Please join us for the International Christmas Market “Jõululaat” 2016 on Saturday, November 12, 10am – 5pm
in Riverwoods, IL.
Holiday fun with Baltic and Scandinavian flare not to be missed!
A lineup by specialty vendors with unique, quality gifts like handicraft, natural soaps, handmade jewelry, amber jewelry, wool knits, fused glass, porcelain, holiday decorations and much more.
Live cultural entertainment, including Nordic folk dance groups, Chicago Third Sunday String Band and more.
A cafeteria and a coffee bar. Kids’ corner. Free parking. Admission: $5.
2016 Performance Schedule
10:15 Marina Veiler
Marina Veiler, a native of Estonia, holds a Master’s degree from Indiana University and Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance from the Minnesota University. She has been teaching at New Music School of Chicago and performing as a solo and chamber musician in Chicago and Minneapolis area. Marina and her husband violist/violinist Yury Orlov perform as a duo, playing music from classical to jazz and folk and also their own compositions. Marina Veiler has been an organist at the Estonian Lutheran Church in Minneapolis 2007-2010, and currently in Chicago, and is an active member of Estonian community in Chicago.
11:00 a.m. Nordic Folk Dancers
The Nordic Folk Dancers of Chicago have been entertaining audiences for over 40 years. Most of their members are Swedish, Danish or Norwegian background.
Estonian instrumental folk music ensemble of Chicago. The name “Tuuletargad” translates as “Wind Wizards”. It derives from both semi-legendary characters in Estonian and Finnish folklore who sold “knots of wind” to becalmed sailors, and to Chicago as the “Windy City”.
1:30 -2:15 Leikarringen Heimhug
Leikaringen Heimhug is the oldest existing Scandinavian folk dance group in the Chicago area. The group is one of three original Norwegian “Leikaringens” or “ring dance” societies formed in Chicago. The name Heimhug signifies the yearning for home, a feeling shared and expressed by the Norwegian immigrants who founded the group over 75 years ago.
There are approximately 25 adult members in Leikaringen Heimhug, many of Norwegian descent. The group practices and performs a wide variety of Norwegian and other Scandinavian dances for its own enjoyment and for audiences in the Mid-west.
3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Third Sunday Stringband
3rd Sunday String Band is a group of dynamic Chicago musicians dedicated to the preservation and performance of traditional American music. The band plays Old Time music—Appalachian and Midwestern fiddle tunes and songs, as well as a selection of early Country, Folk, Bluegrass songs, and even some rock favorites. For more information, visit: http://www.3rdsunday.com/flyawayhome.html.
Vendor Lineup 2016
Amberland Artisans – Baltic amber, silver jewelry, knits, ceramics, leather goods, etc.
Baltic Art Studio – Art and glass decor products.
Bills Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Greece – Extra Virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
Bret and Meeli Wright – Local wildflower honey.
Danish Sisterhood Dagmar Lodge 4 / Denmark – Christmas items and cookies. We will also represent the Danish Home of Chicago and Danish Pioneer Newspaper.
Websites: www.danishsisterhood.org, www.danishhomeofchicago.org, www.thedanishpioneer.com
Esto Imports, Corp / Lily’s Natural Soaps – All natural soaps, all natural shampoo and conditioner, 100% organic lotion. Website: www.facebook.com/lilysnaturalsoaps/
Evelyn Hints from Jõhvi, Estonia – Christmas items and other handicraft made in Estonia.
Finnish American Society of the Midwest (FASM) – Finnish food items and handmade items by FASM members. Website: www.fasm.us
Finnladies of Chicagoland / Finland – Christmas ornaments and baked goods.
French Table Arts / France – Wood items and pottery.
Funflector – Safety reflectors.
Hilja Pikat / Estonia – Wallets, belts, leather boxes, key chains, also gloves, socks, etc.
IMAP – 3D printing in action.
Janne Dombrowski / Estonia – Muhu Island Handicraft, Kalev Chocolates and Eesti Pagar Rye Bread.
Jewelry by Otilija / Lithuanian – Amber jewelry.
Karma Neutral Ceramics – Pottery website: www.karmaneutralceramics.com
Latvian Folk Art Museum / Latvia – Latvian mittens and various other ethnic items.
Long Lake Soaps – Handmade artisan soaps and linen towel-ware from Latvia.
Marina Veiler Art – Handmade jewelry, Christmas ornaments and gifts.
Nomadic Ant – Jewelry from various countries – Columbia, Tanzania, Thailand, Greece, Kenya.
Non Si Sa Mai Boutique – Women accessories, men and women clothing, organic coffee and tea, sweets. Website: www.facebook.com/nonsisamaiboutique/
Ramute Strauka, Virginija Cvizkiene, Agne Sabonis – Knitted, felted clothes and jewelry by Ramute. Lithuanian traditional cake Šakotis by Virginija. Glass jewelry by Agne.
Swedish American Museum – Swedish holiday items including tomtar, books, linen and toys.
Folk music ensemble Tuuletargad – CD recordings by Wind Wizards and Hedgehogs.
Viking Treasures/ Scandinavian – A “Treasure Trove” of Scandinavian Gifts.
Vita Luote – Knit socks, mittens, jewelry.
From 12 noon to 3 p.m., we will have a silent auction with items provided by our vendors.
Winners to be announced at 3:30 p.m.
How to get there?
Estonian House Inc.
14700 Estonian Ln
Riverwoods, IL 60015
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