The Special Events Page provides additional emphisis and highlighlights 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 31 2021

Norge Ski Club

Annual Winter Ski Jump Tournament

116th Norge Ski Club
Annual Winter Ski Jump Tournament

January 31st, 2021
Noon – 4:00PM
Gates Open At 11:00AM
Featuring:

  • K70 Junior National Qualifier
  • Long Standing Jump
  • Great Food and Beverage
  • Fun for the Whole Family

Masks are required. Please bring your own mask.
Social distancing is required.
Limited Ticket Availability
https://norgeskiclub.org/


MARCH

March 18 2021

NORDICS NAVIGATING NEW NORMS & NUMBERS

What is the "new normal" and how do we navigate it?

March 18, 2021, 1:00PM (CST) (Via ZOOM)
SAVE THIS DATE - MORE INFORMATION LATER

The Nordic Consulates in Chicago (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden) invite you to an hour of thought-provoking information and discussion. 

Parents struggle to make the family puzzle pieces fit together during the pandemic as many are working from home and others have decided to focus entirely on the family. The New York Times pointed out in a January 8 article that “The people who have left the work force have not been replaced” indicating that some left their jobs and that policymakers are now worried that they may not return".

According to the Department of Labor Statistics the employment rate in the US has dropped nearly 2 % from a year ago, and four times as many women have left the work force than men (CBS news Chicago on February 4). Some believe that some of the progress made by women over the last few decades have now been reversed. 

Like the rest of the world the five Nordic countries were hit hard by the pandemic, but it has not impacted the work force participation to the same extent as in the US.  - Join the consulates on March 18.


MAY

Norwegian Constitution Day NACC Syttende Mai Luncheon

May TBA, 2021
Hosted by the Norwegian American Chamber of Commerce
Details to be announced
www.naccchicago.org

Minnekirken Syttende Mai Celebration Concert

May TBA, 2021
Details to be announced
https://www.minnekirken-chicago.org/


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  OCTOBER

 

Vesterheim Nordic Luncheon and Marketplace


Vesterheim Nordic Luncheon and Marketplace
October TBA, 2021
9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Luncheon and Program 12:30p.m.

The Chicago Area Friends of Vesterheim are pleased to invite you to The Nordic Marketplace & Luncheon, a benefit for the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum in Decorah, Iowa.

9:00 p.m. - Shopping

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.

12:30 p.m. - Luncheon and Program

Details to be announced
https://vesterheim.org/


NOVEMBER

Skjold Lodge Annual Heritage Fest

November TBA, 2021
Baking demonstrations, Bake sale, Norwegian food, Refreshments,Something for children, Norwegian music, Norwegian dancers, Norwegian craft exhibits/demonstrations, Information tables, Norwegian crafts/gifts for sale.
http://www.skjoldlodge.com/


Polar Star Lodge Annual Høst (Fall) Fest

November TBA, 2021
Baking demonstrations, Bake sale, Norwegian food, Refreshments,Something for children, Norwegian music, Norwegian dancers, Norwegian craft exhibits/demonstrations, Information tables, Norwegian crafts/gifts for sale.
http://www.polarstarlodge.com/


Illinois Norsk Rosemalers Association

Details to be announced
https://www.rosemaling.org/


Norsk Museum

Details to be announced
http://www.norskmuseum.org/


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