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02 helmikuu 2018                                                                                               Vol.CXIV






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Marita Cauthen Dennis Hill
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ALASKA

ARIZONA

CALIFORNIA

Feb. 4 – House of Finland Open House, 12 noon-4 pm, Balboa Park, San Diego.
Feb. 10 – Winter Sauna Festival at FAHA,
197 West Verano Avenue, Sonoma. Info: www.fahausa.org
Feb. 11 – House of Finland Open House,
12 noon-4 pm, Balboa Park, San Diego.
Feb. 16-18 – Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts Los Angeles Philharmonic (Beethoven and Mozart) at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles. Tickets: 323-850-2000 or www.laphil.com
Feb. 18 – House of Finland Open House, 12 noon-4 pm, Balboa Park, San Diego.
Feb. 18 – LAFF meeting at Curtin House, Pasadena Museum of History. Potluck lunch 1 pm, program 2 pm. Kalevala Day will be celebrated. Business meeting following the program.
Feb. 25 – House of Finland Open House, 12 noon-4 pm, Balboa Park, San Diego.
COLORADO

CONNECTICUT

Feb. 4 – FAHS membership meeting, 1:30 pm, Finnish Hall, 76 North Canterbury Road (Rte 169), Canterbury.
Feb. 10 – Laskiainen/Sledding Day,
10 am-2 pm, Finnish Hall, 76 North Canterbury Road (Rte 169),  Canterbury. Fun family activity, includes lunch of pea soup and bread. $2. Event will be held regardless of snow. Indoor activities available.
Feb. 25 – Kalevala Day Concert featuring Kasha Breau and friends, 3 pm, First Congregational Church, 544 Main Street, Portland. Reception to follow. $10 general admission/$5 children under twelve / $30 family maximum. Info: 860-342-3244 or www.firstchurchportlandct.org
March 4 – FAHS membership meeting, 1:30 pm, Finnish Hall, 76 North Canterbury Road (Rte 169), Canterbury.
March 10 – Finnish Culinary Delights, 1:30 pm, Finnish Hall, 76 North Canterbury Road (Rte 169), Canterbury.

.DELAWARE

FLORIDA

GEORGIA

ILLINOIS

March 3 – Kalevala Program, 2 pm, Estonian House, 14654 Estonian Lane, Riverwoods. Professor Thomas DuBois of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, will give a program on the Kalevala.

IOWA

LOUISIANA

MAINE


MARYLAND

MASSACHUSETTS

Feb. 3 – Open House Cross-Country Ski/Snowshoe (if snow) at Saima Park, 61 Scott Road, Fitchburg. Free admission, with food for sale and some (limited) equipment available to borrow.
Feb. 10 – Open House Cross-Country Ski/Snowshoe (if snow), 10 am-2 pm, at Saima Park, 61 Scott Road, Fitchburg. Free admission, with food for sale and some (limited) equipment available to borrow.
Feb. 17 – Open House Cross-Country Ski/Snowshoe (if snow),
10 am-2 pm, at Saima Park, 61 Scott Road, Fitchburg. Free admission, with food for sale and some (limited) equipment available to borrow.
Feb. 24 – Kalevala Day 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.  Elisa Lomme will display and sell her paintings.
Feb. 24 – Open House Cross-Country Ski/Snowshoe (if snow),
10 am-2 pm, at Saima Park, 61 Scott Road, Fitchburg. Free admission, with food for sale and some (limited) equipment available to borrow.
Feb. 24 – Kalevala Day Celebration,
2-4:30 pm, Saima Park, 61 Scott Road, Fitchburg. Landscape  painting demonstration by artist Scott Niemi; intro to Finland's epic poem The Kalevala, by Roy Helander;  sharing of stories by Kirsti Gamage; Sibelius's "Luonnotar" music video; regional folk costume parade
and audience participation dance by Leila Luopa and Revontulet folk dance group.
March 9-April 7 – Boston Ballet presents “Parts in Suite”
at the Boston Opera House, 539 Washington St., Boston. The program opens with Jorma Elo’s “Bach Cello Suites” with live musical accompaniment by cellist Sergey Antonov. Tickets: www.bostonballet.org
March 17 – St. Urho’s Dinner Dance,
   6-10 pm, Finnish Center at Saima Park, 61 Scott Road, Fitchburg.



MICHIGAN

Feb. 17 – Kalevala Day Celebration Knights & Ladies of Kaleva at Finnish Center Association, 35200 West Eight Mile Road, Farmington Hills. Brunch at noon, program 2 pm.
Feb. 25 – Open House, 1-4 pm, Finnish Center Association,
35200 West Eight Mile Road, Farmington Hills.

NEVADA

NEW HAMPSHIRE

NEW JERSEY

NEW YORK

Feb. 1 – “Anna-Liisa” film (1922), 7 pm, Scandinavia House, 58 Park Ave., NYC. Based on Minna Canth’s 1895 play “Anna-Liisa. Info: 212-779-3587 or www.amscan.org
NORTH CAROLINA

NORTH DAKOTA

OHIO

OKLAHOMA.

OREGON

PENNSYLVANIA

SOUTH CAROLINA

TEXAS

UTAH

VERMONT

VIRGINIA

WASHINGTON
Feb. 28 – Films from Finland, 7:30 pm, Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Ave N, Seattle. Film to be shown “Kovasikajuttu” (The Punk Syndrome)


WASHINGTON, D.C.

Feb. 9 – Saunailta, 6-10 pm, at the Finnish Embassy, 3301 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. Alternating hours for ladies/gentlemen. Tickets: https://wintersauna.18.bpt.me
Feb. 1-3 – Conductor Hannu Lintu with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center, 
2700 F Street, NW Washington, D.C. Tickets: www.kennedy-center.org
Feb. 24 – Documentary screening: “Kaisa’s Enchanted Forest,” 2 pm, Embassy of Finland, 3301 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. A proud member of Finland’s indigenous Skolt Sami tribe, filmmaker Katia Gauriloff found footage of her grandmother Kaisa, a legendary storyteller and singer of le’udd epic ballads. The poetic footage and newly created animation depicting the stories creates a moving portrait of a charismatic woman who stayed strong as WWII forced them to relocate to a
part of Finland where they had to give up their reindeer-herding way of life.           
March 2 – Kalevala Dinner and Silent Auction, Finnish Embassy, 3301 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.

WISCONSIN

March 17 – First Annual FAS Milwaukee Finn Kids Club, 10 am-noon. Registration form is on FAS Milwaukee’s Facebook page.

CANADA

FINLAND



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