Event:      Pea soup and pancake supper and "The Vikings and North America: The Newfoundland Connection" program, Norm and Janet Moline

Date:  Thursday, January 31, 2013
The American Scandinavian Association at Augustana will host a pea soup and pancake supper and "The Vikings and North America: The Newfoundland Connection" program at 5:30 p.m. in the Westerlin Residence Center lounge, Augustana College, 3200 10th Ave., Rock Island. Norm and Janet Moline will speak. Menu includes yellow pea soup, apple red cabbage salad, limpa and Swedish rye bread, cheese, Swedish mustard, and Swedish pancakes with lingonberries. Cost for the evening is $12; $6 for students. Reservations are due by Jan. 25; mail a check payable to ASA to Loryann Eis, 2037 15th St., Moline IL 61265. Call (309) 764-6471 or email for details.

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