Norwegian National League
The Norwegian National League is the place to celebrate Norwegian American traditions and connect with Scandinavian events in the Chicagoland area.
Check our calendars for upcoming member & special events.
GREETINGS from the President!Thank you for your interest in the Norwegian National League of Chicago (NNL). We hope our web site helps you learn more about us, our member organizations and their events; as well as the events of other Scandinavian groups in the Chicagoland area.
We are the “umbrella” organization for many of the area’s Norwegian-American organizations and sponsor scholarships and three events during the year. Our main event is the Syttende Mai (17th of May) celebration with a banquet and a parade honoring the signing of the Norwegian constitution in 1814. Additionally we have, a Leif Erikson celebration where we lay a wreath at the statue of Leif Erikson in October, and present a program as part of “Christmas Around the World” at the Museum of Science and Industry in December. Read More.
***COMING EVENT HIGHLIGHTS***
Always check of calendar of member events and our calendar of a broader range of Scandinavian events and activities, but we thought we'd highlight some that are coming up soon.
10/06/2018 SATURDAY, Park open 1:00PM Boil between 2:00PM - 2:30PM
SCANDINAVIAN PARK ANNUAL FISH BOIL
Park opens at 1:00PM with the boil between 2:00-2:30PM
COST: $20 per person - Hot dog plate available - $5.00
FISH BOIL INCLUDES: Fish, potatoes, onions, peas, cukes, beets, bread, dessert and coffee.
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Cash Bar will be available.
RESERVATIONS PLEASE by October 2, 2018: 630-632-2020 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
10/13-14/2018 (SATURDAY [10AM-5PM] - SUNDAY) [1PM-5PM]
OPEN HOUSE CHICAGO (Minnekirken invites you to visit)
Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church - Minnekirken
614 N. Kedzie Boulevard
As part of this annual Chicago event featuring 250 different places to visit , Minnekirken will once again be open to the public to share its beauty, history, and charm. The Chicago Area Friends of Vesterheim are pleased to invite you to this benefit for Vesterheim! Everyone is welcome.
Learn more about the weekend at https://openhousechicago.org/ and include a visit to Minnekirken!
10/20/2018 SUNDAY, 9:30AM - 2:30PM
Friends of Vesterheim Luncheon & Nordic Market Place
Park Ridge Country Club, Park Ridge, IL
The Chicago Area Friends of Vesterheim are pleased to invite you to this benefit for Vesterheim! Everyone is welcome.
$60 for members, $70 for non-members, and $20 for children 12 and under.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Nordic Marketplace 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Come to do early Christmas shopping at our Marketplace, featuring Norwegian and other Scandinavian-inspired wares. Visit all of the vendors and enter to win door prizes.
Luncheon and Program 12:00 p.m.
Program: Nordic Roots as Inspiration: How Scandinavian Heritage Has Inspired Our World of Wool by Textile Designer Laurie Jacobi
Advance reservations only. Please RSVP by October 13, 2018. To register and for more information: Karla Brown, 563-382-9681, ext. 107, email@example.com.
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TWO FALL NORWEGIAN HERITAGE FESTS
11/04/2018, SUNDAY, 11:30am - 3:30pmSons of Norway - Polar Star Lodge Høstfest
St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Montgomery, Illinois
***Taste Traditional Norwegian Food
***Shop for Scandinavian gifts and jewelry.
***Polar Star Norwegian Choir
***Lefse and Krumkake demonstrations; Norwegian Craft demonstrations: rosemaling, Kolrosing, Jewelry, and knitting.
11/11/2018, SUNDAY, NOON - 4:00PMSKJOLD LODGE 27TH ANNUAL HERITAGE FEST
AYUA Ukrainian Center, 136 East Illinois Avenue, Palatine, Illinois.
LOTS OF FUN THINGS TO SEE AND DO! Demonstrations and displays, Children's activities, Music, Dancing, Food, Crafts for sale, Bake sale table and lots more!
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August 25, 2018
Museum of Science and Industry
GROUP FROM NORWAY DEDICATES MEMORIAL PLALQUE
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