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FAITHFUL SISTERHOOD POTLUCK – November 27th, 6:00pm – 8:00pm @ Emmanuel Episcopal Church
Nov 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
FAITHFUL SISTERHOOD POTLUCK - November 27th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm @ Emmanuel Episcopal Church | Rockford | Illinois | United States


Monday, November 27th, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 412 N Church St

Developing friendships among the diverse women of Rockford

All women are welcome – Bring a dish to pass

Traditional Lucia Concert, December 1st, 7:00pm @ First Lutheran Church
Dec 1 @ 7:00 pm

Join us for a traditional Lucia concert at First Lutheran Church, located at 225 S. Third Street on December 1, 2017 at 7:00 PM.

This annual event brings the holiday spirit with traditional Swedish songs and candlelit processional.

After the concert, join us in a luminary processional down to the Nordic Cultural Center for refreshments and treats!

A goodwill donation will be taken for this event.

FILL THE BUS! December 2, 8:oo am to Noon @ Target on 173 & Meijer on 173
Dec 2 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
New Location – JULMARKNAD, December 2, 9:00 am to 2:00pm @ Our Savior's Lutheran Church
Dec 2 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Christmas in the Trenches – Midway Village @ Midway Village Museum Center
Dec 9 all-day
Christmas in the Trenches - Midway Village @ Midway Village Museum Center | Rockford | Illinois | United States

Christmas in the Trenches

Saturday, December 9, 2017

One Hundred and three years ago, the soldiers in the Western front of the Great War called an unofficial ceasefire during the week of Christmas. Enemies came together to decorate, exchange gifts, sing carols, and even play football. Re-enactors will decorate the replica trench for the holidays as it was done in 1914, and visitors will receive a tour of the trenches and hear excerpts from letters about soldiers experiencing Christmas in the trenches. Then see a re-enactment of the cease fire, sing carols with the soldiers, take part in the gift exchange, sip hot chocolate, and even play football with the re-enactors!
$10 per person. Pre-registration is required by calling 815-397-9112, and participants sign up for either the morning program or the afternoon program. Please note that this program will take place outside at our battlefield, so PLEASE dress accordingly.
HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS – TOUR HISTORIC HOMES! – December 10th, Noon to 4:00pm @ See below for three locations
Dec 10 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Step Back in Time to Enjoy Cultural Holiday Decorations and Traditions!

Heritage Museum Park
1129 S. Main Street
Graham-Ginestra House – A Traditional English Christmas
Ethnic Heritage Museum – Six Gallery Museum Holiday Traditions:
African American,  Hispanic, Irish, Italian, Lithuanian, and Polish Holiday Traditions

Erlander Home Museum 
404 S. 3rd Street
Swedish Holiday Traditions

Tinker Swiss Cottage
411 Kent Street
Victorian Christmas Traditions

Tickets are $5 per person can be purchased at any location the day of the event.

Glögg & Pepparkakor at Nordic Cultural Center, December 13th, 5:00 to 8:00pm @ NORDIC CULTURAL CENTER
Dec 13 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm




Glögg & Pepparkakor, Saft & Appetizers Swedish Music from Spotify

WHEN: Wednesday, December 13th, 5:00 pm -8:00 pm

WHERE: Nordic Cultural Center, 327 S. Third Street, Rockford
COST: $10 members, $12 non-members
RSVP: by December 12th to 815-963-5559 or