Dear Sons of Norway Member
This is the last week to bid on items being auctioned off as part of the Sons of Norway’s new online fundraiser! There are still a lot of great deals to be had, especially on the unique experiences being offered. So, if you are looking for something new to try, or need a gift for the person who has everything, any of the experiences below would definitely do well!
Dessert and Star Party: This is an evening for a party of 6 to 8 persons to enjoy the night sky. Gourmet Dessert will be catered by The Flower and Bea Teas and the Star Party will be conducted by Dr. Terry Flower, Emeritus Professor of St. Catherine University. Location is in the suburban St. Paul area.
The Seattle Great Wheel: Going to be in Seattle? Experience the newest waterfront attraction, The Seattle Great Wheel. It is the largest observation wheel on the West Coast, standing 175 feet tall and extending nearly 40 feet beyond the end of the pier over Elliott Bay. Open year-round, it has 42 fully-enclosed gondolas, which accommodate over 300 passengers at any given time.
The winning bidder will receive six tickets for a half-hour glimpse of the amazing views of Seattle’s beautiful harbor and Puget Sound.
Sightseeing Tour of Minneapolis and St Paul: Enjoy a relaxing tour for 4 of Minneapolis and St Paul including lunch and all entrance fees from 9 AM to 3 PM. The tour will include locations of special interest for Norwegians and Norwegian-Americans such as both the Leif Erickson and Ole Bull statues. The Tour will be catered to customers request.
Guided Walking Tour of Mississippi River: Get up close to some of the most impressive sights of Minneapolis from the Stone Arch Bridge over the Mississippi to the Federal Building. Spend 3 hours and lunch overlooking this scenic waterway.
Behind the Scene Tour of the Nordic Heritage Museum & Dinner for Two: Eric Nelson, CEO of the Nordic Heritage Museum in Seattle, WA, will give a behind the scenes tour of this unique museum and invites you and a guest to join him for dinner at the famous Ballard watering hole, Copper Gate Restaurant & Bar. The winning bidder will also receive a year’s membership to the museum.
Behind the Scene Tour of Norwegian American Genealogical Center: Blaine Hedberg, Naeseth Chair for Research & Publication, will give a behind-the-scenes tour of this Norwegian-American treasure, and donate up to 3 hours of personal genealogical research (valued at $150) for the highest bidder.
What do you know about your family’s Norwegian roots? Blaine will bring your family story to life right in front of you.
Experience Trollhaugen Lodge: The winner of this experience may use this $250 certificate towards a stay at this wonderful get away location just off of the Stampede Pass Highway. In the winter go sledding, tubing, or cross country skiing right from the lodge or go downhill skiing a few minutes away at Snoquamie Summit.
Great summer activities include hiking, fishing, horseshoes and even an outdoor dance floor. Pack your bags and enjoy all the Cascades have to offer including a fully-equipped kitchen, clothes-dryer, hot tub and fireplaces to curl up by. Accommodations are dormitory style.
Guest Host “Scandinavian Hour” Radio Program: Have you ever dreamt of becoming a radio host? This is your chance to appear on “Scandinavian Hour” with Doug Warne, the long standing host of this very popular radio program.
Broadcast every Saturday morning in Seattle, WA, the program features music and news from the Scandinavian community
Stay at the Metigoshe Ministries Retreat: Enjoy Lake Metigoshe, ND while staying at this cozy and lodge-like retreat center. This gift certificate entitles 2 nights for one person or one night for two people in the Norwegian Room and includes breakfast.
Year-round recreational opportunities include hiking and biking trails, volleyball, horseshoes, basketball, fishing, outdoor campfires, wildlife watching, ice skating, cross country skiing and a tubing hill. Just minutes from the International Peace Garden.
Radisson Hotel Stay & Mall of America Shopping Experience: Visiting the Minneapolis area? Then, don’t miss out on this fun hotel and shopping experience. The Bloomington Convention and Visitors Bureau wants you to enjoy all Bloomington has to offer with this wonderful stay.
One night at the Radisson Hotel and Water Park and several passes to all things Mall of America. Two Big Pass cards for many of the major attractions in the Twin Cities area. Bring the kids and have a ball!
Two Night stay at Historic Paulsen Log Cabin at Norskedalen: Relax for a two-night stay and take a trip back into history by staying in the 130 year old Paulsen Log Cabin while enjoying modern comforts. Experience pioneer life at the serene Norskedalen Nature & Heritage Center in rural Coon Valley, WI. It is a mix of Norwegian heritage and our ancestors experiences. These are great experiences for any Scandinavian and make excellent gifts for loved-ones. If you haven’t yet, be sure to bid soon and bid often! Remember, all proceeds go to support the Sons of Norway Foundation. Also, be sure to keep checking back for new and updated items listed on the auction and highlighted here on the blog.