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  2013 Little Norway Schedule (More information on the Little Norway Festival)
 
WEDNESDAY, May 15th
$ indicates admission fee or cost
4:00pm-9:00pm $ The Little Norway Festival Paddle Battle
Join in this ping pong battle for the coveted Purple Paddle.  Single Elimination Bracket Play. Youth ages 12-20 will play from 4pm-6pm and Adults 21+ will play from 6pm-9pm.  Cash bar  will be open! Brough to you by the Sons of Norway, Kito's Kave & Petersburg Parks & Recreation

THURSDAY, May 16th  
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Visitor Information Center Open
1st and Fram
10:00 am - 5:00 pm Little Norway Art Show open (no charge)
Clausen Memorial Museum
The Clausen is honored to host the 'Festival Arts & Craft Share'. Stop by, see the latest in local talent.
11:00 am Pickled Herring Band
Long Term Care

The Pickled Herring Bank will be playing music for the residents of Long Term Care. Stop by, visit and enjoy the music!
11:00am or 2:00pm$ One Hour Make it - Take it Rosemaling Class
Community Activities Room
(end of Charles W Street)
Paint an ornament or magnet with Norwegian design. Call 772-3183 for info or to sign up.
Noon Borealis Brass Mini-Concert:
Assembly Chambers

Stop by and enjoy this family mini-concert in the Assembly Chambers. Sponsored by the Petersburg Arts Council
1:00 pm Pickled Herring Band
Mountain View Manor

The Pickled Herring Bank will be playing music for the residents of the Mountain View Manor. Stop by, visit and enjoy the music!
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Live Norwegian Seater Modeling Event in the window
Lee's Clothing - Main Street

Stroll down main street and stop in to see the live models show off a variety of beautiful Norwegian sweaters.
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Silver Tea to Honor the Staff of Petersburg Medical Center: Long Term Care Solarium
The Hospital Guild invites the public to join them in honoring the staff of Petersburg Medical Center for their dedication & service.
3:00pm-6:00pm

Viking Swim Club Mayfest Septathlon
Petersburg Aquatic Center

Viking Swim Club vs. Alumni will compete in the following events:  50 Fly, 50 back, 50 Breast, 500 Free, 100 IM, 25 underwater and 4x25 fun relay. Stop by and cheer on your team!

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Wild Celery Art Show
Artist Reception "Rosemaling by Polly". Stop by and check out the local talent.
6:00pm Eric Corl Memorial Softball Tournament
Ball Field

Cheer on your favorite local team as they take on teams from around Southeast Alaska. Games will be happening all weekend so check out the tournament brackets on the side of the concessions stand building to find the up-to-date schedule.
7:00 pm $

Mitkof Mummers (Community Theatre) Musical Melodrama: "Way Out West In A Dress or…Life's a Hurdle When You're Wearing a Girdle"
Sid Wright Auditorium - Petersburg Middle School

It's pure comedy when Clarence discovers he inherited a hair salon instead of a profitable saloon.  You'll 'dye' laughing at this Wild West musical full of dynamic dialogue, double identities, criminal plots and a musical score as wild as the Old West!  Sponsored by the Petersburg Arts Council.


FRIDAY, May 17th:
Open Viewing Rae C. Stedman Elementary School Art Show
Various locations around town

Walk through town and stop to enjoy artwork by the inspired students of Stedman Elementary! New Alaska Marine Highway artwork by the 4th graders is on display at the Ferry Terminal. Locations where other original works of art can be viewed include: Petersburg-Wrangell Insurance, First Bank, Wells Fargo and The US Forest Service.
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Visitor Information Center Open
1st and Fram
10:00 am - 5:00 pm Little Norway Art Show open (no charge)
Clausen Memorial Museum
The Clausen is honored to host the 'Festival Arts & Craft Share'. Stop by, see the latest in local talent.

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Pickled Herring Band: Main Street
Lend an ear to this very entertaining and energetic group as you check out this year’s vendors at downtown Husf lid!
10:00 am – 5:00 pm Downtown Husflid Open
Main Street
Main Street is closed off and there are concessions and craft booths galore! The food court is located under the big tent in the Hammer & Wikan parking lot.
11:00 am - 2:00 pm $ One Hour Make it - Take it Rosemaling Class
Community Activities Room
(end of Charles W Street)
Paint an ornament or magnet with Norwegian design. Call 772-3183 for info or to sign up
12:30 pm $ Scandinavian Style Show & Luncheon
Sons of Norway Hall

An annual sellout! Get in line early to watch and listen to the wonderful display of traditional Norwegian Bunader, all while enjoying a lovely Petersburg lunch.
12 noon - 6:00 pm $ Beer Garden: Sponsored by Harbor Bar
Parking lot at the corner on Excel & Main Street
Relax and enjoy a cold one while taking in the festival sights and sounds.
12 noon - 6:00 pm $ Kito's Kave Beer Garden:
Sing Lee Alley Kito's Kave Parking Lot

Come and enjoy adult libations, great company and Wear's Thai Food! Jackie Schafer & The Standard Deviations will perform from 4pm-6pm. Rain or Shine!

2:00 pm

Muskeg Walk with Forest Service Interpreter
Meet at Visitors Center

Join Mary Clemens on an easy walk to learn about the unique plants in the peat lands on Mitkof Island.
3:45 pm Parade Line Up: Bottom of PFI Hill
4:00 pm The Annual Festival Parade
Main Street
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Look up as the Temsco Helicopter kicks off the parade by passing through the Narrows with the USA & Norwegian Flags. Cheer on the participants and join in the celebration by bringing your f lags to wave!
4:30 pm The Annual Sil (Herring) Toss
Main Street.
Immediately following the Parade, both youth and adults line up to see how far partners can toss the favorite lil Norse fisk!
4:00pm-7:00pm $ Inga's Galley Presents the Pickled Herring Band Outdoor Concert
Inga's Galley

Now that you've enjoyed the parade stop by to have a dinner special with a cold beer or glass of wine while enjoying an outdoor concert by the Pickled Herring Band.
4:30pm-7:00pm $

Viking Swim Club Beer Bit Fundraiser Dinner
Aquatic Center Parking Lot - Covered Area

Hot & Fresh Beer Bits will be served up by the Viking Swim Club!

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Miele Gallery & Framing Presents Pia Reilly's
Stop by Miele Gallery & Framing for an artist reception featuring new pieces by local artist Pia Reilly. The show will be up to view all weekend but this is your chance to meet the artist!
6:00pm Eric Corl Memorial Softball Tournament
Ball Field

Cheer on your favorite local team as they take on teams from around Southeast Alaska. Games will be happening all weekend so check out the tournament brackets on the side of the concessions stand building to find the up-to-date schedule.
6:00pm-8:00pm $ Steak Night at the Moose Club
Moose Lodge Family Center

The Men of the Moose invite you to stop in and relax after a full day of activities.
7:00 pm $

Mitkof Mummers (Community Theatre) Musical Melodrama: "Way Out West In A Dress or…Life's a Hurdle When You're Wearing a Girdle"
Sid Wright Auditorium - Petersburg Middle School

It's pure comedy when Clarence discovers he inherited a hair salon instead of a profitable saloon.  You'll 'dye' laughing at this Wild West musical full of dynamic dialogue, double identities, criminal plots and a musical score as wild as the Old West!  Sponsored by the Petersburg Arts Council.

7:00 pm $

Borealis Brass in Concert
Holy Cross House

Petersburg Arts Council presents Borealis Brass!  This three piece brass ensemble includes Petersburg's very own Campbell Longworth.  Be sure to set time aside tonight to attend the performance.


SATURDAY, May 18th
Open Viewing Rae C. Stedman Elementary School Art Show
Various locations around town

Walk through town and stop to enjoy artwork by the inspired students of Stedman Elementary! New Alaska Marine Highway artwork by the 4th graders is on display at the Ferry Terminal. Locations where other original works of art can be viewed include: Petersburg-Wrangell Insurance, First Bank, Wells Fargo and The US Forest Service.
All Day Eric Corl Memorial Softball Tournament
Ball Field

Cheer on your favorite local team as they take on teams from around Southeast Alaska. Games will be happening all weekend so check out the tournament brackets on the side of the concessions stand building to find the up-to-date schedule. **Championship Game will take place Saturday evening.**
8:00 am $ Little Norway “Lop the Loop” 5K Run/Walk:
Main Street
The race begins at 8:00am, so don't be late!  Pre-Registration is required this year for participants. T-shirts are available for the first 75 racers to register.
9:00 am -12 noon USCGC Anacapa & Elderberry Open House
Coast Guard Dock

With over 50 years of dedicated service the USCG proudly invites everyone to tour the USCG cutter Anacapa & Elderberry!
10:00 am - 1:00 pm Pickled Herring Band
Main Street

Lend an ear to this very entertaining and energetic group as you check out this year's vendors at the downtown Husflid!
10:00 am - 12 noon Dolly Derby
North Harbor:

The festival committee along with Petersburg Indian Association & the Vikings are in partnership with Fish & Game this year for this popluar event! Young anglers will have a chance to learn about catch & release or to hook a fish dinner. There's no charge, just remember your life jacket!! Registration starts at 9:30am.
10:00 am - 1:00 pm $ Kaffe Hus
Sons of Norway Hall
Relax and visit while sampling traditional Norwegian foods. A great stop for authentic pastries, open faced sandwiches, cookies and coffee; all in a casual atmosphere. (Gluten Free Options are available)
10:00 am - 3:00 pm Visitor Information Center Open
1st and Fram
10:00 am - 5:00 pm Little Norway Art Show open (no charge)
Clausen Memorial Museum
The Clausen is honored to host the 'Festival Arts & Craft Share'. Stop by, see the latest in local talent.
10:00 am - 5:00 pm Downtown Husflid Open: Main Street
Main Street is closed off and there are concessions and craft booths galore! The food court is located under the big tent in the Hammer & Wikan parking lot.
11:00am$ WOTM Beer Bits to Go
Moose Lodge

Thanks to the Women of the Moose, here's your chance to enjoy that Petersburg Specialty - Halibut Beer Bits! Don't wait too long as this local favorite sells out fast!
12 noon - 6:00pm $

Kito's Kave Beer Garden:
Sing Lee Alley Kito's Kave Parking Lot

Come and enjoy adult libations, great company and Wear's Thai Food! Jackie Schafer & The Standard Deviations will perform from 4pm-6pm. Rain or Shine!

12 noon - 6:00 pm $ Beer Garden: Sponsored by Harbor Bar
Parking lot at the corner on Excel & Main Street
Relax and enjoy a cold one while taking in the festival sights and sounds.
2:00 pm Pickled Herring Band Music
High School Gym

Enjoy the toe tapping variety of authentic accordion music and join in the fun of true Scandinavian style as we warm up for the pageant.
3:00 pm Little Norway Festival Pageant
High School Gym

Enjoy Petersburg's rich multi-ethnic heritage through music, drawings, award presentations and the featured "Festival Dancers."
4:30pm - 7:00pm $ All You Can Eat Shrimp Feed
PFI Cookhouse

Hosted and served up by the PHS Basketball Teams. You are invited to pick and eat as much as you can of this Petersburg delicacy. Get your ticket early so that you don't miss out on this annual favorite. See a Basketball player or Viking Travel for your ticket.
7:00 pm $ Mitkof Mummers (Community Theatre) Musical Melodrama: "Way Out West In A Dress or…Life's a Hurdle When You're Wearing a Girdle"
Sid Wright Auditorium - Petersburg Middle School

It's pure comedy when Clarence discovers he inherited a hair salon instead of a profitable saloon.  You'll 'dye' laughing at this Wild West musical full of dynamic dialogue, double identities, criminal plots and a musical score as wild as the Old West!  Sponsored by the Petersburg Arts Council.

SUNDAY, May 19th
Open Viewing Rae C. Stedman Elementary School Art Show
Various locations around town

Walk through town and stop to enjoy artwork by the inspired students of Stedman Elementary! New Alaska Marine Highway artwork by the 4th graders is on display at the Ferry Terminal. Locations where other original works of art can be viewed include: Petersburg-Wrangell Insurance, First Bank, Wells Fargo and The US Forest Service.
8:00 am - 11:00 am

The Annual Festival Pancake Breakfast:  St. Catherine's Catholic Church
Enjoy this hearty breakfast as you ease your way into the final day of the Festival!

10:00 am - 1:00 pm Church of your choice
10:00 am – 2:00 pm Little Norway Art Show open (no charge)
Clausen Memorial Museum
The Clausen is honored to host the 'Festival Arts & Craft Share'. Stop by, see the latest in local talent. This is your last chance to check out the Festival Art Share!
12:00 noon - 4:00 pm Visitor Information Center Open
1st and Fram
Lots of interesting information and recipes for visitors and locals alike. If you haven’t been in lately, this might be a good time to stop by!
12 noon $ Rotary Club Seafood Bake & Barbecue
Sandy Beach
(Credit cards accepted)  Enjoy the ultimate meal of grilled salmon, halibut & black cod with the works on the side while visiting with friends, old and new.  This annual picnic truly promotes the Alaskan Spirit!  This is also your last chance to hear the Pickled Herring Band and find out who won those Alaska Airlines tickets or the cash!


Little Norway Parade
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