Recent & upcoming in Aalborg: drawing workshop, free entry to Kunsten, flower festival, flea market, volunteering.dk event and drinks with expats

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EVENTS

freja_600Drawing workshop for children at Aalborg Main Library Saturday, 31 May

On Saturday from 11:00 to 14:00 in the main library’s children’s section there will be a workshop for children who would like to learn to draw or improve upon their artistic skills. Freja will show participants how to draw with water color pencils, ink and ordinary pencils and give tips and advice on how to become very good at drawing. The workshop is free; no registration is necessary.

Free entry to Kunsten this weekend – visit before it closes for over a year!

Kunsten, Aalborg’s modern art museum, will have a special program this weekend prior to closing for over a year for major renovations. The entry free will be a very popular 0 kr. Click here for information about the activities tomorrow and Sunday. After clsoing, the museum’s art will be dispersed to various temporary homes, including the National Gallery of Art, Museum Jorn, and Aalborg’s Train Station. The museum will open again in autumn 2015. 

Flower festival in Frederikshavn

The 19th annual Bangsbo Botanical Gardens Flower Festival will take place this weekend, 31 May and 1 June, in Frederikshavn. Exhibitors will include nurseries, plant dealers, plant associations, private plant vendors, as well as a number of food stalls offering seasonal specialties, including ice cream and sausages, and local specialties; for example, dried jutes. A huge assortment of plants and goods for gardening will be available for purchase. Click here for more information.

76258_395862213881340_1058600387_nLopper på havnen

This year’s second ‘lopper på havnen’ will take place this Sunday, 1 June from 11:00 to 16:00 in the area next to the Elbjørn. 60 stands will be manned by people selling all sorts of goods. Future ‘lopper på havnen’ dates are 6 July and 3 August. If you’re on Facebook, find out more about the market here.

Volunteering.dk grand opening event Wednesday, 4 June at Nordkraft

Frivillig.dk, a website that provides information about volunteer opportunities throughout Denmark, is launching an English-language based version of its site, volunteering.dk, and will hold a grand opening event at Nordkraft on Wednesday, 4 June from 16:30 to 19:00. Representatives of various organizations who would like to welcome international citizens to their team will be on hand to introduce their volunteer opportunities and answer potential volunteers’ questions. There will also be prizes given out, such as tickets to Aalborg Zoo and movie theaters. Learn more by visiting the event’s Facebook page, where some of the organizations are already posting their volunteer positions. You can also indicate there that you’re coming.

Drinks at Folkets Parlament – also 4 June

XPat Network North invites any and all expats and Danes who are interested in meeting new people and seeing old friends to Folkets Parlament – across the street from Nordkraft – at 17:00 on Wednesday, 4 June for drinks and a chance to socialize. If you’re going to the volunteering fair, just stop by for a beer with us before or afterwards!

NEWS

On Wednesday, 4 June a new app will premiere to help people find parking spaces in Aalborg Center. The app debuts on an appropriate day – Aalborg City’s Day & Night promotional day when all stores will be open from 10:00 to 22:00 (and Friis, at least, until 23:00!). The app will be downloadable from the app store. (I imagine they’ll put something on Aalborg City’s website, where they already have ‘live parking’ information, but I couldn’t find information about the app on there as of today.)

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4 thoughts on “Recent & upcoming in Aalborg: drawing workshop, free entry to Kunsten, flower festival, flea market, volunteering.dk event and drinks with expats

    Scott C Chase said:
    May 30, 2014 at 8:47 am

    This weekend there is no admission charge to Kunsten, and a special programme for both days: http://kunsten.dk/da/besoeg-museet/arrangementer/kom-bag-kulisserne-inden-restaureringen

      sarahinjylland responded:
      May 30, 2014 at 11:58 am

      Thank you for the information, Scott! 🙂

    Will said:
    May 30, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    Jutes? I thought I spoke English but “jutes” has me stumped. 🙂

      sarahinjylland responded:
      May 30, 2014 at 4:58 pm

      Jyder på dansk. Merriam Webster describes them as such: “Either of two herbaceous annuals (Corchorus capsularis and C. olitorius, in the linden family), or their fibre. The plants grow 10–12 ft (3–4 m) high and have long, serrated, tapered, light green leaves and small yellow flowers. Jute has been grown and processed in the Bengal area of India and Bangladesh since ancient times. Its biggest use is in burlap sacks and bags, which are used to ship and store many agricultural products. High-quality jute cloths are used as backing for tufted carpets and hooked rugs. Coarser jute fibres are made into twines, rough cordage, and doormats.” That said, it doesn’t sound like something one would want to ingest. Ah well. Learn something new every day! 🙂

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