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Special Event – Jardar Johansen – Sat., Nov 26, 4 pm

Tenor Jardar Johansen, one of Norway’s foremost performers, will perform in Duluth from 4-5:30 pm on Saturday, November 26 at Prove Gallery, at 21 N Lake Ave, Duluth, Minn.

Johansen, who is  known for his concerts, albums, TV and theater performances, will present a Norwegian Christmas concert and stories about Christmas in Norway.

Prove Gallery adjoins the Pepperkakebyen Gingerbread City exhibit in the Nordic Center, also at 21 N Lake Ave. Audience members are welcome to enjoy both venues.

Tenor, pianist, and bassist, Johansen is from Tromsø in the far north of Norway and is touring the Midwest during November and December 2016.

Contact Julie Morgan at or Bonnie at 218-727-9929, or


Saturdays and Sundays, 1-5 pm, November 19-December 11
The Nordic Center and Nortun Lodge/Sons of Norway host Duluth’s version of a Gingerbread City. Gingerbread houses and buildings are on display for the public to enjoy. Area schools, churches, businesses, community clubs, lodges, individuals, and families are invited to participate. Come and view the village with free admission (donations welcomed!), complementary refreshments, Nordic crafts to make and take, and books to read to children. 2016 year marks the 5th year at the Nordic Center and each year more people are participating and adding their own creations to the village.

GINGERBREAD DECORATING WORKSHOPNovember 12. Learn about the Gingerbread City in Bergen, Norway. Decorate a gingerbread house for display with gingerbread master Patrick “the Gingerbread Man.” House decorations, crafts and snacks provided. Space is limited. Pre-Registration is required: $15/house.

Class Saturday, November 12, 1-3 pm at Nortun Lodge/Sons of Norway, Norway Hall (Second Floor).

November 13 December 13  Individuals, families, community members, business, youth groups, clubs, scouting groups, senior centers, school etc are encouraged to submit their original gingerbread creations to the village with a label. Drop off gingerbread creations with a label with name, organization. Drop off 1-3 pm, Sunday, November 13, Nordic Center First Floor. Pick up your creation on Tuesday, December 13, 4-6 pm.

Contact Julie Morgan at or Bonnie at 218-727-9929, or

Duluth Pepperkakebyen Gingerbread City started in 2011 as Son’s of Norway member and Norwegian native, Bente Soderlind ’s idea to create a smaller Duluth version of Bergen, Norway’s world’s largest Pepperkakebyen (Gingerbread City) in the world! See More History

Volunteers from the Son’s of Norway Norton Lodge and Nordic Center of Duluth will again be host the Pepperkakebyen Gingerbread City of Duluth (gingerbread city in Norwegian pronounced: pepper-cocker-bee-in). This event is free and open to the public to learn about and participate in this Nordic cultural winter celebration and to create traditional gingerbread houses during the holiday season for everyone. You don’t need to be Norwegian to participate! It’s fun for everyone.

Thanks to Pepperkakebyen co-sponsors: the Nordic Center and the Guttormsson Family Foundation.

The Nordic Center – (Street Level) Nortun Lodge/Sons of Norway, (Second Floor) 21 Lake Avenue, Duluth

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