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Updated 12/9/2018. Event flyers with more details can be found under the "Newsletter" tab.
Christmas Around the World and Holidays of Light November 15 - January 6, 2019
At the Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago. Finland's tree is decorated and waiting for you to come see. Saturday, December 15, at 11am in the Auditorium, Finnladies and Chicago Suomi Koulu will be performing.
Christkindlmarket in Chicago November 16-December 24, 2018
Opens in Daley Plaza Friday, November 16 until December 24. It is open 11am-8pm Sunday through Thursday, and 11am to 9pm Friday and Saturday. Other Christkindlmarkets will be in Naperville at the Naper Settlement, November 23 to December 24, and Milwaukee at the new Fiserv Forum from November 17 to December 31.
Robin Pluer, Juli Wood & MRS. FUN Thursday, December 13, 2018
8-11PM, at The Jazz Estate, 2423 N. Murray Avenue, Milwaukee, WI. $20 General Admission, available in advance or at door.
Museum of Science and Industry, Christmas Around the World Saturday, December 15, 2018
11am. Finnladies and Chicago Suomi Koulu will be performing at 11am at the Museum of Science and Industry Auditorium.
Chicago Estonian House Joulupidu-Christmas Sunday, December 16, 2018
11:30--Church Service; 1pm--Lunch, $15; 2pm Christmas Party. Performances by the children of the Chicago Estonian School. Santa has been invited. All are welcome! At 14700 Estonian Lane, Riverwoods, IL. Chicago Estonian House Facebook page has more information.
"A Finnish Christmas" on TV in UP Thursday, December 20, 2018
"A Finnish Christmas" was filmed at the Finnish American Heritage Center, Hancock, MI. It will be airing on FOX UP on Thursday, December 20 at 7:30pm and on TV-6 on Tuesday, December 25 at 7:30pm.
"A Finnish Christmas" on TV in UP Tuesday, December 25, 2018
"A Finnish Christmas" is being filmed at the Finnish American Heritage Center, Hancock. It will be airing on TV-6 on Tuesday, December 25 at 7:30pm.
Chicagon Suomi Koulu Saturday, January 5, 2019
9:30 to Noon at the Estonian House, 14700 Estonian Lane, Riverwoods. The theme for the 2018-2019 school year is PEACE. January topic is New Year, Calendar. Chicagon Suomi-koulu Facebook page has more information.
Finnish Group Ticket Night (Afternoon) with the Bulls Sunday, January 6, 2019
Finnish American Society of the Midwest (FASM) invites you to join us for the Bulls game, Chicago Bulls vs Brooklyn Nets, at 2:30pm at the United Center. Tickets are discounted. See website below or "Newsletter" tab or FASM facebook page for additional information. Tickets would make a great stocking stuffer! Hope to see you there! Bring a friend.
Juli Wood-Finlandia Foundation Performer of the Year Sunday, January 20, 2019, 4pm
Jazz Saxophonist Juli Wood. At the Estonian House, 14700 Estonian Lane, Riverwoods, IL. Adults $15, Children under 14 $5. Hors d'oeuvres and Cash Bar. Flyer under "Newsletter" tab.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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