MEETINGS AND EVENTS

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Starting with our September 19, 2021 lodge meeting the lodge will continue to follow State of Illinois and CDC guidelines for in person meetings adjusting as needed.
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Part of our charter is to share our love of this beautiful country with others in our community.  GUESTS ARE VERY WELCOME AT OUR EVENTS AND MEETINGS!
SKJOLD LODGE RESUMES IN PERSON MEETINGS AT ALL SAINTS LUTHERAN CHURCH!
Starting with our September 19, 2021 lodge meeting the lodge will continue to follow State of Illinois and CDC guidelines for in person meetings adjusting as needed.

2021

JANUARY

01/14/2021, 6:00PM

BOARD MEETING
Our board meetings are now held on-line using ZOOM video conferencing.


01/17/2021, 2:00PM LODGE MEETING

ZOOM on-line lodge Meeting. Members having provided e-mail addresses will receive an e-mail invitation to the Zoom meeting.
We will have a brief installation of officers.


Program:  A video introduction to the Norwegian American Genealogical Center and Naeseth Library in Madison, Wisconsin.

We will also discuss and answer questions about the Sons of Norway cultural medal in genealogy.

CONTEST: Use your computer camera to show us your favorite smørbrod (Norwegian open-face sandwiches) and we will award prizes (based on the best (looking) smørbrod.



01/31/2021 Noon – 4:00PM

116th Norge Ski Club

Annual Winter Ski Jump Tournament,

Norge Ski Club’s
International Winter Tournament 2021
Noon - 4:00PM 

The tournament was a success with all 1,000 available tickets sold! Tournament results are available at their website.

FEBRUARY

02/11/2021, 6:00PM

BOARD MEETING
Our board meetings are now held on-line using ZOOM video conferencing.

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02/21/2021, 2:00PM Sunday Lodge Meeting

ZOOM on-line lodge Meeting. Members having provided e-mail addresses will receive an e-mail invitation to the Zoom meeting.

PROGRAM: The Winter Olympics:
* What sports are included? 

* Summary of the 1994 games in Lillehammer.

* We will also discuss and answer questions about the Sons of Norway cultural sports medal.

February is “Norwegian Sweater Day at Sons of Norway. For this meeting - wear your Norwegian sweater.  Those with cameras on their computer can “model” their sweater and we will vote for our favorite and award a “Best sweater prize”. We will also have a “Door prize”.
Image attribution: Sons of Norway - Newsletter Service


02/25-26/2021, BARNEBIRKIE - Hayward Wisconsin - Children's ski events


2021 In-Person Details
The Barnebirkie will be different this year, but the joy kids get while skiing will be the same!  The 2021 Barnebirkie will be an open track style event- there will be no official start time, but it will still look and feel like an exciting place to ski.

2021 Virtual Option Details
Choose the virtual option during registration to have a Barnebirkie hat, bib, and finisher medal mailed to your home- complete the event from your favorite trail or in your backyard.

Two different events for children are held as part of the greater American Birkebeiner (North America’s largest cross-country ski race) and a homecoming for cross-country ski racers from around the globe!

MARCH

03/11/2021, 6:00pm

BOARD MEETING
Our board meetings are now held on-line using ZOOM video conferencing.


03/21/2021, Sunday, 2:00PM

LODGE MEETING
Sunday, Lodge Meeting via ZOOM
PROGRAM: “Påskekrim”
(literally “Easter Crime”): In Norway many people go to their cabins over Easter break. Besides skiing, they spend a lot of time reading crime novels (Påskekrim) to celebrate this tradition and to get ready for Easter our March meeting will focus on book recommendations.

Have you read any good books lately, especially any by Scandinavian authors?

We will be asking you to give the title and author of a recently read book. Also give it either a thumbs up or thumbs down. You may give a brief summary if you wish. (While the theme is crime fiction, if you prefer another type of book you may recommend that also.) We hope to get a nice, long list of books to read for our “Easter break.”


APRIL

Watch for updates on when the Viking ship will be available for visits.

FRIENDS OF THE VIKING SHIP

Come visit the Viking in 2021!
Good Templar Park, 528 East Side Drive
Geneva, Illinois
Always check their web site for the latest details.
<Click/Tap on the logo above>.

04/08/2021, 6:00PM

BOARD MEETING
Our board meetings are now held on-line using ZOOM video conferencing.


04/18/2021, 2:00PM

LODGE MEETING
Sunday, Lodge Meeting via ZOOM
PROGRAM:  Our meeting will include a short video on the Norwegian hytte and a "treasurer hunt".


 

MAY

 FRIENDS OF THE VIKING SHIP

Come visit the Viking in 2021!
Good Templar Park, 528 East Side Drive
Geneva, Illinois
Always check their web site for the latest details. <Click/Tap on the logo above>.

05/13/2021, 6:00PM

BOARD MEETING
Our board meetings are now held on-line using ZOOM video conferencing.


05/16/2021, 1:00PM

SYTTENDE MAI PARADE
Park Ridge, Illinois
THE LATEST DETAILS ARE ON OUR SYTTENDE MAI PAGE.


JUNE

06/05/2021, 1:00PM - 5:00PM

NORSK MUSEUM, Norway, Illinois - OPENING DAY
3656 E. 2631st Road, Sheridan, Illinois, 60551
 

Note to website visitors: The museum building is the oldest Norwegian Lutheran Church in North America, it was built in the oldest permanent Norwegian settlement in North America, founded in 1825 by pioneer Cleng Peerson and the Sloopers.  Cleng Peerson is known as the Father of Norwegian Immigration.

06/10/2021, 6:00PM

BOARD MEETING
Our board meetings are now held on-line using ZOOM video conferencing.


06/20/2021, 2:00-5:00PM Sunday

LODGE MEETING - A REAL MEETING WITH REAL PEOPLE - NOT A ZOOM THING!)
PROGRAM: Picnic at Norge Ski Club
100 Ski Hill Road, Fox River Grove, Illinois
The picnic will be held using the CDC and state of Illinois Covid-19 guidelines in place at that time.

Polar Star, Valhall, Elvesund, Cleng Peerson, and Trollhaugen members are invited to join Skjold at Skjold Lodge's summer picnic Sunday, June 20th 2 -5 pm

FOOD:
Buffet will be set up inside. Eating inside or outside, your choice.
Skjold will provide:
**Pølse wrapped in lefse, Lefse w. butter
**Coffee, water, soda

YOU CAN HELP: All sides, desserts, or other beverages are potluck.
Feel free to bring a dish to share.

GAMES:
Indoor: Bingo
Outdoor: Kube, Baggo
There will be prizes for games and a door prize drawing for fathers since the picnic is on Father's Day.


Please RSVP by June 16th with a message (stating your names and the number of pølse you would like to eat) to ksecora@mc.net or 847-991-2287 .


An important part of Sons of Norway is the fellowship we share. We hope you can join us at the picnic. Its great to start to be able to be together again.

FRIENDS OF THE VIKING SHIP

See the Viking Ship on Swedish Day!
Special Hours: June 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm CDT

Good Templar Park, 528 East Side Drive
Geneva, Illinois
Always check their web site for the latest details.
<Click/Tap on the logo above>.

 

JULY

FRIENDS OF THE VIKING SHIP

Come visit the Viking in 2021!
Good Templar Park, 528 East Side Drive
Geneva, Illinois
Always check their web site for the latest details.
<Click/Tap on the logo above>.

07/08/2021, 6:00PM

BOARD MEETING
Our board meetings are now held on-line using ZOOM video conferencing.


07/18/2021 - 07/31/2021


2021 Masse Moro​
Sons of Norway Masse Moro Norwegian Heritage Camp
July 18 – 31, 2021
Beaver Creek Reserve
Fall Creek, Wisconsin
Sponsored by Sons of Norway, District 5


07/17/2021, 2:00PM

LODGE MEETING

Saturday, Lodge Meeting
PROGRAM: FIELD TRIP TO CHICAGO (Tre Kronor)
Skjold Lodge Late Lunch
Saturday, July 17th, 2 pm
Tre Kronor
3258 W. Foster, Chicago
Please email Anthea if you plan to go no later than Thursday, July 15th.
Anthea Amdahl-Halpryn  antheahalpryn@gmail.com 

AUGUST

FRIENDS OF THE VIKING SHIP

Come visit the Viking in 2021!
Good Templar Park, 528 East Side Drive
Geneva, Illinois
Always check their web site for the latest details.
<Click/Tap on the logo above>.

08/12/2021, 6:00PM

BOARD MEETING
Our board meetings are now held on-line using ZOOM video conferencing.


08/15/2021, 2:00PM

LODGE MEETING
Sunday, Lodge Meeting
PROGRAM: Skjold Lodge will meet for lunch at 12:30 on Sunday, August 15 at The Norwegian (restaurant), 1402 N. Main St., Rockford, IL.  Contact Lisa Solak Lisa.Solak@gmail.com to make your reservation asap.

Some of us will continue on to view the Anderson Gardens which are only a few blocks away. (You are encouraged to make your own reservations there).
Learn more at their websites.
 The Norwegian" a restaurant in Rockford
Anderson Japanese Gardens

SEPTEMBER

FRIENDS OF THE VIKING SHIP

Come visit the Viking in 2021!
Good Templar Park, 528 East Side Drive
Geneva, Illinois
Always check their web site for the latest details.
<Click/Tap on the logo above>.

09/09/2021, 6:00PM

BOARD MEETING
Our board meetings are now held on-line using ZOOM video conferencing.


09/12/2021, 10:00AM-5:00PM

41st ANNUAL SCANDINAVIAN DAY
Sunday, September 12, 2021
10:00 A.M.  to  5:00 P.M

Vasa Park
35W217 Route 31
South Elgin, Illinois
Learn more about Skjold Lodge's participation HERE

*NEXT MEETING*

09/19/2021, 2:00PM Sunday

LODGE MEETING (IN PERSON)
All Saints
Lutheran Church
630 S Quentin Rd
Palatine, Illinois

PROGRAM: “ What I did on my vacation, quarantine, etc”.
This month we would like to focus on (Norwegian) activities that you have engaged in since we were together. Did you . . . Read a good Norwegian book? Learn to cook some new food? Get in a lot of cross-country skiing? Hiking? We would like to hear from you at the meeting.

ALSO - Bring any documentation you may have for sports or cultural medals. 

OCTOBER

FRIENDS OF THE VIKING SHIP

Come visit the Viking in 2021!
Good Templar Park, 528 East Side Drive
Geneva, Illinois
Always check their web site for the latest details.
<Click/Tap on the logo above>.

10/2/2021


Chicago Friends of Vesterheim

Innovators & Inventors:
Stories from Vesterheims Newest Exhibit

October 2, 2021
11a.m.-1:30p.m.
Rolling Green Country Club
2525 Est Rand Road
Arlington Heights, Illinois
Socialize & Shop 11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.
Luncheon & Program - 12:00p.m. - 1:30p.m.
Advance reservations only.
Early Bird by September 20: $60
After September 20: $70
Valet service included.
To register: Print and complete and mail a registration form at the Vesterheim web site. 


10/2-3/2021

Norge Ski Club -"JUMPTOBERFEST"
Annual Fall Ski Jump Tournament
October 2 & 3, 2021
Noon to 4:00PM
Gates Open at 11AM
Admission – Buttons are required and good for Sat. & Sun.
$15.00 entrance buttons purchased online
$15.00 entrance buttons purchased at local merchants
– check back for list of local merchants
– Must be purchased by October 1, 2021.

$20.00 entrance buttons purchased at gate
Free admission for children 12 & under
Bring blankets & lawn chairs
No carry-ins allowed
No dogs allowed

10/14/2021, 6:00PM

BOARD MEETING
"ZOOM" BOARD MEETING (on-line).

10-16/17, 2021 Saturday

COTTAGES IN THE WOODS
Saturday, October 16-17, 2021
10:00 AM  4:00 PM
Good Templar PArk
528 East Side Drive
Geneva, IL
*Cottages in the Woods is a unique event held in the historic Good Templar Park of Geneva, IL on Saturday October 16 and Sunday October 17, 10 am -4pm each day.

Illinois Norsk Rosemalers Association will be participating in the event.

10/17/2021, 2:00PM Sunday

LODGE MEETING
All Saints
Lutheran Church
630 S Quentin Rd
Palatine, Illinois
PROGRAM:   Foundation Month.  There will be a brief presentation on Sons of Norway Foundation and we will accept donations for them.  Then we will have a presentation on the 7 kinds of cookies with recipes.  The hope is to inspire people to work on their Cultural Cooking Medal and to encourage donations for our bake sale at Heritage Fest.


NOVEMBER

11/07/2021
POLAR STAR LODGE ANNUAL HØST FEST (Fall Festival)

November 7, 2021
Sunday - Noon to 3:30 pm
Polar Star Lodge Høst Fest (Fall Festival), St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Montgomery, IL
- Taste Traditional Norwegian Food; shop for Scandinavian gifts and jewelry.
- Polar Star Norwegian Choir performance at 1:00.
- Lefse and Krumkake demonstrations; Norwegian Craft demonstrations: rosemaling, Rosmaling, Jewelry, and knitting. Dulcimer demonstration.


11/13/2021

SKJOLD LODGE 29TH ANNUAL HERITAGE FEST
November 13, 2021
Satuday
11:00AM to 3:00PM
Skjold Lodge Heritage Fest, All Saints Lutheran Church, 630 S Quentin Rd, Palatine, Illinois. Put it on your calendar.  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!

Bake Sale
*Light lunch for sale*  Norwegian items for sale
Norwegian food demonstrations
Norwegian folk crafts (rosemaling, knife-making)
Children's activities
Norwegian entertainment
(Norwegian Bachelor Farmer, Leikarringen Heimhug dancers)



11/11/2021, 6:00PM

BOARD MEETING
"ZOOM" BOARD MEETING (on-line).


DATE TO BE DETERMINED

Taste of Norway
Minnekirken, the Norwegian Lutheran Church
2614 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago, IL.
Cost: FREE
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Wonderful Norwegian cookies, cakes, and all sorts of goodies. Done “virtually” this year.

www.minnekirken-chicago.org


11/21/2021, 2:00PM Sunday

LODGE MEETING

All Saints
Lutheran Church
630 S Quentin Rd
Palatine, Illinois

PROGRAM: Col. Hegg and the Norwegian contingent in the Civil War presented by member Jim Thompson in uniform (w/o the weapons).

DECEMBER

12/05/2021 TENTATIVE

POLAR STAR LODGE ANNUAL JULETREFEST CELEBRATION AND SMAKAKER (COOKIE) BAKE-OFF
- Program: Annual Family Juletrefest Celebration and Smakaker (cookie) Bake-off
- 12:30 Cookie Judging. 
- 1:00 Tree Trimming and gift exchange.
- 1:30 Pot Luck Luncheon. 
 - Polar Star Monthly Meeting. 

12/09/2021, 6:00PM

"ZOOM" BOARD MEETING (on-line).


12/12/2021

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY

All Saints
Lutheran Church
630 S Quentin Rd
Palatine, Illinois



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