Welcome to Polar Star Lodge 5-472, Aurora, Illinois - Sons of Norway! 

General information including lodge news, current newsletter, and upcoming events is provided below. Click on the navigation links above for additional information.

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  • Current Newsletter:  
          October 2019   
  • Culture Programs and Medals

             See Activities and Culture


  • Sports Medal Program   

    Virtual Bike Ride from Lillihammer to Bergen (363 miles) to earn the Sykkelmerke biking cultural medal.
    Contact Sports Director Jeri Lynn Baker 

    for additional information. 

    Polar Star Virtual Walk 2018-2019: the Camino de Santiago 486 mile journey. Contact Sports Director Jeri Lynn Baker for additional information.    


  • Polar Star on Facebook:
    Find the "Group" Polar Star Lodge.



Polar Star members as of September 2018:

  • 98  

Current Events:  

Thursdays until November 1, 2019   
- Fox Valley Norwegian Choir rehearsal for our November Høstfest performance. Polar Star and friends singers needed.  
- 7 pm at St. Olaf Church, Montgomery, IL.  
- Weekly rehearsals until Høstfest; information to follow from our choir director, Doris Pittman.  

November 3, 2019 - Sunday - Noon to 3:30 pm
- Program: Annual Norsk Høstfest - Fall Festival
- Kitchen Hosts:  All Polar Star members (arrive at 11:30)
- Taste Traditional Norwegian Food; shop for Scandinavian gifts and jewelry.
- Polar Star Norwegian Choir performance at 1:00.
- Lefse and Krumkake demonstrations; Norwegian Craft demonstrations: rosemaling, Kolrosing, Jewelry, and knitting.  
- Kitchen Hosts:  all Polar Star Lodge members

November 16, 2019 - Saturday - seatings at 3:30 or 5:30 pm
- Program: Annual Norwegian Smorgasbord (carry outs available)
- Norway Community Center in Norway, Illinois
- Proceeds support the Norsk Museum Building Fund
- Advance tickets only. Call 815-343-5070 to purchase

- Kitchen Hosts:  All Cleng Peerson & Polar Star Lodge members; bring at least one dish to share  
- Contact John Morrow (Cleng Peersen lodge) with volunteer shift.

December 8, 2019 - Sunday   
- Program: Annual Family Juletrefest Celebration 
- 1:00 Tree Trimming and gift exchange. 
- 1:30 Pot Luck Luncheon
- Polar Star Monthly Meeting
- Kitchen Hosts:  Polar Star Board 

Additional Meetings and Events 


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