RAIVAAJA

(The Pioneer)

Since 1905

07 elokuu 2017                                                                                                Vol.CXIII






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Marita Cauthen Dennis Hill
Editor                President

Kalenteri


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ALASKA

ARIZONA

CALIFORNIA

Sept. 7 – The Singing Fellows of Viipuri - Viipurin Lauluveikot, 7:30 pm, Herbert Zipper Hall, Los Angeles. Tickets: BrownPaperTickets.com or 800-838-3006.  Sponsored by FF West Coast Chapters.
Sept. 10 – House of Finland Lawn Program,
2 pm, Balboa Park, 2125 Park Blvd, San Diego.
Sept. 24 – LAFF meeting,
470 W. Walnut St., Pasadena. Potluck lunch 1pm, program 2 pm.
COLORADO

CONNECTICUT

Sept. 7 – Finnish American Heritage Society Membership Meeting, 7pm, Finnish Hall, 76 North Canterbury Road (Rte 169), Canterbury.
Sept. 20 – Movie Night, 6 pm, Finnish Hall,
76 North Canterbury Road (Rte 169), Canterbury.

.DELAWARE

FLORIDA

GEORGIA

ILLINOIS

Sept. 10 – 38th Annual Scandinavian Days, 10 am-6 pm, Vasa Park, Elgin. FASM will have a booth with Finnish food items. Juli Wood Jazz Quartet will be on stage.
Sept. 17 – FASM Annual Meeting and Picnic.
Program planned for celebrating Finland’s 100 years of independence.

IOWA

LOUISIANA

MAINE
Sept. 16 – Finn Fling, 10 am, The Finnish Heritage House, State Route 131 (172 St. George Road), South Thomaston,
Sept. 17 – Finnish American He
ritage Society of Maine meeting, 1 pm, Maple Street, West Paris. Business meeting, program and a coffee social.

MARYLAND

MASSACHUSETTS


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

Aug. 19 – “2017 Kaleva Homecoming” at Kaleva Lodge in Lancaster. Pannukakku breakfast 8-11
am; swimming, the sauna, mölkky, lawn darts or bean bag toss 12 noon-3 pm; dance music by Dan MacKowiak of the Central Mass Accordion Club 4 pm; Chinese Auction 8 am-5 pm; BBQ chicken dinner 5 pm (hot dogs for children); Bingo & bonfire 7 pm. Sponsored by KR Panun Maja #24, KN Kantelettaren Tupa #18 & The Knights and Ladies of Kaleva Inc. Members free, guests $13, children $7. RSVP by Aug.
11th. Contact: antiquesnk@netzero.net or 978-840-3246.

Aug. 26 – Pannukakku Breakfast, 8-10 am, Finnish Center at Saima Park, 61 Scott Road, Fitchburg.  Finnish oven pancake, bacon, sausage, fruit, Finnish coffee bread, juice, coffee/tea. $7. Artist Elisa Lomme will display and sell her paintings.
Aug. 26 – Saima crafters
will meet, 10-11:30 am, Finnish Center at Saima Park, 61 Scott Road, Fitchburg. Bring a craft to work on in fellowship with other crafters. No fee.


MICHIGAN

Sept. 24 – Open House, Finnish Center Association, 35200 West Eight Mile Road, Farmington Hills.
Sept. 31 – Finnish film, 2 pm, Finnish Center Association,
35200 West Eight Mile Road, Farmington Hills.

CANADA

FINLAND

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



Sept. 21-24 – Finn Fest USA 2017 in Minneapolis.

NEVADA

NEW HAMPSHIRE

NEW JERSEY

Sept. 3 – ScanFest, Budd Lake.

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.
Sept. 9 – Finland 100 Birthday celebration, 7-12 pm, Gary’s Loft, Empire State Building, 28 West 36th
Street, NYC. $100. Singer GEA, DJ Rony Rex, media art by Oases from HEL, live painting by Susanna
Sivonen and scanograph by Kira Leskinen. Tickets: https://www.picatic.com/FInland100NYC-earlybird?
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NORTH CAROLINA

NORTH DAKOTA

OHIO
Aug. 21 – Annual Fish Fry, 5-7 pm, Saybrook Township Park. Sponsored by Finnish-American
Heritage Association of Ashtabula County.

OKLAHOMA.

OREGON

PENNSYLVANIA

SOUTH CAROLINA

TEXAS

UTAH

VERMONT

VIRGINIA

WASHINGTON
Aug. 27 – Viipurin Lauluveikot, 3 pm, University Unitarian Church, Seattle.
Sept. 22 – Iittala Bird Lovers’ Weekend, all day,
Museum of Glass, 1801 Dock St., Tacoma.
Sept. 27 – Finnish film “Keisarikunta (Harbor Brothers), 7:30 pm,
The Swedish Cultural Center, 1920 Dexter Ave N, Seattle.
Sept. 29 – Finnish film “Keisarikunta (Harbor Brothers), 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

Aug. 27 – Professor Thomas Dubois presents “The Historic Kalevala Story,” 2 pm, Grace Lutheran Church, 3030 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee.
Sept. 24 – Milwaukee Finnish American Society program, 2 pm, Grace Lutheran Church, 3030 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee. Sculptor Bruce Niemi will present his work and talk about how his Finnish sculptor father influenced his life, faith and work.



Events subject to change without notice!

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