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September 2017

Rune Lore with Kari Tauring Ætt Three

September 28, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$30

Kari kicks off her 2017-2018 teaching schedule with this three-part rune lore course Thursday Evenings September 14, 21, and 28. $30 each or three for $90. Space is limited. Let us know you are coming! The Norse Runes are more than just letters in an ancient alphabet. They are symbols with sounds, meanings, and stories that describe the ancient migrations into the the Nordic lands from the Ice Age to the present. Ru is the Sanskrit root of Indo-European runes…

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October 2017

Nordic Roots at Norway House – October

October 14, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Norway House, 913 E. Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404 United States
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$20

Preregister at Ingebretsen's by calling the store, 612.729.9333 Classes meet at Norway House in the Also Ingebretsen's Kaffe Bar. You may also pay upon arrival. $20Kari's Monthly Nordic Roots Series are on Saturdays, from 10:30 to 11:30 October 14 – Winter Finding – Ancestor Days The seasons guide our thoughts and activities. October is a time when we being to withdraw our energy, hold it in. Things are dying around us and we need to harvest as quickly as we can. We…

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FRITHGARD! Gathering in Kansas City

October 19, 2017 @ 8:00 am - October 22, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Kari will be joining area kindreds at a retreat near Kansas City to share her expertise in Nordic song, dance, staff carrying traditions including her original system Volva Stav, and Baltic/Finnic sweat traditions! If you are in the area and would like to know more about this gathering, please contact Kari directly by email - kari@karitauring.com.

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November 2017

Nordic Womens Retreat – November

November 4, 2017 @ 9:00 am - November 5, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
Danish American Center, 3030 W River Pkwy
Minneapolis, MN 55406 United States
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The ice is begining to form it's hard cover over the waters of our dreams, locking in the patterns according to Nature's designs. Help yourself set the intention of those patterns before they are hard frozen until Spring! Ice forms a hard cover over the waters of our dreams - locking in patterns according to Nature's designs - Help set the pattern with songs and friendship. The Volva Stav Guild hosts Nordic Women’s Fall Retreat November 3 and 4, 2017…

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Nordic Roots at Norway House – November

November 25, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Norway House, 913 E. Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404 United States
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$20

November 25th - Thanksgiving and Gifting in Norse tradition The rune Jera is harvest and also a name of the Earth goddess who was the mother of Thor. Gifu is the rune of reciprocity and balance in relationships. These are the keys to agriculturally based ancestor ways. It is also important to understand that as immigrants and settlers to this land, our thanks to indigenous peoples must, necessarily, run deep and gain expression. In Old Norse, this is called shild.…

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December 2017

Nordic Julemarket

December 15, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Utepils, 225 Thomas Ave N # 700
Minneapolis, MN 55405 United States
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Free

Join us for local Scandinavian Folk Dance and Music, a host of local artists and crafters, and have a locally brewed beer while you are at it! Kari will be performing some of her Yuletide Celebration classics, teaching a few traditional dance steps, and leading young and old in the songs and dances of the season from all over the Nordic lands. Joined by many of her favorite musicians, this will be a true celebration of Winter. While not singing…

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January 2018

Nordic Women’s Winter Retreat

January 27 - January 28
Danish American Center, 3030 W River Pkwy
Minneapolis, MN 55406 United States
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$60

The Volva Stav Guild is excited to host this year's Winter Retreat on January 27 and 28, 2018. Registration information is at the bottom of the page. Here is the basic schedule: Saturday 10 am - 7 pm Registration starts at 9am. Welcome Ceremony 10 am. We will provide sandwich making supplies for lunch. Bring extras to share (chips, fruit, veg sticks etc.) Coffee and tea provided. Presentations: "Frigg and her Handmaidens" by Bethany Jacobson and Amanda Lonsdorf "Nålbinding and…

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February 2018

Welcome to the North

February 3 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Norway House, 913 E. Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404 United States
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Free

Super Bowl Weekend in Minneapolis! Ancient Nordic people had formal and meaningful ways to host others that carry into today. Please join us for an exciting weekend of free, family-friendly fun as we celebrate Midwinter in Minnesota and American Football in true Nordic style - Outside! Ice Bar with traditional Nordic drinks (sponsored by Borton Overseas), local market-style shopping featuring a variety of traditional wares and crafts, tasty food and snacks, and performances and activities by Kari Tauring on the…

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Dark Moon – Pearl Moon

February 11 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bryant Lake Bowl Theater, 810 West Lake Street
Minneapolis , MN 55408 United States
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$10 - $12

Runic poets Kari Tauring and Lynette Reini Grandell ponder February - called Helmikuu (Pearl Moon) in Finland. Their poetry gathers the agitation and pain of cultural constriction, scarcity, and darkness. Their chants pour the balm of healing like the milk of the pearl. According to the Roman calendar, there is no full moon in Helmikuu, only the shadow where the moon should be. Dive into the darkness and build the pearl of light within your heart this February.

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Klippe Sauen: Wool Work in Old Norse Tradition

February 17 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Norway House, 913 E. Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404 United States
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$20

Sheep and goats were brought into Norway during the Scandinavian Bronze Age (circa 1500 BCE) and completely changed the culture bringing the arts of spinning, weaving, and fulling into the center of society. These tasks were mostly done by women using drop spindles and warp weighted looms. There would have been no Viking era without women and sheep as each sail on a typical ship took a minimum of 1,000 fleeces that needed to be clipped, spun, woven, and fulled!…

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