The Long Lost Play

Weekend Break: Local residents find long-lost play By Ray Garcia For The AstorianJun 25, 2021Photo: A snapshot of the Astoria Finnish Socialist Club’s theater stage. Astor Street Opry Company It’s not every day that the Astor Street Opry Company gets to perform a long-lost historical play. But thanks to a recent finding of a variety of Finnish plays, local residents …

Reader’s Theater: Love and Politics

From Tuesday, June 15 at 5:00pm through June 30, the Astor Street Opry Company will present Reader’s Theater – From the Suomi Hall: Love and Politics.” Funded by the Clatsop Cultural Commission. Tune in on YouTube here!

2021 Scanfest Church Service

A Scandinavian church service will be offered at 11 AM on Sunday, June 20, at Bethany Free Lutheran Church across from Safeway. There will be readings in Finnish, Danish, Norwegian and Swedish as well as in English. Scandinavian delicacies will be offered in take-away packages after the service.

2021 Scholarship Recipients

Grace Maier Tigard, Oregon, and Emma Biederman of Astoria will both receive $1,000 college scholarships from the Astoria Scandinavian Heritage Association. Both women are members of the 2021 Scandinavian Midsummer Festival Court. Maier is Senior Miss Norway and Biederman is Senior Miss Finland. Maier plans to study secondary education at Boise State University. Biederman plans to study kinesiology at Oregon …

2021 Modified Festival Events

Carla Oja, president of the Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival Association, has announced that the 2021 Scandinavian Midsummer Festival will be modified due to the Covid pandemic and state health regulations. Several events will still take place with a few changes.  Coronation of Miss Scandinavia 2021 will take place virtually at 7 PM on Friday, June 18. Senior princesses sponsored by the …