Monday, April 15, 2013

Footnotes Top Off Vesterheim Fundraiser

If you've ever spent an evening kicking up your heels to the Footnotes, which happens to be one of my all time favorite Scandinavian dance bands, you know it's an event you don't want to miss. But for those of us living in the Twin Cities metro area, it's a bit of a drive down to the band's home base in Decorah, Iowa. This Saturday, you can enjoy a rare Twin Cities appearance by the band, as part of the 40th Anniversary Nordic Celebration and Marketplace, hosted by the Twin Cities Area Friends of Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum. The dance begins 8 pm, Sat., April 20, at the Minneapolis Marriott Southwest in Minnetonka.

The Footnotes' performance tops off a whole day of activities, including a Nordic Marketplace, a dinner, and a style show by Moods of Norway, who announced recently that their newest store will be located at the Mall of America in Minneapolis.

Admission to the dance or the marketplace is $10 at the door. While the dinner requires an RSVP, you can still reserve your spot through Tues., April 16 at 5 pm by contacting Vesterheim at 563-382-9681. For more details, visit Vesterheim's website.

Want to learn more about Vesterheim's Lifelong Learning program? Check out Denise Logeland's article, "Travel to Your Happy Place," in the January issue of Viking!

Amy Boxrud is editor of Viking magazine. She lives with her family in Northfield, Minn., where she’s a member of Nordmarka 1-585.

1 comment:

Stephanie Johnson said...

Great band and a great article!