Little Norway 2018 Schedule

Little Norway Schedule – updated 5-9-18 – download here SATURDAY, May 12th 8:00 am – 4:00pm City of Kupreanof Celebration Day: “Walk Into the Wilderness” Catch a ride over to Kupreanof starting at 8am from the Harbor Master’s office with the F/V JUNO. FREE Transportation available until 4pm. Join the celebration which includes hikes, geocaching, […]

Little Norway Schedule – updated 5-9-18 – download here

SATURDAY, May 12th

8:00 am – 4:00pm City of Kupreanof Celebration Day: “Walk Into the Wilderness” Catch a ride over to Kupreanof starting at 8am from the Harbor Master’s office with the F/V JUNO. FREE Transportation available until 4pm. Join the celebration which includes hikes, geocaching, and kayak (10am-3:00pm at the Kupreanof Dock). For a schedule of activities and
more info go to www.cityofkupreanof.org
If You Pack It In, Pack It Out!

Monday, May 14th

All-Day Steps to Be Tobacco Free – PIA -Start stepping to participate in the annual steps competition. Register by May 12th with Katie at PIA 772-3636

TUESDAY, May 15th

2:00pm – 8:00pm Baking, Baking and More Baking: Sons of Norway Hall, Sing Lee Alley. Join in and help out or just watch how traditional Norwegian treats are made. Sorry, no sampling, only helping and learning.

After 8:00pm Acoustic Jam Session: Josef Quitsland, 106 Gjoa St. bring and instrument and yourself and jam.

WEDNESDAY, May 16th

10:00am – 2:00pm Visitor Information Center Open: 1st Street & Fram – Come and see our selection of travel information publications, Mitkof Island maps, posters and souvenir items.

10:00am – 5:00pm Clausen Memorial Museum: 203 Fram Street – The Clausen is honored to host the Little Norway Art Show. Stop by, see the latest in local talent, throughout the festival. No charge.

THURSDAY, May 17th

9:00am – 5:00pm Visitor Information Center Open: 1st Street & Fram – Past festival information and memorabilia will be on display. Come and see our selection of travel information publications, local maps, posters and souvenir items.

10:00am – 5:00pm Clausen Memorial Museum: 203 Fram Street – Little Norway Art Show – no charge. Stop by, see the latest in local talent, throughout the festival.

2:00pm Muskeg Walk with Forest Service Interpreter: Meet at Ballfields – top of
Excel St. Join Joni Johnson on an interesting, leisurely walk and learn about the unique surface that makes up the Mitkof Island ground cover.

2:00pm – 4:00pm Silver Tea to Honor the Staff at 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.

2:00pm – 5:00pm Live Norwegian Sweater Modeling and Dale of Norway Trunk Show: Lee’s Clothing – Main Street. Experience our 2018 collection of Norwegian sweaters and hats modeled live in our window. Back by popular demand, Peggy Wiggum, our Dale of Norway Representative.

3:30PM Pickled Herring Band Performs:, Manor Dining Room. Come listen to the Pickled Herring band and mingle with the residents of the Manor.

4:00 PM Storytellers Pole Unveiling: Public Library – 14 S. Second St. Join guest speaker Nicole Hallingstad for the unveiling of a unique work of art created for the library by master Tlingit carver Tommy Joseph (Sitka). The project is made possible with funding from the Rasmuson Foundation, Petersburg Community Foundation, Friends of Petersburg’s Libraries and scores of individual donors.

5:00pm-8:00pm$ Traditional Meatball Dinner, Kitos Kave, Enjoy a delicious traditional dinner – dine in or take out. Proceeds go to support ShelterBox a disaster relief NGO which provides emergency shelters.

6:00pm Eric Corl Memorial Norske Softball Tournament: (Tentative start on Thursday) @ the Ball Field at the end of Excel Street – Come up to the ball fields and cheer on your local favorites and visiting players. Prospective players are welcome. Games will go on through Saturday, depending on the number of teams participating. For more information contact Luke Whitethorn 518-0740.

7:00pm$ Mitkof Mummers Presents: Bigfoot Wright Auditorium, PHS – Doors open at 6:30PM – Bigfoot wreaks havoc at the Big Moose Lodge and Canoe Rental. Don’t miss this hilarious comedy complete with zany characters that will provide a laugh a minute! Produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc., Denver, Colorado

7:00pm Art Talk with Ray Troll: PIA Conference Room, 15N 12th street. Come and learn how Ray Troll transfers his inspirations to art in this free talk. There will be time for Q&A and he will be available afterwards to sign items. Free event.

8:00pm – 12:00am Open Mic at Kito’s Kave: Sing Lee Alley -The stage is yours! Come out and enjoy live music from local and not so local musicians!

9:00pm $ ShotSki Party at the Harbor Bar: Don’t miss this fun event…it’s always a good time! Questions? Call the Harbor Bar at 772-4526.

FRIDAY, 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. Locations where original works of art can be viewed include: Petersburg-Wrangell Insurance, First Bank, Wells Fargo and The US Forest Service.

9:00am – 5:00pm Visitor Information Center Open: 1st Street & Fram – Past festival information and memorabilia will be on display. Come and see our selection of travel information publications, local maps, posters and souvenir items.

ALL DAY Eric Corl Memorial Norske Softball Tournament: Check the schedule up at the ballpark to see times for games taking place all day today. *Championship game will take place Saturday evening*. Contact Luke Whitethorn for more information 518-0740.

9:30 & 11:00am $ One hour Make it – Take it Rosemaling Class: Trident Cookhouse – Main Street. Beginning rosemaling for teens and adults with Judy Forgey. Make an item, and take it with you. 15 people per class. To register, call 772-4731.

9:30am – 5:30pm Diamante Gift Shoppe: Mainstreet, Stop by and admire the beautiful Solje Jewelry imported from Norway, also Naomi Welde will have a collection of her hand painted rosemaling for viewing and purchase. Don’t forget Little Norway’s Blanket and Tote bag.

10:00am-4:00pm Pickled Herring Band and Dancers: Harbor Beer Garden stop by and listen to the PHB play throughout the festival. Feel free to do a chicken dance or polka!

10:00am – 5:00pm Dale of Norway Trunk Show: Lee’s Clothing – Main Street. Browse the 2018 Dale of Norway Norway Norwegian sweater collection and visit with Peggy Wiggum, Dale of Norway our sales representative.

10:00am – 5:00pm Clausen Memorial Museum: 203 Fram Street – No charge Little Norway Art Show. See Thursday.

10:00am – 5:00pm Downtown Husflid Open: Main Street – The downtown area is closed off and there are concessions and craft booths galore. Do a little shopping, eating and visiting with the unique people from Petersburg at their booths. The food court is located under the big tent in the Hammer & Wikan parking lot.

11:00 AM Coast Guard/Petro Marine Dock: Air Station Sitka and the Crew from the ANACAPA will be doing a Helicopter Search and Rescue demonstration in the Wrangell Narrows near the Drive Down Dock – Best place to watch is the Petro Dock and the drive down parking lot and shore line.  Arrive a few minutes early so you don’t miss it!

Noon $ Scandinavian Style Show & Luncheon: Sons of Norway Hall, Sing Lee Alley – An annual sellout. Get in line early to watch and listen to the wonderful display of traditional Bunader, all while enjoying a lovely Petersburg lunch.

Noon Viking Jail: Main Street – At your own risk…carefully grab a Viking or Valkyrie for a photo op. Those Vikings are TRICKY!!

Noon- 12:30 Chainsaw Art (Mini) Demonstration – PFI Pavillion – N. Nordic and Dolphin St. Watch as Marc Kaiwi and Kim Morgan Create works of art with cedar and chainsaws.

Noon – 6:00pm $ Kito’s Kave Beer Garden: 11 Sing Lee Alley – Stop in for a refreshing drink!, Bloody Mary’s and beer on tap. Hungry? Grab something from The Salty Pantry BBQ located right by the Kito’s Kave Beer Garden!

Noon – 8:00pm $ Harbor Bar Beer Garden: Coastal Cold Storage Parking lot, Main Street- Relax and enjoy a cold one while taking in the festival sights and sounds. Catch a few tunes from the Pickled Herring Band.

2:00pm-3:00pm Spoon Demonstration/class – By Harbor Bar Beer Garden. Kids can drop in and learn to play the spoons – taught by Albie Hofstad

3:45pm Parade Line Up: Bottom of PFI hill, Main Street. No need to register to walk in the parade – bring yourself or a group out and walk! Questions? Contact Parks and Rec 772-3392

4:00pm The Annual Festival Parade: Main Street – Look into the skies as the Temsco Helicopter kicks off the parade by passing through the Narrows with the USA and Norwegian Flags. Cheer on the participants and join in the celebration by bringing your flags to wave.

4:30pm The Annual Sil (Herring) Toss: Main Street – Immediately following the parade, both youth and adults lineup to see how far partners can toss the favorite lil Norse Fisk. Questions? Call Parks and Rec 772-3392

After Sil Toss Viking Kid Games – Main Street Corner Nordic/Excel – Kid games of skill and splash, open to kids in 1st-5th grade. Sponsored by the Vikings and Valkyries.

4:30pm-6:00pm $ Viking Swim Club Beer Bit Fundraiser Dinner: Under the covered area outside Parks and Rec. Halibut beer bits, coleslaw, lemonade and a cookie. Come support our local Viking Swim Club – head up right after the Festival Parade. First come, first served until they’re gone!

5:00-7:00pm Firelight Gallery Presents: Pia Reilly: Firelight Gallery, Main Street. Drop in and see wonderful works of art from artist Pia Reilly.

6:00-8:00pm$  Steak Night at the Moose Lodge: Fram St. Members and their guests can stop in and enjoy a steak dinner.

6:00pm Chainsaw Art Demonstration – PFI Pavillion – N. Nordic and Dolphin St. Watch as Marc Kaiwi and Kim Morgan Create works of art with cedar and chainsaws.

7:00pm$ Mitkof Mummers Presents: Bigfoot Wright Auditorium, PHS – Doors open at 6:30PM – Bigfoot wreaks havoc at the Big Moose Lodge and Canoe Rental. Produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc., Denver, Colorado

9:00pm – 2:00am DJ Alvin at Kito’s Kave: 11 Sing Lee Alley – Come hit the dance floor and shake your bunad.

SATURDAY, May 19th

Open Viewing Rae C Stedman Elementary School Art Show: Various locations around town (see Friday)

ALL DAY Eric Corl Memorial Norske Softball Tournament: Check the schedule up at the ballpark to see times for games taking place all day today. [*Championship game will take place Saturday evening*. Contact Luke Whitethorn for more information 518-0740.

7:00am – 11:00am $ Little Norway “Lop the Loop” Run/Walk: Main Street. Check-In starts at 7am and the race begins at 8am downtown! Pre-Register at the front desk or online at the Petersburg Parks and Rec events page. Questions? Call Parks and Rec 772-3392. Pre-register here

9:00am – 5:00pm Visitor Information Center Open: 1st & Fram. Past festival information and memorabilia will be on display. Come see our selection of publications, local maps, posters, displays and souvenir items.

9:30am – 5:30pm Diamante’s Gift Shoppe: Mainstreet, See Friday

9:30 & 11:00am $ One hour Make it – Take it Rosemaling Class: Trident Cookhouse – Main Street. Beginning rosemaling for teens and adults with Judy Forgey. Make an item, and take it with you. 15 people per class. To register, call 772-4731

10:00am-2 :00pm Pickled Herring Band and Dancers: Harbor Beer Garden stop by and listen to the PHB play throughout the festival. Feel free to do a chicken dance or polka

10:00am-5:00pm Dale of Norway Trunk Show: Lee’s Clothing – Main Street. Viking Collection
trunk show Continues throughout the day with Peggy Wiggum.

10:00am – 5:00pm Downtown Husflid Open: Main Street – The downtown area is closed off and there are concessions and craft booths galore. Do a little shopping, eating and visiting with the unique people from Petersburg at their booths. The food court is located under the big tent in the Hammer & Wikan parking lot

10:00am – 5:00pm Clausen Memorial Museum: 203 Fram Street. No charge (see Thursday)

10:00am – 12 noon Lil’ Fisk Derby: Harbormaster Shack -North Harbor- Sons of Norway sponsors this popular event run by ADF&G. Young anglers will have a chance to learn about catch & release or to hook a fish dinner. There is no charge, just remember your life jacket and fishing pole. Life jacket safety checks will be available. Register at 10 – turn in fish by 11:45, Prizes at Noon! This event was made possible by donations made in Memory of Jerry Wollen.

10:00am – 1:00pm $ Kaffe Hus: Sons of Norway, Sing Lee Alley. 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.

11:00am-12:00pm Spoons Demonstration/Class: by Harbor Bar Beer Garden. Kids can drop in to learn to play the spoons with Albie Hofstad.

11:00am -1:00 pm Ray Troll Shirt Signing-Lee’s Clothing-Main Street
Ketchikan artist and fish enthusiast Ray Troll will be signing t-shirts and sweatshirts from his 2018 collection, available at Lee’s Clothing.

Noon Guns and Hoses: Main Street – Law enforcement and Firefighters will team up to see whose team can pull a firetruck across the finish line first.

Noon Viking Jail: Main Street – At your own risk…carefully grab a Viking or Valkyrie for a photo op. Those Vikings are TRICKY!!

Noon- 12:30 Chainsaw Art (Mini) Demonstration – PFI Pavillion – N. Nordic and Dolphin St. Watch as Marc Kaiwi and Kim Morgan Create works of art with cedar and chainsaws.

Noon – 6:00pm $ Kito’s Kave Beer Garden: 11 Sing Lee Alley. Stop in for a refreshing drink! Bloody Mary’s and beer on tap. Hungry? Grab something from The Salty Pantry BBQ located right by the Kito’s Kave Beer Garden!

Noon – 8:00pm $ Harbor Bar Beer Garden: Coastal Cold Storage Parking lot, Main Street – Relax and enjoy a cold one while taking in the festival sights and sounds.

1:00pm Jörmungandr Strongman Style Sled Pull – Main Street. Like the Norse god Thor pulling the serpent Jörmungandr from the sea, competitors will be given 60 seconds to drag a weighted sled for 50 feet. The winner is determined by fastest time or furthest distance (if no one in the class completes the pull) Free to watch – Sign up Fee to participate More Info Here

2:00pm Fisk-O- Rama, In front of Harbor Bar, Main Street. Watch as two huge halibuts get filleted by professionals from PFI. This event was made possible because of donations by Alaska Fibre and PFI.

3:00pm Little Norway Festival Pageant: High School Gym – Enjoy Petersburg’s rich multi-ethnic heritage through music, drawings, award presentations and the featured “Festival Dancers”. State and local dignitaries will greet the crowd and start off the celebration. $1500 raffle winner announced.

3:00pm Chainsaw Art Demonstration – PFI Pavillion – N. Nordic and Dolphin St. Watch as Marc Kaiwi and Kim Morgan Create works of art with cedar and chainsaws.

4:30pm – 7:00pm $ All you can eat Shrimp Feed: PFI Cookhouse, Main Street. Hosted and served up by the PHS Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball Teams. Pick and eat as much as you can of our Petersburg delicacies at this annual favorite event. Senior citizen seating at 4:00pm and general seating at 4:30pm. See a basketball player before they sell out. Information- Rick Brock, 518-0185.

7:00pm$ Mitkof Mummers Presents: Bigfoot Wright Auditorium, PHS – Doors open at 6:30PM – Bigfoot wreaks havoc at the Big Moose Lodge and Canoe Rental. Produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc., Denver, Colorado

8:00PM$ Ray Troll and the Ratfish Wranglers – Sons of Norway Hall – Petersburg Arts Council presents- Ray Troll and the Ratfish Wranglers, they are a wild bunch of artist-musicians hailing from the town of Ketchikan, Alaska. The music played could be described as sub-aquatic-funk jazz, neo folk, fish-punk, alternative rock. Come dance or listen and Chill. Tickets for sale at Firelight Gallery and at the door. Doors open at 7:30pm

8:00PM$ Lock-IN – Middle/High School: Lighthouse Church – Pre register before event or at 7:30pm at the Lighthouse church (signed permission form is a MUST) Laser Tag, inflatable jousting, movies, snacks, games, activities and prizes. Questions? Call Denver 402-215-9255 (6th-12th grade only)

9:00pm – 3:00am DJ Alvin at Kito’s Kave: 11 Sing Lee Alley – Dancing until closing

SUNDAY, May 20th

Open Viewing Rae C Stedman Elementary School Art Show: Various locations around town (see Friday).

8:00am – 11:00am $ The Annual Festival Pancake Breakfast: St. Catherine’s Catholic Church, 3rd and Dolphin St. – Enjoy this hearty breakfast as you ease your way into the final day of the Festival.

10:00am – 1:00pm Worship at a church of your choice.

Noon $ Rotary Club Seafood Bake & Barbecue: Sandy Beach. (Credit cards accepted) Enjoy the ultimate meal of grilled salmon, rockfish & black cod with the works on the side, all while visiting with friends old and new. Celebrate Alaskan spirit on the shores of Frederick Sound and find out who won the Chamber of Commerce raffle for the Alaska airlines tickets or the cash. Buy a ticket ahead of time and go the front of the line. Tickets available at Viking Travel, Petersburg Pilot or a Rotarian.

Noon $ Bloody Mary Bar at The Harbor Bar: Main Street – Hair of the dog and all the fixin