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.


  • Current Newsletter:  
           August 2018     
  • Culture Programs and Medals

             See Activities and Culture


  • Sports Medal Program   

      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 2017:

  • 98  

Current Events:  

June - September, 2018  
- 1-5 pm, Saturdays and Sundays  
- Norsk Museum in Norway, Illinois  
- Docent volunteers needed; contact Steve Tanda   

September 9, 2018 - Sunday   
- Program:   Scandinavian Festival    
- Vasa Park in South Elgin, 10 am - 6 pm 
- Set-up 9 am

- Program: Scandinavian Festival Waffle Making - Polar Star Bakery and Flea Market booth
- All Members:  Start baking (and freezing) your favorite Norwegian baked goods to sell in our booth, and look for Norwegian collectibles at garage sales to re-sell in our "Loppemarked" (flea market). We will be baking Norwegian Vaffler with Lingonberries on site, as well as selling pre-packaged baked goods and Norwegian knit items and collectibles

October 7, 2018 - Sunday - Norway Illinois Community Building   
- Program: Slooper Society; Stoughton Norwegian Dancers; Norwegian Knife Maker; "Norwegian Americans and WW1"  
- 1:00 Potluck Luncheon. Bring a dish to share.
- Doors open at 12:00.  

- Polar Star Monthly Meeting   
- Kitchen Hosts:  n/a   

September 13 to November 1, 2018  
- Fox Valley Norwegian Choir rehearsals for November 4 
Høstfest program;
      Doris Pittman, choir director.  
- 7pm Thursdays, September 13 to November 1  
- St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Montgomery, IL  

- Polar Star singers and friends needed 

November 4, 2018 - Sunday - 11:30 am to 3:30 pm
- Program: Annual Norsk Høstfest - Fall Festival
- Kitchen Hosts:  All Polar Star members  
- Taste Traditional Norwegian Food; shop for Scandinavian gifts and jewelry.
- Polar Star Norwegian Choir
- Lefse and Krumkake demonstrations; Norwegian Craft demonstrations: rosemaling, Kolrosing, Jewelry, and knitting.  
- Kitchen Hosts:  all Polar Star Lodge members   

 Additional Meetings and Events 


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