The Seattle Leif Erikson Sons of Norway Lodge will be hosting a 5K Fun Run/Walk and annual Norwegian Heritage Day and Taste of Norway event in Ballard on March 26, 2011. Traditional Norwegian food (such as lapskaus, rømmergrøt, krumkake, lefse, vafler, various smørbrød and desserts) will be served all day at a nominal cost. Norwegian handicrafts (such as rosemaling; weaving; knitting; chip, figure and/or relief carving) will be demonstrated, along with live music, song and dance presentations. There will also be a genealogy table where people with Norwegian ancestry can find out more about their family roots. We will also have Scandinavian gifts and raffle tickets for sale.
At 3:00 p.m. there will be a bunad parade with men, women and children wearing traditional Norwegian clothing with cultural commentary.
Admission is free and open to the public.
For more details, see our calendar page, or visit their site at: http://leiferiksonlodge.com/Events.aspx.