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Viking Luau Pig Roast with Erde - It’s been three years since the last Luau at Clear Lake, and it was SO nice to revive this popular tradition! The weekend was a hit, although we think most people would agree that 10-20 degrees cooler wouldn’t have been all that bad! It was not just the pig that was roasting this weekend… The …
Marin Hike with Jesper - On July 9, Jesper took us on yet another wonderful hike in Marin County, this time through Madrone Canyon in Larkspur. The city was covered in fog, but Larkspur showed itself from its best side. Sunshine and pleasant temperatures made for a great hike. The hike was about 3 miles, with quite a bit of …
Disco people on the deck Epic Clear Lake Opening Weekend – May 27-30 - What a party!! This year’s ABBA themed Clear Lake opener was absolutely sensational. Taking place over the long 3 day Memorial Day weekend, we celebrated togetherness, welcomed new members, sang and danced our hearts out Saturday and Sunday night. There was a little last minute cooler weather starting Friday evening into Saturday that we welcomed with open arms. …
Clear Lake Kick-off Picnic at Crissy Fields, May 7 - The perfect warm-up for an awesome CL season! This years kick-off party for the Clear Lake season was held at Crissy Fields. Party-meisters Lala and Solveig had prepped picnic food and lawn games for participants of all ages! The winds were really strong on this sunny day, but fortunately the picnic spot was somewhat sheltered …
May Happy Hour in Belmont - Club board member Aaron Zorndorf hosted a lovely Happy Hour in Belmont in San Mateo County. It was easy access so we even got some city folks to join! We gathered in the outdoor garden at the Waterdog Tavern and enjoyed a good selection of beverages and appetizers, and reconnected with new and old friends. …
People starting bonfire on the beach to celebrate spring Valborgsmässoafton Bonfire at Ocean Beach - Earth, wind and fire, and lots of awesome people! A very popular tradition by now, Stein Petersen hosted yet another wonderful Valborg bonfire on Ocean Beach. It was a wonderfully sunny day, but as always at this time of year it gets pretty darn windy out there. Most people were dressed for the weather, and …
Spring Hike in Marin - Good times on the Yolanda Trail On April 16, a sturdy group of young Scandinavians went on an outback hike, hosted by Jesper Lundbaek, in Marin County. Although rain had been in the forecast, the sun shone through the clouds right as the hike started. The hike took us up through woodland forests, streams, open …
Guests lined up outside the bus Bus trip to Wine Country - The sold-out day trip together with the Vasa Order and Sons of Norway was a success! A big Thank You! to our YSC member, and former president, Peter Nordström, for organizing yet another fun day in the Wine Country. The first one since before the pandemic! And a big shoutout to Jim Melin and Stein …
March Happy Hour at Foreign Lens, SF - We are SO happy that in-person events are happening more and more, and to see members and friends show up for our Happy Hours! On March 24, long-time YSC member Erik Eklund hosted a happy hour at Foreign Lens in San Francisco, near Telegraph Hill. Foreign Lens is an interesting, bohemian combo of art salon …
YSC Board 2022 – Annual General Meeting Recap - On Sunday February 27, the 9 member board of the YSC and about 35 members met at the Swedish American Hall for our annual general meeting. It was wonderful to have a chance to mingle and reconnect in person with our new and old members in our traditional location again. The board reported on the …