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Visit the Viking Ship at Good Templar Park, Geneva, Illinois
April-October
2016 Open days: April 16, May 21, June 19 (extended hours/additional fees), June 25, June 26, July 16, August 20, September 17, October 15. Declared one of the 10 most endangered landmarks in Illinois, this Viking ship is an important, irreplaceable piece of our nation's and region's history. Learn more  HERE. Photo attribution: Friends of the Viking ship



Visit the Norsk Museum at 3656 E. 2631st Rd. Sheridan, Illinois
June-September
Housed in the oldest Norwegian Lutheran church in America, the church is located directly behind the Norway Store on highway 71, 9 miles northeast of Ottawa, IL. Open to the public Saturdays and Sundays, June through September, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is free, but the museum is maintained from donations. Learn more HERE.
Photo attribution: The Norsk Museum

Norwegian Lessons
Resume mid-September
Skjold Lodge, Sons of Norway continues again this year with classes resuming in mid September. The "Advanced Beginner" class members have applied for the Sons of Norway language cultural medal. YOU CAN ATTEND! This is not just for lodge members. Contact lodge President, Kathy Secora for more details at 847-991-2287 or ksecora@mc.net. Photo attribution: Creative commons CC0 / Pixabay.com.



JUNE

Jun 4 (Sa) Norwegian Breakfast, Norsk Museum, Norway, IL 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Jun 5 Barokoko, Swedish songs by Brigitta Elisabeth & Hans Wilhelm from Sweden, Vasa Park, South Elgin, IL 1:00 – 5:00 PM, performance at 2:00 PM, Free Admission, beverages available for purchase

Jun 19 (Su) Visit the Viking Ship, 10:00 AM—5:00 PM, Good Templar Park, Geneva, IL, fees for docent-led tour of the Ship, adults $5.00, teens $3.00, children 12 and under free. www.vikingship.us
ADDITIONAL FEE to enter the Park on June 19, for the all-day, Midsummer Festival, adults $5.00, teens $5.00, children 12 and under free.

Jun 25-26 (Sa-Su) Illinois Norsk Rosemalers' Association Annual Norwegian Rosemaling Show and Sale, Good Templar Park Community House, Geneva, IL www.rosemaling.org

Jun 25 & 26 (Sa-Su) Viking Ship Visitors' Days, 1:00 PM—4:00 PM, Good Templar Park, Geneva, IL, adults $5.00, teens $3.00, children 12 and under free www.vikingship.us

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JULY

Jul 7, 14, and 21, - Thursdays - Yorkville Public Library- "How to Be a Viking" Children's Workshops - Language, Cooking, Games, Music and Stories. - Attend one, two, or all three sessions. Call Yorkville Public Library to Register:  630-553-4354.

Jul 9 (Sa) Kathleen Ernst Book Signing, Norsk Museum, Norway, IL

Jul 17 (Su) SON Skjold Lodge Annual Picnic, 3:00PM to 4:00 PM, AYUA Ukrainian Center, 136 East Illinois Avenue, Palatine, Illinois. the lodge provides hamburgers, hot dogs, soda and water. Bring a dish to share. We need to know how many are coming to plan our shopping - Contact lodge President, Kathy Secora, so we know how much to buy. (847-991-2287 or ksecora@mc.net.). www.skjoldlodge.com

Jul 16 (Sa) Sons of Norway "Kaffee Stue", 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Community Center, Mt. Horeb, WI www.trollway.com

Jul 16 (Sa) Viking Ship Visitors’ Day, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Good Templar Park, Geneva, IL, adults $5,00, teens $3.00, children 12 and under free www.vikingship.us


Jul 27-31 (We-Su) Tall Ships Chicago at Navy Pier: The Viking ship "Draken Harald Hårfagre" will arrive with the other tall ships on July 27 and they’ll be there until July 31. The Draken Harald Hårfagre, the worlds largest Viking ship, is sailing from Norway to America. http://www.drakenexpeditionamerica.com/.www.navypier.com  x  CBSchicago. 

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AUGUST

Aug 7 (Su) Norwegian Barn Dance. Joint event of Cleng Peerson and Polar Star lodges.

Aug 20 (Sa) Viking Ship Visitors’ Day, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Good Templar Park, Geneva, IL, adults $5,00, teens $3.00, children 12 and under free www.vikingship.us

Aug 24-28 (We-Su) Sons of Norway International Lodge Meeting & Convention, Tacoma, WA

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SEPTEMBER

Sept 11 (Su) 37th Annual Scandinavian Day, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Vasa Park, South Elgin, IL, $10.00 adults, children under 12 free, 847-695-6720 www.scandinaviandayil.com


Sept 17 (Sa) Viking Ship Visitors’ Day, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Good Templar Park, Geneva, IL, adults $5.00, teens $3.00, children 12 and under free www.vikingship.us


Sept 18 (Sa) Danish Home of Chicago Foundation Annual Fundraiser, Drury Lane theatre, Oakbrook Terrace, IL www.danishhomeofchicago.org

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OCTOBER

Oct 1  (Sa) Scandinavian Park 14th Annual Fish Boil and Harvest Festival, Vasa Park, South Elgin, IL www.vasaparkil.com

Oct 15 (Sa) Viking Ship Visitors’ Day, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Good Templar Park, Geneva, IL, adults $5.00, teens $3.00, children 12 and under free www.vikingship.us

Oct 28 (Fr) Normennenes Singing Society 147th Anniversary Concert & Dinner Dance,Northbrook Hilton, Northbrook, IL www.norgesings.org

Oct 29 (Sa) Chicago Swedish Glee Club Dinner Dance & Concert Manzo’s Banquets, Des Plaines, IL Cocktails 6:00 PM, Dinner 7:00 PM, Concert 7:45 PM, $60.00 per person, Richard Englund

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NOVEMBER

Nov 6 (Su) SON Polar Star Lodge Høstfest, noon to 3:30 PM, St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Montgomery, IL,   www.polarstarlodge.com

Nov 13 (Su) SON Skjold Lodge 25th Annual Norwegian Heritage Fest, noon to 4:00 PM, FREE ADMISSION, AYUA Ukrainian Center, 136 East Illinois Avenue, Palatine, Illinois, www.skjoldlodge.com

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DECEMBER

Dec 4 (Su) Christmas Concert, 6:30 PM, Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church, Chicago, IL, refreshments following. http://www.minnekirken-chicago.org/


Dec 11 (Su) SON Skjold Lodge Annual Christmas Party, 3:00PM to 5:00 PM, AYUA Ukrainian Center, 136 East Illinois Avenue, Palatine, Illinois, bring a wrapped present for Santa to give to children you bring, www.skjoldlodge.com

Dec 11  (Su) Swedish Glee Club, Chicago Swedish Male Chorus, Chicago Swedish Glee Club, Julmiddag Concert and Dinner 3:00 PM, Chevy Chase Country Club, Wheeling, IL, Donna Fortney 847-244-7465 www.swedishgleeclub.org

Dec 16 (Fr) Bjornson Male Chorus Christmas Dinner & Evening of Music, Cocktails 6:30 PM Dinner 7:30 PM,  Avalon Banquets, Elk Grove Village, IL, John Lee 847-741-4210. Visit Bjornson Male Chorus on Facebook.

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