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March 2021

Virtual Intro to Finnish

March 14 @ 12:45 PM - 2:45 PM
American Swedish Institute ASI, 2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55407 United States
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$18

Are you curious about the Finnish language, but not yet ready to commit to a multi-date class? This two-hour introductory workshop is the perfect way to get a feel for Finnish.

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Kardemimmit: In Concert

March 16 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Facebook New York Mills, MN United States
Free

Explore Finnish folk music with Kardemimmit in a special live concert on Tuesday, March 16 at 7:00pm CT, sponsored by Arts Midwest.

The concert will be livestreamed via Facebook and YouTube and will be streamed for limited in-person viewing at the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center

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St. Urho’s Day – the Most Finnesotan of Holidays

March 19 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Zoom

St. Urho’s Day (March 16) is a holiday of merriment and fun for the Finnish American community, and one that is unique to our diaspora as it has no analogue in Finland. Over the years, it’s become a popular festivity far beyond the Iron Range where it first began. Every town celebrates it a little differently and has their own specific traditions and lore surrounding its inception. But who really started it, and where? What’s the right way to celebrate? Why grasshoppers? FACA has convened a panel to discuss the hotly contested origin and history of St. Urho’s Day in Minnesota. We’ll be joined by

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FACA Lukupiiri (Book Club)

March 20 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Facebook New York Mills, MN United States
Free

Join the book discussion. Go to the FACA Book Club (Lukupiiri) Facebook group or contact Cristina Youngren by email for more information.

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Suomi Sing-Along on Sundays

March 21 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

On the first and third Sundays, at 12 noon CST, join folks from across the US and around the world via Zoom to sing favorite Finnish songs of all types. Go the Suomi Sing-Along Facebook group page for information and the Zoom link, or email suomisingalong@gmail.com.

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Celebrating Minna Canth and social equality

March 21 @ 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Online
Free

Enjoy a virtual program of history and music as Janet Grove and Walter Tambor celebrate the 177th birthday of Minna Canth, social activist and author.

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FinnFest USA Lecture: Hilary-Joy Virtanen, PhD

March 27 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Hilary-Joy Virtanen presents a lecture as part of the FinnFest USA lecture and music series. The event is co-organized with the Journal of Finnish Studies and sponsored by Sam Houston State University.

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Study Finnish language with Joona Sundström at ASI

March 31 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
American Swedish Institute ASI, 2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55407 United States
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$135

Spring Term Finnish Language Classes at American Swedish Institute, via Zoom

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April 2021

FinnFest USA Music Series: Lyz Jaakola

April 24 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Lyz Jaakola presents a concert as part of the FinnFest USA lecture and music series. The event is co-sponsored by the Nordic Folklife project at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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May 2021

FinnFest USA Lecture: Tuomas Hovi

May 29 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Tuomas Hovi presents a lecture as part of the FinnFest USA lecture and music series. The event is co-organized with the Journal of Finnish Studies and sponsored by Sam Houston State University.

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