The recent Scandinavian Studies Program was held at the Jamestown Community College, and one of the main topics was the cooking class featuring Danish open-faced-sandwiches.
The sandwiches, which could include items to the liking of the person, including various kinds of bread, dressing, vegetables, three kinds of meat, lettuce, pickles, pickled beets, pickled herring and many other kinds of toppings. Preparing the table for the Danish sandwiches were Faith Woolson, Donna Sandberg and Bernice Veights.
The Scandinavian Studies Program is held the first Saturday of each month from 9:45 a.m. to noon. Donald Sandy of Jamestown is the director and opens the session with a welcome, and Swedish language teacher Allie Nelson Withers teaches all a Swedish phrase related to the time of the year.
Participants work on creating Danish open-faced sandwiches during the recent Scandinavian Studies program held at JCC.
Other parts of the program include music led by Kathy Petersen, genealogy studies by Karen Livsey and crafts by Sandra Sandy.
Some of the other interests are wood carving, knitting, chip carving, hardanger, embroidery, Swedish huck toweling and Viking games. Two different sessions are held each time, which gives those attending an opportunity to participate in more than one part of the program. The program runs from October through May of each year. All those interested in the Scandinavian heritage are welcome to participate.
The annual Scandinavian Folk Festival will be held in July at the Gerry Rodeo grounds. Featured will be Scandinavian music, dancing, Scandinavian foods, crafts, language lessons, vendors and parades.
The 2012 festival will be held from July 20-22. All are welcome to attend.