BATAVIA – To celebrate National Meatball Day Swedish style, a benefit dinner for the Swedish American Children's Choir is planned from 4:30 to 7 p.m. March 11 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Batavia.
The dinner will feature Swedish meatballs and gravy, mashed potatoes, vegetables, lingonberries, Swedish rye bread and dessert, according to a news release.
Also featured will be Swedish gift items for purchase, as well as antiques, and a baked goods sale of Swedish and American specialties. All proceeds from the event will benefit the choir performance tour fund.
The choir, in its 18th year, is described as the largest of its kind in the Midwest, and is comprised of children ages 4 to 17 from the Fox Valley and surrounding suburbs. They present performances of Swedish songs and Scandinavian dances throughout the area.
Dinner tickets are by reservation only, and carryout orders are available.
If you go
What: Benefit dinner for children's choir
When: 4:30 to 7 p.m. March 11
Where: Bethany Lutheran Church, 8 S. Lincoln St., Batavia
Cost and info: $13 for adults, $6 for children ages 3 to 10, and free for younger kids; for the required reservations, call choir office at 630-414-9700