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Board Meetings are the fourth Sat. of the month at Vicki Ruhd-Jones home at 8:30 AM


Norwegian-American Newspaper
The Norwegian-American Weekly newspaper will be available to read at the lodge meetings ( 2 copies). It brings current information from Norway and Norwegian-American activities in the USA. An annual subscription  costs $59.00. This is one of the few surviving Norwegian newspapers published in the USA and is based in Seattle, Washington. 
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Join Sons of Norway- Mandt Lodge during Syttende Weekend in Stoughton on May 18-20. 2018 as we celebrate in four ways that weekend! Sons of Norway- Mandt Lodge Outside Bake Sale, Main and Water Streets by Slinde’s Interiors- Norwegian and American baked sale items, packages of lefse and donuts, coffee and cold beverages. Open on Friday 4-9, Saturday 10-6, Sunday 11-4. Sons of Norway- Mandt Lodge Outside Stand at 317 South Page Street (south side of lodge). Open Friday 1pm-6pm; Saturday 10am-5pm, and Sunday 11am-3pm (or after parade). Norwegian and American baked goods, packages of lefse and donuts, rømmegrøt, coffee and cold beverages. Carry-outs will be available after the parade on Sunday outside of lodge! Sons of Norway- Mandt Lodge, Syttende Mai Luncheon, Serving on Saturday, 10am-4pm and Sunday, 11am-2:00pm. Ala carte luncheon buffet with Norwegian and American items and baked goods, meatballs, barbeque, lefse, rømmegrøt, søt suppe, riskrem, and beverages. Bake sale items at both food stands – outside of lodge and by Slinde’s Interiors. Carry-outs will be available after the parade on Sunday outside of lodge! SN Mandt Lodge Bingo- 6:00 PM. Join SN Mandt Lodge as they host an evening of bingo and fellowship. Bingo (with a Norwegian flair) with cash prizes. Food will be offered after 5 PM and during the bingo break. 317 South Page Street. 
Tour Geneva's 1893 Viking ship May 19
GENEVA, Ill.
Visiting Viking--Aurora resident Jean Benson visits Geneva's life-size replica Viking ship, called the Viking. The public is invited to tour the  vessel from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at Good Templar Park, 528 East Side Drive in Geneva. (Al Benson photo)
Guided and self-guided tours will be offered from 1 to 4 p.m.
The public is invited. 
Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for teens. Parking is free.
Thirty-minute guided tours begin every 30 minutes. The last guided tour is at 3:30 p.m. 

Future visit days are June 17, June 23, June 24, July 14, July 21, Aug. 18, Sept. 15, Oct. 20 and Nov. 11.
Friends of the Viking Ship, a nonprofit that maintains the Viking, will host a first Viking Ship Festival Sunday, June 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Good Templar Park.
The festival will showcase artisan jewelry, craft demonstrations,Viking storytelling, Viking shields, artifact displays and food vendors.
Admission is $10 per person.
About the Viking ship
The vessel is about 78 feet long, 17 feet wide, and 6.5 feet high from the bottom of the keel to the gunwale.
Its black oak planks are fastened together with thousands of iron rivets.

At sea, the Viking averaged 10 knots and the hull was designed to flex with the waves.
The boat is an exact copy of the Viking ship Gokstad, built about 850. A Gokstad replica, the Viking, was sailed across the Atlantic Ocean from Bergen, Norway, to Chicago for the 1893 Columbian Exposition World's Fair.
After being exhibited at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, the Viking was displayed in West Chicago before being moved to its current location in 1996.
For more information, call 630-753-9412, email viking1893@Gmail.com or visit vikingship.us.