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Visit the Viking Ship at Good Templar Park, Geneva, Illinois
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

Norwegian Lessons
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 Photo attribution: Creative commons CC0 /




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

Oct 9 (Su) Leif Erikson Day Celebration wreath laying at 1:15PM, Humboldt Park, N. Sacramento Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois, Minnekirken Activities starting with services at 11:00AM and then Leif Erikson themed activities.

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

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

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



Nov 5 (Sa) "Filmkveld"/Movie Night. Minnekirken, 2614 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL. Free showing of the 2003 film "Luther" starring Joseph Fiennes as a kick off to the 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation in 1517. Discussion after and a sauerkraut and sausage supper. Everyone is welcome, but a headcount would be helpful so please sign-up or leave an RSVP with or ​773-252-7335.

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

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,

Nov 19 (Sa) 10:00AM Taste of Norway. Minnekirken, 2614 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL. Do you enjoy tasting new foods? Well, Taste of Norway is the place for you! Stop by Minnekirken, the Norwegian Lutheran Church by the Square, and stock up on Norwegian sweaters, cookies, waffles and other traditionally Norwegian goods. Come for traditional Christmas cookies, julekake, Norwegian goods of all kinds,  traditional pea soup luncheon and fellowship. Cost: Free.

Nov xx: Christmas Around the World - we decorate our Norwegian Christmas tree at the Museum of Science and Industry and ask you to participate. Our date for completing the decorating has not been set - watch our schedule so you can join us for this fun time!


Dec 3 (Sa) 1:15PM Christmas Around the World - Norwegian Program. While Christmas Around the World opens at the museum on November 17, 2016, each country represented may present a program related to their country. Ours is on December 3 and will have a choir, folk dancing and carols as people walk around the tree.

Dec 4 (Su) Christmas Concert, 6:30 PM, Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church, Chicago, IL, refreshments following.

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,

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

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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