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Oktoberfest at the Danish Athletic Club

Celebrate Oktoberfest at the Danish Athletic Club in Brooklyn, NY! Authentic German music by the Breitenbach Band. Performances by the Gemuetlichen Enzianer German Dancers! $40 per adult. Reserve your seat by Oct. 16: Call 718-981-7699.

Danish Brotherhood DBIA Lodge #35 meets on the third Friday of each month at the Viking Lodge, 6730 W. 175th Street, Tinley Park, IL. The Danish Brotherhood is a family lodge and presents programs for everyone such as Christmas Parties, Fastelavn & Halloween Events, St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, Frikadeller Scholarship Dinner, Anniversary Parties and more.

Following each meeting, there is usually a program and Danish open-faced sandwiches are enjoyed.

For Halloween, there are costumes, games, pizza and sandwiches – a great event for the entire family!

For the Christmas Party, there is a potluck dinner and visit from Santa Claus.

For the Fastelavn’s Party, Pizza and Sandwiches are served – plus the traditional Costume Parade and knocking the stuffed cat out of the barrel.

In May, a Frikadeller Scholarship Dinner is held.

The Summer Picnic is in August at the Viking Lodge, where participants can enjoy the indoors and outdoors (depending on the weather). Please bring a dish to share.

For more information about regular lodge events, please contact Treasurer Ray Nielsen at 708-799-5182.

Dania Ladies Society is planning its next meeting on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at the Elks Club in Des Plaines, Illinois.

Come early and enjoy dinner at 6 p.m. at the Elks Club. For reservations, please call Vice President Jackie Hoyer at 630-860-1100.

Dania Ladies Society was founded in 1865 and new members are always welcome! The group gathers for dinner at 6 p.m. and a meeting at 8:15 p.m. usually on the second Tuesday in January, March, May, September and November at the Des Plaines Elks Club (unless otherwise specified). They also sponsor the June birthday party at The Danish Home of Chicago and hold a Christmas Brunch each year. They also participate in the Dania Valentine’s Brunch in February and the Dania/DAAC Anniversary Party in the fall. For more information on membership, please call President Karen Frink at 847-296-4589 or Treasurer Nora Bogehegn at 847-439-4549.

Women’s Auxiliary of the Danish Home annual Spring Benefit luncheon will become the 125th Kick Off Celebration for The Danish Home’s 125th Anniversary in 2017. The special event celebrating the Spirit of Heritage will be held April 22, 2017 at the Renaissance Hotel, Schaumburg, IL with a keynote speaker.

Visit Vasa Park for the 38th Annual Scandinavian Day Festival including food vendors, crafts, entertainers, and more.

Scandinavian Park, Inc. NFP will hold its Annual Membership Meeting on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at the Vasa Park, Rt. 31, South Elgin, IL at 11:00 a.m.