RAIVAAJA

(The Pioneer)

Since 1905

27 toukokuu 2017                                                                                                Vol.CXII






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Marita Cauthen Dennis Hill
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Kalenteri


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ALASKA

ARIZONA

CALIFORNIA

June 4 – House of Finland Open House, 12-4 pm, Balboa Park, 2125 Park Blvd, San Diego.
June 11 – House of Finland Open House,
12-4 pm, Balboa Park, 2125 Park Blvd, San Diego.
June 18 – House of Finland Open House,
12-4 pm, Balboa Park, 2125 Park Blvd, San Diego.
June 23-25 – Juhannus at FAHA,
197 West Verano Avenue, Sonoma. Info: 707-935-0200 and
http://www.fahausa.org
June 25 – House of Finland Open House,
12-4 pm, Balboa Park, 2125 Park Blvd, San Diego.
July 2 – House of Finland Open House,
12-4 pm, Balboa Park, 2125 Park Blvd, San Diego.
COLORADO

CONNECTICUT

.June 10 – Traditional Finnish Birch Bark Basketry Group, 10 am-1 pm, Finnish American Heritage Society, 76 North Canterbury Road (Rte 169), Canterbury.
June 21 – Movie Night, 6 pm, Finnish Hall,
76 North Canterbury Road (Rte 169), Canterbury.

.DELAWARE

FLORIDA

GEORGIA

ILLINOIS

June 8-10 – “Anatomy of Fear” play by Finnish theater company Teatteri Metamorfoosi, at Stage
773, 1225 W. Belmont, Chicago. This is part of The Physical Festival of Chicago. Info:
http://www.physicalfestival.com/anatomy-of-fear/
June 15-17 Conductor Susanna Mälkki will conduct the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Info: https://cso.org

IOWA

LOUISIANA

MAINE
June 18 – Finnish American Heritage Society of Maine meeting, 1 pm, Maple Street, West Paris.
Business meeting, program and a coffee social.

MARYLAND

MASSACHUSETTS


June 25 – Kesäjuhla (Summer Festival), 10 am-4 pm, Finnish Center at Saima Park, 61 Scott Road,
Fitchburg. Evert Siiskonen Chess Tournament, Outdoor games for all ages, Chicken BBQ dinner ($10),  Hot Dogs, Pulla, Arctic Sundaes, RAIVAAJA, Festival Artist Karen Kemp, Oivan Ilo folk musicians, Cultural Program:
  • Riverfront Childrenʼs Theater presents “How Green Was My Vineyard , the Mostly Ridiculous Story of St. Urho and the Grasshoppers,
  • Kris Lucanderʼs Jazz Trio
Admission:/adults and children free.

Aug. 18-20 – FinnFunn 2017 & Finland 100 at Double-Tree Hotel, Leominster. Info: www.saima-park.org/

MICHIGAN
June 11 – Finnish film “Mies vailla menneisyyttä” (Man Without a Past,) 2 pm, Finnish Center
Association, 35200 West Eight Mile Road, Farmington Hills.
June 17 – Juhannus Celebration, 1:30-?,
At Finn Camp - Detroit Finnish Cooperative Summer Camp
Association, 2524 Loon Lake Rd, Wixom. Info: www.finncamp.org/blog/
June 23 – Finnish American Singers of Michigan concert,
7 pm, Kaleva.


CANADA

FINLAND

June 16-17 – Finnish Expatriate Parliament 20th Jubilee Session at University of Helsinki, Helsinki.


June 8 – Eric Peltoniemi House Concert, 7 pm, in Woodbury. Tickets $25. Eric will perform a variety
of folk, popular, American and Finnish music. Light appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages available.
You can bring your own beer and wine. Seating is limited so contact sponsors at:
kathymjorgensen@yahoo.com and susankeskinen@gmail.com
June 26 – Saana Ensemble House Concert,
7 pm, in Woodbury. Tickets $20. Saana Ensemble has
rejoined for this special reunion concert. Light appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages available. You can bring your own beer and wine. Seating is limited so contact sponsors at: kathymjorgensen@yahoo.com
and susankeskinen@gmail.com
Sept. 21-24 – Finn Fest USA 2017 in Minneapolis.

NEVADA

NEW HAMPSHIRE

NEW JERSEY

NEW YORK

Until Aug. 6 – “Fashion after Fashion” at Museum of Art and Design, Jerome and Simona Chazen Building, 2 Columbus Circle, NYC. Featuring commissioned works by Helsinki-based ensemble and SSAW Magazine, New York-based Eckhaus Latta, Lucy Jones and Ryohei Kawanishi and Copenhagen-based Henrik Vibskov. Curated by Dr. Hazel Clark and Ilari Laamanen.
Until Oct. 3 – “Independent Visions: Helene Schjerfbeck and Her Contemporaries exhibit,

Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue, NYC. 55 works from the collection of Ateneum, Finnish National Gallery.
NORTH CAROLINA

NORTH DAKOTA

OHIO

June 19 – Finnish American Heritage Society Juhannus Picnic pot luck, 5 pm, Saybrook Township
Park.
June 25 – Finnish American Heritage Home Tour, 1-5 pm, Ashtabula. Featuring the homes of: John
and Linda Riddell, Max and Marilyn Wulff, Kujala estate, Lauri and Karen Maki and Bethany Lutheran
Church. Tickets $5 each. The Finnish American Cultural Center, 1330 W 8th Street, will be open 3:30-5
pm.
OKLAHOMA.

OREGON

PENNSYLVANIA

June 11 – Chester Monument Ceremony, 3-5 pm, Chester. The ceremony is followed by a dinner, 4 pm, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, off of I-95 at Naamans Road exit. Sponsored by FASDV and DVFA.

SOUTH CAROLINA

TEXAS



UTAH


VERMONT

VIRGINIA

WASHINGTON
Until July 9 – “Marimekko, With Love” exhibit at Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 NW 76th Street,
Seattle.
June 8-10 – Violinist Pekka Kuusisto with Seattle Symphony at Benaroya Hall, 200 University
Street, Seattle. Info: www.seattlesymphony.org
June 28 – Finnish film “Tuntematon sotilas (The The Un known Solders), 7:30 pm, The Swedish
Cultural Center, 1920 Dexter Ave N, Seattle.
June 30 – Finnish film “Tuntematon sotilas (The The Un known Solders), 2 pm, The Swedish
Cultural Center, 1920 Dexter Ave N, Seattle.

WASHINGTON, D.C.

June 17 – Juhannus in Washington D.C., 10 am-2 pm. The Finnish Embassy will organize a
midsummer Juhannus event on June 17 from 10am until 2pm at the German-American Friendship
Garden, which is located between the Washington Monument and the White House. Information about
Finland will be handed out, and everyone can try out uniquely Finnish sports, like mölkky and polttopallo.

WISCONSIN



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