A journey to find Norway’s supposed bliss makes for a comic travelogue that asks, seriously, what makes Norwegians so damn happy—and does it translate? Eric Dregni takes his son on a return trip to Norway—the country where he was born fifteen years earlier—to investigate whether it really is the happiest country on Earth. From a passion for dugnad or community volunteerism to sakte or “slow,” a rejection of the mad pace of modernity, this idiosyncratic tour shows readers how, or whether, Norwegian happiness translates. Eric Dregni is the best kind of tour guide, bringing to life a country vis-à-vis its people, its (sometimes odd) customs, and its places. Brew some kaffe, get koselig (cozy), and settle in to do some armchair traveling to Norway. It’s a trip you’ll be lykkelig (happy) to take. Fee includes Eric's presentation and dinner of Norwegian meatballs or vegetarian entree, dinner salad, rolls, mashed potatoes, grilled veggies, almond cake and coffee/tea. Cosponsored with RCTC's Learning Is ForEver (LIFE) Program. Registration Deadline: October 21.
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Location: International Event Center, 7333 Airport View Dr SW