Kalenteri (mostly Fitchburg Area)

Unfortunately for those who enjoy cross country skiing, we at Saima haven’t had enough snow to groom the trails. Some people have taken advantage of what snow has fallen before it has disappeared, and have blazed their own trails for skiing or snowshoeing. Hiking is also an option.

For the remaining Saturday in February, the trails will be open to the public from 10am-3pm. Members can use the trails any time year-round during daylight hours.

Saturday, February 24, 8:00-10:00am. Pannukakku Breakfast: Finnish oven pancake, bacon, sausage, Finnish coffee bread, fruit, juice, coffee/tea/cocoa. $10. Loaves of coffee bread and cinnamon rusk for sale. Vendors: artist Karen Kemp, Son of a Bee, Lark Knits, crafter Michelle Radzewicz. Finnish Center at Saima Park, 67 Scott Rd, Fitchburg. saima-park.org, Facebook Friends of Saima Park.

Saturday, February 24, 10:15am. National Sauna Week program: “Sauna: History and Construction”, presented by Mike Potsaid and Erwin Kann. Function Hall, Finnish Center at Saima Park, 67 Scott Rd, Fitchburg. Saima’s Sauna Museum will be open from 9:00am-3:00pm. Saima-park.org. Facebook Friends of Saima Park.

WHY NATIONAL SAUNA WEEK? Sauna is one Finnish word that is familiar around the globe—it’s even in English dictionaries. The popularity of sauna in the U.S. is exploding, both in construction of home saunas and growth in public saunas. Finlandia Foundation National

Saturday, March 16, 4:00-8:00pm. St. Urho’s Dinner Dance: Celebrate this Finnish-American fictional saint who drove the grasshoppers out of Finland and saved the grape crop! 4:00 Appetizers. BYOB. 5:00 Dinner catered by Family Cafe: choice of Italian chicken with rice pilaf and butternut squash, or vegetarian lasagna. Dessert and coffee/tea. Music by Central Mass Accordion Club. Trivia game, St. Urho themed hat contest. $25. Reservations required: finnishcenter@yahoo.com or 978 407-9690. Finnish Center at Saima Park, 67 Scott Rd., Fitchburg, MA. saima-park.org, Facebook Friends of Saima Park.

Saturday, March 23, 8:00-10:00am. Pannukakku Breakfast: Finnish oven pancake, bacon, sausage, Finnish coffee bread, fruit, juice, coffee/tea/cocoa. $10. Loaves of coffee bread and cinnamon rusks for sale. Vendors. Finnish Center at Saima Park, 67 Scott Rd., Fitchburg, MA. saima-park.org, Facebook Friends of Saima Park.

Please note: Cleaning out? How about donating some items for our April 27 Flea Market benefiting our scholarship fund? Eino Kauppi will be accepting donations at our Feb 24 and March 23 breakfasts. For other arrangements, contact Eino at ekauppi@verizon.net.