Upcoming Lodge EVENTS:
Cultural Skills Events
Hardanger Embroidery Workshop
December 16, 1-4pm, Lina Sheahan's Home
December 10, 3-6pm, Brentwood Country Club
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May 20, 2023: The Music City Vikings held their annual Syttende Mai picnic at Aspen Grove Park in Franklin, TN. Even though the weather was not on our side, we welcomed friends from Minnesota, Illinois, and Colorado as well as some new local faces! Hot dogs and ice cream were enjoyed by all!
More than 70 Music City Vikings members and guests gathered at Brentwood Country Club on December 11, 2022 for the first Julefest celebration in two years! We enjoyed Norwegian trivia, a sing-along led by Carol Fiddler with holiday favorites, and a wonderful Norwegian smorgasbord - complete with meatballs and gravy, lefse, and desserts!
Music City Vikings members and guests celebrated Syttende Mai 2022 at Aspen Grove Park in Franklin. Everyone enjoyed the beautiful outdoor setting for song and dance, along with a wonderful picnic buffet - complete with Norwegian favorites!
Music City Vikings members gathered for coffee and conversation in December at the home of Cultural Director, Evelyn McDaniel. Everyone enjoyed a julbord with lefse, krumkake, and other treats. And, MCV President, Oscar Krosnes was the lucky one to find the hidden almond in the Christmas rice pudding! It was fun to be together and we look forward to Julefest in 2022!
Friends, family, and fellow Music City Vikings members joined together in August to honor MCV President, Oscar Krosnes on his 90th birthday! MCV Vice President, Art Lensgraf welcomed everyone and MCV Membership Secretary, Karen Kennedy shared her piano talents by accompanying the group for a singalong of Norwegian favorites. We also celebrated Sharon Lassiter and her twin sister, Sharol Hopwood on their 80th birthday (in May). And, our newest MCV member Michael Grindberg, brought his beautiful hand-made Viking ship to share with the group.
Music City Vikings members Sharon Lassiter and Sharol Hopwood were featured in the Sons of Norway Viking magazine in September 2020. Due to Covid-19, the lodge was not hosting live events so the twin sisters celebrated Syttende Mai at home with hot dogs and great attitudes.
Our new Lodge Vice President, Dr. Arthur Lensgraf was featured in the June 2020 issue of Viking Magazine. He is pictured with District 5 Zone Director Dee Bumpers, who is a member of Vikings of the Smokies in Knoxville, TN.
Julefest 2019 was featured in the Green Hills News and other local newspapers!
In recognition of its 125th anniversary, The Sons of Norway have released a video recapping its history. Music City Vikings were included! The April 17, 2019 Gospel Explosion Norway and Kine Fossheim Concert at Bethel World Outreach Church was highlighted and included MCV members with some of the Gospel Explosion choir members!