The Special Events Page provides additional emphasis and highlights Chicagoland and surrounding area events. While our annual Norwegian National  League events are highlighted on our main page and members events on our Members Page, this page will contain a mix of both member events and events of other organizations of particular interest to our web site visitors.

JANUARY


January 29-30 2022

Norge Ski Club

International Winter Ski Jump Tournament

117th Norge Ski Club
Annual Winter Ski Jump Tournament

January 29-30, 2022 (Saturday-Sunday)
Noon - 4:00PM
https://norgeskiclub.org/


FEBRUARY

February 3, 2022 7:00PM CST

FREE NACC ZOOM WEBINAR
"MY TOWN" - Life in Oslo, Norway by Mette Bowen"


The Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce (NACC) is hosting a free webinar called "My Town" by Mette Bowen which will entail a recollection of her life in Oslo, Norway.

MARCH

03/06/2022, Sunday, 1:30PM -  4:30PM

POLAR STAR LODGE PRESENTS THE STOUGHTON NORWEGIAN DANCERS
Please join Polar Star Sons of Norway lodge for their presentation of the Stoughton Norwegian Dancers.
LOCATION: Cross Lutheran Church, 8609 IL Route 47, Yorkville, IL

03/26/2022, Saturday, 5:30 PM
17TH ANNUAL DINNER DANCE AND FUNDRAISER FOR VASA PARK

PRESENTED BY SCANDINAVIAN PARK, INC. NFP
AVALON BANQUETS 1905 HIGGINS RD., ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL
5:30 PM SOCIAL HOUR — 6:30 PM DINNER


APRIL

04/24/2022, Sunday, 11AM

MINNEKIRKEN'S RESTORATION CELEBRATION
2608 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
https://www.minnekirken-chicago.org/calendar-1



MAY

05/13/2022
Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce Syttende Mai Luncheon
Rolling Green Country Club
11:30AM - 2:00PM
DETAILS TO FOLLOW.

JUNE

06/04/2022
NORSK MUSEUM OPENING DAY!
Start with breakfast and then visit the museum to see all the great new changes.
Home cooked Norwegian breakfast
8 to 11 a.m.
Norway Community building in Norway, Illinois
Advance adult tickets are $20 or $25 at the door. Children tickets are $10 [advance] or $15 at the door.


 

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JULY

July 3, 2022 - MINNEKIRKEN, 11:00AM

Norway’s 15th Ambassador to the United States, Anniken Ramberg Krutnes will be visiting Minnekirken on Sunday, July 3rd.  Ambassador Krutnes will be offering a greeting to our congregation, then joining us for refreshments and a light lunch with questions after our service. Seating for the light lunch after the service is limited so please RSVP by Saturday, June 25, 2022. Please RSVP to The Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church Chicago at office.nlmc@gmail.com.

There will also be a reception at the Norwegian Consulate office on July 5, 2022.



AUGUST

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SEPTEMBER

09/11/2022, Sunday, 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM
42nd Annual Scandinavian Day Festival
Sunday, September 11, 2022
10:00 AM to 5:30 PM

Morning Church Service at 10:30 AM,
Opening Ceremony and Welcome 11:10 AM

OCTOBER

10/01/2022
21st Annual Vasa Park Fish Boil
Saturday, October 1, 2022
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

www.vasaparkil.com

Reservations: Jackie 708-422-7890 or email jackiemo7@comcast.net

<CLICK/TAP HERE TO VIEW THE FISH BOIL FLYER>

The “Boil” will take place around 2:00 PM with serving
Immediately following. All the “fixins” plus coffee and dessert
are included. Hot Dog Plate available for $7.00 - Cash bar.
Scandinavian Tent Sale — bring your donated gently used Scandinavian items for sale with proceeds going to Vasa Park.
Donation $25.00 per person for reservations made by September 28, 2022
Donation $30.00 per person for reservations made after reservation date
Children 12 and under $7.00
NO PETS ALLOWED IN PARK
Presented by Scandinavian Park, Inc. NFP
Vasa Park
35W217 Route 31
South Elgin, IL 60177

10/08/2022
NORWEGIAN SMORGASBORD - NORWAY, ILLINOIS

SEATINGS AT 3:30PM and 5:30PM

 This is not an all-you-can-eat buffet due to the second seating
 Norway Community Bldg [GPS: 3667 E 2603 rd Rd., Sheridan, IL 60551]
 Advance tickets only (no tickets available at the door); call 825-343-5070
 $25 for adults, $10 for children [8 and under]
 All proceeds benefit the Norsk Museum and Stabbur Building Fund
 The Norsk Museum will be open 1:00-5:00 that day as well, so stop by for a quick tour and work up an appetite – it is just across the highway [Rt. 71], behind the Norway Store

10/20/2022, 4:00-7:30pm

SPECIAL NORDIC HOUSE SUNSET CRUISE
Please save the date - and announce to your groups that the Nordic House will be coordinating a special event sunset cruise on Wendella Boats this fall.  We will have special access to the Nordic House for shopping and to see any exhibits.  More info coming soon.


Med vennlig hilsen,
Susan Meyer
Honorary Consul
Norwegian Honorary Consulate

<CLICK/TAP IN THE IMAGE FOR A LARGER VERSION OF THE NORDIC CRUISE FLYER>

10/23/2022

50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF CLENG PEERSON LODGE


 12:00 cocktails/social hour – 1:00 buffet – 2:00 program
 Knights of Columbus, 401 W. Main St., Ottawa IL 61350
 Keynote speaker: Susan Meyer, Honorary Norwegian Consul General of Illinois
 Symphony violinist, Kathy Jagiella
 Ticket reservations may be obtained by calling Rich Gunderson at 815-252-4208 or
sending a check to him at 3907 E. 1553 rd Rd., Earlville IL 60518
 $40 for adults, $15 for children [8 and under]

10/28/2022
Dear Members and Friends of the Norwegian American Chamber of Commerce, Chicago.

Please join us for a celebratory fall dinner at the Rolling Green Country Club, 2525 E Rand Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60004 on Friday October 28th, 2022 at 06:00 p.m. when we will honor our past president and current member, DONALD HOGANSON, with NACC's prestigious  Lifetime Achievement Award" for his outstanding leadership as president and tireless behind the scene  support of NACC and numerous other Norwegian organizations.

Optional Valet Parking
06:00 p.m. Social Hour / Open Bar included
07:00 p.m. Dinner:
Salad and Lefse on every table
Choice of Norwegian Salmon or Filet

-Award Ceremony-
Coffee and Cake
 
Please RSVP by October 23, 2022
$97.50 / person
To register <Click/Tap Here>


NOVEMBER

11/01/2022
GRAND OPENING OF NORDIC HOUSE!
400 N. MICHIGAN
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

Dear Friends –  November 1st is the Grand Opening for the Nordic House. 

Selected guests will attend the special invitation portion of the program (from 3:00-4:00).

Your entire organizations are welcome to attend the Open House (from 4:00 – 5:00) (click/tap on the image to the left to view the 4PM November 1 invitation) where the Nordic House will be open, people can enjoy the SAMI Exhibit, the Nordic wares, we will be serving FIKA, and enjoying some social and cultural exchanges within the Nordic House and with the Argentinian pop-up.

Please RSVP to npeters@worldbusinesschicago.com.

Med vennlig hilsen,
With best regards,

Susan Meyer
Honorary Consul
Norwegian Honorary Consulate

11/11/2022
6-8 PM
NORDIC YOUNG PROFESSIONALS MIXER
NORDIC HOUSE
400 N. MICHIGAN AVENUE
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

Co hosted by SACC {Swedish American Chamber of Commerce) & NACC (Norwegian American Chamber of Commerce)
This is a fun and casual event! - Bring a friend or two, and learn about our chambers and the resources we offer.
Network and mingle with young professionals, students, and board members from the Nordic community.
This is a free in-person event for young professionals under 30
SACC and NACC will provide appetizers and an open bar.
You must be 21 to attend.
<REGISTER HERE>

11/20/2022

SKJOLD LODGE MEETING
Sunday November 20
All Saints Lutheran Church
Palatine, IL.
Guest speaker, author David K Mullaly, will speak on his three Viking-era historical fiction books including The Viking Women of Birka. - Asa was a young woman who avenged a personal assault, was forced to become a warrior and leader during her family’s travels, and ultimately became responsible for defending Birka, one of the great Viking trade centers. This actual Norse woman made her mark during a violent time.

DECEMBER

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