If you have an interest in Scandinavia or Scandinavian culture, you are most welcome to visit our lodge or a lodge near you. You need not be of Norwegian descent to visit or join. To find a lodge near you, under "About Us" tab on the Sons of Norway's website, go to Lodge Directory by Map, or else by Zip Code or City, State.


Stein Fjell Lodge meets on the second Saturday of each month -- except July and August -- at Zion Lutheran Church, 815 E 16th Street, Loveland. Our meetings include cultural programs and socializing while enjoying light refreshments. Posten is our newsletter and is published each month that we meet. You can visit us virtually on Facebook. We look forward to meeting you and spending an afternoon together!


May 11: Lodge Meeting, 11:30-2 p.m., Zion Church. Note earlier time for socializing. Celebrate the Norwegian Constitution Day, Syttende Mai (17th May), with us! Enjoy a parade and potluck; more info via the Event Flyer page. Special foods are provided by our lodge for this celebration, but everyone attending contributes to our potluck: Last names beginning with A-K, please bring a simple salad of your choosing, such as potato, tuna, chicken, or the like. Last names beginning with L-Z, please bring a light dessert such as fruit, a pie, jello, or such. Please, Do Not Bring a Cake! We will have a special Syttende Mai cake. To cover the costs for this special celebration, we ask for $10 for each adult and $5 for each older child. No charge for children under six years of age. RSVP by May 5th, with number of adults and number of children, to Rod at (Members, if you need to call Rod instead, please use your Directory.) Norway's Constitution Day is very non-military, with the central element being the children's parade, which includes marching bands and an abundance of flags, and ends with ice cream treats for the participants. Everyone dresses up, often in traditional bunads, and wears red, white, and blue ribbons.                                                                                 (Photo: Children's Parade, Oslo, 17 Mai 2010, Wikipedia)


STEIN FJELL GENEALOGY GROUP: Have you ever wondered about those thousands, even millions, of people that had to live and produce families so that you are here today? Join our Genealogy Group to share stories, resources, and motivation. Sign up on the I'm Interested sheet at the April, May, and June meetings.


STEIN FJELL WOODWORKING CLUB: The Woodworking Club plans to meet every month on the day after our lodge meeting. The next meeting will be at Vicki's house on Sunday, May 12th, at 1 p.m., and the group will continue creating Christmas ornaments using chip carving. Contact Vicki for more info.


SCHOLARSHIPS: Be sure to visit the Scholarships page for information on the 2024 scholarships from Stein Fjell, Sons of Norway's District Six, and the Sons of Norway Foundation.


CAMP NORGE NEWSLETTER, CAMP CONNECTION: Keep up on the latest news from Camp Norge, 46 forested acres in the mountains at Alta, California. The camp is open to all Sons of Norway members for day-use, overnight stays, and special events. Find out about the Hygge Hus Campaign, Memorial Day Weekend Camping May 24-27, Trollfjell Folkehøgskule (ages 14-17, regis. deadline June 15) June 30-July 13, Camp Trollfjell (ages 8-13, regis. deadline June 29) July 14-27, Kretsstevne August 30-September 2, Camp Oldfjell (see Save the Date below), and more!


NORGE NÅ: The Royal Norwegian Embassy's newsletter covers the latest developments at the Embassy and in Norway. Click on the link to see previous editions. There also is a wealth of information available on the site (menu box, upper right corner) in addition to social media account links and how to become a subscriber. It is published biweekly.

July 17-20: COLORADO SUMMER ROSEMALING RETREAT, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily: Some of the instructors include Louise Bath, VGM (Setesdal 14 in. plate); Toshiko Ogishi, VGM (Os 12 in. shallow bowl); Sallie DeReaus, VGM (Transparent Flowers and Scrolls); Diane Edwards, (Decorative technique on found objects and tips for different surfaces; Julie Anderson (Embellishments, stroke varieties); and Kirstin Lewis / Laria Lovec (Hallingdal flowers and color combinations, harmony and values). There will be time for Open painting, finishing projects from classes, and visiting with other painters. Cost: $375, covers all classes, snacks, surfaces, and background paint. To register and for more information contact Diane at Class space is limited -- register soon. District Six painters also are welcome to contact Diane Molter for more information at                                                                                                                    (Photo: Wikimedia)

CROSSINGS WEBSITE LAUNCHED! The site will serve as the virtual communications hub for the bicentennial of the Norwegian migration to North America, to be commemorated in 2025. Visit for historical context, upcoming events, and to subscribe to the official Crossings newsletter. The website is hosted by The Norwegian American.                                                                                                (Text and Graphic: Used with permission from The Norwegian American)

June 18 - 22, 2025: The Norwegian-American Historical Association (NAHA), Det norsk-amerikanske historielaget i Norge (NAHA-Norge), the Norwegian Teachers and Researchers Association of North America (NORTANA), and the Norwegian Dept. at St. Olaf College will co-host a conference, Crossings and Connections, commemorating 200 years of Norwegian migration to/from North America. A variety of experiences will appeal to scholars and researchers of Norwegian migration as well as the general public, including Norwegian-American music, dance, and historic sites. More information, including a call for papers, registration, lodging, pre- and post-conference excursions, will be available through the Crossings website's Calendar tab.                                                                                      (Text: Used with permission from The Norwegian American)


MAY 8: Book Club. Discussion of The Mercies: A Novel by Kiran Millwood Hargrave at Kathy B.'s home. For more info., please email JoAnn K.

MAY 8: Fjellheim Lodge Norwegian Readers Theatre, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., 1045 Ford Street, Colorado Springs. The Advanced Norwegian students will present a Norwegian Readers Theatre (with translation), the first chapter of Ole Aleksander Filibom-bom-bom, the first children’s book Anne-Cath. Vestly wrote in 1953. Vestly (15 Feb 1920 – 15 Dec 2008), a Norwegian author of children’s literature, won many awards including Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav (Knight, First Class) 1992.

June 8: Lodge Meeting, 12-2 p.m., Midsummer Celebration. Join us for a picnic by the lake at members' home. More details next month.

June 14-18: Scandinavian Midsummer Festival, Parfet Park, Golden. We will be greeting visitors at the Welcome Booth again -- contact any board member to volunteer or sign up at a lodge meeting. Be inspired by the rich cultural heritage of Scandinavia, with 80+ artisans, organizations, and performers sharing their cultural heritage through food, crafts, demonstrations, and entertainment. Experience folk dancing and music, flower crown-making, Scandinavian treats and eats, a beer garden, shopping, and Viking living history at the festival.

June 18: Fjellheim Lodge Syttende Mai Celebration, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sterne Park, Colorado Springs. See Flyer for details.

June 20-24: District Six Lodge Meeting and Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada

July 25-27: Nordic Fest, Decorah, Iowa. Celebration of Scandinavian heritage and culture, with food, crafts, a parade, entertainment, sporting events, and Saturday night fireworks diplay. Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, and Iceland are represented. (Scroll down website page for 2024 information.)

September 21-24: Camp Oldfjell, Camp Norge, Alta, California. Our District Six SON offers a camp experience for those too old to attend the youth camps! Open to all 18 years and older. Meals served Friday dinner through Wednesday breakfast. Weekend only sessions or the four-day session -- to accommodate your schedule. Folk Art Classes in several of the Cultural Skills Units and More! Plans are ongoing -- information at, Events/News.

September 25-28: Norsk Høstfest, Minot, North Dakota. Largest Scandinavian festival in North America, celebrating the culture and heritage of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Features education programs, food, clothes, art, jewelry, and entertainment.

October 9, 2025: Arrival of a replica of the sloop Restauration at New York City, repeating the original voyage from Stavanger, Norway in 1825, to celebrate the bicentennial of the Norwegian migration to North America.                                 (Photo: Used with permission, The Norwegian American.)