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“The Birkebeiners: America and Norway” Presentation Coming

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Joe Iverson will give a talk “The Birkebeiners:  America and Norway” on Thursday, January 21, at the Michigan Tech Forestry Building, Hesterberg Hall G002. Iverson, the pastor of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Chassell, will share his experiences cross country ski racing in the American Birkebeiner in Cable, Wisconsin, and in Lillehammer, Norway. Sponsored by the Sons of Norway and the Michigan Tech Nordic Ski Club, the event opens with a social at 6:30 and the talk at 7:30 pm.

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Nordic Ski Chili Chase for Charity Feb. 13

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Houghton High School’s National Honor Society is hosting its 3rd annual Chili Chase for Charity cross-country ski race and chili lunch on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, beginning at 8 am at the Tech Trails. All proceeds will be donated to SKY (Simple Kindness for Youth), a local charity that helps the youth in our area, and the MTU ski trails. The race is meant to be fun for people of all ages and includes some great awards and prizes for the competitors at the chili lunch following the race. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chili-chase-for-charity-tickets-20154399351

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Swedetown Winter Trails Day January 10

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swedetown-trails-logoSwedetown Winter Trails Day is Sunday, January 10th. Predictions are for a fine winter day, bring your camera!
 
Free skiing and snowshoeing offered all day; the normal day pass rate of $10 is not charged on Winter Trails Day. If you have a membership at other local trails, this will be a great time to visit Swedetown and try all the great trails. Swedetown Trails Club members will be on hand to suggest trails to explore.

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Posted in Events, Nordic Skiing, Other Winter Events

Swedetown Lights on ’til Midnight New Year’s Eve

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Swedetown will set the trail lights to stay on until midnight on New Year’s Eve! Come on out and enjoy a special evening on our lighted trails. Lower level with restrooms, drinking water and changing room will be open as well. Chalet snack bar and upstairs lounge hours for December 31st are noon to 8 p.m. 

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