Dave and Melinda Carter are again hosting Valborgsmässoafton and Vappu this year. This is a traditional Nordic celebration of the beginning of spring! They have a small farm in the Stafford West Linn area, can host lots of visitors and have a bonfire! There will also be snacks (including varm korv and hot drinks) served. For address and information please visit http://www.newsweden.org/contact-us/. The event will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30. This year, 2013, the event is supported by both New Sweden, and the Finlandia Foundation, Columbia Pacific Chapter. The Scandinavian Chorus will also be there to welcome spring with a few songs. Bring your children and grandchildren! Dogs on leash are welcome too!