House of Denmark Lawn Program Saturday, June 2, 2018

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Our Lawn Program is back to its traditional date – the weekend closest to Grundlovsdag (Constitution Day), although on a Saturday rather than a Sunday so that we can avoid the Rock ‘n Roll Marathon.  We have some exciting things planned:

Reenactment group The Guardians of Midgard will be setting up their Viking Village on the lawn and there likely will be some Viking battles and mayhem happening.

The San Diego Lego Users Group (Sandlug) will set up some of their amazing Lego creations.

At 2 p.m. our stage program will start including a performance by world-renowned storyteller Randel McGee portraying Hans Christian Andersen – he will entertain by telling stories while making paperclips.  Local jazz band Hot Buttered Biscuit will entertain with music.

And you don’t want to miss the food that will be for sale, including frikadeller (meatballs), medisterpølse (sausage), rødkål (red cabbage), potato salad, and pølser (hotdogs) with remoulade and crispy onions.  There will be Kringle and other delicious goodies.

Please contact Oda Audish at (858) 254-6295 or at if you are able to help out with putting on such a “spread”.


Ethnic Food Fair Sunday May 27, 2018 from 11 am to 5 pm

House of Denmark joins with the other Houses in the International Village to share traditional dishes and entertainment. We’ll be making and selling Æbleskiver.  Although the event is on a smaller scale than December, we still need volunteers to help with baking, serving, and selling the æbleskiver, so please come to the park and give us a hand for a couple of hours.   If you are able to help out, please contact Oda Audish at
(858) 254-6295 or at

It is also an opportunity to try some delicious food from one of the Houses that you may not have tried before.

Paaskebord/Easter Buffet March 24 at 5:30 p.m.

Come celebrate spring with a Danish Påske / Easter gathering on Saturday, March 24, at 5:30 p.m. at the Hall of Nations in Balboa Park.

This year we are planning a typical Danish Påskebord / Easter buffet. We will also make various traditional gækkebreve and Påskeklip / Easter crafts.

Participation is $10- for adults and $5 for children.

RSVP by Tuesday March 20, 2018

Buffet Menu:
• Sild med karrysalat / Herring with curry salad
• Æg med rejer / Egg with shrimp
• Røget laks / Smoked salmon
• Skinke med italiensk salat / Ham with carrot/green pea topping
• Varm Leverpostej med bacon / Warm liver pate with bacon
• Frikadeller med kartoffelsalad/ Danish meatballs with potato salad
• Ostebord / Cheese platter
• Rugbrød og franskbrød / Rye bread and French bread

Dessert / dessert:
• Citronfromage / Lemon suffle
• Hjemmebagt Kringle / Homemade Kringle

• Sodavand, oel og vin / Soda, beer, and wine ( + snaps for the herring).
• Juice

The House of Denmark will arrange the cooking ourselves. We hope that some of you will be willing to help us make items that still have not been assigned (see below). Please email or call me at 858-254-6295 to coordinate. The House of Denmark will reimburse you for the cost. If there is something else that you would like to bring instead, please let us know so we can coordinate the buffet table accordingly.

We still need:

• Herring
• Curry salad for the herring.
• Smoked salmon platter
• Potato Salad
• Cucumber Salad
• Various cheeses and crackers for the cheese platter.




Fastelavn at the House of Denmark February 10 from 3:30 to 5:30

We celebrate the Danish tradition of Fastelavn (carnival) Saturday, February 10th, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the House of Denmark Cottage and on the Lawn.

We are looking forward to seeing the children in their costumes – and adults, too. The children will be invited to beat a barrel with a bat (‘slå katten af tønden’) to make the goodies inside fall out. There will be a chance for everybody to make ‘fastelavnsris’ (a traditional craft for the season), and to share ‘fastelavnsboller’ (lenten buns). If you would like to bake for us, please let us know.


Please bring your own twigs for the ‘fastelavnsris’!

Participation is free to members of the House of Denmark. Guests (children as well as adults) may join the fun for $5.00 per person.

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We are kicking off the holiday season by offering some Danish Christmas treats along with an opportunity to make traditional paper hearts, origami stars, and other holiday decorations in time to display them in December.


The Cottage will be filled with “julehygge”, and we will provide all the colorful paper, star strips, and other supplies needed to create Danish Christmas ornaments.

Please join us for crafting, gløg, æbleskiver, and more Saturday, November 19th 2:30-4:30 pm at the House of Denmark.

Christmas Party and Service 16DEC2017

Danish church service, ministered by Pastor Anne-Grethe Krogh Nielsen from the The Danish Lutheran Church in Yorba Linda, followed by our annual juletræsfest (Christmas party)  where we enjoy a traditional Danish holiday dinner, get a chance to win a prize for finding the almond in the dessert, sing, and dance around the tree. Maybe julemanden (Santa) will visit? Feel free to attend one event or both.

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Join us on the beach for a picnic, hygge, snobrød and songs and to see the witch fly off to Bloksbjerg Saturday, June 24th, at 6:00 IMG_1104p.m. at East Mission Bay.

We will be sending out our “scouts” early in the morning to secure a fire pit near East Mission Bay Drive south of the Mission Bay Park Visitor Information Center and north of the Hilton. To find us, exit I5 at IMG_1130Clairemont Drive/Mission Bay Drive, then go west towards the bay, turn left at the stop sign and look for a Danish flag.

Bring a blanket or beach chairs, a picnic dinner and dough and sticks for snobrød (s’mores are also welcome); and feel free to come early and enjoy the afternoon or the day on the beach. We’ll have some firewood but we’re happy if you bring more. IMG_1116

Remember to bring something warm to wear when it cools down, and don’t forget your sunscreen.

Ethnic Food Fair 5/28

24599_1422873968789_4645919_nWe turn the Cottage into a wonderful Danish bakery Sunday, May 28th, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The International Cottages host the annual Ethnic Food Fair starting at 10:00 a.m. Over 30 nationalities serve their traditional foods as stage performers share music and dance from many different countries.

Please consider giving a hand at the Cottage. Volunteering opportunities start at 10:00 a.m.

If you can bake, we’d love your help!

Lawn Program 4/30

We host the entertainment on the lawn in the International Village Sunday, April 30th, noon to 4:00 p.m. The entertainment starts at 2:00.

Come and enjoy a festive afternoon!

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We will be joined by our fabulous friends from the San Diego Lego Users’ Group and the wonderful Vikings from the Guardians of Midgaard, and there will be Danish music and dance on the stage.

From the Cottage, we will be serving a full Danish meal with medisterpølse, rødkål, cucumber salad, and more.

This is an important fund raiser for us and there is a lot to do. If you are able to help, we would love to hear from you.

Language Classes Start 2/11

Danish Language Classes for Beginners at the House of Denmark

Children ages 7-13: Saturday from 9:30 to 10:45

Teens and adults age 14 and over: Saturday from 11:00 to 12:15language_courses_2

For members of the House of Denmark, a series of 6 classes is $60.00. If multiple members of the same family participate, each additional family member will receive a 50% discount.

Non-member pricing available on request.

Dates: Feb. 11, Feb. 18, Mar. 4, Mar. 18, Apr. 1, Apr. 8

Please contact Heidi by Feb. 6 to attend.