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Lunacy, lutefisk - Uff Da! Days - Aug. 24 & 25 in Nevis

The Ole and Lena saga continues with the couple building a new house in Nevis - "turmoil pervades." (Enterprise file photo)

The 9th annual Uff Da! Days, a celebration of Scandinavian culture and humor, will be held Friday and Saturday, Aug. 24 and 25 in Nevis.

The event begins at 5 p.m. Friday with Avery's Walk for Wildlife, proceeds benefiting the Headwaters Humane Society. For information, contact the HHS or Naoma Mikel at 252-3355.

At 6:30 p.m. games of bingo begin at the senior center with food and prizes provided by the Robotics Club of Nevis.

White Knuckle Willy will entertain at the street dance from 8 p.m. to midnight.

Saturday, the flea market and concessions open at 10 a.m. along with kids games and bouncing on the inflatables.

A kids' fishing tourney will be held from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the Belle Taine wharf.

At 11 a.m. serving of the now-famous lutefisk and meatball dinner begins at Bethany Lutheran, continuing until the last meatball heads down the track (digestive).

The Groove Kings will entertain from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

A horseshoe tournament will be held at 1 p.m. with registration preceding.

An ice cream eating contest also begins at 1 p.m. with square dancers whirling from 1 to 2 p.m.

Water wars will be waged at the fire hall from 1 to 3 p.m. A yolks-on-you egg toss will begin at 1:45 p.m., sack races will be hoppin' at 2:15 p.m. and a coin dig begins at 3 p.m.

Toes will be tappin' to the Groove Kings from 2 to 4 p.m.

At 4 p.m. the Hubbard County K-9 unit will demonstrate skills.

At 4:30 p.m., the curtain will part (the actors will climb on the stage) for the "Continuing Saga of Ole and Lena."

The couple is getting a new house built in the village of Nevis and turmoil pervades. Uff da! Sven and Inga and Torval offer assistance and Papa Gunnar and his companion Olga arrive to save the day. A surprise visitor makes a cameo appearance.

The grand parade will head down Paul Bunyan Trails at 6 p.m., with political candidates, local merchants and organizations welcome to join the hoopla.

Sign up at www.uffda or contact Russ Hensel at 252-0226 or Angi Trelstad at 252-0876.