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Updated 9/15/2018. Event flyers with more details can be found under the "Newsletter" tab.
FASM ANNUAL MEETING AND PICNIC Sunday, September 16, 2018
1pm at the Estonian House, 14700 Estonian Lane, Riverwoods. Lunch free for Members and $5 for Nonmembers. Menu: Grilled hot dogs, brats, hamburgers, beans-both regular and vegetarian, cole slaw, chips, coffee, and water. Bring a dessert to share! Bring a friend! Also bring a lawn chair. All are welcome! RSVP to Eeva Kallio 847-298-6495. FASM has the following Officer vacancies: Secretary, Membership Secretary and Merchandise Chair. See Picnic flyer under the "Newsletter" tab.
40th Anniversary of Peace Day in Chicago Monday, September 17, 2018, Noon
Noon to 1pm. Daley Plaza, 50 West Washington Street, Chicago. Interactive Call to Peace & World Peace Flag Ceremony, Remarks by local peacebuilders, Live music and cultural performances.
Second Annual LatEstFest--Oktoberfest Saturday, September 22, 2018, 4pm
4pm - 10pm at the Estonian House, 14700 Estonian Lane, Riverwoods. Organized by Chicago Latvian Association and Estonian House of Chicago. Everyone is invited! Event for all ages, regardless of weather. Octoberfest with activities for children. Traditional dance music by Algimantas Barniskis Band. Cash bar with special beer station and bratwurst, sauerkraut, etc. Admission: Cash only, adults over 18 $15, 13-18 $10 and under 13 free. Additional Information: Aiga Borzina: 312-806-3672; Siim Soot: 847-372-7560, or 720-ESTONIA.
Gala Celebrating the Anniversary of the Estonian School Saturday, September 29, 2018, 4pm
At the Estonian House, 14700 Estonian Lane, Riverwoods, IL.
"The Making of Milwaukee" by Historian John Gurda Sunday, September 30, 2018
Presented by Milwaukee Finnish American Society at the Grace Lutheran Church, 3030 W. Oklahoma Avenue, Milwaukee 53215, at 2pm. All are welcome!
Heino Saljamaa Theater Sunday, September 30, 2018, 2pm
At the Estonian House, 14700 Estonian Lane, Riverwoods, IL.
Scandinavian Fish Boil Saturday, October 6, 2018
At Vasa Park, Route 31, South Elgin, IL. Park opens at 1pm, boil takes place between 2 and 2:30pm. Bonfire late afternoon. Cost for Fish Boil $20 per person; a Hot Dog Plate available for $5. Reservations are a must: Call Mary at 630-632-2020 or email Judy at JLSEIFE@COMCAST.NET. See Fish Boil Flyer under "Newsletter" tab.
Chicago Eesti Maja Estoberfest Saturday, October 6, 2018, 5pm
$20. At the Estonian House, 14700 Estonian Lane, Riverwoods.
Chicago Finnish School, Suomi Koulu Saturday, October 6, 2018
9:30 to Noon at the Estonian House, 14700 Estonian Lane, Riverwoods. The theme for the 2018-2019 school year is PEACE. October topic will be Aleksis Kivi Day, Literature. Chicagon Suomi-koulu Facebook page has more information.
Nordic Council of Wisconsin Presents Scandinavian Festival Saturday, October 6, 2018
28th Annual Indoor Scandinavian Festival, at Ronald Reagan Elementary School, 4225 South Calhoun Road, New Berlin, WI 53151. 10am - 6pm. Adults $8, Children 4-12 $2, under 4 Free. Free parking. More than 40 vendors with a very Nordic flare, Language classes, Genealogy help, Children's Activities, Entertainment, Food and shopping. See Nordic Council of Wisconsin facebook and website for more information.
Vasa Park Annual Membership Meeting Saturday, October 27, 2018
Vasa Park, Route 31, South Elgin, IL
FASM Lunch and Board Meeting Sunday, October 28, 2018
Lunch at 1pm at the Estonian House. $10. Board meeting to follow lunch. Menu: Karelian stew, vegetables, homemade bread, coffee, desserts. A Finnish merchandise table will be available. Bring a friend!
Chicagon Suomi Koulu Saturday, November 3, 2018
9:30 to Noon at the Estonian House, 14700 Estonian Lane, Riverwoods. The theme for the 2018-2019 school year is PEACE. November topic will be United Nations Day, Appreciating our differences, Father's Day. Chicagon Suomi-koulu Facebook page has more information.
Culinary Arts & Hand- and Woodcrafts November 9-11, 2018
Finnish Cultural Weekend Retreat at Concordia Language Villages. Fall Retreat Weekend for cultural immersion in Finnish culinary arts & hand- and woodcrafts. The weekend will include baking Finnish classics like pulla, Karelian rice pies, and rye bread. Cooking dishes like rutabaga casserole, Nordic grain salad, and Finnish oven pancake. Handcrafts include rag rug loom weaving, basic and more advanced yarn projects, whittling and holiday favorites. The Sauna will provide additional inspiration and reflection time for participants. Adults $199.
Fall Clean-Up Day at Vasa Park Saturday, November 10, 2018
Vasa Park, 35W217 Route 31, South Elgin, IL. Bring a friend!
Application for Estonian Passports and ID Cards November 16-17, 2018
Estonian Consul Signe Krikmann will be in Winnetka on November 16, and at the Estonian House on November 17 (International Christmas Market) to accept applications for passports and ID Cards. Contact Siim Soot for further information and to make an appointment: 847-372-7560 or siim678@gmail.com.
5th Annual International Christmas Market "Joululaat" Saturday, November 17, 2018
SAVE THE DATE! At the Estonian House from 10am to 5pm. Live cultural entertainment, vendors, food & refreshments. FASM will have a table of Finnish food and other items. Hope to see you there--you can do your Christmas shopping or stocking fillers!
Chicagon Suomi Koulu Saturday, December 1, 2018
9:30 to Noon at the Estonian House, 14700 Estonian Lane, Riverwoods. The theme for the 2018-2019 school year is PEACE. December is the Christmas Party. Chicagon Suomi-koulu Facebook page has more information.
FASM Joulu Sunday, December 2, 2018
At the Estonian House. More details to follow.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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