers 'meet me here' - an invitation to connect, participate and cherish.” See new paintings by Swedish artist Charlotte Bernström, exhibited at the Robert Green Fine Arts Gallery, 154 Throckmorton Ave, 415.381.8776. On exhibit through Jan. 28, 2018 / www.rgfinearts.com

- In Chicago, IL, 6-10:30 p.m.
Aspire! Annual Benefit The Swedish American Museum’s annual fundraising event is a night of fun and celebration of Swedish and Swedish-American heritage and culture. Our annual dinner, dance and silent auction benefit the Swedish American Museum and takes place at the Sunset Ridge Country Club in Northfield. Cocktails and silent auction begin at 6 p.m., followed by dinner, a special program and dancing. Tickets 773.728.8111 / museum@samac.org / www.swedishamericanmuseum.org

- in Boston, MA, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Harvard and Uppsala University Chamber Music Exchange: Enjoy this second chamber music concert exchange with students from Harvard and members from the Royal Academic Orchestra. $10/general, free/SCC members and Uppsala Alumni. At the Scandinavian Cultural Center in West Newton, 617.795.1914/ www.scandicenter.org

- in Philadelphia, PA, 8:30 a.m.- 3 p.m.
New Sweden Beyond the Delaware, 1638-1776 is the theme for the 2017 New Sweden History Conference. It will explore the migration of Swedish colonists from the original landing point of Wilmington Delaware to the greater Delaware Valley and east coast region. $60/person, $35/students and teachers - includes breakfast and lunch at the Lazaretto Ballroom, 99 Wanamaker Ave. in Essington, 215.389.1776 / www.americanswedish.org

- in Milwaukee, WI, 1–3 p.m.
History of Swedish Folk Dance: After a short business meeting, enjoy a program by Birgit Moxon on "The History of Swedish Folk Dance" and coffee hour at Christ the Victor Church, 15700 W. Coffee Rd., New Berlin. 262.366.9152.

MONDAY, NOV 6
- in Portland, OR, 6-8 p.m.
Wine and Book Party: Learn everything you always wanted to know about Pacific Northwest wines! Cook & Eat committee member and Lake Oswego Review food writer Barb Randall will bring her new book Willamette Valley Wineries and Don Hagge, owner of Norwegian winery Vidon Vineyard, will be pouring his delicious wines. $15-$20 at Nordic Northwest, 503.977.0275 / www.scanheritage.org

TUESDAY, NOV 7
- in New York, NY, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sustainology Summit 2017: Mad About Food - A day about innovation, technology, regeneration and action with expert insights about the trends and driving forces behind the development of new, disruptive methods and products on innovation and tech for a sustainable food system. Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce-New York at Citi, 388 Greenwich St. www.sustainologysummit.com

- in New York, NY, 7- 9:30 p.m.
Uppsala University Chamber Orchestra: In their debut performance at Scandinavia House, the Uppsala University Chamber Ensemble performs the U.S. premiere of the piano quartet by romantic Norwegian composer Catharinus Elling, as well as works by Swedish composers Viking Dahl and Arne Mellnäs. Scandinavia House, 212.779.3587 /www.scandinaviahouse.org

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