Recent & upcoming: LOTS of activities and events on Saturday, 14 June and more

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EVENTS

Tomorrow, Friday, 13 June and Saturday, 14 June there will be an electronic music event at Aalborg Harbor in Jomfru Ane Park. Called Harbour: Candy, the program will feature various DJs spinning music from 12:00 to 24:00 both days. Beer and other drinks will be on sale on site. Come enjoy free music in the sun! More information available here.

Starting at noon on Saturday, 14 June Aalborg International Friends will host a BBQ at Bethel Church, Niels Ebbens Gade 14, Aalborg. Everyone is invited! Bring something to place on the BBQ and something to share (like potato salad, soft drinks, veggies) for a fun time around a grill. Here‘s a video invitation to the event. To sign up, join the Aalborg International Friends group on Facebook by today, 12 June, find the event on their page, and join.

Also on Saturday, 14 June there will be a performance in the atrium of the main library by children learning Suzuki method violin at Aalborg Kulturskole. The concert is from 11:00 to 12:00 and there is no charge to attend. The whole family is welcome to come and listen!

Also on Saturday, 14 June (my, there are a lot of activities that day!) there will be a garden market at Østre anlæg from 11:00 to 16:00. Organized by Haveselskabets Aalborg Kreds, the sale will include roses, perennials, alpine plants, herbs, and rare geraniums, among other plants. You can also meet beekeepers and buy honey, enjoy coffee and cake and win prizes. Free entry. Read more here about the event (half-way down the page).

ALSO on Saturday, 14 June (ok, what about the other days between now and next Friday?) there will be a grill fest at Gammeltorv with the “Bald Chef”, Annette Heick and Ole Kibsgaard. Starting at 15:00, the show will include entertainment for both children and their parents, tips on how  amateur grillers can impress family and friends at the grill, and tastings of various yummy grilled foods. The event is sponsored by Lidl and is free to attend. Read more here.

You won’t believe this but also on Saturday, 14 June there will be a nature event at the Infohset in Østerådalen about bees and honey-making. From 13:00 to 16:00 children and parents can don veils and, under expert guidance, explore peaceful bee colonies. You will look at queen bees and the many industrious worker bees who are busy collecting summer flower nectar and pollen. Inside Infohuset you will be able to taste the just harvested honey on delicious freshly baked bread. You will learn about the important work bees do to pollinate nature’s wild flowers, fruit growing and agricultural crops as well as how honey works as a medicine and health agent. Bring your own camera so you can get a good photo of the queen bee, drones and workers but be careful! See map (look for Infohus in the legend) here.

Now you’re going to think I’m joking but a friend just reminded me that there’s ANOTHER event on Saturday, 14 June – Fjordrock! From 12:00 to 19:00 at Aalborg Harbor near the train bridge the following bands will be playing:

11:45 – 13:00 : Cheek to Cheek
13:30 – 15:00 : Gregers L. Mogstad ( årets Nordjyske Jazznavn 2013 )
15:30 – 17:00 : Rock Maskinen m/ Malthe
17:30 – 19:00 : Billy Cross Band

Cold beer and water will be on sale. The event is free of charge; however, if you wish to pay for a buffet meal, including red and white wine, to enjoy while listening the music, prices range from 2500 kr for a 4-person table to 5000 kr. for a 10-person table. Click here for more info.

From 20 to 30 June, students from a variety of degree programs at AAU’s School of Architecture, Design, and Planning will exhibit their final projects on the theme of Sustainable Solutions to Society’s Problems at Nordkraft. The underlying argument of the projects is that the effects of technological development and economic growth have not been entirely positive, and that we face the consequences of global warming, urban sprawl and side effects from chemicals. Projects address how to deal with these problems in an innovative and sustainable way.

Heads up: next weekend are the Asian Food Festival (Friday-Sunday, 20-22 June) at Gammeltorv and the Aalborg Regatta. Stay tuned next week for more details.

NEWS

WITH 131,146 passengers May 2014 was the best May ever in Aalborg Airport. Last year, 128,519 passengers traveled to and from the airport in May, so this year’s figure is an increase of just over two percent. As has been the case for a while, foreign and charter traffic are growing particularly well. A growth of over six percent for both foreign and charter traffic in May gives reason for optimism as we head into summer, when we expect many passengers to go through the airport,” said the airport’s director, Søren Svendsen. To deal with the growth, the airport has purchased more equipment to handle current aircraft, for example, three new sets of aircraft steps; is working to ensure that the personnel required at check-in and security are in place; and has finished adding 800 new parking spaces to the airport’s lots, according to Svendsen.

Thanks Midt-Vest Avis 11 June 2014 issue!

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