We now have two outdoor picnic events on the calendar, and I hope you can join us for one or both of these:

MONDAY MAY 17, 4 – 8 PM

East Cobb Park, Pavilion 1
3322 Roswell Rd, Marietta

The 17th is actually Syttende Mai, the Norwegian national day. This is a BYO-food-&-drink event, but if so inclined please feel free to bring and share Norwegian dishes. Göran Rygert has been able to recruit some of his singers (Vasa Drängar), so hopefully we will be able to enjoy some classic Spring songs. (Note- the usual county policies apply, meaning no alcohol.)

SUNDAY JUNE 27, all day (?)

West Bank Park, Lake Lanier
Just N of Buford Dam, on Buford Dam Road

SWEA has invited our Lodge to enjoy an outdoor midsummer-picnic with them on this day, at this outstanding park. They’ve reserved the pavilion that’s closest to the beach, which is an excellent swimming beach. We have no established plans at present as to what we’ll do beyond enjoying the gathering and, weather permitting, some swimming at the beach, but as we get closer to it I can be more definitive about activities or food.

Note: at present, CDC guidance (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/participate-in-activities.html) for a “small gathering” says that those fully vaccinated can be maskless, and those not vaccinated should wear a mask. Social distancing is optional. By June 27, the guidance may change again.

Please join us for one or both of these events! I know we all miss seeing each other.