An evening of laughter is promised at the Vining Community Center on Monday, Sept. 9 at 6:30 p.m.  Leif Erikson, Sons of Norway of Vining presents a free monthly Nordic cultural program for the community monthly.  

The “Norsk Storyteller” introduces himself with “I tell Norwegian, Swedish and Icelandic stories too…I’ve been in a Finnish sauna.  I’m also gluten free so I can’t eat Danishes.” His stories range from anecdontes, to funny and gripping tales about Scandinavian immigrants and their descendants—some who, we understand, may be locals.

Chad Filley of Cambridge, Minn., is a widely sought-after comedian who will be on the stage at Hostfest the end of September at the largest Scandinavian Festival in the U. S. taking place annually in Minot, N.D. with 30,000 attending in 2022. 

Following the program, refreshments will be served with a time to chat and enjoy fellowship.

Leif Erikson’s focus is through monthly community programs and event that present the culture of the old and present times and cultures of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.  All are invited to attend—“you don’t have to be Norwegian.” Leif Erikson’s Sons of Norway has a membership of 139, with members of many nationalities, not just Nordic. Anyone, women, men and children who is interested in Nordic fun, food and fellowship is welcome.

Leif Erikson of Vining was founded June 4, 1904 and has met continuously since that time.  It was founded as a mutual benefit society for Norwegian immigrants and continures with insurance and the cultural and fraternal organizations. The 300 lodges are in Canada, Norway and the United States with 60,000 members.  

For more information about the program, Leif Erikson or membership contact (218) 282-0332, Barbara Olson, organization publicist.