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26  marraskuu 2017                                                                                                Vol.CXIII






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Marita Cauthen Dennis Hill
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Kalenteri


Follow these links to see upcoming events in:





ALASKA

ARIZONA

CALIFORNIA

Dec. 1-2 – December Nights - ICF, House of Finland, Balboa Park, San Diego.
Dec. 17 – LAFF meeting,
470 W. Walnut St., Pasadena. Potluck lunch 1 pm.

COLORADO
Dec. 2 – Finlandia Foundation of Colorado Pikkujoulu. Time and place to be determined

CONNECTICUT

Dec. 2 – FAHS membership meeting, 11 am, Finnish Hall, 76 North Canterbury Road (Rte 169),Canterbury. Potluck 12 noon; Pikkujoulu 1:30 pm.
Dec. 3 – Finland’s Independence Day Program
, 1 pm, Finnish Hall, 76 North Canterbury Road (Rte
169), Canterbury.

.DELAWARE

FLORIDA

GEORGIA

Dec. 16 – Atlanta Finland Society’s Joulujuhla (Christmas celebration), 1 pm, St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church, 571 Holt Road, NE, Marietta. Info: Jaana Garber at Jaana55@bellsouth.net or
770-998-5166.

ILLINOIS

Dec. 1 – Gala Celebration of Finland’s Independence Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall, 78 E. Washington Street, Chicago. Sponsored by the Finnish American Chamber of Commerce of
the Midwest and the Finnish American Society of the Midwest. More info from members.

IOWA

LOUISIANA

MAINE
Nov. 19 – Finnish American Heritage Society of Maine meeting, 1 pm, Maple Street, West Paris.
Business meeting, program and a coffee social.

MARYLAND

MASSACHUSETTS

Dec. 02 – Pannukakku Breakfast, 8-10 am, Finnish Center at Saima Park, 61 Scott Road, Fitchburg.
Finnish oven pancake, bacon, sausage, fruit, juice, Finnish coffee bread, coffee/tea. $7.   BASKET RAFFLE!!! More than 20 prizes!
Oskari Tokoi exhibit. Tokoi left Finland as a young man and worked the mines in the U.S.A. before returning to Finland and eventually becoming its first premier. Find out more about this amazing man who spent his last decades in Fitchburg and Townsend.
Looking for a special Christmas gift? Birch bark crafter Elaine Moe and talented artist Elisa Lomme will have items for sale.

Dec. 2 – Crafters Workshop, 10 am-12 noon, Finnish Center at Saima Park, 61 Scott Road, Fitchburg.
Dec. 2 – Tickets for the The Finland 100 Gala event are now for sale - the early bird tickets are $90 /person. Closer to the date the price will be 100 dollars, so get yours now! The event is hosted by Finlandia Foundation Boston Inc. and it will be held at the Exchange Conference Center at Boston Waterfront. Doors will open 6 pm for a social hour with cocktails and the event itself will start 7 pm.   There will be distinguished speakers, buffet dinner, music and dancing. This will be a fun way to celebrate Finland's 100th birthday! Tickets are available from Finlandia Foundation Boston Inc. website (through the Brown Paper Tickets link): Finlandia Foundation | Boston
December 9-  Our Finnish 100 Year, Christmas Celebration   Oak Hill Country Club
840 Oak Hill Rd. Fitchburg, MA  12:00-5:00 PM   All are invited to enjoy a wonderful afternoon including videos of the Peace Proclamation from Turku and Finnish Christmas scenes, Finnish Christmas carols played by Elisa Lomme,   speaker Roy Helander, dancing to music by Oivan Ilo, some historic information about the   evolution of Christmas traditions in Finland, display of Finnish creativity
and other surprise happenings with a visit from a famous Christmas person....
Please fill out the form at ( http://www.saima-park.org/index.html ) with meal selection for each person attending and mail with your check to Peter Heaney, 30 Davis St.  Rutland, MA 01543   or call him at 508 886-6073 with your dinner selection.  Make checks payable to FHSS  
Deadline for Dinner reservations: November 28, 2017
Nov. 24-Dec. 31 – Boston Ballet presents Mikko Nissinen’s Nutcracker at the Boston Opera House,  539 Washington St., Boston. Tickets: www.bostonballet.org/nutcracker or 617-695-6955.



MICHIGAN

Nov. 26 – Open House, 1-4 pm, Finnish Center Association, 35200 West Eight Mile Road, Farmington Hills.

NEVADA

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Dec. 14-17 – The Christmas Revels: A Nordic Celebration of the Winter Solstice, at the Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth, 4 East Wheelock Street, Hanover. Tickets at: https://hop.dartmouth.edu/Online/christmas-revels-2017 or at the Box Office: 603-646-2422.

NEW JERSEY

NEW YORK

Nov. 11 – “Sibelius Inspiration,” a multimedia program of Sibelius music played by cellist Jussi
Makkonen and pianist Nazig Azezian,
set against videos of eastern Finland nature that inspired the
composer, 7 pm, Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue, NYC. Tickets FFNYMC and ASF members $15,
others $20. .

NORTH CAROLINA

NORTH DAKOTA

OHIO
Dec. 2 – Finnish-American Heritage Association Pikkujoulu and Finnish Independence Day dinner,
12:30 pm, Bethany Lutheran Church, Ashtabula. Catered dinner $15. Reservations due by Nov. 24 to
Elsa: 440-998-2061. Program: Press conference with “Marshall Carl Gustav Mannerheim,” portrayed by
Fred Robsel with skit written by Betty Hietikko.
OKLAHOMA.

OREGON

PENNSYLVANIA

SOUTH CAROLINA

TEXAS

UTAH

VERMONT

VIRGINIA

WASHINGTON
Dec. 1 – Finnish film “Isänmaallinen mies” (A Patriotic Man), 2 pm, The Swedish Cultural Center,
1920 Dexter Ave N, Seattle.
Dec. 2 – Suomi Finland 100 Independence Day Gala Celebration, 6 pm, Center for Urban
Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st Street, Seattle. For info contact Rita Vermala-Koski at koskeni@aol.com or
206-363-0225.


WASHINGTON, D.C.

WISCONSIN


CANADA

FINLAND



Events subject to change without notice!

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