RAIVAAJA

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Since 1905

15 maaliskuu 2017                                                                                                Vol.CXII






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Marita Cauthen Dennis Hill
Editor                President

Kalenteri


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ALASKA

ARIZONA

CALIFORNIA

March 3 – A screening of “Eero Saarinen – The Architect Who Saw The Future,” 6 pm, Cubberley Auditorium in Stanford University. The Screening is sponsored by Stanford University Libraries and Finlandia Foundation SF Bay Area Chapter. Free and open to the public.
March 10 – Pasadena Art Night, 6-9 pm. LAFF tupa at Pasadena Museum of History, 470 Walnut Street, will be open for a free open house.
March 19 – LAFF meeting at Curtin House, Pasadena Museum of History, 470 Walnut Street,
Pasadena. Potluck lunch 1 pm, program 2 pm. LAFF members will share their family photos and stories.   Business meeting 3 pm.
April 1-2 – Scandinavian Festival, 10 am-5 pm, California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks. Info:
http://www.scandinaviancenter.org/festival
COLORADO

March 25 – Barnelopet Cross country Ski Race, 9:30 am-2 pm, YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch,
Granby. Info:http://snowmountainranch.org/

CONNECTICUT

March 15 – Film “Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw The Future,” 6 pm, Canterbury Library at the Canterbury Community Center.
March 26 – Pancake Breakfast, 8-11 am, Finnish Hall, 76 North Canterbury Road (Rte 169),
Canterbury.
April 6 – Finnish American Heritage Society membership meeting, 7 pm, Finnish Hall, 76 North
Canterbury Road (Rte 169), Canterbury.

DELAWARE

FLORIDA

GEORGIA

ILLINOIS

March 3-30 – Chicago European Union Film Festival at the Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North State Street, Chicago. Finnish film “2 Nights Till Morning” will be screened on March 6 at 6 pm and March 15 at 6:15 pm. Info: siskelfilmcenter.org/euff

IOWA

LOUISIANA

MAINE

MARYLAND

MASSACHUSETTS

  March 18 – St. Urhoʼs Dinner Dance, 6-10 pm, Finnish Center at Saima Park, 61 Scott Road,
Fitchburg. Games and entertainment. Bernie Nowak and the Central Mass Accordion Club will play for
dancing. BYOB. $15. For reservations contact Mauri and Laila Auvinen at: mlauvinen@aol.com or
978-827-4387.
March 20 – Spring Session of Finnish classes start,
7 pm, Finnish Center at Saima Park, 61 Scott
Road, Fitchburg. For info contact Marita Cauthen at: raivaaja@net1plus.com or 978-249-2191.
March 25 – Finnish pannukakku breakfast, 8-10 am, Finnish Center at Saima Park, 61 Scott Road,
Fitchburg. $7. Artist Elisa Lomme will exhibit and sell her paintings. On display Karl Makelaʼs scrapbook about Finnish runners in post-WWII Boston Marathons.
March 25 – Saima Crafters, 10 am-noon, Finnish Center at Saima Park, 61 Scott Road, Fitchburg.
Bring a project to work on while sharing and socializing with others.
March 26 – Finlandia Foundaton Boston, Inc. meeting, 3 pm, Scandinavian Cultural Center, 206
Waltham Street, West Newton. Program: “Eero Saatinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future.” The
documentary is produced by Saarinenʼs son, Eric Saarinen.
April 11 – Westminster Historical Society will present a program on the history of Holmes Park, 7 pm, Westminster Historical Society, 110 Main St., Westminster. With movies, dances, and rollerskating, it was a popular place in the early 1900's. The Finnish Education Association purchased this park from the Holmes family and eventually it became the Workers Federation of Gardner. The Society's research
shows that this was a well known gathering place for the local Communist Party cells in the area in the
1920's and 1030's. Bring stories and photos to share if you have them.
April 29 – Finlandia Foundaton Boston, Inc. meeting, 3 pm, Scandinavian Cultural Center, 206
Waltham Street, West Newton. Program: “Vappu Festivities for the Family.”










MICHIGAN

March 19 – Finnish Breakfast, 11:30 am-1:30 pm, Finnish Center Association, 35200 West Eight Mile
Road, Farmington Hills. Finnish film at 2 pm.
March 26 – Open House, 1-4 pm, Finnish Center Association, 35200 West Eight Mile Road,
Farmington Hills

March 25 – Finnish Genealogy Group of Minnesota meeting, 9:30 am, Plymouth Apostolic Church,
11015 Old County Road 15, Plymouth. Topic: Overcoming roadblocks - group discussion.
Sept. 21-24 – FinnFest USA 2017 in Minneapolis.

NEVADA

NEW HAMPSHIRE

April 29 – The Historical Society of Cheshire County, 246 Main Street, Keene, is having the first
annual Great Finnish Bakeoff, 10 am-12 noon, and is looking for bakers. There is no charge to be a
contestant.  They do want people to register ahead of time as space is limited.   If you want to sell nisu/
pulla they are asking for $10 donation. Info: http://hsccnh.org/event/great-finnish-bread-bakeoff/

NEW JERSEY

NEW YORK

April 13 – Guitarist Olli Soikkeli and his quartet featuring Julien Labro on accordion, 6-8 pm,.
Cornelia Street Cafe, 29 Cornelia Street, NYC.
NORTH CAROLINA

NORTH DAKOTA

OHIO


OKLAHOMA.

OREGON

PENNSYLVANIA

SOUTH CAROLINA

TEXAS

VERMONT

VIRGINIA

WASHINGTON
March 10-Jul. 9 – “Marimekko, With Love” exhibit at Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 NW 76th Street, Seattle.
March 26 – Annual Kalevala Day Festival with Finnish Choral Society and Finlandia Foundation
National Centenary Lecturer Börje Vähämäki, Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 NW 76th Street, Seattle.
Apr. 7-9 – Traveling Sauna in Seattle at Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 NW 76th Street, Seattle.

WASHINGTON, D.C.

WISCONSIN

March 26 – FAS Milwaukee Pasty Dinner Dinner, 2 pm, Grace Lutheran Church, 3030 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee. Introducing the first “Finn Kids Club.” Bring your children and grandchildren.

CANADA

FINLAND

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


Events subject to change without notice!

Please e-mail your upcoming events or corrections to Marita, our editor:
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