Please join us for the International Christmas Market “Jõululaat” 2017 on Saturday, November 11, 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.
2017 Performers Schedule
10:15 AM 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 AM 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.
12:30 AM Tuuletargad
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”.
2:00 PM 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.
3:00 PM and 4:00 PM 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 2017
Amber Treasures – Amber jewelry.
Amberland Artisans – Baltic amber, silver jewelry, knits, ceramics, leather goods, etc.
Baltic Art Studio – Art and glass decor products.
Barefoot Books – Children’s books, games, puppets, puzzles. Website: www.barefootbooks.com
Bills Organic Olive Oil from Greece – Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Balsamic Vinegar and flavored pasta noodles.
Cards by Kristel – Books, greeting cards, homemade limoncello.
Chicago Finnish School – Baked Finnish goodies such as pulla (sweet buns), korvapuusti (cinnamon buns), mustikkapiirakka (blueberry cake). Websites: www.chicagosuomikoulu.org
Chrstine Mroz – Fries – Small paintings, handmade boxes, coaster sets, greeting cards, small magnets.
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/
Finnish American Society of Midwest (FASM) – Finnish food items and handmade items by FASM members. Website: www.fasm.us
Finnish American Society of Milwaukee – Aarikka products: Nordic and Scandinavian design from Finland including jewellery and home decoration, tonttus; Iitala glassware; napkins and home-goods from Finland; keychains, t-shirts and other fun items.
Funflector – Safety reflectors.
Estonian Leather Goods / Estonia – Hand-painted leather boxes, leather purses, leather wallets, belts, key chains, kint gloves, socks, hats, scarves, etc.
Helle Upholstery Shop – Custom bags.
IMAP – 3D printing in action.
Jewelry by Otilija / Lithuanian – Amber jewelry.
Long Lake Linens & Soaps – All natural handmade soaps and linen towels from Latvia.
LuLuKiss Soap – Handmade natural soap bars. Instagram: @lulukiss_soap
Mari-Ann Põllu-Murray – Oil/acrylic canvas paintings, doll+toy furniture, handmade furniture and miscellaneous art items.
Marina Veiler Art – Handmade jewelry, Christmas ornaments and gifts.
Mihkel Raud – Estonian writer. Website: www.mihkelraud.ee
Nomadic Ant – Jewelry from various countries – Columbia, Tanzania, Thailand, Greece, Kenya.
Ramute’s Felting – Felted wool, Lithuanian “Šakotis”, glass jewelry.
Rolandas Zvinys – Lithuanian amber jewelry.
Samantha Reuter – Scentsy – Wickless candle warmerss, scent bars, essential oil diffusers, fragrances. Website: www.sams10scents.scentsy.us
Swedish American Museum – Swedish holiday items including tomtar, books, linen and toys.
Tea Party Girls – Artisan Premium Teas
Viking Treasures/ Scandinavian – A “Treasure Trove” of Scandinavian Gifts.
Wanderlust Souvenirs / Norway – Norwegian sea salt, handmade soaps, photo art, travel art, jewelry.
From 12 noon to 3 pm, we will have a silent auction with items provided by our vendors.
Winners to be announced at 3:30 p.m.
Kerli Kislõi from Estonia will perform after the Christmas Market.
Stay awhile, socialize and have a good time!
Kerli Kislõi has been actively involved in music for almost ten years, both as a soloist and as a member of a group. The largest festival where she has performed was the Viljandi Folk Music Festival in the summer of 2017, where she played with two groups: Eesti Etno and Lõõtsavägilsed. Currently, she plays with the groups, Torufon and Pärimootor. The instruments she plays are the Estonian bagpipe and the accordion.
Concert is free. Donations accepted! Bar will be open.
How to get there?
Estonian House Inc.
14700 Estonian Ln
Riverwoods, IL 60015
With questions, please call (248) 890-9120 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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