Danish Club of Tucson

The Danish Club of Tucson started in 1973 with a member looking for Danish names in the local phone book. Since that time the Danish Club of Tucson has had a significant and lasting presence in the Tucson area.

Website: Danish Club of Tucson

Danish Club of Tucson is celebrating 40 years!

The Danish Club of Tucson welcomes people to join in promoting and enjoying Danish culture. The club meets from September through June. Danish club meetings include:

  • Danish_Club_logoSmørrebrød fest: Open face sandwiches
  • Old fashioned traditional Danish Christmas celebration
  • Fastelvan festivities
  • Sankt Hans Midsummer celebration

The Danish Club of Tucson participates in Tucson Meet Yourself Folklife Festival in downtown Tucson in October and the Nordic Guild Fair at Streams in the Desert Lutheran Church on the first Saturday in December. The Danish Club of Tucson enjoys monthly member meetings, and crafters gatherings, sponsors Danish education through scholarships, sponsors the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) teams , and supports local charities such as New Beginnings for Women & Children and the Salvation Army. The Club often supports special touring artists and events such as the National Danish Performance Team and Danish pianist Rasmus Skov Borring.

The Danish Club of Tucson meets on the last Friday of each month for the Happy Dane Social Hour at selected locations around town.

Come and enjoy a diversity of programs that celebrate Danish holidays and traditions to include the following, while maintaining a focus on Danish roots and sharing of the Danish culture.

  • Danish films, foods, crafts
  • Our own Danish club musical talent and visiting talented groups
  • Panels from fellow Scandinavian clubs
  • Danish games

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UPCOMING EVENTS:

Regular member meetings, with visitors ALWAYS welcome at:
Streams in the Desert Lutheran Church
5360 East Pima Street, Tucson, AZ ‎
(520) 795-1932

Danes love to eat, so we will have a pot luck at each month’s regular meeting, unless otherwise noted

SEPTEMBER

12th Biking Vikings meet at Brandi Fenton Park

13th Regular meeting with potluck at  Streams in the Desert 5:00 PM

Bring some food to share

19th Nisse Sisters crafts

25th Happy Danes Zona78 – Italian Kitchen at River and Stone at 5:00 PM

Address: 78 W. River Rd
Tucson, AZ 85704
Phone: 520-888-7878
Menu: http://zona78.com/
 

OCTOBER

10th Biking Vikings meet at Brandi Fenton Park

11th Regular meeting with potluck at  Streams in the Desert 5:00 PM

Bring some food to share.

17th Nisse Sisters crafts

30th Happy Danes RA Sushi Bar Restaurant at La Encantada at 5:00 PM

Address: La Encantada, 2905 E Skyline Dr #289, Tucson, AZ 85718
Phone:(520) 615-3970
Menu: locu.com
 

NOVEMBER

4th Board Meeting

8th Regular meeting with potluck at  Streams in the Desert 5:00 PM

Bring some food to share. We will prepare mixes for the Nordic Fair.

21st Nisse Sisters crafts

24th Happy Danes Yard House at Park Place Mall 5:00 PM

Address: Park Place, 5870 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85711
Phone:(520) 917-9753
Menu: urbanspoon.com
 

DECEMBER

4th Set up for Nordic Fair at Streams in the Desert

December Nordic Fair will be the first Saturday of December from  9 AM – 4:00, Saturday, December 5th from 10AM-3PM

The Annual Nordic Fair will be held at Streams in the Desert Church. The building is located at 5360 E Pima Street. It is on the southside of Pima, just one block west of Craycroft. 795-1932.

 The Fair includes Danish culture and crafts items handmade by club members, and authentic Danish foods, as well. Frikadeller and red cabbage will be served, along with Aebleskivers cooked fresh and hot. Danish homemade cookies will be available for sale.

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Sunday, December 13, 2015, the festivities begin at 5 PM

Come on out to Streams in the Desert on Pima, 5360 E Pima Street, between Swan and Craycroft.

Old fashioned Danish Christmas dinner and festivities.

Do not forget to invite new members, family members, and friends to the meeting.

This is a potluck, so bring a dish to share. The club will provide the roast pork and Risalamande for dessert.

(Note: this is the only authorized spelling of this dessert from the Dansk Sprognævn (“Danish Language Committee”), the official regulatory body of the Danish language as a part of the Danish Ministry of Culture, and resides at the University of Copenhagen. It was established in 1955.).

A whole almond is added to the dessert, and the person who finds it wins a small prize.

 

–There will be no Nisse Sisters meeting in December

 

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2016 All Dates and programs yet to be determined

Glædelig jul og godt nytår

January

Biking Vikings bike gathering and ride from Brandy Fenton Park

Meeting 5:00 PM at Streams in the Desert Lutheran Church

Regular Meeting Bring a dish to share for an appetizer potluck.

Happy Danes

Nisse Sisters crafts

February

5:00 PM at Streams in the Desert Lutheran Church

Regular Meeting for FASTELAVN CELEBRATION: Yummy Split Pea Soup Cookoff. Come taste Danish Split Pea soups. Green spilt peas or yellow split peas?

Bring a side dish to share.

Bring the kids and dress up in your costumes and silly hats.

Prizes for Best Costume, and Funniest Hat. Fastelavn Bollers from Mona’s Danish Bakery. Festive games and the barrell to knock out the black cat!

Biking Vikings bike gathering and ride – meet at Brandi Fenton Park. 8:00 am

Nisse Sisters crafts. 9:00 am

Cat in the barrelHappy Danes. Location is . 5:00 pm

March

5:00 PM at Streams in the Desert Lutheran Church

Regular Meeting with club member presentation on “How I Became Involved with the Danish Club of Tucson”.

Potluck theme is DANISH Hotdogs.

Biking Vikings bike gathering and ride – meet at Brandi Fenton Park 8:00 am

Nisse Sisters crafts. 9:00 am

Happy Danes location Rusty’s Family Restaurant and Grill, west side location. 5:00 pm

 

April

Regular meeting. We will be coloring Easter Eggs, location TBA.

 

16th the Queen’s birthday. Evening party @ Mona’s Danish Bakery.

 5:00 PM at Streams in the Desert Lutheran Church

Regular Meeting and Election night.

 

June

20, 5:00 PM at Streams in the Desert Lutheran Church

Annual Business meeting and Midsummer Evening celebration with BBQ.