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Events at The Gift Box during Geneva Swedish Days;  Celebrating 70 years in business!

-Wednesday June 21, 11am-4pm  Swedish author Lilly Setterdahl book signing.  Introducing her new book Katrin and promoting her other books including:  Not My Time to Die-Titanic and the Swedes on Board.

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Friday June 23, 10am-5pm   Norwegian Rosemaling demonstrations and sales by artist Mary Olsen from the Illinois Norsk Rosemalers Association (INRA).



June 20-25, 2017 Geneva's 68th annual Swedish Days  downtown Geneva  *see Geneva Chamber of Commerce website for complete list of events or pick up a brochure.


Sweden Väst  tent (corner of South 4th & State streets), Saturday June 24 (10am-5pm) and Sunday June 25 (10am-3pm):  sponsored by I.B. Quality cabinets

Scheduled Activities at the tent: 
-Saturday 10:15am                                        - Help us rai se the Swedish Majstång (maypole)
-Saturday 12pm, 2pm, Sunday 11am             -Swedish Days stories with storyteller Paddy Lynn (Geneva Public Library)
-Saturday 1pm                                               -Swedish Folk will entertain with old time Scandinavian folk/dance music.
-Saturday 4pm                                               -Nordic Folk Dancers of Chicago (sponsored by The Gift Box)
-Sunday 10:30am                                          -Chicago Spelmanslag, Chicago areas very own Scandinavian Folk band
 
Gåvor (Gifts) booths:
-Good Templar members selling handmade Swedish gift items. (Saturday & Sunday)
-Swedish American Museum selling Swedish gifts and foods. (Saturday only)
-author Katherine Penndorf selling the next book in her Freya series. (Saturday & Sunday)
-The Gift Box/Scandinavian Imports (Geneva's only Swedish gift shop) sells Swedish gift items and food. (Saturday & Sunday)
-Superior Clogs will be selling handmade Swedish clogs by Troentorp. (Saturday & Sunday)

Konst (Art) booths:
-Norwegian Rosemaler Evonne Einoris sells her handpainted items. 
-Jordan and Beth (granddaughter & daughter of late dala horse carver Ted Bowman) selling his treasures.  (Saturday & Sunday)
-Explore Swedish culture, foods, currency, Christmas decorations, wood carving, the Swedish map, flag and clothing displayed in I.B. Quality Cabinets handmade case.

Mat (Food) booths:
-Early Light Cafe-Fika with us.  Menu includes: bottled water, iced coffee, Swedish Cardamom rolls (bullar), Almond cake (Toscatårta), and Vanilla cookies (vaniljkakor)
-Good Templar members selling Cardamom coffee cake, Limpa bread & Almond tarts.

Nöje (Amusement & Entertainment)
-sample Swedish lutfisk (Satuday only)
-meet a real Viking and the Svenskarnas Dag (Swedish Days) Queen as they visit with kids of all ages (hours vary)
-Viking living historians from the 1893 Viking ship in Geneva present displays of cooking, crafts, weapons, tools & Viking ships (Sunday only)


Good Templar Park (528 East Side Drive) activities on Saturday June 24 & Sunday June 25

-Swedish Cottage Walk & Viking ship tour       10am-4pm
-Rosemaling show                                            11am-5pm

Continuous round trip shuttle bus to Good Templar Park on Saturday June 24 from 10am to 5pm  Hamilton and 3rd street in the parking lot of Ashland Center LLC        
                 
                                      
                                      
Sunday June 25, 1pm  68th Annual Swedish Days parade, downtown Geneva

                                    
                                  
                                       
                                       
                                      

                                      
                                      









Photos from past Swedish Days and Good Templar park events:







 

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