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Norwegian Destination Weekend
February 10-12, 2017

2017 February Norwegian Destination Events

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Feature Event

The Stoughton Norwegian Dancers- Norse Afternoon of Fun
Sunday, Feb. 12, 1:30pm
While celebrating their 64th year, the Dancers will present their answer to “cabin fever.” The combination of colorful Norwegian costumes, rousing music, and exuberant ethnic folk dancing produces the necessary elements to relieve the “winter-time blues." Members of the audience are encouraged to wear their national costumes making this truly an international event. This lively group of dancers presents a program which includes humorous dances, gymnastics and audience participation dances. The program appeals to all ages. Bring the children and grandparents. Make your attendance at the “Norse Afternoon of Fun” a family event. A bake sale featuring Norwegian pastries is also part of the afternoon activities as well as the announcement of the Community Appreciation Award and 2017 Syttende Mai Royalty.  The admission for adults is $7.00 at the door.  Admission for children under 14 is $1.00. Admission tickets can be purchased at the Chamber of Commerce, Diamond’s Direct, McGlynn Pharmacy, Koffee Kup, Nordic Nook, Stoughton Floral, Stoughton Lumber or Radio Shack. There will be a Norse Afternoon raffle for 33 amazing prizes.
Stoughton High School Gymnasium, 600 Lincoln Ave, Stoughton WI

 

Friday February 10

Cheesers
Friday, Feb. 10, 9am-5:30pm
Cheesers offers about 120 varieties of cheese with approximately 75% of them available for sampling. The artistic cheese trays, custom gift baskets and boxes are signature items for Cheesers. The boxes are sent nationwide and reach a wide customer base. Cheesers' hours are Monday- Friday from 9am-5:30pm and Saturday 9am-4:30pm.
Call 608.873.1777 or visit www.cheesers.com.
183 E Main St

Livsreise-Norwegian Heritage Center

Friday, Feb. 10, 9:30am-4:30pm
Livsreise, the Norwegian Heritage Center, includes interpretations of the immigrant journey from Norway, features the cultural heritage brought to Stoughton and shares stories of individual immigrants. Also featured are changing exhibits and displays highlighting Norwegian heritage and arts organizations including the Vesterheim National Norwegian American Museum. Additionally, Livsreise is home to a genealogy center that operates in cooperation with Norwegian American Genealogical Center/Naeseth Library. Livsreise is open Friday 9:30-4:30, Saturday 9:30-4:30, and Sunday 11:00-1:00. Admission is free.
277 W Main S


Nordic Nook

Friday, Feb. 10, 10am-5pm
Nordic Nook is having its semi-annual clearance sale!  30-50% off many items. New sale sweaters too!
176 W Main St 

Davina & the Vagabonds
Friday, Feb. 10, 7:30pm
Tickets $22, call the box office (608 877 4400) or order online at stoughtonoperahouse.com. Davina Sowers and the Vagabonds have created a stir on the national music scene with their high-energy live shows, level A musicianship, sharp-dressed professionalism, and Sowers’ commanding stage presence. With influences ranging from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and Tom Waits, the band is converting audiences one show at a time, from Vancouver to Miami and across Europe. This rollicking quintet is held together by Sowers’ keyboard playing, with acoustic bass, drums, and a spicy trumpet and trombone horn section. The group’s focused, clean sound and emphasis on acoustic instruments is novel to both blues and jazz worlds, and sets the show closer to New Orleans than to Chicago. DATV’s shows are filled with New Orleans charm, Memphis soul swagger, dark theatrical moments that evoke Kurt Weill, and tender gospel passages. Davina has been compared to Etta James, Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin, Billie Holiday and Betty Boop, but comparisons don’t suffice: Sowers is a true original.
Stoughton Opera House, 381 E Main St 

Saturday February 11

Cheesers
Saturday, Feb. 11, 9am-4:30pm
Cheesers offers about 120 varieties of cheese with approximately 75% of them available for sampling. The artistic cheese trays, custom gift baskets and boxes are signature items for Cheesers. The boxes are sent nationwide and reach a wide customer base. Cheesers' hours are Monday- Friday from 9am-5:30pm and Saturday 9am-4:30pm.
Call 608.873.1777 or visit www.cheesers.com.
183 E Main St

Livsreise-Norwegian Heritage Center
Saturday, Feb. 11, 9:30am-4:30pm
Livsreise, the Norwegian Heritage Center, includes interpretations of the immigrant journey from Norway, features the cultural heritage brought to Stoughton and shares stories of individual immigrants. Also featured are changing exhibits and displays highlighting Norwegian heritage and arts organizations including the Vesterheim National Norwegian American Museum. Additionally, Livsreise is home to a genealogy center that operates in cooperation with Norwegian American Genealogical Center/Naeseth Library. Livsreise is open Friday 9:30-4:30, Saturday 9:30-4:30, and Sunday 11:00-1:00. Admission is free.
277 W Main St

Nordic Nook
Saturday, Feb. 11, 10am-5pm
1pm: Norwegian Baking Lecture. Tips and help with making different Norwegian cookies. Questions and answers...
Semi Annual Clearance Sale continues.
176 W Main St

Stoughton Lions Beer Tasting
Saturday, Feb. 11, 3-6pm
5th annual event with a variety of beers available along with wine (alternative to beer tasting), snacks and raffles. Tickets are $35 at the door or in advance from Lions Club members.
BBG’s, 800 Nygaard St
 

Sunday February 12

Livsreise-Norwegian Heritage Center
Sunday, Feb. 12, 11am-1pm
Livsreise, the Norwegian Heritage Center, includes interpretations of the immigrant journey from Norway, features the cultural heritage brought to Stoughton and shares stories of individual immigrants. Also featured are changing exhibits and displays highlighting Norwegian heritage and arts organizations including the Vesterheim National Norwegian American Museum. Additionally, Livsreise is home to a genealogy center that operates in cooperation with Norwegian American Genealogical Center/Naeseth Library. Livsreise is open Friday 9:30-4:30, Saturday 9:30-4:30, and Sunday 11:00-1:00. Admission is free.
277 W Main St

Stoughton Norwegian Summit Group's Information Tables

Sunday, Feb. 12, 12:30pm
The display tables (no sales) will open at 12:30 on Sunday and will be located in the high school hallway area where the other Norse events happen. The groups, businesses and organizations involved in the Stoughton Norwegian Summit group will have information, activities and resources for you to learn more about Norwegian heritage and culture. Pick up information from Sons of Norway- Mandt Lodge, Livsreise, Chamber of Commerce, Stoughton Syttende Mai Celebration, Hardanger classes, Norwegian American Genealogy Center & Naeseth Library, Stoughton Historical Society and others involved in the Stoughton Norwegian Summit Group.
Stoughton High School, 600 Lincoln Ave

The Stoughton Norwegian Dancers- Norse Afternoon of Fun
Sunday, Feb. 12, 1:30pm
While celebrating their 64th year, the Dancers will present their answer to “cabin fever.” The combination of colorful Norwegian costumes, rousing music, and exuberant ethnic folk dancing produces the necessary elements to relieve the “winter-time blues." Members of the audience are encouraged to wear their national costumes making this truly an international event. This lively group of dancers presents a program which includes humorous dances, gymnastics and audience participation dances. The program appeals to all ages. Bring the children and grandparents. Make your attendance at the “Norse Afternoon of Fun” a family event. A bake sale featuring Norwegian pastries is also part of the afternoon activities as well as the announcement of the Community Appreciation Award and 2017 Syttende Mai Royalty.  The admission for adults is $7.00 at the door.  Admission for children under 14 is $1.00. Admission tickets can be purchased at the Chamber of Commerce, Diamond’s Direct, McGlynn Pharmacy, Koffee Kup, Nordic Nook, Stoughton Floral, Stoughton Lumber or Radio Shack. There will be a Norse Afternoon raffle for 33 amazing prizes.
Stoughton High School Gymnasium, 600 Lincoln Ave




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