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Updated 1/22/2019. Event flyers with more details can be found under the "Newsletter" tab.
HEIKINPAIVA 2019 January 10-February 1, 2019
Celebrate the halfway mark of winter in Finnish fashion in the Copper Country of Michigan Upper Peninsula. A smorgasbord dinner, dances, a concert and a Tori Market are offered along with cultural demonstrations, the Polar Bear Plunge, reindeer and a parade. Go to website or facebook to find out daily activities.
Deadline for Post-Secondary Education Scholarships from Finlandia Foundation Friday, February 1, 2019
Full-time undergraduate and graduate students of all academic disciplines who are currently enrolled in accredited post-secondary schools in the US and Finland are eligible for FFN scholarships. Application is two pages. Go to FFN website, programs and scholarships for additional information and application.
Chicagon Suomi Koulu Saturday, February 2, 2019
9:30 to Noon at the Estonian House, 14700 Estonian Lane, Riverwoods. The theme for the 2018-2019 school year is PEACE. February topic is Runeberg Day, Social Skills. Chicagon Suomi-koulu Facebook page has more information.
Finnish Family Fun Weekend at Salolampi Finnish Language Village February 15-18, 2019
All-inclusive weekend is full of fun cultural activities, Finnish language learning (for all levels), and tasty Nordic-inspired cuisine. Finnish Village includes Sauna. Perfect family vacation packed into a long weekend. $310 Adults 19-99, $175 Children 4-18, and Free for Children 0-3. Register now by going to Concordia Language link or call 800-222-4750.
d103 Music Boosters Presents 2nd Annual "An Evening of Music" Saturday, February 16, 2019
Live performances by students of Half Day and Daniel Wright School students--sing a song, play any instrument, group ensembles. From 6pm-9pm at the Chicago Estonian House, 14700 Estonian Lane, Riverwoods, IL. Dinner from Bonta is included in ticket price. Plus Silent Auction and Raffle. Cash bar. Tickets are limited. $30 Individual, Family tickets for 4 or more, $25 each. Dress code: Semi-formal (no jeans or shorts). Additional information: Contact Music Boosters President Madhulika Khare at 847-987-1054 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Ticket purchases and/or Register child for Performance go to website.
Mika Kares, Finnish classical bass with CSO February 21-23, 2019
Mika Karas will be performing with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra as one of its soloists in Mozart's Requiem. Riccardo Muti conducts the Mozart Requiem. Thursday, February 21. at 8pm, Friday, February 22, at 1:30pm, and Saturday, February 23 at 8:00pm.
Suomalainen Pea Soup Time Sunday, February 24, 2019
Finnish American Society of Milwaukee is hosting a traditional pea soup meal with cole slaw, dark bread, lingonberries, dessert and drinks. 2pm at the Grace Lutheran Church, Main Floor, 3030 W. Oklahoma Avenue, Milwaukee, WI. $10 adult, $5 children 6-12, and Free for under 6. Meal tickets sold at Entry Door. Bring a friend/guest! All are welcome!
FASM Salolampi Scholarship Deadline Friday, March 1, 2019
FASM family members are eligible for Salolampi scholarships for themselves (Adult week), children or grandchildren that FASM awards. FASM scholarships may be matched by Finlandia Foundation National. Contact President Liisa McMahon for more information or questions.
Chicagon Suomi Koulu Saturday, March 2, 2019
9:30 to Noon at the Estonian House, 14700 Estonian Lane, Riverwoods. The theme for the 2018-2019 school year is PEACE. March topic will be Minna Canth Day, Spring, Giving Compliments, Strengths. Chicagon Suomi-koulu Facebook page has more information.
Finnish Portable Passport Unit to Chicago March 12-14, 2019
Prior appointment is compulsory! Appointment can be requested by contacting the Honorary Consulate of Finland in Chicago: Honorary Consul Olavi Goos, telephone 773-946-8525 or email: email@example.com. Consulate General of Finland in New York will bring the portable passport unit to Chicago.
Postal Voting 2019: Order Voting Documents March 14 - April 12, 2019
Possibility to vote by post will be introduced in the parliamentary elections of spring 2019. Advance voting will be arranged at Finnish diplomatic and consular missions abroad in the same manner as before. Order postal voting materials from the Ministry of Justice. The online service will be opened on January 14, 2019. You may vote on March 14 at the earliest. Postal vote must arrive at the central municipal election board no later than on April 12, 2019. Elections website of the Ministry of Justice:www.vaalit.fi. The below website is to the Embassy of Finland in DC which has additional information regarding postal voting.
Chicagon Suomi Koulu Saturday, April 6, 2019
9:30 to Noon at the Estonian House, 14700 Estonian Lane, Riverwoods. The theme for the 2018-2019 school year is PEACE. April topic will be Easter, Resolving Conflicts. Chicagon Suomi-koulu Facebook page has more information.
Chicagon Suomi Koulu Saturday, May 4, 2019
9:30 to Noon at the Estonian House, 14700 Estonian Lane, Riverwoods. The theme for the 2018-2019 school year is PEACE. May topic will be May Day Vappu Day. Chicagon Suomi-koulu Facebook page has more information.
29th Annual Skokie Festival of Cultures May 18-19, 2019
Free "Tour the World" enjoying two days of ethnic folk music and dance, a wide range of food and beer, unique arts and crafts, a merchandise bazaar, and dozens of cultural booths and displays. 11am to 7pm at Oakton Park, 4701 Oakton Street, Skokie, IL
Apocalyptica Saturday, May 25, 2019
"Plays Metallica by Four Cellos". Performing at Pabst Theater in Milwaukee, WI.
Chicagon Suomi Koulu Saturday, June 1, 2019
9:30 to Noon at the Estonian House, 14700 Estonian Lane, Riverwoods. The theme for the 2018-2019 school year is PEACE. June will be Outdoors End of the School Year Party. Chicagon Suomi-koulu Facebook page has more information.
Soiva Music Camp in Finland June 8-24, 2019
Soiva Camp is a music camp for students ages 11-19 of piano, violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, clarinet and saxophone, as well as composition and improvisation. Details are being confirmed; check the website for application information for 2019.
FinnFest USA 2019 - Detroit September 20-22, 2019
FinnFest USA 20a9 returns to Detroit, the second largest metro region of Finns in the US. Friday and Saturday, September 20-21, the FinnFest USA Tori will be open at the Sheraton Detroit Novi. Thursday before and Monday after will have workshops too. If you need sleeping rooms, the hotel will have a block of rooms specifically held for reservations from FinnFest USA attendees. An email about registration procedures will be coming early 2019
6th Annual International Christmas Market Saturday, November 16, 2019
SAVE THE DATE! At the Chicago Estonian House, 14700 Estonian Lane, Riverwoods. FASM plans to have a merchandise table there again in 2019.