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September 2018

25th Annual Fall Conference for Fox Valley Genealogical Society

September 29, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Grace United Methodist Church, 300 East Gartner Road
Naperville, IL
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FVGS is celebrating their 25th Annual Fall Conference and the State of Illinois' Bicentennial. The conference "Venturing Through Miles & Bytes" will be held in Naperville, Illinois on Saturday, September 29. It will feature Jill Morelli as the speaker for four lectures. Jill is a certified Genealogist, who has researched her family for 40 years, and now writes & lectures nationwide about her Midwestern, northern German and Scandinavian ancestors. The topics for the event this year will be: Road Trip!…

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October 2018

Hadeland Lag of America Høst Samling “Centennial of World War One”

October 19, 2018 - October 20, 2018

Join fellow members of Hadeland Lag of America at the Høst Samling "Centennial of World War One" to be held at the Holiday Inn  of Alexandria, Minnesota on October 19-20th. For information about the samling, hotel and planned activities, visit: www.hadelandlag.org  

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Nordic Marketplace & Luncheon

October 20, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Park Ridge Country Club, 636 North Prospect Avenue
Park Ridge, Illinois
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A benefit for Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum to be held at the Park Ridge Country Club (636 N. Prospect Avenue, Park Ridge IL) SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: Nordic Marketplace (9:00 AM to 12:00 PM)  Come to do early Christmas shopping at the Marketplace, featuring Norwegian and other Scandinavian inspired wares. Visit all the vendors and enter to win door prizes. Luncheon and Program "Nordic Roots as Inspiration: How Scandinavian Heritage Has Inspired Our World Of Wool" (12:00 PM) Advance reservations only. For…

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November 2018

Rick Steves Lecture “Travel as a Political Act” at Wisconsin Union Theater (Shannon Hall)

November 15, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wisconsin Union Theater, 800 Langdon Street
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Guidebook author, travel television host, newspaper columnist and overall European travel expert Rick Steves has lived out of a suitcase for over 30 years. Considering himself “a citizen of this planet”, Steves’ countless experiences discovering unknown places and sharing them with others have redefined his opinions of travel and community. In Travel as a Political Act, Steves explains how his travels have broadened his perspectives and opinions on drug policy reform, the role of government and America’s place in relation…

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Happy Thanksgiving: NAGC & NL Closed

November 22, 2018 - November 23, 2018

NAGC will be closed on Thursday and Friday, so our staff can spend time with their families.

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December 2018

Christmas Eve & Christmas Day: NAGC & NL Closed

December 24, 2018 - December 25, 2018

NAGC will be closed Monday and Tuesday, so our staff can spend time with their families. God jul!

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January 2019

New Year’s Day: NAGC & NL Closed

January 1

NAGC will be closed, so our staff can spend time with their families. Godt Nyttår!

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April 2019

2019 Madison-area Friends’ Dinner

April 7 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Blackhawk Country Club, 3606 Blackhawk Drive
Madison, WI 53705 United States
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Date: Sunday, April 7th Location: Blackhawk Country Club, 3606 Blackhawk Drive, Madison 53705, (608) 231-2454 Time: Social gathering and silent auction begins at 5 p.m.; dinner and program at 6:15 p.m. Program: The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc, a fiddle trio from Norway, Sweden, and the Shetland Islands, very popular group – leading musicians in their respective traditions. To hear their music or learn more about the group, visit: www.thenordicfiddlersbloc.com Dress: Bunads and festive dress encouraged. Pricing:  Tickets are $75 per person.…

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May 2019

Fellesraad Annual Meeting

May 3 - May 4

The Fellesraad Annual Meeting will be held on May 3-4, 2019 at Mindekirken, 924 E 21st St, Minneapolis. Representatives from each of 29 bygdelag meet yearly in Minneapolis on the first Saturday in May. Dues remain constant at $5.00 per lag, which entitles two delegates from each lag to attend and vote in the May annual meeting. Non-voting guests are also welcome. Plan now to attend the Annual Meeting of Bygdelagenes Fellesraad. The meeting in May will have DNA as…

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Norwegian Flute & Piano Music / A Concert in Eau Claire, Wisconsin

May 3 @ 7:30 pm
Pablo Center, 128 Graham Avenue
Eau Claire, WI 54701

Tim Lane, a music professor at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, along with other collaborators (including Ivar Lunde) will present a performance featuring Norwegian music for flute and piano at the Pablo Center in Eau Claire on May 3rd. For more information: Pablocenter.org

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