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February 2017

Do Something Sweet for Your Neighbor

February 1 @ 8:00 am - February 28 @ 5:00 pm

We’ve learned in A Man Called Ove how reaching out to others can make all the difference in the world. Tosa’s All-City Read invites you to do something sweet for your neighbors (anonymously or not) and leave our special door flyer behind to encourage them to pay it forward. Leave some treats, shovel their walk, roll their garbage cart back for them, drop off a casserole to someone who’s struggling or be creative and come up with your own sweet deeds!…

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Remember the Strays: A Collection for the Humane Society

February 1 @ 8:00 am - February 28 @ 5:00 pm

There are lots of cats—like the one in A Man Called Ove—who need your support. Help the Wisconsin Humane Society care for them by dropping off your donations of food, treats, toys, and unscented, non-clumping litter at North Shore Bank. See the full wish list at www.WiHumane.org and don’t forget items for our canine and small animal friends, too! Drop off items at North Shore Bank, 8706 W. North Avenue North Shore Lobby Hours: Monday - Thursday:  9 a.m. - 5 p.m.…

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Pea Soup and Pancake Thursdays (2/2)

February 2

For hundreds of years, Swedes have enjoyed pea soup and Swedish pancakes on Thursdays. The tradition goes back to the days when the Church required people to fast every Friday, so Swedes wanted a hearty meal that used up their leftover meat on Thursday. Sample the pea soup on the menu every Thursday at these Tosa eateries: Red Dot, 6715 W. North Avenue Tosa Bowl and Bun, 7212 W. North Avenue Check this page and Facebook for additional participating restaurants as they are added.

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Lördagsgodis: Saturday Sweets (2-4)

February 4

Lördagsgodis: Saturday Sweets! Since the 1950s, it’s been a Swedish tradition to visit a candy store on Saturdays and pig out on lots of candy. In fact, Sweden is among the top countries for candy consumption in the world (offset by lots of exercise). Treat yourself to a little Lordags (Saturday) godis (candy) at some of Tosa’s favorite candy stores. Mention Tosa’s All-City Read or Lördagsgodis on any Saturday in February and you’ll get 10% off your candy purchase at:…

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An Evening of Swedish and Persian Cuisine

February 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Whitman Middle School,
11100 W. Center Street
Wauwatosa, WI 53226 United States
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In A Man Called Ove, we get a little taste of Swedish and Persian culture. Here’s a special opportunity to enjoy the full flavor of these two cuisines as prepared by Il Mito owner, Chef Michael Feker. Chef Feker will prepare dishes representing his native Persian culture and the Swedish cuisine he learned when studying with a Swedish chef in Lausanne, Switzerland. Chef Feker brought fine dining back to East Tosa in 2006 and is well known for his Saturday…

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Free

An Afternoon of Swedish Culture

February 7 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Hart Park Senior Center,
7300 Chestnut St. (Muellner Building)
Wauwatosa, WI 53213 United States
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All are welcome to the Hart Park to get a taste of Swedish treats (including authentic Swedish pancakes and condiments) and Swedish heritage. Swedish native Kurt Andersson tells the story of a young lady who left Sweden to marry a Swede in Northern Wisconsin—and the granddaughter seeking to find those Swedish roots. Allan Stenmark tells of his adventure on Sweden’s Göta Canal.

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Pea Soup and Pancake Thursdays (2/9)

February 9

For hundreds of years, Swedes have enjoyed pea soup and Swedish pancakes on Thursdays. The tradition goes back to the days when the Church required people to fast every Friday, so Swedes wanted a hearty meal that used up their leftover meat on Thursday. Sample the pea soup on the menu every Thursday at these Tosa eateries: Red Dot, 6715 W. North Avenue Tosa Bowl and Bun, 7212 W. North Avenue Check this page and Facebook for additional participating restaurants as they…

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Free

Book Discussion at Colectivo

February 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Colectivo,
6745 W Wells St
Wauwatosa, WI 53213 United States
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Enjoy a Swedish fika (coffee break) and book discussion in a small-group setting.

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Free

Disco Dancing with ABBA!

February 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Grand Hall at Tosa Pool,
1800 N. Swan Boulevard
Wauwatosa, WI United States
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A major export of Sweden is its music. Join the fun as long-time competitive dancer and dance instructor Connie Reeves teaches the basic moves for several disco dances and then gives us plenty of time to practice. Bring your own snacks and beverages.

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Lördagsgodis: Saturday Sweets (2-11)

February 11

Lördagsgodis: Saturday Sweets! Since the 1950s, it’s been a Swedish tradition to visit a candy store on Saturdays and pig out on lots of candy. In fact, Sweden is among the top countries for candy consumption in the world (offset by lots of exercise). Treat yourself to a little Lordags (Saturday) godis (candy) at some of Tosa’s favorite candy stores. Mention Tosa’s All-City Read or Lördagsgodis on any Saturday in February and you’ll get 10% off your candy purchase at: Indulgence Chocolatiers, 6538 W. North…

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