Welcome new members

We would like to give a warm welcome to three new member families to the Club! Eric and Elizabeth, owner of Longhorn & Lager Meat & Beverage Co. at Sycamore Square (Attached is an article from the Richmond Magazine in which Eric was featured) – they didn’t mention that he has medisterpølse, flæskesteg med svær (pork with skin on) by order, as well as specialty meats, fish, imported beer. Check it out! Also, Simon is a law student at The University of Richmond, and Sue and Jack.

Have you been to our Web Site?

The link to the Danish Club of Central Virginia is – http://danishclubcva.com/ Many thanks to Barry for building our website and to John for his assistance. This was years in the making.

We have not yet seen many visitors. It is up and running even though we still need to add “News”, “Announcements”, “Events”, “Newsletters” and “Recipes” of our activities as time progresses. All in due time … Clicking on the Flag will get you back to the Home Page.

Don’t be afraid to come see what’s new!

A couple recipes have been posted as tests and more would be welcome. I know we have a number of great cooks who have worked in the kitchen in the past and I do have some recipes from these people. The plan is not to post any recipes unless the “Cook” has given us permission.

DVDs and VHS tapes

As Hanne & John are getting ready to downsize to a smaller house, they have donated Danish DVDs and VHS tapes to the Club. They now “live” at Lissi’s house and can be borrowed by anyone interested in viewing them.

DVD titles are as follows:

Victor Borge Comedy & Music Victor Borge The Early Years
Victor Borge Then & Now 2 Victor Borge Then & Now 3
Victor Borge Birthday Gala-Wolf Trap

VHS tape collection is as follows:

Nøddebo Præstegård Ta’ Det Som En Mand, Frue Jul I Købmandsgaaden
De Røde Heste Far Til Fire Min Farmors Hus
Baronessen fra Benzintanken Biskoppen Lystspil
Det Store Løb Bolettes Brudefærd I Selskab med Margrethe
Ditte Menneskebarn Barndommens Gade Victor Borge Birthday Gala
Victor Borge Act One & Two Victor Borge Great Comedy Performances


A speedy recovery to Bitten who has returned home from St. Francis Hospital and Sheltering Arms Rehab recovering from a knee replacement. Get back on your feet so you can come to Julefest.

Best wishes for a speedy recovery also go out to Helle who has not been having a very good year. We hope things look up for you and that we will see you soon.

Anytime any of you have any news to share, whether it is the birth of a baby, a death, a big anniversary, etc. please let one of the board members know so we can get the word out.

The Christmas service at the Faith Lutheran Church in Arlington, VA takes place this year on December 19th at 11:00 a.m. The address is 3313 Arlington Blvd. (Rt. 50), Arlington, Va. Anyone interested in carpooling please contact Lissi and I will try to coordinate it.

***Hope you all had a good Thanksgiving.***
It has been brought to our attention that the Danish church service in Arlington is at 2:00 PM. The English is at 11:00.


NOW for our big event – Julefest – it is planned at The Place at Innsbrook again this year on Sunday, December 12th. It is my understanding that Ken Thers has sold The Place but will oversee the catering for us to make sure we have the usual wonderful spread we are used to.

For those of you have not had the pleasure of enjoying one of Ken’s hot and cold tables, the cold table usually includes several different variations of herring, homemade liver pate, salads, salmon cheeses, fruits, etc. The warm table is usually a type of fish, frikedeller, pork roast, duck, vegetables, potatoes, red cabbage and other surprises. Dessert usually includes citron fromage, ris alamande (of course with a marzipan pig as the almond prize), and a variety of other desserts. As usual, there will be a cash bar available.

This year is very special. Since we are celebrating when school is still in session we might have all 8 Danish students from the University of Richmond dance around the tree with us. They have all said they are interested in coming. Anyone coming from Southside or the near west end that might be able to assist in transporting them please contact Lissi to coordinate.

Another very special treat this year is a DJ. Barbara’s daughter Susanne has volunteered to donate her time and effort for the party to coordinate our music. Her daughter has also volunteered face painting for the children (and probably adults too if anyone is interested).

Casper has graciously offered to supply all the door prizes. Thanks in advance Casper.

Anyone interested in the “Dirty Santa” gift exchange as we have done the past few years, please bring a wrapped gift (value approx. $10). Some members are not at all interested but then there are others who think a Christmas party is not a Christmas party without gifts. To try to please everyone we will have it but we will make it short and sweet.

The pricing will be as follows:

$25.00 each for members in good standing. If you have not yet paid your membership for 2010 you had better enclose it with your reservation or you will be considered a guest.
$30.00 for guests (non-members)
$12.50 children ages 3-10
No charge for children under age 3

Schedule will be approximately as follows:

4:00-5:00 Cash bar and socializing, decorating the tree
5:00-6:30 Dinner
6:30-7:00 Gift Exchange/Door prizes
7:00-8:00 Dance around the tree/sing carols

For additional information, call Lissi at 804-379-6215(h) or 804-639-3898(w).
(Reservation Form Link) Please complete, attach your check and have reservations in no later than December 8th.

2010-12-12 – danish club cva – julefest reservation form

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