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FACA January 17th Program – U.S. Immigration

FACA (Finnish American Cultural Activities) Program Friday, January 17 – 7:00 p.m. U.S. Immigration – Challenges of the Past and the Present with Elaine Kumpula Continue the conversation of immigration at the FACA meeting. While the United States is a country built by immigrants, it has a checkered past when it comes to welcoming newcomers.…

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Mozart’s 40th Symphony with Pekka Kuusisto

Artistic Partner Pekka Kuusisto and composer Nico Muhly have been close friends and musical soulmates for many years, and this SPCO co-commission grew out of that strong bond. Along with the U.S. Premiere of Muhly’s new violin concerto, Kuusisto brings fresh interpretations of Mozart, both his light and whimsical Country Dances, and the great G…

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Intro to Finnish

American Swedish Institute Sunday, January 12, 2020 – 12:45pm to 2:45pm Are you curious about the Finnish language, but not yet ready to commit to a multi-date class? Are you looking for a quick and low-pressure way to get excited about a new language? This two-hour introductory workshop is the perfect way to get a…

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Joulu – Magical Finnish Christmas

Sing Finnish Christmas carols and shop the marketplace on Saturday, December 14 at Christ Church Lutheran, 3244 34th Ave. S., Minneapolis. This is the same program sung in Finland this holiday season. Kauneimmat Joululaulut – Beautiful Christmas Carols 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Joulutori – Christmas Market 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Read More on FinnSource

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Finnish Independence Day ~ Friday, Dec 6

The Trailhead | Theodore Wirth Parkway 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening of togetherness with snacks and a greeting from the Honorary Counsul in the Twin Cities, as we celebrate the 102nd anniversary of Finnish independence on Friday, December 6, 2019. Wait! There is an opportunity to sauna too? The Finnish community in…

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FACA October Program

“Child of Teuva” by Anni Putikka – October 18, 2019 – 7:00 p.m. For October, the Finnish American Cultural Activities group welcomes Anni Korpi Putikka and her eldest daughter Arlene Putikka Tucker. In her recently published book “Child of Teuva,” Anni relates memorable stories from her childhood in Finland, her marriage and move to the…

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Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

Your research may uncover Finland in the past, learn what’s current by reading the Helsinki Times. Helsinki Times is the very first leading English language publication in Finland established in 2007, covering Finland related news on daily basis. Currently the newspaper is an online only publication. Readers are mainly expats, diplomats and other international individuals,…

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Cedar Cultural Hosts Finnish Singers – Sunday, Sept 15

Kardemimmit is a band of four awesome women playing the Finnish national instrument, kantele. Alongside 15 and 38 stringed kanteles, singing has a big part in Kardemimmit’s musical universe where original pieces with a modern approach still have a strong foundation in Finnish, Eastern European and Scandinavian traditions. CLICK HERE to Listen to Kardemimmit Cedar Cultural Center Link

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