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Calendar / Membership

calendar Click here for our 2017 / 2018 Calendar of Events.
Click here for membership application.
For additional information call our President
Dan Kjeldbjerg at (847) 949-6667

Movie Night - Monday, November 27th, 2017 at 6:30pm

popcorn DAAC would like to invite all to our next
monthly movie night
Monday, November 27th, 2017 at 6:30pm.
We will meet at the Danish Home
5656 N. Newcastle Av., Chicago, IL 60631

Click here for location

The featured film is:
Fasandraeberne (The Absent One)
In 1994 two young twins are found brutally murdered in a summer cottage. A number of clues point in the direction of a group of young upper class students from a nearby boarding school, but the case is closed as a local outsider pleads guilty and is convicted for the murders. When the case ends up on Carl Mørck's desk 20 years later, he soon realises that something is terribly wrong. As Carl and Assad start investigating the case, they are led on to an old emergency call from a desperate girl, Kimmie, who seems to know the secrets of the murders. But Carl and Assad will have to contend with a group of influential men at the top of society who will do all they can to keep Kimmie silent.

Saturday, December 9th, 2017 - Lille Juleaften Celebration with the Danish Home of Chicago

Location Hyatt McDonald's Campus
2815 Jorie Blvd.
Oak Brook, IL 60532
For directions click here
Date Saturday, December 9th 2017
Time 5.00pm - Church Service
5:40pm - St. Lucia procession
6:00pm - Dinner
7:00pm - Afterglow caroling and dancing around the Christmas Tree

For additional information click here

Monday, December 11th, 2017 - Annual Christmas Bingo

We are having our 6th annual Christmas Bingo party.
We will serve æbleskiver and gløgg and we will have some fabulous bingo prizes

Location Knights of Columbus
15 N Hickory
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
For directions click here
Date Monday, December 11th 2017
Time 7:00pm
The event is free for members
For flyer click here

Introduction to DAAC

The Danish American Athletic Club (DAAC) was founded by a group of Danish immigrants in 1922 and is patterned after similar organizations in Denmark.

The objectives for which the DAAC is originally formed is to act as a center for preserving and uphold Danish culture in America through maintaining classes in the Danish language, gymnastics, folk dance and other cultural subjects as required or needed for the purpose of strengthening the bonds between residents of Danish descent in America. The objective is also to further expand the cultural relations with other Scandinavian ethnic groups in the United States and to act as a source of information in academic studies of the cultural impact of Danish immigration to the United States of America. Any person interested in the "objectives" of the DAAC are eligible for membership, but must be sponsored by a member in good standing.

Currently the DAAC offers Danish language classes, gymnastics classes for children and children's folk dance instruction. All classes meet every Monday night from January through to the Exhibition in April.

Click here for the detailed history about DAAC

Club Activities

Christmas Party.
Bingo, Gløgg and Æbleskive Parties.
Lego and Hotdog night.
Fastelavn's Party - Click here for information about Fastelavn.
Anniversary Party (with DANIA)
Movie Nights at the Danish Home
Golf Outing
Spring Luncheon. Click here for information.