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Since 1905

10 huhtikuu 2018                                                                                               Vol.CXIV

Published by
Raivaaja Foundation, Inc.
640 Townsend Road
Groton MA 01450
email: raivaaja@net1plus.com
website: www.raivaaja.org
Marita Cauthen Dennis Hill
Editor                President


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April 15 – House of Finland Open House, 12 noon-4 pm, Balboa Park, San Diego.
April 15 – LAFF meeting, 1 pm, Giddings Room, Pasadena Museum of History, Pasadena. Potluck lunch 1 pm, program 2 pm. Program: Finns in Space: My Life as an Astronomer by Seppo Laine, Research Scientist at Spitzer Science Center. Business meeting following the program.
April 29 – House of Finland Open House, 12 noon-4 pm, Balboa Park, San Diego. Vappu Celebration, 12 noon.
May 6 – House of Finland membership meeting, 10:30 am, Balboa Park, San Diego. Open House, 12 noon-4 pm.
May 13 – April 15 – House of Finland Open House, 12 noon-4 pm, Balboa Park, San Diego.
May 20 – April 15 – House of Finland Open House, 12 noon-4 pm, Balboa Park, San Diego.
May 27 – April 15 – House of Finland Open House, 12 noon-4 pm, Balboa Park, San Diego.



May 3 – Finnish American Heritage Society membership meeting, 7 pm, Finnish Hall, 76 North Canterbury Road (Rte 169), Canterbury.
May 19 – Chicken BBQ/Beer Tasting with Lawn Games, Finnish Hall, 76 North Canterbury Road (Rte 169), Canterbury.





May 19-20 – Skokie Festival of Cultures, 11 am-7 pm, Oakton Park, 4701 Oakton Street, Skokie. Finland and Estonia plan on sharing a booth






April 22 – Friends, students and former students are all invited to extend their well wishes to Finnish language teacher Marita Cauthen, retiring after 37 years of teaching the language and now beginning a new chapter of her life in California. Ms. Cauthen is the long-time editor of the Finnish-American newspaper “Raivaaja”, now an online publication. Come to the Finnish Center at Saima Park, 61 Scott Road, Fitchburg, 2-4 pm. Refreshments will be served.
April 22 – Finlandia Foundation Boston Chapter membership meeting,
3 pm, Scandinavian Cultural Center, Walnut Street, West Newton. Cultural Program: Pianist Mackenzie Melemed and soprano Ilona Jokinen.
April 28 – 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.
April 29 Vappu Piknikki,
12 noon-5 pm, Lodge of Knights & Ladies of Kaleva of Maynard, Fort Pond, Littleton.
June 24 – Summer Festival - Kesäjuhla, 10 am-4 pm, Finnish Center at Saima Park, 61 Scott Road, Fitchburg.


April 29 – Open House, 1-4 pm, Finnish Center Association, 35200 West Eight Mile Road, Farmington Hills.



April 29 – The 2nd Great Finnish Bread Bake Off, 3-5 pm, Inn at East Hill Farm, 460 Monadnock Street, Troy. Adults $7, children (5-14) $3. Admission includes tastings of pulla, a chance to vote for your favorite bread for the “People’s Choice” award, a chance to win a door prize, a visit with the Inn’s many farm animals and a beverage. Sponsored by the Historical Society of Cheshire County, The Finnish Heritage Society - Sovittaja and Inn at East Hill Farm. To become a contestant in the bake off visit www.hsccnh.org or call the Historical Society at 603-352-1895.



April 15 – Book reading, 3 pm, Finnish Church, 83 Christopher Street, NYC. Finnish writers Jussi Valtonen and Meritta Veilleux are visiting Finland Center Foundation at the church.   The event will be organized in Finnish.
April 26 – After Work #3 “Pre-Vappu” event,
6 pm, Tuttles Bar & Grill, 735 2nd Avenue, NYC. Cash Bar.Sponsored by the Finlandia Foundation New York Metropolitan Chapter, the Finnish American Chamber of Commerce - New York and the Consulate General of Finland in New York.











April 25 – Finlandia Foundation Seattle Chapter Annual Meeting, 6:30 pm, Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Ave N, Seattle.
April 29 Vappu piknik,
10:30 am, Idlywood Beach Park.


May 12 – EU Open House, 10 am-4 pm, Embassy of Finland, 3301 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, D.C. Cool off at the coolest embassy on Embassy Row and experience Arctic Finland at the Embassy of Finland. You will have a chance to see our new Arctic Expo exhibition and learn more about Arctic issues, ice breakers and Finnish snow-how. Discover our kids’ corner with activities for children, balloons, Moomins and more. Test your knowledge of Finland in our quiz for a chance to win a bag of Finnish goodies. Experience our beautiful embassy building, taste delicious Finnish food, meet friendly people, ask us everything you’ve always wanted to know about Finland and take some awesome selfies!


April 29 – Milwaukee Finnish American Society announces a program change from "Is It Really Finglish?" to "DNA & You" - Do you know how much Finn you really are? by Jeffrey Bassett, ISOGG. Mr. Bassett will unlock the mystery behind the top three commercial DNA kits: Ancestry.com, 23andMe and Family Tree Maker. He will speak on Genetic Genealogy, the latest technique being used as a tool in genealogical research and will explain how he got started in genealogy along with how DNA testing actually works. At 2pm at the Grace Lutheran Church, 3030 W. Oklahoma Avenue, Milwaukee. $5 for Desserts, snacks and drinks. Children 12 and under free. Easy Access, NO stairs.



June 24-29 – FinnFest USA 2018 in Tampere, Finland. Info: https://finnfest.us/festival_2018/

Events subject to change without notice!

Please e-mail your upcoming events or corrections to Marita, our editor:
raivaaja@net1plus.com     Kiitos!

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