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November 2011

Hejsan–Children’s After-School Program

Thursday, Nov. 3, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

“Flicka, Ricka, and Dicka” (from Flicka, Ricka, and Dicka series by Maj Lindman)

The Fall 2011 theme for Hejsan is children’s book characters, and on Thursday, Nov. 3, we will learn about “Flicka, Ricka, and Dicka” from the Flicka, Ricka, and Dicka series by Maj Lindman!

The after-school program is designed for children ages 5 to 10, where they learn about particular topics in Swedish-American culture and make themed crafts.  Younger children are welcome under the supervision of an adult.  Cost: $1 per child. Reservations recommended.

 

Christmas Preview and Sale at the Museum Store

Friday, Nov. 4, 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.

The Kerstin Andersson Museum Store invites you to enjoy an evening of Christmas shopping, glögg, and pepparkakor on Friday, Nov. 4, 2011.  Specially priced items will available and members receive 20 percent discount on all items.  Come preview our Christmas collection of wonderful gifts and more at the Museum Store!

Mats Carlsson Sings Jussi Bjorling at North Park University

Friday, Nov. 4, 8 p.m.

Swedish Tenor Mats Carlsson will perform selections of Jussi Bjorling’s music as part of the “Made in Sweden” tour on Friday, Nov. 4 8 p.m. at North Park University’s Anderson Chapel in Chicago.  ”Made in Sweden” centers on celebrating the centennial of Jussi Bjorling’s birth and presents some of the greatest performers of the classical Swedish singing tradition, including Birgit Nilsson and others along with Jussi.

Mats Carlsson will be accompanied by renowned Swedish pianist Love Derwinger for the performance, and there wiill be a presentation about Jussi Bjorling by Bertil Bengtsson, founder and current Advisory Board member of the Jussi Björling Sällskapet (The Scandinavian Jussi Björling Society ).

This Chicago performance is a collaboration between the Consulate of Sweden; North Park University; SACC; SWEA; and the Swedish American Museum.  Cost:  $20 regular admission, $10 students with valid ID.

 

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Pippi Longstocking Movie

Saturday, Nov. 5, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Watch Astrid Lindgren’s famous character come to life in the original Pippi Longstocking movie dubbed in English! Enjoy pepparkakor, saft, and popcorn during the movie. Come dressed as Pippi or one of her friends! $1 per person. Reservations are recommended.

International Day

Friday, Nov. 11, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Join the Swedish American Museum as it welcomes its members and many others to a day of sharing cultures.  The Museum is represented by a host of cultural backgrounds and ethnicities; these will all be on display as we enjoy the many wonderful stories, foods, and musical selections from each nationality present.

This is a free event.  Swedish sandwiches and pancakes will be available at a low cost.

Swedish Candle Making and Christmas Craft Workshop

Sunday, Nov. 13, 2 p.m.

Candle making has a strong tradition in Sweden. With the long, dark winter nights, candles were essential for lighting and are associated with many of the oldest festivals. Light up the winter by making hand-dipped candles. Additionally, we will create paper heart baskets and Christmas ornaments. You will also learn how to make a traditional Swedish Christmas treat.  Please bring a pair of sharp scissors.

Coffee and bullar will be served. Cost: $15 members, $20 non-members. Reservations are recommended.

 

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Hejsan–Children’s After-School Program

Thursday, Nov. 17, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

“Pelle” (from Pelle’s New Suit by Elsa Beskow)

The Fall 2011 theme for Hejsan is children’s book characters, and on Thursday, Nov. 17, we will learn about the character “Pelle” from Pelle’s New Suit by Elsa Beskow!

The after-school program is designed for children ages 5 to 10, where they learn about particular topics in Swedish-American culture and make themed crafts.  Younger children are welcome under the supervision of an adult.  Cost: $1 per child. Reservations recommended.

Film Thursday

Thursday, Nov. 17, 1 p.m. & 7 p.m.

Take a break from your regular schedule and enjoy a movie at the Swedish American Museum the third Thursday of every month this Fall at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.   On Thursday, Nov. 17, the film is tbd.

Reservations are recommended. This event is free. Coffee and Sandwiches at self-cost.

 

Flicka, Ricka, Dicka Celebrate the Holidays

Saturday, Nov. 19, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Come and celebrate the first new printing in over thirty years of the classic children’s book Flicka, Ricka, Dicka and Their New Skates by Maj Lindman. This fun and exciting event will help kick off the start of the holiday season at the Museum. Join in all the games, crafts, food,and fun for literary fans of all ages! This is a free event. Reservations recommended.

Guided Tour of Permanent Exhibit

Saturday, Nov. 26, 11 a.m.

Please join the Museum for a guided tour of our permanent exhibit, A Dream of America: Swedish Immigration to Chicago, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26, with Museum curator Veronica Robinson.  To learn more about the permanent exhibit, please click here.

It is an exciting tour, and a perfect combination of entertainment and education. Cost for the tour is $4 adults, $3 seniors and students, and Museum members are free. Space is limited, and reservations are recommended.  Please call 773.728.8111 or e-mailMuseum@samac.org to reserve your spot.

 

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  • Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Children's Museum:

  • Monday – Thursday: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Friday : 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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  • Chicago, IL 60640

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