RAIVAAJA

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Since 1905

07 huhtikuu 2017                                                                                                Vol.CXII






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Kalenteri


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ALASKA

ARIZONA

CALIFORNIA

April 23 – LAFF meeting at Giddings Room, Pasadena Museum of History, 470 Walnut Street,
Pasadena. Potluck lunch 1 pm, program 2 pm. Representatives from the Pasadena Sister Cities
Committee will give information on Pasadena Sister City Järvenpää, Finland. Business meeting 3 pm.
April 26 – Apr. 23 – Ida Elina (kantele) concert, 7 pm, Folsom Veterans Hall, 1300 Veterans Way,
Sacramento.
April 29 – Ida Elina (kantele) concert, 7 pm, Hall of Nations Lawn Area, 2191 W Pan American Rd,
San Diego.
April 30 – Ida Elina (kantele) concert, 7 pm, Hall of Nations, Balboa Park, 2191 W Pan American Rd,
San Diego.
COLORADO

CONNECTICUT

April 19 – Finnish American Heritage Society Movie Night, 6 pm, Finnish Hall, 76 North Canterbury
Road (Rte 169), Canterbury.

April 29 – Concert with Hannu Mäkipuro,
7 pm, Finnish Hall, 76 North Canterbury Road (Rte 169),
Canterbury.

April 30 – Concert with Hannu Mäkipuro,
3 pm, Finnish Hall, 76 North Canterbury Road (Rte 169),
Canterbury.

May 4 – Finnish American Heritage Society Membership Meeting,
7 pm, Finnish Hall, 76 North
Canterbury Road (Rte 169), Canterbury.

May 6 – Tori/Open Market,
9 am-3 pm, Finnish Hall, 76 North Canterbury Road (Rte 169),
Canterbury.

May 20 – Chicken BBQ,
4-6 pm, Finnish Hall, 76 North Canterbury Road (Rte 169), Canterbury.

DELAWARE

FLORIDA

April 30 – Suomi 100 Vappu Picnic, 1-5 pm, C.B. Smith Park, Shelter #6, 900 N. Flamingo Rd.,
Pembroke Pines. Free for Finnsconnect South Florida, $5 non-members (cash only), children free. Park
admission $8 maximum charge per car or van. Bring your picnic basket, a blanket or chairs and come
spend a Finnish vappu picnic at a park with other local Finns!  Thereʼll be lots of fun entertainment for all ages: DJ, hot dogs and Finnish style vappu doughnuts available for purchase, a bounce house, activities and fun games for children and even more!

GEORGIA

Apr. 20 – 2017 Transatlantic Education Leadership Exchange (TELE), 8:30 am-2 pm, Georgia Department of Education, 205 Jesse Hill Jr Dr SE, Atlanta. Info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ga-board-of-education-hosts-2017-transatlantic-education-leadership-exchange-summit-atlanta-ga-tickets-32017987663?aff=erelexpmlt

ILLINOIS

April 29 – Vappu at Estonian House, 14700 Estonian Lane, Riverwoods. Cash bar/Social Hour 5 pm, Dinner 6 pm, and entertainment by Juli Wood Quartet 7 pm.
May 5 – Suomi Finland 100 Gala,
6:30-9:30 pm, Four Seasons Hotel, 120 E Delaware Pl, Chicago.
Info: http://iwachicago.org/event-2468418

IOWA

LOUISIANA

MAINE
April 16 – Finnish American Heritage Society of Maine meeting, 1 pm, Maple Street, West Paris.
Business meeting, program and a coffee social.
May 5 – Ida Elina (kantele) concert, 7 pm, Thomaston Federated Church, 8 Hyler Street, Thomaston.


MARYLAND

MASSACHUSETTS

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 22 – Finnish pannukakku breakfast, 8-10 am, Finnish Center at Saima Park, 61 Scott Road,
Fitchburg. $7.
April 22 – 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.
April 23 – “Tribute to Marion Rice” film premiere, 2 pm, Finnish Center at Saima Park, 61 Scott Road, Fitchburg. The film is presented by producer/director/editor and former Marion Rice student Judith Lindstedt. Coffee/tea and pastry to follow. Suggested donation $5.
April 29 – Finlandia Foundation Boston, Inc. meeting, 3 pm, Scandinavian Cultural Center, 206
Waltham Street, West Newton. Program: “Vappu Festivities for the Family.”
April 29 – Spring Fling with Vappu Flavor - Dinner Dance, 6-10 pm, Finnish Center at Saima Park, 61
Scott Road, Fitchburg. Music by Central Mass. Accordion Club. $15.
June 25 – Kesäjuhla (Summer Festival), 10 am-4 pm, Finnish Center at Saima Park, 61 Scott Road,
Fitchburg. Trail race & Walk, Chicken BBQ dinner ($10), Hot Dogs, Pulla, Arctic Sundaes, Festival Artist, Cultural Program, Music and more! Admission: $2/adult, children free.
Aug. 18-20 – FinnFunn 2017 & Finland 100 at Double-Tree Hotel, Leominster. Info: www.saima-
park.org

MICHIGAN
April 23 – Finnish film “Big Game,” 2 pm, Finnish Center Association, 35200 West Eight Mile Road,
Farmington Hills.
April 29 – Vappu Party,
5 pm, Finnish Center Association, 35200 West Eight Mile Road, Farmington
Hills.
April 30 – Open House, 1-4 pm, Finnish Center Association
, 35200 West Eight Mile Road,
Farmington Hills.
May 7 – Finnish American Singers of Michigan concert,
3 pm, Finnish Center Association, 35200
West Eight Mile Road, Farmington Hills.





April 21 – FACA meeting, 7 pm, International Institute of Minnesota, 1694 Como Ave., St.Paul.
Program: Video: Finnish-style Sauna in North America.
April 22 – Finnish Genealogy Group of Minnesota field trip to IHRC Archives.
May 2 – Kantele virtuoso Ida Elina concert,
7 pm, Minnehaha Academy Theater, 3100 West River
Pkwy, Minneapolis.
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.
April 20 – Emmi Itäranta discusses her second novel “The Weaver,”
7 pm, Scandinavia House, 58
Park Avenue, NYC. Free.
April 27-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. Curayted by Dr. Hazel Clark and Ilari Laamanen.
April 29-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

OKLAHOMA.

OREGON

April 25  – Ida Elina (kantele) concert, 7 pm, Nordic Northwestʼs Nordic House, 8800 SW
Oleson Rd., Portland.

PENNSYLVANIA

SOUTH CAROLINA

TEXAS

April 13-15 – Susanna Leinonen Company at Dance Salad Festival, Wortham Center, Cullen
Theater, 501 Texas Ave., Houston. Tickets: 832-487-7041.
April 22 & 23 – Violinist Elina Vähälä performs with Houston Symphony, Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana
St., Houston. Tickets: http://www.houstonsymphony.org/tickets/production/detail?id=7353
Until April 29 – Eric Aho “Ice Houses” exhibit, Hiram Butler Gallery, 4520 Blossom St., Houston.
May 13 – The Finnish Design Experience, 6 pm, BeDesign, 2016 W Alabama St., Houston.


UTAH

April 19 – Ida Elina (kantele) concert, 7 pm, Wilkinson Center at Brigham Young University, 1151 WSC, Provo.

VERMONT

VIRGINIA

WASHINGTON
Apr. 7-9 – Traveling Sauna in Seattle at Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 NW 76th Street, Seattle.
Until July 9 – “Marimekko, With Love” exhibit at Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 NW 76th Street,
Seattle.
April 11 – Finnish film “Miekkailija (The Fencer), 12 noon, Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 NW 76th
Street, Seattle.
April 21 – Ida Elina (kantele) concert, 7 pm, Swedish Club, SEA, 1920 Dexter Ave., Seattle.
April 22 – Ida Elina (kantele) concert, 7 pm, First United Methodist Church, 1934 108th St., Bellevue.
April 23 – Ida Elina (kantele) concert, 7 pm, Finnish Lutheran Church, 8504 13th Ave., Seattle.
April 24 – Ida Elina (kantele) concert, 7 pm, Valley Bible Church, 4723 WA-4, Rosburg.

WASHINGTON, D.C.

May 6 – Ida Elina (kantele) concert, 7 pm, Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St NW, Washington, D.C.

WISCONSIN

April 30 – FAS Milwaukee presents the “Tove Jansson Story” by Susanna Rosario, 2:30 pm, Grace Lutheran Church, 3030 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee. A documentary film about the Moomin author.

CANADA

FINLAND

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


Events subject to change without notice!

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