Evening Details

GALA TICKET SALES END THURSDAY, JUNE 6!

The Midtsommer Gala celebration is our annual fundraising event set near the summer solstice each year. The Gala dinner features our Going Viking Awards which celebrate individuals who inspire their communities to explore and discover new frontiers with courage, determination, and drive. The event raises key funds that support all Norway House programs throughout the year. Join us this year as we reflect upon last year's accomplishments and look to the year's ahead.

 
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Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | 5:00pm

Location

Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot
In the newly renovated Great Northern Ballroom
225 3rd Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55401
612-375-1700

The Depot offers valet parking on Hennepin Avenue, near 3rd Avenue and underground parking on 5th Avenue. The Main Entrance for the Depot is on 5th Avenue in the parking lot. The Hennepin Avenue Entrance will take you into the Hotel, and signs will direct you to the event space.

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STAY AT THE RENAISSANCE HOTEL

Book a Room with Norway House’s Group Rate

Click on the link below or contact Renaissance Reservations at (612) 375-1700 or 866-211-4611 and ask for the Norway House Room Block to get the group rate of $199.00 for a Standard Guest Room. Please note specific room types are not guaranteed. Please make reservation for actual number of guests staying in room. Valid for the evening of the Midtsommer Gala, June 11-June 12. Must bee booked by May 29.

 

FEATURED EVENTS

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Silent Auction + Cocktail Party

Cash bar with signature cocktails while you bid on over 100 unique items like restaurant and experience packages from hot spots around town, like Monello and the Mall of America; a signed Minnesota Vikings helmet; wool fashions from Oleana; porcelain treasures from Porsgrund; even a Norwegian bunad

 
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RAFFLE TO WIN A TRIP TO NORWAY

Win a Trip for Two to Norway with Borton Overseas! All proceeds support Norway House. Only 100 tickets available, $100 each. Tickets are on sale now by cash, check, or debit card in person at Norway House or by calling 612.871.2211

 
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Dinner + Program

Dave Mona, Emcee

Going Viking Awards, program, and delicious Nordic-style menu.

This year's Going Viking Honorees are Dr. Paula Carlson of Luther College, Dave Mona of Weber Shandwick and WCCO, Ross "Odin" Dybvig of Concordia Language Villages, and The Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce - North Chapter.

 
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Live Auction

Help raise key funds for Norway House — and win big!

Bid on the growing list of travel and vacation opportunities in our live auction - like a holiday in Colorado's ski country.

 

Fund-A-Need

Gifts made during the event directly benefit Norway House and its mission.

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Dessert Party

After dinner, join your Norway House friends on the patio for a variety of gourmet desserts including North Mallow Marshmallows, Bergin Fruit & Nut, and La La Homemade Ice Cream.

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Menu

FIRST
Farmers' Market Salad 
Mixed greens with corn, beans, radishes, heirloom tomatoes, with choice of green goddess dressing or balsamic vinaigrette

ENTRÉE
Salmon Filet
Seared and baked with mango salsa, asparagus, wild rice, and dinner roll

VEGAN / GLUTEN FREE
Marinated Vegetable Kabob 
Israeli coconut rice, with serrano pineapple glaze

A glass of wine is included with dinner

Attire

Cocktail attire, Bunader, Festdrakt

 

Express Payment Methods

At registration, you will be asked if you wish to pre-swipe your credit card. This will expedite check-out. Secure silent auction and donation technology will be used. At the end of the evening, please stop by the check-out table to collect your items and obtain a copy of your receipt. We accept all credit and debit cards, as well as cash and check payments. Raffle tickets and games of chance must be purchased with debit cards, cash, or check.

I can’t attend the Midtsommer Gala…

but I would like to make a tax-deductible contribution toward the Fund-A-Need! Simply visit our donate page or mail a check, and indicate that your contribution should be designated for the Fund-A-Need.

Norway House
913 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404