Virtual Swedish Days
Swedish Days 2020...Nope!


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*** SOLD OUT *** PURCHASE a Swedish Days 2020...Nope! t-shirt. All proceeds will be evenly distributed to non-profit food booths that normally sell during Swedish Days

*** SOLD OUT *** PURCHASE a box full of Swedish goodies. Businesses that contributed to this box will receive 100% payment on their items when the boxes sell.


JUNE 25 - THURSDAY: Swedish Connection

JUNE 26 - FRIDAY: Kids’ Day

  • 3:30 pm LIVE reading of “The Children of Noisy Village” by Astrid Lindgren by Harvey’s Tales team member Chris. Visit @harveystales on Instagram at 3:30 to watch.
  • All Day Please join Healthy Hannah, the Food Groupie Friends and Teacher Shannon from Northwestern Medicine, as we read Miss Fox’s Class Shapes Up, written by Eileen Spinelli and illustrated by Anne Kennedy. This action-packed story tells the tale of some unhealthy classmates who learn to love both healthy foods and fitness! Click HERE to read along

    Click HERE find 3 family friendly healthy recipes that are included in the story.

    Didn’t the games they played in the story look like fun? You can try to play some at home! Click HERE for games.

    Unfortunately, we had to skip a few pages in the story, to read it in its entirety, visit your public library or local bookstore. Thank you for learning about fun ways to eat healthy foods, being fit, and reading with Healthy Hannah and me today!
  • All Day Enjoy magician Nolan Webster
  • All Day Watch everyone’s favorite face painter from Midwest Fun Factory create a balloon Viking Hat
  • All Day Download Swedish pictures to color
  • All Day Shops offering specials
  • All Day Restaurants serving up Swedish delicacies and specials

JUNE 27 - SATURDAY: Let Us Entertain You

  • 11 am Enjoy a LIVE book discussion with author JB Michaels on his book “The Swedish Days Swindle”. Tune in on Geneva, IL - Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Facebook page at 11 am to watch.
  • 1-4 pm Virtual Tour of Viking Ship at Good Templar
  • 6 pm Listen to the musical stylings of Austin Chione LIVE
  • 7 pm Dennis O’Brien LIVE from Home Concert
    Join Dennis O’Brien, local Geneva musician/guitar player, as he performs many of the songs we all know and love. Pull up a comfy chair at home, grab a beverage and enjoy Dennis O’Brien HERE
  • All Day THIS CONCERT is filmed in Mollösund in Bohuslän archipelago. Once upon a time, Mollösund was Bohuslän's largest fishing location, now it is a pleasant summer destination and place for this year's idyllic midsommar concert. The music group Jaerv plays and sings innovative folk music with influences from pop and jazz. Another line of artists offers Sweden's most beloved traditional summer songs interspersed with new classics. Everything takes place to the sound of the ripples of the waves and the smell of salty sea.
    Participants: Timo Räisänen, Andrea Jayakrishna, Simon Damoah, Emelie Sundborn, Sara Axelsson and Daniel Norberg.
  • All Day Shops offering specials
  • All Day Restaurants serving up Swedish delicacies and specials

JUNE 28 - SUNDAY: Enjoy Geneva

Thank you to Jennifer Kaye, Jennifer Kaye Photography for the idea of Virtual Swedish Days!


NORTHWESTERN MEDICINE VIRTUAL BOOTH

Now more than ever, better medicine matters. Enjoy these educational videos by our presenting sponsor, Northwestern Medicine, that focus on a variety of wellness topics to keep you safe and healthy year round. Northwestern Medicine is comprised of more than 100 locations throughout the Chicago region, anchored by the #1 hospital in Illinois as ranked by U.S. News & World Report.

Nurtitional Information from the Dietitians at Delnor Hospital

The dietitians at Delnor Hospital, The Cancer Centers and Living Well Cancer Resource Center participate in The Community Kitchen at Delnor and classes for participants at The Living Well Cancer Resource Center to provide education on healthy cooking. Many of the in-person activities have been restricted during the COVID Pandemic, so we developed an alternative way to present our philosophy on nutrition- The Mediterranean Lifestyle and Meals. We started making You Tube Videos for Living Well called Quick Bites to provide participants information on healthy eating based on this meal pattern and also offered tips on what to do during a time of constraints during COVID-19. Nutrition is important for everyone and can make a big difference in your general health and well-being but may be more difficult if there are food shortages or limited supplies. Our video series helps to provide cooking demos to teach participants how to cook, give quick tips to make it easier to save time and provide ideas of what foods and recipes may work during times of sheltering in place and quarantines. They also will fit into healthy eating in general.

  • Our first video, presented by Nancy Zawicki, a registered dietitian at Delnor, “Fresh Berries”, highlights the benefits of berries with simple ideas to create delicious and nutritious dishes.
  • The second video presented by Mary Zupke, a registered dietitian at Delnor, “Baked Taco Cups”, highlights a quick, simple and healthy way to prepare a special taco meal.

Join Kim Waterman, Media Relations Coordinator for Northwestern Medicine as she learns about their Mobile Stroke Unit.

Mobile Stroke Unit - Facebook Live »


The Importance of Emotional Health

NM.org has a large archive of articles on emotional health and its importance that you can view here: nm.org/healthbeat/healthy-tips/emotional-health

Below, a few articles of particular interest are listed: