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Spring Programs for Adams Homestead & Nature Preserve

Little Naturalist Program:

 These programs are for children ages 2 to 4 years old and their parents or guardian.  Toddlers will learn about each theme through games, crafts, stories and songs.  Each class starts at 10:00 a.m.  Free fun for the little ones.  Please pre-register by calling (605) 232-0873.

  • Friday, March 21
  • Friday, April 18

Spring Night Hike:

  • Friday, March 21, 8:00 p.m.

Join us for a fun hike through the trails of Adams Homestead at night.  Find out what creatures make their home here at the park and what is happening in the night sky.  Please call the visitor center to pre-register.  This is fun and free for the whole family.

Birds and Bagels

  • Saturday, April 26, 8:00 a.m.

Adams Homestead invites you to come out for a bagel and a bird hike on a beautiful spring morning.  We will grab a bite to eat and then take a leisurely stroll through the trails looking for birds that call this area home.  Please bring your binoculars and good walking shoes.  To pre-register, please call the visitor center.

Nature Craft Gifts for Mom

  • Saturday, May 3, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

This is a fun come and go program for kids that would like to make something special for their mom for Mother’s Day.  There will be three different nature-themed crafts that the little ones can do that will make perfect gifts for mom.  Please give us a call at the visitor center if you are interested.  We would like to make sure we have plenty of crafts to go around. 

2nd Annual Donkey Dash

  • Saturday, May 17, 10:00 a.m.

The Donkey Dash is a 5K Fun Run that helps raise money for the animals that will be coming to Adams Homestead to create a working farm on the homestead site.  More information about registration and the event will come soon.  Please mark your calendars and spread the word!!

 Summer camp registration will take place on Tuesday, March 18.  I will send an email that morning with the summer camp information.  Parents will have to call to register their children.  Please do not call until you receive the email.  Thanks and look forward to a great spring and summer season.

Swedish TV searching for Americans with Swedish decent


Apply here: www.greatswedishadventure.com

Meter Television is searching for Americans with Swedish ancestry for the nominated reality TV-show, “Allt för Sverige”. After the major success of Allt för Sverige- Great Swedish Adventure (The US title of the show) season 1, 2 and 3 we are now casting for season 4.

Now looking for people between 20-70 years old. Please apply by February 10th 2014.

The Producers of the Swedish version of “American Idol” and “Minute To Win It” are coming to the U.S. to find fun, outgoing Americans with Swedish ancestry to participate in their television series “Allt för Sverige.”

Brian the Winner season 1: Before I used to hear the stories, now I lived the stories…Americans will travel to Sweden and participate in an exciting television series. Chosen participants will compete in extreme cultural challenges to discover their rich and fascinating roots while trying to win the grand prize; MEETING THEIR SWEDISH RELATIVES.

This is an extraordinary opportunity to discover a new land and culture and have a chance to win a spectacular prize.

“Allt för Sverige” will be shot and broadcast in Sweden and potentially other countries as well. This is an incredible “once in a lifetime” opportunity for someone to discover their ancestry and experience their rich and fascinating Swedish cultural heritage.

allt for Sverice

 View Swedish TV Search 2014 Flyer

2014 Swedish Genealogy Workshops


Space is limited!

Register today at the Old Mill Museum, Lindsborg


View Registration Form.


Christmas Festival on Dec 8

Sunday, December 8. Christmas Festival at the W.H. Over Museum in Vermillion.
For information, call 605-677-5228.

Lutfisk & Meatball Dinner on Dec 7

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Annual Lutfisk & Meatball Dinner at St. Paul Lutheran Church, rural Elk Point – Vermillion.  For information call 712-277-4043.

Tour of Homes on Dec 6

Friday, December 6.

Clay County Historical Society’s Tour of Homes.
For information call 605-624-8266.

Midsommar 2014 on June 20


St. Lucia 2013 at 3pm on Dec 14

Welcome to The 36th Annual Celebration of the St. Lucia Tradition in Dalesburg

Saturday, December 14 at 3:00 p.m.

Dalesburg Lutheran Church (30595 University Road at Hub City)

Lucia Court and Scandinavian Food & Program.
Freewill Collection to Area Food Pantries.
For information or in case of inclement weather, call: 605-253-2575.

Annual Meeting Nov 11 2013

Annual Meeting & Luncheon of the Dalesburg Scandinavian Association

Free Lunch!  November 11, 2013 in Beresford, SD

Call Connie Richards at (605) 763-5128 for details on location and time, and to make reservations.

Scandinavian Travelers Afternoon

Sunday, October 27, 3pm at Dalesburg Lutheran Church.  Join us for a presentation by recent visitors to Scandinavia.