There are about 1,100 Vasa members in New Jersey alone, but Linné Lodge's annual Scandinavian Import and Gift Sale also attracts hundreds of people who have absolutely no Scandinavian ancestry and visitors from all of New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut.

The doors open to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (admission free). A light lunch is served at 11 a.m. (cash and checks accepted) on Saturday, Nov. 18 at Salt Brook School, 40 Maple St., New Providence, NJ, which is due west of and 45 minutes by car from NYC. For more info, call 908.665.1292 or 973.539.4066


The sale is sponsored by Lodge Linne No. 429, Vasa Order of America. Vasa Order of America is a non-profit Swedish-American fraternal organization. For more info, see: Lodge Linne meets regularly the third Friday of every month at the DeCorso Community Center on East Fourth St. in New Providence.